Rick Buckler, The Jam drummer, is 60. Peter Buck, REM
guitarist, is 59. Judd Apatow,
film director of Knocked Up
and The 40-Year-Old Virgin,
is 48. Gerry Francis, former
England football captain, is
64. Steve Mahon, former Galway hurler, is 58. Maurice
Hope, British former boxer, is 64. Alberto Contador, Spanish cyclist and 2007 Tour de France winner, is 33. Andrew Flintoff, former England cricket captain, is 37.
Damien Rice, singer-songwriter, is 42. Ellen Burstyn, actress, is 83. Nicole Appleton, former singer with All Saints, is 41. Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics, is 87. Mike Nolan, Dublin-born Bucks Fizz singer, is 61. John Terry, English footballer, is 35. Tom Waits, American singer/songwriter, is 66.
Sinead O'Connor, singer, is 49. James Galway, Belfast-born flute virtuoso, is 76. Kim Basinger, actress, is 62. Teri Hatcher, actress who starred in Desperate Housewives, is 51. Bill Bryson, writer, is 64. Nicki Minaj, Trinidad-born rapper, is 33. Geoff Hurst, England footballer who scored a hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup final, is 74. John Banville, Irish Booker-winning novelist, is 70.
Kirk Douglas, Oscar-winning actor, is 99. Donny Osmond, singer, is 58. Jesse Metcalfe, actor in Desperate Housewives, is 37. John Malkovich, American actor, is 62. Judi Dench, highly- acclaimed English actress, is 81. Felicity Huffman, actress in Desperate Housewives, is 53. Tre Cool, drummer of Green Day, is 43. Jakob Dylan, singer with The Wallflowers and son of Bob, is 46.
Meg White, of rock band The White Stripes, is 41. Kenneth Branagh, actor and director of stage and screen, is 55. J Mascis, singer-guitarist of Dinosaur Jr, is 50. Clive Anderson, British comedian and talk show host, is 63. Fionnula Flanagan, Dublin-born actress, is 74.
David Gates, singer in Bread, is 75. Brenda Lee, singer, is 71. Chris Hughton, former Ireland and Spurs footballer, is 57. Noel Lane, former Galway hurler, is 61. John Kerry, US presidential candidate in 2004 and current Secretary of State, is 72. Nikki Sixx, bassist of Motley Crue, is 57. Dave King, Dublin-born singer with Flogging Molly, is 54.
Dionne Warwick, singer, is 75. Bill Nighy, English actor is 66. Jennifer Connelly, actress, is 45. Connie Francis, singer, is 77. Bob Barker, American game show host, is 92.