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  1. 8 points
    She won't abdicate. There's no need for her to do so. Abdication is a dirty word to her, it caused her parents no end of grief.
  2. 7 points
    1987: Ozzy Osbourne (1/31)  1989: Frank Bruno, Mike Ditka, Ozzy Osbourne, Brian Wilson, David Jenkins (5/32) 1990: Queen Elizabeth II, Mike Ditka, Rex Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Terry Waite (5/42)  1991: Leo Beenhakker (1/40)  1992: Shaun Ryder (1/37)  1993: Tony Bennett, Henry Kissinger, Ray Kennedy, George Lineker, Jerry Lee Lewis (5/56)  1994: Edmund White, Holly Johnson, Peter Shilton (3/50)  1995: Holly Johnson (1/50)  1996: Mr T (1/50)  1997: (0/50) 1998: (0/50)  1999: Nick Leeson, Carly Simon (2/50)  2000: Louis Farrakhan (1/50)  2001: Desmond Tutu, Liza Minnelli (2/50)  2002: (0/50) 2003: (0/50)  2004: Pervez Musharraf (1/50)  2005: Hamed Karzai (1/50) 2006: Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1/50)  2007: Tim Johnson, Louis Farrakhan (2/50)  2008: Russell Watson, Hamed Karzai, Charles Taylor (3/50)  2009: (0/50)  2010: Angela Lansbury (1/50)  2011: Ali Khamenei, Bob Dole, Dick Cheney, Michael Douglas (4/50)  2012: Nigel Lawson, Henry Kissinger, Dick Van Dyke, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (4/50) 2013: Prince Philip, Bob Dole, Henry Kissinger (2/50)  2014: Wilko Johnson, Prince Philip, Dick Van Dyke, Tony Bennett, Ed Asner (4/50)  2015: Prince Philip, Leslie Phillips, Bob Dole, Henry Kissinger, Jake Roberts (4/50)  2016: Prince Phillip, Bob Dole, Prunella Scales, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Tommy Chong, Leslie Phillips, Sandy Gall, Desmond Tutu, Lester Piggott, Jimmy Greaves, Paul Gascoigne (11/50)  2017: Prince Phillip, Bob Dole, Jimmy Carter, Leslie Phillips, Betty White, Queen Elizabeth ll, Bob Barker, Sandy Gall, Pope Benedict XVI, Desmond Tutu, Emperor Akihito (10/50)  2018: Prince Philip, Betty White, Linda Nolan, Bob Dole, Bob Barker, Prunella Scales, Jimmy Carter, Leslie Phillips, Henry Kissinger, Dick Van Dyke, Stanley Baxter, Mel Brooks, Pope Benedict XVI, June Brown, Louis Farrakhan, Jimmy Greaves, Ronnie Wood, Olivia Newton-John, Joni Mitchell, Paul Gascoigne (19/50)  2019: Prince Philip, Jimmy Carter, Bob Dole, Henry Kissinger, Bob Barker, Emperor Akihito, Betty White, June Brown, Alan Greenspan, Dick Van Dyke, Barbara Walters, Harry Belafonte, Desmond Tutu, Ed Asner, Vanessa Redgrave, Jimmy Greaves, Sidney Poitier, Cleo Laine, Loretta Lynn, Mikhail Gorbachev, Prunella Scales, Tina Turner, Shane MacGowan (22/50) 2020: Prince Philip, Dick Van Dyke, Emperor Akihito, Bob Dole, Betty White, Angela Lansbury, Bob Barker, Alan Greenspan, Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Carter, Leslie Phillips, Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, Prunella Scales, Desmond Tutu, Jacques Delors, Willie Nelson, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Shane MacGowan, Dick Cheney, Imelda Marcos, Lester Piggott, Joanne Woodward, David Crosby, Tom Smith, Jean-Marie Le Pen, Pervez Musharraf, David Attenborough (27/50) Updated for Phil the Greek.
  3. 7 points
    Golden Age actress Gloria Henry (wiki) died last night, just one day after her 98th birthday according to this Facebook post. Also known for playing the mother in the sitcom Dennis the Menace from 1959 to 1963. Picked by no less than 4 DDP teams. @gcreptile @msc
  4. 5 points
    As I've said before, he took the piss out of everybody, he was an equal opportunities offender I don't think he was a racist at all. He and the Queen were meeting people from all nations, races, religions, you name it, they were probably more open-minded than the average white UK citizen back in the day.
  5. 5 points
    In his defence he offended everyone without fear or favour.
  6. 5 points
    I'm fine with you staying the fuck out of our country, so it's all good.
