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Latest News: Cliff's the Fifth!

Picture of Cliff Michelmore 17th Mar 2016

Veteran British broadcaster, Cliff Michelmore, has taken his place in the great green room in the sky to provide DeathList 2016 with its fifth success. Michelmore was the presenter of a number of BBC television shows from the 1950s through to the late 1980s, including the TV programme “Holiday” in his later career. He also covered a hosted the TV coverage of number of general elections, Apollo moon landings and the assassination of JFK in 1963. At the ripe old age of 96, Michelmore was making just his third appearance on DeathList and even this year still only secured 40th place on the list.


The DeathList 2016

For the 30th time, the DeathList Committee has sat and drawn upon multiple resources, including the invaluable contributions on the forums, to compile a list of 50 celebrities that it considers most likely to die in 2016. The Committee constrains itself with a few rules as follows: 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 25 of the candidates from the previous year’s list can reappear on this year’s list. DeathList 2015 just failed to set a new record, once again equalling the best of 14 deaths. A significant amount of new blood has been drafted in for 2016. Can the good form carry on into the new year?

The DeathList 2016

1. Martin Crowe, 54
2. Zsa Zsa Gabor, 99
3. João Havelange , 100
4. Olivia De Havilland, 100
5. Bhumibol Adulyadej, 89
6. Billy Graham, 98
7. Herman Wouk, 101
8. Javier Perez de Cuellar, 96
9. Richard Adams, 96
10. Kirk Douglas, 100
11. Abe Vigoda, 95
12. Liz Smith, 95
13. Mary Tyler Moore, 80
14. Nancy Reagan, 95
15. Peter Sallis, 95
16. Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, 95
17. James Randi, 88
18. Lord (Peter) Carrington, 97
19. Clive James, 77
20. Bob Dole, 93
21. Joost van der Westhuizen, 45
22. Prunella Scales, 84
23. Jimmy Carter, 92
24. Henry Kissinger, 93
25. Tommy Chong, 78
26. Doug Ellis, 92
27. George Bush Senior, 92
28. Vera Lynn, 99
29. Leslie Phillips, 92
30. Fidel Castro, 90
31. Sandy Gall, 89
32. Fats Domino, 88
33. Robert M Pirsig, 88
34. Desmond Tutu, 84
35. Lester Piggott, 81
36. Glen Campbell, 80
37. Stan Lee, 94
38. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 94
39. Jake Lamotta, 95
40. Cliff Michelmore, 97
41. Denis Norden, 94
42. Murray Walker, 93
43. Jimmy Greaves, 76
44. Gordon Banks, 79
45. Muhammad Ali, 74
46. Jacques Chirac, 84
47. Stephen Hawking, 74
48. Paul Gascoigne, 49
49. John Noakes, 82
50. Bruce Forsyth, 88

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