Caroline Aherne RIP

_90201159_mediaitem90201156We are sorry to report the death of the great Caroline Aherne at the age of 52

 

The Manchester comedienne was responsible for some of the great TV comedy of the past two decades like the Royle Family and Mrs Merton where she managed to find the genius of the every day and the humour in real life.

Of course we knew her from years ago and remember a wonderful and funny woman who was down to earth and brimful of life and joy and brilliant person to be around.

Aherne, who also starred in Mrs Merton, had suffered from cancer, her publicist said.

The actress said two years ago that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer, having previously had bladder and eye cancer.

Aherne was also the narrator of Gogglebox and appeared in The Fast Show.

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  1. Thanks for this piece John…

    I am becoming increasingly, and genuinely perplexed at the seemingly rapid rate of ALL of the truly great artists, all of whom have had an immeasurable influence upon me, the development of my personality and how i think and behave.

    I am 45 years of age…was an only child…and both my parents are dead, along with all four grandparents…and that was IT…that was my family…all gone…

    At least i had my ‘other’ family…all of those people who literally saved my life as an adolescent, surrounded by alcoholics and otherwise dysfunctional people.

    And now THEY’RE almost all gone too…there are VERY few left…Morrissey is the last important one for me as i just racked my brain for a second trying to think of who is left…and even he is dealing with cancer…

    Yep…it’s all fucked…

    And i feel incredibly lonely as a result…

  2. Ps What i meant to say was:

    ‘I am becoming increasingly, and genuinely perplexed at the seemingly rapid rate of of ALL of the truly great artists dying, all of whom have had an immeasurable influence upon me, the development of my personality and how i think and behave…

  3. In fact, if you haven’t moderated my reply yet could you please approve this:

    ‘I am becoming increasingly, and genuinely perplexed at the seemingly rapid rate of of ALL of the truly great artists dying, all of whom have had an immeasurable influence upon me, the development of my personality and how i think and behave…

    I am 45 years of age…was an only child…and both my parents are dead, along with all four grandparents…and that was IT…that was my family…all gone…

    At least i had my ‘other’ family…all of those people who literally saved my life as an adolescent, surrounded by alcoholics and otherwise dysfunctional people.

    And now THEY’RE almost all gone too…there are VERY few left…Morrissey is the last important one for me as i just racked my brain for a second trying to think of who is left…and even he is dealing with cancer…

    Yep…it’s all fucked…

    And i feel incredibly lonely as a result…

    • Thanks Tim – we have lost some great people this year. Really sad.

    • You’re right Tim it is fucked. But, and i say this as someone who suffers from depression, there are loads of great artists and life-affirming art/music out there still – you have to seek it out -and find stuff to enjoy and immerse yourself in. And there’s loads of us in the same boat as you mate. In the words of David Bowie – you’re not alone!

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