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  1. arghton

    5. Emperor Akihito

    Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emeritus Michiko have recieved the jab. Also, according to japan times: "Prince Hitachi, 85, the younger brother of Emperor Emeritus Akihito; his wife Princess Hanako, 80; Princess Nobuko, 66, widow of the late Prince Tomohito of Mikasa; and Princess Hisako, 67, widow of the late Prince Takamado, were inoculated at the Imperial Household Hospital on the grounds of the Imperial Palace, the sources said." https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/06/01/national/emperor-akihito-vaccinated/ Picture from the end of April: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210602/p2g/00m/0na/012000c
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    The Dead of 2021

    Joralf Gjerstad "the man with the warm hands", a Norwegian faith healer dead at 95 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joralf_Gjerstad
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    Political Frailty

    Bangladesh has a lot of good political picks: Three former President amigos Shahabuddin Ahmed (b. 1930), Badruddoza Chowdhury (b. 1932) and Muhammad Jamiruddin Sircar (b. 1931) As drol said, Shahabuddin has been gravely ill for years, Chowdhury looks corpse-like in most new photos and Sircar suffered a stroke two years ago. Former Prime Ministers: Fazlul Haque (b. 1938) and Fakhruddin Ahmed (b. 1940), Ahmed still looks great though. Current leaders, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid are 73 and 77.
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    Not Really Famous, But What A Moniker!

    İbrahim İbrahimli, former Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the Azerbaijan SSR has died from brain cancer, aged around 68-69: https://modern.az/az/news/294541/sabiq-deputat-ibrahim-ibrahimli-vefat-etdi
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    Life In Prison

    Top 10 longest serving prisoners, according to wikipedia. From the US unless mentioned otherwise. Updated: 71 years - Francis Clifford Smith (b. 1924?) Longest serving prisoner ever. Murder of a nightwatchman during a robbery. 65 years - Walter H. Bourque Jr. (b. ca. 1937-1938) Murdered a four-year old girl with an axe. 65 years - Warren Nutter (b. 1938?) Murdered a patrolman during a gas station robbery. 62 years - Kenneth Nicely (b. 30th of September 1938) Murdered a police officer. Doesn't look great but what would you expect for someone who has been in prison for over sixty years. 58 years - Booker T. Hillery (b. 1931) Murder. 58 years - Michael Anthony Mayola (b. 1933) Murdered a 11-year old. 58 years - Hans Georg Neumann (b. 14th of September 1936) Germany. Murdered a pair of lovers in 1962. 57 years - Henry Montgomery (b. ca. 1946) Murder 57 years - James R. Moore (b. 1933/1934) Disgusting rape-murder of a 14-year old girl. 57 years - Leotha Brown (b. 1940) Murder. Top5 longest time in solitary confinement - current and former alive ones: 44 years - Albert Woodfox (former, b. 1947) From 1972 to 2016. One of the Angola Three. 38 years - Mark David Chapman (current, b. 1955) Lennon's murderer. 37 years - Robert Maudsley (current, b. 1953) UK. Serial killer, also killed people behind bars. 25 years - Yolanda Saldivar (current, b. 1960) Queen of Tejano Selana's murderer. To be released in five years. 24 years - Luis Felipe "King Blood" (current, b. 1962) Multiple first degree murders, leader of the gang "Latin Kings" Top3 longest on death row - current and alive ones: 45 years - Iwao Hakamada (former, b. 1936) 1968 to 2014. Granted retrial, apparently innocent. 45 years - Raymond Riles (former, b. 1950) 1976 to 2021. Reduced to life in jail. 44 years - Richard Gerard Jordan (current, b. ca. 1946) Abducted and murdered a woman
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    Last living 1924 state leader

    Kenneth Kaunda dies, leaving five state leaders: Siphandon, Murayama, Carter, Štrougal and Rodriguez.
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    Oldest Living State Leaders DP

    Molester-protector Angelo Sodano again. I think that was who I picked last time.
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    Oldest Living State Leaders DP

    If a new round is starting i'd like to kenneth kaunad
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    Kenneth Kaunda

    Funeral attending bets (unless they'll have an only-family funeral): Zambian Presidents: Rupiah Banda: Will probably attend. Visited a cigarette factory a while ago so I would be suprised if he didn't attend a former president's funeral. Guy Scott: Probably won't. If he does, he'll either use a rollator or more likely will be in a wheelchair. Edgar Lungu: Collapsed in some kind of an event four days ago but I'm sure he will attend the founding president's funeral. Out of African political ancient ones, I'd say Mwinyi and Nujoma will attend. Unless covid something.
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    Finnish author Laila Hirvisaari (formerly known as Hietamies from 1958 to 2004) dead at 83. One of the most known authors in Finland selling over four million copies but not so famous outside of Finland and Estonia. However, some of her works have been translated to English. https://www.iltalehti.fi/viihdeuutiset/a/da749228-08c0-4d90-96ac-87b4dc1fab03 She was married to author Heikki Hietamies (b. 1933) from 1958 to 1991.
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    Political Frailty

    Another Jyrki Kasvi update: https://puheenvuoro.uusisuomi.fi/jyrkikasvi/nena-maha-letkun-arvoinen-uutinen/ Apparently a part of his small intestine slipped outside through a hernia or something (???) His liver metastasis has shrinked, meaning that the experimental medicines are working. He has passed his life expectancy by atleast a month and it's nearly six months since he entered hospice care. Seems like he wants to spend one last summer on his summer cottage.
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    Deathless Days

    Three notable deaths today this far. Two of them indian movie stars, other one had looked dead over 11 years and the other appeared in around five (somewhat notable) movies according to wikipedia. The third one was a 94-y old Chinese geotechnical specialist.
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    King Harald V of Norway

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CP8KltXpDay/ Looks a bit like he has lost weight in these new photos and looks much younger compared to what he looked a few months ago.
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    Political Frailty

    Aaaand not a hit in the oldest living state leaders DP because he wasn't in the top 30: he was 32nd on the top 100 list despite being 93. If he had been born 3 days before, we would've finally gotten a hit after over six months! Bolanos was number 50 two years ago. New name on the top100 list after Bolanos's death is Vitold Fokin, first Prime Minister of Ukraine.
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    https://www.mk.ru/social/2021/06/15/umer-kosmonavt-vladimir-shatalov.html Shatalov is dead.
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Sven Erlander has died aged 87: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sven_Erlander Sven was the last living child of Swedish Prime Minister 1946-1969, Tage Erlander (1901-1985). Erlander was (arguably) the longest-ruling democratic head of government, winning seven elections and ruling for 23 years. He was also the predecessor of Olof Palme. Tage Erlander:
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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 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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