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Lesley Gore, It's My Party singer, dies aged 68

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Comedians

Movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn Jr dies

<b>Samuel Goldwyn Jr, a champion of independent film and son to one of the founding fathers of Hollywood cinema, has died aged 88.</b><p>Among his achievements, he was credited with giving Julia Roberts her big break in the 1988 comedy-drama, Mystic Pizza.<p>A confessed Anglophile, he financed and produced many …

Hollywood

La Dolce Vita star Anita Ekberg dies

Her role in La Dolce Vita is one of cinema's most iconic moments<p><b>Anita Ekberg, star of La Dolce Vita, has died aged 83.</b><p>A former Miss Sweden, she was branded a "sex goddess" for her performance in Federico Fellini's 1960 movie.<p>The moment where she wades through Rome's Trevi Fountain in a strapless …

Italy

Rod Taylor, star of The Birds, dies aged 84

<b>Australian actor Rod Taylor, who starred in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The Birds, has died aged 84, according to reports in the US.</b><p>Taylor, who lived in the United States, is said to have died at his home in Los Angeles after a dinner party.<p>He came to prominence in the 1960s, starring alongside …

Alfred Hitchcock

Donna Douglas, Beverly Hillbillies star, dies at 82

<b>US actress Donna Douglas, best known for playing the tomboyish Elly May Clampett in 1960s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, has died at the age of 82.</b><p>The Louisiana native appeared in more than 270 episodes of the popular show, which followed a family who relocate to Beverly Hills after discovering …

Entertainment

Billie Whitelaw, star of stage and screen, dies aged 82

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Entertainment

U2 Belfast video shoot causes complaints

<b>Some residents of the Village area of south Belfast have complained about the filming of a U2 video.</b><p>Filming of the Troubles-themed video took place on Thursday at Olympia Drive, with extras in period costume and 1970s-styled vehicles.<p>However, this meant that the road was cleared, and some locals …

Videography

Virna Lisi, Italian film star, dies aged 78

<b>Italian screen actress Virna Lisi, famed in the 1960s for appearing opposite stars including Frank Sinatra, has died at the age of 78.</b><p>Lisi, feted for her beauty and blonde locks, carved out a successful career in Hollywood, starring in films such as How To Murder Your Wife.<p>She was a force in …

Comedians

Lewis Hamilton battles to German GP third as Nico Rosberg wins

<b>Lewis Hamilton fought his way up from 20th on the grid to finish third as his team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix.</b><p>The Briton staged a superb recovery drive despite damaging his front wing in a collision at around half-distance when passing Jenson Button's McLaren.<p>He …

Auto Racing

James Garner, Rockford Files star, dies aged 86

<b>James Garner, the US star of hit TV series The Rockford Files and Maverick and films including The Great Escape, has died aged 86.</b><p>Garner had suffered ill health since a severe stroke in 2008.<p>"Mr Garner died of natural causes," the West LA Division of the Los Angeles Police Department told the BBC, …

Comedians

Guildford Four's Gerry Conlon: Funeral takes place in Belfast

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Ireland

Captain Scarlet voice actor Francis Matthews dies

<b>Actor Francis Matthews, who was the voice of Captain Scarlet in Gerry Anderson's 1960s TV show, has died at the age of 86.</b><p>Matthews lent his voice to the indestructible puppet hero, who defended the Earth in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, in 1967 and '68.<p>The actor also played private detective …

Comedians

'Allo 'Allo star Sam Kelly dies at 70

<b>British actor Sam Kelly, best known for his roles in Allo Allo and Porridge, has died at the age of 70.</b><p>The Manchester-born star's agent Lynda Ronan said Kelly died peacefully after a long illness "bravely fought".<p>She said: "He does not leave any family but a host of friends who were his chosen …

Entertainment

Rik Mayall 'suffered cardiac event', says wife

<b>Rik Mayall's wife says the comedian "suffered an acute cardiac event" before his death at their home on Monday.</b><p>Barbara Robbins said it happened after the comic returned from a morning run.<p>Her comments follow the West London Coroner's Office saying the post-mortem examination had proved inconclusive …

