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British camera operator dies while filming BBC drama

A British camera operator has died while shooting a stunt sequence for a BBC drama in Ghana. Mark Milsome, whose credits include Saving Private Ryan and Sherlock, was working on upcoming drama The Forgiving Earth when the incident occurred. The BBC said it was “deeply shocked and saddened” by the news, calling Milsome “a much respected colleague”. His agent said he would be “greatly missed” and that an investigation into Saturday’s incident was underway. “We all need answers to this dreadful tragedy,” said Sarah Prince of PrinceStone. ‘Incredibly talented’ Milsome’s…

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Jana Novotna: Former Wimbledon champion dies at age of 49

Media playback is not supported on this device Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49. The Women’s Tennis Association said Novotna, who had cancer, “died peacefully, surrounded by her family”. The Czech player had lost in the Wimbledon final in 1993 and 1997 before winning the Grand Slam tournament when she beat Nathalie Tauziat in 1998. Novotna captured the hearts of fans when she burst into tears after losing to German great Steffi Graf in 1993 and was consoled by the Duchess of Kent. “Jana…

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Charles Manson dies aged 83 after four decades in prison

Media playback is unsupported on your device Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader who directed his followers to commit a string of brutal murders, and who became a symbol of the dark side of 1960s counterculture, has died aged 83. Manson was admitted to Bakersfield hospital, California earlier this month and died of natural causes on Sunday. In 1969, his followers, known as the Manson family, killed seven people. Among the victims of his killing spree was heavily pregnant Hollywood actress Sharon Tate, wife of Roman Polanski. Four other people…

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'King of cling' Azzedine Alaia dies at 77

Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, a fashion iconoclast whose clingy styles helped define the 1980s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, has died at age 77. The French Haute Couture Federation announced Alaia’s death on Saturday without providing details. Twitter tributes to his influence on fashion poured in from around the world. Tunisian-born French fashion designer Azzedine Alaia attends the presentation of his exhibition at the Galleria Borghese in Rome, Italy, 10 July 2015. According to media reports on 18 November 2017, Azzedine Alaia has died…

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AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

Australian guitarist and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young has died aged 64 after a long battle with dementia. He died peacefully on Saturday with his family nearby, a statement said. Young will be remembered for his powerful rhythm guitar riffs that were instrumental in propelling the Sydney heavy rock group to stardom. Three Young brothers have been part of AC/DC’s history, including lead guitarist Angus. Producer George Young died in October. AC/DC producer George Young dies at 70 AC/DC: Malcolm Young suffering from dementia AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams announces retirement “Renowned…

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Keith Barron: Duty Free actor dies aged 83

UK actor Keith Barron, who starred in Duty Free, has died aged 83 after a short illness. Barron, who was from South Yorkshire, rose to fame in the 1960s as Detective Sergeant Swift in The Odd Man. He has also appearred in Coronation Street, Doctor Who, Benidorm and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). Barron is best-remembered for his role in Yorkshire Television sitcom, Duty Free, where he played David Pearce. A statement from his agent says Barron enjoyed “a long and varied career, of which he was immensely proud. “He is…

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