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9 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:

Ruth Dayan (wiki), Israeli businesswoman who founded the fashion house Maskit (wiki), dead one month shy of her 104th birthday.

Also the first wife of Israeli general and Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan (1915–1981).

Obit chances? Probably 75%. Unpicked in the DDP surprisingly, and yet the centenarian teams have picked loads of obscure names who will never obit. :rolleyes:

 

One of the great "how the fuck are they still alive?" names of the last decade. Would have assumed picked by someone tbh! And I can see why - dropped by One Century is Enough Madam after 3 consecutive years!

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39 minutes ago, msc said:

 

One of the great "how the fuck are they still alive?" names of the last decade. Would have assumed picked by someone tbh! And I can see why - dropped by One Century is Enough Madam after 3 consecutive years!


Just checked, only four 1917 picks in the DDP this year:

Sinclair Hood (already dead, still think he'll obit later)
Marsha Hunt (dead cert obit)
Francis Jackson (almost dead cert obit)
Art Rupe (probably obit)

Kenneth Mayhew and Song Ping are unfortunate omissions. Both strong chances of an obit. Possibly Whang-od too (she has received BBC and Yahoo UK coverage before).

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Not really sure where to put this, but thought it was worth dumping on DL somewhere as there are a few "oh yeah, him/her" or "never heard of them before but they'd get a QO for sure" types on this...

Here are the oldest living people with profile entries on the prestigious website Who's Who. In other words, anybody who is anybody in British "high society", plus a few global figures who have had some kind of official link with the UK at the same level. I've linked Wiki pages for those who have them:

Alexander Henry Hermann b. 1917 / Diplomat
Francis Jackson CBE b. 1917 / Organist and Master of the Music, York Minster, 1946–1982
Karl-Günther von Hase b. 1917 / German Ambassador to the UK, 1970–1977

Dame Frances Campbell-Preston b. 1918 / Lady-in-waiting to the Queen Mother, 1965–2002
Sir Lloyd Geering CBE b. 1918 / New Zealand theologian
His Honour John David Hayman BEM b. 1918 / Circuit judge
Prof. Brenda Milner b. 1918 / Neuropsychologist / 2021 DDP unique pick
Joyce Reynolds b. 1918 / Classicist / 2021 DDP unique pick

Stanley James Clayton b. 1919 / Town Clerk of the City of London, 1974–1982
Emmanuel Evans-Anfom b. 1919 / Commissioner for Education and Culture in Ghana, 1978–1988
9th Viscount Falmouth b. 1919 / Hereditary peer and landowner, Member of the House of Lords, 1962–1999
Captain Alwyne Farquharson MC b. 1919 / Chief of Clan Farquharson and Scotland's oldest clan chief
Prof. James Lovelock CBE b. 1919 / Independent scientist known for coining the Gaia hypothesis / 2021 DDP pick
Sir Humphrey Moon, 7th Baronet b. 1919 / Aristocrat
Leslie Reid b. 1919 / Diplomat
William Good Robinson b. 1919 / Deputy Secretary, Department of the Civil Service, Northern Ireland, 1978–1980
Victor Ross b. 1919 / Chairman of Reader's Digest, 1978–1984
George Girdwood Stewart MC b. 1919 / Decorated veteran and Cairngorms conservationist


Diana Armfield b. 1920 / Artist / 2021 DDP unique pick
Colin Hinton Curtis b. 1920 / Chairman of the Metropolitan Public Abattoir Board, 1971–1981
John Cruickshank VC b. 1920 / Last living VC recipient from World War II / 2021 DDP pick
Prof. James Dannatt b. 1920 / Architect
Sir Patrick Duffy b. 1920 / MP, 1963–1966, 1970–1992
Edmond H. Fischer b. 1920 / American biochemist, Nobel laureate (1992)
Martin Philip Lam b. 1920 / Government official
Prof. Ian MacGillivray b. 1920 / Doctor, Dean of Medical Faculty, University of Aberdeen, 1976–1979
Sir Gerrard Charles Peat b. 1920 / Chartered accountant, Partner, Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.
Prof. C. R. Rao b. 1920 / Indian-American mathematician and statistician / 2021 DDP unique pick
21st Lord Saye and Sele b. 1920 / Hereditary peer and British Army officer, Member of the House of Lords, 1968–1999
George Shultz b. 1920 / U.S. Secretary of State, 1982–1989, of the Treasury, 1972–1974 and of Labor, 1969–1970 / 2021 DDP pick
Dr. Louis Siminovitch b. 1920 / Canadian molecular biologist
Robert Steel b. 1920 / Secretary General, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 1968–1985
Edward Toms b. 1920 / SAS veteran turned arts proprietor

