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...

Ronald J Shurer

 SHURE THING Medal of Honor winner Ronald J Shurer has died after a long battle with cancer. He won the award for his actions as a medical officer in Afghanistan in 2008, when he fought off several insurgents to provide medical aid to wounded soldiers during a battle. In recent years he had been suffering […]

Jerry Stiller

JERRY EVEN STILLER Comic actor Jerry Stiller, father of Ben, has died aged 92. Stiller formed one half of the 1960s comedy duo Stiller and Meara with the late Anne Meara, his wife for 60 years. He also appeared in films such as The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (the original, not the shit […]

Little Richard

READY TEDDY DEAD A man who needs no introduction, Little Richard, has sung his last verse at the age of 87. Well, he needs no introduction but we’ll try and give him a fair shake anyway. As a rock and roll innovator in the 1950s, Little Richard was the guy who came along to inspire […]

William Clark

FEWER GOOD MEN Battle of Britain pilot Flight Lt. William Clark has died shortly after his 101st birthday.  Clark flew several defensive raids during the famous air battle, and was awarded Distinguished Flying Order in 1941. His death leaves John Hemingway as the last living Battle of Britain pilot. Clark was picked by two teams […]

Sam Lloyd

SAM IS SCRUBBED Actor Sam Lloyd has died of cancer aged 56. Sam Lloyd appeared in Seinfeld, 3rd Rock from the Sun, NYPD Blue and Malcolm in the Middle. However, it was his recurring role as lawyer Ted Buckland in 95 episodes of popular sitcom Scrubs for which he became a recognisable face all over […]

Steve Blackmore

FADE TO BLACK(MORE) Welsh rugby player Steve Blackmore has died aged 58. He played for Cardiff RFC in the 1980s, and made an international debut during the 1987 Rugby Five Nations. This debut impressed enough for him to receive a call up to the first ever Rugby World Cup, where he played in the semifinals […]

Don Shula

WE SHULA KNOWN BETTER Don Shula, NFL coach, has died aged 90. He was the “winningest” coach in NFL history. Yes, I know. I know. I dislike the term too. But that’s what Americans call it. He was in charge of the Miami Dolphins for two Superbowl wins, including a perfect season, where they won […]

Michael McClure

HI I’M MIKE MCCLURE, YOU MIGHT REMEMBER ME FROM SUCH DDP HITS AS THIS ONE Beat Poet Michael McClure has died at the utterly unBeat age of 87. Well, I say that, imagine how Lawrence Ferlinghetti feels. McClure was one of the five poets who gave readings at the 1955 Six Gallery Readings, the event […]

Denis Goldberg

ALL THAT’S LEFT IS A DEATH OF GOLD Anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg has died from cancer. Given months to live in 2016, he held on till now.The only white member of Nelson Mandela’s band of friends put on trial in 1962, Goldberg was jail for 22 years for his involvement in the armed struggle against […]

Irrfan Khan

EXIT PURSUED BY A DINOSAUR Irrfan Khan has died aged 53 from cancer. The actor was a huge star in Indian cinema, with over thirty-two awards for a variety of Bollywood films. It was in the last decade or so that he became better known to Western audiences, however, with appearances in Oscar winners and […]