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  1. frleon

    28. Jimmy Greaves

    The Germany squad is going to start dropping like flies soon. Don't know – even Horst Eckel of the 1954 team is still alive at 89, had a serious fall in december but apparently recuperated.
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    21. Abdelaziz Bouteflika

    You crossed out the wrong one. Shukran kathiran! How embarrassing …
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    21. Abdelaziz Bouteflika

    Y e s !!, finally someone who's on my list again. That's propelling it to an all-time record of 3/50!
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    2. Betty White

    Understood, I meant the opposite, I'd like fewer than 25 people recycled so the list would get even less boring.
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    2. Betty White

    I wondered whether it's necessary to recycle exactly 25 people? Just noticed that this year the committee did go for the maximum number and can't be bothered to look up the previous year. I wouldn't mind them going more than 25 newcomers sometimes, especially after a year like last one.
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    The D-A-CH-DeathList 2021

    I remember how when we started this thread some people were joking around how we should include Liechtenstein but couldn't, for lack of known Liechtensteiners? … well, the princess just died. https://orf.at/stories/3225739/
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    Dilip Kumar

    Do you think he's going to be discharged tomorrow yet? Maybe he'll live for another year or two.
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    Nazi of SS

    According to German wiki, Sonntag has died, though no date or source are given (same result when quickly googling him).
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    41. Raul Castro

    Experience shows that after a cancer diagnosis, Castros can comfortably live another ten years.
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    King Harald V of Norway

    Not sure about JC: Maybe exile has a possibility of extending life. Less stress, less interaction with the nasty commoner, remove yourself from all the trouble etc.
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    Each Year's Most Significant Death.

    Bit late to the party – you've put a lot of work into your list and there's a lot I agree with, but it's still a very Anglo-American list. The first thing I noticed were the couple of US first ladies, but looking these years up there really hasn't been any significant deaths at all – I mean, I'd have picked slightly different unknown people, but it doesn't make a difference. However … no Metternich (1859, with Alexander von Humboldt as a serious contender)? No Kościuszko (1817)? Or Pasteur (1895)? 1880 is another difficult year, I'd favour Flaubert or Offenbach if there wasn't the one true answer that is Emperor Norton.
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    Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

    Yeah sure, it'll be the only reason really that Phil didn't make it to 110.
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    15. Jimmy Carter

    Yeah, to check Biden's age-related records you always need to consider Ronnie as a benchmark. I'm not paying too much attention (surely sucks to have got such a rampant gerontocracy, but if that's the problem there's not really a huge difference between 65 or 70 or 80). Moreover, can't really put the blame on others, after all my country once elected a leader at 73 and then kept him till he was 87.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Looking back, that's a great amount of health to have followed, it seems.
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    The D-A-CH-DeathList 2021

    Verdammt, I was so sure he was both on the DACH list and on mine and now looking it up it's neither.

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