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Gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies, aged 74

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies, aged 74

16 January 2018 Image caption The Edwin Hawkins Singers were pioneers of contemporary gospel music The American gospel music star Edwin Hawkins has died at his home in California, at the age of 74. The Grammy-winning singer had been suffering from pancreatic cancer,...
Cranberries star Dolores O'Riordan dies

Cranberries star Dolores O'Riordan dies

The lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries has died aged 46 in London, her publicist has confirmed. Dolores O’Riordan was in the city for a recording session, according to a statement. Her family are “devastated” by the news of her death and...
Home and Away actress dies after crash

Home and Away actress dies after crash

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died after being pulled from the wreckage of a car crash on the New South Wales coast on Boxing Day. A message on the show’s official Twitter feed said: “Rest in peace, beautiful Jessica.” According to...
Tourist with 'limited water' dies in Outback

Tourist with 'limited water' dies in Outback

A tourist carrying a “very limited water supply” has been found dead in the Australian Outback, where temperatures have been exceeding 40 degrees. The 33-year-old man, from California, was walking the Larapinta Trail, west of Alice Springs, with a...

Rugby League player Ottio dies aged 23

Kato Ottio (in yellow) played against England at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Widnes Vikings centre Kato Ottio has died at the age of 23 after suffering “a sudden health issue” in training. Ottio joined Widnes from Canberra in December and was part of...
Jerry Van Dyke: Coach actor and comedian dies at 86

Jerry Van Dyke: Coach actor and comedian dies at 86

Jerry Van Dyke: Coach actor and comedian dies at 86 7 January 2018 Image copyright Vince Bucci/Getty Images Image caption Jerry Van Dyke, pictured here in 2004, died at home in Arkansas Actor and comedian Jerry Van Dyke, who won four Emmy nominations for his role in...
John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87 6 January 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption John Young made his first space flight with Gemini 3 in 1965 US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has...
Home And Away actress' sister dies after crash

Home And Away actress' sister dies after crash

The sister of Home And Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died, three days after a car crash that killed both their parents. Annabelle Falkholt, 21, had been airlifted to hospital after their car was hit by another vehicle on Boxing Day as they headed home from a...
Bob Givens: Bugs Bunny animator dies aged 99

Bob Givens: Bugs Bunny animator dies aged 99

Bob Givens: Bugs Bunny animator dies aged 99 24 December 2017 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bob Givens redesigned the Bugs Bunny character for Warner Bros. in 1940 Bob Givens, the animator best known for his redesign of Bugs Bunny, has died aged 99....
Hunter Harrison: CSX railway boss dies

Hunter Harrison: CSX railway boss dies

Hunter Harrison: CSX railway boss dies 16 December 2017 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hunter Harrison took up the top job at CSX in March Hunter Harrison, the CEO of the US transportation company CSX, has died just days after going on medical leave. Mr...
California firefighter dies as Thomas blaze rages

California firefighter dies as Thomas blaze rages

California firefighter dies as Thomas blaze rages 15 December 2017 Related Topics California wildfires Image copyright MARK RALSTON Image caption The Thomas fire has destroyed about 900 properties, including 690 homes A California firefighter has been killed by a...
French rock star Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74

French rock star Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74

France’s most famous rock star – Johnny Hallyday – has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer. Known as “France’s Elvis”, the singer – who found his musical inspiration in Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly – sold more...
Johnny Hallyday: French rock star dies at 74

Johnny Hallyday: French rock star dies at 74

Johnny Hallyday: French rock star dies at 74 6 December 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hallyday broke from France’s classic “chanson” tradition in the 1950s, starting singing rock and roll in French France’s...
Ex-King Michael of Romania dies at 96

Ex-King Michael of Romania dies at 96

Ex-King Michael of Romania dies at 96 5 December 2017 From the section Europe Romania’s King Michael I has died in Switzerland at the age of 96, officials say. He was diagnosed with cancer last year. King Michael ruled Romania twice, first in the 1920s, when he...
Vaginal mesh campaigner dies from sepsis

Vaginal mesh campaigner dies from sepsis

Vaginal mesh campaigner Chrissy Brajcic has died reportedly from sepsis after a four-year battle with persistent infections. The 42-year-old Canadian’s husband Tony confirmed her death on Facebook after she set up a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of...
Shashi Kapoor, Bollywood legend, dies at 79

Shashi Kapoor, Bollywood legend, dies at 79

Shashi Kapoor, Bollywood legend, dies at 79 4 December 2017 From the section India Image copyright BBC Hindi Image caption Shashi Kapoor acted in more than 150 films Veteran Bollywood actor and producer Shashi Kapoor has died aged 79. Kapoor, who acted in huge hits...

Bollywood legend Shashi Kapoor dies aged 79

Veteran Bollywood actor and producer Shashi Kapoor has died aged 79 after a long illness. Kapoor died on Monday at Kokliben Hospital in Mumbai, where he was being treated for a kidney ailment, his nephew Randhir Kapoor said. Kapoor, brother of fellow actors Raj and...
Briton fighting IS dies while clearing mines

Briton fighting IS dies while clearing mines

A British man who joined Kurdish forces in Syria to fight Islamic State has died while clearing mines in Raqqa. Oliver Hall, from Portsmouth, who had been in the country for about four months, died on Saturday while working with the Kurdish People’s Protection...
War criminal dies after taking poison in court

War criminal dies after taking poison in court

War criminal Slobodan Praljak has died in hospital after drinking what he claimed to be poison during a court appearance, according to Croatian state TV. The former Croatian army chief drank from a small bottle and yelled “I am not a war criminal, I oppose this...
David Cassidy: Partridge Family star dies aged 67

David Cassidy: Partridge Family star dies aged 67

David Cassidy: Partridge Family star dies aged 67 22 November 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The singer shot to fame in the 1970s US actor and singer David Cassidy, who found fame in The Partridge Family...

Ex-Wimbledon champion Novotna dies at 49

Novotna’s Wimbledon tears in 1993 turn to joy in 1998 Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49. The Women’s Tennis Association said Novotna, who had cancer, “died peacefully, surrounded by her family”. The Czech player...

Former Wimbledon champion Novotna dies at 49

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died aged 49, the WTA has announced. Following a long battle with cancer she died on Sunday surrounded by her family in her native Czech Republic. She turned professional in 1987 and retired in 1999. Initially known for her...
Murderous cult leader Charles Manson dies

Murderous cult leader Charles Manson dies

Former cult leader Charles Manson has died aged 83, say prison authorities in the US. Manson was behind the 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and six others. He was taken to hospital last week in a serious condition and was reportedly being guarded by five police...
AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64 18 November 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malcolm Young (right) and his brother Angus (left) were driving forces behind the international success of AC/DC Australian...
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