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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 ...
SpongeBob SquarePants creator dies aged 57

SpongeBob SquarePants creator dies aged 57

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SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg has died aged 57 after suffering from motor neurone disease. Children's television network Nickelodeon said in a statement: "We are sad to share the news of the passing of Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants."Today, we are observing a moment of silence to honour his life and work."Hillenburg announced he had been diagnosed with the degenerative illness in March 2017. 💛 We are sad to share the news of the passing of Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. Today, we are observing a moment of silence to honor his life and work. 💛— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) November 27, 2018 He conceived, wrote, produced and directed the ani...
Bernardo Bertolucci dies aged 77 – reports

Bernardo Bertolucci dies aged 77 – reports

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Bernardo Bertolucci, who directed Last Tango In Paris and The Last Emperor, has died aged 77, Italian media reported. The Italian passed away at his home in Rome after suffering a long illness, Italian newspaper Repubblica and other reports said.His press office confirmed his death in an email to The Associated Press.RAI news agency said Bertolucci was surrounded by family.His 1987 movie The Last Emperor, the story of the life of Pu-Yi, the last emperor of China, won nine Oscars. Image: John Lone and Joan Chen in The Last Emperor Bertolucci was born in the northern Italian town of Parma in 1940, the son of famous poet Atillio Bertolucci.He studied at Rome University and won an award for his own poetry aged 21 before d...
Former BBC newsreader Richard Baker dies aged 93

Former BBC newsreader Richard Baker dies aged 93

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Former BBC newsreader Richard Baker has died aged 93.The son of a plasterer, London-born Baker introduced the first BBC TV news bulletin broadcast in July 1954. He went on to front the Last Night of the Proms and present on Radio 2, 3 and 4.Baker's son James said his father died this morning at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.BBC director general Tony Hall was among those to pay tribute, saying he "became the face of news for millions".Obituary: The voice of the first BBC TV news bulletinBaker's studies at Cambridge University were interrupted by World War Two.He served on a minesweeper with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during the conflict, attached to the supply convoys to Russia.A keen ...
Ray Galton: Steptoe and Son writer dies aged 88

Ray Galton: Steptoe and Son writer dies aged 88

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Ray Galton OBE, one of the "fathers and creators of British sitcom", has died aged 88.In their 1950s-70s heyday he and co-writer Alan Simpson created classics such as Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.In 2016, he and Simpson were awarded Bafta's highest honour, the Fellowship.The scriptwriter died on Friday night after a "long and heartbreaking battle with dementia", his family said in a statement."Ray passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family."His manager Tessa Le Bars said: "I have had the great honour of working with Ray for over 50 years and for the last 40 as his manager and friend."With his lifelong co-writer, the late Alan Simpson, they were regarded as the fathers and creators o...