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    Saddam Hussein

    Lorimer?
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Johnny Langland definitely alive. Thanks to @KELLPA01 we have identified @ChesterfieldFC oldest living player & our oldest member. Johnny Langland #433 joined the club in 1950, he made his first-team debut in 1952 playing 7 times. In 1954 he joined @Blyth_Spartans & later @Official_HUFC. John is 91 years-old. https://t.co/U0LSaCh8H6
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Definitely try the Scottish papers. Iain's based in Scotland after all. I also can't decide whether to follow him or not. One if his followers is himself!
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    For all those moaning about post count on here, please bear in mind how bad it would have been if Iain was still here. Want a taster? Here's Iains twitter account. A close friend of the Queen no less: https://twitter.com/CeciliaBTory?s=09 I think this would have been 20 pages from Iain alone.
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    Summer Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    Not sure how many 1948 Gold Medallists remain but the figure has gone down by one: Arthur Cook, 1948 Olympic Gold medallist in shooting (50m Rifle Prone) has died https://www.ssusa.org/articles/2021/2/26/legends-art-cook-1928-2021
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    Only Famous For Being Ill And Dying

    Alt obits post was the first since January 6th and as Msc says shouldve been put in the radio thread, if indeed it even needed posting. So this thread will just drop off naturally as those mentioned in previous posts die.
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    The Chequered Flag

    Hannu Mikkola, 1983 World Rally champion has died aged 78. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.motorsport.com/wrc/news/rally-great-hannu-mikkola-dies/5501083/amp/
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    British Character Actors

    I must admit he looked significantly older and frailer in The Crown but I put that down to not seeing him in as much recently. Very sad news,terrific actor.
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    Dementia afflicted footballers

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-utd-john-tudor-dementia-16058414.amp Found another one whilst reading an article about Gordon McQueen: former Newcastle United player John Tudor.
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    The Chequered Flag

    So good they named her twice. Anyway, she died in February 2020 so you're a little late and it was reported here at the time. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/candace-muzny-death-nascar-driver-jail-assault-nail-salon-police-a9345406.html%3famp
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    Oldest Living football league players

    https://www.htsa-web.com/post/heritage-an-interview-with-town-s-oldest-living-player Graham Bailey 100% alive as per Michael F's research but he's not in Cornwall, he's still in Yorkshire. Good to have clarity and another centenarian footballer. Seems in good health too.
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    Sir David Attenborough

    Looks rough but it might just be lighting and a need of a haircut https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-56175714
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    The Chequered Flag

    He's not dead - tweet saying that he's critical.
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    You learn something every day. I never knew Holt was related to Derbyshire. Probably explains why she retired from Corrie to help care for her husband.
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    Political Frailty

    Not for long....
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