The "virtual" cornerstone for the Dead or Alive? website was laid on May 10, 1998, with the creation of the site as a private exercise in database programming. After continuous expansion and development, the site made its public debut on the World Wide Web one and a half years later, on December 28, 1999.
Click here for more information on how the site came to be.
Click here to see the primitive Version 1 (at least the first version saved) of the site. It will open in a new window.
Although the site has changed somewhat in appearance over the years, the mission remains the same - to answer the question of whether a famous person is dead or alive.
For more information about what the site is and isn't, click here.