Dead pool 31st March 2019
Another week, no points. I hate to say it, but we need the evil flying monkeys out and about this week. Look out for some big names dropping from Monday onwards, last time we sent them out we got a good crop!
Look Who You Could Have Had:
- Scott Walker, 76, American-born British singer-songwriter (The Walker Brothers), composer and record producer.
- Larry Cohen, 82, American film director (It’s Alive, The Stuff).
- Lyle Tuttle, 87, American tattoo artist.
- Yoji Harada, 46, Japanese tattoo artist and reality show personality (Miami Ink).
- Stephen Fitzpatrick, 24, British rock musician (Her’s), traffic collision.
- Audun Laading, 25, Norwegian rock musician (Her’s), traffic collision.
- Shane Rimmer, 89, Canadian-born British actor (Thunderbirds, Dr. Strangelove, The Spy Who Loved Me).
In Other News
The Rolling Stones have postponed their latest tour of the US and Canada so that Mick Jagger can receive medical treatment. The band announced on Saturday that Jagger was told by doctors “he cannot go on tour at this time”. Jagger, 75, “is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible,” the group added. The singer-songwriter tweeted: “I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can. I’m so sorry to all our fans in America and Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this.” A rep for the band declined to elaborate on Jagger’s medical condition. The band’s No Filter world tour officially started in September 2017 with a concert in Hamburg, Germany.
Keith Duffy of Boyzone was rushed to hospital in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday 29th March, leading to him missing out on the band’s show. Keith, 44, is currently on tour with Ronan Keating, 42, Shane Lynch, 42, and Mikey Graham, 42, as they perform their final series of concerts. Boyzone have now given an update on Keith’s health, revealing that he is still receiving care in hospital and will not be able to fly to Australia with the band. A post on the band’s Instagram account read: “@officialkeithduffy remains in hospital in Bangkok where doctors will continue overnight with treatment of a viral infection. “Keith will now be unable to fly to Perth in time to join the Boyz for the first night of their Australian tour. As difficult as Ronan, Shane & Mikey find it to perform without their brother, they are determined that the show must go on and look forward to seeing everyone at the HBF Stadium, Perth on Saturday night. The update comes after Ronan opened up on the hospitalisation, claiming that Keith was on a “downward spiral.” “He came to the gig, he had a really high temperature, the doctors arrived at the gig and they said it wasn’t possible for him to go on in the state he was in.” “We assumed it was food poisoning or something like that but there may be something else going on.
Britain’s two oldest men are marking their 111th birthdays. Alf Smith, from St Madoes, Perthshire, and Bob Weighton, from Alton, Hampshire, were both born on 29th March 1908. Mr Weighton, who grew up in Hull, said he had requested not to have a birthday card from the Queen in order to save public funds. The men have never met but have exchanged birthday cards in recent years. It is not known which of them was born first. Mr Weighton is celebrating his birthday by officially launching his new book of poems, to raise funds for elderly people in Alton. The former teacher and engineer has two sons and a daughter, 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He said the world had changed “enormously” in his lifetime but people had mostly stayed the same. Mr Weighton said the most common question he was asked was about the secret of his longevity. But his only advice on the matter was “to avoid dying”, he said.
On This Day
- 1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
- 1985 – The first WrestleMania, the biggest wrestling event from the WWE (then the WWF), takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
- 1990 – Approximately 200,000 protesters take to the streets of London to protest against the newly introduced Poll Tax.
- 1837 – John Constable, English painter and educator (b. 1776)
- 1855 – Charlotte Brontë, English novelist and poet (b. 1816)
- 1913 – J. P. Morgan, American banker and financier (b. 1837)
- 1993 – Brandon Lee, American actor and martial artist (b. 1965)
- 2002 – Barry Took, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
- 2003 – Anne Gwynne, American actress (b. 1918)
- 2016 – Ronnie Corbett, Scottish comedian, actor and screenwriter (b. 1930)
Last Week’s Birthdays
Robbie Coltrane (69), Warren Beatty (82), Donna D’Errico (51), Céline Dion (51), Eric Clapton (74), Piers Morgan (54), Lucy Lawless (51), Christopher Lambert (62), Marina Sirtis (64), Brendan Gleeson (64), Elle Macpherson (55), Eric Idle (76), Lady Gaga (33), Julia Stiles (38), Vince Vaughn (49), Nick Frost (47), Dianne Wiest (71), Chris Barrie (59), Quentin Tarantino (56), Nathan Fillion (48), Julian Glover (84), Michael York (77), Mariah Carey (49), Fergie (44), Jessie J (31), Keira Knightley (34), Jennifer Grey (59), James Caan (79), Martin Short (69), Billy Warlock (58), Diana Ross (75), Steven Tyler (71), Lee Pace (40), Sarah Jessica Parker (54), Paul Michael Glaser (76), Elton John (72), Richard O’Brien (77), Jessica Chastain (42), Lara Flynn Boyle (49), Alyson Hannigan (45), Jim Parsons (46), Kelly LeBrock (59), and Mary Berry (84).