The Death List takes a stab (hah!) at determining which celebrities will die during the current year. The 2010 death list contains 50 celebrities, so far two of them have died – J.D. Salinger and Michael Foot. There are some rules to the list:
- Candidates must be famous in their own right such that their death is expected to be reported by the UK media, however candidates cannot be famous purely for the fact they are likely to die soon.
- A maximum of 25 candidates on the previous year’s list can reappear on the next year’s list.
It is unclear how the list is ranked but these celebrities round out the top ten:
- Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi
- Ronnie Biggs
- Anna Wing
- Zsa Zsa Gabor
- Oscar Niemeyer
- Michael Foot (Dead)
- Chapman Pincher
- Eli Wallach
- Norman Wisdom
- Fidel Castro