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Ariston
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Well Well. 2016 was certainly a . . . productive . . . year, let's see what happens in 2017.

As always, The Rules. If you've played before, you know 'em; like some of our lists, they haven't changed much in the last few years.

1. You must pick 13 well-known people whom you think will shuffle off this mortal coil in 2017. That is, starting from 00.01 UTC (GMT, really) on January 1st 2017 and ending at 23.59 UTC on December 31st 2017, as determined by the United States Naval Observatory.

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, Al Jezeera and the Church Times.

3. All selections must be real natural born people. No fictional characters, abstract entities or "corporate persons" will be accepted. I don't care what Mitt Romney or the SCOTUS says . . .

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 a Darwin.

6. You cannot choose anyone under the age of 18.

7. You can 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. We're not changing the results after this year's contest ends, though. Those of you who follow the la vie school of "dictators, drones, and Hellfire" should probably take note.

10. All entries must be submitted on this thread no later than 23.59 UTC on December 31st 2016. No entries will be accepted after this time. No exceptions - you've got (nearly) a month, after all. You may make changes to your list up until this time but only if someone pops their clogs before the beginning of the year 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 2017.
Quantity Not Quality: given for picking the most people who croak in 2017, regardless of their points value.
Sudden Death: given for picking the last death of 2017.
Why Does it Always Happen to Me? given to the person who changes the most 2016 picks who then die in 2017. To qualify for this award, you must have entered lists for both years.

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. 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. Personally, one of the things I like about this game is reading the obits and memories people post, whether they are on someone's list or not.

There are no prizes although all winners will be entitled to place a bragging comment in their sig.

We'll keep records through the year and will occasionally post scores and other interesting facts.

Good luck to all players and bad luck to your nominees!

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I'm going to try for the Inside Track With th Grim Reaper award this year.

Zsa-Zsa Gabor
Vera Lynn
Danielle Darrieux
Wiliam Woodson
Lorna Gray
Earl Cameron
June Foray
Marsha Hunt
Nehemiah Persoff
Lewis Gilbert
Nanette fabray
Carol Channing
Peter Sallis

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In the "Knocking on and looking shaky" category:
1. Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE
2. HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh KG KT
3. Rt Hon Norman, Baron Tebbit of Chingford CH
4. Christopher Plummer CC
5. Rt Hon Sir Gerald Kaufman MP
6. HH Pope Benedict XVI

In the "Knocking on but looking ok" category:
7. Miss Debbie Reynolds
8. William Shatner
9. Rt Rev’d Desmond Tutu CH
10. Harry Belafonte Jr
11. HH Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

In the "Not knocking but looking shaky" category:
12. Prof Stephen Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA

In the "Looks ok but I heard a rumour" category:
13. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin

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Death comes to the Ship (Uncle Pete’s version)

HM The Queen
HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
The Right Hon. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma
Sir John Major
HH The Pope Emeritus
HH The Pope Francis
Dalai Lama
Robert Mugabe
Peter Mansbridge
Conrad Black
Lloyd Robertson
Jean Chretien
George Herbert Walker Bush

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Welease Woderwick

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As I am pointless again [take it any way you want] I'll opt for the same as last year and the year before:

1. Rupert Murdoch.

2. General Than Shwe.

3. L K Advani.

4. Narendra Modi.

5. Newt Gingrich.

6. Jean Marie LePen.

7. Robert Mugabe.

8. Raj Thackeray.

9. Pat Robertson.

10. Elizabeth Windsor-Mountbatten

11. Mitt Romney.

12. Gerry Adams.

13. Philip Mountbatten.

Surely one or more has got to go sometime!

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Ariston
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Oh, okay.

1. Donald Trump
2. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
3. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
4. Gulmurod Khalimad
5. Abu Luqman
6. Ayad al-Jumaili
7. Abu Muhummad al-Shimali
8. Isnilon Totoni Hapilon
9. Juan Pablo Ledezma
10. Joost van der Westhuizen
11. Vivian Campbell
12. Neil Peart
13. Peter Schickele

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Japes

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I am lacking in imagination, so here's last year's list with just one alteration.

