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charon

Posted 07 April 2015 - 08:34 PM

Jean Germain, French politician accused of corruption, appears to have committed suicide pre-trial. http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-32202429

 
ALL the main news sources are reporting it as suicide and Wiki has it as death by firearm, all ahead of a trial about his - alleged - profiteering from a marriage scam.
 
Our kinda guy, then. Was anyone hereabouts prescient enough to have snagged him in a pool?

Barrymore doesn't post anymore as far as I know....

maryportfuncity

Posted 07 April 2015 - 07:18 PM

Jean Germain, French politician accused of corruption, appears to have committed suicide pre-trial. http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-32202429

 

ALL the main news sources are reporting it as suicide and Wiki has it as death by firearm, all ahead of a trial about his - alleged - profiteering from a marriage scam.

 

Our kinda guy, then. Was anyone hereabouts prescient enough to have snagged him in a pool?


YoungWillz

Posted 07 April 2015 - 02:31 PM

Jean Germain, French politician accused of corruption, appears to have committed suicide pre-trial. http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-32202429


The Dead Cow

Posted 02 April 2015 - 01:31 PM

Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira dead at 106

 

http://news.yahoo.co...-132154985.html


YoungWillz

Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:44 PM

Carlos Gaviria Diaz, former Columbian presidential candidate and former progressive member of constitutional court, dies at 77. http://www.dailymail...ia-dies-77.html


CaptainChorizo

Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:39 AM

Tomas Transtromer  Swedish Poet who won Nobel Prize for literature is dead at 83 . Was picked by neither the Nobel Laureates or Swedish Theme Team in the DDP


gcreptile

Posted 30 March 2015 - 03:51 PM

One of, if not, THE most acclaimed contemporary german directors, Helmut Dietl, is dead at 70:

 

http://www.spiegel.d...-a-1026324.html(link in german)

 

A hit for 2 DDP teams if there's a qualifying orbit. He had lung cancer but in late 2014 he said the tumour had shrunk. I saw him at an awards show and he still looked ok, though it was already suspicious that they gave him a lifetime achievement award.


Sir Creep

Posted 30 March 2015 - 01:48 AM

Czech cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek dead at 80:
 
http://variety.com/2...man-1201462236/
 
A frequent collaborator with Milos Forman, he is probably best-known for his Oscar-nominated work on "Amadeus".


That remains basically my favorite movie of all time; he must have been the one key person NOT to win an Oscar :-(
RIP
SC

Eesti

Posted 29 March 2015 - 10:51 PM

Mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar has been in a hospidal for 10 days now. He had a streptococcus pyogenes so doctors amputate his right leg above the knee. His health has been very fragile over the past 12 years and now it has got even worse. They keep him in a coma and he doesn't know the news yet. He was brought to hospidal with a phenunomia suspection. If he survives then sure hit in the next few years.

 

Sad f*cker. (Estonians hate him).


gcreptile

Posted 29 March 2015 - 07:25 PM

Czech cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek dead at 80:

 

http://variety.com/2...man-1201462236/

 

A frequent collaborator with Milos Forman, he is probably best-known for his Oscar-nominated work on "Amadeus".


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