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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) Died later 2021 Emmanuel Milingo (born 1930) Baghdad Bob/Comical Ali (born 1940) Peter Lorimer (born 1946) Died later 2021
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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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    People who've got a thread

    It's only missing the DL:ees now, unless I missed someone Also here's a list of the oldest and youngest people alive who've got a thread: Oldest: (pre-1925) 1914 - Norman Lloyd 1916 - Beverly Cleary 1919 - James Lovelock 1920 - Clarissa Eden June 1921 - Prince Philip November 1921 - Johnny Johnson (not his own thread, but he's the last dambuster) January 1922 - Betty White July 1922 - Norman Lear December 1922 - Dilip Kumar May 1923 - Henry Kissinger July 1923 - Bob Dole October 1923 - Glynis Johns December 1923 - Bob Barker 20th April 1924 - Leslie Phillips 28th April 1924 - Kenneth Kaunda July 1924 - Eva Marie Saint October 1924 - Jimmy Carter Youngest: (after 1990) 2002: Romeo Beckham 1999: Shamima Begum 1996: 6ix9ne 1993: Ariana Grande 1992: Demi Lovato
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    Alive: 52 Kitanoji Katsuaki (born 1942) Became Yokozuna in 1970, still a commentator as of 2021. 56 Wakanohana Kanji II (born 1953) Became Yokozuna in 1978, left the Japan Sumo Association in 2013 due to poor health. 57 Mienoumi Tsuyoshi (born 1948) Became Yokozuna in 1979. Now a director of a Sumo Museum in Tokyo. 61 Hokutoumi Nobuyoshi (born 1963) Became Yokozuna in 1987, retired in 1992 at age 28 due to injuries. Now the chairman of the Japan Sumo Association. 62 Onokuni Yasushi (born 1962) Became Yokozuna in 1987. Has had a ton of health problems including sleep apnea and leg problems, retired early but came back and retired again. 63 Asahifuji Seiya (born 1960) Became Yokozuna in 1990, retired in 1992 due to pancreas problems. Still a coach. 64 Akebono Taro (born 1969) Became Yokozuna in 1993, retired in 2001. Once weighted 233kg/514lb, has heart problems and unable to walk. 65 Takanohana Koji (born 1972) Became Yokozuna in 1994, retired in 2003. Has had liver issues and illnesses but one of the most healthiest people on this list. 66 Masaru Wakanohana Hanada (born 1971) Became Yokozuna in 1998, retired 2000. Older brother of Takanohana Koji and unlike him, hasn't lost as much weight. 67 Musashimaru Koyo (born 1971) Became Yokozuna in 1999, retired in 2003. A few kilograms heavier than Akebono Taro and has a kidney transplant. Now a stable owner. 68 Asashoryu Akinori (born 1980) Became Yokozuna in 2003, forced to retire in 2010. Has/had acute stress disorder and dissociative disorder, also a millionaire. 69 Hakuho Sho (born 1985) Became Yokozuna in 2007, still active. Was hospitalized in january due to COVID. 70 Harumafuji Kohei (born 1984) Became Yokozuna in 2012, career ended in 2017 when he assaulted another wrestler. 71 Kakuryu Rikisaburo (born 1985) Became Yokozuna in 2014, still active. 72 Kisenosato Yutaka (born 1986) Became Yokozuna in 2017, retired in 2019 due to injuries. Ones that have died since 2016: 49 Tochinoumi Teruyoshi (1938-2021), 50 Sadanoyama (1938-2017), 54 Hiroshi Wajima (1948-2018), 58 Chiyonofuji Mitsugu (1955-2016) and 60 Koji Kitao (1963-2019) Alive rijichōs of the Japan Sumo Association: 1998-2002 Yutakayama Katsuo (born 1937) 2008-2010 Mienoumi Tsuyoshi (born 1948) 57th Yokozuna 2015-present Hokutoumi Nobuyoshi (born 1963) 61st Yokozuna
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    How many Yokozunas are currently alive? Feels like they've been dropping like flies during the last years, earliest alive seems to be Kitanofuji Katsuaki, the 52nd yokozuna
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    From Cleric To Relic

    https://news.detik.com/berita/d-5494144/anton-medan-meninggal-dunia Indonesian robber/gambling tycoon during Suharto's tenure Anton Medan who turned into an Islamic preacher dead of diabetes and a stroke at 63.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    I doubt another person who looks as rough as Phil exists.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Looks like an older Peter Nygård Also how the fuck has he grown back his hair?
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    Businesspeople, Investors, Ceos

