Saturday 17 March 2018


Joan Cusack, actress, is 53. Dawn French, comedian, is 58. Bobby Charlton, Manchester United and England legend, is 78. Luke Perry, former star of Beverly Hills 90210, is 49. Seamus Coleman, Everton and Ireland footballer, is 27.


Hugh Jackman, actor is 47. Rick Parfitt, of Status Quo, is 67. Angela Rippon, Britain's first female TV newscaster, is 71. Marion Jones, former US athlete, is 40. Brian Kennedy, Belfast-born singer-songwriter, is 49. Josh Hutcherson, actor best known from The Hunger Games, is 23.


Paul Simon, singer songwriter, is 74. Ian Thorpe, Australia's record-breaking swimmer, is 33. Ashanti, singer, is 35. Pharoah Sanders, jazz saxophonist, is 75. Sacha Baron Cohen, English comedian who created Ali G and Borat, is 44.


Usher, multi-platinum selling R&B singer and actor, is 37. Cliff Richard, singer, is 75. Ralph Lauren, fashion designer, is 76. Roger Moore, actor most famous for playing James Bond, is 88. Brian Laws, retired Nottingham Forest footballer and former director of football at Shamrock Rovers, is 54. Steve Coogan, comedian who created Alan Partridge, is 50. Shaznay Lewis, former singer with All Saints, is 40. Justin Hayward, singer with the Moody Blues is 69.


David Trimble, former Unionist leader who became Northern Ireland's First Minister, is 71. Andy Cole, former Man Utd and Newcastle striker, is 44. Barry McGuire, Sixties singer, is 78. Christopher John Davison (aka Chris de Burgh), is 67. Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, is 56. Dominic West, actor, who starred in The Wire, is 46. Richard Carpenter, musician of The Carpenters is 69.


Bill Hughes, top producer-director, is 60. Peter Bowles, known for his role in To the Manor Born, is 79. Davina McCall, TV presenter, is 48. Tim Robbins, actor/director, is 57. Angela Lansbury, British actress who made Ireland her home from home, is 90. Bob Weir, founding member of the Grateful Dead, is 68. Gary Kemp, actor and Spandau Ballet guitarist, is 56. Eoin 'Bomber' Liston, former Kerry footballer, is 58. Bob Mould, singer guitarist with Husker Du, is 55.


Eminem, top rapper, is 43. Wyclef Jean, singer once with The Fugees, is 46. George Wendt, actor who played the character Norm in Cheers, is 67. Ernie Els, South African golfer, is 46.


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