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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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    Political Frailty

    It's been 50 years since Charles Colson (1931-2012) compiled the Master list of Nixon's political opponents. John Dean (b. 1938) provided the list to the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973. Well, who's still alive from the list? Organizations are not listed. Senators (12 in total): Fred R. Harris (b. 1930) Members of the House of Representatives (9 in total): Pete McCloskey (b. 1927) Elizabeth Holtzman (b. 1941) Black Congressmen and Congresswomen (12 in total): Charles Rangel (b. 1930) Bill Clay (b. 1931) Other politicians: None alive Labor: None alive Media (61 in total): Carl Bernstein (b. 1944) Bob Woodward (b. 1943) James S. Doyle (b. 1935) Martin F. Nolan (b. 1940) Morton Kondracke (b. 1939) Ted Knap (b. 1920) Milton Viorst (b. 1930) Garry Wills (b. 1934) Dan Rather (b. 1931) Marvin Kalb (b. 1930) Unknown if alive: James H. Laird Celebrities (13 in total): Bill Cosby (b. 1937) Jane Fonda (b. 1937) Joe Namath (b. 1943) Barbra Streisand (b. 1942) Business people (24 in total): Unknown if alive: George Hillman Business additions: None alive Business (24 in total): Clifford Alexander (b. 1933) Victor Palmieri (b. 1930) Academics (22 in total): Derek Bok (b. 1930) Noam Chomsky (b. 1928) Daniel Ellsberg (b. 1931) Matthew Meselson (b. 1930) George Drennen Fischer (b. 1925) "Nixon's Enemies List" memo, 1971 (20 in total): Morton Halperin (b. 1938) Sidney Davidoff (b. 1939)
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    Barack Obama

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/15/us/damon-weaver-obama.html Damon Weaver, who interviewed Obama when Weaver was just 11 years old (also interviewed Biden), dead at 23.
  16. This didn't age well. Betty White, David Murdock, Bob Barker and Kenneth Kaunda are all still alive! White is 99, Murdock 98, Barker and Kaunda 97.
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    Felicia Elizondo, transgender activist has died aged 74. https://www.ebar.com/news/latest_news/304996
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    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Guess who would've been 90 tomorrow, 17th of May
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    Political Frailty

    Mike Carter, popular pick in a few pools dead aged 67 from pancreatic cancer: https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/43893797/tennessee-rep-mike-carter-passes-away-from-pancreatic-cancer Wikipedia's List of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer has around 70 names of which all but two are dead: Harry Reid (b. 1939) US politician, survived. Tim Keller (b. 1950) Pastor and Christian apologist. Alive, but for how long?
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    3. Dick Van Dyke

    I feel like this'll be a Kirk Douglas case, they'll keep him on the list until he dies in 2030 after everyone else from this year's list is gone
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    Summer Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    https://www.expressen.se/gt/sport/friidrott/sjobergs-tillstand-samre-inlagd-pa-sjukhus-igen/ Patrik Sjöberg, 56-year old Swedish world record-breaking 1984 and 1992 high jump silver medalist and 1988 bronze medalist hospitalized again. Cocaine and alcohol use, bad habits. He was anesthetized for two weeks in March for sepsis and bronchitis (that he thought were covid). He now has bronchitis again and some kind of a bacterial infection in his spine or back.
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    Hollywood Possibilities

    https://tvefamosos.uol.com.br/noticias/redacao/2021/05/15/morre-atriz-eva-wilma-aos-87-em-decorrencia-do-cancer-no-ovario.htm Another one gone, Eva Wilma dead at 87.
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    Other Martial Art Practicioners

    Muay Thai fighter Sangtiennoi Sor.Rungroj has died aged 54. Known from King Rama IX's birthday events, the famous fighter died today from suicide by firearm: https://www.dailynews.co.th/sports/843789
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    Military commanders

    Coloner General Tofig Aghahuseynov, Soviet-Azerbaijani military leader dead at 98. With a 60-year career in the Soviet and Azerbaijani armies, he was commander in multiple air defense divisions and corps and later a military advisor to the President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev (1923-2003) until his "retirement" in 2002. Remained active until his death as from 12 September 2017 up until 2021, he was the Head of the Organization for War, Labor, and Armed Forces Veterans’ of the Republic of Azerbaijan – Republican Veterans’ Organization.
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    Who are the immortals?

    Kerala has some other politicians with immortal-potential: V. S. Achuthanandan (b. 1923) Kerala Chief Minister 2006-2011. An extremely energetic and more successful commie than Gouri Amma. Physical health worse than a couple of years ago but mentally he's still in very good shape. His predecessors A. K. Antony (b. 1940) and Oommen Chandy (b. 1943) are ancient veterans active in Kerala politics since the 1970s. All three were Chief Ministers during Bhatia's tenure. C. Rangarajan (b. 1932) Additional charge Kerala Governornor 2000-2002, only alive Bhatia's predecessor but probably not Keralan, as he's been everywhere during the last 25 years. Growing stronger politically, chaired a covid response committee. Looks 20 years younger, probably undestructible.

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