This list was submitted by USER00023 on Thursday, January 7th, 1999 at 11:49 AM PST for The 1999 Lee Atwater Invitational Dead Pool.
|Points||Celebrity||Date of Death||Age|
|10||Joe DiMaggio||March 8th, 1999||84|
|9||Sarah Knauss||December 30th, 1999||119|
|8||Dusty Springfield||March 2nd, 1999||59|
|5||Johnny PayCheck||February 19th, 2003||64|
|4||Curtis Mayfield||December 26th, 1999||57|
|3||Jack Paar||January 27th, 2004||85|
|2||Harry Secombe||April 11th, 2001||79|
|1||Ian Dury||March 27th, 2000||57|
|31 points||4 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