Monday 20 November 2017


Maureen O'Hara, iconic Irish actress, is 94. Sean Penn, two-time Oscar-winning actor, is 54. Belinda Carlisle, singer, is 56. Robert De Niro, legendary Hollywood star, is 71. Helen Williams, Drogheda-based Bridge player, is 80. Kevin Rowland, singer with Dexys Midnight Runners, is 61. Thierry Henry, French footballer, is 37.


Rosalynn Carter, former US First Lady, is 87. Roman Polanski, Polish film director, is 81. Robert Redford, actor and Oscar-winning director, is 78. Christian Slater, actor, is 45. Edward Norton, actor who starred in Fight Club, is 45. Denis Leary, comedian and actor, is 57. Madeleine Stowe, actress, is 56. Everlast, House of Pain rapper, is 45.


Bill Clinton, former US President, is 68. Matthew Perry, Friends actor, is 45. Jill St John, Bond girl in Diamonds Are Forever, is 74. Lee Ann Womack, country singer, is 48. Ginger Baker, drummer with Cream and Blind Faith, is 75. Mary Joe Fernandez, former tennis player, is 43. Christy O'Connor Jnr, golfer, is 66. John Deacon, Queen bassist, is 63. Kevin Dillon, actor brother of Matt, is 49.


Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin singer, is 66. Fred Durst, singer with Limp Bizkit, is 44. David Walliams, UK comedian who swam the Thames for charity, is 43. Ron Paul, US politician and author, is 79. Amy Adams, actress, is 40. Don King, boxing promoter and ex-con, is 83. David O. Russell, director of American Hustle and The Fighter, is 56.


Kenny Rogers, country singer, is 76. Barry Norman, film critic, is 81. Usain Bolt, fastest man in the world, is 28. Kelis, singer, is 35. James Burton, legendary 'Wrecking Crew' guitarist for Elvis and many more, is 75. Melvin Van Peebles, actor/filmmaker, is 82. Kim Cattrall, Sex and the City actress, is 58. Liam Howlett, musician with The Prodigy, is 43. Sergey Brin, Google co-founder, is 41.


Honor Blackman, actress, is 89. Tori Amos, singer-songwriter, is 51. Mats Wilander, Swedish former tennis player, is 50. Steve Davis, snooker star, is 57. Howie D, Backstreet Boys singer, is 41. David Chase, creator of The Sopranos, is 69.


John Rocha, Hong Kong-born designer based in Dublin, is 61. Willy Russell, Liverpool playwright, is 67. Rick Springfield, rock musician, is 65. Shelley Long, actress who played Diane in Cheers, is 65. Julian Casablancas, singer of The Strokes, is 36. Vera Miles, actress who starred in Hitchcock's Psycho, is 84. Kobe Bryant, US basketball star, is 36. Shaun Ryder, Happy Mondays frontman, is 52.


Sunday Independent

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