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13th Oct '17 3:58:23 PM Premonition45
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* On October 2, 2017, only a week after he finished his 40th Anniversary tour with The Heartbreakers, Music/TomPetty died suddenly from cardiac arrest. In interviews, he'd said this tour would probably be "the last big one".

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* On October 2, 2017, only a week after he finished his 40th Anniversary tour with The Heartbreakers, Music/TomPetty died suddenly from cardiac arrest. In his final interviews, he'd said this tour would probably be "the last big one".
12th Oct '17 1:43:56 PM Premonition45
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* On October 2, 2017, only a week after he finished his 40th Anniversary tour with The Heartbreakers, Music/TomPetty died suddenly from cardiac arrest. In interviews, he'd said this tour would probably be "the last big one".
4th Oct '17 7:03:26 PM thelivingtoad
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* Creator/RogerEbert got hit with this. [[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2013/04/a_leave_of_presense.html His final blog post has him]] announcing his retirement from the Chicago Sun-Times and the many film plans he has in store. He had also changed his mind about denying himself cancer treatment. Two days later, he died.

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* Creator/RogerEbert got hit with this. [[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2013/04/a_leave_of_presense.html His final blog post has him]] announcing his retirement from the Chicago Sun-Times ''Chicago Sun-Times'' and the many film plans he has had in store.store for his soon-to-launch personal website. He had also changed his mind about denying himself cancer treatment. Two days later, he died.
30th Sep '17 4:53:56 PM nombretomado
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* Early in the 1992 democratic primaries, the late Paul Tsongas was in the lead. If he won the primaries (and won the general election -- which BillClinton did), his term for president would be from January 20th, 1993 to January 20th, 1997. But when did he historically die? January 18th, 1997.

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* Early in the 1992 democratic primaries, the late Paul Tsongas was in the lead. If he won the primaries (and won the general election -- which BillClinton UsefulNotes/BillClinton did), his term for president would be from January 20th, 1993 to January 20th, 1997. But when did he historically die? January 18th, 1997.
29th Sep '17 11:30:56 AM BKelly95
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* ''Series/ChicagoFire'' ended one season with [[spoiler:Mouch]] telling Herrmann that he's retiring after fighting the fire they've been called to. After entering the building, he suffers a heart attack and collapses. Subverted in the following season's premiere when it's revealed he survived and changed his mind about retiring.
14th Aug '17 6:26:26 PM Onlythrice
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** One pre-war terminal has an entry written by [[DaChief an officer complaining about the]] {{Cowboy Cop}}s under his command and mentions being three days from retirement [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the day before the bombs fell]].
11th Aug '17 7:55:50 PM Gamermaster
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* Rinne seems prone to causing this in ''Anime/VividStrike''. Two of her opponents note how it'll be their last tournament (in [[spoiler:Miura's]] case it's more that she'll be too old to be in the U-15 bracket), only to be curb-stomped by her. [[spoiler:Subverted for the former, as her defeat actually convinced her to keep going even if only at a local level.]]
8th Aug '17 5:24:09 AM Sharlee
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* Double example in "Assignment 2" of ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'', in which the aggrieved ghosts include a fighter pilot who died on his very last mission before he'd have earned demobilization, and a World War I infantryman who got killed ''after'' the armistice because somebody on the other side hadn't gotten the news in time.

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* Double example in "Assignment 2" of ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'', in which the aggrieved ghosts include a World War II fighter pilot who died on his very last mission before he'd have earned demobilization, and a World War I infantryman who got killed ''after'' the armistice because somebody on the other side hadn't gotten the news in time.
8th Aug '17 5:22:52 AM Sharlee
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* Double example in "Assignment 2" of ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'', in which the aggrieved ghosts include a fighter pilot who died on his very last mission before he'd have earned demobilization, and a World War I infantryman who got killed ''after'' the armistice because somebody on the other side hadn't gotten the news in time.
1st Aug '17 8:30:10 PM ChocoChip
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* In the finale of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Wally West, aka Kid Flash announces plans to retire after the current crisis is over. Given that we're on this page, [[KilledOffForReal you can guess what happens]].

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* In the season two finale of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Wally West, aka Kid Flash announces plans to retire after the current crisis is over. Given that we're on this page, [[KilledOffForReal you can guess what happens]].
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