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    Sheikh Down

    Sheikha Intisar is an interesting personality. She's suffered from PTSD since the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait, in addition to that stuff mentioned in the quoted post she's worked with UN's Sustainable Development Goals program and founded atleast three non-profit organisations, the Intisar Foundation that helps women affected by war and trauma in the Arab World, etc, helped make the Arabian Peninsula a slightly better place. Major name in Kuwait, but only 58 and hopefully not a pool possibility soon. Here with her father Sheikh Salem around 2019 or 2020, picture from her Instagram account: Sheikh Salem's donated a lot to charities too and usually donates in millions. His net worth is likely in billions as he's been getting rich from the oil since the 1950s. Also, that dead Saudi Arabian prince seemingly turned out to be a son of King Saud who was the successor (and son) of Ibn Saud/King Abdulaziz. I can understand how he was confused with that son of Ibn Saud.
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    Foreign Personalities, From Stage, Screen, Politics And Life

    Akkaphan Namart, Thai actor, undergoing treatment for heart cancer that has spread to his lungs. Said to be improving.
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    The 100 Club

    Thai diplomat and Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 1984-1986 Phan Wannamethee celebrated his 100th a few days ago:
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    Political Frailty

    Nobuo Ishihara, long, long, long-term Japanese politician, VP of the Asian Women's Fund (Tomiichi Murayama was the President) and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary in 7 governments, dead at 96 from multiple organ failure. English link for SC. Another Tomiichi Murayama-related personality gone. Decided to check how much of his government is alive... Murayama Cabinet (June 1994-August 1995) excluding Parliamentary Vice Ministers/Undersecretaries: Prime Minister - Tomiichi Murayama (1924-, 98) Deputy Prime Minister + Minister of Foreign Affairs - Yōhei Kōno (1937-, 86) Minister of Justice - Isao Maeda (1943-2016, died at 73) Minister of Finance - Masayoshi Takemura (1934-2022, died at 88) Minister of Education - Kaoru Yosano (1938-2017, died at 78) Minister of Health and Welfare - Shoichi Ide (1939-2018, died at 79) Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - Taichiro Okawara (1922-2017, died at 94) Minister of International Trade and Industry - Ryutaro Hashimoto (1937-2006, died at 68) Minister of Transport - Shizuka Kamei (1936-, 86) Minister of Posts and Telecommunications - Shun Oide (1922-2001, died at 79) Minister of Labor - Manso Hamamoto (1920-2008, died at 87) Minister of Construction - Koken Nosaka (1924-2004, died at 79) Minister of Home Affairs + Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission - Hiromu Nonaka (1925-2018, died at 92) Chief Cabinet Secretary - Kozo Igarashi (1926-2013, died at 87) General Affairs Agency head - Tsuruo Yamaguchi (1925-2015, died at 89) Hokkaido Development Agency head and Okinawa Promotion Bureau head - Sadatoshi Ori (1930-2016, died at 86 - also Minister of State) later Kiyoshi Ozawa (1927-2014, died at 87 - also Commissioner of the National Land Agency) Minister of Defence - Tokuichiro Tamazawa (1937-, 85) Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy - Masahiko Komura (1942-, 80) Director General of Science and Technology Agency - Makiko Tanaka (1944-, 79) Minister of Environment - Shin Sakurai (1933-2017, died at 84) later Sohei Miyashita (1927-2013, died at 85) ----- Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries: Hiroyuki Sonoda (1942-2018, died at 76) Nobuo Ishihara (1926-2023, died at 96) Teijiro Furukawa (1934-2022, died at 87) Director-General of the Cabinet Legislation Bureau - Takao Oide (1932-2005, died at 73) The living: Tomiichi Murayama - 98 Shizuka Kamei - 86 Yōhei Kōno - 86 Tokuichiro Tamazawa - 85 Masahiko Komura - 80 Makiko Tanaka - 79
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    Military commanders

    Wolfgang Altenburg dead at 94.
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    Political Frailty

    Filipino marine biologist, National Scientist and politician Angel Alcala dead at 93.
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    From Cleric To Relic

    Seemingly improving now but doesn't look that great in this image from an hour ago:
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    The 100 Club

