Dead Pool 21st April 2013
After last weeks heady high of Thatcher kicking the coal bucket and enough points to fill the vault of The Bank of Scotland, this week is somewhat of a damp squib. No points to be awarded, and to be fair, people that most of us will have never have heard of dying. I know you will all recognise the face of the man who was force choked by Darth Vader and you will also recognise the artwork of Storm Thorgerson, but I’m sure all of this weeks demises could have sat next to you drinking a cuppa in a greasy spoon and you would have been none the wiser.
Look who you could have had:
- Richard LeParmentier, 66, American actor (Star Wars, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Octopussy).
- Chi Cheng, 42, American bassist (Deftones).
- Storm Thorgerson, 69, British graphic designer, cancer.
- Quinton Hoover, 48-49, American artist (Magic: The Gathering).
- Sir Colin Davis, 85, British conductor, President of the London Symphony Orchestra.
In other news
Dick Van Dyke has been forced to cancel an appearance in New York over an illness. He was due to pick up a lifetime achievement award, an omen of an impending death if I ever saw one, for ‘Bettering Humanity Through Comedy.’ I can only assume this is for his cockney accent in Mary Poppins. It seems the super-fit 87 year old was warned against flying due to chronic tiredness and headaches. On the way out?
Ozzy Osbourne hit the headlines this week for admitting he’sbeen on an 18 month bender but has now been sober for 44 days. Sharon has left the family home, he’s now getting better. To be honest, I’d need to be on an 18 month bender to live with her too. On the obverse side of the coin, Ozzy’s daughter seems to be thriving, a dramatic weight loss and a new image has actually turned the emo plumper into a sex siren!
Another singer having problems with his health is Meatloaf. He had to cancel a concert in Nottingham this week citing ill health. He’s been struggling with his health for some time and this tour was going to be his last, but by the look of it he might not make the end of his own tour. Since none of us have him on our lists, lets hope he doesn’t find his way like a bat into hell too soon.
2013 League Table
Next week peeps!