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The Short List – November ’21

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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, 2021
  • Emmett Chapman – Aged 85 years. American jazz musician and inventor of the Chapman Stick.
November 2, 2021
  • Neal Smith – Aged 101 years. Iowa representative from 1959 to 1995, oldest living current or former member of Congress.
November 3, 2021
  • Tom Matte – Aged 82 years. 2X Pro Bowl RB and Super Bowl V champ.
November 4, 2021
November 5, 2021
November 6, 2021
November 7, 2021
November 8, 2021
  • Margo Guryan – Aged 84 years. Forgettable American songwriter from the 60’s.
November 9, 2021
  • Jerry Douglas – Aged 88 years. 25 year cast member of “The Young & the Restless.”
November 10, 2021
  • Jun Hong Lu – Aged 62 years. Controversial Buddhist faith healer and the founder of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door religious movement.
November 11, 2021
  • John Goodsall – Aged 68 years. Progressive rock and jazz fusion guitarist for Brand X and atomic Rooster.
November 12, 2021
  • Dave Hickey – Aged 82 years. Peabody Award winning art critic who wrote for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair.
November 13, 2021
  • Sam Huff – Aged 87 years. 5X Pro Bowl RB for the Giants & Redskins.
November 14, 2021
  • Heath Freeman – Aged 41 years. Actor who played serial killer Howard Epps on TV’s “Bones.”
November 15, 2021
  • Julio Lugo – Aged 46 years. Starting shortstop for Boston’s 2007 World Series wining team.
November 16, 2021
  • Larry J. Hopkins – Aged 88 years. Kentucky congressman and father to actor Josh Hopkins.
November 17, 2021
  • Art LaFleur – Aged 78 years. Character actor who appeared in “The Sandlot” and “Field of Dreams.”
November 18, 2021
  • Peter Buck – Aged 90 years.
    Restaurateur, co-founder of Subway.
  • Mick Rock – Aged 72 years. British rock music photographer often referred to as “The Man Who Shot the Seventies.”
November 19, 2021
  • Will Ryan – Aged 72 years. Songwriter and voice talent for numerous animated films and children’s shows.
November 20, 2021
  • Billy Hinsche – Aged 70 years. Bandmate of Desi Arnaz & Dean Marin as well as touring musician with The Beach Boys.
November 21, 2021
  • Lou Cutell – Aged 91 years. Film & TV actor who played Amazing Larry in “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.”.
November 22, 2021
  • Doug Jones – Aged 64 years. 5X All-star MLB pitcher with a sweet mustache.
  • Bernard Holley – Aged 81 years. Veteran British actor known for appearances on Doctor Who.
November 23, 2021
  • Chun Doo-hwan – Aged 90 years. Controversial 5th President of South Korea.
  • Bill Virdon – Aged 90 years. MLB outfielder, manager, coach, and 2X World Series champ.
November 24, 2021
  • Lisa Brown – Aged 67 years. Soap actress from “Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns.”
November 25, 2021
  • Charles Moose – Aged 68 years. American author and police officer central to the DC Beltway Sniper case.
November 26, 2021
  • Mark Roth – Aged 70 years. Pro bowler who won the PBA tour 24 times.
  • Stephen Sondheim – Aged 91 years. Award-winning Broadway composer credited for reinventing the American musical.
November 27, 2021
  • Curley Culp – Aged 75 years. 6X pro-bowl lineman with a ring from Super Bowl IV.
November 28, 2021
  • Virgil Abloh – Aged 41 years. Big-shot fashion designer with a taste for plagiarism.
  • Carrie Meek – Aged 95 years. Florida congresswoman who criminalized stalking.
November 29, 2021
  • Arlene Dahl – Aged 96 years. Classic Hollywood-era actress and Lorenzo’s mommma Lamas.
November 30, 2021
  • Dave Draper – Aged 79 years. American bodybuilder, actor and author.

 

 

The Short List – October ’21

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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, 2021
  • Ewert Ljusberg – Aged 76 years. Swedish musician, TV personality, and president of some fictitious, bullsh!t republic.
October 2, 2021
October 3, 2021
  • Bernard Tapie – Aged 78 years. French businessman, politician and occasional actor, singer, and TV host.
  • Todd Akin – Aged 74 years. Missouri representative whose run for Senator was derailed by his distinction of “legitimate rape.”.
October 4, 2021
  • Alan Kalter – Aged 78 years. David Letterman’s announcer for 20 years.
October 5, 2021
  • Hobo Jim – Aged 69 years. American folk singer-songwriter, big deal in Alaska for some reason.
October 6, 2021
  • Gerald Home – Aged 70 years. British TV actor who donned 2 different alien masks in “The Return of the Jedi.”
  • Martin J. Sherwin – Aged 84 years. Pulitzer Prize winning historian who obsessed about nuclear weapons.
October 7, 2021
  • Rick Jones – Aged 84 years. Canadian children’s TV personality.
October 8, 2021
  • Jem Targal – Aged 74 years. Founder of Detroit’s psychedelic hard rock outfit Third Power.
October 9, 2021
  • Jim Pembroke – Aged 75 years. Vocalist for Finnish progressive rock band Wigwam.
October 10, 2021
  • Ruthie Tompson – Aged 111 years. Animator for Walt Disney from 1937 to 1978.
  • Granville Adams – Aged 58 years. TV actor best known as Zahir Arif on HBO’s “Oz.”
October 11, 2021
  • Deon Estus – Aged 65 years. American musician/singer and bassist for Wham!.
October 12, 2021
  • Brian Goldner – Aged 58 years. Hasbro CEO and executive producer of the “Transformers” film franchise.
  • Roy Horan – Aged 71 years. Martial arts movie actor from the 70’s & 80’s.
October 13, 2021
  • Ray Fosse – Aged 74 years. All-star catcher for Oakland’s World Series dynasty in the early 70’s.
October 14, 2021
  • Dale Kildee – Aged 92 years. Democrat congressman who represented Michigan from 1977 to 2013.
  • Phil Leadbetter – Aged 59 years. Award-winning American bluegrass musician for whom Gibson Guitars named a dobro after.
October 15, 2021
  • Joanna Cameron – Aged 73 years. Actress who played the title role of Isis on some silly 70’s children’s TV show.