    Stephen Bechtel Jr, co-owner of engineering company Bechtel dead at 95: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/15/us/stephen-bechtel-jr-dead.html
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    Yaphet Kotto

    R.I.P. I remember him well from the movie. And the actors of Tee Hee, Whisper and Baron Samedi are dead too.
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    Each Year's Most Significant Death.

    My list (just my opinions), from 1980: 1980: John Lennon. Hitchcock, Tito and the last shah are good competitors too. 1981: Bob Marley. Sadat is a number two. 1982: Brezhnev, soviet dictator 1983: Idris of Libya or David Niven. 1984: Andropov, Brezhnev's successor 1985: Orson Welles or Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha. 1986: Olof Palme or Urho Kekkonen. 1987: Andy Warhol 1988: Chiang Ching-Kuo 1989: Ruhollah Khomeini. Competitors are Salvador Dali, Ceausescu and Hirohito. 1990: Roald Dahl. 1991: Freddie Mercury. Competitors are Norway's Olav V, Gene Roddenberry and Rajiv Gandhi. 1992: Willy Brandt 1993: Escobar or Frank Zappa 1994: Richard Nixon 1995: Siad Barre 1996: Mitterrand or former emperor Bokassa 1997: Princess Diana. Competitors are Hastings Banda and Mother Teresa 1998: Pol Pot or Sinatra 1999: King of Jordan 2000: Alec Guinness 2001: Harrison, Tove Jansson is a close number two 2002: Queen Mother 2003: Idi Amin 2004: Ronald Reagan 2005: Pope John Paul 2006: Saddam Hussein 2007: Ingmar Bergman 2008: Suharto or George Carlin 2009: Michael Jackson 2010: Lech Kaczynski 2011: Gaddafi/Osama 2012: Neil Armstrong 2013: Margaret Thatcher 2014: Robin Williams 2015: Christopher Lee 2016: A fucking ton of them. Castro 2017: Mauno Koivisto for me, Hef's the number two 2018: Bush Senior 2019: Robert Mugabe 2020: Kirk Douglas 2021: This far it's either Menem, King or father of Papua New Guinea Michael Somare.
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    People I Was Surprised To Find Are Still Alive

    Here's a few: Andy McCoy: Thought he was dead until I heard about him today in the news. This Hanoi Rocks lead guitarist first tried alcohol and weed when he was 9 and raw opium at 16 and heroin at 19. He's been tried/been addicted to heroin, cocaine, codein, meth and amphetamine. Otherwise a great guy, he'll be 59 in October if his body doesn't fail before that. Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar: Last Sultan of Zanzibar from 1963 to 1964 when he was deposed. Now he's 91. Catherine Denguiadé, Empress Consort of CAR's Bokassa. She's not only alive but also as young as 71. Also, Bokassa's last prime minister Henri Maïdou is still alive and 85.
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    People who've got a thread

    I'll try to get this ready this week
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    79 today... Will the Iron Sheik live to 80?
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    Political Frailty

    I've been thinking about this since yesterday... which group of three will live longer? 1. The three alive Presidents of Laos: Khamtai Siphandon (born 1924), Choummaly Sayasone (born 1936) and Bounnhang Vorachith (born 1937) OR 2. The three alive former Presidents of Zambia: Kenneth Kaunda (born 1924), Rupiah Banda (born 1937) and Guy Scott (born 1944) Both have one "ancient one" born in 1924, the 1937 births Vorachith and Banda both seem to be overweight and Guy Scott has parkinson's and looks very frail.
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    Political Spouses

    I mixed up Winnie Mandela and Graca Machel
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    Political Spouses

    Naina Yeltsina 89 today. I'm pretty suprised how only one out of these six has died during these five years
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    how long till' the next hit ?

    March 26th
  25. Place 11, picked by The Old Crem left with only Bob Dole after the death of Murray Walker.

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