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    People Who Are Dead According To Wikipedia...

    There's a public Facebook page for Storch with a lot of updates on him (and seemed to be doing great for his age, but then, that age is 95), so I think if he's dead we'll hear something more pretty soon.
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    Statistics

    msc's first five Deathraces survivor list, 2050: 2012 - (0/20) 2013 - Ryan sodding Buell (1/20) 2014 - (0/20)  2015 - Shivakumara Swanjii (1/20) 2016 - (0/20) 
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    Name Shame?

    You've been behaving well for long enough that I'll be nice and change it.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2019

    It's a weird predicament to be in where you have to root for the survival of a complete waste of oxygen because she'll take away your DDP lead if she dies in the next three-and-a-half months.
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    20 /20

    Five days late on this, but Will Jordan got a NYT obit which means a hit for Torva Messor - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/08/obituaries/will-jordan-who-mimicked-the-famous-is-dead-at-91.html 1920 - Jim Leavelle, Franca Valeri 1921 - Sidney Rittenberg, Francoise Gilot 1922 - George Blake, Micheline Presle 1923 - Sumner Redstone, Rhonda Fleming 1924 - Gene Deitch, Machiko Kyo 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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    Academy Award Winners

    Telegraph QO: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2018/09/11/ronnie-taylor-cinematographer-obituary/
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    The Deathlist Cup 2018

    The Cup 2017 count goes down another: Beat Richner loses his heartbeat.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2019

    Good catch. That makes a lot more sense than her lingering with advanced Alzheimer's for nearly 20 years!
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    Political Frailty

    Also the first member of the Dubya Cabinet to die.
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    Death In The Family

    A terrible situation Thoughts with you and your family.
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    47. Olivia Newton-John

    Well, the show the interview is on isn't named Saturday Night
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    Shaun's Death By Numbers 2018

    Quite the nice analysis. Definitely glad this pool is free-for-all again after the toned-down previous year, picking 50 names instead of 20 was what made this one fun. I have to admit Woodward got on via some convoluted reasoning: Throw in a few old people I wanted to pick somewhere, but couldn't find any room for elsewhere, as I already had all my other non-DDP deadpool teams locked in. Dave Bartholomew and Denis Norden also got in via this method, but I swapped them out (and into the Poker Pool). Woodward was saved from being transferred out since she's a little younger, has actual severe illness, and there were enough too-healthy cancer picks floating around that could be swapped out instead. Jenny Diski?
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    The Hare's Death Pool

    No offense intended Joey, but the Joker Pool did admittedly have the feel of "ah, so this is what running a deadpool is like".
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    The Hare's Death Pool

    The tagline has been restored. WB Deathers.
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    World's Oldest

    That also marks the second time a Grace Jones is the oldest Briton.
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    Gladys Knight

    I'll keep it open, not like she's the first notable but not ill person to have a thread.
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    Sheila Mercier

    I just wouldn't respond to the goading, difficult as it may be. The vast majority of us on here believe you and are sympathetic to your position.
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    Our Ensemble Dramas/hobnob box set shows

    Or how the DeathList has attempted unnatural hits through terrorists, train wrecks, etc to no avail, whereas John Nash was just picked due to age.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2019

    Considering Saint is directly above Greavsie on the list I'd say it's a deliberate decision
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    8. John McCain

    I think she could've sneaked on ala Rose Kennedy if John won in 2008. But he didn't and she won't.
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    The 9th death of 2018

    Ninth time in a row I vote for Herman
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    8. John McCain

    Don't forget that the previous Obamacare repeal attempt was tanked by three GOP defections. Doug Jones won since then so now two defections would be fatal to such an effort. Granted, that only applies for the next few months, and I still don't think the Senate will flip to the Dems in November because of how unlucky a map they have, but the House is looking very much in play. And the GOP needs both chambers to push through anything legislative.
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2018

    INVERSE DEAD POOL 2018 Right, another new year, another year of guessing which of the creme de la creme amongst DDP nominations will dodge Mr. Reaper's surly grasp for the next twelve months. After doing a solid job as host for the past few years, The Dead Cow has chosen to step down and pass the baton to me. Despite a few easy bets for survival like Donald Trump and Val Kilmer, 2017 was brutal for the IDP with 20 deaths, more and more dead certs occupying the top 50, and many teams keeping misguided faith in the continued survival of Daisy Berkowitz and Helen Fawkes. drol won with 25 points, a commendable result considering no one else finished under 40 and only two other teams under 50. Rules From the list of the 50 most popular DDP picks of 2018, 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. NEW RULE: 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 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. 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, having a well-organized OP to C&P for this year, and the idea for a "dies during entry period" rule. Previous Winners 2017 - drol 2016 - Pedro67 2015 - Death Impends 2014 - Bibliogryphon 2013 - N/A 2012 - Esturian Float 2011 - Garn2 Top 50 Alberto Fujimori Angela Lansbury Aretha Franklin Betty White Bob Barker Bob Dole Catherine Nevin Charlotte Rae Chris Rea Clive James Dean Francis Denis Norden Devin Lima Dick Van Dyke Donald Trump Doris Day Fernando Ricksen George H. W. Bush Sr Greg Gilbert Henry Kissinger Jill Gascoine Jimmy Carter Jimmy Greaves John McCain Kirk Douglas Leah Bracknell Leslie Phillips Liam Miller Linda Nolan Little Richard Marieke Vervoort Nobby Stiles Olivia de Havilland Olivia Newton-John Paul Gascoigne Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Prince Philip Prunella Scales Queen Elizabeth II Rev Billy Graham Robert Mugabe Simon Ricketts Stan Lee Stefan Karl Stefansson Stephen Hawking Terry Jones Tessa Jowell Val Kilmer Valerie Harper Vera Lynn #51 Carol Channing ENTRY PERIOD IS CLOSED
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    8. John McCain

    There'll be a new Republican appointed to the seat (Arizona law requires a senate vacancy's appointee to be of the same party as the previous senator, and even if there wasn't such a law the current governor is a Republican anyway) and there won't be any election held for the seat until election day 2020. Had McCain died several months earlier a more immediate special election would've had to be held.
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    The 100 Club

    Happy centennial to Katherine Johnson! Still able to attend events in her honor.
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