Saturday 17 February 2018



Sean Hughes, comedian, is 48. Ellen Pompeo, actress who plays Meredith Grey in Grey's Anatomy, is 44. Tim Rice, songwriter, is 69. Tracy Morgan, comedian who stars in TV series 30 Rock, is 45. Eddie Irvine, former Formula 1 driver, is 48. Ennio Morricone, Italian composer famous for the soundtracks of 'Spaghetti Westerns', is 85.


Leonardo DiCaprio, actor, is 39. Calista Flockhart, actress who played the title role in Ally McBeal, is 49. Demi Moore, actress, is 51. Mose Allison, jazz blues singer/ pianist, is 86. Andy Partridge, singer of XTC, is 60.


Nadia Comaneci, Romanian who won five Olympic golds and was awarded a perfect score at the Olympics, is 52. Charles Manson, jailed American mass murderer, is 79. Neil Young, Canadian-born singer/ songwriter, is 68. Tonya Harding, disgraced ice skater, is 43. Booker T Jones, of Booker T & the MGs, is 69. Anne Hathaway, actress, is 31. Errol Brown, singer with Hot Chocolate, is 65. Ryan Gosling, actor, is 33. Cian O'Connor, show-jumper who was stripped of an Olympic gold medal in 2004 and won bronze in 2012, is 34.


Whoopi Goldberg, actress, is 58. Ron 'Chopper' Harris, former Chelsea defender, is 69. Chris Noth, actor who played 'Big' in Sex and the City, is 59. Trevor Ringland, ex-Ballymena and Irish winger, is 54. Gerard Butler, Scottish actor, is 44.


Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne, is 65. Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State, is 59. PJ O'Rourke, one of America's best paid right-wing political satirists, is 66. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, ex-UN Secretary-General, is 91. Reverend Run, real name Joseph Simmons, founder member of hip-hop group Run-DMC, is 49.


Peter Phillips, son of Mark and Princess Anne, is 36. Jonny Lee Miller, star of Trainspotting, is 41. Anni-Frid Lyngstad, singer of ABBA fame, is 68. Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Nickelback, is 39. Petula Clark, Sixties singer and actress who had a hit with Downtown, is 81. Ed Asner, legendary TV actor, is 84. Harold Browne, surgeon, 91.


Griff Rhys Jones, comedian, is 60. Lisa Bonet, actress, is 46. Maggie Gyllenhaal, actress, is 36. Willie Carson, former champion jockey, is 71. Frank Bruno, former heavyweight boxing champion, is 52. Paul Scholes, veteran Man Utd midfielder, is 39. Mani (real name Gary Mounfield), Stone Roses' bassist, is 51.

Sunday Independent

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