It’s not officially over yet….

But I feel like I can call this thing.

LINDSAY WINS!!!

Elizabeth Edward’s passing earlier this month gave her and Rob, who finally broke free of third place, the top two spots.  Pushed to third was Bridget who had been sitting pretty for months after Gary Colemans surprise death in May.

As per the rules, and some rounding to make everything nice even numbers, Lindsay will get $100, Rob gets $30, and Bridget gets her buy-in back.

It seems like this is the last year of Death Pool since no one has submitted lists for 2011 and I would need them today.  Oh well, it’s been a great run!  I’m sure it will end up saving me $10 because I have sucked pretty hard at this for the last few years.

Thanks to all who participated and, barring a celebrity death in the next 37 hours, congratulations to our winners!

Blake Edwards dies at age 88
The filmmaker was regarded as a modern master of contemporary film comedy via such movies as “The Pink Panther” series and “10.”  His wife Julie Andrews and his children were at his bedside at his passing.
He had not appeared on anyone’s list.

Blake Edwards dies at age 88

The filmmaker was regarded as a modern master of contemporary film comedy via such movies as “The Pink Panther” series and “10.”  His wife Julie Andrews and his children were at his bedside at his passing.

He had not appeared on anyone’s list.

Elizabeth Edwards dies of cancer at 61
Lindsay and Rob get 39 points.  Her death puts them well ahead of everyone else, with Lindsay at 95 and Rob at 89.  With only 24 days left in 2010, could these be the final standings?  Could Rob *not* finish in third place for the first time in three years?

Elizabeth Edwards dies of cancer at 61

Lindsay and Rob get 39 points.  Her death puts them well ahead of everyone else, with Lindsay at 95 and Rob at 89.  With only 24 days left in 2010, could these be the final standings?  Could Rob *not* finish in third place for the first time in three years?

Award-Winning Director Dies After Jumping Out of Hospital Window
Italian director and multiple Best Foreign Film nominee Mario  Monicelli died in Rome after jumping out of a hospital window. He was 95.
He had not appeared on anyone’s list.
And that completes this late November trilogy of celebrity deaths,  with no changes on the scoreboard.  Bridget is just barely in first  place now, but if the right person bites it Lindsay or Rob could easily  come out victorious.

Award-Winning Director Dies After Jumping Out of Hospital Window

Italian director and multiple Best Foreign Film nominee Mario Monicelli died in Rome after jumping out of a hospital window. He was 95.

He had not appeared on anyone’s list.

And that completes this late November trilogy of celebrity deaths, with no changes on the scoreboard.  Bridget is just barely in first place now, but if the right person bites it Lindsay or Rob could easily come out victorious.

Empire Strikes Back Director Irvin Kershner Dies at 87
Irvin Kershner, the director of The Empire Strikes Back, has died after a long illness. He was 87.
He had not appeared on anyone’s list.  Expect another celebrity to go by tomorrow, rule of three.

Empire Strikes Back Director Irvin Kershner Dies at 87

Irvin Kershner, the director of The Empire Strikes Back, has died after a long illness. He was 87.

He had not appeared on anyone’s list.  Expect another celebrity to go by tomorrow, rule of three.

Comedian Leslie Nielsen dead at 84
Veteran comedian and actor Leslie Nielsen has died in a Florida hospital, his family confirmed to Global News on Sunday evening. The Canadian actor was 84.
“Today at 5:30 with his friends and his wife by his side, he just fell asleep and passed away,” said his nephew Doug Nielsen
He had not appeared on anyone’s list.

Comedian Leslie Nielsen dead at 84

Veteran comedian and actor Leslie Nielsen has died in a Florida hospital, his family confirmed to Global News on Sunday evening. The Canadian actor was 84.

“Today at 5:30 with his friends and his wife by his side, he just fell asleep and passed away,” said his nephew Doug Nielsen

He had not appeared on anyone’s list.

Famed Producer Dino De Laurentiis Dies at 91
De Laurentiis, who has been making movies for nearly 70 years, passed  away inside his Beverly Hills home, where lived with his third wife,  Martha. 
9 points to Crystal and Stephen, putting their respective totals at 38 and 23.

Famed Producer Dino De Laurentiis Dies at 91

De Laurentiis, who has been making movies for nearly 70 years, passed away inside his Beverly Hills home, where lived with his third wife, Martha.

9 points to Crystal and Stephen, putting their respective totals at 38 and 23.

We have two months to go and there hasn’t been a shift at the top of the leaderboard since June.  As far as Death Pools go this years has been rather tame. 

Gary Coleman’s unexpected death in May gave Bridget 58 points, good enough to hold the lead for six months, and possibly carry her to victory.   For comparison, the winner in 2008 had 100 points, and last year the LOWEST score was 43, with the winner at a whopping 187.

Lindsay has been at or near the top since January, and Rob, as he has been for the past 3 years, is stuck at third place. 

Now is the time to double check your list and make sure I didn’t miss anyone.  Once I award the prize money in the first week of January that’s it.  And if we find out that someone had actually died this year and has been replaced with a robot, sorry about that too.

Perhaps a few more famous faces will not make it through the holiday season.  Or maybe we should all just start thinking about 2011.

detnews:

Sparky Anderson never lost his sense of humor — especially about himself.
Told once that he was “one of a kind,” Anderson replied: “You know what? That’s good. The world couldn’t take two of me.”
Now, sadly there isn’t even one of him.
R.I.P Sparky

He had not appeared on anyone’s list.

detnews:

Sparky Anderson never lost his sense of humor — especially about himself.

Told once that he was “one of a kind,” Anderson replied: “You know what? That’s good. The world couldn’t take two of me.”

Now, sadly there isn’t even one of him.

R.I.P Sparky

He had not appeared on anyone’s list.

Leave It to Beaver Star Barbara Billingsley Dies at 94
Billingsley had suffered from a rheumatoid disease, her family said, and had been in poor health in recent years.
6 points to Stephen, the only person who picked her.  His total is now 14, which doesn’t really change anything.

Leave It to Beaver Star Barbara Billingsley Dies at 94

Billingsley had suffered from a rheumatoid disease, her family said, and had been in poor health in recent years.

6 points to Stephen, the only person who picked her.  His total is now 14, which doesn’t really change anything.