Sad, sad news regarding Charles Bronson

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  1. Scott Weinberg

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    The family and friends of legendary actor Charles Bronson are gathering together after "The Dirty Dozen" star was given only days to live.

    "Death Wish" star Brosnan has been fighting Alzheimer's Disease for the past two years, and suffered organ failure earlier this month.

    Doctors tending to the 81-year old have told his family to prepare for the worst and say their last goodbyes to the star.

    Source: CBS News - Jacksonville, Florida

    Sad news indeed. I hope Mr. Bronson's final days are peaceful.
     
  2. Peter Apruzzese

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    Sad news about the ultimate movie "tough guy". [​IMG]
     
  3. Scott_D

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    This is going to sound very sick and slightly coincidental but, the other day on tv they had a movie called "telefon" starring Charles bronson. I said to myself that he should be getting pretty old by now, and I predicted to myself that it won't be long until he goes.

    oh well...

    Sad indeed.
     
  4. Will K

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    This does suck. I was just watching him last week in House Of Wax.

    Too bad ol' Chuck can't blow his ailments away like he did some many celluloid scumbags. My sentiments echo for a peaceful passing.
     
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    "No, this is Bronson, Missouri!"

    [​IMG]

    What a frickin' year...
     
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    So many stars going this year, the Academy Awards farewell will be long next year [​IMG]. I wish him, his family & his friends well.
     
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    I was a big Charles Bronson fan back in the 1970's, watched many of his films in the cinema, this is really sad news.[​IMG]
     
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    This is sad. [​IMG]
     
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    This is very sad news. Although I am still fairly young, I am a big Charles Bronson fan and have a lot of his movies. They sure don't make tough guys as good as they used to. Charles is one of the BEST!
     
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    A sad, sad story about an excellent star. Sincerest condolences to his family. Just think, he'll get to see Jill Ireland again soon. "Hard Times" has got to be his best if you ask me.
     
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    I didn't realize he had been struggling so much the last year or so. It sure does make you feel old when your childhood heroes start to lose battles like these. Just imagine the impact of Harrison Ford running into a similar situation for example.

    What makes it far worse is that it makes you hyper-aware that their work output is really missing and won't be back. You sort of know that they aren't doing those classic roles anymore, but somehow with them still living it feels like they could step in with one more great moment. It doesn't feel like they are gone from films until you realize they are really going to be gone.

    At least he got to live a pretty long life and was able to enjoy much of his well-deserved success. But you have to feel that Bronson was one guy that deserved the chance to "die with his boots on" if you will rather than being slowly drug down by disease. Perhaps when he passes I will pretend that instead he was killed saving a person from some carjackers in a shootout with them. It just fits him better. [​IMG]


    I'll be sending my positive thoughts to his friends and family who have to cope with watching this happen to him. It has to really drain you emotionally dealing with something like this.

    My movies to watch for Bronson appreciation - Great Escape, Magnificent 7
     
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    [​IMG]

    My Bronson favorite, Rider in the Rain.
     
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    This is sad news. It seems like one star after another is passing on this summer. [​IMG]
     
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    This year is getting worse and worse again.

    I wish him all the strength he needs. Soon Once Upon a Time in the West will come out on DVD. I already awaited it eagerly but now I will surely watch his performance with even more dedication, when that disc finally arrives.

    Cees
     
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    I liked him in "Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects" myself. Making a pimp swallow a watch or tangling with another pimp at a pier, this guy was pure bad-ass and gave Clint Eastwood a run for his money.

    I hope his final days are peaceful...So many greats this year, it's mind-boggling.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    I don't mean this as a pun...I liked the "Death Wish" movies, too.
     
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    Sorry to hear about this. [​IMG]

    I was wondering why he didn't participate in the commentaries for The Magnificent Seven and Once Upon a Time in the West.

    Rest easy, Charles.
     
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    This is sad. I was wondering what he's been up to lately, but I didn't realize he was 81 years old.
     

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