Joe Dowling, theatre director, is 67. Avril Lavigne, pop singer, is 31. Meat Loaf, real name Marvin Aday, singer/actor, is 68. Brian Mullins, former Dublin Gaelic football star, is 61. Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting, is 57. Gwyneth Paltrow, Oscar-winning actress, is 43.
Brigitte Bardot, French sex symbol of the 1960s, is 81. Hilary Duff, actress, is 28. Jon Snow, news presenter, is 68. Naomi Watts, actress, is 47. Mika Hakkinen, Finnish former Formula One champion, is 47. Dita von Teese, model/burlesque dancer, is 43. Janeane Garofalo, actress-comedian, is 51.
Jerry Lee Lewis, legendary rock 'n' roll hellraiser, is 80. Gareth Davies, Welsh former rugby player, is 60. Silvio Berlusconi, three-time prime minister of Italy and convicted tax evader, is 79. Sebastian Coe, politician and former Olympic athlete, is 59. Mackenzie Crook, actor who played Gareth in The Office, is 44. Robert Webb, English comedian, is 43.
Ray Burke, disgraced former minister, is 72. Charlie McCreevy, ex-Minister for Finance, is 66. Kieran Culkin, actor and brother of Macaulay, is 33. Johnny Mathis, American ballad singer, is 80. Martina Hingis, Swiss ex-tennis player, is 35. T-Pain, rapper, is 30. Angie Dickinson, actress, is 84.
Keith Duffy, Boyzone singer and actor, is 41. Conal Creedon, prize-winning Irish writer, is 54. Jimmy Carter, former US president, is 91. Julie Andrews, actress who starred in The Sound of Music, is 80. Zach Galifianakis, actor who starred in The Hangover, is 46. Dizzee Rascal, English rapper, is 30. Youssou N'Dour, world music star, is 56.
Anna Ford, former ITN newscaster and author, is 72. Don McLean, American Pie singer-songwriter, is 70. Sting, singer, is 64. Donna Karan, fashion designer, is 67. Damon Gough (aka Badly Drawn Boy), singer-songwriter, is 46. Gillian Welch, country singer, is 48. Keith Earls, Munster and Ireland rugby player, is 28. Phil Oakey, singer with the Human League, is 60.
Chubby Checker, American singer who pioneered 'the twist', is 74. Gwen Stefani, singer, is 46. Clive Owen, actor, is 51. Lindsey Buckingham, singer-guitarist with Fleetwood Mac is 66. Paul Allen, top Dublin PR man, is 53. Neve Campbell, Canadian actress, is 42. Ashlee Simpson, singer and sister of Jessica, is 31. Steve Reich, minimalist composer, is 79. Danny O'Donoghue, The Script frontman, is 35.