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Already suggested on this forum here and there, singer Benny Mardones continues to be ill. He has been moved to hospice care in April, not because he's dying but so that he gets better care:

https://www.syracuse.com/coronavirus/2020/05/benny-mardones-is-bedridden-and-isolated-to-avoid-coronavirus-he-would-love-a-card.html

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8 hours ago, gcreptile said:

Already suggested on this forum here and there, singer Benny Mardones continues to be ill. He has been moved to hospice care in April, not because he's dying but so that he gets better care:

https://www.syracuse.com/coronavirus/2020/05/benny-mardones-is-bedridden-and-isolated-to-avoid-coronavirus-he-would-love-a-card.html

This is my first time learning of his health troubles, so this is a good bit of info, thanks.  Maybe he's not at death's door right now, but he's had several recent health issues other than the breathing issues that the article talks about.  I came across this on his Wikipedia page: 

 

In July 2018 Benny underwent DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) which minimized the tremors, but unfortunately complications from the extensive surgeries created numerous other balance, stability, confusion, and pain issues.  After surgery, Benny suffered multiple falls including one that dislocated his hip and shattered his pelvic bone.  Continued dislocations and several surgeries later, Benny spent a long time fighting various infections.  His hip replacement surgery was completed in January 2019.  Since then, he dislocated his hip again and recently had another surgery to fix that.

 

So, to recap, this is a 73-year-old man who has had Parkinson's for 20 years, very recently had pneumonia and still has breathing difficulties because of that, has suffered multiple falls, and has had multiple hip dislocations and two surgeries for that.  Oh, and he was a cocaine addict for years and also suffered from alcoholism.   Might not be a bad choice on 2021 teams.  

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Leonard Fenton - 94 years old, 95 next April. Former EastEnders actor from original cast.

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I see he's been mentioned briefly in here, but it's just occurred to me that James Lovelock (Gaia hypothesis) is 101 in less than a month. Haven't found any info regarding his health, but worth a punt for next year imo.

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2 hours ago, Live Laugh Love Die said:

I see he's been mentioned briefly in here, but it's just occurred to me that James Lovelock (Gaia hypothesis) is 101 in less than a month. Haven't found any info regarding his health, but worth a punt for next year imo.

I have been semi championing him for a while. Surprisingly few people pick him in the Derby Dead pool.

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3 minutes ago, Gooseberry Crumble said:

I have been semi championing him for a while. Surprisingly few people pick him in the Derby Dead pool.

 

Probably because he's 101.... :lol:

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4 minutes ago, Miracle Aligner said:

 

Probably because he's 101.... :lol:

I'm not getting the joke but then I'm half focused on internet soft porn!

 

I'd have thought him being 101 is a reason to nudge people closer to choosing him:wacko:

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9 minutes ago, Gooseberry Crumble said:

I'm not getting the joke but then I'm half focused on internet soft porn!

 

I'd have thought him being 101 is a reason to nudge people closer to choosing him:wacko:

 

The DDP scores by age, so at 101 unless it's a centenarian theme team he's not worth much. 

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On the other hand, if he makes the drop 40 he’ll be a full 7 points. So there’s that...

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6 minutes ago, Miracle Aligner said:

 

The DDP scores by age, so at 101 unless it's a centenarian theme team he's not worth much. 

Gotcha!

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Here are a few ideas for next year-

Jackie Stallone- Stylvester Stallone's mum and iconic CBB participant. Turning 99 this year

Eileen Ash- Oldest International cricketer turning 109 this year

Dame Barbara Windsor- Turning 83 this year , EastEnders actress with Dementia

Mikhail Gorbachev- Former USSR leader- turned 89 years old 

Shaun Ryder- Singer and heavy drug addict turning 58 years this year

 

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1 hour ago, Alec said:

Here are a few ideas for next year-

Jackie Stallone- Stylvester Stallone's mum and iconic CBB participant. Turning 99 this year

Eileen Ash- Oldest International cricketer turning 109 this year

Dame Barbara Windsor- Turning 83 this year , EastEnders actress with Dementia

Mikhail Gorbachev- Former USSR leader- turned 89 years old 

Shaun Ryder- Singer and heavy drug addict turning 58 years this year

 

 

Got anybody who hasn't already been suggested in this thread? 

