Tony Collins

ROCHFAILED   English footballer Tony Collins has died aged 94. The London born player served in Italy during World War Two, before playing for Watford and Norwich City among others. He became Rochdale manager in 1960, becoming the first black manager in the English football league. He took them to their only major cup final […]

Marty Schottenheimer

FALLEN CHIEF   The latest in a long line of picks seemingly aimed to give the host a nervous breakdown spelling, Marty Schottenheimer was died aged 77. He was the head coach of several NFL teams, including the Cleveland Browns and the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite being regarded as one of the better coaches around, […]

Jean-Claude Carriere

UN HOMME EST MORT   French screenwriter and novelist Jean-Claude Carriere has died aged 89. He wrote the screenplay for The Unbearable Lightness of Being and That Obscure Object of Desire, both of which were nominated for the Oscar. He also wrote 70s French thriller The Outside Man, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, whom you all expected […]

Ron Wright

Republican congressman Ron Wright, of Texas, has died from the combination of lung cancer and covid. He was part of the Freedom Caucus, and had signed the contesting that Biden had won the election. He was picked by 4 teams, including Banana’s Bruises.   Ron Wright8 April 1953 – 7 February 20214 teams

Bruce Kirby

JUST ONE LESS THING   Actor Bruce Kirby has died aged 95. He was a regular face on US TV, from Hogan’s Heroes to Scrubs, but was probably best known for his nine appearances in hit TV cop series Columbo. In six of those he played Columbo’s loyal deputy Sgt Kramer, including in fan favourite […]

Susan Bayh

BAYH BAYH DEAD SHEEP   Susan Bayh was a former model and a lawyer when she became First Lady of Indiana, as wife of Governor Evan Bayh. That position was just enough to get her above the fame criteria as one of the most contentious Drop 40 picks of the season. Bayh has died after […]

Atanas Skatov

ONE SMALL FALL FOR MAN   Another of Grim’s uniques who tried to climb K2 in Winter has left us. Atanas Skatov was a vegan who claimed to have climbed Everest living a vegan lifestyle until it was announced he had eaten honey, and this was apparently a huge scandal in vegan mountaineering. He climbed […]

Josh Evans

NO JOSHING WITH EVANS POINTS   NFL player Josh Evans has died aged 48 after a long battle with kidney cancer. Evans played for the Oilers/Titans (who had three city hosts during his time there) and the New York Jets. He played in the Superbowl in 1999, when the Titans lost 23-16 to the Rams. […]

Captain Tom Moore

TOM’S GARDEN LEAVE   A frail old war veteran who loved the NHS, Captain Tom Moore has died aged 100. And one year ago, this wouldn’t have been enough for a DDP obit, let alone full on TV coverage. However in the last year, there’s been a little thing called covid. Don’t know if you’ve […]

Dustin Diamond

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS   Dustin Diamond, one of the most popular cast members on 90s youth sitcom Saved by the Bell, has died of cancer aged 44. Some of these obits are designed just to make me feel old. Diamond played geek Screech in the series, and all the various spinoffs. While suffering […]