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    The Ones That Got Away...

    Billy Young, the last survivor of the Sandakan camp, a prisoner of war camp in Borneo, has died. He was 96. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-20/billy-young-last-survivor-of-sandakan-camp-dies-from-covid-19/101086708?_gl=1*8e76d0*_ga*OTg3NDM0MjY3LjE2NDk4MjQ0MjE.*_ga_P5YBFN1DK1*MTY1MzI2ODQwNS4xOC4xLjE2NTMyNjg0MjcuMA
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    Wrestlers/actors

    Recent photo of Mick Foley and Terry Funk.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Bernard Wright was also the only child of Roberta Flack.
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    Businesspeople, Investors, CEO's

    Gerald Corrigan, the former chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, has died. He was 80. https://www.wsj.com/articles/gerald-corrigan-led-new-york-fed-during-wall-street-turmoil-11652995290
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    Hollywood Possibilities

    John Aylward, a veteran actor with dozens of roles to his credit, but perhaps best known as Dr. Donald Anspaugh in ER, has died. He was 75. https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/19/entertainment/john-aylward-dead/index.html
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    Scientists, Inventors And Techno Wizards

    Cecily Littleton a scientist & horticulturalist and the great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin, died April 14th. She was 95. Her death is being reported on May 18th. https://www.inquirer.com/obituaries/cecily-littleton-obituary-somerville-philadelphia-scientist-20220518.html?utm_source=t.co&cid=Daily+News+Twitter+Account&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Daily+News+Twitter+Account
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    Gospel & Christian Music

    Benjamin Moore Jr., a member of the gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama, has died. He was 80. https://www.musictimes.com/articles/85016/20220518/benjamin-moore-jr-tragic-cause-death-blind-boys-alabama-singer.htm
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    Ice Hockey Players

    Sean Shanahan, who played 40 NHL with a combined three teams in the 1970s and four more in the WHA, has died. He was 71. https://www.remembering.ca/obituary/sean-shanahan-1085217611
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    Every now and then I get to shake the pool up a little. I had Marnie Schulenburg. She is a solo and, thus, a 25 point hit. (20+5)
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Marnie Schulenburg is a 'List of the Missed' pick, having been selected in 2021, but not this year.
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    Deathlist Cup 2022

    One of my March Deathlist Cup picks, Marnie Schulenburg, has died. (Her death was also noted in 'The Dead of 2022' thread.) I'd picked her because she had stage 4 breast cancer and hadn't posted on Instagram since January 1st. Subsequently, she posted once, just after Mother's Day (North American Mother's Day, May 8th). It was implied she'd been hospitalized prior to being able to visit her mother & her daughter. She explicitly stated she needed a portable oxygen machine to make the trip.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Frankie Rex, one half of the alternative duo the FMs, has died. They were 37. Rex was an up-and-coming trans-masc singer. Cause of death was an apparent fentanyl poisoning. https://www.billboard.com/culture/pride/frankie-rex-dead-the-fms-obit-1235072562/
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    Businesspeople, Investors, CEO's

    Robert Vlasic, who grew his family's east side Detroit food business into a national brand, has died. He was 96. Vlasic relied on gentle humour to sell his pickles. He was also the board chairman of Campbell Soup Co. from 1988 to 1993. https://www.freep.com/story/money/2022/05/11/robert-vlasic-who-built-famil-into-iconic-brand-dies-96/9717635002/
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    Businesspeople, Investors, CEO's

    Maurice Lindsay, the former Rugby Football League chief executive and president, has died. He was 81. https://www.totalrl.com/former-rfl-chief-executive-and-wigan-warriors-chairman-maurice-lindsay-dies-aged-81/
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    World's Oldest

    Ruth Knelman, the 2nd oldest verified living person in Minnesota and 15th oldest verified person living in the U.S., has died. She was just shy of her 112th birthday. https://www.fox9.com/news/111-year-old-minnesotan-dies-just-before-turning-112?taid=6283052a89369800010b2f01&utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=twitter https://gerontology.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_oldest_living_people_in_the_United_States
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    University Presidents?

    Karl Pister, a former chancellor at UC Santa Cruz and a former dean at UC Berkeley, has died. He was 96. Pister devoted more than 70 years to the university. https://news.berkeley.edu/2022/05/16/former-uc-santa-cruz-chancellor-berkeley-dean-karl-pister-has-died/
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    Businesspeople, Investors, CEO's

    Peter Nicholas, the co-founder of Boston Scientific, a company with a multi-billion revenue stream that manufactures medical devices, has died. He was 80. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-16/peter-nicholas-co-founder-of-boston-scientific-dies-at-80?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=business
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    Boxing Clever?

    Musa Yamak, a German boxer who collapsed in the ring from a heart attack, has died. He was 38. https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18589186/musa-yamak-dead-german-boxer-collapses-heart-attack-fight/
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    Dying Off The Radar

    I don't remember this one getting any press. Donald Ross, a Hollywood writer for shows like Diff'rent Strokes, Hart to Hart, the Love Boat & Murder She Wrote and the husband of Match Game semi-regular panelist Patti Deutsch for 49 years, died of cancer in June 2018. Ross, who made a handful of appearances on Match Game, was occasionally referred to by his wisecracking wife as 'Fast Donald' when she was providing answers. Deutsch died in July 2017 of complications from cancer. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/latimes/name/donald-ross-obituary?id=8370534
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    General Non School Massacre Thread

    Ten dead in mass shooting at supermarket in Buffalo on Saturday. https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/buffalo-supermarket-shooting-05-15-22/index.html
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    Somewhere Over The Rainbow

    Urvashi Vaid, a lawyer and civil rights activist for the LGBTQ+ community, has died at the age of 63. https://www.advocate.com/news/2022/5/14/legendary-activist-urvashi-vaid-dies-63
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    World War II Veterans

    (Also posted in the '100 Club' thread): James 'Stocky' Edwards, a Canadian World War II fighter ace with 19 confirmed kills, has died. He was 100. https://globalnews.ca/news/8836872/stocky-edwards-ace-dies/ 2015 Government of Canada information sheet on James 'Stocky' Edwards: https://www.canada.ca/en/air-force/corporate/reports-publications/on-windswept-heights-2/31-history-1939-1945.html
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    The 100 Club

    (Also posted in the 'World War II Veterans' thread): James 'Stocky' Edwards, a Canadian World War II fighter ace with 19 confirmed kills, has died. He was 100. https://globalnews.ca/news/8836872/stocky-edwards-ace-dies/ 2015 Government of Canada information sheet on James 'Stocky' Edwards: https://www.canada.ca/en/air-force/corporate/reports-publications/on-windswept-heights-2/31-history-1939-1945.html
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    Iggy Pop

    (As noted elsewhere.) David Bowie-dedicated social media site reporting Scotsman Ricky Gardiner, who played guitar on Iggy Pop's album 'The Idiot' and David Bowie's album 'Low', has died. He was 73. https://bowiepages.wordpress.com/2022/05/16/ricky-gardiner-rip/
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    Presenters

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