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Sridevi Kapoor, Bollywood superstar, dies aged 54

Outpouring of grief in India as one of the biggest names in cinema dies in Dubai<p>• Sridevi Kapoor: beautiful Bollywood star who was India’s lover, friend and mum<p>Sridevi Kapoor, a pioneering woman in Indian cinema who riveted audiences for nearly five decades, died in Dubai at the weekend.<p>Crowds …

Bollywood

The Real Thing singer Eddy Amoo dies in Australia

Amoo, 74, led UK soul band which had No 1 single with You To Me Are Everything<p>Eddy Amoo, the lead singer of the Real Thing – the British soul group who had a UK No 1 single with You To Me Are Everything in 1976 – has died, aged 74.<p>The singer-songwriter died suddenly on Friday in Australia, …

Comedians

Emma Chambers, The Vicar of Dibley actor, dies aged 53

Dawn French, who worked with the comedy star, described her as a ‘unique and beautiful spark’<p>A life in pictures: Emma Chambers<p>Emma Chambers, best known for playing Alice Tinker in The Vicar of Dibley, has died aged 53, it was announced on Saturday.<p>Dawn French, the star of The Vicar of Dibley, …

Entertainment

Billy Graham, 'America's pastor' – a life in pictures

Billy Graham, who has died aged 99, was a Southern Baptist minister with celebrity status. His evangelical rallies were compared to pop concerts, and he preached the gospel to live audiences of over 210m people in 185 countries

Billy Graham

Billy Graham obituary

American evangelist who preached to millions all over the world and advised US presidents<p>Between 1947 and 2005, the US evangelist Billy Graham, who has died aged 99, conducted more than 400 crusades around the world, preaching to millions of people. He was one of the first western Christian leaders …

Robert Runcie

'So much purpose. So much talent': punk designer Judy Blame dies aged 58

The designer, artist and iconoclast of 80s London died on Monday. His friend Paul Flynn remembers a warm, generous man with a huge talent<p>Most people know of Judy Blame, who died on Monday, aged 58, for his era-defining work styling and art-directing his closest friend and creative ally, Neneh …

Azzedine Alaïa

Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, dies aged 65

Death deals blow to MDC party in face of resurgent Zanu-PF ahead of possible May poll<p>Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has died aged 65. He had been suffering from colon cancer for at least two years, but his condition deteriorated rapidly in recent days despite treatment in …

South Africa

Prince Henrik, husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, dies at 83

Prince had lamented fact he was not titled as king and said he would refuse to be buried next to his wife in protest<p>Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Denmark’s Queen Margrethe, has died aged 83, ending a half-century struggle to win the hearts of Danes that only succeeded in his later years.<p>…

Europe

Elise Christie suffers fresh Winter Olympics heartbreak with final crash

Briton hits the ice in dramatic 500m short-track final In pictures: the best images from day four of the Games<p>After Elise Christie’s heart was ripped apart three times at the Winter Olympics in Sochi four years ago it took her more than 18 months to stop torturing herself about missing out on a …

Winter Olympics

Mark E Smith's family disclose cause of death

The Fall frontman, who died on 24 January, was being treated for terminal lung and kidney cancer<p>Mark E Smith died of lung and kidney cancer, his family have disclosed. In a statement on the Fall’s website, Smith’s younger sisters Barbara, Suzanne and Caroline thanked family, friends and fans for …

Cancer

Vic Damone obituary

American singer who enjoyed UK chart success with On the Street Where You Live<p>Sixty years ago, the ballad singer Vic Damone topped the UK charts with On the Street Where You Live. It was an unlikely achievement in the middle of the rock’n’roll era, but it was a perfect song perfectly sung. Damone, …

Comedians

John Perry Barlow obituary

Cattle rancher, lyricist for the Grateful Dead and internet pioneer who became a digital rights activist<p>John Perry Barlow, who has died aged 70 after a long period of ill health, started as a cattle rancher, wrote lyrics for the Grateful Dead, and then became a digital rights activist and a …

Grateful Dead

Jóhann Jóhannsson: Award-winning Icelandic composer dies aged 48

<b>Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who won a Golden Globe for his score to the film The Theory of Everything, has died aged 48, his manager says.</b><p>Mr Jóhannsson was found dead at his apartment in Berlin. The cause of death is not yet clear.<p>His music merged classical orchestral sounds with …

Stephen Hawking

House of Cards actor Reg E Cathey dies aged 59

David Simon leads tributes to ‘masterful actor’ who also appeared in The Wire<p>Reg E Cathey, who featured in the US version of House of Cards and in The Wire, has died aged 59.<p>David Simon, the creator of The Wire, announced Cathey’s death on Friday night. “Not only a fine, masterful actor – but …

Entertainment

Liam Miller, former Celtic, Manchester United and Sunderland midfielder, dies aged 36

• Midfielder had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer late last year • Miller won 21 Republic of Ireland caps in career spanning 16 years<p>The former Republic of Ireland midfielder Liam Miller has died aged 36 from pancreatic cancer.<p>Miller, who played for Celtic, Manchester United, Sunderland and …

Soccer

Liam Miller: Former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder dies aged 36

