Friday, January 6th, 2012

People Most Likely To Die In 2012, According To A Death Pool

Once again: For this particular annual death pool (now in its fourth year!), points are awarded for each “correctly” chosen person at a rate of 100 minus age at death. This may account for some skewing youthward. There were 31 entries this year.

Last year, the pool correctly predicted the deaths of Kim Jong-il (13 lists), Elizabeth Taylor (13 lists), Amy Winehouse (10 lists), Steve Jobs (6 lists), Christopher Hitchens (5 lists) and Gerry Rafferty (4 lists). It was wrong in the cases of Michael Douglas (37 lists), Aretha Franklin (32 lists), Lindsay Lohan (17 lists) and a whole bunch more. So then, who will “mark” this year?

Bill Jankow: 3 lists
Bob Barker: 3 lists
Ethan Zohn: 3 lists
Fidel Castro: 3 lists
Gary Carter: 3 lists
Michael Lohan: 3 lists
Prince Philip: 3 lists
Queen Elizabeth II: 3 lists
Roger Ebert: 3 lists

Abdelbaset Mohmed Ali al-Megrahi: 4 lists
Courtney Love: 4 lists
Dick Clark: 4 lists
Gary Busey: 4 lists
George Michael: 4 lists
Hugo Chávez: 4 lists
Joe Paterno: 4 lists
Margaret Thatcher: 4 lists
Pete Doherty: 4 lists
Whitney Houston: 4 lists

Billy Graham: 5 lists
Kirk Douglas: 5 lists

Dick Cheney: 6 lists
Michael Douglas: 6 lists

Nancy Reagan: 7 lists
Penny Marshall: 7 lists
Robin Gibb: 7 lists

Lindsay Lohan: 9 lists
Muhammad Ali: 9 lists

Charlie Sheen: 10 lists

Aretha Franklin: 11 lists
Zsa Zsa Gabor: 11 lists

Etta James: 16 lists

Rick Paulas really, literally, could not have done this without the assistance of Excel spreadsheet wizard m. berru.

19 Comments / Post A Comment

sunnyciegos (#551)

wait, whose lists?

keisertroll (#1,117)

@sunnyciegos Yeah, when are we going to do this up? I want more Jock Jams!

roboloki (#1,724)

dick cheney? the dead can't die again. wait, are you saying? dick cheney is a zombie!!

@roboloki Let's be sure to tell him the rules before he actually dies.

Cord_Jefferson (#2,111)

Michael Lohan but no Mandela? Come oooooooooon.

@Cord_Jefferson i think in some instances it is just wishful thinking (is it horrid that I said that?).

BoHan (#29)

I think George Bush Sr. and Barbara are ripe to go.

keisertroll (#1,117)

@BoHan Right-wing activists are going to assassinate Jimmy Carter sooner or later.

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)


deepomega (#1,720)

Charlie Sheen cannot die, because he is not real. Come on.

Murgatroid (#2,904)

If only Lindsay Lohan read the Awl, she could get quite the ego boost knowing how many lists she's made it on.

BadUncle (#153)

Abe Vigoda dodges a bullet again! I love this world!

@BadUncle Vigoda has been like 90 for at least 15 years.

BadUncle (#153)

@HeyThatsMyBike If he keeps being 90, I'll stay 30(ish).

louferrin (#202,582)

The world is going to end this year anyway

SeaBassTian (#281)

As GM would say if he were an esteemed Awl commenter: CCCCCCCCome ON!

BardCollege (#2,307)

No Alex Balk?

Mandela? Where's Mandela? People were definitely, sadly, correct about Robin Gibb:

girlknockout boy (#239,145)

Hello come and kill me 2014.

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