Topping the macabre ranking is 60 Minutes windbag Andy Rooney. (Obviously, Cinemablend doesn't know that Rooney actually died a decade ago. It's true. Since the late 1990s producers at CBS have been using Rooney's embalmed corpse as a mannequin. And, yes, dead people's hair -- and eyebrows -- continue to grow long after they leave this earth.)
But what I really have issues with is the #19 ranking the Web site gives St. Louis' very own Chuck Berry. Cinemablend predicts Berry's probability of dying this year at 9 percent and writes: "He's outlived Elvis, Bo Diddley, and nearly everyone of his rivals, but like Beethoven, he'll roll over soon enough."
I dunno. Last time I saw Berry performing at Blueberry Hill a couple years back, the octogenarian rocker looked just fine. Let's hope he has many more years ahead of him. Hail! Hail! Rock 'n Roll. Long live Chuck Berry!
Here's a video of the first inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame playing a concert just last year.
-- Chad Garrison