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  1. arghton

    The Dutch

    https://www.linda.nl/nieuws/bekend/ongeneeslijke-zieke-melissa-kremer-update-erg-slecht/ Dutch writer Melissa Kremer dead at 25 from leukaemia. She gained fame during 2020 for writing about her disease
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    Prince Ernst August of Hanover

    https://mobil.mopo.de/news/promi-show/prozessauftakt--pruegelprinz--ernst-august-von-hannover--ihm-droht-der-knast--38213146 Once again in legal trouble. Can't find an English version of this article but he was apparently threathening people with a knife and screamed at the people trying to help him. I read from another place that his house was full of alcohol bottles and there were a lot of opened painkiller packages on a table.
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    World War II Veterans

    Not exactly a veteran, but Nuremberg RuSHA trial testifier and survivor of the Lidice Massacre Marie Šupíková has died at 88 from COVID complications: https://www.ceskenoviny.cz/zpravy/zemrela-marie-supikova-jako-dite-prezila-vyhlazeni-lidic/2011956 Lidice Massacre was the complete destruction of the village of Lidice by the nazis in 1942. All men were killed. She was one of the last living survivors of the massacre. Other survivors are mentioned on this and this page. The alive adult survivors are Božena Vodrážková (born 1923), Ruth Mittelmann (born 1925) and survivors who were children at the time of the massacre include Věra Čepelová, roz. Vokatá (born 1935), Václav Zelenka (born 1937) and Eva Kubíková - Bullock (born 1937). Veronika (Věra) Rýmonová, Jiří Pitín and Pavel Horešovský (all born 1942) were only a few months old.
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    Political Frailty

    Guy Brice Parfait Kolélas (wiki), son of Congolese politician Bernard Kolélas and leader of the MCDDI party has died at 61, one day after the presidential elections: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/22/congos-opposition-candidate-kolelas-dies-a-day-after-poll He had COVID and was evacuated to France earlier this month. He was a candidate in the 2016 and 2021 elections against president/dictator Denis Sassou Nguesso, called "The Emperor" by Alassane Ouattara and Alpha Conde. Denis Sassou Nguesso has changed the constitution a couple of years ago to allow him to rule until 2031, when he would be 87 years old.
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    The 100 Club

    Found a picture from his 101th birthday (here). He doesn't look very great.
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    Dead Poets Society

    https://uznews.uz/ru/article/29874/ Uzbek writer of children's stories Xudoyberdi To'xtaboyev has died aged 88. He was known for stories such as Riding a Yellow Giant (1969), Death of a Yellow Giant (1973) and The Golden Head of the Avenger. He was named the National Writer of Uzbekistan when the country gained independence in 1991.
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    Political Frailty

    https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11846032 Says that losing hope is physically hurting him and hopes that he'll get experimental treatment.
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    World's Oldest

    From the "Oldest people alive as of 11th of February 2021" list the first one out of the 14 listed is dead: https://www.blogdomatuto.com.br/pages/artigo.php?p1=39248-familiares-lamenta-o-falecimento-de-dona-diolinda-de-114-anos-uma-das-mulheres-mais-idosa-da-cidade-de-gravata Unvalidated Diolinda Maria da Conceicao died already on 4th of March. Claimed to be 114 and she did look like it. Died six days before her possible 115th birthday. If confirmed, she would've been the 7th oldest person alive at the time of her death. Also: longevity claimant Julia Amelia da Conceicao (same surname) died yesterday at the claimed age of 115, near her "116th": https://www.miseria.com.br/ultimas-noticias/cariri/morre-em-juazeiro-perto-dos-116-anos-a-mulher-mais-idosa-do-ceara/
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    Hollywood Possibilities

    Here's a list of alive Hitchcock actors: (Patricia Hitchcock is also Hitchcock's daughter, only ones with wikipedia pages are listed) 1940s: Saboteur 1942: Norman Lloyd (born 1914) Shadow of Doubt 1943: Edna May Wonacott (born 1932) and Charles Bates (born 1935) Spellbound 1945: Norman Lloyd (born 1914) 1950s: Stage Fright 1950: Patricia Hitchcock (born 1928) Strangers on a Train 1951: Patricia Hitchcock (born 1928) Rear Window 1954: Uncredited: Kathryn Grant (born 1933) To Catch a Thief 1955: Brigitte Auber (born 1925) The Trouble with Harry 1955: Shirley MacLaine (born 1934) and Jerry Mathers (born 1948) The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956: Christopher Olsen (born 1946) Uncredited: Tuesday Weld (born 1943) and Patricia Morrow (born 1944) The Wrong Man 1956: Nehemiah Persoff (born 1919) and Vera Miles (born 1929) Vertigo 1958: Kim Novak (born 1933) and uncredited Nina Shipman (born 1938) North by Northwest 1959: Eva Marie Saint (born 1924) 1960s: Has it's own thread: Psycho 1960: Pat Hitchcock (born 1928), Vera Miles (born 1929) and uncredited Paul Jasmin (born 1935) Birds 1963: Tippi Hedren (born 1930) and Veronica Cartwright (born 1949) Marnie 1964: Tippi Hedren (born 1930), Bruce Dern (born 1936), Diane Baker (born 1938), Mariette Hartley (born 1940), Kimberly Beck and Melody Thomas Scott (both born 1956) Torn Curtain 1966: Julie Andrews (born 1935) Topaz 1969: Eva Wilma (born 1933) and Michel Subor (born 1935) 1970s: Frenzy 1972: Bernard Cribbins (born 1928), Jean Marsh (born 1934) and Barbara Leigh-Hunt (born 1935). Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave and Helen Mirren rejected roles in this movie. Family Plot 1976: Bruce Dern (born 1936) and William Devane (born 1939). Last Hitchcock movie. I'm suprised there are so few of them left.
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    Notable Coronavirus Victims

