2019 Celebrity Deathpool

The RogueThe Rogue Shipmate
edited January 2 in The Circus
Sharpen those pencils because it's time to work out who might not be welcoming in 2020.

The rules are pretty much the same as they were last year. And the year before that. Cut and paste is your friend.

1. You must pick 13 well-known people whom you think will shuffle off this mortal coil in 2019. That is, starting from 00.01 UTC (GMT, really) on 1st January 2019 and ending at 23.59 UTC on 31 December 2019, as determined by the United States Naval Observatory Master Clock.

2. The definition of "well-known" is that their deaths will be reported by at least one major news outlet. Examples outlets include (but are not limited to) The Guardian, CNN, IMDB, VeloNews, The Beano, The Austin Chronicle, and the Church Times.

3. All selections must be real natural born people. No fictional characters, abstract entities or "corporate persons" will be accepted. No matter what the US tax code or Supreme Court say, corporations aren't people, and people aren't corporations.

4. Points are awarded according to the following formula: 100 minus the celebrity's age at the time of death. For example, if the person you choose dies at the age of 67 you will earn 33 points. Should you pick someone who is 100 years old when they die you will receive no points; should your person be over 100, you will lose points.

5. You earn 50 bonus points if the death occurs in such a way as to clearly prove the existence of God (for example, if some doofus dies from burns after trying to torch a church), or they win an actual, bona-fide, certified Darwin award. It might be interesting to speculate if John Allen Chau qualifies for this rule.

6. You cannot choose anyone under the age of 18 at the start of 2019. Yes, this caps your points-per-person potential at 82 but only cheats ever score 100% in anything.

7. You may choose an inmate scheduled to be executed, but you only earn points if the person dies by some means other than the state-sponsored execution. For example, a shiv in the stomach counts; lethal injection does not.

8. You are disqualified if you contribute in any way to the death of one of your chosen candidates. Exceptions will be made if you are a police officer or member of the armed services and kill someone in the line of duty.

9. The Monty Python "I'm Getting Better!" rule: if your person turns out to not be dead after all, and this revivification is confirmed before this year's contest ends, you lose your points. The presumption is that nobody dies or comes back to life until it's confirmed, though. Once the year's over, it's over and there will be no retrospective adjustments once the final scores are announced. Those of you who follow the "dictators, drones, and Hellfire" school should probably take note.

10. All entries must be submitted on this thread no later than 23.59 UTC on 31 December 2018. No entries will be accepted after this time. You may make changes to your list up until this time but only if someone pops their clogs before the beginning of the game or if you've put someone in twice. Surprisingly, this does happen.

Bonus awards:
Inside Track with the Grim Reaper: given for picking the first death of the game this year.
Quantity Not Quality: given for picking the most people who croak before 2020, regardless of their points value.
Sudden Death: given for picking the last death before 2020.
Why Does it Always Happen to Me? given to the person who changes the most 2018 picks who then die in 2019. To qualify for this award, you must have entered lists for both years. This is a sod to work out in my spreadsheet and I wish I'd never thought of it.

Disclaimer: This is only a game. The Ship, its management and their associated lackeys do not necessarily endorse the death any human being. One should not necessarily view this as a "wish list;" reviewing past years will show that truly evil and nasty dictators seem to have a habit of lingering while those figures we truly respect and admire often don't. Some players who Just Can't Score Points will put those they wish to hear from next year on the list.

The Circus is a place for games, not discussion of the rights or wrongs of those games. If you want to discuss the ethics of this one, there are other places you can do that. While I enjoy reading obits and memories as much as anyone else, longer threads belong in AS.

Good luck and good grief.

[edited to remove potential confusion for those who don't read the thread. And, to confuse those who do - Alan Cresswell, Ship of Fools Admin]
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  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    Her Majesty the Queen
    His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
    Donald J. Trump
    Robert Mueller
    Paul Manafort
    Jimmy Carter
    Vladimir Putin
    Betty White
    Angela Lansbury
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Bette Midler
    Barbra Streisand
    John Rutter
  • This year I only lost the 41st US president from my list. I'll replace him with a rolling stone.

