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), and msc (2020-21). Now the Committee of DI (2022), Grim, and Reptile (both 2020) oversee the biggest deadpool going...

Bob Falkenburg

PETERED FALKENBURG Tennis player Bob Falkenburg has died aged 95. His finest moment was winning the Wimbledon singles in 1948, with a late-game comeback comparable to David Quantick’s Showbiz Pals DDP wins. The feat was unparalleled until Novak Djokovic did the same in 2019. Hasn’t that guy been in the news lately? After Falkenburg’s tennis […]

Peter Bogdanovich

PAPER TOMB In what is the worst spell ever for people whose surnames begin with “Bogdano-“, Hollywood director and actor Peter Bogdanovich has died at 82. Enamoured with film from a young age – aged 12, he started to write reviews on index cards for every film he watched – his professional career began as […]

Lawrence Brooks

BROOK, LINE, AND SINKER America’s oldest living WWII veteran, Lawrence Brooks, has relinquished his title aged 112. He ascended to the title in late 2018 after the death of Richard Overton, but never quite reached Overton’s level of deadpool stardom due to not smoking cigars or surviving umpteen hospital stints. To Brooks’s credit, he did […]

Joan Copeland

THE AMERICAN CLOCKED OUT Broadway and TV actress Joan Copeland has died aged 99. The younger sister of Arthur Miller, she opted to use Copeland for a stage name instead as she wanted to achieve a career through her own merits, rather than from her brother’s distinctive surname. Copeland’s Broadway career began in the 40s, […]

Doug Kuzma

CROAK NEWS NETWORK With an anti-vax radio host collecting their Herman Cain Award seemingly every month, it figures that at least one would give their thank you speech on the DDP stage. Doug Kuzma hosted the “FROG News Network”, with the probable Pepe reference an acronym for “Fully Rely On God”. After attending a crowded […]

Igor Bogdanoff

BOGDANOFF BUGGERS OFF French TV host and fraudster Igor Bogdanoff has died aged 72 of COVID, quickly following his twin brother Grichka. With their weird alienesque visage, the Bogdanoff brothers were a fixture of French TV, typically with a science theme and introducing sci-fi programmes such as Star Trek and Doctor Who to France. Their […]

Gary Burgess

INDIVIDUAL’S TAPERED VITALITY And so my streak of only writing obits for people born on 22 July comes to an end… and the US Jersey girl’s first obit as co-host is a UK Jersey boy! It illustrates the variance in deadpooling seasons that after a year where most contenders missed their joker thanks to the […]

Welcome to the 2022 DDP!

Hello all, it is the beginning of my era as co-host as we enter another year of the DDP. The obits will start rolling in shortly, hopefully tomorrow. Most of the quicker ones have already been written and just need some finishing touches. But already a few heavyweights have died this year who deserve more […]

DDP 2021: Moore Time To Die

  Yes, 2021 said adios to Captain Tom, in the same year we got rid of James Bond and the latest Doctor Who. What’s next, a new host of Mastermind?   You may pick me in 2022 but immortals never die…   So, how about Jodie Whittaker as the next James Bond, right? No, hang […]

Lars Hogh

NOT HOGHING THE LIMELIGHT Danish international goalkeeper Lars Hogh has died, aged 62, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Hogh was the Danish goalkeeper at the 1986 World Cup, as they won fans across the world with swashbuckling play and a win over West Germany (before crashing in the knockout stages). In a twenty-three […]