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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:06 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Euan Slatter wrote:Surprised no ones mentioned good old Turnip Taylor yet... RIP
Meakin did about two posts ago.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:27 am
by Euan Slatter
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Euan Slatter wrote:Surprised no ones mentioned good old Turnip Taylor yet... RIP
Meakin did about two posts ago.
Oops.... I must have missed it!

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:54 am
by Marc Meakin
Do I not like that!!

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:45 pm
by Andy McGurn
Ray Reardon
Bob Carolgees
Tommy Wiseau
Noam Chomsky
Emmanuelle Riva
Peter Blake
Christina Crawford
Glynis Johns
Peter Sallis
Jim Neidhart

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:10 pm
by Jon O'Neill
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Euan Slatter wrote:Surprised no ones mentioned good old Turnip Taylor yet... RIP
Meakin did about two posts ago.
:o Got quite a shock when I read this.. Had to go back to realise you hadn't announced his death by one letter

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:47 pm
by Marc Meakin
Anyone pick Lord Snowden ?

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:23 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Marc Meakin wrote:Anyone pick Lord Snowden ?
I thought someone might have picked the wrong Snowden (Edward), but it seems no-one has.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:44 pm
by JimBentley
Still a couple of days to get entries in for this and plenty of very likely candidates not yet mentioned.

Graham Taylor was completely out of the blue, I think, so no surprises that nobody had thought of him. Similarly Lord Snowdon, although old, had no known health problems so I think it would have been a bit of a stretch for anyone to have considered him in the first place.

Another fairly big name who died yesterday was William Peter Blatty, author of "The Exorcist". It's actually a really good book and - well, I think - more effective than the film (for which he also wrote the screenplay) because it doesn't rely on the shock-horror moments which made the film famous. It's very creepy.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:57 pm
by Jennifer Steadman
Mary Tyler Moore's croaked it. One off Jim's list.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:00 pm
by JimBentley
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:57 pm
Mary Tyler Moore's croaked it. One off Jim's list.
Just seen it myself. Points update on way (just for completeness, you understand).

Standings @ 25/01/17:

1. Jim Bentley: 45 + 40 + 25 + 25 (2 x bonus) = 135 points

Sorry everyone. I'm alarming myself now with my precognitive abilities. If another one of them goes this month I'll be getting seriously worried.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:37 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Gorden Kaye died the other day as well. But presumably no-one picked him.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:19 pm
by Marc Meakin
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:37 pm
Gorden Kaye died the other day as well. But presumably no-one picked him.
He is another of my ' I thought he was dead already ' people.
As is Mary Tyler Moore who has just died

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:19 pm
by Paul Worsley
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:37 pm
Gorden Kaye died the other day as well. But presumably no-one picked him.
May he rust in piss.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:41 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:19 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:37 pm
Gorden Kaye died the other day as well. But presumably no-one picked him.
He is another of my ' I thought he was dead already ' people.
Well, he nearly died in 1990 when an advertising hoarding went through his car windscreen and into his head.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:27 pm
by Fred Mumford
I thought that incident happened during the 1987 storm.

I'm not quite enough of a cock to attribute this to the Mandela Effect though.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:25 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Fred Mumford wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:27 pm
I thought that incident happened during the 1987 storm.

I'm not quite enough of a cock to attribute this to the Mandela Effect though.
We had a separate big storm in 1990.

Edit - Actually, not attributing it to the Mandela effect is the Mandela effect in action because it is the Mandela effect. Or something.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:26 pm
by Gavin Chipper

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:00 am
by Marc Meakin
Any chance of putting Donald Trump on my wish list. Oops I mean death list.
Actually scrub that, let's have a sweepstake on how long he will be in office.
My vote is for 5 months

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:52 am
by Fred Mumford
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:25 pm
Edit - Actually, not attributing it to the Mandela effect is the Mandela effect in action because it is the Mandela effect. Or something.
This is just an underhand way of calling me a cock.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:09 pm
by Euan Slatter
Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:00 am
let's have a sweepstake on how long he will be in office.
My vote is for 5 months
4 years

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:08 am
by Marc Meakin
Very sad to hear that John Hurt has passed away

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:32 pm
by Mark Deeks
JimBentley wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:00 pm
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:57 pm
Mary Tyler Moore's croaked it. One off Jim's list.
Just seen it myself. Points update on way (just for completeness, you understand).

