Alan Shatter, Fine Gael TD, solicitor and author, is 65. Carl Bernstein, Washington Post reporter who broke the Watergate scandal, is 72. Alan Parker, director of The Commitments, is 72. Kevin Keegan, former Liverpool and England footballer, is 65. Kieran Duff, former Dublin footballer, is 55. Simon Pegg, British comedy actor, is 46. Sean O'Brien, Leinster and Ireland rugby player, is 29.
Matt Groening, creator and
animator of The Simpsons, is 62. Jane Seymour, actress, is 65. Ali Campbell, UB40 singer, is 57. Janice Dickinson, self-proclaimed 'first supermodel', is 61. Mick Avory, drummer of The Kinks, is 72.
John McEnroe, tennis legend, is 57. Christopher Eccleston, actor who was the ninth Doctor Who, is 52. Ice-T, rapper turned actor, is 58. Amanda Holden, Britain's Got Talent judge, is 45.
Brenda Fricker, Oscar-winning actress for My Left Foot, is 71. Paris Hilton, celebrity heiress, is 35. Michael Jordan, basketball legend, is 53. Barry Humphries, comedian best known as Dame Edna Everage, is 82. Denise Richards, actress and ex-wife of Charlie Sheen, is 45. Ed Sheeran, English singer-songwriter, is 25. Billie Joe Armstrong, singer/guitarist of Green Day, is 44. Rene Russo, actress, is 62.
Sinead Cusack, actress and daughter of the late Cyril, is 68. Yoko Ono, artist and widow of John Lennon, is 83. Cybill Shepherd, American actress, is 66. Matt Dillon, actor, is 52. John Travolta, actor, is 62. Dr Dre (real name Andre Young), businessman and rapper, is 51. Gary Neville, former Manchester United defender turned TV pundit, is 41. Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-winning novelist, is 85.
Smokey Robinson, singer, is 76. Prince Andrew, Britain's Duke of York, is 56. Benicio Del Toro, Oscar-winning actor, is 49. Seal, R&B singer, is 53. Dave Wakeling, singer with The Beat, is 60. Ray Winstone, actor, is 59. Jeff Daniels, actor who starred in Dumb and Dumber, is 61.
Rihanna, singer, is 28. Ian Brown, Stone Roses singer, is 53. Ivana Trump, former Olympian, model and ex-wife of Donald Trump, is 67. Jimmy Greaves, former Spurs and England star, is 76. Sidney Poitier, actor, is 89. Buffy Sainte-Marie, singer-songwriter, is 75. Walter Becker, singer/bassist of Steely Dan, is 66. Patty Hearst, heiress and celebrity kidnap victim, is 62. Cindy Crawford, one of the original supermodels, is 50. Gordon Brown, former British prime minister, is 64.