Talk:Matthew Garber

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The external links are the sources. RadioKirk 19:53, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

Cause of death[edit]

CAUSE OF DEATH: I believe there is a misunderstanding of the death certificate. I am a board certified anatomic and clinical pathologist (MD). "narcotising" means 1a: to treat with or subject to a narcotic, 1b: to put into narcosis, 2: to soothe to unconsciousness or unawareness. One would not use this term in describing pancreatic tissue. However, necrotizing is a proper medical term describing necrosis of the specified tissue (The British would spell it necrotising). "Narcotising" is either a typographical error on the orginal certificate or misreading of a handwritten report. I have not seen the death certificate. However, I know from my extensive experiences in autopsies and completing death certificates that the proper term must be "necrotizing".

I contacted the cited source who reviewed the death certificate and corrected her website info (see below). Check the Reel Classics website on Matthew Garber.

"You are correct. I have looked back at the death certificate, and it was a typo on my part. I'll get that fixed." Thanks, Elizabeth

Visit Elizabeth's Classic Movie Homepage:

           Reel Classics: The Home of Classic Movies on the 'Net"

Deaconpirate 14:17, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Works for me. :) RadioKirk (u|t|c) 14:29, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

I remember reading in a tabloid (I've forgotten which) that Matthew Garber "killed himself because he failed to again achieve the success which he had attained ten years earlier". I'm glad I've come across this article which shows the real cause of death.

Never trust a tabloid. -- (talk) 16:55, 11 July 2008 (UTC)


I can confirm Matthew attended St Paul's School, Winchmore Hill. I was in his class and at the time the Garber family were living in Vicar's Moor Lane, Winchmore Hill. When Thomasina was released a party from the school went to The Odeon, Southgate to watch a screening of the film. John Cranston

I think it was St Paul's School Winchmore Hill. Rich Farmbrough. 23:55, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Could be, but I can't find a source. Can you point me to yours? RadioKirk talk to me 00:13, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
I think my sister went to school with him, she certainly knew him around primary age. I'll have to ask her. Rich Farmbrough. 00:23, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
Cool! The problem, of course, is that it would have to be a verifiable source but, I'm guessing, you know that already ;) RadioKirk talk to me 00:29, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
Edit:Internet sources all say "St. Paul's Primary School" without specifying a different campus. It looks like print sources (or a letter of confirmation from the campus itself) would be the only option(s). Feel free to keep me up to date, please :) RadioKirk talk to me 00:34, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
St Paul's School is a public school (13+) It has an attached prep school Colet Court ages 8-13. Rich Farmbrough. 00:37, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
I'm happy making the edit unless contrary information comes to light. Rich Farmbrough. 00:39, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
I reverted (sort of) the Wikilink, the offsite link isn't needed; meantime, I don't see where Colet Court and Winchmore Hill are related. What did I miss? RadioKirk talk to me 00:51, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
They're not related. The point is that there is no St Pauls Primary associated with St Pauls the famous public school. In any case his upper school was Highgate. The ST Pauls Primary he did attend was in Winchmore Hill. Rich Farmbrough. 01:12, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
Okay. If we need to use an offsite link, though, it should be in <ref> form, preferably. :) RadioKirk talk to me 01:42, 20 February 2006 (UTC)