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    Boris Johnson

    Recovered after two surgeries...for now: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7708613/Boris-Johnsons-estranged-wife-Marina-Wheeler-recovered-cancer-daughter-Lara-reveals.html
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    Foreign Personalities, From Stage, Screen, Politics And Life

    Wow, that was fast...
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    Beauty Queens

    Fenty Beauty model Slick Woods has some kind of cancer: https://www.revolt.tv/news/2019/11/20/20974265/slick-woods-cancer
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    Deathless Days

    Today, so far.... Maybe all the journalists and almost-corpses have been watching the impeachment trial, I know I have!
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    Deathless Days

    Every day, I check Wikipedia's list of daily deaths: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_2015 I used to think that there is never any day with less than 7 deaths per day*. But that belief was refuted when the 6th of November only had 6 deaths (there's almost no chance left another death appears). Sometimes it takes a while for a death to be known and to be noted, but so far, the 20th of December only had one death. Could this be the least deadly day ever? *=That rule is not true for years prior to 2010, because Wikipedia wasn't yet as careful and thorough with their death notifications.
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    10. Pierre Cardin

    In his Venetian Palazzo behind a paywall: https://www.ft.com/content/41903cf4-ee8c-11e9-ad1e-4367d8281195
  7. Already 3 months old, but.... "Hitler's last living relative convicted of pedophilia": https://nypost.com/2019/09/05/adolf-hitlers-last-living-relative-convicted-of-pedophilia/
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    World War II Veterans

    Last living member of the Hiroshima bombing crew, Russel Gackenback, has died at 96: https://www.fox13news.com/news/last-living-link-to-hiroshima-bombing-mission-passes-away
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    Video Game Nerds

    This thread is for deaths related to the video/console/computer/mobile game industry, i.e. designers, composers, all kinds of programmers or even popular players of certain games. I thought this branch of popular culture was missing here. Of course, this industry is relatively new, so people haven't really started to die away of age, but maybe it starts soon, and people can die for other reasons as well. I'll start with two deaths: James Storey, graphical designer for Duke Nukem 3d, is dead at 41: http://www.vg247.com/2015/06/03/duke-nukem-3d-artist-passes-away-aged-41/ No reason was given. Also, Kirill Prokovsky, composer of music for the Divinity games, especially for Divinity: Original Sin is dead at 53: http://gamingbolt.com/divinity-original-sin-composer-passes-away No reason was given.
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    Video Game Nerds

    Brad McQuaid, chief designer of Everquest, has died at 51: https://www.pcgamer.com/everquest-and-pantheon-developer-brad-mcquaid-has-died/
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    Pete Doherty

    He was arrested twice within 48 hours last week: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/nov/11/pete-doherty-arrested-paris-libertines
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    The 100 Club

    Last week's article on William Frankland, the 107-year old immunologist now in care home, but reasonably fine: https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/people/dr-bill-frankland-oldest-doctor-107-504267 Edit: Hmm, I think I mixed up the actual date of that article... again... okay, well, to give a little more recent news after all, he suffers from "cervical spondylotic myelopathy": https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/9-august/features/features/from-penrith-by-pony-to-saddam-s-palace
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    Julian Assange

    What kind of fire is under that smoke? Pamela Anderson had canceled her visit of Assange because of a "personal emergency": https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/pamela-anderson-cites-personal-emergency-20913750
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    Van Halen

    Thread for popular hard rock band Van Halen - and especially for Eddie. After several bouts of tongue cancer, rumours are that it is back again now: https://ultimateclassicrock.com/eddie-van-halen-health-issues/ The last time, the cancer had spread to his esophagus. It seems to be working its way through his body. Eddie blames his nicotine addiction. Anyway, the other members are also reaching -or have exceeded- your average rock star life expectancy.
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    Alex Trebek

    Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy has stage IV pancreatic cancer:
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    Only Famous For Being Ill And Dying

    BowelBabe just had two new tumours in her liver blasted: https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/10352380/cancer-passed-sell-by-date-never-ask-death-deborah-james/
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    Foreign Personalities, From Stage, Screen, Politics And Life

    I just found out that "french barrel guy" who wanted to cross the Atlantic in a barrel, and who was a late 2018 suggestion by me, actually made it: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/barrel-atlantic-crossing-arrival-scli-intl/index.html Jean-Jacques Savin was the name.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2020

    If I ever assemble a trainwreck team, "Russian Popeye" Kiril Tereshin, who I've followed for a while now, has to be in there: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10358290/russian-bodybuilder-popeye-biceps-muscles-surgery/
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    Van Halen

    Eddie was recently hospitalized because of adverse reactions to his cancer drugs: https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/report-eddie-van-halen-released-from-hospital-after-painful-reaction-to-cancer-drugs/
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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Back on the bench press: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/18/ruth-bader-ginsburg-returns-to-supreme-court-bench-after-illness.html
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    Only Famous For Being Ill And Dying

    Ah yes, thanks. For a QO she probably had to die before the election.
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    Somewhere Over The Rainbow

    While reading this progressively intensifying mess, I thought that they all should find a weird incest-filled eaten-by-ants kind of end in their sealed off house, after a century of isolation.
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    Missing In Action

    Ghislaine is probably Mossad.
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    20. Hosni Mubarak

    His son posted a lengthy interview with him on YouTube last month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyChz6zAskc&feature=youtu.be (Can't embed because of some "You Tube Error")
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    43. Clive James

    Clive James has a new, somewhat rambling article up on prospect magazine, not really anything on health, except that everything is sort of normal: https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/clive-james-late-reading-from-spotted-dick-to-the-bittersweet-joy-of-the-morbid-joke

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