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TODAY, JANUARY 6

Miriam O'Callaghan, TV presenter, is 59. Fergal Keane, journalist, is 58. Rowan Atkinson, comedian, is 64. Kathy Sledge, singer with Sister Sledge, is 60. Nigella Lawson, TV chef, is 59. Al Porter, comedian, is 26. Alex Turner, singer with Arctic Monkeys, is 33. Davy Spillane, piper, is 60. Angus Deayton, comedian, is 63. Paul McShane, Ireland centre-half, is 33.

MONDAY, JANUARY 7

Ruth Negga, Ethiopian-Irish actress is 37. Kenny Egan, Olympic boxing silver medallist, is 37. Lewis Hamilton, F1 world champ, is 34. Helen Worth, Corrie's Gail Platt, is 68. Nicolas Cage, actor, is 55. Robert Sheehan, Love/Hate actor, is 31. Nick Clegg, former UK deputy PM, is 52; Ian La Frenais, TV screenwriter, is 83. Christian Louboutin, shoe designer, is 56.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8

Shirley Bassey, Welsh-born singer, is 82. Kim Jong-un, North Korean leader, is 36. Kevin Conneff, The Chieftains' bodhran-player, is 74. Mick Spillane, Kerry footballing great, is 62. Robby Krieger, Doors guitarist, is 73. Terry Sylvester, singer-guitarist with The Hollies, is 72.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9

Michel Barnier, Brexit negotiator, is 68. Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin guitarist, is 75. Ray Houghton, Irish footballing great, is 57. Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is 37. Joan Baez, folk singer, is 78. Crystal Gayle, country singer, is 68. Sergio Garcia, golfer, is 39. Paolo Nutini, singer, is 32.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10

Brian Cowen, former Taoiseach, is 59. Barney Rock, former Dublin GAA star, is 58. Michelle O'Neill, leader of Sinn Fein in NI Assembly, is 42. Rod Stewart, rock star, is 74; Jason Sherlock, former Dublin GAA star, is 43. George Foreman, former world heavyweight boxing champion, is 70. Abbey Clancy, TV presenter, is 33. Donald Fagen, singer with Steely Dan, is 71.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11

Michael Healy-Rae, Independent TD for Kerry is 52. Paul Kehoe, Minister of State in Dept of Defence, is 46. Victoria Mary Clarke, writer and Sunday Independent journalist, is 53. Bryan Robson, former Man Utd midfielder, is 62; Arthur Scargill, retired trade union firebrand, is 81. Henry Shefflin, Kilkenny hurling great, is 40. Tom Meighan, lead singer of Kasabian, is 38. Mary J Blige, singer, is 48.

SATURDAY, JAN 12

Matt Molloy, flautist with The Chieftains, is 72. Michael Aspel, TV presenter, is 86. Jennifer Johnston, author, is 89. Melanie Chisholm, aka Sporty Spice, is 45. Des O'Connor, chat-show host, is 87. Zayn Malik, former member of One Direction, is 26. Hilary Weston, Dublin-born billionaire business woman, is 77. Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, is 55.

TODAY, JANUARY 6

Sunday Independent