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Self-inflicted bloodbath - Parsons ought to have been on the DL as a British A lister nonagenarian who'd just had a hemorrhage, and I'm not one of these "Miss Miss Miss" types who'd last 2 seconds on Just a Minute. Repetition? Ah never mind...

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2 minutes ago, msc said:

Self-inflicted bloodbath - Parsons ought to have been on the DL as a British A lister nonagenarian who'd just had a hemorrhage, and I'm not one of these "Miss Miss Miss" types who'd last 2 seconds on Just a Minute. Repetition? Ah never mind...

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One of those cases where you’re glad the 25 DQ rule happened, he would’ve just missed out had that not been implemented. Obit up later today. 

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May I congratulate the participants of this pool on scoring 5 hits within the first 5 weeks of the year? :clap:

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7 minutes ago, paddyfool said:

May I congratulate the participants of this pool on scoring 5 hits within the first 5 weeks of the year? :clap:

 

This ain't a Crowdsourced Deathlist.

 

It's a leak of the Reaper's to do list!

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Since we're now at 6 hits before 6 weeks... I know 50 hits by 52 weeks would be a statistical impossibility, but without wishing to jinx the list, what are the chances of 10 hits by 10 weeks? 

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18 minutes ago, paddyfool said:

Since we're now at 6 hits before 6 weeks... I know 50 hits by 52 weeks would be a statistical impossibility, but without wishing to jinx the list, what are the chances of 10 hits by 10 weeks? 

16.8%. Exactly. Prove me wrong.

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PARSON'S PLEASURE

4/50

 

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28th January 2020

 

As the Minute Waltz ends, popular British TV/radio personality Nicholas Parsons has died aged 96 to give The Crowdsourced Deathlist another success. Parsons worked in Clydeside shipbuilding as an engineer during World War Two, before a stage comedy career beckoned. He presented the first episode of radio quiz show Just A Minute (in which people must speak for a minute on a random topic without repeating any words, hesitating, or deviation from the topic) in 1967, and was still the host for the last recorded series in 2019. His CV extended from pantomime to Doctor Who to TV gameshow Sale of the Century (aren’t these the same thing?). However, he was most lauded by his peers as a comedy straight man, starting out as the partner to the legendary Arthur Haynes, and diving into the 1980s alternate comedy scene, starring opposite Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson in Mr Jolly Lives Next Door. Parsons was also the jovial butt of many jokes on shows as diverse as Just a Minute, the TV version of Just a Minute, the documentary of Just a Minute, the stage show of Just a Minute, the board game of Just a Minute and The Roland Rat Show. He was still performing at the Edinburgh Fringe last year when he took ill, and recent press about how serious this had been was taken to heart by our voters, who gave him a spot on The Crowdsourced Deathlist. Just as well, as you can scarcely imagine a major Deathlist missing a British A lister like this. Though tbf, we would've missed him as well had the 25 carry over rule not existed...

 

(Had a bit of help on this one, been a bit busy as of late. Will try to get Arap Moi and Douglas obits ASAP)

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Easier to help on the obit of someone you've been a huge fan of, as opposed to some one like Arap Moi.

 

"Uh, he dictated in Kenya for years and drol hated him..."

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The lead has narrowed slightly vs the actual list; it now stands at 6:4. 

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7 hits for this list vs 5 for the deathlist now. Don't know what the record hit total is for this list, but I imagine it will be broken this year.

