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    Avatars

    After little consideration, I have decided to replace James Earl Carter and appoint myself someone I feel deserves to live to immortal status even though is he quite far from that. That man is Giorgetto Giugiaro. Not only does he have the kind of awesome name only an Italian could have and that he's probably the last living 60s major Italian car designer, but I also learned recently he designed the Alfa Romeo Brera, a car I had the pleasure of owning for two years (though an absolute nightmare to maintain, hence just 2 years). Some of his more notable designs being the Lotus Esprit, the DeLorean and the original Lancia Delta. With this I will also announce the drop of James Earl Carter from my DBN 2024 team for the mid season replacements, seeing as he just won't die.
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    Scientists, Inventors And Techno Wizards

    Ed Stone, physicist and former director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory dead at 88.
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    Astronauts

    Weird, I just went to a place that contains astronaut memorabilia, moon rocks, rocket components, a spaceflight Hall of Fame and even an entire Space Shuttle for an exhibit. Now why would I bother to visit such a place if spaceflight didn't exist? Oops, because it does.
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    Astronauts

    What a tragic irony. To survive the most dangerous period in Spaceflight history only to die in a plane crash at age 90. It's not exactly a rare occurrence in astronauts as Ted Freeman, S. David Griggs, Elliott See, Charles Bassett and Manley "Sonny" Carter (albeit as a passenger) all died this way, but it's still extremely unlucky (especially as many old astronauts flew well into their senior years). Nonetheless we lost a legend in spaceflight history and another Apollo Astronaut, R.I.P.
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    Astronauts

    A mix of both I presume though Engle and Lovell are the only ones who for sure appear to have health problems going on in the aforementioned list. The other factor is many astronauts live far from Florida (Bill Anders for one lives really far away in the secluded Orcas Island area in Washington state) these days.
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    Last appearances

    Last known portrait taken of Karl Marx in 1882, one year before his death.
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    Astronauts

    While I did get to see the Astronaut Hall of Fame ceremony in person for the first time, I have basically nothing DL wise to update you on unfortunately. Bob Crippen was there, as well a few Group 8 TFNG astronauts but they and every other astronaut who was there easily walked in and were well. I think what really stands out to me though, is this is first HOF ceremony to my knowledge where no astronaut from the pre-Space Shuttle programs attended (Joe Kerwin was there the last 2 years, Rusty Schweickart was there last year I think, Vance Brand used to attend till 2019.) and it clearly shows they won't be around for much longer. I can even compile a list of surviving astronauts before Group 8 because there are really that few left. Group 2 "New Nine" - Jim Lovell Group 3 - Buzz Aldrin, Bill Anders, Rusty Schweickart, David Scott Group 4 "Scientists" - Edward Gibson, Harrison Schmitt, Joe Kerwin Group 5 "The Original 19" - Vance Brand, Charles Duke, Joe Engle, Fred Haise, Jack Lousma Group 6 "The Excess Eleven" - Joseph Allen IV, Anthony England, Story Musgrave, Robert A. Parker (there is also Donald Holmquest, who never flew to space as he left NASA few years after joining and is completely under the radar) Group 7 - Bob Crippen
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    MMMDP 2024

    Congratulations Drol! Missed the entry (would have gone with Rupert Keegan or Salman of Saudi Arabia if I entered) but had no choice since I'll be at the KSC (Kennedy Space Center for those wondering) in just a few hours.
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    Coin/Banknote Collecting

    I am at her house now. She hasn't added much to her collection unfortunately as coins pre 1850s and especially pre 1800s are getting increasingly harder to acquire as more and more collectors hold onto them, so she's been unable to find much. She did manage to get an 1828 U.S Coronet copper large cent (alas that one has seen better days) and an 1845 Queen Victoria silver shilling but that's really it.
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    MMMDP 2024

    MMMDP Form Guide #13 Amarildo (footballer) Suffering from Alzheimer's disease, throat cancer and suffered a stroke recently that hospitalized him. That being said, Brazilian footballers tend to remain in poor health but just not die, so think carefully.
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    Coin/Banknote Collecting

    I'm more of a general collector than a true coin collector, but my aunt is. She has lived in 3 countries, travelled to several more and in this period of time she's managed to build a pretty vast collection, mostly UK and USA coins but from other countries too. I recall these following mentioned coins being some of her personal favorites. 1736 George II Ireland "Hibernia" half penny 1757 George II silver 1 penny. 1787 George III silver shilling. 1845-O "Seated Liberty" U.S Half dollar. 1849 King Willem III Netherlands 10 cents - First year. 1992 Olympics Commemorative U.S half-dollar - Apparently another collector gave my aunt that commemorative coin after learning she was actually there in Barcelona for the Olympics opening ceremony. 2017 Elizabeth II Platinum Wedding £5 silver proof - Max limit of mintage 15,950, don't know the actual number minted. This I think is one of the rarer coins she has. I'll be visiting her soon to take a proper look at her collection this time around and ask her if she's added anything new.
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    MMMDP 2024

