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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7958716.stm

    Prime Minister Gordon Brown led tributes to the star praising her as "a courageous woman".


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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
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    Prime Minister Gordon Brown led tributes to the star praising her as "a courageous woman".

    Any fool can praise anyone with a few empty words. What is more difficult to do is to eulogise someone with only the true, only the particular, and no maudlin generalisations.

    Stephen Fry achieved that elegantly, IMHO:

    Fry called Goody "a kind of Princess D from the wrong side of the tracks".
    He said: "Poor, dear Jade... I warmed to her immensely. All impulsive spirit and smiles. What a life.
    "Jade lived life under a magnifying glass. Magnifying glasses magnify (obviously) but they distort and they burn."
    Now let it rest.

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    That was really rather good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Prime Minister Gordon Brown led tributes to the star praising her as "a courageous woman".

    Oh good grief.

    Yep, a shame etc. Shame anyone has to die aged 27. Great that she raised awareness for a cancer charity before dying. Shame for the kids on Mothers' Day of all days. But that's that. End of.

    I hate the sensationalist tabloid culture, I really do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    What is more difficult to do is to eulogise someone with only the true, only the particular, and no maudlin generalisations.

    Stephen Fry achieved that elegantly, IMHO:
    I agree. Well said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realityhack View Post
    I hate the sensationalist tabloid Prime Minister, I really do.
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    Next he'll be telling us which popular bands he doesn't have in his record collection, or was that the Tories?

    I wonder if Winston Churchill used to comment on the tittle tattle of the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy Moron View Post
    Next he'll be telling us which popular bands he doesn't have in his record collection, or was that the Tories?

    I wonder if Winston Churchill used to comment on the tittle tattle of the day
    ... comparing brown to churchill ... <wipes tears from eyes again>
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