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On 08/07/2019 at 16:10, drol said:

11 days later...

 

1)Andrea Camilleri: condition unchanged. Nothing has been released about him.

2)Gigi Simoni: condition unchanged. Nothing has been released about him.

3)Balbir Singh: still at Chandigarh PGI, but recovering and expected to be discharged very soon, according to his daughter.

3)Ershad: now breathing on his own and "well" according to his brother. Full recovery expected.

5)Beji Caid Essebsi: discharged from hospital and resumed his duties. Really had nothing to worry about.

6)Sir Everton Weekes: was never in critical conditions and only suffered a "minor" heart attack and fully recovered.

7)Zaheen Tahira: Taken off life support and shifted to a regular ward from ICU, now expected to make a full recovery.

 

Fuck you, medical science.

Only 3 going strong now

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It may be only an impression, but IMHO Balbir is not doing too well at the moment. His daughter usually answers to every well-wisher on FB, while she didn't answer to any comment on the last post, which contained a 2017 interview of Balbir. The post started with "BALBIRS MAY COME & BALBIRS WILL GO...".

 

Simoni is still in ICU and probably on life support. Weekes seems to be the only one who really recovered, but you never know...

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Although Herman Zapf (1918-2015) a famous German type designer and calligrapher died 4 years ago, his widow who was also born in 1918 is still alive.

Zapf created fonts such as Palatino (favoured by the writer Dean Koontz), Optima & Zaphifo (!); his widow Gudrun Zapf von Hesse (born on January 2nd 1918) is an equally famous typographer & calligrapher.

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On 22/06/2019 at 12:41, gcreptile said:

Harry Mockett, 20, an up-and-coming UK musician, was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year, but overcame it for now and has just released his first EP (straight to the BBC Introducing playlist):

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/people/northampton-singer-is-hoping-for-big-break-a-year-after-brain-tumour-diagnosis-1-8967727

 

Could he become the Billy Clayton of 2020?

Now Harry Mockett makes the jump to the BBC...

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-northamptonshire-49098743/my-guitar-helped-me-recover-from-a-brain-tumour

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On 16/05/2019 at 10:11, DevonDeathTrip said:

I've been following the trial of Carl Beech, aka 'Nick', this week and note that the former head of the armed forces, Lord Bramall, 95, who was falsely accused by Beech of being part of a gang of sadistic child abusers, will not be giving evidence due to his declining health and frailty.  

 

As an aside, if Beech is found guilty, the chances of him topping himself might be fairly high.

 

Lord Bramall's victim impact statement was read in court by his solicitor at Carl Beech's sentencing today.

 

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His statement was made before the trial because he was not sure that he would live long enough to see Beech convicted. 

 

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Newsround and Country File legend John Craven on The One Show right now. 

 

79 next month. He’s definitely looked better...

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Former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent (1989-1992), now 81, wrote an op-ed that was published on July 19 in which he discusses his leukemia diagnosis and how he's basically in his dying days.  If he makes it to 2020, seems like a great pick.  

 

https://t.co/2Cjad2w5mV

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Watched the Mockumentary   "Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein" on Netflix, and the prolific charecter  actor Michael Lerner looks pretty rough

 

 

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Happy 93rd birthday to the legend that is Tony Bennett. Sorry was not sure of the correct thread where to post this. 

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6 hours ago, Steve said:

Happy 93rd birthday to the legend that is Tony Bennett. Sorry was not sure of the correct thread where to post this. 

 

I think his thread would’ve been a better choice. 

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2 hours ago, gcreptile said:

Australian MP Ian Goodenough has a degenerative chronic disease and is on dialysis. He requires weekly care now but stays active:

https://thewest.com.au/politics/federal-mp-ian-goodenoughs-secret-25-year-battle-with-chronic-illness-ng-b881279676z

 

Good enough?

 

 

Hmmm - Deathraceable assuming he makes it that far. DDP q/o chances are marginal, right?

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4 minutes ago, maryportfuncity said:

 

 

Hmmm - Deathraceable assuming he makes it that far. DDP q/o chances are marginal, right?

I’d think it’s fairly likely he gets a DDP QO since he’s an Australian 

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51 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

I’d think it’s fairly likely he gets a DDP QO since he’s an Australian 

 

Tell that to Cocksy

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1 minute ago, Banana said:

 

Tell that to Cocksy

The New Zealander?

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Just now, YoungWillz said:

The New Zealander?

 

Tomato, tomato

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On 08/07/2019 at 05:07, drol said:

Hospitalised fro ultra-minor ailments (a swollen toe). Probably no one out of your list will die in 2019.

 

YOU WERE SAYING?????????

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3 hours ago, Banana said:

 

YOU WERE SAYING?????????

Finally a jinx which worked!

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We do have a bit of a drolean wipe-out this year. Maybe it's all building up to a Mugabe death at Christmas.

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Dawn Lee - Korean beauty vlogger - has amassed a following around four million since going public with her cancer battle. Obviously, she's allowing form studying thereby saving us half the work: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-49208131/beauty-vlogger-dawn-lee-on-why-she-s-sharing-her-cancer-journey

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9 hours ago, maryportfuncity said:

Dawn Lee - Korean beauty vlogger - has amassed a following around four million since going public with her cancer battle. Obviously, she's allowing form studying thereby saving us half the work: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-49208131/beauty-vlogger-dawn-lee-on-why-she-s-sharing-her-cancer-journey

A "journey" with an unclear destination. I only travel knowing where I'm going to.

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1 hour ago, gcreptile said:

A "journey" with an unclear destination. I only travel knowing where I'm going to.

 

Indeed - mind, there's nowt like a serious case of cancer for fucking with that approach to travel

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