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Death List 2017

Death List 2017

Below you will find Death List 2017, a list of celebrities selected by an expert committee for their likelihood to die during 2017. There are a few rules to Death List summarized 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 candidates can reappear from the previous year’s list.

2016 was billed as the year of the celebrity death by some and, although DeathList 2016 started strongly, it hit a very lean period from June to November and ended with a final score of 12, two below the all time record of 14.

Has the big celebrity clear-out of 2016 made the task more challenging for 2017 or will the rate of celebrity deaths continue apace?

David Rockefeller102Billionaire
Herman Wouk102Author
Kirk Douglas101Actor
Olivia De Havilland101Actress
Vera Lynn100Singer
Billy Graham99Evangelist
Jake Lamotta96Boxer
Peter Sallis96Actor
Prince Philip96Casual
Betty White95Actress
Denis Norden95TV Presenter
Pierre Cardin95Fashion Designer
Stan Lee95Marvel Comics
Bob Dole94Politican
George Bush Senior93Ex US President
Jimmy Carter93Ex US President
Leslie Phillips93Actor
Robert Mugabe93Dictator
Honor Blackman92Actress
Hugh Hefner91Playboy Founder
Jerry Lewis91Comedian
Queen Elizabeth II91Queen
Pope Benedict XVI90Former Pope
Bruce Forsyth89Entertainer
Fats Domino89Singer
Tony Booth86Actor
Desmond Tutu85Archbishop
Emperor Akihito84Japanese Emperor
John Noakes83TV Presenter
David Prowse82Actor
Glen Campbell81Country Singer
Mary Tyler Moore81Actress
Jill Gascoine80Actress