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    World's Oldest

    Some breaking news coming through on Sky.... Allingham has been OFFICIALLY recognised as the oldest man in the world by Guinness.... blimey that was quick
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    Fidel Castro

    What do you think?
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    The Dead Of 2009

    For the sake of DDPers... a suitable obituary for Jean Dausset was produced by The Independent today... link
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    The Dead Of 2009

    Felled being a metaphor for what exactly?
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    The Dead Of 2009

    Since nobody is posting anything may as well give these guys a mention: Two Luftwaffe fighter pilots: April 29: Günther Bahr, 87 May 17: Adolf Dickfeld, 99 I think there's still a few dozen about though.. but perhaps the Luftwaffe is worthy of a new topic?
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    World's Oldest

    Moloko Temo, who is the oldest claim for the world's oldest person title at 134, has died. Her family say they are now trying even harder to verify her claim with Guinness... pretty desperate if you ask me...
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    David Carradine

    My dad phoned me up to tell me that John Carradine had died under suspicious circumstances and I was thinking to myself.... didn't he die along time ago and then when he said Kill Bill I knew it was infact David... strange stuff actually because I was reading an article about him 2 nights ago and I thought "ah well he's only 72 he's got a good few years left in him yet!"
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    Hooroo, Mate.

    Perhaps less notable than Campbell Ross but Australian evangelist Geoffrey Bingham has died at 90. To be honest never heard of him. I just get a lot of pleasure from learning that an evangelist of any sort has died.
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    The Dead Of 2009

    Shih Kien, the actor who played the bad guy (I forget his name) in Enter the Dragon has died aged 96, dismissing rumours that he died in 1999.
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    The Chequered Flag

    Still no obituary for Maggs yet, his death notice has been removed from wiki repeatedly... perhaps a false death report?
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    The Dead Of 2009

    A bit late now but Lawrence Daly, the leader of the National Union of Mineworkers, died the same day as Ken Gill. That's 3 in 7 days.... Thatcher sure is winning the war.... no doubt Scargill will finish her off though
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    The Dead Of 2009

    That will keep OoO busy with the next update: Ephraim Katzir, Danny LaRue, Millvina Dean and now Terence Alexander....
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    The Dead Of 2009

    What are you talking about? That IS the obituary that you've linked! Speaking of Olympians, by the way, I've just been told that a rather famous one has just died... but I can't mention who just yet because nothing's been printed... but it will be worth DDP points. Wasn't so much an obituary, more so a eulogy...
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    The Fourth Death Of '09

    Why do a lot of people think that Pierre Cardin (who I'd call semi-notable compared to the rest of the list) is close to dying? Is there any recent reports to suggest his health is failing? Help me out here....
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    The Dead Of 2009

    Canada's oldest Olympian Betty Tannock has died aged 98.... no obituary available as of yet
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    The Fourth Death Of '09

    Ariel Sharon.... he's exceeding his time on this planet already
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    A Tale Of Two Guineas

    Oh not again......
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    The Dead Of 2009

    Why do people keep reporting this? It's because they don't check to see if they have their own thread, it gets reported here moved to the correct thread and then someone else comes along thinking that no one else has reported it, so they post the info again on here. This thread is the Dead of 2009 and she died in 2009 so it belongs here, even if she has her own thread. Surely not one OR the other. In which case this thread should be 'Dead of 2009 Who Do Not Have Their Own Thread'. OR you just can't admit you're wrong and you can't be arsed checking before you post?
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    The Dead Of 2009

    Again!!!??? Geeeeeez he's not having a good day is he now BCAlum??!!!
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    Titanic Survivors

    Uh god I feel like weeping, I was actually planning on writing her a letter... not gonna get the chance anymore.... she was actually a really nice sincere old lady... why do people like her have to die and Thatcher continues to haunt us?
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    Political Frailty

