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No official confirmation yet but social media posts suggest Dean Shek (wiki) has died, aged just 71.

 

A famed Hong Kong film producer and director, but perhaps better known to Western audiences for his acting e.g. co-starring in Drunken Master with Jackie Chan.

 

 

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On 05/10/2021 at 19:16, gcreptile said:

Spanish playwright and Franco critic Alfonso Sastre, a DDP pick, died two weeks ago, but no english language obit yet. I wouldn't rule it out, though, maybe from that socialist one.

https://www.publico.pt/2021/09/18/culturaipsilon/noticia/morreu-escritor-dramaturgo-argumentista-espanhol-alfonso-sastre-1977914

It's weird. For once, this obit of Mario Camus, that also mentions the death of Alfonso Sastre, doesn't exist for uk.news.yahoo:

https://au.news.yahoo.com/spanish-film-director-mario-camus-135829645.html

 

That said, there are other uk.news.yahoo obits for Mario Camus, but these DON'T mention the death of Alfonso Sastre.

 

I mgith be missing something here though, but it seems, this one is a very, very close miss.

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95 seems very inflated, but since Pakistani outlets report it we'll have a dumb moment and believe it.

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Well, he did look like a 95-year old in that last video of him posted on his instagram page a couple of hours before he died:

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But yeah, judging on how he looked in that video in my previous post, I'd say that he was atleast 25 years younger than they've reported him to have been.

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Legendary Mexican actor Enrique Rocha, one of the great villains of soap operas, died on Sunday at the age of 81.
The actor has participated in more than 30 films and plays and has become a foundational figure in the Televisa company where he projected his career over the decades:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16668531/enrique-rocha-dead-mexican-soap-opera/

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On 23/08/2021 at 21:26, arghton said:

Still some notable living actors and actresses alive from the golden age of Mexican cinema, oldest ones are probably Amalia Aguilar (97) and Ignacio Lopez Tarso (96), youngest I could find is Lorena Velazquez (83)

 

In the middle are Alma Rosa Aguirre (92), Rosa Carmina (91), Elsa Aguirre (90), Silvia Pinal (89), Maria Victoria (88) and Irma Dorantes (86).

 

Silvia Pinal and Amalia Aguilar seem like the next ones to go. Pinal was hospitalised a month or two ago for heart-related problems and looks like she has gained a lot of weight after her acting career. Aguilar is either in bed or in a wheelchair in most photos including those from her 95th.

 

Elsa Aguirre still looked great a couple of years ago, Maria Victoria is apparently in good health as is Lorena Velazquez.

Ignacio Lopez Tarso and Irma Dorantes have both had cancer(s) during the last 10 years but look great for their ages in new pictures.

https://diariodelyaqui.mx/farandula/muere-amalia-aguilar-la-rumbera-de-oro-del-cine-mexicano/52453

Amalia Aguilar dead at the age of 97 according to this article.

The oldest notable living actor/actress of the Mexican Golden Age now seems to be Ignacio López Tarso who survived colon cancer at 91, will be 97 in january.

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Norwegian actor Vegar Hoel has died aged 48 (Norwegian paywall link). Far better known in his homeland, but he did have some international fame as the lead actor in Dead Snow and its sequels. They were a bunch of cult B-movie horror films about zombie Nazis attacking some couples on a romantic getaway. The sequel involves Hoel's character raising a zombie Soviet Russian army to take on the dead Nazi stormtroopers, while he tries to bring his girlfriend (she died) back to life. It's the sort of kitchen sink drama stuff we've been missing in modern cinema, really.

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https://www.is.fi/tv-ja-elokuvat/art-2000008401142.html

Finnish actress Kirsti Wallasvaara (IMDb) dead at the age of 78 after a long illness (likely breast cancer).

 

Last IMDb credit is from 2019. Appeared in multiple movies in the 1960s and 1970s:

Käpy selän alla/Under Your Skin (1966) Sexual revolution-era movie about four young adults (Wallasvaara, Eero Melasniemi (1942-), Kristiina Halkola (1945-) and Pekka Autiovuori (1946-)) going on a camping trip. 1950s actress Anneli Sauli (1932-) also appeared in the movie. Produced by Directed by Mikko Niskanen (1929-1990), produced by Kyösti Varesvuo (1932-), written by Robert Alftan and Marja-Leena Mikkola.

Asfalttilampaat (1968) Controversial movie about young lovers and mental problems by Mikko Niskanen and Jörn Donner. Main actors were Wallasvaara and Melasniemi.

 

Social media celeb "Pappa" (1936-) appeared on Nenäpäivä, the Finnish version of Red Nose Day today looking frail. He has mixed dementia (alzheimer's and vascular dementia).

