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Murray Walker RIP

Jitendar Canth (Reviewer) posted this on Saturday, 13th March 2021, 18:31

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/56388596

That's one of those news reports that stops you in your tracks, even though Murray Walker was 97. He was just a constant part of life, an unmistakeable voice and personality, synonymous with Formula 1.

He'd actually been retired for 20 years from commentating, but it never felt that way.

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RE: Murray Walker RIP

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 13th March 2021, 20:50

Finished the final lap but had won the race well before that.

A excellent obit on the Beeb's site by Andrew Benson.

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In describing Walker's commentary style, the late broadcaster and writer Clive James hit the nail on the head: "In his quieter moments, he sounds like his trousers are on fire."


To a lot of us oldies Murray and F1 were inseparable.


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RE: Murray Walker RIP

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Sunday, 14th March 2021, 09:21

He brought a level of passion to his commentary that I think only Jonathan Pearce during his time at Capital Radio came close to, RIP Murray!

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RE: Murray Walker RIP

Mikeonfreeserve (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 14th March 2021, 17:35

I remember when Damon won and he got so emotional. Always had something special to say about James Hunt and Nigel too.

If ever a man was the voice of his sport, it was Murray Walker.

Condolences to his family and friends and belated thanks to he man himself.

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