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Source: (consider it) Thread: Circus: 2011 Celebrity Death Pool
Sandemaniac
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Obviously no-one had Gary Speed...

Lana Peters, Stalin's daughter, has died aged 85. I was briefly at school with her daughter, and hope that the world has treated her well because she was nice. Bit of a corny sentiment, but there.

AG

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Timothy the Obscure

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Hubert Sumlin, 1931-2011. [Votive]

Rest in peace and rock in glory.

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Harry Morgan , who played Col. Potter on M*A*S*H died today, as did singer Dobie Gray.

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I loved M*A*S*H, and still think it the best TV show ever. Rest in peace, Col. Potter.

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2 Days ago - Alan Sues of Laugh In fame.

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M*A*S*H - was totally original, completely awesome, and hilarious. Col Potter was brilliant, with the fantastic way he interacted with so many of the other characters, and brought them together.

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Another M*A*S*H fan here - it was one of the very few decent comedies to come from that side of the Pond.

RIP Col. Potter.

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comet

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I met him, when I was a baby. he came to our homestead and stayed a week. I don't remember, of course, but my mom remembers him as being lovely. and very willing to dive into hauling water and splitting wood and all that stuff. Helluva actor.

that's the second loss from M*A*S*H this year. director Charlie Dubin died in September.

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Sioni Sais
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Another mention for Harry Morgan. I suspected he played himself as Col. Potter, including that no-nonsense streak that could, when necessary, bring God up with a start.

I'll miss Dobie Gray too. Drift Away was a karaoke favourite of mine.

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quote:
Originally posted by Timothy the Obscure:
Hubert Sumlin, 1931-2011. [Votive]

Rest in peace and rock in glory.

Came here to post this. Glad I am not the only one to remember him here. Shame those he influenced are better remembered than he.

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Sioni Sais
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Brazilian football legend, doctor and political radical Socrates has died at 57. The headline is sensationalist but it's no surprise he died young.

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comet

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Christopher Hitchens.

gone to the Great Big... oh, wait. [Biased]

I think we can pray for his soul anyway. a very good writer.

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Amazing Grace

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You beat me to it, Comet! I was just confirming he was on my list. (A cursory read shows that Mamacita and Genevieve also had him.)

A lot of moving tributes coming through my feed on FB and Twitter. One I particularly liked, from a guy who is normally playing "the class clown": "I always saved [his] articles to read later. I wanted to be as smart a reader as he was a writer. RIP."

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FWIW, I'm hoping to update the list, and initiate the 2012 thread this weekend. Sorry things are a little slow. [Frown]

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quote:
Originally posted by comet:
Christopher Hitchens.

gone to the Great Big... oh, wait. [Biased]

I think we can pray for his soul anyway. a very good writer.

"Good evening, Christopher. I think you and I need to have a little talk."

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Russell Hoban has died.
As a family we love his Frances the badger books, and Riddley Walker is a novel I can't forget.

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The Mouse and His Child was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. [Tear]

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This week, the angels in Heaven are singing melancholical songs about fishermen who got lost at sea.

One of the greatest voices of the 20th Century was silenced last Saturday. She stopped singing in September for health reasons; she deserved some more time of rest, but it was not to be.

I am a big fan of her.

Cesária Évora, descanse em paz (rest in peace).

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Vaclav Havel is now writing with the angels...

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Joe Simon, co-creator of Captain America, died on December 14. Unlike his hero, it is unlikely that he will be brought back to life any time before the Final Judgement.

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Mamacita

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News just in that Kim Jong Il is dead at age 69.

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The BBC report is here.

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BUGGER.

Another one who'd been on my list every year. That's three so far.

(OTOH, he's presumably kicked his clogs just to spite me because I didn't get my list in on time, so I credit myself with hastening the demise of a bloody little dictator [Cool] )

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Welease Woderwick

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31 points to me for Kim Jong Il!!

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I had him too! [Yipee]

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Piglet
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I had Kim Jong-il too - this is easily the highest score I've ever had.

BTW, when I checked whether I had him, I noticed points hadn't been added for Jimmy Saville - can that be put right?

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jedijudy

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Oh! Yay! I have some points, finally, here near the close of the year! [Yipee]

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Piglet
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I couldn't resist passing on the following quote from Ed West in the Daily Telegraph:
quote:
... "Kim Jong-Il joins Osama Bin Laden and Gaddafi at the end of what must be the busiest year for Hell's border authorities since 1945".


