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    Oldest Living football league players

    You know, only 2 days ago, I was thinking "When Graham Bailey dies, who is definitely the oldest surviving player"? I'm doubtful any of those on the list between Bailey and Watling are actually alive and at some point, I'll have to bite the bullet and declare them "presumed dead". Watling was a good person to have as the oldest, especially considering his wartime experiences, but alas. RIP Josser. Joe Lancaster (born 28th April 1926) is definitely still alive. Mike Kelly, Eddie Martin, Eric Hampson, Herbert Robinson, Frank Winters, Syd Ward, John Taylor, Ambrose Wilson, James Kelly, Ted Harding, Bill Mellor, Bill Parker, Eryk Kubicki and Joe Houston are all between Graham Bailey and Lancaster but I doubt any of them are still alive. That said, I'll keep looking for that golden nugget which would officially rule them out.
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    His son is the one who has posted it on FB, so looks legit. I'm sure a broadsheet obit will follow given him fame in the 1990's.
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    NEAD, not DEAD -
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    Rhod Gilbert

    Back on tour - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-12114161/Rhod-Gilbert-admits-hes-grateful-alive-stage-four-head-neck-cancer-diagnosis.html Looks like he's making a good recovery
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    Deadpool Detective Work

    McCallum got a notice earlier this year, but the article is written in a way that only mentions his death at the end, rather than "former EastEnders actor dies" https://www.mylondon.news/news/tv/bbc-eastenders-actor-who-made-26172120
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    The Chequered Flag

    Former sportscar driver and the key man to help former World Champion and legend, Jim Clark on his path towards greatness, Ian Scott-Watson, has died. https://m.facebook.com/JimClarkTrust
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    Derby Dead Pool 2023

    Fascinating but FFS. Picked at least two fakers (Lamaze and Keltie) and my Tongo gamble failed utterly miserably. Lobinger and Campbell got obits that I never expected them to get. Ah well, there's always next year.
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    The deaD of 2023

    Great shame. First Terry Jones, then Palins wife Helen and now Roger Mills, the Palin 'team' is slowly being picked off.
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    Star Wars Deaths

    Ratzenberger and George Wendt reunite again, both looking their age. https://people.com/tv/cheers-stars-reunite-titular-bar-goes-up-for-auction/?utm_campaign=peoplemagazine&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com
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    38. Rolf Harris

    Where's the proof it's a private ambulance? Looks like a normal tradesman van to me. How reliable is this Merritt guy as he seems to be the source for the 'gravely ill' quotes.
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    First player to play in 5 World Cups and the last survivor of 1950, a true World Cup legend even though he actually conceded a lot of goals. Sad news, but 93 is a fine age to get to.
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    Time Added

    Neil Matthews, who was Bradford's academy director, but also a long time player in the lower leagues for the likes of Grimsby, Stockport and Bury , has died of cancer, aged 56. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/sport/23510205.amp/
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    British Science Fiction Series

    Magnificent character actor. This is a sad day.
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    The Chequered Flag

    Two recent deaths, both had some degree of notability in their particular discipline: Long-time sportscar driver, a Le Mans specialist, George Fouche, died after complications of a fall. He was only 57. http://www.autonewsinfo.com/2023/05/05/deces-de-george-fouche-429277.html Took a class win at Le Mans and one-time test driver for Jordan's F1 team, but he nearly perished in 1987 for had his connecting flight arrived on time, he would've been on the ill-fated (South African Airways) Flight 295 which crashed, killing all 159 people on board including wrestler Kazuharu Sonoda. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuharu_Sonoda Meanwhile, Giancarlo Gagliardi, who raced in European Formula 2 and 3, also took a class win at Le Mans and very nearly raced in Formula 1 for Frank Williams (in the days before Williams struck gold), died 1st May in Varese - https://www.varesenews.it/2023/05/addio-a-giancarlo-gagliardi-pilota-e-imprenditore/1603544/
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    The grand Old Duke of Kent

    There's plenty of photos of the Duke in the Abbey, he was only second row back so quite prominent. Seems no worse. If anything, he was able to take more of a role in this one than the Queen's Funeral, but he still looks ghastly.

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