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  1. Octopus of Odstock

    The Chequered Flag

    Two suggestions for the price of one here; https://racer.com/2019/09/13/wtrs-angelelli-recovering-after-cancer-treatment/?fbclid=IwAR2Vp7K0xw-4zonoW1g1fpRalgND6f2llHoM34TlL0AnMBVZBnjBql3bsUg Max Angelelli and Brian Till.
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    22. Stirling Moss

    Lady Susie has thanked well wishers for the messages etc to SCM. In other words Sir SCM is not well enough to make a statement himself. This is a report on both the Daily Mail and iol. Za on his health but I wonder if there is more to it than this. https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/f1-grand-prix/racing-legend-sir-stirling-moss-fighting-on-as-he-turns-90-33120989
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    Foreign Personalities, From Stage, Screen, Politics And Life

    Also mentioned in The Chequered Flag thread as a possibility by me three years ago as for me, his most important role was that of racing car designer. He certainly was a remarkable man.
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    Time Added

    Research for the oldest footballers is going well. Just checking off the names now. One definitely alive is Roy Killin, but he has bladder cancer. https://oshawaexpress.ca/a-life-worthy-of-reflection/
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    Sean Connery

    Having not seen Jason Connery since the 1980's, I'm more shocked by his appearance than his father's.
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    Time Added

    Progress recently has been made on the oldest footballers again - 19 clubs to go before people are rechecked again via three sources but I have found this nugget - https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football/news/huddersfield-town-players-now-16413265 which rules out Graham Bailey as living (22/3/20) but confirms Albert Bateman 13/6/1924 as still alive.
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    Jose Luis Brown, scorer of one of the goals in the 1986 World Cup final for Argentina has died. He was only 62 and suffered with dementia. A regular header of the ball too... https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/797939/breaking-jose-luis-brown-dead-diego-maradona-argentina-world-cup-1986/amp
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    Golf: The 19th Hole

    You're right. English GB was 1983
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    Golf: The 19th Hole

    I think the Ryder Cup Gordon Brand is different. He was English, this guy Scottish. Could be wrong tho.
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    The Chequered Flag

    Drivers who are poorly or have an illness of some sort: Bondurant, Campbell - Jones (dementia or similar age related issues) Ashmore, von Rooyen (cancer) Tambay, Laffite, W Fittipaldi (Parkinson's) Cabral and Edwards have age-related issues. I'm sure there is a few more but I can't remember currently. Obit chances of the non-Parkinson's trio? Probably only Bondurant, maybe.
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    16. Murray Walker

    We don't see Murray as much as we used to. He wasn't at Goodwood or Silverstone this year whereas he would normally make at least one event. But he Is still out and about and travelling fair distances from his home https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opinion/f1/murray-walker-royal-automobile-club-talk-show I would hope he's got a good few years yet but is getting noticeably frailer (albeit doing okay as he is nearly 96)
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    22. Stirling Moss

    Of course, SCM is as strong as an ox as proved by surviving numerous scrapes in times of yore, but unfortunately he does need to stay on the list I think.
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    22. Stirling Moss

    Msc, It's the same illness for SCM that ruled him out of public life. Sadly he is too poorly at the moment. I can't say too much more than that out of respect.
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    Well to be totally honest, I was doing very well until May when I was commissioned to write a motor racing book. So it's come to a bit of a standstill but I still intend to complete it (oldest footballers) this year.
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    Just to say that apart from the aforementioned Sammy Chapman, one other 2019 non-playing squad member death is that of 1954 Swiss player Ivo Frosio back in April. Also found out Franz Swoboda of Austria died in 2017. Totals are IIRC 8 living from 1950 39 from 1954 77 from 1958

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