2011 Celebrity Dead Pool

The All New, All Year 2011 Celebrity Dead Pool Contest

Back by popular (not to mention morbid) demand, It is time for the Celebrity Dead Pool Contest 2011 edition.  Our friend and fellow Hubber rockinjoe started this tradition in 2009. I continued it in 2010, at the behest of another dear friend and fellow Hubber extraordinaire ralwus.

If you have not participated in previous CDPCs: Similar to the Oscars, Golden Globes, Nobel Prize, Super Bowl, World Series or the Triple Crown, the Celebrity Dead Pool tests your predictive ability. Based on whatever criteria you wish, you pick the 10 world famous people  who will die during the year 2011. It's that simple!

If you have participated in previous CDPCs: Go straight to the comments and enter your predictions. You might want to refresh yourself on the rules first (or not).

2010 CDPC Winners

Our first order of business is to announce the winners of the 2010 Celebrity Dead Pool:

girly_girl09 correctly predicted Senator Robert Byrd (92) 2.5 pts

livewithrichard correctly predicted Dennis Hopper (74) and Patrick Swayze (57) 5+5=10 pts.

alekhouse predicted Lena Horne (92) and Art Linkletter (97) 2.5 + 2.5 = 5 pts.

the rope correctly predicted Mitch Miller (99) and Peter Graves (83) 2.5 + 2.5 = 5 pts.

50 caliber correctly predicted Barbara Billingsley (94) 2.5 pts.

So unless someone really young (under 50) or many celebs die between now and midnight tomorrow night (December 31, 2010),

LIVEWITHRICHARD is our CDPC 2010 Grand Prize Winner!



Do my chosen celebrities need to die in the order I have chosen? No.That would be way too scary and would subject you to being banned from future participation.

May I assassinate my celebrities? No. It is illegal. You may face prosecution and will be disqualified and banned from any future Celebrity Dead Pool Contests.

My celebrity is on life support/in coma, brain dead, does that count? No! A Veterinarian, Doctor or Medical Examiner/Coroner must have certified any celebrity that is said to be dead. They must be verifiably DEAD to be eligible for points.

May I choose Hubbers for my list? No! we already told you that. Why are you so interested in offing your fellow Hubbers?

Do I have to predict how my celebrity will die? No. You may do so, but it will not add any points to your score. You may score unofficial humor points and possibly gain new followers, but is not a requirement of the CDPC.

May I list a celebrity that is already on someone else’s list? Certainly. As long as they are still alive at the time you list them on yours.

What can I win? Bragging rights as top Voodoo Priest/Priestess and the opportunity to run the 2012 CDPC.

What if all my choices win? Many others and I will run away from you and you will be banned from any and all future Pools.

Official Rules of the 2011 CDPC

The Rules

Deadline: Unlike past years, we are not publishing a deadline. Since in reality we ended up doing this anyway, we  will accept entries throughout the year. So enter early, enter often. Clog those hub lines with your votes!

1. No local celebrities, as it would be too difficult for the judges to verify. (Mayors, local TV personalities, ex-spouses, living spouses, annoying furniture/car salesmen, nosy neighbors or their pets, and certainly no mother-in-laws, unless of course they are famous).

2. Politicians on the state level or above are ok. If you're not sure if your chosen politician belongs on this list, check out the Politics Forum. If someone is being "discussed" in the Forum, the answer is very probably "yes."

3. Same goes for religious leaders, although most religious leaders discussed in the Religion Forum are already dead (or, as some esteemed hubbers would allege, mythical).

4 .No minors. By this we mean under 18 years of age or younger, not "D list" celebrities. Dying young is tragic enough.*Shudder.*

5. No Hubbers are allowed on the death watch list. No exceptions.This includes trolls and sock puppets.

6. No Hub Pages team members, either.

Summary of eligibility: Any person who is famous -- for anything, from anywhere in the world, and over 18 years of age-- as long as they are globally recognized.

Guinness Record holders are allowed as well, such as the tallest person.

How to Enter

1. Use the comments box to enter your ten (10) celebrities. You can list fewer than 10, but maximum 10 celebrity picks per entry.

2. Witty comments as to the manner of the celebrity's demise are optional, but of course make for more enjoyable reading.

3. You can enter as many times as you wish, up to 10 names per entry.

Scoring System

There is a weighting system, so pay attention and predict accordingly:

A person up to the age of 49 at time of death = 10 points

A person 50 years of age up to 80 years at time of death = 5 points

A person over the age of 80 years of age at time of death = 2.5 points

Celebrity Pets or other famous animals = 1 point each

Famous cartoon or fantasy characters = .5 point each

As of this writing she is not dead. But I predict Kim will be on at least one person's death watch list!
As of this writing she is not dead. But I predict Kim will be on at least one person's death watch list! | Source

A Sample Entry

Migthy Mom CDPC Predictions EDITED 1/16/11

1. Dick Cheney --his non-heart will finally stop non-beating

2. Nancy Reagan -- bye, Mommy, Ronny's waiting in Heaven

3. Betty Ford -- born in 1918. God bless her and her rehab center!

4. Elizabeth Taylor -- white diamonds are forever, but Liz is on borrowed time

5. Andy Rooney -- and there won't be anything funny about it

6.Zsa Zsa Gabor -- A beautiful lady. Does not deserve to be in so much pain.

7. Charlie Sheen --out of decency they'll bury him in his Hanes so he's not nekked

8.Cloris Leachman --too much dancing with the stars for her age

9. Levi Johnson - Palin will have him permanently taken out of her way

10.Lindsay Lohan -- some people just don't get it.

Remember: Please use this format. Limit your list to 10 celebrities ONLY and please date your entry as well.


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

This list submitted by Rhonda C. Poynter (put on the 2010 hub) Hi, I looked your site up for the first time because last night I dreamt that Michael Douglas and I were in a classrtoom together, he turned in his seat and said to me, "I'm going to die on the 14th." Whoa, tomorrow's 14th? At any rate, here's my picks for '11; I left Michael off because I don't think he'll even make it that far. =( 1) James Garner (and I will be so sad) 2)Debbie Reynolds 3) Kirk Douglas 4) Jonathan Winters (and I will be so sad) 5) Bill Clinton (and I will, well, it won't be sad, it will just bum me for some reason) 6) George Jones (and I will weep like a willow) 7) Bridgette Bardot 8) Bush Jr. and/or Sr. - they both look like they're on their last legs 9) Elizabeth Edwards (at least she'll have some peace from that rat John) 10) Leaving open for a last minute add. Love your site!!!!

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

This list came from Univited Writer for 2011.

Okay, my pics for 2011. None of my choices from last year died...yet. I'll add a few of them again.

Michael Douglas

Fidel Castro

Sargeant Shriver

Nancy Reagan

George Bush I

Jimmy Carter

Elizabeth Taylor

Doris Day

Kate Gosslin (her children will gang up on her for exploitation)

Yoko Ono (isn't she like 90 by now?)

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Tammy L 6 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

I'm afraid we will lose Peter Falk sometime soon. :(

I don't think Harry Morgan will make it too far after his 96th birthday in April.

You can remove Elizabeth Edwards from your list. She is already deceased.

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hi Tammy L. Is Peter Falk ill? He's a great guy.

Right on Elizabeth Edwards -- I simply copied her list verbatim from her post on the 2010 CDPC hub. RIP Elizabeth Edwards!

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Tammy L 6 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

He's in poor health. And I hate to say we'll lose him this next year because I just love "Columbo". Sorry I forgot to date my predictions...12/31/10

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Thank you! Columbo is one of my faves also. The rumpled raincoat, acting like the dummy and faking the bad guys out. Famous words "oh.. one more thing..."

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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

For 2011: here they go! fartin' dust, plop plop fizz fizz.....

1. Willie Nelson.......Gonna hurt

2. Lauren Bacall

3. Bob Barker

4. Orson Bean

5. Harry Belafonte

6. Tony Bennett

7. Chuck Berry..... again gonna hurt

8. Ernest Borgnine.... McHale's last round I'm afraid

9. Ray Bradbury

10.Zsa Zsa Gabor

Salute! one for the road, I'll bet on me too but guess that's Against the rules, eh?

