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  1. arghton

    Ideas and possibilities 2022

    Bob Dole, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Marsha Hunt, Bob Barker are ones I recommend for next year but atleast half of the four will be gone by then. Kenneth Kaunda and FW De Klerk to continue the tradition of having African despots on the list. There are also a ton of despots who will soon be good for the list (Yakubu Gowon, Sam Nujoma, Paul Biya, Denis Sassou Nguesso, Teddy Obiang and Ali Hassan Mwinyi) but probably not for next year as they don't seem to be in bad health yet, except maybe Obiang with his health history and succession battles.
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    Military commanders

    Ibrahim Attahiru, Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff has died aged 54 in a plane crash. https://www.ripplesnigeria.com/breaking-nigerias-chief-of-army-staff-ibrahim-attahiru-dies-in-air-crash/
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    Bernie Madoff

    I was thinking, how many of the major Madoff victims (over 1 million) are alive? From Wikipedia's "investors in Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities": 100+ million 400 million: Ruth (1917-2012) and Carl J. Shapiro (1913-2021) 200 million: Ira Rennert (b. 1934) 150 million: Jerome Fisher (1930-2016) 10+ million 30 million: Mortimer Zuckerman's (b. 1937) Charitable Remainder Trust 23 million: Chris Lighty (1968-2012) 13.7 million: Alicia Koplowitz (b. 1954) 12 million: Marion (b. 1931) and Elie Wiesel (1928-2016) 1+ million 8 million: Robert Lappin's Lappin foundation (1922-2020) 6.3 million: Vincent Tchenguiz (b. 1956) 6 million: Irwin Kellner (birth date unknown, alive? Plaintiff on the first lawsuit against Madoff.) 2.8 million: Larry King (1933-2021) 1 million: Harold Roitenberg (1927-2018) Norman Braman (b. 1932), Henry Kaufman (b. 1927), Sandy Koufax (b. 1935), Leonard Litwin (1914-1917), Eric Roth (b. 1945), Fred Wilpon (b. 1936), Madeline Gins (1941-2014) and Shusaku Arakawa (1936-2010) also lost large amounts of money. Main participants of the investment scandal were: Bernie Madoff (1938-2021) Stanley Chais (1926-2010) Operated feeder funds, died of myelodysplasia in 2010 Frank DiPascali (1956-2015) "Chief Financial Officer", died of lung cancer in 2015 Jeffry Picower (1942-2009) Largest beneficiary, died from a massive heart attack in 2009 David G. Friehling (b. 1956) Madoff's accountant Family: Ruth Madoff (b. 1941) Widow of Madoff. Tried to commit suicide in 2008 Mark Madoff (1964-2010) Son, had a role in exposing his father. Committed suicide in 2010 Andrew Madoff (1966-2014) Son, had a role in exposing his father. Died from lymphoma in 2014
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    Terrorists & Topical Terrorist Targets

    Here we go again: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/21/africa/army-investigate-abubakar-shekau-boko-haram-leader-death-intl/index.html According to a close source to Boko Haram, Shekau detonated himself. Nigerian army is investigating.
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    Terrorists & Topical Terrorist Targets

    https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/nigerias-boko-haram-leader-abubakar-shekau-badly-wounded-report-2445753 According to this site he tried to kill himself, didn't succeed and is badly wounded
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    Dead Poets Society

    https://www.lavanguardia.com/local/valencia/20210520/7470742/muere-poeta-francisco-brines-89-anos-edad-dias-hospitalizado.html Fransisco Brines dead at 89, poet and last year's Miguel de Cervantes prize winner. He's the third winner of that prize to die this year after Joan Margarit. the 2019 winner (1938-2021) and Jose Manuel Caballero Bonald (1926-2021) the 2012 winner. The prize is awarded yearly. Alive people who have won the prize as of 21.5.2021: 1994 Mario Vargas Llosa (b. 1936) Later won the Nobel prize for literature 1999 Jorge Edwards (b. 1931) 2006 Antonio Gamoneda (b. 1931) 2013 Elena Poniatowska (b. 1932) 2016 Eduardo Mendoza (b. 1943) 2017 Sergio Ramirez (b. 1942) 2018 Ida Vitale (b. 1923) All the alive recipients are over 78. It's called the most prestigious and remunerative award given for Spanish-language literature by Encyclopaedia Britannica and is often given for the lifetime achievement of an outstanding writer.
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    Political Frailty

