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Just saw this on CNN, but U.S. House Rep. Elijah Cummings has died at the age of 68.  Apparently he died in the early morning hours at Johns Hopkins Hospital of what is being described as a "long-standing illness."  I'm sure more info will come out in the coming hours, but he had surgery in May of 2017 to repair his aortic valve.  

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5 minutes ago, MrWonderful said:

Just saw this on CNN, but U.S. House Rep. Elijah Cummings has died at the age of 68.  Apparently he died in the early morning hours at Johns Hopkins Hospital of what is being described as a "long-standing illness."  I'm sure more info will come out in the coming hours, but he had surgery in May of 2017 to repair his aortic valve.  

QO - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-elijah-cummings-dead-congressman-20639658

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Now we can start the Trump conspiracy theories.

 

Been following the US proceedings and given he was in charge of one of the most powerful Committees of Congress looking into Trump, this is a major US death.

 

Wow. Well done to the team who picked him for the DDP, looked as strong as an ox to me.

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1 hour ago, YoungWillz said:

Now we can start the Trump conspiracy theories.

 

Been following the US proceedings and given he was in charge of one of the most powerful Committees of Congress looking into Trump, this is a major US death.

 

Wow. Well done to the team who picked him for the DDP, looked as strong as an ox to me.

I just hope Donald Trump  doesn't  say anything disrespectful about him  ! 

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Cummings was House Oversight Chairman, so expect Trump to make a typical daft comment, and 8 million conspiracy theories to give you a headache.

 

That aside, Cummings will be missed in the House, especially now with impeachment processes starting.

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Just broke on CBS.  I mean just.  And @CastAway posted (WITHOUT LINK) 16 minutes ago. Name your source....or have we located one of Cummings' relatives lurking on DL?
(EDIT: He was ABSOLUTELY 2020 DDP, so a hurtful loss.  Imagine that, Elijah Cummings ruining my day once again on the way out)
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3 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Wow. Well done to the team who picked him for the DDP, looked as strong as an ox to me.

Same team also picked Alex Trebek, so clearly they've got something of a midas touch about them.

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2 hours ago, Sir Creep said:

Just broke on CBS.  I mean just.  And @CastAway posted (WITHOUT LINK) 16 minutes ago. Name your source....or have we located one of Cummings' relatives lurking on DL?
(EDIT: He was ABSOLUTELY 2020 DDP, so a hurtful loss.  Imagine that, Elijah Cummings ruining my day once again on the way out)
SC

Look at the comment chain, news was broken by @MrWonderful who references a CNN piece, with @The Old Crem providing a QO.
 

Not sure why I needed to provide another source of Cummings' death after that - the conversation had been happening for an hour plus before I got there.

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Huge loss here in the U.S.

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On 08/05/2019 at 18:57, Sir Creep said:

I should really start a Detroit thread.  Next time I will and that's that.  

Former Detroit mayoral spokesman and communications strategist Bob Berg has died following a battle with cancer. He was 76.

Berg died Wednesday at his Detroit home.  Berg served as press secretary from 1983-93 for Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young. He was executive assistant for public affairs from 1977-82 for Michigan Gov. William Milliken.

(*Hint Milliken still alive, prime DDP candidate)
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Not any more. William Milliken dead at 97.

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On 16/04/2017 at 18:03, gcreptile said:

Economic Cooperation - Erhard Eppler (born 1926) - leftist critic

 

Erhard Eppler dead, I've always wanted ot give him some more attention on here:

https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/erhard-eppler-spd-vordenker-ist-im-alter-von-92-jahren-gestorben-a-1292353.html

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On 14/10/2019 at 21:54, gcreptile said:

Former Senate president of the Philippines and prominent critic of Dictator Marcos, "Nene" Pimentel suffers from advanced lymphoma:

https://www.rappler.com/nation/242548-family-says-nene-pimentel-very-ill

And dead:

https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/10/20/former-senate-president-nene-pimentel-passes-away-at-85/

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Thomas D'Alesandro III, the mayor of Baltimore from 1967 to 1971 (as well as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's older brother), has died at 90.

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17 minutes ago, Skinny kiltrunner said:

Whatever hairs Kumar still has, I guess.

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