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    Michael Foot

    Salinger was pretty much a recluse. Do any later photographs of him exist? The "Agent Boot" KGB stories should be worth a read when they come out!
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    Former Finnish member of parliament as well as being a retired wrestler.
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    Ideas And Possibilities For 2011

    If they don't die in 2010, the last-surviving (and accepted) WWI veterans: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Choules (last British, lives in Australia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Babcock (last Canadian, lives in USA) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Buckles (last American, lives in USA)
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    The Dead Of 2010

    Two more. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...0010102147.html Former Washington Post ombudsman Deborah Howell, one of the first women to lead a major U.S. newspaper, died in an accident involving an automobile in New Zealand on Saturday, according to her family. She was 68. And... http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaki...2/breaking1.htm Michael Dwyer, the film correspondent of The Irish Times , has died at the age of 58 following an illness.
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    Kurt Westergaard

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8437433.stm Danish police shoot intruder at cartoonist's home Danish police have shot and wounded a man at the home of Kurt Westergaard, whose cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad sparked an international row. Mr Westergaard was at home in Aarhus when a man broke in and threatened him. He pressed a panic button and police entered the house and shot the man. Danish officials said the intruder was a 28-year-old Somali linked to the radical Islamist al-Shabab militia
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    The Dead Of 2010

    http://www.wsmv.com/politics/22104693/detail.html NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- John S. Wilder, a wily, eccentric and towering figure in Tennessee politics as lieutenant governor/Senate speaker for 36 years, died early Friday at a Memphis hospital. He was 88. And... http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/envior..._100297703.html Lucknow, Jan 2 (IANS) Renowned wildlife enthusiast and author Billy Arjan Singh died at his home - Tiger Haven - in the vicinity of the famous Dudhwa National Park, about 250 km from here, late Friday night. He was 94. And... http://www.colombotoday.com/english/articl...s-away/8664.htm Leading upcountry trade unionist and politician Periyasami Chandrasekaran has passed away, hospital sources said. He was 52. Mr. Chandrasekaran died, following a brief illness, at a private hospital in Colombo in the early hours of this morning (Jan. 01). He was leader of the Upcountry People's Front and government minister of community development and social inequity eradication.
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    Oddly, or not, I seem to recall the reason "Stone Cold" Steve Austin changed his surname from Williams to Austin, for wrestling-purposes, was because of the Steve Williams who has just died.
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    Margaret Thatcher

    Not necessarily. Harold Wilson won four General Elections, at a push (1964, 1966 and both the 1974 ones). Though the February 1974 one is somewhat arguable. As for the views on Thatcher, I'd argue the split between those who remember her positively and those who remember her negatively isn't as clear cut as it may appear at times!
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    Sir Bobby Robson

    Sorry if this already has a thread, but I could find it, so... From the Daily Mirror 6 May 2006 BOBBY IN CANCER BATTLE NUMBER 3 By Allison Martin FORMER England manager Sir Bobby Robson is battling cancer for the third time, it emerged last night. The 73-year-old had surgery this week to remove a lung tumour. Doctors spotted the growth when he went for an X-ray after injuring ribs during a skiing accident in France. His spokesman said: "He is convalescing and looking forward to getting back to his commitments." The ex-Newcastle United boss was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 1992. Three years later specialists found he had a rare form of mouth cancer and gave him just 18 months to live. He was told to give up his job but battled on and was back at work within three months. Sir Bobby has been treated at the Freeman hospital in Newcastle - which specialises in lung transplants - for his latest tumour. He is recovering at home in County Durham. He has been working as consultant to the Republic of Ireland team since January. Manager Steve Staunton said: "Knowing him as I do he'll be back fighting fit in no time."
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    Is The Deathlist Dying?

    I've got a cunning plan to address that, but on a more general note; Paul Hunter's demise taught us that not all Google juice is good. I take the opposite view, Paul Hunter's carkage showed exactly why we need the juice!
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    Is The Deathlist Dying?

    The Death List regenerates - it has a few more chances to cheat death yet! As an observation, we're not getting as much Google juice as we used to so there is much less new blood happening by.
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    Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Given his face looks like he's permanently ejaculating, this surprised me!
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    Richard O'Sullivan

    He still replies to autograph hunters: http://www.fanmail.biz/mboard/viewtopic.php?t=141830
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    People I Was Surprised To Find Are Still Alive

    Richard O'Sullivan
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    Time Added

    John Hartson won't make 2010: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8151728.stm Former Wales, Arsenal and Celtic striker John Hartson is in a critical condition after emergency neurosurgery on his brain. On the weekend 34-year-old Hartson was diagnosed with testicular cancer which had already spread. On Wednesday, doctors confirmed it was also present in his lungs. The father-of-three had undergone surgery at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, after being transferred from the city's Singleton Hospital. A hospital statement read: "He is currently being cared for by the critical care team at Morriston and is receiving round-the-clock care aiming to stabilise his condition. "He will resume radiotherapy and chemotherapy as soon as possible."
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2010

    Has been even longer than that for Carrington - he took his seat on his 21st birthday, June 6 1940, so has been in the Lords for more than 69 years now!
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    The Dead Of 2009

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8129617.stm Actress Mollie Sugden has died at the age of 86, her agent has said. She died at the Royal Surrey Hospital after a long illness. The actress was best known for playing Mrs Slocombe in the long-running British sitcom Are You Being Served?
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    Ideas And Possibilities For 2009

    Lt Gen Victor "Brute" Krulak, who was partially responsible for America's involvement in Vietnam, is ill, according to his son (General Charles Krulak) who posts on Aston Villa Football Club fan forums. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Krulak He told JFK 'Nam was winnable, JFK trusted his judgement and it escalated.
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    Brooks Mileson

    He was certainly a character, and brought some life to the Scottish game. And he managed to outlive his team...
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    Richard O'Sullivan

    We need more of Dicky O. And more of Brinsworth House Baiter - one of the greatest-named posters needs to return. Dicky O seems as good as can be expected, but I don't think he has done anything career-wise since the audio commentary to Carry on Teacher.
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    The Thirteenth 2008 Success Poll

    Clive Dunn, for old time's sake.
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    Gordon Brown

    Well, it has been a year or so since I last posted, and I have discovered many things since then. Such as the cross-dressing rumour, thrown in with a love of wearing nappies and riding a rocking horse, being a well-known rumour among the London media. He was rather extravagant during his student days, it seems...
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    Greatest Ever Scotsman

    Jock Stein.
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    Chris Langham

    Surely Chris Langham should be on suicide watch for a few weeks/months? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5342878.stm Sure, an outside bet - but would any of you really be surprised if he topped himself?
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    The Sixth 2008 Success Poll

    My heart says Foot but my mind says Basil Dolly, so I'm having to plump for the cricketer.

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