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    Foreign Personalities, From Stage, Screen, Politics And Life

    Did the dirty on Mary Roos too, which is why her performance of 'Aufrecht Geh'n' at the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest is interesting to watch when you know the background to why she seemed so distracted*. *She found out that Böhm's mistress was expecting his child shortly before.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    That picture of Steve Priest above isn't very recent - it's around 10 years old. He lost a shedload of weight about two years ago. Such sad news, especially as there'd been recent news that he was recovering from (certainly at the time non--Covid-related) pneumonia and was doing better. Though I'm just slightly too young to remember The Sweet in their glam heyday, though do remember and liked at the time 'Love Is Like Oxygen', they were always my favourites of that era. In fact, I think I'd go as far as to say they were the best band not only of glam but of the early/mid 70s. Superb, and their records still sound fantastic to this day (apart from Call Me, which was always shit). RIP Steve
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    Foreign Personalities, From Stage, Screen, Politics And Life

    Sad news. I watched 'Bellle De Jour' just the other week. A great actor. RIP.
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    The Dead of 2020

    The real star of Gardeners World, Monty Don's dog Nigel, has died. News was broken by Monty on Twitter. Sad news. RIP Nigel
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2021

    Oh flip. Posted in wrong thread.
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    Curse Of The Eurovision

    Due to post-Eurovision comedown after Saturday night I had a look at past contestants who may be going to the great Song Contest in the sky sooner rather than later. Of course, most probably won't get an obit over here but there are a few that I'd be surprised won't be mentioned in the press when God decides their douze points are up and may be worth a look: Lys Assia (b. 1926). First winner of Eurovision 50 years and 1 day ago exactly. Despite her age she's in fine fettle and pops up occasionally on ESC-related programmes, most recently the 'Congratulations' programme that the Beeb didn't decide to show here in the UK. Survived a vicious attack when her apartmernt was burgled a few years ago so is obviously made of stern stuff. Pearl Carr (b. 1923). Of 'Sing Little Birdie' fame. Could possibly already be dead but don't recall hearing anything. Corry Brokken (b. 1932). One for our Dutch Deathlisters. Won once, and might get a UK obit because she hosted the Contest in 1976 when Brotherhood Of Man won. Nana Mouskouri (b. 1934). Getting on a bit but looked in rude health last Saturday so I can't imagine we'll be wiping the tears off our oversized glasses just yet. Udo Jurgens (b. 1934). Still recording and touring but is getting on a bit. Kenneth McKellar (b. 1927). In 1966 when the rest of Europe were sending cutesy France Gall clones, the UK decided to enter... a man in a kilt. Will certainly get an obit due to being a major man of Scottish song rather than any Eurovision 'achievements'. Rudi Carrell (b. 1934). Already mentioned on here I believe. Suffering from lung cancer and prognosis not good. Not sure he'd get a UK obit but if Monica Zetterlund can then I can't see why not. Freddy Quinn (b. 1931). One of the first German-language pop stars. Massive in the 50s and early 60s, he's sort of the equivalent of the Austrian-Germanic Cliff Richard (only without the 'edginess' *cough*). Katie Boyle (b. 1926). Getting on a bit and we don't see her much on TV these days. She hasn't even popped up in a Eurovision-related programme for a while. Perhaps she's never got over being manhandled by Guildo Horn back in Brum in '98. News of a few others who probably won't get a UK obit but maybe of interest to some anyway: Riki Sorsa (Finnish Rod Stewart lookalike from 1981 who wore a nasty yellow and pink jumpsuit and sang a crap reggae song) has been diagnosed with cancer. Vice Vukov (b. 1936) - represented Yugoslavia in 1963/1965. Was elected to the Croatian parliament and became ambassador to Switzerland, so his political stature might just give him an obit. Last November he fell down the parliamentary building stairs and sustained a serious head injury. Apparently his chances of recovery are even slimmer than Ariel Sharon's, being in a persistive vegatative state.
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    Peter Kay

