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Friday 17 November 2017


Roy Keane, Irish footballing legend now in the management dugout, is 43. Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor, is 54. Rosanna Arquette, actress, is 55. Ian Anderson, singer/songwriter/flautist of Jethro Tull, is 67. Riddick Bowe, former champion boxer, is 47. Ronnie Spector, singer with the Ronettes, is 71.


Hulk Hogan, wrestler and TV personality, is 61. Arlene Dahl, actress, is 89. Joe Jackson, singer, is 60. Gemma Hayes, Irish singer/songwriter, is 37. Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computers, is 64. Sandi Thom, Scottish singer/songwriter, is 33. Alan Kelly, former Ireland goalkeeper, is 46.


Pete Sampras, former World No. 1 tennis player, is 43. George Hamilton, veteran 
actor, is 75. Dominique Swain, actress who starred in Lolita, is 34. Mark Knopfler, singer-guitarist with Dire Straits, is 65. Casey Affleck, actor and brother of Ben, is 39. Francois Hollande, French President, is 60.


Brendan Comiskey, former Bishop of Ferns, is 79. Mickey Walsh, ex-Irish international striker, is 60. Feargal Sharkey, former Undertones singer, is 56. LeAnn Rimes, pop singer, is 32. David Feherty, retired golfer, is 56. Alan Shearer, former Newcastle striker, is 44. Fidel Castro, former Cuban president, is 88. Philippe Petit, high-wire artist, is 65. Phil 'The Power' Taylor, darts legend, is 54.


Darren Clarke, Tyrone-born golfer, is 46. Halle Berry, Oscar-winning actress, is 48. Steve Martin, actor, is 69. Danielle Steele, bestselling author, is 67. David Crosby, singer-songwriter, is 73. Mila Kunis, actress, is 31. Buddy Greco, jazz pianist, is 88. Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, basketball player who contracted HIV, is 55. Paddy McGuinness, comedian, is 41. James Buckley, actor in The Inbetweeners, is 27.


Mikey Graham, singer with Boyzone, is 42. Princess Anne of our neighbouring island is 64. Ben Affleck, actor/director, is 42. Joe Jonas, singer, is 25. Nicolas Roeg, English film director, is 86. Rory Best, Ulster and Ireland rugby player, is 32. Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar-winning actress, is 24.


Madonna, singer/actress, is 56. 
Ulrika Jonsson, television presenter, is 47. Tim Farriss, INXS guitarist, is 57. Angela Bassett, actress, is 57. James Cameron, director of The Terminator and Titanic, is 60. Evanna Lynch, Irish actress, is 23. Steve Carell, actor, is 52. James Reilly, Fine Gael minister, is 59.


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