Who lost the most for 2010? Anyone? I haven't looked to see about those on my list, past the Beaver's mom, that show wasn't very wholesome for it's day, every episode folks were expecting to see the beaver get spanked or just go to the barber for a trim.... I'd go on with this but hey, in all seriousness, heck I'd have hit it, back in the early 60's Ha! bet you thought I'd say something nice, and I should have but we all gotta go sometime, I'm ready..... are you?

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Sufidreamer 6 years ago from Sparti, Greece

Last time, I tried to pick people likely to die, and got nowhere. This time, I am naming people that I would not miss if they were obliterated from the space-time continuum.

1) Celine Dion - Her brain explodes while she is trying to hit a high note.

2) Tom Cruise - Gets stood on by an elephant

3) Margaret Thatcher - Don't care how it happens, just die, bitch

4) Alex Ferguson - From terminal constipation.

5) Mariah Carey - Eaten by a shark. The shark later dies from food poisoning.

6) W. Axl Rose - Torn apart by a pack of vicious 10-year-olds.

7) Paul McCartney - Chokes on his own smugness

8) Dick Cheney - Killed by a plummeting duck whilst out hunting.

9) Peter Mandelson - Garlic, a crucifix, and a stake through the heart

10) Rupert Murdoch - The Devil comes to collect his soul, as agreed.

That is the winning list :)

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Uninvited Writer 6 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

I like that list Sufi :)

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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Rodger Ebert:

Francis Ford Coppala:

Queen Elisibeth:

Woody Allen:

Suge Night:Rapper.

George Michael:

Amy Winehouse:

Gary Busey:

Pete Doherty:

David Hasselhoff:

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Triplet Mom 6 years ago from West Coast

Great List MM!

I don't have 10 but the ones that I think are for sure in 2011 are:

Aretha Franklin - This will definitely hurt.

Zsa Zsa Gabor - Although it should be her stupid hubby. How do you accidentally glue your eye shut? Moron!

Annette Funnicello - Just sad

Elizabeth Taylor - Too sad

Some young star from an overdose.

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BritKat 6 years ago from Springfield, VA

Michael Douglas: Sorry Michael, just don't see you making it, pal

The Queen: Dies from being too polite

David Hasselhoff: Stops breathing because his face is too tight

Joan Rivers: Ditto

Hugh Hefner: No explanation needed

Steve-O: I don't get it, how can he live through all this?

Lindsey Lohan: Come on, kid, pull your socks up

Mel Gibson: Hole where heart was

Amy Fisher: Dies from being plain yucky

Shirley Maclaine: Becomes totally enlightened and dissapears in a puff of smoke

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Not surprisingly, Lindsey Lohan is an odds-on favorite to kick it this year. I predict she will not make it to her hearing in March and will end up in prison. Which, for her, will be like death.

Zsa Zsa seems to be a likely candidate as well.

I just found out yesterday about Aretha Franklin's terminal pancreatic cancer. That would be a HUGE loss (and i'm NOT talking about her girth, I'm talking about losing the Queen of Soul).

50 Caliber -- you've got a knack for this, so I predict at least one of your picks will come true.

Sufi -- excellent strategy!

Mentalist acer -- you've got a high concentration of addicts on your list.Odds are at least one of those will relapse and kick.

TM -- feel free to enter again, this time picking people who will not make you (and us so sad!).

BritKat- Excellent picks. Amy Fisher -- haven't thought of her in awhile!

To UW and all -- this year's rule enable you to enter early, often, later, often, and later still and often.

I'd really like to see someone win with more than 2 correct picks.

So feel free to stop back and keep those celebrity croak predictions coming! MM

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Michael Douglas - heartbreaking

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Chuck Berry

Dick Van Dyke

Jerry Lewis

Dick Cheney

Aretha Franklin

Lauren Bacall

Ernest Borgnine

Actually, all very sad but they have all lived to a ripe old age with the exception of Michael Douglas.

JASON NICHOLS 6 years ago

The famous assination of president obama is going to take place this year "2011"! Be prepared, This is the final warning from AL-QUIDEA! Obama will be shot dead on spot or he may be blown up by a human bomb.

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Pamela99 you have a winning (if you can call it that) list there. All very solid picks.

Jason -- That is a scary prediction. I certainly hope it doesn't come to pass and can't really imagine how an Al-Qaeda suicide bomber could get that close to the POTUS.

But thanks for playing!

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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Your morbidity is somehow...refreshing! Without really playing, I'd say Lohan has my vote.

Fun...stuff! ;)

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

No fair, lorlie.We are not supposed to use "insider" knowledge *wink, wink* seriously I hope not...

Hope you are well and will get through tonight and tomorrow safely. Much love to you, my sister! MM

Pachuca213 6 years ago

Hey chica! I was just thinking about when this was going to go up! I am excited to contribute my two cents on this morbid but funny list.

#1 Hugh Hefner ($100 bucks says he doesn't make it through his honeymoon!)

#2 Cloris Leachman

#3 Jon Voigt

#4 Elizabeth Taylor

#5 Gene Wilder

#6 Charlotte Rae

#7 Dick Van Dyke

#8 Andy Griffith

#9 Ernest and Tova Borgnine

#10 Debbie Reynolds

#11 Michael Douglas (This is heartbreaking because I loved him in Romancing the Stone and Shining Through!!!)

I know, I know my list is full of oldies but I think my list has a great possibility of being true. lol!

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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Well here is a second list off the top of my head instead of looking for the aged ones most likely to go,

1. Clint Eastwood

2. Barry Sorros (potus)

3. Sean Penn

4. David Rockefeller(sp?)

5. Sidney Poitier (sp?)

6. Chris Rock (drug od)

7. David "Honeyboy" Edwards

8. Richard Petty

9. Charlie Sheen (drugs and booze)

10.Earl Scruggs

I could make a huge list, but I'll rest here for a while.

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Chica, I hate to say it, but you have a very solid list there! Lovely, as always, to see you, mi amiga! MM

50 Caliber -- you are welcome to enter as many times as you wish. Just keep it to 10 per entry. Not sure why we have this rule, but humor me, k?

Sean Penn??? What's up with him?

Otherwise, good list and good luck!

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mcrawford76 6 years ago from Greeley, Colorado

# 1 - Dick Clark – I think he’s had his last Rockin New Years Eve. Don’t judge me; I wasn’t the only one thinking it.

# 2 – Betty White – We’ve lost 1 Golden Girl a year the last three years – she’s the last one standing.

#3 - David Arquette – Suicide, he’s traumatized that Cox dumped him. I’m surprised their marriage lasted as long as it did.

#4 - Aretha Franklin – Battling cancer, fresh from surgery – odds on favorite.

#5 - Randy Quaid – Murder Suicide – He and his wife are both nuts.

#6 - Michael Douglas – Jumping on the bandwagon – he’s not looking too good.

#7 - Jessica Simpson – Accidentally stabs herself with a spoon – She’s too stupid to live.

#8 - Zsa Zsa Gabor – Blood clot named “Trump” travels into her confused brain and causes havoc.

#9 - Portia de Rossi – Her tormented anorexic stomach rebels and eats her alive.

#10 - Bob Barker – Actually died five years ago, and his cyborg battery is set to run out in 2011.

P.S. I love this hub - morbid, dark and hillarious!!

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

mcrawford -- You've made some rational arguments for your choices, which are all (or almost all) very good. I am in agreement on Dick Clark. God love him, he is so sweet.

David Arquette's an interesting choice.

Portia I think is happy now married to Ellen, no longer battling her eating disorder. But the physical after-effects could come back to haunt her!

Jessica Simpson -- I won't lay money on her demise, but definitely predict her engagement/marriage will not survive longer than a year. Because sooner or later her fiancé will figure out she's too stupid to live.... Maybe she can hook up with David Arquette!


Thanks for playing. Come back often and keep those predictions coming! MM

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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

I read that 10 rule and I should have paused and went straight 10 with a mix. I know there are leavers on both lists, I saw Santas 2011 list and they are not on it. I didn't see me either but my name musta been under his thumb or on the coal list. I'll hold where I'm at double morbid on the rocks, Dusty

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Well I certainly respect that, Dusty. But you may change your mind round about April or July once the momentum starts building and you see some action...

