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The Prodigy's Keith Flint dies aged 49

The Prodigy's Keith Flint dies aged 49

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The Prodigy singer Keith Flint has died aged 49.Instantly recognisable by his fluorescent spiked hair and known for high-octane performances, Flint sang lead vocals on both the band's number one singles, Breathe and Firestarter.He was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex, on Monday morning.The band, who were due to tour the US in May, confirmed his death in a statement, remembering Flint as a "true pioneer, innovator and legend".In a post on The Prodigy's official Instagram account, bandmate Liam Howlett added: "I can't believe I'm saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend."I'm shell-shocked... angry, confused and heartbroken." Skip Twitter pos...
Fred Pickering: Former Everton and England forward dies, aged 78

Fred Pickering: Former Everton and England forward dies, aged 78

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RIP Everton made Pickering Britain's most expensive footballer in March 1964 Former Everton and England forward Fred Pickering has died, aged 78. Pickering, who became Britain’s most expensive footballer in March 1964, passed away on Saturday night, an Everton statement confirmed. Fred Pickering died on Saturday, aged 78 “Everton Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Fred Pickering,” the statement read. “A prolific striker and the most expensive footballer in Britain when Everton paid hometown team Blackburn Rovers £85,000 to sign him in March 1964, Fred died on Saturday 9 February, aged 78. feeling well Ja...
Albert Finney: British actor dies aged 82

Albert Finney: British actor dies aged 82

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Oscar-nominated British actor Albert Finney has died aged 82 after a short illness.He was a five-time Oscar nominee who began his career at the Royal Shakespeare Company before making his mark in film.His big film break came as "angry young man" Arthur Seaton in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.He went on to star in Tom Jones, as Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express, Erin Brockovich and Skyfall.A statement from a family spokesman said: "Albert Finney, aged 82, passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."The family request privacy at this sad time." Finney's other memorable roles include Winston Churchill in The Gathering...
Dame June Whitfield, star of Absolutely Fabulous, dies aged 93

Dame June Whitfield, star of Absolutely Fabulous, dies aged 93

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Dame June Whitfield - celebrated for her comic roles in BBC sitcom Terry and June and cult favourite Absolutely Fabulous - has died aged 93.The London-born actress was a regular fixture on TV and radio for six decades, starring in Carry On films, Hancock's Half Hour, and even Friends.At 89, she appeared in EastEnders as Sister Ruth, a nun with a secret about Kat Slater. At 92, she was made a dame.Her agent said she died peacefully on Friday night. June Whitfield: A life in picturesTributes to her long and successful career in comedy are being made on Twitter.Julia Sawalha, who played her strait-laced granddaughter in Absolutely Fabulous, said Whitfield had been a "great source of inspiration" to her as a young actress but was "far too humble to accept my ...
Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley dies aged 63

Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley dies aged 63

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Pete Shelley, lead singer of punk band Buzzcocks, has died at the age of 63, his brother has said. Shelley formed the group in 1976 and they achieved commercial success with hits including Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've).His brother, Gary John McNeish, posted on Facebook: "This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, is tell you my brother Pete Shelley had a heart attack this morning and passed away."The band also confirmed his death on their official Twitter page."It's with great sadness that we confirm the death of Pete Shelley, one of the UK's most influential and prolific songwriters and co-founder of the seminal original punk band Buzzcocks," the post read. Image: Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley has ...