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  1. arghton

    The grand Old Duke of Kent

    Didn't see him at DoE's funeral, or he wasn't shown on television. He did attend it though?
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    25. Queen Elizabeth II

    Watched DoE's funeral I was afraid she'd fall when she walked into the church
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    Wrestlers/actors

    Iranian weightlifter/wrestler Fereydoun Ghanbari has died after a short battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 43. Won a gold medal at the 2004 Asian Wrestling Championships and one at the Junior World Freestyle Wrestling Championships 1997. https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/459913/Ex-Iran-wrestler-Fereydoon-Ghanbari-passes-away
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    41. Raul Castro

    Castro siblings are/were: Angel Castro y Argiz (1875-1956) with Maria Argota y Reyes (1890-unknown): Manuel Castro Argota (1913-1914) Maria Lili Perfidia (Lidi) Castro Argota (1913-1991) Pedro Emilio Castro Argota (1914-1992) Antonia María Dolores Castro Argota (1915-unknown) Georgina de la Caridad Castro Argota (1918-unknown) Angel Castro y Argiz (1875-1956) with Lina Ruz Gonzalez (1903-1963) Angelita Castro Ruz (1923-2012) Ramon Eusebio Castro (1924-2016) Fidel Castro (1926-2016) married to Marta Diaz-Balart (b. 1928) and later to Dalia Soto del Valle (birth date unknown) Raul Castro (b. 1931) married to Vilma Espin (1930-2007) until her death Juanita Castro (b. 1933) Emma de la Concepción Castro Ruz (b. 1935) Agustina del Carmen Castro Ruz (1938-2017) married to Silvio Rodriguez Cardenas (1930-2009) until his death Angel Castro y Argiz also had a son with farmhand Generosa Mendoza: Martin Castro (b. 1930)
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    Jim Davis

    Heritage Auctions Interview 3.4.2021 Looks different than in the last video but that may be caused by the different lighting Talks and moves like a man his age but if I didn't know who Jim Davis was and would be shown a picture of this man and asked what his age would be, I'd say something between 85 and 95
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    Political Frailty

    https://www.hs.fi/muistot/art-2000007921428.html Died last month
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    The grand Old Duke of Kent

    He'll reach 80 years as Duke of Kent in August 2022 if he's still alive.
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    Read Any Good Books Lately?

    Juice Leskinen's 2014 biography. A very interesting personality, he was a singer-songwriter from the 70s to the early 2000s and is now called the father of Finnish rock and pop music. Like a ton of other musicians who gained fame suddenly he had problems with tobacco and alcohol: liver cirrhosis in 1989, diabetes, depression, kidney problems. He died in November 2006 at the age of 56 after refusing to go to his dialysis treatment. Picture from late 2006:
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    Political Frailty

