BBC News – Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher dies.
I had a long post planned for when this happened, which was going to say that we shouldn’t fall for the caricature version of her that’s going to be presented in the next few days (by the Right as much as the Left) and focus on her legacy- which is quite toxic- and her heirs- who are doing far more damage than she ever did. But I have two children to look after today, so I’ll keep it brief.
James Herbert died earlier this week. I’ve read at least two of the Rats books and possibly some others, I can’t remember.
Gerry Anderson, the creator of hit TV shows including Thunderbirds, Stingray and Joe 90, has died at the age of 83.
via BBC News – Gerry Anderson, Thunderbirds creator, dies.
Dr Moulton designed the suspension on the original Mini as well as the Moulton bicycle, which I still lust after.
Dr Alex Moulton RIP, 1920-2012 | Bicycle Business | BikeBiz.
The actor has died at 54, after a heart attack.
I’ve not seen Green Mile yet, but lately we’ve been enjoying his turn in The Finder.
The film director has died aged 68, committing suicide in LA.
Tony Scott didn’t produce the grand visions that Ridley does, but I bet his films were more successful than his brother’s. They may just have been throw away action movies, but he still created some of the most memorable ones out there. I’d even watch The Last Boy Scout again if it was on tonight (but not Man On Fire).