Justin Beiber
George Carey
Jeremy Clarkson
Michael Douglas
Bruce Forsyth
Rolf Harris
Barry Manilow
Robert Mugabe
Ennio Morricone
Paul McCartney
Anne Robinson
Harry Styles
Donald Trump

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Sipech
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Going for a complete change. This year's kiss of life goes to:

1. David Attenborough - Natural History Broadcaster
2. David Jason - Actor (Dangermouse, Only Fools and Horses)
3. Honor Blackman - Actress (The Avengers, Goldfinger)
4. June Whitfield - Actress (Terry and June, Absolutely Fabulous)
5. Sean Connery - Actor (Highlander, The Rock)
6. Brian Blessed - Actor, raconteur (Z Cars, The Black Adder)
7. Peter Sallis - Actor (Wallace & Gromit, Last of the Summer Wine)
8. Terry Jones - Actor, comedian (Monty Python)
9. Bernard Cribbins - Actor (The Railway Children, Doctor Who)
10. Tom Baker - Actor (Doctor Who, Little Britain)
11. Judith Kerr - Author (The Tiger Who Came to Tea)
12. Quentin Blake - Illustrator (works of Roald Dahl)
13. John Noakes - tv presenter (Blue Peter)

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Changing my list a bit - will keep some, and some new faces:

1. Robert Mugabe.
2. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
3. Stephen Fry.
4. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
5. Donald Trump.
6. Brad Pitt.
7. Sir Alex Ferguson.
8. Esther Rantzen.
9. Robbie Shepherd (Scottish broadcasting legend - definitely hoping this is the kiss of life...)
10. Nicholas Sarkozy.
11. Ion Iliescu (former president of Romania).
12. Anne Widdecombe.
13. Nigel Farage.

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Sioni Sais
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quote:
Originally posted by Sipech:
Going for a complete change. This year's kiss of life goes to:

1. David Attenborough - Natural History Broadcaster
2. David Jason - Actor (Dangermouse, Only Fools and Horses)
3. Honor Blackman - Actress (The Avengers, Goldfinger)
4. June Whitfield - Actress (Terry and June, Absolutely Fabulous)
5. Sean Connery - Actor (Highlander, The Rock)
6. Brian Blessed - Actor, raconteur (Z Cars, The Black Adder)
7. Peter Sallis - Actor (Wallace & Gromit, Last of the Summer Wine)
8. Terry Jones - Actor, comedian (Monty Python)
9. Bernard Cribbins - Actor (The Railway Children, Doctor Who)
10. Tom Baker - Actor (Doctor Who, Little Britain)
11. Judith Kerr - Author (The Tiger Who Came to Tea)
12. Quentin Blake - Illustrator (works of Roald Dahl)
13. John Noakes - tv presenter (Blue Peter)

That is a National Treasures list! If you win I shall call you to Hell.

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jedijudy

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This is not a wish list. Really! [Two face]

1. Donald Trump
2. Jeff Sessions
3. General James Mattis
4. Rep. Tom Price
5. Betsy DeVos
6. Governor Nikki Haley
7. Elaine Chao
8. Steve Mnuchin
9. Wilbur Ross
10. Rudy Giuliani
11. David Petraeus
12. Sarah Palin
13. Ben Carson

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Sipech
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quote:
Originally posted by Sioni Sais:
That is a National Treasures list! If you win I shall call you to Hell.

Yes it is. It's the essence of hedge-betting/accounting. Go for the option you don't want to happen. It's lie betting on Australia to win the Ashes.

And if I do win, I'll be sending myself to Hell.

jedijudi - I take it that you're rather fond of Mike Pence, then? [Snigger]

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Hedgehog

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I am just re-using my pristine baseball-themed list from last year. Birth years after the name.