 

 

 

October 16, 2021
  • Ron Tutt – Aged 83 years. Drummer for Elvis’ TCB Band and session player for other big names.
  • Paul Salata – Aged 94 years. The NFL draft’s first “Mr. Irrelevant” and “Angels in the Outfield” actor.
  • Betty Lynn – Aged 95 years. Actress who played Barney’s girlfriend Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show.”
  • Leo Boivin – Aged 90 years. Canadian pro hockey HOF’er.
October 17, 2021
  • Toshihiro Iijima – Aged 89 years. Japanese film director responsible for the notably terrible Ultraman series.
October 18, 2021
  • Bill Zeliff – Aged 85 years. Former New Hampshire congressman.
  • Val Bisoglio – Aged 95 years. Actor who had a regular role on TV’s “Quincy, M.E.” and played Travolta’s hairdo-wrecking dad in “Saturday Night Fever.”
October 19, 2021
  • LeslieBricusse – Aged 90 years. Oscar-winning composer & lyricist who penned Bond themes, including “Goldfinger.”
  • Jack Angel – Aged 90 years. Voice actor who’s worked on just about everything animated since the 70’s.
October 20, 2021
  • Jerry Pinkney – Aged 81 years. Award-winning illustrator and writer of children’s literature.
October 21, 2021
  • Einár – Aged 19 years. Young & dumb Swedish rapper who survived a brutal kidnapping only to be shot 18 months later.
  • George Butler – Aged 78 years. Documentary filmmaker who introduced moviegoers to Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1977’s “Pumping Iron.”
October 22, 2021
  • Jay Black – Aged 82 years. Lead singer of 60’s hitmakers Jay and the Americans.
October 23, 2021
  • Bob Neumeier – Aged 70 years. NBC Sports’ thoroughbred racing commentator who also covered NFL, NHL, & the Olympics.
October 24, 2021
  • Sonny Osborne – Aged 83 years. One half of bluegrass duo The Osborne Brothers, famous for 1967’s hit “Rocky Top.”
October 25, 2021
  • Willie Cobbs – Aged 89 years. American blues singer best known for his song “You Don’t Love Me”.
October 26, 2021
  • Roh Tae-woo – Aged 88 years. 6th president of South Korea.
  • Mike Lucci – Aged 81 years. Pro Bowl linebacker, NFL color commentator, part time actor and business exec.
  • Mort Sahl – Aged 94 years. Comedian, actor, and social satirist.
  • Rose Lee Maphis – Aged 98 years. Country singer credited as a pioneer of the mid 50’s Bakersfield sound.
October 27, 2021
  • Bob Ferry – Aged 84 years. Pro basketball center and GM of the Washington Bullets’ ’78 championship team.
October 28, 2021
  • Linwood Holton – Aged 98 years. Former governor of Virginia.
  • Camille Saviola – Aged 71 years. Actress and singer who played Turtle’s mom on “Entourage.”
October 29, 2021
  • Malcolm Dome – Aged 66 years. British rock journalist & author credited with coining the term “thrash metal.”
October 30, 2021
  • Jerry Remy – Aged 68 years. All-star MLB 2nd baseman, color commentator, author and restaurateur.
October 31, 2021
  • Frank Farrar – Aged 92 years. Former governor of South Dakota .

