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'World's heaviest woman' dies aged 37

'World's heaviest woman' dies aged 37

An Egyptian once believed to be the heaviest woman in the world has died of heart and kidney failure, aged 37. Eman Ahmed, who weighed more than 78 stone (500kg) at her heaviest, had been receiving treatment for several months following an operation in March. She...
Soul singer Charles Bradley dies aged 68

Soul singer Charles Bradley dies aged 68

23 September 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bradley, seen on tour in June 2017, before the sudden cancellation of his winter tour Charles Bradley, a soul singer who found fame in his later years, has died from...
L'Oreal heir Liliane Bettencourt dies aged 94

L'Oreal heir Liliane Bettencourt dies aged 94

Liliane Bettencourt, the heir of the L’Oreal cosmetics empire who lived surrounded by wealth, politics and scandal, has died. Her death was announced by her daughter and representatives of L’Oreal. She was 94. Named by Forbes in 2017 as the world’s...
L'Oreal heiress Lillian Bettencourt dies at 94

L'Oreal heiress Lillian Bettencourt dies at 94

L’Oreal heiress Lillian Bettencourt dies at 94 21 September 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Bettencourt was the world’s 14th wealthiest person, according to Forbes magazine’s 2017 list Liliane Bettencourt, the...

British adventurer dies on kayak trip in Brazil

A British woman who disappeared during a solo kayaking expedition in the Brazilian Amazon has died. Fears had been growing for Emma Kelty, who was last heard from on Wednesday 13 September. Days before her disappearance, the 43-year-old had tweeted about her fears of...
Hollywood star Harry Dean Stanton dies aged 91

Hollywood star Harry Dean Stanton dies aged 91

Legendary Hollywood character actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at the age of 91.   Famous for his scruffy looks, mumbling speaking style and deadpan demeanour, Stanton was often cast in eccentric, oddball roles, but achieved fame for memorable roles in The Godfather...
Actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

Actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

16 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harry Dean Stanton, pictured in 2013 Actor Harry Dean Stanton, known for his roles in films like The Godfather II, Alien and Cool Hand Luke, has died at the age of 91. The...

Bye bye Basi: World's oldest captive panda dies

The world’s oldest captive giant panda has died at the age of 37 – the equivalent of 100 years for a human. Basi was beloved for her athletic talents which led her to become China’s unofficial mascot for the 11th Asian Games in Beijing in 1990. She could...
Sopranos star Frank Vincent dies at 78

Sopranos star Frank Vincent dies at 78

Frank Vincent, the actor who played one of the most memorable villains on television in The Sopranos, has died aged 78. His family said he died peacefully on Wednesday, with his manager Melissa Prophet adding in a statement that Vincent “lived life on his terms,...
World's oldest captive panda Basi dies in China

World's oldest captive panda Basi dies in China

World’s oldest captive panda Basi dies in China 14 September 2017 From the section China Image copyright AFP Image caption Basi passed away at the ripe old age of 37 The world’s oldest captive giant panda has died, according to her keepers in China’s...

Wolverine co-creator Len Wein dies

Len Wein, the man who co-created comic book characters Wolverine and Swamp Thing, has died aged 69. One of the most influential comic book writers of all time, Wein made his career in both Marvel and DC Comics and was credited with reviving the X-Men franchise in the...
US country music singer Don Williams dies

US country music singer Don Williams dies

US country music singer Don Williams dies 9 September 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Don Williams began his solo career in 1971 US country music singer Don Williams – who enjoyed great success with his...

US country star dies in helicopter crash

Troy Gentry, of the country duo Montgomery Gentry, has died in a helicopter crash in New Jersey. The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter crashed into a wooded area on Friday afternoon near Flying W Airport in Medford. The pilot of the helicopter also...
Yves Saint Laurent co-founder Pierre Berge dies

Yves Saint Laurent co-founder Pierre Berge dies

French fashion tycoon Pierre Berge, the brains behind the Yves Saint Laurent empire, has died at the age of 86. Berge died in his sleep on Friday, at his country home in Saint-Remy-de- Provence, southern France. Considered one of the most influential figures in the...
Kate Millett, Sexual Politics author, dies at 82

Kate Millett, Sexual Politics author, dies at 82

Kate Millett, Sexual Politics author, dies at 82 7 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US feminist Kate Millett at a poetry conference in London in 1973 Writer and activist Kate Millett has died aged 82 while...
Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker dies

Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker dies

Walter Becker, the co-founder of US jazz rock band Steely Dan, has died at the age of 67. The guitarist and bassist’s death was announced on his official website, accompanied by a recent photo and one from his childhood. No other details were given. Becker...
Steely Dan's Walter Becker dies aged 67

Steely Dan's Walter Becker dies aged 67

Steely Dan’s Walter Becker dies aged 67 3 September 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Walter Becker Image caption Becker also had a career as a solo artist Walter Becker, co-founder and guitarist for the US band Steely Dan, has died...
Texas Chain Saw Massacre director dies

Texas Chain Saw Massacre director dies

Hollywood directors have paid tribute to Tobe Hooper, who shot horror films such as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist, following his death. He died of natural causes at the age of 74 in Los Angeles on Saturday. The director was best known for the 1974 movie...
Barcelona attack: German woman dies in hospital

Barcelona attack: German woman dies in hospital

Barcelona attack: German woman dies in hospital 27 August 2017 From the section Europe Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe sister of two terrorist suspects has condemned the attacks in Spain A German woman, 51, has died of injuries sustained...

Bodybuilding champion dies after collapse

Celebrity bodybuilding champion Rich Piana has died two weeks after he was placed in a medically induced coma. The 46-year-old’s death was confirmed on Friday morning in a Facebook post by his estranged wife Sara Piana. She wrote: “I’m in tears...

Ex-IRA informer dies in Jamaica swimming pool

IRA informer turned author Sean O’Callaghan has died aged 63, a close friend has said. The convicted republican killer is understood to have drowned in a swimming pool in Jamaica while visiting his daughter. The Co Kerry native detailed the inner workings of the...
Fourth Russian ambassador dies within nine months

Fourth Russian ambassador dies within nine months

Russia’s ambassador to Sudan has been found dead in the swimming pool of his home. Mirgayas Shirinskiy, 62, died from an acute heart attack, the Russian foreign ministry said. The veteran ambassador is the fourth senior Russian diplomat to die this year. His...
US comedian Jerry Lewis dies aged 91

US comedian Jerry Lewis dies aged 91

US comedian Jerry Lewis dies aged 91 20 August 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Entertainer Jerry Lewis, one of Hollywood’s most successful comedians, has died aged 91, US media report. His 10-year partnership with Dean Martin saw...
US comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies aged 84

US comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies aged 84

US comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies aged 84 20 August 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright EPA Image caption Dick Gregory, who satirised racism with his stand-up, has died aged 84 US comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory has died at...
Stuntwoman dies on set of Deadpool 2 in Vancouver

Stuntwoman dies on set of Deadpool 2 in Vancouver

Stuntwoman dies on set of Deadpool 2 in Vancouver 14 August 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright FOX A stuntwoman has died in a motorcycle accident while filming Deadpool 2 in the Canadian city of Vancouver. Police confirmed the driver was killed on...

Girl dies as car hits pizzeria near Paris

A girl has been killed and at least five people injured after a car drove into a pizzeria east of Paris, according to police. The driver of the BMW, which hit an outdoor terrace at the restaurant in Sept-Sorts, has been arrested, according to the national gendarme...
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