Pete Postlethwaite has passed away!

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  1. Simon Massey

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    I have just heard Pete Poselthwaite has died.


    One of my favourite actors - will always remember him for The Usual Suspects the most as this was one of my favourite films, though he has been in far more than that.


    RIP Pete.
     
  2. Michael Reuben

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    Where did you hear it? I can't find a report of it anywhere.
     
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    I don't see anything either. I hope this news is wrong but he did look kinda gaunt in The Town so maybe he had a prolonged illness.
     
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    If I can't find it at Wiki, The Sunday Times, Google, or IMDB, it didn't happen.


    [edit] As I woke up Monday morning.


    But, it did, sadly


    http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/03/obit.pete.postlethwaite/index.html?hpt=T2
     
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    I heard that there has been a rash of false internet reports regarding the deaths of certain celebrities. I think Charlie Sheen was one of them. Perhaps this is another.
     
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    ^ Yeah, I think Morgan Freeman was fake dead on Twitter a week or so ago too.
     
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    Same thing with R. Lee Ermey a while back. The Twitterverse also took delight in saying a political figure had died about a year ago, when he hadn't. Really a sick aspect of that particular social network.
     
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    Oh, man, this hit me for a loop when I saw the title! Jesus, Pete Poselthwaite?! WHAT?! So, you can imagine my now relief at the rest of the posts in this thread. First, I'm hearing about this "game" of false broadcasting of celebrity deaths. It's a fucked up world, folks.
     
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    Yeah. Assuming his reported death is false, I really can't see what someone gets out of releasing a false death notice for a celebrity or, for that matter, any other person. BTW, I'm not referring to the OP with my comments. I'm talking about the person who originated the report. I just wanted to make that clear.
     
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    I chalk it up to a small number of guys who are such complete losers that they want to trick people so they can create a (false) feeling of superiority and get some small bit of attention that they don't get in real life.


    And like Edwin, I'm only talking people who originate death rumors and definitely not the OP.
     
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    There's still nothing. I'm changing the thread title until and unless there's a confirmed report.
     
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    Sad to hear this news. RIP
     
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    RIP, Pete Poselthwaite.
     
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    Oh, sonuvabitch! This was for real! Had no idea he had cancer.
     
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    R.I.P. Pete.
     
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    Very sad. I've liked him in everything I've ever seen him in.
     
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    Just to add to those who have already said it, but be sure that nobody here thought you were trying to put us on. We knew you had heard and were passing on the info and hoped the original source was wrong.
     

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