Thursday 25 April 2019


Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones frontman, is 72. Helen Mirren, actress, is 70. Roger Taylor, drummer with rock gods Queen is 66. Kevin Spacey, actor, is 56. Sandra Bullock, actress, is 51. Kate Beckinsale, actress, is 42. Michael Judge, radio and TV writer on such shows as The Riordans and Glenroe, is 94. Tom Enright, former Fine Gael politician, is 75.


Christopher Dean, Olympic gold medallist in ice-dancing, is 57. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Dublin-born actor and star of The Tudors, is 38. Tracy Shaw, Coronation Street actress, is 42. Bobbie Gentry, singer-songwriter, is 71. John Gibson, Irish pianist-composer, is 64.


Riccardo Muti, conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, is 74. Garfield Sobers, former West Indies cricket captain, is 79. Jim Davis, Garfield cartoonist, is 70. Mikey Sheehy, former Kerry footballer and winner of eight All-Ireland medals, is 61. Elizabeth Berkley, actress, is 43. Cher Lloyd, singer and former X Factor contestant, is 22.


Diane Keen, British actress, is 69. Jim Beglin, former Irish international and now football commentator, is 52. Stephen Dorff, actor, is 42. Fernando Alonso, F1 driver, is 34. Patti Scialfa, musician and wife of Bruce Springsteen, is 62. Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker, is 62.


Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer, is 36. Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor and former governor of California, is 68. Lisa Kudrow, Friends actress, is 52. Kate Bush, singer, is 57. Hilary Swank, Oscar-winning actress, is 41. Paul Anka, singer-songwriter, is 74. Daley Thompson, Olympic decathlon gold medallist, is 57. Jurgen Klinsmann, USA football manager, is 51. Laurence Fishburne, actor, is 54. Buddy Guy, blues guitarist, is 79. Christopher Nolan, film director, is 45.


Peter Murphy, son of Bishop Eamon Casey and Annie Murphy, is 41. JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, is 50. Jim Corr, of The Corrs, is 51. Jonathan Dimbleby, TV presenter, is 71. Wesley Snipes, actor, is 53. Will Champion, drummer with Coldplay, is 37. Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, superstar DJ, is 52.


Paddy Moloney, band leader of The Chieftains, is 77. Ramblin' Jack Elliott, folk singer, is 84. Frances Fitzgerald, Fine Gael minister, is 65. Chuck D, rapper and founder of Public Enemy, is 55. Sam Mendes, director of American Beauty, is 50. Joe Elliott, singer of Def Leppard, is 56. Coolio, rapper, is 52. Micheal Martin, Fianna Fail leader, is 55.


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