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  1. 14 points
    English Actor Brian Murphy, star of 1970s/1980s sitcoms Man About the House as well as its spinoff George and Mildred turned 90 a few days ago. He is famous enough, evident from previous statements that he should have a place on the list as and when it is deemed necessary, and he is certainly more famous than some names that have turned up on the list over the years. He is also one of the oldest remaining regular cast members from Last of the Summer Wine, having portrayed Alvin Smedley from 2003 until the show's end in 2010. Absolutely meets the fame criteria and getting on in years by now. I sure hope not, but could he be a potential candidate for 2023? Intriguing Fact: When serving at RAF Northwood he met and formed a friendship with future The Good Life and Monarch of the Glen actor the late great Richard Briers, one and a half years his junior.
  2. 13 points
    True story/Tangential Anecdote I met Eric Idle he autographed a pair of men's briefs with "cute ass" which I gave to my husband. Now that my husband is gone from, yes, pancreatic cancer, I would like to auction the never-worn briefs. Mr. Idle on Twitter said he would help.
  3. 10 points
    It’s kinda frowned upon generally in society to wish people dead.
  4. 10 points
    Extract of death certificate published Died at 15:10 (So none of the ones who weren't in Scotland beforehand made it in time then IIRC) Cause of death given as Old Age
  5. 8 points
    Part 4: 2001–2003 John Diamond (1953–2001; 47) Journalist and husband of Nigella Lawson; died from throat cancer David Rocastle (1967–2001; 33) Footballer (Arsenal, Chelsea, Leeds Utd); died from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Douglas Adams (1952–2001; 49) Author (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), screenwriter and humourist; died from a heart attack Aaron Flahavan (1975–2001; 25) Footballer (Portsmouth); died in a car accident Les Sealey (1957–2001; 43) Footballer (Luton Town, Coventry City, Manchester Utd); died from a heart attack "Gentleman" Chris Adams (1955–2001; 46) Wrestler and trainer (Stone Cold Steve Austin, Scott Hall); shot Barry Horne (1952–2001; 49) Animal rights activist, known for his extreme hunger strikes; died from liver failure Anno Birkin (1980–2001; 20) Poet; died in a car accident Charlotte Coleman (1968–2001; 33) Actress (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Worzel Gummidge); died from asthma complications Stuart Adamson (1958–2001; 43) Rock guitarist and singer (Big Country); committed suicide Jon Lee (1968–2002; 33) Rock drummer (Feeder); committed suicide Nish Bruce (1956–2002; 45) British Army soldier (Falklands War) and memoirist; committed suicide Doreen Waddell (1965–2002; 36) R&B singer (Soul II Soul); hit by oncoming traffic Billy Ayre (1952–2002; 49) Footballer (Hartlepool Utd, Mansfield Town, Halifax Town) and manager; died from cancer Davey Boy Smith (1962–2002; 39) Wrestler; died from a heart attack Paul Samson (1953–2002; 49) Heavy metal musician (Samson); died from cancer Katrin Cartlidge (1961–2002; 41) Actress (Brookside, Career Girls, Naked); died from complications of a rare cancer Pattie Coldwell (1952–2002; 50) Television presenter (Open Air, Loose Women) and journalist; died from brain cancer Joanne Campbell (1964–2002; 38) Actress (Me and My Girl); died from deep vein thrombosis Joe Strummer (1952–2002; 50) Punk rock singer-songwriter (The Clash); died from a heart attack Terry Lloyd (1952–2003; 50) Television journalist (ITN); killed by the U.S. military whilst covering the invasion of Iraq James Miller (1968–2003; 34) Emmy Award-winning filmmaker; killed by Israeli forces whilst filming in the Gaza Strip David Jefferies (1972–2003; 30) Motorcycle racer; died at a practice race for the Isle of Man TT Trevor Goddard (1962–2003; 40) Actor (Mortal Kombat, JAG, Men of War); died from an overdose of heroin, cocaine and barbiturates Paul Daisley (1957–2003; 45) Labour politician, MP (since 2001); died from colorectal cancer Laura Sadler (1980–2003; 22) Actress (Grange Hill, Holby City); died after falling from a balcony whilst drinking Steve Hislop (1962–2003; 41) Motorcycle racer; died in a helicopter crash Jimmy Davis (1982–2003; 21) Footballer (Manchester Utd, Watford, Swindon Town); died in a car accident Robert Addie (1960–2003; 43) Actor (Robin of Sherwood); died from lung cancer Dickie Davis (1966–2003; 37) First class cricketer (Kent, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire); died from brain cancer
  6. 8 points
    My parents used to say this: Andropov tried to ventilate the room without opening the windows. Gorbachev tried to open the window, but the whole frame fell out. Many condemned him and condemn him. But he was kind and gave people faith in change. And he was also from the occupied territory, like my father. Rest in peace.
