Published 20/12/2015 | 02:30
Tom McGurk, TV journalist, is 69. Billy Bragg, singer/songwriter, is 58. Todd Phillips, comedy writer/director, is 45. Ashley Cole, English footballer and ex-husband of Cheryl Cole, is 35. Uri Geller, Israeli spoon-bending psychic, is 69. Jonah Hill, actor who starred in Superbad and Moneyball, is 32. David Forde, Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, is 36.
Kiefer Sutherland, actor who starred in TV series 24, is 49. Jane Fonda, actress turned political activist, is 78. Samuel L. Jackson, actor who starred in Pulp Fiction, is 67. Chris Evert, three-time Wimbledon champion, is 61. Christy O'Connor Sr, legendary Irish golfer, is 91.
Noel Edmonds, UK TV personality, is 67. Diane Sawyer,
legendary ABC news anchorwoman, is 70. Paul Wolfowitz, former president of the World Bank, is 72. Ralph Fiennes, actor, is 53. Vanessa Paradis, French singer, model, and actress, is 43. Marcus O'Sullivan, Irish former athlete, is 54.
Carla Bruni, Italian ex-model and pop singer and wife of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, is 48. Eddie Vedder, singer of rock band Pearl Jam, is 51. Harry Shearer, actor/ writer and voice of numerous Simpsons characters, is 72. Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, socialite and TV personality, is 44. Jodie Marsh, model, bodybuilder and reality TV star, is 37.
Lemmy, real name Ian Kilmister, Motorhead singer/bassist, is 70. Ricky Martin, Latin pop star, is 44. Chris Morris, former Ireland and Celtic footballer, is 52. Stan Bowles, 1970s soccer legend, is 67. Carol Vorderman, TV presenter, former co-host of Countdown, is 55. Louis Tomlinson, One Direction singer, is 24. Stephenie Meyer, author of book series Twilight, is 43, Ed Miliband, former British Labour Party leader, is 46.
Shane MacGowan, singer with The Pogues, is 58. Annie Lennox, of the Eurythmics, is 61. Sissy Spacek, actress who won an Oscar for Coal Miner's Daughter, is 66. Jairzinho, of Brazil's 1970 World Cup-winning side, is 71. Jimmy Buffett, singer, is 69. Dido, English singer-songwriter, is 44. Noel Hogan, Cranberries guitarist, is 44.
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Phil Spector, legendary record producer imprisoned for murder in 2009, is 76. Lars Ulrich, drummer with Metallica, is 52. John Lynch, Northern Irish actor, is 54. Jared Leto, actor and lead singer of US rock band 30 Seconds to Mars, is 44. Yohan Blake, Jamaican sprinter, is 26. Shane Meadows, English filmmaker, is 43. David Sedaris, American humorist and author, is 59.