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Deathlist 2019 Game Pick (official) thread

Post 1

Icy North

smiley - skullsmiley - skullsmiley - skullsmiley - space Welcome to the h2g2 Deathlist Game 2019!smiley - spacesmiley - skullsmiley - skullsmiley - skull

After another very tight contest, I’m happy to announce that the winner of the 2018 contest is Bluebottle, with a score of 75. Audrey Geisel's and June Whitfield's deaths in late December clinched a 20-point victory ahead of Galaxy Babe.

On to the 2019 game, and here are some stats on this year's entries:


For the 2019 contest, 10 entrants have selected a total of 119 celebrities, 21 of which were chosen for the first time.

There are 85 men on the list and 34 women, and their average age is 78 years. The oldest picks are Kane Tanaka (115), Herman Wouk (103), and Kirk Douglas & Olivia de Havilland (both 102). The youngest pick is Paris Jackson (20).

Sequences:

Seven celebrities picked in the 2019 game have remained on the same list for 12 years. One is Coelacanth’s pick of Olivia de Havilland, and the other six are on Mol’s list: Alan Bennett, Michael Barrymore, Pete Doherty, Prince Philip, Rolf Harris and Tom Baker.

Long Time Away:

Joan Collins and Gina Lollobrigida were both picked for the first time since 2007. Geoffrey Palmer has also returned, having last been picked in 2008.

Deaths in 2018:

Of the celebrities who died in 2018, 32 had been picked at some time or other in the Deathlist game, and 18 of these were correctly picked in 2018. Of those we missed, three were last picked in 2017 (Burt Reynolds, Norman Gimbel and Roger Bannister). One (Peter Stringfellow) had not been picked since 2006.

The 2006 Originals:

A total of 37 celebrities picked in the first Deathlist game in 2006 are still alive, and 20 were picked again this year. Five celebrities have been picked in every year since 2006: Kirk Douglas, Olivia de Havilland, Pete Doherty, Prince Philip and Vera Lynn. We lost originals Barbara Bush, Stephen Hawking, Denis Norden and Peter Stringfellow in 2018.


And so, without further ado, I declare the 2019 Deathlist Game … open!

Homepage: A87926953
Scoreboard: A87926962
Archive: A87874582

smiley - skullsmiley - spaceIcy


Deathlist 2019 Game Pick (official) thread

Post 2

Icy North

Please post any 2019-listed deaths below.

For deaths not on the list, pleae use this other thread: F22156867?thread=8321276


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Post 3

coelacanth

Just Bob has Michael J Fox as his under 50. Mr Fox will be 58 in June.
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Post 4

Icy North

My mistake, Coelacanth. San Diego’s his under-50. I’ll fix it later.

And thanks for checking these. Compiling the lists is a fiddly process. smiley - smiley


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Post 5

Icy North

Homepage updated smiley - spacesmiley - ok


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Post 6

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - applauseCongrats to Bluebottle, that's the closest I've ever come to winningsmiley - wow so I don't mind runner-upsmiley - ok

Thanks very much for all your hard work Icy (I know how fiddly the lists are to get right and also deciphering some of the emails were a bit of a smiley - headhurts)smiley - run

smiley - nurA very happy and healthy new year to everyonesmiley - bubbly


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Post 7

Bluebottle

I was expecting you to win last year too, the end of December came as a complete surprise. Just wait, this year no-one on my list will die. smiley - smiley

<BB<


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Post 8

coelacanth

Or maybe you'll be first off the mark, Bluebottle.
Carol Channing, aged 97.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46878018
smiley - bluefish


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Post 9

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I was just coming here to report that.

smiley - rose


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Post 10

Icy North

Carol Channing was picked twice in the past (by Mu Beta)

Homepage and scoreboard updated.

Homepage: A87926953
Scoreboard: A87926962
Archive: A87874582

smiley - skull Icy


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Post 11

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Diana Athill smiley - rose
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/diana-athill-dies-937326
Points for Coelacanth smiley - bluefish


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Post 12

Icy North

Diana Athil had been picked three times in this game, all by Coelacanth.

Homepage and scoreboard updated.

Homepage: A87926953
Scoreboard: A87926962
Archive: A87874582

smiley - skull Icy


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Post 13

Just Bob aka Robert Thompson, plugging my film blog cinemainferno-blog.blogspot.co.uk

Was Carol CHanning any relation to Stockard Channing? I read most of the obit and it dodn't mention it, so I would guess probably not, but...


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Post 14

coelacanth

I first picked Diana Athill in 2011, and every year since, so that's 9 times, not three. What a remarkable lady and what a life she had!
smiley - bluefish


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Post 15

Icy North

So you did smiley - smiley


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Albert Finney smiley - rose

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47175304


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Just Bob aka Robert Thompson, plugging my film blog cinemainferno-blog.blogspot.co.uk

How is this the first I've heard about this one? A true screen legend.


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Does anyone else think it's weird that the correct picks this year are appearing in alphabetical order on our scoreboard? (Bluebottle/coelacanth/Galaxy Babe) smiley - weird


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Post 19

Icy North

Yes, I'd noticed that too.

Albert Finney was picked three times in this game, the first time by broelan in 2007.

Points for Galaxy Babe smiley - rose

Homepage: A87926953
Scoreboard: A87926962
Archive: A87874582

smiley - skullsmiley - spaceIcy


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Post 20

Icy North

The other weird thing is that their first and last names are all in the first 6 letters of the alphabet.

And if you play the corresponding musical notes, it's Dvorak's Death March.

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