  7. 7 points
    Teams summed up in the post above. Welcome to the 26 players of this new round of twisted DL ! The game is now opened and will close on the 1st of October 2023. Have fun and good luck to all
  8. 7 points
    The Russian backed heads of the four newly annexed regions of Ukraine might be worth a shot (perhaps literally, as well as metaphorically) Yevgeny Balitsky - Zaporizhzhia Vladimir Saldo - Kherson, Denis Pushilin - Donetsk 'People’s Republic' Leonid Pasechnik - Luhansk 'People’s Republic' Historically, politicians who collaborate with invading forces often face a day of reckoning and this bunch, as well as their little friend, will be looking over their shoulders for the rest of their lives. I'm not sure they'll all make old bones...
  9. 7 points
    I think a good comparison is Paul McCartney. He’s the same age as Biden and nowadays his memory is a little fuzzy and his speaking voice is sorta slurred and imprecise. He repeats himself constantly. He still tours the world and plays long sets though, and there’s no reason to believe he won’t be here in five years time. Biden seems fairly similar - an average 80 year old - to me.
  10. 6 points
    Apart from when it's Peter Tobin or Sidney Cooke... both of whom are must have picks for the DL next year imo (if either of them make it that far ofc).
  11. 6 points
    Indeed. There are a few exceptions (eg Putin), but King Charles is not one of them.
  12. 6 points
    Brie Larson, American film and television actress who won an Oscar for her performance as a kidnapping victim in the acclaimed independent film "Room", which was based on a novel by Emma Donoghue, is 33 today. She is now known as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Julie Andrews, the great British actress, dancer and singer who is the recipient of Academy Award, BAFTA, Emmy, Golden Globe, Grammy, People's Choice Award, Screen Actors Guild and Theatre World Award honours, is 87 today. The notable artist made her debut in a Broadway play with "The Boy Friend" (1954). "Mary Poppins" (1964) was her first film and won the Oscar for her performance in the title role. She is also an author of children's books and has published two autobiographies.
  13. 6 points
    Prince Ferfried of Hohenzollern died at 79 years: https://www.bild.de/unterhaltung/royals/royals/ferfried-prinz-von-hohenzollern-foffi-stirbt-im-alter-von-79-jahren-81474890.bild.html He was also known as the "black sheep" of Hohenzollern after several divorces and alcoholism scandals.
  14. 6 points
  15. 6 points
    It’s also true that there are much worse cases of octogenarian not being fit for the job. I’m looking at you Diane Feinstein and Chuck Grassley
  16. 6 points
    Ginga (left in below pic) of Gramma and Ginga (wiki) dead at 103. Announcement on their official FB page here.
  17. 5 points
    https://www.voanews.com/a/former-us-president-jimmy-carter-turns-98-/6771029.html "too old to give interviews anymore" (he was able to in July 2021 where he did not seem too bad) "advanced age and deteriorating health"
  18. 5 points
    Yeah, you're right. We're not Korean, so it will be so much different. Just like it was in Germany, Italy, Spain, Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union (and modern Russia), Romania...you get the idea. Dictatorship is dictatorship.
