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...

Henry Darrow

Actor Henry Darrow has died aged 87. He was best known for his role in 60s US drama The High Chaparral. He also played Zorro’s dad in the 90s TV series, and won an Emmy for Santa Barbera. He was a unique pick for All Quiet on the Westerns Front. Henry Darrow15 September 1933 – […]

Murray Walker

NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS PICK EXCEPT HES DEAD!!! The great sports commentator Murray Walker has sadly died at the great age of 97. A tank commander in World War Two, Walker took to a career in advertising before he was known as a broadcaster. The classic “Opal fruits made to make your mouth water” was […]

Luis Palau

FINAL SERVICE Evangelist Luis Palau has died after a long battle with cancer. He was one of the more popular televangelists in recent memory with over 25 million followers across Latin America. He was viewed as the successor to Billy Graham but unlike Billy Graham he barely made his early 80s, and unlike Graham he […]

Trevor Peacock

COUNCIL ADJOURNED Oh no no no no no no no no no no, yes… custard pie fight arranger Trevor Peacock has died aged 89 after a long illness. A talented songwriter, Peacock wrote a number of hits for the likes of Adam Faith and national treasure Bernard Cribbins before turning his hand at acting. He […]

Chris Barber

MEMORIES OF MY DEATH Influential jazz musician Chris Barber has died aged 90. Barber’s career started in 1950 and was to prove one of the most important in modern British music. His blues band included a young Lonnie Donegan, and the duo played on Rock Island Line, the single which inspired half the Beatles and […]

Carmel Quinn

IRISH ROVER RETURNS Entertainer Carmel Quinn has died aged 95. Quinn was an Irish stage entertainer before she moved to the US in 1954 to take up a Broadway career. Knowing for her singing, she performed for JFK and appeared in several musicals, such as The Sound of Music. She was a unique hit for […]

Ian St John

YOU KILL ME, GRIM-SY Scottish international footballer, and Liverpool legend, Ian St John has died after a long battle with cancer. St John scored eighty goals in three seasons for Motherwell before he moved to Liverpool to play under Bill Shankly. There he won two league titles and the FA Cup, and became synonymous with […]

Johnny Briggs

YOU’RE FINISHED, BALDWIN Corrie star Johnny Briggs had died aged 85. A child evacuee during the Blitz, Briggs was trained early as an actor. He had small roles in Sink the Bismarck, The Lavender Hill Mob, and three Carry On films. He was however best known for his long running role as Mike Baldwin, Coronation […]

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

CITY LIGHTS DIMMED Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti has just joined the rest of sometime during eternity, and died a month short of his 102nd birthday. A contemporary of Burroughs and Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti served in the Navy during World War Two. In 1953, he found City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, an independent store that pushed […]

Ronald Pickup

BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD MORGUE Dependable film and TV actor Ronald Pickup has unfortunately died of cancer aged 81. Pickup’s career lasted 60 years, from a very early career launching role in Doctor Who, to appearances in The Crown as the Archbishop of Canterbury. The same Archbishop of Canterbury who coronated Queen Elizabeth II and, in […]