Brigitte Bardot, French sex symbol of the 1960s, is 80. Hilary Duff, actress, is 27. Jon Snow, news presenter, is 67. Naomi Watts, actress, is 46. Mika Hakkinen, Finnish former Formula One champion, is 46. Dita von Teese, model/burlesque dancer, is 42. Ben E. King, soul singer who had a hit with Stand By Me, is 76.
Jerry Lee Lewis, legendary rock 'n' roll hellraiser, is 79. Anita Ekberg, Swedish sex symbol of the 1950s, is 83. Gareth Davies, Welsh former rugby player, is 59. Silvio Berlusconi, three-time Prime Minister of Italy and convicted tax evader, is 78. Sebastian Coe, politician and former Olympic athlete, is 58. Mackenzie Crook, actor who played Gareth in The Office, is 43. Robert Webb, English comedian, is 42.
Ray Burke, disgraced minister and convicted tax cheat, is 71. Charlie McCreevy, ex-Minister for Finance, is 65. Kieran Culkin, actor and brother of Macaulay, is 32. Johnny Mathis, American ballad singer, is 79. Martina Hingis, Swiss ex-tennis player, is 34. T-Pain, rapper, is 29. Angie Dickinson, actress, is 83.
Keith Duffy, Boyzone singer and actor, is 40. Conal Creedon, prize-winning Irish writer, is 53. Jimmy Carter, former US President, is 90. Julie Andrews, actress who starred in The Sound of Music, is 79. Zach Galifianakis, actor who starred in The Hangover, is 45. George Weah, Liberian ex-football star-turned-politician, is 48. Dizzee Rascal, English rapper, is 29.
Anna Ford, former ITN newscaster and author, is 71. Don McLean, American Pie singer-songwriter, is 69. Sting (real name Gordon Sumner), singer, is 63. Donna Karan, fashion designer, is 66. Damon Gough (aka Badly Drawn Boy), singer-songwriter, is 45. Gillian Welch, country singer, is 47. Keith Earls, Munster and Ireland rugby player, is 27.
Chubby Checker, American singer who pioneered 'the twist', is 73. Gwen Stefani, singer, is 45. Clive Owen, actor, is 50. Tommy Lee, Motley Crue rocker who was married to Pamela Anderson, is 52. Paul Allen, top Dublin PR man, is 52. Neve Campbell, Canadian actress, is 41. Ashlee Simpson, singer and sister of Jessica, is 30. Steve Reich, minimalist composer, is 78. Danny O'Donoghue, The Script frontman, is 34.
Alicia Silverstone, actress, is 38. Rachael Leigh Cook, actress, is 35. Chris Lowe, of Pet Shop Boys, is 55. Susan Sarandon, actress who won an Oscar for Dead Man Walking, is 68. Jackie Collins, best-selling author and sister of Joan, is 77.