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...

Josh Evans

NO JOSHING WITH EVANS POINTS   NFL player Josh Evans has died aged 48 after a long battle with kidney cancer. Evans played for the Oilers/Titans (who had three city hosts during his time there) and the New York Jets. He played in the Superbowl in 1999, when the Titans lost 23-16 to the Rams. […]

Captain Tom Moore

TOM’S GARDEN LEAVE   A frail old war veteran who loved the NHS, Captain Tom Moore has died aged 100. And one year ago, this wouldn’t have been enough for a DDP obit, let alone full on TV coverage. However in the last year, there’s been a little thing called covid. Don’t know if you’ve […]

Dustin Diamond

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS   Dustin Diamond, one of the most popular cast members on 90s youth sitcom Saved by the Bell, has died of cancer aged 44. Some of these obits are designed just to make me feel old. Diamond played geek Screech in the series, and all the various spinoffs. While suffering […]

Lewis Wolpert

  MORPHOEXODUS   Biologist Lewis Wolpert has died after a battle with covid, aged 91. As one of the leading developmental biologists of the 20th Century, he wrote books such as Malignant Sadness, How We Live and Why We Die, and How To Win The Derby Dead Pool. An atheist who despised militant atheism, Wolpert […]

Cloris Leachman

LAST PICTURE SHOWN   Actress and Clorox favourite, Cloris Leachman, has died aged ninety-fucking-four.  An acclaimed actress, she won the Oscar and the BAFTA for The Last Picture House, the Emmy for The Woman Who Walked a Miracle, The Golden Globe for Phyllis, as well as eight TV Emmy awards. With Mel Brooks she appeared […]

Cicely Tyson

MOON ON A FUNERAL SHAWL   Actress and model Cicely Tyson has somewhat surprised deadpoolers by dying at the age of only 96. One of the seemingly better aging nonagenarians in some time, many expected she’d see 100. She hasn’t. Tyson was best known for her roles in films such as Sounder (for which she […]

Hal Holbrook

RUMOURS OF HIS DEATH GREATLY CONFIRMED   The acting great Hal Holbrook has died aged 95. Holborok, who first came to fame playing Mark Twain in the 1940s, played the author nearly longer than Twain himself did, retiring the role in 2017. He won a Tony for his Twain, five Emmy awards and was nominated […]

Larry King

LARRY KING DEAD LIVE ON CNN   American TV broadcasting legend Larry King has died aged 87 after a number of health complaints in recent years. His broadcasting career started in local Florida radio in the 1950s and ended last year with an opinion show on Russia Today, which yours truly was surprised to stumble […]

Walter Bernstein

FINAL TRAIN   Screenwriter Walter Bernstein has died aged 101. After serving in WW2, he was uncredited script assistant at Columbia and Universal, until he was blacklisted during the McCarthy Communism scare of the 1950s. He continued to work under pseudonyms until Sidney Lumet signed him for That Kind of Woman. Other scripts of the […]

Jozef Venglos

SLOVAN, JOZEF CZECHS OUT   Football manager Dr Jozef Venglos has died, another victim of Half Man Half Biscuit, aged 84. He won the Czechoslovakian league twice with Slovan Bratislava before becoming the assistant coach for the Czechoslovaks famous Euro 1976 win. (The last time the Germans have lost an international penalty shootout, fact fans!) […]