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#61 DevonDeathTrip

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:24 AM

Alberto Fujimori, 69, the former President of Peru, has tongue cancer.
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:32 AM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Jun 8 2008, 12:24 PM, said:

Alberto Fujimori, 69, the former President of Peru, has tongue cancer.

That's probably for talking too much bullshit, as politicians are want to do...
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 12:20 PM

Former Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Khalil has died

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 10:16 PM

Two dead American politicians. Former Ohio legislator Gene Damschroder wiped himself and five others out in a Cessna crash, while Arizona senator Jake Flake has flaked out from a heart attack.

This is the wrong thread, isn't it?

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 10:05 AM

All over the world, former politicial leaders are dying. This is probably a good thing.

The latest joining the great debating chamber in the sky are:

Gerard Batliner, leader of Liechenstein between 1962-1970.
Jean-Pierre Thystère Tchicaya, Congo President in 1979.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 09:08 PM

Heard Geoffrey Howe on Radio 4's Today programme this morning, talking about the economic crisis.
I must say, he sounded a bit frail, in a sort of Enoch Powell on his last legs sort of way.
If you could imagine his (once) familiar dulcet tones, but several semitones higher...

One to watch...
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:56 AM

René Harris, President of Nauru on four occasions, has died of a heart attack aged 59.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:47 PM

View PostVaagheid, on Aug 15 2008, 03:44 PM, said:

View PostCanadian Paul, on May 1 2008, 03:05 PM, said:

View PostVaagheid, on May 1 2008, 09:25 AM, said:

I believe he was the oldest former leader of a country, still living.
Does anybody know who is it now. (Maybe the ex-president of Senegal or Suriname)

Had Gabriel París Gordillo lived another month and a half, it would have been him. The oldest living former head of state is now Johan Ferrier of Suriname, with Mamadou Dia of Senegal not far behind. These lists may be of some interest to you.

Apperently Nguyen Ngoc Tho, first prime minister of Vietnam was forgotten. He became 100 in May.

It's unknown whether he's alive or not. The article states he was last known to be alive in 1992.
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:40 AM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Jun 8 2008, 12:24 PM, said:

Alberto Fujimori, 69, the former President of Peru, has tongue cancer.

A tumour has been discovered on Alberto Fujimori's pancreas.
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 06:48 AM

Tim Fortescue, Tory MP for Liverpool Garston from 1966-1974, had died aged 92.

Blimey if he can get an obit...
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 07:00 PM

V.P. Singh, the former prime minister of India is dead at the age of 77. :banghead:

A very nice Thanksgiving day surprise.

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 07:11 PM

View PostBanshees Scream, on Nov 27 2008, 08:00 PM, said:

V.P. Singh, the former prime minister of India is dead at the age of 77. :banghead:

A very nice Thanksgiving day surprise.


So that's what thanksgiving is about? Being thankful that someone has died? At the best of times I despise the word nice. Here I just find it wholly inappropriate.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 04:15 AM

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So that's what thanksgiving is about? Being thankful that someone has died? At the best of times I despise the word nice. Here I just find it wholly inappropriate.
Thanksgiving is about valuing what you have. I do not value the death of others but I observe it. I admit that I'm obsessed with what is happening in the world. I don't know exactly why I have this habit of scrolling through headlines of which many would consider morbid.

It might involve the fact that I perceive the concept of this place in a different light then others. I'm generally not affected by much of which is contributed here. I guess it keeps my mind off things because it's always happening.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 10:02 PM

Emperor Akihito of Japan has cancelled his duties for the third straight day. Akihito was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat approximately two weeks ago and was hospitalized after experiencing chest pains. He appears to be in stable condition but doctors are already saying that he is at risk of developing osteoporosis. The Emperor might be one to watch in the future.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 04:26 PM

Jack Kemp, former U.S. Housing Secretary, Buffalo Bills quarterback and Vice Presidential candidate alongside Bob Dole in 1996, is suffering from a undisclosed type of cancer.
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Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:17 PM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Jan 7 2009, 11:26 AM, said:

Jack Kemp, former U.S. Housing Secretary, Buffalo Bills quarterback and Vice Presidential candidate alongside Bob Dole in 1996, is suffering from a undisclosed type of cancer.


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Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:40 PM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Jan 7 2009, 04:26 PM, said:

Jack Kemp, former U.S. Housing Secretary, Buffalo Bills quarterback and Vice Presidential candidate alongside Bob Dole in 1996, is suffering from a undisclosed type of cancer.

Hopefully he'll survive longer than a couple of weeks at least
Just heard on the news that the cancer is in multiple organs, he could go quickly or it could be drawn out over the course of the year depending on how he responds to treatment




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