    Incomplete list of European ministers and heads of state/govt alive who served in WW2/WW2 generation (born before 1928): Green: Served in ww2 Gray: Unknown/auxiliary Purple: Didn't serve in ww2 Belgium Cécile Goor-Eyben (b. 1923) Minister of the region of Bruxelles-Capitale 1980. Paula D'Hondt-Van Opdenbosch (b. 1926) Minister of Post, Telephony and Telegraph Services 1981-1988, Minister of Public Works 1988. Article from 2020. San Marino Marino Vagnetti (b. 1924) Captain Regent 1971-1972 and 1989. There may be more, but information on the former San Marino governments and Captain Regents isn't easily accessible. Luxembourg Jean Hamilius (b. 1927) Gaston Thorn's cabinet minister of Public Works 1974-1979 Netherlands None alive Germany Oscar Schneider (b. 1927) Minister of Construction 1982-1989 DDR Hans Reichelt (b. 1925) Minister of Environmental Protection and Water Management 1972-1990, picture from 2018 Herbert Weiz (b. 1924) Minister of Science and Technology 1974-1989 Werner Schmieder (b. 1926) Minister of Finance 1980-1981 Latvia None alive? Lithuania Valdas Adamkus (b. 1926) President 1998-2003 and 2004-2009 Estonia None alive? Iceland Ingvar Gíslason (b. 1926) Thoroddsen's cabinet Minister of Education, Science and Culture 1980-1983. December 2018 article Denmark J.K. Hansen (b. 1926) Jørgensen's fifth cabinet Minister of Transport (formerly Minister of Public Works) 1981-1982. Thorkild Simonsen (b. 1926) Rasmussen's third and fourth cabinet Interior Minister 1997-2000. Video from 2016. Norway None after the death of Per Kleppe on 10th of March 2021(?) Finland Ele Alenius (b. 1925) Paasio's first cabinet Minister of Finance 1966-1970. Suffered a stroke in 2018 but still in great condition: article from December 2020 Carl Olof Tallgren (b. 1927) Karjalainen's second cabinet Minister of Finance 1970-1971. Heimo Linna (b. 1925) Sorsa's first cabinet (1973-1975) and Miettunen's second cabinet (1975-1976) Minister of Agriculture. Article from 2020 Taisto Tähkämaa (b. 1924) Sorsa's second cabinet (1977-1979) Minister of Defence, Minister of Agriculture during Koivisto's second and Sorsa's third cabinet (1979-1983). Article about his ww2 experiences from December 2019 Sinikka Luja-Penttilä (b. 1924) Minister of Social Affairs and Health 1979-1982 during Koivisto's second cabinet. Article about her from 2004 Sweden Bertil Zachrisson (b. 1926) Palme's second Minister for Education 1973-1976. Unknown if he served in ww2, picture from 2016 Elvy Olsson (b. 1923) Fälldin's first Minister for Housing 1976-1978. Didn't serve in ww2. Here she is in late 2020, looks quite frail. Liechenstein and Andorra-related information isn't available anywhere. Continuing this later.
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    The Dutch

    Jan Andreae, Dutch Ahold fraudster dead at 74: https://www.distrifood.nl/branche/artikel/2021/04/ex-ahold-topman-jan-andreae-overleden-101145847?_ga=2.249436743.113611296.1618492227-1958451634.1616525873
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Last time the male monarch outlived the female consort was in 1821. I'd say this could very well happen again with Charles and Camilla.
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    Political Frailty

    Abdul Matin Khasru, former Bangladeshi Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs minister 1997-2001 died yesterday. Second person who has been in that position to die this year. The only alive people who have been the Bangladeshi Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs minister before 2007 and are notable enough to have an English wikipedia are: Kamal Hossein (b. 1937) 1972-1973. First Bangladeshi LJPA minister. Muhammad Jamiruddin Sircar (b. 1931) 1996, one of the three alive former presidents of Bangladesh along with Shahabuddin Ahmed (b. 1930) and A. Q. M. Badruddoza Chowdhury (b. 1932)
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    The 100 Club

    Louis Witten recently got to 100. He's a theoretical physicist known for studying gravity and being the father of physicist Edward Witten, founder of the M-theory and Matt Witten, television writer. Pick in Centenarians Deadpool 2021.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    None of his sister's children but Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden is the oldest son of Maximilian, Margrave of Baden and a grandchild of one of Philip's sisters. Maximilian is 87 and probably can't attend due to covid or age-related problems
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    Windy City Deadpool 2021-2022

    Here's mine 1) Kenneth Kaunda 2) Jimmy Carter 3) Bob Dole 4) Martti Ahtisaari 5) Norman Tebbit 6) Dilip Kumar 7) Bob Barker 8) Rosalynn Carter 9) Tony Bennett 10) Benedict XVI 11) Arlene Dahl 12) Mikhail Gorbachev 13) Sirikit, Queen Mother of Thailand 14) Paavo Lipponen 15) NLE Choppa 16) Eva Marie Saint 17) Henry Kissinger 18) Isabel Peron 19) Bill Cosby 20) Elizabeth II 21) Ozzy Osbourne Subs a) Yoko Ono b) Ibrahim Babangida c) Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf (comical ali) d) Marsha Hunt e) Kim Yong-nam
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