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#1 Gary C

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 19:55

this just in from the BBC : http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/22946026
with any luck, they've caught this VERY early.
Get well soon the voice of F1.

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#2 arttidesco

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 19:59

Best wishes for a swift recovery Murray :up:

#3 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 19:59

Beat me to it Gary, just seen the news.

Here's hoping. As Murray always does, he sounds positive, but things like this are never easy on a near-90 year old.

Richard, please, again, could you pass our my, and my family (very shocked when I told them the news)'s best wishes.

#4 Gary C

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 20:02

at one of Richard's film shows last year :

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#5 Tim Murray

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 20:08

Oh dear. I do hope most sincerely that the broken pelvis turns out to be a blessing in disguise, and that because of it they've caught the cancer in time. Best wishes for a rapid recovery, Murray.

#6 Doug Nye

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 20:14

SECONDED!

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#7 Bill Becketts

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 20:38

Best wishes for a swift recovery Murray :up:



They say "You can't hurry a Murray" but I say keep up that relentless love of life Murray.

It will be your best weapon to deal with this.

We are all thinking of you and your Family and I can only say there are a lot of people out there willing you on!

#8 gkennedy

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 21:55

We love you down here in Australia too, Murray. Get well soon.

#9 Manfred Cubenoggin

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 22:18

I fondly remember Murray's commentary during the GP's when broadcast here in Canada.

Here's hoping for a full and speedy recovery. :up:



#10 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 23:37

Very sad, get well soon Muddly Talker. He does have the fact that he seems very fit for a bloke of his age on his side.

#11 cpbell

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:42

As I said in the Racing Comments thread, get well soon Murray.

#12 JacnGille

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:41

Best wishes for a swift recovery Murray :up:

What he said!

#13 RTH

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 13:48

Just had an email from Murray thanking us for all the kind wishes and is now watching this thread.
His outlook is typically positive, he regards it as an obstacle to get over and is just dismayed to be missing Silverstone, Goodwood , Salon Prive and his many other commitments. Says he has nothing to complain about in life compared to most others.
We wish him so well and hope he will keep us up to date on progress. There is a chair with his name on for 19th Oct at the film show I do so hope he will be well enough after the Chemo to be there. Get well soon Murray, you are a national treasure.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 14:10

Get well soon Murray, you are a national treasure.

Make that an international treasure - there are many of us far from your island whose love of the sport has been nurtured by Murray's enthusiasm, warmth and generous spirit.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 15:09

Just had an email from Murray thanking us for all the kind wishes and is now watching this thread.
His outlook is typically positive, he regards it as an obstacle to get over and is just dismayed to be missing Silverstone, Goodwood , Salon Prive and his many other commitments. Says he has nothing to complain about in life compared to most others.
We wish him so well and hope he will keep us up to date on progress. There is a chair with his name on for 19th Oct at the film show I do so hope he will be well enough after the Chemo to be there. Get well soon Murray, you are a national treasure.


Well said, Richard. We'll just have to keep an eye on things for him until he's back to tell us what we've missed (unless very much mistaken) - hopefully at the next Film Show.

#16 Richard Wood

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 15:40

Just had an email from Murray thanking us for all the kind wishes and is now watching this thread.
His outlook is typically positive, he regards it as an obstacle to get over and is just dismayed to be missing Silverstone, Goodwood , Salon Prive and his many other commitments. Says he has nothing to complain about in life compared to most others.
We wish him so well and hope he will keep us up to date on progress. There is a chair with his name on for 19th Oct at the film show I do so hope he will be well enough after the Chemo to be there. Get well soon Murray, you are a national treasure.

I'd like to second Richard's post. Hope you're very soon up and out again. Keep positive Murray
All the best
Richard

#17 GrumpyOldMan

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 21:29

Get well soon, Murray. If you can focus even 1/10 of your normal enthusiasm on beating this disease, then it hasn’t got a chance!

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 22:08

Most of my English knowledge is coming from watching hundreds of races with his commentary, without which I would have had serious problems at the university and certainly wouldn't have the job that I have now, so he had a huge impact on my life not only as a motorsports fan. I had the great privilege of meeting and having a few words with him at the 2001 Hungarian GP (which he wasn't meant to attend, he only did so because the championship could be - and was - decided there) and I was hoping to see him again at Goodwood this year, which is now not going to happen, but at least it gives me a strong reason why I have to go there again next year. So get well very soon and see you in Goodwood in 2014!

#19 jj2728

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 00:11

Best wishes Murray.
Get well soon.

