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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...
'Visionary' AC/DC star Malcolm Young dies

'Visionary' AC/DC star Malcolm Young dies

Malcolm Young, who co-founded the hard rock band AC/DC with his younger brother, has died aged 64. The guitarist – described as a “visionary, a perfectionist and a unique man” – had been suffering from dementia for several years. In a...
Mexico migrant killings: Suspect dies after arrest

Mexico migrant killings: Suspect dies after arrest

Mexico migrant killings: Suspect dies after arrest 18 November 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright Federal police A Mexican suspect wanted in connection with the killing of 72 migrants in 2010 has died three days after being arrested by...
Mafia 'boss of bosses' dies in Italian hospital

Mafia 'boss of bosses' dies in Italian hospital

One of the most feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia has died in a hospital for prisoners at the age of 87. Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina was serving 26 life sentences for a reign of terror that spanned decades – and he is thought to have...

Gaydar founder Henry Badenhorst dies in South Africa

Gaydar founder Henry Badenhorst dies in South Africa 13 November 2017 From the section Africa Image Copyright @Gaydar @Gaydar Report Image Copyright @Gaydar @Gaydar Report The founder of groundbreaking dating site Gaydar has died in his native South Africa. Henry...
Junior drag car driver, 8, dies in Australia crash

Junior drag car driver, 8, dies in Australia crash

Junior drag car driver, 8, dies in Australia crash 13 November 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Getty Images An eight-year-old girl has died after crashing her junior drag racing car on a track in Western Australia. Anita Board was on a solo “test...
John Hillerman, Magnum PI actor, dies aged 84

John Hillerman, Magnum PI actor, dies aged 84

John Hillerman, the actor who played Tom Selleck’s snooty aide Higgins on Magnum PI, has died aged 84. Hillerman, whose health had been declining for the past year, died of natural causes on Thursday at his home in Houston, Texas. On Magnum PI he was the...
'You Only Live Twice' Bond girl Karin Dor dies

'You Only Live Twice' Bond girl Karin Dor dies

German actress Karin Dor, who played legendary Bond girl Helga Brandt alongside Sean Connery, has died at the age of 79. A theatre in Munich where she had worked for several years confirmed the actress died in a care home on Monday. Dor, who famously played an...
NZ 'first cat' Paddles dies in crash

NZ 'first cat' Paddles dies in crash

The New Zealand prime minister’s famous cat has died after being hit by a car. Paddles the rescue cat rose to fame on social media with the Twitter account ‘FirstCatofNZ’ and her ‘paddlesgram’ Instagram account. Hundreds of New Zealanders...
Fats Domino: Rock and roll legend dies aged 89

Fats Domino: Rock and roll legend dies aged 89

Fats Domino: Rock and roll legend dies aged 89 25 October 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Fats Domino, one of the most influential rock and roll performers of the 1950s and 60s, has died aged 89. The American rock and roll...

Rock'n'roll pioneer Fats Domino dies at 89

Fats Domino, one of the most influential rock’n’roll stars of the 1950s, has died aged 89. Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner’s office, said Domino died on Tuesday. With his friendly smile and broken voice,...

British woman dies after boat crash in France

A British woman has died after a boat she was travelling in violently struck a beacon on the Rhone River in the south of France. The force of the impact threw her from the boat, and her body was later found by divers at a depth of 6m (20ft). The 27-year-old victim had...
Girl, 8, dies in fall on cruise ship in Miami

Girl, 8, dies in fall on cruise ship in Miami

An eight-year-old girl has died after falling from an upper deck into the lobby of a cruise ship docked in Miami. The youngster is thought to have fallen between 25ft and 50ft (between 7.5m and 15m) from the interior atrium of the Carnival Glory on Saturday morning....
Veteran Iraqi Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani dies

Veteran Iraqi Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani dies

Veteran Iraqi Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani dies 3 October 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright AFP Image caption Jalal Talabani was a key proponent of Kurdish independence The Kurdish leader and former Iraqi President, Jalal Talabani, has died at the age...
Rocker Tom Petty dies at age 66

Rocker Tom Petty dies at age 66

Singer and songwriter Tom Petty, best known for hits such as Free Fallin and American Girl, has died following a cardiac arrest, his family said. He was 66. Petty’s family said in a statement that they were “devastated to announce the untimely death of our...
US musician Tom Petty dies aged 66

US musician Tom Petty dies aged 66

3 October 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tom Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 US musician Tom Petty has died in California aged 66, says a statement issued on behalf of his...

Tom Petty dies after cardiac arrest – manager

Singer and songwriter Tom Petty has died after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home, his manager has confirmed. Petty’s family said in a statement that they were “devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and...
Playboy founder Hefner dies aged 91

Playboy founder Hefner dies aged 91

28 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hugh Hefner died peacefully at home Hugh Hefner, founder of the international adult magazine Playboy, has died at the age of 91. Playboy Enterprises Inc said he passed away...

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies aged 91

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner has died at the age of 91, the company has confirmed on Twitter. In a statement, Playboy Enterprises said Mr Hefner died peacefully at his home from natural causes. It read: “Hugh M Hefner, the American icon who in 1953...
'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...
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