But I do believe you're in good position and you have proved in 2010 that you're really good at this.

BTW, there may be some confusion on the Santa list. Did you cross-reference your real name and all applicable aliases you write under? Perhaps you are there under 50 Caliber (?).

Cheers to you, mr double morbid on the rocks. LOL!

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

First celebrity death of 2011 is Gerry Rafferty, known to us disco ducks for his hits "Stuck In the Middle with You" (1972 with Stealers Wheel) and "Baker Street(1978). Rafferty succumbed to his alcohol addiction and died of liver failure at 63. I feel personally sad that he never made it to sobriety. Stuck In the Middle With You is one of my all-time fave songs (at least of that era). RIP, Gerry.

surrey thug 6 years ago

1.correy felmen

2.correy hart

3.kirt camern

4.todd bridges

5.brain adams

6.jerry o conol

7.50 cent


9.youg buck

10.mikael douglas

11.jay z

RobiaScarlett1 6 years ago

Here is my 2011 Celebrity Death Pool:

1. Elizabeth Taylor

2. David Letterman

3. Christian Bale

4. Johnny Pesky

5. Britney Spears

6. Mel Gibson

7. George H W Bush (George W Bush's father)

8. Nancy Reagan

9. Peter Tork

10. Barry Bonds

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Thank you both for contributing. You've tagged a few people I would be surprised AND sad to see go. Jay Z? Peter Tork? OH NOOOOO!!!

Well, you may be right, so let's wait and see! Thx, MM

mtkomori 6 years ago

This is the first time I'm participating, so here I go!

1. Fidel Castro - have heard of him being ill at least a few times. Isn't it about time he's gone??

2. Nancy Reagan - can't believe she's still around, several years after Ronnie's gone.

3. Betty Ford - Again, can't believe she's still around!

4. Jimmy Carter - appears to be a real nice man, did a lot of humanitarian work after serving as president, but, he can't go on forever!

5. Clint Eastwood

6. Robert Redford

7. Dolly Parton - shows no signs of slowing down, but she'll be squished by her enourmous breasts!

8. Aretha Franklin - the prognosis of pancreatic cancer is often not very good. We'll surely miss her if she does go.

9. Michael Douglas - he's feeling good, apparently, after chemo but that cancer is a time bomb ticking away...

10. Joan Rivers - might be one of the most obnoxious celebrites I've ever known, and she's getting up there!

Hope this list could be some sort of a contribution:)

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

hello mtkomori. You've got a solid list there. Dolly Parton! Don't know how old she is really, but she's pumped through with enough artificial stuff to embalm her still alive. LOL.

I am happy to hear Michael Douglas is feeling better after chemo. I really like him! Did you know his dad is still alive???

Joan Rivers -- I shared your view on her until I saw the documentary movie about her. I gained a new respect. But yes, she's getting up there in age...

Thanks for playing along. MM

Ragingmonkey 6 years ago

This Celeb Dead pool has always fascinated me so here is my bid for 2011

1. Sean Connery

2. Willy Nelson

3. B.B. King

4. Michael Caine

5. Michael Douglas

6. Lady Ga Ga

7. Billy Joel

8. Amy Winehouse

9. Britney Spears

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Interesting list -- some longshots. I hope you know what you're doing there! Lady Ga Ga? Hmmmm. Her career may self-destruct, but not sure about her going kaboom personally... Good luck, tho! And thanks for playing!!! MM

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article_eric 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

Had to laugh at Barry Bonds! LOL! But I must agree with the person who voted for George Bush I. I think his time is almost up.

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hello article_Eric. Why not put in your own two cents -- in the form of a list of 10 celebs YOU think will kick it in 2011. Starting with George Bush (Senior, for sure, IDK about W). Thanks for the comment! MM

DocLala 6 years ago

My predictions for 2011 are:

1) Kirk Douglas -- He's really, really old.

2) Bob Dole -- Surprised he made it to 2011.

3) Phyllis Diller- Held together by makeup.

4) Michael Douglas -- Cute chin dimple can't cure cancer.

5) Dick Cheney -- Ticker will give out or he'll get shot.

6) Larry Hagman -- Already had one near-death experience.

7) Andy Rooney -- Don't you just hate it when...

8) Fidel Castro -- A coconut will fall on his head.

9) Zsa Zsa Gabor -- Darling!

10) Mick Jagger -- Old rocker.

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Fabulous list! I suspect you may get at least a 60% return. Mick Jaggers not THAT old:-)! Good luck, tho!

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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

This is just sick enough to be entertaining. Let's see:

1. Roger Rabbit

2. Honey Bunny (no relation)

3. Sarge, from Beetle Bailey

4. Mike Nomad

5. Brenda Starr

6. The Little Red Haired Girl

7. The Thing

8. Johnny Quest

9. Boris Badenov

10. Rocket J. Squirrel

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Ha ha, Jess. That's quite a list. Johnny Quest will NEVER die! But if someone from the show has to go it's more likely to be Race Bannon, at least that's what I think!

thanks for playing and for such a thoughtful addition. MM

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Jed Fisher 6 years ago from Oklahoma

1) Osama Bin Ladin - that was a campaign promise from O'bama. This could be the year!

2) Oprah Winfrey - The OWN campaign is too much of a burden to bear.

3) George Soros- He's done enough.

4) Dick Cheney - He's on borrowd time, the best money could buy.

5) Henry Kissinger - His Swiss Chalet is crushed by a melting glacier.

6) One of the Beatles - Good for record sales.

7) George Bush Senior - Natural causes.

8) Alan Greenspan - Overwhelmed by guilt.

9) Charles Manson - Finally.

10) Steve Jobs - A loss indeed, he'll be missed.

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author


Interesting you have only 1 female on your list and she's not that old. Well, Oprah could turn out to be the ringer (too many years of yo-yo dieting, I suppose).

"One of the Beatles" -- well that really counts as 2 picks. As there are only 2 left living, I think it's only fair to ask you to pick Ringo or pick Paul.

You are more than welcome to post another list of 10 if you like...

Thanks for playing along! MM

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Naim Hasan 6 years ago from Dhaka

crazzy!! lol

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hi Naim Hasan! Yep, a bit of wild fun. Why not take a turn and make some predictions??? Anyway, thanks for visiting. MM

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MikeNV 6 years ago from Henderson, NV

Hugh Hefner is a lock. He's been living on borrowed time for more than a decade.

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

True, MikeN. Borrowed time + Viagra! LOL. Care to make any other predictions? You've got 9 more:-)! Thanks for commenting. MM

Rhonda c. Poynter 6 years ago

Hi, interesting new posts since I last checked...and we all do seem to agree that Michael Douglas is just taking this thing down to the mat - anyhow, I had left one spot on my ten count open for later addition, and I was wondering whether anybody else is getting vibes about a major sports figure, maybe like O.J.? Just as I had that original thing about Michael Douglas and the date the 14th, there's lately been a weird feeling when watching sports stuff, like something's about to hit the news. And nope, I haven't figured out how to turn this hinky little vibe into winning lottery numbers, but if I do, my next post to you will be kissed by tropical breezes and perhaps a poolboy named Juan, and maybe everyone, including myself, will be duly astonished. =) Hm, yep, I'll go w/O.J., if I've got to pick a specific name. Take care and keep up the deliciously dark work!!!

Colby 6 years ago

1. Macauly Culkin - or however you spell it

2. Michael Douglas - Because everyone else put it

3. Dita Von Teese - an STD from Marilyn Manson

4. Billy Ray Cyrus - an achy breaky heart-attack because of Miley

5. Martin Sheen - Come on now

6. Brett Farve - he's gonna die of shame

7. Kirstie Alley - She's a big ole lady

8. Ron White - choked on some "tator salad"

9. Emanuel Lewis - Gary went last year.. it's his turn

10. Kevin James - it's always a big happy guy like Chris Farley, John Candy, or Kevin James.

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hi Rhonda, you are not, by any chance,a professional psychic, are you? Eerie predictions. Latest reports from Michael Douglas are that the tumor is gone and he's regained 12 lbs. I'd certainly rather see that then get a death prediction right on him! Too soon!

