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  1. 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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    Academic Footnotes

    So on my YouTube front page appeared the news that Jordan Peterson is now returning home to Toronto after 18 months (!) in hospitals:
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    Death By Jazz

    Interesting to know, and sad. Still partly paralyzed by two strokes.
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    Captain Tom Moore

    It's on! Ruth Saunders, 104-years old, says she's older and has walked more than Tom Moore: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-berkshire-54600185
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    The Dead of 2020

    (there is nothing to see here) sorry! Edit: For drol, a Mirror "breaking news" obituary from last month.
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    The 100 Club

    The Mirror has already put out a QO, out of all places: https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-marge-champion-snow-white-22885955
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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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    Bollywood Stars

    He says he has beaten cancer: https://m.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/sanjay-dutt-confirms-he-has-come-out-victorious-2-months-after-cancer-diagnosis-my-heart-is-filled-with-gratitude/story-rZ1GIdGtSlozzpGUDIND7N.html That strikes me as something that will sound rather ridiculous in a year or two.
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    Bollywood Stars

    My slight deterioration usually begins with the third beer. It gets neurologically complicated then.
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    Jerry Lee Lewis

    He'll celebrate his 85th birthday later this month online with star guests Keith Richards and Ringo Starr: https://eu.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2020/10/20/jerry-lee-lewis-85th-birthday-keith-richards-ringo-starr-join/3712488001/
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    Holiday Thread

    Well, totally wrong section of the forum, but.... ... Jack Newton has Alzheimer's and suffers from short-term memory loss and can't complete his sentences: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8852057/Golf-legend-Jack-Newton-reveals-secret-health-battle-walking-planes-propeller.html
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    Reality TV

    Sad Reality TV existence Molly-Mae Hague of "Love Island" "fame" has had a cancerous mole. And after the first operation, the news weren't as positive as she expected: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/12972267/molly-mae-hague-cancer-halloween/ She even had to cancel her Halloween plans.
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    Pat Robertson

    Pat Robertson believes that Trump is going to win the election, followed by the End Time prophecy events, such as a war against Israel: https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/cwn/2020/october/pat-robertson-prophesies-trump-to-win-election-then-end-times-prophecies-will-unfold Video if that 90 year old sack of flesh included.
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    Disc Jockeys

    Heh, never thought of that one as balearic dance, but yeah, the 20 minute long guitar part does convey that feeling. The german prog bloke is Manuel Göttsching. Obitable guy - 68 years old now.
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    ABC Deadpool IV

    DJ Jose Padilla is a solo hit for me here (QO in the disc jockey thread).
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    Country For Old Men (And Women)

    As we have known before, hospice in the USA means less than six months life expectancy. His wife wants to keep us updated, so it's probably not an immediate 2-3 day situation. But will he outlast the year?
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    Tom Maschler has been blown away by the wind: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/oct/16/tom-maschler-obituary
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    Harvey 'Wank Stain' Weinstein

    His lawyers say he's not going to survive prison because of numerous health issues: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8848949/Harvey-Weinsteins-lawyers-say-broke-die-prison-not-released.html They say, he's going blind (like Bill Cosby?), suffers from diabetes and an enlarged prostate.
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    Stranger Than Death

    Man who was rescued from mortuary freezer because he was though to be dead, dies just a few days after the rescue: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-54566167 Although in these resurrection cases....maybe he just "needed" to be "alive" to change a will or something?
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2021

    Okay, I'm posting it because I'm seeing him on TV right now (don't ask).. ..Radio host / regular presence on Fox News / stereotype conservative political grifter Dan Bongino had a big tumor in his head removed (can't have been his brain): https://www.survivornet.com/articles/radio-host-dan-bongino-updates-fans-on-his-health-following-surgery-to-remove-tumor-doesnt-skip-a-beat-at-work/ It's probably advanced lymphoma but he's optimistic about the future.
  21. Dianne Feinstein probably wonders why that handsome, young Lindsay Graham never brings a girlfriend home.
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    Celebrity COVID Deniers

    Our "99 red balloons" national treasure Nena "doesn't want to be hypnotized and be pulled down into the darkness": https://www.tagesspiegel.de/gesellschaft/panorama/popsaengerin-verwirrt-mit-aussage-zu-corona-nena-loest-spekulationen-um-verschwoerungstheorien-aus/26277878.html Her statement gets a LIKE from Germany's former no. 1 r'n'b/rapper Xavier Naidoo (six no.1 studio albums, 3 no.1 live albums). He's now a major conspiracy theorist. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xavier_Naidoo Also worth a mention is our "Berlin hipster vegan celebrity chef"-turned right-wing icon and chief denier Attila Hildmann: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attila_Hildmann
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    Andy Ripley and other boofheads

    Former Exeter chiefs player Ian Stewart has died at 53: https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/former-exeter-chiefs-player-passes-4607220 I knew he had been ill for a while, but he seemed to have disappeared.
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    Only Famous For Being Ill And Dying

    Okay, I'm going through my "100% chance of dying people" on the longlist.... ...Lewis Sewell, upcoming theatre actor, sadly died in late August at age 18: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-54286728 ...Pete Huckle, a chef with BBC local coverage already died in 2019 - but only his mother's blog tells about it in 2020: http://robertahuckle.com/projects.html ... Marc Humphries, cancer dad who played cricket, dead in August: https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/heartache-wonderful-plymouth-dad-dies-4418499 Glasgow cancer woman Ashley Meehan already died in late 2019: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mum-sent-home-painkillers-after-21166877 Howell Phillips...popular teacher in Plymouth died on October 1st: https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/tributes-howell-phillips-welsh-rugby-4582817
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    Arghton's deadpool

    Ha, I also just realized that I confused this with the six names in six months pool... sorry...

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