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Mary J Blige, R&B singer, is 44. Bryan Robson, formerly of Man Utd and England, is 58. Ben Crenshaw, US golfer, is 63. Arthur Scargill, retired trade union firebrand, is 77. Henry Shefflin, ten-time All-Ireland-winning Kilkenny hurler, is 36. Tom Meighan, lead singer of Kasabian, is 34.


Jennifer Johnston, Irish author, is 85. Melanie Chisholm, aka 'Sporty Spice', is 41. Des O'Connor, comedian/chat show host, is 83. Kirstie Alley, actress who starred in Cheers, is 64. Howard Stern, loudmouth US disc-jockey, is 61. Zayn Malik, member of pop group One Direction, is 22. Heather Mills, former model and ex-wife of Paul McCartney, is 47. Jeff Bezos, entrepreneur and founder of Amazon.com, is 51.


Michael Bond, author of Paddington Bear stories, is 89. Orlando Bloom, English actor, is 38. Traci Bingham, former Baywatch star, is 47. Ronan Rafferty, Northern Irish golfer, is 51. Stephen Hendry, retired snooker player, is 46. Sean O'Shea, PR guru and raconteur extraordinaire, is 87. Suggs (real name Graham McPherson), singer with Madness, is 54.


Dave Grohl, musician/singer with Nirvana and Foo Fighters, is 46. Emily Watson, actress who starred in Angela's Ashes, is 48. Steven Soderbergh, Oscar-winning director of Traffic, is 52. Faye Dunaway, actress, is 74. LL Cool J, rapper and actor, is 47. Caleb Followill, Kings of Leon singer, is 33. Jason Bateman, actor, is 46. Chas Smash (real name Cathal Smyth), Madness backing singer and songwriter, is 56.


James Nesbitt, Ulster-born actor, is 50. Edith Bowman, Scottish TV presenter, is 41. Princess Michael of Kent is 70. Skrillex (real name Sonny John Moore), electronic musician, is 27.


Kate Moss, English supermodel, is 41. Ian Dempsey, Today FM presenter, is 54. Cliff Thorburn, Canadian-born snooker champion, is 67. Sade, jazz/soul singer, is 56. Nick Valensi, guitarist with The Strokes, is 34. Roy Jones Jr, champion boxer, is 46.


Michelle Obama, First Lady of the US, is 51. Muhammad Ali, legendary boxer, three-time World Heavyweight Champion, is 73. Susanna Hoffs, singer of The Bangles, is 56. Jim Carrey, actor, is 53. Kid Rock, pop star, is 44. Steve Earle, musician and actor, is 60. Paul Young, Eighties singer, is 59. James Earl Jones, actor who played Darth Vader in Star Wars, is 84. James Harrold, Galway arts officer, is 55. Betty White, actress who starred in The Golden Girls, is 93. Zooey Deschanel, actress/singer, is 35.


Sunday Independent