    Leah Bracknell (actor)
    HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (retired naval officer)
    Prunella Scales (actor)
    Kim Jong Un (arse)
    Robert Mugabe (arse)
    HH Pope Benedict XVI (Pope Emeritus)
    Ronnie Wood (stone)
    Donald Trump (arse)
    Linda Nolan (sister)
    Stirling Moss (racing driver)
    Baroness Jowell of Brixton (politician)
    Lord Lawson of Blaby (politician)
    Bashar al-Assad (arse)
  • Schroedingers CatSchroedingers Cat Shipmate, Waving not Drowning Host
    Slightly changed from last year, because I am utterly rubbish at this game.

    1. Shane McGowan
    2. Pope Emeritus Benedict
    3. HM Queen Elizabeth II
    4. Paul Gascoigne
    5. Terry Jones (Monty Python)
    6. Michael Schumacher
    7. Michael Crawford
    8. Mike Oldfield
    9. Prince Philip
    10. Lionel Blair
    11. Dick Van Dyke
    12. Bernard Cribbins
    13. Robert Mugabe
  • @Leorning Cniht : Baroness (Tessa) Jowell has already died.
  • My list includes some from last years list. I got 2 right last time. The

    Prince Phillip
    Jimmy Carter
    Betty White
    Dick Van Dyke
    Mick Jagger
    Keith Richardson
    Vladimir Putin
    Demi Lovato
    Charlie Sheen
    Mylie Cyrus
    Donald Trump
    HM Queen Elizabeth
    Paul McCartney


  • The Rogue wrote: »
    1. You must pick 13 well-known people whom you think will shuffle off this mortal coil in 2019. That is, starting from 00.01 UTC (GMT, really) on 1st January 2019 and ending at 23.59 UTC on 31 December 2019, as determined by the United States Naval Observatory Master Clock.

    <snip>

    10. All entries must be submitted on this thread no later than 23.59 UTC on 13 March 2019. No entries will be accepted after this time. You may make changes to your list up until this time but only if someone pops their clogs before the beginning of the game or if you've put someone in twice.

    Is this a typo? Having the contest start on January 1 but allowing folks to change their lists until March 13 seems like an invitation to cheating. Or not really cheating because it's in the rules. Is this an accidental carry-over from the 2018 list, which started late? Maybe cut and paste isn't really your friend after all, the backstabbing bastard!
  • Preview post also let me down. They must be in cahoots. Don't be surprised to find either of them at the bottom of the Hudson River wearing concrete galoshes. However, as they are not real people as per rule 3 you can't use this insider information and include them in your lists. The deadline for submitting entries is 23.59 UTC on 31st December 2018.
  • balaambalaam Shipmate, 8th Day Host
    I will check, but I think mine will be the same list that was unsuccessful in '18.
  • Tina Turner
    Joe Perry
    Gerard Depardieu
    Johnny Depp
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    6ix9ine
    Karl Lagerfeld
    Bernie Sanders
    Val Kilmer
    John Cleese (though I really hope I am wrong)
  • Mohammad bin Salman
    Anatoliy Chepiga
    Alexander Mishkin
    Dennis Skinner
    Angela Merkel
    Prince Phillip
    Pope Francis
    Justin Beiber
    Kanye West
    Donald Trump
    Michael Cohen
    Anna Wintour
    Walter "Darcelle XV" Cole
  • Mr Smiff wrote: »
    @Leorning Cniht : Baroness (Tessa) Jowell has already died.

    Oops - somehow I forgot about her. I'll replace her with former Louisiana goivernor Kathleen Blanco. This makes my list
    1. Leah Bracknell (actor)
    2. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (retired naval officer)
    3. Prunella Scales (actor)
    4. Kim Jong Un (arse)
    5. Robert Mugabe (arse)
    6. HH Pope Benedict XVI (Pope Emeritus)
    7. Ronnie Wood (stone)
    8. Donald Trump (arse)
    9. Linda Nolan (sister)
    10. Sir Stirling Moss (racing driver)
    11. Kathleen Blanco (politician)
    12. Lord Lawson of Blaby (politician)
    13. Bashar al-Assad (arse)
  • Mostly brought forward from last year, with a few changes......

