The DeathList 2023

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The DeathList 2023

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2020 holds the current record of 20 deaths

This is DeathList 2023. DeathList is a list of 50 celebrities chosen by the DeathList committee, before the commencement of the year, for the fact they may die during the year. The DeathList rules are as follows: Candidates must be famous enough such that their death is confidently expected to be reported by the UK media; Candidates cannot be famous solely for the fact they are likely to die imminently and only 25 candidates can reappear from the previous year’s list. DeathList 2022 scored a respectable 14 deaths, although the record stands at 20. We hope that DeathList 2023 might be able to produce a solid performance.

The 2023 List

Rank Name Age Description
1 Dick van Dyke 98 Actor
2 Henry Kissinger 100 Diplomat
3 Bob Barker 100 The Price is Right
4 Alan Greenspan 97 Economist
5 Nigel Starmer-Smith 79 Rugby Commentator
6 Jimmy Carter 99 Ex US President
7 Tony Bennett 97 Crooner
8 Dick Cheney 82 Politician
9 Harry Belafonte 96 Singer
10 Mel Brooks 97 Comedian / Director
11 Jacques Delors 98 French Politician
12 Sir Bobby Charlton 86 Footballer
13 Robert Wagner 93 Actor
14 Norman Tebbit 92 Politician
15 Rosalynn Carter 96 Ex- FLOTUS
16 Sandy Gall 96 TV news reporter
17 Joanne Woodward 93 Actress
18 Ethel Kennedy 95 Kennedy Family
19 Desmond Morris 95 Zoologist
20 Stanley Baxter 97 Comedian
21 Joss Ackland 95 Actor
22 Jean-Marie Le Pen 95 French Neo-Nazi
23 Milan Kundera 94 Author
24 Cleo Laine 96 Jazz Singer
25 Alan Alda 87 M*A*S*H
26 Prunella Scales 91 Sybil Fawlty
27 Yoko Ono 90 Mrs Lennon
28 Norman Lear 101 TV Producer
29 Burt Bacharach 95 Singer Songwriter
30 Marianne Faithfull 77 Singer
31 Angie Dickinson 92 Actress
32 Robert Duvall 92 Actor
33 Imelda Marcos 94 Former First Lady of the Philippines
34 General Pervez Musharraf 80 Former Pakistani President / Moving target
35 Ayatollah Ali Khamenei 84 Iranian Ayatollah
36 Pete Murray 98 British radio presenter
37 Bob Newhart 94 Comedian
38 Rolf Harris 93 Paedophile
39 Ryuichi Sakamoto 71 Musician
40 Willie Nelson 90 Country Singer
41 Dennis Skinner 91 Politician
42 Nigel Lawson 91 UK Politican
43 Michael Parkinson 88 Broadcaster
44 Sonny Rollins 93 Jazz Musician
45 Mohamed Al-Fayed 94 Businessman
46 Hal Linden 92 Barney Miller
47 Linda Nolan 64 Nolan Sister
48 Tina Turner 84 Singer
49 Andy Taylor 63 Duran Duraner
50 Shane MacGowan 66 Pogue

Latest News

  • 9th February 2023

    Raindrops Keep Fallin’ but Burt’s Dead…

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    Legendary composer and songwriter, Burt Bacharach, has penned his last chart-topper at the age of 94 to provide DeathList 2023 with another hit. After a stint in the army in the early 1950s, Bacharach's career was launched when he landed a job as Marlene Dietrich’s music director. In the late 1950s Bacharach started to write the many of his famous songs which were hits for a wide variety of artists, including Three Wheels on my Wagon, Walk On By, I Say A Little Prayer, What the World Needs Now Is Love, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head. Bacharach died at the age of 94, while making his third appearance on DeathList, this year at number 29.

    3 appearances: 2023 (29), 2022 (34), 2021 (42)
    2nd Death
    Age: 95, Singer Songwriter, Cause of death: Natural Causes
  • 5th February 2023

    General Strike!

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    General Pervez Musharraf, the tenth president of Pakistan, has passed to provide DeathList 2023 with its first success of the year. Musharraf graduated from the Pakistan Military Academy and joined the Pakistan Army in 1964, starting a gradual climb through the ranks, becoming the head of the armed forces in 1998. In 1999 the army staged a coup, paving the way for Musharraf to take over as President of Pakistan in 2001. In the early days of his presidency, he supported the War on Terror and attempted to improve relations with India, however his term was marred by scandal and claims of corruption. In 2007, Musharraf was implicated in the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and eventually resigned as president in 2008, exiling himself from Pakistan. Musharraf survived at least four assignation attempts during his lifetime but ultimately passed away in Dubai from suffering from amyloidosis at the age of 79. He was making his third appearance on DeathList, this year at number 34.

    3 appearances: 2023 (34), 2020 (47), 2004 (35)
    1st Death
    Age: 80, Former Pakistani President/Moving target, Cause of death: Amyloidosis