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It Ain't Half Hot Mum actor Windsor Davies dies

It Ain't Half Hot Mum actor Windsor Davies dies

Entertainment
Actor Windsor Davies, who starred in the popular sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum and two Carry On films, has died at the age of 88. His daughter Jane, one of his five children, announced his death, just four months after his wife of 62 years, Eluned, passed away."The actor Windsor Davies died peacefully on 17 January 2019," a statement said."His wife of 62 years, Eluned, passed away in September. They leave a large and very close family who will all remember them with love, laughter and gratitude." Image: Davies, pictured here in 1992, has died aged 88 The British star played the role of Battery Sergeant Major Williams in It Ain't Half Hot Mum, which followed the adventures of a Royal Artillery Concert Party and was broadcast on the BBC b...
Ex-U.S. figure skating champion John Coughlin dies

Ex-U.S. figure skating champion John Coughlin dies

Sports
Jan. 19 (UPI) -- John Coughlin, a U.S. pairs figure skating champion in 2011 and 2012, died Friday from suicide one day after he was suspended from the sport, his sister said. He was 33. On Friday night, Angela Laune, posted on Facebook: "My wonderful strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life earlier today. I have no words. I love you John." U.S. Figure Skating confirmed his death Saturday, posting on Twitter: "We are stunned at the news of the death of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin. Our heartfelt and deepest sympathies are with his father Mike, sister Angela and the rest of his family. Out of respect to the family, we will have no further comment until a later time." The 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships began Saturday in Detroit. On Thurs...
16-year-old dies after falling from balcony of cruise ship

16-year-old dies after falling from balcony of cruise ship

World
A teenage boy died after falling from an eighth-floor balcony of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Haiti last week. The 16-year-old was trying to enter his room on Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas cruise ship through a nearby balcony last Friday when he slipped and fell to his death, according to witnesses. Royal Caribbean did not offer details about the death, but its corporate communications manager, Owen Torres, confirmed that there'd been a tragedy on board. "We are saddened by the loss of one of our guests in a tragic accident," Torres said in a statement. The Broward Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Laurent Mercer of the Wallis and Futuna Islands, a French island collectivity in the South Pacific. Mercer was in the middle of a seven-day Caribbea...
Dame June Whitfield, star of Absolutely Fabulous, dies aged 93

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

Entertainment
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

Entertainment
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 ...