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TODAY

Ry Cooder, blues guitar legend, is 68. Frank Dobson, British Labour politician, is 75. Terence Trent D'Arby, real name Sananda Maitreya, singer, is 53. Mike Love, Beach Boys singer, is 74. Eva Longoria, actress, is 40. Sly Stone, musician, is 72. will.i.am, member of The Black Eyed Peas and judge on The Voice UK, is 40. Richard Bruton, Fine Gael minister, is 62.

MONDAY

Kate Nelligan, actress, is 65. Jerry Lewis, legendary comedian, is 89. Jimmy Nail, English actor/singer, is 61. Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian film director, is 74. Flavor Flav, rapper and reality TV star, is 56. Terry Phelan, former Ireland footballer, is 48. Simon Zebo, Munster and Ireland rugby player, is 25.

TUESDAY

Hozier (real name Andrew Hozier-Byrne) Wicklow-born singer-songwriter, is 25. Giovanni Trapattoni, former Republic of Ireland football manager, is 76. Caroline Corr, drummer with The Corrs, is 42. Kurt Russell, actor, is 64. Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins singer, is 48. Pat Rice, former Northern Ireland international and Arsenal captain, is 66. Rob Lowe, actor, is 51. Paddy Mulligan, former Chelsea and Ireland footballer, is 70. Justin Hawkins, singer/guitarist of The Darkness, is 40.

WEDNESDAY

Charley Pride, first black Country & Western superstar, is 77. Ron Atkinson, former Man Utd and Aston Villa manager, is 76. Queen Latifah, actress/singer and talk show host, is 45. Pat Eddery, jockey, is 63. Joseph Francis Fortune, retired electrical engineer, is 99. Adam Levine, singer of Maroon 5, is 36.

THURSDAY

Bruce Willis, action hero, is 60. Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, is 82. Ursula Andress, iconic Bond girl, is 79. Glenn Close, actress who starred in Fatal Attraction, is 68. Neil LaBute, playwright, screenwriter and director, is 52. Terry Hall, singer with The Specials, is 56. Ruth Pointer, singer with The Pointer Sisters, is 69.

FRIDAY

Carl Reiner, US comedy writer, actor and director, is 93. William Hurt, actor, is 65. Steve McFadden, actor (Phil Mitchell in EastEnders), is 56. Spike Lee, film director, is 58. Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, is 39. Vera Lynn, English singer hugely popular during the Second World War, is 98.

SATURDAY

Michael Heseltine, former British deputy prime minister, is 82. Gary Oldman, actor, is 57. Matthew Broderick, actor is 53. Timothy Dalton, Welsh actor and former James Bond, is 71. Peter Brook, UK theatre director, is 90. Rosie O'Donnell, actress/comedian, is 53. Ronaldinho, Brazilian footballer, is 35.

TODAY

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