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Author Topic: Murray Walker dies aged 97  (Read 432 times)

Offline Wizzo

Murray Walker dies aged 97
« on: March 13, 2021, 06:18:49 PM »
Murray Walker dead: Legendary F1 commentator dies aged 97.

Surely one of the most recognised voices on the planet. I grew up listening to his voice commentating on all types of motorsport, but mainly F1.

This is a sad day. RIP Murray

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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Murray Walker dies aged 97
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2021, 06:22:49 PM »
RIP Murray Walker.

Offline John S

Re: Murray Walker dies aged 97
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2021, 06:38:55 PM »
A very sad day indeed to learn 'Muddy Talker' is no more.

Deepest condolences to his family and friends.

You're a legend of motor/motorcycle racing and F1 in particular, R.I.P. Murray.
Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline Jericoke

Re: Murray Walker dies aged 97
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2021, 09:00:14 PM »
I know everyone has a different 'defining image' of F1 in their heads... a red car racing down a straightaway, Champaign soaked celebrations, a grid full of V10 engines roaring to life.

For me, there is nothing more 'F1' than Murray shouting Go! Go! Go!  He called the races when I was young and learning to love the sport, and it's never felt the same since he made way for younger voices.  He clearly loved the sport, and his love was infectious to anyone to heard him.

RIP to one of the greats.

Offline Philbe

Re: Murray Walker dies aged 97
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2021, 09:08:17 PM »
Yep, between Murray and Howard Cosell would be a toss up for a defining voice of a sport.
I always enjoyed when Murrays enthusiasm gave way for accuracy.

Offline jimclark

Re: Murray Walker dies aged 97
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2021, 09:48:47 AM »
I learned some years back not to mourn our losses, rather, to celebrate what we had.

"I'm ready to stop my start watch."

Thank you Murray.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2021, 09:51:27 AM by jimclark »
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Offline Ian

Re: Murray Walker dies aged 97
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2021, 11:05:27 AM »
R.I.P Murray Walker, best commentator ever who truly loved the sport.
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Offline cosworth151

Re: Murray Walker dies aged 97
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2021, 01:02:50 PM »
I agree with what Coulthard said in the article cited above. Murray Walker could make even a boring race interesting. His enthusiasm and love for the sport was absolutely contagious. R.I.P.
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