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Posted 13 January 2009 - 09:37 AM

Ramaswamy Venkataraman, 98, the former President of India, has been hospitalised (for that's how it is spelt in my 1948 dictionary, when and why did we make the etymological leap to hospitalized?? I suppose I should move with ye tymes) with dehydration.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:27 AM

Kenan Evren, 92, the former President of Turkey who seized power in a coup in 1980 has been hospitalised (that's how Reuters spell it) after falling ill.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:31 AM

 DevonDeathTrip, on Jan 13 2009, 09:37 AM, said:

Ramaswamy Venkataraman, 98, the former President of India, has been hospitalised (for that's how it is spelt in my 1948 dictionary, when and why did we make the etymological leap to hospitalized?? I suppose I should move with ye tymes) with dehydration.

Brits spell "hospitalised" with an "s", Americans use a "z". Given the article was in the Hindu, the so-called "National Newspaper", perhaps we can presume this is India throwing off further shackles of the Empire. Ungrateful sods.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 05:01 PM

If ever a story was guaranteed to cheer you up/mildly amuse you, it could well be this one about Mr Jacques Chirac.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:25 AM

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is 76, is to undergo heart bypass surgery for the second time over the weekend. Could be a unique hit on the DDP for 'Death-Defying' if things get messy.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 12:21 AM

Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde has called an early general election, he will not stand again because a malignant tumour has been found on his throat.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 12:26 AM

 DevonDeathTrip, on Jan 24 2009, 12:21 AM, said:

Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde has called an early general election, he will not stand again because a malignant tumour has been found on his throat.

That's caused by the British Government being stuck in it for the last six months I'd imagine...
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 05:26 PM

 Raskolnikov, on Jan 23 2009, 05:25 AM, said:

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is 76, is to undergo heart bypass surgery for the second time over the weekend. Could be a unique hit on the DDP for 'Death-Defying' if things get messy.
Indian PM's heart bypass operation successful, say doctors
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:00 PM

 Canadian Paul, on May 1 2008, 03:05 PM, said:

 Vaagheid, 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.

Mamadou Dia has died, aged 99.
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 11:16 AM

 DevonDeathTrip, on Jan 13 2009, 09:37 AM, said:

Ramaswamy Venkataraman, 98, the former President of India, has been hospitalised (for that's how it is spelt in my 1948 dictionary, when and why did we make the etymological leap to hospitalized?? I suppose I should move with ye tymes) with dehydration.
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 05:31 PM

 themaninblack, on Jan 24 2009, 12:26 AM, said:

 DevonDeathTrip, on Jan 24 2009, 12:21 AM, said:

Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde has called an early general election, he will not stand again because a malignant tumour has been found on his throat.

That's caused by the British Government being stuck in it for the last six months I'd imagine...

The person thought most likely to replace Geir Haarde, Social Democrat Ingibjorg Gisladottir, will not be taking the job as she is receiving treatment for a brain tumour.

That means Johanna Sigurdardottir will become Iceland's leader, the word's first openly gay Prime Minister.
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 05:44 PM

 DevonDeathTrip, on Jan 28 2009, 12:31 PM, said:

 themaninblack, on Jan 24 2009, 12:26 AM, said:

 DevonDeathTrip, on Jan 24 2009, 12:21 AM, said:

Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde has called an early general election, he will not stand again because a malignant tumour has been found on his throat.

That's caused by the British Government being stuck in it for the last six months I'd imagine...

The person thought most likely to replace Geir Haarde, Social Democrat Ingibjorg Gisladottir, will not be taking the job as she is receiving treatment for a brain tumour.

That means Johanna Sigurdardottir will become Iceland's leader, the word's first openly gay Prime Minister.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 07:35 PM

Johanna Sigurdardottir first lesbian head of state, Barrack Obama first US black president, Patrick Harvie first bisexual leader of any British political party.. it's certainly been a good 3 months for minority groups... let's hope it continues... If Mel Gibson dropped dead I think that'd be the cherry on the top of the cake...

or we could just settle for his father, Hutton who's going on 91...... you have to wonder where Mel's aggressive, hateful comments come from ;)
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:22 PM

If we still had an existent 'who's gonna die in 2009?' thread the link might be better there. Not exactly political leaders but we've got to take on board the Tamil Tigers. Hopelessly penned in and on the brink of military defeat, there are leaders in the organisation facing either imminent death in the final battles, or a very uncertain future - including possible death - if caught alive. And they'd be mentioned on the BBC foreign news pages if nowhere else. I know the next CPDP is a long way off, but there are theme team points to be had, or summat.
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:55 AM

Alexandre Leontieff former president of French Polynesia, has died of a heart attack aged 61.
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:17 AM

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The person thought most likely to replace Geir Haarde, Social Democrat Ingibjorg Gisladottir, will not be taking the job as she is receiving treatment for a brain tumour.

Ingibjorg Gisladottir has resigned from her post, saying she cannot continue to lead her party as her illness is more serious than first thought.
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Posted 28 March 2009 - 10:23 AM

Janet Jagan has died aged 88.

President of Guyana from 1997 to 1999. She was their first white and first female president. It's probably a fairly safe bet she was their first Jewish President also!
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:21 PM

I went to see Il Divo, a biopic about 90-year-old thrice-Italian PM Giulio Andreotti, and surprisingly can find no mention of him on the DL.

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On the 2nd of November 2008, Andreotti appeared on a current affairs magazine programme, 'Questa Domenica', on the Berlusconi-owned Italian television station, 'Mediaset', discussing amongst other things the film, 'Il Divo'. During his appearance, he appeared to suffer health difficulties and there was speculation he had suffered a stroke. Andreotti was twice posed a question and simply failed to respond, although his eyes remained open. The station cut to an advertisement break, following which Andreotti reappeared, in seemingly better condition. The incident was presented to the viewer as a consequence of technical difficulties.


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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:46 PM

 TAFKAG, on Mar 29 2009, 07:21 PM, said:

I went to see Il Divo, a biopic about 90-year-old thrice-Italian PM Giulio Andreotti, and surprisingly can find no mention of him on the DL.

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On the 2nd of November 2008, Andreotti appeared on a current affairs magazine programme, 'Questa Domenica', on the Berlusconi-owned Italian television station, 'Mediaset', discussing amongst other things the film, 'Il Divo'. During his appearance, he appeared to suffer health difficulties and there was speculation he had suffered a stroke. Andreotti was twice posed a question and simply failed to respond, although his eyes remained open. The station cut to an advertisement break, following which Andreotti reappeared, in seemingly better condition. The incident was presented to the viewer as a consequence of technical difficulties.



Apparently most cabinet meetings were a bit like that...
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Posted 04 April 2009 - 06:21 PM

Does anybody know anything about Gro Harlem Brundtland's cancer? I know she had treatment for it in 2002 and again 2007 but can't find any recent info. One for the future maybe?
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