people you thought were dead but aren't

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Dave Allen (the 'irish' comedian)

i dont know how but i seemed to get the idea into my head that he died back in the mid 90s...sorry Dave, he should pop up on TV again just to let us know he's still around.

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 7 January 2003 00:43 (sixteen years ago) link

I dreamed once that Joan Jett had died...and because that dream was so intense I have to remind myself every so often that she's alive and well.

j.lu (j.lu), Tuesday, 7 January 2003 03:28 (sixteen years ago) link

I had a similar dream about Bob Dylan's death once

robin carmody (robin carmody), Tuesday, 7 January 2003 04:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Creepiest dream I've ever had was when I thought my mom died. This was some years back, for no good reason at all. Yeesh.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 7 January 2003 05:51 (sixteen years ago) link

I thought Frank Zappa was dead for ages. then I read in the paper that he had just died. I killed him with my negative beliefs.

webcrack (music=crack), Tuesday, 7 January 2003 08:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Katherine Hepbern. Then I heard that there was an Audrey Hepburn who had died.

Sammy Davis Jr, cept he really was dead when I displayed surprise at seeing him on TV whilst I thought him dead.

Leee (Leee), Tuesday, 7 January 2003 08:19 (sixteen years ago) link

I knew it! I suggested the other day that Katharine Hepburn was still alive and everyone pooh poohed me. Bless her.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 7 January 2003 08:48 (sixteen years ago) link

I once had an argument with someone who was convinced Martin Landau had died shortly after filming Ed Wood. It actually turns out that Tony Anholt died last year. Even Barry Morse is still going, I think.

Anyone see the interview with Henry Grimes in this month's Wire? Bassist with Albert Ayler in the 60s, the first question the poor fella asks is, "So, how is Albert doing?". Interviewer has to break the news that Ayler died in 1970.

Michael Jones (MichaelJ), Tuesday, 7 January 2003 09:14 (sixteen years ago) link

Webcrack, you have that power too? I killed Princess Di with negative thoughts. I'm quite proud of that.

Mark C (Mark C), Tuesday, 7 January 2003 16:08 (sixteen years ago) link

Snake Plisken

DV (dirtyvicar), Tuesday, 7 January 2003 17:58 (sixteen years ago) link

Elvis, works down the chip shop

baggy (baggy), Tuesday, 7 January 2003 18:01 (sixteen years ago) link

Jimmy Snuka

Chris V. (Chris V), Tuesday, 7 January 2003 18:03 (sixteen years ago) link

My ex-boyfriend killed Andy Warhol, Nico and Dali with the power of his negative thinking.

kate, Tuesday, 7 January 2003 18:05 (sixteen years ago) link

I killed Falco. The day before he died I was joking about him dying. And then he did. I never do that anymore.

Amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 7 January 2003 18:14 (sixteen years ago) link

A guy I knew somewhat randomly suckered me into going to see the Who with him this last tour (though I dig them, I don't so much him) and I sat so long thinking "Idon'twannago, Idon'twannago" that I killed John Entwhistle.

luna (luna.c), Wednesday, 8 January 2003 07:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Ultimate Warrior! Everyone thought that the things tied around his arms cut off circulation or something.

Leee (Leee), Wednesday, 8 January 2003 07:40 (sixteen years ago) link

Jean Grey.

Simon Generic, Wednesday, 8 January 2003 08:25 (sixteen years ago) link

five years pass...

Yogi Berra's still alive?!

Mark C, Monday, 17 March 2008 01:09 (eleven years ago) link

When Jane Russell turned up in a photograph for the Oscars I was amazed.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 17 March 2008 01:11 (eleven years ago) link

I thought Frank Zappa was dead for ages. then I read in the paper that he had just died. I killed him with my negative beliefs.

-- webcrack (music=crack), Tuesday, January 7, 2003 2:05 AM (5 years ago) Bookmark Link

I love that nobody cared enough to correct him.

Rock Hardy, Monday, 17 March 2008 01:19 (eleven years ago) link

Thought for years that the actor that played Zack from Saved By The Bell was dead, it went around my school as a rumour. Believed it because why would anyone bother making that up? And it's not as if he was in the public eye a lot after the show finished, anyway.

Bodrick III, Monday, 17 March 2008 01:28 (eleven years ago) link

Walter Cronkite. He already seemed to be kind of old in the famous clip where he announced that Kennedy was dead. I guess he would have only been in his mid-40s at the time though.

j-rock, Monday, 17 March 2008 07:12 (eleven years ago) link

he was still producing stuff as of a few years ago, CBS seems to have disavowed him entirely now probably because of his politics.

tremendoid, Monday, 17 March 2008 07:17 (eleven years ago) link

Gene Wilder

admrl, Monday, 17 March 2008 07:32 (eleven years ago) link

I was fairly sure Alec Guinness had died at least 3 different times before he actually did die.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 17 March 2008 07:39 (eleven years ago) link

I thought Gene Wilder had died too, until I checked it on IMDb.

