Riccardo Muti, conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, is 72. Mikey Sheehy, former Kerry footballer with eight All-Ireland medals, is 59. Jim Davis, Garfield cartoonist, is 68. Elizabeth Berkley, actress, is 41. Cher Lloyd, X Factor singer, is 20.
Diane Keen, actress, is 67. Stephen Dorff, actor, is 40. Jim Beglin, former Irish international now football commentator, is 50. Fernando Alonso, F1 driver, is 32. Patti Scialfa, wife of Bruce Springsteen and musician in the E-Street Band, is 60. Ken Burns, documentary maker, is 60.
Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland golfer, is 34. Peter Bogdanovich, director, is 74. Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor and ex-Governor of California, is 66. Lisa Kudrow, Friends actress, is 50. Kate Bush, singer, is 55. Hilary Swank, Oscar-winning actress, is 39. Richard Linklater, film director, is 53. Paul Anka, singer-songwriter, is 72. Jean Reno, actor, is 65. Clive Sinclair, inventor, is 73. Daley Thompson, Olympic decathlon gold medallist, is 55. Jurgen Klinsmann, German footballer now USA manager, is 49. Buddy Guy, blues guitarist, is 77. Christopher Nolan, Batman director, is 43.
Peter Murphy, son of Bishop Eamon Casey and Annie Murphy, is 39. JK Rowling, Harry Potter author, is 48. Jim Corr, of The Corrs, is 49. Jonathan Dimbleby, TV presenter, is 69. Wesley Snipes, actor, is 51. Geraldine Chaplin, actress and Charlie's eldest child, is 69. Evonne Goolagong Cawley, former Wimbledon champion, is 62.
Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains is 75. Frances Fitzgerald, Fine Gael minister, is 63. Robert Cray, blues musician, is 60. Sam Mendes, director of American Beauty, is 48. Chuck D, rapper with Public Enemy, is 53. Joe Elliott, lead singer of Def Leppard, is 54. Micheal Martin, Fianna Fail leader, is 53.
Peter O'Toole, Irish-born actor is 81. Wes Craven, horror movie director, is 74. Sammy McIlroy, former Northern Ireland footballer, is 59. Kevin Smith, film-maker, is 43. Stephen Ferris, Ulster and Ireland rugby player, is 28.
Eamon Dunphy, media star, is 68. Terry Wogan, chat show legend, is 75. Tony Bennett, singer, is 87. Martin Sheen, actor, is 73. Ossie Ardiles, Argentinian World Cup winner, is 61. Martha Stewart, lifestyle guru and ex-con, is 72. James Hetfield, of Metallica, is 50. Ryan Lochte, US Olympic swimmer, is 29.