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    Internet Celebrities

    Ryuji Urabe, 93-year old Japanese retired taxi driver has recieved a lot of media attention during the last week for his videos (idea was apparently from his grandson) in which he plays a racing simulator.
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    Deathless Days

    13 on June 8th now. Worst days probably include 26th of December 2004 (Only 20 deaths mentioned on the wiki page, probably even more, but still a large amount for an old incomplete list. Half, ten of these were untimely passings due to the 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami: all except one of these ten were under 50) 27th of December had 3 notable deaths, the following days until 2005 had under 8 so even 10 was a large amount. 10th of April, 2010 - 63 deaths: 12 other deaths and... 51 deaths in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash, including many lead politicians, religious and army figures of the country and importantly the then-President of Poland Lech Kaczynski (1949-2010), his wife and 1989-1990 President-in-Exile Ryszard Kaczorowski (1919-2010) Michael Schudrich (b. 1955) the Chief Rabbi of Poland refused to go because it was Sabbath. This saved his life. Kaczorowski's wife Karolina (b. 1930) wasn't on board either.
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    African Despots

    People related to and around Nujoma are falling like flies, as now Mburumba Kerina who was one of the founders of SWAPO is dead at 89 from covid: https://informante.web.na/?p=305137
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    Political Frailty

    There was some talk about Prime Ministers/Presidents outliving their cabinets in the Carter thread. Toshiki Kaifu (b. 1931) Japanese Prime Minister 1989-1991 has outlived nearly all of his cabinet except, according to his cabinet's Japanese wiki page: Taro Nakayama (b. 1924) Foreign Affairs minister Michihiko Kano (b. 1942) Minister of Agriculture Hikaru Matsunaga (b. 1928) Trade and Industry minister Mayumi Moriyama (b. 1927) Chief Cabinet secretary Hajime Ishii (b. 1934)
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2022

    Hédi Fried (b. 1924) Swedish-Romanian author and psychologist who survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. An amazing person and a competitor for the throne of the most ghoul-looking human alive.
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    Kenneth Kaunda

    A new turn in the fight of KK, Rupiah Banda and Guy Scott about who will die next. Now it seems Kaunda might win, but will he beat Banda (Overweight 84-year old fighting colon cancer) and Scott (Recently got to 77, end-stage parkinson's skeleton and reported "ailing", both physically and apparently also mentally)
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    From Cleric To Relic

    https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/mizoram-ziona-chana-head-of-world-largest-family-dies-at-76-1814359-2021-06-13 Ziona, christian polygamy cult leader and more importantly the head of the world's biggest family (39 wives, 94 children, 33 grandchildren and one great grandchild) dead at 76.
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    Political Frailty

    Guy Scott celebrated his 77th birthday two weeks ago. I've searched and seen no new birthday pictures except this one posted on twitter, probably an old picture though:
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    The Dead of 2021

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanchari_Vijay Kannada film actor Sanchari Vijay dead from injuries from a motorcycle accident. He was in his 30s. Known for the 2015 film Naanu Avanalla...Avalu where he played the role of a transgender woman.
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    Nazi of SS

    http://www.suomensotilas.fi/ss-rottenfuhrer-toivo-kangaslampi-poissa/ SS-Rottenführer Toivo Kangaslampi dead at 98. Born in 1922, he served in the Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS for a while in around 1941/1942 to 1943. Three Finnish SS volunteers remain, two of them are over 100.
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    Political Frailty

    My vision squeezed him between the Pierre Trudeaus
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    Summer Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    https://www.facebook.com/MainiokotiJusolanlampi/videos/296765841676215 Here's the video I talked about in Scavenger Hunt... A woman is interviewing 1964 Tokyo 50 Metre Pistol gold medal winner Väinö Markkanen. Some parts of it translated: 0:18 she asks "Väinö, what was your sport" No response. 0:26 she again asks "In what sport did you win gold" Around six seconds later he answers "in pistol shooting" very unclearly. Very short answers and the whole interview seems to have been forced. He does answer the questions right but doesn't seem to be enjoying it and can only answer short answers, and also says unclearly something when they talk about life that could be translated to "for me it's starting to be over". At 2:20 she says "Long life. And the secret to living long?" and "Will it be kept a secret" He answers "Yes" Edit: Also, it's recorded in a nursing home for old folks who need 24/7 care by what is probably a member of the staff and was posted on that nursing home's facebook page.
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    The 100 Club

