Sunday 11 December 2016

TODAY

Published 02/08/2015 | 02:30

Wes Craven, horror movie director, is 76. Edward Furlong, star of Terminator 2 and American History X, is 38. Sammy McIlroy, former Northern Ireland footballer, is 61. Alain Giresse, French former footballer, is 63. Stephen Ferris, retired Ulster and Ireland rugby player, is 30.

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MONDAY

Eamon Dunphy, sports broadcaster and journalist, is 70. Terry Wogan, Limerick-born BBC chat show legend, is 77. Tony Bennett, veteran crooner, is 89. Martin Sheen, actor who starred in Apocalypse Now, is 75. GV Wright, former Fianna Fail TD for Dublin North, is 68. Ossie Ardiles, Argentinian former footballer, is 63. Martha Stewart, lifestyle guru and ex-con, is 74. James Hetfield, singer/guitarist of Metallica, is 52. Ryan Lochte, American Olympic swimmer, is 31.

TUESDAY

Barack Obama, US president, is 54. Moya Brennan, singer with Clannad, is 63. Simon Preston, British organist, is 77. Billy Bob Thornton, actor, is 60. Roy Hodgson, England football manager, is 68. John Gormley, former Green Party leader, is 56.

WEDNESDAY

Gay Byrne, Ireland's favourite television presenter, is 81. John Whitaker, international show jumper, is 60. Ray Clemence, former Liverpool and England goalkeeper, is 67. Kajol, Indian actress, is 41. Pete Burns, androgynous singer and reality TV star, is 56. Louis Walsh, Mayo-born pop music guru and judge on The X Factor, is 63.

THURSDAY

Geri Halliwell, 'Ginger Spice' from the Spice Girls, is 43. Melissa George, Australian actress, is 39. Marisa Miller, model, is 37. M Night Shyamalan, movie writer/director of The Sixth Sense, is 45. Robin van Persie, Fenerbahce and Netherlands footballer, is 32.

FRIDAY

Michael Smurfit, giant of Irish business, is 79. David Duchovny, actor, is 55. Charlize Theron, Oscar-winning actress, is 40. Tina O'Brien, former Coronation Street actress, is 32. Greg Chappell, former Australian cricket captain, is 67. Walter Swinburn, former leading jockey, is 54. Garrison Keillor, humorist, is 73. Alexi Sayle, Liverpool-born comedian, is 63.

SATURDAY

David Evans, aka 'The Edge', U2 guitarist, is 54. Connie Stevens, actress, is 77. Chris Eubank, colourful former boxing champion, is 49. Princess Beatrice, elder daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, is 27. Dustin Hoffman, actor, is 78. Nigel Mansell, former Formula One motor-racing champion, is 62. Roger Federer, Swiss tennis champion, is 34. Donny Most, actor in Happy Days, is 61.

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