Henry Gray

FADE TO GRAY Musician Henry Gray has died after a spell in cancer with hospice. Ahem. In fact he died in February, but it was only recently a bored self isolating obituary writer gave him the Guardian treatment. Gray, who was 95, was a well respected New Orleans piano man who worked with the greats […]

Albert Uderzo

VITALSTATISTIX: DEAD Comic book artist Albert Uderzo has died aged 92. Famous the world over for his work on the Asterix series of comic novels, Uderzo paired up with writer Rene Goscinny in 1951. They had their break in the Tintin magazine, before releasing the first Asterix book in 1961.  The pair produced 24 books […]

Suzy Delair

SUZY DELAIRED Actress Suzy Delair has died aged 102.  She appeared in a variety of French films from the 1930s through to the 1970s, but is best known outside France for Atoll K, the Laurel and Hardy film. She was the partner of director Henri-Georges Clouzot for many years, whose films she appeared in. She […]

Sol Kerzner

SOL OVER NOW Sol Kerzner has died aged 84 after a brief period of being gravely ill. A South African businessman, he ran a bunch of hotels and in 1979 developed Sun City. Thanks to legal loopholes, he provided gambling and topless revue to the masses, and inspired many great musical acts to disregard the […]

Genesis P-orridge

JESUS HE KNOWS THEM Singer, songwriter, poet, punk, avant-garde industrial electronic performer and offbeat occultist, Genesis P-orridge has died after a long and noted battle with cancer. Founder of cult favourites Throbbing Gristle, P-orridge was a popular figure on the underground music scene of the 1970s and 80s, despite, or perhaps because of music that […]

Max von Sydow

CHECK MATE Death has finally won its game of Chess with the wonderful Max von Sydow, who has died a few weeks short of his 91st birthday. A Bergman regular who went onto appear in some of the biggest franchises on the planet, von Sydow was one of the most instantly recognisable Swedish actors who […]

James Lipton

INSIDE THE ACTORS FUNERAL James Lipton has died aged 93. The dean of the Actors Studio drama school, he was the host and producer of Inside the Actors Studio, a popular interview show, from 1994 to 2018. He was picked by three teams in this years DDP, including Cant Sleep Clown Will Eat Them (great […]

Freeman Dyson

DYSON SPHERED Acclaimed scientist Freeman Dyson has died aged 96. A man who felt real science needed to be subversive and anti-authority, hence a rather contrarian approach to climate change in later life, he displayed natural brilliance in physics from an early age and worked under the brilliant Richard Feynman. Under Edward Teller he helped […]

Kenny Rogers

KENNYS OUT OF ACES Legendary country musician Kenny Rogers has died aged 81. With over 100 million albums sold in his lifetime, he burst out of the country music niche with world wide hits like The Gambler and a duet with Dolly Parton on BeeGees penned Islands in the Stream. And Coward of the Country, […]

Maggie Griffin

  AVADA KEDAVRA FOR GRIFFIN-DOR Maggie Griffin was the mother of an American comedian, Kathy. She died after a long period of ill health shortly before her 100th birthday. She was a rad unique for To Kill a Gabor Sister, who now find themselves at the top of the DDP, despite currently being on a […]