    After a couple of deaths in May, we have our first June centenarians, here are some of them... I'd say these are a pretty strong trio: James Francis Edwards, born 5th of June 1921. Canadian WWII pilot, with 19 aerial victories he was Canada's highest scoring ace in the Western Desert Campaign. He shot down Luftwaffe ace Otto Schultz (51 aerial victories) in 1942 and probably also Günter Steinhausen (40 aerial victories), later the same year. Picture from an interview on his 100th Jakob Skarstein, born 7th of June 1921. Longtime radio journalist and personality since 1945. P.K. Warrier, born 8th of June 1921. Ayurveda alternative medicine practicioner.
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    Political Frailty

    Also, I was reading the "List of Prime Ministers of Elizabeth II" page on wikipedia: Jugnauth was the last Prime Minister of a state that became a republic during her reign. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_prime_ministers_of_Elizabeth_II Also, none of Elizabeth's Prime Ministers living from before 1980 - the 28 first years of her reign after the death of Papua New Guinean Michael Somare (1936-2021) Earliest one alive is also an Papua New Guinean, Julius Chan (b. 1939). His first term as Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea started on the 11th of March 1980. Somare and Chan, September 2020.
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    25. Queen Elizabeth II

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/15254819/new-corgi-puppy-queen-prince-andrew/ Given a new corgi by Andew. Now she has Candy (the very old one), Muick (given to her a couple of months ago) and this one.
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    World War II Veterans

    Witold Kieżun, Home Army soldier dead at 99. Taken POW by the Nazis twice but managed to escape. Send to a gulag but survived. "During his stay in the camp, Witold Kieżun contracted pneumonia, typhoid fever, typhus, dystrophy, scabies, mumps and Beriberi." With Pope John Paul II in 1991 in Burundi. Worked as a advisor to multiple Polish politicians and President of Burundi Pierre Buyoya (1949-2020)
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    Military commanders

    They usually gain around five more years of life when I mention them
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    Military commanders

