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Rupert Murdoch once predicted he would pass away in 2021

Rupert Murdoch is stepping down as CEO of 21st Century Fox and will soon pass on the title to his son James, CNBC first reported on Thursday. He is also leaving Earth, one day, as we all are — except unlike most of us, Murdoch has already announced the estimated timeline for that, too.

He once, incredibly, guessed the year of his own death, as New Republic's editor-in-chief, Gabriel Snyder, tweeted shortly after the announcement: