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  1. arghton

    15. Jimmy Carter

    Interesting how Carter's 1976 presidential campaign manager and pollster are both dead and died in their 60s: Hamilton Jordan (1944-2008) was Carter's campaign manager and later Chief of Staff. He died in 2008 at the age of 63 from perinoteal mesothelioma. Patrick Caddell (1950-2019) Pollster. Died in 2019 after a stroke. Carter-Mondale Policy Planning Group head Jack Watson (b. 1938) is still alive. Later worked for Monsanto. Carter's 1980 campaign manager Timothy Kraft (b. 1941) who resigned over accusations of cocaine use is also still alive. Still some people alive Carter could outlive.
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    Jair Bolsonaro

    https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/brazils-bolsonaro-recovering-after-second-night-hospital-2021-07-16/ Improving and saying he'll be "back in action" soon... Knife didn't go deep enough
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    Pentti Saarikoski's first wife, author Tuula Saarikoski who wrote books about Armi Ratia and Tauno Palo dead at 85: https://www.hs.fi/kulttuuri/art-2000008129088.html She gained most of her fame from writing a book about her former husband in the 2010s. Pentti Saarikoski (1937-1983) during his short life became one of the most known Finnish poets of the 20th century. Pentti Saarikoski was also likely the only person to have translated Homer's and Joyce's Ulysses. Tuula had cancer and dementia.
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    Danish Siddiqui, Indian photojournalist who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018 as part of the Reuters Photography staff (therefore not a scavenger hunt miss, I think) has apparently died aged around 40-41 while covering the conflict in Afghanistan: https://scroll.in/latest/1000363/reuters-photojournalist-danish-siddiqui-killed-in-afghanistan-clashes
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    Andy Fordham - Will he retain his liver?

    The other ones still alive? "Andy Fordham and other dart players"
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    From Cleric To Relic

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absattar_Derbisali Now Absattar Derbisali, Kazakhstan's grand mufti 2000-2013 has died aged 73. I should make a small list of these, as a lot of them seem to be dying lately... Ahmad Al-Khalili (b. 1942) Grand Mufti of Oman, old frail guy who walks with a cane and seems to be asleep in some pictures of him. Taj El-Din Hilaly (b. ca. 1941) "Grand Mufti of Australia and New Zealand" according to some from 1992 to 2007. "Controversial" (asshole), sometimes hospitalized. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu (b. 1919) Chief Imam of Ghana. Ancient. Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad A. P. Aboobacker Musliyar (b. 1930/1939) Grand Mufti of India since 2019. Othman Battikh (b. 1941) Grand Mufti of Tunisia, appointed by late dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2008. Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh (b. 1943) Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia since 1999. Blind, looks like a reanimated corpse and also "controversial" Sadiq Al-Ghariani (b. 1942) Grand Mufti of Libya since 2012. On a terrorism watchlist and says that suicide bombings are permitted by sharia law. Also looks like a corpse. Ibrahim Ibn Saleh al-Hussaini (b. 1938) Grand Imam of Nigeria, old and overweight.
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    Thoughts and Opinions on the 2021 Deathlist

    Lots of people I'm suprised haven't died yet on this year's list, lots of ones that I think will likely die during the next 3 years (Betty White, Imelda Marcos, J-M Le Pen, Shane MacGowan) but don't seem like they're on death's door right now. About Liz, I'd keep her on the list in case of a sudden death (stroke or other) because while she very likely won't die this year, it'd be a hell of a miss. Worst picks? In my opinion, these three: Ali Khamenei. He's only 82, even though he has had health issues in the past I don't think he'll die soon. Twelver Shia Grand Ayatollahs (Marja') are also known for living forever, just look at Khorasani and Golpaygani. Frank Williams. Has had health problems and is paralyzed, but feels like he'll be one of those ones who'll be on the list until the end of time. Emperor Akihito. Abdicated but still going, walking and looking much better. Visits a laboratory every week to do research on goby fish and recently discovered a couple of new species.
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    The 100 Club

