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...

Johan Galtung

REST IN PEACE Sociologist and peace activist Johan Galtung has died aged 93. He refused to enlist in the Norwegian army, setting him on a course of peace studies that produced over one hundred books and earned him the Right Livelihood Award. He was picked by Alternative in Death – The Right Deadlihood Award. Johan […]

Dave Myers

HAIRY BIKER SHAVED Hairy Biker Dave Myers has died aged 66. He had worked as a prosthetic makeup artist for various programmes when crossing paths with one Si King. The hirsute duo hit it off over their mutual love of food and motorbiking, and took their motorcycles across the UK and the world to bask […]

Steve Lawrence

PRETTY BLUE SKIN Now he’s as lonely as can be, bop bop, bop bop bop bop bop… Crooner Steve Lawrence has died aged 88. Together with his wife Eydie Gormé, he was a long-familiar showbiz face in America who made the rounds in Vegas, nightclubs, and variety/talk programmes such as The Carol Burnett Show and […]

Edward Bond

BROKEN BOND Anyone whose debut play was titled The Pope’s Wedding was destined to be a controversy magnet, and Edward Bond more than delivered. His masterpiece, Saved, covered the struggles of alienated urban youth and its violence (including the stoning of a baby in a tram) and became a ire magnet of Lord Chamberlain’s censors. […]

Charlie Bird

BYE BYE BIRDIE Ex RTE presenter Charlie Bird has died aged 74. He was widely respected for a 40-year career that covered 9/11 and the Rwandan genocide, and was a key witness to the Northern Ireland peace process as RTE’s only point of contact with the Provisional IRA. An 2021 ALS diagnosis made him a […]

Iris Apfel

ROTTEN APFEL Fashion icon Iris Apfel has died aged 102. A longtime respected textiles designer with a philosophy of “more is more and less is a bore”, her clients included Greta Garbo, Esteé Lauder, and nine US presidents. Unmistakable with her large rimmed glasses and her eye-catching outfits, her popularity transferred into museum exhibits, Barbie […]

Tony Green

IN URN! Darts commentator Tony Green has died aged 85. He was long one of the Beeb’s voices of darts, commentating alongside Sid Waddell for decades. However it was on the game show board of darts he landed his most lasting fame, memorably co-hosting Bullseye with Jim Bowen. As Bowen stock such as own “you […]

Brian Mulroney

MUL AND VOID Former Canadian PM Brian Mulroney has died aged 84. Among the prominent conservative heads of state of the 80s, he was swept into power in 1983 on a record landslide where his party nabbed nearly 75% of the seats. His diplomacy to the US memorably included duetting “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” […]

Richard Lewis

WHEN IS HE GOING TO DIE? Curb Your Enthusiasm mainstay Richard Lewis has died aged 76. Nicknamed “the Prince of Pain” for his routine of going on self-depreciation routs while dressed in all black, his performances invited comparisons to Lenny Bruce, Jimi Hendrix, and Franz Kafka. After years on the stand-up circuit, numerous appearances on […]

Philippe de Gaulle

PHILIPPE A FILIP French admiral Philippe de Gaulle has died aged 102. The last surviving child of Charles (who recently unveiled his hitherto-unknown Irish roots on the DeathList forums), he fought in North Atlantic campaigns and the liberation of France. He later served as a senator, and was picked by two teams. Philippe de Gaulle28 […]