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    The Dead of 2022

    Richard Benson, British-Italian guitarist, singer, media personality picked in Hares DP in 2021 dead at 67: https://music.fanpage.it/morto-richard-benson-il-musicista-aveva-67-anni/
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    Lara Roxx

    Kostas Gousgounis, Greek 70s and 80s porn legend dead at 91 from heart attack complications: https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1183925/legendary-greek-porn-actor-kostas-gousgounis-dies-aged-92/
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    Notable Victims of the Russo-Ukrainian war

    Davyd Zhvania, former Ukrainian parliament member and Emergency Minister (2005) who was linked to Viktor Yuschenko's 2004 near-fatal poisoning reportedly dead at 54 from artillery fire:
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    The 100 Club

    She'd been battling throat cancer for a while as mentioned here last year. Also very frail. Here's the updated list of current notable (enough to have an English or Chinese wiki) Chinese/Hong Kong + Taiwan centenarians and those who will (or won't) be 100 this year: Shi Ping 施平 (1911/1912-) former deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress. Most of his fame comes from sending Xi Jinping a letter in 2021. Wheelchairbound and seems to live in a hospital. Moon Fun Chin (1913-) Chinese-born American China National Aviation Corporation pilot and one of the two CNAC pilots still alive, other one being Peter Goutiere. Zhang Lixiong (1913-) PLA founding Major-General and Long March participant, survived being in hospital for a whole year in 2020-2021. Tu Tongjin (1914-) PLA founding Major-General, Long March participant and neurosurgeon, probably in frail health. Ye Ming (1914-) Chinese centenarian who got into the news for recovering from COVID in May 2022 despite apparently having been in ICU for a month and having been bedridden for the last 7 years. (https://gerontology.fandom.com/wiki/Ye_Ming) Ma Shitu (1915-) Ancient writer/politician who has had cancer three times and other health issues. Was doing quite well a month or two ago, not even in a wheelchair. His older brother lived to 105, he has some longevity in his family. Isabel Crook (1915-) Chinese-born Canadian anthropologist. Very ill a few years ago but seems to have recovered. Jian Xianfo (1916-) Politician, cadre who participated in the Long March, Vice Minister of the Electric Industry in the 1980s, assistant of Jiang Zemin rival Qiao Shi and widow of General Xiao Ke who also lived to be a centenarian. Has been wheelchairbound for years. Maeda Mitsuhiro 前田光繁 (1916-) Japanese-born Chinese Eigth Route Army veteran and founder of the "Japanese Soldiers Awakening Alliance", already frail on his 100th. Song Ping (1917-) Politician, last of the Second Generation of Chinese Leadership, mentor of former Chinese leader Hu Jintao. Seems to have been close to death atleast once and as far as I know he was quiet on his 105th. Yang You (1917-) Scientist and the teacher of Huang Xuhua, "the father of China's nuclear submarines", who is now 96. He's been in hospital for around four years now. Fan Xixian 范希贤 (1917-) Guangdong local politician who seems to be doing okay. Wen Jian (1918-) Another PLA founding Major General. Xia Shuzhang 夏书章 (1919-) Ancient political scientist and father of the Public Administration Master degree. Hsu Li-nong 許歷農 (1919-) Taiwan, former Kuomintang standing committee member. Yang Yongsong (1919-2022) Another PLA founding Major General. Obese Abdullah Timan 阿不都拉·提曼 / ئابدۇللا تىمەن‎ (1919-2022) Taiwanese Uyghur Kuomintang politician, was alive in 2019. Lu Yuanjiu (1920-) Physicist. Wheelchairbound. Henry Hu (1920-) Hong Kong barrister. Looked frail ages ago. Li Li'an 李力安 (1920-) Minor name in politics. Wan Haifeng (1920-) General. Was unable to talk and looked very near death years ago but was doing better in 2021. Li Dak-Sum (1920-) Hong Kong entrepreneur/philanthropist. Wheelchairbound. Zou Yu (1920-) Politician, former Minister of Justice who seemed near death years ago, was on oxygen. Seems like he's been boringly healthy since. Tang Youqi 唐有祺 (1920-) Physical chemist. Frail. Wu Bingyan 吳炳炎 (1920-) Taiwan ROC pilot known for his senior badminton career. John Bai Ningxian (1921-before 2022) Roman catholic bishop. Seems like he's still alive, but I couldn't find anything new about him. DIED BEFORE 2022. Wang Xiji (1921-) Designer of China's first sounding rocket. Not sure if he's appeared in public in years. Li Huanying 李桓英 (1921-) "Doctor who defeated leprosy", hospitalised around 2019? but seemingly recovered. Zhong Yiren 鍾逸人 (1921-) Taiwan independence activist. "Miraculously" survived colorectal cancer around 2011. Wu Liangyong (1922-) Architect, urban planner. Seems to be wheelchairbound and his face looks bloated. Wei Wei (1922-) Actress with a long career. Her 100th birthday will be in a week. Yang Chen-Ning (1922-) Nobel prize-winning theoretical physicist who has been frail for years. Lu Yongfu (1922-) Translator, director of the Chinese Translation Organization. Joseph Hou Guoyang (1922-unknown before 20 August 2022) Roman catholic bishop. Could not find anything about him, is he even alive?
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    Sukh Ram rumored dead on twitter, however he is not dead and "fighting back bravely" Cacho Fontana apparently stable and improving despite also having had UTI and sepsis.
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    Death Anniversary Thread

