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Radio 2 DJ Johnnie Walker in need of heart op.

 

Given his cancer back along, and the excesses of the 60s/70s could be one to watch??

 

 

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2 minutes ago, philheybrookbay said:

Radio 2 DJ Johnnie Walker in need of heart op.

 

Given his cancer back along, and the excesses of the 60s/70s could be one to watch??

 

 

Thanks for the update.

 

This would be the perfect time for the team to amend the title of this thread so we can follow his progress (if there is any) there:

 

 

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More like ideas for February 2019...

 

Thích Nhất Hạnh (b. 1926) - Vietnamese Buddhist monk, author, and peace activist. = Rad's words last year.

 

Mindfulness doyen* Hanh is now near the end of a long battle with failing health.

 

 

*B)

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He suffered an incapacitating stroke in 2014 and was never able to walk or speak anymore.  I know only four people who have survived a serious stroke after 88: Hanh, Violeta Chamorro, Tin Oo and the inimitable general Anh.

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11 minutes ago, msc said:

More like ideas for February 2019...

 

Thích Nhất Hạnh (b. 1926) - Vietnamese Buddhist monk, author, and peace activist. = Rad's words last year.

 

Mindfulness doyen* Hanh is now near the end of a long battle with failing health.

 

 

*B)

Reports just denied. Receiving therapy and not dying at all (that's Asian mentality, you should know...)

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52 minutes ago, msc said:

More like ideas for February 2019...

 

Thích Nhất Hạnh (b. 1926) - Vietnamese Buddhist monk, author, and peace activist. = Rad's words last year.

 

Mindfulness doyen* Hanh is now near the end of a long battle with failing health.

 

 

*B)

 

I live in Scotland. We have a lot of Thích Nhâts here.

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I have been doing some more thinking about potential names:

From the world of British politics:

Lord Robert Armstrong (ex UK Cabinet Secretary) [91] (age at time of writing)

Lady Marcia Falkender (former advisor to PM Harold Wilson) [86]

Joe Haines [90]

Bernard Ingham (Thatcher's press secretary) [86]

Lord Norman Tebbit (Thatcher cabinet minister) [84]

Lord Kenneth Baker (Ditto) [84]

Lord Nigel Lawson (Chancellor of the Exchequer) [86]

Other:

Sir Lenox Hewitt (Australian senior public servant, father of Blair cabinet minister Patricia Hewitt) [now 101]

Tom Hughes, QC (Australian attorney general in the Gorton government) [95]

 

In light of June Whitfield's demise in Dec. 2018, it occurs to me that it may, sadly, be time to consider some British theatrical dames- (I have already mentioned Angela Lansbury and Joan Plowright):

Patricia Routledge [89]

The 1934 crowd

Judi Dench

Maggie Smith

Eileen Atkins

 

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I have been doing some more thinking about potential names:

From the world of British politics:

Lord Robert Armstrong (ex UK Cabinet Secretary)

Lady Marcia Falkender (former advisor to PM Harold Wilson) [86]

Joe Haines [90]

Bernard Ingham (Thatcher's press secretary) [86]

Lord Norman Tebbit (Thatcher cabinet minister) [84

Lord Kenneth Baker (Ditto) [84]

Lord Nigel Lawson (Chancellor of the Exchequer)

Other:

Sir Lenox Hewitt (Australian senior public servant, father of Blair cabinet minister Patricia Hewitt) [now 101]

Tom Hughes (Australian attorney general in the Gorton government) [95]

 

By 2020 it may, sadly, be time to consider some British theatrical dames:

Patricia Routledge

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, maryportfuncity said:

A.E. Hotchner - friend of - amongst others - Hemingway is still amongst us. Aged 101

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._E._Hotchner

 

A Hemmingway would have to pen his obit for a QO to come out of it.

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3 minutes ago, John Robinson said:

Christopher Plummer might be one to consider for 2020 as he does turn 90 this year.

So you’re saying we should consider all 90-year olds?  I guess start a list then....

 

Plummer, Christopher

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I'm only saying that he's getting up to an advanced age and he's turning 90 in December.

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On 06/01/2019 at 02:07, Ulitzer95 said:

Chemist Stewart Adams OBE, inventor of ibu. profen., turns 97 in 2020.

 

Don’t think he’s ever been mentioned here before despite his significance.

 

EDIT: I notice ibu.profen. is a banned word on here so spaced it out to avoid censorship.

 

Never mind. Dead at 95.

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Each year I cross reference my long list with the DDP selections and I produce a list of the top 20 picks that have never appeared on the DDP within the last six years.

 

  1. Antonia Fraser – Writer (b.1932)
  2. Shirley Conran - Writer (b.1932)
  3. Michael Frayn – Writer (b.1933)
  4. Sheila Steafel - Actress (b.1935)
  5. Gary Player - Golfer (b.1935)
  6. Michael Eavis - Farmer (b.1935)
  7. Jan Pienkowski - Illustrator (b.1936)
  8. Robert MacLennan – Politician (b.1936)
  9. Silvia Kay - Actress (b.1936)
  10. Carl Davis – Composer (b.1936)
  11. Tom Stoppard – Playwright (b.1937)
  12. Terry Dicks  - Politician (b.1937)
  13. Freddie Davies – Comedian (b.1937)
  14. Anne Stallybrass – Actress (b.1938)
  15. Harvey Smith – Show Jumper (b.1928)
  16. P J Proby – Singer (b.1938)
  17. Helen Oxenbury – Illustrator (b.1938)
  18. Larry Niven – Writer (b.1938)
  19. Eleanor Bron – Actress (b.1938)
  20. Ralph Bakshi – Director (b.1938)

 

 

 

 

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The Lord Of All Indoors  Slavisa Zungul will be 65 in 2020,but his Liver will be about 95

 

One to keep an eye one

 

 

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Edie McLurg, most notable for playing Rooney’s secretary in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, is battling dementia

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3 minutes ago, ajlposh said:

Edie McLurg, most notable for playing Rooney’s secretary in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, is battling dementia

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

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Who decides the people on the Deathlist actually, and why can only 25 of them come back next year again?

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3 hours ago, Putin said:

Who decides the people on the Deathlist ?

 

There is a comittee who get together and decide the 50 names on the list

 

3 hours ago, Putin said:

Why can only 25 of them come back next year again?

 

There has to be rules, and this was one of the rules that was decide upon

 

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2 hours ago, Wee Jum said:

 

There is a comittee who get together and decide the 50 names on the list

 

 

There has to be rules, and this was one of the rules that was decide upon

 


Yes, a bit terse but sometimes we have to state the obvious.
Something that isn't so obvious is that I -- Sir C -- am solely responsible for deciding who will be on the DL's Selection Committee year to year, though turnover is seldom if not rare.  I also decide who will sit on the Rules Committee and the same can be said for that.
SC

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Willie Nelson

John Williams

Rosalynn Carter

Marsha Hunt

Fay McKenzie

 

This are some names I hope for Deathlist 2020

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Surprisingly has never been mentioned on this forum...

 

James Cross, the British diplomat who was kidnapped by the FLQ during the October Crisis of 1970 is still alive and will turn 98 this year.

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4 hours ago, Banana said:

Surprisingly has never been mentioned on this forum...

 

James Cross, the British diplomat who was kidnapped by the FLQ during the October Crisis of 1970 is still alive and will turn 98 this year.

 

 

Good spot - cheers, straight into the DL Cup Squad for me, then - assuming I stumble into round two

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