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Ron Cobb, designer of the Nostromo and the Sulaco.
Loved him in the Day of the Jackal .
Who was he in that?
The main detective hunting the Jackal.
I will, but with some trepidation. WoT is 14 (large) books with a cast of thousands. I imagine the series will be very watered down.
Legend of the Seeker removed most of the aspects of the books that made them interesting and turned it into a YA swords and sandals fantasy a la Xena or Hercules.
Never knew this lady's story. Motown should be thankful for her. Interesting story.
Excellent piece of music history.
Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has died at the age of 59, while working in Mumbai, commentating on television coverage of the Indian Premier League.
Brett Lee gave him CPR but he had departed when the medics arrived. A great player who seemed to spend a lot of time at the crease against English bowlers in the 80s/90s.
The policeman murdered whilst doing his job. RIP.
Unbelievable circumstances as well .. poor fella weeks away from retirement .. strange how the suspect managed to have a gun in the custody area though .. will be an interesting inquest. RIP
Sounds a lovely man. RIP
Tributes to 'inspirational' Hull teacher adored by his students
Colin Delasaux died seven months after being diagnosed with an 'aggressive' brain tumour
The widow of a "wonderful" Hull teacher who died in August has said the anonymous letter sent on behalf of the pupils he taught 50 years ago "really helped" her in the weeks after his death.
Colin Delasaux passed away aged 75 on August 24 in Castle Hill Hospital, seven months after being diagnosed with an aggressive stage four brain tumour.
He had taught in Hull for nearly 40 years before his retirement in 2003.
His wife Ven said she had met Colin at a house party in March 1972 before he "rescued her" from another man at a dance in Beverley Road.
He had already been employed as a teacher at Thorpepark school, in Orchard Park, for five years by the time they met.
Neither of them had been born in Hull. Colin had moved from London to study theoretical physics at the University of Hull before starting his teaching career in the city in 1967, aged 22, while Ven had moved to Hull from Northumberland to study too.
Ven and Colin were married ten months after they met, in January 1973.
Ven said one of the parents at Thorpepark even made their wedding cake.
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Ven Delasaux received an anonymous note of condolence from a former pupil at Thorpe Park(Image: Google)
They went on to settle in the Avenuesarea of the city, where they happily remained for the rest of their married life.
"Colin sold his sports car and we bought a little house in Haworth Street, where we lived for four years, then we spent eight years in Salisbury Street before we moved to Park Avenue 35 years ago," Ven said.
Colin taught science to pupils aged between nine and 13 during his eight years at Thorpe Park before going on to teach at Eastfield Primary School, in Anlaby Road, for the next 30 years.
She said he "adored" the children he taught and loved his subject, entertaining pupils with all manner of "wonderful explosions" and even incubating pheasant eggs.
He would also teach the life cycles of gerbils and other pets, which would all end up living back at home during the summer months.
Ven said life had been "brilliant" since Colin's retirement 17 years ago and the couple loved to keep active.
Colin would even travel to Majorca for long cycling trips, until he developed carpal tunnel syndrome in his wrists which prevented him from doing so.
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Colin Delasaux taught at Eastfield Primary School for 30 years (Image: Google)
Saturdays would also see them take long walks into town, often via St Andrew's Quay or Victoria Dock, where they would often bump into Colin's former pupils - some of whom even had grandchildren of their own.
Colin leaves behind three adult children and one grandchild, as well as the children he and Ven adopted following the deaths of their close friends.
"We just became one big blended family," she said.
"And he absolutely adored the kids. We didn't distinguish between them and our other children."
Ven said that, soon after her husband's death, she received an anonymous note from a former pupil at Thorpe Park, where Colin had taught 50 years ago, who said they now had their own children at the school.
In it, they said Colin was a "wonderful person" who all the children loved - "even when he was telling them off".
They said he was an "inspiration to lots and lots of children".
"I just wanted to say thank you to that person," Ven said.
"Thank you, because that helped me so much."
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Colin had gone into hospital for some tests at the start of the year after he began having difficulties with his coordination.
Despite initial tests revealing that he was very fit and healthy for his age, a final MRI scan revealed the devastating tumour in his brain.
He was given just months to live and he tragically passed away just seven months later.
Paying tribute to her husband, Ven said: "The thing about Colin is that he was incredibly passionate about various things in life.
"He played flamenco guitar when he was 14, then he developed an interest in photography, then furniture making and restoring houses.
"Every house we ever bought was a standing wreck and he'd just strip it from the outside in. So many of our friends' and family's homes are filled with things Colin made for them.
"He was an incredibly gifted guy - if he developed an interest in something, whatever he turned his hand to, he would have to master it and become brilliant at it, which he did. Nothing ever fazed him.
"He was just a very dedicated guy and I think that came across in his teaching, because he wanted to instill that passion in the kids too."
A life well lived.
Impact positively on others.
What more is there to do?
RIP Colin Delasaux
RIP Matt Ratana
Police officer shot dead in Croydon.
I saw somewhere but cant confirm that Jimmy Winston (Langwith), original keboard player with the Small Faces had shuufled off his mortal coil. Sad if true.
He has indeed, sadly he died yesterday.
Tommy De Vito founder member of The Four Seasons aged 92.
Juliette Greco aged 95.
singer helen reddy, 78.