Monday 18 December 2017


Frankie Valli, doo-wop singer, is 81. Rob Brydon, Welsh comedian, is 50. Cheryl Burke, Dancing with the Stars dancer, is 31. Ben Elton, comedian, is 56. Christina Hendricks, actress from TV series Mad Men, is 40. David Ball, keyboardist with Soft Cell is 56.


Hosni Mubarak, deposed former Egyptian leader, is 87. Dick Dale, surf guitarist, is 78. Bassist Mike Dirnt of Green Day is 43. Jackie Jackson of The Jackson 5 is 64. Singer Oleta Adams is 62. Country singer Randy Travis is 56. Pia Zadora, actress, is 61. Darryl Hunt, The Pogues bassist, is 65. Rory McIlroy, golfer, is 26. Laura Whitmore, Wicklow-born TV presenter, is 30.


Richard E Grant, actor, is 58. Michael Palin, comedian, actor and author, is 72. Craig David, R'n'B singer, is 34. Bill Ward, drummer with Black Sabbath, is 67. Ian McCulloch, Echo and the Bunnymen singer, is 56. Adele, singer, is 27. Chris Brown, American R'n'B singer, is 26. John Rhys-Davies, Welsh actor, is 71.


Larry Gogan, DJ and broadcaster, is 77. Roma Downey, Derry-born actress, is 55. Actor George Clooney is 54. Bob Seger, singer, is 70. Chris Shiflett, Foo Fighters guitarist, is 44. Tony Blair, former British prime minister, is 62. Graeme Souness, former footballer, now TV pundit, is 62.


Christy Moore, Kildare-born folk singer, is 70. Bill Kreutzmann, Grateful Dead drummer, is 69. Peter Carey, Australian novelist and two-time Booker winner, is 72. Phil Campbell, guitarist with Motorhead, is 54. Eagle-Eye Cherry, singer, is 47. Matt Helders, drummer with Arctic Monkeys, is 29.


Jack Charlton, footballing great and honorary Irishman, is 80. David Attenborough, TV naturalist, is 89. Terry Neill, former Northern Ireland and Arsenal football player and manager, is 73. Enrique Iglesias, singer, is 40. Dave Rowntree, drummer with Blur, is 51. Joao Havelange, controversial former Fifa president, is 99. Martha Wainwright, singer-songwriter, is 39. Gary Glitter, disgraced glam-rock singer, is 71.


Rosario Dawson, actress, is 36. Albert Finney, British stage and film actor, is 79. Billy Joel, singer and songwriter, is 66. Candice Bergen, actress and author, is 69. Matthew Kelly, presenter of Stars in Their Eyes, is 65. Glenda Jackson, British Labour politician and former actress, is 79. Paul Heaton, singer, is 53. James L Brooks, writer and producer of The Simpsons, is 75. Brendan Howlin, Labour politician, is 59.


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