The Short List – Sept. ’21

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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, 2021
September 2, 2021
  • Keith McCants – Aged 53 years. NFL linebacker turned broadcaster.
  • Mikis Theodorakis – Aged 96 years. Acclaimed film music composer and commie douchebag.
  • David Patten – Aged 47 years. Patriots WR who caught Tom Brady’s first Super Bowl TD.
September 3, 2021
  • Yolanda López – Aged 78 years. American painter known for her Virgen de Guadalupe series.
September 4, 2021
  • Willard Scott – Aged 87 years. Today Show weatherman and creator of Ronald McDonald.
September 5, 2021
  • Sarah Harding – Aged 39 years. Soap actress and singer for Brit-pop group Girls Aloud.
  • Tony Selby – Aged 83 years. English actor from “EastEnders” and “Doctor “Who.”
September 6, 2021
  • Michael K. Williams – Aged 54 years. Black guy with the big scar on his face seen in “The Wire,” “Boardwalk Empire,” and “Alias.”
  • Jean-Pierre Adams – Aged 73 years. French soccer star who spent 39 years in a coma.
  • Adlai Stevenson III – Aged 90 years. US Senator from a famous family of politicians.
September 7, 2021
September 8, 2021
  • Neddy Smith – Aged 76 years. Australian organized criminal whose hijinks were fictionalized on page & screen.
  • Terry Brennan – Aged 93 years. Head coach for Notre Dame in the mid-50’s.
September 9, 2021
September 10, 2021
  • Jorge Sampaio – Aged 81 years. Former president of Portugal.
  • Michael Chapman – Aged 80 years. English singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso.
September 11, 2021
  • Mick Tingelhoff – Aged 81 years. NFL Hall of Fame career center for the Vikings.
September 12, 2021
  • Fran Bennett – Aged 84 years. TV & film black bit-part player.
September 13, 2021
  • Don Collier – Aged 92 years. TV Western & film actor who was pigeon-holed into becoming Hubba Bubba’s ad mascot “The Gum Fighter”.
September 14, 2021
  • Reuben Klamer – Aged 99 years. Inventor of Milton Bradley’s The Game of Life.
September 15, 2021
  • Joel Rapp – Aged 87 years. Film director & screenwriter for popular 60’s TV shows.
September 16, 2021
  • Jane Powell – Aged 92 years. Musical actress referred to as one of the last surviving stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
September 17, 2021
  • Abdelaziz Bouteflika – Aged 84 years. President of Algeria for nearly 20 years.
  • Tim Donnelly – Aged 77 years. TV actor who played fireman Chet Kelly on the 70’s primetime series “Emergency!”
September 18, 2021
  • Roger Brown – Aged 84 years. 6X Pro Bowl defensive tackle known for his role in 1962’s “Thanksgiving Day Massacre.”
September 19, 2021
  • John Challis – Aged 79 years. English TV actor and author.
  • Jimmy Greaves – Aged 81 years. England’s fourth-highest international football goalscorer.
September 20, 2021
  • Sarah Dash – Aged 76 years. R&B singer who worked with Patti LaBelle and The Rolling Stones.
  • Sherwood Boehlert – Aged 84 years. US congressman from New York who chaired the science committee.
  • Billy Maxwell – Aged 92 years. College golf stud who turned pro in the 50’s.
September 21, 2021
  • Willie Garson – Aged 57 years. Film & TV actor known for playing Stanford Blatch on HBO’s “Sex and the City.”
  • Richard H. Kirk – Aged 65 years. English electronic musician from Cabaret Voltaire who also worked under dozens of pseudonyms.
  • Al Harrington – Aged 85 years. Samoan-American actor who had parts in both the original “Hawaii Five-O” and the 2010 reboot.
  • Peter Palmer – Aged 90 years. Actor who played Lil Abner on Broadway and on film.
September 22, 2021
  • Robert Fyfe – Aged 90 years. Scottish TV actor with a 25-year gig on a British sit-com you never heard of.
  • Abdelkader Bensalah – Aged 79 years. Another former President of Algeria.
  • Roger Michell – Aged 65 years. English filmmaker, director of “Notting Hill” and “Hyde Park on the Hudson.”
  • Bob Moore – Aged 88 years. “Nashville A-Team” session bassist who performed on over 17,000 recordings, including Elvis & Patsy Cline.
  • Jay Sandrich – Aged 89 years. Emmy-winning director of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” & “The Cosby Show.”
September 23, 2021
  • Sue Thompson – Aged 96 years. American pop and country music singer with hits in the 60’s.
September 24, 2021
  • Pee Wee Ellis – Aged 80 years. American composer & jazz sax player who worked with James Brown & Van Morrison.
September 25, 2021
  • Walter Scott Jr. – Aged 90 years. Billionaire businessman and philanthropist.
September 26, 2021
  • Alan Lancaster – Aged 72 years. Bassist/singer for British rock band Status Quo.
  • George Frayne – Aged 77 years. Singer/musician better known in the 60’s country scene as Commander Cody.
September 27, 2021
  • Andrea Martin – Aged 49 years. R&B hitmaker who wrote for the likes of Toni Braxton, En Vogue, and Jennifer Hudson.
  • Roger Hunt – Aged 83 years. One of the few remaining members of England’s legendary mid-60s World Cup team.
September 28, 2021
September 29, 2021
  • Michael Tylo – Aged 73 years. American actor who had roles in just about all the major soap operas.
September 30, 2021
  • John Rigas – Aged 96 years. Cable TV magnate, NHL team owner, and convicted fraudster.

