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Hang in There

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We’re working on it, folks. Thank you to all of 2021’s players for your entries! Now, comes the work. Vetting the names, compiling the lists, building new pages, etc. As much as I tell myself that I’m going to automate more of what happens behind the scenes here on the site, programming takes time. So unfortunately, I’m still doing a lot of things the hard way. But rest assured, we have all your info & it will be posted soon.
Thanks for our patience.
-Der Kommissar

Stick a Fork In It

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At last. That godforsaken year is finally over. A global pandemic, endless election drama, lockdowns, looting, and Cyndi Fukking Lauper. Now that we’ve all been force-fed the last bite of that Filet-O-Sh!t, let us reflect upon what brought us the most joy in 2020. Alcohol. And – of course – celebrity corpses.

It was a busy year for the reaper… COVID notwithstanding. After a yawn-inducing 14 hits in 2019, participants in 2020’s pool called a whopping 32 shots. In the end, one player saw 8 of 12 names crossed off of their list. With a record-setting score of 315 points, Tote Menschen is The Dead Reckoner Celebrity Dead Pool Champion for 2020 [cue the fanfare and confetti cannons.] May we all pause to expel a guttural groan in celebration of this glorious achievement. A prize package valued at 2 hundred & some-odd dollars is on its way… only to soon be squandered on fancy beers and vape pens. When asked for a statement, Mr. Menschen stated simply, “at least Abra Cadaver won’t be getting his hat trick.” Rounding out the top 3 are Abra Cadaver with 183 points, 7 hits and Pille with 158 points, 6 hits.

OK… fukk those clowns. Let’s move on. We are currently in the Dead Zone… and will be until the 2021 season opens Thursday night at midnight. That, of course, is the deadline for list submission. YOU MUST ENTER BY 12AM EST, 1/8/2021. Contrary to what you might read or interpret from any other communications, WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING LISTS ON FRIDAY THE 8th. You can enter as often as you like, but just be prepared to fork over 10 bucks for each list you fill out. Deadbeats will be shamed… publicly and most viciously.

In a brief and uncharacteristic moment of solemnity, we at the Dead Reckoner wish to express our support for all first-responders, healthcare providers, law enforcement, essential service workers, and any Joe-six-packs out there who are actively confronting or have been effected by COVID-19. If you don’t personally know someone who has been impacted by now, chances are that you will before it’s all over. We just hope that you’re not friends or family with any celebrities, as that could make for some awkwardness… and an advantage. Moment over.

Get your lists in and let’s get on with 2021!
Enter HERE… RIGHT NOW!

-Der Kommisssar

The Short List – Dec ’20

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Each month, we list the unselected dead celebs we either didn’t have time to report on… or who were just too boring to malign. So in case you were wondering “whatever happened to,” this monthly post may give you some unexpected closure.

December 1, 2020
  • Hugh Keays-Byrne – Aged 73 years. Australian actor who played the villain in 2 Mad Max films.
  • Arnie Robinson Jr. – Aged 72 years. Gold medal winning Olympic long jumper.
December 2, 2020
  • Frank Carney – Aged 82 years. Entrepreneur, co-founder of Pizza Hut.
  • Warren Berlinger – Aged 83 years. American character actor of stage & screen.
  • Refer Johnson – Aged 86 years. Gold medal decathlete and actor who tackled Sirhan Sirhan moments after he shot RFK.
  • Valéry Giscard d’Estaing – Aged 94 years. Former president of France.
  • Pat Patterson – Aged 79 years. First openly gay pro wrestler and creator of the Royal Rumble match.
  • Pamela Tiffin – Aged 78 years. Golden Globe nominated American actress who found added success in Italy.
  • Richard Corben – Aged 80 years. Award-winning illustrator whose comics were featured in Heavy Metal magazine.
December 3, 2020
  • Alison Lurie – Aged 94 years. Pulitzer Prize winning novelist.
  • Marv Marinovich – Aged 81 years. NFL lineman, strength/conditioning coach, and asshole dad.
December 4, 2020
  • David Lander – Aged 73 years. American comedian & Actor wo played Squiggy from “Laverne & Shirley.”
December 5, 2020
  • Peter Alliss – Aged 89 years. Links legend turned broadcaster, known as “The Voice of Golf.”
December 6, 2020
December 7, 2020
  • Natalie Desselle Reid – Aged 53 years. TV and film actress from “B.A.P.S.” and “Madea’s Big… Stupid… Whatever.”
  • Dick Allen – Aged 78 years. MLB All-Star, NL MVP, and musician.
December 8, 2020
  • Harold Budd – Aged 84 years. Avant-garde composer known for work with Brian Eno & Robin Guthrie.
December 9, 2020
  • Ray Perkins – Aged 79 years. NFL WR (Colts) and NCAA coach (Alabama.)
  • Paolo Rossi – Aged 64 years. Italian striker who led Italy to the 1982 FIFA World Cup title.
  • Alex Olmedo – Aged 84 years. Pro tennis player & 1959 Wimbledon champ.
  • Phil Linz – Aged 81 years. Utility player for the Yankees made famous for the “Harmonica Incident.”
December 10, 2020
  • Carol Sutton – Aged 76 years. American actress seen in “Steel Magnolias,” “Monsters Ball,” and “Ray.”
December 11, 2020
  • Kim Ki-duk – Aged 59 years. South Korean art-house film director.
December 12, 2020
  • John le Carré – Aged 89 years. Ex-MI6 operative turned British spy novel author.
  • Ann Reinking – Aged 71 years. American actress, dancer, and choreographer of stage & screen.
December 13, 2020
  • Sal Rocca – Aged 74 years. American politician from Michigan.
  • Catie Lazarus – Aged 44 years. American writer, comedian, and talk show host.
December 14, 2020
  • Earl Hutto – Aged 94 years. American politician who represented Florida’s 1st district.
December 15, 2020
December 16, 2020
December 17, 2020
  • Jeremy Bulloch – Aged 75 years. English film & TV actor who played Boba Fett in the original “Star Wars” trilogy.
December 18, 2020
  • William Winter – Aged 97 years. Former Governor of Mississippi.
  • Roger_Berlind – Aged 90 years. American businessman and award-winning theatrical producer.
December 19, 2020
  • Rosalind Knight – Aged 87 years. English actress with 70+ years in showbiz.
December 20, 2020
  • Chad Stuart – Aged 79 years. Half of the English musical duo Chad & Jeremy.
December 21, 2020
  • Kevin Greene – Aged 58 years. Hall of Fame linebacker with 3rd most sacks in NFL history.
  • K.T. Oslin – Aged 78 years. American country music singer/songwriter known for her country hit single “80’s Ladies.”
December 22, 2020
  • Leslie West – Aged 75 years. Founding member and vocalist for classic rockers Mountain.
  • Stella Tennant – Aged 50 years. British model and fashion designer.
December 23, 2020
  • Rebecca Luker – Aged 59 years. American Broadway actress, singer, and Tony Award nominee.
  • John Edrich – Aged 83 years. English first-class cricketer regraded as one of the world’s best batsmen.
  • John “Ecstasy” Fletcher – Aged 56 years. Rapper & co-founder of hip-hop legends Whodini.
December 24, 2020
  • Danny Hodge – Aged 88 years. American pro wrestler and Olympic boxer.
December 25, 2020
  • Michael Alig – Aged 56 years. Club promoter, murderer known as the “Club Kid Killer.”
  • K.C. Jones – Aged 88 years. NBA player, coach, & Celtics legend.
  • Tony Rice – Aged 69 years. American guitarist and bluegrass musician.
December 26, 2020
  • Phil Niekro – Aged 81 years. 5X Golden Glove winning knuckleball pitcher.
  • Jonathan Huber – Aged 41 years. Bearded wrestler known under ring names Luke Harper (WWE) and Brodie Lee (AEW.)
December 27, 2020
  • Loyd Phillips – Aged 75 years. Outland Trophy winning Razorback and defensive end for the Chicago Bears.
December 28, 2020
  • Armando Manzanero – Aged 85 years. Grammy winning Mexican Mayan musician, singer, composer, actor and music producer.
December 29, 2020
  • William Link – Aged 87 years. Award winning screenwriter, producer, and collaborator with Richard Levinson.
  • Dzhambulat Khatokhov – Aged 21 years. World’s fattest child.
  • Joe Louis Clark – Aged 82 years. Real-life Eastside High principal played by Morgan Freeman in “Lean on Me.”
December 30, 2020
  • Alto Reed – Aged 72 years. Sax player, member of Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band.
  • Shabba Doo – Aged 65 years. Actor, dancer, & choreographer who starred in Breakin’ 1 & 2.
December 31, 2020
  • MF Doom – Aged 49 years. Masked rapper.
  • Robert Hossein – Aged 93 years. French film actor & director.