    MMMDP Form Guide #4 Giorgetto Giugiaro Out of the two dozen or so legendary Italian car designers and engineers from the 1960s, around eight of them have died in the last 3 years. More importantly though, why wouldn't you want to pick a man with as awesome a name as Giorgetto motherfucking Giugiaro instead of all your average John Smiths and James Carters.
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    Names we dislike

    Bradley/Brad for me. It seems every Bradley or Brad I encountered is a cunt in some kind of way. One Bradley in particular I knew in university, who I not so fondly nicknamed "The Tormentor" as that's all he really seemed to do asides from behaving like a total prick. Fucking loathed that man.
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    Time Added

    One of the last few 1962 World Cup Winners left. The others being Mengalvio - Don't know of any health issues, but has looked half dead for years. Jair da Costa - Latest update on him was on his 80th birthday, 3 years ago. Couldn't find anything on him since. Pepe (Jose Macia) - This YouTube interview seems to be his most recent appearance and he appears well.
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    DL Status Updates: Statements, Obsevations & Verbal Tennis

    Will be visiting Kennedy Space Center on May 31 - June 1 to coincide with the 2024 U.S Astronaut Hall of Fame ceremony. I've not gone to KSC in a very long time and I don't know how the admission process is now and if the HOF ceremony is included in that, so I doubt I'll get to see it close enough to observe the astronauts. I should however be able to meet astronaut Tom Jones on the 31st, get my copy of his book "Sky Walking" signed and maybe have a chat if I'm lucky. I may know a lot about astronauts but I've never actually met one so it's going to be a great day either way.
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    Deadpool Detective Work

    Don't think that's him. However in your site I did find one Daniel Vigneau born in 1952 and dead in 2022, who could potentially be the same TGV crew member in the 1990 attempt.
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    Deadpool Detective Work

    Back when I was a lad and YouTube was barely a thing, one video I have fond memories of is the French TGV speed record attempt that took place in 2007. It was a video that fascinated me then and still does today. I decided to watch it again the other day, this time to figure out more about the 3 crew members, other personnel involved and their current whereabouts. Found out in a French article that the lead driver and engineer (center of this photo) is SNCF driver Eric Pieczac, who was born in July 1960 and would be 63 now. Next to Pieczac on the left of the photo is SNCF traction engineer Georges Pinquie (around 70 assuming his age in this article is correct) who has since retired. Pieczac and Pinquie are definitely alive and well, both men attending mainly the "SNCF Patrimoine" (basically French railway heritage) events. The man on the right of the photo wearing glasses is SNCF traction supervisor Claude Maro who I would reckon is in his 70s as well especially as he apparently was there during the 1990 TGV world record attempt, I've found absolutely no information on Maro asides from that. Assuming he's alive as I don't think the French media would miss if one of their TGV record personnel died. Additionally the other two crew members in the 1990 record attempt are Michel Massinon who died in 2015 at the age of 69, and Daniel Vigneau who I haven't found any info on. The at the time Minister of Transport Michel Delebarre was on board the train for that attempt as well, he died in 2022. There was also an Aerospatiale Corvette jet that chased and monitored the train, shot a lot of the video footage actually. Couldn't find who the pilot was. If any French DLer here has more info or can find any more leads, let me know.
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    DL Status Updates: Statements, Obsevations & Verbal Tennis

    My wife is the only person I've told about my interest in deadpooling, since she herself is interested in predicting deaths albeit of the fictional character kind (her most recent hit? Gambit of the new X-Men miniseries). I do have a network and maybe some of my friends might have an idea but I can't say.
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    British Character Actors

    They couldn't have casted a better man to play Captain Smith, and his role as King Theoden is legendary. RIP.
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    The Chequered Flag

    To be fair he's done 3 things that usually attract the kind who will do it for life (race car driver, pilot and business owner), so with that in mind it is understandable why he would want to keep going.
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    The Chequered Flag

    There's an interview of Paul uploaded in 2023, I don't know when it was recorded though. Paul himself claims to be in good health though he looks horrible, barely able to open his eyes.
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    Time Added

    Cliff Jones is apparently active on X/Twitter and seems to be doing well enough. Trevor Edwards on the hand is off the radar, I could find no info on him newer than article dating back to 2012.
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    The Chequered Flag

    Surprised this hasn't been mentioned here already but former IndyCar racer and broadcaster Wally Dallenbach Sr. died on April 29th, had a decent racing career but is probably better known for being the father of the more successful race car driver Wally Dallenbach Jr. https://sports.yahoo.com/former-indycar-racer-cart-chief-014038948.html
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    Announcing "deathlist.net Members" Own Death

    Just checked, it was a fellow by the name of @Bennett_Cerf and he claims a 1942 birth year not 1941, my mistake. Would be 82 if still around.
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    Announcing "deathlist.net Members" Own Death

    Wasn't there some old poster from the 2000s here claiming a 1941 birth year? Assuming they were genuine about their birth year (possible since it was an old account) and still alive they would be 82/83 now.
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