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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    Yes, I inevitably wanted a name or two that took advantage of local Beeb obits returning. And discovering her Twitter account, which revealed her cancer was glioblastoma and that she had been losing mobility in December, sealed it. RIP to her, seemed a nice lady and did very well to deal with glio for nearly five years.
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    Hartlepool Deadlypool 2019

    Oldest European Maria Giuseppa Robucci proves a robust hit for Pedro. He lands 45 points for the hit plus an extra 18 for the unique status.
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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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    20 /20

    1920 - Jim Leavelle, Franca Valeri 1921 - Sidney Rittenberg, Francoise Gilot 1922 - George Blake, Micheline Presle 1923 - Sumner Redstone, Rhonda Fleming 1924 - Gene Deitch, Maria Riva 1925 - Mahathir Mohamad, June Lockhart 1926 - Phil Phillips, Ann Turner Cook 1927 - Harry Whittington, Gina Lollobrigida 1928 - Hans Kung, Queen Ratna of Nepal 1929 - Gaston Glock, Vera Miles
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    Death By Numbers 2019

    If you want, I could guide you through the process I do for the deadpools I host. I have a mechanism that automatically detects if someone is dead or alive based on a masterlist (which is where the "killings" take place), and it assigns points based on that.
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    Hartlepool Deadlypool 2019

    Inactive couple weeks here at the Hartlepool. No one had Anne Hamilton-Byrne, however RadGuy did go Bowlen for Broncos owner Pat. 20 points for the hit plus a bonus 8 for uniqueness. Total 28. Not quite a strike, but points are points.
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    Death In The Family

    Indeed, a really difficult time for forum members. Sorry for your loss, drol.
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    Death In The Family

    Very sorry for the loss of your father, Biblio.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    I think my odds rest on whether any of the unique folk deliver. On that subject, why not give a rundown of how they're doing? Ronald Shurer: Two recent treatments failed, a third one seems to be working. Could die, but seems more likely to see 2020 than not. Rachel Zoll: Complete silence since early 2018, unless one of her colleagues feels compelled to give an update I don't think we'll hear anything until her death Helen Legh: Last tweeted at the end of February and hasn't liked anything since March. One of her radio colleagues gave an update on her a month or so ago, wheelchair bound and tired due to various medications Suzanne Whang: Shockingly, the Mexico clinic failed to halt the rapid growth of her cancer. Fear not, though, as she's attempted more kooky healing processes such as holding a "worldwide visualization" where her friends all envisioned her as healthy during the same ten-minute span, and next month going on a shamanic healing journey. Also at one of her fundraisers, she put googly eyes and lipstick on her tumor and sang a parody of I Will Survive to it. Words fail me.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    Grunewald dead for reals now: https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a27751824/gabriele-grunewald-dies-from-rare-cancer/
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    2. Herman Wouk

    Hawke is there too now.
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    Missing In Action

    That's two D-Days being remembered today, then
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2020

    You buzzed in about three months too late. Trebek already has a thread, so no need to create another.
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    MMMDP 2019!

    Think that's the first time I woke up to the MMMDP being decided on the first day. Well done Clorox
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    The 2019 Deathlist Cup

    Pretty much exactly what happened there! Well done Spade, the better team won. I think leaning too heavily on last-minute critical gambles did me in above all else.
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    MMMDP 2019!

    S. Prestley Blake
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    Hartlepool Deadlypool 2019

    Took its time but the Mary Stopes-Roe obit arrived for Pedro. Bit of a bomb for him, as she only gives him 15 base points plus 6 for uniqueness, but it does see him bounce onto the scoreboard with his first hit: 1. theoldlady 195 2. maryportfuncity 174 3. Wormfarmer 159 4. msc 158 5. CaptainChorizo 155 6. Lord Fellatio Nelson 153 7. gcreptile 140 8. drol 137.5 9. Sir Creep 130 10. markb4 126.05 11. Phantom of the Midway 115.5 12. Skinny kiltrunner 112 13. Prophet 98.58 14. John Key 90 15. Sean 69 16. time 63 =17. Exu 50 =17. The Old Crem 50 19. Toast 45 20. Clorox Bleachman 40 21. the_engineer 36.5 22. nantonian2013 35 23. YorkshireBanker 33.12 24. The Mad Hatter 32 25. FixedBusiness 25 26. Pedro67 21 27. WidowsPeak 20 28. Book 14 29. Torva Messor 12 =30. Everyone else 0
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    Alex Trebek

    Cancer is shrinking surprisingly rapidly per a new update via People - https://people.com/health/alex-trebek-pancreatic-cancer-near-remission/amp/
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    The 5th Death of 2019

    Kirk has been a consecutive DL pick since 2006, and there's been "who will be the next hit" polls for that entire timespan. Even though he probably wasn't voted all that much in the earlier years, I'd give the edge to him.
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    9. Doris Day

    A film career spanning 2761 years? And to think we thought Fay McKenzie's was a record.
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    Hartlepool Deadlypool 2019

    Bart Starr has packed. Don't have a cow, Wormfarmer, you get 30 points for catching this falling Starr, plus an extra 12 for being the only one to do so.
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    The Deathlist Howto

    Conway isn't on the front page DL.
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    Nigel Kneale & Judith Kerr

    Never would've guessed out of the class of 1923 that the still-hale Kerr would've died before corpse lookalikes like Redstone, Zeffirelli, and Dole. Crazy.
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    Death In The Family

    Sorry for your loss, Willz.
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    33. Ed Asner

    Two ailing MTM alum in a row: Ed Asner in hospital for exhaustion. Hope he turns out fine; it seems that'll be the case.
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