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17 hours ago, Sean said:

Wow didnt realise he had a son at 86.That is just selfish.

 

 

Here he is with Anna Nicole, erm sorry, Trina his missus, a full 51 years his junior

 

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23 hours ago, arghton said:

...With a woman he met while in jail.

 

Here are his five children. Oldest ones are atleast 50+, probably 60+ as he got married with his first wife in 1949.

 

Looks like the two kids on the left are considering the details of just how this child came to be and the two on the right are just thinking "Aww a baby!" :lol:

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On 26/06/2021 at 13:43, msc said:

 

Died on Thursday, according to Michael Crick. Founder of the Young Fabian Society as well as a Labour MP.


Guardian obit for Dick Leonard.

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Earliest living female heads of state and government (monarchs not included):

 

Living female heads of state/govt from before the 1990s:

1. Isabel Peron (b. 1931) President of Argentina 1974-1976, first female president.

(Violeta Chamorro (b. 1929) was a member of the Reconstruction Junta 1979-1980, later President 1990-1997)

2. Vigdis Finnbogadottir (b. 1930) President of Iceland 1980-1996, first democratically elected female president.

3. Gro Harlem Brundtland (b. 1939) Prime Minister of Norway 1981, 1986-89 and 1990-96.

(Maria Lea Pedini-Angelini (b. 1954) Captain Regent of San Marino 1981)

 

Out of these, Peron and Chamorro don't seem to be in good health. Finnbogadottir and Brundtland seem to still be active in politics. I don't know about Maria Lea Pedini-Angelini, but she's much younger than the others.

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On 08/07/2021 at 18:50, arghton said:

Earliest living female heads of state and government (monarchs not included):

 

Living female heads of state/govt from before the 1990s:

1. Isabel Peron (b. 1931) President of Argentina 1974-1976, first female president.

(Violeta Chamorro (b. 1929) was a member of the Reconstruction Junta 1979-1980, later President 1990-1997)

2. Vigdis Finnbogadottir (b. 1930) President of Iceland 1980-1996, first democratically elected female president.

3. Gro Harlem Brundtland (b. 1939) Prime Minister of Norway 1981, 1986-89 and 1990-96.

(Maria Lea Pedini-Angelini (b. 1954) Captain Regent of San Marino 1981)

 

Out of these, Peron and Chamorro don't seem to be in good health. Finnbogadottir and Brundtland seem to still be active in politics. I don't know about Maria Lea Pedini-Angelini, but she's much younger than the others.

Often forget Peron is still alive. Should be a Deathlist 2022 candidate if she makes it. 

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On 15/07/2020 at 10:31, gcreptile said:

In the context of the death of Toke Talagi... there are three octogenarian ex-Premiers of pacific island nation Niue - Young Vivian, Frank Lui and Sani Lakatani.

 

Frank Fakaotimanava Lui dies, aged 85.

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Mahathir Mohammad, notorious former Malaysian nonagenarian Prime Minister turned 96 a day ago. In a really good shape apparently mentally and physically.

 

 

Some Malaysian political figures who could be or are in worse shape:

 

Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali (b. 1925) Mahathir's wife, looks around ten years older than her husband.

Sirajuddin of Perlis (b. 1943) Malaysia's king 2001-2006. Looks a bit like the late King of Tonga George Tupou V, fat and walks with a cane.

Abdullah Badawi (b. 1939) Malaysia Prime Minister 2003-2009, hasn't looked great for a while. Subject of a death hoax a while ago.

Muhyiddin Yassin (b. 1947) The cherry on top of the cake. Malaysia's current Prime Minister since Mahathir's resignation in March 2020. Yassin was diagnosed with early-stage pancreatic cancer in 2018 and it was treated with chemo, hospitalized at the end of last month with diarrhea and was in hospital for atleast five days.

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On 07/07/2021 at 02:26, Perhaps said:

Edwin Edwards has entered hospice care, although he insists it's not because he's at death's door.

 

https://www.wral.com/former-louisiana-gov-edwin-edwards-in-hospice-care/19759542/

 

DEAD

50th Governor of Louisiana for four terms who was in a Federal Prison from 2002 to 2011 following his conviction on racketeering charges, died at 93 years.

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I've always found Edwards a strangely fascinating character, in good ways and bad. Despite it being common knowledge he was a crook long before he went away for it, he seemed to keep succeeding because he was somehow still able to convey (whether accurately or inaccurately) that he was a highly dedicated and driven leader who did good things for his state (though the main reason he was able to get re-elected as governor in 1991 was because his opponent was David Duke).

 

Edwards was also famous for all of his one-liners, though like with many people famous for that, I'm guessing the further back in time you go with them the less you can actually prove which ones he actually said. 

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On 17/06/2021 at 01:34, arghton said:

Another Jyrki Kasvi update:

 

https://puheenvuoro.uusisuomi.fi/jyrkikasvi/nena-maha-letkun-arvoinen-uutinen/

Apparently a part of his small intestine slipped outside through a hernia or something (???)

His liver metastasis has shrinked, meaning that the experimental medicines are working. He has passed his life expectancy by atleast a month and it's nearly six months since he entered hospice care. Seems like he wants to spend one last summer on his summer cottage.

https://puheenvuoro.uusisuomi.fi/jyrkikasvi/mokkielamaa-muistojen-aarella/

 

Jyrki Kasvi update, from blog post four days ago:

Says that his cancer is being monitored "all the time". He's on his summer cottage but there's a hospital 7.5 kilometres (4.6 miles) from the cottage.

Mentions that the experimental meds he now uses won't likely be any use in fighting the tumor spread in the future and he'll switch to new experimental meds hoping to live longer. Writing an autobiography.

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Of course it isn't Tarar or Musharraf. Yawn.

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10 minutes ago, alt obits guy said:

Jerry Lewis, a Republican member of the House of Representatives who was first elected to Congress in 1978 and served through 2013, representing various California districts, has died. He was 86.

 

Was he funny?

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16 hours ago, Gooseberry Crumble said:

https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/19442476.shock-death-former-councillor/

 

Shock in the Labour Party in Warrington after former Councillor Billy Lines Rowlands has died suddenly aged just 37.

 

16 hours ago, Gooseberry Crumble said:

https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/hammersmith--fulhams-longest-serving-21061735

 

A by election has been triggered in Hammersmith and Fulham  after it's longest serving councillor   Labours Colin Aherne  died aged 77 from a heart attack. 

 

 

Yes, technically they are/were politicians, but will these mean anything to anybody outside of their immediate political circles?  Can we stick to more Caroline Aherne, rather than Colin Aherne?

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14 hours ago, Daniel-San said:

 

Was he funny?

A laff riot

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8 minutes ago, arghton said:

https://unb.com.bd/category/bangladesh/ex-mp-khurram-khan-dies-of-covid-19/75739

Chowdhury dead, but it isn't Badruddoza, it's longtime parliament member Khurram Khan.

You know "Chowdhury" is like "Smith" in Bangladesh...

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