DDP Stats and Facts

UPDATED TO 31/12/2019

 

Roll of Honour

 

Year Winner Points Hits Total Teams Total Hits Most Popular Pick Most Popular hit
2019 Thomas Jefferson Survives
165 14 517 253 Leah Bracknell Leah Bracknell
2018 Pity Da Foolz
149 12 488 247 Leah Bracknell George Bush Sr
2017 Golden Slumbers 168 16 543 254 Kirk Douglas Bruce Forsyth
2016 David Quantick’s Showbiz Pals 155 17 483 275 Zsa Zsa Gabor Zsa Zsa Gabor
2015 David Quantick’s Showbiz Pals 98 10 501 239 Zsa Zsa Gabor Sam Simon
2014 David Quantick’s Showbiz Pals 108 11 575 247 Zsa Zsa Gabor General Wojciech Jaruzelski
2013 David Quantick’s Showbiz Pals 111 15 588 219 Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela
2012 The Living End 104 12 547 187 Margaret Thatcher Abdelbast al Megrahi
2011 The Living End 112 12 477 177 Margaret Thatcher Kim Jong-Il
2010 Octopus of Odstock 71 9 480 161 Margaret Thatcher Sir Norman Wisdom
2009 Tonight Matthew I’m Going To Be Badly-Torn Boy 107 12 480 146 Margaret Thatcher Patrick Swayze
2008 The Living End 108 13 461 145 Fidel Castro Charlton Heston
2007 Meet Your Maker 109 12 418 126 Fidel Castro Brooke Astor
2006 Meet Your Maker 53 10 239 96 Ronnie Biggs Gerald Ford
2005 Fallen Sparrow 60 12 124 63 Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II
2004 Deathlist.net 38 9 43 37 Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan
2003 Otis, You Want A Treat? 43 7 24 30 Ronald Reagan Bob Hope
2002 JoeRam 33 6 42 29 Ronald Reagan Queen Mother
2001 Whittaker’s Choice 18 4 42 25 Queen Mother Sir Harry Secombe
2000 M.T. Graves 30 6 44 23 Queen Mother/Ronald Reagan John Gielgud
1999 Drunkasaskunk 39 8 35 25 Pope John Paul II/Queen Mother Derek Nimmo/Joe DiMaggio
1998 Drunkasaskunk 23 5 31 12 Pope John Paul II/Frank Sinatra/Queen Mother Frank Sinatra
1997 Nick J 43 9 20 15 Unknown Mother Theresa
1996 Nick J 30 5 18 8 Unknown George Burns

Most Successful Teams

 
Most Points (Old System 1996-2006)
Pos Team Points
1st Jesus Jones 187
2nd Mr C 182
3rd One Foot In The Grave 174
4th Drunkasaskunk 166
5th Big-Iain 151
6th JoeRam 148
7th Tim R 122
8th Whittaker’s Choice 117
9th Rude Kid 116
10th The Vyrdolak 112
11th Above Average For Norfolk 110
12th The Raven 108
13th Deathlist.net 105
14th Fallen Sparrow 95
15th The Long Awaited Return Of The Dorset Jury 94
16th Juicy Janny 92
17th Otis, You Want A Treat? 87
18th Already Dead 84
19th Meet Your Maker 82
=20th Hoppo 79

Most Points (Combined Totals 1996-2019)

  1. The Living End 1271
  2. Deceased Hose 1034
  3. Wormer, He’s a Dead Man! Niedermier Dead! Marmalard Dead! 942
  4. Drunkasaskunk 909
  5. The Misers 893
  6. Dead Ends 871
  7. Poochie Died on the Way Back to His Home Planet 867
  8. This Mortal Coil 864
  9. Thomas Jefferson Survives 849
  10. Ethnic Cleansing 847
  11. Going Underground 846
  12. Carkers Convention 832
  13. Heading Nowhere 824
  14. New Years and Drinks All Night 814
  15. David Quantick’s Showbiz Pals 772
  16. The Beatles are Dying in the Wrong Order 739
  17. STAB_In_The_DARK 728
  18. I’m Sorry for your Trouble 719
  19. Shovelful of Dirt 692
  20. Eejit 670
  21. Madonna’s Hand of Bod 667
  22. Pan Breed 654
  23. Golden Slumbers 639
  24. Bucket of Blood 623
  25. Octopus of Odstock 620
  26. Noah Reason 605
  27. DDP Tofoa 581
  28. Deathlist.net 573
  29. Dave’s Dead? Aye Dead Drunk 537
  30. Still Life 536

