Norris McWhirter Dies

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Norris McWhirter, founder of the Guinness Book of Records, has died aged 78 after suffering a heart attack, his family announced today.

Mr McWhirter fell ill while playing tennis at his Wiltshire home yesterday evening, a spokeswoman for the family said.

The founder editor of the Guinness Book of Records, Mr McWhirter appeared regularly on the BBC children's show Record Breakers.

Mr McWhirter's family said in a statement: "Norris cared passionately about Great Britain, democracy and the rule of law and was always active in politics, but usually behind the scenes.

"The two things he attached most importance to were the freedom of the individual and the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.

"Apart from his family, his great loves were visiting the 1,049 offshore British islands and having a good game of tennis. He was energetic to the last."
 

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A very sad loss, I'm sure there aren't many who have not spent some time reading the Guinness Book of Records, or seen him on TV, I guess that 78 is not a bad age though and at least he was active to the end.
 

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Dedications what you need if you want to be a ........RECORD BREAKER.

Not to forget Roy Castle and the obeste Cherl Baker.
 
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Also Norris's twin brother Ross who was murdered by the IRA in the 1970's. They both started the book.

Rest in Peace.

GMBP:)
 

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Thanks GMBP ,for remembering his brother Ross. He seems to have been completely overlooked in all the news reports.

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PaulR said:
Thanks GMBP ,for remembering his brother Ross. He seems to have been completely overlooked in all the news reports.

PaulR
I second that...well said guys.
 
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