Author Topic: Mark Speight RIP  (Read 2019 times)

Seineseeker

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Mark Speight RIP
« on: April 14, 2008, 05:36:59 pm »
Am I the only who thinks how very sad it is that Mark Speight has killed himself. Me and my daughter used to regularly watch Smarteenies, and we always loved his enthusiasm and especially his little picture - BIG picture segment. Very, very sad story.

border-rider

Re: Mark Speight RIP
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2008, 05:41:16 pm »
I didn't ever watch him, but I found it a very sad story indeed

Re: Mark Speight RIP
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008, 05:46:36 pm »
No you are not the only one. My kids used to watch SMart and it all just seems such a sad waste.
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Re: Mark Speight RIP
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008, 06:50:26 pm »
I always used to shout "Arriba!" when the music started for the Big Picture.  It had a kind of Mexican groove.

It's all very tragic.
Never tell me the odds.

Mike J

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Re: Mark Speight RIP
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008, 07:03:14 pm »
Its very sad and tragic   :(

Re: Mark Speight RIP
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2008, 07:24:28 pm »
He was an excellent presenter and very talented. I haven't told the kids yet.

A real tragedy.

Re: Mark Speight RIP
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2008, 07:41:27 pm »
A tragic waste, particularly as it was all so avoidable.

Re: Mark Speight RIP
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2008, 07:56:02 pm »
F*cking drugs. Poor guy found his soul mate and she overdoes it on a booze/drugs cocktail. He can't carry on.

Tragic.

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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Mark Speight RIP
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2008, 08:21:52 pm »
Very sad.  A great TV personality - and I mean personality.

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Re: Mark Speight RIP
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2008, 10:16:16 pm »
F*cking drugs. Poor guy found his soul mate and she overdoes it on a booze/drugs cocktail. He can't carry on.
She had big health problems, which were probably the start of it.
Never tell me the odds.

andygates

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Re: Mark Speight RIP
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2008, 10:20:03 pm »
Poor sod.  I wonder how long he was up there?
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Re: Mark Speight RIP
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2008, 01:15:12 pm »
6 days apparently.  I should imagine it was a very unpleasant find.
Never tell me the odds.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Mark Speight RIP
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2008, 06:05:19 pm »
Two shocking things. 

I passed through Paddington Station on Friday, when the poor man's body lay hidden.

I opened the paper today to find his obituary, and it came as a shock.
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Re: Mark Speight RIP
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2008, 06:41:13 pm »
my daughter met him while she was on the big toe radio show, she said he was really nice, just like his on screen persona. i'm saddened to hear he's taken his own life, and i never thought he'd had a hand in his girlfriend's death.

little picture - big picture was kids' tv gold.
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Re: Mark Speight RIP
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2008, 03:11:38 pm »

Like crackle, I also haven't told the kids yet.

It just gets to me that of all the people on TV to go that way, it had to be someone who seemed to have so much life and joy in him when he was on screen.

A real waste.

RIP