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!) […]

Luton Shelton

Former Jamaican international striker Luton Shelton has become the latest victim of ALS, dying at the age of 35. Shelton played for Helsinborgs and Valeranga in the Scandinavian leagues, in between a short stay at Sheffield United. He played for the Blades at Old Trafford but was unable to keep them in the Premiership. Stays […]

Hank Aaron

HANK HAMMERED   Hank Aaron, one of the most famous and popular American baseball stars of all time, has died a few weeks short of 87. With two decades play in the MLB, he won the World Series in 1957 with the Braves, and was an All-Star twenty five times in a row. He was […]

Andy Gray

FADE TO GRAY Scottish comic actor Andy Gray has died aged 61. Gray made his name in iconic 1980s Scottish comedy sketch show Naked Video alongside Gregor Fisher, before moving onto sitcoms and latterly River City. He was best known for his partnership with the late Gerard Kelly. They were co-stars of sitcom City Lights, […]