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General Richard Briers Has Passed Away

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by LAJ_FETT , Feb 18, 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


    Actor Richard Briers, best known for his role in TV's The Good Life, has died at the age of 79, his agent has said.
    The star, who was also an accomplished stage actor, had been battling a serious lung condition for several years.
    Briers died "peacefully" at his London home on Sunday, his agent said.


    I've seen some episodes of the show over the years since I've been living here. What I saw I liked.

    R. I. P. @};-
     
  2. halibut

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

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    Aww, a shame. He seemed like a genuinely nice chap. Very distinctive voice. Might have to watch Watership Down later
     
  3. LAJ_FETT

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

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    News said he had emphysema, presumably from years of smoking. Not a nice way to go..
     
  4. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Oct 3, 2003
    The Good Life was a great show, Briers always seemed like an amicable guy and could be a good actor in more serious material when he needed to be (I recall he was the killer in a Midsomer Murders once).

    RIP
     
  5. Yoshee

    Yoshee RSA FFUK/EUROPE, CR Emeritus: London star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I used to love The Good Life. Sad loss indeed. :(