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...

Jill Gascoine

C.A.T.S DIES Popular actress Jill Gascoine has died after a long battle with dementia. She was best known for her role in The Gentle Touch, the first TV drama ever to focus on a female police lead, pre-empting Juliet Bravo by weeks. The Gentle Touch was a massive ratings winner for ITV, and led to […]

Michael Robinson

YOU’LL NEVER DIE ALONE Footballer Michael Robinson has died after a long battle with cancer. Robinson played nearly 300 league games for Brighton and Manchester City before his move to Liverpool in 1983. Although he was only at the Merseyside club for one season, it was a memorable one in which he and the team […]

P.O. Enquist

P.O. STSCRIPT Swedish writer P.O. Enquist has died aged 85. Very popular in his homeland, he was best known for 1968 book The Legionnaires. He won several awards throughout Europe. He was a unique pick for team Ikea Nokia Lego. PO Enquist23 September 1934 – 25 April 2020unique hit

Sir Peter Jonas

GOODNIGHT CHICAGO Opera director Sir Peter Jonas has ended several years of off-on illness by dying aged 73. Jonas was chiefly linked to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra,first as assistant to Sir Georg Solti, before becoming the main man from 1978 to 1985. He was then manager of English National Opera unti 1993. He was known […]

Shirley Knight

WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CRYPT   Popular actress Shirley Knight has died aged 83. Nominated twice for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress – for The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Sweet Bird of Youth – she had leading roles in many 60s flicks such as Sidney Lumet’s The Group […]

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 […]