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Sir Billy Connolly

Post by Cjay » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:23 pm

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/b ... ailsignout

Just saw this and it made me sad :cry:

My favourite comedian ever by a mile, seen every dvd, video, youtube clip, saw him live once, just a comic genius :love:

Hope he can remain performing (if thats what he wants to do) for a few years yet.

Stay strong Billy supcla:

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Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Post by 1964white » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:36 pm

Very sad CJay

I visit one of my ex-clients in a care home generally once a week, she is one of the more alert ones there although her memory isn't great, she calls me her toy-boy bless her.
I see this terrible disease every time I visit 'N' believe me, it's very distressing to see how it affects people so badly who were once healthy & aware of life as it should be. Thankfully the carers are wonderful & the residents are well cared for at that home!

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Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Post by Cjay » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:59 pm

1964white wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:36 pm
Very sad CJay

I visit one of my ex-clients in a care home generally once a week, she is one of the more alert ones there although her memory isn't great, she calls me her toy-boy bless her.
I see this terrible disease every time I visit 'N' believe me, it's very distressing to see how it affects people so badly who were once healthy & aware of life as it should be. Thankfully the carers are wonderful & the residents are well cared for at that home!
Never met anyone with it, but its terrible what it does to people.

Also was responsible in part for the death of another legend, Robin Williams :(

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Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Post by liggy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:38 pm

C,J I worked in shipyards when the UK used to build thing's
I think Billy did aswell a hero of mine

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Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Post by Ratscoot » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:36 pm

So very very sad one of the greatest comedians ever me and the wife have watched all his stand up and travel series such a shame to hear this :cry: :cry:
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Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Post by gessa » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:43 pm

Very sad.

Great talent and always comes over as a really nice bloke.

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Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Post by 1964white » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:37 pm

Cjay wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:59 pm
Never met anyone with it, but its terrible what it does to people
I sit & have coffee with 'N' in the breakfast room which is full of people, apart from our conversation & the voices of the carers it is totally silent, much of the time you could hear a pin drop.....all very sad :(

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Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Post by faaip » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:54 pm

TBH I thought he died a couple of years back ...Mandela effect again

Best of luck Big Yin
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Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Post by Norm » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:03 am

Desperately sad for Billy - when Michael Parkinson related that Billy asked him how long they'd known each other that was the saddest part - those 2 were as thick as thieves and I think there was a definite friendship love between them.
The absolute best ever show of his, for me, was the 1985 Albert Hall concert.
He was at his superlative best but there's been many a great show from him.
I'm with you Cjay, and anybody else who really appreciated him.

I'm sure you've all seen this but on the off-chance 1 of you hasn't -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SJqGBJQwJw

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Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Post by Cjay » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:50 am

liggy wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:38 pm
C,J I worked in shipyards when the UK used to build thing's
I think Billy did aswell a hero of mine
Thats interesting Liggy, what did you do?

Billy was a welder i think.

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Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Post by Cjay » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:51 am

Norm wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:03 am
Desperately sad for Billy - when Michael Parkinson related that Billy asked him how long they'd known each other that was the saddest part - those 2 were as thick as thieves and I think there was a definite friendship love between them.
The absolute best ever show of his, for me, was the 1985 Albert Hall concert.
He was at his superlative best but there's been many a great show from him.
I'm with you Cjay, and anybody else who really appreciated him.

I'm sure you've all seen this but on the off-chance 1 of you hasn't -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SJqGBJQwJw
Watched that again, seen it before but its lovely, thanks :)

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Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Post by Cjay » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:42 pm

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.tele ... iends/amp/

Seems Parky got it wrong.

Good stuff.

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