I was watching some old stuff on YouTube Leo Sayer and Brian Ferry on /boxing day and asked Mrs D1 if she remembered them to which she cried out have they just died? No dear but with all thats gone on this year a very understandable retort.
Gorden Kaye dead: Comic actor famed for 'Allo 'Allo! role as Rene Artois dies aged 75
The BAFTA-nominated star, who died in a care home, cheated death in a horrific car crash in 1990
16:42, 23 JAN 2017Updated18:58, 23 JAN 2017
'Allo 'Allo! star Gorden Kaye has tragically died aged 75 in a care home.
The star's agent confirmed he had died today but made no further comment.
The actor - who is best known for his role as Rene Artois in the British TV comedy - leaves behind an impressive legacy and career.
He appeared in all 84 episodes of the show for a decade until 1992, and reprised the role 1,2000 times in the stage adaptation.
'Good moaning': Classic moments of Rene in 'Allo! 'Allo!
The actor - who amazingly cheated death on Burns night 1990 during a car crash - would later return to the role in 2007 in a one-off TV revival, and a stage show in Australia that summer.
He always said the character that propelled him to stardom was his favourite, and famously remained close to his co-stars.
One of those co-stars, Vicki Michelle, who played saucy Yvette in 'Allo 'Allo, was one of the first to pay tribute to Gorden.
Posting on Twitter, she wrote: "So sad to hear news of Gorden Kaye. A brilliantly talented actor consummate professional, loved the world over.
"There'll never be another Rene."
Chuck Berry is dead: Legendary rock n' roll pioneer passes away aged 90 after creating hits including Johnny B Goode and Roll Over Beethoven
Chuck Berry, from St. Louis, Missouri, was one of the pioneers of rock and roll
Known for hits including Johnny B. Goode, Maybellene and Roll Over Beethoven
Police confirmed that the musician had died at his home at 1.26pm on Saturday
By Abe Hawken For Mailonline and Abigail Miller For Dailymail.com
Published: 22:18, 18 March 2017 | Updated: 06:17, 19 March 2017
Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock'n'roll, has today died at the age of 90.
St. Charles County Police confirmed they responded to a 'medical emergency' at his home near St. Louis, Missouri, at 12.40pm on Saturday.
He was found unresponsive and first responders desperately tried to perform a number of lifesaving techniques.
But the Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B. Goode singer could not be revived and he was pronounced dead at 1.26pm.
Although Elvis Presley was called the king of rock'n'roll, that crown would have fit just as well on the carefully sculpted pompadour of Charles Edward Anderson Berry.
When I was a child my whole family lived in one road and I was a by a long way the youngest.
All my generation of relatives were in their late teens or early 20's and I was in Junior school. They all had Dansette record players and all the music I grew up with was Elvis, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly amongst others.
Before the likes of Chuck Berry we had Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson, these early rock pioneers changed the world, RIP and thanks for the music.
We haven't inherited the earth from our parents, we have borrowed it from our children.
Until recent years the politics of Ireland both sides of the border and the divide have been steeped in blood but now thankfully its over and there's piece at last albeit an uneasy one.
If you want to draw a parallel with today look at the 1920's when former IRA leader Michael Collins lead the Irish delegation to London and got Ireland its own government for the first time in years. And what happened to him?
Shot by his own side because he was pro-treaty!
McGuiness? Well jury out on that one!