Friday 23 March 2018


Niall O'Brien, Irish cricketer, is 34. Richard Curtis, English screenwriter, is 59. Roy Wood, founder member of the Move, ELO and Wizzard, is 69. Rickie Lee Jones, singer-songwriter, is 61. Ken Dodd, British comedian, is 88. Tara Reid, star of American Pie, is 40. Martin Peters, English World Cup winner, is 72. Gordon Ramsay, celebrity chef, is 49. Bonnie Raitt, singer, is 66.


Roger McGough, Scouse poet, is 78. Lou Ferrigno, bodybuilder who played The Incredible Hulk, is 64. Tony Slattery, comedian, is 56. Ray Cummins, former Cork hurler, is 67. David Duval, golfer, is 44. Alessandro Del Piero, Italian World Cup-winning footballer, is 41. Sisqo, rapper and reality TV star, is 37. Daphne Guinness, artist and fashion designer, is 48. Pepa, (aka Sanda Denton) rapper of Salt-N-Pepa is 46.


Sean Hughes, comedian, is 50. Ellen Pompeo, actress who played Meredith Grey in Grey's Anatomy, is 46. Tim Rice, British songwriter, is 71. Eddie Irvine, Co Down-born former Formula 1 driver, is 50. Tracy Morgan, comedian, is 47. Ennio Morricone, legendary Italian composer, is 87.


Leonardo DiCaprio, actor, is 41. Calista Flockhart, actress who played the title role in Ally McBeal, is 51. Demi Moore, actress, is 53. Mose Allison, jazz blues singer/pianist, is 88. Andy Partridge, singer and guitarist of XTC, is 62. Andrea Roche, former Miss Ireland, is 38.


Charles Manson, jailed American mass murderer, is 81. Neil Young, Canadian singer/songwriter, is 70. Tonya Harding, disgraced ice skater, is 45. Booker T Jones, of Booker T & the MG's, is 71. Anne Hathaway, Oscar-winning actress, is 33. Ryan Gosling, Hollywood heart-throb, is 35. Cian O'Connor, Irish Olympic showjumper who won bronze in 2012, is 36.


Whoopi Goldberg, actress, is 60. Ron 'Chopper' Harris, former Chelsea defender, is 71. Chris Noth, actor who played 'Big' in Sex and the City, is 61. Trevor Ringland, ex-­Ballymena and Irish rugby player, is 56. Gerard Butler, Scottish actor, is 46. Nikolai Fraiture, bassist with The Strokes, is 37.


Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, is 67. ­Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State, is 61. PJ O'Rourke, American ­political satirist, is 68. Travis ­Barker, member of Blink 182, is 40. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, ex-UN Secretary-General, is 93. Olga Kurylenko, model/­actress, is 36. Reverend Run, founding member of hip-hop group Run-DMC, is 51. Brian Gleeson, Irish actor and son of Brendan, is 28.


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