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Title: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Tassie Dave on December 21, 2018, 02:55:30 PM
Since no-one else has volunteered, I will kick off next year's game.

It will be similar to the currently running game with a few scoring changes to make every death (on the list) worth points to every player.
I will use the same list as Friendly Angel's. Adding 4 new names to replace the 4 deceased celebrities. If any person on the list dies between now and the end of the year, I will replace them with another name that can be placed anywhere you like on your list

Rank the 50 celebrities in order from 1 to 50. With 1 (Top) being the most likely to die and 50 (Bottom) being the least likely.
Scoring will be (51-R). Where R=where you ranked the celebrity.
Top of your list will be worth 50 Points. Bottom of your list will only be worth 1 point.

As per a suggestion by brilligtove there will be incentive to place younger celebrities higher.
There will be a bonus 20 points for whoever ranks the youngest person to die, highest on their list
There will be a bonus 10 points for whoever ranks the 2nd youngest person to die, highest on their list
There will be a bonus 5 points for whoever ranks the 3rd youngest person to die highest on their list
If more than 1 person ranks a celebrity highest then those bonus points will be divided between them.

Obviously the bonus points will apply at the end of the year. I will add them provisionally as each celebrity dies, and adjust them if a younger celebrity dies.

I will be adding each players list to the spreadsheet linked below.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OPkAca9WNMmnUD-iz9LqF1zzRc7SIXWIUoXOezMT2v8/edit?usp=sharing

On with the game. Rank the 50 celebrities below from 1 to 50.

Allen, Woody
Asner, Ed
Attenborough, David
Barker, Bob
Beatty, Ned
Belafonte, Harry
Bennett, Tony
Brimley, Wilford
Brooks, Mel
Carter, Jimmy
Channing, Carol
Cheney, Dick
Clinton, Bill
Cosby, Bill
Day, Doris
de Havilland, Olivia
Dole, Bob
Douglas, Kirk
Downs, Hugh
Ginsburg, Ruth Bader
Gorbachev, Mikhail
Harper, Valerie
Holbrook, Hal
Kim Jong-Un
King, Don
King, Larry
Kissinger, Henry
Lansbury, Angela
Lasorda, Tommy
Lear, Norman
Lewis, Jerry Lee
Little Richard
Lockhart, June
Madoff, Bernard
Mondale, Walter
Mubarak, Hosni
Mugabe, Robert
Nelson, Willie
Newhart, Bob
Ono, Yoko
Osbourne, Ozzy
Pope Benedict XVI
Prince Philip
Queen Elizabeth II
Reiner, Carl
Sandusky, Jerry
Spector, Phil
Stiller, Jerry
Van Dyke, Dick
White, Betty

Here are their ages (at the start of 2019) and birthdates
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Tassie Dave on December 21, 2018, 02:56:21 PM
My list is:

