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    Aretha Franklin

    Now in hospice care. https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/13/entertainment/aretha-franklin-ill/index.html
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    Interesting Ways To Die...

    Woman dies after having plastic snowflake implanted under her skin. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-13/nsw-man-arrested-over-body-modification-death/10113814
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    Terrorists & Topical Terrorist Targets

    A new claim that Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is (clinically) dead. So far, nothing from more credible news sources. https://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/is-chief-al-baghdadi-clinically-dead-following-successful-airstrike-in-syria-source/ Edit: Picked up by some Western media outlets https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7010257/tunisi-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-brain-dead-isis-syria-airstrike/
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2019

    (Also posted as a suggestion in 'Ideas and Possibilities for 2018) Joao Gilberto seemingly not doing well, health-wise and financially. https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/joão-gilberto-reports-of-bossa-nova-king-s-death-exaggerated-1.3588914
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    University Presidents?

    Dr. Tom Moran, the current chancellor of Queen's University of Belfast, has died. He was 65. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-45164548
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Perttu Haakinen, a noted Finnish dance/electronic musician and one half of the duo Imatran Voima, has died. He was 39. https://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=fi&u=https://www.rumba.fi/uutiset/yle-perttu-hakkinen-on-kuollut/&prev=search
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    Stairway To Heaven/ Highway To Hell

    Jason 'J-Sin' Luttrell, former lead singer of the nu-metal band Primer 55, has died after a long battle with Hepatitis 'C'. He was 40. http://www.ghostcultmag.com/jason-j-sin-luttrell-of-primer-55-dead-at-age-40/
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    University Presidents?

    John O'Connor, University of Limerick president emeritus, has died. https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/recent-deaths/329203/tributes-paid-to-former-university-of-limerick-president-john-oconnor-following-death.html
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    Summer Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    Ronald Crawford, who represented Australia at the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics in race walking, has died. He was 82. https://myaccount.news.com.au/sites/dailytelegraph/subscribe.html?sourceCode=DTWEB_WRE170_a_GGL&mode=premium&dest=https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/southern-courier/olympian-ron-crawford-dies-aged-82/news-story/23eb041734e91cc00f0e506b764c2424?memtype=anonymous (Paywall site)
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    Summer Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    Mikhail Shakhov, a bronze medalist for the Ukraine in freestyle wrestling at the 1956 Olympics, has died. He was 86. https://ktelegram.com/died-ukrainian-olympic-medalist-mikhail-shakhov-24-channel/15236/
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    Summer Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    Laszlo Fabian, a 1956 Olympic gold medalist and three-time world champion sprint canoeist for Hungary, has died. He was 82. https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=hu&u=https://civishir.hu/sport/2018/08/elhunyt-fabian-laszlo-olimpiai-bajnok-kajakozo&prev=search
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    Art For Death's Sake

    Fernando Llort, a world renowned artist from El Salvador in a variety of mediums, has died. He was 69. https://www.indcatholicnews.com/news/35435
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    Ice Hockey Players

    John Schella, who played over 100 NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks and nearly 400 WHA games with the Houston Aeros, has died. He was 71. https://www.prohockeyalumni.org/pro-hockey-alumni-news/rip-john-schella-1947-2018
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Dennis Shields, the on again/off again boyfriend of American TV personality & author Bethenny Frankel, has died of a suspected overdose at Trump Tower. https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/3788197/bethenny-frankel-real-housewives-of-new-york-city-dennis-shields/
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    Arthur Davies, a tenor best known for playing 'Duke' in the English National Opera production of 'Rigoletto', both the original and the revival, has died. He was 77. http://slippedisc.com/2018/08/enos-duke-has-died/
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    Foreign Personalities, From Stage, Screen, Politics And Life

    Has given up fighting his cancer. https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://www.francedimanche.fr/tags/jean-louis-trintignant&prev=search
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    From Cleric To Relic

    Edit: Confirmation https://www.upsem.edu/newsroom/professor-katie-cannon-first-black-woman-ordained-in-pcusa-dies-at-68/
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    The Dead of 2018

    I'd just as soon keep it out of that thread.
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    The Dead of 2018

    Holocaust survivor and educator Philip Riteman has died at 96. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/philip-riteman-holocaust-survivor-dead-at-96-1.4778605
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    Hollywood Possibilities

    Unconfirmed reports 1970s / 80s actor Ty Henderson, whose credits included recurring roles on 'Room 222' & 'Madame's Place' and a co-starring role in the short-lived 'Space Academy' opposite Lost In Space's Jonathan Harris, has died at age 71. Another 'Space Academy' co-star, Pamelyn Ferdin, has posted this on her Facebook. IMDB lists him as being born September 1, 1946, which would make him a year younger than she indicates.
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    Broadway - "the Great White Way"

    John Glines, a Tony Award-winning producer and playwright, has died. He was 84. https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/John-Glines-Tony-Winning-Producer-and-Playwright-Passes-Away-20180808
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    World War II Veterans

    Flt Lt Ronald Mackay, one of the last surviving Battle of Britain veterans, has died at age 101. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6977266/battle-of-britain-spitfire-hero-ronald-mackay-dies-aged-101-leaving-only-eight-more-survivors/
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd reportedly both returning to AC/DC. http://loudwire.com/looks-like-brian-johnson-phil-rudd-back-acdc/
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    Linda Mkhize, aka PRO, aka ProKid, has died following a seizure. He was 37. http://www.thebigtriceonline.com/2018/08/breaking-ripprokid-south-african-rap.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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    Minimalists (and other classical composers/musicians)

    Glen Roven, an two-time Emmy-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, pianist and producer, died July 25th at age 60. Roven won the awards for the 40th Annual Tony Awards presentation and 'Sinatra: 80 Years My Way'. https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Composer-Glen-Roven-Passes-Away-at-Age-60-20180725

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