Most Hits All time

  1. Living End 141
  2. Deceased Hose 114
  3. Drunkasaskunk 112
  4. Dead Ends 107
  5. JoeRam 104
  6. New Year and Drinks All Night 102
  7. The Misers 100
  8. Wormer, He’s a Dead Man! Niedermier Dead! Marmalard Dead! 98
  9. Madonna’s Hand of Bod 96
  10. Deathlist.net 95
  11. This Mortal Coil 95
  12. Ethnic Cleansing 95
  13. Going Underground 94
  14. Carkers Convention 94
  15. STAB in the DARK 91
  16. Poochie Died on the Way Back to His Home Planet 91
  17. Eejit 90
  18. Mr C 89
  19. Thomas Jefferson Survives 87
  20. Heading Nowhere 87
  21. Gray Panthers 86
  22. David QUantick’s Showbiz Pals 85
  23. Octopus of Odstock 85

Most Hits in a Year

David Quantick’s Showbiz Pals 17 (2016)
Heading Nowhere 16 (2016)
The Living End 16 (2016)
Thomas Jefferson Survives 16 (2016)
Golden Slumbers 16 (2017)
Still Life 16 (2017)
David Quantick’s Showbiz Pals 15 (2013)
Pan Breed 15 (2016)
Crossing The Styx 15 (2016)

Most Appearances

  1. Mr C 21
  2. Drunkasaskunk 21
  3. JoeRam 19
  4. The Blackpool Jury 19
  5. Finbarr 19
  6. Jesus Jones 19
  7. Mrs and Mrs Drummerboy 18

Most Points in a Year (2007-19 system)

  1. Golden Slumbers 168  (2017)
  2. Thomas Jefferson Survives 165 (2019)
  3. Still Life 164  (2017)
  4. Thomas Jefferson Survives 162 (2017)
  5. David Quantick’s Showbiz Pals 160 (2017)

Most Points in a Year (1996-2006)

Fallen Sparrow 60 (2005)
Meet Your Maker 53 (2006)
I Smell Dead People 51 (2005)
STAB_In_The_DARK 50 (2006)
Go Fish 50 (2006)

Milestones

Milestone Who When
1st François Mitterrand 8th January 1996
100th Viktor Hamburger 12th June 2001
500th Georgia Frontiere 18th January 2008
1000th Ted Lowe 1st May 2011
1500th Frederick Sanger 19th November 2013
2000th Holly Woodlawn 6th Dec 2015
2500th Derek Robinson 31st October 2017
3000th Elijah Cummings  17th October 2019

Biggest Hit

Nelson Mandela 267 (2013)
Margaret Thatcher 264 (2013)
Abdelbaset Al Megrahi 230 (2012)
Patrick Swayze 203 (2009)
Sir Bobby Robson 202 (2009)

Most Popular Pick not to have died

Margaret Thatcher 251 (2012)
Fidel Castro 242 (2007)
Zsa Zsa Gabor 240 (2012)
Zsa Zsa Gabor 239 (2013)
Ronnie Biggs 227 (2010)
Michael Douglas 195 (2011)
Zsa Zsa Gabor 195 (2015)

Earliest Deaths

A. I. Bezzerides 1st January 2007
Claiborne Pell 1st January 2009
Gary Ablett 1st January 2012
Christopher Martin-Jenkins 1st January 2013
Patty Page 1st January 2013
Juanita Moore 1st January 2014
Dorothy Baldwin 1st January 2014
Mario Cuomo 1st January 2015
Sarah Jones 1st January 2016
Derek Parfit 1st January 2017
Tyler Trent 1st January 2019

Latest Deaths

Sir John Peel 31st December 2005
Cardinal Cahal Daly 31st December 2009
The Duke of Wellington 31st December 2014
Michael Kennedy 31st December 2014
Wayne Rogers 31st December 2015

Died on their birthday

Bunny Austin (94th birthday) 26th August 2000
Larry James (61st birthday) 6th November 2008
John Reed (94th birthday) 13th February 2010
Merle Haggard (79th birthday) 6th April 2016
Kath Osmond (41st birthday) 18th April 2017
Tom “Dynamite Kid” Billington (60th birthday) 5th December 2018

Died on Christmas Day

Derek Bailey (2005)
James Brown (2006)
Eartha Kitt (2008)
George Robb (2011)
Alberta Adams (2014)
Kate Gross (2014)
Salhana Shivdasani (2015)
George Michael (2016)
Nancy Roman (2018)