A sports figure, hm? Well, yes. We have to have at least one a year. OJ might commit suicide in prison.

I'll put OJ as your final answer.Tee hee!

Colby -- you bring some great insights to our pool.

Yes, I predict you will make a splash in 2011! Thanks for playing. MM

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Megavitamin 6 years ago

I hate to agree with the Charlie Sheen prediction, but he needs to get his act together!

1) Zsa Zsa Gabor-eaten by Arnold the pig from Green Acres

2) Lindsay Lohan-sticking bad things up her nose

3) Edward Furlong-most of my other random childhood crushes have died, so he's probably next

4) Charlie Sheen-strangled by an enraged stripper/porn star

There's only one really old person on my list! Maybe I'm becoming too much of a pessimist...

TattoGuy 6 years ago

You know I loves ya MM but I rated this down, I hate these kind of lists, I just think they are sick, I hope yer not offended, i dont think ya will but being close to death 3 years ago just makes me hate these and to be honest I like Charlie Sheen, he is who he is, no pretence !

Dustin 6 years ago

1. Michael Douglas

2.Bill Murray

3.Jon Voight

4. George Bush Sr

5. Alan Alda

6. Yoko Ono

7.Ozzy Osbourne

8.Neil Young

9.Christina Aguilera

8.Fidel Castro

9.Nancy Pelosi

10.Bob Barker

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Megavitamin, Too funny. I haven't thought of Arnold the Pig in ages!

Tattoo Guy. I could never be upset with you, mate! Your comment really made me stop and think tho. I am so glad you're still here and thanks for the reality check. Charlie Sheen has his demons. He's a cool guy tho.

Dustin. Oh no! Not Bill Murray! That would make me really sad!

Thanks for commenting, all. MM

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Buffoon 6 years ago

Boy did I have a laugh at the submissions! Especially Sufidreamer's craked me up, he ought to win even if he likely won't get one single dead person right! LOL

JASON NICHOLS 6 years ago

1. correy felmen

2. correy hart

3. kirt camern

4. todd bridges

5. mikael douglas

6. Jay z

7. Elizabeth Taylor (She is old)

8. Britney Spears (She is very much old and she has done many face and body sugeries)

9. Mel Gibson

10. George H W Bush (George W Bush's father)

11. Nancy Reagan

Hannibal 6 years ago

1. Michael Douglas

2. Gene Wilder

3. Nancy Reagan

4. Charlie Daniels

5. George Bush Sr.

6. Morgan Freeman :(

7. Bob Barker

8. Betty White

9. Lindsay Lohan

10. Abe Vigoda

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Buffoon -- Yes, Sufi's quite the wit. Thanks for the idea. Like a beauty pageant, we may end up giving "consolation" prizes a la Miss Congeniality. LOL

Jason Nichols -- Very astute list. I'm afraid, however, that we only give 1/2 credit for Coreys:-)!!!

Hannibal -- You've got some winners there, for sure. Good luck!! MM

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Buffoon -- Yes, Sufi's quite the wit. Thanks for the idea. Like a beauty pageant, we may end up giving "consolation" prizes a la Miss Congeniality. LOL

Jason Nichols -- Very astute list. I'm afraid, however, that we only give 1/2 credit for Coreys:-)!!!

Hannibal -- You've got some winners there, for sure. Good luck!! MM

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Based on Michael Douglas' claim that the tumor is gone and he has gained back 12 lbs, I am taking him off my watch list.

I am replacing that slot on my list with Betty Ford.


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Teylina 6 years ago

New here so new to the game. Love it! LOL at lottsa these. I gotta go w/Sufi & BritKat for rationales! MM not far behind and thnx for Jagger reminder. The rockin' may get him but not 'cause he's old! and definitely name one or the other of the old fab four. Willie Nelson? Oh, no, not yet, not him--not cause country, but just cause he' Willie!

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hello Teylina,

Glad to have you here on the CDPC. Like your choices.

Thanks for joining the fun. MM

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rockinjoe 6 years ago from Standing right behind you!

First of all Mighty Mom, thanks for continuing the tradition for me. Awesome job. Let me jump on this one.

Charlie Sheen-found dead in the condo of a XXX adult film star. He would have wanted to go out like this. Show becomes "1 and a Half Men" and is immediately canceled."

Joan Rivers-"Can we talk?" Not anymore Joan. Joan melts into a giant plastic puddle after sitting under hot tv lights selling cheap jewelry on QVC.

Dick Van Dyke- Ironically trips over an ottoman while walking into his house and breaks his neck.

Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr. Pastor of The Westboro Baptist Church-No one shows up to protest the funeral, but thousands come to cheer and applaud.

Keith Richard- Dies on stage. No one notices until 3 weeks later.

Snookie- Every STD known to medical science.

Billy the Exterminator-dies while falling off a roof attempting to blow torch a bees nest. "Totally awesome, dude!"

Bill O'Reilly- Gets a sharp pain in his chest, but insists to doctors it's not on the left side.

Kathy Griffin-it doesn't matter how.

Bo Derek-Accidentally cut in half trying out chain saw at Home Depot. Becomes 2 5's instead of a "10"


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

rockinjoe! It is absolutely wonderful to have you back among the hubber living (he he). And quite honestly, I predict that you will be reassuming the mantle of CDP hosting in 2012. Awesome list! MM

PS. I would not be surprised if Dick Cheney goes out in much the same fashion as Bill O'Reilly, although in his case the culprit will be a "heartless attack."

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Teylina 6 years ago

thnx for welcoming me on board! These lists are awesome and agree w/'consolation' prizes. When saw the game it was kinda like TattooGuy--weird 'cause been there done that, but laughed my way into "staylin alive, stayin alive," just so I could enjoy crazy stuff like this! Like you, MM, hadn't thought of Arnold in ages! I'm sure he's outliving everybody in lap of luxury, but I really loved Megavi-tamin's predction on C.Sheen! But, hey, he's just Charlie! What do you expect? And Dick van Dyke -- yup, can see it happening. Anyway, looks like you took on a good relief effort keeping this game going. Relief? We can't predict each other! Ha Ha Making a list. This is addictive!

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hey there Teylina,

You are welcome to enter the contest as many times as you want. It's pretty loose that way!

I don't wish Charlie Sheen any ill will. It pains me to see people in self-destructive mode while in their active addiction, tho!

Rhonda C. Poynter 6 years ago

Hi, MM - No, I am not a pro psychic - anybody who tells you that they have a gift that can help you, but it costs $400 to witness is an @#$#@#$# -, but I do get some weird vibes now and then, always have and it got more pronounced after I got up close and personal with the pavement of Route 70, which leads me to comment on TattoGuy's post, if I may. I sure hope you're well and mended from your own close call, TG, but I think that these lists are so popular not because of a disrespect, but because of a coming to grips with the subject of death. I've never been afraid of death, but that feeling is even more secure and real since being DOA and coming back - I kind of think, "Well, what was all that fuss about?" now, and realize it's the same trip, different ramp. People don't want to hear about me, or any other average citizen for the most part, tell them all this, tho, and so we find avenues to do it otherwise, i.e. kidding Charlie Sheen, Lohan, etc. And it is a joke - how seriously can we take a list that notes Arnold the Pig? So, MM, TG's right, not everybody likes it, and he is absolutely correct to have his opinion, but just had to give my thoughts on the subject because I have a quirky inside look, so to speak. And I don't consider myself sick - it may have taken dying to get better. Peace! =)

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hey RCP, I can always count on you to bring it back to reality, can't I? I've decided not to take these predictions too seriously. Certainly we will see retrospectives of which stars DID die during the Oscars. That is always sad.

This is really intended to be a place to express wit and make funny remarks. Or, if you want to play it seriously and list only stars who are pushing 100, that's aok, too.

I appreciate it's not for everyone.

Reading celebrity gossip in the National Enquirer is not for everyone either (I only glance at the headlines while going through the supermarket checkout line).

When all is said and done, I am grateful Route 70 didn't take you out and I am grateful that TG is here as well.

