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    Films with entirely dead casts

    Watched the 1954 Finnish movie "Kovanaama" ("Thug", https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133052/) today. Never before have I seen a movie with so talented actors with the writing being very bad... Some scenes make no sense and nearly all of the characters are made to look dumb. The writer was Aarne Tarkas who had ADHD and alcoholism and died aged 52 in 1976 from a heart attack, possibly caused by alcohol use. Not one of the best movies written by Tarkas. More about the movie and Tarkas on imdb. Some amazing actors, especially Lasse Pöysti (1927-2019, main role, a reporter) and Toivo Mäkelä (1909-1979, criminal boss) Anyways, all of the cast members seem to be dead. With Lasse Pöysti's death in 2019 the only living one of the people mentioned on imdb is Lauri Elo (1928-), art director.
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    Gangster, Gangster

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-58674452 Jitender Maan Gogi, notorious Indian gangster who murdered and kidnapped people, including a local singer has died in Delhi. He was shot in a courtroom by two gunmen posing as lawyers. These two men were then killed by the police.
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    Ice Hockey Players

    IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) President for 27 years, 71-year old putinite Rene Fasel and VP for 18 years, 75-year old Kalervo Kummola are finally retiring this month. Both were ice hockey players in the 1960s and the 1970s.
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    African Despots

    https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/tunisia-president-takes-new-powers-says-will-reform-system-2021-09-22/ Will rule by decree, now "officially" a dictator.
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    The Dead of 2021

    Pakistani actor Talat Iqbal dead in the US: https://www.geo.tv/latest/372208-renowned-pakistani-actor-talat-iqbal-dies-in-us He was in critical condition and on ventilator eight days ago but I decided not to mention it in the "hospitalised" thread as he does not have a wikipedia page and I'm not sure if he even has a proper imdb page. However, he must have been famous there as over ten Pakistani news have wrote about his death.
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    Wrestlers/actors

    https://wrestletalk.com/news/superstar-billy-graham-posts-health-update-after-hospitalisation/ "Superstar" Billy Graham update: "I have been very weak since coming home from the hospital yesterday. My arms that could lift hundreds of pounds, can now barely lift a spoon of soup to his mouth. However, I shall overcome." Also had fluid in his lungs.
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    Political Frailty

    https://sputniknews.com/20210923/former-czech-president-klaus-hospitalised-twice-in-two-weeks-1089346186.html https://english.radio.cz/ex-president-klaus-readmitted-hospital-high-blood-pressure-8729321 Vaclav Klaus apparently back in hospital.
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    King Salman of Saudi Arabia

    UN Speech:
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    Darwin Awards

    Eliyantha White, Sri Lankan spiritual healer who "only treated VIP's" and who claimed he could end the pandemic dead from covid aged 48: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/23/sri-lanka-shaman-dies-covid-blessed-water-cure Treated Indian cricket stars such as Sachin Tendulkar, invited David Beckham for treatment (unclear if Beckham took the offer) and was also current Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapakse's personal physician. White was, of course, also a vaccine sceptic.
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    Nazi of SS

    Sonntag died in March 2006 and Bruß in December 2011 according to their Polish wikipedias. Not much new about Schulz or Michnia. Chance they could have died off-radar during the last five to three years? From Prophet's February list now atleast three are dead, as Stork, Oberlander and Berger and possibly also Riss. An "Aksel Andersen" born 1924 died in 2018, however I don't know if this was that Aksel Andersen.
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    Political Frailty

    I may have mentioned him before but former Prime Minister of Nepal Jhala Nath Khanal seems to be quite sick...He was hospitalised in October, March, with covid in May, with blood infection, lung problems and chronic pneumonia in June and got a kidney transplant in August. He was in hospital for over two months between June and August. He resigned from all his posts at the end of August.
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    Internet Celebrities

    Fedora Guy Jerry Messing out of ICU but is now "partially paralysed" and apparently has pneumonia: https://metro.co.uk/2021/09/22/freaks-and-geeks-star-jerry-messing-partially-paralysed-after-covid-15301621/
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    World's Oldest

    https://gerontology.wikia.org/wiki/Arnold_Hawkins Arnold Hawkins, second-oldest man in Canada and oldest man born there died four days ago aged 110. Had longevity in his family: Grandmother lived to 107, two of his uncles lived to 100+ and sister lived to 99. His wife also lived long, to 96 and wife's sister lived to 106. The five oldest people in Canada currently are: 1. Cecile Klein, 114, I've mentioned her before, oldest and one of the last living subjects of Edward VII. 2. Shige Mineshiba, 112. Born in Japan, quite a miracle how she is still alive: Had a myocardial infection at the age of 87 and has had dementia for around 12 years. 3. Yvonne Delorme-Martel, 111. Wheelchair-bound. 4. Anonymous of British Columbia, 111. 5. Ja Hyung Lee, 111. Oldest man in Canada, born in Korea.
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    Wrestlers/actors

    Japanese professional wrestler Rumi Kazama dead aged 55 from endometriosis: https://www.pwinsider.com/article/151008/llpws-rumi-kazama-passes-away.html Co-founder of Ladies Legend Pro-Wrestling with Shinobu Kandori.
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    Jesse Jackson

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/22/jesse-jackson-discharged-from-hospital-after-covid-parkinsons-disease-treatment.html Jesse Jackson out of rehab center and back home.
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