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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45871379

Definitely didn't see this one coming given it wasn't well known he was sick. RIP



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

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That's a surprise. Poor guy, dying so young.



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vivster said:
That's a surprise. Poor guy, dying so young.

I wouldnt say poor guy, but dying young is definitely saddening.

RiP Paul Allen



RIP Paul Allen, I didn't see this coming as well.



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barneystinson69 said:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45871379

Definitely didn't see this one coming given it wasn't well known he was sick. RIP

"Did not see that coming".. dont know why that comment is necessary, like people dont die in your reality?

 

Anyway, RIP to him.



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Awful. He wasn't even that old. :(



Very sad, for sure. Out of curiosity, I wanted to look up some statistics, as to me I would have not considered 65 "dying young", but maybe I'm too pessimistic.

"There is a 30% chance of making it to your 90th birthday, and only about 14 in 1,000 will see 100. 70 year olds have a somewhat better prognosis. Almost 2/3 of 70 year old men and almost 3/4 of 70 year old women will live at least another ten years, and over 1/5 of men will make it to 90, as will 1/3 of women."

- Business Insider
https://www.businessinsider.com/social-security-life-table-charts-2014-3



loy310 said:
barneystinson69 said:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45871379

Definitely didn't see this one coming given it wasn't well known he was sick. RIP

"Did not see that coming".. dont know why that comment is necessary, like people dont die in your reality?

 

Anyway, RIP to him.

I mean he was only 65, and I didn't know he was sick. Kinda came out of nowhere.



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

Rest in peace