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  2. The Ashes Urn

    Death Anniversary Thread

    American actress and singer Laurie Anders died on this day 30 years ago, aged 70.
  3. Great Uncle Bulgaria

    The 10th death of 2022

  4. drol

    Saddam Hussein

    Rumours swirling that his wife Sajida Talfah is dead...
  5. Ulitzer95

    Animal Antics

    Pebbles (wiki mention), Guinness World Record holder for the world's oldest dog, dead at 22. @Paul Bearer, can this thread please be moved to general? I enjoy posting in here but I get the impression a lot of folk don't see it in extra-curricular.
  6. Great Uncle Bulgaria

    The Ukraine Crisis

    Clearly something of a minority view here but I still think Russia will get most of what it wants in the end. The west has stuck together thus far and supplied Ukraine with arms etc but this war is at the bottom of much of the economic misery piling up in the rest of the world atm and I don't think it will be too long before some politicians begin to argue that the billions going towards flattening whatever buildings are still standing in southern and eastern Ukraine would be far better spent on the NHS/alleviating poverty here etc and pressure is put on Zelensky to do a deal that will give the Russians most of their ill-gotten gains. The extra hundreds of thousands Putin called up a couple of weeks ago will increase their numerical advantage and help stem the current run of Ukrainian gains and I see no sign that Putin is vulnerable internally. Time is Putin's friend (and I don't mean our friend from Brighton).
  7. CalebH

    The 10th death of 2022

  8. Ulitzer95

    FIFA World Cup Players

  9. invalidbelarusian

    FIFA World Cup Players

    François Remetter dead at 94. Pretty sure he was the last remaining member of France's 1954 squad, and he was also part of the squad in 1958. https://www.dna.fr/sport/2022/10/03/francois-remetter-gardien-emblematique-du-racing-et-des-bleus-s-est-envole
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  11. Ulitzer95

    World's Oldest

    Photos of the UK's oldest living people Ethel Caterham and Rose Eaton from their 113th birthdays in late August. Rose (bottom set of pictures) is STILL living at home independently (with occasional visits from carers). That's crazy! They're the only living people to have been subjects of SIX monarchs – Edward VII, George V, Edward VII, George VI, Elizabeth II and now Charles III.
  12. Kenny

    The 10th death of 2022

    Jimmy Carter
  13. YorkshireBanker

    The 10th death of 2022

    Douglas Hurd
  14. Bibliogryphon

    Liz Truss

    I presume the M stands for Malevolent
  15. harrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy

    Shirley Bassey

    She had the range, and everything else, belting out Bond themes last night at the 60th birthday bash. Not really my cuppa, but what a trouper.
  16. Predictor

    The 100 Club

    Sorry, forgot the other link. https://www.familjesidan.se/system/funeral_notices/pdfs/001/332/753/original/a8be4bf6-f707-449d-a95e-4ae064d0036c-1.pdf?1664452931
  17. arghton

    World's Oldest

    The Shanghai Centenarian reports have been released. first of all, Xu Senzhen is dead, died this year at some point age 114 or 115. Not unexpected considering she looked very frail in November 2021. Wu Zhicheng is the oldest woman mentioned, born in 1910. There's one other woman born in 1910 and one born in 1911, the others aren't supercentenarians. From the men: Tao Ruisheng is dead. Also not unexpected considering he was bedbound years ago. Chen Zhongbo, the second-oldest man last year, is also dead, which is slightly suprising as he seemed a bit healthier than the others. As is #4 Shen Guangyuan, Chongming's leading educator. The oldest man now is Yang Lonsheng, who looked like this in 2020: 112 in December. #2 is Shanghai local politician Shi Ping who I have actually mentioned here before. Shi seems to be "permanently" hospitalised and will be 110 next month.
  18. Ulitzer95

    The 100 Club

  19. Predictor

    The 100 Club

    Austrian-born actress Tilly Stephan (1922-2022) died on 22 September at the age of 100. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0826866/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
  20. Toast

    Liz Truss

    Quoting myself from a few weeks ago: My hope now is that Truss wins and then finds herself so hopelessly out of her depth that she calls a General Election.
  21. arghton

    Political Frailty

    Checked on some nonagenarian Soviet politicians: Here's Nikolai Ryzhkov, Gorby's Premier who has later sold his soul to Putin, last month, doesn't look bad for 93: I expect Silayev is in bad health as he hasn't made any appearances in years. He'll be 92 this month. Vaino Väljas looks a bit frail in new pictures. (There's one probably from this year on facebook, but it's quite low quality) Vitold Fokin, first Prime Minister of post-independence Ukraine (not 90 yet, but will be this month) lives in Moldova as far as I know. Here's a recent-ish picture, probably around April/May: I wonder if he'll obit when he dies, I expect he would if he dies anytime soon. Kalibek Kamalov, longtime leader of the Karakalpak Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, in May. Doesn't look bad for 96 and apparently he's still quite sharp: He lives in Uzbekistan judging on the flag on the guy next to him. Uzbekistan also has Rafiq Nishonov, a much more powerful old guy who was the leader of the Uzbek SSR before the late Islam Karimov. Nishonov will be 97 in January and as far as I know hasn't been anywhere in over a year. Ancient Tajik SSR leader Nizoramo Zaripova will be 99 next month.
  22. TQR

    Liz Truss

    Forgive me, I’m just trying to understand where she’s coming from here. - She spent a segment of her speech slagging off her time in education in the 80s up to the mid-90s as being depressive and lacking aspiration. So, during the tenures of Thatcher and Major. - She used the word “growth” like there’s no tomorrow. It’s unequivocally the no.1 priority. Growth, growth, growth, something something growth growth. We haven’t had any decent growth since the global financial crisis a decade and a half ago, so fair enough. - She expressed the urge to break the status quo and hit the ground (running) with her new government around her. Her party has of course been in power for the last 12 years and she’s served in all 4 governments. To me, it sounds like she was only happy between 1997-2008.
  23. Ulitzer95

    Rag Traders

    And now Franca Fendi has died aged 87. 3 of the 5 Fendi sisters remain. Anna Fendi (wiki), who is 89, is the most prominent. Paola Fendi is the oldest, at 91. Alda Fendi is the youngest, at 82.
  24. The Daredevil

    Ideas and possibilities for 2023

    Patricia Routledge, Thelma Barlow and Joan Plowright feel like three highly Deathlisty names (all born in 1929) who will make their DL debuts in 2023.
  25. gcreptile

    Minimalists (and other classical composers/musicians)

    Interesting, thanks, I missed that. Makes me wonder what it could be. Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's. None would allow conducting, but I'd assume you'd have seen signs by now if it was one of these things. Maybe he had a mini-stroke, an aneurysm, or something like that? He doesn't want to cancel everything, but the message also sounds like a good bye.
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