It's morbid! It's tasteless! And it's back! Our annual New Year's tradition of prognosticating the celebrity dead is now declared open. Post here your thoughts of those who buy the farm in 2014.
Note to the easily offended: this is not for the weak of heart. But this is also not a death wishlist. We don't want these people to die, we just think they will. This is done in good, clean, disrespectful fun and we feel it is our right to extract the full price of celebrity from rich and shameless, even in their demise.
You get ten choices. Who goes?
Here are my picks for stiffs in 2014:
1. Zsa Zsa Gabor
2. Fidel Castro
3. Nancy Reagan
4. Kirk Douglas
5. Bob Dole
6. Billy Graham
7. Hal Holbrook
8. Valerie Harper
9. Dick Van Dyke
10. Don Rickles
George Bush Sr.
Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinbourgh
Helmut Kohl, former German Chancelor
Dick van Dyke
Michael Schumacher (Record Formula 1 Champion).....I only have him on the list because had a terrible Skiing accident in France on Sunday.....with severe Brain injuries and is in a artificial coma.....with that said....I´m praying for him
1. Zsa Zsa Gabor (a perennial favorite on these lists)
2. Nancy Reagan
3. Merle Haggard
4. Richard Attenborough
5. Betty White
6. Sidney Poitier
7. Kirk Douglas
8. Gene Wilder
9. George Martin (Beatles producer)
10. Jerry Lewis
In adding Jerry Lewis to my list I thought that Jerry Lee Lewis should probably make the cut.
Here's something interesting...
Of the original class of 10 inductees to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, the following are still alive:
Chuck Berry (age 87)
Fats Domino (85)
Don and Phil Everly (inducted as the Everly Brothers) (76 and 74)
Jerry Lee Lewis (78)
Little Richard (81)
Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly and Elvis were already gone. Only James Brown and Ray Charles have died since induction.