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Mel Brooks, comedian, is 89. Louise Kennedy, Irish designer, is 55. Kenny Cunningham, former Irish soccer international, is 44. John Cusack, actor from theatrical Irish-American dynasty, is 49. Kathy Bates, Oscar-winning actress who starred in Misery, is 67. Paul Dean, former Ireland and Lions rugby player, is 55.


Nicole Scherzinger, Pussycat Dolls singer, is 37. Desmond Fennell, journalist, is 86. Robert Evans, movie producer, is 85. Richard Lewis, actor/comedian, is 68. Gary Busey, actor, is 71. Patti Scialfa, musician and wife of Bruce Springsteen, is 62. Katherine Jenkins, mezzo-soprano, is 35


Michael McGrath, former Galway hurler, is 52. Cheryl Cole, singer and X Factor judge, is 32. Mike Tyson, former heavyweight champion boxer, is 49. Ralf Schumacher, ex-Formula One driver, is 40. Gary Pallister, ex-Manchester United defender, is 50. Michael Phelps, retired swimmer and the most decorated Olympian ever, is 30.


Liv Tyler, actress and daughter of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, is 38. Ruud Van ­Nistelrooy, retired Dutch footballer, is 39. Missy Elliott, singer, is 44. Pamela Anderson, model and Baywatch actress, is 48. Carl Lewis, American former track and field athlete, is 54. Debbie Harry, actress and lead singer of Blondie, is 70. Dan Aykroyd, actor, is 63. Sufjan Stevens, musician who plays Dublin in August, is 40. Tadhg Kennelly, GAA and Aussie Rules star, is 34.


Jerry Hall, model/actress and former partner of Mick Jagger, is 59. Lindsay Lohan, actress, is 29. Larry David, writer/producer/actor who created Seinfeld, is 68. Peter Kay, British comedian/actor, is 42. Pierre Cardin, fashion designer, is 93. Darren Shan, children's author, is 43.


Tom Cruise, world famous ­actor, is 53. Tom Stoppard, British playwright, is 78. Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, is 44. Connie Nielsen, actress who starred in Gladiator, is 50. Tommy ­Flanagan, Scottish actor, is 50. Yeardley Smith, voice of Lisa in The Simpsons, is 51. Shane Lynch, singer with Boyzone, is 39. Judith Durham, singer with The Seekers, is 72.


Phil Hogan, EU Agriculture Commissioner, is 55. Malia Obama, eldest daughter of the US President, is 17. Geraldo Rivera, US talk-show host, is 72. Neil Simon, American playwright and screenwriter, is 88. Bill Withers, musician and songwriter, is 77. Eva Marie Saint, iconic actress, is 91. Neil Morrissey, comedy actor, is 53.


Sunday Independent