1     Prince Philip            
2     Pope Benedict XVI         
3     Kirk Douglas            
4     Robert Mugabe   
5     Olivia de Havilland        
6     Hugh Downs          
7     Carl Reiner            
8     Carol Channing         
9     Norman Lear         
10   Bob Dole            
11   Bob Barker            
12    Harry Belafonte
13   Henry Kissinger      
14   Doris Day         
15   Hal Holbrook         
16   Jimmy Carter   
17   Dick Van Dyke      
18   Angela Lansbury      
19    June Lockhart        
20   David Attenborough         
21   Mel Brooks   
22   Tony Bennett         
23   Jerry Stiller            
24   Tommy Lasorda         
25   Walter Mondale      
26   Hosni Mubarak         
27   Bob Newhart         
28   Ed Asner            
29   Queen Elizabeth II         
30   Mikhail Gorbachev   
31   Jerry Lee Lewis         
32   Don King            
33   Little Richard            
34   Wilford Brimley         
35   Larry King            
36   Yoko Ono         
37   Ruth Bader Ginsburg      
38   Willie Nelson         
39   Woody Allen            
40   Betty White           
41   Bill Cosby            
42   Phil Spector         
43   Bernard Madoff         
44   Ned Beatty            
45   Valerie Harper         
46   Ozzy Osbourne         
47   Dick Cheney      
48   Jerry Sandusky         
49   Bill Clinton            
50   Kim Jong-Un 
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: DevoutCatalyst on December 21, 2018, 03:42:02 PM
1. Clinton, Bill
2. Cosby, Bill
3. Belafonte, Harry
4. Douglas, Kirk
5. King, Don
6. Ginsburg, Ruth Bader
7. Sandusky, Jerry
8. de Havilland, Olivia
9. Lewis, Jerry Lee
10. Carter, Jimmy
11. Lasorda, Tommy
12. Reiner, Carl
13. Dole, Bob
14. Channing, Carol
15. Stiller, Jerry
16. Newhart, Bob
17. Gorbachev, Mikhail
18. Osbourne, Ozzy
19. White, Betty
20. Lansbury, Angela
21. Bennett, Tony
22. Beatty, Ned
23. Van Dyke, Dick
24. Attenborough, David
25. Cheney, Dick
26. Little Richard
27. Mubarak, Hosni
28. Madoff, Bernard
29. Brimley, Wilford
30. Day, Doris
31. Holbrook, Hal
32. Ono, Yoko
33. Prince Philip
34. Mugabe, Robert
35. Lockhart, June
36. Brooks, Mel
37. Pope Benedict XVI
38. Asner, Ed
39. Downs, Hugh
40. Kissinger, Henry
41. Mondale, Walter
42. Queen Elizabeth II
43. Barker, Bob
44. Nelson, Willie
45. Lear, Norman
46. Spector, Phil
47. Allen, Woody
48. King, Larry
49. Harper, Valerie
50. Kim Jong-Un
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: brilligtove on December 22, 2018, 11:27:32 AM
RankName
1Osbourne, Ozzy
2Cosby, Bill
3Allen, Woody
4Downs, Hugh
5Ginsburg, Ruth Bader
6Cheney, Dick
7Carter, Jimmy
8Little Richard
9Madoff, Bernard
10Mugabe, Robert
11Gorbachev, Mikhail
12Lewis, Jerry Lee
13Prince Philip
14Mubarak, Hosni
15Attenborough, David
16Queen Elizabeth II
17Pope Benedict XVI
18Day, Doris
19Lear, Norman
20Kissinger, Henry
21Dole, Bob
22Barker, Bob
23Lockhart, June
24Lansbury, Angela
25Van Dyke, Dick
26de Havilland, Olivia
27Douglas, Kirk
28Channing, Carol
29White, Betty
30Reiner, Carl
31Holbrook, Hal
32Brooks, Mel
33Bennett, Tony
34Belafonte, Harry
35Stiller, Jerry
36Lasorda, Tommy
37Mondale, Walter
38Newhart, Bob
39Asner, Ed
40King, Don
41Ono, Yoko
42Nelson, Willie
43King, Larry
44Brimley, Wilford
45Beatty, Ned
46Harper, Valerie
47Spector, Phil
48Sandusky, Jerry
49Clinton, Bill
50Kim Jong-Un
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on December 22, 2018, 02:53:09 PM
102   de Havilland,   Olivia           July   1,   1916
83   Lewis,   Jerry   Lee         September   29,   1935
102   Douglas,   Kirk             December   9,   1916
97   Channing,   Carol             January   31,   1921
94   Carter,   Jimmy             October   1,   1924
96   Reiner,   Carl            March   20,   1922
95   Kissinger,   Henry             May   27,   1923
96   White,   Betty            January   17,   1922
95   Barker,   Bob            December   12,   1923
96   Day,   Doris            April   3,   1922
96   Lear,   Norman             July   27,   1922
97   Downs,   Hugh             February   14,   1921
95   Dole,   Bob            July   22,   1923
93   Lansbury,   Angela             October   16,   1925
97   Prince   Philip            June   10,   1921
94   Mugabe,   Robert             February   21,   1924
92   Attenborough,   David            May   8,   1926
93   Holbrook,   Hal             February   17,   1925
93   Lockhart,   June             June   25,   1925
91   Belafonte,   Harry           March   1,   1927
93   Van   Dyke,   Dick         December   3,   1925
92   Queen   Elizabeth   II        April   21,   1926
89   Newhart,   Bob             September   5,   1929
92   Brooks,   Mel           June   28,   1926
92   Bennett,   Tony             August   3,   1926
89   Asner,   Ed             November   15,   1929
91   Lasorda,   Tommy             September   22,   1927
91   Stiller,   Jerry            June   8,   1927
90   Mondale,   Walter             January   5,   1928
87   King,   Don            August   20,   1931
90   Mubarak,   Hosni             May   4,   1928
81   Cosby,   Bill            July   12,   1937
85   Ginsburg,   Ruth   Bader        March   15,   1933
85   Nelson,   Willie             April   29,   1933
86   Little   Richard            December   5,   1932
85   Ono,   Yoko            February   18,   1933
87   Gorbachev,   Mikhail            March   2,   1931
85   King,   Larry            November   19,   1933
84   Brimley,   Wilford             September   27,   1934
91   Pope   Benedict   XVI        April   16,   1927
83   Allen,   Woody            December   1,   1935
81   Beatty,   Ned            July   6,   1937
80   Madoff,   Bernard             April   29,   1938
79   Harper,   Valerie             August   22,   1939
79   Spector,   Phil            December   26,   1939
77   Cheney,   Dick            January   30,   1941
74   Sandusky,   Jerry             January   26,   1944
72   Clinton,   Bill            August   19,   1946
70   Osbourne,   Ozzy             December   3,   1948
36   Kim   Jong-Un            January   8,   1982
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 02, 2019, 10:49:19 PM
All 4 lists are now on the spreadsheet.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OPkAca9WNMmnUD-iz9LqF1zzRc7SIXWIUoXOezMT2v8/edit?usp=sharing
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 03, 2019, 12:20:13 AM
A little bit of good news on the impending celebrity death watch

