Celebrity Deaths 2020



CatullusV

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It's an excellent idea, though maybe "Notable Deaths" or some such wording would be better. There are Nobel scientist, campaigners, academics etc, whose deaths are also newsworthy while in life they managed to stay out of the limelight.
 

NYCKY

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I think its a good idea too, though if its a major political figure, they could still get their own thread.
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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I think its a good idea too, though if its a major political figure, they could still get their own thread.
So, it's a good idea until somebody worthy of a thread and therefore worthy of mention on P.ie dies.

In other words, it's pointless!
 

CatullusV

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I think its a good idea too, though if its a major political figure, they could still get their own thread.
If all deaths were reported in it you'd have a nice, if somewhat sombre, chronology of the year consolidated in one thread.
 

Betson

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RIPolitics.ie

It is not just to list deaths , it is for if posters want to comment on the person who has died , not everyone of interest who pass's away is a major politician or household name that would automatically get their own thread , but their passing could be of interest to a sub section of posters.
 

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If all deaths were reported in it you'd have a nice, if somewhat sombre, chronology of the year consolidated in one thread.
Call it In Memoriam like they do at the Oscars.

Communicates the function, sufficiently dignified, and isn't limited to any one group (except the deceased.)
 

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The problem for Jones is he wasn't really a celebrity. Show many Monty Python fans a picture of the comedy group and they will struggle to pick him out with certainty, they'll have a fair stab at it of course, after ruling out Cleese and Palin - maybe therefore this should be a thread for people whose names we kind of know but where vagueness surrounds quite what they did, examples of this could be (looking just at music) some members of the Rolling Stones, some members of U2 and most members of the Boomtown Rats.
 

michael-mcivor

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Who do we think is going to be next celebrity death-

Kirk Douglas is 103 and still going- although maybe not for that long-
 

Lumpy Talbot

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Well it is unlikely to be Keef Richards, that's for sure. Went to a party in 1963 and in his mind he's still there. It is now 2020. Love the OP thread title, by the way.
 


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