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Shaw Tarse

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22,585 posts

88 months

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On twitter & unconfirmed as yet!

Jasandjules

50,941 posts

114 months

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Well he was certainly getting on a bit but I'd have thought he was fit as a fiddle.

Rollcage

11,306 posts

77 months

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Sky News people are reporting this on Twitter, so possibly true.


Things could get interesting.

DrainTheSpuds

349 posts

66 months

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Looks like it's true, it's on the Sky News ticker now...

V8mate

36,992 posts

74 months

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Well Wikipedia's been updated already!
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Shaw Tarse

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88 months

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Now on Sky frown

Melvin Udall

73,668 posts

140 months

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Seemed a very odd man on the 'When Louis met...' program. Still, Jim 'l Fixit was a permanent fixture when I was little.

unrepentant

15,843 posts

141 months

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How's about that then!

Rollcage

11,306 posts

77 months

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Melvin Udall said:
Seemed a very odd man on the 'When Louis met...' program. Still, Jim 'l Fixit was a permanent fixture when I was little.
Odd, or Old? hehe


As I said above, once the dust has settled I can see all sorts of stories appearing, and some of them won't be nice. I believe he was keen on throwing writs around to protect his privacy.

CooperD

1,459 posts

62 months

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Just confirmed on the Beeb website
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15507...

I didn't realise he was so old. I thought he was in his mid-70's.

B Huey

4,881 posts

84 months

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Sad news, but I have always thought he was a bit strange.

militantmandy

3,100 posts

71 months

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Who gets the house in Glen Coe!!??

Thom987

3,185 posts

51 months

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Who gets the jewellery?

Shaw Tarse

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22,585 posts

88 months

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Thom987 said:
Who gets the jewellery?
Now then, now then!

JonRB

43,151 posts

157 months

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Rollcage said:
Odd, or Old? hehe


As I said above, once the dust has settled I can see all sorts of stories appearing, and some of them won't be nice. I believe he was keen on throwing writs around to protect his privacy.
Indeed. He did seem a bit... um... 'individual'.

Still a shame though - Jim'll Fix It was an institution of people of my generation.

ZOLLAR

17,065 posts

58 months

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B Huey said:
Sad news, but I have always thought he was a bit strange.
It is sad but I'll agree with the comment about him being strange yes


Ozzie Osmond

16,118 posts

131 months

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Promoted upstairs to Radio Quiet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hQn7IGyC5E&fea...


JonRB

43,151 posts

157 months

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I asked Jim to Fix It for Magnus Pike (a TV scientist of his day well known for the expansive and animated arm gestures he made when describing things) to be tied to a chair and asked to explain how sun spots occur.

Jim never fixed that for me. The git.


shirt

15,975 posts

86 months

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JonRB said:
Rollcage said:
Odd, or Old? hehe


As I said above, once the dust has settled I can see all sorts of stories appearing, and some of them won't be nice. I believe he was keen on throwing writs around to protect his privacy.
Indeed. He did seem a bit... um... 'individual'.

Still a shame though - Jim'll Fix It was an institution of people of my generation.
definitley eccentric [keeping his old mum's house and clothes etc.] but certainly a character and a harmless one at that. it would be sad if the tabs rake up old muck on the man given his charity work and tv career.

Streps

2,379 posts

51 months

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He was a one off.
The world needs more people like him.
Not bad for nearly 85 .
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