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Schroedinger's cat

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No longer Kim Jong Il, now he's Kim Jong Dead.

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I was just looking at this year's list prior to doing next year's and realised I've actually scored points for the first time ever for Kim Jong-il. Now who to add in his slot for next year?

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jedijudy

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quote:
Originally posted by Schroedinger's cat:
No longer Kim Jong Il, now he's Kim Jong Dead.

Quotes file! [Big Grin]

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Hedgehog

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quote:
Originally posted by Gussie:
I was just looking at this year's list prior to doing next year's and realised I've actually scored points for the first time ever for Kim Jong-il. Now who to add in his slot for next year?

Kim Jong-un?

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Uncle Pete

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Alert for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Only 10 points potentially, but nearly everyone would have to change their 2012 list [Big Grin]

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Schroedinger's cat

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Have you got a link ot a specific report?

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Japes

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[Eek!] I took Prince Philip off my list for 2012 only hours before his health scare! Only alteration I made, as well!

News of his hospitalisation is here.

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From the ridiculous to the sublime (and I know that non-humans don't get a mention in Death Pools), Cheetah died a week ago. He was a genuine movie star and an icon of my childhood afternoons in movie matinees.

[Waterworks]

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Blimey - it said in Cheetah's obituary that he was 80 years old. Not that I know anything about these things, but isn't that very old for a chimpanzee?

RIP.

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Uncle Pete

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An article I read because I was curious about that very point says that chimps in captivity usually survive to 60 years. Cheetah lived a very pampered existence I gather. Like the QM surviving well into her 102nd year.

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I feel slightly bad for only noticing Brian Lenihan's death when I looked him up to check on whether I wanted him to stay on my deathpool list for next year! I guess that's what I get for including other country's politicians without closely following their politics! (link)

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I don't know if anyone had Rob Buckman, but as he wrote Out of Practice, which is one of the funniest books I've ever read, I think he deserves an Honourable Mention.

RIP. [Votive]

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Imaginary Friend

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Okay, any final deaths to report from last year. Given that I probably won't have time to complete the results for a few days, you do have a bit of time to get them in, but not too long.

Watch this space for the final results!

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Amazing Grace

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Sometimes it takes a couple of days for the reports to filter out, even when deliberate obfuscation (e.g. Kim Jong-Il) is not the goal. I'd say that if nobody hears reports in the next day of people who died Dec 30/31, it should be a wrap.

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Hedgehog

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On December 30, Ronald Searle died. No foul play is suspected. All the students of St. Trinian's have adequate alibis.

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Imaginary Friend

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Okay, so I've added up the final scores. The link is here.

There were late surges by several people who picked Hitchens and Kim Jong-Il, but we have a runaway winner (with 209 points!), take a bow Amazing Grace!

Also the Inside Track With The Grim Reaper award goes to Gwai, who scored the first hit of the year on January 4. Very well done.

And finally, the Quantity Not Quality Award happens to be shared between the two highest points scorers, Gwai and Amazing Grace who both predicted an impressive 5 deaths.

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My best performance by a long way - having never previously had more than one victim (sorry, correct prediction [Big Grin] ), I'm in third place.

[Yipee]

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Wow, I managed the top 10! Guess I should have entered for this year.

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tied for fourth! fantastic! I usually get zero. broke that streak two years ago. didn't put much time in this year, though, so I'm not holding my breath.

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Originally posted by piglet:
I don't know if anyone had Rob Buckman, but as he wrote Out of Practice, which is one of the funniest books I've ever read, I think he deserves an Honourable Mention.

RIP. [Votive]

A bit late with this, but, for Piglet - he was a brilliant, compassionate cancer doctor, despite being very ill himself for a lot of the time, and wrote books about how to listen to people affected by cancer, such as "I Don't Know What To Say".
Oh, and he also wrote, produced and performed in the Royal Marsden Hospital's Christmas Show for a few years- I remember a sketch where a hapless occupational therapist attempted to teach him, as Superman in full costume, how to make a cup of tea "Tea? Tea? But I can leap tall buildings in a single bound"

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Cottontail

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Ah, I have fallen by 11 places. A very mediocre showing. But I have much faith in this year's list.

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Congratulations to Amazing Grace and Gwai! And thank you, IF for all the tallying!

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