My thoughts on the remaining 44 candidates
Kirk Douglas - Think he'll both make his 103rd and 2020 now.
Olivia De Haviland - no guarantee she'll see 2020.
Duke Of Edinburgh - More deterioration come autumn but should see 2020.
Leah Bracknell - Hoping for impossible miracle regarding her terminal cancer, should be fine for 2020 at least.
Vera Lynn - Not looking 100% going my recent pictures of her, wouldn't be surprised if she is a late
Robert Mugabe - Just maybe his year.
Jimmy Carter - Should see out this year but 2020 will be a big hurdle for him.
Pierre Cardin - Think he'll all right this year but too old to be dropped.
Bob Dole - Increasingly frail, no guarantee he'll see 2020.
Henry Kissinger - Still able to fly across the Atlantic despite his frailty, too old to be dropped now.
Jerry Stiller - Quiet of late, maybe worth keeping for the 2020 list.
Javier Perez De Cuellar - Could go anytime
Bob Barker - In and out of hospital, 50/50
Murray Walker - Still writing columns but still frail and now too old to be dropped.
Emperor Akihito - Now retired, wouldn't surprise me if he goes this year.
Betty White - Should be all right this year but we know what happened to Doris Day.
Hosni Mubarak - Still looks reasonably healthy, should be dropped for the 2020 list.
June Brown - Depends on when she will retire from Eastenders
Stirling Moss - How is he still alive?
Alan Greenspan - still makes TV appearances, easy drop for next year.
Jacques Chirac - Dementia getting more advanced, think he's a 2020 goner.
Dick Van Dyke - The DL committee must take the risk next year by dropping him, most stupid pick ever.
Nobby Stiles - Has had end stage dementia since at least spring 2017 yet somehow he keeps breathing.
Barbara Walters - getting more and more fucked.
Honor Blackman - quiet of late, think she is now an ever present on the DL until she goes.
Harry Belafonte - quiet of late but had to be on the DL sometime. I'd keep him for 2020.
Desmond Tutu - Looking more frail, either this year or next year.
Valery Giscard d'Estaing - One of the oldest ex major world leaders, think he's a lock now.
Ed Asner - still active on social media, easy drop next year.
Vanessa Redgrave - Still performing in theatre, easy drop next year.
Jimmy Greaves - Needs a lot of care now, gone by end of winter.
Sidney Poitier - Droppable if 2019 finishes on a low number.
Valerie Harper - Either this year or next year.
Loretta Lynn - Droppable if 2019 finishes on a low number.
Mikhail Gorbechev - not too sick, could be a bold drop next year if we finish on a low number.
Tony Britton - too old to be dropped but might have to be a risky drop if 2019 ends on a low score.
Cleo Laine - Was an interesting pick but not going anywhere for a few years.
Clive James - Game of Thrones over, think he'll gone by end of winter.
Prunella Scales - No more cruise journeys for her, goner in late 2020 at least.
Little Richard - Can no longer answer fanmail, too big to miss.
Larry King - Divorcing 7th wife, had heart surgery this year, think he's a worthy drop for 2020.
Tina Turner - Still looking great at nearly 80, wasted pick.
Shane McGowan - He had to be on the list sometime but I think he'll see 2021.
Ginger Baker - Getting really hard for him now.