Celebrity Dead or Alive Game

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Try this quiz to see if you can identify which of these famous celebrities are still alive and which are entertaining the underworld.

Rick James

Super freak Rick James was a popular funk singer in the 70s and 80s, his hit song Super Freak was sampled heavily by MC Hammer on his record U Can't Touch This, but is James dead or alive?

Leslie Nielsen

Canadian actor and comedian Leslie Nielsen started out in roles in Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure before getting into comic acting with his best known part as Frank Drebin in the Naked Gun movies, but is he dead or alive?

George Cole

George Cole began his acting career in the 1940s, but will always be best known for playing Arthur Daley in the 1980s hit TV show Minder. Do you think he's dead or alive?

Yootha Joyce

Yootha Joyce played Mildred Roper, the battle axe wife of the timid George Roper in the 70s sitcoms Man About the House and George and Mildred. So do you reckon Yootha is still breathing, or is she worm food?

Gary Busey

Gary Busey was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of Buddy Holly in 1978 and went on to star in many hit films throughout the 80s and 90s, but is he still with us or pushing up daisies?

Mollie Sugden

Mollie Sugden, best known for her role in the 70s sitcom Are You being Served and her love of pussies most recently appeared in a sketch on Little Britain. Is she still pussy bothering or has she kicked the bucket?

Tony Hart

Tony Hart starred in a number of children's television art shows spanning for four decades and created the animated plasticine man, Morph. Is Tony still painting or is he playing his harp?

Kim Appleby

Kim Appleby was one half of 80s pop duo Mel and Kim, along with her sister Mel Appleby. Is she dead or alive?

John Ritter

John Ritter appeared in many films and TV shows during the 80s and 90s, including Steven King's It, Skin Deep and Buffy the Vampire Slayer where he played Buffy's mother's robotic boyfriend. Is he dead or alive?


Falco is the stage name of Johann Hölzel who had a massive hit in the 80s with Rock Me Amadeus. Is he still rocking, or is he rocking with Amadeus in the afterlife?

Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy is probably best known for playing henpecked George Roper in the 70s sitcoms Man About the House and George and Mildred. But is Brian still with us or not?

Dana Hill

Dana Hill played Audrey Griswold in National Lampoon's European Vacation and went on to be a successful voice actor working on many animated cartoons. But is she still doing voice acting or is she on a long vacation on the other side?

Peter Sallis

Peter Sallis is best known for playing pensioner Norman Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine which began in 1973 and also for the voice of Wallace in the Wallace and Gromit films. Is he still supping the last of that summer wine, or is he now wearing the wrong trousers in heaven?

Simon Cadell

Simon Cadell played the long suffering camp manager Jeffrey Fairbrother in the BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, where has he been since then? Is he still a happy camper or is he taking a dirt nap?

Jermaine Stewart

Jermaine Stewart had a huge hit in the 80s with We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off, but where did he disappear to?

Terri Nunn

Terri Nunn, lead singer with 80s power ballad band Berlin, is she dead or alive?


Carol Lee Scott starred as the infamous Grotbags in the kids TV show Emu's World, did Emu manage to see her off or is Grotbags still flying around on that vacuum cleaner?

Lee Majors

Lee Majors, the TV tough guy who played the The Six Million Dollar Man and the Fall Guy and even married one of Charlie's Angels. Is he still alive, or living with the angels?

Laura Brannigan

80s pop star Laura Brannigan had a huge hit with Gloria in 1982 and then had some further hits from the films Flashdance and Ghostbusters. Is she still around or is she a ghost these days?

Kirk Douglas

Legendary Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas who starred in Spartacus hasn't been seen on the big screen for quite some time. Is he actually still breathing?

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