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...

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 […]

Lee Kerslake

ECHOES IN THE DARK Drummer Lee Kerslake has died after a long battle with cancer. He was drummer and backing vocalist for the rock band Uriah Heep, who had eight charting UK albums in the 1970s. In 1980, he met Ozzy Osbourne in a lift, and went on to be the drummer on classic rock […]

Tommy DeVito

BYE BYE BABY Musician Tommy DeVito has died of covid aged 92. DeVito was one of the original members of Frankie Valli’s Four Seasons, and his guitar work can be heard on all of their 1960s classics such as Working My Way Back to you, Beggin’,  and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. He left […]

John Turner

TURNER IN HIS GRAVE Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner has died aged 91, another victim of the increased rate of activity on the 2020 DDP. Born in Richmond (now part of London), he moved to Canada when he was three after the death of his father. In government, he was seen as a loyal […]

Gale Sayers

KANSAS COMET CRATERS American football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers has died aged 77 after a long battle with dementia. Knee injuries restricted his career to six seasons, but in that time he made the Pro-Bowl 6 times. When his friend Brian Piccolo died of cancer in 1970, Sayers wrote about their opposites attract friendship, […]

Jackie Stallone

Jackie Stallone, mother of A list move star Sylvester, has died, days after some DDP regulars tipped her to reach her century. Kiss of death! An astrologer by trade, where she popularised fortune telling by looking at people’s arses, so she could have warned us those who wanted to pick her on DDP2021 were in […]

Pat Smullen

PAT’S FINAL FURLONG Jockey Pat Smullen has died aged 43 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Over a twenty-six year career riding horses, he won several titles, including nine Irish champion jockey titles. He had been fighting pancreatic cancer for three years, and as such was a pick for several regular contenders, including reigning […]