The DeathList 1997

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The DeathList 1997

1997 marks the tenth anniversary of the Death List. It is painstakingly prepared annually by a team of experts who have accumulated vast experience in the death arena. The list is now proving to be quite stable with many familiar near-death celebrities reappearing year after year. The list is in order of celebs most likely to die in 1997. Potential assassins, please take a careful look. EMail us with your comments and suggestions for next years list at

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Appear   Name Age Desc
137Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Deng Xiaoping95Chinese Premiere
2 6Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Mother Theresa87Saint
3424 Pope John Paul II77Pope
454 Boris Yeltsin66Tsar
5129 Queen Mother97Entertainer
6 5 Frank Sinatra78Singer
7 Star (First Listing Icon) James Earl Ray68Assassin
8167 Ronald Reagan86(former) Idiot
9305 General Pinochet82Dictator
10318Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Jacques Cousteau87Aqua man
11 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)President Mobutu67Dictator
12197Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Jimmy Stewart89Actor
13 6 John Gielgud89Actor
14174Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Dr Hastings Banda95Dictator
15243 Gene Sarazan91Golfer
16 Star (First Listing Icon) Billy Wilder91Director
17487 Bob Hope94Entertainer
18285 Alec Guiness79Actor
19184 Helen Wills Moody87Tennis
20234 Catherine Cookson86Writer
21213 Willie Whitelaw79Politician
22 Star (First Listing Icon) Anthony Quinn78Actor
23108 Barbara Cartland92Literary Genius
24117 Lord Denning94Judge
25 Star (First Listing Icon) Norman Wisdom82Comedian
26 Star (First Listing Icon) Mickey Rooney77Actor
27352 Lord Longford92Judge
28 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Burgess Meredith89Actor
29276 Don Bradman85Cricketer
30332 Fats Domino69Singer
31 2 Perry Como81Singer
32 2 Quentin Crisp85'Performer'
33 3Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Jeffrey Bernard65Drunkard
34404 Kurt Waldheim79Nazi
3573 Prince Rainier74Prince
36 Star (First Listing Icon) Gregory Peck81Actor
37473 Victor Borge84Comedian
38 2 Arthur C Clarke80Scientist/Author
39 3 John Mills89Actor
40375 Katharine Hepburn90Actress
41 Star (First Listing Icon) Edward Heath81ex PM
42 Star (First Listing Icon) Gerald Ford84ex US President
43 Star (First Listing Icon) Kirk Douglas81Actor
44 2 Joe Di Maggio79Baseball
45362 Marlon Brando73Actor: The Godfather of Method
46 Star (First Listing Icon) Thora Hird86Actress
47 3 Alistair Cooke89Broadcaster
48 7 Clive Dunn77DeathList Favourite
49 2Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)William Burroughs83Drugs Guru
50415 Red Adair82Fire Fighter
Key To Symbols Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon) Dead Star (First Listing Icon) First Appearance

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