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Okay here 2012 list...

 

 

 

 

Nelson Mandela

Robin Gibb

Muhammad Ali

Nancy Reagan

Gough Whitlam

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch

Luise Rainer

John Edrich

Arthur Morris

Lindsay Lohan

Herman Wouk

Eli Wallach

Margaret Thatcher

Penny Marshall

Al-Megrahi

Kitty Wells

Jim Stynes

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Prince Phillip

Etta James

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The spinal operation has been deemed a success:

 

http://www.noise11.com/news/ian-molly-meldrum-vertebra-operation-a-success-20120103

 

More significantly for this forum, "He has suffered horrific injuries from the fall. Ian will remain in ICU for the time being but as Yael says “he is no longer fighting for his life, he is fighting to get well”."

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Footballer Gary Ablett died on New Year's day! Relax, it is not THAT footballer Gary Ablett but this one:

 

http://news.bbc.co.u...ll/16383027.stm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'll get my coat.

Make sure you have your glasses as well. Thats been posted 3 times elsewhere.

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Footballer Gary Ablett died on New Year's day! Relax, it is not THAT footballer Gary Ablett but this one:

 

http://news.bbc.co.u...ll/16383027.stm

 

I'll get my coat.

 

:scratchhead:

 

I don't get it. That's the only Gary Ablett that I know of.

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Footballer Gary Ablett died on New Year's day! Relax, it is not THAT footballer Gary Ablett but this one:

 

http://news.bbc.co.u...ll/16383027.stm

 

I'll get my coat.

 

:scratchhead:

 

I don't get it. That's the only Gary Ablett that I know of.

 

Is he Australian? I thought he was born in Liverpool

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There's a Gary Ablett who's an Austrailian rules footballer.

 

http://en.wikipedia....Gary_Ablett,_Jr.

 

Both Ablett Sr and Ablett Jr are still alive according to wiki, couldn't find any other info when doing a search on google

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Oh. Oh well, to be fair I suppose this is a thread for Australians.

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Yes, there are two famous Aussie (AFL) footballers named Gary Ablett (father and son). Joke was intended for Australians only. (I think I'll sneak off stage before anymore rotten tomatoes are slung at me....)

 

 

PS - just to educate you, "our" Aussie Gary Ablett Sr has been a bad boy in the past, so it is not out of the realms of possibility that he would die young:

 

 

http://www.smh.com.a...5416936653.html

 

http://www.news.com....9-1111114989848

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PS - just to educate you, "our" Aussie Gary Ablett Sr has been a bad boy in the past, so it is not out of the realms of possibility that he would die young:

 

http://www.smh.com.a...5416936653.html

 

http://www.news.com....9-1111114989848

 

Hmm, smack, XTC, coke and speed. Mixing those is risky business. It's not quite clear to me whether mr Ablett kicked that habit, but if he does it again he may well be somebody to watch.

 

regards,

Hein

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PS - just to educate you, "our" Aussie Gary Ablett Sr has been a bad boy in the past, so it is not out of the realms of possibility that he would die young:

 

http://www.smh.com.a...5416936653.html

 

http://www.news.com....9-1111114989848

 

Hmm, smack, XTC, coke and speed. Mixing those is risky business. It's not quite clear to me whether mr Ablett kicked that habit, but if he does it again he may well be somebody to watch.

 

regards,

Hein

 

 

Speaking of drug-addled Australian footballers, the headline story tonight is that Ben Cousins is in a really bad way:

 

 

 

Troubled former AFL star Ben Cousins has reportedly been taken to a mental health hospital in Perth.

 

The West Australian newspaper says it is understood he was admitted to the psychiatric unit for his own safety.

 

The paper says Cousins was taken yesterday by ambulance to the Joondalup Health Campus mental health unit after a prolonged psychosis related to his battle with drug addiction.

 

Doctors treating Cousins reportedly committed the 33-year-old after he showed no sign of improvement following more than four days in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

 

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-14/cousins-reportedly-in-mental-health-unit/3772762

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do any of my Australian friends have any news on the health of former PM Gough Whitlam.I'be had this guy targeted on various deathpolls for many years and cannot believe he is still clinging on. Surely there must b e some info on his imminent demise!

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do any of my Australian friends have any news on the health of former PM Gough Whitlam.I'be had this guy targeted on various deathpolls for many years and cannot believe he is still clinging on. Surely there must b e some info on his imminent demise!

 

Haven't heard anything for a while. He is wheelchair-bound these days, though.

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Ian Turpie is dead! http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-11/ian-turpie-dies-at-age-68/3882506

 

I didn't realise he had been that ill, to be honest. (For you Poms, as well as being a B-grade Aussie celebrity game show host and stand-up comic, my Mum has just informed me he was also Olivia Newton-John's first boyfriend.)

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Ian Turpie is dead! http://www.abc.net.a...-age-68/3882506

 

I didn't realise he had been that ill, to be honest. (For you Poms, as well as being a B-grade Aussie celebrity game show host and stand-up comic, my Mum has just informed me he was also Olivia Newton-John's first boyfriend.)

 

Now that I have my internet reconnected a can start contributing again - Man I've lost so many canditdates that I considered this year it is crazy, I breifley thought of putting Turpie on my list but went with Ken James instead. Bert is definetely going on my list next year though.

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Good to have you back, mate. Yes, Bert seems flakey. Apparently he liked a drink back in the day - my Dad bumped into him in a Melbourne pub a few times back in the 1960s and he was inevitably sliding under the table.

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The oft-mentioned Gough Whitlam's better half, author, social worker and swimmer Margaret has died.

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The oft-mentioned Gough Whitlam's better half, author, social worker and swimmer Margaret has died.

 

Will this FINALLY finish Gough off? Jim Callaghan only survived his wife 10 days after all...

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More on Margaret for those who are interested: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-17/margaret-whitlam-obit/3894502

 

 

Gough was well enough to do a telephone interview and sounded okay for a man his age. Time will tell, though, since, as the guest above notes, elderly couples often die close to each other.

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