General Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State, is 78. Roger Corman, film director, is 89. Jane Asher, actress and author, is 69. Agnetha Faltskog, singer in Abba, is 65. Tommy Smith, ex-Liverpool hardman, is 70. Pharrell Williams, pop star producer, is 42.
Andre Previn, composer, is 86. Paul Daniels, magician, is 77. Zach Braff, JD in Scrubs, is 40. Rory Bremner, political impressionist, is 54. Max Clifford, jailed PR guru, is 72. Merle Haggard, country singer, is 78. Louie Spence, reality TV star, is 46. Black Francis, aka Frank Black, singer with The Pixies, is 50. Paul Rudd, Anchorman actor, is 46.
Russell Crowe, actor, is 51. Jackie Chan, martial arts actor, is 61. Francis Ford Coppola, Oscar-winning director, is 76. Andrew Sachs, Manuel in Fawlty Towers, is 85. Janis Ian, singer/songwriter, is 64.
Kofi Annan, Ghanaian former UN secretary-general, is 77. Julian Lennon, musician son of John, is 52. Ezra Koenig, singer with Vampire Weekend, is 31. Vivienne Westwood, English fashion designer, is 74. Joe Kernan, former Armagh footballer and manager, is 61.
Peter Canavan, GAA legend, is 44. Kristen Stewart, actress from the Twilight films, is 25. Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, is 89. Cynthia Nixon, actress in Sex and the City, is 49. Albert Hammond Jr, guitarist in The Strokes, is 35. Gerard Way, singer of My Chemical Romance, is 38. Robbie Fowler, ex-Liverpool striker, is 40. Jean-Paul Belmondo, iconic French 'New Wave' actor, is 82. Paddy Barnes, boxer with two Olympic bronzes, is 28. Hal Ketchum, singer/songwriter, is 62.
Haley Joel Osment, actor who starred in The Sixth Sense, is 27. Steven Seagal, tough-guy actor, is 63. Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor and top bridge player, is 83. Liz McClarnon, of Atomic Kitten, is 34. Mandy Moore, actress and singer, is 31. Sophie Ellis-Bextor, pop singer, is 36. Gloria Hunniford, broadcaster, is 75. Dean Norris, actor who played Hank in Breaking Bad, is 52.
Lisa Stansfield, singer, is 49. Jeremy Clarkson, sacked Top Gear presenter, is 55. John Milius, screenwriter, is 71. Jill Gascoine, actress, is 78. Cerys Matthews, singer in Catatonia, is 46. Ethel Kennedy, widow of Robert Kennedy, is 87. Matt Holland, former Ireland footballer, is 41.