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Richard Briers Dead, The Good Life Star Dies Aged 79

Post  malena stool on Mon 18 Feb - 21:29

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/02/18/richard-briers-dead-the-good-life-star-dies-aged-79_n_2709983.html

Richard Briers Dead, The Good Life Star Dies Aged 79 (PICTURES)
Huffington Post UK | By Sara C Nelson Posted: 18/02/2013 12:27 GMT | Updated: 18/02/2013 12:59 GMT

Actor Richard Briers, known to millions for his role in TV's 'The Good Life', has died at the age of 79, his agent said.

His death comes just a month after he revealed he had been battling the chronic lung condition emphysema.

He told the Daily Mail: "I've got emphysema, you see, so I'm buggered. I haven't even got the strength to garden any more. Five hundred thousand cigarettes, darling - that's the trouble.

"It's totally my fault. So, I get very breathless, which is a pain in the backside. Trying to get upstairs, oh God, it's ridiculous. Of course, when you're bloody nearly 80 it's depressing because you've had it anyway.

"The ciggies got me. I stopped 10 years ago, but too late. If you do it in your 30s, you're OK, but after 30 it gets you. I was diagnosed five years ago and didn't think it would go quite as badly as it has. It's a bugger, but there it is. I used to love smoking."

Briers, who also starred in shows such as 'Ever Decreasing Circles' and 'Monarch Of The Glen', recently said years of smoking had been to blame for his emphysema.

Briers died "peacefully" at his London home yesterday, his agent said on Monday.

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Post  malena stool on Mon 18 Feb - 21:31

RIP Richard Briers.

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Post  Panda on Tue 19 Feb - 7:22

I really liked that programme , Margot , the snob, was my favourite character.
It's sad obviously when someone dies but to reach over three score years and ten is not a bad innings.
I never had a chest problem when I smoked but as soon as I gave up 8 yrs ago , every Winter I end up having antibiotics and steroids to help with my breathing. This Winter is the first time I never needed them so fingers crossed my lungs are clear.

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