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    Van Halen

    Doesn't seem you're too eager to heed to DDT's ultimatum. Enjoy another month off then.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    Yeah, reality TV is Mail catnip, with forgotten contestants from 10 years ago often getting obits. I think a longtime host will get one too. Plus she's appeared in various popular US sitcoms/dramas throughout the 2000s which is common clickbait fodder even when they're one-off appearances. I mean, Vinny Vella and that guy who appeared in one episode of Fresh Prince both got across-the-board tabloid QOs.
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    Alberto Fujimori

    Yet again.
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    36. Sidney Poitier

    At least 23 of his relatives are missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/08/hurricane-dorian-23-members-sidney-poitiers-family-missing/
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    The 2019 Deathlist Cup

    Just spotted that one of the survivors from my May squad, boxing trainer Arthur Ramalho, died late August. He owned the West End Gym in Lowell, Massachusetts, where Micky Ward among others trained.
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    Ruby Muhammad

    Remembering this thread and that she was actually on the DL feels like a fever dream.
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    Baseball

    Former Cardinal Chris Duncan, a name on various longlists and onsite pools due to his glioblastoma recurrence, dead at 38. I'd imagine the young death of a player from a World Series-winning team will see a Mail obit come by shortly?
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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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    The 9th Death of 2019

    Might be greedy to ask for another good riddance so soon, but I've voted Kissinger.
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    Hartlepool Deadlypool 2019

    No tears shed for the monstrous Robert Mugabe. One doesn't need to take an in-depth look at his resume to see he qualifies for the crimes against humanity bonus. theoldlady the big winner of this hit with 45 + 27 = 72 points. LFN 40 + 24 = 64. Toast 35 + 21 = 56. the_engineer 30 + 18 = 48. gcreptile 20 + 12 = 32. and The Old Crem had him as a sub and gets 25 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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    Inverse Dead Pool 2019

    Robert Mugabe dictates a rearrangement of the scoreboard, with about half of the teams feeling mugged. Current leader drol is among those affected, but the drop in points is not enough to overthrow our resident expert on decrepit strongmen. 1. drol 5 =2. Bibliogryphon 16 =2. BuffaloPhil 16 4. CaptainChorizo 17 5. GraveDanger 18 6. Phantom of the Midway 20 =7. FixedBusiness 23 =7. Mercarte 23 =9. gcreptile 24 =9. The Quim Reaper 24 11. The Old Crem 25 =12. Clorox Bleachman 26 =12. Great Uncle Bulgaria 26 =12. machotrouts 26 =12. paddyfool 26 =12. QTips 26 =12. Spade_Cooley 26 =18. Death Impends 27 =18. Torva Messor 27 20. manuel 28 21. Sir Creep 30 22. Joey Russ 32 =23. Book 34 =23. markb4 34 =23. Skinny kiltrunner 34 =26. deadsox 35 =26. Dr_T 35 =28. En Passant 36 =28. Pedro67 36 =30. An Fear Beag 39 =30. The Mad Hatter 39 32. Banana 40 33. YoungWillz 43 34. Newjack 45 =35. Grim Up North 46 =35. theoldlady 46 37. The Unknown Man 47 38. Wormfarmer 50 39. Toast 51 40. JoeMoneypenny 52 41. charon 54 42. Master Tech 58 43. Neobrakeon 59 44. Philip 65 45. Bentrovato 73 46. nantonian2013 83 47. Team Wean 114 48. msc 142
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    20 /20

    1920 - Irving Kanarek, Franca Valeri 1921 - Stanley Ho, 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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    The Poseidon Adventure Cast

    Freaky, was looking at her Wiki page just an hour ago (through being namechecked on Valerie Harper's page, as I was boredly perusing the pages of recent deaths).
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    Thoughts and opinions on the death list 2019

    Feels to me like it's more in the sense of "I'm old and won't be here for years and years" than "I'm close to death". We'll see.
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    The 100 Club

    Bob Hope got a few:
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    Hartlepool Deadlypool 2019

    Valerie Harper was gonna make it to 80 after all, but not much further. Only The Unknown Man kept his patience with Harper in the HPDP, and receives 10 base points plus 12 extra (unique and Hollywood Squares) for 22 total.
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2019

    Though Valerie harped on far longer than anyone would've initially expected, the end of the Rhoda has finally been reached. Her morgue-in' means a stern penalty for 32 teams, and leaves drol as the only team on single digit points. 1. drol 1 2. Mercarte 12 =3. BuffaloPhil 15 =3. CaptainChorizo 15 =3. machotrouts 15 6. Bibliogryphon 16 7. QTips 17 =8. FixedBusiness 18 =8. GraveDanger 18 =10. Clorox Bleachman 19 =10. The Quim Reaper 19 12. Phantom of the Midway 20 13. manuel 22 14. gcreptile 24 =15. An Fear Beag 25 =15. Pedro67 25 =15. The Old Crem 25 =18. Great Uncle Bulgaria 26 =18. paddyfool 26 =18. Spade_Cooley 26 =21. Death Impends 27 =21. Skinny kiltrunner 27 =21. Torva Messor 27 24. Sir Creep 30 =25. Joey Russ 32 =25. YoungWillz 32 27. Newjack 33 =28. Book 34 =28. markb4 34 =30. deadsox 35 =30. Dr_T 35 =32. charon 36 =32. En Passant 36 34. Toast 38 35. The Mad Hatter 39 36. Banana 40 37. Wormfarmer 42 38. JoeMoneypenny 43 39. The Unknown Man 45 =40. Grim Up North 46 =40. theoldlady 46 42. Master Tech 47 43. Philip 55 44. Neobrakeon 59 45. Bentrovato 73 46. nantonian2013 82 47. Team Wean 103 48. msc 138
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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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    The 8th Death of 2019

    Chirac.
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    37. Valerie Harper

    Sad if unsurprising loss. Pretty remarkable how modern medicine took her from a months to live prognosis in her mid 70s to (barely) seeing 80.
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    The 7th Death of 2019

    Clorox, Sean, Toast, machotrouts, Perhaps, Philip, and Charlotte's Controller all correctly guessed Valerie Harper. Thread closed.
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    The 100 Club

    Businessman Victor Oristano, who saw a few mentions around these parts largely due to his inclusion in the Notable Names Database, dead at 102.
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    20 /20

    1920 - Irving Kanarek, Franca Valeri 1921 - Stanley Ho, 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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    Jim Leavelle

    Link: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-Detective-Cuffed-to-Oswald-Dies-at-99-558752581.html
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