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    6. Vera Lynn

    To be fair she's 102. Simply to be able to go outside and wave at that age is an achievement. I think she looks better than Kirk but could go at any time.
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    42. John McCririck

    Jockeys aren't exactly the longest-lived breed and many of Carson's contemporaries are now riding in the great racecourse in the sky
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    The 6th Death of 2019

    Bob Dole
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    42. John McCririck

    Think we should have another racing person to replace him next year. How about Lester or Willie Carson?
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    6. Vera Lynn

    New photos having a day out in Brighton. Great she can still get out at 102. What a life she's had https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/vera-lynn-still-top-pops-17484197
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    Time Added

    Must confess I thought he'd died several years ago
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    Alan Brazil

    He has always looked old even when he played he looked 20 years older than he was
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    Cricket Thread. Only Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    Was watching a 2010 documentary on India's surprise 1983 Cricket World Cup victory earlier this week. It's quite surprising as Dickie Bird looks and sounds awful and I would have given you very long odds he'd still be alive 9 years later based on that. Conversely, Martin Crowe looks about the youngest and healthiest of all those interviewed. Just watching today's One Day International coverage today and the stadium camera zooms onto Dickie Bird looking far better than he did ten years ago and if not a picture of health, at least not at all bad for someone in their late 80s. The Reaper moves in very mysterious ways.
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    Mollie Sugden et al

    Has to be said although they are now all dead, many of the recognisable cameo actors from Fawlty Towers had a pretty good innings. Terrence Conoley, Geoffrey Segal, Conrad Philips, Gilly Flower and Mavis Pugh all made it into their 90s for instance.
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    Mollie Sugden et al

    Charles McKeown (Mr Ingrams in the Kipper & the Corpse) is still listed as alive so you can add him to your list. Quite surprised Claire Neilson (who played the wife of the obnoxious American in Waldorf Salad) is still alive. Equally surprised that Luan Peters has died (in 2017). Ironic that Cleese has outlived her given the script from that episode implies Basil is way too old for her character.
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    Betty Boothroyd

    The greatest Speaker of modern times. Dread to think what she privately makes of Bercow although she'd be too professional to ever say publicly.
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    Mollie Sugden et al

    Really brings it home than even the middle aged actors from Fawlty Towers are now in their late 80s or 90s and the few youthful ones are now in their 70s. Still a timeless programme though.
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    Mollie Sugden et al

    Searching through Wikipedia, surprised to see the actor who played Sybil's crush Andre is still listed as being alive aged 93.
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    Mollie Sugden et al

    I'm struggling on this other than Cleese, Connie Booth and Prunella Scales, I can only think of Bernard Cribbins, Geoffrey Palmer, Robin Ellis and Nicky Henson of the big guest stars who are still in the land of the living although some of them are pretty frail. I assume Sabrina Franklin, the actor who played Sabrina Franklin's husband, Luan Peters and the boy who played Ronald in Gourmet Night are all still alive but maybe not?
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    42. John McCririck

    Has been on Talk Sport and Radio 2 today talking about the equine flu outbreak, somewhat ironic given his recent comments about his own flu. Perhaps the horses will all lose huge amounts of weight and start wearing garish oversized clothes once they recover. No sign of any TV appearances though which may be telling.

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