Australian media has been speculating that Olivia Newton-John was worse that people though and had only a few weeks to live.

ONJ responded as only she could  ;) she's not 100% and still has a long battle ahead, but at least she can stay upbeat and joke about the speculation.

https://twitter.com/olivianj/status/1080621049123868673
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: DevoutCatalyst on January 03, 2019, 08:58:52 AM
Olivia isn't my style, but she's blessed with a nice set of pipes!
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 15, 2019, 02:23:55 PM
Unfortunately the first death of the game

Carol Channing dead at 97  :(

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/15/entertainment/carol-channing-dead/index.html

I'll update the spreadsheet after work.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: brilligtove on January 15, 2019, 02:36:13 PM
Points for me! Yay!

...I feel a little dirty.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on January 15, 2019, 03:19:51 PM
I ranked her higher so I get 47 points.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: brilligtove on January 15, 2019, 05:16:10 PM
That's part of why I feel dirty.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Tassie Dave on January 16, 2019, 01:06:34 AM
Points Score:

1st   Morvis13      47
2nd   Tassie Dave      43
3rd   DevoutCatalyst      37
4th   brilligtove      23





Bonus Points to be added to final total at the end of the year

Youngest Celebrity to die     Carol Channing   97 years 349 days     20 points Provisionally to Morvis13
2nd Youngest Celebrity to die
3rd Youngest Celebrity to die

Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on February 21, 2019, 03:09:32 PM
Karl Lagerfeld (https://www.cnn.com/style/article/karl-lagerfeld-dead-intl/index.html)
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: brilligtove on February 21, 2019, 03:35:01 PM
Sadly, not on the list.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: PANTS! on February 21, 2019, 10:30:44 PM
Watching
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on March 04, 2019, 01:38:05 PM
Luke Perry (https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/obit-luke-perry-1.5042117)
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: PANTS! on March 04, 2019, 01:59:12 PM
Luke Perry (https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/obit-luke-perry-1.5042117)