The Short List – August ’21

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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, 2021
  • Paul Cotton – Aged 78 years. Poco guitarist/singer who wrote their biggest hit “Heart of the Night.”
August 2, 2021
  • Dave Severance – Aged 102 years. Easy company commander who ordered the flag raising on Iwo Jima.
August 3, 2021
  • K-HAND – Aged 56 years. Electronic musician dubbed “The First Lady of Detroit techno”.
August 4, 2021
  • Razzy Bailey – Aged 82 years. Country hitmaker from the early 80’s.
  • Bobby Eaton – Aged 62 years. Pro wrestler who was half of the tag-team ‘The Midnight Express.’
  • Dick Farmer – Aged 86 years. American businessman with a hilarious name.
  • Paul Johnson – Aged 50 years. House DJ/producer who landed a hit single with “Get get Down.”.
August 5, 2021
August 6, 2021
  • Trevor Moore – Aged 41 years. Comedian who was a member of the Whitest Kids You Know troupe.
August 7, 2021
  • Markie Post – Aged 70 years. Blonde TV actress known for “The Fall Guy” and “Night Court.”
  • Jane Withers – Aged 95 years. Prominent child star from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
August 8, 2021
  • Bobby Bowden – Aged 91 years. Legendary college football coach for FSU.
  • Walter Yetnikoff – Aged 87 years. Head of CBS records who crafted the careers of Michale Jackson, Billy Joel, Bruce Springstien, and Weird Al.
August 9, 2021
  • Joey Ambrose – Aged 87 years. Sax player for Bill Haley & the Comets and Rock & Roll HOF’er.
August 10, 2021
August 11, 2021
  • Mike Finnigan – Aged 76 years. American session keyboardist who played with Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Still & Nash, and many more.
  • Roy Gaines – Aged 83 years. Texas electric blues guitarist who appeared in “The Color Purple.”
August 12, 2021
August 13, 2021
  • Fez Whatley – Aged 57 years. Comedian & radio personality known for “The Ron & Fez Show.”
  • Nanci Griffith – Aged 68 years. Grammy-winning American singer, guitarist, and songwriter.
August 14, 2021
  • Carlos Correia – Aged 87 years. 4-time Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau.
August 15, 2021
  • Paul Mitchell – Aged 64 years. Former US Rep for Michigan’s 10th district.
  • Gerd Müller – Aged 75 years. German FIFA legend nicknamed “Der Bomber.”.
  • Dick Schafrath – Aged 84 years. NFL O-lineman who later became an Ohio State Senator.
  • Joe Walton – Aged 85 years. College & NFL player & head coach (Jets).
August 16, 2021
  • Sean Lock – Aged 58 years. British stand-up comic and TV star.
August 17, 2021
  • Eddie Paskey – Aged 81 years. Actor who played an enterprise crewman in 55 episodes of the original “Star Trek” TV series.
  • Gary “Chicken” Hirsh – Aged 81 years. Drummer for psychedelic Woodstock act Country Joe & The Fish.
  • Leonard Thompson – Aged 69 years. Record-setting receiver for the Detroit Lions.
August 18, 2021
  • Joseph Lee Galloway – Aged 79 years. Vietnam war news correspondent & Bronze Star recipient whose work later found its way into Hollywood films.
August 19, 2021
  • Chuck Close – Aged 81 years. American visual artist known for massive-scale portraits.
  • Sonny Chiba – Aged 82 years. Japanese actor and martial artist who played sword maker Hattori Hanzō in the Kill Bill movies.
  • Rod Gilbert – Aged 80 years. Pro Hockey HOF’er known as New York’s “Mr. Ranger.”
August 20, 2021
  • Tom T. Hall – Aged 85 years. Storytelling country musician with 12 number one hits to his name, including “Harper Valley PTA.”
  • Ian Carey – Aged 45 years. Musician and record producer whose 2008 dance hit “Get Shaky” got international acclaim.
August 21, 2021
  • Don Everly – Aged 84 years. Remaining half of harmony-singing country-rockers The Everly Brothers.
  • Bill Emerson – Aged 83 years. Founding member of The Country Gentlemen revered as one of the best bluegrass banjo players in music history.
  • Anthony Scotto – Aged 87 years. Gambino crime family mafioso.
  • Phil Valentine – Aged 61 years. Talk radio host and outspoken skeptic of masks & vaccinations… who pulled a 180 a little too late.
August 22, 2021
  • Micki Grant – Aged 92 years. American singer, soap actress (Another World, Guiding Light,) and Tony nominated writer.
August 23, 2021
  • Brick Bronsky – Aged 57 years. Pro wrestler and and B-horror flick actor.
  • Michael Nader – Aged 76 years. American soap actor seen on “Dynasty,” “All My Children,” and “As the World Turns.”
August 24, 2021
  • Hissène Habré – Aged 79 years. 5th President of Chad and convicted war criminal.
  • Jerry Harkness – Aged 81 years. Pro basketballer and Quaker Oats shill.
August 25, 2021
August 26, 2021
  • Kenny Malone – Aged 83 years. Session drummer who played with the OG’s of outlaw country.
  • Neal Brendel – Aged 66 years. USA Rugby Union chairman and member of the national team.
August 27, 2021
  • Sam Salter – Aged 46 years. American R&B singer and one-time Babyface protégé.
  • Edmond H. Fischer – Aged 101 years. Nobel Prize-winning biochemist and president of the World Cultural Council.
August 28, 2021
  • Ida Keeling – Aged 106 years. Record-holding old broad featured spotlighted by HBO doc series & Oprah Winfrey.
August 29, 2021
  • Ron Bushy – Aged 79 years. Drummer for Iron Butterfly who played an unnecessary solo on “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.”
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Aged 85 years. Jamaican singer and producer considered a pioneer in dub music.
August 30, 2021
  • Junior Coffey – Aged 79 years. RB for the Packers’ ’65 championship team.
August 31, 2021
  • Michael Constantine – Aged 94 years. American actor and Big Fat Greek Dad.
  • Mahal – Aged 46 years. Filipino actress & comedienne.

 

The Short List – June ’21

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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.

June 1, 2021
  • Vince Promuto – Aged 82 years. Career Washington Redskin and 2X Pro Bowl lineman.
June 2, 2021
  • Bill Scanlon – Aged 64 years. Pro tennis player who upset McEnroe in the ’83 US Open.
  • Raymond J. Donovan – Aged 90 years. Reagan’s Secretary of Labor accused of colluding with the mob.
June 3, 2021
  • F. Lee Bailey – Aged 87 years. Hi-profile criminal defense attorney who was part of OJ’s “dream team.”
June 4, 2021
  • Clarence Williams III – Aged 81 years. The guy with the afro on police TV series “The Mod Squad.”
  • John M. Patterson – Aged 99 years. Governor of Alabama when all that civil rights sh!t was really going down.
June 5, 2021
  • Richard Robinson – Aged 84 years. Publishing magnate who served up Harry Potter & The Hunger Games.
June 6, 2021
  • Leonard Crow Dog – Aged 78 years. Lakota medicine man and activist who was central in the Wounded Knee Incident.
June 7, 2021
  • Jim Fassel – Aged 71 years. NFL player & head coach of the NY Giants.
June 8, 2021
  • Dean Parrish – Aged 78 years. American soul singer who had a hit with “I’m on My Way.”
June 9, 2021
  • Dakota Skye – Aged 27 years. Porn actress with a booze & fentanyl problem
June 10, 2021
  • Ray MacDonnell – Aged 93 years. Emmy-winning soap actor who played Dr. Joe Martin on “All My Children.”
June 11, 2021
  • Art Ditmar – Aged 92 years. Starting pitcher for the Yankees’ 1958 World Series team.
  • John Gabriel – Aged 90 years. Emmy nominated TV actor who played the Professor in the pilot of “Gilligan’s Island.”
  • Mudcat Grant – Aged 85 years. 2X all-star pitcher.
  • Leroy Jones – Aged 70 years. NFL defensive end who wore a Chargers jersey for 8 years.
June 12, 2021

 

