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    Journalist Angel Gahona was shot an killed as he was broadcasting on Facebook Live using a cellphone, reporting the goings on in Nicaragua. http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/angel-gahona-nicaragua-unrest-journalist-facebook-live-shot-1.4630698
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    Shove Off, Eh?

    Former Canadian federal and New Brunswick provincial cabinet minister Keith Ashfield has died at age 66. He'd announced a cancer diagnosis a few years ago. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/keith-ashfield-former-mp-has-died-1.4630588
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    The 100 Club

    It's a happy 100th birthday to actor and noted Esso pitchman Murray Westgate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpI1oec-2zk
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    Ice Hockey Players

    He's been dead a little longer than early Saturday morning. Re-check the story :-).
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    Deadpool Detective Work

    I was able to find an 2011 obituary for a Virginia Buttermann, grandmother of Cleo and Tate Buttermann. In this obit, neither one of them has a bracketed name next to them that would indicate a spouse. Spouses of some of the other grandchildren are so recognized. From this, you can be reasonably certain neither was married at the time of death. It's not an up-to-date answer, but it's a start. https://obittree.com/obituary/us/kentucky/louisville/highlands-family-owned-funeral-home/virginia-buttermann/1621262/
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    Indeed, congratulations to those who've chosen the three latest hits to solo, McCann, Lambie & Shore. Meanwhile, I've been spinning my wheels for two months. My picks seem to undergo major surgery before heading out on the road to recovery. (Three so far in calendar 2018 about which I know).
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    Foreign Personalities, From Stage, Screen, Politics And Life

    Noted South Korean-American character actor Soon-Tek Oh has reportedly died. Hasn't yet been picked up by major sources but his prolific appearances, including in the James Bond film 'Man with the Golden Gun', should see his death get some coverage. For now, here is a South Korean source. http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3046619
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    Political Frailty

    Yes, I was a little late with this. Apologies all around.
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    Political Frailty

    Somebody was clairvoyant. Daniel Akaka has died http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/381984-former-hawaii-sen-daniel-akaka-dies-at-93
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    Only Famous For Being Ill And Dying

    Jonathan Pitre, the 17-year-old dubbed 'Butterfly Boy' for his debilitating battle with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) and about whom ESPN did an E:60 episode on his condition, has died of complications of septic shock: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/a-fearless-warrior-ottawa-s-butterfly-boy-jonathan-pitre-dies-1.3873760 ESPN video: http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=14045517 His story was long reported on in Ottawa, where Pitre was from, and his death will likely hit the community quite hard.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    It's possible April will be busy. There are a few popular picks who've already seen the inside of a hospital in 2018 and a few others who've not been in the news at all, despite terminal illnesses. That can sometimes be a precursor to passings.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    I appear to be standing still, as some of the expected deaths haven't come to pass, so to speak. Congratulations to those who've had Deadpool hits in March. The closest I can come is that I (and maybe others) had Mike MacDonald in 2013. He's the latest addition to Strikeouts.
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    Internet Celebrities

    Abu Zarin Hussin, whose snake handling abilities helped fellow firefighters in Malaysia when dealing with the creatures, but also made him tabloid fodder after allegedly marrying a snake thought to be his dead girlfriend , has died from a cobra bite. http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysias-snake-whisperer-firefighter-dies-after-cobra-bite
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    Businesspeople, Investors, CEO's

    Ruth Wilensky, the matriarch behind Montreal's iconic Wilensky's Light Lunch deli, founded by her husband & his family, has died. She was 98. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/ruth-wilensky-dies-at-98-1.4570960
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    Internet Celebrities

    Ryan Arcand, who struggled with homelessness & addiction, but whose piano playing videos went viral on YouTube, died sometime last week at age 46. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/ryan-arcand-edmonton-piano-man-video-internet-1.4565224
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    Shove Off, Eh?

    Maurice 'Moe the Toe' Racine, a four time Grey Cup winner with the Canadian Football League's Ottawa Rough Riders has died at age 80. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/canadian-football-league-maurice-moe-the-toe-racine-dead-1.4562043
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    Businesspeople, Investors, CEO's

    Jacqueline Desmarais, a billionaire and the widow of Paul Desmarais, founder of Power Corp., has died. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/death-of-jacqueline-desmarais-oc-goq-675732783.html
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    Shove Off, Eh?

    Ronnie Prophet, a Canadian country music star of the 1970s and 1980s who also hosted his own TV series 'Country Roads' (1973) and 'Grand Old Country'...later just called 'Ronnie Prophet' (1975-81) has died at age 80. http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/obit-ronnie-prophet-1.4559843
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    Scientists, Inventors And Techno Wizards

    Bev Dolan, co-founder of E-Z-GO and co-inventor of the industry’s oldest golf car brand had died. http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2018-02-22/e-z-go-co-founder-bev-dolan-dies
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    Sonja Bata, founder of the Bata Shoe Museum, collector & philanthropist, has died. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/sonja-bata-obit-1.4545860
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    And congratulations on retaking the AO deadpool lead. I've had Tsvangirai before, but not in any recent year.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    Marie Gruber hit is now official and is a solo.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    Good to hear. Once I know for certain (unless an update comes first), I will confirm the hit here.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    Marie Gruber, the most difficult name I managed to find for the AO Deadpool, has died. There is some uncertainty as to whether the obituaries I provided are sufficient, as both are online German sites to what appear to be well known newspapers from that country. At least one of last year's hits (Carsten Mohren) appeared to have been okayed with a German obit. Gruber's death date on Wikipedia is listed as Thursday, February 8th, though her death is only being reported today (February 11th). If it qualifies, I get another hit. If the date is accurate...in Maxwell Smart voice, "Missed it by that much" (a vaunted trifecta, three deaths on one day).

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