The Short List – Nov ’20

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Each month, we list the unselected dead celebs we either didn’t have time to report on… or who were just too boring to malign. So in case you were wondering “whatever happened to,” this monthly post may give you some unexpected closure.

November 1, 2020
  • Billy Tubbs – Aged 84 years. NCAA basketball coach who set the wins record for Oklahoma.
November 2, 2020
  • John Sessions – Aged 67 years. British actor, comedian, and regular on “Whose Line is it Anyway?”
November 3, 2020
  • Elsa Raven – Aged 91 years. American TV/film character actress best known for hassling Marty McFly to “Save the Clock Tower!”.
November 4, 2020
  • Ken Hensley – Aged 75 years. English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who worked mostly with Uriah Heep.
November 5, 2020
  • Geoffrey Palmer – Aged 93 years. British TV and film actor.
  • Len Barry – Aged 78 years. American vocalist, songwriter, and record producer.
November 6, 2020
  • Ken Spears – Aged 82 years. Co-creator of the Scooby-Doo franchise.
November 7, 2020
  • Norm Crosby – Aged 93 years. Comedian known as “The Master of Malaprop”.
  • Bones Hillman – Aged 62 years. Bassist for Australian alternative rockers Midnight Oil.
November 8, 2020
  • Howie Meeker – Aged 97 years. NHL player, sports announcer, and member of Canadian Parliament..
November 9, 2020
  • Bishop Harry Jackson – Aged 67 years. Black evangelical minister and conservative values hardliner.
November 10, 2020
  • Tom Heinsohn – Aged 86 years. NBA player, coach, broadcaster, and figurehead of the Boston Celtics.
  • Amadou Toumani Touré – Aged 82 years. Former president of Mali.
November 11, 2020
November 12, 2020
  • Asif Basra – Aged 53 years. Bollywood actor best known to American audiences for his role in the comedy film “Outsourced.”
November 13, 2020
  • Peter Sucliffe – Aged 74 years. English serial killer known as “The Yorkshire Ripper.”
  • Roger Jespen – Aged 91 years. Former Governor of Iowa and Reagan ally.
  • Paul Hornung – Aged 84 years. The Packers’ “Golden Boy” who was the first Heisman winner to be drafted first overall.
November 14, 2020
November 15, 2020
November 16, 2020
  • Bruce Swedien – Aged 86 years. Grammy winning recording/mixing engineer who dialed in “Thriller” and “Bad.”
  • Eric Hall – Aged 73 years. Flamboyant sports and entertainment agent.
November 17, 2020
  • Vincent Reffet – Aged 36 years. French “extreme sports” guy who was test-piloting some sort of jetpack.
November 18, 2020
  • Michel Robin – Aged 90 years. French actor who appeared in over 120 French films.
November 19, 2020
  • Jake Scott – Aged 75 years. NFL free safety & punt returner, MVP of Super Bowl VII.
November 20, 2020
November 21, 2020
  • Dena Dietrich – Aged 91 years. American film actress who played Mother nature in a series of 70’s margarine commercials.
November 22, 2020
  • Ralo – Aged 27 years. Rapper and alleged drug smuggler.
November 23, 2020
  • David Dinkins – Aged 93 years. First (and only to date) black mayor of New York City.
  • Hal Ketchum – Aged 67 years. Country musician known for hits “Small Town Saturday Night”, “Past the Point of Rescue”, and “Hearts Are Gonna Roll”.
  • Abby Dalton – Aged 88 years. American TV actress from “Hennessey” and “Falcon Crest.”
November 24, 2020
  • Jim Hanifan – Aged 87 years. All-American WR and NFL head coach (Cardinals, Falcons.)
November 25, 2020
  • James D. Wolfensohn – Aged 86 years. Australian-American lawyer, investment banker, and economist who served as the ninth president of the World Bank Group.
November 26, 2020
  • Jamir Garcia – Aged 42 years. Vocalist for Filipino rap-metal band Slapshock.
November 27, 2020
  • Tony Hsieh – Aged 46 years. American Internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist.
November 28, 2020
  • Bob Miller – Aged 94 years. Pitcher for the Phillies’ 1950 “Whiz Kids” NL pennant team.
November 29, 2020
  • Tom Casperson – Aged 61 years. Representative and Senator from Michigan.
  • Ben Bova – Aged 88 years. 6X Hugo Award winning science fiction writer.
November 30, 2020
  • Betty Bobbit – Aged 81 years. American-Australian actress who was a regular on TV’s “Prisoner” & unnecessarily appeared in 3 (yes… 3) Crocodile Dundee movies.