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6 minutes ago, Miracle Aligner said:

 

Got anybody who hasn't already been suggested in this thread? 

Yeah, Shaun Ryder was never suggested in this thread. :P 

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1 minute ago, Joey Russ said:

Yeah, Shaun Ryder was never suggested in this thread. :P 

 

Bez and Shaun look like they're running their own personal DL sweepstake on recent Celeb Goggleboxes.

 

celebrity-gogglebox-bez-shaun-ryder-1562

 

 

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On 27/06/2020 at 00:52, gcreptile said:

Already suggested on this forum here and there, singer Benny Mardones continues to be ill. He has been moved to hospice care in April, not because he's dying but so that he gets better care:

https://www.syracuse.com/coronavirus/2020/05/benny-mardones-is-bedridden-and-isolated-to-avoid-coronavirus-he-would-love-a-card.html

That did not age well.

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47 minutes ago, drol said:

That did not age well.

Well.... neither did Benny Mardones.

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Sandra Day O'Connor

Henry Kissinger

Bernard Ingham

Placido Domingo

Sinisa Mihalovic

Alex Trebek

Sally Ann Howes

Bernard Tapie

Dick Van Dyke

King Juan Carlos

Dionne Warwick

Julie Newmar

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On 28/06/2020 at 18:23, msc said:

 

Bez and Shaun look like they're running their own personal DL sweepstake on recent Celeb Goggleboxes.

 

celebrity-gogglebox-bez-shaun-ryder-1562

 

 

 

 

Ryder's coming up 58 btw, Bez turned 56 in April

 

May well be decent DDP points cashed in on one or both of these eventually

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8 minutes ago, maryportfuncity said:

 

 

Ryder's coming up 58 btw, Bez turned 56 in April

 

May well be decent DDP points cashed in on one or both of these eventually

 

Did you see him on Mastermind at Christmas? I thought "what the fuck is HE doing there?" (Bez). And he started getting asked questions about Bees, and he had this look on his face like "what the fuck am I doing here?"

 

Still managed to not finish last place.

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27 minutes ago, msc said:

 

Did you see him on Mastermind at Christmas? I thought "what the fuck is HE doing there?" (Bez). And he started getting asked questions about Bees, and he had this look on his face like "what the fuck am I doing here?"

 

Still managed to not finish last place.

 

They fix the celeb questions so's they all have a good chance.

 

Bez is a bee keeper (seriously!)

 

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So the first half of 2020 is over, the Committee did a great job with 11 hits so far and most likely more to come.

As always, people are also concerned about next year's list, and I've put their ideas and suggestions together here (I was a little bored last Sunday).
Make up your own mind whether there are any useful (new) suggestions ... I guess 3-4 might make it ...

 

The List:

 

