Celebrity Deaths 2018


#161

Yeah hes a relative. Very sad.


#162

Greatest Australian Golfer ever.

Not sure he was ever a State MP, certainly not for Prahan.


#163

My condolences RC


#164

His son was briefly a Federal Liberal MP


#165

Sorry for you, mate.
He was, apparently, not in a good way for a while?


#166

Yep, Andrew Thomson, Member for Wentworth for two terms.


#167

Yes minister for sport and tourism until just before the Olympics


#168

Thanks mate. Yes Parkinsons got him. He grew up in Brunswick road not far from royal park. As a young teen he used to collect golf balls from the course with his brother (my dad). When they each filled a bucket they would take them back to the club house and exchange them for a round of golf. The rest is history.


#169

Sorry for your loss.

When I was a kid, my Uncle was on the Committee at Royal Park and it was special when Peter Thomson came to play a round. In early sixties, I remember following him around the course, he was always friendly and was a remarkable player.

Tell me he barracked for the Bombers !


#170

No fcfc Bacchus. Fcfc was just down the road. I think I told the story before about how my dad broke ranks when he married an essendon girl. Peter was very generous with his time as returned to royal park golf club as recently as five years ago to speak at an event. Thanks for your kind words.


#171

He actually did stand as a Liberal Candidate for Prahan in 1982, but got beaten by Bob Miller for Labor.

Miller played VFL footy at Melbourne I recall, but didn’t last long in Prahan.


#172

Correct. That was the John Cain era.


#173

My condolences to your family. My Mum is a Brunswick girl & was a friend of Peter & his family as teenagers at the Brunswick Presbyterian church.
Mum was telling me tonight she was walking down Collins st one day many years ago when she felt a gentle nudge in the back. It was Peter Thomson with a golf club in his hand.


#174

That’s awesome. I guess she knew my grandmother Grace and grandfather Arthur the milkman? Thanks for your kind wishes. Cant imagine why he had a golf club in Collins Street lol!


#175

Probably just out for a stroll,… putting along, … :slightly_smiling_face:

Condolences mate, always enjoyed watching him go around.


#176

RIP Leon White aka Big Van Vader


#177

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#178

An acting wrestler, I believe.


#179

Wrestling star and former WCW champion. Was a behemoth and one of the greats at the time I was growing up


#180

Once had his nose broken and then his eye-ball pushed out of the eye-socket at the start of a match. He pushed the eye back under the eyelid (not fully back into the socket, but luckily it was held in by the swelling) and completed the 15 minute match.

You don’t tell him it’s not real.