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  1. How many more have the committee got wrong over the years? Your chance to remind the committee here. The big question now is who on the 2020 list will survive, be dropped from 2021 and then die? Your thoughts and suggestions.
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    The Big Book of DeathList's Great mistakes

    However I have to admit that the 1991 list was a brilliant and shining example of the committee’s genius
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    The Big Book of DeathList's Great mistakes

    Very true, however accurate research was still possible with many reference sources and other resources available. University and community libraries are wonderful things
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    The Big Book of DeathList's Great mistakes

    It just keeps getting better and better
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    The Big Book of DeathList's Great mistakes

    Making his first appearance at number 8 in the 1989 DeathList was Wilfred (sic) Bramble (sic) - age 77 - Steptoe. Wilfrid Brambell (correct names) who played Albert in the BBC sitcom Steptoe and Son in fact died on the 18th of January 1985 Aged 72. DeathList mistakes don’t come much bigger than that. Do they?
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    The Big Book of DeathList's Great mistakes

    It’s all just a bit of harmless fun. Isn’t it?
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    The Big Book of DeathList's Great mistakes

    And each December all of us with Dead pool and shadow list entries, musing who stays and who goes. For several years I had John Hume in my list, dropped him from the squad for this year - and he pegs
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    Shadow Lists

    Eric Bentley moves me up to 16 for the year and flying high WM: 16 CS: 14 DL: 12
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    Shadow Lists

    15 folks, and there’s more to come. Or rather Go. It’s the going not the coming that we want more of Many more, many many more.
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    Shadow Lists

    I’m with you on that QR. 15 is a lovely number in July.
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    Shadow Lists

    12 weeks without a hit (Bill Frankland 2nd April) and now 4 dead in 10 days: Joe Sinnott 25/6 , Carl Reiner 29/6 , Everton Weekes 1/7 , John Papworth 4/7 . Things are looking up, that’s My total up to 14
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    People Who Are Dead According To Wikipedia...

    And Papworth’s demise gives me my 14th Shadow List hit of the year
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    Shadow Lists

    12 weeks without any deaths on my shadow list (last was Bill Frankland 2nd April) - but finally Joe Sinnott moves me forward being the 11th death this year. Always seems to run the same for me every year, deaths every week to hit double figures by April and then the drought begins
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    The Dead of 2020

    Maj Sjowall has died age 84. Along with her partner and co-writer Per Wahloo she gave us the original Scandi crime fiction with a series of ten novels centred on the investigations of Stockholm detective Martin Beck.
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    Renowned Mountaineers, Feeling Peaky?

    That climb of the Old Man of Hoy, groundbreaking coverage on the BBC - wonderful to watch (even in B&W)
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    William Frankland

    Born 19 March 1912 (108 years of age on this day I create the topic in his name). A collaborator with Alexander Fleming in the development of penicillin. Frankland taught that increased levels of cleanliness and hygiene in modern life account significantly for the rise in allergies, the so-called Hygiene Hypothesis. He has said that "We don't set off our immune system early on, we are too clean. In the former East Germany for instance, with very poor work and housing conditions, people were less allergic". I recall my own GP in Birmingham (Mary Stone) who met Frankland - telling my mother (when I was very young) to: “Let him play in the dirt it will help build his immune system”. Frankland was instrumental in the creation of the British Association of Allergists in 1948. In 1962 the Association became the British Allergy Society, and Frankland served as president between 1963 and 1966. The society became the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) in 1973. Frankland is a founder member and president of the International Association of Aerobiology, and president of the UK charity the Anaphylaxis Campaign. Frankland continues to publish; at age 100 he authored "100 years of allergen immunotherapy", and most recently co-authoring, "Flight Lieutenant Peach's observations on Burning Feet Syndrome in Far Eastern Prisoners of War 1942–45" in the 'Quarterly Journal of Medicine' in 2016. A person well worthy of his own topic here on DeathList. Long may he continue to live.
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    Cricket Thread. Only Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    Never forgot his wonderful encounter with John Arlott when a match at Lords was interrupted by rain. Arlott did an impromptu tour of the Long Room talking in impressive detail about people, places, matches from the paintings, prints and other memorabilia. At the conclusion of this Walker thanked Arlott for his “impressive dustbin of knowledge “ - dear John did not look in the least impressed by this sentiment. If I misremember this I’m certain someone will correct me. A fine cricketer, commentator and writer.
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    The Dead of 2020

    Together on that one
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    The Dead of 2020

    Eddie Large ...... Covid-19
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    William Frankland

    Although on my Shadow List I was actually hoping not to see this this year
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    The 5th Crowdsource Deathlist (2020 edition)

    Still one up on your crowdsourced list (me 9/50) at this date Joey. I still think I can keep a lead through to the end of the year
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    The Dead of 2020

    Anton Coppola composer and conductor dies age 102. Ah the joys of low hanging fruit! Hit #9 for my 2020 list.
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    The Dead of 2020

    And to come: many more, many many more, many many many more
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