    1) Ringo Starr
    2) Keith Richards
    3) Rolf Harris
    4) Pele
    5) Nicholas Parsons
    6) Billy Connolly
    7) George W Bush
    8) Prince Phillip
    9) Mark “The Undertaker” Calaway
    10) Tracey Emin
    11) Tony Blackburn
    12) Paul Gambaccini
    13) Jimmy Tarbuck
  • I had two "hits" in 2018 (so far!) for 25 points, so I actually needed to do some research for replacement names. My baseball-themed list for 2019:
    1. Tommy Lasorda (1927)
    2. Whitey Ford (1928)
    3. Whitey Herzog (1931)
    4. Henry "Hank" Aaron (1934)
    5. Bill Mazeroski (1936)
    6. Brooks Robinson (1937)
    7. Gaylord Perry (1938)
    8. Tom Seaver (1944)
    9. Steve "Lefty" Carlton (1944)
    10. Rod Carew (1945)
    11. Nolan Ryan (1947)
    12. Mike Schmidt (1949)
    13. Cal Ripken, Jr. (1960)
    And, if any of those should shuffle off their mortal coil before the end of 2018, then my replacement name will be Reggie Jackson (1946).
  • A rerun of my indestructible Kardashians.

    1.Kris Jenner
    2.Caitlyn Jenner
    3.Kourtney Kardashian
    4.Kim Kardashian West
    5.Khloe Kardashian
    6.Rob Kardashian
    7.Kendall Jenner
    8.Kyle Jenner
    9.Kanye West (spouse of Kim Kardashian West)
    10.Lamar Odom (ex-spouse of Khloe Kardashian, ex basketball player)
    11.Ryan Seacrest (executive producer)
    12.O J Simpson (ex gridiron player, convicted kidnapper, now parolee and without whom we would never heard of any Kardashian)
    13.Ozzy Osbourne, aging rocker and star of The Osbournes, a previous Reality show that set the pattern for the Kardashian series.
  • balaambalaam Shipmate, 8th Day Host
    The same again, a bit of a Whovian list

    1. Tom Baker (former Time Lord)
    2. Peter Davison (Former Time Lord)
    3. Colin Baker (Former Time Lord)
    4. Sylvester McCoy (Former Time Lord)
    5. Paul McGann (Former Time Lord)
    6. Christopher Eccleston (Former Time Lord)
    7. David Tennant (Former Time Lord)
    8. Matt Smith (Former Time Lord)
    9. Peter Capaldi (Former Time Lord)
    10. David Bradley (Alternate Time Lord)
    11. Jodie Whittaker (Time Lord)
    12. Robert Fripp (Greatest living male guitarist and Crimson King)
    13. Bonnie Raitt (Greatest living guitarist)
  • I didn’t get a list in last time round on account of having a major life crisis going on when the game started.

    Looking back on my 2017 list, I note that most of them are still around, with the exception of George Bush Snr and Peter Stringfellow (I maintain that he was dead already, but now he has indeed stopped moving about as well). So this is mostly a recycling effort.

    1. King Mswati III of Swaziland
    2. Emperor Akihito of Japan
    3. Hosni Mubarak
    4. Mullah Fazlullah
    5. Abdelaziz Bouteflika
    6. Silvio Berlusconi
    7. Than Shwe
    8. Omar al Bashir
    9. Nursultan Nazarbayev
    10. Ali Bongo
    11. Paul Biya

    A few non-despotic picks:

    12. Michael Douglas
    13. Ben Jonson (Olympic cheat and famous anabolic steroid abuser - bad for the heart)
  • BakerBaker Shipmate
    Hugh McElhenny
    Anthony Hopkins
    Avram Hershko
    Sarah Miles
    Alex Ferguson
    Andy Summers
    Ben Kingsley
    Diane von Furstenberg
    Pius Ncube
    Tim Matheson
    Burton Cummings
    Rene Robert
    Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasieyv

    In case any of the above picks get nailed to the perch before 12/31/2018, I have alternates standing by.

