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Frank Sinatra's fourth wife Barbara dies at age 90

Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, her representative said. John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Centre in Rancho Mirage, California, said in a statement that Sinatra died of natural causes, surrounded by her family and friends at her home in the desert city. Frank Sinatra and Barbara Sinatra in 1990. Photo: Getty Images Born Barbara Blakely, she was a former model and Las Vegas showgirl who married the famed singer and actor in 1976. She had been married…

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John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71

The actor John Heard, best known for his role in the Home Alone films, has died at the age of 71. Heard was found dead on Friday in his hotel room in Palo Alto, California, according to celebrity news website TMZ. The Santa Clara medical examiner’s office confirmed the death. The cause is unknown. Heard had reportedly been staying at the hotel after “minor back surgery” this week. “Our officers responded with the Fire Department to a hotel in our city on a report of a person in need of…

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John Heard, 'Home Alone' actor, dies at 72

John Heard was best known for his role in Home Alone.  John Heard, best known as Peter McAllister in the Home Alone movies who appeared in a wide range of TV and film roles, has died aged 72 in Palo Alto, California. He was found dead in a hotel where he was reportedly recovering after undergoing back surgery. The Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office confirmed his death on Saturday. McAllister also appeared in Cat People, After Hours, Big, Beaches, Gladiator, and on TV in Miami Vice and The Sopranos, for…

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Britain’s Got Talent champion dog Pudsey dies

Britain’s Got Talent winner Pudsey the dog has died, ITV has confirmed. The border collie, bichon frise and Chinese crested cross won the contest in 2012 with owner Ashleigh Butler. A post on the show’s Twitter feed said: “We are saddened to hear that today we lost Pudsey, a most marvellous winner. Our thoughts are with Ashleigh.” The pair became famous for their dance routine to the Mission Impossible theme, and were the first dog act to win the competition. Pudsey and Ashleigh, from Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, had worked together…

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Deborah Watling, Doctor Who companion, dies aged 69

Actress Deborah Watling, who played one of Patrick Troughton’s companions in the early years of Doctor Who, has died at the age of 69. Watling played Victoria Waterfield in 40 episodes between 1967 and 1968, most of which were wiped after transmission. Her father was the actor Jack Watling, who appeared alongside her in two Doctor Who adventures. Her brother Giles Watling, Conservative MP for Clacton, said she would be “sorely missed”. “She was a lovely, lovely girl, bubbly and vibrant,” he said of his sibling. Born in Loughton in…

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Linkin Park's Chester Bennington dies

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has died aged 41, LA County Coroner says. TMZ magazine quoted police as saying Bennington hanged himself at a private home in Los Angeles county, California. His body was found on Thursday morning. Bennington was said to be close to Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell, who took his own life in May. Formed in 1996, Linkin Park has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and has two Grammy Awards. The band had a string of hits including Faint, In The End and Crawling, and…

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Living Dead director George A Romero dies at 77

The American-born filmmaker George A Romero, who created the genre-defining Living Dead movie franchise, has died at the age of 77, his family have said. Romero died in his sleep on Sunday after a ” brief but aggressive battle” with lung cancer, his manager told Variety. Romero co-wrote and directed the film that started the zombie series – Night of the Living Dead – in 1968. It led to a number of sequels – and a slew of imitators. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Entertainment & Arts

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