Celebrity Deathpool 2002: in 3D!

If he doesn’t, then substitute in Ron Popeil.

And I was trying to be original with Leo DiCap…but I never read the OP from CDP 2K[sub]go smug![/sub]

  1. Saddam Hussein (Iraqi Dictator, suspected Al Qaeda supporter; does it count is he’s given the death penalty after my post?).
  2. Jack Kevorkian (“suicide doctor” currently imprisoned, I beleive)
  3. Mariah Carey (singer, actress)
  4. John Paul II (Pope)
  5. George H.W. Bush (former President of the United States)
  6. Dick Cheney (Vice President of the United States)
  7. Rudolph Guiliani (Mayor of New York City)
  8. Ronald Reagan (former President of the United States)
  9. Mick Jagger (musician, Keith Richards will survive)
  10. MC Hammer (musician)
  11. Stephen King (novelist)
  12. Ben Affleck (actor)
  13. Bill Gates (businessman)

Keith died years ago, but no one told his body. :smiley:
Seriously, though, consider Charles Bronson. He’s 80 and suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

I have compiled an alphabetical list of all the celebrities due to die as of this post as well as who hopes they croak. I’ll keep updating it as members throw in their 13 cents. If anyone wants it, just ask me to e-mail it to you.

1.Gloria Trevi
2.Dudley Moore
3.Suzanne Somers
4.Robert Downey, jr.
5.Bobby Brown
6.Elizabeth Taylor
7.Geraldo Rivera
8.Leif Garrett
9.Axl Rose
10.Callista Flockhart
11.Hugh Hefner
12.Johnny Cash
13.Yasmin Bleeth

How embarassing. First I misspell ‘because’ and then I pick someone’s who already dead. And now I’ll have to look at that post all year.

That’s what I get for rushing through my list. An hour after posting, I started thinking I had read about Tsongas dying. I was just hoping I was wrong.

So I’ll scratch out Tsongas and substitute Princess Diana.

What? She is? Damn, you’d think it would have been on the news or something. Okay, I’ll go with Rodney Dangerfield.

Little Nemo, thanks for doing this. After reading the 2001 Deathpool thread yesterday, I woke up in the middle of the night and started furiously writing down names for 2002. My list is eerily similar to yours, which was probably being posted as I was scribbling mine. (Cue Twilight Zone music). Anyway, here’s mine:

Muhammed Ali - boxer (b. 1942)
Anna Lee - actress (b. 1913)
Gerald Ford - former President, U.S. (b. 1913)
Nelson Mandela - former President, South Africa (b. 1918)
Mikhail Gorbachev - former leader, U.S.S.R. (wow, haven’t written those initials in a while! I seem to have a thing for former leaders. b. 1931)
Umberto Eco - writer (b. 1932)
Teresa Wright - actress (b. 1918)
Sandra Day O’Connor - Supreme Court Justice, U.S. (b. 1930)
Peter Falk - actor (b. 1927)
Betty Ford - former First Lady, U.S. (b. 1918)
Richard Pryor - comedian (b. 1940)
Paul Simon - former U.S. Senator (b. 1928)
Paul Simon - singer (b. 1941 – hey, once I listed the Senator, I had to include him. It would have killed me if the wrong Paul Simon had died in 2002).

I guess we only picked four in common Nemo. At least my former Senator and Democratic presidential candidate is still alive. :wink: (I only picked him because I sat next to him once on an airplane.)

I think several regional political leaders are likely targets, including:

  1. Hosni Mubarak (Egypt) (assassinated by local Jihad)
  2. Pervez Musharraf (Pakistan) (assassinated for cooperating with Allies)
  3. Mohammad Khatami (Iran) (assassinated by reactionaries)
  4. Yasir Arafat (ditto)

And the rest:

  1. Lady Margaret Thatcher
  2. Boris Yeltsin
  3. Mary Tyler Moore
  4. Nina Simone
  5. George Lucas
  6. Leonardo DiCaprio
  7. Steven Jay Gould
  8. Billie Jean King
  9. Robert Bork

Well, here’s my list. I’m sure all 13 of these people will be happy to learn they will live at least until the end of 2002.

