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The 4th Crowdsource Deathlist (2019 edition)

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So we’re a quarter of the way through the year, and so far we have no hits on this list (though two near misses did occur). Do you think it’s the calm before the storm or is this not going to be a great list?

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9 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

So we’re a quarter of the way through the year, and so far we have no hits on this list (though two near misses did occur). Do you think it’s the calm before the storm or is this not going to be a great list?

This years a fucking snooze fest thats why. 

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The wrong people are dying.  Mark Hollis.  Keith Flint.  Ranking Roger.

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CS and DL voter's didn't notice The Honorable Prince Leonard of Hutt River was ripe for the picking in 2019

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So there’s finally a hit for the crowdsource list, which I’ll write up later...

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FOR AULD ANH'S SYNE

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22nd April 2019

 

Many have wondered if the Crowdsource list was heading to a grand total of 0 for the year. Indeed, many people seem to think that we are in a massive drought for celebrities this year. However, the Grim Reaper has finally answered that question with the death of former Vietnamese president Le Duc Anh, who finally brings a score to the Crowdsource list. He began his career by joining the military in 1945, where he sided with the forces in the communist North Vietnam. Slowly but surely he began to rise higher up the ranks in the military, and he eventually led the Vietnam forces in the People's Republic of Kampuchea throughout the 1980s. He later entered politics, first holding the position of Minister of Defense and then becoming Vietnam's 4th president in 1992. Though the position was mostly symbolic, that position did become more important during his tenure. He was considered the most conservative of the three leaders during his tenure. After a major stroke in 1996 (which he surprisingly lasted), he stepped down the following year. In recent years, he became a favorite of drol, who is largely responsible for his high debut appearance on the crowdsource list. And despite gaining the title of immortal, Duc ended up beating out the Duke by dying at the ripe old age of 98, once again proving that immortals don't exist in the post Clive Dunn world. Many will wonder if we'll have to wait another four months for the next hit, however, news on a few picks suggest that we won't have to wait that long...

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THE GRAND DEATH

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23rd April 2019

 

Former Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg has died aged 98 to quickly give the Crowdsource list a follow up success. He and the rest of his royal family went into exile in the United States during World War 2 because the Nazis were occupying Luxembourg at the time. You would think this would lead into more exciting adventures, but it didn't turn out to be the case for him. After the Grand Duchess Charlotte abdicated in 1964, he became the Grand Duke for almost 36 years before stepping down in 2000, being succeeded by his son Henri. The one good note is that Luxembourg was in one of it's most prosperous periods largely thanks to him and his wife's influence. He was quickly forgotten by most people due to the dullness of almost his entire life, but the Crowdsource voters did remember to put him on the list. This is his second appearance on the list, dropping down to the 43rd spot. 

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END OF A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

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13th May 2019

 

One of Hollywood's most iconic figures Doris Day has sadly died at the age of 97 to give the Crowdsource list another success. She began her career as a big band singer in 1939, and her popularity increased after recording "Sentimental Journey" with Les Brown & His Band of Renown. She later embarked on a solo career, recording over 650 songs from 1947 to 1967, and later became one of the most popular and acclaimed singers of the 20th century. Her career in film was arguably bigger than her singing career. She played the titular role in Calamity Jane, and she starred in Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much alongside Jimmy Stewart. She worked with many other leading men in her film career including Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, and James Garner, and as such she became the biggest female star of the early 1960's. She reluctantly starred in The Doris Day Show from 1968 to 1973 after her late husband Martin Melcher committed her to a television series without telling her beforehand. Her career slowed down after that, but her impact on the entertainment industry is undeniable. She survived a nasty accident in 1937, but somehow she was able to live on another 81 years after the accident (and very healthily too) until pneumonia finally caught up to her this year. This was her first appearance on the list, taking her up to the 36th spot. 

 

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Goddamn, ya can't stop us now. 20 hits by August.

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DORF ON THE STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

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14th May 2019

 

Legendary comedian and actor Tim Conway has died to give the Crowdsource list it's second back to back success. Tim Conway first rose to prominence for his role as Ensign Parker in the 1960's sitcom McHale's Navy, where he worked alongside the likes of Joe Flynn and Ernest Borgnine, the latter of which he became really good friends with. After a massive misstep with the counterculture sketch comedy Turn On, Conway perhaps had his most famous success on The Carol Burnett Show, where he went from a frequent guest on the show to a full on cast member starting with the 1975 - 1976 season. Among his most memorable roles on the show was The Oldest Man and Mr Tudball. In more recent years, he portrayed Dorf in multiple films starting with the 1987 film Dorf on Golf, and he was brought to a new generation of people where, alongside Ernest Borgnine, he portrayed Barnacle Boy in SpongeBob SquarePants. Sadly, he had dealt with dementia the past few years, and family bickering alongside with his failing health made him an obvious choice for the Crowdsource list. He debuted to the 14th spot on the list, and his death at 85 finally puts the Crowdsource list on track for a respectable score. 

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PEI IN THE SKY

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16th May 2019 

 

After missing out on Bob Hawke due to how late in the year he correctly predicted his own death, the crowdsource list gets another success in the form of Chinese American architect I. M. Pei. A modernist with significant cubist themes, he first gained recognition with his work on the National Center of Atmospheric Research in Colorado, which was completed in 1967. Afterwards, he completed many other important places in the US including the John F. Kennedy Library in Massachusetts, the Dallas City Hall, and the east building of the National Gallery of Art. In China, he designed the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong. His most famous work, however, was a glass-and-steel pyramid designed for the Louvre museum in Paris, which has now become a landmark of the city of Paris. He continued to work on projects throughout his life. He lived a pretty long life, with him dying at the ripe old age of 102. This is his first appearance on the list, sneaking in on the 45th spot, and I think those people complaining of a drought can be safely shut up now.

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THE WINDS OF DEATH

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17th May 2019 

 

When will the deluge end? American author Herman Wouk has died to give the Crowdsource list another success. He first started with joining the US navy during World War 2, and he participated in a number of invasions and won multiple battle stars. During his time in the Navy, he wrote his first novel Aurora Dawn, which was released in 1947. His breakthrough and biggest success happened to be his 1951 novel The Caine Mutinity, which was based on his wartime experiences. It won him a Pulitzer Prize and it became a best selling novel. He later had two more monumental novels released during the 1970's: The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, the latter of which Wouk said it was "the main tale I have to tell." In his final years, he seemed to be having a good time impersonating Albus Dumbledore as his health was failing. He becomes the first bedblocker to fall this year, dying at the ripe old age of 103. This was his first appearance in the top ten, jumping all the way to the 3rd spot. 

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Apologies for not putting Zeffirelli’s obit up quickly. I do not have access to a computer at this point and time, and it is difficult to write one on a mobile device for me. I will try to get it up (and any other deaths that might arise very soon) ASAP. :) 

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