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    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

    Rahul Desikan, American neuroscientist who researched the effects of ALS while he himself was suffering from it, dead at 41. DDP pick. He was also an ambient musician in his spare time: It's not for me, tbh.
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    Boxing Clever?

    I thought it was just a tribute to Vader's sterling work in Boy Meets World.
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    Sinisa Mihajlovic

    Probably no point sitting on this pick so let's push it towards the 2020 Drop 40. One of the best footballers of the 1990s and one of the best managers in the current game, Sinisa Mihajlovic, has stepped down from his job as Bologna boss with immediate effect after being diagnosed with a "serious illness". Italian news suggests it's a severe form of leukaemia. Igor Stimac has not yet issued a statement.
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    Billy Connolly

    Billy Connolly undergoing surgery for prostate cancer and has early-onset Parkinson's. Yin yanked.
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    Death, Italian Style

    Alright, there's enough of us on here now to have earned our own topic. Andrea Camilleri, Topo Gigio creator Maria Perego, Nico Fidenco, Omero Antonutti... this is where they go when they experience La Dolce Morte.
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    How do I make my own list??

    Pete Devereux was one-half of UK garage pioneers Artful Dodger, pretty sure he's not got any underlying health issues...
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    How do I make my own list??

    I asked an AI for the winning 2020 entry. Dunno about this lads:
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    Robert Waseige, Belgium's manager in 2002, dead at 79. He also had three spells in charge of Standard Li├Ęge and worked as a TV pundit in the country until recently.
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    Death, Italian Style

    Pasta ncasciata at half-mast.
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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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    What Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Few joys greater than finding a truly incongruous cover version. Doesn't really matter how good it is, or even if it's listenable. Here's doyen of the British folk music scene for the past five decades Richard Thompson covering three-hit sk8 punk poppers Bowling for Soup:
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    Is officially open for business. Emails appear to be very slow sending out, if you haven't received one by, idk, tomorrow, let me know.
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    Looks like Harley's race is soon to be over:
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    Death Anniversary Thread

    John J. Pershing was "Black Jack" Perishing today in 1948, aged 87.
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    Boxing Clever?

    ^^^Truly one of the GOATs.
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    The 2019 Deathlist Cup

    12-0 is the most dangerous lead?
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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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    * Died aged 35 * Hosted a 4OD documentary about her turning 30 * In 2016. Hmmm.
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    The 2019 Deathlist Cup

    Fox 5 San Diego reporting the sad death of long-time drivetime DJ fixture in the city, Sam Bass. For those without a VPN, here's the relevant section:
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    Only Famous For Being Ill And Dying

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    The Priests Of Father Ted

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    The Priests Of Father Ted

    Frank Kelly, who has fought bowel cancer in the past, has now been diagnosed with Parkinson's. This thread will also, presumably, double as a thread for Irish TV character actors. If one of the more listmania posters on the site could do the honours via IMDB that'd be appreciated.
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    The Dead of 2019

    I don't like the look of it...
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    Andy Ripley and other boofheads

    I'll let someone who's a fan of the egg-chasing update it.
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    Andy Ripley and other boofheads

    Could have sworn we had a list of dead Rugby World Cup winners around here somewhere. Anyway, add another to the list: James Small, part of the Mandela-inspired 95 Sifrican winners, dead at 50.

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