Morbid Amusement: The Winner

July 5, 2010

This post was originally published on July 6, 2009.

While on vacation, Noodle’s husband Skeeter was talking about his “dead pool list.”  Apparently he and some of his acquaintances draw up a list of ten famous people that they believe will die each year.  Skeeter has done well with his list so far, as Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and Ed McMahon were all on his list and had all recently passed away.

So over lunch one day we all came up with our own lists.  Mine is:

  1. Keith Richards
  2. Nancy Reagan
  3. Kim Jong-il
  4. Barbara Walters
  5. Patrick Swayze DOD 9/14/09
  6. Mickey Rooney
  7. Priscilla Presley
  8. Jimmy Carter
  9. Leonard Nimoy
  10. Bob Dole

Dan’s list was:

  1. Peter Falk
  2. Billy Graham
  3. Leonard Nimoy
  4. Owen Wilson
  5. Loni Anderson
  6. Burt Reynolds
  7. Fidel Castro
  8. Cher
  9. Don Imus
  10. Gordon Liddy

And Skeeter came up with a new list for our little group:  Skeeter wins!

  1. Dan Rather
  2. Eddie Van Halen
  3. Betty Ford
  4. Ted Kennedy DOD 8/25/09
  5. Patrick Swayze DOD 9/14/09
  6. Billy Graham
  7. Elizabeth Taylor
  8. Steve Jobs
  9. Margaret Thatcher
  10. Walter Cronkite DOD 7/17/09

So, we’ll see who has the most correct guessed by this time next year… are there any you would bet on?



  1. Ack! It seems Skeeter is good at this…

  2. He is… called me this evening to let me know that Cronkite was gone…

  3. […] ten celebrities who I thought would die before July 1, […]

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