The DeathList 2005

On today, gone tomorrow.

The DeathList 2005

So here are the carefully selected candidates for DeathList 2005. To summarise the idea behind DeathList: The DeathList committee draws up the DeathList at the end of each year with the objective of selecting the most celebrities who will die in the next calendar year. The list comprises 50 celebrities, with no more than 25 who appeared on the previous year's list. The 2004 list had 12 successes, but was unable to overhaul the record of 14 set in 2003. How will the 2005 runners and riders fare?

Rank Prev
Year
Appear   Name Age Desc Discuss
1112Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Pope John Paul II85PopeSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 738 posts
245 Ronnie Biggs76AmbassadorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 1091 posts
337Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Max Schmeling100Hitler's Boxer (or maybe not)Speech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 320 posts
468Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Simon Wiesenthal97Nazi HunterSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 91 posts
5 4 Patrick Moore82AstronomerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 695 posts
6 Star (First Listing Icon) Brooke Astor103PhilanthropistSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 300 posts
7 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)William Rehnquist81US Chief of JusticeSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 100 posts
8124 Albert Hofmann99Creator of LSDSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 246 posts
9 2 Oscar Niemeyer98ArchitectSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 405 posts
10 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Sister Lucia98Fatima visionarySpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 236 posts
11284Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Edward Heath89ex PMSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 273 posts
12163 Claude Levi-Strauss97ScientistSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 202 posts
13 2 John Kenneth Galbraith97EconomistSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 74 posts
141310Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)John Mills97ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 64 posts
1584 Ernest Gallo96Wine makerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 132 posts
16 3 Norman Wisdom90ComedianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 367 posts
17 Star (First Listing Icon) Al Lewis95Grandpa MunsterSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 180 posts
18244Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Gretchen Franklin94Eastender (Ethel)Speech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 86 posts
19 Star (First Listing Icon) Elizabeth Taylor73WifeSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 272 posts
20234 Joseph Barbera94Cartoonist (Hanna-Barbera)Speech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 90 posts
21304 Alexander Solzhenitsyn87AuthorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 117 posts
22213 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi94GuruSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 54 posts
23 Star (First Listing Icon) Claire Rayner75Agony AuntSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 87 posts
24263 Byron Nelson93GolferSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 0 posts
25258Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Lord James Callaghan93ex-PMSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 43 posts
26 2Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Richard Pryor65ComedianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 137 posts
27 2 Milton Friedman93EconomistSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 58 posts
28 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Rosa Parks92US civil rights figureSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 217 posts
29 Star (First Listing Icon) Hamed Karzai48Afghan PresidentSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 40 posts
30324 Bill Deedes92JournalistSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 74 posts
31 Star (First Listing Icon) Diego Maradona45Hand of GodSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 273 posts
32193 Frankie Laine92SingerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 69 posts
33295 Gerald Ford92ex US PresidentSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 1038 posts
34 Star (First Listing Icon) Jake Lamotta84BoxerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 123 posts
3576 Michael Foot92TrampSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 258 posts
36 Star (First Listing Icon) Tony Martin92CroonerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 76 posts
37 Star (First Listing Icon) Jane Wyman91ActressSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 77 posts
38 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)James Doohan85Engineer (Star Trek Scotty)Speech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 151 posts
39383 Eli Wallach90ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 110 posts
40379 General Pinochet90DictatorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 347 posts
41 Star (First Listing Icon) Les Paul90Guitar makerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 56 posts
42 Star (First Listing Icon) Olivia De Havilland89ActressSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 75 posts
43405 PW Botha89Dictator (deposed)Speech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 297 posts
44 3 Walter Cronkite89JournalistSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 200 posts
45442 Herbert Lom88ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 70 posts
46 Star (First Listing Icon) Betty Ford87Clinic ownerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 125 posts
47469 Kurt Waldheim87NaziSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 215 posts
48 Star (First Listing Icon) Peter O'Sullevan87UK horse racing commentatorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 47 posts
49 4 Fidel Castro79DictatorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 1171 posts
50 Star (First Listing Icon) Jerry Lewis79ComedianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 123 posts
Key To Symbols Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon) Dead Star (First Listing Icon) First Appearance


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