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    World War II Veterans

    Agreed but at some point there will have to be a distinction made between uniformed veterans vs partisans/resistance fighters. There will claimants to the latter long after the last verifiable veteran dies.
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    World War II Veterans

    You are quite correct. Also too be considered, a decent number of teenagers lied about their age in order to enlist. In the US we have combat veterans born later than 1927, I would imagine the same is true in the UK.
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    Ideas and possibilities for 2023

    And that makes him a candidate for 2023 how?
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    From Cleric To Relic

    With the death of Canadian bishop Laurent Noel there are now a mere six Second Vatican Council Fathers and none from North America or Oceania. Francis Cardinal Arinze 90 (last to later be named a cardinal, last native African representative) Luigi Bettazzi 99 (last representative of a European diocese, though Verstraete is Belgian he administered an African diocese) Alphonsus Mathias 94 (India) José de Jesús Sahagún de la Parra 100 (last living bishop appointed by John XXIII, also last living South American representative) Daniel Alphonse Omer Verstraete 98 (was an apostolic administrator while at the council, named bishop later) Victorinus Youn Kong-hi 98 (South Korea)
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    Sly Stone

    This thread is for: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sly_Stone American musician of Sly and the Family Stone fame. Not Sylvester Stallone.
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    From Cleric To Relic

    His death leaves seven Second Vatican council fathers.
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    Prince Andrew

    Meh. Too old.
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    12. Queen Elizabeth II

    I think she’ll make it. Perhaps a poll is in order to preserve our opinions and avoid the inevitable amnesia?
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    Political Frailty

    Sen. Tim Johnson had a cerebral aneurysm in mid December 2006 and everyone thought he was going to die. As it is it took him nearly a year to recover. If that happened to any US senator this December you can bet they’d be on next year’s list.
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    12. Queen Elizabeth II

    She will almost certainly outdo the former king of Thailand but the real question is can she best Louis XIV?
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    Pope Francis

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/251102/pope-francis-the-doctor-has-told-me-not-to-walk As mentioned above - his mobility issues are severe, perhaps permanent. I suspect this is the true beginning of a steep decline.
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    25. Estelle Harris

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    The 3rd Death of 2022

    Any way to fix these polls so that people can only vote once? Sir Creep voted for everyone. Rather takes the fun out of it doesn’t it?
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    Pope Francis

    No, he was not. He is having a lot of trouble moving, the video cites knee pain, which would result in weight gain from an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. I suspect he’ll go in his sleep relatively soon. He has already far exceeded his immediate family’s longevity.
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    Political Frailty

    If I could like this twice I would.

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