Spoiler

Aaron Martens

Al Jourgensen

Alan Rothwell

Alastair Campbell

Albert II of Belgium

Alexandre Despallieres

Ali McGraw

Alice Mahon

Andy Cole

Anne Buydens Douglas

Anne Clark

Anne Cryer

Anne Vernon

Anita Cornwell

Anita Kerr

Anita West

Arif Sag

Arthur Scargill

Austin Mitchell

Barbara Hosking

Barbara Waters

Barbara Windsor

Barbara Young

Barry Lategan

Ben Vereen

Benedict XVI

Benjamin Ferencz

Bernard Ingham

Bernard Lown

Bernard Tapie

Betty Davenport

Betty Davenport-Ford

Beverly Cleary

Bill Clinton

Bill Turnbull

Billy Connolly

Bob Knight

Bob Newheart

Bobby Caldwell

Boris Pahor

Boris Vallejo

Brian Blessed

Brian Henderson

Brian Murphy

Bryan Thwaites

Burt Bacharach

Buzz Aldrin

Cadaveria

Caitlin Flanagan

Caren Marsh Doll

Carleton Carpenter

Carlos Lehder Rivas

Carlos Menem

Carlos Verna

Chadwick Boseman

Charles Prince of Wales

Christoph Schönborn

Christopher Plummer

Chuck Yeager

Cicely Tyson

Clint Eastwood

Clive Doig

Daniela Nardini

Dave Watson

David Hope

David Jason

Deborah James

Dennis Skinner

Des O'Connor

D.G. Hessayon

Dickie Davies

Diego Maradona

Dilip Kumar

Dionne Warwick

Doddie Weir

Dominique Fernandez

Don Powell

Donald Rumsfeld

Donald Trump

Donnie Sutherland

Douglas Hurd

Earl Cameron

Eddie Van Halen

Edgar Morin

Edouard Balladur

Eileen Ash

Eric Chappell

Estelle Harris

Estelle Parsons

Eva Marie Saint

Everton Weekes

Fanny Waterman

Fauja Singh

Faye Dunaway

Federico Bahamontes

Francisco Jose Cox

Frank Gehry

Frank Worthington

Fred Risser

Gareth O'Callaghan

Gary Glitter

Gene Hackman

George Alagiah

George Crumb

George Kaiser

George W. Bush

George Shultz

Gery Benningham

Glynis Johns

Gordon Cowans

Greg Page

Hal Holbrook

Harry Barnes

Harold Bes

Harold Snoad

Harvey Weinstein

Helen Oxenbury

Hélène Langevin-Joliot

Henri Vernes

Hideki Hosaka

Hilary Clinton

Hiromitsu Ishi

Hobie Billingsley

Hugh Downs

Ian Anderson

Ian Gibson

Ian Hunter

Ian McKellen

Iris Apfel

Jack Cunningham

Jack Nicholson

Jackie Stallone

Jacquie Beltrao

James Caan

James Lovelock

James Randi

James Utting

Jamshid bin Abdullah

Jan Morris

Jan Pienkowski

Jan Tinetti

Jana Bennett

Jane Berbié

Jane Goodall

Jane Morgan

Janet Suzman

Jean Lambert

Jean-Charles Tacchella

Jean-Luc Godard

Jerry Hall

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jiang Zemin

Jim Hagedorn

Jimmy Lydon

Joanna Rogers

Joel McIlroy

John Brennan

John Cruickshank

John B. Goodenough

John Gummer

John Kander

John Lewis

John Nott

John Prescott

Johnny Brown

Jonathan Aitken

Jose Mujica

Josephine Tewson

Joyce Randolph

Juan Carlos of Spain

Judi Dench

Judith Chalmers

Judy Cornwell

Jules Feiffer

Julie Newmar

Julie Waters

Juliette Greco

June Brown

June Spencer

Just Fontaine

Kara Jane Spencer

Kelly Davis

Kenneth Cope

Larry Storch

Laurence Badie

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lee Teng-hui

Leila Williams

Leonard Fenton

Lily Ebert

Liz Sheridan

Luis Echeverria

Luke Halpin

Maggie Smith

Marcia Ashton

Margaret Drabble

Marge Champion

Maria Farmer

Maria Fyfe

Marijane Meaker

Mark Lawrenson

Marsha Hunt

Martin Drennan

Mary Quant

Matt Pinfield

Mavis Nicholson

Meg Johnson

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak

Michael Eavis

Michael Anthony Epstein

Michael Lonsdale

Michael Schumacher

Mike Ditka

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikis Theodorakis

Milos Zeman

Milton Goncalves

Mitzi Gaynor

Mo Moreland

Monica Vitti

Nancy Pelosi

Necro Butcher

Ned Rorem

Nick Hitchon

Nick Swardson

Noam Chomsky

Norman Fowler

Norman Lear

Norman Lloyd

Olivia Jordan

Ozzy Osbourne

Pat Martino

Patricia Routledge

Paul Di'Anno

Paul Gascoigne

Paul Hogan

Paul Sorvino

Pauline Collins

Paulo Maluf

Pelé

Peter Alliss

Peter S. Beagle

Peter Cellier

Peter Gammons

Peter Purves

Peter Snow

Phil Murphy

Phillippe Bouvard

Pierre Brésolles

Pierre Joliot

Pierre Soulages

Pilar Pallete

Pio Tiko Guadua

PJ Proby

Placido Domingo

Pope Francis

Quentin Blake

Rachel Robinson