    Commentary, in order, for above

    1)NFL player
    2)“Well hello Clarice!” Arguably the best male English speaking actor
    3)Israeli biochemist, Nobel laureate
    4)She gave an inspired performance in Ryan's Daughter (1970) and appeared in The Servant.
    5)Football manager who led Manchester United from 1986 to 2013, won the European cup twice, and became a knight in 1999.
    6)Singer and guitarist with The Police and also has recorded more than ten solo albums.
    7)He won a Best Actor Academy Award for his role in Gandhi in 1983.
    8)International fashion designer, best known for her women’s wear and accessory lines.
    9)Zimbabwean civil rights advocate, Roman Catholic archbishop
    10)Actor who appeared in Animal House and provided voices for characters in TV's Johnny Quest.
    11)Canadian lead singer of The Guess Who, credited with songs like "American Woman" and "These Eyes."
    12)NHL player
    13)Russian cosmonaut

    BTW, these folks all have one thing in common, they were born on New Years Eve, as I was.
  • an interesting way to choose, Baker, and an interesting list too.
  • BakerBaker Shipmate
    Tina Turner
    Joe Perry
    Gerard Depardieu
    Johnny Depp
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    6ix9ine
    Karl Lagerfeld
    Bernie Sanders
    Val Kilmer
    John Cleese (though I really hope I am wrong)

    You only have ten there!
  • LeRocLeRoc Shipmate
    balaam wrote: »
    The same again, a bit of a Whovian list
    Does it count if they regenerate?
  • Only lost one from my 2018 list, so I’ve rejigged a little for 2019 and brought another back from my 2015 list:

    1 Collins, Phil
    2 Douglas, Michael
    3 Fox, Michael J
    4 Hallenga, Kristin
    5 James, Clive
    6 Minnelli , Liza
    7 Mitchell, Joni
    8 Morrissey
    9 Newton-John, Olivia
    10 Nolan, Linda
    11 Ono, Yoko
    12 Rea, Chris
    13 Wood, Ronnie.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    My usual mix of kiss-of-life, national treasures, evil dictators and high scorers:

    Kiss of Life
    1. HM The Queen
    2. HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
    3. HRH The Prince of Wales
    4. Ruth Bader-Ginsberg, US Supreme Court judge
    5. Robert Mueller, US special prosecutor

    Evil Dictators
    6. Kim Jong-un
    7. Vladimir Putin
    8. Donald Trump

    Evil Former Dictators
    9. Robert Mugabe

    High Scorers
    10. Michael J. Fox, actor
    11. Paul Gascoigne, former footballer

    National Treasures
    12. Sir Sean Connery, actor
    13. Sir Billy Connolly, actor/comedian


  • Baker wrote: »
    Tina Turner
    Joe Perry
    Gerard Depardieu
    Johnny Depp
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    6ix9ine
    Karl Lagerfeld
    Bernie Sanders
    Val Kilmer
    John Cleese (though I really hope I am wrong)

    You only have ten there!

    Thirteen is s sacred number. I'm OK with 10. Am I disqualified?

    AFF
  • BakerBaker Shipmate
    Sorry, just trying to help!
  • Ten is fine. It just reduces your chances a bit.

    If anyone re-generates it would indicate that they hadn't really died in the first place so no points. Possibly there is another thread where discussion of the cessation of a Time Lord's metabolic processes in the event of re-generation would be better off.
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    My list is the same as last year's, with the addition of two to take the place of the two who went to their reward:

    1. Donald Trump
    2. Charlie Sheen
    3. Kim Jung Un
    4. Shannen Doherty
    5. Mike Pence
    6. Kellyanne Conway
    7. Bill Cosby
    8. Charlie Rose
    9. Jeff Sessions
    10. Ayman al-Zawahiri
    11. Doris Day
    12. Ottfried Fischer
    13. Dick Cheney
  • The Rogue wrote: »
    Ten is fine. It just reduces your chances a bit.

