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Old 31-12-2007, 00:01
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With Phil o'donnell the other day and Tommy Cooper collapsing on TV, can anyone else think of a time when someone collapsed/died on TV??
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Old 31-12-2007, 00:02
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Old 31-12-2007, 00:08
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Wasn't there someone who died on a Noel Edmunds show in the 1980's? It was in one of his stunt games I think it was. I could be horibbly wrong though.
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Old 31-12-2007, 00:18
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With Phil o'donnell the other day and Tommy Cooper collapsing on TV, can anyone else think of a time when someone collapsed/died on TV??
I remember that like it was yesterday. It was awful and the audience thought it was part of his act.
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Old 31-12-2007, 00:18
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Wasn't there someone who died on a Noel Edmunds show in the 1980's? It was in one of his stunt games I think it was. I could be horibbly wrong though.
Yeah, was a member of the public that died, but it didn't happen during the show itself.
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Old 31-12-2007, 00:19
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Wasn't there someone who died on a Noel Edmunds show in the 1980's? It was in one of his stunt games I think it was. I could be horibbly wrong though.
Your thinking in the right area but wasn't live on tv. Basically a member of the public was rehearsing his stunt during the week which unfortunately turned for the worse.
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Old 31-12-2007, 00:20
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I remember that like it was yesterday. It was awful and the audience thought it was part of his act.
I remember it too, i was only about 3/4
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Old 31-12-2007, 00:35
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Old 31-12-2007, 00:36
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Steve Irwin doesnt count
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Old 31-12-2007, 00:38
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Ayrton Senna. Watched it live
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Old 31-12-2007, 00:44
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Christine Chubbock, news lady that committed suicide by shooting herself live on air in the US. The film 'Network' was partially based on her.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Chubbuck

There was also the wrestler Owen Hart who fell from the ceiling of an Arena when a stunt went wrong. However this was not shown on camera as they were showing a video package when it happened.
http://homepage.mac.com/knarley/owen...ntimeline.html
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Old 31-12-2007, 00:45
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Hundreds of people on 9/11.
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Old 31-12-2007, 00:49
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Hundreds of people on 9/11.
Good example but it was more like thousands.
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Old 31-12-2007, 00:51
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O'Donnell's death wasn't live on TV, I don't think, but Antonio Puerta's was earlier this season.
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Old 31-12-2007, 00:51
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On 9/11 we're actually talking about 1000s rather than 100s and it was horrific.
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Old 31-12-2007, 00:51
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Antonio Puerta of Seville died right as I was watching them play their match, tragic death.
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Old 31-12-2007, 01:06
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O'Donnell's death wasn't live on TV, I don't think, but Antonio Puerta's was earlier this season.
I dont think it was shown live on tv either. Setanta were showing the Rangers Hibs game at the time.

They did go to Fir Park on BBC Interactive's Score right after play resumed, but just in audio. You could tell something major was up because the reporter sounded really worried.
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Old 31-12-2007, 01:22
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Ayrton Senna. Watched it live
But for various Italian legal reasons he only actually died at the nearby hospital of course...
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Old 31-12-2007, 01:31
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Old 31-12-2007, 01:37
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Wish I hadn't....
Quite disturbing, yes? Children were watching that broadcast.
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Old 31-12-2007, 01:37
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Thats quite yucky.
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Old 31-12-2007, 01:44
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Quite disturbing, yes? Children were watching that broadcast.
Indeed - what I don't understand is wouldn't someone in the gallery or something cut away to black, or adverts - rather than zooming in on it??
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Old 31-12-2007, 01:58
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7 astronauts on the Challenger.
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Old 31-12-2007, 02:14
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Challenger was horrible.

It was bad enough to see it explode, but even worse as they cut live to the faces of the families of those on board.
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Old 31-12-2007, 02:19
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