    Kenan Evren, President/military dictator of Turkey 1980-1989 died on this day in 2015, 7 years ago aged 97.
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    Dying Bigots

    Pakistani islamic scholar, Mufti Sardar Ali Haqqani "Tawajo Mulla" dead in a traffic accident at 51/52: https://www.24newshd.tv/08-May-2022/renowned-religious-scholar-mufti-ali-haqqani-dies-in-road-accident He threathened to kill Malala Yousafzai last year, also had been arrested more than twice for hate speech. Good riddance.
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    Qin Yi, picked by JoeyMoneypenny has died.
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    50. Shane MacGowan

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/i-came-i-saw-i-scribbled-shane-macgowan-on-bob-dylan-angels-and-his-lifelong-love-of-art https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10781751/Wheelchair-bound-former-Pogues-frontman-Shane-Macgowan-says-glad-alive.html Now apparently needs round-the-clock care. I’m not a morning person, but I am glad to be alive, so I’m grateful to wake up. I have beautiful carers who come and get me out of the bed and into the lime green chair. Usually someone tries to get me to do or talk about something. Sometimes people visit, or we go out to dinner, or sometimes I end up in hospital. If I don’t end up in hospital, I thank Jesus and His Holy Mother and all the saints and angels.’ ... Clarke said MacGowan finally became sober in 2106 after a lengthy stay in hospital. He then opted to stay away from alcohol when he came home. From the Daily Mail article, we might have to wait a while for him to become a DL hit.
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    Notable Victims of the Russo-Ukrainian war

    Former Lukoil top manager, Russian billionaire Alexander Subbotin being reported dead. Apparently died mysteriously during an anti-hangover session with shamans...
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    Life In Prison

    Mikhail Saakashvili rushed to hospital in serious condition.
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    World's Oldest

    Catherine Abate apparently dead at the age of 112: https://lombardofuneralhome.com/tribute/details/19109/Catherine-Abate/obituary.html Died yesterday. The same day as Angela Tiraboschi.
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    Talukder Abdul Khaleque to be flown to Singapore for better treatment . Nuruzzaman Ahmed airlifted to Dhaka for better treatment, stable. King Salman undergoes colonoscopy, instructed to rest for some time. Sukri Bommagowda stable, but still in ICU. Had a pacemaker implanted today due to a heart-related issue, also might be 80 instead of 86. Indian news sites don't seem to be sure how old she is.
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    20/20 + 2

    1922: Ravipudi Venkatadri / Gaositwe Chiepe 1923: Ezekiel Kuti / Qian Zhengying 1924: Khamtai Siphandone* / Grace Onyango 1925: Fon Angwafo III of Makon / Letitia Obeng 1926: Yoshimi Osawa / Irene Camber 1927: Tin Oo / Aira Samulin 1928: Paul Dooley / Nguyễn Thị Bình 1929: James Hong / Violeta Chamorro 1930: Emmanuel Milingo / Faith Ringgold 1931: Michael Hardie Boys / Iride Semprini
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    Another one for Drol's list: Sukri Bommagowda, 86-year old Indian (Karnataka) padma shri-winning folk singer in ICU with respiratory problems.
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    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Ali Hassan Mwinyi, former President of Tanzania (1985-1995) is 97 today. With Michael Jackson, February 1992
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    Who are the immortals?

    Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is now the "Chief adviser of the reception committee for the 11th all-India conference of the Democratic Youth Federation of India". He's unable to physically meet anyone he's advising as he's bedbound and apparently also unable to talk (can't read out the message he penned wishing for the success of the conference) but "shares his thoughts through his family". His COPD has been in late stages for years, no idea how he's still alive. Is Alberto Fujimori still hospitalised? Three weeks is quite a long Fujimori hospitalisation. Baghdad Bob was also rumored to be dead this week as I mentioned in another thread but according to a Ba'ath politician on twitter he's "in good health"
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    Notable Victims of the Russo-Ukrainian war

    Apparently it exists: Tank biathlon and has existed since 2013, but it's complete Russian propaganda. (shown by how Russia has won it every year) last year 19 countries participated. Multiple Asian countries (nearly all dictatorships), Serbia, Venezuela, Mali and the Russian puppet states that are South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Belarus participated last year.
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    Terrorists & Topical Terrorist Targets

    Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri releases new 27 minute video where he says that "U.S. weakness" is why Ukraine "became prey" to Russia, compared India's Jammu and Kashmir to Palestine and also said all the usual stuff about the United States and the western world being weak.
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    World's Oldest

    Lucile Randon yesterday, with a python:
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    The 100 Club

    Apparently Wu Liangyong recovered from a "serious illness" at 89. Another indestructible Chinese old guy to the long list of them? There's also Ma Shitu, Song Ping, Yang You, Wan Haifeng and others who seem to never die. Rolands Kalniņš isn't 100 yet, he'll be 100 in two days (9th of May).
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    Curse Of The Eurovision

    https://www.is.fi/viihde/art-2000008798361.html Jari Sillanpää now in a wheelchair with arthritis, "unable to walk longer distances" Going to have a hip replacement surgery soon.
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    Notable Victims of the Russo-Ukrainian war

    Russian frigate Admiral Makarov reportedly sunk or damaged by Ukrainian missiles: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/05/06/russian-navy-warship-admiral-makarov-reportedly-sunk-by-ukrainian-missiles/
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    Ideas and possibilities for 2023

    Nepal's prime ministers are tough, here's a few of them: Lokendra Bahadur Chand (Prime Minister 1983-1986, 1990 & 1997) Hernia in 2016 Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prime Minister 2008-2009, 2016-2017) Food poisoning in 2009, blood pressure-related hospitalisation in 2021, diabetes. Also his wife Sita Dahal suffers from advanced progressive supranuclear palsy. Madhav Kumar Nepal (Prime Minister 2009-2011) blood pressure-related hospitalisation in 2015, hospitalised with fever in 2019, unspecified illness in 2021. Has suffered from heart problems for over a decade. Jhala Nath Khanal (Prime Minister 2011) blood pressure-related hospitalisation around 2011, another in 2020, hospitalised in march 2021, hospitalised with covid in may 2021, "deteriorating" and on oxygen with kidney problems, chronic pneumonia in june 2021, kidney transplant in august 2021. Baburam Bhattarai (Prime Minister 2011-2013) Hospitalised in march 2020, hospitalised in february 2021, tumor surgery in april 2021. Was also already reported suffering from high BP/heart problems a decade ago. KP Sharma Oli (Prime Minister 2015-2016, 2018-2021) Hospitalised every four months for different reasons that have this far included pneumonia, chest pain, kidney problems, checkups, increased heart rate etc. He has also had atleast two kidney transplants.
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    Recent picture (last week), looks ghoulish but able to stand without aid.

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