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Gimme Some Lovin’ star Spencer Davis dies during treatment for pneumonia

Gimme Some Lovin’ star Spencer Davis dies during treatment for pneumonia

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Singer and musician Spencer Davis, who founded The Spencer Davis Group, has died while being treated for pneumonia, his agent has said.The star, who had hits with songs including Keep On Running and Gimme Some Lovin' in the 1960s, died in hospital, aged 81. As fans paid tribute on social media, Bob Birk, his agent of more than 30 years, said in a statement sent to Sky News: "He was a very good friend."He was a highly ethical, very talented, good-hearted, extremely intelligent, generous man. He leaves behind his long time, domestic partner, June and three adult children."He will be missed." ...
‘Extraordinary’ dancer who wowed crowds at 2012 Paralympics dies

‘Extraordinary’ dancer who wowed crowds at 2012 Paralympics dies

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Dancer David Toole, best known for his performance during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, has died.The 56-year-old died in hospital in his home city of Leeds. His cause of death has not been released. He was born with sacral agenesis, which means his lower spine and legs did not develop properly during pregnancy.Mr Toole had his legs amputated when he was a child, but that did not stop him from working as a dancer.He began performing in 1993, aged 28, and starred in The Tango Lesson, Amazing Grace, and also worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company. ...
Former New York Yankees pitcher Edward ‘Whitey’ Ford dies at 91

Former New York Yankees pitcher Edward ‘Whitey’ Ford dies at 91

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Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Edward "Whitey" Ford, a pitcher who spent all 16 years of his career with the New York Yankees and led the franchise to six World Series championships, has died, the club announced Friday. He was 91. Ford died Thursday at his home in Lake Success, N.Y., on Long Island, The New York Times reported. The Chairman of the Board -- so called because of his calm demeanor -- was the second-oldest living member of the Baseball Hall of Fame at the time of his death. Advertisement The cause of Ford's death wasn't announced. "Today all of Major League Baseball mourns the loss of Whitey Ford, a New York City native who became a legend for his hometown team," Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said. "Whitey earned his status as the ace of some of the most memorable teams in...
Johnny Nash: I Can See Clearly Now singer dies aged 80

Johnny Nash: I Can See Clearly Now singer dies aged 80

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American reggae and pop singer-songwriter Johnny Nash, best known for the 1972 hit I Can See Clearly Now, has died aged 80, his family has said. Nash, whose health had been in decline, died at his home of natural causes on Tuesday, his son told US media.The musician began singing as a child and made his major label debut with the 1957 song A Teenager Sings the Blues.Nash, born in Houston, was one of the first non-Jamaican singers to record reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica.His single I Can See Clearly Now sold more than a million copies and reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1972, where it remained for four weeks.He also had a number one hit in the UK in 1975 with Tears on My Pillow. ...
Guitarist Eddie Van Halen dies at 65, following bout with cancer

Guitarist Eddie Van Halen dies at 65, following bout with cancer

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Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Guitarist Eddie Van Halen died Tuesday following a battle with cancer, his son said. He was 65. Wolf Van Halen announced the death of his father, also the namesake of the band Van Halen, in a post on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. Advertisement "I can't believe I'm having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I've shared with him on and off stage was a gift." Eddie Van Halen was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands, on Jan. 26, 1955, and his family emigrated to Pasadena, Calif., eight years later. He and his brother, drummer Alex, founded the band that would go on to become Van Halen in 1972, cementing a line-up with bassist Michael Anthony and s...