panik: (Fin)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 10:03pm on 17/08/2007 under
Bill Deedes has died. He was 94.

We had dinner together at the Bodeguita del Medio when he was in Havana doing a story on Fidel, and he was great - funny, witty, totally on the ball; a real character.  I took to him immediately when he paid the restaurant's house band not to play on our floor.

I hope Peter Cook is amongst those waiting to greet him.

Bill Deedes



location: Yorkshire
Mood:: 'sad' sad
panik: (Tony Wilson)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 08:58pm on 10/08/2007 under ,
OMG, I'm stunned. I knew he was very ill with cancer, but even so...

The News
  

The Obit.

God, that is so sad.

I've spent half my life watching him, on Granada Reports then later as the head of Factory, the Hacienda etc, then back on Granada Reports when it all went pear shaped.

I'd watch '24 Hour Party People' in his honour, but I don't have the disc with me.

::Raises a glass of cheap red in fond memory::  RIP AHW; you were one of the good guys.

Damn.
Music:: Joy Division
Mood:: 'sad' sad
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