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    That's what he's more famous for than any of what Spade said. A genuinely sad loss.
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    Decent player for Reading too. RIP
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    Varsha now has coronavirus. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/legendary-racing-broadcaster-varsha-coronavirus/4777266/
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    Hollywood Survivors

    Recently found out French actor Philippe Forquet, who also starred in Take Her, She's Mine with Sandra Dee and James Stewart, died in February, aged 80. - http://memoire.lavoixdunord.fr/espace/monsieur-philippe-forquet-de-dorne/615221
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    John Haselden has died of dementia complications. Haselden was a player for Rotherham, Doncaster and Mansfield but is better remembered by both Huddersfield and Reading for his work as a coach, physio and caretaker manager. The news report focuses on Huddersfield but he spent eight years at Reading during some of our best times at the old Elm Park. https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football/news/john-haselden-tributes-huddersfield-town-18011388
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    Rustu Recber, Turkey's goalkeeper for their entire 2002 third place run has been hospitalised for coronavirus. Apparently the situation, albeit this might be down to translation, is a 'critical period'. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52084741
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    John Campbell Jones died on Tuesday. I understand Autosport will print an obit in due course.
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Hi Michael, Thanks for this, at the post at the very top of this page, you'll see Stan Carr's death details. I'd be very grateful if the Hugman website was updated with some of the information we've found and when I can I'll update the master lists. PS For Hugmans website - Iain Maidment of Reading FC died in 2019 as per gov.uk website.
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    Not sure if this was posted anywhere, but Peterborough United legend and ex-Chelsea and Newcastle player Tommy Robson has motor neurone disease - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Robson_(footballer,_born_1944)
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    I'm not into NASCAR at all, I'm afraid. I've only heard of the really famous ones who all seem well. Bear in mind that I get given information confidentially so I've been deliberately vague here. It's F1, Indy and F3000. OC is % of UK obit. Problem - C is the big C, H/A is obvious, S is what rowers do, Fr is Anna from Brookside, P is Cecil, Alc is AA, V is to do with the mind of some sorts and ARI is "old and ill". Colombo 10 C Cabral 10 ARI van Conett 15 HA Pairetti 20 HA/S Angellelli 30 C Jassaud 30 ARI McRae 30 V Rooyen 30 C Ashmore 35 C Campbell Jones 35 Fr Craft 35 C Till 45 C Paul Jr. 45 P Pescarolo 50 S Vaccarella 50 ARI Fittipaldi 60 P McAlpine 60 ARI/V Posey 65 P Edwards 70 ARI Bondurant 75 ARI Unser Jr. 100 Alc Reutemann 100 Fr Laffite 100 P Tambay 100 P Moss 100 ARI/V
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    One of them has terminal prostate cancer. But not only are they unlikely to see 2021, I only give him (in fact both) only 40% obit chance. Based mainly on the BBC Sport Obituaries round up at the end of the year that is via the BRDC.
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    As promised: https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2020/february/jimmy-wheeler-1933-2020/
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    Jimmy Wheeler, Reading FC legend and former Bradford City manager died yesterday aged 86. Link and obit will likely follow tomorrow.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    I would imagine it's Vera Lynn to both
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    Dave Watson (the ex-Sunderland, Manchester City and England player - not to be confused with the ex-Everton and England player) is the latest former footballer to fall foul of a type of dementia - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51507662 Sounds in the early stages currently.
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