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Soul singer Charles Bradley dies aged 68

Soul singer Charles Bradley dies aged 68

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Charles Bradley, a soul singer who found fame in his later years, has died from cancer aged 68.The former James Brown impersonator, nicknamed "the screaming eagle of soul" released his first album No Time For Dreaming in 2011, aged 62.He had recently returned to live performance after receiving treatment for stomach cancer late last year.His death came just two weeks after the remainder of his 2017 tour dates were cancelled due to illness.Charles Bradley spent much of his life working odd jobs as a handyman - and some of it living on the streets, sleeping in subway cars in New York City.But he continued to pursue music, having been inspired by the singer James Brown during a performance he saw as a teenager.He was eventually signed to a New York label in the early 2000s, securing a spot as...
Fifteen to One host William G Stewart dies

Fifteen to One host William G Stewart dies

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William G Stewart, the former host of popular TV show Fifteen to One, has died at the age of 84.A legendary figure in UK television, Stewart was also the producer and director of The Price is Right and Family Fortunes.A representative said in a statement that he had died "peacefully" and "surrounded by his friends and family" on Tuesday morning.Image:Stewart hosting Fifteen to One in 1990. Pic: FremantleMedia Ltd/REX/ShutterstockStewart fronted the Channel 4 general knowledge show Fifteen to One, often called the toughest quiz show on television, from its inception in 1988 until 2003.He famously said that his idea for the show came from a BT salesman, John M Lewis, who sold a 12-month option to the show for £200."It was a good idea, and knowing that it had already been rejected by nine oth
Sir Peter Hall: Theatre giant dies aged 86

Sir Peter Hall: Theatre giant dies aged 86

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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

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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...