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Found 632 results

  1. Deadly Doug

    Derek Dougan

    The Doog has bitten the dust: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/t...ers/6234726.stm
  2. Kain

    Bob Woolmer

    Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer found unconscious in hotel room. Not sure if this is the right thread, but after yesterday's result....?
  3. Guest

    James Doohan

    James Doohan (Scotty, Star Trek) has been diagnosed with altzeimers don't know how progressed it is but worth a mention
  4. Gross Urnings

    Don (w)Ho?

    hello...newly registered to the forum...used to occasionally post as 'Guest Yank' but I'm all in now! Anyway - legendary Hawaiin crooner Don Ho has apparently got heart issues to the point where he just went to Thailand to get an experimental stem cell procedure not legal in the U.S.A....food for thought for the '06 list. Link to story: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_en_...eople_don_ho_11
  5. Deadly Doug

    Alan Ball

    After a heart attack, Alan Ball is now "covering every blade of grass" on that great pitch in the sky: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/6590715.stm
  6. Crispy

    Paul Hunter

    Paul Hunter, A great snooker player has sadly been told he has cancer. As always he will be "tenacious and positive" throughout the ordeal....... http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_spor...ker/4417783.stm
  7. Where is Kurt Vonnegut?
  8. Typhoid Harry

    Brad Delp

    Brad Delp, lead singer from the band Boston, dead at 55
  9. Deathcorner

    Sally Clark Dead

    Wrongly jailed mother Sally Clark has died, aged 42. http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1256260,00.html
  10. Jimh

    Bit Of A Gareth

    I wonder how many different types of coffee bean there are in heaven. BBC are reporting that Gareth Hunt has just breathed his last at 65.
  11. weatherman90

    Art Buchwald

    Art Buchwald, 80, is missing a half a leg, and had a stroke in 2000. In addition, he is refusing dialysis. One to watch if he survives the year. Final Days Wikipedia - if you are asking yourself who this is [merged (eventualy)HCW]
  12. Arnold

    Norah Baring

    Norah Baring, Alfred Hitchcock's leading lady in his 1930 film "Murder!" will be 99 on January 1 2006. I think the only problem we have here is this - does this lady pass the famouseness test? I'm not 100 per cent certain she does. But if we think so, we could have a very good candidate for next year. It's perhaps one for debate. So here are the pros and cons as I see them. The pros: 1 She is a Htichcock leading lady. There were around 50 of them and they all exist as a movie sub-genre in themselves. 2 She is British and will be natural fodder for a Daily Telegraph obit. 3 She starred in Hitchcock's second talkie, very early in his career and will be seen as something of a pioneer. (Anny Ondra, wife of Deathlist success Max Schmeling, was his first and received numerous obits when she died in 1987, despite making only a handful of British films and retiring in 1951.) 4 Virtually all Hitchcock leading ladies get an obit in the broadsheets. 5 In "Murder!", she is a devastatingly stunning brunette (rare for Hitchcock, who famously cast blondes). Her uniqueness to the obit writers is again enhanced. The cons: 1 She retired from films in 1934! (Although this could make her more of an enigma for obit writers). 2 We have no idea of her health although one very poorly put together website is following her longevity with interest, along with other ancient movie stars - http://www.totalblowhole.com/new-4688533-4676.html. Opinions gratefully sought.
  13. morbidillo

    Roy Castle

    What does everyone think about the idea that the late performer Roy Castle contracted lung cancer through passive smoking? Did he really suck that much in through his trumpet, or was it something to do with tap dancing in working mens clubs in the 50s/60s/70s?
  14. Poetry Man

    Barbara Kelly

    I was sorry to hear that Barbara Kelly died, she of 'What's my Line' fame, and I think, Criss Cross Quiz many years ago. Although I may be wrong on that.
  15. Drive-by Flatterer

    Robert Anton Wilson

    I searched and couldn't find mention of Robert Anton Wilson, counter culture godfather and friend of Tim Leary. Could be an 'early doors' bidder for 2007. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Anton_Wilson Quote: "On June 22, 2006, Huffington Post blogger Paul Krassner reported that Robert A. Wilson is currently under hospice care at home with friends and family. [1] On 2 October 2006 Douglas Rushkoff reported that Wilson was in severe financial trouble.[2] As of 3 October the front page of rawilson.com contains an appeal for funds. Slashdot, Boing Boing, and the Church of the Subgenius also picked up on the story, linking to Rushkoff's appeal. [3] [4] These efforts succeeded beyond expectation and raised over USD 80,000 which will support him for at least 6 months.[citation needed]"
  16. Guest

    Charlie Drake.

    Remember that little annoying guy from the 60's ( and 70's) Charlie Drake? Has he ran out of breath yet or is he still going?
  17. DevonDeathTrip

    Ahmet Ertegün

    Ahmet Ertegün, the 83 year old founder and Chief Executive of Atlantic Records, is in a coma. He slipped and fell at Bill Clinton's 60th birthday party.
  18. Gross Urnings

    Lou Rawls

    if so, this looks HIGHLY promising... http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10492861/
  19. Guest

    Ross Davidson

    read in a well known UK magazine that Ross Davidson ex - Eastender actor has brain cancer and has about 12-18 months to live . One for next years list I think !
  20. DevonDeathTrip

    Allen Carr

    The anti-smoking campaigner Allen Carr, has been diagnosed with lung cancer He says: "This has come as a shock but I remain very upbeat.” He might as well start smoking again.
  21. DevonDeathTrip

    Robert Altman

    Robert Altman, aged 81, revealed at the Oscars on Sunday night that he'd had a heart transplant 10 years ago. Is his lifetime achievment a sign of his impending demise?
  22. DevonDeathTrip

    Ferenc Puskas

    Ferenc Puskás,born in 1927 the legendary Hungarian Footballer, is almost certain to die during 2006. His family have just put all his medals and memorobilia up for sale to pay for his continuing care for advanced Alzheimers. He was injured and did not play a part in the infamous "Battle of Berne" during the 1954 World Cup. This did not stop the Brazilians stabbing him with a broken bottle during the post match punch up. A superb all round player - better than Best in my opinion. The national stadium in Hungary is named after him.
  23. Octopus of Odstock

    Bulent Ecevit

    Bulent Ecevit Ex-Turkish PM, who had been ill before. Recovered, and until yesterday, was doing well. Not Any Longer I'm not sure he'll make it to 2007 & it may be between him & Suharto for which world leader will die first, but surely worth a consideration, especially as this story has been covered by the BBC.
  24. maryportfuncity

    Paul Ableman

    Paul Ableman, not exactly a household name and I'm struggling to find an internet link that bring up issues of his health. If anyone else sees one please patch in a link. I have a hunch he and his family will be more bothered about his health than his writing from now on. Should get some broadsheet obit attention when he goes.
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