    Ah yes. But if Takashi 6ix9ine gets murked in a drive by this year I beat you all.

    AFF

  • Same as last year. I don't think any of them have gone to the Tower of Song just yet:

    1. Pete Townsend
    2. Roger Daltry
    3. Jerry Lee Lewis
    4. Little Richard
    5. Mick Jagger
    6. Bob Dylan
    7. Joan Baez
    8. Peter Noone (Hermen's Hermits)
    9. Ron Wood
    10. Keith Richard
    11. David Crosby
    12. Stephen Stills
    13. Joni Mitchell

    @Leorning Cniht Baroness Jowell in your list sadly died this year
  • RuthRuth Admin Emeritus
    1. Frederick Buechner (1926)
    2. Toni Morrison (1931)
    3. Joan Didion (1934)
    4. N. Scott Momaday (1934)
    5. Don DeLillo (1936)
    6. Larry McMurtry (1936)
    7. Gail Godwin (1937)
    8. Thomas Pynchon (1937)
    9. Judy Blume (1938)
    10. Maxine Hong Kingston (1940)
    11. C. J. Cherryh (1942)
    12. Kim Stanley Robinson (1952)
    13. Dave Eggers (1970)
  • 1. Elon Musk
    2. Robert Mueller (in suspicious circumstances)
    3. Prince Philip (late March, just to add further complications to the nation's psyche)
    4. Walter Koenig
    5. June Whitfield
    6. Nobby Stiles
    7. Dolly Parton
    8. Olivia Newton-John
    9. Penn Jillette
    10. Jean Vanier
    11. Desmond Tutu
    12. Hosni Mubarak
    13. Robert Mugabe
  • EigonEigon Shipmate
    I've been watching this list for a while now, so this year I think I'll plunge in with my own list:

    Jimmy Carter (ex-President)
    Tom Baker (Timelord)
    William Shatner (retired Starfleet Captain)
    Michael Heseltine (former Tarzan)
    Dick Van Dyke
    Julie Andrews
    Michael Caine
    Judi Dench
    Stevie Wonder
    Stephen King
    Prince Phillip
    Pope Benedict
    Pat Cadigan (SF writer - though she's giving Mortality a beating on Twitter every morning!)
  • BakerBaker Shipmate
    I'm going to bump this once, to remind folks it's here!
  • My list consists of people in this week’s Private Eye
    1 Jean-Claude Juncker (politician)
    2 John Malkovich (actor)
    3 HM The Queen (queen)
    4 HRH Prince Philip (prince consort)
    5 Michael Caine (actor)
    6 Rupert Murdoch (media mogul)
    7 Jeffrey Archer (writer)
    8 Kenny Dalglish (former footballer)
    9 Donald Trump (US president)
    10 Vladimar Putin (Russian president)
    11 David Attenborough (national treasure)
    12 Philip Green (businessman)
    13 David Dimbleby (journalist and presenter)
  • Wholesale changes following my last outing, age before cancer diagnosis or infamous habit. I'm leaving Lewis Black in because I'm convinced he could have a stroke on stage any day now:

    1. Sir Paul McCartney
    2. Bill Lawry
    3. Billy Connolly
    4. Jack Nicholson
    5. Clint Eastwood
    6. Lewis Black
    7. Germaine Greer
    8. Barry Humphries
    9. Neil Diamond
    10. Geoff Boycott
    11. Nigel Lawson
    12. Harold "Dickie" Bird
    13. Alan Jones (the radio shock jock from NSW)
  • Wet KipperWet Kipper Shipmate
    edited December 2018
    Here's my recycled team, with one replacement

