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    Only Famous For Being Ill And Dying

    Samantha McConnell, who successfully fought the RAF's pension policy so her children would still receive hers after her death, died last week. 11 March specifically per her JustGiving. First DDP hit of the year for Drunkasaskunk. Not the McConnell I wish would die of pancan, but that's life for you.
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    Hartlepool Deadlypool 2019

    Lively day today. Australian art scholar Edmund Capon is kaput and he was one of Skinny's subs. The Australian has covered his death so Skinny is good to go for 25 sub points.
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    Hartlepool Deadlypool 2019

    Hello folks, the Hartlepool Deadlypool is open for business. As announced previously, I'm assuming hosting duties in light of Rotten Ali's real life obligations leaving little time for deadpooling. I've decided to open up a new thread, given the degree of clutter in the old thread caused problems such as people not being able to easily find the rules. As a hostly sacrifice, not unlike Rotten Ali in his later years as host, I have entered a theme team in lieu of a more mainstream one. It has been shown to msc for safekeeping and will be revealed, alongside PMed teams, after the deadline. As for the rest of you, PM or posting in this thread are both acceptable means of submission. As someone who is usually a competitive deadpooler, and a strong adherent to dead pool hosting ethics, to remove any doubts I will not read PMed entries until I've submitted entries for all Jan 1-starting pools I partake in. The rules are now detailed in the next post for convenience, the bulk of it unchanged from Notapotato's rules from back when HPDP had a website, but with new or updated rules colored in blue. These changes are largely an enshrining of rules incorporated by Rotten Ali during his time as host, as well as my decision to make obituary requirements less "I know it when I see it" while also certifying an amount of reputed papers from other countries as qualifying (which had been a source of contention for several past deaths in this pool).
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    Hartlepool Deadlypool 2019

    I had shared your line of thought on that, Sir Creep, but it seems there's no rhyme or reason to which Indian politicos obit and which ones don't. Parrikar's mustered up a Mail obit, giving you 20 points plus an extra 8 for uniqueness.
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    Political Frailty

    Well well, Mail's already picked up that Reuters article.
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    Hartlepool Deadlypool 2019

    Manohar Parrikar is a unique for Sir Creep here... nothing outside of Indian sources yet though, so wait is still on for a QO.
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    The 2019 Deathlist Cup

    For the first two Cups the same matchup was possible but one of us got knocked out beforehand both times - the audience had to get their money's worth third time going
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    The 2019 Deathlist Cup

    Wafa Abdul Kadir dead, a unique here for Sir Creep - http://bernama.com/en/news.php?id=1705782
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    Minimalists (and other classical composers/musicians)

    Discharged.
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    Summer Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    A deadpooling blast from the past. I remember that name being thrown about on various US pools in the mid aughts.
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    The 2019 Deathlist Cup

    Caroline Isachsen a unique hit for Reptile here - https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Local-iconic-singer-open-mic-host-dies-13677343.php
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    Abdelaziz Bouteflika

    Bouteflika drops reelection bid http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-47531917
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    The Dead of 2019

    Full obit in the Times now arrives for Bernice McCabe: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bernice-mccabe-obituary-3tcgphcj8
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    Minimalists (and other classical composers/musicians)

    Mikis Theodorakis hospitalized again due to further heart issues.
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    Dead Drummers

    Times QO: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/doug-sandom-obituary-gnxjdqh7p
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    Alex Trebek

    Final Jeopardy
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2019

    Yer wee one's now Team Wean in my database and will show up as such in future scoreboards.
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2019