 

The Short List – Oct ’20

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Each month, we list the unselected dead celebs we either didn’t have time to report on… or who were just too boring to malign. So in case you were wondering “whatever happened to,” this monthly post may give you some unexpected closure.

October 1, 2020
  • Murray Schisgal – Aged 93 years. American playwright and Oscar nominated screenwriter (“Tootsie.”)
October 2, 2020
  • Howard S. Feldman – Aged 92 years. Academy Award nominated producer (“Witness”) who also also gave us some classic stinkers (“The Golden Child” & “Hot Dog… The Movie.”)
October 3, 2020
  • Charlie Haeger – Aged 37 years. MLB knuckleball pitcher who went a little cuckoo.
  • Thomas Jefferson Byrd – Aged 70 years. Actor, Tony Award winner, and frequent Spike Lee colaborator.
October 4, 2020
  • Clark Middleton – Aged 63 years. American actor best known for his supporting roles in “Kill Bill: Vol. 2,” “Sin City,” and “The Blacklist.”
  • Kenzō Takada – Aged 81 years. Japanese-French fashion designer & COVID case.
October 5, 2020
  • Margaret Nolan – Aged 76 years. Bond girl who got the paint job in “Goldfinger.”
October 6, 2020
  • Johnny Nash – Aged 80 years. American singer-songwriter best known for “I Can See Clearly Now”.
October 7, 2020
  • Tom Kennedy – Aged 93 years. Host of multiple TV game shows, most notably “Name That Tune.”
October 8, 2020
  • Brian Locking – Aged 81 years. English musician, bassist for The Wildcats and The Shadows.
October 9, 2020
  • Pierre Kezdy – Aged 58 years. American punk bassist known for work with Pegboy and Naken Raygun.
October 10, 2020
  • Kent L. Wakeford – Aged 92 years. American cinematographer who shot Martin Scorsese’s earliest films.
October 11, 2020
  • Louis Carter – Aged 67 years. NFL RB who threw the Buccaneers’ first franchise TD.
October 12, 2020
  • Conchata Ferrell – Aged 77 years. TV actress who played Berta the housekeeper for all twelve seasons of “Two and a Half Men”
October 13, 2020
October 14, 2020
  • Rhonda Fleming – Aged 94 years. Red-headed sexpot dubbed “The Queen of Technicolor” for a string of film roles in the 50’s and 60’s.

 

October 15, 2020
  • Joan Barnett – Aged 74 years. Award winning TV producer who brought us “The Burning Bed.”
October 16, 2020
  • Gordon Haskell – Aged 74 years. British musician, songwriter, & bassist who was in King Crimson for a minute.
  • Johnny Bush – Aged 85 years. Singer/songwriter nicknamed “Country Caruso” who wrote the Willie Nelson hit “Whiskey River.”
October 17, 2020
October 18, 2020
  • René Felber – Aged 87 years. Former president of Switzerland.
October 19, 2020
  • Spencer Davis – Aged 81 years. Founder of the 1960s beat band The Spencer Davis Group… who asked you to “Gimmie Some Lovin.”
October 20, 2020
  • Bill Mathis – Aged 81 years. Running back for the 1969 AFL World Champion Jets.
October 21, 2020
  • Marge Champion – Aged 101 years. Song & dance broad who Disney modeled for animated flicks.
  • Viola Smith – Aged 107 years. One of the first female professional drummers, appeared on film & TV in the 40’s-70’s.
October 22, 2020
  • William Blinn – Aged 83 years. Award winning screenwriter that brought us “Brian’s Song,” “Roots,” “Purple Rain,” and “Starsky & Hutch.”
October 23, 2020
  • Matt Blair – Aged 70 years. 6X Pro-bowler linebacker who spent his career in Minnesota.
October 24, 2020
  • Prince Azim of Brunei – Aged 38 years. Film producer and fourth in line to succeed the throne of Brunei.
October 25, 2020
  • Lee Kun-hee – Aged 78 years. Long-time chairman for Samsung and richest man in South Korea.
  • Johnny Leeze – Aged 78 years. British soap opera actor known for roles on “Emmerdale” and “Coronation Street.”
October 26, 2020
  • Stan Kesler – Aged 92 years. Songwriter, musician, & producer who worked with Elvis & Jerry Lee Lewis.
October 27, 2020
  • Jimmy Orr – Aged 85 years. NFL WR & top Unitas target.
October 28, 2020
    li>Leanza Cornett – Aged 49 years. Actress, TV personality, and Miss America 1993.
  • Ray Blacklock – Aged 65 years. Australian rugby “legend,” some say.
  • Bobby Ball – Aged 76 years. English comedian, actor, and singer from “The Cannon and Ball Show.”
October 29, 2020
  • Travis Roy – Aged 45 years. Author and philanthropist who empowered paraplegics and quadriplegics.
October 30, 2020
  • Herb Adderley – Aged 81 years. NFL cornerback and only player to appear in four of the first six Super Bowls.
October 31, 2020