Stephen Fry

Sir Jack Brabham, ex-F1 champion, dies aged 88

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Motor Racing

Ridley Scott: HR Giger was 'true original'

<b>Alien director Sir Ridley Scott has paid tribute to Swiss artist HR Giger, who has died aged 74 - describing him as "a true original".</b><p>Giger was best known for his xenomorph alien design in Sir Ridley's sci-fi horror masterpiece for which he won a visual effects Oscar in 1980.<p>He died in hospital on …

H. R. Giger

Ayrton Senna: Imola circuit holds silence for Brazilian 20 years on

<b>Thousands of fans have attended a memorial service at Imola as part of a four-day tribute to mark the 20th anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death.</b><p>The three-time world champion died aged 34 when his Williams crashed during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.<p>Analysis<p>"There is a bigger turnout at Imola than …

Motor Racing

Ayrton Senna: Nigel Mansell leads tributes to 'thoroughbred racer'

<b>Nigel Mansell said Ayrton Senna would be remembered as a "true thoroughbred racer" as he led tributes on the 20th anniversary of the Brazilian's death.</b><p>Senna, winner of three Formula 1 titles, died aged 34 on 1 May, 1994, when his Williams car crashed at the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.<p>Former …

Motor Racing

Tito Vilanova dies: Ex-Barcelona coach loses cancer battle aged 45

<b>Tito Vilanova, the former Barcelona coach, has died aged 45 after a long battle with cancer.</b><p>Vilanova had a tumour removed from his throat in November 2011 before suffering a relapse in December 2012.<p>He stepped down as Barca boss last July to continue his treatment, with Gerardo Martino taking …

Soccer

Easter Monday funeral for Peaches Geldof

<b>A private funeral for Peaches Geldof will be held on Easter Monday at the Kent church where she was married, her family has said.</b><p>It is also the same church where the funeral was held for her mother Paula Yates in 2000.<p>The 25-year-old daughter of musician and campaigner Bob Geldof was found dead at …

Easter

Hillsborough disaster: Bells rung to mark anniversary

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Soccer

Belfast Blitz victims commemorated at NI War Memorial

<b>A ceremony has been held in Belfast to mark the anniversary of the Blitz in the city during World War Two.</b><p>The Nazi air raids on Belfast in 1941 killed more than 1,000 people.<p>Following the Blitz, there was a mass exodus from the city, with 5,000 people going to Dublin.<p>Those who lost their lives were …

History

Peaches Geldof: Body released for funeral

<b>The body of Peaches Geldof has been released to her family to allow for funeral arrangements to be made.</b><p>It comes a day after a post-mortem into the 25-year-old's death proved inconclusive.<p>That prompted further toxicology tests, the results of which are due in two to three weeks.<p>Geldof, the daughter …

Lily Allen

Peaches Geldof: Post-mortem to take place on Wednesday

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Dermot O'Leary

Dynasty star Kate O'Mara dies

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Entertainment

Belfast security alert: Device was 'under-car bomb'

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Extremism

Porridge actor Ken Jones, who played 'Horrible' Ives, dies

<b>Actor Ken Jones, who was best known for his role as "Horrible" Ives in Porridge, has died aged 83 from bowel cancer.</b><p>The Liverpool-born star, who spent his later life in Llanrhystud, west Wales, died at a nursing home in Prescot, Merseyside, on Thursday.<p>Jones played "Horrible" Bernard Ives in the …

Entertainment

Roger Lloyd Pack, star of Only Fools and Horses, dies aged 69

<b>Roger Lloyd Pack, the British actor known to millions as slow-witted roadsweeper Trigger in BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, has died aged 69.</b><p>Well-known for his rubbery face and lugubrious delivery, he also appeared as Owen Newitt in The Vicar of Dibley.<p>Born in north London in 1944, he was the son …

Comedians

Eusebio funeral: Thousands line streets to say farewell

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Soccer