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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    I figure that her pancreatic cancer will be a close call between 2009 and 2010. I say she makes it so....
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    Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber Has Cancer World renowned composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, it has been revealed. The 61-year-old star is undergoing treatment and expects to return to work within a couple of months. A statement issued by his spokespeople said: "Andrew Lloyd Webber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. "The condition is in its very early stages. "Andrew is now undergoing treatment and expects to be fully back at work before the end of the year."
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    The 2nd Death of 2015

    It's got to be Sam.
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    The 1st Death Of 2015

    I'll go with the only one that I'm aware of having recently vomited blood (Thank you twitter for an image I could do without).,,,,Sam Simon
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    Sam Simon

    He is a huge football fan. My guess is that the fact that he did not tweet during the Super Bowl means he is real trouble or high off his ass because he is in real trouble. February 24th.
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    The Dead Of 2015

    Old age is bad for you.. I'm going to take up smoking at 80. I'm not sure that I'll really enjoy years 80 plus unless I have a hobby.
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    The Dead Of 2015

    I was half expecting that, bless you. Thing is, no matter how much you talk me up, I still only get about 15 out 50. It would be a fluke to have more that say 25 out of 50 and damn near impossible to approach the 50 unless some mega programme were built to crunch the numbers with such accuracy that left no power to keep the lights on. Oooo I love it when you start talking numbers! I think that 25 is nearly impossible, especially with the level of fame that the Committee members use. In the pool that I am in where you pick 68 names (with similar fame thresholds), the record is 27 hits and that is for all entries since 1972. You could maybe get near 25 if you made the list of anyone that will get an Obit (so the DDP rules). Although a list of 50 Kate Grangers would not be very interesting.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2015

    I'm amazed that you get it done so quickly. Well done. I would have it up sometime in March if I organized.
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    Sam Simon

    I don't know him at all but in reading his posts I went from 1) liking him as a creative guy who won't let people tell him what to think (I like that he is Vegan that loves MMA and boxing); to 2) disliking him for his preachy, I'm better than you nonsense. "I will give everything away to PETA and anti-whaling ships" It has been brought up that he could give money to AIDS or hunger or pediatric cancer but in fairness it is his money so he can do what he wants with it. My opinion is that he is a smart guy and that he knows that he will get more run out of PETA then if he donated it to a cancer charity. They are naming a ship after him that rams into whale ships; isn't that more exciting to track than an Ebola hospital; and then finally 3) realize that he is a scared guy that is the same as anyone else. The fact that he is making a point of saying that he hasn't watched the Simpson's in 20 years should about cover it. Why would you disavow what most would consider to be your most memorable creation unless you were really scared. I'd be scared to. I wish him well on his journey.
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    Leonard Nimoy

    I like this pick because I think that this site gets hung up talking about the same stuff. Live long and prosper I guess.
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    General Jaruzelski

    Stick a fork in him....May 20th.
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    Casey Kasem

    I get the impression that his wife wandered him off... "an attorney for the ailing radio personality's wife said the former "Top 40" host had been removed from the country" Maybe it was the "Creeper".
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    Casey Kasem

    This seems to be going sideways in a hurry... Casey Kasem's whereabouts unknown: Investigator ordered to track down ailing radio host http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/05/12/casey-kasem-whereabouts-unknown-investigator-appointed-to-track-down-ailing/
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    Derby Dead Pool 2014

    Strike my earlier post....the Misers will be second Wrong, you're third! Darn it... but its still the highest that I've been. Now starts the fall down in the standings until I end up 12th or 15th. Thanks for all the hard work MIB.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2014

    Strike my earlier post....the Misers will be second
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    Derby Dead Pool 2014

    Did you make a ruling on Jack Ramsay? He doesn't appear in the scoring or the list of the lost. Looks like his death has been acknowledged on yahoo UK a couple of times. Not sure if that is enough.
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    Magic Johnson, And Other Basketball Players

    Dead http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2014/04/28/jack-ramsay-dies-portland-trail-blazers/8397911/
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    Magic Johnson, And Other Basketball Players

    NBA Hall of Fame coach. Jack Ramsey in hospice care. http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2014/04/report_jack_ramsay_former_trail_blazers_coach_and.html Whether he gets a required Obit is another matter.
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    Fergie Frederiksen

    He was part of the in memoriam montage at the Grammy's last night. Not that it does any good on the obit front.
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    Sam Simon

    From his Twitter feed Sam SimonVerified account ‏@simonsam You guys r welcome to take me in your death pools, but you don't have to tell me about it. #rude #hopeulose #georgewendt Reply Retweet Favorite 14 Retweets 25 Favorites 1:09 PM - 12 Jan 14
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    Derby Dead Pool 2014

    Hoping that Felix Glenny gets an obit that qualifies. Huffington Post UK is the best that exists so far. Come on Mirror!!!
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    The Dead Of 2014

    Felix Glenny whom Sharron Osborne made news for donating money to so that he could get married appears to have passed away. http://www.huffingto...l?utm_hp_ref=uk
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    Derby Dead Pool 2014

    As someone that has recently inherited running a long running US-based game, I have crazy respect for MIB. I had only 110 teams (albeit with 68 selections) and I was up and running after the DDP this morning and I don't have pictures, etc. Amazing job.
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    Sam Simon

    I like his inclusion. Interesting to track some under 85 types. Good chance for success as well me thinks.
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    1st Death of 2014

    Gen. Jaruzelski, er....how about Ariel...oh yeah....well better be the good reverand BG.
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