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Australian indigenous singer Dr G Yunupingu dies

Australian indigenous singer Dr G Yunupingu dies

Australian indigenous singer Dr G Yunupingu dies 26 July 2017 From the section Australia Image caption Dr G Yunupingu played a prominent role in the Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012 One of Australia’s leading Aboriginal musicians, Dr G Yunupingu, has died at the...

'Jordanian dies in shooting at Israeli embassy'

A Jordanian man has been killed in a shooting at the Israeli embassy in Amman, according to security sources. An Israeli man is in a serious condition after being wounded in the incident which also included a stabbing, it is reported. The shooting happened in the...
John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71

John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71

John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71 22 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The star played Peter McCallister in the Home Alone films The actor John Heard, best known for his role in the Home Alone films, has died...
Home Alone dad John Heard dies at 72

Home Alone dad John Heard dies at 72

John Heard, the actor who played the father in the Home Alone films, has died age 72. The actor, best known as Peter McAllister in the hit 1990s comedy, was confirmed dead by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office in California on Saturday. According to...

French singer dies on stage at festival

An up-and-coming French singer has collapsed and died on stage in the middle of a live performance during a festival. Barbara Weldens, 35, was singing in a church in the village of Gourdon, in the Lot region of southwest France, when she collapsed on Wednesday night....
Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies

Actor Martin Landau, who won an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of an ageing horror film star in Ed Wood, has died. Landau, 89, died on Saturday of unexpected complications during a short stay at a Los Angeles hospital for an undisclosed illness, his publicist Dick...
Mission: Impossible star Landau dies

Mission: Impossible star Landau dies

Mission: Impossible star Landau dies 17 July 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Landau died after “unexpected complications” from a hospital visit The actor Martin Landau, best known for roles in the TV...
Dawn Of The Dead creator George Romero dies

Dawn Of The Dead creator George Romero dies

George Romero, the director of horror classics Night Of The Living Dead and Dawn Of The Dead, has died at the age of 77. The filmmaker’s family said he died while listening to the score of The Quiet Man, one of his favourite films, in the company of his wife and...
Living Dead director George A Romero dies at 77

Living Dead director George A Romero dies at 77

Living Dead director George A Romero dies at 77 16 July 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption George A Romero promoting 2005’s Land of the Dead in Cannes The American-born filmmaker George A Romero, who created...
First woman to win 'maths Nobel Prize' dies

First woman to win 'maths Nobel Prize' dies

Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the Fields Medal, often described as the Nobel Prize for mathematics, has died aged 40. Professor Mirzakhani, who was also the first Iranian national to win the award, passed away after a four-year battle with breast...

Walking Dead stuntman dies after fall on set

A stuntman has died following a fall during filming for The Walking Dead. John Bernecker, 33, reportedly fell approximately 20ft-25ft onto concrete, suffering serious injuries. Production on the latest series of the hit US TV show has been halted following the fall,...
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo dies

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo dies

Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has died aged 61. The human rights activist, who had been serving an 11-year jail sentence for “inciting subversion of state power”, had been transferred to hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang and was being...
Liu Xiaobo: China's most prominent dissident dies

Liu Xiaobo: China's most prominent dissident dies

Liu Xiaobo: China’s most prominent dissident dies 13 July 2017 From the section China Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChina’s most influential dissident Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was China’s most prominent human rights...
FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer dies aged 72

FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer dies aged 72

Disgraced US football official Chuck Blazer, who turned whistleblower and gave evidence to the FBI on a major corruption inquiry in the sport, has died aged 72. The former FIFA executive committee member pleaded guilty in an American court to bribery and financial...
Ray Phiri: South Africa’s Graceland star dies

Ray Phiri: South Africa’s Graceland star dies

Ray Phiri: South Africa’s Graceland star dies 12 July 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright Gallo Images Image caption Before his death, the musician appealed to the media to respect his privacy South African jazz legend Ray Phiri has died at the age of 70...

Paralympic athlete dies in training accident

A Paralympic athlete has died following a training ground incident at Newham Leisure Centre, in London. Abdullah Hayayei was preparing for the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 which open on Friday. Emergency services were called shortly after 5pm on...
True Blood star Nelsan Ellis dies aged 39

True Blood star Nelsan Ellis dies aged 39

True Blood star Nelsan Ellis dies aged 39 8 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Co-stars of Nelsan Ellis said they were “stunned” and “devastated” by the news US actor Nelsan Ellis, who starred...
Acrobat dies after Mad Cool festival fall

Acrobat dies after Mad Cool festival fall

Acrobat death fall at Mad Cool festival in Madrid 8 July 2017 From the section England Image copyright Pedro Aunión Monroy/Facebook Image caption Pedro Aunión Monroy was a trained dancer, specialising in aerial stunts An acrobat from Brighton has died after reportedly...

Briton charged after man dies in Zante brawl

A British man has been arrested after an American was fatally injured a bar fight on the Greek island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante. Police said a 22-year-old man was beaten by a group of people at the bar early on Friday in Laganas. Laganas is an area of the...
Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies

Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies

Actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original film version of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, has died aged 56. The Swedish actor had suffered from lung cancer for a year and died on Tuesday, surrounded by family. He was best known for his...
Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies aged 56

Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies aged 56

Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies aged 56 27 June 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright EPA Image caption Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist will “leave a huge void behind him” Actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the film adaptation of Stieg...
Mao Kobayashi: Japanese cancer blogger dies at 34

Mao Kobayashi: Japanese cancer blogger dies at 34

Mao Kobayashi: Japanese cancer blogger dies at 34 23 June 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Mao Kobayashi Image caption Mao Kobayashi, pictured during her days as a television anchor, died of breast cancer A former Japanese newsreader who won legions of...

Briton dies on mountain hike in 45C desert heat

A British man has died while hiking down a mountain in the United Arab Emirates in 45C desert heat. Alex Underhill was walking with a friend at the Jebel Jais mountain in the Ras Al Khaimah region when he fell and hit his head. The 25-year-old, who was originally from...
Prodigy from rap group Mobb Deep dies

Prodigy from rap group Mobb Deep dies

Prodigy from hip-hop duo Mobb Deep has died. The 42-year-old had sickle cell anaemia and was admitted to hospital a few days ago while in Las Vegas for a performance. Nicki Minaj, Nas, Lil Wayne and 50 Cent are among those who have paid tribute to the rapper. Mobb...

US student held by North Korea dies after release

A US student who returned home in a coma after being detained in North Korea has died, his family has said. Otto Warmbier, 22, was released back to the US last Tuesday only for his parents to realise he had been in the coma for more than a year. Mr Warmbier was...
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