1. Bobby Doerr (1918)
2. Red Schoendienst (1923)
3. Tommy Lasorda (1927)
4. Jim Bunning (1931)
5. Henry "Hank" Aaron (1934)
6. Bill Mazeroski (1936)
7. Brooks Robinson (1937)
8. Willie McCovey (1938)
9. Gaylord Perry (1938)
10. Steve "Lefty" Carlton (1944)
11. Rod Carew (1945)
12. Mike Schmidt (1949)
13. Cal Ripken, Jr. (1960)

I guess this is pretty much the last year where there is any sense in listing Bobby Doerr. Unless I want to go all in on the Grim Reaper award or something.

And, just as a precaution, if he or anybody on this list should depart before 2016 dawns, then my backup name will be Nolan Ryan (1947).

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balaam

Making an ass of myself
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Just one change from last year, last time I made changes two of the previous list died.

So here are the people I am keeping alive for another year by including here ...

HRH Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh AKA Phil the Greek
Sir Paul McCartney
Sir Michael Philip (Mick) Jagger
Angela Rippon OBE, journalist
Antoine (Fats) Domino Jr
Paul Hollywood, baker
Colin Baker (former Time Lord)
Robert Fripp (Musician and Crimson King)
Bonnie Raitt
Carrie Fisher
John Major (Former Prime minister who had an affair with ...
Edwina Currie (Who said she would like to die bonking George Clooney)
George Clooney (Going for a double whammy!)

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jedijudy

Organist of the Jedi Temple
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quote:
Originally posted by Sipech:
jedijudi - I take it that you're rather fond of Mike Pence, then? [Snigger]

[Confused]
Oh, Rats!!! [brick wall]

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RuthW

liberal "peace first" hankie squeezer
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quote:
Originally posted by Hedgehog:

I guess this is pretty much the last year where there is any sense in listing Bobby Doerr. Unless I want to go all in on the Grim Reaper award or something.

I'm doing exactly that! And they're all 85 or older, so also hoping to be in the running for Quantity, Not Quality.

Here is my list:

William Goldman (1931)
Toni Morrison (1931)
Alice Munro (1931)
Tom Wolfe (1931)
Derek Walcott (1930)
John Barth (1930)
Milan Kundera (1929)
Ursula K. LeGuin (1929)
Robert Bly (1926)
Stan Lee (1922)
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919)
Beverly Cleary (1916)
Herman Wouk (1915)

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Hedgehog

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quote:
Originally posted by RuthW:
Beverly Cleary (1916)
Herman Wouk (1915)

Wow! Listing two "negative pointers"! You might make history by getting the all-time lowest score in this game!

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Sioni Sais
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quote:
Originally posted by Hedgehog:
quote:
Originally posted by RuthW:
Beverly Cleary (1916)
Herman Wouk (1915)

Wow! Listing two "negative pointers"! You might make history by getting the all-time lowest score in this game!
I believe someone (was it Uriel?) submitted a list of centenarians some years ago.

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Sandemaniac
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It was indeed Uriel - he'd romped to a win the previous year by careful reading up on who was really quite ill, so picked a team of super-centenarians (ie those 110 or older) the next year. I believe that only three of them died in that time.

AG

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Piglet
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Goodness, it's that time of year again ...

Kiss of Life
HM Queen Elizabeth II
HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
HH Pope Francis
Dr. Francis Jackson (Organist Emeritus, York Minster)

If Dr. Jackson lives beyond 2nd October, he won't be worth any points, but that's fine by me.