    "Štrougal and Vajnar will not be prosecuted for shooting at the border, the public prosecutor's office decided 18. 5. 2021 The suspension of the prosecution of the former top representatives of the communist regime, Lubomír Štrougal and Vratislav Vajnar, which concerned the use of firearms on the Czechoslovak border, is final. The decision was made by the Municipal Public Prosecutor's Office in Prague, which agreed with the experts' conclusion that both the former Prime Minister and the former Minister of the Interior suffer from a mental illness that makes it impossible for them to understand the meaning of criminal proceedings. Strougal is ninety-six years old and Vajnar is ninety years old. The Police Office for the Documentation and Investigation of the Crimes of Communism (ÚDV) began prosecuting them in November 2019. He blamed the men for the abuse of power, for which they threatened two to ten years in prison. The office also accused the former general secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, Miloš Jakeš, who subsequently died at the age of 97." https://ct24.ceskatelevize.cz/domaci/3313827-strougal-a-vajnar-za-strileni-na-hranicich-stihani-nebudou-rozhodlo-statni Google translator isn't perfect but this article gives me the picture that Lubomír Štrougal is so senile that he doesn't understand why he was accused of crimes (or is faking it)
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    Political Frailty

    https://www.iltalehti.fi/viihdeuutiset/a/22568916-13a9-4671-8eaf-ade6d0402a69 European Parliament Member since 2019/sexual assaulter/drunkard Teuvo Hakkarainen (b. 1960) has been stabbed in Honduras (not fatal, though) Hakkarainen was protecting his sheep while a dog attacked it. Hakkarainen killed the dog and the dog owner stabbed him in the stomach.
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    Picture of George 'Johnny' Johnson from 17th of May. He participated in an outdoor event "Dambusters Ride" where a group of cyclists completed a "flypast" in front of him. He'll be 100 in November. https://www.rafbf.org/news-and-blogs/bristol-cycle-past-event-pays-tribute-johnny-johnson’s-centenary
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    The Dead of 2021

    Limbu in 2020? Payne in 2020. Payne looks healthier, but Limbu can still talk well and for hours. Here's Cruickshank, I'm not sure if the picture is from 2020 (probably not) but this was on RAF's facebook on a post about his 100th birthday.
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    Cartoonists And Animators

    Berserk seems to have been a very big thing, as they've made video games, statues, action figures, lighters, keyrings, books out of it. I did some research, here's some known manga/anime creators mentioned on wikipedia's manga/anime portal: Hayao Miyazaki (b. 1941) A name that nearly anyone who has heard of anime or manga recognizes. He's the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a giant anime studio and probably the most known alive manga/anime creator. One of his most famous creations is Totoro. Has had heart problems in the 2010s, also used to smoke like a chimney. Another co-founder of Studio Ghibli, Isao Takahata (1935-2018) died of lung cancer and Miyazaki has admitted to smoking near him. Satoshi Tajiri (b. 1965) and Ken Sugimori (b. 1966) The creators of Pokemon. They're in their 50s but when the time comes, they'll be talked about everywhere. Yuko Shimizu (b. 1946) and Shintaro Tsuji (b. 1927) The creators of Hello Kitty, Shimizu was the designer, Tsuji created the company and probably made the stories. Much older than the creators of Pokemon. Tsuji's retirement last year was mentioned on BBC and Independent. Hideaki Anno (b. 1960) Creator of Neon Genesis Evangelion, a religion-related anime that started in the 90s. Licensed by Netflix, total revenue of an estimated 11.9 billion dollars. Anno has had serious mental problems before. Akira Toriyama (b. 1955) Created Dragon Ball. No known health issues. Yoshiyuki Tomino (b. 1941) Created Gundam in the 70s. Tetsuo Hara (b. 1961) Creator of the Fist of the Northern Star. Not so sure if they'll get a QO: Yukinobu Hoshino (b. 1954) Writer of 2001 Nights. Work acknowledged by the British Museum and was on display 2009-2010. Mamoru Hosoda (b. 1967) Has done multiple movies. Yoshiaki Kawajiri (b. 1950) Has done multiple movies. Tomoharu Katsumata (b. 1938) Koichi Mashimo (b. 1952) Masami Kurumada (b. 1953) Leiji Matsumoto (b. 1938) and Miyako Maki (b. 1935) Mangaka couple. Matsumoto suffered severe respiratory problems and was in critical condition in 2019. Shinji Mizushima (b. 1939) Baseball manga author. Hideko Mizuno (b. 1939) Known in the 1960s. Go Nagai (b. 1945) Horror/Erotica manga creator Takao Saito (b. 1936) Creator of Golgo 13 and working on it since the 60s Sanpei Shirato (b. 1932) Early manga artist
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    Cartoonists And Animators

    Kentaro Miura, creator of the manga Berserk that had over 50 million copies sold all over the world has died aged 54 from acute aortic dissection: https://www.hakusensha.co.jp/information/60696/
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    The Dead of 2021

