R.I.P. Ronnie Corbett

#1 by Vidar Olavesen , Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:18 pm

Was a funny man and will be missed

Born: Ronald Balfour Corbett
December 4, 1930 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Died: March, 2016 (age 85)

I love his Fork Handles/Four Candles joke

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#2 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:21 pm

What a shame! I have only just this heard this very sad news.
The two Ronnies were legendary in our house when I was growing up.

Very sad news indeed there Vidar, I'd had no idea he had been ill???

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#3 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:50 pm

Another sad loss, I liked RC and the two ronnies were brilliant RIP Ronnie.

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#4 by Barry Attwood ( deleted ) , Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:52 pm

Sads news indeed. I believe he's been battling bad health for the last 2-3 years. He was a talented man, not only a fine comedian, but a good actor as well, another one of the 70's British TV icons who have, sadly, left the building.

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#5 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:21 pm

Reunited with his pal Ronnie Barker hopefully, if you carry any spiritual beliefs.

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#6 by Dave Alligan , Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:30 pm

Very sad to hear the passing of Ronnie Corbett, one of the last true great British Comics, The Two Ronnies were true television gold and a part of Saturday night viewing.

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#7 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:49 pm

Yes sad news to hear of his passing. Another great Scottish comic gone.
Now we are down to the " 0 Ronnies " however their shows will live on
for future generations to come. Thanks to TV.

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#8 by David Ollerearnshaw , Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:45 pm

I hope they get together they are all sadly missed.

Although I think Ronnie C was better with 2 Ronnie's he still had more talent and clean talent than any of the lot about now. Many thanks for making us all laugh over the years.

I still love the smell of film in the morning

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#9 by Tom Photiou , Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:41 pm

Agree 100% David, today's comedians seem to rely on filth and swearing,almost as a shock comedy.
Ronnie Corbett and others from that era all had real talent for making an audience laugh. Very sad.

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#10 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:27 am

I agree with you guys there as regards the swearing and sleaze that todays comics seem
to depend on in order to induce some laughs in the audience .
At least the likes of Laurel & Hardy , Abbott & Costello , Morecambe & Wise never had
the need to resort to such levels.
There was certainly some subtle innuendo involved in their comedy but never did it
become explicit.

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#11 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:23 am

I was saddened to hear this news, nice that they were "considering " giving the man a Knighthood, how long do they expect our
aging entertainers to live? Maybe like in the case of Peter Cushing, they were to slow too catch a cold. Anyway, the loveable little
chap has provided us with endless entertainment, my favourite must be the Pinocchio take off, where Ronnie plays an evil puppet,
and he looked the part! A very tragic loss to all who like genuine fun. A lovely little Scot whose talents will entertain for many
years to come, and a delight to work with by all concerned.

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