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Shaw Tarse

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26,854 posts

119 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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On twitter & unconfirmed as yet!

Jasandjules

59,778 posts

145 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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Well he was certainly getting on a bit but I'd have thought he was fit as a fiddle.

Rollcage

11,321 posts

108 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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Sky News people are reporting this on Twitter, so possibly true.


Things could get interesting.

DrainTheSpuds

361 posts

97 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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Looks like it's true, it's on the Sky News ticker now...

V8mate

38,720 posts

105 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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Well Wikipedia's been updated already!
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Shaw Tarse

Original Poster:

26,854 posts

119 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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Now on Sky frown

Melvin Udall

73,668 posts

171 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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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

18,543 posts

172 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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How's about that then!

Rollcage

11,321 posts

108 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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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

1,987 posts

93 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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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

115 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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Sad news, but I have always thought he was a bit strange.

militantmandy

3,823 posts

102 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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Who gets the house in Glen Coe!!??

Thom987

3,185 posts

82 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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Who gets the jewellery?

Shaw Tarse

Original Poster:

26,854 posts

119 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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Thom987 said:
Who gets the jewellery?
Now then, now then!

JonRB

51,566 posts

188 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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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

18,691 posts

89 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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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

21,189 posts

162 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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Promoted upstairs to Radio Quiet.

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


JonRB

51,566 posts

188 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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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

17,703 posts

117 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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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

2,397 posts

82 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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He was a one off.
The world needs more people like him.
Not bad for nearly 85 .
beer