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Actor and campaigner Lord Rix dies aged 92 – BBC News

Disability campaigner and actor Lord Rix, who starred on stage and TV, has died aged 92, his family says.

Source: Actor and campaigner Lord Rix dies aged 92 – BBC News

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6 comments on “Actor and campaigner Lord Rix dies aged 92 – BBC News

  1. summertime75
    08/20/2016

    Very sad to read of his death, I used to be a learning disability nurse and he was a great advocate for MENCAP

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    • First Night Design
      08/20/2016

      I was never a huge fan of his comedy and respected him much more for his work with MENCAP. Good age, though.

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      • summertime75
        08/20/2016

        I can’t say that I remember his comedy that well but as you say a good age and a shame that one of his last comments was “Unhappily, my body seems to be constructed in such a way that it keeps me alive in great discomfort when all I want is to be allowed to slip into a sleep, peacefully, legally and without any threat to the medical or nursing profession,”

        Bob Monkhouse was another strong advocate for people with learning disabilities, I always enjoyed seeing him on the television

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        • First Night Design
          08/20/2016

          I don’t remember his heyday but I do remember seeing the odd theatre clip on the box. Then he did a kind of come-back in ’88 with a revival of Dry Rot at the Lyric which I only saw because my father was also in the cast! I’m afraid Bob Monkhouse didn’t make me laugh either.

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          • summertime75
            08/20/2016

            I never saw Bob Monkhouse live but I thought he was very quick if sometimes a little “staged”

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  2. GP Cox
    08/20/2016

    Sorry to hear of his passing. but I know he was in much pain at the time, but it is still a sad day.

    Liked by 1 person

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