    Alive commanders in old conflicts (List of people alive mentioned on the wikipedia pages of these conflicts) Malayan Emergency 1948-1960, Commonwealth forces against Communist forces. Abdullah CD (b. 1923) Communist forces Algerian War 1954-1962, FLN against France against FAF and OAS Saadi Yacef (b. 1928) FLN First Sudanese Civil War 1955-1972, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan against SDF mutineers, ALF and Anyanya. Joseph Lagu (b. 1931) Anyanya Vietnam War 1955-1975, North Vietnam supported by the Soviet Union against South Vietnam supported by USA. Henry Kissinger (b. 1923) United States, Security Advisor Trần Thiện Khiêm (b. 1925) South Vietnam Nguyễn Thị Bình (b. 1928) Viet Cong central committee member Khieu Samphan (b. 1931) Khmer Rouge, CPNLAF head Portugese Colonial War 1961-1974, Portugal against Liberation movements Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho (b. 1936) Portugese Guinea Joaquim Chissano (b. 1939) FRELIMO, Mozambique José Eduardo dos Santos (b. 1942) FAPLA, Angola Eritrean War of Independence 1961-1991, ELF and EPLF against Ethiopia Mengistu Haile Mariam (b. 1937) Leader of Ethiopia 1974-1991 Isaias Afwerki (b. 1946) EPLF leader Sebhat Ephrem (b. 1951) EPLF commander Petros Solomon (b. 1951) EPLF commander Communist Insurgency in Sarawak 1962-1990, UK and Malaysia against Communist forces Mahathir Mohamad (b. 1925) Prime Minister of Malaysia Abdul Taib Mahmud (b. 1936) Chief Minister of Sarawak Bong Kee Chok (b. 1937) Main leader of the Communist forces Rhodesian Bush War 1964-1979, Rhodesia against ZANU, FRELIMO, ANC, ZAPU Frank Mussell (b. 1932) Rhodesian Air Force commander Chadian Civil War 1965-1979, FROLINAT against Chad Hissène Habré (b. 1942) FROLINAT Goukouni Oueddei (b. 1944) FROLINAT Communist Insurgency in Thailand 1965-1983, Thailand against Communist Party of Thailand Chavalit Yongchaiyudh (b. 1932) Lieutenant-general South African Border War 1966-1990, South Africa against SWAPO Sam Nujoma (b. 1929) SWAPO leader Georg Meiring (b. 1939) South Africa Chief of Army José Eduardo dos Santos (b. 1942) President of Angola, SWAPO's side Lebanese Civil War 1975-1990, Lebanese Front and other groups against Lebanese National Movement against Syria against Lebanese Armed Forces and UNIFIL Michel Aoun (b. 1933) Lebanese Armed Forces Assem Qanso (b. 1937) Lebanese National Movement Etienne Saqr (b. 1937) Lebanese Front and other Gustav Hägglund (b. 1938) UNIFIL Nahib Berri (b. 1938) Syria's side Ibrahim Kulaylat (b. 1940) Lebanese National Movement and other Amine Gemayel (b. 1942) Former President of Lebanon, Lebanese Front and Other Elias Atallah (b. 1947) Lebanese National Movement and other Subhi al-Tufayli (b. 1948) Lebanese National Movement and other Walid Jumblatt (b. 1949) Lebanese National Movement/PSP Samir Geagea (b. 1952) Lebanese Front and other
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    Political Frailty

    Who will be the last of these six alive Cambodian leaders? Khieu Samphan (b. 1931) Pol Pot's Head of State 1976-1979, Prime Minister 1976 Samdech Heng Samrin (b. 1934) Head of State 1979-1992 Prince Norodom Ranariddh (b. 1944) First Prime Minister 1993-1997 Ung Huot (b. 1945) First Prime Minister 1997-1998 Samdech Hun Sen (b. 1952) Prime Minister 1984- King Norodom Sihamoni (b. 1953) King of Cambodia 2004-
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    Oldest Living football league players

    UK only has under one sixth, around 84 people. Canada has 20. I'm pretty sure the list is missing a lot of people, especially Asians: Japan only has around 8 names and that's probably the most people an Asian country on that list has.
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    Oldest Living football league players

    There sure are probably tons of famous living wwII veterans who aren't mentioned on that page. I checked and 50% of the list is made of Americans, which seems a bit weird.
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    Deathlist 2085?
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    Horrible. I was watching it while it happened, didn't realize it was serious at first... I hope the man survives and recovers from this.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2022

    A "he's still alive???" name for me, Sen Sōshitsu XV Born 1923 and 98 years old, he was the head of the Urasenke school of Japanese Tea from 1964 to 2002 and remains if not the most known, one of the most known of the alive tea masters. He was a kamikaze pilot but wasn't allowed to participate to keep the old dynasty from dying out. During his tenure as the head of the Urasenke school, he established multiple branches of the Urasenke school overseas. Probably not famous enough for the DL but certainly more famous than Bill Gates's dad and likely to recieve a lot of media attention when he dies. 2019: 2020: Also has a connection to the Japanese royal family: his son Sen Sōshitsu XVI (b. 1956) married Masako Sen (b. 1951), a daughter of Prince Takahito (1915-2016) and Princess Yuriko (b. 1923). However, he could be centenarian material like Prime Minister Murayama.
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    Foreign Personalities, From Stage, Screen, Politics And Life

    Brazil's Vice Presidents just can't seem to stay alive, only two former VPs alive: Jose Sarney, VP 1985 and also former President, Michel Temer 2016-2018.

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