    1910, 1911 and 1912 now only have two living notable people. 1914 has around 11, 1909 none... 1908 and 1913 both have only one, Ruth Apilado and Boris Pahor. It's suprising how Apilado just keeps going.
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    Non-British Royals

    Marianne Bernadotte, Countess of Wisborg, aunt of Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Margrethe II of Denmark and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece is 97 today. She's a part of the Swedish royal family. Swedish royals seem to live very long, as the last two kings lived to 92 and 90. None of the king's sisters have died yet even though most of them look horrible. 75+ Swedish royals as of 15th of July 2021: Marianne Bernadotte (b. 1924) Carl XVI Gustaf's aunt, widow of Sigvard Bernadotte (1907-2002) Princess Margareta (b. 1934) King's oldest sister, widow of John Ambler (1924-2008) Princess Birgitta (b. 1937) King's older sister, widow of Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern (1932-2016) Princess Desiree (b. 1938) King's older sister, widow of Niclas Silverschiöld (1934-2017) Princess Christina (b. 1943) King's older sister, married to Tord Magnuson (b. 1941) Queen Silvia (b. 1943) Queen Consort of Sweden, fell in his home at the start of the year and has had some mild health troubles before. Carl XVI Gustaf (b. 1946) King of Sweden. I'd be suprised if he wasn't the last person alive from this list. Silvia has one living sibling, her oldest brother Ralf Sommerlath (b. 1929)
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    Jair Bolsonaro

    1: Hamed Bakayoko (1965-2021) Ivory Coast Prime Minister 2020-2021 on 10th of March from covid and malaria. 2: John Magufuli (1959-2021) Tanzania President 2015-2021 on 17th of March from covid and an artery disease he had for over a decade. 3: Idriss Deby (1952-2021) Chad President 1990-2021 on 20th of April, killed while commanding army troops. 4: Jovenel Moise (1968-2021) Haiti President 2017-2021 on 7th of July, assasinated. Picture from a couple of hours ago:
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    Jair Bolsonaro

    Apparently may need intestinal surgery. Will he join the list of heads of state and govt who died in office as the fifth one this year?
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    Political Frailty

    Of course it isn't Tarar or Musharraf. Yawn.
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    Political Frailty

    https://puheenvuoro.uusisuomi.fi/jyrkikasvi/mokkielamaa-muistojen-aarella/ Jyrki Kasvi update, from blog post four days ago: Says that his cancer is being monitored "all the time". He's on his summer cottage but there's a hospital 7.5 kilometres (4.6 miles) from the cottage. Mentions that the experimental meds he now uses won't likely be any use in fighting the tumor spread in the future and he'll switch to new experimental meds hoping to live longer. Writing an autobiography.
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    Foreign Personalities, From Stage, Screen, Politics And Life

    Roy Lewis/Brother Resistance, Trinidad and Tobago musician dead at 67: https://trinidadexpress.com/newsextra/brother-resistance-has-died/article_4c72632c-e467-11eb-a23a-5f76d1e58238.html One of the pioneers of the calypso/soca and rap hybrid rapso. Here with Calypso King 1957 Aldric Farrell, stage name Lord Pretender (1917-2002) Pretender had larynx cancer. Brother Resistance's Mother Earth, 1991:
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    Pope Francis

    The two wheelchair popes. However Francis will probably recover in a couple of weeks
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    The 100 Club

    https://ge.globo.com/google/amp/futebol/times/corinthians/noticia/morre-alberto-dualib-ex-presidente-do-corinthians-aos-101-anos.ghtml Dualib dead.
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    From Cleric To Relic

    https://www.isna.ir/news/1400042115441/یک-شاهینی-دیگر-پر-کشید-محمود-شکیبی-درگذشت Mufti of the Republic of Yemen and another ancient religious leader Mohammed bin Ismail Al Amrani dead at 99. From what I've heard he was not a hardliner, atleast compared to many other muslim leaders.
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    Time Added

    https://www.isna.ir/news/1400042115441/یک-شاهینی-دیگر-پر-کشید-محمود-شکیبی-درگذشت Mahmoud Shakibi who played on Iran's national team 1950-1952 has died aged 99. Scored a goal against Pakistan in a match in 1950 that ended 5-1 for Iran. It was Pakistan's first international match. EDIT: "Only" 94 according to Tehran Times.
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    Zsa Zsa Gabor

