#1 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (33631 posts) - - Show Bio

Astronomer Patrick Moore died today peacefully and at home. An avid gamer and self taught astronomer Sir Moore fought in WW2 at 17 after lying about his age and was one of the smartest men in the UK and one of my heroes.

Not long before his death he had this to say "I get up, drink my usual four coffees, have a look at the obituaries in The Times, and if I'm not in them, I'll get on with the day's work.

“I'm not scared of dying. I believe in some form of afterlife: I just hope my uncle George isn't there — silly, baldheaded old coot."

It's fair to say the guy could rock a monocle with the best of them.

1923-2012

#2 Edited by Pyrogram (39517 posts) - - Show Bio

Rest In Peace.

“This is where we start celebrating life.”

In his words.

#3 Posted by Dracade102 (8167 posts) - - Show Bio

Rest in Peace, Sir Moore. =(

#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33631 posts) - - Show Bio
#5 Posted by YoungJustice (6863 posts) - - Show Bio

Whew, I thought you were talking about Charlie....I mean.........R.I.P

#6 Posted by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

Thats a damn shame, RIP

#7 Posted by PowerHerc (84368 posts) - - Show Bio

Another member of the "Greatest Generation" lost.

Rest easy, Patrick Moore, you did indeed earn it.

#8 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33631 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc: guy was a legend in the UK

#9 Posted by BumpyBoo (9649 posts) - - Show Bio

It is so sad to see him go. He was truly an amazing man <3

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#10 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20320 posts) - - Show Bio

That sucks. At least he accepted it peacefully.

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#11 Posted by mikethekiller (8424 posts) - - Show Bio

R.I.P

#12 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18191 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP.

#13 Posted by Pwok21 (2441 posts) - - Show Bio

GOD REST HIS SOUL.