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First Bond girl Eunice Gayson dies aged 90

First Bond girl Eunice Gayson dies aged 90

Entertainment
Eunice Gayson, the actress who played the first Bond girl, has died at the age of 90. Gayson starred alongside Sir Sean Connery in the films Dr No and From Russia With Love as James Bond's love interest.Her passing was noted on her official Twitter account, which stated: "We are very sad to learn that our dear Eunice passed away on 8 June. Image: Gayson at the world premiere of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012 "An amazing lady who left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She will be very much missed."She was remembered by James Bond franchise producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who paid tribute to her from the official James Bond Twitter account. Comment from Micha...
Nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies aged 77

Nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies aged 77

Entertainment
The nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow has died from cancer aged 77, his spokesman has said. The British businessman, who kept his illness secret for many years, died in the early hours of Thursday morning.Stringfellow had revealed in an interview with The Times in 2016 that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer eight years earlier.Known as the "King of Clubs", the entrepreneur opened a string of venues across the US and the UK. Image: Peter Stringfellow with his wife Bella Wright The businessman's club "Stringfellows" on Upper St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, is one of the longest-running nightlife venues in the capital since its launch in 1980.Stringfellow, who was born and raised in Sheffield, went on to open ven...
Alan Bean, moon-walking astronaut and artist, dies aged 86

Alan Bean, moon-walking astronaut and artist, dies aged 86

Science
Former US astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the Moon, has died in Texas aged 86, his family has said. In later life he became an accomplished artist, producing paintings that were inspired by space.His family said he had fallen ill two weeks ago in Indiana and died peacefully at a hospital in Houston.Astronaut Mike Massimino described Bean as "the most extraordinary person I ever met". "He was a one-of-a-kind combination of technical achievement as an astronaut and artistic achievement as a painter," said Massimino, who flew on two space shuttle missions. Alan Bean, a former US Navy test pilot, was selected by Nasa as a trainee in 1963.He went into space twice, the first time...
One in 25 children aged 10 or 11 'severely obese'

One in 25 children aged 10 or 11 'severely obese'

Health
One in 25 children in England aged 10 or 11 are severely obese, new analysis has found.Height and weight measurements show the number of children classed as severely overweight rose from 15,000 in reception to 22,000 by the time they leave primary school.The Local Government Association, which analysed Public Health England figures, said action was urgently needed. The government insisted its childhood obesity plan was "comprehensive".The weight and height of all children in England is measured when they start and leave primary school, under the government's national child measurement programme.Figures from 2016-17 showed that for children in reception - aged four or five - about 1 in 40 (15,000 out of 629,000), was classed as severely obese. ...
Lois Lane actress in Superman dies aged 69

Lois Lane actress in Superman dies aged 69

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Superman actress Margot Kidder who played Lois Lane has died aged 69, a funeral home has said. The Canadian-born actress died at her home in the US state of Montana on Sunday.Her cause of death was not confirmed by the Franzen-Davis funeral home. Image: Margot Kidder as Lois Lane in Superman Kidder starred opposite leading man Christopher Reeve in the 1978 film Superman and went on to appear in its three sequels.She maintained a close relationship with Reeve until his death in 2004, telling the US news channel CBS: "When you're strapped to someone hanging from the ceiling for months and months, you get pretty darned close." Image: Kidder with Christopher Reeve (L) and Jackie...