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...

Tom O’Connor

TOM’S A GONNER English comic Tom O’Connor has died aged 81. The stand up comedian was a regular on TV after winning Opportunity Knocks, and became a game show host with Name That Tune and CrossWits. One of his favourite characters was terrible entertainer Happy Harry Wainwright Jr and he was oft compared to Bob […]

Pilar Bardem

PILAR OF THE DDP Spanish film actress Pilar Bardem has died aged 82. The mother of Javier Bardem, she was a Goya Award winning actress for the Spanish film Nobody Will Speak of Us When We’re Dead. Which we just have. She was a unique pick for Si Team. Pilar Bardem14 March 1939 – 17 […]

Biz Markie

DEATH IS A LONELY BIZ-NESS Rapper Biz Markie has died aged 57. He was best known for his song Just a Friend, which reached 9th place in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989. The song frequently made VH1’s interminably long lists of the 1980s. Markie inadvertently changed music history when 70s misery crooner Gilbert O’Sullivan […]

Andy “The Viking” Fordham

VIKING FUNERAL Former darts player Andy Fordham has died aged 59 after years of ill health. Nicknamed The Viking, Fordham won the 2004 BDO World Darts Championship, and gained the spotlight when he was signed up for a Sky Sports showdown with PDO perennial champ of the time, Phil “The Power” Taylor. However, trailing 5-2 […]

Edwin Edwards

ON THE TAKE TED SNUFFS Former US politician Edwin Edwards has died aged 93. The three time Governor of Louisiana was elected to the most years of anyone in that office, 16 years. This ended when he was found guilty of corruption and racketeering, and sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. Edwards cast himself […]

Ernie Moss

MOSS OFF Footballer Ernie Moss has died aged 71, the latest victim of the plague of dementia style diseases in ex-footballers. The forward scored over 150 goals for Chesterfield in over 400 games for The Spireites. Moss also played for Peterborough United, Doncaster Rovers, and Lincoln City, and was a non-league manager for over a […]

Renee Simonot

MORTE LAKE French actress Renee Simonot has died aged 109. The mother of Catherine and Francoise Deneuve, Simonot was a stage actress whose debut took place in 1918 during World War One! She found a niche dubbing into French in the 1930s and was the French voice of Olivia de Havilland. Her acclaimed role was […]

Dilip Kumar

NO, DROL, HE REALLY IS DEAD. HONEST. Bollywood legend and icon Dilip Kumar had died aged 98. The most successful actor in Bollywood history, he was a proponent of method acting and won 8 awards. His roles went from romance to comedy to serious crime drama. He had a seven year relationship with his co-star […]

Anne Stallybrass

THE  DEAD WIFE OF HENRY VIII Actress Anne Stallybrass has died aged 82. She was best known as Anne Onedin, the female lead in The Onedin Line. She also played Jane Seymour (died, not beheaded) in The Six Wives of Henry VIII. She is the third of the six actresses to die, leaving behind Annette […]

Richard Donner

BAD OMENS Film director Richard Donner has died aged 91. The director helmed some of the biggest hits of the 1970s and 1980s, including Superman, The Omen, The Goonies, Scrooged and Lethal Weapon. An early CV note was directing the famous Twilight Zone episode Nightmare at 20, 000 Feet, in which a paranoid William Shatner […]