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THAT'S ARAP*

5/50

 

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3rd February 2020

 

Daniel arap Moi has died at 95 to bring over some more success on the Crowdsource list. He was perhaps best known as the president of Vietnam, where while his role was honorary, he did expand the power of the presidency in that country, and for that everyone respec... Hold on a second. Am I mixing up my third world country world leaders? Jeez, there's so many of them. Anyways, he was a notorious president in Egypt who succeeded Anwar Sadat after he got assassinated, and... Ugh, why do I keep messing this up? Anyways, Arap Moi was the second president of Kenya, succeeding Jomo Kenyatta after his death. He was pretty popular at first, but slowly but surely he became a big dictator. After he defeated an attempted coup on him in 1982, he began to slowly make Kenya a one party state (though that eventually returned via outside forces in 1991). Eventually, the rest of the world viewed Kenya as an autocratic country. His re-elections in 1992 and 1997 was marred in political violence, and Moi himself was accused of multiple human rights abuses. Eventually, he could no longer run for president due to constitution changes, and he retired in 2002. Beginning in October of last year, he was hospitalized due to complications from pleural effusion. While the status seemed to continually switch back and forth, further health problems seemed to arise which lead to his death. He was really popular with forum, jumping all the way to the unlucky 13th spot in his debut appearance. 

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On 05/03/2020 at 05:52, paddyfool said:

7 hits for this list vs 5 for the deathlist now. Don't know what the record hit total is for this list, but I imagine it will be broken this year.

 

8 vs 6

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On 05/03/2020 at 05:52, paddyfool said:

7 hits for this list vs 5 for the deathlist now. Don't know what the record hit total is for this list, but I imagine it will be broken this year.

 

22/50 in 2017 is the record btw.

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Record to date, complete with my shit puns from 2016 to 2018 (and Joey's from 2019 onwards...)

 

2016

1. 3rd March 2016 - Martin Crowe (Crowek'd)

2. 4th March 2016 - Joey Feek (Feek Out)

3. 6th March 2016 - Nancy Reagan (Nancy AIDS the Crowdsourced List)

4. 16th March 2016 - Cliff Michelmore (Michelnomore)

5. 22nd March 2016 - Rob Ford (Ford Fiesta)

6. 24th March 2016 - Johan Cruyff (Cruyff Turn in his Grave)

7. 10th April 2016 - Howard Marks (No More Mr Nice Guy!)

8. 28th April 2016 - Jenny Diski (Jenny on the Block)

9. 4th June 2016 - Muhammad Ali (Float like a butterfly, stung like a bee, now we must say RIP Ali)

10. 16th August 2016 - Joao Havelange (Full Time!)

11. 30th August 2016 - Vera Caslavska (Vera wins Gold for Crowdsourced List)

12. 13th October 2016 - Bhumibol Aduladeyj (The King and Die)

13. 25th November 2016 - Fidel Castro (One Ways to Kill Castro)

14. 18th December 2016 - Zsa Zsa Gabor (To Kill a Gabor Sister)

 

2017

1. 10th January 2017 - Clare Hollingworth (Hollingworth Meets Her Deadline)

2. 14th  January 2017 - Zhou Youguang (Zhou Now Gone)

3. 31st January 2017 - John Wetton (One More Dead Nightmare)

4. 6th February 2017 - Joost van der Westhuizen (Joost in time for another hit)

5. 12th February 2017 - Sara Coward (Coward's End)

6. 17th February 2017 - Peter Skellern (No Telling When This Will Peter Out)

7. 27th February 2017 - Sir Gerald Kaufman (Father of the Hearse)

8. 11th May 2017 - Geoffrey Bayldon (Catweazle Bayls Out)

9. 15th May 2017 - Ian Brady - no headline quip

10. 29th May 2017 - John Noakes (Gone with Noakes)

11. 5th June 2017 - Peter Sallis (See Ya Cleggy)

12. 11th June 2017 - Errol Christie (It's a Knockout)

13. 16th June 2017 - Helmut Kohl (Kohl Bunkered)

14. 27th  July 2017 - June Foray (That's All Folks)

15. 8th August 2017 - Glen Campbell (Adios to the Record)

16. 18th August 2017 - Bruce Forsyth (Didn't He Die Well)

17. 20th August 2017 - Colin Meads (Pinetree Wilts)

18. 26th September 2017 - Tony Booth (Till Death Did us Part)

19. 18th October 2017 - Gord Downie (In a World Possessed by the Human Death)

