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...

Des O’Connor

DEAD O’GONNER Long lived entertainer Des O’Connor has taken his final curtain call aged 88. A former Butlins redcoat, Des worked with Frank Sinatra and The Beatles, and he had four UK top 10 hits, including a number one, I Pretend, in 1968. In 1958, he toured the UK with Buddy Holly, and his music […]

Henryk Gulbinowicz

Henryk Gulbinowicz, the Cardinal of Wroclaw from 1976 to 2004, has died aged 97. He lied about his age until his retirement, and in recent years was under the spotlight for sexual abuse allegations. The late Cardinal Winning claimed that only the good die young, and former Cardinal Gulbinowicz seemeed to try and prove this […]

Doug Supernaw

AWW NAW, SUPER NAW   Country musician Doug Supernaw has died aged 60. He had been suffering from lung cancer since 2019. He had three top ten hits in the US country charts, including I Don’t Call Him Daddy. Which is ironic, as I don’t call him living. With Supernaw and Sutcliffe dying in the […]

Peter Sutcliffe

OLD FUCKER DIES, NO ONE SAD Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe has died at the age of 74, in the region of 50 plus years older than some of his victims.  Former grave digger and lorry driver Sutcliffe started off as a bogstandard lassie beater in the 1960s before he graduated to his calling in life […]

State of Play

  Somehow we are seven weeks away from 2021. Where did the year go to? Oh yes, lockdowns and pandemics and Donald Trump… It has been a spectacular year for deadpools and a bumper year for the Grim Reaper, so well done if you are still alive enough to read this. One might even call […]

Alex Trebek

IT’S… FINAL JEOPARDY! Popular game show host Alex Trebek has died aged 80 after a long battle with the dreaded pancreatic cancer. Trebek was instantly known for his role as the host of the popular American quiz show Jeopardy, in which contestants have to frame their answers in the form of a question. Trebek started […]

John Fraser

Actor John Fraser, who appeared in The Dam Busters, has died aged 89. He was a unique pick for Departures Board. Fraser was best known for his 60s film work, including The Trials of Oscar Wilde and Repulsion, but also appeared in a number of TV shows from Columbo (he played Columbo’s British counterpart, O’Keefe, […]

Geoffrey Palmer

AS DEATH GOES BY Dependable character actor and sitcom favourite Geoffrey Palmer has sadly died aged 93. Palmer was a British film and TV regular from the 1950s until recently. It was the scale of Palmer’s successful career that you could ask several people what his iconic role was and get several responses. For some, […]

Sean Connery

NO MR BOND, WE EXPECT YOU TO DIE Scottish actor Sean Connery has proven the concept of immortality false by dying aged 90. The man voted the Scotland’s Greatest Living Treasure, The Sexiest Man Alive and The World’s Greatest Tax Dodger had been suffering from dementia. Connery had been a bodybuilder, a lifeguard, a coffin […]

Jeanne Little

POOR LITTLE JEANNE Australian entertainer Jeanne Little has died aged 82 after a long period of ill health. In Australia she was best known for her role on the Mike Walsh Show, for which she won a Gold Logie. She had been suffering from dementia for eleven years, and was picked by six teams, including […]