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RIP David Bellamy

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Stiltskin, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Lead commenter

  2. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

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    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    RIP David. I enjoyed his broadcasting, even if he did blot his copybook by dismissing scientific data on climate change.
  4. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Very sad. Part of growing old is having to learn that the media personalities you grew up with have died. Who's next to go?
    afterdark and needabreak like this.
  5. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Any of us, dukie.
    Duke of York likes this.
  6. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

    Really sad. He started as a lab assistant and went on to become a Botany lecturer at Durham University. Here's a recent video:
  7. smurphy6

    smurphy6 Senior commenter

    I liked David Bellamy. God bless him and his loved ones at this time.
  8. maggie m

    maggie m Senior commenter

    What a shame. I enjoyed his programmes , such enthusiasm and such a character.
  9. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Sorry, I duplicated the thread
  10. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    His enthusiasm was catching - I have often wondered if the Aussie presenter (killed by a stingray) modelled himself on Bellamy.
  11. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

    Steve Irwin?
    "British naturalist and broadcaster David Bellamy described Irwin as a great performer and an excellent natural historian. "I could break down crying at this moment, but I will try not to," Bellamy told the BBC. "He did take enormous risks but he knew what he was doing. It was one of the terrible, terrible, terrible accidents and I wish to God it didn't happen," he said. "He not only captivated Australia and all the visitors there, but he captivated America because he was audacious."
    dumpty likes this.
  12. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    Irwin was no Bellamy. Irwin was an egotistical attention seeker.

    Bellamy managed to convey a great love for living things of a great variety.

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