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  1. Circus owner Gerry Cottle, 75. Gerry Cottle - Wikipedia
  2. Choice one never made the final cut in the end, although I may keep them for next year if things get worse. I found some info on them in late December which seems to indicate that they're not in a really bad way at the moment. Choice two was indeed Robert Powell. I noticed him making a charity appeal during one commercial break, and he looked awful. I've not seen that commercial since, and they may have pulled it as broadcast regulations prevent commercials airing if anyone appearing in it has recently died - (or at least they used to). Choice three is Dave Edmunds. He was missing from a BBC4 documentary on a recording studio that aired early last year, despite making a major contribution to the workings of that studio. I assumed something was wrong, so decided to add him. I've already spotted someone suitable for next year - they've stopped doing voiceovers for something all of a sudden. Of course it may simply be that their contract expired at the end of last year, or they've been prevented from doing so due to lockdown/shielding issues. I've got 11 months to find out!
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    Derby Dead Pool 2021

    Just checked my list, everything seems to be in order, with 5 unique picks. There's something seriously amiss with the Arthur's Theme Theme Team with many duplicate entries.
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    The D-A-CH-DeathList 2021

    I'd go for the skier Hanni Wenzel. She won two gold medals and a silver at the 1980 Winter Olympics.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2021

    Submitted my entry at least. Had to make several more changes over the past few days, dropping one good pick until next year.
  6. Grammy winning songwriter, Geoff Stephens, aged 86. There's currently no citation for his death. Geoff Stephens - Wikipedia
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    Bill Clinton

    There's some rumours flying around that's he's died, but it won't be announced until the weekend. It's most probably nonsense.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2021

    None of those four picks I thought wouldn't last have yet died, although one of them is barely clinging on at the moment and I still feel that they might not make it. However another one of my picks did pop their clogs earlier this week - I'd even got as far as filling in the spreadsheet with their name, and was considering sending it off, when news emerged.
  9. I've some doubts over one of my picks - a terminally ill sportsperson. They don't seem to be as big a name in their sport as they claim, and could be considered more as a Famous For Being Ill person who used to do some sport on the side, and therefore won't count. Furthermore there's been no updates on their various social media pages for some time, and they could have already died.
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    The Dead of 2020

    He featured in a segment a few minutes earlier, along with the three members of the England 1966 World Cup winning team.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2021

    Well, as least three of my picks were in hospital as of yesterday, and another has been moved to a hospice.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2021

    I wont be submitting my entry just yet - I've three or four picks who may not make it to the end of the month (or even week!). I don't want to go through the palaver of assigning extra reserves, so I'll wait to see what happens to them. No doubt I'll submit my list in two weeks time, only for one of them to peg it on the 31st!
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    You've obviously never had to use an Amstrad PC, then! Horrible cheap nasty plastic rubbish that wasn't quite fully PC compatible.
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    Country For Old Men (And Women)

    Charley Pride, aged 86, of Covid-19 complications: https://twitter.com/kurtbardella/status/1337854988694020098
  15. I've got a few picks who've not been mentioned here, and who weren't picked for this year's list. All are guaranteed to receive a QO. After my success with Dave from Eggheads I've decided to keep quiet about other suitable picks. One is someone who I believe to be in the advance stages of dementia, due to comments made on another message board a few years ago by someone who witnessed an incident involving this person. They've been absent from the media ever since, with any relevant interviews being with a close relative instead. Another is someone who turned up on TV in a charity commercial this year looking absolutely dreadful. I've not seen the commercial air again - perhaps it's been taken down as they've not got long left. A third is someone who was missing from a television documentary that aired this year, but which was filmed the year before. As someone significantly relevant to the subject, they really should have been there, and it's highly unlikely that the documentary maker forgot about them. Of course they may have been absent for other reasons, but it's somewhat suspicious. I also have another source for information on possible picks. There's a thread on a certain website dedicated individuals in a particular field who were seriously ill. Unfortunately the main contributor to that thread has himself died, and although the thread is still going it's only updated very infrequently, with the last update about three months ago, but I still keep monitoring it in case anybody significant turns up.

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