Sunday 22 April 2018


Gillian Anderson, actress best known for The X Files, is 47. Melanie Griffith, actress married to actor Antonio Banderas, is 58. Eric Bana, actor, is 47. Audrey Tautou, French actress who starred in Amelie, is 39. Tyson Gay, drug cheat and the second-fastest sprinter in the world, is 33.


Roy Keane, Irish footballing legend now in the management dugout, is 44. Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor, is 55. Rosanna Arquette, actress, is 56. Ian Anderson, singer/songwriter/flautist of Jethro Tull, is 68. Riddick Bowe, former champion boxer, is 48. Ronnie Spector, singer with the Ronettes, is 72. Neneh Cherry, singer, is 51.


Hulk Hogan, former WWF wrestler recently fired for his racist outburst, is 62. Arlene Dahl, actress, is 90. Joe Jackson, singer, is 61. Gemma Hayes, Irish singer/songwriter, is 38. Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computers, is 65. Sandi Thom, Scottish singer/songwriter, is 34. Alan Kelly, former Ireland goalkeeper, is 47.


Kid Creole, singer, is 65. Pete Sampras, former world number one tennis player, is 44. George Hamilton, veteran actor, is 76. Dominique Swain, actress who starred in Lolita, is 35. Mark Knopfler, singer- guitarist with Dire Straits, is 66. Casey Affleck, actor and brother of Ben, is 40. Francois Hollande, French president, is 61. Cara Delevingne, actress, is 23.


Brendan Comiskey, former Bishop of Ferns, is 80. Mickey Walsh, ex-Irish international striker, is 61. Feargal Sharkey, former Undertones singer, is 57. LeAnn Rimes, pop singer, is 33. David Feherty, retired golfer, is 57. Alan Shearer, former Newcastle striker, is 45. Fidel Castro, former Cuban president, is 89. Philippe Petit, high-wire artist, is 66. Phil 'The Power' Taylor, darts legend, is 55. James Morrison, pop singer, is 31.


Darren Clarke, Tyrone-born golfer, is 47. Halle Berry, Oscar-winning actress, is 49. Steve Martin, actor, is 70. Danielle Steele, author, is 68. David Crosby, singer-songwriter, is 74. Mila Kunis, actress, is 32. Buddy Greco, jazz pianist, is 89. Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, basketball player, is 56. Paddy McGuinness, comedian, is 42. Sarah Brightman, singer, is 55. Gary Larson, cartoonist of The Far Side, is 65


Jimmy Webb, songwriter, is 69. Mikey Graham, singer with Boyzone, is 43. Princess Anne, of our neighbouring island is 65. Ben Affleck, actor/director, is 43. Nicolas Roeg, film director, is 87. Rory Best, Ulster and Ireland rugby player, is 33. Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar-winning actress, is 25.


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