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Sophie Gradon, former Love Island contestant, dies

Sophie Gradon, former Love Island contestant, dies

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Sophie Gradon, a former Miss Great Britain who became a contestant on Love Island, has died at the age of 32. Her boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, wrote on Facebook: "I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always."Gradon, who appeared on the 2016 series of the ITV2 dating show, was crowned Miss Newcastle and Miss Great Britain in 2009.An on-screen tribute was paid before Thursday's episode of the show. Love Island presenter Caroline Flack said the news was "so very sad".The makers of the programme, which recently began its latest series, also expressed condolences. Skip Twitter post by @LoveIsland ...
First Bond girl Eunice Gayson dies aged 90

First Bond girl Eunice Gayson dies aged 90

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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

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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...
Margaret Atwood: 'If the ocean dies, so do we'

Margaret Atwood: 'If the ocean dies, so do we'

Science
The celebrated author Margaret Atwood has told a conference that humanity's future is linked to the survival of ocean ecosystems.Commenting on ocean plastic pollution, she said: "Something has to be done... If the ocean dies; end of us." Ms Atwood was speaking at the Under Her Eye summit in London.The conference, held at the British Library, also heard that climate change disproportionately affects women on a global scale.In addition, their voices are "too rarely heard" in top level climate change discussions.Aiming to tackle key environmental issues "from a female perspective", the event hosted a range of policy makers, artists and scientists.Having written frequently in her novels about the impacts of climate change, Ms Atwood described the conditions w...
Alan Bean, moon-walking astronaut and artist, dies aged 86

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

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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...