    Mihai Șora is that guy who has an active (or active the last time I checked a few months ago) facebook account. Chinese Wiki has two born 1916 who I think could still likely be alive. And around 35 others still marked living who have either died in recent years according to Baike or other sites or likely died around five decades ago. Xu Zhongfu (wikidata) China's former ambassador to Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Was China's ambassador to Chile when Mao died. Has had a Zh wiki since 2012 and a Spanish wiki since 2016. As far as I know he was still alive around 2021 and has a Baike Baidu page. Whatever the name of this guy is, Mitsushiro Maeda/Mitsushige? Maega? (wikidata) Japanese-born Chinese veteran. Seems to have been used in Chinese propaganda in recent years so he's probably alive.
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    Military commanders

    Feng Zigen hospitalised for 20 days, recovers from covid, double pneumonia, bilateral pleural effusion, anemia, abnormal kidney and liver function, bacterial infection and hypoalbuminemia and gets discharged. Yes, at 104. (Article also lists his other ailments, he's been near-blind and has had a shrapnel in his femur since the long march, bedridden for the last three years, fed through a tube for a longer time and suffers from brain atrophy and severe intestinal problems. Another name to the long, long list of Chinese medical miracles.) Also, Li Yuguang dead at 101. Should've picked him in the Centenarians DP instead of all those immortals.
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    Wrestlers/actors

    Hulk Hogan can not feel his lower body or legs due to a new surgery. He's also had tons of surgeries and health problems in the past years and will be 70 in August, around 94 for a professional wrestler. Would it be soon time to reinstate this thread after 17 years?
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    Life In Prison

    Saakashvili in ICU, or maybe not. Looks horrible however.
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    Ideas and possibilities for 2024

    Some folks turning/have already turned 90 this year Amartya Sen - Diagnosed with throat/oral cancer and given an 15% survival in 1952. The radiation he got during the treatment had severe effect on his bones and in 1971 he suffered severe bone necrosis. In 2018 he had prostate cancer and was still undergoing radiation therapy in 2020. Also has been decrepit for years now. William Kahan - Computer scientist looking more and more frail Cormac McCarthy - I tend to forget he's still alive. Bill Hayden - Former GovGen of Australia. Suffered a massive stroke in 2014 that put him into hospital for more than seven months and suffering from complications since. Ben Nighthorse Campbell - US politician who retired in 2004 due to prostate cancer and other ailments. Itzhak Fintzi - Bulgarian actor who seems to live in poverty but in local news a lot. Looks frail H. D. Deve Gowda - Former Indian Prime Minister who has had covid twice and suffered from some unknown ailment that made him look half dead around mid-2022. Recovered mysteriously. Rubén Darío Paredes - Panama military dictator who was born before and came before Manuel Noriega. Also a bit fat. Abel Pacheco - Former Costa Rica president. History of heart problems. Paul Biya - Demented despot. T. Cullen Davis - Oil heir/murderer. Looked pretty frail already in 2016. Philip Zimbardo - Stanford prison experiment guy. Doesn't look very great. Ilia II of Georgia - respected religious leader of Georgia (country) Suffering from parkinson's for more than a decade, heart ailments, everything! They even tried to kill him because he's dying too slowly. Bertram Turetzky - Ancient contrabass master Rein Taagepera - a bit frail but hasn't been mentioned here in eight years. Bob Cole - Canada's hockey announcer, allegedly suffering from dementia
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    Non-British Royals

    A palace of Ado Ibrahim, traditional African royal and paramount ruler of Nigeria's Ebiraland was, according to Nigerian media, bombed last month by terrorist group ISWAP. He's also "disrespected" President Buhari by not attending some meeting a few weeks ago. 94 next week
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    The Ones That Got Away...

    Ge Daorong dead at 95. He was one of the oldest living Nanjing massacre survivors. The oldest ones are Wang Yilong (王义隆, 99), Wang Changfa (王长发, 99), there are 47 left and around 16 or 17 of those are over 95.
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    Beauty Queens

    Armi Kuusela, the first Miss Universe, has not made much public appearances in the last years and lost her son in 2020. 89 this year.
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