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On 24/06/2022 at 20:48, Ulitzer95 said:

If anyone wants a challenge...

A list of names from my Wikipedia watchlist, who have had their pages edited with a death date/year at some point but it's been reverted back because it wasn't supported by a reliable source. If anyone comes across sources for these deaths, let me know and I'll kill them off properly on Wiki ;) 

b. 1914: 
Hans Sommer (German S.S. officer during WWII) POSSIBLY DIED 31 OCTOBER 1987

b. 1916

Alexandra Tillson Filer (American metallurgist and collector) POSSIBLY DIED 4 JANUARY 2015
James Arthur Ewing (American politician; Gov. of American Samoa) POSSIBLY DIED 1991

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James Arthur Ewing was living in Italy by 1961. Probably died there.

Someone really must find a way of accessing the Italian death records. It would resolve so many of these limbo names.

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16 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


James Arthur Ewing was living in Italy by 1961. Probably died there.

Someone really must find a way of accessing the Italian death records. It would resolve so many of these limbo names.

 

There is - or was - a way of doing it via tax records. But you would have to know what tax district they lived in to do the search.

It was the only way we found the death of an old Italian racing driver as we knew where he lived.

The website is https://agenziaentrate.gov.it/portale/web/english but I can't see anything linking to a search function any more.

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1 hour ago, Gisooo said:

Does English film director Gerry O'Hara (Wiki) appeared in GRO index?


Nope.

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Does anyone know if Gina Carroll (sang Shadows of Paris from A Shot in The Dark-1964), is still alive or her birth date? Information seems to be unusually scarce on her. She must be in her eighties now, if she is still alive.

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So here's one...

 

Just reading about the infamous Thurston County ritual abuse case (basically, guy got convicted of raping his own daughters but it's cited as a massive miscarriage of justice based on false memories etc.)

 

Paul Ingram was 57 when released in 2003, anyone know if he's still breathing? The world isn't short of Paul Ingrams and you can understand this guy preferring a low profile in the last 20 years.

 

Link: https://culteducation.com/group/1255-false-memories/6514-man-in-notorious-sex-case-finishes-term.html

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10 hours ago, The Daredevil said:

Does anyone know if Gina Carroll (sang Shadows of Paris from A Shot in The Dark-1964), is still alive or her birth date? Information seems to be unusually scarce on her. She must be in her eighties now, if she is still alive.


I reckon she could very well be alive, but if she does die we likely won't find out.

Next to nothing on social media or Google about her. My last resort was using the British Newspaper Archive, and there were a few interesting results. She made the front page of The Mirror in 1964 after landing the gig with Henry Mancini. All it says is that she was then living in a flat in Paddington but was due to move to the States.

The other results are from local publications in Torquay, Devon from 1958. They simply she's quite young (probably ~18-20?) and refer to her as being a soprano. Likely she was from Devon originally.

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1 hour ago, maryportfuncity said:

So here's one...

 

Just reading about the infamous Thurston County ritual abuse case (basically, guy got convicted of raping his own daughters but it's cited as a massive miscarriage of justice based on false memories etc.)

 

Paul Ingram was 57 when released in 2003, anyone know if he's still breathing? The world isn't short of Paul Ingrams and you can understand this guy preferring a low profile in the last 20 years.

 

Link: https://culteducation.com/group/1255-false-memories/6514-man-in-notorious-sex-case-finishes-term.html


Paul R. Ingram, born July 1945.

Moved from Olympia, Washington to Reedsport in the neighbouring state of Oregon in 1998. Was still living there in 2020 according to the most recent records I can find.

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20 minutes ago, Gisooo said:

Does anyone have any idea what happened to American actress and model Roxanne (Wiki), born March 20, 1928, known also as Dolores Rosedale

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2174856/

 

Dolores Rosedale pictures and photos 


I don't know but according to the Minnesota birth records, she was born March 20, 1929, so Wikipedia and IMDb are a year out.

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On 15/03/2021 at 22:44, Ulitzer95 said:

*snip*
8) Robert Brown (IMDb) actor – American, and not to be confused with the deceased actor of the same who played M in the James Bond franchise. Starred in the original Star Trek series and best known for playing the title role in TV's Primus. Still signing fan mail as of October 2020.
*snip*


Robert Brown's Wiki has been edited to say that he died in Ojai, California on September 19, 2022 (aged 95).

Can anyone find any confirmation of this?

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2 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:

Robert Brown's Wiki has been edited to say that he died in Ojai, California on September 19, 2022 (aged 95).

 Can anyone find any confirmation of this?

 

 

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Is British stage actor Phillip Guard (Wiki) still living in GRO?

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3 hours ago, Gisooo said:

Is British stage actor Phillip Guard (Wiki) still living in GRO?


Born Philip John Guard in Rochford, Essex in 1928.

Last acting credit was in 1964. He doesn't appear in the GRO Index so he didn't die in the UK up until 2021. He doesn't appear in 192 People either so isn't resident in the UK.