Megalomaniacs and assorted political nutters
Donald Trump
Mike Pence (just in case)
Robert Mugabe
Kim Jong-un
Nigel Farage

National Treasures
Peter Sallis
Stephen Fry

Others
Paul Hollywood
Justin Bieber (might as well have someone who'll garner a decent score)

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Kittyville
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Only one change from last year's stunningly successful effort:

Robert Mugabe
Bob Hawke
Paul Keating
Derryn Hinch
Sister Wendy
Zayn Malik
Bono
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Ivan Milat
Joanna Lumley
Ken Livingstone
Peter Robinson
Gerry Adams

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RuthW

liberal "peace first" hankie squeezer
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quote:
Originally posted by Hedgehog:
quote:
Originally posted by RuthW:
Beverly Cleary (1916)
Herman Wouk (1915)

Wow! Listing two "negative pointers"! You might make history by getting the all-time lowest score in this game!
I'm doubling my chances of getting the Inside Track with the Grim Reaper award. Though I suppose I should have done as Uriel did and researched which writers were ill.
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Trudy Scrumptious

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I honestly thought I was going to get at least one winner from my Kardashian list last year (Lamar Odom was not looking at all well this time in 2015) but for better or for worse they are all still with us. I have reproduced my list along with a few additions (had to google to find a couple more people associated with this bizarre reality-TV family, so I'd have a full 13 names this year).

1. Kim Kardashian
2. Kourtney Kardashian
3. Khloe Kardashian
4. Kris Jenner
5. Kylie Jenner
6. Kendall Jenner
7. Caitlyn Jenner
8. Kanye West
9. Rob Kardashian
10. Blac Chyna (aka Angela Renee White)
11. Tyga (aka Micheal Ray Stevenson)
12. Lamar Odom
13. Scott Disick

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Sioni Sais
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To make sure I don't miss the boat here's my list for 2017.

1. Donald Trump
2. Robert Mugabe
3. Pete Doherty
4. Keith Richards
5. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
6. Khloe Kardashian
7. Alex Ferguson
8. Marcus Trescothick
9. Stephen Hawking
10. Silvio Berlusconi
11. George W Bush
12. Vladimir Putin
13. Paul Gascoigne

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Wet Kipper
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after a single "success" in this year, just one change:
1. Buzz Aldrin
2. Ursula Andress
3. Sir Stirling Moss
4. Ringo Starr
5. Lou Ferrigno
6. Aretha Franklin
7. Elliott Gould
8. Michael Crawford - "Oooh, Betty"-
9. Gary Numan (back in after Scott Glenn's death)
10. Rustie Lee
11. Adam West
12. Paul Gadd / Gary Glitter
13. Stanley Baxter

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Schroedinger's cat

Ship's cool cat
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There is still time for all of these to leave us before the end of the year, but I will put my list up so I don't forget.

I do have a few spares.

1. Billy Graham
2. Pope Emeritus Benedict
3. HM Queen Elizabeth II
4. Paul Gascoigne
5. Terry Jones
6. Michael Schumacher
7. Michael Crawford
8. Martin Landau
9. Prince Philip
10. Stephen Hawking
11. Dick Van Dyke
12. Bernard Cribbins
13. Bruce Forsyth

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A mixture of people I hope I don't get any points for and some...
1: Rolf Harris
2: Terry Jones
3: Craig Palmer of ELP
4: Queen Elizabeth II
5: Prince Phillip
6: Billy Graham
7: Shirley Bassey
8: David Attenborough
9: Tom Jones
10:Michael Schumacher
11:Kim Jong un
12:Pope Benedict
13:Mick Jagger

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St. Gwladys
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Drat, just remembered the name I was going to include...

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St. Gwladys
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Just checked the rules - can I swap Billy Connolly for Paul McCartney?

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Oops - I meant for Michael Schumacher. That's the problem of altering lists on paper.

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no prophet's flag is set so...

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Rule #4 is interesting. If you nominate Kirk Douglas and he dies before Dec 7 or 8 or whenever it is, because he is 100, you get a score of 0 for him. He dies after his birthday in 2017, you get -1.

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no prophet's flag is set so...

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I have never played before. Here is my listing, just over ½ Canadians.

