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Ben Stiller announces death of father and Seinfeld star Jerry Stiller

Ben Stiller announces death of father and Seinfeld star Jerry Stiller

Entertainment
Jerry Stiller, the father of fellow actor and comedian Ben Stiller, has died from natural causes at the age of 92.Ben Stiller announced the news on Twitter, saying: "I'm sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes. "He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years."He will be greatly missed. Love you Dad." Image: Jerry Stiller in 1976's The Ritz: Pic: Warner Bros/Kobal/Shutterstock Jerry Stiller, best known for playing George Costanza's father Frank in Seinfeld and Arthur Spooner in King Of Queens, was born in Depression-era New York on 8 June 1927 - the son of a bus driver and housewife. ...
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson must rest up, says PM’s father

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson must rest up, says PM’s father

Health
Boris Johnson "must rest up" after he was moved from intensive care with coronavirus, his father has said. "He almost took one for the team and we've got to make sure we play properly now," Stanley Johnson told the BBC.Scientific adviser Prof Neil Ferguson, who was asked about coming out of lockdown, said it would likely "be targeted by age, by geography".Meanwhile, the government has launched a campaign urging people to stay at home over the Easter Bank Holiday.Stanley Johnson spoke of his "relief" and said the whole family was "tremendously grateful" that the prime minister had been moved out of intensive care at St Thomas' Hospital, adding that he thought his illness had "got the whole country to realise this is a serious even...
Inside Bergamo – Father in epicentre of pandemic orders his girls in UK back home as ‘it’s safer’

Inside Bergamo – Father in epicentre of pandemic orders his girls in UK back home as ‘it’s safer’

World
The bridge takes you across the Po river and into Lombardy, another hour or so through the now deserted streets of the fashion and industry power house of Milan, and on to the medieval city of Bergamo.It is an easy drive on deserted roads. Just one thing niggles on your brain and makes you twitch as you touch your face or sanitise your hands - you are driving in to the epicentre of the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world at the moment where more people have died than anywhere else, even in China.The initial outbreak here wasn't understood and wasn't controlled. ...
Transformers star’s father dies after contracting coronavirus

Transformers star’s father dies after contracting coronavirus

Entertainment
Transformers actress Sophia Myles has announced her father has died after contracting coronavirus.The star, 40, revealed on 14 March that her father Peter had caught the illness while battling other underlying health conditions. She has been posting regular updates about Mr Myles, a retired Church of England vicar, and posted photographs of visiting him in hospital.On Saturday, she said he had died. RIP Peter Myles. ❤️My dear Dad died only a few hours ago. It was the Corona Virus that finally took him.— Sophia Myles (@SophiaMyles) March 21, 2020 She told her Twitter followers: "RIP Peter Myles. My dear Dad died only a few hours ago. It was the coronavirus that finally took him."
Romulus mystery: Experts divided on ‘tomb of Rome’s founding father’

Romulus mystery: Experts divided on ‘tomb of Rome’s founding father’

Science
A sarcophagus discovered in the remains of an ancient temple in Rome is causing a stir among historians who cannot agree if it belongs to the Italian city's legendary founder, Romulus. The stone tomb, along with circular altar, dates from the 6th Century BC. According to legend, Romulus founded the city on Palatine Hill in 753 BC after killing his twin brother Remus.But experts are divided over whether the empty tomb can be linked to Romulus - or if the brothers even existed.The discovery was unveiled by Italian archaeologists at the Roman Forum on Friday. Historians said that while the find in the heart of the city was significant, it represented a symbolic rather than a real grave.They argue that even if Romulus had existed, th...