Rod Stewart, rock star, is 71. Jason Sherlock, former Dublin GAA star, is 40. George Foreman, two-time world heavyweight boxing champion, is 67. Donald Fagen, of Steely Dan, is 68. Frank Sinatra Jr, singer, is 72. Brian Cowen, ex-Taoiseach, is 56.
Mary J Blige, R&B singer, is 45. Bryan Robson, formerly of Man Utd and England, is 59. Ben Crenshaw, US golfer, is 64. Arthur Scargill, retired trade union firebrand, is 78. Henry Shefflin, ten-time All-Ireland-winning Kilkenny
hurler, is 37. Tom Meighan, lead singer of Kasabian, is 35. Emile Heskey, former Liverool and England international soccer player, is 38.
Jennifer Johnston, Irish author, is 86. Melanie Chisholm, aka Sporty Spice, is 42. Des O'Connor, comedian/chat show host, is 84. Kirstie Alley, actress who starred in Cheers, is 65. Howard Stern, loudmouth US disc-jockey, is 62. Zayn Malik, member of pop group One Direction, is 23. Heather Mills, former model and ex-wife of Paul McCartney, is 48. Jeff Bezos, entrepreneur and founder of Amazon.com, is 52.
Michael Bond, author of Paddington Bear stories, is 90. Orlando Bloom, English actor, is 39. Traci Bingham, former Baywatch star, is 48. Ronan Rafferty, Northern Irish golfer,is 52. Stephen Hendry, retired snooker player, is 47. Sean O'Shea, PR guru and raconteur extraordinaire, is 88. Suggs (real name Graham McPherson), singer with Madness, is 55. Liam Hemsworth, Australian actor in Hunger Games franchise, is 26.
Dave Grohl, musician/singer
with Nirvana and Foo Fighters, is 47. Emily Watson, actress who starred in Angela's
Ashes, is 49. Steven Soderbergh, Oscar-winning director of Traffic, is 53. Faye Dunaway, actress, is 75. LL Cool J, rapper and actor, is 48. Caleb Followill, Kings of Leon singer, is 34. Jason Bateman, actor, is 47. Chas Smash (real name Cathal Smyth), Madness backing singer and songwriter, is 57.
James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor, is 51. Edith Bowman, Scottish TV presenter, is 42. Claudia Winkleman, British television host, is 44. Skrillex (real name Sonny John Moore), electronic musician, is 28.
Kate Moss, English supermodel, is 42. Ian Dempsey, Today FM presenter, is 55. Cliff Thorburn, Canadian-born snooker champion, is 68. Sade, jazz/soul singer, is 57. Nick Valensi, guitarist with The Strokes, is 35. Roy Jones Jr, champion boxer, is 47. James May, former Top Gear host, is 54.