Rae Spoon

Raúl Castro

Ray Anthony

René de Obaldia

Reri Grist

Rex Martey

Rex Williams

Rhonda Fleming

Ric Flair

Richard O'Sullivan

Ricky Tomlinson

Rita Tushingham

Rob Burrow

Robert Duvall

Robert Fyfe

Robert Solow

Robert Swindells

Roberta McCain

Roberto Carlos

Rocco Forte

Roger Penrose

Roger Potz

Roger Rogerson

Roger Waters

Roger Whittaker

Rolf Harris

Ronnie Russell

Rosalynn Carter

Roy Clarke

Roy Hattersley

Rufina Ivanovna Pukhova

Rupert Murdoch

Rush Limbaugh

Rusty Goffe

Sally Ann Howes

Samira Tawfik

Sandra Day O'Connor

Sean Connery

Shah Ahmad Shafi

Shannen Doherty

Shaun Ryder

Shirley Abrahamson

Shirley Conran

Simone Thompson (Slick Woods)

Sinisa Mihajlovic

Slim Andrews

Song Ping

Sornphet Sornsuphan

Stan Bowles

Stephen Sondheim

Sumner Redstone

Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Takako Okamura

Ted Childs

Teresa Berganza

Terry Lewis

Thich Nhat Hanh

Tim Curry

Tinto Brass

Tippi Hedren

Tom Courtenay

Tom Lehrer

Tom Moore

Tom Stoppard

Tony Brooks

Tony Hatch

Tony Scoggo

Trey Mancini

Una Stubbs

Val Kilmer

Valentine Strasser

Valerie Singleton

Vassos Lyssarides

Vic Seixas

Vicente Fernandez

Warren Beatty

William Hurt

William Labov

William Shatner

William Woollard

Witold Sadowy

Yegor Ligachev

Zandra Rhodes

Zhu Rongji

 

 

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World short track speed skating champion Lara van Ruijven in very critical condition at just 27 after suffering from sudden illness.

 

Chances of recovery very dim. And it came completely out of the blue.

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On 20/05/2020 at 11:49, drol said:

The loss of a good number of immortals this year prompts me to underline how a new generation of them is emerging.

 

1)Syed Ahmed Ali Shah Geelani (1929): suffered from heart failure and recurrent pneumonia for the last bunch of years. Reported dead or on the brik of death many times.

2)Lee Teng-hui (1923): Has been in hospital for months. He survived a severe cerebral hemorrhage last year and has suffered from a large number of ailments.

3)Thich Nhat Hanh (1926): Reported to be dying almost two years ago, he is still being wheeled out each day. Stroke survivor and also manages recurrent pneumonia with ease.

4)Sumner Redstone (1923): Has been a vegetable for years and reportedly bedridden and incredibly frail. Still he persists.

5)Stanley Ho (1921): Every day thousands of money are spent by his family to keep him alive at Hong Kong Sanatorium. Cerebral hemorrhage survivor and has suffered from multiple organ failure, which he survived gleefully. Reported to be "on the brink of death" in January.

6)Balbir Singh, Sr. (1923): Well, you all know him. He survived just everything. Every time we see him bouncing back we think "Is this  fucking joke?", but it isn't.

7)Mikis Theodorakis (1925): A greek copycat of Dilip Kumar, fat, obese and suffering from heart failure. Always about to die, but never does.

8)Dilip Kumar (1922): Probably the last original immortal still alive.

9)Fauja Singh (1911): He is not the man he used to be. His health is slowly declining both physically and mentally wahtever his real age is. Does not look so invincible as he did.

10)Nobby Stiles (1942): Suffering from just everything for years and yet surviving a lot of teammamtes. Amazing.

11)Everton Weekes (1925): It has been in and out of hospital for him since that massive heart attack from June and could have spent months there. 

12)Gigi Simoni (1939): Has been in a coma for over a year, and no sign his condition is deteriorating.

13)Monica Vitti aka Joanne Woodward (1931/1930): Been in the late stages of dementia for damn years. Still seem undestructible.

14)Leslie Phillips (1924): More a cadaver than a person.

Another hardliner cullen down. Sir Everton Weekes dead at 95.

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22 minutes ago, drol said:

Another hardliner cullen down. Sir Everton Weekes dead at 95.

BBC obit

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