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    Summer Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    American gymnast Kurt Thomas, who competed at the 1976 Olympics, dead from stroke aged 64: https://www.intlgymnast.com/news/world-champion-gymnast-kurt-thomas-passes-away-after-suffering-stroke/ Rather more successful at the World Championships, winning gold in 1978 and 1979 for the Floor Exercise, and gold in 1979 on the Horizontal Bars. Didn't go to Moscow for the 1980 Olympiad due to the US boycott. Became a sometime actor and sports commentator. Fathered some singer called Kurt Travis. IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0859123/
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    Sickest game in the world

    204 is the number today - if anyone's interested.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Cannabalism, smoking pot and consensual sodomy?, 2 outta 3 ain't bad.....
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    UK Singles Chart

    Seemed to have missed off Wesley "Pike" Hall from the line up. I based by information on this here: https://www.feenotes.com/database/artists/hall-jr-wesley-pike/ Yeah I know Wiki doesn't have him, but I was sure enough to post his obit.
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    The Deathlist Poker Tournament 2020

    Often wondered that myself!
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    The Deathlist Poker Tournament 2020

    Welcome one and all to the fourth annual Poker Tournament! Once again, we throw the doors open to the Casino, situated precariously on a cliff's edge, below a high water dam, just beyond the forest. Sauna facilities provided free for the weary waits between hits! I'll say again, you don't need to know how to play poker or even be interested in cards - just know that you will be well catered for and looked after during your 6 month incarceration in the palace of pleasure! And there is a new addition to the rules just to keep you interested, and which will ensure nobody walks away with zero points! (Not that it has ever happened, but I will not have a first time!) So come on in! If you are not in it, you don't win it! It's the most random, most exciting and easily played Deadpool opening on 1st July! Your humble servant.
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    The Deathlist Poker Tournament 2020

    Takes lucky 7th place in the Masterlist. Might need to get some extra tables in this year at this rate!
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    Boxing Clever?

    Rademacher QO: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-8393037/Pete-Rademacher-1956-Olympic-boxing-champion-dies-91.html
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    Boxing Clever?

    Olympic boxing champ and loser to Floyd Patterson for the World Heavyweight Championship Pete Rademacher, dead at 91: https://wtop.com/other-sports/2020/06/pete-rademacher-1956-olympic-boxing-champion-dies-at-91/ Pretty sure he's a DDP pick. Certainly has been for years.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Report of the death of musician and producer Rupert Hine at the age of 72: IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0385616/ As part of the band Quantum Jump, he had a #5 UK hit in June 1979, The Lone Ranger:
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    Star Wars Deaths

    Report of the death of Al Lampert, who played Daine Jir in A New Hope. Another Space 1999 death in days.
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    Female 'Firsts'

    First woman to graduate in camera from the UK's National Film and TV School, cinematographer Diane Tammes dead at 78: https://www.screendaily.com/news/diane-tammes-pioneering-uk-cinematographer-dies-aged-78/5150390.article
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    The Deathlist Poker Tournament 2020

    Well, that's the point really, it's not a question of getting in early or late. It's up to the players to decide when they submit a team. It's not an encouragement to get in early or leave it to the last minute, because who knows what the cards will hold. It's a bonus for all players. Could you be lucky and get 6 Aces in the monthly draws? Unlikely. But it might be an indication of which position you submit your team has the luck of the bonus. Remember, this could swing it in a close match. It's a bit of fun that makes sure everyone is playing by 31 July.
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    The Deathlist Poker Tournament 2020

    Ok, for the Roulette, the random cards are all drawn in one go. Say there are 5 teams (as there are at present). I would draw 5 cards together (not including Jokers obvs) from Random.org, not one by one. Those card values would be allocated in the order they came out to the teams playing in the order they were submitted to the game. Now, there are a limited number of Kings, Aces, etc (4 values, 1 for each suit). This becomes more important with a larger number of teams. So say your team is #15, but all the aces are drawn for positions 2, 7, 9 and 12. You cannot get the maximum number of points because you cannot draw an Ace. I mean, it will become clear as we play and it will be completely random so keeping the spirit of the game.
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    Widow(er) Shopping

    Nigel's widow and Adam's mother, Valerie Buxton now dead: http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/deaths/242226/buxton
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    Donald J Trump

    Trump finally gets wall built. Around the Whitehouse. Because he's frightened of placards and dissent.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    The dam is broken: https://louderthanwar.com/steve-priest-the-sweet-guitarist-dies-aged-72/ Seen a statement from the family that he died 8:25am Pacific Time today, and that the family confirm his death. 100% to QO. Edit: Mirror for the DDP: https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-steve-priest-dead-sweet-22140353
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    Death By Numbers 2020

    Can't remember if NYT counts for this pool but Hutton Gibson: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/04/us/hutton-gibson-extremist-and-father-of-mel-gibson-dies-at-101.html
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    UK Singles Chart

    Let's hope Andy Scott of The Sweet survives until you get to S. 3 quarters of the classic line up dead with Steve Priest's death.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Steve Priest of The Sweet being reported blitzed out of the ballroom - dead:
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    The Archers

    Louise Page, playwright who wrote several episode of The Archers, dead from cancer aged 65: https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/jun/04/louise-page-obituary IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1649642/ Also mentions that she is survived by her husband and another Archers writer Christopher Hawes, who is suffering from Parkinsons.
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    Summer Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    Report of the death of Scottish athlete Don Macgregor aged 80, who represented GB in the 1972 Olympics and Scotland in the 1974 Commonwealth Games in the marathon:
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    Dead Screenwriters Society

    I'll know him best for Stir Crazy. Lot of that film now 6 feet under. With one notable exception.
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    UK Singles Chart

    Bombers. Only be of help here with one name, and then only if two sources have got it very wrong. Mack L Jones also appears to be Busta Jones who later toured with Talking Heads. If that's him as it appears to be from these sources, he's dead: http://www.canuckistanmusic.com/index.php?maid=352 and https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=DykffzkFALoC&pg=PA319&lpg=PA319&dq=busta+jones+bombers&source=bl&ots=6zAOKCyoWU&sig=ACfU3U1I9DTudVW7zm_RfH8PBVdUONyPLw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjCm8Xh1ebpAhU6VBUIHTCMDxYQ6AEwC3oECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=busta jones bombers&f=false
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    Not that it really matters for pooling purposes, but @Toast you are right: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8385713/RICHARD-KAY-dies-aged-79-men-lived-life-gallop-Sir-William-Pigott-Brown.html

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