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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:25 AM

will it be possible to know for sure which of them actually died first?

Yes, Megrahi, first reported and - as a rule - news out of Libya is that bit slower. Gibb was staked-out by the tabloids and the turn-round between death and announcement was very slight. The family more or less had to issue a statement because it would have been reported anyway.


Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:46 AM

The 2002 spate of deaths rivals it, I think. 2 hits by the end of March (Chuck Jones and Spike Milligan) no doubt cause the tongues of whatever passed for the equivalent of internet trolls in those days wagging.

Then on the 27th March, news breaks that both Dudley Moore AND Milton Berle had both died. Before the obits are even freshly off the press for either, news comes in the next day that Billy Wilder is gone. No hits on the third day, which was just a teaser, as on the fourth, only the Queen Mum goes and pops her clogs. So four hits within 70 hours of each other.

That always struck me looking back as an incredible turn of events for the DL.

The July 2007 splurge was astounding too, but that effected the DDP and not the DL, iirc.


Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:42 PM

Has there ever been a day like this in Deathlist history?? Two deaths within 8 hours?

Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:39 PM

Oh, I think Robin knew allright....


Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:25 PM

I'm wondering if either of them knew we were pitting the two against each other.


Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:10 PM

In the interests of the politically correct - There can be no loser..... so we should call this a Dead Heat.

Youth in Asia

Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:01 AM

will it be possible to know for sure which of them actually died first?


Posted 20 May 2012 - 11:15 PM

2 deaths in one day a very rare for the deathlist .


Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:59 PM

Surprisingly close race it was!

BBC obit.


Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:52 PM

Very closely run contest

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