Unnatural Deaths

Total: 56

Desmond Llewelyn Car crash (1999) Paula Yates Overdose (2000) Tom Fox Murdered (2006)
Denis Donaldson Murdered (2006) Abu Musab Al Zarqawi Killed in air strike (2006) Shamil Basayev Killed in explosion (2006)
Steve Irwin Stabbed by stingray (2006) Anna Nicole Smith Overdose (2007) Brad Renfro Overdose (2008)
Sulim Yamadayev Shot (2009) Velupillai Prabhakaran Killed in gunfight (2009) Michael Jackson Homicide (2009)
Baitullah Mehsud Killed in air strike (2009) Kevin McGhee Suicide (2009) Harry Carpenter Fall (2010)
Robert Culp Fall (2010) Eugene Terreblanche Murdered (2010) Paul Hutchinson Suicide (2010)
Trevor Bailey Accident (2011) James C. Tyree Hospital negligence (2011) Angela Scoular Suicide (2011)
Osama bin Laden Killed by US forces (2011) Jeff Conaway Overdose (2011) Amy Winehouse Alcohol poisoning (2011)
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi Murdered (2011) José Francisco Blake Mora Helicopter crash (2011) Ronald Wolfe Fall (2011)
Don Cornelius Suicide (2012) Whitney Houston Overdose (2012) Abu Yahya al-Libi Killed in drone strike (2012)
Owen Brennan Drowning (2013) Grace Sung Eun Lee Ventilator malfunction (2013) Lisa Robin Kelly* Overdose (2013)
Hakimullah Mehsud Killed in drone strike (2013) Jane Kean Fall (2013) Jean Kent Fall (2013)
Harold Camping Fall (2013) Philip Seymour Hoffman Overdose (2014) Christopher Barry Fall (2014)
Ann B. Davis Fall (2014) James Brady** Gunshot (2014) Robin Williams Suicide (2014)
Adnan Gulshair el Shukrijumah Military raid (2014) Debbie Purdy Starvation (2014) Adam Yahiye Gadahn Military strike (2015)
Alicia Nash Car crash (2015) John Nash Car crash (2015) Assad Uzzaman Military strike (2015)
Cilla Black Fall (2015) Scott Weiland Overdose (2015) Beatrice De Cardi Fall (2016)
Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani Military strike (2016) Leonard Cohen Fall (2016) Jorge Batlle Ibáñez Fall (2016)
Rachid Kassim Military strike (2017) Roger Ailes Fall (2017) Dannielle Darrieux Fall (2017)
Mark Salling Suicide 2018 Art Bell Overdose 2018 Verne Troyer Suicide 2018
Margot Kidder Suicide 2018 Maulana Fazlullah Killed by Drone 2018 William Dunlop Crash 2018
Whitey Bulger murdered 2018 Miriam Rivera suicide 2019 Sandy Ratcliff morphine OD 2019
Richard Huckle murdered in prison 2019 Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Killed by US forces 2019      

* No bonus points awarded as the verdict of accidental death came after the competition’s end.
** Awarded points despite event happening in 1981 (the “accident” should happen in the same year) – An acknowledged mistake by the host!

Youngest Deaths

Jaymee Bowen 11 yrs (1996)*
Josie Grove 16 yrs (2007)*
Jordan Dawes 18 yrs (2019)
Rosie Kilburn 19 yrs (2011)
Lauren Hill 19 yrs (2015)
Charlotte Eades 19 yrs (2016)
Jordan Lotter 19 yrs (2016)

* Subsequent rule changes prohibit any picks under the age of 18.

Oldest Deaths (officially verified ages)

Jeanne Calment 122 yrs (1997)
Sarah Knauss 119 yrs (1999)
Misawo Okawa 117 yrs (2015)
Emma Morano 117 yrs (2017)
Violet Brown 117 yrs (2017)
Nabi Tajima 117 yrs (2018)
Chiyo Miyako 117 yrs (2018)
Kamato Hongo 116 yrs (2003)
Maria Esther de Capovilla 116 yrs (2006)
Elizabeth Bolden 116 yrs (2006)
Besse Cooper 116 yrs (2012)
Susannah Mushatt-Jones 116 yrs (2016)
Ana Maria Ruio Vela 116 yrs (2017)

Most hits in a month

  1. 38 – jan 2018
  2. 37 – jan 2017
  3. 36 – jan 2016
  4. 35 – jan 2014
  5. 32 – jan 2015
  6. 32 – feb 2019
  7. 31 – jan 2019

more to come.