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    Elon Musk

    One wonders what jury on Earth absolves someone from calling someone else a pedo [sic]? An American one. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50695593
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    Play School - Play Away - Childrens TV

    Occasional performer in Vision On, Play Away and Rainbow, Ben Benison has reportedly died: Probably best known however for his series of clownish shorts The Up And Down, In And Out, Round About Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZBZiXbZXew
  3. Have your chance to vote early for the candidate likely to lose by the largest number of votes on May 7th!
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Make of this tweet what you will. Bill Tidy's wife Rosa reportedly dead:
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    The Dead of 2019

    Make of this tweet what you will. Mike Fairman, sound man and sound supervisor for 1970s Just William, Mind Your Language, A Fine Romance and The Gentle Touch among others, reportedly dead: https://twitter.com/EmilyFairman/status/1202917731206610944
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    Andy Robin, former wrestler who raised Hercules The Bear, dead at 84: https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/5035507/andy-robin-hercules-bear-dies-perthshire-wife-maggie/
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    Suicidal Celebs

    Was known as Boon.
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    Roger Scruton

    I'd guess Ted Bundy's last chair was sturdy.
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    Cricket Thread. Only Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    The Aussies at that time were amazing. Chappell, R Marsh, Border, Alderman....surely never thought of but now Willis has gone relatively young. How is Hadlee these days? Apparently liver cancer is survivable for at least 14 months.
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    Cricket Thread. Only Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    I should add though that Flintoff is a superb boxer and should have gone that route. Pugilism of the most noble kind should have been his destiny.
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    Cricket Thread. Only Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    Ah I was a boy when we spent some time living in England. Yes, we got caught up in the willow, to the extent that we had stumps and bails in the back garden, admittedly before Swingball, which then superseded all thought of cricket, the most dull game ever. I lost interest when, as a fielder, a cricket ball aimed straight at my napper was snatched out of the air by my teacher. I had spent about an hour being bored, then effectively my life was saved by the teacher I hated most at Junior School. I do have to say that the likes of Strauss, Cook, Hussain etc etc have never lived up to that era of late 70s/early 80s cricket when even I could say there go some personalities who also happen to be excellent at their game. Flintoff came close, but then he was and remains a total wanker.
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    31. Desmond Tutu

    For some reason Desmond Tutu is always unwell this time of year. Deathtease?
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    Cricket Thread. Only Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    Again, been out all day and saw this on the news. Cricket just ain't my thing, but Gower, Willis and Botham were the triumviurate back in the day. Had the other two before Willis and maybe about another 7 years before you'd think about them. Boycott lives. Life is deffo not fair.
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    British Science Fiction Series

    Reports on Twitter that Canadian actor Richard Easton, Captain Stapley in Time Flight for Doctor Who, has died. Rather better known as Brian Hammond in The Brothers for the older generation, or as the voice of Nigel in Grand Theft Auto V for the younger. IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0247733/
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    Lucette Destouches doesn't appear to have had a QO yet. Until now, when The Times splatters one for her: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lucette-destouches-obituary-bmgtjdq9t Edit: Actually, there was this from the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50475648 Just passed over I guess, as at point of writing she's not on the list of dead or indeed no points awarded.
  16. Auntie Meme Kamala Harris ends her run: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50652290
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    Babylon 5

    Probably better known for her Star Trek involvement, Dorothy DC Fontana dead at 80: http://www.treknews.net/2019/12/03/star-trek-writer-dorothy-dc-fonatana-dead/ IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0284894/
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    Dead Pop Stars

    1987/2023 list updated. Bit of a shock, wrote their biggest UK hit.
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    That Portillo Moment

    Don't you, forget about this thread, don't, don't, don't, don't...……. If things are becoming clearer at this point, stick a name down. I can't guarantee I'll be about on the night to do my usual running updates, but as soon as I can, we can see whose face and fate has fallen the furthest.
  20. SNP getting 45 seats in England might be a stretch?
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    Stanley Baxter

    Before Connolly, there was a charming Scottish comedian and actor known as Stanley Baxter. A star on radio, TV and film, he really only graduated to the knowledge to the UK populace once he sold out moved to London. (Ah, those pre-regional days when you had to go there to really make it!). Of course I remember him best for his glamorous 1970s specials, inevitably dressing up as a lady...as I understand it, he was the first impressionist to do one of Her Majesty The Queen, which caused all sorts of trouble, but which he sailed through. His Parliamo Glasgow sketches remain the stuff of legend, but then they would, because taking the piss out of Scots remains a popular British pastime to this day, and Stanley was only too happy to take the cash for deprecating the language of the city of his birth. Eventually he became famous to another generation through the children's TV show Mr Majeika. He was on the side of Scotland remaining in the UK during the 2014 Indy Referendum, after all it is important to stress that from his £2m home in Highgate, London. Anyway, he's at that age of 91 when he's checking obituaries and not seeing himself. And neither are we yet. But lest we forget, here's his thread.
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    The Dead of 2019

    Michael Clark, discoverer of Comet 71P/Clark, reportedly dead: https://groups.io/g/comets-ml/topic/63934107#28023
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    DL Prediction Game 2020

    Blast, something else to do before I move!
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    Boris Johnson

    Wears a Tory Blue tie to the vigil for the victims of Friday's attack on London Bridge. Ghastly.
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    Published (understandably) in the Only Famous For Being Ill thread above, moving this across as Joe Hammond, playwright and author of A Short History Of Falling is dead: https://www.thebookseller.com/news/author-joe-hammond-dies-aged-50-1122546 Here's the Guardian article from September: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/29/a-short-history-of-falling-joe-hammond-review so a QO is probably assured.

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