Tuomas, Monday, 17 March 2008 07:44 (eleven years ago) link

four months pass...

i thought harold gould died. not so

tremendoid, Thursday, 7 August 2008 18:54 (eleven years ago) link

(Dave Allen died in 2005, don't be confused by the opening post)

StanM, Thursday, 7 August 2008 19:07 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.deathlist.net/

Billy Dods, Thursday, 7 August 2008 20:29 (eleven years ago) link

I remember being a bit surprised when I found out Doris Day is still alive. For some reason I seem to assume every celebrity who had his or her heyday before the 60s must be dead by now.

Tuomas, Friday, 8 August 2008 06:48 (eleven years ago) link

Also, apparently this thread put a jinx on Katharine Hepburn, who died only a few months after she was mentioned here.

Tuomas, Friday, 8 August 2008 06:50 (eleven years ago) link

heh I thought Katherine Hepburn was still alive :)

Ludo, Friday, 8 August 2008 09:34 (eleven years ago) link

I had a discussion the other day about someone that was all about whether they were alive or dead. I forget who it was now, and we never checked for confirmation either.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 8 August 2008 09:35 (eleven years ago) link

But yeah, Harvey Dent.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 8 August 2008 09:36 (eleven years ago) link

David Blaine was who we were talking about.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 8 August 2008 10:04 (eleven years ago) link

No, he was just buried alive.

NickB, Friday, 8 August 2008 10:09 (eleven years ago) link

I think people were hoping.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 8 August 2008 10:25 (eleven years ago) link

i just watched holiday today (Grant/Hepburn. excellent), she looks even more severe than usual but the character is wonderfully vibrant, as is grant (he does flips); i hadn't seen in ten yrs probably i was afraid i'd be disappoinged; lots of thoughtful lefty easter eggs in the script.

tremendoid, Friday, 8 August 2008 10:38 (eleven years ago) link

Clive Dunn

blueski, Friday, 8 August 2008 11:16 (eleven years ago) link

I love how Abe Vigoda has a simple website devoted to his living 'status', I guess everyone must think he is dead.

http://www.abevigoda.com/

MaresNest, Friday, 8 August 2008 12:47 (eleven years ago) link

ok wtf

Erich von Däniken!

Øystein, Monday, 11 August 2008 10:35 (eleven years ago) link

Olivia de Havilland from 'Gone with the Wind' is still alive and still making a mockery of my Death Pool. Come on Ollie!

JTS, Monday, 11 August 2008 12:04 (eleven years ago) link

I was fairly sure Alec Guinness had died at least 3 different times before he actually did die.

Yes, for some he was the king of this

Tom D., Monday, 11 August 2008 12:13 (eleven years ago) link

Yes, for some reason he was the king of this, that should read. I can think of at least two occasions when I bet someone that Alec Guinness was dead when he wasn't.

Tom D., Monday, 11 August 2008 13:30 (eleven years ago) link

four months pass...

Charles Aznavour

For some reason I thought Pratchett was dead til I read an article by him today about his alzheimers. I think I confused him with Douglas Adams.

Trayce, Friday, 2 January 2009 10:11 (ten years ago) link

<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz_Smith_(actress)";>Liz Smith</a>

Very pleased to find she's not and has just received an MBE. Good on her.

Not me I'm the Emotional Type (Ned Trifle II), Friday, 2 January 2009 10:56 (ten years ago) link

Liz Smith that is.

Not me I'm the Emotional Type (Ned Trifle II), Friday, 2 January 2009 10:57 (ten years ago) link

peter o'toole

Gaz Promantino (Brohan Hari), Friday, 2 January 2009 10:58 (ten years ago) link

he almost won a oscar last year brutha

missile loaded | com mode engaged | its a go (tremendoid), Saturday, 3 January 2009 01:58 (ten years ago) link

tbf she didn't look like one of the nuns I had to deal with - in which I mean the type that would strike a kid's head with a wooden blackboard duster and probably think most 16th century art is perverted!

calzino, Wednesday, 26 December 2018 19:47 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

Leslie Phillips, 94!

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Thursday, 7 March 2019 23:35 (eight months ago) link

ding dong

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 7 March 2019 23:43 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Scott Walker. Well, he is dead now, but I was surprised to read the news today about his passing, because for some reason I thought he had died a couple of years ago. Mandela effect?

Tuomas, Monday, 25 March 2019 12:20 (seven months ago) link

You’re thinking of David Bowie

A funny tinge happened on the way to the forum (wins), Monday, 25 March 2019 12:21 (seven months ago) link

Scott Wilson died last year and I always confused them.

Sky rockets in flight, afternoon D-White (fionnland), Monday, 25 March 2019 12:22 (seven months ago) link

No, I'm sure I knew they were two different people.