    Gabor's widower Frederic Prinz von Anhalt could still be here for quite a long time
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    Ideas and possibilities 2022

    Thomas Noguchi who performed the autopsies of Marilyn Monroe, Robert F. Kennedy and multiple other quite famous people in the 60s to the 80s is still alive and will be 95 at the start of next year.
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    Frank Mdlalose's successor as Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Ben Ngubane, has died aged 79: https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2021-07-12-former-kzn-premier-and-eskom-board-chair-ben-ngubane-succumbs-to-covid-19/ (Lionel Mtshali, Ngubane's successor already died in 2015. Buthelezi? Still alive) Also, both Ngubane and Mdlalose died of covid while Buthelezi survived it.
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    Who are the immortals?

    As Edwin Edwards is now (finally) dead after going into hospice after saying that he isn't dying (and after outliving four of his successors, all younger than him: Dave Treen (1928-2009), Kathleen Blanco (1942-2019), Mike Foster (1930-2020) and Buddy Roemer (1943-2021)), how many Americans are we left with? Five (or six) if I've counted them right. Bob Dole, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Joanne Woodward and John Rigas (and Tsung-Dao Lee, born in China but a citizen of the USA) My predictions: Next one is either Dole, Woodward or Rigas, I'd say. Carter next year, Tsung-Dao Lee in around 2023 or 2024. Henry Kissinger will be the last man standing out of those six proving that the bad live forever Also, new suggestion: Pope Benedict XVI (b. 1927) Hemorrhagic stroke in 1991, hospitalized atleast two times in the 1990s, (fall in 1992), heart problems before becoming pope (got a pacemaker while he was a cardinal) mild stroke in 2005, bypass operation in 2006, hospitalized due to a fall in 2009. In 2006 people were nearly sure that his reign would be short. In addition, as a cardinal Pope Benny tried to resign three times: 1991, 1996 and 2001 due to health problems. Reported to be suffering from arthritis in 2011, in late 2011 his health was reported to be in seriously declining by some news sites. Retired in 2013 due to high blood pressure, "multiple health problems" and advanced age. Health reported by vatican sources as "fastly declining" after the retirement, rumored to be "close to death" in 2017, "increasingly frail in the last phase of his life" in 2018. In June 2020 he looked very frail while visiting his dying older brother Georg who had for the last years reported Benedict's health troubles. Georg died in July, in August he suffered from a serious facial infection. In November he outlived his former butler who had leaked papal correspondance. In December it was reported that he was losing his ability to talk. Latest news? A week ago he was reported to be praying for his successor's surgery.
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    Political Frailty

    Mahathir Mohammad, notorious former Malaysian nonagenarian Prime Minister turned 96 a day ago. In a really good shape apparently mentally and physically. Some Malaysian political figures who could be or are in worse shape: Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali (b. 1925) Mahathir's wife, looks around ten years older than her husband. Sirajuddin of Perlis (b. 1943) Malaysia's king 2001-2006. Looks a bit like the late King of Tonga George Tupou V, fat and walks with a cane. Abdullah Badawi (b. 1939) Malaysia Prime Minister 2003-2009, hasn't looked great for a while. Subject of a death hoax a while ago. Muhyiddin Yassin (b. 1947) The cherry on top of the cake. Malaysia's current Prime Minister since Mahathir's resignation in March 2020. Yassin was diagnosed with early-stage pancreatic cancer in 2018 and it was treated with chemo, hospitalized at the end of last month with diarrhea and was in hospital for atleast five days.
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    https://punchng.com/breaking-nigerian-singer-sound-sultan-dies-at-44/ Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, comedian etc Sound Sultan who used his music against corruption and poverty dead at 44 from angioimmunoblastic t-cell lymphoma. Sound Sultan's Mathematics, 2000:
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    I believe that in the case of Kalyan Singh but Kaur... I wouldn't trust some team of "ayurveda doctors". If she isn't dead by the end of this month I'll be very suprised.

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