Canadians:

1. Brian Mulroney, former Canadian PM
2. Valdy (Vladimir Horsdahl), folk singer
3. Gordon Lightfoot, folk singer
4. Joni Mitchell, singer and artist
5. William Shatner, actor
6. Michael J. Fox, actor
7. Christopher Plummer, actor

Others:
8. George Bush the elder, USA politico
9. Henry Kissinger, USA politico
10.Stan Lee, USA comic book guy
11.Steven Hawking, UK physicist
12.Helmut Kohl, German politico
13.Chuck Berry, USA singer

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quote:
Originally posted by St. Gwladys:
Oops - I meant for Michael Schumacher. That's the problem of altering lists on paper.

Yes, I actually had to think about this one. And I can't decide. There are sound reasons of policy, long-standing tradition (I think some of those rules have been around since before I ever started Hosting here...the first time 'round), the expectations of others who have made strategic calculations based on your choices, etc for me to say no—but, let's be honest, I should probably try to keep my contracts class reasoning to the contracts exam, and away from people who don't deserve to be disgorged.

So go ahead. Make my day. Let's have your best argument for why I should let you change your list, contrary to the rules.

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quote:
Originally posted by St. Gwladys:

3: Craig Palmer of ELP

No points there then, unless you mean Carl Palmer.

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I'm not doing very well am I? My reading of the rules led me to think I could change a name before the deadline - not a pun, honest - and yes, I did mean the Palmer of Emmerson, Lake and Palmer.
Can I claim cognitive fogging or "cog fog" which is a well known side effect of MS and a generally good excuse otherwise? [Overused]

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I need to make a change to my list, since, in the words of the OP, one of my choices has "popped their clogs" before 12/31.

Zsa Zsa Gabor having died, I will replace her with Betty White.

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1. Jimmy Carter
2. Barbara Walters
3. George H.W. Bush
4. Barbara Bush
5. Julie Andrews
6. Bob Barker
7. Cloris Leachman
8. Bill Cosby
9. Empress Michiko
10. John Williams
11. King Salman
12. Betty White
13. Lindsay Lohan

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I've never done this before but I'd like to join in this year please...

My list:
1. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
2. Bruce Forsyth
3. Ken Dodd
4. Judi Dench
5. David Attenborough
6. Billy Graham
7. Robert Redford
8. Bobby Charlton
9. Andrew Marr
10. David Steel
11. Michael Aspel
12. Norman Tebbit
13. Desmond Tutu

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Og: Thread Killer
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Going with the 80's theme

1. Steve Guttenberg (actor)
2. Sting (dude)
3. Jim Kerr (Singer Simple Minds)
4. Andrew McCarthy (actor)
5. John Cusack (actor)
6. René Auberjonois (actor)
7. Paul Gascoigne (sport)
8. David A Stewart (singer)
9. Robert De Niro (actor)
10. John Hillerman (actor)
11. Burt Reynolds (moustache)
12. Michael Stipe (musician)
13. Jim Davis (cartoonist)

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I've not posted to this rather tasteless thread before, but here goes, and in no particular order.

1. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
2. June Whitfield.
3. Paul Gascoine (Gazza).
4. Winnie Mandela.
5. Prince Philip.
6. James Earl (Jimmy) Carter.
7. Robert Mugabe.
8. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev.
9. George H. W. Bush (Sen).
10. Nigel Lawson (Lord Blaby).
11. Douglas Hurd (Lord Westwell).
12. Joseph (Sepp) Blatter.

And finally one who if he reaches his terminal event in 2017 is less likely to do so through natural causes
13. Kim Jong Un.

I did wonder if Donald Trump ought to get in under that heading, but I'd suspect that if that were going to happen, it would be more likely to be 2018.

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Brexit wrexit - Sir Graham Watson

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Windsor Davies
Tommy Steel
Prince Philip
Barry Humphries
Carrie Fisher
Ken Dodd
Bruce Forsyth
Prince Charles
Nicholas Parsons
HM Queen Elizabeth
Cliff Richard
June Whitfield
Roy Hudd

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1. Benedict, Pope Emeritus
2. Mamnoon Hussain- President of Pakistan
3. Valerie Harper- actor
4. Mary-Kate Olsen- actor, fashionista
5. Rip Torn- actor
6. Mary Tyler Moore- actor
7. Carrie Fisher- actor, writer
8. Stephen Hawking- scientist
9. Glen Campbell- singer
10. Joni Mitchell- musician, composer
11. Fran Drescher- actor
12. Kim Jong-un- “Beloved Leader”
13. Fuad Masu- President of Iraq

Done.

