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    Dead Pop Stars

    Mike Taylor, keyboardist for the pop band Walk off the Earth, has died. https://www.cp24.com/entertainment-news/celebrity-news/mike-taylor-keyboardist-for-burlington-ont-based-walk-off-the-earth-dies-1.4235456 Edit: Guess I'm one post too late. I looked up "Taylor" and got nothing for tonight.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    If you can wait until January 1st, I'll name the rejected picks for whom I had to select replacements. It'll give you an idea of the threshold of fame required for a pick to qualify.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    Revision of my announcement on rejected picks. Due to confusion over one selection - given there were two gentlemen who might've fit the description - one previously rejected pick has, upon clarification, been accepted. Therefore, I had 13 rejected picks, along with two disallowed substitute picks.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    Just part of running the pool, I suppose. He did make it clear in the revised rules arguing about picks is his second-least favourite issue, so I keep that in mind when I receive his rulings about eligibility. Especially important because his least favourite is the issue of qualifying obituaries and, on that matter, I will send multiple examples to try and get a hit confirmed when an initial source is rejected. That hasn't always endeared me to whomever has run the pool at any given time. At least 2018 was calm for all parties concerned.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    It's a learning process. First year I played the alt.obituaries deadpool, I hadn't understood the research people do to get their lists. As a result, I finished in the bottom 15. I was better prepared the next year and each subsequent one.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    Of the 40 names on my original list, 38 have a Wiki page. Still, I wasn't surprised at most of the names that were rejected.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    The threshold also seems to increase with each year. Names that would've once been acceptable are no longer such. Nice to see someone new to the pool. Best of luck.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    14 initially rejected + 2 rejected after the first revision.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    Good luck to all. After a couple of requested revisions, my team was confirmed yesterday. Now, we wait until the appointed hour.
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    Chris Burrous, the morning news anchor at KTLA-TV Los Angeles, has died. He was 43. Burrous' body was found in a hotel and there is speculation he died of a drug overdose. https://people.com/tv/chris-burrous-dead-ktla-anchor-possible-overdose/
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    From Cleric To Relic

    Robert Edward Mulvee, a former Bishop of both Wilmington, Delaware and Providence, Rhode Island, has died. He was 88. https://turnto10.com/news/local/former-diocese-of-providence-bishop-robert-mulvee-passes-away-at-88
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    There are a couple of other individuals waiting for transplants who I've considered for deadpools this year and one who I took a chance on last year, but who did get the needed organ donation and who has lived happily ever after.
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    He'd been on my tentative list for the 2019 AO Deadpool (hence the bracketed comment). I guess it depends on whether people are willing to take a chance on someone who, if they get their transplant, almost becomes a non-deadpool factor for the rest of the year.
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    Former NFLer Matt Millen has undergone a successful heart transplant. (Switches around deadpool plans) http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25607958/matt-millen-undergoes-successful-heart-transplant
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    Liza Minnelli

    I'm afraid this is not a recent story.
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    20th Century Americans Sitcoms

    Katherine Helmond, Ted Wass, Jennifer Salt, Jimmy Baio, Diana Canova and Jay Johnson all appeared in at least 60 of the show's 88 episodes and are all among the living, in addition to Mr. Crystal.
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    Boxing Clever?

    The article would've probably referenced Roland La Starza, who passed on that year. However, I've been able to find another opponent, Carmine Vingo, who died June 12th, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmine_Vingo
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    Ice Hockey Players

    Dave Newell, who was an NHL referee for 23 years, from 1967 to 1990, has died. He was 73. https://scoutingtherefs.com/2018/12/24507/dave-newell-former-nhl-referee-passes/
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    Paul Henderson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose investigative research & reporting helped free 14 wrongfully convicted people, has died. He was 79. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/obituaries/paul-henderson-pulitzer-prize-winning-seattle-times-reporter-who-championed-the-underdog-dies-at-79/
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Joe Osborn, a bassist whose credits include"'MacArthur Park" and "California Dreamin'", has died. He was 81. https://thebluemoment.com/2018/12/16/joe-osborn-1937-2018/
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    And to you, as well.
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    American Football Players

    Bill Fralic, an all-time great with the University of Pittsburgh who went on to play with the Atlanta Falcons, appearing in four straight Pro Bowls in the 2nd half of the 1980s, has died. He was 56. https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/former-pitt-star-and-college-football-hall-of-fame-ol-bill-fralic-dies-at-56/
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    The mother of the NBA's Toronto Raptors' head coach, Nick Nurse, has died. https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/raptors-coach-nick-nurses-94-year-old-mother-dies/
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    MMMDP 2018

    The pick didn't come by midsummer's day but Meng Lang has died. https://www.voachinese.com/a/Poet-Meng-Lang-Died-Of-Lung-Cancer-20181212/4697619.html (Chinese language obit with English URL)
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    The Chequered Flag

    Video clip update on John Andretti cancer battle. Says 'he ran out of ride tickets on the chemo coaster'. https://www.wthr.com/article/john-andretti-gives-update-cancer-battle

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