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Old 29-03-2013, 10:43
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A fine actor. Will be missed.
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Old 29-03-2013, 10:51
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Poor Richard Griffiths, the terrible c**t.
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Old 29-03-2013, 11:16
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Fantastic actor who will be sadly missed.

He absolutely shone in Withnail & I.
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Old 29-03-2013, 11:25
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65 is way too young. Such a big personality. RIP
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Old 29-03-2013, 11:37
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Loved him in naked gun R.I.P
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Old 29-03-2013, 11:38
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65 is way too young. Such a big personality. RIP
But unfortunately it's about par for the course if you have a very high BMI. My Father who was 19 stone died at 63 and my Uncle who was 22 stone died last week aged 70. Very few overweight older men live to 80 in good health (Marlon Brando being an exception).
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Old 29-03-2013, 11:54
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A really good actor, but someone who ultimately ate himself to death.
Absolutely right, ..another case that confirms being obese is a big contributor of causing an early death
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Old 29-03-2013, 11:59
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Richard E. Grant ‏@RichardEGrant
My beloved 'Uncle Monty' Richard Griffiths died last night. Chin-Chin my dear friend
The reactions of people who worked with an actor are always a good indicator of whether they were nice in real life.
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Old 29-03-2013, 12:01
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It is totally unnecessary to mention his weight. We could all see he had problems in that direction, there's no need to point it out, come on, the man has just died.

A lovely actor, he will be very sadly missed.
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Old 29-03-2013, 12:30
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RIP. And I agree, the weight comments are unnecessary.
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Old 29-03-2013, 12:35
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It is totally unnecessary to mention his weight. We could all see he had problems in that direction, there's no need to point it out, come on, the man has just died.

A lovely actor, he will be very sadly missed.
Absolutely - and if he hadn't been the size he was, he wouldn't have got some of the roles that people loved him in, and gave him his livelihood.

It was his choice and right to be whatever size he wanted to be - and I don't recall him ever moaning about it.

I heard an interview with him on Radio 4 extra a few months ago when I couldn't sleep - he had such an interesting life and came across as a really top bloke.

RIP, a very sad loss.
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Old 29-03-2013, 12:50
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Removed.
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Old 29-03-2013, 13:26
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Lovely tributes at https://twitter.com/RichardEGrant
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Old 29-03-2013, 14:06
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RIP RG, such a great actor and will be sadly missed.
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Old 29-03-2013, 14:07
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Sad news about Richard Griffiths. He was my god father and friend. An amazing, funny and kind man he will be much missed. RIP Riccardo

A lovely interesting, talented man, RIP
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Old 29-03-2013, 14:13
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One of those actors who you knew you could rely on, always made me smile. Not been mentioned but he was great in The Naked Gun 2 1/2
He was in a few Hollywood films. Like Sleepy Hollow, Bedtime Stories and one of my favourite guilty pleasures movies, Guarding Tess.
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Old 29-03-2013, 14:41
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There are also some lovely tributes on Twitter from the actors in The History Boys. Jamie Parker has posted an especially lovely one.
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Old 29-03-2013, 14:51
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A shock,didnt know he was ill
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Old 29-03-2013, 14:58
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65 is young these days - RIP. Pretty sure I saw him a few times filming in my workplace back in the 90s...
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Old 29-03-2013, 15:23
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I remember seeing him on stage in Equus with Daniel Radcliffe (who was terrible). Dull play but he was absolutely spellbinding. A couple of times he would turn to the audience and explain his thoughts on what Radcliffe had just done or whatever (Griffiths was playing a psychiatrist); and it was as if he was speaking 1:1 with each audience member, you felt like it was just you and him in the whole theatre, such were his talents. I see a lot of London theatre but that performance has always stayed with me. A very great loss today. RIP Richard.
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Old 29-03-2013, 15:32
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I saw him onstage too and the man gave a flippin' masterclass. From the reactions of people he worked with, it's obvious he was much loved and respected. RIP to a wonderful actor.
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Old 29-03-2013, 15:53
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Poor Richard Griffiths, the terrible c**t.
Haha.
My favourite: "sky's beginning to bruise, night must fall and we shall be forced to camp." I use now & then.

RIP.
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Old 29-03-2013, 15:56
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So sad to hear about Richard Griffith's death.... I was a massive pie in the sky fan
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Old 29-03-2013, 17:18
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I wonder how long it'll be before the fingers inevitably point pie in the skyward
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Old 29-03-2013, 19:15
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He was one of the greatest actors to come from Teesside.

Although, I may have missed it, but did BBC Look North pay tribute to him? I don't think they did and if they didn't that's disgusting to not pay tribute to a regional legend.

RIP Richard Griffiths. Thoughts are with his family
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