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    Wrestlers/actors

    Wiki actually says the reason of death was COVID-19... .. so after a long time, another COVID victim on the DDP. And quite ironic, considering he could have died of a hundred other reasons.
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    Only Famous For Being Ill And Dying

    Remember Kyle Coddington, aka boy who was called a nazi by Samantha Bee, but it was just cancer? As I am going through my longlist now, I found out he actually has glioblastoma, and opened a gofundme in June: https://www.gofundme.com/f/brain-cancer-surgerytreatment-funds
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    50. Peter Sutcliffe

    Already two weeks old news, Peter Sutcliffe's appeal for a more comfortable prison was denied: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12226423/yorkshire-ripper-high-security-jail-high-risk-status-failed/ He's still regarded as dangerous. And doesn't sound to me as if he's actually dying soon.
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    Time Added

    Danish DDP pick Lars Høgh has his hair back after 6 months without chemo. But he has to have another course in the fall which he is "probably" going to survive: https://www.bt.dk/fodbold/lars-hoegh-taler-ud-om-kraeftsygdom-haaret-er-kommet-tilbage
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    Death By Numbers 2020

    Alright a quick update now on a new computer, and a new version of Excel... As far as I can tell right now, new hits are John Hume, Olivia De Havilland and David Hagen. Oh, and the substitution pick Stuart Wheeler who extends Death Impends' lead for now. Rank Team Score 1 Death Impends 997 2 Joey Russ 850 3 msc 831 4 gcreptile 815 5 Banana 802 6 Cpt. Chorizo 750 7 Book 692 8 Clorox Bleachman 691 9 DevonDeathTrip 658 10 RadGuy 626 11 Deadsox 573 12 The Quim Reaper 572 13 JiroemonKimura 558 14 drol 508 15 The Unknown Man 507 16 John Key 491 17 The Mad Hatter 486 18 Skinny Kiltrunner 465 19 theoldlady 456 20 Grave Danger 436 21 Kenny 434 22 Torva Messor 433 23 Sean 422 24 The Old Crem 404 25 Toast 360 26 Sir Creep 342 27 YoungWillz 334 28 Chilean Way 295 29 Etushispushingupdaisies 285 30 Gooseberry Crumble 237 31 Great Uncle Bulgaria 214 32 markb4 208 33 ThePrematureBurial 203 34 Bibliogryphon 192 35 Pedro67 92
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    Death By Numbers 2020

