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...

Diego Maradona

EL DIEGO MEETS REST OF GOD Diego Maradona, widely considered to be the greatest footballer who ever lived, has made his final headlines aged 60. As a teenager, Maradona was already gaining a reputation, having scored over 100 goals for Argentinos Juniors before he was 21. He won the Argentine league with Boca and played […]

David Dinkins

MAYOR OF NEWLY DEAD CITY   Former Mayor of New York City, David Dinkins, has died aged 93, shortly after someone opened a thread on the Deathlist forums asking how he was doing these days. Dinkins, who was the first black Mayor of New York, held the post from 1990 to 1993. Under his tenure, […]

David Stoddart

LIFE LONG EUROSCEPTIC NOW LIFE SCEPTIC Former Labour politician turned independent member of the House of Lords, Lord Stoddart has died aged 94. He was the elected Labour MP for Swindon from 1970 until1983, during which time he was a government whip. Despite this, he was expelled from the Labour party in 2002 by Tony […]

James Wolfensohn

WOLF AT THE DOOR Investment banker and economist James Wolfensohn has died aged 86. From 1995 to 2005, he was the president of the World Bank. His time at the World Bank was highlighted by increased spending on AIDS prevention. He was picked by two teams, and has died of pneumonia. James Wolfensohn1 December 1933 […]

Des O’Connor

DEAD O’GONNER Long lived entertainer Des O’Connor has taken his final curtain call aged 88. A former Butlins redcoat, Des worked with Frank Sinatra and The Beatles, and he had four UK top 10 hits, including a number one, I Pretend, in 1968. In 1958, he toured the UK with Buddy Holly, and his music […]

Henryk Gulbinowicz

Henryk Gulbinowicz, the Cardinal of Wroclaw from 1976 to 2004, has died aged 97. He lied about his age until his retirement, and in recent years was under the spotlight for sexual abuse allegations. The late Cardinal Winning claimed that only the good die young, and former Cardinal Gulbinowicz seemeed to try and prove this […]

Doug Supernaw

AWW NAW, SUPER NAW   Country musician Doug Supernaw has died aged 60. He had been suffering from lung cancer since 2019. He had three top ten hits in the US country charts, including I Don’t Call Him Daddy. Which is ironic, as I don’t call him living. With Supernaw and Sutcliffe dying in the […]

Peter Sutcliffe

OLD FUCKER DIES, NO ONE SAD Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe has died at the age of 74, in the region of 50 plus years older than some of his victims.  Former grave digger and lorry driver Sutcliffe started off as a bogstandard lassie beater in the 1960s before he graduated to his calling in life […]

State of Play

  Somehow we are seven weeks away from 2021. Where did the year go to? Oh yes, lockdowns and pandemics and Donald Trump… It has been a spectacular year for deadpools and a bumper year for the Grim Reaper, so well done if you are still alive enough to read this. One might even call […]

Alex Trebek

IT’S… FINAL JEOPARDY! Popular game show host Alex Trebek has died aged 80 after a long battle with the dreaded pancreatic cancer. Trebek was instantly known for his role as the host of the popular American quiz show Jeopardy, in which contestants have to frame their answers in the form of a question. Trebek started […]