Kenneth Barnett b. 1921 / Deputy Secretary, Department of the Environment, 1976–1980
Jens Christensen b. 1921 / Danish diplomat
Prof. Desmond Donovan b. 1921 / Head of Department of Geology, University College London, 1966–1982
Sir Michael A. Epstein CBE b. 1921 / Pathologist, co-discoverer of the Epstein–Barr virus / 2021 DDP unique pick
Prof. Herbert Gutfreund b. 1921 / Biochemist
Rev. Bernard Hall b. 1921 / Director, Society of Jesus, 2001–2004
Sir Archie Lamb b. 1921 / British Ambassador to Norway, 1978–1980 and Kuwait, 1974–1977
Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow b. 1921 / Senegalese educator, Director-General of UNESCO, 1974–1987
Wallace John Mackenzie OBE b. 1921 / Director, Slough Estates, 1972–1991
Dennis Moorcraft b. 1921 / Under-Secretary, Inland Revenue, 1975–1981
Prof. Walter Murgatroyd b. 1921 / Professor of Thermal Power
Norman Thomas b. 1921 / HM Chief Inspector of Schools, 1973–1981
Geoffrey Graydon Tibbs OBE b. 1921 / Secretary of the Royal College of Physicians, 1968–1986
Sir Simon Towneley b. 1921 / Author and Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, 1976–1997
Albert Frederick Wallace CBE b. 1921 / Controller of Manpower, Greater London Council, 1978–1982

Not the most interesting list of people, granted, but worth posting. 90% of the people on Who's Who seem to get QOs between the Telegraph, the Guardian and the Times, even when there's next to zero info available online about them before their death.

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Henryk Kozubski, Polish painter and social activist (and also the country's third oldest man), dead at 109.

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German sociologist, philosopher and university professor Hans Albert, one of the strong critics of the continental hermeneutic tradition (Martin Heidegger and Hans-Georg Gadamer), has joined the Club today.:birthday:

 

https://www.forschung-und-lehre.de/zeitfragen/hans-albert-feiert-100-geburtstag-3465/

 

He is a critical rationalist. His works (I read the "Analysis and critics of the religion") do uncover "undiscovered premises as well as new and often fatal consequences" in several worldviews or topics.

 

I would give a lot to know what he thinks about Deathlist.

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Oft mentioned centenarian S Prestley Blake is dead at 106

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8 hours ago, Joey Russ said:

Oft mentioned centenarian S Prestley Blake is dead at 106

Interesting how they (He and his brother Curtis who died in 2019 at age 102) founded the Friendly's ice cream chain in 1935 during the great depression.

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He is dead 86 years after founding his chain. Now that's pretty ancient.

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1 hour ago, drol said:

He is dead 86 years after founding his chain. Now that's pretty ancient.

Must be Bob Dole's secret potion that ice cream.:D.

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The Reaper got a scoop of Blake to go.

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On 20/08/2020 at 00:37, arghton said:

Here's an interesting centenarian, but there isn't a lot about him in the english wikipedia.

https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paavo_V._Suominen

Founded "Huurre" in 1946. It became the largest producer of cold storages in the 80s. Suominen "retired" in 1986 and soon after, because of an economic depression the company was sold to an English bank. He's a millionaire freemason known for sometimes giving donations to schools.

Suominen is known in Finland but probably only few know his name outside of the country.

A few months ago celebrated his 100th birthday. He has once told a newspaper that he wouldn't be alive without a pacemaker he got at age 85 in America.

https://twitter.com/IlmariSjoblom/status/1227683656174645248

Here's a new picture of him. I wonder how long he'll live, his wife is in a nursing home but apparently he still lives in his home. He's a living relic.

 

101 two days ago. No new pictures anywhere.

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Mina Hehn, German senior home resident, has "celebrated" her 108th birthday today:

 

https://www.svz.de/deutschland-welt/kultur/108-geburtstag-oma-mina-muss-auf-party-verzichten-id31266207.html

 

Due to the Corona-restrictions, she was not allowed to invite more than one guest - her octogenarian-daughter got the ticket. Positively thinking, she plans for her 109th birthday next year.

 

Whether she is afraid of dying? "A bit, yes. It's something uncertain. But let's wait and see, I'll tell you then."

 

Just in case one of my 99ers will not turn 100: Is she a valid sub for the Centenarian Dead Pool?

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S. Prestley Blake... I note from his obituaries that there were 4 siblings:

Hollis (1918–1920),
Curtis (1917–2019),
Stewart (1914–2021),
and a sister Betsy (married surname Melvin, born 1922 so turning 99 this year) <--- she's a noted author and photographer. A potential for supercentenarian age with those genes?

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So Cauchetier, Ferlinghetti and Bonnet all died on the 22th : a bad Day for 101 yo artistic male figures...

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18 hours ago, chilean way said:

Raymond Cauchetier, french photographer dead at 101 according this https://www.raymond-cauchetier.com/ (in french)

 

Edit: Le Figaro Obit

Another January 1920 born dead. Obviously only Western ones, Trevor Dannatt and him in quick succession. I expect Gottfried Bohm to be the next one. Out of them only David Musuguri, Charles Njonjo, Henry Hu will be left. Stefan Zywotko survived COVID in December, but that weakened him a lot. Theodore Geballe seems just a random guy.

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On 19/01/2021 at 18:17, drol said:

Here's a list of them, just to see how many will be dead in a year:


*snip*

26)Osman Nuhu Sharubutu (1919). Ghana.
*snip*

 

How many of them will be dead in a year? 4 or 5?


Sharubutu in the news again. Ghana has been considering the legalisation of homosexual relations between consenting adults.

Unsurprisingly he's been pressuring the Ghanaian Government to uphold the criminal code which forbids it.

Seems to be pretty active still for someone who is (allegedly) 102 in 2 months.

Conducting sermons with his surgical face mask on. My sister has COVID at the moment. I'll go ask if she fancies a wee trip to Ghana for "essential travel purposes". :D
 

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