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On 14/09/2018 at 10:50, CaptainChorizo said:

 

A lot of the bigger names of Brazlian music in the 20th century are getting upin years( mid 70's and 80's).Outside of  Joao Gilberto, none of these people are in immediate danger.Definitely  all  Obitable though and names to keep an eye out for in the next few years.

 

Joao Gilberto

Elza Soares
Gilberto Gil
Sergio Mendes
Caetano Veloso
Milton Nascimento
Gal Costa
Erasmos Carlos
Roberto Carlos
Astrud Gilberto
Beth Carvahlo
Jorge Ben

 

Brazilian singer Gal Costa (wikidead.

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On 05/03/2022 at 22:47, arghton said:

Badly translated article on Hong Kong film industry stars. Mentions twelve people who have recently died and four who are currently battling serious illnesses:

 

1. Zhang Weiwen (64) Popular singer there, suffers from diabetes, lumbar spondylosis and a plethora of other health issues. Recently diagnosed with covid, "relies on four oxygen machines to breathe"

2. Yuan Weiren or Yuan Wei-jen (53) "Well-known Taiwanese singer-songwriter and producer" who had a cerebral hemorrhage in 2018, fell into coma for two months, diagnosed with brain tumor, fall in 2020, apparently now bedridden and in vegetative state.

3. Li Jiaxin (52) Hong Kong actress, went into ICU in critical condition a few months ago and "almost became a vegetable" but has now mostly recovered, not in serious condition.

4. Yu Yuanqi (38/39) Taiwanese singer, she's been suffering from terminal colorectal cancer for ages, estimated to have only two months to live last month.  DEAD

New Sohu article on "10 Hong Kong stars who have their own sadness":

 

1. Yue Chi Ming (78, wikidata) In very poor health, in and out of hospital with an unknown illness, looks absolutely horrible. DEAD

2. Chun Wong (74, wikidata) Obese actor/director in and out of hospital for years with falls and other ailments. However quite stable compared to the others.

3. Kent Cheng (71) two time recipient of the best actor award at the Hong Kong Film Awards, in poor health but can't retire due to poor financial choices, also his wife is very ill.

4. Gordon Liu (67 or 71) Martial arts actor known most for his roles in two Kill Bill films. Suffered a severe stroke in 2011 and now in a nursing home.

5. Richard Ng (82) Actor known for his comedic roles. Suffers from kidney failure and has been in and out of hospital recently. Also known for appearing on British tv: BBC Scotland soap River City, Phoo Action and one episode of The Bill.

6. Lo Hoi-pang (80) Suffers from cardiovascular disease and can't afford proper medical treatment.

7. Yu Miu-Lin (85) The one most of us know as she's been talked about a lot here. Immortal who suffers from pulmonary fibrosis, ton of other ailments and somehow survived being in serious condition with blood cancer for half a year over a year ago. Relatively stable now.

8. Paul Che Biu Law (63, wikidata) Just very poor and thin, not ill apparently.

 

The last two are ones who are already dead.

9. Hu Huang: Actor, suffered a severe stroke in 2019 and article says he died earlier this year at 76.

10. Teresa Lo: Actress known for supporting roles. Died at 81 in 2019 according to the article following a long illness.

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On 04/11/2022 at 11:49, drol said:

Italian legendary director Pupi Avati hospitalised after heart attack. Turned 84 yesterday.

Discharged.

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On 22/10/2022 at 12:19, arghton said:

Finnish art forger, pool pick Veli Seppä dying again, but this time he isn't "dying", he's probably actually dying:

https://www.iltalehti.fi/kotimaa/a/c8137a0a-729b-4ef2-97cc-b517723220f0

He's had lung cancer since 2011, reported to be terminal and "on borrowed time" in 2019. He's been hospitalised for two weeks now and getting worse very quickly, but says that he still smokes and "this isn't hospice yet".

art forger Veli Seppä no longer dying, dead at 75

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On 27/07/2022 at 20:08, drol said:

Lando Buzzanca hospitalised again after a fall.

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On 03/01/2022 at 01:16, arghton said:

Mighty Sparrow ORTT CMT OBE, called the Calypso King of the World is now the oldest Calypso Monarch living. He's 86 and still performing

Since I posted this "Calypso King of the World" and former pool pick Mighty Sparrow, now 87, has been rumored dead, honoured with a "special day" in a country he's not from, apparently regretted the stuff he has sang about and joined the Seventh-day Adventists. (Yes, not the first 50s musician to suddenly turn to Christianity and regret everything they've done, but possibly the first one to do so who wasn't a massive piece of shit) And then he's released new music with some guy.

He also looks a lot frailer than before:

Seems to be almost unable to walk at all due to diabetes complications.

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Sakari Kiuru, Finnish business executive and CEO of Finland's national public broadcasting company Yle 1980-1986 dead at 96. Survived a letter bomb in 1986 that seriously wounded his secretary

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Writer and film director Ulzhan Kuldauova passed away at the age of 76 on 12 November 2022 in Kazakhstan. She is known as a dubbing director, having dubbed more than 300 films from Russian into Kazakh. 

Ulzhan Kuldauova is the founder of the practice of dubbing into the Uighur language - more than 80 films.

 

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French producer director (and msc’s most hated word « cineast ») Jean Marie Straub dead at 89. 

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On 25/09/2022 at 17:42, drol said:

Dominican-Mexican actor and stereotypical macho Andrés García (wikilooks very frail; he has been in & out of hospital recently and his condition has constantly deteriorated.

 

EDIT: has been suffering from prostate cancer for 27 years.

Andrés Garcia hospitalised after overdosing on cocaine.

 

No, seriously.

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2 hours ago, drol said:

Andrés Garcia hospitalised after overdosing on cocaine.

 

No, seriously.

From all I've read, prostate cancer, leukemia (?), cirrhosis, acute anemia, "spinal problems" sounds like that was a suicide attempt. Here's a video of him from a day or two ago

 

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On 12/07/2022 at 15:02, arghton said:

Jorma Saahko aka. "Pappa" hospitalised a week ago but now improving.

Forgot to mention in the original post , he's known for singing with his granddaughter. Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/LottajaPappa

Jorma Saahko aka. Pappa, Finnish social media celeb with mixed dementia, hospitalised again this time after breaking his hip

 

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On 11/10/2022 at 03:01, arghton said:

There are a few notable ones born 1918-1924 who don't have English wikipedia pages but who I know are still alive:

 

Ilmari Koppinen (1918, runner, WWII veteran with quite an interesting story), Eeri Hyrkkö (1922, longtime Centre Party influencer and local politician), Tuomas Haapanen (1924, violinist), Holger Thesleff (1924, philologist, historian, author of Studies in Plato’s Two-level Model), Satu Tiivola (1924, businesswoman), Ele Alenius (1925, former leader of political party SKDL, former Minister), Heimo Linna (1925, two-time Agriculture Minister)

Eeri Hyrkkö dead at 99. Would've been 100 on the 30th.

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