  7. 5 points
    Wang Long, a steel factory worker in China jumped into a blast furnace and died after discovering he lost more than $9,000 on the stock market. With the name Wang Long you’d think he had something else to live for... SC
  8. 5 points
    They would still have the right to refuse the vaccine. But others would have the right to choose only to admit vaccinated people to their events or premises.
  9. 4 points
    I actually feel rather sad. Much more so than I expected I would.
  10. 4 points
  11. 4 points
    RIP the Duke. Really bad taste to call him a 'casual racist' - he was a man of his time and he took on board the attitudes of his time, right or wrong.
  12. 4 points
    Looks like my DDP unique pick Robert Howarth, former Bolton East MP, has died aged 93 from dementia: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/tributes-former-mp-council-leader-20331877
  13. 4 points
    Surprising. He genuinely was a big name of stage and screen. His death’s pissed me off hugely.
  14. 4 points
    Warwick University have won this year's University Challenge. It's a decent accomplishment, but still ranks well behind the creation of The Death List ( or Deathlist if you prefer).
  15. 4 points
    Although I have just learned that Colin Jeavons family have turned down requests for interviews/fan stuff in the past decade "due to his health". That said, just found a photo of him from January and he's looking good for 91!
  16. 4 points
    Nay. People should have the right to refuse the vaccine, it is completely up to us what we decide to put into our bodies - not the government. We should not have to earn back our human rights on the count of some higher power.
  17. 3 points
    He must have done some Morris dancing at some point, surely?
  18. 3 points
    Think Martine's stunned she's the one who ended up on duty when it was announced. She must have a million things being yelled in her ear and it's all quite stunted. Was probably always going to be the case, though. I've no idea what impact it will have on the Queen. It will, of course, be devastating to her, but it is not wholly unexpected, and I suspect it's been a managed decline over the fortnight or so he's been home from hospital, so she'll have been preparing for it. I wouldn't put any money on her going this year, fully expect another Christmas message from HM. Oh, and of course Rest in Peace, Your Royal Highness. A life of service with an appropriately low-key end.
  19. 3 points
    Quick Phil the Greek update before I head off to work... The streak of unique hits has ended with a heavyweight death. Prince Philip has died, if you haven't heard already. Unsurprisingly given his zombie-like appearance he was a popular selection with our collective, and 10 teams Greece up their totals as the Duke gets Edin-buried. 45 points for chilean way and Pedro67. 40 for Dying Probably. 35 for Book. 25 for Eesti, LizLemon, and markb4. 20 for The Old Crem. and 25 sub points for En Passant and The Quim Reaper. And with that comes a new scoreboard, with Perhaps clinging on to his lead but with Book and Eesti royally rising to narrow the margins. 1. Perhaps 214 2. Book 190 3. Eesti 185 4. CaptainChorizo 175.32 5. Pedro67 165.19 6. Funeralopolis 165 7. An Fear Beag 160 8. maryportfuncity 156 9. msc 155.32 10. Sean 145 11. En Passant 140 12. gcreptile 135.32 13. drol 122 14. Death Impends 119 15. LizLemon 115 16. Dying Probably 110.19 17. Torva Messor 105 18. The Daredevil 104 19. The Quim Reaper 100 20. markb4 98 21. Lynchian 90 22. Charles De Gaulle 87 =23. chilean way 85 =23. theoldlady 85 25. Annami 80 26. Great Uncle Bulgaria 70.19 =27. Exu 65 =27. The Old Crem 65 29. JoeMoneypenny 60 30. YoungWillz 50.19 31. GuyFromFuture 50 =32. Joey Russ 45 =32. time 45 =32. YorkshireBanker 45 35. DevonDeathTrip 35 36. the_engineer 25 37. The Unknown Man 20 =38. BabyBlue 0 =38. Bibliogryphon 0 =38. CalebH 0 =38. DeathByArsenic 0 =38. sheldondinkleberg 0 =38. Toast 0
  20. 3 points
    https://mobile.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Ghana-s-oldest-medical-doctor-dies-at-101-1226134 Dead according to this site
  21. 3 points
    My dad is a big fan of Kung, read a number of his books. I had presumed Küng was long dead. Sorry to hear this.
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points
    She had been ill with cancer for 22 months but kept on working until a few months ago when it became too much. This one hurts. She was a really lovely woman and a politician of principal. Never afraid to rebel against her own party when she disagreed with their direction.
  24. 3 points
    I know many people who live a normal life with brain failure.
  25. 3 points
    In 2000 he had said that he couldn't imagine anything worse than reaching 100. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.insider.com/prince-philip-98-birthday-could-not-imagine-reaching-100-2019-6%3famp
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