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Wolk's death would surely be covered by German media sources, and there's no sign of that yet (plus nobody edited her page on German Wikipedia to say she's dead). Internet mob aficionados are as aspie as Dr Who fans so if Grammauta had gone one of them would be moaning about it on some forum.

 

I feel like there was some "is Laffan actually dead?" chat around these parts before.

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Wolk's death would surely be covered by German media sources, and there's no sign of that yet (plus nobody edited her page on German Wikipedia to say she's dead). Internet mob aficionados are as aspie as Dr Who fans so if Grammauta had gone one of them would be moaning about it on some forum.

 

I feel like there was some "is Laffan actually dead?" chat around these parts before.

I posted this:

https://forums.deathlist.net/topic/8572-deadpool-detective-work/#entry236382

although the contained link is no longer working.

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Wolk's death would surely be covered by German media sources, and there's no sign of that yet (plus nobody edited her page on German Wikipedia to say she's dead). Internet mob aficionados are as aspie as Dr Who fans so if Grammauta had gone one of them would be moaning about it on some forum.

 

I feel like there was some "is Laffan actually dead?" chat around these parts before.

A few things:

 

1) https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Margot_Wölk&oldid=723018959

Wolk's page was edited here to say she passed in 2015. Do a search for her and limit the results to the last year. The press haven't been in touch with her in that time it seems so it's possible.

 

2) Disagree on Grammauta. It took ages after Albert Facchiano died for any kind of reference for his death to actually spring up. I believe he's dead as I found an individual called "Steve Grammauta" (by which he was also known) found in a "pray for" type section for near-death individuals on a NYC church's website which was dated a week or so before his death date of January 2016 which was added to his Wiki profile...

 

3) As for Laffan, the claim of her death on Wiki was that she died in 2014 in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. This one is plausible too... she does live in Chelsea (or did) and the last time I can find a source for her being alive online was 2012. If it's a hoax then the person who invented it clearly knows enough about her to make it seem realistic...

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Wolk's death would surely be covered by German media sources, and there's no sign of that yet (plus nobody edited her page on German Wikipedia to say she's dead). Internet mob aficionados are as aspie as Dr Who fans so if Grammauta had gone one of them would be moaning about it on some forum.

 

I feel like there was some "is Laffan actually dead?" chat around these parts before.

A few things:

 

1) https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Margot_Wölk&oldid=723018959

Wolk's page was edited here to say she passed in 2015. Do a search for her and limit the results to the last year. The press haven't been in touch with her in that time it seems so it's possible.

 

2) Disagree on Grammauta. It took ages after Albert Facchiano died for any kind of reference for his death to actually spring up. I believe he's dead as I found an individual called "Steve Grammauta" (by which he was also known) found in a "pray for" type section for near-death individuals on a NYC church's website which was dated a week or so before his death date of January 2016 which was added to his Wiki profile...

 

3) As for Laffan, the claim of her death on Wiki was that she died in 2014 in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. This one is plausible too... she does live in Chelsea (or did) and the last time I can find a source for her being alive online was 2012. If it's a hoax then the person who invented it clearly knows enough about her to make it seem realistic...

 

I sent an email to Laffan's local register office saying:

Dear Sirs,
I'm looking to acquire a copy of an entry of death for Patricia A Laffan who was born on 19th March 1919 and died on or around 10th March 2014.
Could you please advise me as to whether or not you hold this record together with the cost of supplying a copy?
Regards,
This is their reply:
pat.jpg
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And even then, the Flight Radar is up! Cat, I'm beginning to think you have a TV Tropes style addiction....

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"Leicester City Council" label.... you got some beef about poor parking facilities around the lido?

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"Leicester City Council" label.... you got some beef about poor parking facilities around the lido?

:lol: The lido closed over 20 years ago. That's the folder where I keep my emails harassing the councillors.

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Not strictly speaking living believed dead but Mick Softley was in such a state a few years ago and Wikipedia notes this, along with the presence of a Facebook page to ensure his continued hold on life is communicated to anyone who might be interested. Relevant in as much as he sold records to Guardian reading types and probably is a shoo-in for an obit there - even if it's the more informal kind they run - as and when

 

Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Softley#Later_years

 

 

In case you can't be bothered to read the whole thing:

 

In 2011 Softley suffered a head injury after falling from his bicycle and spent a considerable time in hospital recovering. In an effort to counter the unfounded rumours of his passing a Facebook page was set up and it now has a following of over 800 friends from all around the world. In August 2011 an evening of entertainment featuring Softley's music and poetry was held in Cafe Merlot in Enniskillen with all proceeds being donated to the brain injury unit at Altnagelvin Hospital.

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Wolk's death would surely be covered by German media sources, and there's no sign of that yet (plus nobody edited her page on German Wikipedia to say she's dead). Internet mob aficionados are as aspie as Dr Who fans so if Grammauta had gone one of them would be moaning about it on some forum.

 

I feel like there was some "is Laffan actually dead?" chat around these parts before.