20. 19th October 2017 - Danielle Darrieux (24 Hours in the Death of a Woman)

21. 25th October 2017 - Fats Domino (Ain't That a Shame)

22. 5th December 2017 - King Michael of Romania (Exiled from Life)

 

2018

1. 9th February 2018 - Liam Miller (This List now Miller-Lite)

2. 14th February 2018 - Morgan Tsvangirai (Tsvangir-died)

3. 21st February 2018 - Rev Billy Graham (Billy gives up the Holy Ghost)

4. 18th April 2018 - Barbara Bush (Bushed)

5. 13th May 2018 - Tessa Jowell (Tessa of the D'urber...fills a coffin)

6. 6th June 2018 - Lady Mary Wilson (Stop! In The Name of Death!)

7. 9th July 2018 - Lord Carrington (Reflects on Hits Passed)

8. 6th August 2018 - Charlotte Rae (Facts of Death)

9. 21st August 2018 - Stefan Karl Stefansson (Rotten Luck)

10. 26th August 2018 - John McCain (McCain's Had His Chips)

11. 19th September 2018 - Denis Norden (It'll Be All Dead on the Night)

12. 6th October 2018 - Montserrat Caballe (La Muerta)

13. 12th November 2018 - Stan Lee (Lee Disassembled)

14. 1st December 2018 - George HW Bush (Read My Lips: No More Dying)

 

2019

1. 22nd April 2019 - Le Duc Anh (For Auld Anh's Syne)

2. 23rd April 2019 - Grand Duke Jean (The Grand Death)

3. 13th May 2019 - Doris Day (End of a Sentimental Journey)

4. 14th May 2019 - Tim Conway (Dorf on the Stairway to Heaven)

5. 16th May 2019 - IM Pei (Pei in the Sky)

6. 17th May 2019 - Herman Wouk (The Winds of Death)

7. 15th June 2019 - Franco Zeffirelli (Brother Life Sister Death)

8. 5th July 2019 - John McCririck (McCririck's Final Furlong)

9. 16th July 2019 - Johnny Clegg (Scattering of Johnny's Ashes in Africa)

10. 18th August 2019 - Kathleen Blanco (Dying on Sunshine)

11. 6th September 2019 - Robert Mugabe (Beloved Deathlist Poster Dies)

12. 18th September 2019 - Fernando Ricksen (You Can't hear the Drums, Fernando)

13. 26th September 2019 - Jacques Chirac (Chirac Est Mort)

14. 16th October 2019 - Leah "Brackers" Bracknell (Emmerdead)

15. 24th November 2019 - Clive James (Reports of Clive Jame's Death)

16. 13th December 2019 - Sheila Mercier (Annie Buys the Farm)

 

2020

1. 10th January 2020 - Sultan of Oman (Oh Man Off with a Bang)

2. 12th January 2020 - Sir Roger Scruton (Scrutonizing Roger's Death)

3. 21st January 2020 - Terry Jones (A Dead Parrot)

4. 28th January 2020 - Nicholas Parsons (Parson's Pleasure)

5. 4th February 2020 - Daniel Arap Moi (That's Arap)

6. 5th February 2020 -  Kirk Douglas

7. 5th March 2020  - Javier Perez de Cuellar

8. 13th March 2020 - Genesis P-orridge

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Still one up on your crowdsourced list (me 9/50) at this date Joey. I still think I can keep a lead through to the end of the year :old:

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I consider this thread nothing more than a troll by Roey Juss to get you people to give him good names for DDP.  He just sits back, oh look 3 people chose X I better see what’s up with that person.  
if I had that luxury I wouldn’t have missed on a couple people this year.  Just sayin.

You’ve all been had, great work Roey. 

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4 hours ago, Sir Creep said:

I consider this thread nothing more than a troll by Roey Juss to get you people to give him good names for DDP.  He just sits back, oh look 3 people chose X I better see what’s up with that person.  
if I had that luxury I wouldn’t have missed on a couple people this year.  Just sayin.

