John Peel Dies of heart attack!!

Discussion in 'Entertainment & Sports' started by Evil Marge, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Evil Marge

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  2. SPeedY_B

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    Absolutely f*cking gutted over this news. The man was a legend, I had nothing but absolute respect for him and his work. Very sad day :(
     
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    Not heard of him
     
  4. SPeedY_B

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    You really think it's necessary to post that?
     
  5. ZeroHour

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    Mucho respect to Mr Peel
     
  6. Evil Marge

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    I thought I'd heard it wrong when they announced it on the radio.He looked really well for his age and I never realised he was 65.Poor guy.
     
  7. SPeedY_B

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    I'm off work ill today, so I was just lay in bed half asleep with Radio1 on, woke up as soon as I heard it though. Like I say, absolutely gutted, can't explain how much he's done for music, the music I love, he was just a legend.
     
  8. Khayman

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    Yeah, this is tragic news, he is much liked in this area. In fact he lived just a few miles down the road. He used to go shopping in the local Tesco, I saw him many times. Such a loss

    for those who don't know, you can read about him here
     
  9. Mainframeguy

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    this is really really sad - I still have a ton of old cassette tapes from the 70's and 80's of some of his radio shows.....

    He is going to be really missed....

    By the way Marge, did you know he had diabetes? That can often have a knock on effect healthwise - but as you said it is still a real shock... and sad news.

    Thoughts for him and his family. :(
     
  10. Evil Marge

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    Yeah I have a friend with the same type of diabetes :(
     
  11. rushm001

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    Poor guy:( , like Dave says he was a legend.
     
  12. Geffy

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    Rest in Peace Mr. Peel
    May your memory never fade
     
  13. Electronic Punk

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    Shocking, like I was saying to the guys on IRC earlier - a few weeks ago he was playing Picotto. He has been at the cutting edge for a long time :(
     
  14. melon

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    Hmm...too bad. I'm American, but I have heard of him as a big fan of Orbital and they had their "Peel Sessions" about 10 years ago. And, once in a while, I'd listen to his Radio 1 webcast, although it was certainly of no regular frequency.

    What an accomplished life he led; American radio DJs certainly could never compete.

    Melon
     
  15. Enyo

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    Very sad, a great loss to music :(