The Short List – Sept ’20

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Each month, we list the unselected dead celebs we either didn’t have time to report on… or who were just too boring to malign. So in case you were wondering “whatever happened to,” this monthly post may give you some unexpected closure.

September 1, 2020
  • Ian Mitchell – Aged 62 years. Bass player for Scottish teen rockers The Bay City Rollers
September 2, 2020
  • Tootie Robbins – Aged 62 years. 12 year NFL lineman, mostly for the Cardinals.
September 3, 2020
  • Irving Kanarek – Aged 100 years. American criminal defense lawyer for Charles Manson and Onion Field kidnapper Jimmy Lee Smith.
September 4, 2020
  • Gary Peacock – Aged 84 years. Renowned Jazz bass player.
September 5, 2020
  • Smokey Gaines – Aged 78 years. Harlem Globetrotter and NCAA coach.
September 6, 2020
  • Bruce Williamson – Aged 49 years. American R&B and soul singer and a onetime lead singer for The Temptations.
  • Kevin Dobson – Aged 77 years. American TV drama actor who starred in “Kojak” and “Knots Landing.”
September 7, 2020
  • Xavier Ortiz – Aged 48 years. Mexican actor, singer, television host, and suicide case.
September 8, 2020
  • Ronald Harwood – Aged 85 years. Oscar winning screenwriter and playwright.
September 9, 2020
  • Ronald Bell – Aged 68 years. Musician, co-founding member of Kool & the Gang.
September 10, 2020
September 11, 2020
  • Toots Hibbert – Aged 77 years. Jamaican singer/songwriter who fronted the reggae/ska band Toots and the Maytals.
September 12, 2020
  • Jack Murphy – Aged 83 years. Surfer, murderer, and minister who was involved in the biggest jewel heist in American history.
September 13, 2020
  • John Ferris – Aged 71 years. Us Olympic swim team bronze medalist and one time world record-holder.
September 14, 2020
  • Al Kasha – Aged 83 years. American songwriter and 2X Oscar winner.
September 15, 2020
  • Momčilo Krajišnik – Aged 75 years. Former Bosnian head of state and convicted war criminal.
September 16, 2020
September 17, 2020
  • Winston Groom – Aged 77 years. Novelist who wrote “Forrest Gump.”
September 18, 2020
  • Mike Tilleman – Aged 76 years. NFL defensive tackle and big deal in Montana.
September 19, 2020
  • John Turner – Aged 91 years. Career politician and 17th prime minister of Canada.
September 20, 2020
  • Michael Chapman – Aged 84 years. American cinematographer and director.
September 21, 2020
  • Ron Cobb – Aged 83 years. Sci-fi production designer who created time machine & spaceships in “Back to the Future,” “Star Wars,” and “Alien.”
  • Roy Head – Aged 79 years. American singer best known for his hit “Treat Her Right”
  • Bob Nevin – Aged 82 years. Canadian NHL player known for his stint with the NY Rangers.
  • Michael Lonsdale – Aged 89 years. Brit/French actor who starred as Bond villain Hugo Drax in “Moonraker.”

  • Tommy DeVito – Aged 92 years. Singer & founding member of The Four Seasons.
September 22, 2020
    Bob Atkins – Aged 74 years. NFL defensive back for the Houston Oilers.
September 23, 2020
  • Gale Sayers – Aged 77 years. Elusive halfback/return specialist for the Bears and NFL Hall of Famer.
  • W.S. Holland – Aged 85 years. Drummer for Sun Records’ “Million Dollar Quartet” sessions that backed Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash
September 24, 2020
  • Paul Pettit – Aged 88 years. MLB pitcher for the Pirates and baseball’s 1st 6-figure bonus baby.
September 25, 2020
September 26, 2020
  • Jay Johnstone – Aged 74 years. 2X World Series winning MLB outfielder.
September 27, 2020
  • Kevin Burns – Aged 65 years. Award winning TV producer responsible for more than 800 hours of programming.
September 28, 2020
  • Jackie Dennis – Aged 77 years. Scottish singer and child actor known as The Kilted Choirboy.
September 29, 2020
September 30, 2020
  • John Russell – Aged 100 years. Olympic equestrian and horse’s ass.
  • Sweet Lou Johnson – Aged 86 years. MLB outfielder and 1965 World Series champ.

 

The Short List – Aug ’20

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Each month, we list the unselected dead celebs we either didn’t have time to report on… or who were just too boring to malign. So in case you were wondering “whatever happened to,” this monthly post may give you some unexpected closure.

