The Celebrity Death Pool 2004

Well, in 2003 I tried to predict the plane crashes of two NBA teams, apparently to no avail, so for 2004 I will choose the national pastime as my incubator of death.

  1. Tug McGraw - Former pitcher for the Mets and Phillies
  2. Darryl Strawberry
  3. Kirby Puckett
  4. Steve Palermo - Former Umpire
  5. Fay Vincent - Former Commish
  6. Eldon Auker - Played for Detroit, Boston, St Louis from 1933-42.
  7. Dave Dravecky
  8. Harmon Killebrew
  9. Boog Powell
  10. Ron Santo
  11. Ernie Harwell - Former Tigers broadcaster
  12. Sandy Koufax
  13. Tony Oliva

“9. Boog Powell”

Man, you really know how to hurt a guy. Boog Powell? Hell, man, why not Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer, or Al Bumbrey while you’re at it?

Pass me another Natty Bo.

So Mullinator, are you picking a plane carrying former Twins to go down this year?

My contributions to this sick contest…

The 85+:

  1. Ronald Reagan
  2. John Wooden–he’s pretty sharp, but his wife’s been dead for 18 years and there’s only so long an old man can last with a broken heart.
  3. Lady Bird Johnson
  4. Gloria Stuart–her heart won’t go on.
  5. Gerald Ford–he’s 90 and accident prone.

The "Live Fast, Die Young (Or Middle Aged):
6. Courtney Love–losing custody of Frances Bean might push her over the edge
7. Scott Weiland
8. Andy Dick
9. David Crosby

They’re still here?
10. Richard Pryor
11. Keith Richards
12. Tug McGraw

Whatever happened to?
13. Gordie Howe

Okay, I’m going to give it another shot this year, and I’m starting out with one who has out-lived my previous guesses!

  1. Pope John Paul II - I seriously think 2004 will be the year. Yes, I know that’s very sick, but …
  2. Michael Jackson
  3. Ozzy Osbourne
  4. Courtney Love
  5. Prince Charles
  6. Prince Rainier
  7. Whitney Houston
  8. Rose Marie (from “Dick Van Dyke” show)
  9. James Doohan
  10. Mick Jagger
  11. Yanni (yeah, the New Age musician…)
  12. Sid Caesar
  13. Goldie Hawn

I’ll admit, I’ve got some really wild card picks in there. Sid Caesar actually does seem to be in fairly good health but is in his 80s for certain. Goldie, I hope this won’t hold true, but your name just popped into my head! LOL thank goodness I don’t have real telepathic powers.

1 Milan Kundera
2 Lemmy Kilmister
3 Leonard Nimoy
4 William Shatner
5 Bill Ward
6 Dennis Rodman
7 Bobby Fischer
8 Lee Iacocca
9 Mikhail Gorbachev
10 Christopher Lee
11 Jennifer Aniston
12 Karen Allen
13 Anne Rice

For the most part I just wanted to come up with some names others had not done yet. I mean how many people can do the Pope or Jackson? That gets old after awhile. Then I noticed that near the end of my list I didn’t have any women on there so I had to choose some. I don’t think I picked all that great of a list, but at least I have some differences then most people.

OK, first time I’ve tried this:

I’ll be surprised if they both survive 2004:
Ronald Reagan
Pope John Paul II

I’d hate to miss out on these points:
Saddam Hussein

Couple of old ballplayers with health ailments:
Ron Santo
Tug McGraw

Random Guesses:
Kurt Vonnegut
Jim Bakker
Roger Ebert
Polly Holliday
Dick Smothers
David Crosby
Bobby Goldsboro

Shocker of the year
John Popper

Keep drinking the Natty Bo and you might as well be dead. :wink:

Hmm, hadn’t noticed the frequency.

Although, it would probably be Bud Selig’s dream to have the current Twins go down so as to eliminate a successful, small market team that flies in the face of his unlevel playing field theory.

