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, then was run from 2003 to 2007 by Siegfried Baboon and Rude Kid From 2008 to 2009, it was run by Octopus of Odstock , and from 2010 to 2017 by The Man In Black. From 2018 to 2019, Spade Cooley was host. Now in 2020, it's the turn of trio msc, Grim and Reptile to oversee the biggest deadpool going...

Cliff Holden

BOROUGH A GRAVE MOVEMENT Mural artist Cliff Holden has died aged 100. He founded the Borough Group movement of artists in 1946, and had paintings in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Tate. The Guardian says he was a major influence in post WW2 British art but is yet to be given his proper […]

Ronan O’Rahilly

RADIO SILENCE Music businessman and Radio Caroline founder Ronan O’Rahilly has died on the verge of his 80th birthday. The one time manager of Alexis Korner started the pirate radio station on an offshore boat near Essex in 1964. The UK government turned maritime law against O’Rahilly to shut down his operations several times, but […]

Tom Lester

GREEN ACRES FUNERAL PLOT   Actor Tom Lester has died aged 81. He was best known for his role of Eb Dawson in US sitcom Green Acres. He also appeared in The Beverly Hillbillies, Knight Rider and Benji. A farmer who acted in his spare time, Lester was also fond of preaching about the need […]

Johnny Harris

Johnny Harris has died aged 87. The Scottish born composer could play piano and synthesizer, and worked on classical pieces and TV. The Johnny Harris Orchestra led performances from all the top stars of the 1960s on the BBC, before he moved to the US to lead Elvis Presley’s band in Las Vegas. He is […]

Howard Finkel

THE LOSER OF THE FALL AND NEWWWW DDP HIT… Wrestling ring announcer Howard Finkel has died aged 69. Finkel was the first ever employee signed to his father’s company by Vince McMahon, and he went onto work for the WWF/E for over 40 years. It was he who came up with the name WrestleMania when […]

Gene Deitch

NOT SO ANIMATE Animator Gene Deitch has died aged 95. He won an Oscar in 1961 for Munro, a short animated film which preceeded Breakfast at Tiffanys in the cinemas. He also made 13 Tom and Jerry episodes, in which he disapproved of the violence and wanted to show more of the inner Biblical struggle. […]

Ron Wylie

TON UP EQUALS WYLIE PICK Aston Villa legend Ron Wylie has died aged 86, to produce the 100th hit for DDP this year. Although he started at Notts County, he was best remembered for his 200 games at Aston Villa in the 1950s and 1960s. He was in the rare list of people who played […]

Tim Brooke-Taylor

GONIES The much loved comedian and performer Tim Brooke-Taylor has died aged 79 after a run in with the dreaded coronavirus. Brooke-Taylor was one third of the Goodies, an anarchic trio of surrealist comics who were a massive part of childrens TV in the early 1970s. Their show, part sitcom part sketches, could make you […]

Peter “The Cat” Bonetti

THE CAT RUNS OUT OF LIVES Peter “The Cat” Bonetti has died after a long period of ill health. Nicknamed The Cat for his stunning reflexes, Bonetti was a stand out goalkeeper for Chelsea in the 1960s, winning the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Cup Winners Cup with them in a period before […]

Stirling Moss

OUT OF THE HEARSE, STIRLING 1961’s Sports Personality of the Year, Stirling Moss, has died aged 90 after a long illness. Moss was universally regarded as the greatest Formula One driver never to win the World Championship, and a pioneer racing driver who pathed the way for the multi-millionaires of today. He lost out on […]