A few things:

 

1) https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Margot_Wölk&oldid=723018959

Wolk's page was edited here to say she passed in 2015. Do a search for her and limit the results to the last year. The press haven't been in touch with her in that time it seems so it's possible.

 

2) Disagree on Grammauta. It took ages after Albert Facchiano died for any kind of reference for his death to actually spring up. I believe he's dead as I found an individual called "Steve Grammauta" (by which he was also known) found in a "pray for" type section for near-death individuals on a NYC church's website which was dated a week or so before his death date of January 2016 which was added to his Wiki profile...

 

3) As for Laffan, the claim of her death on Wiki was that she died in 2014 in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. This one is plausible too... she does live in Chelsea (or did) and the last time I can find a source for her being alive online was 2012. If it's a hoax then the person who invented it clearly knows enough about her to make it seem realistic...

 

I sent an email to Laffan's local register office saying:

Dear Sirs,
I'm looking to acquire a copy of an entry of death for Patricia A Laffan who was born on 19th March 1919 and died on or around 10th March 2014.
Could you please advise me as to whether or not you hold this record together with the cost of supplying a copy?
Regards,
This is their reply:
pat.jpg

 

I contacted IMDb with this information and they've updated her page to acknowledge her death.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0480784/

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Also, on Laffan... somebody has posted this on the talk page... https://postimg.org/image/k62dycbax/

Still find it hard to believe she died 2 years ago and the press missed it, but then again it looks like she didn't marry or have children. Maybe didn't have anyone? Quite sad.

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Also, on Laffan... somebody has posted this on the talk page... https://postimg.org/image/k62dycbax/

 

Still find it hard to believe she died 2 years ago and the press missed it, but then again it looks like she didn't marry or have children. Maybe didn't have anyone? Quite sad.

I could have sworn I saw her name on here as having died

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Former Iranian PM Jamshid Amouzegar died yesterday according to Wiki... also seen someone mention it on Twitter.

 

We wait...

 

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

Confirmed. He was 93.

http://aftabnews.ir/fa/news/398885/%D8%AC%D9%85%D8%B4%DB%8C%D8%AF-%D8%A2%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B2%DA%AF%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%AF%D8%B1%DA%AF%D8%B0%D8%B4%D8%AA%D8%AA%D8%B5%D8%A7%D9%88%DB%8C%D8%B1

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Multiple Wikipedia editors reported that former Burmese PM Tun Tin died (one of the anonymous users even edited the list of PM's of Burma to add his supposed death year). I can't find any confirmation, but it sounds believable that he is actually dead and I don't know about it given that he only served a few months and practically never makes the news these days.

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FOUR names...

Actor Kevin O'Morrison allegedly died yesterday aged 100. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_O%27Morrison

Someone claiming to be his granddaughter claims William Usery Jr. who was US Secretary of Labor (1976-1977), died December 10th aged 93. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Usery_Jr.

WWII hero John Moffat apparently died yesterday in Perth aged 97. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Moffat_(Royal_Navy_officer)

And the Rev. Fred Secombe, who was Harry Secombe's brother and a prominent priest in his own right, dead at 97 on December 8th. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Secombe

All awaiting obits. Moffat is a DDP pick.

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FOUR names...

 

Actor Kevin O'Morrison allegedly died yesterday aged 100. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_O%27Morrison

 

Someone claiming to be his granddaughter claims William Usery Jr. who was US Secretary of Labor (1976-1977), died December 10th aged 93. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Usery_Jr.

 

WWII hero John Moffat apparently died yesterday in Perth aged 97. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Moffat_(Royal_Navy_officer)

 

And the Rev. Fred Secombe, who was Harry Secombe's brother and a prominent priest in his own right, dead at 97 on December 8th. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Secombe

 

All awaiting obits. Moffat is a DDP pick.

 

John Moffat: https://navynews.co.uk/archive/news/item/15615

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FOUR names...

 

Actor Kevin O'Morrison allegedly died yesterday aged 100. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_O%27Morrison

 

Someone claiming to be his granddaughter claims William Usery Jr. who was US Secretary of Labor (1976-1977), died December 10th aged 93. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Usery_Jr.

 

WWII hero John Moffat apparently died yesterday in Perth aged 97. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Moffat_(Royal_Navy_officer)

 

And the Rev. Fred Secombe, who was Harry Secombe's brother and a prominent priest in his own right, dead at 97 on December 8th. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Secombe

 

All awaiting obits. Moffat is a DDP pick.

the claim of William Userys death seems to be fake but I can confirm that John Moffat has died https://navynews.co.uk/archive/news/item/15615

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I'm not sure about instantly dispelling the edit on Usery's page as being fake. He's been out of the spotlight the last few years and he was only a US Cabinet Sec for a single year. It's reasonable to believe the media may take a few days to pick up on it.

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I'm not sure about instantly dispelling the edit on Usery's page as being fake. He's been out of the spotlight the last few years and he was only a US Cabinet Sec for a single year. It's reasonable to believe the media may take a few days to pick up on it.

you could be right. I'm keeping an eye on it

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