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Billy Graham, America's pastor, has died
Cathy Lynn Grossman, Feb. 21, 2018

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Rev. Billy Graham died at the age of 99. He was known for his charisma, but said "I despise all this attention on me...I'm not trying to bring people to myself, but I know that God has sent me out as a warrior." USA TODAY

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Stephen Hawking, Theoretical Physicist and Author, Dies at 76
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Stephen Hawking, the legendary theoretical physicist and author of “A Brief History of Time,” has died at age 76.

A family spokesman confirmed the news to the BBC.

Hawking was one of the most notable and well-known scientists of the past century, responsible for numerous advances in the fields of cosmology and physics.

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Fox News Pundit Charles Krauthammer Dead At 68
The conservative Washington Post columnist and Fox News pundit had cancer.
By Lydia O’Connor, 06/21/2018 06:10 pm ET

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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer has died, The Washington Post confirmed Thursday. He was 68.

The announcement came nearly two weeks after the columnist and Fox News personality revealed in a Washington Post column that he only had weeks left to live. For most of the last year, he wrote, he’d been recovering from surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his abdomen. Though the procedure was initially thought to be successful, the cancer returned and began spreading rapidly.

“This is the final verdict,” he wrote. “My fight is over.”

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I was impressed with Krauthhammers intellect... his wit.. his sense of humor. Like many I was unaware of his physical handicap initially, but when I found out it made his performance even more impressive, if anything. And having learned that he was almost totally paralyzed, I was further impressed with the fact that he strived to do so much himself, rather than rely on assistants. He even drove himself from place to place. :)

Having said all that... I think he "lost the plot" somewhat when it came to TRUMP... which put me off him a bit from the time of the Primary campaigns and run for President. Still..... even though I disagree with him on Trump I still found his opinions on most things to be well argued.

Sad to see him go :(

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Former President George H.W. Bush has died at age 94.

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Doris Day, "Que Será, Será" singer and star of Hollywood's Golden Age, has died at 97
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Updated on: May 13, 2019 / 7:14 PM / CBS News

Doris Day, the Academy Award-winning singer of "Que Será, Será" and a Golden Age of Hollywood movie icon, died on Monday at 97 from complications of pneumonia, according to her foundation. Day had an enormously popular entertainment career, and is one of the top ranked female box-office stars of all time.

She also hosted the CBS sitcom "The Doris Day Show" from 1968-1973. Day was an accomplished singer, winning a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Legend Award from the Society of Singers. She recorded dozens of albums and saw numerous singles reach Top-10 status, most notably her breakout 1947 hit "Sentimental Journey." Her gift for song translated onto the big screen, as she performed Academy Award-winning songs "Secret Love" in 1953 and "Que Será, Será" in 1956.

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Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Co-Star, Dies at 75
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Rutger Hauer, the versatile Dutch leading man of the ’70s who went on star in the 1982 “Blade Runner” as Roy Batty, died July 19 at his home in the Netherlands after a short illness. He was 75.

Hauer’s agent, Steve Kenis, confirmed the news and said that Hauer’s funeral was held Wednesday.

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Robert Mugabe dead: 'Notorious former Zimbabwe leader dies aged 95'
Multiple sources in Zimbabwe say Robert Mugabe has died - with tributes paid to one of African's best known politicians
By Andrew Gilpin
05:48, 6 SEP 2019, Updated06:17, 6 SEP 2019

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Notorious former Zimbabwe prime minister Robert Mugabe has died aged 95.

After widespread reports the President of the African republic Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa confirmed the news on twitter.

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Donald Trump to honor Jon Voight with prestigious National Medal of Arts after actor hailed him as 'the greatest president of this century'

  • Actor Jon Voight, 80, is one of a group of artists and philanthropists being honored by the president for their contributions to the arts or the humanities
  • Voight is one of Trump's few Hollywood backers and in August hailed him as 'the greatest president of this century' in a video where he slammed the 'radical left'
  • He is one of four who will receive the National Medal of Arts, along with musician Alison Krauss, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, and the musicians of the U.S. military
  • Writer James Patterson is one of four to receive the National Humanities Medal
  • Trump will award the medals during a ceremony at the White House on Thursday
  • While the honors had been an annual affair during past administrations, they have not been awarded since Trump´s inauguration in January 2017


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Published: 13:24 AEDT, 18 November 2019 | Updated: 02:51 AEDT, 19 November 2019

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Donald Trump is to honor actor Jon Voight with a prestigious medal, after the Oscar-winner hailed him as 'the greatest president of this century'.

Voight, 80, is one of a group of artists and philanthropists being honored by the president for their contributions to the arts or the humanities.

He will receive the National Medal of Arts, and be one of the first recipients of prestigious national medals since Trump took office.

Voight is one of Trump´s few vocal Hollywood backers, and in August hailed him as 'the greatest president of this century.'

The actor - who is Angelina Jolie's father - posted a clip online of himself speaking to a camera phone, tearing into the 'radical left' and their 'hate...like a venom'.

The president responded to the video, tweeting: 'Thank you Jon, working hard!'

Voight doubled down in September, calling the impeachment effort against President Trump a 'a war against truths and the highest noble man who has defended our country'.

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I like John Voight.


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Clive James death: Acclaimed author, TV host and poet dies aged 80

The writer and broadcaster was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2010

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Poet, critic and broadcaster Clive James has died aged 80, his agent has announced.