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On 28/10/2021 at 16:11, arghton said:

https://www.hola.com/us/celebrities/20211027305902/vicente-fernandez-is-out-of-the-icu/

Out of ICU after being there for nearly three months.

It was also announced that Fernández will continue to use a breathing aid device. “Don Vicente remains stable. He is more alert and cooperative in his rehabilitation therapy. His breathing remains weak which is why he need the intermittent use of breathing aids.”

https://www.terra.com.mx/entretenimiento/2021/11/13/vicente-fernandez-cual-es-el-estado-de-salud-de-chente-hoy-sabado-13-de-noviembre-video-21167.html

Vicente Fernandez could be discharged before christmas.

 

not related to Vicente, but here's a small list of less-mentioned people with Alzheimer's:

 

Marie-France Garaud (1934-) French former European parliament member 1999-2014, alzheimer's diagnosis made public in 2020 after a disappearance.

Augusto Góngora (1952-) French journalist, TV presenter, alzheimer's disease diagnosed in 2010.

Gehan Hassan El Makkawy (1939-) Egyptian TV personality, novelist, writers and scholar, diagnosed before 2015.

Iride Semprini (1931-) Brazilian comedian, diagnosed around 2017.

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Saw a short interview of film director Aku Louhimies today...

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Looked very odd and thin IMO. He had cancer around ten years ago, I wonder if it's now back.

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If your gran ever went on a summer holiday to Spain and came back with a straw hat, a stuffed donkey, and singing some really cheesey but scarily catchy number, and knew all the dance moves that went with it, then chances are she'd been listening to Georgie Dann. He finally boogied off the stage on 3rd November, but not without leaving us with some absolute classics, such as Una Paloma Blanca

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoQLowFKgpQ

 

Kumbo

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4oV0c8WgwY

 

and El Bimbo

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RUcYmaEUPA

 

Medallion makers everywhere are in mourning.

 

https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2021/11/03/georgie-dann-spains-king-of-the-cheesy-summer-pop-song-dies-aged-81/

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On 10/12/2017 at 03:35, Thatcher said:

Here is a list of surviving People's Artists of the USSR. Remarkably, they all they all tend to receive an obituary in their home country (and usually one in Russia too). Many of these, particularly the Russians, are still popular and prominent even today. After the fall of the Soviet Union they remained well connected and some went into politics themselves. You'll often see them at photoshoots with Vladimir Putin or waving Russian flags at events in support of the annexation of Crimea.

Lanovoy has died this January. But I Couldn't be arsed to announcE it

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On 01/10/2021 at 22:40, arghton said:

Recently read that the house of Finnish actress Eila Roine (1931-) is being sold. Odd news, raises questions about her health. One of the most known actors of her generation and known for being "Grandma Eila" in the children's program Pikku Kakkonen 1996-2013. h47 IMDb credits as actor from between 1951 and 2019.

 

Oldest of the four (all still alive!) children of actor Eero Roine (1904-1966), the other ones being:

Olavi Roine (1933-)

Liisa Roine (1938-) Actress, appeared in multiple movies in the 1960s and 1970s. 37 IMDb credits as actor from between 1960 and 2019.

Esko Roine (1944-) Actor, maybe more famous from his long career as a theatre actor. 77 IMDb credits as actor from between 1962 and 2021.

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Picture from 2014. From left to right: Olavi, Eila, Esko and Liisa.

https://www.is.fi/viihde/art-2000008433771.html

Celebrating her 90th birthday today. This article mentions that she's had multiple heart attacks, falls and strokes during the last years. She says that she lives in a care home in case of a new stroke/heart attack.

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Peruvian film director Óscar Catacora died this Friday after suffering a sudden health problem when he was filming his new film.
He was 34 years old.
Catacora directed the film "Wiñaypacha".
This film was chosen to represent Peru at the Oscars as the best foreign film.
The Peruvian film is currently available on the Netflix platform:
https://www.cinematropical.com/cinema-tropical/peruvian-director-scar-catacora-dies-at-34

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"Devastated does not even begin to describe how we feel."

Maybe try and come up with something that's less of a cliché then.  Let me suggest a few alternatives:

Heartbroken, grief-stricken, inconsolable, desolate, forlorn, sorrowful, distraught .....

Plenty more where those came from.

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On 28/11/2021 at 16:41, Toast said:

"Devastated does not even begin to describe how we feel."

Maybe try and come up with something that's less of a cliché then.  Let me suggest a few alternatives:

Heartbroken, grief-stricken, inconsolable, desolate, forlorn, sorrowful, distraught .....

Plenty more where those came from.


We can assume at least one of your suggestions were at the head of David’s list and only after that/them did he include ‘devastated’.  

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