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, then was run from 2003 to 2007 by Siegfried Baboon and Rude Kid From 2008 to 2009, it was run by Octopus of Odstock , and from 2010 to 2017 by The Man In Black. From 2018 to 2019, Spade Cooley was host. Now in 2020, it's the turn of trio msc, Grim and Reptile to oversee the biggest deadpool going...

Kirk Douglas

ACE IN A HOLE “Of all the many distinctive voices to emerge in Hollywood of the pre-war years, none was as long lasting as that of Kirk Douglas, who has died from complications of a stroke, aged 82. He was respected by successive generations of actors and producers, and by anyone who enjoyed the acting […]

Daniel Arap Moi

THAT’S ARAP Former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi has died aged 95. He was President from 1978 to 2002, and fell into the same trap as several of his peers: initial praise for taking your country to independence, followed by a decline into authoritarianism. Amnesty weren’t keen on his reign, nor in the end were […]

George Steiner

STEINER DECLINER Critic, novelist, philosopher and general polymath George Steiner has died aged 90. Taught multiple languages from an early age by a German Jewish fan genre savvy to the widespread personal threat of Nazism, Steiner was brought up in Paris until his father moved the entire family one month before the Nazis occupied the […]

Gene Reynolds

M*A*S*H*E*D* Child actor turned TV producer Gene Reynolds has died at the age of 96. Starting in 1934, Reynolds fit in a 25 year acting career before he was 40. Turning his hand to direction and production, he and Larry Gelbart came up with the TV show M*A*S*H in 1972. It ran for eleven series, […]

Bernard Ebbers

EBBERS HOSTS DEATHCON2020 Former businessman and criminal Bernard Ebbers has died aged 78. From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, like Chris Benoit, Ebbers promising career ended in revulsion and disgrace, like Chris Benoit. He also won the WWE World Heavyweight title, like Chris Ben… no, sorry, wrong Wiki page. Ebbers was the CEO of America’s version of […]

Mad Mike Hoare

WILD GOOSE COOKED World War Two veteran turned mercenary for hire, and a one time charted accountant, Mad Mike Hoare has died aged 100. An Irishman born in Calcutta, he served in Burma under the British in the 1940s and was promoted to Major for his role on the front line. In the 1960s he […]

Mary Higgins Clark

QUEEN OF SUSPENSE FACES FINAL CLIFFHANGER Popular mystery novelist Mary Higgins Clark has revealed her final whodunnit aged 92. A former Pan Am air stewardess, Clark took to writing short stories for the magazine markets when her husband became seriously ill in the late 1950s. After he died in 1964 (on the same day as […]

John Andretti

  ANDRETTI PUTS CONTENDERS IN POLE POSITION NASCAR racing driver John Andretti has died aged 56. A member of the famous Andretti racing family, he won two NASCAR Cup Series races in the late 90s at the Daytona circuit, but struggled to drive out of the shadow of more successful family members. He had been […]

Chris Doleman

CHRIS IN A HOLE, MAN NFL Hall of Famer Chris Doleman has died aged 58 after a long battle with the dreaded glioblastoma. He lasted 24 months with the condition, a rarity.  Doleman spent the vast majority of his career with the Minnesota Vikings, before stints at the 49ers and the Falcons during the mid-90s.  […]

Paul Farnes

A FEW LESS GOOD MEN Battle of Britain pilot Paul Farnes has died aged 101. One of The Few (now the considerably endangered) as they were named after Churchill’s famous speech, Farnes shot down 5 enemy planes during the battle. He also served during the Battle of France, and during the North African campaign during […]