    Watched the video, she looked unwell. Wouldn't be suprised if we get a situation similar to what happened in Ivory Coast
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    The 100 Club

    January 1921 births seem to be a much stronger group than February or March 1921 births. There are twelve people with wikipedia articles born in January 1921 who are still alive plus two notable ones who don't have English wikipedia pages but are listed on the living centenarians list. February 1921 has eight centenarians, but atleast Hazel McCallion and Herbert Köfer are still pretty active and in good shape, atleast mentally. March 1921 has five this far
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    Life In Prison

    Update: Francis Clifford Smith has now broken Fossard's record and has been in jail longer than anyone in history. John Phillips was released on parole a week ago.
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    Buzz Aldrin

    Aldrin's a big name and unlike all the mainly healthy 30-60 year olds who've got a thread in case they prematurely die/have had bad health problems or other problems once (Meghan, Robert Bales, Victoria Beckham, David Cameron, Clooney, Culkin, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Katie Hopkins, Joseph Kony, Mohammad Mushtaq, Keanu Reeves...) he won't go on forever and we'll all probably live long enough to see that red "dead" sign next to old Buzz's name in five years
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Ms Olympia 1981/Finnish parliament member Ritva Elomaa lost her husband Kimmo Elomaa today https://www.iltalehti.fi/kotimaa/a/7f573e0e-b9a3-453b-b591-3f63299bc127 Kimmo was 66 or 67. He was a "businessman" who was in jail in the 2000s for financial crimes. Got a heart attack in 2015.
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    Six people, six months

    Lorimer is now actually dead this time, a hit for many here
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    From Cleric To Relic

    https://www.elkhabar.com/press/article/183437/وفاة-الشيخ-محمد-علي-الصابوني-صاحب-صفوة-التفاسير/ Islamic scholar Muhammad Ali Al-Sabuni dead at 91. He was known for his easy-to-read texts and according to one source "one of the most prominent modern sunni scholars" Apparently a big name in Syria and Turkey, there's a lot of talk about him on twitter.
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    Dead Architects

    Finn-Swede architect Kristian Gullichsen dead at 88 https://www.hs.fi/kulttuuri/art-2000007869581.html
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    Pensionable Presidents (And Other Leaders)

    President of Finland Sauli Niinistö, mentioned in the original post got his covid vaccine today: https://twitter.com/niinisto/status/1372839467699036160 No known health issues but he has been and probably still is a heavy smoker
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    The Nobel Prize Dead Pool

    I'll take Stoddart for chemistry, Ahtisaari for peace, Glück for literature, John Gurdon for medicine/psychology, Nakamura for physics and Vernon Smith for economics
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    He (or she) is Risen!

    How many premature obituaries have we gotten during these few months (ones that are still alive)? Atleast: Mustafa Ben Halim (born 1921) Kenneth Kaunda (born 1924) Emmanuel Milingo (born 1930) Baghdad Bob/Comical Ali (born 1940) Peter Lorimer (born 1946)
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    The 100 Club

    damn it, I guess it's only five of them left then
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    The 100 Club

    I'm almost willing to bet that we'll run out out of Chaco War veterans pretty soon- much sooner than the Spanish Civil War veterans. I think it's best not to make a thread for them as the war wasn't as notable as other wars that have threads and they're all centenarians by now. We've lost a few of them during the last months including the last nurse of the war six days ago. The surviving four (known) Bolivian chaco war veterans are: José Pradel Loayza (born in July 1914, 106) Celebrated his 106th in july: pictures. Samuel Chuquimia Murillo (born in August 1916, 104) Emeterio Ernesto Talavera Choque (born around 1918, 102) Still looks pretty great Miguel Siñaniz Vigabriel (born around 1918, 102) Can't find nearly anything about Paraguayan veterans, but I mentioned Basilio Gonzalez before and this article mentions two others, aged 107 and 106.
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    Art For Death's Sake

    https://www.iltalehti.fi/viihdeuutiset/a/93ce48c0-d452-49d4-9f1a-2c03404c554b Still alive but according to his wife, his heart stopped beating twice during a surgery. His left hand's fingers have been amputated.
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    People who've got a thread

    Yes, I put them into the "2-5 people groups" category. I had the wrong Terry Waite before.

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