Significant people's (not celebrities) deaths

A thread to mark the passing of people who have actually done something significant in their lives and are not necessarily famous in the celebrity sense.

Richie Havens, the first performer at Woodstock, has passed on aged 72. RIP.

Not a significant person

A very significant person.

Can we also name people who we think / hope will die in 2013?

Definition of significance required here

No, start your own thread, or use the TFK search facility.

That’s a personal choice Laz. I have no doubt the intellectual rigour that TFK posters apply to their thoughts will be enough will more than suffice. There will be no adjudicator on this thread, it is open source and will be subject to the judgement of the people.

Woodstock was overrated.

Now will someone dungeon this fucking thread.

Jerry Buss


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He was never the same since the time you tipped him up to win at 1/16

Spectacular display of an inability to read the title of the thread.

Is Zaynar a fucking horse?

what exactly are you trying to say here?


Woodstock was an era defining gig. Richie Havens defined Woodstock. Ergo Richie is of some significance.


I would like to nominate Fingal Raven for the position of Significant Person adjudicator. Can someone please second this motion