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...

John Fraser

Actor John Fraser, who appeared in The Dam Busters, has died aged 89. He was a unique pick for Departures Board. Fraser was best known for his 60s film work, including The Trials of Oscar Wilde and Repulsion, but also appeared in a number of TV shows from Columbo (he played Columbo’s British counterpart, O’Keefe, […]

Geoffrey Palmer

AS DEATH GOES BY Dependable character actor and sitcom favourite Geoffrey Palmer has sadly died aged 93. Palmer was a British film and TV regular from the 1950s until recently. It was the scale of Palmer’s successful career that you could ask several people what his iconic role was and get several responses. For some, […]

Sean Connery

NO MR BOND, WE EXPECT YOU TO DIE Scottish actor Sean Connery has proven the concept of immortality false by dying aged 90. The man voted the Scotland’s Greatest Living Treasure, The Sexiest Man Alive and The World’s Greatest Tax Dodger had been suffering from dementia. Connery had been a bodybuilder, a lifeguard, a coffin […]

Jeanne Little

POOR LITTLE JEANNE Australian entertainer Jeanne Little has died aged 82 after a long period of ill health. In Australia she was best known for her role on the Mike Walsh Show, for which she won a Gold Logie. She had been suffering from dementia for eleven years, and was picked by six teams, including […]

Nobby Stiles

NOBBLED STILES English World Cup winner Nobby Stiles has died aged 78, after a long period of ill health. Stiles was an early example of the defensive midfielder, the man who carries the team in midfield by supporting the defence and setting up the attack at a moments notice. In over 300 hundred games for […]

Tracy Smothers

WIDE EYED SMOTHERED BOY Back in 2010, Tracy Smothers showed up in TNA Wrestling and looked like shit, victim of many years of personal demons, so whilst it is no surprise he has died aged 58, it is perhaps more of a surprise he lasted this long. Tracy Smothers bounced around the territories in the […]

Robert E Murray

LIFE DENIAL American businessman Robert E Murray has died aged 80. Not a particularly known name outside Ohio, he was apparently a climate change denialist who, despite making millions off mining, spent millions convincing politicians to try and block safety measures for workers in mines. After the Cranda Canyon Mine collapse killed six miners working […]

Marge Champion

SOMEDAY MY DEATH WILL COME Dancer and actress Marge Champion has died aged 101. Champion is best known for her role as the model for Snow White in the famous 1937 Disney classic. Yes, 2020 is even bumping off animated legends now. She also worked with Disney on Pinocchio, Fantastia and Dumbo. She later became […]

Viola Smith

VIOLA’S CRESCENDO American drummer Viola Smith has died aged 107. A pioneer who played on The Ed Sullivan Show Smith’s career started in the 1920s as part of her family group The Schmitz Sisters Family Orchestra. After the war, she played with the NBC Symphony Orchestra, and played on the broadway performance of Cabaret. She […]

Frank Bough

REAPER BOUGHS FRANK Former British TV broadcaster Frank Bough has died aged 87. For fifteen years he was the reassuring jumper wearing face at the helm of Grandstand, the BBC’s premier sports show. He also hosted BBC Breakfast Time from 1983 to 1987 (a role later played by DDP current favourite Bill Turnbull). He guest […]