Internet Death Pools for 2013 Take Aim at Castro, Bush, Chavez and Charles Manson

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Internet death pools are probably not the most morbid thing online, but they could be the most human. It's natural to wonder about your own mortality and that of others.

How many times have you sat around a party or your workplace and opined about which celebrity would die next? Drug abuse and fast living get the gears running for pop culture's peanut gallery.

REWIND: Internet Death Pools Take Aim at Kirk Douglas, Fidel Castro and Sean Connery for 2012

I know I spend most of my days wondering when Fidel Castro will die, and some of us are tasked with writing obituaries for people who aren't even dead yet, but maybe just ailing. As journalists, we also get really good at writing obits on the fly within seconds of a death announcement.

I didn't know I knew so much about the Monkees' Davy Jones, and almost everything I knew about him was flung out onto the Internet within minutes of TMZ announcing his death last February.

Part of me wonders if any of these aged celebs are actually playing these Internet death pools themselves and betting on themselves and their friends to die.

Here are the top names that the ghouls (okay, and a little from me) are gunning for in 2013 over on Stiffs.com, who already have Patti Page's passing on their homepage.

Political Animals

Fidel Castro

Hugo Chavez

Bob Dole

Margaret Thatcher

George H.W. Bush

Mikhail Gorbachev

Nancy Reagan

Dick Cheney

Nelson Mandela


Under The Actor's Studio

Richard Attenborough

James Garner

Kirk Douglas

Shirley Temple

Roger Corman

Gene Hackman

Sid Caesar

Jonathan Winters

Mel Brooks

Angela Lansbury

Peter O'Toole

Doris Day

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Abe Vigoda

Dick Van Dyke

Jerry Lewis

Don Rickles

Al Molinaro

Maureen O'Hara

Mickey Rooney

Lauren Bacall

Ed Asner

Eli Wallach

Olivia de Havilland

Annette Funicello

Carl Reiner


Awwww Man, Don't Say That

Stan Lee

Jerry Stiller

Bob Barker

John Glenn

Joseph Wapner

Betty White

Lindsay Lohan


The Great Sports Hall Of Fame In The Sky

Stan Musial

Muhammad Ali

Yogi Berra

O.J. Simpson

Arnold Palmer

Tommy Lasorda


The Rocks Off Memorial Wing

Pete Seeger

George Martin

Slim Whitman

Chuck Berry

B.B. King

George Jones

Fats Domino

Little Jimmy Dickens

Sly Stone


Soon To Be Potent Notables

Chuck Yeager

Billy Graham

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Hugh Downs

Sandra O'Connor

Fred Phelps

Charles Manson

Pope Benedict XVI

Don Pardo


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