Monday 23 April 2018


Madonna, singer/actress, is 57. Ulrika Jonsson, television presenter, is 48. Angela Bassett, actress, is 58. James Cameron, Oscar-winning movie director, is 61. Evanna Lynch, Irish actress, is 24. Steve Carell, actor, is 53. James Reilly, Fine Gael minister, is 60.


Maureen O'Hara, iconic Irish actress, is 95. Sean Penn, two-time Oscar-winning actor, is 55. Belinda Carlisle, singer, is 57. Robert De Niro, legendary Hollywood star, is 72. Helen Williams, Drogheda-based Bridge player, is 81. Kevin Rowland, singer with Dexys Midnight Runners, is 62. Thierry Henry, French footballer, is 38.


Rosalynn Carter, former US First Lady, is 88. Roman Polanski, Polish film director, is 82. Robert Redford, actor and Oscar-winning director, is 79. Christian Slater, actor, is 46. Edward Norton, actor who starred in Fight Club, is 46. Denis Leary, comedian and actor, is 58. Madeleine Stowe, actress, is 57. Richard D James, Limerick born electronic musician (Aphex Twin), is 44.


Bill Clinton, former US president, is 69. Matthew Perry, Friends actor, is 46. Jill St John, Bond girl in Diamonds Are Forever, is 75. Lee Ann Womack, country singer, is 49. Ginger Baker, drummer with Cream and Blind Faith, is 76. Mary Joe Fernandez, former tennis player, is 44. Christy O'Connor Jnr, golfer, is 67. John Deacon, Queen bassist, is 64. Kevin Dillon, actor brother of Matt, is 50. Ian Gillan, singer with Deep Purple, is 70.


Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin singer, is 67. Fred Durst, singer with Limp Bizkit, is 45. David Walliams, UK comedian and endurance swimmer, is 44. Ron Paul, US politician, is 80. Amy Adams, actress, is 41. Don King, boxing promoter and ex-con, is 84. David O Russell, movie director, is 57.


Kenny Rogers, country singer, is 77. Barry Norman, film critic, is 82. Usain Bolt, fastest man in the world, is 29. Kelis, singer, is 36. James Burton, legendary 'Wrecking Crew' guitarist for Elvis and many more, is 76. Melvin Van Peebles, actor/filmmaker, is 83. Kim Cattrall, Sex and the City actress, is 59. Liam Howlett, musician with The Prodigy, is 44. Sergey Brin, Google co-founder, is 42.


Honor Blackman, actress, is 90. Tori Amos, singer-songwriter, is 52. Mats Wilander, Swedish former tennis player, is 51. Steve Davis, snooker star, is 58. Howie D, Backstreet Boys singer, is 42. David Chase, creator of The Sopranos, is 70. Kristen Wiig, actress and comedian, is 42.


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