Sick ‘DeathList’ website celebrates Murray Walker’s passing with crude F1 puns

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A twisted website which predicts celebrity deaths has 'celebrated' the passing of Formula One commentator Murray Walker.

In a notice titled "Chequered Flag for Walker" the vile Deathlist site even used crude F1 puns to when reporting that the beloved 97-year-old broadcasting legend had died.

The warped people behind the DeathList chart, which features 50 famous faces it believes will die each year, said Walker had "crossed the final finish line to clock up another success for DeathList 2021."

The sick site also states Walker was "making his fourth appearance on the list, this year at number nine."

And it doesn't stop there. It even has a pop at his commentary style.

"Walker’s had huge enthusiasm for the sport which, often, boiled over resulting in hilarious gaffes, frequently contradicting himself," the online 'obituary' reads.

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The site ranks Prince Philip, 99, who has been ill in hospital for several weeks, as the most likely to die this year.

Former Golden Girls star Betty White, veteran actor Dick van Dyke, US politician Bob Dole and Japan's Emperor Akihito complete the top five places. Sir Captain Tom Moore, who died from Covid-19 last month, was last at number 50.

The website's 'description' of the well-known people is just as controversial, including branding the Duke of Edinburgh a "casual racist".

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To date, five people on the list have died. Walker – whose first name was actually Graeme – passed away on Saturday.

He began his love affair with Formula One in 1949 while commentating on the British Grand Prix for the BBC. He remained with the Beeb until 1996 years before switching to rival ITV a year later.

Renowned for his enthusiastic reporting style, he became know as the voice of Formula One.

Born in Birmingham in October 1923, Walker retired from full-time commentary in 2001, returning to our screen several years later to make several guest appearances on the BBC, Channel 4 and SkySport F1.

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