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The DeathList 2020

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2017 holds the current record of 17 deaths

This is DeathList 2020. Below is a list of 50 celebrities which the DeathList committee has selected for their likelihood to pass away during 2020. DeathList has a few 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 imminently and only 25 candidates can reappear from the previous year’s list. 2019 turned in a fair performance with 13 successes, but still well short of the 2017 record of 17. How will DeathList 2020 fare?

The 2020 List

Rank Name Age Description
1 Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh 99 Casual racist
2 Kirk Douglas 104 Actor
3 Olivia De Havilland 104 Actress
4 Vera Lynn 103 Singer
5 Daniel arap Moi 96 Former President of Kenya
6 Dick van Dyke 95 Actor
7 Javier Perez de Cuellar 100 Ex UN Secretary General
8 Emperor Akihito 87 Japanese Emperor
9 Pierre Cardin 98 Fashion Designer
10 Bob Dole 97 Politican
11 Murray Walker 97 Formula 1 Commentator
12 Leon Spinks 67 Boxer
13 Betty White 98 Golden Girl
14 Angela Lansbury 95 Actress
15 Bob Barker 97 The Price is Right
16 Alan Greenspan 94 Economist
17 Henry Kissinger 97 Diplomat
18 Jimmy Carter 96 Ex US President
19 Valery Giscard d'Estaing 94 Former French President
20 Honor Blackman 95 Actress
21 Leslie Phillips 96 Comedy Actor
22 Tony Bennett 94 Crooner
23 Harry Belafonte 93 Singer
24 Nobby Stiles 78 Footballer
25 Hosni Mubarak 92 Former Egyptian President
26 Genesis P-Orridge 70 Psychic TV Singer Songwriter
27 Stirling Moss 91 Racing driver
28 Prunella Scales 88 Sybil Fawlty
29 Desmond Tutu 88 Archbishop
30 Jacques Delors 95 French Politician
31 Willie Nelson 87 Country Singer
32 Jerry Stiller 93 Actor
33 John Edrich 83 Cricketer
34 Abdelaziz Bouteflika 83 Algerian President
35 Alex Trebek 80 Jeopardy Host
36 Shane MacGowan 63 Pogue
37 Dick Cheney 79 Politician
38 Ruth Bader Ginsburg 87 US Supreme Court Justice
39 Imelda Marcos 91 Former First Lady of the Philippines
40 Carl Reiner 98 Movie Director
41 Lester Piggott 85 Jockey
42 Joanne Woodward 90 Actress
43 David Crosby 79 Crosby, Stills and Nash
44 Tom Smith 49 Rugby Player
45 Terry Jones 78 Monty Python
46 Jean-Marie Le Pen 92 French Neo-Nazi
47 General Pervez Musharraf 78 Former Pakistani President / Moving target
48 William H Gates 95 Bill Gates Senior
49 David Attenborough 94 Broadcaster and Natural Historian
50 Peter Sutcliffe 74 Yorkshire Ripper

Latest News

  • 25th February 2020

    Hosni Mubarak dies

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    Details to follow

    7 appearances: 2020 (25), 2019 (20), 2018 (37), 2017 (39), 2015 (39), 2013 (15), 2012 (25)
    4th Death
    Age: 92, Former Egyptian President, Cause of death: TBA
  • 5th February 2020

    Kirk Out

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    The closing titles have finally rolled on Hollywood legend, Kirk Douglas, repaying 18 years of DeathList selection, including three years at number one. Douglas passed away aged 103, having moved down to this year’s number two spot. Douglas’ movie career started in the 1940s and he was to become a major figure in the golden years of Hollywood, starring in his most famous movie, Spartacus, in 1960. He was nominated for Oscars on three occasions and received an honorary Oscar in 1996. From his first marriage he had two sons, including Michael Douglas who become a major star in his own right. In 1991 he was in a helicopter accident but suffered relatively minor injuries. In 1996 he suffered a significant stroke but, in time, recovered the ability to speak. He then went on to survive a further 24 years. He is the third death for DeathList 2020.

  • 4th February 2020

    That’s arap for Moi

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    Daniel arap Moi, former president of Kenya, has passed on at the age of 95 to provide DeathList 2020 with its second success. Moi started his career as a teacher before moving into politics in the 1950s. After Kenyan independence in 1963 he joined the Kanu party and became minister of home affairs, later progressing to vice president. He became the 2nd present of Kenya in 1978. Moi was initially seen as a unifier of the country who could lead it away from political corruption. However, with opposition political parties now banned, Moi soon started to rule with repression and brutality. Under Moi’s leadership, Kanu had a spectacular performance in the three elections in 1979, 1983 and 1988 winning all seats (against no opposition). In time, however Moi’s political allies turned against him and his plans for a personally selected candidate to succeed him in 2002 backfired with the Kanu party losing power. In the later period of his presidency, stories of corruption and human rights abuses began to be reported, including suggestions that he had misappropriated more than $1 billion of public money. Moi was making his first appearance on DeathList, jumping straight in at number 5.

    1 appearance: 2020 (5)
    2nd Death
    Age: 96, Former President of Kenya, Cause of death: Old age
  • 22nd January 2020

    Terry Jones is no more

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    Monty Python member, Terry Jones, has ceased to be and put the first mark on the scoreboard for DeathList 2020. Jones’ career started in the late 1960s with several roles including being a writer for TV show, The Frost Report. In 1969 he started working with the other five Pythons to create the BBC TV show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Jones often dressed up as middle age women or the famous nude organist. When Python moved on to make movies, Jones co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail and was the sole director of Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. Some of his most famous characters onscreen were Brian’s mother and the silent hermit in Life of Brian and Mr Creosote in Meaning of Life. As Monty Python wound down, Jones went on to create Ripping Yarns TV show with Michael Palin and various TV shows and movies, including writing the screenplay for Labyrinth. Jones announced in 2016 that he had been diagnosed with a form of dementia, a condition that ultimately lead to his demise. He died aged 77, making his first appearance on the list, selected at number 45.

    1 appearance: 2020 (45)
    1st Death
    Age: 78, Monty Python, Cause of death: Dementia complications