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  1. I'm guessing the DDP and HPDP will throw up loads of candidates fit for a paragraph and unfit for a busy thread or proper obit. Mebbe a good idea to collect such creatures on one thread so's those of us with an - ahem - sporting interest can keep tabs on 'em. I'll cop for having such an interest in Rachil Jonze, who might just be this year's Ms Groves. Similarly Ian McNicol may afford us that combination of brief media coverage and ongoing ranter fire we've come to know and love over the years. and Dawn Hughes' illness was the subject of television coverage as part of Channel 4's 'Mummy Diaries.' She's also made appearances on BBC television and the BBC web site, her husband works for the Beeb. Then there's everyone's favourite pin up: Winnie Langley. I took a long-shot punt on her for the DDP mainly because I thought if she went the various papers who'd covered her 100th birthday wouldn't be able to resist running that great picture again. Anyone else gonna cop for long shot picks before OoO and NAP do their duty and reveal all?
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    The Dead of 2019

    One of the ratification problems with his records as I understand it is the absence of a birth certificate and therefore no actual proof of date of birth. The citation on the Wikipedia for his age is a newspaper reference. That said, he's sure as hell old and the times run since moving to Ilford are reliable - it's just that he may be younger than claimed. That said, there's people under 30 couldn't run a marathon - so respect!
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    Spanish Civil War Veteran(s)

    By 2011 we'll be running short of notable veterans of the Spanish Civil War, I've got points riding on: Santiago Carrillo Amedeo Guillet Lou Kenton and Bernard Knox dying by the end of the current CPDP, but if they stumble into 2011, they'll be doing very well to stumble out of the other end of it.
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    Time Added

    Ah, man If I'd snuck into round three of the DL Cup he was in the line up
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    Former Grand Duke Jean Of Luxembourg

    So, Jezza How will your mob perform in the local council and Euro elections?
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    Ken Kercheval

    Wikipedia actually mentions the death hoax in the section on his personal life. He's had lung cancer and his business life went so badly an armed man broke onto the Dallas set and killed himself. So, his colourful past gives some reasons to think he could die - but he's coming up 84 in a few months. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Kercheval#Personal_life
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Just hit on a great site dealing with popular music deaths. Enjoy!
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    Hilary Lister & other sailing nutjobs

    Currently anonymous canoeist carks it during a tough race. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-48012504
  9. She's quadraplegic and she set off today to sail the channel single handed. Can you be 'handed' when nothing below the neck works? Anyway, it's brave to the point of suicidal since she's dependent on blowing through straws to steer herself. There's some damn big ships going up and down that sea lane, it'll be dark part of the time. Etc etc.
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    Comics & Comedy Writers

    The Comedians was massive once over but it's strange that IMBD - normally a mecca for anorak who know their facts - doesn't post a birthdate for half the performers. Has anyone around the UK noticed the likes of Charlie Daze playing a local club? How many of this lot are still alive? Some of them will be well into their seventies now, late nights, loadsa fags and drink, stressful job. We could have us some future winners here.
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    48. Shane MacGowan

    Normal for Shane, then He lives in Ireland - loads of people are that colour over there
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    The Dead of 2019

    Sri Lanka death toll includes a local celebrity chef and three of the four kids of Anders Holch Povlsen (ASOS billionaire who owns a fair proportion of Scotland). https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48002169
  13. Dunno about you but I get that tingle of anticipation when I hear the music introducing the news and find myself thinking: I wonder where a lonely nutcase will strike today? So I've lined up 50 nations with one notion; call the venue from the menu and feel made up when others get slayed up. Seriously though folks, where do you think the lonely and rejected world tour will touch down next?
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    Leslie Phillips

    This thread does nowt much but wish him happy birthday The man might make 100 at this rate
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    The Dead of 2019

    Well, if he once went to jail for shitting himself on a bus...you might have a chance
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2020

    Re legendary boozers I'm always amazed that Tony "Doc" Shiels remains amongst us. B.1938 but the last time I saw him - the first Fortean Times Unconvention 21 years ago - Doc's presentation and a fair amount of the time in the main auditorium was - ahem - influenced by his fairly obvious alcholism. In typical pose
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2020

    That story alone makes him obitable, cheers for the reminder
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    The Dead of 2019

    Statistically speaking we're not - but it's the poor (i.e. finacially strapped), who won't quit smoking, drinking or eating shite who are most rapidly driving down the stats and most of them don't get q/o's
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    Fort William Football Club

    Aye, but it's been looking like that for months. Is anyone up there ringing Saudi Arabia in search of new club owners?
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    A Joke

    A couple of Halibut women from Leeds are looking through an old photograph album. 'Oh look,' says one, 'there's my son on his first day at school, and here he is in the school play, and here with his football team...' 'Ah the children,' says her friend, 'They blow up so fast these days.' C'mon guys, share a few rib ticklers with us.
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    A Joke

    Is it possible to take a graft from your buttocks and donate it to someone close to you that's not a relative? Arse skin for a friend.
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    Time Added

    Hmm So - like I said on another thread - the MMMDP kicks off on 1 June
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2020

    Read this morning in the context of the revival of the play Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell that the landlord of the Coach and Horses in Soho during Bernard's legendary period as a regular - Norman Balon - is alive (aged 92). Will likely get a mention if only in the context of the play when he goes and his career as a landlord must have meant endless hours in very smoky rooms.
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    A Joke

    What's ET short for? Because his legs are little!
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    48. Shane MacGowan

    He looks years younger - glad he's on none of my teams this year.

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