Entertainment

Sunday 17 February 2019

TODAY

John Hume, joint-winner of the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize, is 78. Kevin Costner, US actor, is 60. Samantha Mumba, Irish singer-turned-actress, is 32. Pep Guardiola, Spanish manager of Bayern Munich, is 44. Richard Dunwoody, retired jockey, is 51. Jason Segel, comedic actor, is 35. Leo Varadkar, Fine Gael Minister for Health, is 36.

MONDAY

Jenson Button, British Formula One driver, is 35. Dolly Parton, Country and Western great, is 69. Steve Staunton, former Republic of Ireland player and manager, is 46. Stefan Edberg, former world number one professional tennis player, is 49. Drea de Matteo, actress who played 'Adriana' in The Sopranos, is 43. Tippi Hedren, star of Hitchcock's The Birds, is 85.

TUESDAY

Gary Barlow, singer with pop band Take That, is 44. David Lynch, film director who made Blue Velvet, is 69. Bill Maher, US comedian, is 59. Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon, is 85. Will Young, singer who won the first Pop Idol, is 36. Heather Small, singer with M People and Strictly Come Dancing contestant, is 50.

WEDNESDAY

Brian O'Driscoll, retired Irish rugby legend, is 36. Emma Bunton, 'Baby Spice' of The Spice Girls, is 39. Geena Davis, star of Thelma and Louise, is 59. Placido Domingo, acclaimed Spanish operatic tenor, is 74. Jack Nicklaus, all-time golfing great, is 75. Jeff Koons, controversial artist, is 60. Cat Power, American singer, is 43.

THURSDAY

John Hurt, actor who starred in The Field, is 75. Linda Blair, actress famous for The Exorcist, is 56. Stan Collymore, controversial former footballer, is 44. Nigel Benn, former boxer, is 51. Steve Perry, singer with Journey, is 66. Jim Jarmusch, filmmaker, is 62. Shane Long, West Brom and Ireland footballer, is 28. Rachel Wyse, Irish Sky Sports presenter and showjumper, is 30.

FRIDAY

Princess Caroline of Monaco is 58. Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor, is 43. Jeanne Moreau, French actress, is 87. Sonny Chiba, Kung-Fu movie legend, is 76. Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor, is 71. Richard Dean Anderson, actor who starred in 80s TV series MacGyver, 65. Jack Reynor, Irish actor who starred in What Richard Did, is 23.

SATURDAY

Neil Diamond, singer-songwriter, is 74. Vic Reeves, English comedian, is 56. Jools Holland, TV presenter and musician, is 57. Mischa Barton, actress, is 29. Nastassja Kinski, actress, is 54. Jimeoin, Ulster comedian, is 49. Luis Suarez, controversy-prone Barcelona and Uruguay footballer, is 28.

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