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#1 of 24 Simon Massey

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Posted January 02 2011 - 07:08 AM

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 of 24 Michael Reuben

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Posted January 02 2011 - 08:29 AM

Where did you hear it? I can't find a report of it anywhere.


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Posted January 02 2011 - 09:47 AM

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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Posted January 02 2011 - 12:39 PM



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/2...dex.html?hpt=T2


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Posted January 02 2011 - 12:45 PM

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#6 of 24 Edwin-S

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Posted January 02 2011 - 12:56 PM

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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Posted January 02 2011 - 01:32 PM

^ Yeah, I think Morgan Freeman was fake dead on Twitter a week or so ago too.



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Posted January 02 2011 - 01:51 PM

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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Posted January 02 2011 - 02:17 PM

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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Posted January 02 2011 - 02:28 PM

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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Posted January 02 2011 - 02:50 PM

Originally Posted by Edwin-S 

...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.



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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Posted January 02 2011 - 03:31 PM

There's still nothing. I'm changing the thread title until and unless there's a confirmed report.


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Posted January 02 2011 - 10:15 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-12106753


Its on the BBC now


I certainly wouldnt report something like this to get attention. I heard it last night from someone who is close to the family.

My apologies if I wasnt clear.




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Posted January 03 2011 - 12:13 AM

Unfortunately the reports are true. Mr. Postlethwaite has passed away after succumbing to his long battle with cancer:


http://www.npr.org/2...-64?ft=1&f=1001


Godspeed Pete!!!


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Posted January 03 2011 - 01:27 AM

 Sad to hear this news. RIP



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Posted January 03 2011 - 02:11 AM

RIP, Pete Poselthwaite.


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Posted January 03 2011 - 03:05 AM

Oh, sonuvabitch! This was for real! Had no idea he had cancer.



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Posted January 03 2011 - 03:31 AM

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R.I.P. Pete.

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Posted January 03 2011 - 04:56 AM

Very sad. I've liked him in everything I've ever seen him in.



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Posted January 03 2011 - 07:50 AM



Originally Posted by Simon Massey 

I certainly wouldnt report something like this to get attention. I heard it last night from someone who is close to the family.

My apologies if I wasnt clear.



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.