goodbye, cruel world

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goodbye, cruel world

cliché An exclamation, note, or statement made immediately prior to one's death, especially by suicide. We felt as though we never had closure after Tom committed suicide. We never even knew he was contemplating taking his own life, and his note merely said "Goodbye, cruel world." The gunslinger lay on the ground, bleeding into the dust. "Goodbye, cruel world," he gasped with his last breath. And with that, he perished.
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Sue was BAFTA-nominated for her role as a sufferer of motor neurone disease in Goodbye Cruel World.
I'd have to say Goodbye Cruel World and coming back to the Liverpool for The Play What I Wrote as well was great.
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Her credits have included the acclaimed drama Goodbye Cruel World through to the comedy The Royle Family.
Her versatility has proven in a variety of acclaimed dramas including Goodbye Cruel World, the Fifties feel-good nostalgia series Sex, Chips And Rock `n' Roll and cult comedy The Royle Family.
Sue has since appeared in several TV dramas,including My Uncle Silas, Goodbye Cruel World, and won rave reviews for The Royle Family.