It was a tight contest all the way, but there's a new champion in the Celebrity Death Pool for 2008!
Charlie, from San Francisco, has dethroned our three-time defending champion, Mr. Tim Finnagain, who was shut out this year after starting to really creep me out with his prescient picks over the last several years.
Charlie correctly predicted the demise of Gordon Hinkley and Studs Terkel. Congratulations also to our three runners-up, who each predicted one celebrity death. So, R.I.P. as well to Sir Edmund Hillary, Evan Mecham and Estelle Getty.
There were plenty of notable deaths in 2008, but the remaining Death Pool participants were all shut out, including yours truly.