    1. Buzz Aldrin
    2. Ursula Andress
    3. Sir Stirling Moss
    4. Ringo Starr
    5. Lou Ferrigno
    6. Sam Moore [replacing Aretha Franklin]
    7. Elliott Gould
    8. Michael Crawford
    9. Gary Numan
    10. Rustie Lee
    11. Carlos Santana
    12. Paul Gadd / Gary Glitter
    13. Stanley Baxter
  • 1. Prince Phillip
    2. Queen Elizabeth
    3. Billy Connolly
    4. Bernard Cribbins
    5. Paul McCartney
    6. Dick van Dyke
    7. David Attenborough
    8. Tom Jones
    9. Shirley Bassey
    10. Michael Schumacher
    11. Julie Andrews
    12. Pope Benedict
    13. Rolf Harris
  • LydaLyda Shipmate
    1. Benedict, Pope Emeritus
    2. Mamnoon Hussain- President of Pakistan
    3. Morrissey- musician, composer
    4. Shannen Doherty- actor
    5. Joni Mitchell- artist, musician, songwriter
    6. Bret Michaels- musician
    7. Prince Phillip- prince consort
    8. Tom Brocaw- journalist
    9. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar- retired basketball player
    10. Donald Trump- the Prez
    11. Sandra Lee- Food Network host/cook
    12. Kim Jong-un- “Beloved Leader”
    13. Valerie Harper- actor
  • Three of mine croaked this year, so here’s a slightly modified version

    HM Queen Elizabeth II
    Prince Philip
    Windsor Davies
    Tommy Steele
    Donald Trump
    Billy Connolly
    Terry Jones
    Bill Wyman
    Nicholas Parsons
    Alice Cooper
    Peter Kay
    Francis Rossi
    Melvyn Hayes
  • Ah.
    For the second time in a row, someone on my list has died just before the death pool begins. Last time it was Ken Dodd; now June Whitfield has gone.

    So I will take her out of my list and replace her with Julian Glover.
  • John Major (ex PM of UK)
    Tony Blair (ex PM of UK)
    Bob Hawke (ex PM of Oz)
    Geoffrey Palmer (ex PM of NZ)
    Jim Bolger (ex PM of NZ)
    George W Bush (ex President of USA)
    Bill Clinton (ex President of USA)
    Benedict XVI (ex Pontiff)
    Teresa May (PM of UK for the next few weeks)
    Neil Kinnock (politician)
    Neil Diamond (musician)
    Neil Gaiman (author)
    Neil Young (musician)
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    [tangent]
    Lyda wrote: »
    ... 3. Morrissey- musician, composer ...
    I reckon describing Morrissey as a "musician" might be stretching a point, but that's probably for another place and another thread ... :naughty:
    [/tangent]
  • Here goes:
    1. Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus
    2. Theodore McCarrick, ex-cardinal
    3. George Pell, currently still a cardinal
    4. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
    5. Steve Bannon, general all-round nasty person
    6. RJL ' Bob' Hawke, retired Aust PM
    7. Ethel Kennedy
    8. Rolf Harris, charlatan
    9. Frank Lowy, founder of Westfield
    10. Clive James
    11. Henry Kissinger
    12. Kim Jong-un
    13. Jean-Marie Le Pen

    Yes I did check that Clive James is still alive!
  • Scraping in as usual with a cry of "Fuck! Is that the date?!

    1. Adam Hart Davis
    2. Michael Fish
    3. Ronnie Wood
    4. Kim Jong Un
    5. Nigel Farage (unfortunately I think it's against the rules - certainly against the spirit of them - to inhumeDonald Trumo the nasty little turd myself)
    6. Paul Dacre (see above)
    7. Diane Abbott
    8. Rolf Harris
    9. Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi (Yemeni president)
    10. Nicolas Maduro (Venezuelan president)
    11. Donald Trump (running out of ideas here...)
    12. "Tommy Robinson" AKA Stephen Yaxley-Lennon
    13. Sir Alex Ferguson

    Phew!