Heart Attacks Waiting to Happen:

  1. Steve McFadden (Eastenders actor)
  2. Luciano Pavarotti
  3. Johnny Vegas (which would be a great tragedy)
  4. John Goodman

Really Old Guys:

  1. The Pope
  2. Ronald Reagan
  3. Kirk Douglas
  4. Don Knotts
  5. Peter O’Toole

Not Looking So Good:

  1. Saddam Hussein (and right before the election, I betcha)
  2. Michael Jackson
  3. Stephen King

Random Long-shot

  1. Chris Evans (ginger-haired media mogul and complete twat)

quote:

Originally posted by plnnr
Pass me another Natty Bo.

Keep drinking the Natty Bo and you might as well be dead.

Yep - maybe we should sneak some to Peter Angelos.

I hate to break this to you fruitbat, but Sam Walton died on April 5th, 1992.

And now…on with the show.

  1. Ronald Reagan
  2. Pope John Paul II
  3. Harry Morgan
  4. Eddie Albert
  5. Saddam Hussein
  6. Richard Pryor
  7. James Garner
  8. Osama Bin Laden
  9. Jerry Lewis
  10. Walter Cronkite
  11. Kirk Douglas
  12. Billy Graham
  13. Yogi Berra

This just looks like good clean fun to me :smiley: And I’ll list it in the way vunderbob suggested, just in case the foresight of bonus points get the better of you people.

Disease/Old Age/Infirmity

  1. Pope John Paul II
  2. Ronald Reagan
  3. Juliana van Oranje Nassau (The Dutch Queen mother. Born 30th of April 1909)
  4. Arthur C. Clarke
  5. Charlton Heston

Violence/Suicide
6. Scott Peterson (prison “accident”)
7. Saddam Hussein
8. Yassar Arafat
9. Micheal Jackson (Suicide)
10. 50 cent

Accidental/Misadventure
11. Leonardo DiCaprio
12. Quentin Tarantino
13. Johnny Galecki (Loooongshot. The left-over Healy brother from Roseanne)

Quoting myself; kewl…

I’ll play my own game, and add causes of death. Note to organizer: I’m not changing the list members.

  1. Mike Wallace (of 60 Minutes) Old age/infirmity/disease
  2. Morley Safer (ditto) Old age/infirmity/disease
  3. Yassir Arafat Violence
  4. Paris Hilton Accidental/misadventure
  5. Jerry Lee Lewis Old age/infirmity/disease
  6. Sparky Anderson Old age/infirmity/disease
  7. Larry Hagman Old age/infirmity/disease
  8. Maggie Smith Old age/infirmity/disease
  9. Leon Askin (Gen. Burkholder on Hogan’s Heroes) Old age/infirmity/disease
  10. Rosa Parks Old age/infirmity/disease
  11. Olivia De Havilland Old age/infirmity/disease
  12. Buzz Aldrin Old age/infirmity/disease
  13. Pope John Paul II Old age/infirmity/disease

My first time. :slight_smile:

In no order:

Ronald Regan, Ex president
Bill Keane, Cartoonist for Family Circus
Meat Loaf, Singer and movie star
Louis Gosset Jr, Movie star
Walter Cronkite, Ex newscaster
Chloë Sevigny, Actress
Rosa Parks, activist
Ja Rule, Rapper
Rob Riener, Movie star and director
Bob Dylan, Music Artist
Andy Rooney, Movie star
Charlton Heston, Movie star
Christoper Lee, Movie star

Bob Dylan!?!??!?!?

I’m going to drop Doris Day and put in Nany Reagan.

Kathy

His time is drawing nigh…

Okay, here goes:

David Blaine
James Brown
Andy Dick
Kirk Douglas wince
Saddam Hussein
Michael Jackson
Pope John Paul II
Quincy Jones
Henry Kissinger
Jason Mewes
Ronald Reagan
Keith Richards
Mike Tyson