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...

Sir William Macpherson

LINE OF DUTY OVER   High court judge Sir William Macpherson (chief of the Clan Macpherson) has died aged 94. He had been a captain in the Scots Guard during World War Two before receiving his calling towards the law. In a forty-year legal career, he became a judge in 1983 and was the man […]

Milford Graves

MILFORD IN A GRAVES   Jazz drummer Milford Graves has died aged 79. Graves worked with the avante-garde movement of the 1960s, and contributed with Paul Bley.  He viewed the role of the drummer as being at the heart of the action in music. He had been suffering from heart issues for some time. Graves, […]

Larry Flynt

THE REAPER VS LARRY FLYNT   The controversial American publisher Larry Flynt has died aged 78. Flynt founded nudie magazine Hustler and was one of the leading proponents of the free speech debate in the 1970s on. Since 1978 he was wheelchair bound due to being shot in an assassination attempt. He had a long […]

Tony Collins

ROCHFAILED   English footballer Tony Collins has died aged 94. The London born player served in Italy during World War Two, before playing for Watford and Norwich City among others. He became Rochdale manager in 1960, becoming the first black manager in the English football league. He took them to their only major cup final […]

Marty Schottenheimer

FALLEN CHIEF   The latest in a long line of picks seemingly aimed to give the host a nervous breakdown spelling, Marty Schottenheimer was died aged 77. He was the head coach of several NFL teams, including the Cleveland Browns and the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite being regarded as one of the better coaches around, […]

Jean-Claude Carriere

UN HOMME EST MORT   French screenwriter and novelist Jean-Claude Carriere has died aged 89. He wrote the screenplay for The Unbearable Lightness of Being and That Obscure Object of Desire, both of which were nominated for the Oscar. He also wrote 70s French thriller The Outside Man, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, whom you all expected […]

Ron Wright

Republican congressman Ron Wright, of Texas, has died from the combination of lung cancer and covid. He was part of the Freedom Caucus, and had signed the contesting that Biden had won the election. He was picked by 4 teams, including Banana’s Bruises.   Ron Wright8 April 1953 – 7 February 20214 teams

Bruce Kirby

JUST ONE LESS THING   Actor Bruce Kirby has died aged 95. He was a regular face on US TV, from Hogan’s Heroes to Scrubs, but was probably best known for his nine appearances in hit TV cop series Columbo. In six of those he played Columbo’s loyal deputy Sgt Kramer, including in fan favourite […]

Susan Bayh

BAYH BAYH DEAD SHEEP   Susan Bayh was a former model and a lawyer when she became First Lady of Indiana, as wife of Governor Evan Bayh. That position was just enough to get her above the fame criteria as one of the most contentious Drop 40 picks of the season. Bayh has died after […]

Atanas Skatov

ONE SMALL FALL FOR MAN   Another of Grim’s uniques who tried to climb K2 in Winter has left us. Atanas Skatov was a vegan who claimed to have climbed Everest living a vegan lifestyle until it was announced he had eaten honey, and this was apparently a huge scandal in vegan mountaineering. He climbed […]