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Sir Peter Hall: Theatre giant dies aged 86

Sir Peter Hall: Theatre giant dies aged 86

Entertainment
Founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and former National Theatre director Sir Peter Hall has died at the age of 86.He died on Monday at University College hospital in London, surrounded by his family, the National Theatre said.During his career he staged the English language premiere of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and the world premiere of Harold Pinter's Homecoming. Sir Peter had been diagnosed with dementia in 2011.There will be a private family funeral, with details of a memorial service to be announced at a later date.Sir Peter Hall: A giant of British theatreSir Peter - from the archive on BBC ArtsSir Peter became director of the National in 1973 and was responsible for the theatre's move from the Old Vic to the purpose-built complex on the South Bank. He founded the RSC at...
'Hero' of Paris climate agreement dies

'Hero' of Paris climate agreement dies

Science
Former Marshall Islands foreign minister Tony De Brum, who played a key role in securing the Paris climate pact has passed away aged 72.At countless UN climate meetings, Mr De Brum was a passionate champion of the rights of small island states.He was instrumental in securing the "high ambition coalition" of rich and poor countries that was pivotal to a deal in the French capital.Mr De Brum died at his home in Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands. Born near the end of WWII, Mr De Brum grew up in an era when the tiny Pacific state was being used to host a number of US nuclear bomb tests. When he was nine years old he witnessed one such detonation, while fishing with his grandfather around 200 miles away. The resulting destruction of the atolls, the evacuation of many islanders as a re...
The Latest: Car strikes 2 women watching eclipse, 1 dies

The Latest: Car strikes 2 women watching eclipse, 1 dies

Technology
The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT): 7:45 p.m. Authorities say two women watching the eclipse while standing on a sidewalk in Kentucky were struck by a car, and one has died. State Police Trooper Jody Sims says the car crossed the center line and hit a utility pole and the pedestrians Monday in Hyden, about 120 miles (190 kilometers) southeast of Lexington. Sims says 23-year-old Mackenzie P. Hays was pronounced dead, and 41-year-old Rhonda Belcher was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. Thirty-eight-year-old motorist Alyssa Noble was taken to a medical center. The condition of Wooton and Noble weren't immediately known. State Police Capt. Jennifer Sandlin confirmed the pedestrians were viewing the pa...
US comedian Jerry Lewis dies in Vegas aged 91

US comedian Jerry Lewis dies in Vegas aged 91

Entertainment
US comedian Jerry Lewis, famous for his role as The Nutty Professor, has died aged 91.Lewis, who starred in slapstick comedy films during the 1950s, died at his home in Las Vegas."Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side," his family said in a statement.Image:Lewis first became a star in a duo with Dean MartinThe actor was renowned for his ten-year partnership with Dean Martin, entertaining audiences in nightclubs, on TV and the big screen.After their split in 1956, he starred in and directed a number of hit films.In 1960, Lewis made his movie directorial debut with The Bellboy and starred in the storybook parody Cinderfella.Three years later he directed and starred ...
Bodybuilding Mom of 2 Reportedly Dies of Protein Overdose

Bodybuilding Mom of 2 Reportedly Dies of Protein Overdose

Health
She had a urea cycle disorder, which blocks the body from correctly breaking down protein. This article originally appeared on People.com.A bodybuilding competitor and mom of two reportedly died June 22 from a protein overdose, according to Perth Now.Meegan Hefford, a 25-year-old from Mandurah, Australia, was discovered to have a urea cycle disorder, which blocks the body from correctly breaking down protein.Hefford was preparing for a bodybuilding competition in September and consuming various protein supplements, her mother, Michelle White, tells Perth Now. Hefford had told her mom in June that she was feeling tired and “weird.”“I said to her, ‘I think you’re doing too much at the gym, calm down, slow it down,” White said.Hefford was found unconscious in her apartment