A search on Ancestry pulls up his fate – emigrated to Italy. "Philip John Guard" is listed in the 2003, 2005, 2010 and 2011 Italian Phone Book Indexes. He was based in Casola, Lunigiana.

The Italian Phone Book Indexes from 2012 onwards are not available on Ancestry, so he could still be living there, though statistically more likely he's dead ofc.

Edit: His ex wife's Guardian obit from May 2012 mentions that he survived her.

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1 minute ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Born Philip John Guard in Rochford, Essex in 1928.

Last acting credit was in 1964. He doesn't appear in the GRO Index so he didn't die in the UK up until 2021. He doesn't appear in 192 People either so isn't resident in the UK.

A search on Ancestry pulls up his fate – emigrated to Italy. "Philip John Guard" is listed in the 2003, 2005, 2010 and 2011 Italian Phone Book Indexes. He was based in Casola, Lunigiana.

The Italian Phone Book Indexes from 2012 onwards are not available on Ancestry, so he could still be living there, though statistically more likely he's dead ofc.

That's not far from my reach! I could ask to someone from the borough.

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Does anyone know about the current status of American actor Edward Marcus, who starred in The Destructors (1974) and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977). He apparently retired in 2003, but I can’t find anything after that. He was probably born around 1940, so it’s possible he’s still alive and in his early eighties. 

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On 29/09/2022 at 17:23, Ulitzer95 said:


Robert Brown's Wiki has been edited to say that he died in Ojai, California on September 19, 2022 (aged 95).

Can anyone find any confirmation of this?

Robert Brown Hollywood Reporter: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/robert-brown-dead-here-come-the-brides-1235231988/

 

Scavvy Hunt hit @Bibliogryphon.

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On 25/08/2022 at 15:59, tracy said:

 

Now marked (perhaps recently?) as deceased on Searchpeoplefree.

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I buy it. Fan mail seems to have gone cold for the past three years, and that's a fair amount of time to be alive and inactive when you're in your mid-90s. Also, SPF doesn't mark people as dead willy nilly.

 

Only problem is, of course, that there's no death date, which is more than a little annoying for someone who has a Wikipedia page.

The link now says “Deceased in 2019 at 95”. So it would have to be from October through December of that year.

 

Seems legit.

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On 25/08/2022 at 21:59, tracy said:

 

Now marked (perhaps recently?) as deceased on Searchpeoplefree.

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I buy it. Fan mail seems to have gone cold for the past three years, and that's a fair amount of time to be alive and inactive when you're in your mid-90s. Also, SPF doesn't mark people as dead willy nilly.

 

Only problem is, of course, that there's no death date, which is more than a little annoying for someone who has a Wikipedia page.

 

Yes, unfortunately she passed off radar

And now it's updated in Accurint, she died on Sep 24, 2019 in LA

 

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Alguém sabe sobre Rufino Roadel, supercentenário filipino?

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34 minutes ago, Summer in Transylvania said:

Could this be the same Sidney L. Jaffe who was notably kidnapped in 1981?

 

Wikipedia still considers him alive, but the birthdate is close, and the one on his page is only an approximation. 


It's definitely him.

The same record on Ancestry gives a middle name of Leonard, says he was born in NY and various corresponding records detail his army service during WWII.

This newspaper cutting from 1983 gives a lot of details about him, including army service, where he came from and his middle name, and they all match perfectly.

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I see there's occasional mention on Twitter and an updated Wiki that Ian Frederick Rossiter aka Owen If, the drummer with Stereo MCs, died in July 2022.

 

Anything more substantial? Nowt on the Forum afaik.

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22 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

I see there's occasional mention on Twitter and an updated Wiki that Ian Frederick Rossiter aka Owen If, the drummer with Stereo MCs, died in July 2022.

 

Anything more substantial? Nowt on the Forum afaik.


Announcement on their official Facebook page here from 10th July.

You should get on Facebook @YoungWillz, you'll get yourself Connected ;) 
 

Spoiler
Owen If
With heavy hearts we have to announce the peaceful passing , after a long illness, of our friend , brother , comrade and original Stereo Mc’s Rhythm Doctor, Owen If (Ian Rossiter).
His legacy of talent , commitment and good humour will always be with us.
Peace, Love and Tears RIP
Rob, Nick and Cath

 

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27 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Announcement on their official Facebook page here from 10th July.

You should get on Facebook @YoungWillz, you'll get yourself Connected ;) 
 

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Owen If
With heavy hearts we have to announce the peaceful passing , after a long illness, of our friend , brother , comrade and original Stereo Mc’s Rhythm Doctor, Owen If (Ian Rossiter).
His legacy of talent , commitment and good humour will always be with us.
Peace, Love and Tears RIP
Rob, Nick and Cath

 

Delving a little further, a Canadian site seemed to have mentioned his death (same week as Monty Norman, notably): https://www.fyimusicnews.ca/articles/2022/07/13/obituaries-july-14-2022

 

In 1992, Connected and Step It Up were two really good dance numbers and earworms. Shame Owen If's death seems to have been largely overlooked.

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