Jerry Lewis: US comedian dies aged 91 in Las Vegas

Jerry Lewis: US comedian dies aged 91 in Las Vegas

Entertainer Jerry Lewis, one of Hollywood’s most successful comedians, has died aged 91. A family statement said he died of natural causes at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. Lewis’s 10-year partnership with Dean Martin saw them star in 16 films and achieve huge box office success. He became the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, chalking up hits such as The Bell Boy, Cinderfella and The Nutty Professor. Obituary: Jerry Lewis Other notable successes…

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Sir Bruce Forsyth: TV legend dies aged 89

Sir Bruce Forsyth: TV legend dies aged 89

Media playback is unsupported on your device Sir Bruce Forsyth, the veteran entertainer and presenter of many successful TV shows, has died aged 89. The former Strictly Come Dancing host had been unwell for some time and was in hospital earlier this year after a severe chest infection. His long career in showbusiness began when he was aged just 14. He became Britain’s best-paid TV star, famous for hosting game shows like The Generation Game,…

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Country star Glen Campbell dies at 81

Country star Glen Campbell dies at 81

Rhinestone Cowboy singer Glen Campbell has died at the age of 81 after “a long and courageous battle” with Alzheimer’s disease, his family said. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather,” their statement said. The legendary guitarist announced his Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2011. A self-taught prodigy, he rose from a poor rural childhood to release over 70 albums and sell 45 million records. Obituary:…

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Hywel Bennett, star of television and film, dies aged 73

Hywel Bennett, star of television and film, dies aged 73

Actor Hywel Bennett, known for his roles in Shelley and EastEnders, has died aged 73, his agent has confirmed. The Carmathenshire-born actor’s roles included 1960s films The Family Way, with Hayley and John Mills, and The Virgin Soldiers, with Lynn Redgrave. But it was in the long-running sitcom Shelley that he made his name. Bennett – whose other television roles included Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Pennies from Heaven – played the title role in…

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Robert Hardy: Harry Potter and All Creatures Great and Small star dies

Robert Hardy: Harry Potter and All Creatures Great and Small star dies

The actor Robert Hardy, star of TV series All Creatures Great and Small, has died aged 91, his family has said. Hardy, they said, had a “tremendous life” and “a giant career in theatre, television and film spanning more than 70 years”. He was also known for numerous portrayals of Winston Churchill. In more recent years, he appeared as Cornelius Fudge, the Minister for Magic, in four of the Harry Potter films. Robert Hardy: A…

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Sam Shepard: US actor and playwright dies aged 73

Sam Shepard: US actor and playwright dies aged 73

US actor and playwright Sam Shepard has died at the age of 73. Shepard wrote more than 40 plays and won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for Buried Child in 1979. He went on to be nominated for the best supporting actor Oscar for 1983’s The Right Stuff and starred in films like Black Hawk Down as well as co-writing 1984’s Paris, Texas. He died at home in Kentucky on Thursday, his family have confirmed….

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Jeanne Moreau: French screen icon dies at 89

Jeanne Moreau: French screen icon dies at 89

Actress Jeanne Moreau, one of French cinema’s biggest stars of the last 60 years, has died at the age of 89. Moreau is probably best known for her role in Francois Truffaut’s 1962 new wave film Jules et Jim. She won a number of awards including the best actress prize at Cannes for Moderato Cantabile in 1960. She also worked with Orson Welles on several films and won the Bafta Award for best foreign actress…

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Diversity star Robert Anker dies in car crash at 27

Diversity star Robert Anker dies in car crash at 27

Robert Anker, a former member of dance group Diversity, who won Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, has died in a car crash in Canada. The 27-year-old was killed when his car collided with a pick-up truck in Ontario, local media reports say. Mr Anker, who was born in Essex, moved to Canada last year and married his girlfriend, Cyndi. The group said in a Twitter post that he “inspired so many with his talent and…

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