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    Life In Prison

    There's been a lot of press coverage recently about the three DL jailbirds - Susan Atkins, Ronnie Biggs and Abdelbaset Al-megrahi. Two of them are now free and Atkins is up for another parole hearing on Sept 2nd, although she will be up against the American justice system, who generally take a harder line when it comes to matters of compassion and mercy. There is a reasonable chance that they will all be dead by the end of the year. I suggest that the 2010 DL should have another prisoner on the list, there's plenty of choice of ailing criminals, and their lawyers generally drip feed us with information about their clients' declining health. I've thought of a few who might make the grade: Ian Brady -Constant hunger strikes and forty plus years of custody will take their toll before too long. William Heirens - Not exactly a household name in the UK, but he is America's and possibly the world's longest serving inmate. He hasn't been a free man since 1946. Donald Neilson - The Black Panther. In jail since 1975, now believed to be suffering from motor neurone disease. Ian Huntley - Would be a bit of a result if he actually died in 2010, but he is due to be "integrated" with the general prison population shortly. I'm sure some of his fellow inmates will have received enough incitement from The Sun to do him in. If anyone else can think of a deserving candidate, please post here.
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    The 12th death of 2019

    Little Richard to felled by the sword of Damocles.
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now?

    @maryportfuncity , have you ever had the pleasure of listening to the box set Atomic Platters: Cold War Music From The Golden Age Of Homeland Security? It's full of obscure 50s ballads and ditties about our impending doom. You'd love it!
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    Dead Pop Stars

    When I saw the late Dave Swarbrick perform a few years ago, he talked about a night out with Grace Slick in the early 1970s, saying it was a memory he treasured. Someone in the audience asked if they took acid together, but as Swarbrick was deaf as a post by this point, he never replied.
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    Lynch Mob

    The death toll from the third series of Twin Peaks is already frighteningly long.
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    Arrogant Academics

    'World renowned roboticist', Dr Peter B Scott-Morgan, has decided to become a cyborg in an attempt to counter the effects of motor neurone disease...
  7. Russian film director Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov, aged only 49. By using Scrabble scoring to add up the letters in his name, he comes up with a score greater than his age at death; 60 points. I doubt there are many other people mentioned on this forum to whom the Scrabble deficit would apply.
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    Professional Cyclists

    French cycling legend Raymond Poulidor, 83, is in rapidly failing health according to recent news reports. He is currently in hospital and this article (in French) doesn't paint a very rosey picture. Poulidor never actually won Le Tour, but did manage to finish second or third on no less than eight occasions. He's cycling royalty and highly obitable - if for nothing else than featuring in this iconic photograph, doing battle with Jacques Anquetil in the mountains.
  9. The Wikipedia page of John Mayhew, drummer with Genesis before he was replaced by Phil Collins, says he died of a heart condition on March 26th. This is a bit of a bummer for his estranged brother, who approached the media asking for help to locate him... on March 24th.
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    Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Billy Powell, long serving keyboard player with Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died at the age of 56.
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    Law And Order

    Thai judge Kanakorn Pianchana shoots himself in court after delivering a speech about injustice. He is recovering in hospital and who knows what entertainment he has in mind for 2020.
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    Hares Death Pool 2019

    I like to think of it as temporarily vacated whilst the pool's erstwhile host deals with some personal intranquilities of an unspecified nature.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    I think bonus points should be awarded in this case. There is some precedent from the 2011 DDP when James C Tyree, who was suffering from advanced cancer was actually finished off by an embolism caused by an air bubble in his morphine injection.
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    From Cleric To Relic

    I have recently unearthed several ecclesatical leaders, who are very aged or in frail health. Sadly, none of them are really famous enough to qualify for their own thread, but I would think most of them should get an obit in the UK. It has been a spiritually enriching experience, reading about the exploits of fine fellows below. Feel free to add any men of God I might have missed: Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria 17th March 2012 Archbishop Christodoulos 28th January 2008 Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria 6th November 2012 Whakahuihui Vercoe of Rotorua 13th November 2007 Cahal Cardinal Daly 31st December 2009 Pavle, Patriarch of Serbia 15th November 2009 The Most Reverend and Most Holy Father, His Beatitude Ignatius IV, Patriarch of Antioch, the Great City of God, of Syria, Lebanon, Arabia, Cilicia, Mesopotamia and all the East 5th December 2012 I predict they will all be dead within 2 3 4 5 6 years.
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    49. Ginger Baker

    I Feel Free would be the stand out track for me.
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    The 10th Death of 2019

    Clive James in a surprise sprint finish.
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    Jeremy Corbyn

    Corbyn said a few months ago he was receiving treatment for an eye condition. https://www.opticianonline.net/news/jeremy-corbyn-receives-treatment-for-eye-muscle-weakness
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    Phil Lesh

    Following the death of Robert Hunter, three of the four surviving members of the Grateful Dead - Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Billly Kruetzmann - were quick to pay tribute. However there has been no comment from Phil Lesh, which I find surprising. Lesh cancelled a run of gigs last month as he was scheduled for 'routine back surgery'... Edit -False alarm, Lesh has in fact paid tribute:
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    Crashing Companies

    Re Thomas Cook - I was wondering if we should leave the stranded tourists where they are, refuse to repatriate them and use them as bargaining chips in our Brexit negotiations instead.
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    Nooooooo! One very sad Deadhead here
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    As well as the three bonus points on offer for a unique pick, is there any chance of awarding two points for a duet and one point for a trio?
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    Not to detract from the dreadful delivery of our Tibetan/Zimbabwean/Egyptian/Irish OP, but Raoni is not a bad shout actually. I didn't realise he was so old (89) and he's a cert for proper obituaries. Just been nominated for the Nobel peace prize as well.
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    Businesspeople, Investors, Ceos

    I did give serious thought to giving Kirubi a run out on this year's DDP, but was worried about him getting the right obits. Might have to revisit that next year if he makes it.
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    Gerry Adams & Martin McGuinness

    Interesting photo in that article - I never knew Adams was a pipe smoker. @Grim Up North, one for your theme team?
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    Carry On Dying

    Sheila Hancock was a guest panellist on this week's Just a Minute, and sounded a bit confused I thought - incorrectly buzzing in, obviously repeating words and blathering on about having her kitchen adapted so everything was in reach. She certainly didn't sound as alert as Nicholas Parsons, who poked fun at himself by wondering "if I've yet reached the midway point of my broadcasting career".

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