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16th Apr '17 2:03:18 PM BelligerentBale
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* In the very first scene of ''The Crown'', King George VI is seen violently coughing up blood into the toilet, before assuming a stiff upper lip and going into preside over the ceremony in which Prince Philip renounces his foreign titles. Given that the focus of the series is about George's daughter Elizabeth II's early years on the throne, it's not hard to guess what's coming.

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* In the very first scene of ''The Crown'', ''Series/TheCrown2016'', [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseofWindsor King George VI is seen VI]] violently coughing coughs up blood into the toilet, before assuming a stiff upper lip and going into preside over the ceremony in which Prince Philip renounces his foreign titles. Philip's investiture ceremony. Given that the focus of the series is about George's daughter [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Elizabeth II's II]]'s early years on the throne, it's not hard to guess what's coming.
16th Apr '17 1:44:03 PM BelligerentBale
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* In the very first scene of ''The Crown'', King George VI is seen violently coughing up blood into the toilet, before assuming a stiff upper lip and going into preside over the ceremony in which Prince Philip renounces his foreign titles. Given that the focus of the series is about George's daughter Elizabeth II's early years on the throne, it's not hard to guess what's coming.
8th Apr '17 6:39:55 PM jamespolk
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* George "The Gipper" Gipp (UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan) in ''Knute Rockne: All American'', dies this way after his freshman season playing for Notre Dame ([[OneSceneWonder which was covered in about ten minutes in the film]]).

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* George "The Gipper" Gipp (UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan) in ''Knute Rockne: All American'', ''Film/KnuteRockneAllAmerican'', dies this way after his freshman season playing for Notre Dame ([[OneSceneWonder which was covered in about ten minutes in the film]]).
3rd Apr '17 8:19:18 AM chaosmech
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* In ''Film/Tombstone'', [[spoiler:Doc Holliday's cough marks his eventual death by tuberculosis, much like the real Doc Holliday]]

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* In ''Film/Tombstone'', {{Tombstone}}, [[spoiler:Doc Holliday's cough marks his eventual death by tuberculosis, much like the real Doc Holliday]]
3rd Apr '17 8:14:32 AM chaosmech
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* In ''Film/Tombstone'', [[spoiler:Doc Holliday's cough marks his eventual death by tuberculosis, much like the real Doc Holliday]]
20th Mar '17 2:49:50 AM darkknight109
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* A shorthand that some medical professionals use when assessing patients over 40 is "A persistent cough is cancer until proven otherwise." An unexplained cough that lasts longer than ~2 months can be cancer that has spread to the lungs, so the patient is usually sent for a chest X-ray to rule out that possibility.
17th Feb '17 2:57:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Fatale}}'': Booker coughing is a sign that he's deathly ill. Of course, eventually he starts coughing up blood, so he better be.
9th Feb '17 9:06:11 AM eroock
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->''A cough is the first sign of a terminal disease.''

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->''A ->''"A cough is the first sign of a terminal disease.''"''
4th Feb '17 3:26:53 PM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', when [[spoiler:King Joffrey]] drinks a goblet of wine and begins to cough, it's immediately obvious that he's going to be dead in the next couple of minutes.

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', when ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** When
[[spoiler:King Joffrey]] drinks a goblet of wine and begins to cough, it's immediately obvious that he's going to be dead in the next couple of minutes.minutes.
** PlayedWith when Jon Snow suffers a serious coughing fit after downing a GargleBlaster offered by Mance Rayder.
23rd Jan '17 4:39:44 PM Freezer
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* ''Webcomic/{{Scurry}}'': Orim, the leader of the mice, has one, indicative of his old age and deteriorating heath.
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