  19. 5 points
    You felt the Queen had pancreatic cancer, she ended up dying of old age a couple of years later. You felt that the next GE is likely to see a Tory majority of 10, and, granted, it hasn’t happened yet, but within the week three separate polls have put Labour more than 30 points ahead, another three more than 20 points ahead. You felt that Putin was gonna nuke the world to kingdom come months ago, and I can’t remember that happening either. I, therefore, am massively reassured by this feeling of yours today.
  20. 5 points
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11266613/Skull-hunt-Ian-Brady-Myra-Hindleys-victim-Keith-Bennett.html The Police are digging on Saddleworth Moor trying to find the remains of Keith Bennett after a child’s skull was found.
  21. 5 points
  22. 5 points
    He's clearly not the same man he once was, but then, he is 80. Even Dianne Feinstein showed mental decline in her 80s, and all she's done for 40 years is sit in a comfy chair and bark orders at people! The Biden Presidency all but admits this - look at how quickly they're trying to get stuff done - infrastructure, green energy, jobs, protections we take for granted in the UK - all at once, because it's a 4 year tenure, not an 8 year one. Which so far has worked - Biden's managed to get more of his plans passed through the Senate than any democrat since LBJ? FDR? A long time anyhow. But...the problem is, that Democrats seemed to buy into the Hilary Clinton or bust idea for so long, they never built up any potential challengers. So she sunk, and they're a bit like Labour in 2010 - where's the contenders? (No, Bernie Sanders is 81, he's not the answer, sorry fans.) This is of course why Biden came out of retirement in 2020, as the only popular name who could beat Trump. He'll retire into the sunset in January 2025 and tbf he's earned it. i don't know who they've got to replace him, though.
  23. 5 points
    Has a very important place in football history as well: he was the first person to get a Panini sticker
  24. 4 points
    September-Update Seems like there are 4 hits this month: Hunt, Godard and Papas, picked by one person each only, and Queen Elizabeth II, picked by 20 players out of 23. As far as I can see, we do have the following hits: Hits so far: 01. Gary Burgess (13.11.1975 – 01.01.2022): Doulton, Joes Russ 02. Sidney Poitier (20.02.1927 – 06.01.2022): 14:22, Annami, Bibliogryphon, Book, Buffalo Phil, chilean way, DL 2022, Doulton, Etushispushingupdaisies, gcreptile, Great Uncle Bulgaria, Joey Russ, Lafaucheuse, msc, RoverAndOut, The Daredevil, The Old Crem, theoldlady, ThereWillBeDeaths7, TomTomTelekom, TQR, YoungWillz 03. Robert Durst (12.04.1943 – 10.01.2022): DL 2022, Doulton 04. Hardy Krüger (12.04.1928 – 19.01.2022): The Daredevil 05. Russell Bishop (09.02.1966 – 20.01.2022): Book 06. Barry Cryer (23.03.1935 – 25.01.2022): Bibliogryphon 07. Leonard Fenton (29.04.1926 – 29.01.2022): The Daredevil, TQR 08. Monica Vitti (03.11.1930 – 02.02.2022): 14:22, Buffalo Phil, The Daredevil 09. Shirley Hughes (16.07.1927 – 25.02.2022): Bibliogryphon 10. Vic Elford (10.06.1935 – 13.03.2022): Joey Russ, theoldlady, TQR 11. Tom Parker (04.08.1988 – 30.03.2022): Bibliogryphon, The Old Crem, TQR 12. June Brown (16.02.1927 – 03.04.2022): 14:22, Annami, Bibliogryphon, Book, Buffalo Phil, chilean way, DL 2022, Etushispushingupdaisies, gcreptile, Great Uncle Bulgaria, Lafaucheuse, msc, RoverAndOut, theoldlady, ThereWillBeDeaths7, TomTomTelekom, YoungWillz 13. Tom Smith (31.10.1971 – 06.04.2022): chilean way, Great Uncle Bulgaria, RoverAndOut, The Old Crem, theoldlady, ThereWillBeDeaths7, TomTomTelekom, TQR, WEP, YoungWillz 