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...

Donald Rumsfeld

DONALD’S DEATH A KNOWN KNOWN The Lord of Darkness, or Donald Rumsfeld as he was otherwise known, has ended his deal with Mephistopheles, by dying aged 88. A former Navy man turned Illinois congressman, Rumsfeld actually started his career supporting the Freedom of Information Act. (An Act which would lead to his downfall in 2005!) […]

Mike Gravel

GRAVEL IN THE GRAVE US politician and youth sensation Mike Gravel has died aged 91. The two time Senator for Alaska (1968-81) was a little known Democratic figure outside the US until he ran for the Democratic nomination for President twice in 2008 and 2020. As Senator, his greatest achievement was working with Daniel Ellsberg […]

Pete McGarry

GOGGLEDEAD Reality TV star Pete McGarry has died aged 71. He was best known for his role as talking head in Channel 4 smash hit Gogglebox, in which members of the public talk about TV. His son, George Gilbey, was one of the original stars of the show. McGarry had been suffering from cancer. He […]

Jon Hassell

HASSELL OBIT Composer Jon Hassell has died aged 84. The trumpet player was fond of Fourth World music, which merged several different styles into a “futuristic” sound. He worked with David Slyvain, the Talking Heads and Peter Gabriel. He was a unique pick for The B-team, which is, err, the B-team for reigning champions and […]

Tran Thiem Khiem

Vietnamese politician Tran Thiem Khiem has died aged 95. A key advisor to Ngo Dink Diem he helped assassinate the President in 1963. (That’s in Vietnam, not Kennedy.) He was exiled to the USA, but later returned to be Prime Minister, before making another exit soon before the Fall of Saigon. He survived the Vietnam […]

Giampiero Boniperti

DDP’s TOP SCORER One of the most legendary Serie A strikers of all time, Giampiero Boniperti has died aged 92. In a fifteen year career with Juventus (he was a one club man), he won five Serie A titles, and scored over 180 goals. He also appeared at two World Cups for Italy (1950, 1954), […]

Kenneth Kaunda

KAUNDA BELEIVE IT, KEN’S DEAD! Zambian strongman Kenneth Kaunda has died aged 97, much to the shock of the Drollercoaster. One of the key figures in the Zambian fight for independence, he was President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991. Kaunda started off by focusing on education – bringing schooling to all kids with the […]

Enrique Bolanos

HURRICANE OUSTS BOLANOS Former Nicaraguan President Enrique Bolanos has died aged 93. Bolanos was President from 2002 to 2007, having previously served as Vice President. He inherited a country devastated by a hurricane, and launched an anti-corruption campaign, which ended in the jailing of his predecessor. Because of this, he spent most of this time […]

Ned Beatty

NED MEETS HIS DELIVERANCE Actor Ned Beatty has died aged 83. Beatty was an imposing actor, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Network. He was on screen for all of 5 minutes, but his spellbinding monologue about the power of corporations earned that, and remains timely even today. He was also […]

Dingko Singh

KO Boxer Dingko Singh has died of cancer aged 42. He had also been suffering from covid in recent times. Singh won the gold medal at the 1998 Asian Games. He also represented India in boxing at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He was a unique pick for Leftovers. Dingko Singh1 January 1979 – 10 […]