I will say this, however. When I see someone like Lindsay Lohan or Amy Winehouse or Charlie Sheen repeatedly on list after list, that's real. Alcoholism/addiction KILLS. I would love nothing better than to see AW go to rehab (although I like her song!) and LL and CS finally hit bottom and climb into health, as so many celebrities have done before them. If they choose not to, they ARE headed for premature death. It's not funny but it is a fact.

So that's my pontification for a Sunday. Thanks for visiting. I really do appreciate your insights. MM

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Teylina 6 years ago

MM - I agree w/you 100% and did not mean in any way it's not a sad situation. When anyone chooses to self-destruct over a period of time, the inevitable self-destruction will happen. It does not mean we don't love that person, admire their talents, thoroughly enjoy whatever it is they contribute to our society. It is unbelievably sad no matter who it is and I agree with your comments in every way. However, let's face it, he is, after all, just Charlie. He's never made any pretense of being other than who he is. In the words of Sinatra, "I did it my way" seems to be his mantra, come hell, high water, or some day, even death--which I would hate in more ways than one. No one knows the simplistic personal demons another person carries around inside him or her that absolutely no on, and I do mean no one, can understand drives them on. My comment, 'hey, he's Charlie' was not in jest, but as in "Hey, that's who I am." Maybe he wants to be different; maybe not. Who knows? He's allowed a trap to envelop him--maybe it's easier than changing. This tape will self-destruct in 10 seconds.

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Agreed. It can be pressureful to have a father who is sober like Martin Sheen is. Rebellion and all that.

Charlie is Charlie. As long as he doesn't use his wives as punching bags, he's welcome to self-destruct in any way he wishes...

cdnzmbirytr 6 years ago

So I came across this Hub as I was looking at other hubs trying to get an idea of what I wanted to post first... I love the morbid curiosity of it! It's a little creepy to try to think of who might actually perish this year but I have come up with a few:

1. Kayne West - I think someone is finally just going to get tired of his 'sour grapes' attitude when no one sees things quite his way and take him out. He might have some talent but c'mon Kayne, you're not the only one in the world that God sought fit to gift some to...

2. Aretha Franklin - pancreatic cancer is hard to come back from, even with a successful surgery under her belt now

3. Zsa Zsa Gabor - enough said. Poor dear!

4. Nancy Reagan - I think it's time...

5. Dick Clark - unfortunately he's probably not going to make it through the year.

6. Larry King - the suspenders will forever be retired... I wonder if they will bury him in them?

7. Nelson Mandela - that's going to really hurt the world and Oprah! Maybe then everyone will stop talking about Michael Jackson's death... Yes I did just say that

8. Mike Wallace

9. Brett Michaels

10. I'm going to leave this choice open just in case I think of someone else...

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Glad you have jumped into the morbid pit with us! You have presented a very thoughtful list and I agree with your thinking. Alas, I don't think Nelson Mandela's death will have any effect whatsoever on the endless discussion of MJ.

Good luck to you and very wise move to leave one open! MM

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amymarie_5 6 years ago from Chicago IL

Oooh I love it! Here's my list:

1. Bill Clinton - to Hilary's secret delight

2. Michael Douglas - and I agree with the others it will hurt

3. Zsa Zsa Gabor - should be her idiot husband. I hate that she's in so much pain.

4. Elizabeth Taylor - how many close calls can one person have?

5. Amy Whinehouse - omg have you seen her lately?

6. Lindsay Lohan - she's just so sad and pathetic now. I feel bad for her but she's too dumb to get it together.

7. Bush sr.- dude it's just time

8. Charlie Sheen - I predict an angry hooker will do the deed.

9. Sarah Palin - please please please!!!

10. Hugh Hefner - his 24 yr old fiancé will be responsible. Not that it would be hard. He's 102 how much can his heart handle? Ick just got a mental image, not cool.. :)

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Interesting selections. Many are expected, but Bill Clinton. Hmm. He's not that old. I have not seen Amy Winehouse lately but can only imagine. Drugs do not enhance her in any way.

Sarah Palin, eh? Now that's some wishful thinking! I don't wish her dead. I just wish she would stay in Alaska and shut the f&(^ up! But to her, no media attention would be the equivalent of death:-). Thanks for playing!

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amymarie_5 6 years ago from Chicago IL

Bill hasn't been looking too good in the last few yrs.. And okay wishing Sarah dead is wrong but she's made alot of enemies over the yrs and I think it's quite possible.

GryphonTamer 6 years ago

Ok... So you guys looked like you were having alot of fun.

Here are my Predictions:

Nancy Regan

Aretha Franklin

Bob Barker

Osama Bin Laden

George Bush Sr.

Nikki Sixx

Arnold Swartzanager

Betty White

Jack Kavorkian


I used alot that were already used... because... whos kidding who... a few of em are going... the other ones had more thought put into them, but i think its a pretty solid list.

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hi again amymarie. You are right. Bill looks kind of too thin now. I sincerely hope your prediction on him is wrong, tho. He does a lot of good around the world!

As for SP, yes, she has made lots of enemies. The thing is, her enemies are on the left and moderate right. Those are not the kinds of gun-toting wack jobs who would resort to assassination. Perhaps an unhinged Palin fan, tho. Or an angry herd of caribou... Nah. Anyway, thanks for the clarification.

Gryphon tamer -- Some very astute predictions here. Arnie is definitely the ringer in the bunch (IMHO). Good luck! MM

RedTimbre 6 years ago from Boston, MA

1. Any one of the Rolling Stones-Surprised people failed to include the obvious: the decomposition process has already gotten under way in spite of their failure to succumb. Pretty sure I saw one of Mick's legs fall off while he was doing the "Rooster."

2. That Big-Headed Guy from the 700 Club (that Christian "news" show that airs before Whose Line reruns on ABC Family--He resembles the former Pope, moreso now that he's dead.

3. Billy Joel-- Even if he is apparently content dating someone who his granddaughter probably went to preschool with, he's disclosed having seriously contemplated suicide, in spite of his titular song's claims that "only the good die young": being young or good isn't really relevant in his case.

4. One of the Olsen Twins--Coke overdose or stomach deterioration from all that purged acid.

5. Betty White--She will die mid-sex scene on Hot in Cleveland...the risk of insisting upon airtime at that age.

6. Joan Rivers--Not even from old age, though she is several centuries old; it will be a botched plastic surgery job that causes an irreversible facial collapse. Reported as a "tragic accident," her face-turned-flesh cocoon will block all breathing passageways, and consequently that big gaping soundhole. The upside: eardrums nationwide will start to recover.

7. Roseanne Barr--She's never taken very good care of herself, her age ostensibly catching up with her judging by those Moses-like streaks in her hair. Can't be much longer now. How she survived the extent of her sitcom is a miracle.

8. John Goodman--Like Roseanne, former co-star, his emotional connection to food will end in heart break, or heart attack. Boy does he look rough these days. Shame he's such a great actor to have to lose him before a shot at a comeback (who wants to go out having Speed Racer as one of the last bullet points on your resume).

9. Chuck Berry-- 90-something, one of the founders of Rock and Roll, outlived most his pivotal successors: that's too good of a track record. He will collapse on stage with a guitar in his hand and a smile on his face.

10. Ringo Starr--He will be assassinated after signing a copy of Ringo Rama for a crazed fan. The killer will be found with an iPad, displaying a digital copy of Catcher in the Rye as well as several Twitter posts from Ringo providing explicit details on his daily ongoings.

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Red Timbre. That is a very well thought-out list. You have given compelling rationale for each celeb's demise. Best of luck in your predictions. Thanks for playing along! MM

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

This just in. Sargent Shriver, perhaps (these days) best known as father of former California First Lady Maria Shriver, has died at 95.

Gryphon Tamer -- Your prediction just TODAY of Arnold Schwarzenegger is a wee bit too close for comfort!

