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Chorus Line's Thommie Walsh Dead at 57

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Chorus Line's Thommie Walsh Dead at 57#1
Posted: 6/16/07 at 8:25pm
....after a long battle with cancer.

How sad.

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That's so sad. May he RIP.
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Very sad news. re: Chorus Line's Thommie Walsh Dead at 57
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WHAT? Wow. I'm shocked. He will be missed.
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My heart completely sank when I read that. I'm in the middle of reading "On The Line". Terrible news. RIP
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Gosh, I'm still trying to make sense of this. 57 is too young.
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Thommie Walsh.

You may be gone but you will never be forgotten. You were a huge part of the A CHORUS LINE history, thus you are cemented in history forever.

R.I.P.

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Thommie Walsh, Wayne Cilento, Winston Hemsley Dewitt and Brandt Edwards under the marquee at the Shubert:
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Updated On: 6/16/07 at 09:07 PM
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re: Chorus Line's Thommie Walsh Dead at 57#7
Posted: 6/16/07 at 11:01pm
My heart completely sank when I read that. I'm in the middle of reading "On The Line". Terrible news. RIP


I just finished reading the book so maybe that's why I feel really sad right now, I wish his family well
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re: Chorus Line's Thommie Walsh Dead at 57#8
Posted: 6/16/07 at 11:11pm
I was first exposed to Thommie's work in "Hollywood/Ukraine". Very ingenious indeed. His tap choreography in "My One and Only" was wonderful.
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re: Chorus Line's Thommie Walsh Dead at 57#9
Posted: 6/16/07 at 11:12pm
Dance into the night Thommie.
You will be missed.
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re: Chorus Line's Thommie Walsh Dead at 57#10
Posted: 6/16/07 at 11:20pm
That is terrible. May he rest in peace.
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re: Chorus Line's Thommie Walsh Dead at 57#11
Posted: 6/16/07 at 11:35pm
This makes me so incredibly sad... RIP Mr. Walsh.
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re: Chorus Line's Thommie Walsh Dead at 57#12
Posted: 6/16/07 at 11:52pm
very, very sad...

Rest in Peace.
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re: Chorus Line's Thommie Walsh Dead at 57#13
Posted: 6/17/07 at 12:00am
omg. re: Chorus Line's Thommie Walsh Dead at 57 no.

He was such a funny guy.

He will be deeply missed.

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re: Chorus Line's Thommie Walsh Dead at 57#14
Posted: 6/17/07 at 12:25am
A true gem of a human being as well. Did you know that he had a wonderful habit of sending "thank you" notes to finalists that DID'NT make the shows that he held auditions for? How rare is that? Normally it would be the other way around, but that's what made him so special. The theatre will miss you Thommie !
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Posted: 6/17/07 at 12:35am
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re: Chorus Line's Thommie Walsh Dead at 57#16
Posted: 6/19/07 at 1:52pm
Sorry, REALLY OT: Mateo, NICE avatar! Can I use the "Oh Behiiiive" one?
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re: Chorus Line's Thommie Walsh Dead at 57#17
Posted: 6/21/07 at 4:18am
The first time I worked with Thommie was in 1980, the last time I saw him was about eight months ago. Over the course of those 27 years, he had transformed from an imp to a silver fox, finally settling into himself on every level. I loved Thommie. And I think it is a sad comment on the theatrical lifespan, that someone with such a brilliant career would have to spend his last years selling real estate. This business throws away it's veterans at an apalling rate. Once you hit 50... (except for a very slim number), you are pretty much pushed out the broadway door ...without so much as a acknowledgment or nod. The only help is through Dancers in Transition, which is great if you want to completely change careers, midlife... but for those of us (like Thommie) who still have a passion for this business... that is not the answer. I don't really have an answer for this one... but I know that when Thommie sent out the email to all his friends, announcing his entrance into the real estate world... it was an email of necessity trampling on pride. He loved show business and would have never deserted it willingly. Too bad the business didn't show the same loyalty.
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re: Chorus Line's Thommie Walsh Dead at 57#18
Posted: 6/21/07 at 9:39am
I had the honor of meeting Thommie about 17 years ago when he taught master classes at the Hoctor dance convention where my two children attended. Thommie would come to Dancesation in Queens to teach at the studio and it didn't take long before he became a part of our dance family. He would have a crazy and fun way of bringing out the best in the shyest students in the room. He would make them walk across the dance floor barking or waddling like a duck and he wouldn't let them stop until they gave him what he wanted. By the end of class the kids were putting there heart and soul into this and when Thommie was satisfied he would say his favorite line. "You guys are ready for costumes". Thommie would also come to Queens to attend our studio's recital. A far trip for him from where he lived. At the end of the show Thommie always was the first one standing to applaud the students. He would never leave the theater without telling the kids that they were Fabuloso or magnifiso, words he will always be remebered by. Thommie touched lives not just on Broadway and in the proffessional dance world but in the hearts of so many young students who may never make it to the big stage but even so Thommie made them feel important, talented and special. He gave back what he was blessed to experience and for that reason there will always be many children in this world who will look in the mirror and believe that they are Fabuloso. RIP Mr. Thommie Walsh. Now heaven is your stage. I will miss you so.

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