    Medal of Honour recipient Charles C. Hagermeister has died aged 74: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/medal-of-honor-recipient-charles-c-hagemeister-passes-away-at-74-301295458.html There are 66 alive recipients: One for WWII (Hershel W. Williams, aged 97) Three for the Korean War (aged 89-95) 47 for the Vietnam War (aged 70-88) 13 for the War in Afghanistan (aged 31-42) One for the War in Iraq (David Bellavia, aged 45) and one for the fight against ISIS (Thomas Payne, aged 37) Not as many Victoria Cross recipients alive (9). One for WWII (John Cruickshank, aged 101) One for the Indonesian Confortation (Rambahadur Limbu, aged 81) Australia: One for the Vietnam War (Keith Payne, aged 87) One for the War in Iraq (Johnson Beharry, aged 41) Five for the War in Afghanistan (One for New Zealand, one for the UK and three for Australia, aged 32-48)
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    Giorgio Napolitano

    Italian President 2006-2015 and Senator for Life, Giorgio Napolitano (b. 1925) Frail after an aorta surgery in 2018, the popular pool pick and kingmaker in Italian politics will be 96 next month. His political career started in 1944, joined the Communist Party in 1945 and elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1953. After he became the President of Italy in 2006 at the age of 80, he turned the role of the President of Italy from a ceremonial role to a very influential one. He was re-elected in 2013 at the age of 87 but resigned in 2015 at the age of 89. After that he has focused on growing more spots on the top of his head. Which one will go first, Napolitano or Berlusconi?
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    20th Century Americans Sitcoms

    Matthew Perry looks great in the new friends episode trailer, but could be just that they've put a lot of makeup on him. Matt LeBlanc has become larger and gray.
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    25. Queen Elizabeth II

    I'm willing to bet the other one (the corgi puppy) will outlive her. Fergus seems to have been a dorgi, which means that Candy is again the Queen's only dorgi. Candy is probably very old, as the dog was in the QEII's Bond cameo in 2012
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    Terrorists & Topical Terrorist Targets

    https://elpais.com/internacional/2021-05-18/muere-jesus-santrich-guerrillero-disidente-de-las-farc-en-un-ataque-en-venezuela.html?outputType=amp Jesús Santrich, Colombian FARC guerrilla leader and possible drug trafficker has been shot. He was 53.
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    The 100 Club

    Anthony Epstein, one of the three and last alive of the discoverers of the Epstein-Barr virus is 100 today.
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    Hollywood Possibilities

    Played Carl J. Shapiro (1913-2021) in the ABC miniseries Madoff about Bernie Madoff (1938-2021) Shapiro died in March.
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    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Veltto Virtanen, weird Finnish former two-time parliament member and rock personality is celebrating his 70th birthday today. He has some kidney disease, addison's disease, osteoarthritis and mycoplasma. ADHD and depression that was worsened by the death of his mother, whose caregiver he was for around a decade. Usually walks with a cane. Maybe a good pick for some pools soon. Also Malcolm X and Pol Pot would've been 96 on the 19th of May 2021.
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    Other Martial Art Practicioners

    Japan Sumo Association announced last month that Kirinji Kazuharu had died of multiple organ failure on 1st of March 2021 at the age of 67. First death from the pre-1970 sumo wrestlers list originally made on 9th of April, even though it wasn't announced until the 13th of April. Hirohito enjoyed Kirinji's march against Fujizakura in 1975. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20210413/k10012972111000.html
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    7. George P. Shultz

    He was actually in a pretty good shape (for someone at his age) even under a month before his death: I recommend watching atleast the end of the video from around 32:00. They joke around, Shultz calls Kissinger a "promising young man"
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    The Dead of 2021

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_(elephant) Tai, elephant actor known from multiple movies and videos such as The Jungle Book (1994), Larger Than Life (1996) with Bill Murray, George of the Jungle (1997), Vanity Fair (2004), Britney Spears music video Circus (2008) and Banksy film Exit Through the Gift Shop (2009) and importantly Water for Elephants (2011) has died aged 52. https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-elephant-in-westworld-has-died-20210513-6cuz4hp3oferhel3tdavctbdka-story.html
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    Political Frailty

    Kathleen Blanco in 2019 (governor 2004-2008), Mike Foster in 2020 (governor 1996-2004), and Buddy Roemer in 2021 (governor 1988-1992) Edwin Edwards (b. 1927) is both earliest the oldest Governor of Louisiana alive. The other two were born in 1966 and 1971.
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    Bill Gates

    Paul Allen died at 65, Gates still has time until October to die at the same age as Allen. Could still live quite long but he won't get near the age daddy got to, though

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