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GeordiePride Report 18 Feb 2013 12:36

It has just been announced that Richard Briers the actor has died aged 79.



FootieAngel Report 18 Feb 2013 12:40

Thats the second one today they announced Derek Battey from Mrs & Mrs has died also.


AnnCardiff Report 18 Feb 2013 12:41

very sad - a great actor - RIP Richard


Mauatthecoast Report 18 Feb 2013 12:55

A very fine actor and sure he'll always be remembered for 'The Good Life'
Also remember Derek Batey from the tv show.

RIP Richard and Derek

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 18 Feb 2013 12:57

Very sad, I read recently that he was ill. Fine actor, and loved his gardening also.

RIP Richard, and Derek also.


wisechild Report 18 Feb 2013 13:56

He wrote an article in the newspaper last week about the fact that he had smoked all his life & was now in the final stages of emphysema.
From the way he wrote I think he thought he had longer than a week left.


Paula+ Report 18 Feb 2013 13:58

How sad RIP to both of them.


OneFootInTheGrave Report 18 Feb 2013 14:29

They will both be greatly missed, The Good Life is one of my favourites.

R.I.P. Richard, and Derek


AnninGlos Report 18 Feb 2013 14:41

I too read the article last week, he said how supportive Prunella Scales had been to him during his illness. R.I P. Richard after giving us a lot of laughs.

And Derek Battey too, so many of the older generation of entertainers leaving us.


PatinCyprus Report 18 Feb 2013 14:50

Thanks for the laughs :-(


RolloTheRed Report 18 Feb 2013 15:36

Run run run, the farmer's got his gun
So run Fiver, run Fiver run run run


~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~ Report 18 Feb 2013 21:13

RIP Richard, a fine actor....

Jules x


Barbra Report 18 Feb 2013 21:21

RIP a good actor with a cheeky grin God Bless Him xx Barbra