14. Rae Allen (03.07.1926 – 06.04.2022 ): Doulton 15. Jack Higgins (27.07.1929 – 09.04.2022): The Daredevil 16. Michel Bouquet (06.11.1925 – 13.04.2022): The Daredevil 17. Kane Tanaka (02.01.1903 – 19.04.2022): theoldlady 18. George Pérez (09.06.1954 – 06.05.2022): The Daredevil 19. Lester Piggott (05.11.1935 – 29.05.2022): Annami, Buffalo Phil, chilean way, theoldlady, TomTomTelekom, WEP 20. Billy Bingham (05.08.1931 – 10.06.2022): TQR 21. Jean-Louis Trintignant (11.12.1930 – 17.06.2022): 14:22, Buffalo Phil, chilean way, Doulton, Joey Russ, Lafaucheuse, The Daredevil, ThereWillBeDeaths7, TomTomTelekom, TQR 22. Frank Williams (02.07.1931 – 26.06.2022): ThereWillBeDeaths7 23. Peter Brook (21.03.1925 – 02.07.2022): Etushispushingupdaisies 24. Larry Storch (08.01.1923 – 08.07.2022): ThereWillBeDeaths7, TomTomTelekom, 25. James Lovelock (26.07.1919 – 26.07.2022): 14:20, Bibliogryphon, Joey Russ, msc, RoverAndOut, TQR 26. Bernard Cribbins (29.12.1928 – 28.07.2022): Doulton, Great Uncle Bulgaria, theoldlady, ThereWillBeDeaths7, WEP, YoungWillz 27. Nichelle Nichols (28.12.1932 – 30.07.2022): 14:22, Bibliogryphon, Book, Buffalo Phil, Lafaucheuse, RoverAndOut, The Daredevil, ThereWillBeDeaths7, TomTomTelekom, TQR, 28. Vin Scully (29.11.1927 – 02.08.2022): 14:22 29. Olivia Newton-John (26.09.1948 – 08.08.2022): Annami, Bibliogryphon, Book, chilean way, Doulton, Etushispushingupdaisies, gcreptile, Great Uncle Bulgaria, Lafaucheuse, RoverAndOut, The Old Crem, theoldlady, TomTomTelekom, WEP, YoungWillz 30. Raymond Briggs (18.01.1934 – 09.08.2022): Bibliogryphon, Buffalo Phil 31. Tom Weiskopf (09.11.1942 – 21.08.2022): msc, RoverAndOut 32. Mikhail Gorbachev (02.03.1931 – 30.08.2022): 14:22, Annami, Bibliogryphon, Book, Buffalo Phil, chilean way, DL 2022, Doulton, Etushispushingupdaisies, gcreptile, Great Uncle Bulgaria, Joey Russ, Lafaucheuse, msc, Predictor, RoverAndOut, The Daredevil, The Old Crem, theoldlady, ThereWillBeDeaths7, TomTomTelekom, TQR, WEP, YoungWillz 33. Bill Turnbull (25.01.1956 – 31.08.2022): Bibliogryphon, Book, DL 2022, gcreptile, Joey Russ, The Old Crem, ThereWillBeDeaths7 34. Marsha Hunt (17.10.1917 – 06.09.2022): Annami 35. Queen Elizabeth II (21.04.1926 – 08.09.2022): 14:22, Annami, Bibliogryphon, Book, Buffalo Phil, DL 2022, Doulton, Etushispushingupdaisies, gcreptile, Great Uncle Bulgaria, Joey Russ, Lafaucheuse, msc, Predictor, RoverAndOut, The Old Crem, theoldlady, ThereWillBeDeaths7, TomTomTelekom, TQR, WEP 36. Jean-Luc Godard (03.12.1930 – 13.09.2022): DL 2022, YoungWillz 37. Irene Papas (03.09.1926 – 14.09.2022): The Daredevil Standings: 12: Bibliogryphon: Sidney Poitier, Barry Cryer, Shirley Hughes, Tom Parker, June Brown, James Lovelock, Nichelle Nichols, Olivia Newton-John, Raymond Briggs, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Turnbull, Queen Elizabeth II, 11: The Daredevil: Sidney Poitier, Hardy Krüger, Leonard Fenton, Monica Vitti, Jack Higgins, Michel Bouquet, George Pérez, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Nichelle Nichols, Mikhail Gorbachev, Irene Papas, 11: ThereWillBeDeaths7: Sidney Poitier, June Brown, Tom Smith, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frank Williams, Larry Storch, Bernard Cribbins, Nichelle Nichols, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Turnbull, Queen Elizabeth II, 11: TQR: Sidney Poitier, Leonard Fenton, Vic Elford, Tom Parker, Tom Smith, Billy Bingham, Jean-Louis Trintignant, James Lovelock, Nichelle Nichols, Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth II, 10: theoldlady: Sidney Poitier, Vic Elford, June Brown, Tom Smith, Kane Tanaka, Lester Piggott, Bernard Cribbins, Olivia