#1 Edited by Alpha1 (307 posts) -

British astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore has died, aged 89. He may be best known as a popular astronomer but too most U.K gamers in the early 90's he was simply known as The Gamesmaster.

He will be missed R.I.P

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#2 Edited by Fattony12000 (7943 posts) -

It's GamesMaster, not Gamemaster, for Chrissakes.

RIP big dappa dan Sir Moore.

Raise up the lighter one time one time.

#3 Posted by Plipster (134 posts) -

Well, there's me bummed out for the next six days. :'(

#4 Posted by Nitrocore (367 posts) -

Dear Gamesmaster, I'm stuck on Sonic.

#5 Posted by Mowgers (408 posts) -

He was a cantankerous old dinosaur, but I suppose I'll miss that big ol' stargazing, xylophone playing floaty head.

#6 Posted by Kadayi (187 posts) -

A British institution. Much sadness at his passing.

#7 Posted by Laiv162560asse (488 posts) -

Deeply saddening. I'm totally gutted. I kind of assumed he would live forever. He was still as alert and enthusiastic as ever the last time I watched him on TV, a couple of years back on The Sky at Night, although age had obviously caught up to him long before.

#8 Posted by JohnstonThistle (43 posts) -

This dude was British as British. Good luck to him in space heaven.

#9 Posted by CaLe (4247 posts) -

Every time I saw him on TV I thought he was too old to be so alert and vibrant. The world just became a little darker today.

#10 Posted by Sweep (9701 posts) -

Sad times :(

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#11 Posted by Ramone (3073 posts) -

Why did I not know Gamesmaster was a thing?

Anyway, RIP Pat.

#12 Posted by MachoFantastico (5536 posts) -

Very sad, man was a legend.

#13 Posted by FLStyle (5555 posts) -
#14 Posted by Alpha1 (307 posts) -
@FLStyle whoops fixed!! thanks duder
#15 Posted by MocBucket62 (1369 posts) -

This sucks. R.I.P. Sir Moore.

#16 Posted by Jimbo (10214 posts) -

Gutted. What a man.

"When war came he turned down a place at Cambridge and lied about his age to join the RAF, serving as a navigator with Bomber Command and rising to the rank of Flight Lieutenant. His RAF experiences, which included a visit to the Dachau concentration camp, left him a bitter opponent of war.

The war also brought a personal tragedy. His fiancee, Lorna, was killed when an ambulance she was driving was hit by a bomb. He never married. "That was it," he said. "There was no one else for me. Second best is no good for me. I would have liked a wife and family, but it was not to be."

#17 Posted by Phatmac (5919 posts) -

RIP :(

#18 Posted by ShaneDev (1702 posts) -

Oh damn, sad to see him go.

#19 Posted by FLStyle (5555 posts) -

@Alpha1: No worries.

@Jimbo said:

Gutted. What a man.

"When war came he turned down a place at Cambridge and lied about his age to join the RAF, serving as a navigator with Bomber Command and rising to the rank of Flight Lieutenant. His RAF experiences, which included a visit to the Dachau concentration camp, left him a bitter opponent of war.

The war also brought a personal tragedy. His fiancee, Lorna, was killed when an ambulance she was driving was hit by a bomb. He never married. "That was it," he said. "There was no one else for me. Second best is no good for me. I would have liked a wife and family, but it was not to be."

Wow, good man.

#20 Edited by Akyho (1817 posts) -

May his Xylophone playing go on.

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Tis sad as I always felt on the horizon, just hoped it would never come. I knew of Patrick Moore both as an Astronomer and as Gamesmaster in the 90s. However as the Gamesmaster was left in the 90s, I knew him more as the Astronomer and often watched Sky at night.

Hopefully people dont mix Patrick Moore the Gamesmaster up with Peter Moore the Game tattoo man.

#21 Posted by bibamatt (1123 posts) -

While I'll mainly remember Moore for shaping my gaming childhood in part as an avid watcher of Gamesmaster, let's not suddenly forget that he was also a massive homophobe, sexist and a German hating xenophobe.

"homosexuals are mainly responsible for the spreading of AIDS(the Garden of Eden is home of Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve)"... taken from his autobiography.

See ya, Patrick.

#22 Posted by poperamone (103 posts) -

a man who was not of this earth

gamesmaster; classic show

#23 Posted by poperamone (103 posts) -
#24 Posted by StarvingGamer (9079 posts) -

Goddam, a mod needs to edit the title of this post. Get the man's moniker right at least.