August 1, 2020
  • Reni Santoni – Aged 82 years. Actor who played Eastwood’s partner in “Dirty Harry,” Stallone’s Partner in “Cobra,” and Junior on “Seinfeld.”
  • Tom Pollock – Aged 77 years. Film studio exec & producer of “Old School,” “Road Trip,” & “I Love You, Man.”.
August 2, 2020
  • Leon Fleisher – Aged 92 years. Award-winning American classical pianist & conductor.
August 3, 2020
  • John Hume – Aged 83 years. Irish politician instrumental in securing peace in the North.
August 4, 2020
  • Brent Carver – Aged 68 years. Tony award winning actor of stage & screen.
August 5, 2020
  • Horace Clarke – Aged 81 years. 2nd baseman for the Yankees in the 60’s & 70’s.
August 6, 2020
  • Wayne Fontana – Aged 74 years. British pop singer from the 60’s known for playing “The Game of Love.”
August 7, 2020
  • Bernard Bailyn – Aged 97 years. American historian & author. 2 time Pulitzer Prize winner.
August 8, 2020
  • Salome Bey – Aged 86 years. American-born Canadian singer-songwriter, composer, and actress.
August 9, 2020
  • Martin Birch – Aged 71 years. British hard rock & heavy metal record producer.
August 10, 2020
  • Raymond Allen – Aged 81 years. American TV actor known for roles on “Good Times,” “Sanford & Son,” and “Starsky & Hutch.”
August 11, 2020
  • Trini Lopz – Aged 83 years. Actor & singer, appeared in “The Dirty Dozen” and sang “If I Had a Hammer” and “Lemon Tree.”
August 12, 2020
  • Mary Hartline – Aged 92 years. Early TV star & sex symbol. Appeared weekly on ABC’s “Super Circus.”
August 13, 2020
August 14, 2020
  • Sonny Fox – Aged 74 years. Host/DJ for SiriusXM’s Raw Dog uncensored comedy channel.
  • Linda Manz – Aged 58 years. American actress who starred in “Days of Heaven,” “Out of the Blue,” and “Gummo.”
August 15, 2020
  • Dick Coury – Aged 90 years. NFL, USFL, and WFL coach.
August 16, 2020
  • Nikolai Gubenko – Aged 78 years. Russian actor, director, and screenwriter.
August 17, 2020
August 18, 2020
  • Ben Cross – Aged 72 years. English actor who starred in “Chariots of Fire” and played Spock’s dad in the “Star Trek” reboot.
  • Dale Hawerchuk – Aged 57 years. Canadian pro hockey player and NHL HOF’er.
  • Jack Sherman – Aged 64 years. 2nd of 8 guitar players to have been in The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
August 19, 2020
  • Todd Nance – Aged 57 years. Founding drummer for Southern rock jam band Widespread Panic.
  • Slade Gorton – Aged 92 years. Last Republican US Senator from Washington state (20 years ago.)
August 20, 2020
  • Frank Cullotta – Aged 81 years. Chicago/Las Vegas based mobster who appeared in “Casino.”.
August 21, 2020
  • Bryan Lee – Aged 77 years. Blind American blues musician and Bourbon Street fixture nicknamed “Braille Blues Daddy.”
  • Walter Lure – Aged 71 years. Punk rock guitarist turned stock broker.
August 22, 2020
  • Allan Rich – Aged 94 years. American character actor & activist who beat his way back from the 1950s Hollywood blacklist.
August 23, 2020
  • Justin Townes Earle – Aged 38 years. American folk singer-songwriter and musician.
  • Lori Nelson – Aged 87 years. American film & TV actress from the 50’s & 60’s. Most notably featured in “How to Marry a Millionaire.”
August 24, 2020
  • Carl Garrett – Aged 72 years. NFL Halfback, AFL All-star, and Patriots lead rusher in Super Bowl XI.
August 25, 2020
  • Arnold Spielberg – Aged 103 years. Computing pioneer who was also Steven’s dad.
August 26, 2020
  • Gerald Carr – Aged 88 years. American astronaut and Skylab commander.
August 27, 2020
  • “Bullet” Bob Armstrong – Aged 80 years. Professional Wrestling Hall of Famer who was a big deal to other professional wrestlers.
  • Lute Olsen – Aged 85 years. Hall of Fame basketball coach, most notably for the University of Arizona.
August 28, 2020
  • Clifford Robinson – Aged 53 years. NBA “6th man,” “Survivor” contestant, and all-around pot head.
August 30, 2020
  • John Thompson – Aged 78 years. NBA center and NCAA Basketball coach (Georgetown.)
August 31, 2020
  • Pranab Mukherjee – Aged 84 years. Ex-head of state, 13th president of India.

 

 

The Short list – July ’20

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Here we list the unselected celebs we either didn’t have time for… or who were just too boring to malign. So in case you were wondering “whatever happened to,” this monthly post may give you some unexpected closure.