June 13, 2021
  • Ashley Henley – Aged 40 years. Mississippi politician who was shot while investigating a fishy family murder.
June 14, 2021
  • Lisa Banes – Aged 65 years. Award winning actress seen in “Young Guns,” “Cocktail,” and “Gone Girl.”
June 15, 2021
June 16, 2021
  • Vance Trimble – Aged 107 years. Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist.
June 17, 2021
  • Alex Harvill – Aged 28 years. Guinness Record holding dirt bike stunt clown.
June 18, 2021
June 19, 2021
  • Champ – Aged 12 years. Joe Biden’s dog.
    Not a valid pick, but has a longer Wiki write-up than some legit picks do.
June 20, 2021
  • Joanne Linville – Aged 93 years. TV & film actress who once played a saucy Romulan commander on “Star Trek.”
June 21, 2021
  • Tom Kurvers – Aged 58 years. Stanley Cup winning NHL defenseman.
June 22, 2021
June 23, 2021
  • John McAfee – Aged 75 years. Anti-virus software developer & tax evader.
  • Melissa Coates – Aged 49 years. NWA Female wrestler known at “Super Genie.”
June 24, 2021
June 25, 2021
  • Jack Ingram – Aged 84 years. “Iron Man” champ of NASCAR’s Busch series.
June 26, 2021
  • John Langley – Aged 78 years. “Cops” creator/producer/director known as “The Godfather of Reality TV.”
  • Mike Gravel – Aged 91 years. Alaskan Senator and Pentagon Paper-boy.
June 27, 2021
  • Peps Persson – Aged 74 years. Acclaimed Swedish musician.
June 28, 2021
  • Greg Noll – Aged 84 years. Pioneering American pro surfer & movie producer
June 29, 2021
  • Donald Rumsfeld – Aged 88 years. US Secretary of Defense under Ford & Bush 2.
  • Stuart Damon – Aged 84 years. Emmy-winner who played Alan Quartermaine for 30 years on General Hospital.
June 30, 2021
  • Janet Moreau – Aged 93 years. Gold medal US track & field olympian.

The Short List – May ’21

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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.

May 1, 2021
  • Olympia Dukakis – Aged 89 years. Actress who won an Oscar & A Golden Glove fo r her performance in “Moonstruck.”
May 2, 2021
  • Bobby Unser – Aged 87 years. 3X Indy 500 winning race car driver.
May 3, 2021
  • Lloyd Price – Aged 88 years. “Mr. Personality” of 50’s-60’s R&B who sand “Lawdy Miss Clawdy.”
May 4, 2021
  • Nick Kamen – Aged 59 years. English singer/songwriter & Madonna collaborator.
May 5, 2021
  • George Jung – Aged 78 years. Cocaine trafficker for the Medellín cartel who was portrayed by Johnny Depp in “Blow.”
May 6, 2021
  • David H. Gambrell – Aged 91 years. Georgia Senator who was a big deal for a hot minute in the early 70’s.
May 7, 2021
  • Pete du Pont – Aged 86 years. Silver-spoonfed Delaware politician who took a swing at the presidency in 1988.
May 9, 2021
  • Robert Ward – Aged 68 years. Record-holding caucus leader from Connecticut.
May 10, 2021
May 11, 2021
  • Norman Lloyd – Aged 106 years. American actor who was in showbiz for nearly a century.
May 12, 2021
  • Jerry Burns – Aged 94 years. Former head coach for the Minnesota Vikings
May 13, 2021
  • Jack Terricloth – Aged 50 years. Oddball American musician and guitarist.
May 14, 2021
May 15, 2021
May 16, 2021
  • Patsy Bruce – Aged 81 years. Country-western songwriter who co-penned “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.”
May 17, 2021
  • Don Kernodle – Aged 71 years. WWF tag-team partner of Sgt. Slaughter.
  • Buddy Roemer – Aged 77 years. Aisle-jumping congressman from Louisiana.
May 18, 2021
  • Gilles Lupien – Aged 67 years. NHL defenceman who played for Montreal’s back-to-back Stanley Cup team.
May 19, 2021
  • Paul Mooney – Aged 79 years. Writer & stand-up comic who played Negrodamus on “Chappelle’s Show.”
  • Lee Evans – Aged 74 years. 2X gold medal olympian and Black Panther.
May 20, 2021
  • Roger Hawkins – Aged 75 years. Muscle Shoals session drummer who is heard on dozens of top 40 hits.
May 21, 2021
  • Tahir Salahov – Aged 92 years. Russian artist & Order of Lenin recipient.
May 22, 2021
  • Robert Marchand – Aged 109 years. Old fart on a bicycle.
  • Joe Beckwith – Aged 66 years. MLB relief pitcher for 85 World Series winning Royals.
May 23, 2021
  • Eric Carle – Aged 91 years. Children’s lit author & illustrator who created “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
May 24, 2021
  • Samuel E. Wright – Aged 74 years. Actor & singer who was the voice behind The Little Mermaid song “Under the Sea.”
  • Paul Christy – Aged 82 years. Old school wrestler who jobbed in the NWA & WWF.
  • John Davis – Aged 66 years. The real voice behind Milli Vanilli’s “Girl You Know it’s True.”
May 25, 2021
  • John Warren – Aged 94 years. US Senator and 6th husband of Elizabeth Taylor.
  • J.D. Roberts – Aged 88 years. Head coach for the New Orleans Saints in the early 70’s.
  • Rusty Warren – Aged 91 years. Female comic & singer, specializing in sex-related tunes like “Bounce Your Boobies”
  • Cotton Ivy – Aged 91 years. Tennessee politician and musician who appeared on Hee Haw.
May 26, 2021
  • Paul Soles – Aged 90 years. Canadian actor and television personality who voiced Hermey, the misfit dentist elf on “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.”
  • Jerome Hellman – Aged 92 years. Oscar-winning producer of “Midnight Cowboy.”
May 27, 2021
  • Patrick Sky – Aged 80 years. American folk singer/songwriter.
May 28, 2021
  • Tony Marino – Aged 90 years. Another dead wrestler.
May 29, 2021
  • B.J. Thomas – Aged 78 years. Grammy winning singer of “Hooked on a Feeling” & “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”.
  • Joe Lara – Aged 58 years. Actor who played Tarzan on TV.
May 30, 2021
May 31, 2021
  • Arlene Golonka – Aged 85 years. Actress best known as Millie Hutchins on “The Andy Griffith Show.”.
  • Lil Loaded – Aged 20 years. Rapper & trouble magnet.

 

 

The Short List – April ’21

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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.

