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    Betty Driver Memorial Soapstar Superstar Thread

    Dean Sullivan doing very badly. Dead in fact. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-12807269/Dean-Sullivan-dies-aged-68-Brookside-legend-beloved-role-reckless-Jimmy-Corkhill-passes-away-five-years-diagnosed-prostate-cancer.html
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    The deaD of 2023

    Devastating news. The machete coming out was a truly unique sight, barely topped since.
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    One for consideration, but maybe not just yet... Angela Huth, Land Girls author, has dementia but responding well to a new drug https://www.telegraph.co.uk/christmas/2023/11/26/angela-huth-dementia-alzheimers-drug-memantine-treatment/
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    Ideas and possibilities for 2024

    There's not a lot extra about his health than earlier in the year, but he does finally reveal how old he is, which helps with DDP selection (52). He's in the final shortlist of 20 that I'm trying to shoehorn in a DDP team that I've already selected 18! 38 in 20 doesn't go...
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    Time Added

    Or the Sky documentary on his life which didn't feature him talking at all.
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    Who Should Be On The 2024 Deathlist

    Jonnie Irwin Duke of Kent Linda Nolan Rob Burrow George Eastham Shane MacGowan Esther Rantzen Roberta Flack Simon Cowell (wildlife) Franz Beckenbauer Michael Tilson Thomas Nigel Starmer-Smith James Whale Are all famous, solid picks in ill-health. If you want to add an aged sportsman, then Parnelli Jones is getting increasingly frail.
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    Who Should Be On The 2024 Deathlist

    And Ruth Langsford's mother too!
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    Ryan Minor, DDP pick, has entered hospice - https://eu.oklahoman.com/story/sports/college/sooners/2023/11/19/ryan-minor-former-oklahoma-sooners-star-placed-in-hospice-care-stage-iv-colon-cancer/71635450007/ Would imagine it's more akin to a Rosalynn Carter than Jimmy Carter timeline here, sadly.
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Tbh, I wasn't expecting any of the racers to have gone, but good to know. I have checked Scotland's People recently, so I'm pretty happy that list is up to date. If the namesakes - with the full names - were almost correct, I think it likely they are the ones (especially with the rarer names). This is really good, you've save me lots of time.
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Brilliant, so is it just the 2 from the entire 2022 GRO? Wood and Griffiths? Racing personnel: Jakeman John 23-Feb-34 Ashdown Peter Hawthorn 16-Oct-34 Ferris Geoff Alistair 02-Aug-36 Russell Adrian 24/02/1937 Lepp John Anthony 10/05/1938 Stait Eddie 04-Oct-38 Ellice Robert 12-Nov-38 Pickering Rod 15-Apr-39 Osborn Alec 16/05/1939 Cole David J 08 Oct 1940 Chamberlain Joe Malcolm 13-Nov-40 Bailey Ken William 26-Jul-41 Clarke John 07-Apr-44 Walters Martin G 15-Apr-45 May Nick Martin Samuel 08/07/1945 Ralph Mick 27-Aug-45 Wilkins Adrian Ernest 14-Jun-46 Wass Dave J 15-Apr-47 Kelly Dave 27-Feb-51
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Thank you. To be honest, all the information we have is there. If you scroll along on the first post, you can see their full name (if known). I appreciate it's not the clearest table, but it's the best I have with the forum restrictions. The dates of birth are relatively solid, although the odd year may be different. I'll have to look into this .html business as there's racing drivers I want to check too.
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    Time Added

    Leighton James is fighting for his life, according to this post https://www.uptheclarets.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?style=2&p=2220986 After suffering a massive stroke.
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    Oldest Living football league players

    GRO okay is up to 21 (haven't seen 2022 uploaded yet) and means there is no-one of that name dead in GRO. Alive.means they're alive (for certain) X means not sure.
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Relatively good, bear in mind the data on Hugmans comes from data compiled for over 40 years. Of course, though, some people fudge their age. I'd say it's 90 per cent accurate
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    The Chequered Flag

    I recently read about a reunion for the Shadow F1 team employees. Most significant team members were there, but one missing due to 'ill health' was former team boss and Grand Prix driver Alan Rees. Might be worth considering, especially for a theme team. He'll obit With a QO without too many issues.

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