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...

John Hume

POSTHUMEOUS REPORT Arguably one of the most important political figures of the 20th Century, Irish statesman John Hume has died after a long battle with dementia. Hume involved himself in civil and human rights from an early age, at first in his beloved hometown of Derry and then in Northern Ireland as a whole. He […]

Kamala

KAMALA NOT VEEP, BURIED DEEP Jim Harris, better known as Kamala the Uganda Giant, or “Kamala” Harris to those of you who like to mischievous on Twitter, has died. Harris’s wrestling career started in Nashville in the late 70s as the Mississippi Mauler before he decided to paint his face, pretend he spoke no English […]

Sumner Redstone

FOREVER SUMNER Weekend at Bernies impersonator Sumner Redstone has shocked the world by actually dying aged 97. Redstone was a tax expert who became CEO of his father’s theater chain, and used the stock market to leverage investments in Columbia, Fox and Paramount. In 1979 he was nearly killed in a hotel fire and told […]

Dale Hawerchuk

HAW MUCH WOOD COULD A GRIM REAPER CHUK IF A REAPER HAWERCHUK WOOD? Canadian Ice Hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk has died after a struggle with stomach cancer. In his 16 year career he played for the Winnipeg Jets and the Philadelphia Flyers, and was considered part of the best team never to win […]

Luchita Hurtado

ABSTRACT DEATH Artist Luchita Hurtado has died shortly before her 100th birthday. An abstract artist, Hurtado was little known outside Los Angeles until a bunch of her paintings were found in the estate of Lee Mullican. By 2019, she had been named by TIME magazine as on of the 100 most influential people. She was […]

Brent Scowcroft

FIVE STAR DEATH American politician Brent Scowcroft has died aged 95. After a long career in the military, Scowcroft served as the National Security Advisor to Gerald Ford and George HW Bush, as well as an advisor to Bush Jr. In the 1970s he was a pivotal advisor as part of Nixon’s going to China. […]

Mike Tindall (a footballer)

TINDALLS FOR THEE Mike Tindall was a footballer who played 120 games for Aston Villa in the 1960s. He also made appearances for the England youth team, and has died aged 79. He was unique for Waiting for Ugo. Mike Tindall5 April 1941 – 10 August 2020Unique

Mark “Rollerball” Rocco

ROLLERBALL ROCCKED OFF English pro-wrestler Mark “Rollerball” Rocco had died at the age of 68. A regular on ITV’s World of Sport in the 1970s and 80s, he was the undercard workrate specialist that hipsters would point to as their favourite instead of the bigger name (bigger everything, really) Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy. Rocco […]

Wilford Brimley

ABSENCE OF LIFE Popular American character actor Wilford Brimley has died aged 85 after dealing with a kidney infection. Brimley, who was a former bodyguard, Marine and legit cowboy, only turned to extra work in films in his mid 30s to supplement his income. He made TV appearances – including in The Waltons – but […]

Announcement of Rule Changes for 2021 DDP

There will be two immediate changes to the 2021 Derby Dead Pool.   The first is that picks deemed to be Famous For Being Ill Only WILL BE BANNED as of 1st January 2021. There have been far too many morally dubious picks in recent years, even by deadpooling standards, and we note the increasing […]