Sunday, January 1, 2012

Top 20 celebrities predicted to die in 2012

For the second year in a row, actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has been selected as the celebrity most likely to die in the coming year, according to contestants playing in the Stiffs.com dead pool.
Gabor, 94, has been in failing health for some time. Stiffs.com entrants picked her as the No. 4 public figure most likely to die in 2010, but she moved up to No. 1 in 2011 and 2012.
Of the top 20 celebrities marked for death in 2011 by Stiffs.com, only seven kicked the bucket last year. They included Bob Hope’s widow, Dolores Hope; former first lady Betty Ford; actor Harry Morgan; golfer Seve Ballesteros; baseball great Harmon Killebrew; journalist and author Christopher Hitchens; and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
Here’s the full list of public figures predicted to die in 2012:

1. Zsa Zsa Gabor, 94
2. Etta James, 73
3. Billy Graham, 93
4. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, 59
5. Kirk Douglas, 95
6. Robin Gibb, 62
7. Ronnie Biggs, 82
8. Gary Carter, 57
9. Penny Marshall, 68
10. Fidel Castro, 85
11. Nancy Reagan, 90
12. Run Run Shaw, 104
13. Margaret Thatcher, 86
14. Luise Rainer, 101
15. Joe Paterno, 85
16. Olivia de Havilland, 95
17. Eli Wallach, 96
18. Nelson Mandela, 93
19. Prince Philip, 90
20. Aretha Franklin, 69

The top of the Stiffs.com list usually includes the elderly and the infirm. Here are some notable younger celebrities predicted to die this year:

69. Lindsay Lohan, 25
112. Charlie Sheen, 46
118. Courtney Love, 47
245. Mindy McCready, 36

Photo: Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is No. 69 on the list of celebrities most likely to die in 2012. Playboy photo from I Don’t Like You In That Way.

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