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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:48 AM

The NFL is overwhelming the number 1 sport in terms of popularity in the US,so even a marginal player dying young is likely to scrape a Daily Mail Obit as was the case last year when Orlando Thomas died of ALS in his early 40's.


Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:25 AM

Jesse Williams, a 24 year old defensive tackle playing with the Seattle Seahawks (or not playing as he is yet to make his NFL debut) has been diagnosed with Type 2 papillary cell cancer of the kidney. He was born on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait and went to high school in Brisbane at Cavendish Rd High School where a good friend of mine teaches science and maths.




From what I have just read, if it is in the early stages the 5 year survival rate of such a cancer may be above 80% but if there has been progression of the cancer then the survival rates drop dramatically.  Surgery is scheduled.  Apparently it is unusual for such a cancer to manifest in someone so young so there may be some underlying problem.  Probably not that obit worthy (in the UK), unless he blogs/sets up a charity etc., but certainly a much higher profile athlete than Lauren Hill was before her illness and death. 


Posted 13 May 2015 - 12:12 PM

Tasmanian bassist Alex McNulty of "Save The Clock Tower" has died:




Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:07 AM

William Macdonald, a serial killer also known as 'The Mutilator' has died at 90:




He was Australias first recognized serial killer and earned his nickname by "slicing off his victim's genitals". After a couple of decades in prison, he was declared sane enough to return into osciety but decided to stay in prison instead.


Posted 12 May 2015 - 11:46 PM

Bob Randall, an elder of the Yankunytjatjara Nation and one of the listed traditional keepers of the Uluru/Kata Tjuta lands, has died at 81. http://www.abc.net.a...te-dies/6465834


He was the writer of "My Brown Skin Baby, They Take ‘Im Away", an anthem for the Stolen Generation and appeared in several documentaries regarding the indigenous people of Australia.




Edit: Telegraph Obit: http://www.telegraph...t-obituary.html

Sir Creep

Posted 28 April 2015 - 03:35 PM

I didn't look at your link but I posted this death on my DP site last year, may want to be sure it wasn't same guy 2014.
(PS--unless they discovered ANOTHER 'last Navajo code talker') :-0


Posted 28 April 2015 - 10:12 AM

Well he was Australian and since there is not a cinematographers thread and I don't want to search pages back for an Oscar winners thread it seemed an appropriate place as any to post his death notice.

Sir Creep

Posted 28 April 2015 - 09:42 AM

Andrew Lesnie   The Oscar winning Cinematographer most notable for his work in the Lord of The Rings and Hobbit films is dead at 59 after a heart attack

So wth you posting it HERE for then? The first thing you thought of was 'he's an Aussie'? Seriously?
Dislodge your head, Chorizo.


Posted 28 April 2015 - 06:37 AM

Andrew Lesnie   The Oscar winning Cinematographer most notable for his work in the Lord of The Rings and Hobbit films is dead at 59 after a heart attack


Posted 26 April 2015 - 08:17 PM

I'd like to suggest 'Prince' Leonard Casley, Head of State the Hutt River Province, his self-proclaimed micronation which declared itself independent from the rest of Australia in 1970.


Casley is 90 now and and his wife, Princess Shirley, died a couple of years ago.

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