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Harrison R Tyler born 1928 the grandson of 10th US president John Tyler still with us

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Dona Celeste Arrantes, Pele’s Mother is still alive, she turned 96 last November, wonder if she will outlive her son as don’t think Pele is in greatest of health. 

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10 minutes ago, six feet blunder said:

Harrison R Tyler born 1928 the grandson of 10th US president John Tyler still with us

 

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It's always interesting to look at lists of lasts.

Here's one copied for y'all:

 

20s:

Lessie Benningfield Randle (106) - Last survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre

 

30s:

Karina Vasilieva (86) - Last survivor of the SS Chelyuskin disaster

Bill Eiserman (91-92) - Last witness to the Battle of Barrington

Ruthie Thompson (110) - Last animator involved in the production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

 

40s:

John Hemingway (101) - Last verified surviving airman (The Few) of the Battle of Britain

Robert R. Johnson (100-101) - Last survivor of the United States Antarctic Service Expedition

Traute Lafrenz (101) - Last member of the White Rose

Aliza Melamed Vitis-Shomron (92-93) - Last participant of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Emanuele Di Porto (89-90) - Last survivor of the Raid of the Ghetto of Rome

Robert Hébras (95) - Last survivor of the Oradour-sur-Glane massacre

Teruo Murakami (91-92) - Last participant of the Cowra breakout

Bill Leibold (97-98) - Last survivor of the sinking of the USS Tang

Günther Schwägermann (105) - Last survivor of the Führerbunker during the Battle of Berlin

Luciano "Louis" C. Graziano (97) - Last witness to the German Surrender ceremony

Edward Shames (98) - Last officer of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion in World War II

Hubert Germain (100) - Last Compagnon de la Libération

Simeon II (83) - Last Tsar of Bulgaria

Benjamin Ferencz (100) - Last Nuremberg prosecutor

John L. Tucker (102) - Last surviving scientist of the Manhattan project

Murray Dowey (95) - Last member of Canada men's national ice hockey team at the 1948 Winter Olympics

Arnie Ferrin (95) - Last Minneapolis Lakers player to participate in the 1949 BAA Finals

 

50s:

Ian Hamilton (95) - Last participant in the removal of the Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey

Tsuzuko Sugawara (93) - Last performer at the 1st NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen

Kenneth McAlpine (100) - Last participant of the 1952 World Championship of Drivers

Kanccha Sherpa (87-88) - Last member of the 1953 British Everest Expedition

Charles G. Cleveland (93) - Last American Korean War flying ace

Viktor Shuvalov (97) - Last living member of the inaugural Soviet Union national ice hockey team at the 1954 Ice Hockey World Championships and Last living member of the Soviet Union national ice hockey team at the 1956 Winter Olympic Games

Horst Eckel (89) - Last player in the 1954 FIFA World Cup Final

Francisco Gento (87) - Last winner of the 1956 European Cup Final, the inaugural UEFA Champions League

Jerry Lee Lewis (85) - Last member of the Million Dollar Quartet

Nikita Simonyan (94) - Last living member of the Soviet Union national football team at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Bobby Charlton (83) - Last Manchester United F.C. player to survive the Munich air disaster

A. J. Foyt (86) - Last driver to participate in the Races of Two Worlds

Alvils Gulbis (84) - Last winner of the 1958 FIBA European Champions Cup, the inaugural EuroLeague season

 

60s:

Boris Volynov (86) - Last living member of the First Squad of Soviet Cosmonauts

Kurt Diemberger (88) - Last person to make the first ascents on two mountains over 8,000 metres

Željko Matuš (85) - Last football player in the 1960 European Nations' Cup Final, the inaugural UEFA European Championship final

Valentina Tereshkova (83) - Last cosmonaut who flew in a Vostok mission

Clint Hill (89) - Last passenger of John F. Kennedy's presidential limousine after Kennedy was shot

Fred R. Harris (90) - Last living member of the Kerner Commission

Walter Cunningham (88) - Last crew member of Apollo 7

Joe Engle (88) - Last X-15 pilot

Thomas P. Stafford (90) - Last crew member of Apollo 10

 

70s:

Jacques Rose (74) - Last perpetrator of the October Crisis

David Scott (88) - Last crew member of Apollo 15

G. Gordon Liddy (90) - Last member of the original Watergate Seven

Harrison Schmitt (85) - Last crew member of Apollo 17

Sabam Sirait (84) - Last signer of the declaration of the Indonesian Democratic Party

