The online competition to guess which famous people won't make it to the end of the current year. If they're elderly, ill, or just live a high-risk lifestyle, stick 'em in your team, and for each one whose death you correctly predict, you'll score points. DDP was dreamt up in Derby, England (hence the name...) by Big Iain back in 1996. Other hosts: Siegfried Baboon and Rude Kid (2003-7), Octopus of Odstock (2008-9), The Man in Black (2010-17), Spade Cooley (2018-19). Now the Committee of msc/Grim and Reptile (2020) oversee the biggest deadpool going...

Harold Evans

DEADLINE NEWS   Former editor of The Sunday Times, Sir Harold Evans, has died aged 92. A campaigning journalist whom Reuters called The Gold Standard of reporting, Harry became editor of the esteemed paper in 1967 and shortly after used it to unmask Kim Philby as having been a spy for the Soviet Union since […]

Frank Windsor

MERRY DEATH OF WINDSOR   Popular actor Frank Windsor has died aged 92. One of the original Z-Cars stars, he played DS Watt from 1962 to 1965 in the groundbreaking cop show. He continued to appear on TV for the next 60 years, in everything from The Avengers to Doctor Who, where he played the […]

Bob Gibson

STRUCK OUT Baseballer Bob Gibson has died aged 84. Gibson’s battles with pancreatic cancer were long documented, hence he was picked by 15 teams, including several regular contenders: Deceased Hose, David Quantick’s Showbiz Pals and Drollercoaster to pick but three.  He played for the St Louis Cardinals for 15 years as a pitcher, and won […]

Emir of Kuwait

SABAHDEAD Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, a big name in Gulf politics, has died aged 91. The Emir of Kuwait since 2006, he established himself as a chief mediator in regional disputes, and hosted several UN meetings over the Yemen Civil War and other disputes. He also strove to improve humanitarian issues in the country, increased […]

John Waddy

SHADEADYWADDY Colonel John Waddy has died aged 100. The army officer served in World War Two as part of the parachute regiment in the Battle of Arnhem. In 1964 he became head of the SAS and was seen as a moderniser. His interests included counter-terrorism. He was also military advisor on A Bridge Too Far, […]

Bobby Wilson

GAME SET MATCH Former English tennis player Bobby Wilson has died aged 84. Wilson reached the Quarterfinals of Wimbledon four times from 1958 to 1963, and also reached the last eight at the French Open and US Open. As a doubles player he reached the final at Wimbledon in 1960, and reached the regional final […]

Diana Rigg

EMMA PEELS OFF Noooooooooooooooo…… Well, here’s one I kept trying to put off. Much beloved actress Diana Rigg has died of cancer aged 82. It’s a sobering world to be in when your teenage crushes start to die of old age. (Although there was a hell of a queue for the woman TV Guide readers […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

NOTORIOUS RIP American Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died from pancreatic cancer, causing a tsunami of horror among American liberals. As the anchor of the liberal wing of the US Supreme Court, her on going health woes in recent years have caused tremors anytime hospitalization occurred. Ginsburg was born in 1933, and argued […]

Juliette Greco

MUSE DE L’ EXISTENTIALISME Juliette Greco, French singer and actress, now walks Les Chemins Des Morts instead. The 93 year old bohemian was an icon in French culture, both for her aspect as muse to several cultural greats, but also in her role of popularizing the French chanson style of popular music. Born in Montpellier, […]

Michael Lonsdale

REAPER PUTS DRAX OUT OF HIS MISERY French actor Michael Lonsdale has died aged 89. Acclaimed in his homeland, Lonsdale made international success with roles in films such as The Day of the Jackal, where he plays Commissioner Lebel hunting the titular Jackal played by Edward Fox. He was also a priest in Orson Welles […]