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General Comedian Mel Smith Has Passed Away

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by LAJ_FETT , Jul 20, 2013.

  1. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    May 25, 2002
    BBC News


    Comic actor and writer Mel Smith has died of a heart attack, aged 60, his agent has confirmed.
    The British comedian - known for the sketch shows Alas Smith and Jones and Not The Nine O'Clock News - died at his home on Friday, Michael Foster said.
    Smith formed a lasting partnership with co-performer Griff Rhys Jones with whom he set up the independent television company, Talkback Productions.
    Rhys Jones described his friend of 35 years as a "brilliant actor".
    In a statement on behalf of his wife, Pam, Mr Foster said: "Mel Smith, comedian and writer, died on Friday aged 60, from a heart attack at his home in north west London."
    An ambulance was called to Smith's home just after 09:00 BST but he was found dead.


    I liked him - was sorry to read this. He wasn't that old in today's terms - I wonder if the heat wave played a factor.

    @};- R.I.P.
     
  2. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    He was a funny man, a shame to see him go so soon.
     
  3. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not meaning to be insensitive, but I find it hard to comprehend all the "will miss him" type posts when someone like this passes away.

    He was a great comedian and a great writer, but his work is complete. He hadn't written for a long time and was unlikely to do so again. I didn't know the man, so I'm not going to miss him, but I will enjoy his legacy.
     
  4. TK_Four_Two_One

    TK_Four_Two_One Jedi Master star 5

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    I'll miss him. We used to be cuddle buddies.
     
  5. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    TK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. TK_Four_Two_One

    TK_Four_Two_One Jedi Master star 5

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    BOUT YE HAL!!! [face_good_luck]
     
  7. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    My God.
    Can it be?