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It’s Been Said They Come in Threes…

Famous (or perhaps infamous) deaths, that is.

(Of course, this all depends on how one defines fame or the starting point!  And this is MY blog.)

Macnee, with Rigg

Macnee, with Rigg

I am sad to report on the passing of Patrick Macnee, most famously known as John Steed of the British TV series The Avengers.  At age 93.

The series ran in three permutations – the original British-only version (co-starring Honor Blackman), the import (with the most-lusted-after Diana Rigg), and a third version with Tara Thorson (later of Absolutely Fabulous).

Of course, most of us loved the series co-starring Ms. Rigg.  Leather cat suits and all.

And how dapper was Patrick Macnee with his Edwardian clothes, bowler hat and lethal umbrella?

I remember an interview after the series, wherein Mr. MacNee quipped he had been approached about yet another remake.  He responded, “What would they call it, The Geriatric Avengers?”

Retired, Mr. MacNee spent much of his time in his Rancho Mirage, California home, wearing Aloha shirts and shorts.  He claimed doing so allowed him his privacy, as no one recognized him without his bowler and umbrella!

You will be missed, good sir!

RIP

h/t Dave the reaper the mechanic, NPR

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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2 thoughts on “It’s Been Said They Come in Threes…

  1. He was a true gentleman, and a personal favorite.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | June 26, 2015, 12:55 pm

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