    AG
  • BakerBaker Shipmate
    Oh pooh, Sandemaniac, I thought my picks would be unique, but you had to go and include Sir Alex Ferguson! LOL.
  • Not entered for a long time so here is my last minute entry...

    Two heads of churches:

    1. HRH Queen Elizabeth II
    2. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

    Entertainers/Sportsmen

    3. Roy Hudd
    4. Barry Cryer
    5. Nicholas Parsons
    6. Justin Bieber
    7. Andy Fordham
    8. Ronnie O'Sullivan

    Gits

    9. Robert Mugabe
    10. Bashar Al Assad
    11. Rolf Harris
    12. Stuart Hall

    Random Wildcard who isn't Bieber

    13. Thomas Markle

    Some low hanging fruit in the "pals of June Whitfield" section but hopefully I won't get any of them in 2019!
  • Curiosity killedCuriosity killed Shipmate, 8th Day Host
    edited December 2018
    @Sandemaniac - You've been watching Celebrity Pointless over Christmas? I thought both Adam Hart-Davis and Michael Fish looked frail too.
  • Am I that transparent? Err, yes, it seems I am! I have to say that A H-D looked damn good considering I was sure I'd heard he died a couple of years ago.

    Baker - :tongue:

    AG
  • Here's my list, loosely based on last year's list with a few substitutions, in order of descending age.
    1. Henry Alfred Kissinger, né Heinz Alfred Kissinger (ex-Secretary of State, unindicted war criminal, 1923)
    2. Jiang Zemin, 江泽民 (ex-General Secretary, ex-President, 1926)
    3. Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (ex-Vice President, 1928)
    4. Sandra Day O'Connor (ex-Supreme Court Justice, 1930)
    5. Michael Collins (ex-Astronaut, 1930)
    6. Toni Morrison, née Chloe Ardelia Wofford (writer, 1931)
    7. William Shatner (actor, 1931)
    8. Charles Ernest "Chuck" Grassley (Senator, 1933)
    9. Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, سلمان بن عبد العزیز آل سعود (King, 1935)
    10. Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw (ex-journalist, writer, 1940)
    11. Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (cyborg ex-Vice President, 1941)
    12. John Dennis Hastert 47991-424 (ex-Speaker of the House, convict, 1942)
    13. Alexei Anatolievich Navalny, Алексе́й Анато́льевич Нава́льный (politician, 1976)

    Birth years are all gathered from Wikipedia. If they're wrong it's Wiki's fault.
  • EnochEnoch Shipmate
    edited December 2018
    This is my list. I’ve scored 56 for the expiring year with four maturing. From recollection, I don't think I had any mature in 2017. Apart from replacing them, I've made hardly any changes:-

    1. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
    2. Paul Gascoine (Gazza).
    3. Prince Philip
    4. James Earl (Jimmy) Carter.
    5. Robert Mugabe.
    6. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev.
    7. Nigel Lawson (Lord Blaby).
    8. Douglas Hurd (Lord Westwell).
    9. Joseph (Sepp) Blatter.
    10. Bashar Hafez al-Assad.
    11. Alan Bennett.
    12. Clive James.
    13. Dame Julie Andrews.

    Some of those, I'd be rather sad to see mature. One or two others, less so.
  • Curiosity killedCuriosity killed Shipmate, 8th Day Host
    Not sure that the best thing to do on New Year's Eve is work out a list of people who may die in 2019, but here it is:
    1. Peter Davidson (comedian, Ariane Grande ex) (16/11/1993)
    2. Clive James (7/10/1939)
    3. Leah Bracknell(12/7/1964)
    4. Linda Nolan (23/2/1959)
    5. Olivia Newton John (26/9/1958)
    6. Michael Fish (27/4/1944)
    7. Adam Hart Davis (4/7/1943)
    8. Paul Gascoigne (27/5/1967)
    9. Josh Duggar (3/3/88) (of the Duggar family)
    10. Charlie Sheen (3/9/1968)
    11. Heather Locklear (25/9/1961)
    12. Demi Lovato (26/8/192)
    13. 6ix9ine (8/5/1996)
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