Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, CBE (29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014) was an English actor, film director, film producer, and entrepreneur. He was the President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). As a film director and producer, Attenborough won two Academy Awards for Gandhi in 1983. He
Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco’s comedy renaissance. After rising to fame as Mork in the TV series Mork
Shirley Temple Black (née Temple; April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as a child star in the 1930s. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and
Former prisoner-turned-President Nelson Mandela has died at age 95. The South African leader was a world renowned philanthropist and activist, focusing his efforts on racism, poverty, and inequality.
Actor Paul Walker, star of multiple movies in the Fast and the Furious franchise, has died. Walker was an avid car enthusiast and had been a passenger in his friend’s Porsche Carrera GT. The two were speeding around a dangerous curve and fatally crashed into a light pole. He was
TV’s favorite boss has died! James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano, has died in Italy from a heart attack. He was 51.
Rapper best known for 1992 hit Jump was found by his cousin at his Atlanta home. Police said Kelly’s death appears to have been ‘a drug overdose’. Rapper and long-time collaborator Jermaine Dupri led the tributes on Twitter
William Moody, known best to wrestling fans as mortician Paul Bearer, has died at 58 and despite his dark stage persona, he was beloved by fans.
Larry Hagman aged 81 was famous for playing J.R. Ewing on the hit show Dallas, died at a Dallas hospital on Friday after complications with his recent battle with throat cancer. Hagman returned to Dallas to reprise his role as cunning villain J.R. in the show’s reboot, which started airing
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, the miraculous mountain of muscle died Monday in Los Angeles after a massive heart attack he suffered in July. The 6-foot-5, 325 lb actor appeared in dozens of films, including box office hits, ‘Armageddon’, ‘Planet of the Apes’, ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and the Oscar-nominated film ‘The
Astronaut Neil Armstrong, who became the first to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo 11, has died. He was 82 years old. On July 20, 1969, half a billion people (a sixth of the world’s population at the time) watched a ghostly black-and-white television image as Armstrong backed
Coronation Street and Keeping up Appearances actor Geoffrey Hughes has died aged 68. The actor, who was known to millions as Coronation Street binman Eddie Yeats in the 1970s and 1980s, died “peacefully in his sleep” on Friday night. It followed a “long courageous battle” with prostate cancer, his family
Sherman Hemsley, the actor who made the character George Jefferson famous in “The Jeffersons,” and who later played as the eccentric Judge Robertson in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has died of natural causes at his home in El Paso, Texas. He was 74.
British-born Gibb’s musical career began when he formed the Bee Gees with his brothers Barry and Maurice in 1958. The group was among the biggest-sellers of all time with hits spanning five decades, including Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Massachusetts and Night Fever. Gibb’s aged 62 lost his
The Queen of Disco, Donna Summer died at the age of 63 following a battle with cancer. Summer was a 5-time Grammy winner who shot to superstardom in the ’70s with iconic hits including “Last Dance”, “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls”.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vidal Sassoon CBE, who died in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones. The 84-year-old hairdresser was born in 1928 and sadly lost his battle with leukaemia. The British hairdresser, credited with creating a simple geometric, “Bauhaus-inspired” hair style, also
Founding member of the Beastie Boys, Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old. Photo by the insanely talented Mark Seliger.
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Singer and Actress Whitney Houston dies aged 48, she was the most celebrated female singers of all time, with hits including I Will Always Love You and Saving All My Love For You. But her later career was overshadowed by substance abuse and her turbulent marriage to singer Bobby Brown.
Muhammad Ali’s legendary trainer, Angelo Dundee dies at the age of 90. Dundee was the brilliant motivator who worked the corner for Ali in his greatest fights, willed Sugar Ray Leonard to victory in his biggest bout, and coached hundreds of young men in the art of a left jab
Legendary R&B singer Etta James, famous for her hit songs “At Last” and “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” has died from leukemia at the age of 73. She won 6 Grammys in her lifetime — including Best Jazz Vocal Performance in 1994 — and was voted into the Rock
Heavy D, the self-proclaimed “Overweight Lover” died suddenly from complications from pneumonia. He was 44.
Smokin’ Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion and boxing Hall of Famer, passed away after a battle with liver cancer. He was 67 years old.
Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead in her London home. She was 27.
Peter Falk, star of the TV show “Columbo” died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home last night. The actor had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83.