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...

Alex Cord

CORDLESS DDP Actor Alex Cord has died aged 88. Best known for his role as Arcangel in Airwolf, he also appeared in Stagecoach and the stranger to fortune titled The Dead Are Alive. No, no they are not. Cord was also in Chosen Survivors, list of which he is presumably no longer on. He was […]

Patricia Hitchcock

STRANGERS IN A CREM Actress Patricia Hitchcock has died aged 93. The only daughter of film legend Alfred Hitchcock, she appeared in four of his films in small roles, and The Ten Commandments. Hitchcock made several TV appearances, including in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV show, but her famous relations stopped her branching out, as […]

Jane Withers

WITHERING JANE Jane Withers, one of the most popular Hollywood child actresses of the 1930s, has died aged 95. She appeared as Shirley Temple’s bĂȘte noir, Joy Smythe, in Bright Eyes in 1934. In later life she appeared in a series of Comet cleaning TV adverts, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and yes, the obligatory […]

Brian Henderson

HENDERSON SIGNS OFF Australian broadcaster Brian Henderson has died aged 89, after a long battle with cancer. A newsreader for 45 years, he was also the host of the Australian version of Bandstand. He won the Order of Australia and was a member of the Logie Hall of Fame. He was picked by 6 teams, […]

Ron Popeil

RON POPOFF Inventor and advertiser Ron Popeil has died aged 86. He invented the Chop-o-Matic, the Electric Pasta Masker, the Burnt Toast Avoider, The Scrambled Egg Frying Equipment, and countless other bits of kitchen pap people who don’t need buy. His adverts including the catchphrase “wait, there’s more” as if you couldn’t believe quite what […]

Saginaw Grant

GRANT ANOTHER OBIT Actor Saginaw Grant has died aged 85. He appeared in The Lone Ranger, Slipstream, and briefly in Breaking Bad, but also in several episodes of Auf Wiedershen Pet’s brutal 2002 revival. Grant was a unique pick for Say Hello to the Angels. Saginaw Grantdied 27 July 2021unique

Dusty Hill

GIMME ALL YOUR DYING, ALL YOUR SNUG CREMATIONS TOO ZZ Top frontman Dusty Hill has somewhat surprisingly died aged 72. Hill had part of a Zombies tribute act in 1969 when he formed ZZ Top with Frank Beard (who doesn’t have a beard) and Billy Gibbons. They worked together for the next 52 years, and […]

Jackie Mason

I WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH THE DEATH OF A GREAT COMEDIAN Influential American comic Jackie Mason has died aged 93, three years older than he’d claimed (and eight more than a typo on the DDP website) and so given his last middle finger. He gave the signal to Ed Sullivan on live TV in […]

Mary Ward

WARDS OFF Australian actress Mary Ward has died aged 106. The first female reporter on ABC Radio, she was dubbed Australia’s Forces Sweetheart during World War 2. In an acting career she was best known for the soap Sons and Daughters, and for her role as memorable convict Mum in the cult classic drama Prisoner […]

Tom O’Connor

TOM’S A GONNER English comic Tom O’Connor has died aged 81. The stand up comedian was a regular on TV after winning Opportunity Knocks, and became a game show host with Name That Tune and CrossWits. One of his favourite characters was terrible entertainer Happy Harry Wainwright Jr and he was oft compared to Bob […]