The Australian writer, who had lived and worked in the UK since 1961, died at his home in Cambridge on Sunday 24 November. A private funeral attended by family and close friends took place in the chapel at Pembroke College in Cambridge today (27 November).

Born Vivian James in 1939, he studied at the University of Sydney before moving to London, later attending Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he mixed with notable figures such as Germaine Greer, and served as president of the university’s drama society, Footlights.

In 1972, he became the TV critic for The Observer, where he claimed to be unpopular because he kept laughing out loud at his own jokes while writing.

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Paul Darrow obituary
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Actor who brought an air of simmering danger to the role of Avon in the TV series Blake’s 7


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The actor Paul Darrow, who has died aged 78, will be best remembered as the sardonic antihero Kerr Avon in all four series of Blake’s 7 (1978-81), the BBC TV science fiction show, created by Terry Nation, about rebellious outlaws fighting a cruel Federation.

When Gareth Thomas, playing Roj Blake, left after two years, Avon became the main character. He was a terse, cold pragmatist with a fine line in purred cynicism, and beneath his steely eyes and inscrutable visage Darrow imbued the character with a quick, calculating intelligence and simmering danger. He considered Avon to be a cross between Steve McQueen and Elvis Presley, with a touch of Richard Nixon thrown in. It was a captivating performance, never dull, and Darrow’s smouldering good looks and gift for icy put-downs made Avon hugely popular with viewers and a bona fide science fiction icon.

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In his last years Darrow suffered a decline in health. In 2014 he had an aortic aneurysm, and due to complications during its treatment, surgeons had to amputate both of his legs. He died on the morning of 3 June 2019 at the age of 78. The 2019 remake of MediEvil, which featured Darrow as the voice of the main antagonist Zarok, was dedicated to his memory.

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Terry Jones: Monty Python stars pay tribute to comedy great

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Monty Python stars have led the tributes to their co-star Terry Jones, who has died at the age of 77.

The Welsh actor and writer played a variety of characters in the iconic comedy group's Flying Circus TV series, and directed several of their films.

He died on Tuesday, four years after contracting a rare form of dementia known as FTD.

David Walliams and Simon Pegg were among other comedians who remembered him.

Fellow Python star Sir Michael Palin described Jones as "one of the funniest writer-performers of his generation".

In a tweet, John Cleese said he was "a man of so many talents and such endless enthusiasm".

Eric Idle, another member of the highly influential comedy troupe, recalled the "many laughs [and] moments of total hilarity" they shared.

"It's too sad if you knew him, but if you didn't you will always smile at the many wonderfully funny moments he gave us," he went on.

Terry Gilliam, with whom Jones directed the group's film The Holy Grail in 1975, described his fellow Python as a "brilliant, constantly questioning, iconoclastic, righteously argumentative and angry but outrageously funny and generous and kind human being".

"One could never hope for a better friend," he said.

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Kirk Douglas, Legendary ‘Spartacus’ Star, Dies at 103
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Kirk Douglas, the dimple-chinned “Spartacus” star with the larger-than-life persona, died Wednesday. He was 103.

He was the father of actor Michael Douglas and paterfamilias of a Hollywood family that included his sons, producers Joel and Peter and grandson Cameron Douglas.

Michael Douglas posted about his father on Instagram, saying, “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103.”

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Actor Tab Hunter dies at 86; ‘50s heartthrob’s career ranged from ‘Battle Cry’ to ‘Polyester’

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Country Music Icon Kenny Rogers Dies at 81
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Vocalist Kenny Rogers, who dominated the pop and country charts in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of sleekly tailored hits and won three Grammys, has died. He was 81. Rogers “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” a representative for the singer said in a statement. Due to the national COVID-19 emergency, the family is planning a small private service at this time with a public memorial planned for a later date.

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Honor Blackman, ‘Goldfinger’s’ Pussy Galore, Dies at 94

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Honor Blackman, the actor best known for playing the Bond girl Pussy Galore, has died aged 94.

Blackman, who became a household name in the 1960s as Cathy Gale in The Avengers and had a career spanning eight decades, died of natural causes unrelated to coronavirus.

Blackman’s family called her an “adored mother and grandmother” who possessed “an extraordinary combination of beauty,
brains and physical prowess”.

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UK star, best known as part of TV comedy trio The Goodies, has died from coronavirus at age 79

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British performer Tim Brooke-Taylor, a member of comedy trio The Goodies, has died after contracting the new coronavirus. He was 79.

Brooke-Taylor's agent says he died Sunday morning (local time) "from COVID-19"

Brooke-Taylor was part of Cambridge University's Footlights revue, the breeding ground of several generations of British comic talent.

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British great Stirling Moss dies at 90 after long illness

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Stirling Moss, the British racing driver who ranked as an all-time Formula One great despite never winning the world championship, has died at the age of 90 after a long illness.

"He died as he lived, looking wonderful," his wife Susie told the Daily Mail newspaper.

"He simply tired in the end and he just closed his beautiful eyes and that was that."

A team mate at Mercedes to Argentine five-times world champion Juan Manuel Fangio, the Briton survived one of the deadliest eras of motorsport with 16 grand prix wins in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Four times a championship runner-up, and also third overall on three occasions, no other driver has won as many races without taking the title.

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