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And yet another for 2016!

Posted in Predictors on December 27, 2016 by Cate

img_0132It’s a busy December in what’s been a busy year! This morning, old character actress Liz Smith passed away aged 95, which means a welcome three points for predictor Jeremy. Anybody else for 2016?!


I spoke too soon! Just announced that ‘Star Wars’ actress Carrie Fisher has died aged 60, following a mile-high heart attack earlier in the week. And also ‘Watership Down’ author Richard Adams, who left a lot of children traumatized by cartoon rabbits. It’s an end-of-year rush.


Last Christmas, indeed

Posted in Predictors on December 27, 2016 by Cate

img_0133In a Clogpoppers first, we’re pleased to announce that predictor Jeannie landed the first-ever Xmas double points when pop maestro George Michael popped his festive clogs on the big day! Aged a mere 53, it seems he passed peacefully in his sleep, although full details have yet to emerge while the great and the good have been lining up on Twitter to praise his musical genius.

Meanwhile, the music world also festively lost Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt at the age of 68. Something about an infection following surgery, although these poppers and rockers live wild lives so it’s surprising nothing got to him sooner.


Going…going…going….finally gone!

Posted in Predictors on December 27, 2016 by Cate

img_0131We thought it would never happen. Even after last rites, amputations and family deaths, much-married actress Zsa Zsa Gabor refused to shuffle off her mortal coil but finally a heart attack did her in at the grand old age of 99. Clogpoppers salutes this game old bird’s longevity and thanks her for the sport! Those three points for Cate were like pulling teeth though…


Posted in Predictors on November 26, 2016 by Cate

fidWell, it had been on the cards for the while. The man they once thought about rubbing out with exploding cigars – Fidel Castro – finally popped his clogs at the grand old age of 90. Having survived a rumoured 638 assassination attempts, it seems pure old age was what got to him in the end. He now gets nine days of mourning. Nine! Still, at least he never lived to see his country taken over by Starbucks and American tourists.

A big hand for Predictor Sasa on this occasion – apparently he was so delighted, he shouted “I’VE GOT CASTRO!” joyfully from the toilet.


Ding, ding! Seconds away, final round!

Posted in Predictors on June 16, 2016 by Cate

aliLate to the party AGAIN, Clogpoppers still feels compelled to report on the death of boxing legend Muhammad “The Greatest” Ali, who boxed his way out of the ring earlier this month aged 74, after respiratory failure.  He’d been up on our list for some time thanks to predictor Corey, who gets the three points on this occasion – knockout!

So far, quiet elsewhere…

When doves die

Posted in Predictors on May 23, 2016 by Cate

Clogpoppers is a bit late on this due to….well, sheer forgetfulness….but just in case nobody noticed at the time, purple-wearing pop princelet Prince died, aged 57. In a lift. The cause appeared to be an overdose of some sort of pills, although the circumstances remain somewhat mysterious and speculation continues to swirl about to this day.

And he wasn’t the only one. Much-plasticised reality TV star and former husband of Liza Minnelli, David Gest, met his untimely end in a hotel bedroom at the age of 62, while much-loved Brit comedienne Victoria Wood did the same  – well, age-wise, anyway – after a battle with cancer.

From Two to….well, none

Posted in Predictors on March 31, 2016 by Cate

ronniecorbettAs March draws to its logical conclusion, we can report quite a productive month on the celebrity death scene. The news has just come in that pint-sized comedian Ronnie Corbett has departed for all eternity, aged 85, although the cause of death is unannounced at this point. That’s four ‘pops’ in one month – surely a record for Clogpoppers – with Predictor Sasa no doubt joyfully grabbing the points this time around. Keep up the good work, team!

Also this month the world lost Sylvia Anderson – the voice of Thunderbirds’ Lady Penelope – at 88, following a short illness, while Dutch footballing superstar Johan Cruyff [68, lung cancer] and comedian Garry Shandling [66, heart attack], went on the same day.