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"Trigger" has died

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by BillN, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Maybe only known to the UK, Roger Lloyd Pack has died

    Famous in a TV programme called "Only Fools and Horses" - he appeared in a very funny sketch, (he is the man in the blue suit)

    see the sketch on the following link, (cannot post the vid direct!), and I hope the non-Brits appreciate the humour, (as well as the Brits of course)

    Trigger is a road sweeper in the programme

    RIP Trig


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25762006
     
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  2. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Bill, some will be thinking "horse"
     
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  3. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    A fine comic actor.

    I had a (very) brief encounter with him once. He was asking for directions at the counter of a restaurant at BBC TV Centre and I was the next person in the queue. Completely unmistakable as Trigger, even out of character.

    Now both TV Centre and Roger Lloyd Pack have gone.

    -R
     
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  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I know

    here's another

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ylgV8OyTIFg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  5. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HDg9q0Af6zw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I'll make this the last - but the guy was a unique
     
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  6. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Yes, that would be me. I grew up with Roy Rogers and his horse, Trigger, and the first thing I thought when I read the title was, "What?! Again?" I believe his first death was in the mid 1960's.

    Very funny clips.
     
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  7. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    I once worked with an oil driller in Saudi Arabia in the early 1970's who claimed to live in Happy Valley, California and his next door neighbour was, or had been, Roy Rogers.
     
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  8. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Well, despite those of us "this side of the pond" who might have been momentarily confused, Happy Trails to Roger Lloyd Pack; may he rest in laughter and light.
     
  9. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Yes, very sad. Makes me feel old when people from the shows I watched growing up getting old and dying off. Last year Captain Peacock and Warden Hodges also passed away. Private Pike is 67,the Likely Lads are both pushing 80 and Arthur Daley in nearly 90!
     
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  10. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    I know; I remember about ten years ago seeing an actor on TV who had been generally considered a sex-pot in his youth, which was roughly at the same time as mine, and saying to myself, "What the hell happened to him?" Until I remembered 30 years had passed since that movie I remembered, and that what had happened to him was the very same thing that had happened to me.
     
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