Standings @ 25/01/17:

1. Jim Bentley: 45 + 40 + 25 + 25 (2 x bonus) = 135 points

Sorry everyone. I'm alarming myself now with my precognitive abilities. If another one of them goes this month I'll be getting seriously worried.

Joost van der Westhuizen died today at a too-young 45. This is sad. But on the plus side, I am on the board! 75 for his age plus 25 for being the first equals a strong and healthy 100 point scorer.


Standings @ 06/02/17:

1. Jim Bentley: 45 + 40 + 25 + 25 (2 x bonus) = 135 points
2. Mark Deeks: 75 + 25 (1 x bonus) = 100 points
3. Everyone else = 0 points unless they've scored but haven't said anything.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:42 pm
by Marc Meakin
Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:32 pm
JimBentley wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:00 pm
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:57 pm
Mary Tyler Moore's croaked it. One off Jim's list.
Just seen it myself. Points update on way (just for completeness, you understand).

Standings @ 25/01/17:

1. Jim Bentley: 45 + 40 + 25 + 25 (2 x bonus) = 135 points

Sorry everyone. I'm alarming myself now with my precognitive abilities. If another one of them goes this month I'll be getting seriously worried.

Joost van der Westhuizen died today at a too-young 45. This is sad. But on the plus side, I am on the board! 75 for his age plus 25 for being the first equals a strong and healthy 100 point scorer.


Standings @ 06/02/17:

1. Jim Bentley: 45 + 40 + 25 + 25 (2 x bonus) = 135 points
2. Mark Deeks: 75 + 25 (1 x bonus) = 100 points
3. Everyone else = 0 points unless they've scored but haven't said anything.
one assumes he hadn't been well for some time then

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:53 pm
by Gavin Chipper
I noticed him when Googling ill celebrities but decided against that path.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:01 pm
by Mark Deeks
He had ALS, so yeah. Poor guy.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:20 pm
by Ian Volante
Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:01 pm
He had ALS, so yeah. Poor guy.
I was going to say great pick (I'd never knowingly heard of him), but this mitigates it somewhat.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:36 pm
by Marc Meakin
I see Tara Palmer-Tompkinson has just died.
that would have been a good pick, she was only 45 bless her

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:04 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:36 pm
I see Tara Palmer-Tompkinson has just died.
that would have been a good pick, she was only 45 bless her
Also Alan Simpson and Hans Rosling.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:33 pm
by Mark Deeks
Ian Volante wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:20 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:01 pm
He had ALS, so yeah. Poor guy.
I was going to say great pick (I'd never knowingly heard of him), but this mitigates it somewhat.
To be fair he's had it for five years and not died. I was playing the percentages.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:00 am
by Gavin Chipper
Mark Deeks wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:33 pm
Ian Volante wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:20 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:01 pm
He had ALS, so yeah. Poor guy.
I was going to say great pick (I'd never knowingly heard of him), but this mitigates it somewhat.
To be fair he's had it for five years and not died. I was playing the percentages.
I've gone for Stephen Hawking but he appears to be immortal.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:43 pm
by Euan Slatter
Anyone pick Kim-Jong Nam?..

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:45 pm
by Andy McGurn
I have only just seen that someone on my list died 3 weeks ago. RIP Emmanuelle Riva

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:28 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Kenneth Arrow of Arrow's Theorem fame died the other day. I actually considered him for my list.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:21 pm
by Marc Meakin
RIP Bill Paxton of Aliens and Frailty fame

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:18 pm
by Gavin Chipper

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:14 pm
by Marc Meakin
The legendary Chuck Berry has died aged 90

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:43 am
by JimBentley
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:14 pm
The legendary Chuck Berry has died aged 90
I must admit, I thought I'd got Chuckles on my own list, but it turns out the only one of us to actually nominate the old cunt was Thomas - well done sir!

Standings @ 19/03/2017:

1. Jim Bentley: 135
2. Mark Deeks: 100
3. Andy McGurn: 56
4. Thomas Carey: 55

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:32 pm
by Marc Meakin
Did anyone pick David Rockefeller ?

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:22 am
by Marc Meakin
Anyone pick the scumbag IRA terrorist.
RIH Martin McGuiness

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:42 pm
by Marc Meakin
....

