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Emma Byrne, footballer who plays for Ireland and Arsenal as a goalkeeper, is 36. Maurice Manning, NUI chancellor and former FG politician, is 72. Donald Trump is 69. Steffi Graf, tennis star, is 46. Yasmine Bleeth, actress who starred in Baywatch, is 47. Boy George (real name George O'Dowd), Eighties pop star, is 54. Andy Irvine, folk musician and founding member of Planxty, is 73.


Courteney Cox, actress, is 51. Helen Hunt, actress, is 52. Noddy Holder, former lead singer with Slade, is 69. Ice Cube, rapper and actor, is 46. Jim Belushi, actor, is 61. Gary Lightbody, frontman of Snow Patrol, is 39. Simon Callow, English actor, is 66. Nadine Coyle, singer, is 30.


Dr Ken Egan, former president of the Irish Medical Organisation, is 70. James Bolam, British actor, is 80. Abby Elliott, actress/comedian, is 28. Phil Mickelson, golfer, is 45. Joyce Carol Oates, American novelist, is 77. Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, is 43.


Venus Williams, ace tennis player, is 35. Lee Ryan, former member of boyband Blue, is 32. Barry Manilow, world-famous crooner, is 72. Ken Loach, film director, is 79. Newt Gingrich, US Republican politician, is 72. Greg Kinnear, actor, is 52. Fergus McFadden, Ireland rugby international, is 29.


Paul McCartney, former Beatle, is 73. Delia Smith, TV cook and author of bestselling cookery books, is 74. Isabella Rossellini, actress who starred in Blue Velvet, is 63. Jason McAteer, former Liverpool and Ireland midfielder, is 44. Dizzy Reed, Guns N' Roses keyboardist, is 52.


Salman Rushdie, author, is 68. Paula Abdul, singer and TV personality, is 53. Kathleen Turner, actress, is 61. Gena Rowlands, actress, is 85. Zoe Saldana, star of Avatar, is 37. Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, is 70. Paul Dano, actor who starred in Little Miss Sunshine, is 31. Boris Johnson, London mayor, is 51. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian-born leader of al-Qaeda, is 64.


Aonghus McAnally, RTE broadcaster, is 60. Brian Wilson, composer and bandleader of The Beach Boys, is 73. Nicole Kidman, Australian actress, is 48. Lionel Richie, singer, is 66. John Mahoney, actor who starred in TV series Frasier, is 75. Frank Lampard, Manchester City midfielder, is 37. John Goodman, actor, is 63.


Sunday Independent