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Patrick Macnee (1922-2015)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:53 am    Post subject: Patrick Macnee (1922-2015) Reply with quote

As shared below by Kim, Ray Austin contacted her and told her that Patrick has passed away.

No more details at present.

Bless you, Mr. Steed:(

This feels so momentous that the thread title doesn't do it justice
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.patrickmacnee.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Words are inadequate to express enough gratitude for his generous life and entertaining career, and better to celebrate life than grieve over death, but to quote from one of Macnee's own roles:

Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince:
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sad, sad day
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP Pat. Thanks for all the amazing adventures of John Steed. You'll never be forgotten.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I met Patrick just the once at a book signing for Deaf in One ear in Manchester. We spoke about both the taped and the filmed episodes and he seemed the complete gentleman, much as his John Steed character.

Thanks for the countless hours of pleasure with The Avengers, The New Avengers and various other film and TV roles.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This just can't be happening. I'm not ready for this.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel privileged to have met him at a booksigning, and also seeing him on the West End stage in Killing Jessica in 1987, which I think was the last time Patrick trod the boards in the UK. RIP Patrick.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patrick Macnee's life was a long, fruitful life which needs to be celebrated. A wonderful man who was a gentleman both on and off the set. No one had a bad word to say about him. I can only add that I have indescribable affection for a man I never met.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just had a marvellous week in the company of fans of The Avengers and none of it would have been possible without this incredible man. As with Christopher Lee it's not so much a shock as something I'd long feared would come to pass. A remarkable career on stage and screen and the creator of a character that, no matter who plays the role in the future, he will always be recognised as the definitive interpretation of.

RIP... Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be watching an Avengers episode tonight...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bye Pat -- Thanks for the memories
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeR wrote:
I'll be watching an Avengers episode tonight...
Me as well. I might see one with Christopher Lee (The Interrogators).
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...the only interpretation worth having. Like Christopher Lee, a legend who one imagined was immortal and who - thanks to the moving image - in one sense is.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although my interest in the Avengers ceased many years ago, I was shocked and upset today to hear this very, very sad news.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just talking to Sunday Swift who has written so much about Patrick Macnee's performances and she commented:

"Steed is immortal, even if his creator is not."

The perfect epitaph.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's with much sadness that I log on to this site to see what might be happening with dvd/blu-ray releases in the U.S., only to learn of Patrick's death. He was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word, always kind to his co-stars and gracious to his fans. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. The world feels a little emptier this afternoon.

I'll also be watching an Avengers episode this evening.

RIP.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very sad day indeed but as people said on here we all new it was going to happen but still very sad. Patrick a gentleman on and off screen and so much more than The Avengers a great body of work. Rest in peace Patrick my hero and my John Steed. The Avengers will never be the same again for me more of a celberation of Patrick great work on the show then entertainment. My heart goes out to all of Patrick family and friends on this very sad time.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

His name is currently trending on Twitter.

BBC News report - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33279566
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twitter Tribute from Sir Roger Moore:

"So very sad to hear Pat MacNee has left us. We were mates from 1950s and I have so many happy memories of working with him. A true gent."
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