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    Play School - Play Away - Childrens TV

    Nerene Virgin, the co-host of the 1980s Canadian kids show "Today's Special" who also spent time as a journalist, anti-racism advocate and educator, has died. She was 77. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/nerene-virgin-today-s-special-dies-1.7087572
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    Ideas and possibilities for 2025

    The article in question helps put things into context. It's now being reported the illness was actually a suspected drug overdose. https://nypost.com/2024/01/17/sports/jim-irsay-in-suspected-overdose-after-being-found-unresponsive/
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    People Who Are Dead According To Wikipedia...

    This is Annie O'Donnell's IMDb entry: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0640721/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 She has acting credits through 2023, so is very likely still alive. Her is Bess Meisler's IMDb entry: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0577062/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Her date of birth is listed as July 29, 1922 and her last credit 2016. She has been mentioned in the Deathlist thread 'Ideas and Possibilities for 2025'. That suggests she's either still alive or hasn't received a public obituary.
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    The Rabbi Thread

    Herbert Bronstein, a former senior Rabbi in Glencoe Illinois, part of Chicago's North Shore, has died. He was 93. Bronstein passed in late 2023. https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/glencoe/ct-gln-rabbi-bronstein-obit-tl-0111-20240109-dsez7hogsfhjjej7p2q6ka7gbe-story.html https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/bronstein-herbert
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    Bodybuilders

    Matt McLaughlin, a champion bodybuilder, has died. He was 51. McLaughlin suffered from complications related to a heart transplant. McLaughlin was a former winner of the NPC North American Championships https://metro.co.uk/2024/01/09/bodybuilder-dies-aged-51-complications-heart-transplant-20087304/
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    Stairway To Heaven/ Highway To Hell

    Tony Clarkin, guitarist and leader of the long running UK hard rock band Magnum, has died. He was 77. He had recently been diagnosed with a rare and incurable spinal condition. https://ghostcultmag.com/tony-clarkin-guitarist-and-leader-of-magnum-has-died/
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    Deathlist Cup 2024

    I would like to play again.
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    Widow(er) Shopping

    Anna Strasberg, an actress and the widow of legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg, has died. She was 84. Anna Strasberg had sporadic credits from the mid 1960s to late 1980s. Thirty years Lee Strasberg's junior, she was his third wife and survived him when he died in 1982. https://www.thedailybeast.com/anna-strasberg-widow-of-marilyn-monroes-acting-coach-lee-strasberg-dies (behind paywall)
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    Reality TV

    Buck McNeely, host of 'The Outdoorsman with Buck McNeely', which aired on more than 550 TV stations globally, making it the largest syndicated outdoors show in the world, has died. He was 63. https://www.kbtx.com/2024/01/08/buck-mcneely-host-popular-outdoor-show-dies/
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    The 4th Death of 2024

    Switching it up with James Whale.
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    American Football Players

    Burke Dales, a punter for the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos who was a part of Calgary's 2008 Grey Cup-winning team, has died. He was 46. https://globalnews.ca/news/10209529/calgary-stampeders-burke-dales-death/
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    American Football Players

    Willie Bethea, a star running back for the Hamilton Tiger Cats who helped lead the team to three Grey Cups, has died. He was 85. https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/willie-bethea-obit-hamilton-ticats-1.7076447
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    Journalists

    George Gamester, a four decade-long columnist with the Toronto Star, has died. He was 84. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/a-man-of-the-people-george-gamester-longtime-star-columnist-dies-at-84/article_5e86de28-ab4b-11ee-a4b8-372fb5c717d4.html
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    Summer Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    Richard Thornton, who made the 1980 U.S. Olympic men's swim team but never got to compete because of the boycott of the Moscow games, has died. He was 65. Thornton later became a swim coach, renown in the Bay Area of California. https://abc7news.com/richard-thornton-san-ramon-obituary-olympics-surfer-dies-at-santa-cruz-county-beach/14281336/
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    Photographers

    Kishin Shinoyama, who took one of the final pictures of John Lennon, one of him kissing Yoko Ono, has died. He was 83. Shinoyama was also known for his artistic nudes of women. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-67889309
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    Hollywood Possibilities

    Harry Johnson, who had a 30-year career in Hollywood, from the late 1970s through the late 2000s, with numerous TV movies and episodic appearances, including on the original Battlestar Galactica and Law & Order, has died. He was 81. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/harry-johnson-dead-battlestar-galactica-law-and-order-actor-1235780573/
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    Shove Off, Eh?

    Mary Dawson, Canada's first conflict of interest and ethics commissioner, has died. She was 81. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mary-dawson-obituary-1.7075715
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    The 2nd Death of 2024

    Jimmy Carter. His time is drawing to a close.
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    Minimalists (and other classical composers/musicians)

    Ruy Mingas (aka Rui Mingas), the composer of the Angolan national anthem, has died. He was 84. Mingas was also a former Minister of Sports and ambassador of Angola in Portugal. https://www.trtafrika.com/africa/angolan-national-anthem-composer-dies-16532794
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    Celine Dion

    Celine Dion's niece, Brigitte Dion, dies in car accident on December 28th. She was 51. https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2023/12/29/une-niece-de-celine-dion-a-perdu-la-vie-dans-un-accident-de-la-route (French item. There are a couple of English versions from auto-news sites.)
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    People Who Are Dead According To Wikipedia...

    Leonid Tkachenko obit: https://us.firenews.video/world-news/former-baltika-head-coach-leonid-tkachenko-has-passed-away-kaliningrad-news/
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    Video Game Nerds

    Bryan Ansell, co-creator of Warhammer Fantasy Battle and the leader of Games Workshop through the late 1980s, died December 30th. He was 68. https://www.polygon.com/24023687/bryan-ansell-warhammer-co-creator-obituary
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    Law And Order

    J. Russell George, who has served as the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at the Internal Revenue Service since 2004, has died. https://www.accountingtoday.com/news/tigta-head-j-russell-george-has-died (Behind paywall)
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    Herman Raucher, a best selling author and screenwriter, and an Academy Award nominee for the coming-of-age film "Summer of '42", has died. He was 95. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/herman-raucher-dead-summer-42-watermelon-man-1235778706/
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    The AO Deadpool is on for another year. While keeping my team's composition to myself, I'm happy to share rejected selections: Frank Caprio James Carter Cathcart Denise Oliver-Velez Rejected substitute selection: Mika Immonen Additionally, I needed a 5th sub pick after Cale Yarborough died on December 31st.
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