July 1, 2020
  • Maximilian Crook – Aged 83 years. Songwriter & keyboardist, played on the Del Shannon’s 1961 hit “Runaway.”
July 2, 2020
  • Kevin Rafferty – Aged 73 years. American filmmaker. Created “The Atomic Cafe” and shot “Roger & Me.”
July 3, 2020
  • Earl Cameron – Aged 102 years. British film actor. Appeared in “Thunderball.”
July 4, 2020
  • Brandis Kemp – Aged 76 years. TV actress who was a regular on “Fidays” and “AfterMASH.”
July 5, 2020
  • Nick Cordero – Aged 41 years. Canadian broadway actor and COVID19 case.
July 6, 2020
  • Mary Kay Letourneau – Aged 58 years. Infamous teacher who banged and married her underage student.
July 7, 2020
  • Mike Ryan – Aged 78 years. MLB catcher and coach.
July 8, 2020
  • Jagdeep – Aged 81 years. Indian actor and comedian.
  • Naya Rivera – Aged 33 years. TV actress part of the doomed “Glee” ensemble.
July 9, 2020
July 10, 2020
  • Jack Charlton – Aged 85 years. Soccer player, 1966 England World Cup winner.
July 11, 2020
July 12, 2020
  • Rod Bernard – Aged 79 years. American singer who pioneered the head-scratchingly odd music genre “swamp pop.”
July 13, 2020
  • Grant Imahara – Aged 49 years. Host of TV’s “Myhbusters” and “White Rabbit Project.”
July 14, 2020
  • Galyn Görg – Aged 55 years. Actress from “Robocop 2” and “Twin Peaks.”
July 15, 2020
  • Paul Fusco – Aged 89 years. American photojournalist who documented JFK’s funeral.
July 16, 2020
  • Phyllis Somerville – Aged 76 years. American film & TV actress who appeared in “…Benjamin Button.”
  • Rick Reed – Aged 70 years. MLB umpire and actor who played an umpire on screen.
July 17, 2020
July 18, 2020
  • Haruma Miura – Aged 30 years. Japanese actor, singer, and chandelier.
July 19, 2020
  • Emitt Rhodes – Aged 70 years. American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist.
July 20, 2020
  • Annie Ross – Aged 89 years. British-American actress and jazz vocalist.
July 21, 2020
  • Bijay Mohanty – Aged 70 years. Award winning Ollywood actor. (Yes… “Olly”. There’s a difference, apparently.)
July 22, 2020
July 23, 2020
  • Jacqueline Scott – Aged 89 years. American actress of the big & little screens
July 24, 2020
  • Benjamin Mkapa – Aged 81 years. Former president of Tanzania, human blimp.
July 25, 2020
  • Lou Henson – Aged 88 years. NCAA mens basketball coach, 16th on all-time wins list.
  • Peter Green – Aged 73 years. English singer/songwriter, founding member of Fleetwood Mac.
July 26, 2020
  • Edmund Ansin – Aged 84 years. American billionaire, philanthropist, and TV executive.
July 27, 2020
July 28, 2020
  • Kumkum – Aged 86 years. Oddly named Indian actress.
July 29, 2020
  • Malik B. – Aged 47 years. Rapper, founding member of The Roots.
July 30, 2020
  • Lee Teng-Hui – Aged 97 years. First elected president of China.
July 31, 2020
  • Alan Parker – Aged 76 years. Filmmaker, director of “Midnight Express,” “Mississippi Burning,” and “Pink Floyd – The Wall.”

 
 

The Short List – June ’20

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Here we list the unselected celebs we either didn’t have time for… or who were just too boring to malign. So in case you were wondering “whatever happened to,” this monthly post may give you some unexpected closure.

June 1, 2020
  • Joey Image – Aged 63 years. Drummer for The Misfits in the late 70’s and briefly again durina 2017 reunion.
  • Pat Dye – Aged 80 years. College football coaching legend.
June 2, 2020
  • Wes Unseld – Aged 74 years. NBA player, coach and executive.
  • Majek Fashek – Aged 57 years. Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist.
  • Mary Pat Gleason – Aged 70 years. Film & TV actress known for playing heavyish mom roles.
June 3, 2020
June 4, 2020
  • Steve Priest – Aged 72 years. British musician, bass player & singer for “The Sweet.”
June 5, 2020
  • Kurt Thomas – Aged 64 years. American gold medal winning Olympic Gymnast.
  • Rupert Hine – Aged 72 years. English musician, songwriter and producer for several 80’s pop acts.
June 6, 2020
  • John Zook – Aged 72 years. NFL defensive end.
June 7, 2020
  • Ken Riley – Aged 72 years. Cornerback for the Bengals for his entire 15 year NFL career.
June 8, 2020
June 9, 2020
  • Paul Chapman – Aged 66 years. British guitarist known for work with UFO.
June 10, 2020
June 11, 2020
  • Mel Winkler – Aged 78 years. Actor and cartoon voice guy.
June 12, 2020
June 13, 2020
  • Mike McCormick – Aged 81 years. MLB pitcher, Cy Young Award winner.
June 14, 2020
June 15, 2020
  • Lilia Dizon – Aged 92 years. Filipina actress known for “The Moises Padilla Story”.
June 16, 2020
  • Charles Webb – Aged 81 years. American novelist and author of “The Graduate.”
June 17, 2020
  • Jean Kennedy Smith – Aged 92 years. Diplomat & activist, US Ambassador to Ireland, and sister of JFK & RFK.
  • Willie Thorne – Aged 66 years. English pr snooker champ and commentator.
June 18, 2020
June 19, 2020
  • Ian Holm – Aged 88 years. British actor in “Alien,” “The Fifth Element,” and Bilbo Baggins in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
June 20, 2020
  • Jim Kiick – Aged 73 years. NFL RB, member of of the Dolphins’ 1973 undefeated team.
June 21, 2020
  • Ken Snow – Aged 50 years. MLS and US nation team pro soccer player.
June 22, 2020
  • Steve Bing – Aged 55 years. American businessman, film producer, and Elizabeth Hurley’s baby daddy.
June 23, 2020
  • Michael Falzon – Aged 48 years. Australian theater actor and producer.
June 24, 2020
  • Eddie Kasko – Aged 88 years. MLB player, manager, and 2x All-star.
June 25, 2020
  • Huey – Aged 31 years. Rapper best known for his single “Pop, Lock & Drop It”.
June 26, 2020
  • Milton Glaser – Aged 91 years. Graphic designer who came up with ‘I [heart] New York.’.
  • Kelly Asbury – Aged 60 years. Director of animated films, including ‘Shrek 2.’.
June 27, 2020
  • Linda Cristal – Aged 86 years. Award winning actress known for her work in Westerns.
  • Freddy Cole – Aged 88 years. Jazz singer and pianist of the famous Cole family.
  • Pete Carr – Aged 70 years. Lead guitarist for the famed Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.
June 28, 2020
  • Marián Čišovský – Aged 40 years. Slovakian footballer and ALS case..
  • Joe Bugel – Aged 80 years. 2X Super Bowl winning coach for the Washington Redskins.
June 29, 2020
  • Johnny Mandel – Aged 94 years. Composer responsible for the MASH theme song “Suicide is Painless.”
June 30, 2020
  • Dan Hicks – Aged 68 years. Actor from “Evil Dead II” & “Darkman.”