What?  For real?  WTF!
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on March 04, 2019, 10:37:13 PM
Keith Flint (https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/04/uk/keith-flint-prodigy-dead-scli-gbr-intl/index.html)
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on March 08, 2019, 01:41:13 PM
Jan-Michael Vincent (https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/jan-michael-vincent-dead-dies-airwolf-1203158399/)
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on March 11, 2019, 11:13:04 AM
Mike Grose (https://ultimateclassicrock.com/mike-grose-queen-dies/)
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on April 01, 2019, 01:58:57 PM
Nipsy Hussle (https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/31/us/nipsey-hussle-los-angeles-shooting/index.html)
Never knew this guy existed until today.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on April 30, 2019, 02:18:46 PM
John Singleton (https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/29/entertainment/john-singleton-dead/index.html)
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on May 01, 2019, 01:11:18 PM
Would have been a good score:
Lauren Braxton (https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/lauren-braxton-dead-toni-braxtons-niece-dies-at-24/)
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on May 03, 2019, 06:33:27 PM
https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwik4LqNtYDiAhXiqlQKHUFgAkMQzPwBegQIARAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fvariety.com%2F2019%2Ffilm%2Fnews%2Fpeter-mayhew-dead-dies-chewbacca-star-wars-1203203816%2F&psig=AOvVaw0Z18fVlQ7yPb-1uVB5I3h4&ust=1557009120244482

Bye bye Chewie
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: brilligtove on May 13, 2019, 11:09:28 AM
Doris Day. Points for everyone!
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: The Latinist on May 13, 2019, 11:10:13 AM
Doris Day (https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/13/entertainment/doris-day-dead/index.html)

ETA: You beat me to it by 45 seconds!
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Tassie Dave on May 13, 2019, 03:50:04 PM
and Morvis13 gets the top points again. 41 points for Doris Day.

I'll update the scores after work.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Tassie Dave on May 14, 2019, 03:42:51 AM
Celebrities who have died (From list): Carol Channing (Jan 15), Doris Day (May 13)

Points Score:

CC DD Bonus Score
1st   Morvis13      47 + 41 + 30 = 118
2nd   Tassie Dave      43 + 37 + 0 = 80
3rd   DevoutCatalyst      37 + 21 + 0 = 58
4th   brilligtove      23 + 33 + 0 = 56





Bonus Points are provisional and subject to change if younger celebrity dies

Youngest Celebrity to die Doris Day   97 years 40 days     20 points Provisionally to Morvis13
2nd Youngest Celebrity to die Carol Channing   97 years 349 days     10 points Provisionally to Morvis13
3rd Youngest Celebrity to die

Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: brilligtove on May 14, 2019, 04:49:57 AM
It appears my strategy of putting celebs and rockers at the top of the list is not paying off. I bumped anyone over 95 down a bit, figuring they were likely past the threshold.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Tassie Dave on May 14, 2019, 05:15:58 AM
Things can change quickly with a high scoring younger (than 97) celebrity.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on May 14, 2019, 07:54:32 AM
not even half way thru the year. Lots can change.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: brilligtove on May 14, 2019, 11:27:12 AM
Sure, but we are likely to see only one or two more deaths, so that early lead could well be unbeatable.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on May 14, 2019, 11:28:56 AM
Nah people are dying everyday. That score could be beat on the last day with the right passing.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Tassie Dave on May 14, 2019, 04:23:54 PM
Sure, but we are likely to see only one or two more deaths, so that early lead could well be unbeatable.

Your top pick is worth 70 points (50+20 Bonus Points). For Morvis13 it's -13 points. He'd go from 30 Bonus points to 15 and only score 2 for picking that celebrity 49th.