April 1, 2021
  • Gerald Irons – Aged 73 years. NFL linebacker honored(?) as one of 100 greatest Cleveland Browns of all time.
  • Lee Aaker – Aged 77 years. Child actor who costarred w/ The Duke in “Hondo” and was a regular on “The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.”
April 2, 2021
  • Quindon Tarver – Aged 38 years. Teen R&B vocalist from the late 90’s.
  • Arthur Kopit – Aged 83 years. American playwright and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist.
April 3, 2021
  • Stan Stephens – Aged 91 years. American politician, former governor of Montana.
  • Gloria Henry – Aged 98 years. TV/film actress best known for playing Dennis the Menace’s mother Alice Mitchell.
April 4, 2021
  • Ralph Schuckett – Aged 73 years. Keyboardist for Todd Rundgren’s Utopia.
April 5, 2021
  • Paul Ritter – Aged 54 years. Actor who made appearances in the Harry Potter, James Bond, and Chernobyl film series.
April 6, 2021
  • Walter Olkewicz – Aged 72 years. American character actor who played French Canadian fattys on “Twin Peaks.”
April 7, 2021
  • Anne Beatts – Aged 74 years. Emmy-winning American comedy writer for National Lampoon & SNL and creator of “Square Pegs.”
April 8, 2021
  • Phillip Adams – Aged 32 years. NFL cornerback who went on a killing spree before popping himself.
  • Richard_Rush – Aged 91 years. Oscar-nominated director of “The Stunt Man.”
April 9, 2021
  • Ramsey Clark – Aged 93 years. LBJ’s US attorney General turned international activist.
April 10, 2021
  • Bob Porter – Aged 80 years. Jazz and blues record producer and noted preservationist.
April 11, 2021
  • Joseph Siravo – Aged 66 years. American actor who typically played greaseball mobsters.
April 12, 2021
  • Galen Weston – Aged 80 years. British-Canadian billionaire & businessman.
April 13, 2021
  • Bobby Leonard – Aged 88 years. NBA player, coach, and color commentator.
April 14, 2021
  • Rusty Young – Aged 75 years. Pedal steel guitar virtuoso who fronted Poco.
April 15, 2021
  • Leroy Keyes – Aged 74 years. Legendary Boilermaker selected by the Eagles in the 1st round of the ’69 NFL draft.
April 16, 2021
  • Helen McCrory – Aged 52 years. British actress seen in “Skyfall,” Peaky Blinders,” and the last 3 Harry Potter movies.
  • Felix Silla – Aged 84 years. Italian stunt dwarf who played Cousin Itt on “The Addams Family.”
April 17, 2021
  • Black Rob – Aged 52 years. One of P.Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment flunkies whose hit single “Whoa!” blew past us early this century.
April 18, 2021
  • Paul Oscher – Aged 71 years. Color barrier-breaking blues instrumentalist. First white guy in Muddy Waters’ band.
April 19, 2021
  • Bob Lanois – Aged 73 years. Canadian record producer and recording engineer.
April 20, 2021
  • Monte Hellman – Aged 91 years. American indie filmmaker who directed a couple of Jack Nicholson’s Westerns.
  • Tempest Storm – Aged 93 years. Slutty old broad who was dubbed “The Queen Of Exotic Dancers.”
  • Les McKeown – Aged 65 years. Singer for Scottish pop-tards The Bay City Rollers.
April 21, 2021
  • Thomas Fritsch – Aged 77 years. Hollywoood’s go-to guy for dubbing a main movie character’s voice in German.
April 22, 2021
April 23, 2021
April 24, 2021
  • Christa Ludwig – Aged 93 years. Highly decorated German opera singer.
April 25, 2021
  • Denny Freeman – Aged 76 years. American guitarist who collaborated with some big names in the Blues scene.
April 26, 2021
  • AlSchmitt – Aged 91 years. 20X Grammy winning recording engineer & music producer.
  • Geno Hayes – Aged 33 years. NFL Linebacker with a busted liver.
April 27, 2021
  • Charles Strum – Aged 73 years. American journalist and author.
April 28, 2021
  • Michael Collins – Aged 90 years. Astronaut who piloted Apollo 11’s command module around the moon.
April 29, 2021
  • John Hinch – Aged 73 years. Founding drummer for Judas Priest.
  • Johnny Crawford – Aged 75 years. Singer & child actor from the 50’s & 60’s.
  • Pete Lammons – Aged 77 years. Tight End for the Jets in Super Bowl 3.
April 30, 2021

 

The Short List – March ’21

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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.

March 1, 2021
  • Ralph Peterson Jr. – Aged 58 years. American jazz drummer and bandleader.
  • John “Ian” St John – Aged 82 years. Scottish professional football player, coach and broadcaster.
  • Vernon Jordan – Aged 85 years. American business executive, civil rights activist, & Clintonista.
March 2, 2021
  • Bunny Wailer – Aged 73 years. Grammy-winning reggae musician and Bob Marley collaborator.
March 3, 2021
March 4, 2021
  • Bhaskar Menon – Aged 86 years. Music industry executive who backed “The Dark Side of the Moon.”
  • Tony Hedra – Aged 79 years. English actor & writer who helmed National Lampoon and played Spinal Tap’s manager Ian Faith.
March 5, 2021
  • David Bailie – Aged 83 years. South Afican actor who played the mute pirate Cotton in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
March 6, 2021
  • Lou Ottens – Aged 94 years. Dutch inventor who gave us the cassette tape.
March 7, 2021
March 8, 2021
  • Rhéal Cormier – Aged 53 years. MLB relief pitcher and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Leon Gast – Aged 84 years. Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker.
March 9, 2021
  • Cliff Simon – Aged 58 years. South African athlete and actor, known as Ba’al on TV’s “Stargate SG-1.”
March 10, 2021
March 11, 2021
  • Ray Campi – Aged 86 years. Double-bass playing musician nicknamed “The King of Rockabilly”.
March 12, 2021
  • Ronald DeFeo Jr. – Aged 69 years. Long Island mass murderer who inspired “The Amityville Horror.”
March 13, 2021
  • Murray Walker – Aged 97 years. English Formula 1 commentator and journalist.
March 14, 2021
  • Frankie de la Cruz – Aged 37 years. MLB pitcher who went on to play in various leagues around the world.
  • Rusty Tillman – Aged 75 years. NFL linebacker and XFL coach.
  • Henry Darrow – Aged 87 years. Emmy-winning TV actor known for roles in “The High Chaparral,” “Zorro,” and “Santa Barbara.”

