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  1. Octopus of Odstock

    12. Queen Elizabeth II

    And nine months after being told she had terminal pancreatic cancer. Most impressive.
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Michael McLean, James Stewart's step-son, died recently from cancer. In honor of Father's Day this week, here's Jimmy with his adopted sons Michael and Ronald, who made him an instant dad when he married Gloria in 1949. Michael passed away last month after a battle with cancer, and Ronald died in action in Vietnam in June 1969. https://t.co/LvYukPqe2a
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Thanks Gary, sorry to hear this. Appreciate this as with Geoff living in the Netherlands, it wouldn't have got picked up in the GRO/wills
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    The Dead of 2022

    A friend of hers on twitter seemed to suggest it was a natural death and not suicide, FWIW.
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    1. Dick Van Dyke

    It's the Daily Mail so I didn't want to get too exposed by actually reading it
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    1. Dick Van Dyke

    There is a video with this on Facebook but I can't immediately find it. Here's the stills but the video is more telling I think. Hopefully someone can find it https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10928137/amp/Dick-Van-Dyke-96-says-hes-glad-here.html
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    Time Added

    Colin Grainger, former Sheffield United and England winger has died. Also had a reasonably successful singing career. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/football/sheffield-united-pay-tribute-as-blades-announce-the-passing-of-colin-grainger/ar-AAYER4s
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    I can see the site has been updated for Trintignant's death, but the scoreboard hasn't, or is that a problem that only I can see?
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Bertie Wright has died, aged 102. Not sure if it's linked to the lack of proper mask-wearing.... https://twitter.com/Glentoran/status/1538176528709730304
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    The Ones That Got Away...

    All I could think about when reading this list was mmmm.. fried bacon (Best said in a Homer Simpson drawl...)
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    British Science Fiction Series

    I think there's a online French death index somewhere but blow me if I can remember what it's called. I'm sure it's popped up on here before.
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    The 2nd source is good enough for me, as it even gives place of death. Good work! Just amazed there was nothing in Yugoslav media
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    Oldest Living football league players

    The thing is with the probate records is - correct me if I'm wrong - it depends on if it's a joint will or the type of will? GRO has my Grandad dying in 2015, which I can use as a verifiable source.https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp#Results But if I look on probate search only, he's not there at all. https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/search-results it's only when my Grandma died a few years later, that the will was actioned.
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Don't think so. I think GRO will tidy this up as the probate search doesn't have every death on there as I have found with other footballers or racers Depends when he died in December if he even makes GRO in 2021 or not... That dead link about his birthday was from Wakefield so I do think it's a different chap.
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Yep, link's in the above post. Whilst clearing up a few things, I see Maurice Leather died in 2021 - https://www.football-addict.com/en/article/portsmouth-fc/we-are-deeply-saddened-to-learn-of-the-passing-of-former-pompey-goalkeeper-maurice-leather-aged-91/616c72344794fe0009999897?utm_campaign=rss
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