The Short List – May ’20

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Here we list the unselected celebs we either didn’t have time for… or who were just too boring to malign. So in case you were wondering “whatever happened to,” this monthly post may give you some unexpected closure.

May 1, 2020
  • Matt Keough – Aged 64 years. All-star pitcher for the Oakland A’s.
May 2, 2020
  • Cady Groves – Aged 30 years. Pop-country songstress.
May 3, 2020
  • John Ericson – Aged 93 years. German-American film & TV actor who starred in “Pretty Boy Floyd.”
May 4, 2020
May 5, 2020
  • Millie Small – Aged 73 years. Jamaican singer-songwriter, best known for her 1964 recording of “My Boy Lollipop”.
May 6, 2020
  • Brian Howe – Aged 66 years. Rock vocalist for Bad Company and Ted Nugent.
May 7, 2020
  • Ty – Aged 47 years. British rapper and Mercury Prize nominee.
May 8, 2020
  • Mark Barkan – Aged 85 years. American songwriter and record producer.
May 9, 2020
  • Geno Silva – Aged 72 years. Bit role actor who killed Tony Montana in “Scarface.”
May 10, 2020
  • Betty Wright – Aged 66 years. American soul and R&B singer.
May 11, 2020
  • Moon Martin – Aged 69 years. American singer-songwriter.
May 12, 2020
  • Michel Piccoli – Aged 94 years. French actor, producer and film director with a career spanning 70 years.
  • Astrid Kirchherr – Aged 81 years. Photographer for The Beatles.
May 13, 2020
  • Andy Thompson – Aged 57 years. American politician, Ohio state rep.
May 14, 2020
  • Phyllis George – Aged 70 years. American businesswoman, actress, and sportscaster.
May 15, 2020
  • Lynn Shelton – Aged 54 years. American filmmaker known for such films as “Humpday” and “Your Sister’s Sister.”
May 16, 2020
  • Michael McCaskey – Aged 76 years. American sports executive, former chairman of the Chicago Bears.
May 17, 2020
  • Shad Gaspard – Aged 39 years. Professional wrestler and actor.
  • Peter Thomas – Aged 94 years. German composer who scored for film & TV for over 50 years.
May 18, 2020
  • Willie K – Aged 59 years. Grammy nominated Hawaiian musician.
May 19, 2020
  • Ravi Zacharias – Aged 74 years. Indian author and christian evangelist.
May 20, 2020
May 21, 2020
  • Bobby Digital – Aged 59 years. Jamaican reggae and dancehall producer.
May 22, 2020
  • Ashley Cooper – Aged 83 years. Australian pro tennis player, multiple Grand Slam tourney winner.
May 23, 2020
  • Eddie Sutton – Aged 84 years. American college basketball coach.
May 24, 2020
  • Jimmy Cobb – Aged 91 years. American jazz drummer, Miles Davis collaborator.
May 25, 2020
  • Bucky Baxter – Aged 65 years. American guitarist noted for work with Bob Dylan.
May 26, 2020
  • Irmgard Hermann – Aged 87 years. German actress of over 160 film and TV productions.
  • Richard Herd – Aged 87 years. American actor who played Mr. Wilhelm, George’s boss on “Seinfeld.”
May 27, 2020
  • Sam Johnson – Aged 89 years. American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
May 28, 2020
  • Charlie Monttana – Aged 58 years. Mexican rock urbano musician and songwriter.
May 29, 2020
  • Bob Kulick – Aged 70 years. American guitarist and record producer, worked with Kiss and W.A.S.P.
May 30, 2020
  • Michael Angelis – Aged 68 years. British actor known as the voice from “Thomas & Friends.”
  • Michel Gauthier – Aged 70 years. Canadian politician.
May 31, 2020
  • Christo – Aged 84 years. Bulgarian-born American artist.

The Short List – Apr ’20

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Here we list the unselected celebs we either didn’t have time for… or who were just too boring to malign. So in case you were wondering “whatever happened to,” this monthly post may give you some unexpected closure.