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I give up. Death is random. I am therefore ditching my carefully considered list of slightly sickly people, and am choosing British Rock Icons instead.

I sincerely hope they all make it through. Don't be a bastard, 2017.

1. Mick Jagger
2. John Lydon (Johnny Rotten)
3. Ray Davies
4. Paul McCartney
5. Peter Gabriel
6. Kate Bush
7. Van Morrison
8. Robert Smith
9. Eric Clapton
10. Debbie Harry
11. Marc Almond
12. Shirley Bassey
13. Robert Plant

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Fairly random list.

Kyzyl's 2017 Celebrity Death Pool
1. Val Kilmer
2. Ian McKellen
3. Walter Mondale
4. Jimmy Carter
5. Elizabeth II
6. Prince Phillip
7. Kim Jong-un
8. Hank Aaron
9. George H. W. Bush
10. Barbara Bush
11. David Crosby
12. Donald Trump
13. Sandra Day O’Connor

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1. Benedict, Pope Emeritus
2. Mamnoon Hussain- President of Pakistan
3. Valerie Harper- actor
4. Mary-Kate Olsen- actor, fashionista
5. Rip Torn- actor
6. Mary Tyler Moore- actor
7. Jimmy Carter- former US president
8. Stephen Hawking- scientist
9. Glen Campbell- singer
10. Joni Mitchell- musician, composer
11. Fran Drescher- actor
12. Kim Jong-un- “Beloved Leader”
13. Fuad Masu- President of Iraq

Revised to replace Carrie Fisher RIP.

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1. Prince Phillip of Great Britain
2. Benedict, Pope Emeritus, Italy
3. President Assad of Syria
4. President Wiranto of Indonesia
5. President elect Trump of the USA
6. Past Prime Minister Bob Hawke of Australia
7. Prof. Stephen Hawking
8. Bill Wyman
9. Sean Connery
10.Clint Eastwood
11.Richard O'Brien
12.Tim Curry
13. Ellen DeGeneres

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Somehow, amongst 2016's celebrity carnage, all mine are carried forward:

1) Ringo Starr
2) Keith Richards
3) Rolf Harris
4) Pele
5) Baroness Trumpington
6) Bruce Forsyth
7) George H W Bush
8) Prince Phillip
9) Mark “The Undertaker” Calaway
10) Tracey Emin
11) Brian Matthew
12) Paul Gambaccini
13) Jimmy Tarbuck

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Let's give this a whirl... a suitably random selection!

1. Robert Mugabe
2. Michael Schumacher
3. Dame Judi Dench
4. Lindsay Lohan
5. Sir Michael Gambon
6. Rt Rev Richard Harries
7. Sir Chris Bonington
8. David Attenborough
9. Dame Janet Baker
10. Bruce Forsyth
11. Michael Heseltine
12. Sir Trevor Macdonald
13. Anton Mosiman

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Some old favourites and some new entries:

1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
2. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
3. The Lord Howard of Lympne
4. The Lord Kinnock
5. Alex Salmond MSP
6. Michael J Fox
7. Charlie Sheen
8. Abu Muhammad al-Shimali
9. Lil Wayne
10. Bret Michaels
11. George H W Bush
12. Boy George
13. Bashar al-Assad

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My list from last year were are successful in seeing out the year, so I'm recycling them.

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 HW Bush (ex President of USA)
George W Bush (ex President of USA)
Benedict XVI (ex Pontiff)
Teresa May (current PM of UK)
Neil Armstrong (astronaut)
Neil Diamond (musician)
Neil Gaiman (author)
Neil Kinnock (politician)
Neil Young (musician)

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