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Richard Whiteley OBE 1943-2005

Just heard that Richard Whiteley has passed away 🙁 . Whiteley was one of the few celebrities I’ve ever met in person, and probably the only one I’ve met more than once. He was undoubtedly a British institution and will be sorely missed.


  1. I’m glad to see him off TV (he was the most annoying “face” of any channel), but then I’m sad that’s he died. It’s a shame.

  2. Richard Whitely RIP

    Richard Whiteley of Countdown fame has died. Whiteley was taken taken to hospital in May, but was said to be recovering.

  3. Just loved you will always be in my memory. God bless Kathy and your son.

  4. We will miss Richard dearly,having been countdowners for 23years, Thomas and Margaret.
    He is still with you all at countdown, Kathy, Carol, Richards Son, and all those people involved.
    sent in by thomas bowley tues 5th july 05.