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On 29/01/2013 at 18:24, Death Impends said:

Nestor Mata, best known as (and the only reason why I've heard of him before) the only survivor of a plane crash which killed the incumbent Filipino President.

 

EDIT: Since realized that he's still alive, the thing I linked to was a hoax

Passed away in April.

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/649906/journalist-nestor-mata-92-passes-away/story/

(edited in my longlist)

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3 hours ago, Vinegar Tits said:

It may or may not mean the worst, but Simon Ricketts seems to have disappeared from Twitter.

 

He posted this blog post a few days ago, the pertinent words being:

 

 

Very sad news if he has died. I liked him a lot on Twitter and he taught me how to wear a crepe urine tray as a hat.


Good to see that the remaining marquee names of British journalism still employ the practice of "banging out". One of the more visceral thrills in a modern-day newsroom, equalled only by TMZ reporting an A-lister's death.

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4 hours ago, Vinegar Tits said:

 

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What I can be happy about - what I can hope is – at some near time in some near place, even if it is inside your minds, some of you will have a little 'banging out’ ceremony for me. I’d like that. I’d really like that.

 

Can't believe this survived Tumblr's porn ban.

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On 01/10/2018 at 23:38, charon said:

Former Sports Editor at The Independent, James Lawton dead at 75.

 

fun fact: his daughter Jacinta cut my hair at a mutual friend's house when we were in high school.

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22 hours ago, Vinegar Tits said:

It may or may not mean the worst, but Simon Ricketts seems to have disappeared from Twitter.

 

He posted this blog post a few days ago, the pertinent words being:

 

 

Very sad news if he has died. I liked him a lot on Twitter and he taught me how to wear a crepe urine tray as a hat.

Very dead according to this:

 

 

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Really sad news. Not his first brush with cancer and he faced its return and terminal diagnosis with strength and humour. He seemed a lovely bloke. RIP.

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Fuck, that's quite annoying for 2019 teams. But it makes my decision on who to joker a bit easier...

 

Now I wonder if he'll obit in time for 2018 teams to score points? Seems like the type of name who doesn't get a QO until a week or two after dying...

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24 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Source:

 

 

 

So, me and every other masterlist compiler has a job on, then

 

I'll out him now as a popular pick on the Deathrace and multiple joker

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22 minutes ago, Phantom of the Midway said:

Fuck, that's quite annoying for 2019 teams. But it makes my decision on who to joker a bit easier...

 

Now I wonder if he'll obit in time for 2018 teams to score points? Seems like the type of name who doesn't get a QO until a week or two after dying...

 

My assumption is The Guardian already have something ready and are just waiting for someone to hit "publish".

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Music journo David Cavanagh has died, according to Mark Paytress. He wrote an excellent book about Creation Records and, iirc, was the person who famously gave (What's The Story) Morning Glory 3 stars in Q.

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Anyone else feels like checking out?

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I am glad I have waited late to submit my DDP entry this year

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38 minutes ago, Sean said:

I am glad I have waited late to submit my DDP entry this year

Amen brother.

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No QO just yet, but the Watford Observer has posted an obit for Ricketts and it has a lot of emphasis on him doing work for the Guardian, him having a big Twitter following, etc. I think we'll be seeing something qualifying very shortly.

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A journo exposes herself as a DDP player.

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Not sure what this says about me, but somehow all my entries for 2019 remain unscathed by Ricketts.  Sadly so do my 2018 teams lol

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On 29/12/2018 at 19:39, Vinegar Tits said:

Music journo David Cavanagh has died, according to Mark Paytress. He wrote an excellent book about Creation Records and, iirc, was the person who famously gave (What's The Story) Morning Glory 3 stars in Q.

Appreciation of David Cavanagh from The Guardian.

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Sid Crim, a former top executive at The State (South Carolina) newspaper who helped oversee major changes in the newspaper’s pre-Internet history, died earlier this week (Dec 30) after an 18-year struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 76.

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Jim Bailey, a longtime sports writer for the Arkansas Gazette and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, died Wednesday night after a battle with Alzheimer's disease.  He was 86.  Bailey had suffered from Alzheimer's since 2008.

Bailey covered the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference, the Arkansas Travelers and boxing for the Gazette from 1956 until the newspaper's closing in 1991. He then worked for the Arkansas Times and the Democrat-Gazette before retiring in 2013.  Bailey also covered the Arkansas Razorbacks and St. Louis Cardinals for the Gazette.
In addition to his newspaper work, Bailey co-wrote The Razorbacks, a story of the University of Arkansas football program, with Gazette sports editor Orville Henry in 1973 and was a co-author with longtime Arkansas football coach and athletic director Frank Broyles on his autobiography, Hog Wild: The Autobiography of Frank Broyles, in 1979. He also wrote a book on the Travelers in 1980, which was republished in 2007 as The Arkansas Travelers: 100 Years in Baseball.

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