    Not yellow enough for liver. Mind you, the colour in the clip seemed a bit weird - a bit red enhanced and bright - so... To me, he has the look and sound of someone who is ageing. In the recent pic earlier in the thread his hair is looking thin on top, his voice has got that beginning to age crackle and he looks a bit knackered. He's a year younger than me so, while he's hardly old, he's decidedly middle aged, plus his size is akin to Northern stand-up comedians of the 70s and look how may of them died young(ish). Of course, this could all be speculation and there's nowt wrong with him; the ailment is with a family member, which I remains the case. I personally have felt he's looked like a heart attack waiting to happen for years, not just his weight but how he always looks so sweaty.
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    Tom Baker

    Defijitely thinner, and overall he seems to look smaller and frailer, which is what old age does to you. Still pretty good for 86. He's occasionally to be seen in Tenterden Waitrose, usually down the wine aisle. Crowborough Waitrose is another Tom-spot. I, of course, have never seen him which makes me sad.
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    Madonna

    Actually, her face looks like it's relaxing after a bit of Botox/tightening. She definitely looks a little bit more natural than she did at her Palladium shows.
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    Boris Johnson

    Would definitely be the biggest death since Diana, seeing as he is the current prime minister. I have a bad feeling about this too. I'm not sure it'll cause panic across the world though - there's far too much footage of him saying 'take it on the chin', shaking hands and generally going against all advice. Use him as a warning that it can happen to anyone, that's what I'd be doing were I the foreign press.
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    Boris Johnson

    While I wish him all the best, I have absolutely no sympathy for him whatsoever. His cavalier attitude has probably cost lives already, as well as putting his own and others at risk.
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    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    A little late but it's just struck me that Eddie Large is the first coronavirus victim that is also a victim of The Curse Of HMHB.
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    Notable Coronavirus Victims

    She's cult/obscure for sure not definitely not a nobody. And as you obviously didn't listen to the Annie Nightingale Request Show back in the day, or you'd know who Cristina was, your opinion is worthless. I wonder if she was saying "is that all there is" as she was breathing her last?
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    Notable Coronavirus Victims

    That's awful news if true. Her version of 'Is That All There Is' (thank you brithday girl Annie Nightingale!) is the definitive version, and Disco Clone is epic too.
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    Wilko Johnson

    Apparently the print edition of the Southend Echo is reporting Canvey Island's finest Wilko Johnson has terminal cancer and is refusing chemo. He did have to cancel a hometown gig back in November last year due to being taken into hospital but that's the latest on the SE website at the moment. A statement should be on Wilko's website shortly. Really sad news, but obviously one to watch depending on what sort of cancer it is.
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    Notable Coronavirus Victims

    Any chance of keeping this thread to deaths/illness rather than predictions?
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Bit of a sad one for those of us of a certain age... Alan Merrill of the Arrows dead (coronavirus apparently) Many fond memories of their ITV programme, and of course they did the original version of 'I Love Rock N Roll'.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Cripes. Bit of a turn up this one. Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft singer Gabi Delgado Lopez dead
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    Hooroo, Mate.

    Actress Saskia Post, most famous for her role in Michael Hutchence film 'Dogs In Space' (though I remember her mainly from Sons And Daughters) has died aged 59 following a cardiac arrest.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2021

    Steve Priest of The Sweet is currently in hospital in LA. No reason given in the statement by his family on FB page, other than "receiving the best possible care".
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2021

    Don Powell, until recently drummer of Slade, had a stroke yesterday according to Lesley-Ann Jones, via his wife, on Twitter. He's not been in the best of health for a while. One to watch.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Sad news. Big fan of the Rain Parade and Opal (Mazzy Star less so to be honest), and the Rainy Day compilation LP was great. RIP.
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    Mollie Sugden et al

    According to someone on Twitter purporting to be his son, Christopher Beeny died on 3 January.
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    Prozac Nation is quite possibly the most insufferable book I've ever read. Still, sad news. Didn't know she was ill.
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    Thoughts and Opinions on the 2020 List

    A list jam packed full of youngsters. I think it's the oldest Deathlist I can remember.
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