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Old 12-02-18, 05:31 PM
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RIP - Paul Sherwen

More than one twitter feed is reporting the death of Paul Sherwen, known for the TdF play-by-play (pedal-by-pedal?).

He was particularly good as a foil for Phil LIggett, who, in all honesty, did need a brush-up on reality now and then.
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Old 12-02-18, 05:40 PM
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RIP Paul. You made it exciting for those of us that couldn't be there.
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Old 12-02-18, 06:43 PM
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He was a character...

"absolute perfection"
"argy-bargy"

SIXTY-TWO ?!?!?!
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Old 12-02-18, 07:04 PM
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Wow, RIP Paul. Will really miss him during the TDF.
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Old 12-02-18, 07:09 PM
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Oh no.

It won’t be the same without him.

RIP Sir.
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Old 12-03-18, 03:11 AM
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Yes, one of my heroes of the Foreign Legion, met him a couple of times in the 1980s -

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cycling/...ing-dies-aged/

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Old 12-03-18, 03:29 AM
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devastating. he brought credibility, humanity, artistry and brutality into every broadcast. he had a way of painting the corners
and slightly understating the challenges/difficulty that made you realize how truly hard the sport was/is and appreciate his lack of hyperbole.
r.i.p. mr. sherwen.
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Having watched pretty much every TdF (and countless other races) in the last almost 20 years I guess I've heard Paul's (and Phil's) voice more than most other TV voices.
I sure will miss him.
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Old 12-03-18, 08:18 AM
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Wow, so sad to hear.
Even sadder I've seen suicide alluded to but have no idea if that is the case.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
He was a character...

"absolute perfection"
"argy-bargy"

SIXTY-TWO ?!?!?!
Don't forget "...cat amongst the pigeons".

Heard the news on the way to work this morning. Very sad. I think he grounded the TDF broadcast and kept Phil from going off the rails. Also enjoyed his work with some of the other commentators on the smaller races. Cycling will not be the same.
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Very sad indeed. He was a class act.

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Sad news indeed. I can hear his voice clearly in my head. Not sure if the phrase was his or Phil's but I always loved the phrase about riders going deep into the "suitcase of courage". He'll be missed.
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Cycling News updated their earlier story and it now says heart failure.
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Cycling News updated their earlier story and it now says heart failure.
Sad whatever the cause, but glad if it is not suicide. He will be missed.
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I'll mess his commentary, especially when he was giving historical on the sights, buildings, and scenery of the Tour de France.
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Paul Sherwen (RIP) died - of heart failure - in his sleep at home in Kampala, Uganda.

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The Tour will not be the same for many of us. RIP Paul.
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unfortunately, his suitcase of courage is now empty, the elastic has snapped, and boom boom out go the lights.

RIP. You will be missed.
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Sad news indeed. I can hear his voice clearly in my head. Not sure if the phrase was his or Phil's but I always loved the phrase about riders going deep into the "suitcase of courage". He'll be missed.
it was Paul's
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Seemed to have a more diminished role in this years, TdF coverage than usual... wondered if he was okay...
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I really enjoyed his race coverage, after reading the news it seemed he really lived his life on his terms till the end, a toooooooooooo short of life at 62!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
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Farewell Paul. Yes 62 is quite young for such and active guy. But I agree he packed it lots of adventures and life in.

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I'm glad I checked in, this is the first I heard of this.

Tragic. So young for an active man who appeared in such fine shape. He was such a big part of the TDF coverage and it won't ever be the same without him. Both Paul and Phil brought such an air of dignity to the spectacle, they were so classy together, which unfortunately is such a rarity in today's sports world. Paul brought so much more than stats and facts. His coverage was that of an insider and he made it so personal.

RIP Paul. You brought much happiness to us fans.
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