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    Herman Cain

    Nominal GOP front runner presidential candidate, economic idiot and former CEO of Goodfellas Pizza Herman Cain would have probably got his own DL thread anyway merely out of the fact that he's a possible assassination risk if he ever does become US president. However, what's of more use to us is the fact that in 2006 he was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer that had metastased to his liver. Although it's now in remission, I can't imagine the stress of running for president will do him that good, and even the most optimistic of his doctors say that he has a "50% chance of being alive five years from now". So have at it.
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    Latest WON reveals that the murder case against "Crybaby" Jim Breaks has been dropped due to him suffering from dementia.
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    People I Was Surprised To Find Are Still Alive

    I thought Jane Elliott, the schoolteacher who created the "brown eyes blue eyes" experiment and went on to be an anti-racist campaigner, was long dead, but she's still alive and only 86. Still able to do live interviews as well:
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    Cage Fighters

    Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, MMA trainer and father of UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, dead at 57. I'm sure he was on a few longlists for 2021...
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    Bollywood Stars

    Being as the Metro still carries an Indian entertainment gossip column, I suppose any big name player from the world of AZN cinema is in play, so fuck it, let's have a thread for them, especially with "the first Bollywood superstar" Shammi Kapoor currently on his 24th day in hospital for "age-related complications", and his younger brother Shashi Kapoor too weak to collect a lifetime achievement award earlier this year. Maybe also use this thread to reminisce about the very brief period where this board got excited about Lisa Ray before she turned out to be perfectly fine.
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    The Dead of 2020

    https://comb.io/rgeQwU Hugh Downs... away.
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    The 100 Club

    A thread for people who have passed the age of 100 but have (very, very) faint claims to fame other than "just being old". The lifeblood of many a DDP theme team, really, may as well get them all in one place. Plus it gives me an excuse to have a regular meeting point for two of my favourites: 110-year-old paranormal investigator Alexander Imich and 107-year-old financier Irving Kahn, who apparently still goes to work daily. Check out his current stock portfolio here. Anyway, so here's where we can rhapsodise about Run Run Shaw, Roy Douglas and Vo Nguyen Giap and the many public appearances they'll no doubt be making in the near future. One of the leading actors of the pre-blaxploitation era cowboy "race movies", Herb Jeffries, just turned 100.
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    Deadpool Detective Work

    A thread for, in the spirit of Doreen Keogh and Gerard Sim, detective work that needs to be undertaken by deathlisters to ascertain as to whether people with possible claims to celebritydom are still alive. I mainly ask this because I cannot find, after two hours online, if Brian Walker is still alive. My assumption is the man's death would at least get a mention somewhere, as he was the only man in history to be both a member of The Wurzels and a contributing artist to Viz. He was part of the original Adge Cutler line-up of the West Country's finest but left soon after their first album was released (he'd also played with Acker Bilk as well). He then became a full-time comics artist, and has his own entry in the Dictionary of British Comics. He drew mainly for Whizzer and Chips, an example of his work is pictured below: But I cannot find a) a death notice for him (he would be 89 now), or any sign of him making any sort of public declaration of being alive any time in the past decade. Can this forum's more learned members help out? Also, please suggest other names you consider to be Schroedinger's Dead Pool picks, not alive or dead until proven otherwise.
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    Deadpool Detective Work

    I'll message him, but if he's not able to answer, this is Chant's daughter on Facebook and I think she's talking about him in the current tense here?
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    Crashing Companies

    5,000 jobs gone at Upper Crust, which has to be, pound-for-pound, the worst food establishment in the UK.
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    Deadpool Detective Work

    Thanks to the Googler who came across this thread, registered and messaged me to let us know that Brian Walker died last month.
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    40. Carl Reiner

    Guess he won't be wearing plaid.
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    Kudos to RAO (RAO like a dungeon dragon). Willing to bet every aged European leader will now drop dead in the next fortnight.
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool II

    Former WBA Featherweight champion Ernesto Marcel.... not a pick in this competition. He's dead though.
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    Bullet Bob Armstrong beaten to the pearly gates by his wife and matriarch of the Armstrong clan, Vida James.
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    DDP 2018 Town Hall

    I'm blaming it all on my December 30th-January 2nd bout of food poisoning.
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    DDP 2018 Town Hall

    So in a mere five months and a few days, the sign on the DDP head office will change. Consider this thread an open platform for any suggestions, questions or long-running issues you have with the DDP, the scoring, the website itself or just go "STOP CANCER MUMS" repeatedly.
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    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

    Former Slovak international and long-time DDP pick Marian Cisovsky dead at 40.
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    Roseanne Barr

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    Reality TV

    Was watching an episode of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? just now and noticed that the mother of Angela looked like absolute shit. Went online to Google her name to see if she could be a possible DDP pick and found out she died in February. So, spoiler for the rest of the season.
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    Internet Celebrities

    I mentioned in the "Fringes of Fame" thread that beloved-by-roidhead internet "fitness" guru Zyzz died in a gay sauna yesterday aged 22, and somehow this has actually made eight actual real Australian newspapers, according to Google News. I was disinterestedly scouring Spankwire, as you do, and was reminded of the existence of Tila Tequila. At one point she was the most popular person on MySpace (ask your grandparents). She then went on to have a brief career as a celebrity, but after the MTV reality shows ran out it was just her being bottled off-stage at gigs and having whoever she stuck her tongue into that week die on her. She strikes me as a good candidate for a TMZ-friendly overdose within the next few years. Anyway, there's loads of these "internet famous" folk nowadays and we need a thread for them I feel. Maybe Tron Guy will battle a brave fight against cancer or that guy from Evolution of Dance will go mad and shoot up a shopping mall. Talk about these guys here. Or don't.
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    It's always a crapshoot to guess which canceled celebs (or quasi-quasi-quasi celebs in the case of some of these indie shitters) are going to off themselves. Corny will be fine, his fans won't care who he jacked off to as they fucked his wife. Anyone who can go and work in Japan or Mexico where they don't care about being a sex pest as long as you don't smoke weed will be fine as well. Jimmy Havoc does have severe mental health issues though, and that Haggarty guy from Chikara is now unemployable in every field so he's my guess for an hero.
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    Deadpool Detective Work

    Died earlier this year, there was a death notice in the Telegraph but it was under her married name Jessica Coryton. EDIT: Her death apparently means there are now no people left from the original production of The Mouse Trap.
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    44. Tom Smith

    Cutting all the egg-chasing chat out of it:
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    Ahmed Radhi, former Iraqi national team captain who was part of their squad at the 1986 World Cup, dead at 56 from COVID-19. He was also the inaugural Asian Player of the Year in 1988.

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