  1. Ronald Reagan
  2. Steve Irwin
  3. Joe Piscopo
  4. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  5. Jean Stapleton
  6. Loretta Swit
  7. Jack Palance
  8. Larry Niven
  9. Al Pacino
  10. Jon Lovitz (SNL pick)
  11. Candace Cameron
  12. Johnny Cash
  13. George Jones

I checked with The Dead People Server to make sure none of mine are dead yet. :wink:

Not as many chose ObL as I thought… I agreed with the OP and left him off the list, rather than bestow Cazzle-Immortality on him for the year :slight_smile:


My favorite time!

To give the gift of life to celebrities!

My list will be forthcoming.

Email notification post… move along, nothing to see here.

Ok, I’ll play. Most of mine are long shots but I’m not worried about winning- I just had fun making this up. :slight_smile:

  1. Dick Cheney
  2. Pope John Paul II
  3. Dick Cheney
  4. Fidel Castro
  5. Muhammad Ali
  6. Sharon Stone (she’s had some issues lately)
  7. Bob Barker (wicked old)
  8. Tim LaHaye (associated with those darn Left Behind books…he’s pretty old)
  9. George Segal (from Just Shoot Me
  10. Morgan Freeman
  11. Mr. T
  12. Britney Spears
  13. Harrison Ford (he’s looking really old lately)

Any particular reason you chose Cheney to die twice?

Must just be that he’s gonna die. Actually, it’s cause I’m a dingbat. Anyway…

#3…Richard Pryor (I had to check…I don’t see him on my list…)

American Political figures

  1. Ronald Reagan
  2. Gerald Ford
  3. Billy Graham

Foriegn Political figures

  1. Pope John Paul II
  2. Princess Margaret
  3. Fidel Castro
  4. Abdurrahman Wahid (former President of Indonesia)

Entertainers - Likely

  1. Katherine Hepburn
  2. Johnny Cash
  3. Dudley Moore

Entertainers - BONUS!

  1. Jerry Lewis
  2. Louis Anderson
  3. David Blaine (street magician)

Never done this before, so let’s see how bad I am at it.
[li]Ronald Reagan[/li][li]Billy Graham[/li][li]Pope John Paul II[/li][li]Bob Dylan[/li][li]George Jones[/li][li]Barry Manilow[/li][li]Dick Francis[/li][li]Jimmy Carter[/li][li]Queen Elizabeth II[/li][li]Tom Cruise[/li][li]Elton John[/li][li]Stevie Wonder[/li][li]Dan Rather[/li][/ol]

I was going to email you to suggest we have people email their picks to you; then have you print them all in a thread on a given date.

It seemed to me that a lot of people last year read the thread and culled their picks from others’ imaginations. That bothered me.

(Probably not as much as it would bother you to do all the work I suggested above. So I’ll shut up now.)

Anyone foolish enough to follow my picks is assured a goose-egg, as I’m zeroes two years’ running. Sure terminally ill people go to Lourdes; but when they get really desperate, they call me up and beg me to put them on my CDP list.

I’m the one who brought to this thread the innovation of picking a race-car driver (young people in dangerous jobs). While the racing track has brought the demise of drivers each year, I’m still stuck in low gear. Got close this year when I picked Sterling Marlin, and he was involved in the crash that killed Dale.

My picks:
Lindsey Buckingham
Fats Domino (No, really; he’s still alive!)
Harry Belafonte
Mitch Miller (No, really; Part II)
Les Paul
Andy Griffith
Don Knotts
(both off to join Aunt Bea)
Anne B. Davis (Alice in Box)
John Forsythe
Milton Berle
Russell Johnson
(The Professor from “Gilligan’s Island.”)
Billy Boat(IRL race car driver)
Dave Blaney (NASCAR race driver)

I’ll list mine in order from just plain old, to sick or have been sick, walking heart attacks, drug-addicts, wildcards.

  1. Ronald Reagan
  2. Strom Thurmond
  3. Abe Vigoda (everyone thinks he’s dead anyway)
  4. Bob Hope
  5. Gerald Ford
  6. Queen Elizabeth
  7. Jerry Lewis
  8. John Goodman
  9. Drew Carey
  10. Whitney Houston
  11. Scott Weiland (he could relapse)
  12. James Gandolfini (he could be in the ‘walking heart attack’ category, but he’s more of a wildcard)
  13. Tito Jackson

A mate of mine runs this site:

Unfortunately it’s too late to enter, but you can peruse the different teams. The Queen Mother Stakes is especially good. I think she wouldn’t mind considering she’s a great horse racing fan.