The DeathList 2015

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Latest News: Schmidt's a Hit!

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Helmut Schmidt, Former German Chancellor
10th Nov 2015

Helmut Schmidt, former Chancellor of West Germany, has provided DeathList 2015 with its 14th and record-tying success of the year. Schmidt was premier of West Germany from 1974 until 1982 and remained a public figure following his retirement from politics. Schmidt was famous for being a heavy smoker and was rumoured to have a large stockpile of menthol cigarettes at home in case they were banned. At the age of 96 and after some 80 years of smoking, he was reported to have quit in September 2015 and within two months he was dead - as clear a warning about the dangers of non-smoking as we have seen in a long time. Schmidt was making his fifth appearance on DeathList, this year at number 12. One more success before 31 December will see a new DeathList record set…

The DeathList 2015

The DeathList committee has once again called upon numerous sources of information to compile its list of 50 celebrities that it considers most likely to die in 2015. A quick recap on the DeathList rules: Candidates must be famous enough such that their death is expected to be reported by the UK media; Candidates cannot be famous solely for the fact they are likely to die in the near future and only half of the candidates can have appeared on the previous year’s list. DeathList 2014 ended with a disappointing total of 10 successes so we will be looking for DeathList 2015 to show some better form.

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Appear   Name Age Desc Discuss
159 Zsa Zsa Gabor98ActressSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 805 posts
242Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Sam Simon60Co-Creator of The SimpsonsSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 413 posts
394 João Havelange 99Ex Fifa presidentSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 107 posts
4 4 Herman Wouk100AuthorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 37 posts
529 Billy Graham97EvangelistSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 466 posts
6108 Olivia De Havilland99ActressSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 114 posts
7292 Javier Perez de Cuellar95Ex Secretary General of UNSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 17 posts
8136Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Denis Healey98Eyebrowed politicanSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 132 posts
9383 George Bush Senior91Former President of USASpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 254 posts
10163 Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh94Casual rascistSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 558 posts
11142Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Chris Woodhead69Ex UK Inspector of SchoolsSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 92 posts
12175Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Helmut Schmidt97Former German ChancellorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 151 posts
131512 Fidel Castro89DictatorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 1340 posts
14343Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Patrick Macnee93AvengerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 121 posts
152313 Kirk Douglas99ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 288 posts
16123 Clive James76TV presenterSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 162 posts
17247Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Al Molinaro96Happy Days AlSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 113 posts
18112 Valerie Harper76RhodaSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 117 posts
19 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Maureen O'Hara95ActressSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 62 posts
20 Star (First Listing Icon) Martin Crowe53CricketerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 197 posts
21 2 Bhumibol Adulyadej88King of ThailandSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 187 posts
22444Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)B B King90BluesmanSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 145 posts
23 Star (First Listing Icon) Helmut Kohl85PoliticianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 106 posts
24 Star (First Listing Icon) Leslie Phillips91Comedy ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 91 posts
25 Star (First Listing Icon) Ken Kercheval80Dallas Cliff BarnesSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 26 posts
26 3 Harper Lee89AuthorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 105 posts
27 3 Bob Dole92PoliticanSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 72 posts
28202 Joost van der Westhuizen44Rugby playerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 68 posts
29 2 Doris Day93ActressSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 54 posts
30226Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Peter O'Sullevan97UK horse racing commentatorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 83 posts
31 2Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)George Cole90ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 87 posts
32303 Peter Sallis94Last of the Summer WinerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 75 posts
33353 Denis Norden93Comic/TV PresenterSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 94 posts
34 4 Henry Kissinger92DiplomatSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 79 posts
352811 Jake Lamotta94BoxerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 140 posts
36 2 Cliff Michelmore96TV PresenterSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 125 posts
37 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Leonard Nimoy84SpockSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 127 posts
38 4 Nancy Reagan94ActressSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 233 posts
39 3 Hosni Mubarak87Former Egyptian PresidentSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 258 posts
40 Star (First Listing Icon) Liz Smith94Royle Family "Nana"Speech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 15 posts
41 3 Robert Mugabe91DictatorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 414 posts
42 2 Chuck Berry89Rock & RollerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 54 posts
43 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)John Nash87MathematicianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 77 posts
44 2 Richard Adams95Watership Down authorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 13 posts
45 Star (First Listing Icon) Jake "The Snake" Roberts60WrestlerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 36 posts
46 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Kirk Kerkorian98BillionaireSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 54 posts
47217 Vera Lynn98SingerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 234 posts
48493Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Christopher Lee93ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 145 posts
49 Star (First Listing Icon) Eddie Large74ComedianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 56 posts
50 Star (First Listing Icon) Bill Maynard87Comedy actorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 15 posts
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