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Teylina 6 years ago

Developing a real love-hate relationship with this list and more w/my brain--never looked at people this way before. Still stuck on Willie Nelson from somebody just on general principles. And don't go the "old" route 'cause I am, but does have a bearing! The sobriety of Red Timbre's prediction of Chuck Berry hit hard, tho', so had to finally come up w/my list! Thank god, the rules don't allow for any of us so I can't say me! Ha! (Already been much, much too close to been there, done that more than once! Laughed my way thru but don't know how often that works!) Have to go w/Aretha (and oh, how I'll hate it) and Nancy Reagan, and Chuck Berry, thanks to Red Timbre. Add Ali--hate it, but come on--Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Bill Cosby (not sure why--too cool, too right, too long?), Hugh Hefner for way too many obvious reasons. Somebody while back asked about a sports figure? He's not, but is--how about Jeff Fisher from stressin' out over the Titans who control his future? He's gone downhill worse than his team! Not that they've had plenty of reasons. Has he? Savin' one.

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author


Hard to argue with your well thought through list.

I hope that at the end of the year your love/hate relationship with the CDP will tip into the love column -- or would that be the hate column? LOL.

Thanks for playing.

No limit to the number of entries ...come back anytime!MM

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Uninvited Writer 6 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Well, I have one right so far sadly.

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Yes, you do, UW. I have been very moved by the tributes to SS. Coverage of his funeral (Maria got to be a pall bearer!). There have even been rotating billboards.

A great man.

Oh yes, and congratulations on your win. MM

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K9keystrokes 6 years ago from Northern, California

1.Peter Falk-executed after finding himself guilty of some obscure murder.

2.David Hasselhauf-Chokes on own creepy ego.

3.John Waters-a weird gory dismemberment.

4.Michael Douglas-no explanation needed

5.Pete Seeger-environmental causes

6.Merle Haggard-being an okie who overstayed in Muskogee

7.Charlie Sheen-angry hookers and bellhops

8.Liz Taylor-with style and white diamonds

9.Kitty Wells-smothered with excessive gratitude from Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn

10.Eli Wallach- being too good, bad or ugly.

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

K9Keystrokes -- You've got a knack for this. Extra points for clever mode of death predictions! Touche!

(personal faves -- D. Hasselhoff and John Waters. tee hee, but all are fab!) MM

SickPuppy 6 years ago

Hugh Hefner-who we kiddin'?

Joe Rogan-total overdoes (which sucks, cause he is hilarious)

Anyone from the cast of Jersey Shore (maybe this is less of a prediction and more of a dream)

Joe Nameth -I don't want to talk about it.

David Hasselhoff-

Aretha Franklin-already sick, doesn't look good.

Burt Reynolds-will pass while under the knife.

Paris Hilton-no really...Paris Hilton.

Steve Jobs-heard some rumors...

Crispin Glover-just too damn freaky!

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Sick Puppy -- Some very good choices, I must say. Sitting here watching the Jets in playoffs for SB so thinking about Joe Nameth. I guess he's old enough to be on the watch list...

Crispin Glover. Hmmm. Can you expire from being freaky? I guess you and K9Keystrokes think so (her prediction re: John Waters very similar).

Good luck. I'll spot you 25 extra points if ANY of the cast of Jersey Shore fulfill your "dream" LOL. Thanks for playing. MM

Captain Apathy 6 years ago

1. Lauren Bacall- I was surprised to learn she was still alive.

2. John Glenn- He's pushing 90. A lifetime of space flight and politics can be punishing.

3. Rex Ryan- Suffers a heart attack while eyeing a shirtless Mark Sanchez.

4. Tila Tequila- OD's on something original

5. Ayatollah Ali Khamanei- Supposedly he has Leukimia. If he bites it, I plan on avoiding the Middle East even more than usual.

6. Axl Rose- Not that anyone will care.

7. Ruth Bader Ginsburg- Pancreatic cancer gets you eventually.

8. Eminem- Will give new meaning to Relapse.

9. Christopher Hitchens- He's going out with as much dignity as possible, but he's still going out.

10. Al Davis- He's been dead for five years, but they'll actually print the death certificate this time.

Rascal1510 6 years ago

1. Former Senator Robert Dole

2. Charlie Sheen- If he does not change his life style

3. Kirk Douglas

4.Nancy Reagan

5.Reverend Billy Graham

6.Christopher Hitchens

7.Sid Caesar

8.Senator Frank Lautenberg

9.Ruth Bader Ginsburg

10.Peter O'Toole

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Captain Apathy, a very well-consiered list.Rex Ryan looked like he was gonna stroke out yesterday after the Jets got within 5 points and screwed it up. Awww.

Rascal 510--Some amazing selections. I'd say you've got an excellent shot! Thanks for playing. MM

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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

I'm actually SHOCKED no one had him on their list, but Jack LaLanne (who, like Dick Clark seemed eternal) has died at 96.

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Teylina 5 years ago

Like you, MM, Jack LaLanne not on any list, but guess it just shows we can't think of everybody we've ever had in celeb category. Revising my list:

Jeff Fisher looks better--as in que sera, sera--so now I can go do something that doesn't put Super Bowl wrinkles in my face; looks more philosophical than sick so he's off my list.

1. Aretha Franklin (gonna cry-still remember where I was 1st time I heard "killing me softly"

2. Nancy Reagan just 'cause she looks like going downhill fast.

3. Mohammed Ali (I'm gonna cry agonizingly loud)

4. Kirk Douglas from all that worry and cross-country travel for Michael even if they aren't bosom buddies

5. Elizabeth Taylor (yes, in diamond) Is there a rule on how many husbands you can outlive? I know there's no rule on how much pain you can take

6: Still Hugh Hefner--no telling which reason--think every reason from before me is right and probably lots more!

7. Hate to keep RedTimbre's Chuck Berry--I'll really bawl--but do agree and esp w/the guitar and smile

8: Still have gut feeling Bill Cosby's tagged--there's always at least one total shocker and he's done a lot lately but somehow he's not"out there" like he's been

9: Somebody added Axl Rose--might be right, but I'll care.

So still saving one--dropped Fisher (not sure who to replace in sports--Ali's sport way past) and added Axl.

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hey there Teylina,

You've got the spirit of this game down! I like your thinking and agree there's gotta be 1 ringer in the group. Try to think of a new sports person, tho...

You are welcome to have more than one list, you know!!!

Good luck (if that's even an appropriate thing to say). MM

Peter Howard 5 years ago

Wilfred Brimley - meds get lost in the mail

Lindsay Lohan - acquiesses to popular demand

Nancy Reagan - she just plain old!

Zsa zsa Gabor - snakebite

Hugh Heffner - overdoses on viagra

Jack Nicholson - beat up by papparazzi

Bob Barker - his Plinko chips are up

Dick Cheney - voted out by people who can shoot straight

Betty Ford - see Nancy Reagan

Prince Phillip - cus he hated Princess Di, and he is a long shot - and the horse he loves walks on two legs.

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Peter Howard,

Thank you for playing. You've got some excellent additions here. I'm thinking Wilfred Brimley could choke on Quaker Oatmeal (a la Mamma Cass Elliot on the infamous ham sandwich).

Prince Phillip? Well, I'm afraid I'll only be able to give you half point for him, as who the hell even ever thinks about him??!!! If you wish to add other members of the royal family -- Camilla Toilet Bowl, for instance, I could give you full credit. LOL.

Julia -- Charlie Sheen does seem to be a top choice. Doing rehab at home is not the brightest idea he's ever had (not that he's famous for bright ideas in the first place!)

Thanks for adding some fine predictions. Good luck!

kmcwithbcwha 5 years ago

Nancy Regan

Kirk Douglas

Michael Douglas

Lindsey Lohan

Charley Sheen

Elizabeth Taylor

Keith Richards

Peter Faulk

Billy Graham

Zsa Zsa Gabor

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

I think you've got a real winner of a list there! Good luck!!!

raiderfan 5 years ago

I'm going to skip those that I keep banking on, err thinking that they might not be around much longer, I had totally forgotten how sick and twisted this was and I'm glad I checked in..

1. Gabriel Garcia Marquez (hopefully he goes in the act of amore)

2. Evander Holyfield (one took way to many knocks on the head)

3. Al Davis (he did a lot of good back in the day, but now his eyesight must be warped as he looks into a mirror and thinks he's still in his thirties. Plus I want the Raiders to just win again.)

