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1 hour ago, Obitwatcher said:

Per Telegraph Obituaries this morning, British director Michael Apted of the 'Up' series has died aged 79 and pioneering journalist Katharine Whitehorn (I recommend her autobiography) has died at 92.

I like you approach, straightly from the 60s: wait for the journals and find the obits. Always a surprise.

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Bobby Kellard died today wiki

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5 hours ago, viGnoS said:

Kathy Shaidle, dead at 56
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Shaidle

 

still waiting for obit though

 

 

Aye, so the obits I've clocked so far are fairly desperate and marginal efforts, more likely created by algorithm than human. I considered her for HPDP action but wondered about the obit chances. She's on the Deathrace masterlist. I'll award points pending a better obit (because surely some half-decent Canadian news source will pick this up). 

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29 minutes ago, maryportfuncity said:

 

 

Aye, so the obits I've clocked so far are fairly desperate and marginal efforts, more likely created by algorithm than human. I considered her for HPDP action but wondered about the obit chances. She's on the Deathrace masterlist. I'll award points pending a better obit (because surely some half-decent Canadian news source will pick this up). 

 

She's obitted in actual classified hate speech publication VDARE

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5 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

 

She's obitted in actual classified hate speech publication VDARE

 

 

Hmm

 

Got the work security on the computer atm - so that site is off limits. That said, I'm guessing she'd set a Deathrace precedent where a hate-speech site could be considered "specialist online" (I mean, other than blatant incitement, what else is it?)

 

Here's the obit hurdle Shaidle has to clear in my low-hanger fest of a dead pool: 

 

9 - An "obit" in the context of the Deathrace is any news report in English from a reliable source. Such sources include - but are not limited to - UK national press, UK national broadcast organisations, foreign press and broadcast organisations with an English language thread to their communication, trade press in English, local news organisations reporting in English and coverage in specialist online sites, such as those monitoring the well-being of super-centenarians. Where dispute arises over the qualifying nature of a news source for obit purposes MPFC's decision is final. But he wants fast and furious competition and is generally very amenable to low hanging dead pool fruit of all varieties.

 

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19 minutes ago, viGnoS said:

Julie Strain, dead at 58

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Strain

 

this one should easily be obited !

Death from dementia (or dementia-related causes) at 58, probably caused by a fall from a horse when she was in her 20s. Shows how dangerous head injuries are.

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37 minutes ago, arghton said:

a fall from a horse when she was in her 20s. Shows how dangerous head injuries are.

 

And horses.

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56 minutes ago, En Passant said:

 

And horses.

Horses don't kill people, people with horses kill people.

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8 minutes ago, time said:

Horses don't kill people, people with horses kill people.

 

National Racehorse Association? 

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5 hours ago, viGnoS said:

Julie Strain, dead at 58

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Strain

 

this one should easily be obited !

 

 

So, Wiki says she was reported dead a year ago - we're sure she's really dead this time, right?

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23 minutes ago, maryportfuncity said:

 

 

So, Wiki says she was reported dead a year ago - we're sure she's really dead this time, right?

Let's hope they didn't cremate her last year

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17 minutes ago, Phantom said:

Let's hope they didn't cremate her last year

 

Aye, even with dementia - that'd likely be memorable!

 

Wiki reckons she's alive. Also lists some of those many films - Bare Wench, Bikini Hotel etc. 

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12 minutes ago, Handrejka said:

Not sure how true this is, but it seems Dr Nick Hitchon one of the 7 up  participants died the same day Michael Apted.

 

RIP Michael Apted. Your “Seven Up” documentary... - Richard D. Logan | Facebook


That’s really sad, though he had been terminally ill with throat(?) cancer for some time. 
 

Wonder if he was a DDP pick.

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6 minutes ago, Charles De Gaulle said:

So are they going to rename it 5 up and 2 down for the next episode.


There were 14 of them. The first documentary was called 7 Up because that’s the age in which they first appeared in the series... and they film them for a new documentary every 7 years.

 

The next one will be 70 Up and will be broadcast in 2026, assuming the project isn’t scrapped. I’m sure it won’t be.

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1 hour ago, Ulitzer95 said:


That’s really sad, though he had been terminally ill with throat(?) cancer for some time. 
 

Wonder if he was a DDP pick.

Yes it's sad. He always came across very well.

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13 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:

Your link doesn’t say that.

 

The link actually states that he's still alive

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