It is amazing how much morbid interest is generated when a celebrity dies. This would explain why the DeathList committee has drawn up its list of 50 celebrities chosen for their likelihood to die in 2009. Some of the dying celebrities are as follows:
Jean-Marie de Havelange, born May 8, 1916, was the President of FIFA from 1974 to 1998.
Karl Malden, born March 22, 1912, is well known American actor who was married 59 years, one of the longest recorded marriages in Hollywood history.
Eli Herschel Wallach, born December 7, 1915, is an American film, TV and stage actor.
Fidel Castro, born August 13, 1926, is a Cuban revolutionary leader and dictatorial head of Cuba since 1959. He was instrumental in the revolution that overthrew the US backed dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Wendy Richard, British actress and famous for her role as Pauline Fowler in Eastenders, died on 26 February 2009. With her, DeathList 2009 had its second success at prediction. Aged 65, she had had several run-ins with breast cancer.
Edward Kennedy, born February 22, 1932, is a senior US Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. In office since November 1962, he is the second most senior Senate member .He was nick named “Lion of the Senate’ because of his long service in the Senate. On May 20, 2008, a brain tumor was diagnosed which was malignant. .He had experienced a seizure. The brain tumor has been diagnosed as cancerous. The survival time is generally 15 months. He has undergone surgery which is not curative but would extend survival time by a few months.
Steve Ballestoros, born April 9, 1957, is a famous golfer of Spanish origin. Steve was world No. 1 and won five major tournaments between 1979 and 1998. He has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, underwent numerous surgeries and is currently going through a second course in chemotherapy.
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