Thursday 22 February 2018


Van Morrison, Belfast-born singer-songwriter, is 69. Richard Gere, actor, is 65. Clive Lloyd, ex-West Indies cricket captain, is 70. Chris Tucker, actor, is 43. Ian Harte, former Ireland footballer, is 37. Colm O'Rourke, Sunday Independent columnist and former Meath footballer, is 57. Victoria Jackson, cosmetics entrepreneur, is 59. Padraig Harrington, top Irish golfer who has won three major championships, is 43.


Gloria Estefan, Cuban-born pop singer, is 57. Barry Gibb, member of the Bee Gees, is 68. Dr Phil McGraw, TV psychologist, is 64.Tony Cascarino, former Ireland striker-turned newspaper columnist, is 52. Lily Tomlin, comedian/actress, is 75. Ruud Gullit, Dutch former footballer, is 52.


Keanu Reeves, actor who starred in The Matrix trilogy, is 50. Salma Hayek, Oscar-nominated Mexican actress, is 48. Jimmy Connors, two-time Wimbledon champion, is 62. Lennox Lewis, retired heavyweight champion boxer, is 49. Joey Barton, controversial footballer and prolific tweeter, is 32.


Charlie Sheen, actor and son of Martin is 49. Eric Bell, original Thin Lizzy guitarist, is 67. Pauline Collins, British comedy actress, is 74. Al Jardine, founding member of The Beach Boys, is 72. Steve Jones, Sex Pistols guitarist, is 59.


Pauline Bewick, Kerry-based artist, is 79. Damon Wayans, comedian and actor, is 54. Tom Watson, US golfer, is 65. Ione Skye, actress, is 44. Wes Bentley, actor who starred in American Beauty, is 36. Beyonce Knowles, superstar singer/actress, is 33.


Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, former Fianna Fail minister and current European Commissioner, is 64. Johnny Briggs, 'Mike Baldwin' from Coronation Street, is 79. Raquel Welch, actress and 60s sex symbol, is 74. Liam O'Brien, former Shamrock Rovers and Manchester United midfielder, is 50. Loudon Wainwright III, singer, is 68. George Lazenby, actor and former 007, is 75. Michael Keaton, actor, is 63. Werner Herzog, German filmmaker, is 72.


Dolores O'Riordan, singer with The Cranberries, is 43. Richard Lewis, fashion designer, is 69. Roger Waters, founding member of Pink Floyd, is 71. Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski, British tennis players, are 40 and 41 respectively. Kerry Katona, former Atomic Kitten singer and reality TV star, is 34. Pippa Middleton, socialite sister of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is 31.


Sunday Independent

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