Monday 21 May 2018


Michelle Obama, First Lady of the US, is 52. Muhammad Ali, legendary boxer, three-time world heavyweight champion, is 74. Susanna Hoffs, singer of The Bangles, is 57. Jim Carrey, actor, is 54. Kid Rock, pop star, is 45. Steve Earle, musician and actor, is 61. Paul Young, singer, is 60. James Earl Jones, actor who played Darth Vader in Star Wars, is 85. James Harrold, Galway arts officer, is 56. Betty White, actress who starred in The Golden Girls, is 94. Zooey Deschanel, actress/singer, is 35.


John Hume, joint winner of the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize, is 79. Kevin Costner, actor, is 61. Samantha Mumba, Irish singer-turned-actress, is 33. Pep Guardiola, Spanish manager of Bayern Munich, is 45. Richard Dunwoody, retired jockey, is 52. Jason Segel, comedic actor, is 36. Leo Varadkar, Fine Gael Minister for Health, is 37.


Jenson Button, British Formula One driver, is 36. Dolly Parton, Country and Western great, is 70. Steve Staunton, former Republic of Ireland player and manager, is 47. Stefan Edberg, former world number one professional tennis player, is 50. Drea de Matteo, actress who played Adriana in The Sopranos, is 44. Tippi Hedren, star of Hitchcock's The Birds, is 86.


Gary Barlow, singer with pop band Take That, is 45. David Lynch, film director who made Blue Velvet, is 70. Bill Maher, US comedian, is 60. Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon, is 86. Will Young, singer who won the first Pop Idol, is 36. Heather Small, singer with M People, is 51.


Brian O'Driscoll, retired Irish rugby legend, is 37. Emma Bunton, 'Baby Spice' of The Spice Girls, is 40. Geena Davis, star of Thelma and Louise, is 60. Placido Domingo, acclaimed Spanish operatic tenor, is 75. Jack Nicklaus, all-time golfing great, is 76. Jeff Koons, controversial artist, is 61. Cat Power, American singer, is 44.


John Hurt, actor who starred in The Field, is 76. Linda Blair, actress famous for The Exorcist, is 57. Stan Collymore, former footballer, is 45. Nigel Benn, former boxer, is 52. Steve Perry, singer with Journey, is 67. Jim Jarmusch, filmmaker, is 63. Shane Long, Southampton and Ireland footballer, is 29. Rachel Wyse, Irish Sky Sports presenter and showjumper, is 31.


Princess Caroline of Monaco is 59. Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor, is 44. Jeanne Moreau, French actress, is 88. Sonny Chiba, Kung-Fu movie legend, is 77. Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor, is 72. Richard Dean Anderson, star of 80s TV series MacGyver, is 66. Jack Reynor, Irish actor who starred in What Richard Did, is 24.


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