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    RIP Nelson Mandela

    He's an important enough figure to get his own thread.

    Horrible news anyway, was a hero to all South Africans.
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    RIP Craig Walsh (Craig) 1985-2012

    Proudly supporting the #2 cricketer of all time.

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    A great and inspirational human being.

    Still a really sad day, despite it seeming imminent for a little while now.

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    A man for whom I suspect death will serve only to increase his standing - very possibly the greatest human being of my lifetime

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    what a man, what a life. Never going to be forgotten.
    Exit pursuing a beer


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    Remarkable person, my words cannot do nearly enough justice to the man. Will be sorely missed.

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    I think the man's dignity was his greatest quality.

    His statesmanship at the 1995 WC can't be underestimated. For a man who'd spent twenty seven years incarcerated to wear a Springbok jersey, arguably the single most recognisable totem of Afrikaner nationhood/pride, was such a wonderful, magnanimous gesture.

    Vale. We really won't see his like again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    A man for whom I suspect death will serve only to increase his standing - very possibly the greatest human being of my lifetime
    What, no Robin Friday?


    nah fair enough, a truly great man, one of the greats human beings RIP.
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    RIP. A truly great personage.
    You take my pawn,

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    Rip

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    "There is no passion to be found in playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."

    What a man. To go through what he did, then assume power and to do it without rancour or acts of retribution against those who kept his people down. One of the greats. RIP.
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    A good obituary by former-PM Malcolm Fraser, including a nice cricket-related section upon meeting him in 1986:

    He had some preliminary things to say, however. He looked at me and said, “Mr Fraser, is Donald Bradman still alive?” Later I was able to take a bat to Mandela, signed by Bradman, with the following notation: “To Nelson Mandela, in recognition of a great unfinished innings”.
    RIP to a great man.
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    RIP to a wonderful human.

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    Richard Wilkins reporting Morgan Freeman has died aged 95.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Richard Wilkins reporting Morgan Freeman has died aged 95.
    What are the chances that would happen on the same day!








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    gimh has now surpassed richard as the greatest cw member ever imo

    RIP Craigos. A true CW legend. You will be missed.

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    RIP Mandela, anyway. Top geezer.

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