This list was submitted by Pining for the Fjords on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 at 11:46 AM PST for The 2009 Lee Atwater Invitational Dead Pool.
|Points||Celebrity||Date of Death||Age|
|10||Ariel Sharon||January 11th, 2014||85|
|9||Fidel Castro||November 25th, 2016||90|
|8||Sargent Shriver||January 18th, 2011||95|
|7||Claiborne Pell||January 1st, 2009||90|
|6||Claude Levi-Strauss||November 1st, 2009||100|
|5||John Wooden||June 4th, 2010||99|
|4||Margaret Thatcher||April 8th, 2013||87|
|3||Tom Laughlin||December 12th, 2013||82|
|2||Run Run Shaw||January 6th, 2014||106|
|1||Eunice Shriver||August 11th, 2009||88|
|14 points||3 hits|
Yes - he was a 24 time all-star selection, compiled 3630 hits, and is widely considered the best left fielder of all time, and is in the Hall of Fame. But for OUR money, the fact that he played the harmonica on Hee Haw in 1994 AND made an album of harmonica songs? THAT is what makes someone famous.
(d) January 19th, 2013