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The DeathList 2024

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2020 holds the current record of 20 deaths

Here you will find DeathList 2024. DeathList is a list of 50 celebrities chosen by the DeathList committee, before the year starts, for the liklihood that they may die during the year. The DeathList rules are summarised 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 2023 had a strong run towards the end of the year, scoring 19 deaths and falling just one short of the record. We look to DeathList 2024 to continue in the same vein.

The 2024 List

Rank Name Age Description
1 Jimmy Carter 100 Ex US President
2 Dick van Dyke 99 Actor
3 Pete Murray 99 British radio presenter
4 Alan Greenspan 98 Economist
5 Pope Francis 88 Pope
6 Ethel Kennedy 96 Kennedy Family
7 Cleo Laine 97 Jazz Singer
8 Sandy Gall 97 TV news reporter
9 Noam Chomsky 96 Intellectual
10 Robert Wagner 94 Actor
11 Mel Brooks 98 Comedian / Director
12 Dennis Skinner 92 Politician
13 Nigel Starmer-Smith 80 Rugby Commentator
14 James Whale 73 Broadcaster
15 Glynis Johns 101 Actress
16 Stanley Baxter 98 Comedian
17 Joanne Woodward 94 Actress
18 Patricia Routledge 95 Actress
19 Clint Eastwood 94 Dirty Harry
20 Derek Draper 57 Political Adviser
21 Vanessa Redgrave 87 Actress
22 Desmond Morris 96 Zoologist
23 Gene Hackman 94 Actor
24 Jean-Marie Le Pen 96 French Neo-Nazi
25 Denis Law 84 Footballer
26 Hans Blix 96 Weapons Inspector
27 Julie Walters 74 Comedian
28 Tom Brokaw 84 News Anchor
29 Linda Nolan 65 Nolan Sister
30 Bob Newhart 95 Comedian
31 Louis Farrakhan 92 Nutter
32 Norman Tebbit 93 Politician
33 Willie Nelson 91 Country Singer
34 Daniel Barenboim 82 Conductor
35 Esther Rantzen 84 TV Presenter
36 Roberta Flack 87 Singer
37 Dick Cheney 83 Politician
38 Prunella Scales 92 Sybil Fawlty
39 Robert Duvall 93 Actor
40 Josef Fritzl 89 Monster
41 Brigitte Bardot 90 Sex Symbol
42 Raul Castro 93 Former Cuban Leader
43 Imelda Marcos 95 Former First Lady of the Philippines
44 Ted Turner 86 Media Mogul
45 Buzz Aldrin 94 Astronaut
46 Sonny Rollins 94 Jazz Musician
47 Sly Stone 81 Musician
48 Tom Baker 90 Dr Who
49 Franz Beckenbauer 79 Footballer
50 Joe Bugner 74 Boxer

Latest News

  • 18th July 2024

    Newhart-shaped Box

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    American comedian, Bob Newhart, has passed at the age of 94, bringing a long barren period for DeathList 2024 to an end. Newhart first gained fame at the start of the 1960s when his standup shows were released as albums. This led to his breakthrough into television with the first incarnation of The Bob Newhart Show in 1961. He would go on to become a regular on TV talk shows and a frequent stand-in for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. A second TV show also called The Bob Newhart Show ran for six seasons from 1972. He would also make many movie appearances, including Catch-22 in 1970 and Elf in 2003. Over his career, he won three Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Emmy. Newhart was making his third appearance on the list, this year at number 30.

    3 appearances: 2024 (30), 2023 (37), 2021 (27)
    4th Death
    Age: 95, Comedian, Cause of death: TBC
  • 8th January 2024

    Got no Franz

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    German football legend, Franz Beckenbauer, has hit the scoresheet for DeathList 2024. Born in 1945 in Munich, Beckenbauer spent the majority of his playing career with Bayern Munich, leading the club to numerous domestic and European honours including three consecutive European Cups from 1974-1976. For the German national team, he captained West Germany to victory in the 1974 World Cup and the 1972 European Championship. He became known as "Der Kaiser," for how he transformed his traditional centre-back role into that of a modern sweeper. After retiring as a player in 1983, Beckenbauer went on to manage the West German national team, leading them to victory in the 1990 World Cup. He is one of only three men to have won the World Cup both as a player and as a manager. It was rumoured that Beckenbauer had been in poor health in recent years. He died at the age of 78, while making his first appearance on DeathList in 49th position.

    1 appearance: 2024 (49)
    3rd Death
    Age: 79, Footballer, Cause of death: TBC
  • 5th January 2024

    Drapes Closed

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    British political adviser, Derek Draper, has succumbed to the long-term effects of severe Covid to clock up a second death for DeathList 2024. Draper originally gained fame as a key political strategist in the "New Labour" movement in the 1990s. However, in 1998 he became embroiled in the “lobbygate” cash-for-access scandal, which destroyed his reputation. He then reinvented himself, launching a career as a psychotherapist. In 2005 he married Kate Garraway, the host of the Good Morning Britain TV show. Draper was struck down by Covid in the very early days of the pandemic and was placed in a medically induced coma for a duration of several weeks. After 184 days in intensive care, he was ultimately released from hospital although was far from fully recovered. The duration of his survival after being placed on DeathList was much shorter – just five days. He passed at the age of 56 and was number 20 on this year’s list.

    1 appearance: 2024 (20)
    2nd Death
    Age: 57, Political Adviser, Cause of death: Covid complications
  • 4th January 2024

    Curtains for Johns

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    Actress Glynis Johns has taken her final bow at the age of 100 to provide DeathList 2024 with an early success. Born in 1923, in Pretoria, South Africa, Johns’ stage and movie career started in the late 1930s. She gained international acclaim for her movie performances, earning an Oscar nomination for "The Sundowners" (1960) and landing her most well known role as the mother, Winifred Banks, in “Mary Poppins” in 1964. Her career would continue until the 1990s. With her death, she collects the accolade of being the first death of the 2024 list, although loses the title of being the oldest living academy award nominee. Johns was making her first appearance on DeathList, straight in at number 15.

    1 appearance: 2024 (15)
    1st Death
    Age: 101, Actress, Cause of death: TBA