Dead celebrities

I occasionally have a look at the extremely tasteless to stay aware of who’s alive and who’s dead. It seems that a lot fewer celebrities have died this year. Only three of the top ten predicted deaths have actually taken place (Ronald Reagan, Fay Wray and Barney Kessel, whoever he was) compared to six last year (Warren Zevon, Bob Hope, Strom Thurmond, Lester Maddox, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek and Katharine Hepburn) and four the year before. I doubt if I will try entering it myself.

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  1. Hmm, interesting – I don’t remember Ross Clark at all, even though he claims to have been active in all three political party societies, and his surname would have caught my eye at the time (not only because he shares it with the MP for Tunbridge Wells).

    Another life peer of our time in Cambridge, if not strictly our generation, is Karan Bilimoria who I remember perpetually cultivating votes for the Union Society in our first year.

    I wonder if the play that Clark mentions seeing Clegg in was Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy? I remember going to that and being rather impressed, but can’t remember enough about it to identify which character he would have played.

    More robust link to the Spectator article here.

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