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  1. arghton

    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 (1928-2021) 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 (1925-2021) 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 (1936-2021) 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 (1942-2021) 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 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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    Internet Celebrities

    This one was natural but I can see that we'll see a lot of premature youtuber/tiktoker deaths soon. Even child actors usually have shorter lifespans due to having to "deal with the fame and it's downsides", now imagine children who have tens of thousands of fans and probably hundreds or more of people who hate them, stalkers sharing their locations online (I've heard that this has happened to atleast one person while searching the web)...
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    Big name in my country because of her books. Death was mentioned by the yellow press websites even before posted here on DL and was mentioned on the YLE (largest media here) tv news. I have a relative who has read some of her books.
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    Dead Architects

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reima_and_Raili_Pietilä Raili Pentilä dead at 94 https://www.iltalehti.fi/kotimaa/a/8fecd078-95f9-4b46-b536-4b4b2873df62 Designed these buildings with his husband, Reima Pietilä (1923-1993): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaleva_Church https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mäntyniemi
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    25. Queen Elizabeth II

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CP7mKEpHer8/ Looks older (atleast in this picture). However great considering she recently lost her husband
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    Dying Off The Radar

    https://www.hs.fi/muistot/art-2000008014469.html Diplomat Ossi Sunell died at the end of last month aged 91. Death not mentioned yet on his English wikipedia page.
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    Political Frailty

    https://meduza.io/news/2021/06/10/umerla-deputat-gosdumy-larisa-shoygu-sestra-glavy-minoborony-rf Larisa Shoygu, Russian state duma deputy 2007-2021 and older sister of Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu dead at the age of 68.
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    Dead Architects

    Edited the above post to mention the passing of Böhm. Also, Jay Pritzker (1922-1999) the more known co-founder of the Pritzker Prize is dead but I was wondering: is the co-founder of the prize, Cindy Pritzker (1923-?), Jay's wife still alive? https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-fam-cindy-pritzker-chicago-0517-20160517-story.html Apparently she was in 2016 according to this article. She was a tomboy growing up who carried a pocket knife in her boot, she said. Well, the boot had a pocket for a knife, which she never took out. Still, "I thought I was hot stuff." However, according to findagrave, she died later during the same year: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/173235282/marian-cindy-pritzker But actually probably alive as she is mentioned alive on her brother Hugo's (1925-2021) obituary: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?n=hugo-friend&pid=197492507
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    ALS/MND/other degenerative diseases

    Jaan Kaplinski, Estonian poet, former parliament member and philosopher who was once nominated for a Nobel in literature has had ALS for the last four years and he's 80.
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    The 100 Club

    Gottfried Böhm.

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