Celebrity Deaths

Remembering Sir Roger Moore

David Leigh | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
David Leigh

Despite my reservations about some of his Bond films, I like Moore's urbane sophistication. Although I never met him, he always came across as being a true gentleman with a self-depreciating sense of humour. In his later years he involved himself in charity work, particularly UNICEF, for which he campaigned since 1991. He also campaigned for PETA.

Elton John And Jimmy Page Lead Tributes To Chris Cornell Following His Death, Aged 52

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

Some of the biggest names in music and entertainment have been paying tribute to Chris Cornell, following his shock death at the age of 52. A represen...

BBC Radio 2 Presenter Brian Matthew Dies, Aged 88

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

BBC Radio 2 presenter Brian Matthew has died at the age of 88. The veteran broadcaster was best known for presenting ‘Sounds Of The 60s’ for over ...

Joni Sledge Dead: Sister Sledge Singer Dies, Aged 60

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

Joni Sledge of legendary disco group Sister Sledge has died, aged 60. The singer, who formed the group with her sisters Debbie, Kim and Kathy in 1971,...

Ricki Lake Pays Tribute To ‘Soulmate’ Ex-Husband Following His Death, Aged 45

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Ricki Lake has announced that her ex-husband Christian Evans has died, aged 45. The US star, who was a guest judge on last weekend’s ‘Let It Shine...

RIP To Celebrity Pedestalling

Kylie Barton | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK
Kylie Barton

68 celebrities died in 2016. Over 56 million people died in total. So, the RIP posts spamming our Facebook walls are for 0.00012% of the people who actually passed in 2016. Wouldn't it be better if we put all our 'mourning' energy into use, to combat some of the ills that contribute to the deaths of millions?

Hollywood Veteran Debbie Reynolds Dies, Just One Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Entertainment

Hollywood veteran Debbie Reynolds has died at the age of 84, her family has confirmed. Debbie’s son, Todd Fisher, announced the news of her death la...

2016 Has Been a Vintage Year For Vicarious Grief

Melanie Briggs | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Melanie Briggs

I sound cynical because I am cynical. I don't buy it. The same way in that I don't post "curse of 2016" status updates about how "tragic" the deaths of actress Liz Smith and novelist Richard Adams were because they were both in their mid-nineties, and we should all be so lucky to last that long.

Veteran Soul Singer Dies Aged 81

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

The music world has lost another veteran with news of the death of soul singer Billy Paul, the voice behind ‘Mr and Mrs Jones’. The star died age...

Why So Many Sad Farewells?

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Robin Lustig

Can someone please ask the Grim Reaper to take a break? Go and lie down somewhere, go on holiday, anything - just stop scything away at much-loved artists who have brought joy to millions... What's going on? Is it just me, or are the deaths of some of our most popular public figures coming much faster than they used to?

Stars We've Loved And Lost In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

In the last twelve months, we’ve lost some of our most loved stars. From TV legends like Cilla Black and Anne Kirkbride, musical greats such as P...

'Goonies' Actress Mary Ellen Trainor Dies, Aged 62

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Comedy actress Mary Ellen Trainor has died, at the age of 62. Mary Ellen was best known for her role as police psychiatrist Dr Stephanie Woods in a...

'Still Alice' Director, Richard Glatzer Dies, Aged 63

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Film director Richard Glatzer has died at the age of 63. Richard’s publicist has confirmed that he died in Los Angeles on Tuesday, after battling...

'You Don't Own Me' Singer Lesley Gore Dies, Aged 68

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

American singer-songwriter Lesley Gore has died at the age of 68, following a battle with lung cancer. Her partner of over 30 years, jewellery desi...

'Big Bang Theory' Actress Dies, Aged 62

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘The Big Bang Theory’ voice actress Carol Ann Susi has died at the age of 62, following a battle with cancer. Although fans of the geek-themed ...

Sugarhill Gang Rapper Dies, Aged 57

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Big Bank Hank, best known as a member of the rap group The Sugarhill Gang, has died at the age of 57. The rapper, real name Henry Jackson, and his ...

'Call The Midwife' Star Dies, Aged 48

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Actress Clare Cathcart, known for her role in ‘Doctors’ as well as appearances in ‘Call The Midwife’ and ‘New Tricks’, has died at her hom...

25 Mysterious Celebrity Deaths

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

When a celebrity dies in unusual circumstances it's usually not long before the inevitable conspiracy theories begin to surface. But over the years...

'Benidorm' Stars Pay Tribute To Kenny Ireland

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

The cast of ITV comedy ‘Benidorm’ have been paying their respects to their co-star Kenny Ireland, who died on Thursday morning. Kenny, who play...

'Benidorm' Actor Kenny Ireland Dies, Aged 68

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Benidorm’ actor Kenny Ireland has died at the age of 68, it has been confirmed. The Scottish actor - best known for his role as Donald, one ha...

'Never Retire But Inspire': Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Mickey Rooney has passed away at the age of 93, TMZ reports. The former child actor passed away on Sunday night at his home in North Hollywood foll...

PHOTOS: Your Face Looks Familiar

The Huffington Post | Tahira Mirza, Elliot Wagland | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

Peter O'Toole passed away this week after a long battle with illness aged 81. The Irish-born actor graced the silver screen for over 50 years and O...

Lawrence Of Arabia Star Peter O'Toole Dies Aged 81

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Peter O'Toole, who shot to fame in the Oscar-winning epic Lawrence of Arabia, has died aged 81. His agent Steve Kenis confirmed on Sunday evening t...

Celebrity Deaths 2013

Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

The world of film, TV and music lost some truly talented stars in 2013. Let's remind ourselves - and remember - some of the actors, musicians and ...

Those We Lost In 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK

We lost some true stars from all walks of life this year (and a couple of bona fide bad guys). Some were lives cut tragically short such as Tom May...