4. Pat Robertson (I haven't checked lately, but I really hope he dies for brainwashing so many people and turning Christianity into a demented cult religion)

5. Glen Beck (Heart attack or him and his puppet army finally go completely bonkers with guns blazing at a pro-union rally)

6. Martin Sheen (I won't go Charlie)

7. Robert Duvall (with my selection of Martin, it's another sign it's Apocalypse Now with 2012 around the corner and the world in motion to fall apart)

8. Jimmy Carter (I think he will sadly be a perennial contender)

9. Axl Rose (He's still lost and probably ready to punch his own ticket)

10. Michael C. Hall (He's Dexter, on one of my favorite shows, battling cancer, and man, would that blow)

peace out, I'm assuming this is the last list since we all are supposed to die next year...maybe pick who is going to survive?

Pleasant thoughts to all.

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hello there raiderfan.

The spectre that 2012 may be "it" looms over all of us. All the more reason to vote early and often in this 2011 poll:-). Go out on a winning streak, at least. Tee hee.

You have some idiosyncratic choices on your list. That's good. You could easily hit the jackpot with some of your picks. Great variety and I like your explanations, too!

Thanks for playing.

I hope 2011 will be a better year for the Raider Nation! MM

Mrs Golf 5 years ago

Well, since there's no deadline, here's my list:

1 - Ernest Borgnine - he's been old forever... LOVED McHale's Navy tho!

2 - Zsa Zsa Gabor - inevitable

3 - Elizabeth Taylor

4 - Lindsey Lohan

5 - Charlie Sheen

6 - Betty Ford

7 - Amy Winehouse

8 - Steve Jobs

9 - Keith Richards

10 - Robert Blake

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hello Mrs. Golf,

Nope, no deadline to this year's pool. We're now into March and amazingly, all of the very qualified candidates on your list are still with us.

Time will tell....

Good luck to you! MM

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Since so many contestants have Liz Taylor on their CDP list I won't mention everyone by name. I always liked Liz and empathized with her foibles. God bless and welcome Ms. Taylor.

As Ms. Taylor died at 79, a correct prediction here is worth 5 pts. toward your 2011 CDP total.

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Sweetsusieg 5 years ago from Michigan

This is my first attempt at guessing the demise of famous people but I am willing to give it a go!!

1. John Bobbitt - His penis implant finally fell off and he dies from shock.

2. Chris Brown - He is to be run down by Rhianna driving a moped, his shirt (as he is ripping it off in a fit of rage) will get caught in the rear axle and he will be choked by it, will be purely accidental.

3. Elton John - He will have rocked too hard at one of his concerts and have a heart attack.

4. Leonard Nimoy - His ears started rotting and the rest of his body followed.

5. Kirstie Alley - She 'Yo-Yo' dieted until her body collapses in on itself.

6. William Shatner - Was killed by the Ghost of one of his wives.

7. Larry King - He actually died 30 years ago but someone forgot to bury him.

8. Ron Jeremy - He participated in 1 too many 'movies'...

9. Bruce Jenner - The Kardashian girls are going to give him heart failure with their antics.

10. Keith Urban - Yeah this will be sad... If he don't quit, Nicole is gonna kill him...

My list is complete... Hey this was fun!!

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hello there Ms. Sweet Susie!

This is a GREAT list! Some real ringers. And some extremely creative causes of death, I must say! If any of your picks ends up dying by the method you identified, you will be awarded bonus points.

I got a huge chuckle out of the Larry King entry!

Sorry to hear that about Keith Urban. I didn't know he had relapsed. I saw him with Nicole at the Oscars and they seemed copacetic. My heart goes out to him (and her) to keep things together.

Thanks for playing. Wishing you good luck with your picks! MM

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Sweetsusieg 5 years ago from Michigan

Honestly, I don't know if he has relapsed but he looks awful... It's so hard to get away from addiction... Darn it, I love his music too, wish he would have never started... (the drugs that is)

Whoo-hoo bonus points!! Go me!! Oh wait... that means someone would have to die... Ummm, this one is a toughie...

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Ha ha. That's the essential conundrum of the Celebrity Dead Pool. To do well, you have to excel at being a harbinger of death. It is a rather odd feeling....

But notwithstanding, I hope you do well! MM

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Teylina 5 years ago

Harbinger of Death? O-o-o-h sounds like a scary hub! Well, I got one. Poor Liz. Such unbelievable beauty, money, men, etc. Just shows sometimes none of that helps. Have a feeling the peacefulness for her is what's she wanted a long time--she never was much for wheelchairs! Anyway, I got one--and I'm still working toward a major sports figure. Gotta think; gotta think!

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hey Teylina,

Liz lived large. She had high highs and unfortunately, a lot of tempestuousness in her life. Do you find it ironic that after 8 marriages she died of congenital HEART failure? I do! What a lady.

Anyway, keep those guesses coming. We're almost 1/4 of the way through 2011. You could win the "bragging rights" to hosting the 2012 CDP! Cheers, MM

Voice From The Tomb 5 years ago

Number One Pick for 2011 is George W. Bush. Second, I pick Nancy Reagan. Third, Hugh Hefner. I really like Hugh and respect him immensely. A class act. I base my

predctions on intuition only- so no scientific basis.

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Sweetsusieg 5 years ago from Michigan

Ok, so Kirstie Alley hasn't succumbed yet, but she did do a graceful fall on Dancing with the Stars...

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Voice From the Tomb. Very cryptic picks. Especially knowing they are intuition-based. But very viable!

Sweetsusieg -- It's good to see someone actively monitoring their CDP candidates so closely! I was going to suggest that it's possible KA sustained internal injuries from her fall. But then I realized she is quite padded, so the shock of hitting the floor would be absorbed...

Thanks for the update. I was not aware of her tumble. I stopped watching DWTS when my idol Bristol Palin didn't win. JK. I have NEVER watched the show and Bristol Palin is not my idol. LOL!

Pool Supplies 5 years ago

Good post on the Celebrity Dead Pool Contest 2011. Thanks a lot for sharing with us.

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Thanks, Pool Supplies.

I am glad you enjoyed it. MM

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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA

It was a shame that Mike Starr died so young - I thought he was gonna stay sober when I watched him on celebrity rehab w/Dr.Drew & Elizabeth Taylor must have died due to heartbreak of Michael Jackson's death.

2011deadsofar 5 years ago

음경확대 5 years ago

thanks for the list..

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Tammy L 5 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

I've got my "Columbo" collection ready to watch in memory of Peter Falk.

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Tammy -- You must have really been tuned into our dear friend Mr. Falk. What a sad loss. Great idea to break out the Columbo reruns. His signature role, for sure!

And points for you, my dear, for a correct prediction. (sorry but happy to report). MM

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Betty Ford --93. By my count 4 hubbers get credit for this one. Nancy Reagan just turned 90 on the 6th. Still going "strong" but the year is young!

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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

Yep, Betty Ford hit the list I think 5 times as you put her in a slot as a replacement.

Usama Bin Laden was on 1 list

Peter Faulk[sp] Columbo

Elizabeth Taylor

I'm not winning any this round, maybe 2012 if I'm around I'll use a different strategy I listed 20 in two separate lists and the who and why I used last year was much better, for me but the picks not so much. Dusty

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hey 50! Sorry you're having such a bad year.

I'm totally open to "final 5" lists -- meaning there's still 5+ months left in 2011. If you've had some epiphanies recently (inspirations based on -- whatever) please feel free to add a new list.

I would like nothing better than to be able to turn CDB pool tending over to YOU in 2012!!!

All the best,


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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

Mom, I'll have to dig out my undertakers hat and see about a year end list,

Blessings, dust

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

What? You mean that hat in the picture isn't permanently attached to your head? Next you're gonna tell me it's a fake Santa beard, too!

Seriously. You do what you have to do to make some winning predictions. But don't you DARE pick a hat that actually fits YOU -- if you get my drift (and I know you do).

Take care, my friend, Dusty.


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girly_girl09 5 years ago from United States

I came on here because I thought I predicted her and then realized I didn't sign up this year!

Anyways....RIP Amy Winehouse!

MrsGolf 5 years ago

I had Amy ( unfortunately) so I'm up to 17 1/2 points ! ( oh sick sick sick that I'm happy about that...)

