Wednesday 24 July 2019


Tommy Bowe, Ulster and Ireland rugby player, is 31. Katharine, Duchess of Kent, first member of Britain's royal family in modern times to become a Catholic, is 82. Bruce Forsyth, TV presenter, is 87. Julie Walters, who starred in Calendar Girls, is 65. Drew Barrymore, actress, is 40. Kyle MacLachlan, who starred in Twin Peaks and Desperate Housewives, is 56. James Blunt, singer, is 41.


Peter Fonda, who starred in Easy Rider, is 75. Melinda Messenger, former page 3 model, is 44. Dakota Fanning, actress, is 21. Kelly Macdonald, Scottish actress who starred in Intermission and Boardwalk Empire, is 39. John Sandford, author of bestselling crime novels, is 71. Howard Jones, 80s singer, is 60. Perez Hilton, celebrity blogger, is 37. Michael Dell, PC maker, is 50. Emily Blunt, English actress, is 32.


Billy Zane, actor, is 49. Denis Law, former Man Utd star forward, is 75. Alain Prost, French former racing driver, is 60. Kristin Davis, Sex and the City actress, is 50. Rupert Holmes, singer, is 68. Dennis Waterman, star of Minder and The Sweeney, is 67. Floyd Mayweather Jr, champion boxer, is 38. Lleyton Hewitt, Australian former world number one tennis player, is 34.


Neil Jordan, Irish director who won an Oscar for The Crying Game, is 65. Elkie Brooks, soul singer, is 70. Sally Jessy Raphael, American daytime TV talk show host, is 80. Lee Evans, comedian, is 51. Nick Leeson, former rogue trader, is 48. Tea Leoni, actress, is 49. Tom Courtenay, veteran English actor, is 78. Veronica Webb, supermodel, is 50.


Fats Domino, rock 'n' roll legend, is 87. Michael Bolton, American singer and songwriter, is 62. Grammy-award winning singer Corinne Bailey Rae is 36. Ally Hilfiger, of the Hilfiger dynasty, is 30. Former Welsh rugby international Shane Williams is 38.


Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary, is 35. Peter Andre, reality TV star, is 42. Steve Harley, singer with Cockney Rebel, is 64. Derren Brown, illusionist, is 44. Joanne Woodward, actress widow of Paul Newman, is 85. Josh Groban, US singer, is 34.


Barry McGuigan, Irish former world featherweight champion, is 54. Marketa Irglova, Czech singer/songwriter/actress, who shared an Oscar for Once, is 27. Mario Andretti, retired F1 driver, is 75. John Turturro, actor, is 58. Frank Gehry, world-famous architect, is 86. Sarah Bolger, Irish actress who starred in The Tudors, is 24. Jake Bugg, English singer-songwriter, is 21. Dino Zoff, legendary Italian goalkeeper, is 73. Ainsley Harriott, celebrity chef, is 58.


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