Tuomas, Monday, 25 March 2019 12:22 (seven months ago) link

(xpost)

Tuomas, Monday, 25 March 2019 12:23 (seven months ago) link

bowie dies every weekend on bbc 4.

calzino, Monday, 25 March 2019 12:23 (seven months ago) link

Donald Trump

Don't Go Back to Brockville (Tom D.), Monday, 25 March 2019 14:45 (seven months ago) link

Warren Beatty

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 29 March 2019 22:09 (seven months ago) link

John Prine

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 29 March 2019 22:09 (seven months ago) link

Lance Henriksen

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 29 March 2019 22:10 (seven months ago) link

Carol Burnett

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 29 March 2019 22:11 (seven months ago) link

1. Fritz Hollings is still alive.

2. The governor before George Wallace is still alive.

3. On the list of oldest living U.S. governors, Jimmy Carter comes in at No. 10.

pplains, Thursday, 4 April 2019 01:19 (seven months ago) link

1. Fritz Hollings is still alive

Nevermind!

pplains, Saturday, 6 April 2019 15:57 (seven months ago) link

Three days for the curse to take effect. Impressive.

Angry Question Time Man's Flute Club Band (Tom D.), Sunday, 7 April 2019 11:47 (seven months ago) link

Desmond Morris!

Alba, Friday, 19 April 2019 13:03 (seven months ago) link

Walter Mondale

Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Thursday, 2 May 2019 22:11 (six months ago) link

xp. oldmanwatching

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 2 May 2019 22:23 (six months ago) link

Mondale may not be dead, but I'm sure Trump would mock him as "low energy".

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 2 May 2019 22:37 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Jim Knipfel

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Sunday, 26 May 2019 18:40 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Rip Torn now RIP Torn.

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 07:04 (four months ago) link

88 is a very good innings for someone I presume was a bit of a caner.

calzino, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 07:38 (four months ago) link

Tommy Docherty's 91 and still going though!

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 07:53 (four months ago) link

my extended television universe is a bit unbalanced now at the idea of Artie not being here anymore :( wrong thread, but RIP Rip.

calzino, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 08:32 (four months ago) link

oh god :(

Wes Wood (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 08:35 (four months ago) link

It doesn't belong in this thread anymore but I was surprised to learn about J. Gilberto's passing as I thought he had been long gone since all the people I associated him with had passed away a while ago (S. Getz in the early 90s, Sinatra late 90s, Jobim mid 90s, Moraes early 80s...).

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 09:03 (four months ago) link

Robert Wyatt.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 12:34 (four months ago) link

fuck

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 15:06 (four months ago) link

of shit I thought you were saying Rip Torn AND Robert Wyatt

he's....not dead, right?

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 15:08 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Well he is dead now, but he only died in February this year - David Bowie's first manager, Ken Pitt, he was 96.

Arthur Lowe & Love (Tom D.), Friday, 26 July 2019 21:16 (three months ago) link

Jane Withers, one of Hollywood's top ten box office stars in 1937 and 1938

Josefa, Thursday, 8 August 2019 02:33 (three months ago) link

Tom I thought you were answering my question and my heart went in my throat again.

This thread is a minefield

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 8 August 2019 02:42 (three months ago) link

LOL

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 August 2019 06:45 (three months ago) link

Tolhurst?

StanM, Thursday, 8 August 2019 07:11 (three months ago) link

just checked, he's not lolling in the soil yet but some other Lol recently failed to dodge the coffin.

calzino, Thursday, 8 August 2019 07:45 (three months ago) link

Creme?

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 August 2019 09:11 (three months ago) link

no Lol Mason

calzino, Thursday, 8 August 2019 09:20 (three months ago) link

So many Lols, so little time.

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 August 2019 09:23 (three months ago) link

(xp) I set you up there for, "No thanks, I prefer my coffee black". Open goal, man.

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 August 2019 09:25 (three months ago) link

how absolutely unGodley!

calzino, Thursday, 8 August 2019 09:27 (three months ago) link

Is Robert Wyatt stioll with us.
I saw him credited as one interviewee on a Bluer nOte feature in UNcut last month and thought must have been before he died, which I thought was a couple of years ago.
Now can't find anything saying he died. Was I just remembering a 50th anniversary of his recording career, which would be 2014..

Stevolende, Thursday, 8 August 2019 09:57 (three months ago) link

he hasn't died

mark s, Thursday, 8 August 2019 10:06 (three months ago) link

And never will.

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 August 2019 10:09 (three months ago) link

yes, he and Alfreda Benge are both 74

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 8 August 2019 12:14 (three months ago) link

Rasputin-like against the attempts of this thread

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 8 August 2019 12:15 (three months ago) link

John Astin, the actor who played Gomez Adams in the 60s.

adam the (abanana), Thursday, 8 August 2019 13:47 (three months ago) link

He has now outlived Raul Julia by a quarter of a century, and Ken Weatherwax (Pugsley) by nearly 5 years.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 8 August 2019 13:50 (three months ago) link

Astin was interviewed on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast earlier this year

Josefa, Thursday, 8 August 2019 13:59 (three months ago) link


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