<b>Former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller has died at the age of 36, another of his old clubs Hibernian has announced.</b><p>Miller, who won 21 caps for the Republic of Ireland between 2004 and 2009, had been suffering from cancer.<p>Miller started his career at Celtic in 2000 before moving …

Soccer

New information uncovered in Richey Edwards case

‘We are hoping this will establish a new line of enquiry’, says sister of the former Manic Street Preachers guitarist<p>The family of Richey Edwards believe they have discovered new information about the musician’s disappearance. The former Manic Street Preachers member went missing aged 27 on 1 …

Archaeology

Quincy Jones: 'The Beatles were the worst musicians in the world'

Record producer takes swipes at the Beatles, the ‘machiavellian’ Michael Jackson, U2 and more<p>Legendary record producer Quincy Jones has described the Beatles as “the worst musicians in the world” as he recalled meeting the band for the first time during an interview to promote a new Netflix …

Quincy Jones

John Mahoney, who played Frasier's Martin Crane, dies aged 77

British actor famously played the father of Kelsey Grammer’s Frasier and David Hyde Pierce’s Niles on the hit 1990s show after finding success late in life<p>John Mahoney, the actor best known for playing cranky father Martin (Marty) Crane on the US sitcom Frasier, has died at the age of 77.<p>Mahoney’s …

Entertainment

John Mahoney: British-born Frasier actor dies aged 77

<b>The British-born actor John Mahoney, who played Martin Crane in the US sitcom Frasier, has died aged 77.</b><p>He died on Sunday while in hospice care in Chicago.<p>Mahoney enjoyed a distinguished career in theatre, winning a Tony award, and had a long list of film and TV credits.<p>But he will be best …

Entertainment

Dennis Edwards of the Temptations dies aged 74

Edwards, who replaced David Ruffin as lead singer in 1968, was the voice of hits including Papa Was a Rolling Stone and Cloud Nine<p>Dennis Edwards, the lead singer of the Temptations, has died at the age of 74.<p>Edwards, who joined the band in 1968 and sang with them on and off until 1989, was the lead …

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Viv Albertine on the 1970s: ‘If we terrified men, that’s a result’​

We Slits ran wild – and men hated us for it. Even in the decade of the pill, Spare Rib and The Female Eunuch, we were ahead of our time<p>In the 1970s, girls didn’t do anything. It wasn’t their fault. For me and the other working-class girls I hung around with, our route was plotted – you were a …

Feminism

Nigel the lonely gannet dies as he lived, surrounded by concrete birds

New Zealand conservationists mourn loss of celebrated bird that was lured by replica gannets in the hope of establishing a breeding colony<p>If there is such a thing as a tragic life for a bird, then the life of Nigel “no mates”, a New Zealand gannet, probably fits that bill.<p>Nigel lived for years on …

Loneliness

Helen Dunmore wins Costa book of the year for Inside the Wave

Winning for her final poetry collection, written in the last weeks of her life, Dunmore is only the second posthumous winner in the literary prize’s history<p>The poet and author Helen Dunmore, who died in June 2017, has been awarded the Costa book of the year for her final poetry collection, Inside …

Books

Philip Glass completes his David Bowie trilogy with Lodger symphony

The long-discussed adaptation of the late singer’s 1979 album Lodger will premiere at the Southbank Centre in May 2019<p>Philip Glass is returning to the music of David Bowie 22 years after his last composition based on the singer’s work. His 12th symphony, and third based on Bowie’s work, will have …

Flute

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies aged 91

Company says man who founded firm in 1943 aged 17 died peacefully at home in Sweden<p>Ingvar Kamprad obituary<p>The founder of Sweden’s Ikea furniture chain, Ingvar Kamprad, has died at the age of 91.<p>The company said Kamprad, whom it described as “one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century”, …

Ingvar Kamprad

Elizabeth Hawley: 'Chronicler of the Himalayas' dies at 94

<b>Elizabeth Hawley, who chronicled hiking expeditions on the Himalayas for over 50 years, has died in Nepal aged 94.</b><p>The US journalist was a leading authority on the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, despite never having reached its base camp.<p>She was seen as a key person to authenticate climbs, …

Mountaineering

Salman Rushdie: ‘I couldn’t finish Middlemarch. I know, I know. I’ll try again’

The author on meeting Pynchon, why Kafka is unbeatable – and the trouble with Trollope<p><b>The book I am currently reading</b><i><br>Buddenbrooks</i> was set, that great house with the words “<i>Dominus providebit</i>” inscribed over the front door, and was immediately inspired to download the novel on to my iPad and plunge …

Daily Mail apologises to Nicola Sturgeon over flag story

<b>The Scottish Daily Mail has published an apology to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon over its story about flying the Union flag.</b><p>It had reported that Ms Sturgeon "decreed" that the flag should not be flown over dozens of public buildings to mark royal events.<p>The Mail said it was "happy" to clarify …

United Kingdom

Steve Brown obituary

My father, Steve Brown, who has died aged 72, spent most of his working life in the music business as a producer and artist manager, although he also took a decade out to run his own farm.<p>Taking up the baritone saxophone after leaving school, in Croydon, south London, he joined and toured with the …