This list was submitted by USER00594 on Tuesday, December 31st, 2002 at 4:24 PM PST for The 2003 Lee Atwater Invitational Dead Pool.
|Points||Celebrity||Date of Death||Age|
|10||Warren Zevon||September 7th, 2003||56|
|8||Lady Bird Johnson||July 11th, 2007||94|
|7||Barney Kessel||May 6th, 2004||80|
|6||Johnny Oates||December 24th, 2004||58|
|5||Strom Thurmond||June 26th, 2003||100|
|4||Pope John Paul II||April 2nd, 2005||84|
|3||Marge Schott||March 2nd, 2004||75|
|2||Bob Hope||July 27th, 2003||100|
|17 points||3 hits|
His high-protein, low-carbohydrate approach to weight loss differed radically from the conventional wisdom of the medical establishment, and was widely criticized as risky. Nevertheless, Atkins steadfastly maintained that his dietary recommendations would lead to nothing more dangerous than a diminished sense of balance. He died of injuries sustained when he fell and hit his head on the sidewalk.
(d) April 17th, 2003