    Hello Everyone, as the 2019 season is coming to a close and two contestants are trying to have that lucky shot at the end of the current competition, let us take a look forward and announce the 2020 version of the Death By Numbers deadpool. Initially designed by Shaun of the Dead / Sean, then hosted by RadGuy / Phantom of the Midway, then taken over by me, this is where you can all the names you didn't quite have the space for in your other teams - because this is where you have to enter 50 names for a complete team. The general rules: Send me 50 main team names by pm or just post them in this thread, if you want, from Dec 1st until Dec 31st 2019, 23:59 GMT. You can choose one joker with double points - and you can also submit up to five substitutes in case one of your 50 dies before the end of the submission window. You may also choose new subs before the game starts if they die. Submission form: A little change from last year - just give them in the normal "First name", "Last name" format You don't need to number them before! No birthdays anymore! And only note their claim to fame if there might be confusion, for example: Kamala Harris (wrestler) Kamala Harris (US senator) My intent is to be able to just enter the submission into excel and connect them with my database. The rest should follow. The scoring is [year of birth] - 1900 = score. So someone born in 2001 will get 101 points in case of death You may submit the following people: living, not having set a precise date of death (by execution, dignitas, or whatever), at least 18 years old on the beginning of January 1st, 2020, and being somewhat notable. "Somewhat notable" means: they should at least be notable for something else aside from being terminally ill. "Something else" being something that has an effect on society. Terminally ill activists are okay if they've done at least something generally beneficial, a campaign, a book, a court case, or fundraising that might affect other people. If they're only in the news because of their tragedy or because they need our sympathy I will not accept them. So no "cancer mums with cancer kids", no "terminally ill fans", no "ordinary person in a coma because of a car crash". This also counts for brothers/sisters/children of notable people - unless they are so notable that every relative is also notable by default, like the House of Windsor, or maybe the Bush family. Unfortunately, it is me who will decide if the person is famous enough. Previous BBC coverage in whatever form will convince me. Just as an example: Criscilla Anderson - no! Jose Santa Cruz - no! Litsa Menounos - no! Roberta McCain - okay - she has a WIkipedia page, too. Small addition: "Oldest Person of XYZ" will always be allowed - even a completely irrelevant person (in the grand scheme of things) will be accepted if they are the oldest person of their country, or last survivor of World War II, Korean War, etc... Usually those people do not give many points, but maybe 5 pts is better than zero? Anyway, I will allow them. Substitution phase: On the 1st of July 2020 GMT you may switch 5 old people for 5 new ones for whom all the above rules also apply. When is a hit a hit: If the person permanently dies in 2020 (GMT!) and their death gets noticed in written form by qualifying media outlets within 2020 or the first seven days of 2021. The qualifying media outlets, i.e. QO rules are as such: Everything accepted by the Derby Dead Pool 2020 plus The New York Times. Your host: I will also submit a team and will do so two posts below by December 15th at latest and hide the names with "XXXXX XXXXX" and reveal them on January 1st. I will submit a bit later than last year, but then I want to avoid last year's situation, where I ran out of subs and then filled the gaps with "new" names, especially Edmund Capon, who revealed his illness mid-December. So I hope I will not run out of subs if I submit a little later. As a change over last year, I will also make use of the substitution window, but only use 2 names. After all, there's always a pretty broad consensus of a couple of names (this year: Ivan Milat, Michael Sleggs, Tom Long), so I wouldn't steal anyone's names by picking those who are universally known anyway. Also, I will substitute on the 30th of June, so you can see my two names. I will not read your submission emails until January 1st (I think you can check that) to prevent the impression that I might take a name from your posts for other deadpools. This also means that I might discuss borderline acceptable picks with you on January 1st or 2nd. We will have to talk then. If you're unavailable I will replace an unqualifying name with one of your substitutions. If you post your team right in this thread, you save me some work but also give away names. If you pm me, please make sure that I know what the mail is about in the header "Death By Numbers", "Team submission" or something like that. If you have other questions, you can also ask in this thread!
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    Derby Dead Pool 2020

    Okay, all updated except for those two Epsteins who surely are the same. This is for a cooler day.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2020

    Thanks Willz, will update on the weekend. For some of these names, I held out for a belated QO that never came.
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    Curse Of The Eurovision

    For him, I hope he more or less drank himself to death. That song was THE financial crisis song.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    But what's the point of using body-doubles who look like this? And where do you get these body doubles?
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Well, it's the Daily Mail. I assume they're friendly towards the royals.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Out of this beautiful collection, I think I like this picture the most:
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    How Long Until We're Dickless?

    I'll be interested to see if he gets a QO. His illness was known and he was being described as "world's longest-serving weatherman". Still, I didn't pick him for the poker game.
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    Sean Connery

    Good find, he's now looking his age. His wife looks much, much better, even though, as the article says, she was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year. I wonder if she'd obit once Sean is dead.
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    Linda Nolan

    My bet: Anne will die of cancer before Linda does.
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    The Joker's Dead Pool 2020

    Okay, so I updated my list and seem to arrive at 18 hits so far. Can't believe I actually picked people liike Jörn Donner and John Hume anywhere.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2020

    My video card is on its last legs since yesterday, so I've taken the opportunity and bought a new computer. It's going to take a few days until I have transferred all the old files (hard drive still working, so no worries on that front). Normal service is going to resume at the weekend I think.
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    John Hume

