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...

Larry McMurtry

LONESOME DEATH American novelist Larry McMurtry has died aged 84. He had been suffering from heart issues. He was best known for Pulitzer Prize winning novel Lonesome Dove. He also wrote the screenplay for Brokeback Mountain. Many other books followed include Harmony and Pepper and The Berrybender Narratives. Other films of his own work included […]

Bobby Brown (baseball version)

HE’S OUT Baseball player Bobby Brown has died aged 96. A member of the New York Yankees, he won four World Series in the 1950s. Our system often confused him with Bobby Brown the Scotland legend, and Bobby Brown the singer, and with two of the three dead in 2020 and 2021, lump on the […]

Jessica Walter

CARDIAC ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Actress Jessica Walter has died aged 80. The acclaimed actress was nominated four times for an Emmy (winning once for Amy Prentiss) and appeared in a number of films such as Ghost in the Machine, Slums of Beverly Hills, and Play Misty for Me. The latter and Grand Prix saw her nominated […]

George Segal

Actor George Segal has died aged 87. Oscar nominated for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and BAFTA nominated for No Way to Treat a Lady, Segal was a regular in film since the 1950s. He won two Golden Globes, for The New Interns and A Touch of Class. He also appeared in films such as […]

Frank Worthington

NO LONGER WANDERER Footballer Frank Worthington has died aged 72 after suffering from dementia. A cult figure of the 1960s through 1980s, he won two second division titles with Huddersfield Town and Bolton Wanderers respectively yet should have gone further with his undisputed talents. A fan was Liverpool icon Bill Shankly who wanted to sign […]

Lee Noble

KO’D Boxer Lee Noble has died aged 33, after a long battle with terminal cancer. Noble had his boxing debut in 2006 and had a 20-24-1 record, being best known for taking the later champion Billy Joe Saunders to a decision in 2009. He had beaten cancer twice before it came became terminally last year. […]

Nawal el Saadawi

WOMAN AT POINT ZERO The Simone de Beauvoir of the Arab World, Nawal el Saadawi has died aged 89. A feminist writer in 1950s Egypt (as safe a job as being the food taster for a Trump family member), she was considered an ideological foe of the government and imprisoned. In 1982, fresh from another […]

Peter Lorimer

RIOT IN THE AFTERLIFE Scottish footballer Peter Lorimer has died after a battle with brain cancer aged 74. Lorimer debuted for Leeds in 1962 and spent the next 17 seasons at the club, winning two league titles and two FA Cups under Don Revie. He was part of the team which reached the 1975 European […]

Yevgeni Nesterenko

NESTERDEADKO Opera singer Yevgeni Nesterenko has died aged 83. A regular on the Bolshoi Theatre stage, Nesterenko became so renowed as an opera singer, even the likes of Shostakovich were writing music specifically for him. He suffered in recent times from covid, and was a unique pick for the Fat Lady’s Singing Yevgeni Nesterenko8 January […]

Sabine Schmitz

LAPPED BY DEATH Motor racer Sabine Schmitz has died after a battle with cancer aged 51. An expert on the Nurburgring course, she went viral when she appeared on Top Gear and drove round the Nurburgring in a van. When Jeremy Clarkson left Top Gear, the Guardian wrote a jokey article that Schmitz should takeover […]