That's enough to change positions dramatically.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: brilligtove on May 14, 2019, 09:14:30 PM
No, I get the math. I put Ozzy at #1 for that reason, specifically. It's more a matter of the tiny fraction of famous people who are on our list. Based on past years we're only likely to have 3 or 4 total hits on our list. For example, Tim Conway (https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/14/entertainment/tim-conway-dead/index.html) just packed it in - no points.

...I'm not really hoping these people die. I just like dark humour. OTOH dark humour is like healthcare in the US: not everyone gets it.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on May 17, 2019, 03:56:35 PM
Ashley Massaro (https://nypost.com/2019/05/17/ex-wwe-star-ashley-massaro-died-of-apparent-suicide-report/)
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on June 04, 2019, 12:28:32 PM
Paul Darrow (https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/06/04/pauldarrow-blakes7-passes/)
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on July 09, 2019, 01:01:21 PM
Ross Perot (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48927718)
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on July 23, 2019, 09:33:06 AM
Chris Kraft (https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/22/us/christopher-kraft-nasa-first-flight-director-obit-trnd/index.html)
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on August 06, 2019, 04:48:43 PM
Toni Morrison (https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/06/entertainment/toni-morrison-dead/index.html)
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on August 14, 2019, 07:57:58 AM
Barbara March (https://comicbook.com/startrek/2019/08/13/star-trek-barbara-march-death/) aka Lursa
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Tassie Dave on August 30, 2019, 08:57:14 PM
Valerie Harper dead at 80

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/30/entertainment/valerie-harper-obituary/index.html

We all had her very low on our lists:
Morvis13 gets top score again with 7.

I'll update the scores very soon
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Tassie Dave on August 30, 2019, 09:11:06 PM
Celebrities who have died (From list): Carol Channing (Jan 15), Doris Day (May 13), Valerie Harper (Aug 30)

Points Score:

CC DD VH Bonus Score
1st   Morvis13      47 + 41 + 7 + 35 = 130
2nd   Tassie Dave      43 + 37 + 6 + 0 = 86
3rd   brilligtove      23 + 33 + 5 + 0 = 61
4th   DevoutCatalyst      37 + 21 + 2 + 0 = 60




Bonus Points are provisional and subject to change if younger celebrity dies

Youngest Celebrity to die Valerie Harper   80 years 8 days     20 points Provisionally to Morvis13
2nd Youngest Celebrity to die Doris Day   97 years 40 days     10 points Provisionally to Morvis13
3rd Youngest Celebrity to dieCarol Channing   97 years 349 days      5 points Provisionally to Morvis13
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: brilligtove on August 30, 2019, 10:34:43 PM
I get it. Morvis is a very weird assassin.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Tassie Dave on September 06, 2019, 01:53:29 AM
Robert Mugabe dead at 95. At last one that won't be missed and I don't feel bad about taking top points for this idiot.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Tassie Dave on September 06, 2019, 02:11:53 AM
Celebrities who have died (From list): Carol Channing (Jan 15), Doris Day (May 13), Valerie Harper (Aug 30), Robert Mugabe (Sep 6)

Points Score:

CC DD VH RM Bonus Score
1st   Morvis13      47 + 41 + 7 + 35 + 25 = 155
2nd   Tassie Dave      43 + 37 + 6 + 47 + 10 = 143
3rd   brilligtove      23 + 33 + 5 + 41 + 0 = 102
4th   DevoutCatalyst      37 + 21 + 2 + 17 + 0 = 77




Bonus Points are provisional and subject to change if younger celebrity dies

Youngest Celebrity to die Valerie Harper   80 years 8 days     20 points Provisionally to Morvis13
2nd Youngest Celebrity to die Robert Mugabe   95 years 197 days     10 points Provisionally to Tassie Dave
3rd Youngest Celebrity to dieDoris Day   97 years 40 days      5 points Provisionally to Morvis13


It has got a lot closer between me and Morvis13 for the lead.
Title: Re: 2019 Celebrity Death Game
Post by: Morvis13 on September 22, 2019, 09:51:53 PM
Aron Eisenberg (https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/22/entertainment/aron-eisenberg-star-trek-actor-dies/index.html)