Channing Tatum ‘Sexiest Man Alive,’ But Who Is Sexiest Man Dead? Channing Tatum was crowned People magazine’s sexiest man alive for 2012. The 32-year-old former stripper joins a list of past winners that includes George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Ryan Reynolds. Shamefully, four-star panty-dropper David Petraeus didn’t even make the short list this year. THAT IS TOPICAL HUMOR, YOU LAUGH NOW. That’s great and all, but @DaveLozo asks a better question: “Sexiest Man Alive” makes me wonder if People has a secret “Sexiest Man Dead” issue. Why specify living? Ben Franklin wins every time? — Dave Lozo (@DaveLozo) November 14, 2012 Our suggestions: 1. English fighter pilot Albert Ball via 2. Young Elvis, not Fat Elvis via Follow Us 3. Sam Cooke via 4. Bea Arthur via SEE ALSO: • Winston Churchill in His 20s Was a Total Hottie • Teddy Roosevelt’s Magnificent Sideburns: A Photo Tribute 5. Robert Todd Lincoln via 6. Joseph Stalin via 7. John C. Calhoun via SEE ALSO: • Back to School with ’21 Jump Street’ Remake • Joel McHale Makes Coffee for Sexiest Man Alive Shoot 8. James Dean via 9. Chester A. Arthur via 10. The Georgetown baseball team in 1928 via Who did we leave out? Who are your dead hotties? Weigh in below. Follow Us Slade Sohmer Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chief of HyperVocal and co-host of SiriusXM's daily "Politics Powered By Twitter" program. Tweet him at @SladeHV.