Sunday 18 February 2018


Michael Schumacher, German seven-time Formula One World Champion, is 47. Mel Gibson, actor, director, producer and screenwriter, is 60. Victoria Principal, actress, is 66. John Paul Jones, bassist of Led Zeppelin, is 70. George Martin, legendary record producer, is 90. Stephen Stills, of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, is 71. Thomas Bangalter, musician with Daft Punk, is 41.


Michael Stipe, singer with REM, is 56. Professor Brian Josephson, Nobel prize-winning physicist, is 76. Tim Wheeler, lead singer in Northern Irish band Ash, is 39. Cait O'Riordan, former bass player with The Pogues, is 51. Bernard Sumner, musician with Joy Division and New Order, is 60. Mick O'Connell, Kerry football legend, is 79.


Louis Stewart, Irish jazz guitarist, is 72. Bradley Cooper, actor, is 41. January Jones, actress who stars in Mad Men, is 38. Juan Carlos I, former King of Spain, is 78. Diane Keaton, actress, is 70. Robert Duvall, American actor, is 85. Marilyn Manson, shock rocker, is 47. Vinnie Jones, former soccer hardman turned Hollywood actor, is 51.


Rowan Atkinson, English comedian famous for playing the title roles in Blackadder and Mr Bean, is 61. Nancy Lopez, US professional golfer, is 59. Alex Turner, Arctic Monkeys frontman, is 30. Malcolm Young, AC/DC's now-retired guitarist, is 63. Kathy Sledge, singer with Sister Sledge, is 57. Nigella Lawson, TV chef, is 56. Angus Deayton, TV host and actor, is 60.


Hunter Davies, author/journalist, is 80. Helen Worth, Coronation Street's Gail Platt, is 65. Kenny Loggins, pop singer, is 68. Nicolas Cage, actor, is 52. David Caruso, star of the CSI TV series, is 60. Robert Sheehan, Irish actor, is 28. Nick Clegg, ex-deputy prime minister of UK, is 49. Dustin Diamond, former Saved By The Bell actor, is 39.


Stephen Hawking, world-renowned scientist, is 74. Shirley Bassey, Welsh-born singer, is 79. David Bowie, legendary rock singer and actor, is 69. R Kelly, American R&B singer, is 49. Robby Krieger, guitarist/songwriter with The Doors, is 70. Sean Paul, reggae singer, is 43. Kim Jong-un, North Korean leader, is 33. Sam Riley, English actor, is 36.


Jimmy Page, of Led Zeppelin, is 72. Joely Richardson, British actress, is 51. Ray Houghton, Irish footballing great, is 54. Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is 34. Joan Baez, American folk singer, is 75. Paolo Nutini, Scottish singer, is 29. Kerry Condon, Irish actress, is 33. Sergio Garcia, golfer, is 36. Imelda Staunton, actress, is 60.


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