    INVERSE DEAD POOL 2019 As always, with the new year comes another opportunity for you all to reckon which DDP darlings have another 365 days left in their tanks. Though the 2018 Inverse Dead Pool had less deaths among its selectables than 2017 (15 compared to 20), there were still three massive scoreboard-scrambling landmines among them in Stephen Hawking, Aretha Franklin, and Stan Lee. By the year's end, machotrouts emerged the least scathed with 17 points. Rules From the list of the 50 most popular DDP picks of 2019, pick a team of 25 names who you think will survive the year. Rank your list in order of least likely to die to least least likely to die. Post your team in this thread. If someone dies and they are listed on your team, then you will receive points according to their position. If your #1 pick dies you'll receive 25 points, whilst if your #25 pick dies you'll receive 1 point. If someone dies and they are not on your list, then you receive no points. In case one of the names available for entry dies before the submission deadline, you are allowed to have one sub. The sub can be anyone from the top 50 or the 51st most popular name, who will be revealed alongside the top 50. The 51st name can not be part of the original 25 if no one dies. In the case of one of your original team dying pre-deadline, the sub goes into 25th place by default, but if the sub was previously the 51st, you are allowed to change the position of the new pick. If the above scenario happens, you are also allowed to name a new sub and I will reveal the 52nd most popular name. Whoever has the lowest score at the end of the year is the winner. NEW: If two or more teams are tied at the end of the year, the tie will first be decided by who has less hits. If they have an equal amount of hits, then whoever among the teams died latest in the year, and thus came closest to being a correct prediction, will decide the winner. If said name was on multiple teams in the tie, whoever had said name lowest will win. If multiple teams had said name in the same position, the second most recently-deceased name will be referred to, and so on, until a winner is found. If, by some alignment of the stars, the tie is of either no hits or of all of the exact same hits in the exact same positions, all teams in the tie share victory. Credit to Toast for inadvertently coming up with a peach of a topic description, and of course, credit to Spade for creating this wonderful game. Credit to Dead Cow for his job as previous host, laying the framework for the Inverse Dead Pool's OP, and the idea for a "dies during entry period" rule. Credit to machotrouts for the suggestion of the latest hits factoring into tiebreakers. Previous Winners 2018 - machotrouts 2017 - drol 2016 - Pedro67 2015 - Death Impends 2014 - Bibliogryphon 2013 - N/A 2012 - Esturian Float 2011 - Garn2 Top 50 George Alagiah John Andretti Bob Barker Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Kathleen Blanco Leah Bracknell June Brown Jimmy Carter Beth Chapman Johnny Clegg Billy Connolly Tim Conway Doris Day Olivia de Havilland Bob Dole Kirk Douglas Queen Elizabeth II Andrew Fairlie Pete Frates Paul Gascoigne Jill Gascoine Greg Gilbert Ruth Bader Ginsburg Jimmy Greaves Valerie Harper Bob Hawke Clive James Terry Jones Lee Kerslake Henry Kissinger Vera Lynn John McCririck Andrew McGahan Stirling Moss Robert Mugabe Olivia Newton-John Linda Nolan Prince Philip Leslie Phillips Fernando Ricksen Michael Robinson Prunella Scales Nobby Stiles Jean-Louis Trintignant Donald Trump Bill Turnbull Dick Van Dyke Marieke Vervoort Betty White Herman Wouk #51 Angela Lansbury
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    Hartlepool Deadlypool 2019

    As Katherine Helmond heads into the Family Plot, Torva's the boss of this update... or maybe not really, since she picked Helmond dead last. 5 points plus 2 unique points for a total of 7 puts her on the scoreboard. And it's been a month since the last scoreboard were posted, so a good time for a new one... 1. msc 158 2. Lord Fellatio Nelson 153 3. gcreptile 140 4. CaptainChorizo 130 =5. drol 95.5 =5. Phantom of the Midway 95.5 =7. John Key 90 =7. theoldlady 90 9. Skinny kiltrunner 87 10. Sir Creep 70 11. Prophet 57.58 12. maryportfuncity 50 =13. Toast 45 =13. Wormfarmer 45 15. nantonian2013 35 16. YorkshireBanker 8.12 17. Torva Messor 7 18. Sean 5 19. markb4 1.05 20. the_engineer 0.5 =21. Everyone else 0
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    The 2019 Deathlist Cup

    I'd seen a headline in the first week of February about a hospice-bound right-to-die activist, read the article, and instantly recognized the name as that lesbian film director on Reptile's B Team. There is no grand conspiracy, just a lot of players with good research games!
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    Play School/play Away /childrens Tv

    One small correction for your list - one of the Mummenschanz who appeared on the Muppet Show, Andres Bossard, died in 1992.
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    The 2019 Deathlist Cup

    Have entered my team. Good luck to DDT, we shall see how me taking on the Reaper himself goes.
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    The President's Men

    Edward Nixon, the youngest and last surviving of Richard Nixon's brothers, dead at 88.
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    The 2019 Deathlist Cup

    The Trinidad guy was historian Angelo Bissessarsingh, considerably not a fraud as he were one of the very first Cup hits!
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    Stan Lee

    Not seeing the legs for a standalone thread here. Stan's thread seems a good enough place for any Larry Lieber convo to go, so merged.
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