Constantine II (80) - Last King of Greece

Joseph P. Kerwin (88) - Last crew member of Skylab 2, the first manned mission to Skylab

Jack R. Lousma (84) - Last crew member of Skylab 3

Edward Gibson (84) - Last crew member of Skylab 4, the final manned mission to Skylab

Lowell Weicker (89) - Last living member of the United States Senate Watergate Committee

Khamtai Siphandon (97) - Last Pathet Lao leader in the Vietnam War

Fernando Suárez González (87) - Last minister who served in Francisco Franco's regime

Pope Benedict XVI (93) - Last Cardinal of Paul VI, Last participant of the conclave that elected Pope John Paul I and Last participant of the conclave that elected Pope John Paul II

Khieu Samphan (89) - Last senior member of the Khmer Rouge

 

80s:

Robert Crippen (83) - Last crew member of STS-1, first operational flight of the Space Shuttle program

Mikhail Gorbachev (89) - Last living member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the Brezhnev Era, Last Head of State of the Soviet Union

Karel Urbanek (79) - Last General Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia

 

90s:

Egon Krenz (83) - Last Chairman of the State Council of East Germany

Oleg Baklanov (88) - Last living member of the State Committee on the State of Emergency (GKChP)

Vadim Bakatin (83) - Last Chairman of the KGB

Milan Kucan (80) - Last President of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia

Denis Sassou Nguesso (77) - Last President of the People's Republic of the Congo

F. W. De Klerk (84) - Last leader of the apartheid government of South Africa and last State President

Haris Silajdžić (75) - Last Prime Minister of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

2000s:

Gyanendra (73) - Last King of Nepal

 

2010s:

Yuri Oganessian (87) - Last individual person to have a chemical element named after him

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Gunther Schwagermann may be very much dead. Just no one knows exactly.

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the song "Convoy" came on the radio the other day. amazingly, the singer C. W. MacCall is still alive at 92... it's only his career that died. don't know if anyone outside of north america would recognize this song, so i'm not sure how obit-worthy he would be in the UK.

 

 

fun fact, apparently he was the mayor of a city in colorado?

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6 minutes ago, wildstorm said:

anyone outside of north america would recognize this song,

 

10-4 Rubber Duck.

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24 minutes ago, wildstorm said:

the song "Convoy" came on the radio the other day. amazingly, the singer C. W. MacCall is still alive at 92... it's only his career that died. don't know if anyone outside of north america would recognize this song, so i'm not sure how obit-worthy he would be in the UK.

 

 

fun fact, apparently he was the mayor of a city in colorado?

The film with Kris Kristoffersen and Ernest Borgnine is one of my favourites

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11 minutes ago, Leon Brittan said:

The film with Kris Kristoffersen and Ernest Borgnine is one of my favourites

Kristofferson is now 84. A name to keep a watch on going forward 

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via a name on one of Gooseberrys teams, two film directors born in 1932 I didn't know were still around: Mike Hodges (Get Carter), interviewed here last July, and 50s Roger Corman produced horror Beast from Haunted Cave director Monte Hellman, who went onto produce Reservoir Dogs and still writes bits and bobs.

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52 minutes ago, msc said:

via a name on one of Gooseberrys teams, two film directors born in 1932 I didn't know were still around: Mike Hodges (Get Carter), interviewed here last July, and 50s Roger Corman produced horror Beast from Haunted Cave director Monte Hellman, who went onto produce Reservoir Dogs and still writes bits and bobs.


Corman probably a good punt for this year or next. He was active up until 2018 with appearances, interviews etc. then suddenly stopped. Then again, he is 95 in April. Maybe just decided to finally give everything a rest and lead out his final years in peace.

When Stanley Donen died in 2019 all the obituaries credited him as the last surviving director of Hollywood's Golden era (or to quote his Wiki page "the last surviving notable director of Hollywood's Golden Age"). That's unfair IMO. Corman is the last. Donen is only considered the "last" because his Golden era pictures won awards at the time. Corman's didn't. His early work was largely b-movies and horror... genres that are always cruelly shunned by the Hollywood elite. He was given an honorary Oscar in 2008 nonetheless.

