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), msc (2020-21), Grim Up North (2020-22), and Reptile (2020-23). Now the Committee of DI (2022), time (2024), and Banana (2023) oversee the biggest deadpool going...

Geneviève de Galard

ANGEL OF DIEN BIEN PHIEU FALLS Nurse Geneviève de Galard was the only French woman on the ground during the 1954 Battle of Dien Bien Phiu, the decisive climax to the First Indochina War. She tended to the over 15,000 French soldiers at the battle and was nicknamed l’ange de Dien Bien Phu (“the Angel […]

Albert Ruddy

RUDDY WATERS Up until Albert Ruddy’s death, I had no clue there was still a living co-creator of Hogan’s Heroes. Ruddy had been working in both film and TV before landing his first major success with the WWII POW sitcom. His fortunes would only rise from there, with him being offered a deal he couldn’t […]

Darryl Hickman

GRAPES OF DEATH Actor Darryl Hickman has died aged 92. One of the premier child actors of the 30s and 40s, he was noted for roles in films like Dust Bowl drama The Grapes of Wrath and sometimes acted alongside younger brother Dwayne “Dobie Gillis” Hickman. As on-screen opportunities dried up, he remained active behind-the-scenes […]

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

FOUND NEVERLAND Polish composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek has died aged 71. He lent his talents to films including Total Eclipse, Unfaithful, and Finding Neverland, the last of which won him an Oscar. It was announced last year he had multiple system atrophy, and delivers unique points to Reptile’s B-Team. And yes, the AP did cover […]

Karl-Heinz Schnellinger

SMELLINGER Footballer Karl-Heinz Schnellinger has died aged 85. He was nicknamed “the Volkswagen” for his durability and versatility, being adept as a full-back, centre-back, sweeper, and defensive midfielder. He played for West Germany in four World Cups and scored his solitary Cup goal in 1970, in the legendary “Game of the Century” against Italy. Commentator […]

Gerry Collins

WHISTLE BLOWS FOR THISTLE MAN Footballer and manager Gerry Collins has died aged 69. He was best known for a long career playing with and managing Partick Thistle, and also managed Falkirk. He was picked by They think it’s all over. Gerry Collins12 March 1955 – 20 May 2024, aged 69💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀 + 👻 = 12 […]

Tony O’Reilly

DEATH PLAYS CATCH-UP WITH HEINZ HONCHO Rugby player and businessman Tony O’Reilly has died aged 88. As a rugby player he played for Ireland and the Lions and his 37 tries for the latter were a team record. He then built himself to billions assuming ownership of Heinz and the bulk of Irish newspapers before […]

Ian “Chico” Hamilton

CHICO AND THE BAN Footballer Ian “Chico” Hamilton has died aged 73. He played as a midfielder for Chelsea, Aston Villa, and Sheffield United and his early career invited comparisons to Jimmy Greaves. He was unique for Waiting for Ugo. Ian “Chico” Hamilton31 October 1950 – May 2024, aged 73💀💀💀💀💀💀💀 + 👻 = 11 POINTS

Bud Anderson

NIPPED IN THE BUD WWII triple ace Clarence “Bud” Anderson has died aged 102. He downed 16 Nazi planes during his service, and was longtime friends with Chuck motherfucking Yeager. Fiona’s 1922 shoots down another unique hit. Bud Anderson13 January 1922 – 17 May 2024, aged 102💀💀💀💀 + 👻 = 8 POINTS

Roger Corman

PLANT FOOD King of the B Movies Roger Corman has died aged 98. Disdainful towards Hollywood meddling after they bungled one of his earliest scripts, he took it to release his products under his own watch and churned out in rapid fire low-budget monster horrors (The Little Shop of Horrors), Vincent Price-flaunted Poe adaptations (House […]