Thursday 22 August 2019


Scarlett Johansson, actress, is 31. Terry Gilliam, film director and Monty Python stalwart, is 75. Jamie Lee Curtis, actress daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, is 57. Robert Vaughn, actor, is 83. Billie Jean King, tennis champion, is 72. Boris Becker, German tennis legend, is 48. Steven Van Zandt, E Street Band guitarist and actor, is 65. Tina Weymouth, bassist with Talking Heads is 65. Oscar Pistorius, Olympic athlete jailed for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, is 29. Jamie Campbell Bower, actor, is 27.


Miley Cyrus, pop star, is 23. Zoe Ball, broadcaster, is 45. Kelly Brook, actress, is 36. Diana Quick, actress who starred in Brideshead Revisited, is 69. Vincent Cassel, French actor, is 49. Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter, 71. Asafa Powell, Jamaican sprinter, is 33. Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, reality TV star of Jersey Shore, is 28.


Katherine Heigl, actress who starred in Grey's Anatomy and Knocked Up, is 37. Billy Connolly, comedian/singer/actor, is 73. Clem Burke, drummer with Blondie, is 60. Ian Botham, cricketer, is 60. John Squire, Stone Roses guitarist, is 53. Stephen Merchant, actor and co-writer of The Office, is 41. Pete Best, original Beatles drummer, is 74.


Christina Applegate, actress, is 44. Percy Sledge, soul singer, is 75. Imran Khan, Pakistani cricketer and politician, is 63. Amy Grant, singer, is 55.


Natasha Bedingfield, singer songwriter, is 34. Lord Gowrie, Irish-born peer and former Minister of State for the North, is 76. Tina Turner, singer, is 76. Rich Little, American comedian, is 77. Peter Wheeler, former England rugby captain, is 67. John McVie, Fleetwood Mac bass guitarist, is 70. Rita Ora, UK pop singer, is 25.


John McCarthy, journalist held hostage for five years in Lebanon, is 59. Kathryn Bigelow, Oscar winning director of The Hurt Locker, is 64. Caroline Kennedy, daughter of John F Kennedy and Jackie Onassis, is 58. Mike Skinner, rapper better known as The Streets, is 37. John Alderton, actor, is 75. Barry Devlin, Horslips singer/bass guitarist, is 69.


Sonia O'Sullivan, former long-distance runner, is 46. Stephen Roche, Irish cycling hero and Tour de France winner, is 56. Randy Newman, American singer/songwriter, is 72. Ed Harris, actor/director, is 65. Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, is 86. Martin Clunes, TV presenter, is 54. Mick Channon, former soccer player turned racehorse trainer, is 67. Jon Stewart, satirist and actor, is 53.


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