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8 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Corman probably a good punt for this year or next. He was active up until 2018 with appearances, interviews etc. then suddenly stopped. Then again, he is 95 in April. Maybe just decided to finally give everything a rest and lead out his final years in peace.

When Stanley Donen died in 2019 all the obituaries credited him as the last surviving director of Hollywood's Golden era (or to quote his Wiki page "the last surviving notable director of Hollywood's Golden Age"). That's unfair IMO. Corman is the last. Donen is only considered the "last" because his Golden era pictures won awards at the time. Corman's didn't. His early work was largely b-movies and horror... genres that are always cruelly shunned by the Hollywood elite. He was given an honorary Oscar in 2008 nonetheless.

 

Oh no, I completely agree - The Black Cat, Pit and the Pendulum, Masque of the Red Death etc were my introductions to Poe, and its oft forgotten he trained up Coppola and Scorcese (and many others) in how to make budget Hollywood mogul attention grabbing films. He's certainly a name I'm surprised the DL hasn't gone for yet.

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Surprised to find Josef Fritzel is still alive. Now about 86. I remembered he was dead for some reason.

 

might be worth a punt.

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Some people I just discovered and who are still very much alive as Of 2021 :

- Doris Kleiner (born 1931) : chilean socialite and Model, former wife of Yul Brynner

- Monique Watteau (born 1929) : belgian writer 

- Chita Rivera (born 1933) : american actress and singer 

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On 11/03/2021 at 02:37, Windsor said:

Surprised to find Josef Fritzel is still alive. Now about 86. I remembered he was dead for some reason.

 

might be worth a punt.

A punt... in the face ! 

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On 08/02/2021 at 14:02, wildstorm said:

the song "Convoy" came on the radio the other day. amazingly, the singer C. W. MacCall is still alive at 92... it's only his career that died. don't know if anyone outside of north america would recognize this song, so i'm not sure how obit-worthy he would be in the UK.

 

 

fun fact, apparently he was the mayor of a city in colorado?

Interestingly enough, he actually did have another Top 40 hit “Wolf Creek Pass.” He’s not a one hit wonder.

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Here's a few:

Andy McCoy: Thought he was dead until I heard about him today in the news. This Hanoi Rocks lead guitarist first tried alcohol and weed when he was 9 and raw opium at 16 and heroin at 19. He's been tried/been addicted to heroin, cocaine, codein, meth and amphetamine. Otherwise a great guy, he'll be 59 in October if his body doesn't fail before that.

Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar: Last Sultan of Zanzibar from 1963 to 1964 when he was deposed. Now he's 91.

Catherine Denguiadé, Empress Consort of CAR's Bokassa. She's not only alive but also as young as 71. Also, Bokassa's last prime minister Henri Maïdou is still alive and 85.

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Was listening to a song by Pharoah Sanders today, and I thought surely he must be dead by now given most jazz artists of his era are dead by now. Turns out he’s still living

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Josep Gual, long-time illustrator for bizarrely long-running unfunny swinging 70s cartoon strip George and Lynne, is still with us. Turns 85 this year.

 

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Found out 90s Finnish foreign minister Heikki Haavisto is still alive today and 85. 

I'm suprised as he suffered an intracranial hemorrhage (around 25-50% mortality rate during the first four weeks, 82% ten years) in 1995 and was paralyzed. Had very unhealthy habits in the 80s and 90s and a couple of years before the ICH caused a car crash, apparently while drunk

Here he is at 80yrs 

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On 09/05/2018 at 21:47, maryportfuncity said:

Let myself down badly at work today after being asked - on the basis of following celebrity deaths - whether Freddy Parrot Face Davis was still a going concern. Having expressed the opinion that he surely went a few years back I Googled the subject and discovered I was wrong and he's 81 this year.

 

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Q/O obit a shoo-in as and when. His official site lists only masterclasses as gigs and doesn't specify any dates or venues for these. Also non-specific is the spelling of Freddy/Freddie which varies even on his official record - note the Freddy above whilst his biography is by Freddie

A reminder via Twitter that Freddie (seems to be the preferred spelling) is still going

 

 

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1 hour ago, time said:

A reminder via Twitter that Freddie (seems to be the preferred spelling) is still going

 

 

 

And his Davis seems to have acquired an E.

..... oh wait, it might always have been there.  But another possible spelling anomaly.

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