Newton-John, Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth II, 10: TomTomTelekom: Sidney Poitier, June Brown, Tom Smith, Lester Piggott, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Larry Storch, Nichelle Nichols, Olivia Newton-John, Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth II, 9: 14:22: Sidney Poitier, Monica Vitti, June Brown, Jean-Louis Trintignant, James Lovelock, Nichelle Nichols, Vin Scully, Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth II, 9: Buffalo Phil: Sidney Poitier, Monica Vitti, June Brown, Lester Piggott, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Nichelle Nichols, Raymond Briggs, Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth II, 9: Doulton: Gary Burgess, Sidney Poitier, Robert Durst, Rae Allen, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Bernard Cribbins, Olivia Newton-John, Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth II, 9: RoverAndOut: Sidney Poitier, June Brown, Tom Smith, James Lovelock, Nichelle Nichols, Olivia Newton-John, Tom Weiskopf, Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth II, 8: Book: Sidney Poitier, Russell Bishop, June Brown, Nichelle Nichols, Olivia Newton-John, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Turnbull, Queen Elizabeth II, 8: DL 2022: Sidney Poitier, Robert Durst, Estelle Harris, June Brown, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Turnbull, Queen Elizabeth II, Jean-Luc Godard, 8: Joey Russ: Gary Burgess, Sidney Poitier, Vic Elford, Jean-Louis Trintignant, James Lovelock, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Turnbull, Queen Elizabeth II, 7: Annami: Sidney Poitier, June Brown, Lester Piggott, Olivia Newton-John, Mikhail Gorbachev, Marsha Hunt, Queen Elizabeth II, 7: chilean way: Sidney Poitier, June Brown, Tom Smith, Lester Piggott, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Olivia Newton-John, Mikhail Gorbachev, 7: Great Uncle Bulgaria: Sidney Poitier, June Brown, Tom Smith, Bernard Cribbins, Olivia Newton-John, Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth II, 7: Lafaucheuse: Sidney Poitier, June Brown, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Nichelle Nichols, Olivia Newton-John, Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth II, 7: The Old Crem: Sidney Poitier, Tom Parker, Tom Smith, Olivia Newton-John, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Turnbull, Queen Elizabeth II, 6: Etushispushingupdaisies: Sidney Poitier, June Brown, Peter Brook, Olivia Newton-John, Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth II, 6: gcreptile: Sidney Poitier, June Brown, Olivia Newton-John, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Turnbull, Queen Elizabeth II, 6: msc: Sidney Poitier, June Brown, James Lovelock, Tom Weiskopf, Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth II, 6: WEP: Tom Smith, Lester Piggott, Bernard Cribbins, Olivia Newton-John, Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth II, 6: YoungWillz: Sidney Poitier, June Brown, Tom Smith, Bernard Cribbins, Olivia Newton-John, Jean-Luc Godard, 5: Predictor: Sidney Poitier, Vic Elford, June Brown, Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth II, Please tell me if I missed a hit, especially one of the lesser known or more obscure picks...
  25. 4 points
    Absolutely, don't believe things "can't happen here" - there was a guy from the IMF on the BBC last night pointing out he's seen the kind of economic policies and announcement we managed last week, but they're usually in "developing economies" and never before in G7 countries. So it is happening here.
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