    Big one... and maybe a miss. As great as the DeathList is doing right now, I can't stop thinking that we could have had a few more hits by now.
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    Pope Benedict XVI

    I interpret this news in the way that Benedict wants to recover once more, and to write some kind of testament/final thoughts. The current infection is not going to kill him. But he's got less than a year left. A few months, maybe.
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    Barbara Walters

    An update of sorts, but I'm not sure I take this website seriously: https://us.blastingnews.com/showbiz-tv/2020/08/in-2020-barbara-walters-90-continues-battle-with-dementia-health-declining-003181232.amp.html
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    Amitabh Bachchan

    Amitabh Bachchan is the all-time greatest Bollywood star and 75 years old now. He has periodically suffered from ill health and recently fell ill again: http://www.sify.com/movies/will-pray-to-god-he-will-be-alright-rajinikanth-on-amitabh-bachchans-ill-health-news-bollywood-sdpmdyjdgbjhd.html He also has hepatitis C and lost 75% of his liver function: http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/i-am-surviving-only-on-25-per-cent-of-my-liver-today-amitabh-bachchan/ I think he should get more attention from us.
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    Sonia Gandhi

    Thread for Sonia Gandhi, born Edvige Antonia Albina "Sonia" Maino, 71 years old as of March 2018. Born in Italy, she studied in Cambridge where she met Rajiv Gandhi, son of Indira Gandhi. He had an early death via suicide bomber, so Sonia then became the de facto head of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty while her two children grew up. She led the Congess Party for almost 20 years and then gave the chairmanship to her son. She had a couple of health problems in the past years, most critically, surgery for cervical cancer in 2011. The Political Frailty thread also counts her multiple hospitalizations since then: March 2018: https://scroll.in/latest/873033/sonia-gandhi-flown-to-delhi-after-falling-ill-during-visit-to-shimla Octobre 2017: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/sonia-gandhi-moved-to-delhi-hospital-from-shimla-1768018 May 2017: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/sonia-gandhi-in-hospital-for-food-poisoning-4648609/ November 2016: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/congress-chief-sonia-gandhi-hospitalised-in-delhi-1631641 August 2016: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/Sonia-Gandhi-back-in-hospital/article14576189.ece December 2014: http://www.firstpost.com/politics/congress-chief-sonia-gandhi-admitted-to-hospital-for-respiratory-tract-infection-1856355.html August 2013: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10267187/Sonia-Gandhi-hospitalised.html What is going on?
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    Political Frailty

    Former Greek defense minister Akis Tschotzapoulos hospitalized, again: https://www.ekathimerini.com/255354/article/ekathimerini/news/former-socialist-defense-minister-tsochatzopoulos-in-hospital
  24. There's no recent death or news item to create this thread, but there are a couple of really old, really rich people worth watching: Warren Buffett, 83, 4th richest person alive, has been in the news for choosing his successor at Berkshire Hathaway. Charles and David Koch, 78 and 74, 6th richest people alive, CEOs of Koch Industries, have massively funded conservative politicians in favor of fossil fuels. Bernie Ecclestone, 83, under corruption charges and threatened as boss of Formula 1 racing. George Soros, 83, 26th richest person alive, massive supporter of The Democratic Party, doesn't look too healthy but there are no bad news so far. Ingvar Kamprad, 88, Founder of IKEA, very secretive. DEAD Sheldon Adelson, 80, Las Vegas casino magnate, another guy who spends millions of dollars on politicians to ensure that society will go on in a way he thinks is best even after his death Karl Albrecht, 94, 23rd richest person alive, Germany's richest guy and co-founder of ALDI, his brother died last year. When will it be his turn? DEAD Liliane Bettencourt, 91, 11th richest person alive and richest french person, owner of L'Oreal, was involved in a corruption scandal and legal trouble with her daughter. DEAD Also worth watching: The Walton Family, owners of Wal-Mart and maybe even Bill Gates who is still only 58, but looks much older, in my opinion.
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    ABC Deadpool III

    Congratulations, Captain!
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