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hello Dead Poolers,

Shocking but not at all surprising news about Amy Winehouse.I was gonna made a snide comment about they wanted her to go to rehab and she said, "No,no,no!" but apparently she WAS in rehab as recently as a month ago. Emphasema (sp?) is a killer -- it just usually takes decades. Bummer.

The creepiest thing is that she died at 27, just like.... Hendrix, Morrison, Joplin. Scary!!

We had four winners on the Amy Winehouse announcement:


Raging Monkey


And our ghoulstress supreme, Mrs. Golf

Sorry, GG, I didn't realize you didn't get in on the 2011 pool, but it's a delight to see you -- always!

I realize I forgot to post Jack Kavorkian and we had 1 winner on that as well, Gryphon Tamer. Congrats!

Oh - and I'm awarding extra credit to Sufi Dreamer for his Ruper Murdoch prediction. He said the devil would come to claim him. Given last week's hearings, pie in the face, hits to his media empire, etc., I'd say he suffered a public death and that's even better than the real kind!!!

Stay tuned, players. The year still has many months and lots of "odds-on" faves are still among us.

I will do a complete and thorough cross-check at the end of 2011 to make sure I didn't miss any celebs or predictions.

Meanwhile, happy celebrity death wishing:-). MM

fashion 5 years ago

Interesting hub.

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Thanks, fashion

Some of us are into the dark side of celebrity:-).


anna 5 years ago

here is my top ten guess for stars who cop out in 2011

1. tony romo from the dallas cowboys dies of a massive heatstroke

2. vanessa minnilo dies in fiery car crash at the same time romo dies of his stroke nick and jessica were made for each other and this is god's divine plan to get them back together

3. kirstie alley if she does not loes weight

4. leann rimes, brutally murdered by brandi glanville for stealing eddie from her

5. eddie cibrian, also murdered by his ex-wife, bradi glanville goes betty broderick

6. angelina jolie, beaten to death by jennifer anniston's friends

7. michael j. fox, loses his battle with parkinsons disease

8. lindsay lohan, it's a no brainer

9. boy george, beaten to death in prison

10. tom cruise, commits suicide because people call him crazy and don't understand his love for katie

celebrities must have common sense, self respect, work on their marriages and relationships, not do drugs and don't make fools of themselves. all stars need squeaky-clean reputations to stay in hollywood, for people to look up to them so they won't end up on my list

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Anna! Thanks for a late-but=worth-waiting-for entry. You've got some solid pics here and some solid reasoning behind many. The thing with celebrities is they just seem to defy the odds.

I would like to see each entrant get at least 1 correct guess.

So good luck to you! And welcome to the CDP 2011 version! MM

sally22 5 years ago

Better late than never?

1 Dick Clark- unless I missed something and he already left us, but I feel like that every year. Then Then New Years Eve comes and I stop rocking in shock. Poor thing.

2. Steve Jobs.

3. Lil

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hello sally22.

Nope, Dick Clark is still with us. I'm with you, tho. Every New Year's Eve I am convinced he won't make it through the telecast. Poor guy. Great attitude, tho!

Steve Jobs -- I sincerely hope not.

Lil who???

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sarabyrd 5 years ago

Hello from Munich, Germany. After missing out on predicting Amy Winehouse (I had mentioned her to my Wednesday cocktail round as my no. 1 dead celeb in April) it's really time to join the predicting.

1. Michael Douglas - He was recently seen smoking, so he's given up the fight.

2. Kirk Douglas - Who might hold on through 2012 but I dobut it.

3. Alan Alda - He's getting old and shaky.

4. Goldie Hawn - Pneumonia.

5. Helmut Kohl - Former Chancellor of Germany and a convicted criminal (illegal donations to his political party), of old age and bitterness complicated by terminal complacent smugness.

6. Charlie Watts - Chrissake, the guy's 70, almost my mother's age and has had one bout with cancer already.

7. Bishop Tutu - Plane crash.

8. Joan Baez - Female complaint, or bleeding heart.

9. Mel Brooks - Oy vey, that will really hurt.

10. Jimmy Carter - Idol of my teens.

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author


Welcome to the CDP 2011. You have quite an interesting list there and since all your candidates are alive as of this writing, you're welcome to join the competition!

Some of your reasons are quite disturbing to me, however.

Goldie Hawn -- Pneumonia? Really?

Joan Baez -- her bleeding heart hasn't slowed her down yet!

Jimmy Carter was the idol of your teens? Really???

Douglas Dad and Son -- It's been a tossup for awhile which one would go first. Coin toss, anyone?

Great list.

Good luck to you!


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funmontrealgirl 5 years ago from Montreal

Wowsers. Some incredible predictions. I don't know that I could try or would try. But I found this entertaining as well as everyone's comments. :) I don't even want to say good luck! haha.

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Very sorry to have to report the untimely death of Steve Jobs. Looking back at earlier photos of him you can see how gaunt he had gotten. Only 56.

By my count we have 4 hubbers who correctly predicted Steve Jobs' death in 2011.

He leaves an incredible legacy.

MrsGolf 5 years ago

Holy cow.... I'm up to 4 ! Nobody better hope they end up on my list next year....

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

No kidding, Mrs. Golf!

You're a regular Angel of Death!

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Good morning CDPollsters. Another big one rocked the world today. None other than Libyan ex-leader Moammar Gaddafi has been killed. Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has confirmed that former Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi is dead.

"We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Moammar Gaddafi has been killed," Jibril said at a news conference in Tripoli.

I checked through the predictions. Quite a few Fidel Castros and a smattering of other evil dictators (and some nice leaders as well).

But no one gets points for Gaddafi. Except the Libyan people, of course!

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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Good morning and happy December 19th. We have 12 official days left to our 2011 CDP.

I've been remiss in keeping our master list updated since Steve Jobs.

Here are some recent additions:

1. Harry Morgan (note: Alan Alda, also of M.A.S.H. fame, is still with us)

2. Andy Rooney (retired from 60 Minutes and his clock ran out seemingly the next week. Sad).

3. I may have missed Jack Kevorkian (was rather distracted back in June when Jack exited at 83).

The two most recent deaths are:

Vaclav Havel, former Czech leader @ 67

Kim John Il, North Korean leader @ 69

(leadering is hard work and harmful to your life expectancy).

Not a single mention of either of these on any list!

But Fidel Castro is, according to my sources, still alive (whether he has ever been "well" is another story)

And our dear Lindsay Lohan has been literally flirting with death as she completes her community service working in a MORGUE. But it appears 2011 is not going to be her year.

Premature to tally up the points or pass the mantle on to the grand winner of the 2011.

12 days left. ANYTHING can happen!


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Tammy L 5 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

Thank God for my M*A*S*H DVD collection and Hulu for having all the Dragnet episodes. I've been playing those since Harry Morgan passed. Many people I spoke to had forgotten he was on Dragnet. They all remembered Col. Sherman T. Potter.

MrsGolf 4 years ago

has a new page been created for 2012?

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Mighty Mom 4 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hello Mrs. G, oh angel of celebrity death!

I must confess, the end of 2011 caught me personally in such a whirlwind of FAMILY turmoil that I simply didn't have the mental/emotional bandwidth to go back and tally the 2011 winner.

Without any exhaustive review -- including counting up points for the age of the death -- I'm 99% sure (intuitively) that you "won."

Now, there is a semi-informal not-exactly enforced customer associated with this CDP thingie. It is that the winner gets to host the following year's pool.

So I would be more than happy to turn the 2012 festivities over to you. Since it's already February and we've lost Ben Gazzara (sp?) already... time's a wasting.

I'm not personally inclined to host this year. I'm working hard on positive energy and good karma and getting toxic people out of my life. I briefly toyed with the idea of the 2012 Celebrity BIRTH Pool but feel woefully un-celeb conscious (don't even know the names of most stars under 40. LOL).

So there you have it.

But now you've made me realize I owe it to the 2011 players to at least close out and give the awards.

So hang tite, Mrs. Golf!


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Tammy L 4 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

Linda, don't forget about Robert Hegyes. We lost one of our Sweathogs on January 26th.


mrsgolf 4 years ago

When I signed up I really didn't think I'd "win" so I didn't even think about hosting this year. I really can't. So maybe, this, too goes on a death list.. so sorry I didn't really understand. signed " Epstein's mother".. ; )

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