Thursday 20 October 2016


Published 23/08/2015 | 02:30

John Rocha, Hong Kong-born designer based in Dublin, is 62. Willy Russell, Liverpool playwright, is 68. Rick Springfield, rock musician, is 66. Shelley Long, actress who played Diane in Cheers, is 66. Julian Casablancas, singer of The Strokes, is 37. Vera Miles, actress who starred in Hitchcock's Psycho, is 85. Kobe Bryant, US basketball star, is 37. Shaun Ryder, Happy Mondays frontman, is 53.

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BP Fallon, music critic, is 69. Stephen Fry, actor and wit, is 58. Steve Guttenberg, actor, is 57. Sam Torrance, golfer, is 62. Rupert Grint, actor who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, is 27. Paulo Coelho, author, is 68. Dave Chappelle, comedian, is 42. Jean Michel Jarre, composer, is 67. Orla Fallon, Irish singer and harpist, is 41.


Blake Lively, Gossip Girl actress, is 28. Martin Amis, novelist, is 66. Elvis Costello, rock star, is 61. Sean Connery, most people's favourite 007, is 85. Tim Burton, film director, is 57. Claudia Schiffer, supermodel, is 45. Alexandra Burke, singer, is 27. Gene Simmons, Kiss frontman and reality TV star, is 66. Frederick Forsyth, bestselling author and Sunday Independent contributor, is 77. Joanne Whalley, actress, is 54. Conrad Black, former media tycoon and convicted fraudster, is 71.


Macaulay Culkin, actor, is 35. Amanda Schull, actress, is 37. Melissa McCarthy, comedienne, is 45.


Bernhard Langer, German champion golfer, is 58. Tuesday Weld, actress, is 72. Paul Reubens, actor famous for his Pee-wee Herman character, is 63. Glen Matlock, original Sex Pistols bassist, is 59. Jeff Kenna, former Irish footballer, is 45. Sarah Neufeld, Arcade Fire violinist, is 36. Aaron Paul, actor who played Jesse in Breaking Bad, is 36. Cesar Millan, acclaimed 'Dog Whisperer' is 46. Dietmar Hamann, RTE pundit, is 42.


Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine is 29. Shania Twain, singer, is 50. Jack Black, comic movie star, is 46. LeAnn Rimes, singer, is 33. David Soul (born Solberg) actor/singer star of Starsky & Hutch, is 72. David Fincher, film director, is 53.


Dick Spring, former Labour Party leader, is 65. Joel Schumacher, director, is 76. Lenny Henry, comedian, is 57. William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist, is 80. Elliott Gould, actor, is 77. Rebecca De Mornay, actress, is 56. John McCain, former US presidential candidate, is 78. Liam Payne, singer in One Direction, is 22. Lea Michele, singer/actress in Glee, is 29.


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