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#20 cdrewett

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:25

We'll miss you at Goodwood Murray but we need you to umpire the cricket so get well very soon.
Best wishes
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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:06

Over 10 years ago when I was living in Cape Town the local club invited Murray to speak to us. He kept us absolutely enthralled for almost two hours. The man is a born raconteur! Later that weekend he commentated on a race I competed in and one of my "claims to fame" is that "I once raced in a race where Murray Walker was a commentator"!

Do get well soon Murray.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:07

one of my "claims to fame" is that "I once raced in a race where Murray Walker was a commentator"!


I did a FF1600 race at one of the big Silverstone Meetings in the early 80's which was not planned to be televised but the main race was. Just in case our race was shown Murray did his homework by chatting to every driver at scrutineering making notes in his book for future reference if needed. He was brilliant as he did this in his familiar chatty style even though it was early on a saturday morning and he probably had better things to do.

Get well soon Murray and best wishes for the future.


#23 Hse289

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:41

Get better soon Murray.
Growing up watching F1 with Murray`s commentary was part of the excitement. How could his enthusiasm for the sport not rub off on me.
Up until a couple of years ago I used to do the run to a postal delivery office in the south ( i won,t say where), now and then the posties would say "oh you missed Murray, he popped in for a parcel." I always hoped I would bump into you but last year I did at the Goodwood Revival, you were just about to judge a pedal car line up. So I had a quick chance to say hello and ask you for your autograph, thank you Murray. :)

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:26

I did a FF1600 race at one of the big Silverstone Meetings in the early 80's which was not planned to be televised but the main race was. Just in case our race was shown Murray did his homework by chatting to every driver at scrutineering making notes in his book for future reference if needed. He was brilliant as he did this in his familiar chatty style even though it was early on a saturday morning and he probably had better things to do.

Get well soon Murray and best wishes for the future.



I too did a televised race at Thruxton when as Alan describes, Murray assiduously went to each driver in turn for their details, as we were waiting in the marshalling area for practice.
As he approached me, he was distracted by somebody & turned round to speak to him. As he spun round again, he'd shuffled along a bit & missed me out completely.
Fortunately I was not sufficiently high enough up the race order to require his services.

Forgiven of course and best wishes to him.

I remember his tv commentaries from motor cycle scrambles, years ago. No one comes close.

Edited by DogEarred, 19 June 2013 - 12:29.


#25 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 21:47

Good news - http://www.dailymail...emotherapy.html

#26 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 21:54

That is very good to hear. Now he can go back to work, at least in limited circumstances.

#27 Tim Murray

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 21:59

Yes, they interviewed him on the PA at the Silverstone Classic today, and he confirmed that his blood cancer cell count is currently zero, and things are looking very good.

#28 D-Type

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 22:27

Great news!

#29 Doug Nye

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 22:36

Indeed - indeed.

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#30 brucemoxon

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 22:54

Absolutely fantastic news.




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#31 Coral

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 23:18

That is great news. Get well soon Murray...we miss you! :)

#32 Allen Brown

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 23:56

Wonderful news!

#33 Manfred Cubenoggin

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:00

Well now this is splendid news! All the very best to Murray.

The 2013 edition of the Hungarian Grand Prix is to be flagged away in about one hour's time. I only wish that Murray were there to offer up his gems to liven up what is typically a ho-hum affair. :)



#34 Lola5000

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:57

Great news,when I read that he was going to have 6 months of chemo at his age,i thought the body will struggle with that.



#35 Michael Ferner

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 16:16

Best wishes from Germany :wave:

#36 Suzy

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 19:17

I literally got the news out of Murray himself yesterday when I met him in the car park outside the circuit. We chatted for ages and he gave me the good news (he knows I used to work on oncology and surgery medical journals). I was so surprised to see him - and utterly delighted too.

#37 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 05:09

Murray is 90 today! Many congratulations to him and I hope the recovery is going well

#38 Hank the Deuce

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:28

Hear, hear! I still find it strange to watch a Grand Prix without his commentary

#39 Alan Cox

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:59

I can report that Murray was in excellent form last week when he opened the Michael and Graham Turner exhibition at Halton House, Aylesbury



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#40 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:04

Happy Birthday Murray, and many more of them  :wave:



#41 Gary C

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:15

^ ^ ^ ^ ^   what he said!



#42 cpbell

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:55

Happy Birthday Murray!



#43 Manfred Cubenoggin

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:17

Splendid news!  Have a Great Birthday, Murray.  :up:



#44 ron simmonds

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:52

Best wishes Murray,from Ron Simmonds and the VHRR commentary team in Victoria, Australia.

#45 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 15:06

BBC Sport 90th birthday celebration for Murray: http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/24362288