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Re: Tom Watkins dead

#16 Post by Greendrake » Wed 11 Mar 2020, 4:46 am

Luke Colorado wrote:
Tue 10 Mar 2020, 7:49 pm
I hope they acted like grownups and went to the funeral (if invited).
Neil Tennant wrote: Today we sent flowers to his funeral with the message: “Thanks for five Massive years”.
I think people don't get advised in advance about funerals like this (so that they can send flowers in time) unless they are invited. So, they did not go.

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Re: Tom Watkins dead

#17 Post by Future Lover » Wed 11 Mar 2020, 8:00 am

telys wrote:
Tue 10 Mar 2020, 10:31 pm
Well as far as I understand Watkins had Farrow working for him and that's how he became associated with PSB. I wish they would've stuck to S Hague/J Mendelsohn the way they stuck to Farrow.
They would've been in the dumper 25 years ago if they did that...

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Re: Tom Watkins dead

#18 Post by Kevinthehorse » Wed 11 Mar 2020, 3:32 pm

Luke Colorado wrote:
Wed 11 Mar 2020, 3:56 am
What was wrong with his health?
He had a bit of a cold.

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Re: Tom Watkins dead

#19 Post by Pod » Wed 11 Mar 2020, 10:11 pm

Sad news - only finished his autobiography last week too. Quite a good read, actually.
Just for the sake of it, make sure you're always frowning. :|
It shows the world that you've got substance and depth.

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Re: Tom Watkins dead

#20 Post by agent doris » Thu 12 Mar 2020, 6:53 am

Pod wrote:
Wed 11 Mar 2020, 10:11 pm
Sad news - only finished his autobiography last week too. Quite a good read, actually.
I was disappointed with it. Found it a little dull

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Re: Tom Watkins dead

#21 Post by Marie loves PSB » Fri 13 Mar 2020, 12:52 pm

I don't know why but, I am still shocked about this. I thought Tom was getting better. :(

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Re: Tom Watkins dead

#22 Post by telys » Sat 14 Mar 2020, 7:12 pm

Future Lover wrote:
Wed 11 Mar 2020, 8:00 am
telys wrote:
Tue 10 Mar 2020, 10:31 pm
Well as far as I understand Watkins had Farrow working for him and that's how he became associated with PSB. I wish they would've stuck to S Hague/J Mendelsohn the way they stuck to Farrow.
They would've been in the dumper 25 years ago if they did that...
Come to think of it you could be right but remember Hague did Very and he also did CTH.
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Re: Tom Watkins dead

#23 Post by Pod » Sat 14 Mar 2020, 8:00 pm

Luke Colorado wrote:
Wed 11 Mar 2020, 3:56 am
What was wrong with his health?
He had had at least one stroke, a liver transplant and had diabetes. I am unsure what he actually died of though.
Just for the sake of it, make sure you're always frowning. :|
It shows the world that you've got substance and depth.

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Re: Tom Watkins dead

#24 Post by Pod » Sat 14 Mar 2020, 8:01 pm

agent doris wrote:
Thu 12 Mar 2020, 6:53 am
Pod wrote:
Wed 11 Mar 2020, 10:11 pm
Sad news - only finished his autobiography last week too. Quite a good read, actually.
I was disappointed with it. Found it a little dull
Each to their own...
Just for the sake of it, make sure you're always frowning. :|
It shows the world that you've got substance and depth.

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Re: Tom Watkins dead

#25 Post by telys » Sat 14 Mar 2020, 8:57 pm

Pod wrote:
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 8:00 pm
Luke Colorado wrote:
Wed 11 Mar 2020, 3:56 am
What was wrong with his health?
He had had at least one stroke, a liver transplant and had diabetes. I am unsure what he actually died of though.
Lack of longevity
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Re: Tom Watkins dead

#26 Post by Marie loves PSB » Sun 15 Mar 2020, 10:28 am

Pod wrote:
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 8:00 pm
Luke Colorado wrote:
Wed 11 Mar 2020, 3:56 am
What was wrong with his health?
He had had at least one stroke, a liver transplant and had diabetes. I am unsure what he actually died of though.
It is a shame as I thought he was much better through having a liver transplant. Mind you, just the thought of having that would have taken it out off you.

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Re: Tom Watkins dead

#27 Post by TallThinMan » Mon 16 Mar 2020, 8:12 pm

Marie loves PSB wrote:
Sun 15 Mar 2020, 10:28 am
Pod wrote:
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 8:00 pm
Luke Colorado wrote:
Wed 11 Mar 2020, 3:56 am
What was wrong with his health?
He had had at least one stroke, a liver transplant and had diabetes. I am unsure what he actually died of though.
It is a shame as I thought he was much better through having a liver transplant. Mind you, just the thought of having that would have taken it out off you.
Didn’t he have cancer at one point as well?

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Re: Tom Watkins dead

#28 Post by tottenhammattspurs » Tue 17 Mar 2020, 10:43 am

I walked past his Sugar Cube house down in Lydd in early 2002. It was stupidly massive compared to the rest of the row of houses along the seafront. He was in the garden, on the phone. I didn't say anything, I just said to my girlfriend of the time:- "Wow! That's Tom Watkins!"

"Who?"

We didn't last.....
is is and isnt isnt

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Re: Tom Watkins dead

#29 Post by raggatwin » Tue 17 Mar 2020, 6:00 pm

edit
Hello my name is Neil Tennant and I'm Chris Lowe and we're of the Pet Shop Boys.

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Re: Tom Watkins dead

#30 Post by Disco. » Tue 17 Mar 2020, 11:17 pm

TallThinMan wrote:
Mon 16 Mar 2020, 8:12 pm
Marie loves PSB wrote:
Sun 15 Mar 2020, 10:28 am
Pod wrote:
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 8:00 pm


He had had at least one stroke, a liver transplant and had diabetes. I am unsure what he actually died of though.
It is a shame as I thought he was much better through having a liver transplant. Mind you, just the thought of having that would have taken it out off you.
Didn’t he have cancer at one point as well?
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Yes, liver cancer.

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