The DeathList 2006

On today, gone tomorrow.

The DeathList 2006

So here is Deathlist for 2006. A quick summary of the idea behind DeathList: The DeathList committee draws up the list at the end of each year with the objective of selecting the celebrities most likely to die in the next calendar year. The list comprises 50 celebrities, with no more than 25 who appeared on the previous year's list. Candidates are not eligible if their only claim to fame is that they are likely to die shortly. Candidates must also pass the famousness test - which is basically that their death will be covered by the UK media. DeathList 2005 finished with 12 successes, the same total achieved in 2004. The record performance remains the mighty haul of 14 deaths in 2003. Whether this can ever be beaten remains to be seen.

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Year
Appear   Name Age Desc Discuss
1 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Lou Rawls71Soul SingerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 124 posts
2 Star (First Listing Icon) Alfredo di Stefano80Soccer LegendSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 43 posts
326 Ronnie Biggs77AmbassadorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 1091 posts
462 Brooke Astor104PhilanthropistSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 300 posts
5 Star (First Listing Icon) Charles Lane101ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 100 posts
6 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Stanley Kunitz101US Poet LaureateSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 84 posts
785 Albert Hofmann100Creator of LSDSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 246 posts
893 Oscar Niemeyer99ArchitectSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 405 posts
9124 Claude Levi-Strauss98ScientistSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 202 posts
10 Star (First Listing Icon) Harold Pinter76PlaywrightSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 15 posts
11 3 Suharto85Ex President of IndonesiaSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 398 posts
12155 Ernest Gallo97Wine makerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 132 posts
13172Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Al Lewis96Grandpa MunsterSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 180 posts
1455 Patrick Moore83AstronomerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 695 posts
15205Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Joseph Barbera95Cartoonist (Hanna-Barbera)Speech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 90 posts
16 Star (First Listing Icon) Lady Bird Johnson94Former first ladySpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 23 posts
17273Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Milton Friedman94EconomistSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 58 posts
18244Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Byron Nelson94GolferSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 56 posts
19336Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Gerald Ford93ex US PresidentSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 1038 posts
20357 Michael Foot93TrampSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 258 posts
21372 Jane Wyman92ActressSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 77 posts
22394 Eli Wallach91ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 0 posts
23 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)John Profumo91PoliticianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 62 posts
24164 Norman Wisdom91ComedianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 367 posts
25 4 Kirk Douglas90ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 202 posts
26436Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)PW Botha90Dictator (deposed)Speech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 297 posts
27 2 Dom Mintoff90Ex Malta PMSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 126 posts
28 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Caspar Weinberger89PoliticianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 81 posts
29 Star (First Listing Icon) Vera Lynn89SingerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 202 posts
30 Star (First Listing Icon) Abdelaziz Bouteflika69Algerian PresidentSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 68 posts
314710 Kurt Waldheim88NaziSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 215 posts
32215 Alexander Solzhenitsyn88AuthorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 117 posts
33 Star (First Listing Icon) Billy Graham88EvangelistSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 372 posts
34 Star (First Listing Icon) Muhammad Ali64Bufferfly/BeeSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 204 posts
35 Star (First Listing Icon) Ingmar Bergman88Film DirectorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 82 posts
36 Star (First Listing Icon) Margaret Thatcher81Milk SnatcherSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 1747 posts
37 Star (First Listing Icon) Dino de Laurentiis88Film ProducerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 26 posts
38 Star (First Listing Icon) JD Salinger87AuthorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 114 posts
39232 Claire Rayner76Agony AuntSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 87 posts
40342 Jake Lamotta85BoxerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 123 posts
41 6 Mickey Rooney86ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 119 posts
42 Star (First Listing Icon) Charlton Heston82ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 303 posts
434010Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)General Pinochet91DictatorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 347 posts
44 3 Tony Curtis81ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 131 posts
45 3 Nelson Mandela88PoliticianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 211 posts
46 3Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Charles Haughey81ex Irish PMSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 166 posts
47 2 George Melly80Jazz ManSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 212 posts
48 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Aaron Spelling83TV ProducerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 73 posts
49192 Elizabeth Taylor74WifeSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 272 posts
50 10 Clive Dunn86DeathList FavouriteSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 492 posts
Key To Symbols Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon) Dead Star (First Listing Icon) First Appearance


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