 

 

March 15, 2021
March 16, 2021
  • Sabine Schmitz – Aged 51 years. German pro race driver, known as as the ‘Queen of the Ring.’
  • Moudud Ahmed – Aged 80 years. 7th Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
March 17, 2021
March 18, 2021
  • Paul Jackson – Aged 73 years. Founding bassist for Herbie Hancock’s jazz-fusion band The Headhunters.
  • Richard Gilliland – Aged 71 years. TV/film actor seen in “Airplane II: The Sequel” and “Designing Women.”
March 19, 2021
  • Barry Orton – Aged 62 years. Pro wrestler and member of the noted Orton family of wresters.
March 20, 2021
  • Peter Lorimer – Aged 74 years. Scottish pro soccer player & record-holder with Leeds United.
March 21, 2021
  • Robina Asti – Aged 99 years. Womens’ rights activist and 2X Guinness record holder for oldest active pilot and active flight instructor.
March 22, 2021
  • Elgin Baylor – Aged 86 years. Pro basketball player, coach, & Lakers legend.
March 23, 2021
  • Don Heffington – Aged 70 years. In-demand session drummer and original member of Lone Justice.
  • George Segal – Aged 87 years. Oscar-nominated & Golden Globe winning actor best known for roles on TV’s “Just Shoot Me” and “The Goldbergs.”
March 24, 2021
  • Jessica Walter – Aged 80 years. Award-winning actress in Eastwood’s “Play Misty for Me” and Tv’s “Arrested Development.”
  • Craig “muMs da Schemer” Grant – Aged 52 years. Actor & poet from HBO’s “Oz” who also played Lysol on “Chappelle’s Show.”
March 25, 2021
  • Bill Brock – Aged 90 years. Former US congressman and Regan administration cabinet member.
  • Bobby Brown – Aged 96 years. Yankees 3rd baseman who also served as AL president.
  • Stan Albeck – Aged 89 years. NBA & ABA coach.
  • Bertrand Tavernier – Aged 79 years. French actor & filmmaker who brought us “Round Midnight.”
March 26, 2021
  • Mike Bell – Aged 46 years. Reds 3rd baseman and Twins bench coach.
March 27, 2021
  • Petr Kellner – Aged 56 years. Czech billionaire and state’s richest person.
  • Howard Schnellenberger – Aged 87 years. NFL/NCAA football coach who led U of Miami to the national title in 1983.
March 28, 2021
  • Malcolm Cecil – Aged 84 years. British jazz bassist and Grammy Award-winning record producer.
  • Didier Ratsiraka – Aged 84 years. Longest serving president of Madagascar.
March 29, 2021
  • Bibian Mentel – Aged 48 years. Winter Paralympics gold-medalist & 5X world para-snowboarding champion.
  • Sarah Onyango Obama – Aged 99 years. Obammy’s step-grammy. Not a valid pick (by our rules) but the world somehow thinks her passage is “news.”
March 30, 2021
  • Myra Frances – Aged 78 years. Actress credited for half of British TV’s first lesbian kiss.
March 31, 2021

The Short List – Feb ’21

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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.

February 1, 2021
  • Ricky Powell – Aged 59 years. Renowned hip-hop photographer and correspondent.
  • John Sweeney – Aged 86 years. AFL-CIO President Emeritus.
February 2, 2021
  • Rennie Davis – Aged 80 years. Activist, member of the Chicago Seven.
  • Albert Hale – Aged 70 years. Politician, former head of the Navajo Nation.
  • Grant Jackson – Aged 78 years. Winning pitcher for game 7 of the ’79 World Series.
February 3, 2021
  • Jim Weatherly – Aged 77 years. Pop/country singer/songwriter from the 70’s.
February 4, 2021
  • Nolan Porter – Aged 71 years. American R&B singer and songwriter known for “Keep On Keepin’ On.”
February 5, 2021
  • Charlie Krueger – Aged 84 years. Hall of Fame NFL tackle for the 49’ers.
February 6, 2021
  • George Shultz – Aged 100 years. Politician, businessman, and one of only two people to have held four different Cabinet-level posts.
February 7, 2021
  • Ron Wright – Aged 67 years. Texas republican, first sitting member of Congress to die from COVID.
  • Ralph Backstrom – Aged 83 years. Canadian, 6X NHL Champion.
February 8, 2021
February 9, 2021
  • Chick Corea – Aged 79 years. American jazz composer & Miles Davis collaborator.
February 10, 2021
  • Jorge Morel – Aged 89 years. Renowned classical guitarist and composer.
February 11, 2021
  • Rusty Brooks – Aged 63 years. Heel jobber in the early 80s who regularly got pummeled by WWF A-listers.
February 12, 2021
  • Lynn Stalmaster – Aged 93 years. Famed Hollywood casting director, first to receive an Oscar.

 