    The first ever president of Guinnea-Bissau has died aged 78. Luis Cabral was President from 1973 until 1978, and was succeeded by João Bernardo Vieira, who was assassinated back in March.... Three world leaders dead in one day?! Watch out Thatcher!
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2010

    Susan Boyle for 2010.... I swear that woman acts like a bipolar.....
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    The Dead Of 2009

    Reasons for lack of deaths: 1. Hell is full 2. With climate change, the fires of hell have been lowered 3. Barack Obama is able to keep people alive longer[ 4. Global Financial crisis means people cannot afford to die any more 5. Lack of deaths so far is purely dramatic effect, building tension for the great swine flu pandemic 6. All of the above Of the possibilities you mention, I think three and four are actually likely. Seriously ever since Barack became President of the United States, the whole country has just been euphoria. Two of the biggest car companies have gone bankrupt and it doesn't seem to bother people one bit. I personally know tons of people who got laid off, but whereas during the Bush era, they would blame George W. Bush, here, they take it all in stride. They have really brought into obama's message of HOPE. I know people who lost their jobs and even their homes, and they continue to smile and take it all in stride. It's like ever since Barack Obama became president, everything in this country is just positive. No matter what s*** we are going through, people remain vastly optimistic b/c Obama's message of HOPE has kept people positive in their darkest hour. Perhaps b/c of Barack Obama, e.g. The Obama Effect, no celebrities have been dying as much. Also, regarding the global financial crisis, normally something like this would cause celebrities to commit suicide en masse. But so far, the only people who have committed suicide are the noveau riche who lost everything during the crisis. interestingly, we've had no drug related celebrity deaths since Heath Ledger (over a year ago)! I think in a few years, life expectancy (at least in countries like US and UK) should be close to 85, possibly even up to 90. This probably would not be the life expectancy for most ordinary chaps like you and me, but for celebrities with their fame, money, and access to state of the art advanced medical care that ordinary the very elite can afford, age 85 to 90 is probably going to be the norm. The life expectancy for women in Chelsea and Kensington is already 85... and 85 is the life expectancy in Japan for women... however the life expectancy won't reach 85 in the UK and the US on the whole for quite a while yet because of regional differences e.g. here in Scotland the male life expectancy in glasgow is 70! That's lower than in Gaza! We have a while to go yet before we reach 85/90 life expectancies... I'd give it 20 years at least... Like I said, as a whole, the life expectancy for ordinary chaps like you and me in the US and UK probably won't reach 85 for years, maybe decades... For celebrities though, I expect 85 years to not only be the life expectancy, but the norm. There are lots of prominent celebrities in their 80s and 90s who are still quite active in Hollywood and politics. Robert Byrd is in his early 90s and is still an active US senator. Many prominent actors such as Eli Wallach, Ernest Borgnine, Mickey Rooney, Carol Channing, Christopher Lee, etc., are in their late 80s to mid 90s and are still active in the industry. Even Ed McMahon was still active and working on making his comeback at the age of 85(!!) until he was recently hospitalized -- and to much knowledge, he is still hospitalized. It depends on what kind of celebrity... Hollywood celebs YES world leaders YES but asides from that it doesn't seem to keep celebs in other fields going particularly long... Robert Byrd is a one off and he hasn't exactly been in the best of health anyway....
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    Political Frailty

    No, doesn't count. Sorry. It's been a fairly dry spell the last several weeks. The last major celebrity to die is Chuck Daly (legendary NBA coach). But even his fame is somewhat questionable. I doubt he's known in the UK. In the last several months, the following celebrities teased us with the media claiming they had "days" to live and that their deaths were imminent... Patrick Swayze Farrah Fawcett Ed McMahon Stephen Hawking Gene Autry Jerry Lewis Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) Yet all of them are still alive and well (maybe not well, but still holding on). They didn't say Dave Gahan and Stephen Hawking had days to live?
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    Political Frailty

    Gaafar Nimeiri, the Sudanese President between 1969 and 1985 has died aged 79! At last somebody notable, but he's no Patrick Swayze!!
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