April 1, 2020
April 4, 2020
  • Jay Benedict – Aged 68 years. American actor known better in the UK.
  • Forrest Compton – Aged 94 years. Actor known for roles on TV’s “Gomer Pyle, USMC” and Christopher Walken film “McBain.”
  • Tom Dempsey – Aged 73 years. Toeless record-setting NFL kicker.
  • Timmy Brown – Aged 82 years. Actor, singer, and NFL RB.
April 5, 2020
  • Shirley Douglas – Aged 86 years. Canadian actress and activist, Kiefer Sutherland’s mom..
  • Bobby Mitchell – Aged 84 years. NFL halfback & first black Redskin.
  • Lee Fierro – Aged 91 years. Cop-slappin’ actress from 2 “Jaws” movies.
April 6, 2020
  • James Drury – Aged 85 years. TV Western actor best known as “The Viginian.”
  • Al Kaline – Aged 85 years. Detroit’s “Mr. Tiger” who played for the MLB franchise his entire 22 year career.
April 7, 2020
  • Allen Garfield – Aged 80 years. American film and TV actor who played Chief Lutz in “Beverly Hills Cop II.”
  • Steve Farmer – Aged 71 years. Guitarist alongside Ted Nugent in late 60’s psychedelic act The Amboy Dukes.
April 8, 2020
  • Mort Drucker – Aged 91 years. Comic artist, caricaturist, satirist. Mad Magazine contributor for 55 years.
  • Chynna – Aged 25 years. Model, rapper, fringe celebrity.
  • Pat Stapleton – Aged 79 years. Record setting NHL defenseman.
  • Linda Tripp – Aged 70 years. Whistleblower in the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.
April 9, 2020
  • Malcolm Dixon – Aged 66 years. Midget who appeared in “Time Bandits” and wore an Ewok suit in “Return of the Jedi.”
April 10, 2020
April 12, 2020
  • Stirling Moss – Aged 90 years. British Formula One racing legend.
  • Peter Bonetti – Aged 78 years. English goalkeeper nicknamed “The Cat.”
  • Glenn Beckert – Aged 79 years. Four time MLB All-star.
  • Tavaris Jackson – Aged 36 years. NFL QB for MIN, SEA, and BUF.
  • Jim Frey – Aged 88 years. MLB coach/manager for the Royals & Cubs.
April 14, 2020
April 15, 2020
  • Willie Davis – Aged 85 years. 5 Time Pro Bowl Packer.
  • Ranjit Chowdhry – Aged 64 years. Bollywood actor who made appearances on US TV shows such as “Prison Break” and “The Office.”
  • Gary McSpadden – Aged 77 years. Gospel singer and Oak Ridge Boy.
  • Ashley Mattingly – Aged 33 years. Playmate of the Month, March 2011.
April 16, 2020
  • Christophe – Aged 74 years. French singer.
  • Howard Finkel – Aged 69 years. Pro wrestling ring announcer.
  • Gene Deitch – Aged 95 years. Comic artist, animator, and film director.
April 17, 2020
  • Matthew Seligman – Aged 64 years. 80’s pop bass player for The Thompson Twins and Thomas Dolby.
April 18, 2020
  • Paul H. O’Neill – Aged 84 years. Businessman and former US Secretary of the Treasury.
April 20, 2020
  • Thomas Lester – Aged 81 years. TV actor who played farmhand Eb Dawson on “Green Acres.”
April 21, 2020
  • Derek Jones – Aged 35 years. Guitar player/vocalist for American post-hardcore act Falling in Reverse.
  • Dimitri Diatchenko – Aged 52 years. American actor who regularly played Russians on film & TV.
April 24, 2020
  • Harold Reid – Aged 80 years. Bass singer for country quartet The Statler Brothers.
April 29, 2020
  • John Lafia – Aged 63 years. Horror film writer, producer, and director behind “Child’s Play” and “Man’s Best Friend.”
  • Matty Simmons – Aged 93 years. Producer of “National Lampoon’s Animal House” and the National Lampoon’s “Vacation” film series.
April 30, 2020
  • Rishi Kapoor – Aged 67 years. Bollywood romantic leading man from a famous Indian acting family.
  • Tony Allen – Aged 80 years. Obscure but famed African drummer.

 

The Short List – Mar ’20

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Here we list the unselected celebs we either didn’t have time for… or who were just too boring to malign. So in case you were wondering “whatever happened to,” this monthly post may give you some unexpected closure.

March 1, 2020
  • Jack Welch – Aged 84 years. Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric.
March 3, 2020
  • Bobbie Battista – Aged 67 years. Peabody Award winning documentarian and CNN newscaster.
  • Roscoe Born – Aged 69 years. Emmy nominated soap opera arch-villain.
March 4, 2020
March 6, 2020
  • Henri Richard – Aged 84 years. 11 time Stanley cup winning Canadian hockey player.
  • McCoy Tyner – Aged 81 years. Jazz pianist known for his work with the John Coltrane Quartet.
March 14, 2020
  • Phil Phillips – Aged 94 years. Singer/songwriter best known for his 1959 song, “Sea of Love”.
March 17, 2020
  • Lyle Waggoner – Aged 84 years. TV actor, main cast member of “The Carol Burnett Show.”.
March 18, 2020
  • Alfred Worden – Aged 88 years. Astronaut, first deep-space EVA-er.
March 20, 2020
  • P.K. Banerjee – Aged 83 years. Indian soccer player, recipient of FIFA’s highest honor.
  • Borislav Stanković – Aged 94 years. Serbian player/coach who allowed NBA players into the Olympics.
March 22, 2020
  • Eric Weissberg – Aged 80 years. Multi-instrumentalist best known for “Dueling banjos.”
  • Daniel Pilarczyk – Aged 85 years. Roman Catholic Archbishop from 1982 to 2009.
March 24, 2020
  • Terrence McNally – Aged 81 years. Award winning playwright known as “The Bard of American Theater.”.
  • Stuart Gordon – Aged 72 years. Horror film writer/director behind “Re-Animator.”
March 25, 2020
  • Mark Blum – Aged 69 years. Stage & screen actor seen in “Crocodile Dundee” and “Desperately Seeking Susan.”
  • William Bartholomay – Aged 91 years. MLB team owner who brought the Braves to Atlanta.
March 26, 2020
  • Jimmy Wynn – Aged 78 years. All-star Houston outfielder nicknamed “The Toy Cannon.”
  • Fred “Curly” Neal – Aged 77 years. Featured ball-handler for the Harlem Globetrotters and cartoon character.
March 27, 2020
  • Hamed Karoui – Aged 92 years. Former Tunisian head of state.
March 28, 2020
  • John Callahan – Aged 66 years. Actor & TV personality known for roles on “All My Children” and various other soaps.
  • Tom Coburn – Aged 72 years. Conservative State Rep and Senator from Oklahoma dubbed “Dr. No” by Dems.
  • Jan Howard – Aged 91 years. American country music singer, songwriter, author, and producer.
  • David Schramm – Aged 73 years. Actor known best for a recurring role on “Wings”.
March 29, 2020
  • Alan Merrill – Aged 69 years. Musician who originally wrote/recorded “I Love Rock & Roll.”
  • Ken Shimura – Aged 70 years. Comedian referred to as “the Japanese Robin Williams.”
  • Krzysztof Penderecki – Aged 86 years. Polish composer/conductor whose work was used in “The Exorcist” and “The Shining.”

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