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    Astronauts

    Bjarni Tryggvason, who was part of Canada's original six space voyageurs, has died. He was 76. Tryggvason joined the Canadian space program in 1983 and flew his one and only mission aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1997. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/former-canadian-astronaut-bjarni-tryggvason-dead-1.6410863
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Tom Smith's death has me in 9th place, solo. Now if Peter Tobin will only do us the service of his demise (and should a miraculous Dan Lacey QO appears out of thin air), I might actually have a shot at glory.
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    Minimalists (and other classical composers/musicians)

    Boris Brott, the artistic director of the Orchestre classique de Montréal and one of Canada's best ever known conductors, has died. He was 78. Brott was the victim of a hit-and-run. (Brott was, at one time, a school mate of my father's.) https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/hit-and-run-mountain-1.6409428
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    Time Added

    Alan Wooler, who played as a defender in England for several teams, including West Ham, has died. He was 68. https://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=136844
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Fred Johnson, founding member of the group the Marcels, has died. He was 80. https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/04/03/fred-johnson-of-the-marcels-dies/
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    Pilots

    John Lear, who set multiple world records in a multitude of planes, but who also was widely known for his claims related to UFOs, has died. He was 79. Lear was also the son of Bill Lear, creator of the Lear jet. https://www.8newsnow.com/i-team/famed-aviator-john-lear-79-departs-on-his-next-adventure/
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    The Dead of 2022

    Donald Shaffer, the inspiration for the Radar O'Reilly character in a series of books, in the movie and in the TV series M*A*S*H, has died. He was 92. https://www.clintonherald.com/news/donald-shaffer-m-a-s-hs-radar-inspiration-dies-at-92/article_a20c1758-f054-57cf-8bce-4411396d6113.html
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    Kiwi Karkers

    Sir Robin Gray, a New Zealand MP from 1978 to 2006 who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1990 to 1993, has died. He was 90. https://homepaddock.wordpress.com/2022/04/04/sir-robin-gray-2-7-31-2-4-21/
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    The 4th death of 2022

    Harry Belafonte, for no specific reason.
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    Rag Traders

    Cary Mitchell, whose clothing designs were adorned by the likes of Tiger Woods, Charles Barkley and Ken Griffey Jr., has died. He was 62. https://www.wfae.org/obituaries/2022-04-02/cary-mitchell-dedicated-j-c-smith-alum-and-fashion-designer-to-elite-athletes-has-died
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    Businesspeople, Investors, CEO's

    Alex Mandl, who gave up a top job at AT&T to lead a startup that became Teligent Inc., has died. He was 78. https://www.wsj.com/articles/alex-mandl-who-gave-up-a-top-at-t-job-to-lead-a-startup-has-died-at-age-78-11648821684
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    Dead Poets Society

    Reza Baraheni, characterized as Iran’s "finest living poet”, has died. He was 86. https://www.thespec.com/ts/news/world/2022/04/02/a-tribute-to-reza-baraheni-irans-finest-living-poet.html
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    Sergio Chejfec, an Argentinian Jewish writer, who has published 18 books and, between 1990 and 2015, the journal ' Nueva sociedad', has died. He was 65 or 66. https://www.telam.com.ar/notas/202204/588363-sergio-chejfec-escritor-fallecimiento.html (Spanish language obit)
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    Hollywood Possibilities

    Walter Coblenz, who was nominated for an Oscar for producing the 1976 film 'All the President's Men', died March 16th. He was 93. His death was reported April 1st. Coblenz's credits also included 'The Candidate' and 'The Onion Field'. https://variety.com/2022/film/news/walter-coblenz-dead-all-the-presidents-men-1235221585/
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Francisco Gonzalez, one of the founding members of Los Lobos, has died. He was 68. Gonzalez played with the band in the early-to-mid 1970s, but not on their 1977 debut album of Mexican folk music. https://laist.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/francisco-gonzalez-los-lobos-has-died
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    Art For Death's Sake

    Delfina Entrecanales, a generous arts patron who first founded the Delfina Studio Trust in 1988 and then later founded the Delfina Foundation in 2007, has died. She was 94. https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/04/01/delfina-entrecanales-arts-patron-delfina-foundation-obituary
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    Deathlist Cup 2022

    Aysel Tugluk is a Turkish (Kurdish) politician, jailed and left to rot there by her government and the courts. Her case has been taken up by notables in the women's rights movement. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aysel_Tuğluk
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Noam Shalit, the father of Gilad Shalit, the captured soldier whom the Israelis traded 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in order to secure his release, has died. He was 68. https://themedialine.org/mideast-daily-news/noam-shalit-who-fought-tirelessly-to-free-his-son-from-hamas-captivity-dies-at-68/
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    Baseball

    Shirley Burkovich, who was a Rockford Peach in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, has died. She was 89. https://www.mystateline.com/sports/local-sports/former-rockford-peach-shirley-burkovich-has-died/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co&utm_campaign=socialflow
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    Deadio Times

    Connie Goldman, a former host of the NPR radio show 'All Things Considered' who eventually left radio to become an author, died March 8th. She was 91. Her death was reported March 30th. https://www.startribune.com/connie-goldman-npr-host-and-author-on-aging-dies-at-91/600160798/
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    Photographers

    Patrick Demarchelier, a celebrated, self-taught French fashion and portrait photographer, has died. He was 78. https://www.vogue.com/article/patrick-demarchelier-fashion-and-portrait-photographer-has-died?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=onsite-share&utm_brand=vogue&utm_social-type=earned
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Helmut Huber, the husband of legendary soap opera actress Susan Lucci for more than 52 years, has died. He was 84. https://7panic.com/susan-luccis-husband-helmut-huber-has-died-at-84/
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    Hooroo, Mate.

    David Irvine, a long-time public servant whose career included being the Australian ambassador to Italy and a High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, has died. https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/time-for-ir-reform-is-now-employers-20220331-p5a9km
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    Deathlist Cup 2022

    Round 3 team sent.
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    Tom Parker is a hit for me and many others. Shakes up the 'youngest hit' competition. However, that's not who I'm here to talk about. I'm here to talk about Joyce Fairbairn. I have had this lady in the AO Deadpool since 2016, years before her name was ever mentioned here or anywhere else in deadpooling. In my SEVENTH year of marking her moniker down, she has passed. What has been spoken about her in these pages, I have known for years. Retired as a Senator in August 2012, months after some had become aware of her diagnosis. Her staff first noticed signs as far back as 2009. Terry Pratchett & she, the first couple of dementia. Kudos to Joyce Fairbairn for surviving as long as she did. Parker is worth 20 points for me, Fairbairn (who was a solo) is worth 10.
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