February 13, 2021
  • Louis Clark – Aged 73 years. English music arranger and keyboard player (ELO, Hooked on Classics).
  • Marco Dimitri – Aged 58 years. Weirdo Italian dubbed “the most famous Satanist in Europe.”
February 14, 2021
  • Carlos Menem – Aged 90 years. 44th and oldest living president of Argentina.
  • Ari Gold – Aged 47 years. Gay Jewish pop singer.
February 15, 2021
  • Arne Sorenson – Aged 62 years. President & CEO of Marriott International.
  • Vincent Jackson – Aged 38 years. 3x Pro Bowl WR & Tampa bay stud.
February 16, 2021
  • Carman – Aged 65 years. Grammy nominated Christian music singer/songwriter & TV evangelist.
February 17, 2021
  • Martha Stewart – Aged 98 years. No… the OTHER Martha who was an actress in the 40’s & 50’s.
February 18, 2021
  • Prince Markie Dee – Aged 52 years. The lighter complected of the 3 Fat Boys.
  • John Roach – Aged 87 years. NFL QB who backed up Bart Starr in GB.
February 19, 2021
  • Bruce Meyers – Aged 94 years. Designer of the Meyers Manx, the original Dune Buggy.
February 20, 2021
  • Stan Williams – Aged 84 years. 2X World Series Champ pitcher and pitching coach for 14 MLB teams.
February 21, 2021
  • Doug Wilkerson – Aged 73 years. 3X Pro Bowl guard for the Chargers.
February 22, 2021
February 23, 2021
  • Geoffrey Scott – Aged 79 years. American TV actor known for roles on “Dynasty,” “Dark Shadows,” “General Hospital,” and other soapy turds.
February 24, 2021
  • Ronald Pickup – Aged 80 years. English actor seen in the “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” movies (yes… they made more than one.)
February 25, 2021
  • Darrius Johnson – Aged 48 years. NFL cornerback & member of the Broncos’ Super Bowl 32 and 33 championship squads
February 26, 2021
  • Bob James – Aged 68 years. American rock singer-songwriter for Montrose.
February 27, 2021
  • Louis Nix – Aged 29 years. NFL defensive lineman who liked to call himself “Irish Chocolate.”
February 28, 2021
  • Johnny Briggs – Aged 85 years. British soap actor who had a 30 year gig on “Coronation Street.”

The Short List – Jan ’21

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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.

January 1, 2021
  • Floyd Little – Aged 78 years. Pro-bowl running back for the Denver Broncos.
  • Mark Eden – Aged 92 years. British soap star & film actor.
January 2, 2021
  • Paul Westphal – Aged 70 years. American basketball player, head coach, and commentator.
  • Kerry Vincent – Aged 75 years. TV personality and baker seen on Food Network shows.
January 3, 2021
  • Gerry Marsden – Aged 78 years. English singer-songwriter, leader of the Merseybeat band Gerry and the Pacemakers.
  • Eric Jerome Dickey – Aged 59 years. Crime novel author.
January 4, 2021
  • Albert Roux – Aged 85 years. French restaurateur/chef.
  • Tom Acker – Aged 90 years. Right-handed relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Redlegs.
  • Gregory Sierra – Aged 83 years. TV actor known for roles on “Barney Miller” and “Sandord & Son.”
January 5, 2021
  • John Richardson – Aged 86 years. English male lead in several Italian genre films.
January 6, 2021
  • Bobby Few – Aged 85 years. American jazz pianist and vocalist.
January 7, 2021
  • Marion Ramsey – Aged 73 years. Actress known for playing Hooks, the soft spoken black officer in 6 “Police Academy” movies.
  • Michael Apted – Aged 79 years. British filmmaker, director of “The Coal Miners Daughter.”
January 8, 2021
  • Steve Carver – Aged 75 years. American film director who gave us “Big Bad Mama.”
  • Ed Bruce – Aged 81 years. American country music singer/songwriter who wrote “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.”
January 9, 2021
  • John Reilly – Aged 86 years. Career Soap opera actor.
January 10, 2021
January 11, 2021
January 12, 2021
  • Tim Lester – Aged 52 years. NFL running back.
  • Fred Levin – Aged 83 years. Florida attorney known for diligence against the tobacco industry.
January 13, 2021
  • Tim Bogert – Aged 76 years. Bassist for Vanilla Fudge and collaborator with Carmine Appice & Jeff Beck.
  • Sylvain Sylvain – Aged 69 years. Guitar player for The New York Dolls.

 

January 14, 2021
  • Peter Mark Richman – Aged 93 years. American bit part actor who appeared in over 30 films and 130 television series.
January 15, 2021
  • Lệ Thu – Aged 77 years. Vietnamese singer.
January 16, 2021
January 17, 2021
  • Sammy Nestico – Aged 96 years. American composer and arranger.
January 18, 2021
  • Jimmie Rodgers – Aged 87 years. Country & Western singer popular in the 50’s & 60’s.
  • Don Sutton – Aged 75 years. MLB pitcher seventh on the all-time strikeout list (3,574.)
January 19, 2021
  • Mark Wilson – Aged 91 years. Author and TV’s first magician/illusionist.
January 20, 2021
  • Ted Thompson – Aged 68 years. Big cheese with the Green Bat Packers.
  • Mira Furlan – Aged 65 years. Croatian actress who was a regular on “Lost.”
January 21, 2021
  • Randy Parton – Aged 67 years. Singer/songwriter, musician, and Dolly’s lil’ bro.
January 22, 2021
  • Tony Jones – Aged 54 years. Offensive tackle who started in 2 Super Bowls with the Broncos.
  • James Purify – Aged 76 years. Half of R&B singing duo James & Bobby Purify.
January 23, 2021
  • J.D. Power III – Aged 89 years. Businessman & founder of auto industry influencer.
  • Hal Holbrook – Aged 95 years. Veteran, award-winning actor and Mark Twain impersonator.
January 24, 2021
  • George Armstrong – Aged 90 years. Canadian pro hockey player & Hall of Fame’er.
  • Sonny Fox – Aged 95 years. Broadcaster, host of the kids TV show “Wonderama.”
January 25, 2021
  • Marie Harmon – Aged 97 years. Golden Age of Hollywood actress known for Westerns.
January 26, 2021
  • Sekou Smith – Aged 48 years. NBA reporter and analyst.
January 27, 2021
  • Goddess Bunny – Aged 61 years. Crippled tranny freakshow, actress.
January 28, 2021
January 29, 2021
  • John Chaney – Aged 89 years. American Hall of Fame college basketball coach.
  • Hilton Valentine – Aged 77 years. English guitarist for The Animals.
January 30, 2021
  • Sophie – Aged 34 years. Transsexual electronic pop musician and producer.
  • Marc Wilmore – Aged 57 years. Cast member of TV’s “In living Color” and writer for “The Simpsons.”
January 31, 2021
  • Mark Beard – Aged 72 years. NASCAR driver and team owner of Beard Motorsports.

 

 

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

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