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The Dead or Alive? website offers a $10 "per head" reward for any name included on its "People Alive Over 85" page whose status – dead or alive – has been out of date for more than three days. (Click here to view their current roster and click here for details regarding the reward.)

If you would like to be the first person to win $500, listed below in alphabetical order are 50(!) individuals the site claims are alive who are actually deceased and have been for far longer than three days.

Be forewarned that if you contact the Dead or Alive? site regarding the above-mentioned errors, your email will most likely be ignored. I've tried several times. If by some inexplicable stroke of luck you are successful in collecting any part of the reward, however, please contact me. I'm not asking for a cut. I just want them to update the site (or at least delete the blurb at the top of the page which states "Yes, despite some skeptical emails received, all of the following people really are alive...yes, really").

Click on each name below to be taken to his/her obituary, in most cases from the New York Times.

Ramiz Alia (1924-2011)

Al Arbour (1932-2015)

R. G. Armstrong (1917-2012)

Gerald Arpino (1923-2008)

Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018)

Patricia Blair (1933-2015)

Michael Bond (1926-2017)

Denton Cooley (1920-2016)

Süleyman Demirel (1924-2015)

Joan Fontaine (1917-2013)

Stan Freberg (1926-2015)

Gene Gene the Dancing Machine (1932-2015)

William Goldman (1931-2018)

Eydie Gormé (1928-2013)

Jud Heathcote (1927-2017)

Craig Hill (1926-2014)

Ahmad Tejan Kabbah (1932-2014)

Mathieu Kérékou (1933-2015)

John Kerr (1931-2013)

Morgana King (1930-2018)

Julius LaRosa (1930-2016)

Tom Laughlin (1931-2013)

Leon Lederman (1922-2018)

Magnus Malan (1930-2011)

Robert Mandan (1931-2018)

Christine McGuire (1926-2018)

Martin Milner (1931-2015)

Ruby Muhammad (1907-2011)

Agnes Nixon (1922-2016)

Maureen O'Hara (1920-2015)

Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933-2011)

John Portman (1924-2017)

Ray Price (1926-2013)

Della Reese (1931-2017)

Ruth Rendell (1930-2015)

Ann Rutherford (1917-2012)

Richard Schweiker (1926-2015)

Duke Snider (1926-2011)

G. D. Spradlin (1920-2011)

Ted Stevens (1923-2010)

Viktor Tikhonov (1930-2014)

Malcolm Toon (1916-2009)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924-2018)

Clint Walker (1927-2018)

Richard von Weizsäcker (1920-2015)

June Whitfield (1925-2018)

Richard Wilbur (1921-2017)

Roger Williams (1924-2011)

Tom Wilson (1931-2011)

David L. Wolper (1928-2010)

Walter Breitzke

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Last modified: February 01, 2019