Old 02-15-2017, 08:57 PM
Dr_Paprika Dr_Paprika is offline
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RIP Stuart McLean

Having enjoyed The Vinyl Cafe for many years, the CBC show, the books, the live show once way back when... Canada has lost its most esteemed raconteur today. I'm sure many will be saddened to hear it. I am too -- Dave, Morley, Sam and his characters will live on for many years.
Old 02-15-2017, 09:01 PM
Dr_Paprika Dr_Paprika is offline
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He announced a hiatus in November for advanced melonoma. I had a university friend die from that. Awful disease, sometimes.
Old 02-15-2017, 09:15 PM
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I will miss him and the show. One of my weekend pleasures.
Old 02-15-2017, 09:18 PM
Poysyn Poysyn is online now
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This really hit me. I read one of his books when I worked at CBC, and then followed his podcast. My daughter and I listened to his CD set on a road trip, and she fell in love with his stories as well.

Such a loss.
Old 02-15-2017, 09:18 PM
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Ah, man, such sad news. Everyone I know is totally bummed!
Old 02-15-2017, 09:56 PM
GinoC GinoC is offline
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He was a brilliant humorist and a national icon. He will be sorely missed.
Old 02-15-2017, 10:26 PM
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I can remember telling friends how I was looking forward to him getting older. RIP
Old 02-15-2017, 11:51 PM
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I still remember so fondly when he'd come in and talk with Peter Gzowski on "Morningside". This is so sad.
Old 02-17-2017, 02:00 PM
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To all of Canada: Those of us from the "Way Upper Left Coast" will miss him, too. Thank you, CBC, for years of pleasure.


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