And so we come to the first big (ish) DDP death of the year. Steffan Lewis was a Plaid Cymru elected to the National Assembly in 2016 for Plaid Cymru. His ministerial post was as Plaid Cymru’s official Brexit spokesman, and unsurprisingly he decided dying slowly of bowel cancer was a more pleasurable proposition. Lewis was a popular enough pick in 2018, but gathered more support this year – perhaps among numerous teams who aren’t considered front-runners – and he’s paid his backers in spades, dying at the age of 34 and providing the first multi-hit of the year. His death puts GUN Away (a B-team, don’t forget) into the first clear lead of the year. Only 354 days to hold on….
Died aged 34 (29 picks, 3 jokers)