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Big Brother star Nikki Grahame dies aged 38

Big Brother star Nikki Grahame dies aged 38

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Getty ImagesFormer Big Brother star Nikki Grahame has died at the age of 38.The TV personality had checked into a private hospital last month with an eating disorder.In a statement to the BBC, Grahame's manager confirmed "with immeasurable sadness" that Grahame died on Friday morning."Please respect the privacy of Nikki's friends and family at this tragic and difficult time," he added.Former Big Brother presenter Davina McCall led the tributes, tweeting: "I am so desperately sad to hear about Nikki Grahame. My thoughts are with her friends and family xx she really was the funniest, most bubbly sweetest girl."If you are affected by the issues in this story, help and support is available via the BBC Action Line and the charity Beat Eating Disorders.Grahame, originally from Northwood in north...
Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour aged 54

Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour aged 54

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Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter has died of a brain tumour at the age of 54.The actor, who also starred in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince and James Bond film Quantum Of Solace, died at home with his family by his side. His agent said: "It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night. He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side. He was 54 and had been suffering from a brain tumour. Image: Paul Ritter, pictured with Friday Night Dinner co-stars Tom Rosenthal, Simon Bird and Tamsin Greig "Paul was an exceptionally talented actor playing an enormous variety of roles on stage and screen with extraordinary skill."He was fiercely intelligent, kind and very fu...
Larry McMurtry: Lonesome Dove and Terms of Endearment author dies aged 84

Larry McMurtry: Lonesome Dove and Terms of Endearment author dies aged 84

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Getty ImagesLarry McMurtry, the US screenwriter and novelist whose books The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment became Oscar-winning films, has died aged 84.Born in Texas in 1936, the Lonesome Dove author won an Oscar himself for the adapted screenplay he co-wrote for 2005 western Brokeback Mountain.His other novels include Horseman, Pass By - which became Paul Newman film Hud.Renowned for his unromantic depictions of the American West, he also owned a number of celebrated used book stores.McMurtry's contribution to American literature was formally acknowledged when he received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama in 2015.His death on Thursday was confirmed by Amanda Lundberg, a spokeswoman for the family.Getty ImagesMcMurtry published Horseman, Pass By, his first nove...
George Segal: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? actor dies aged 87

George Segal: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? actor dies aged 87

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EPAGeorge Segal, the US actor who was Oscar-nominated for his performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, has died at the age of 87.The New Yorker starred alongside Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in the 1966 film adaptation of Edward Albee's play.He went on to play comic roles in shows like The Goldbergs and Just Shoot Me.His wife Sonia Segal said she and her family were "devastated" to confirm he died on Tuesday in California.She added Segal had died "due to complications from bypass surgery".Hollywood actor and director Ben Stiller led tributes to Segal, describing him as an "iconic cool funny" movie star. My personal favorite George Segal movie is “The Hot Rock”. What a career. What a nice man, what an iconic cool funny 70’s movie star. #RIP— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) March 2...
‘A wonderful human’: The Goldbergs actor George Segal dies aged 87

‘A wonderful human’: The Goldbergs actor George Segal dies aged 87

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Actor George Segal, best known for starring in US sitcom The Goldbergs, has died at the age of 87.Segal, who was Oscar-nominated for 1966 black comedy-drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, died on Tuesday in Santa Rosa, California. His wife Sonia Segal said: "The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery."The actor has played Albert 'Pops' Solomon on TV comedy The Goldbergs since 2013.Also an accomplished banjo player, he starred as magazine publisher Jack Gallo in the US sitcom Just Shoot Me from 1997 to 2003. ...