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...

Sarah Hughes

RED FUNERAL Guardian journalist and TV critic Sarah Hughes has died, aged 48, after a long battle with cancer.  Hughes had started off in sports journalism, as a writer for the New York Daily, before going on to work for the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Metro. She was a frontline reporter on war crimes […]

Gloria Henry

GLORIA IN THE HIGHEST American actress Gloria Henry has died a day after her 98th birthday. A regular on us tv, she was best known as her role as Dennis the Menace’s mother. That’s the US version, not the UK one with Gnasher.  She was picked by 4 teams, including Pool Ghoul and Syndication Zombies. […]

G Gordon Liddy

FUNERAL GATE G Gordon Liddy, our “favourite of all the Watergate judges” (TM a pished Joan Rivers) has died aged 90. A former FBI agent turned public prosecutor involved in a long feud with Timothy Leary, Liddy joined Nixon’s team in 1971. He became the go to guy for the black arts of politics, and […]

Sarah Onyango Obama

The step grandmother of Barack Obama has died aged 99. She became part of his story in 2008 when non-fans tried to paint Obama as a non-American, with the birther movement bollocks. She won an award for founding an education foundation in 2014. She was a unique pick for The Old Ones are the Pests. […]

Derek Ufton

CHARLTON CREMETIC English cricketer Derek Ufton has died aged 92, only a few months after The Daily Mail said he was doing great for his age. He played first class cricket for Kent in 149 matches between 1949 and 1962. At the same time, thanks to meeting Jimmy Hill during his army service, he also […]

Beverly Cleary

WE CANT SEE CLEARY NOW THE RAIN IS GONE Children’s author Beverly Cleary has died aged 104. In her childhood she had struggled to read and viewed the books her schools lumped on her as not having any people she knew in real life in them. In the 1950s, she set about writing stories about […]

Larry McMurtry

LONESOME DEATH American novelist Larry McMurtry has died aged 84. He had been suffering from heart issues. He was best known for Pulitzer Prize winning novel Lonesome Dove. He also wrote the screenplay for Brokeback Mountain. Many other books followed include Harmony and Pepper and The Berrybender Narratives. Other films of his own work included […]

Bobby Brown (baseball version)

HE’S OUT Baseball player Bobby Brown has died aged 96. A member of the New York Yankees, he won four World Series in the 1950s. Our system often confused him with Bobby Brown the Scotland legend, and Bobby Brown the singer, and with two of the three dead in 2020 and 2021, lump on the […]

Jessica Walter

CARDIAC ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Actress Jessica Walter has died aged 80. The acclaimed actress was nominated four times for an Emmy (winning once for Amy Prentiss) and appeared in a number of films such as Ghost in the Machine, Slums of Beverly Hills, and Play Misty for Me. The latter and Grand Prix saw her nominated […]

George Segal

Actor George Segal has died aged 87. Oscar nominated for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and BAFTA nominated for No Way to Treat a Lady, Segal was a regular in film since the 1950s. He won two Golden Globes, for The New Interns and A Touch of Class. He also appeared in films such as […]