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  1. That was Tom Petty, who was reported dead, then in critical condition, then dead again.
  2. The Guardian: John le Carré, author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, dies aged 89
  3. American economist, commentator, academic, syndicated columnist and author Walter E. Williams passed away yesterday at the age of 84: https://www.wsj.com/articles/walter-williams-r-i-p-11606934313?mod=searchresults_pos1&page=1
  4. It is worth noting that only one human disease has been eradicated, and that is smallpox. It took only 184 years between Edward Jenner developing the modern vaccine in 1796 and the WHO declaring smallpox extinct in 1980. Even then, the smallpox virus is still stored in labs in the US and Russia, so there is the possibility of it being released either accidentally or through an act of terrorism. This is just an indication that it is very, very, very hard to eradicate a virus.
  5. It depends how old the notes are, what their condition is, and if they are of a special variety. The Bank of Canada issued $1 bills in 1935, 1937, 1954, 1967, and 1973 series, and they were last officially issued in June 1989. They are still legal tender at the moment but that status will be removed on 01/01/2021, which means that they will no longer legally be considered money. This change will also affect $2, $25, $500, and $1000 bills, all of which are also no longer being issued. However, financial institutions and the Bank of Canada will continue to redeem them at face value. There's
  6. Here are two from Montreal: http://busfanplace.com/view.php?pict=contram113.jpg http://busfanplace.com/view.php?pict=contram115.jpg
  7. Connery was also in Never Say Never Again, which was a non-official James Bond film released by Warner Bros in 1983.
  8. NWA, WCW, and WWF/WWE wrestler Road Warrior Animal has passed away at the age of 60. WWE statement on the passing of Road Warrior Animal
  9. CBC News: Aline Chrétien, wife of former PM Jean Chrétien, has died at age 84
  10. BBC News: Dame Diana Rigg: Avengers, Bond and Game of Thrones actress dies at 82
  11. "End of an era": Ottawa businessman, restauranteur and philanthropist Dave Smith died yesterday at age 87: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/philanthropist-restaurateur-dave-smith-dead-at-87/wcm/df2cdde3-b7b4-41b2-a579-9f0269a10280/ Here is a short film TVO produced about Dave Smith in 2016:
  12. Canadian News Hall of Fame journalist Allan Fotheringham has passed away at age 87: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-allan-fotheringham-dead-at-87-picked-at-the-pretensions-of-the/
  13. https://www.wwe.com/article/kamala-passes-away
  14. Herman Cain, GOP presidential candidate in 2012 and former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, has died of COVID-19 at age 74: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/30/politics/herman-cain-dies-coronavirus/index.html
  15. Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green has passed away at the age of 73: https://www.itv.com/news/2020-07-25/fleetwood-mac-co-founder-peter-green-dies-aged-73
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