March 17, 2017 marks the 20th year of my running this site.
Recently, I haven't been updating it as I normally do. As some of you know, I've had a lot of trouble with insomnia since 2002, and my concentration is increasingly limited. I've been working on some other projects.
Over the next few months, I expect to decide whether I want to continue with Dead People Server. I'll let you know what I decide to do.
There is a "Renewed Dead People Server" Facebook group. I am still asking Facebook to restore the old group as it had a lot of useful information. But please join the "renewed" group just in case Facebook never gets around to restoring the old group.
Note that Facebook allowed the original Dead People Server group to be killed off sometime between 12/18 and 12/19; I wrote to complain around on 12/19, 12/21, & 12/23. If you follow Dead People Server on Facebook, please complain to Facebook that the original group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/52935986510 was deleted without the owner's permission and you would like it back. Thank-you.
To report a problem on Facebook, look at the right side of the bar at the top of your Facebook screen, and press the upside-down triangle. At the very bottom of that long menu, there's the "Report a Problem" option. Select that option and fill in the windows on the report screen.
Remember whats'er name? She played the girl in that dumb movie with whoziss. What ever happened to her? Specifically, is she dead yet?
Here's where to find out. The Dead People Server is a database of interesting celebrities who are long dead or newly dead. They may be "retired" or spaced. DPS tells you who has really Rung Down the Curtain and Joined the Choir Invisible, and who's Just Resting. To help the terminally confused, I've built a Quash Those Death Rumors page.
"Interesting," in the previous paragraph, means "I felt like putting them on this list." Your mileage will vary. If you're curious how I decide to add folks to the list, see the Guidelines. Dead People Server is committed to providing factual information about the deaths of people listed here.
A few sites like to call the actual deaths of people "hoaxes" so you'll click to them. Always ignore postings from sites like the ones on the right hand side of Facebook pages or at the bottom of some Web pages. Many fake sites are listed on the right hand side of dpsinfo.com pages. You can always check here or go to news.google.com or Snopes. Fight clickbait and lies online!
If you run a podcast/radio/TV talk show, I'm available to play trivia, talk about celebrity deaths or talk about the site or the Internet in general. Drop me a line to arrange an appearance or interview.
There are a few entries of fake people/entities/other in Dead People Server. At least six I can think of. Each entry is pretty obvious. If an occasional joke offends you, you shouldn't be reading a site called Dead People Server. If some blunt discussion of death offends you, you shouldn't be reading this site either.
In addition to providing timely updates and an extensive archive, Dead People Server Weekly looks back at five blasts from the past (RSS Feed).
Do you run a Web site for a celebrity? Please don't take it down when the subject dies!
Have a personal photo of someone in Dead People Server? Send me a copy for the Photo Gallery!
If you can't find the answer here to your search, and you're looking for a movie or TV celebrity, go to the Internet Movie Database, an amazingly-complete database of anyone who's ever been on celluloid. I usually link to an individual's biography in IMDb by putting this graphic IMDb beside the entry. I'm adding links back to specific records in other useful content sites by using the following icons:
|IBDB||Internet Broadway Database Record|
|Related YouTube video|
|FindAGrave||Internment Information at FindAGrave|
|Dead People Server Photo/Graphic Gallery|
|AwardWeb||AwardWeb (literary award winners)|
Longtime readers may wonder why I no longer link to Wikipedia. It's simple - Wikipedia pretends to have accurate, unbiased information, when, in reality, it is extraordinarily biased. Some controlling admins at Wikipedia have banished people (mostly women, of course) for telling the truth, notably about Gamergate, but you'll see the politics in other places. So I changed my Wikipedia username to "lauriemannhaslefttheboysclub" and would delete the account in a heartbeat as I will no longer contribute links, content or money to it. I am working on removing the many links I'd had to Wikipedia from this site in the past. It's simply "Boypedia" to me now, which means it's not worth accessing. Yes, I freely admit, Dead People Server has biases, but I've always been honest about what my biases are. Boypedia lies routinely about theirs.
If you have a photograph of someone who is listed in Dead People Server, I'll be happy to store the photograph here or link back to a photo at your site. Sketches are also welcome. Please note that you must be the owner of the photo or sketch; I do not include photos that are copyrighted by other people (publicity stills, et.c.). Submit photo.
Disclaimer: Information is confirmed by a variety of sourcees, but I sometimes make mistakes. I try to check all material against at least two sources, and do not include purely bogus material (except, as noted above as an occasional joke). If you're trying to research a celebrity that interests you, here's how to do the research. You might consult DPS or the "How to Find" file first before posting the question to alt.obituaries.
If you find this kind of trivia intriguing, you might want get involved with deadpools. I've been active in the alt.obituaries deadpool since 2006. I followed the stiffs.com dead pool for about ten years. You're welcome to use DPS for research for this or any of the other deadpools that are out on the Web. I also maintain a short list of recommended deadpools.
Six Feet Under was the "official" television program of Dead People Server. It slipped at times, but it picked up again dramatically during its last season.
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