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:50 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Colin Dexter who wrote Inspector Morse had died.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:35 pm
by Marc Meakin
We are nearly a quarter way through the year nearly and still not got one right yet

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:37 pm
by JimBentley
Possibly not a great surprise but Emma Marano - formerly the world's oldest person - has died today at the age of 117. I think this also means that the only people who are living now were born in or after 1900 (but will have to check that out).

Standings @ 15/04/2017:

1. Jim Bentley: 135
2. Mark Deeks: 100
3. Andy McGurn: 56
4. Thomas Carey: 55
5. Euan Slatter: 28

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:45 pm
by Gavin Chipper
JimBentley wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:37 pm
Possibly not a great surprise but Emma Marano - formerly the world's oldest person - has died today at the age of 117. I think this also means that the only people who are living now were born in or after 1900 (but will have to check that out).
I came here to post about that actually. It's weird because I was looking at the Wikipedia list of oldest people just today, and she was there as the oldest living person. And yes, she was the last from the 1800s (that's been officially verified or something). A couple of links.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:48 pm
by Mark James
Charlie Murphy, Eddie Murphy's brother died the other day. He was a decent comedian in his own right but I would advise checking out his true hollywood stories featured on the dave chapelle show if you haven't seen them. The reenactment of the stories about meeting Prince and Rick James are among the funniest things I've ever seen.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:06 pm
by Elliott Mellor
JimBentley wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:37 pm
Possibly not a great surprise but Emma Marano - formerly the world's oldest person - has died today at the age of 117. I think this also means that the only people who are living now were born in or after 1900 (but will have to check that out).
I thought she might reach 118, but having followed all reports I saw she had been declining and I'm very saddened by it (being an uber geek on gerontology, I felt a sort of connection to her).
RIP Emma Morano (29/11/1899-15/04/2017) :( You'll be missed.

There are 2 people left from 1900, the oldest of who becomes world's oldest living person on the same day her son turns 97.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:56 am
by Euan Slatter
I thought I would never get one! But yes, it is a shame. RIP

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 5:19 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Robert Miles has died.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:59 am
by Marc Meakin
Update of a couple of notable deaths over the last week.
Geoffrey Baylden (Catweazel)
Powers Boothe (Sin City)

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:18 pm
by James Laverty
Brady's dead....

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:53 pm
by JimBentley
James Laverty wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 9:18 pm
Brady's dead....
He is indeed...

Standings @ 19/05/2017:

1. Jim Bentley: 135
2. Mark Deeks: 100
3. James Laverty: 66
4. Andy McGurn: 56
5. Thomas Carey: 55
6. Euan Slatter: 28

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 5:24 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Motorbike racing champion, Nicky Hayden!

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 1:24 pm
by Marc Meakin
Roger Moore has just passed away

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 8:44 am
by Marc Meakin
I see the Aaran Ramsey goalscoring curse has claimed another victim

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 9:01 am
by Marc Meakin
Greg Allman has died aged 69

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:14 am
by Marc Meakin
Blue Peter legend, John Noakes has died he was 83

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 1:23 pm
by James Laverty
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 10:14 am
Blue Peter legend, John Noakes has died he was 83
My second hit of the year, much sadder about this one though.

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 2:25 pm
by JimBentley
James Laverty wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 1:23 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 10:14 am
Blue Peter legend, John Noakes has died he was 83
My second hit of the year, much sadder about this one though.
You're on a bit of a roll now...watch out Javier Perez de Cuellar, that's all I can say!

Standings @ 29/05/2017:

1. Jim Bentley: 135
2. James Laverty: 128
3. Mark Deeks: 100
4. Andy McGurn: 56
5. Thomas Carey: 55
6. Euan Slatter: 28

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:12 pm
by Gavin Chipper

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:47 pm
by Mark Deeks
Three of us picked Peter Sallis, 24 for the death at age 96, but I picked him first, so a 25 point bonus there.

STANDINGS AS OF RIGHT NOW:

1. Mark Deeks: 149
2. Jim Bentley: 135
3. James Laverty: 128
4. Andy McGurn: 56
5. Thomas Carey: 55
6. Euan Slatter: 28
7=. Marc Meakin: 24
7=. Ben Wilson: 24