You’ve all been had, great work Roey. 

SC

 

Dude, I didn’t even start the crowdsource list originally. And the dead pooling names who made the list were all mentioned on the forums a lot. They weren’t secrets at all. 

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14 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

Dude, I didn’t even start the crowdsource list originally. And the dead pooling names who made the list were all mentioned on the forums a lot. They weren’t secrets at all. 

 

Yeah, I started it as a way of getting good tips for the DDP, but people kept sending in Prince Philip and Olivia de Havilland rather than off the radar unique tips. :angry::(:lol:

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I will often openly discuss many of my DDP names but I still got a unique with Clive Cussler. So many names to go round

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DEATHS OF GLORY

6/50

 

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5th February 2020

 

One of the last surviving Golden Age of Hollywood actors and Deathlist legend Kirk Douglas has died at the ripe old age of 103 to provide the list with it's 6th success. Born as Issur Danielovitch, he changed his name to Kirk Douglas before joining the Navy in World War 2. After he got medically discharged in 1944, he began his acting career with a stage performance for Kiss and Tell, which allowed him to perform in other acting roles. Making his Hollywood debut in 1946's The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, he slowly began to become one of the leading men in Hollywood, starring besides leading actresses at the time such as Lauren Bacall and Doris Day. His legacy was further cemented with him starring in some of the most acclaimed films of all like Billy Wilder's Ace In The Hole, Walt Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, and Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory, the latter of which kickstarted Kubrick's career. Douglas's favorite film he performed in, however, was the Dalton Trumbo penned Lonely Are The Brave. In his personal life he was married to Anne Buydens for over 65 years and was the biggest couple to make it to their centenary while alive, and he also fathered Michael Douglas, a well respected actor in his own right. He suffered many near death experiences in his life, being nearly killed in a helicopter crash in 1991, and five years later suffering a near fatal stroke. However, fate would allow him to survive over 20 more years and become a legend to the deathlist community. He was making his second appearance at number one in what was his 5th appearance on the crowdsource list overall...

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JAVIER PEREZ DE CUELLAR DIES

7/50

 

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4th March 2020

 

Javier Perez de Cuellar was a... um... uh... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...

 

(He did succeed a Nazi as UN secretary general and he did win a Nobel Peace Prize, so uh, not so dull after all? Anyways, forum popularity got him a much higher spot than last time, jumping to number 12...)

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For those of you mad at the Deathlist for missing Jill Gascoine, don’t worry. We got our own big miss on her too. So not the only place she’s not a hit unfortunately...

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HOT ON HEELS OF DEATH

8/50

 

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14th March 2020

 

Influential musician, performance artist, and occultist Genesis P-Orridge has gone cold after a long cancer battle to give the crowdsource list another success. Born Neil Andrew Megson, they eventually adopted the name Genesis P-Orridge as a nom-de-guerre. They first gained some attention when, alongside Cosey Fanni Tutti, he founded COUM Transmissions, which dealt with a lot of controversial topics at the time such as sex work, pornography, serial killers, and occultism. It was music, however, that their influence can be felt today. Founding the band Throbbing Gristle in 1975, they made music that was way ahead of their time, and indeed even today it can be hard to listen to. However, it set the groundwork for the industrial genre of music, where bands like Nine Inch Nails and Ministry would later gain success. They also fronted the group Psychic TV, another very experimental band that is hard to listen to and is ahead of it's time, albeit with it slightly easier to listen to than the preceding band. They were a very controversial and decisive person. For example, P-Orridge left the UK in 1992 after some sexual abuse allegations against them. Whether you like P-Orridge or not though, there's no denying he made an impact on society, for better or for worse. In the past few years, P-Orridge struggled with a battle with leukemia, and 2019 really saw a deterioration of his health. As such, they were a no brainer for the list, jumping all the way to 7th place in their debut year. 

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