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...

Henri Richard

THE POCKET OBIT Henri Richard was a famous ice hockey player who won 11 Stanley Cups, and was nominated as one of the 100 Greatest NHL players in history. His twenty year career was spent entirely with the Montreal Canadiens. Henri Richard 29 February 1936 – 6 March 20205 teams

Martino Sclavi

THE FINCH IN HIS GRAVE Martino Sclavi was a producer and writer who wrote The Finch in My Brain, bout his battles with brain cancer. Given 18 months to live in 2011, he lived on for a decade instead, and became friends with the likes of Russell Brand. He was 47. He was a unique […]

Dave Rainford

DAVE’S DEAD? AYE JUST DEAD Dave Rainford was one of the new generation of Eggheads on the popular quiz show, replacing older names like Daphne Fowler. The sods law is that he is the first of their expert quizzers to die, and at the age of only 51. Also outliving him is permanent car crash […]

Javier Perez de Cuellar

MAN OF THE CENTURY Javier Perez de Cuellar was one of the most acclaimed novelists of his generation, with works such as Fahrenheit 451, Oliver Twist, and King Lear among his more popular works. A world class musician, he is perhaps best known for his time as one of The Beatles, which ended when he […]

Hosni Mubarak

DEPOSED, NOW DECOMPOSED As you can see from many several posts in this years DDP, often the death of a highly picked celebrity can produce great sadness. Terry Jones brought the world laughter and had to undergo a terrible illness before his time. Katherine Johnson strove to make the world a better place for those […]

Michael Medwin

SHOESTRING FUNERAL Actor Michael Medwin has died aged 96. A regular on stage, TV and film, he played Fred in Scrooge, What the Butler Saw in the West End, and a long running role in The Army Game. He was Trevor Eve’s boss, Don Satchley, in Shoestring, the popular TV detective show which preceded Bergerac. […]

Clive Cussler

RAISE THE DIETANIC Author of many ripping yarns, Clive Cussler, has died at the age of 88. Known for best seller Raise the Titanic, he sold 100 million copies of his novels. A film version of Raise The Titanic was a major flop, the studio later saying it would have been cheaper to lower the […]

Nexhmije Hoxha

HOXHED OFF Nexhmije Hoxha has died aged 99. The wife of Albanian dictator Enver, she spent much of her life defending his regime. She was a unique pick for Going Green, which is a bit of a blast from the past – they reached the top 20 back in 2011. Nexhmije Hoxha7 February 1921 – […]

Katherine Johnson

OBITAL MECHANICS The great Katherine Johnson has died at the venerable age of 101. Born to a black working class family in West Virginia in 1918, Johnson found herself with both extraordinary maths skills from very early on, and a society prejudiced against her using them. Case in point, her family had to save to […]

Diana Serra Cary

NOBODY PUTS BABY IN A MORGUE Diana Serra Cary has died aged 101 years old. Better known as Baby Peggy, Cary was a ridiculously popular child actress in the silent movie industry, with a contract worth $1.5 million dollars by the time she was five. None of this money wound up with her, so in […]