AustraliaHeartbroken newsreader Neroli Meadows' voice cracks as she announces news of Danny Frawley's tragic death - before Tony Jones fights back tears and reveals what the St Kilda legend's final message would be
AFL 2019: Hawthorn legend Jarryd Roughead joins St. Kilda in diverse off-field role
Recently retired Hawthorn legend Jaryd Roughead will link up with St. Kilda in the off-season, after accepting a wide-ranging role as part of the club's football department. After 284 games for the Hawks since being drafted by the club in 2004, Roughead announced last month this season would be his last as a player. It was believed a number of clubs were keen to bring in the fan favourite in an off-field capacity, including the Gold Coast Suns, with Roughead and coach Stuart Dew holding a close relationship.
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A heartbroken Neroli Meadows struggled to contain her emotion as she announced the tragic death of her colleague, AFL legend Danny 'Spud' Frawley.
The 56-year-old died on Monday when the ute he was driving hit a tree near Ballarat, Victoria, sending shockwaves through the football community.
Meadows struggled to keep her composure as she announced the news on Fox Footy on Monday night.
'Danny Frawley was a St Kilda legend who had an enormous impact on every player that followed the club,' she said as her voice cracked.
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
The AFL community is paying tribute to former St Kilda player Danny Frawley, who died in a car accident.
'On a tough day, it's just a really sad day for everyone in footy but particularly at the St Kilda footy club.'
Frawley, who leaves behind his wife Anita and three daughters Chelsea, Keeley, and Danielle, was the only person in the car.
Meadows noted Frawley left a significant mark on everyone who followed the game, particularly when he opened up about his mental illness.
'Away from being incredibly entertaining and a brilliant player, he also left his mark away from footy, opening up about the importance of mental health and starting some really important conversations,' she said.
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Tom Boyd won the Bulldogs the 2016 AFL premiership aged 21, but less than three years later he quit and now plays local footy for his old junior team in suburban Melbourne.
Nine News host Tony Jones also broke down as he reminisced on working with Frawley and the vivacious life he lived, despite battling depression
Nine News host Tony Jones also broke down as he recalled working with Frawley and the life he lived.
'As we stand here today and reflect on the life of Danny Frawley, he will be remembered as that knockabout country kid,' he said.
Jones said Frawley did so much for the game and his death was a 'terrible terrible loss' because he had so much more to give.
'I personally would like to express my sympathies to Anita Frawley and his daughters and we can only wish the Frawley family somehow get through this,' he said, fighting back tears.
Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards
St Kilda's annual best and fairest dinner has opened with an emotional tribute to club great Danny Frawley, who died tragically on Monday in a car crash. Roberts raised a toast to Frawley, who died the day after his 56th birthday, and there was also a video tribute. Loewe and Harvey were choked with emotion as they gave their speeches. "He was one of my best mates and he will always be my hero," Loewe said. The Saints great added that when he was asked to speak about Frawley, he was still in shock and had to think about it.
'The one thing Danny would say at the moment is: ''Righto chomp, get on with it because there are some footy finals to deal with''.'
'I craved isolation, I didn't feel worthy': Danny Frawley revealed the extent of his battle with depression in haunting radio show before his death - and how his wife desperately battled to save him from his demons
Danny Frawley spoke candidly about the darkest periods of his battle with depression on his radio program just months before the life of AFL personality tragically ended.
'It did my head in eventually. It was something in my psyche, maybe from the Richmond days, not playing in a final, all those things built up to a tipping point.'
St Kilda President, Andrew Bassat remembered Frawley as one of the club's 'greatest players'.
'We are incredibly saddened by Danny's death,' he said.
'Our thoughts are with Anita, and daughters Chelsea, Keeley and Danielle, and we will do whatever we can to support them in the days, weeks and months ahead.
'He was a larger-than-life character, a generous and warm personality, and a favourite son who has left an indelible mark on St Kilda.
'Danny was an active member of our Past Players' Committee and a much-loved champion to our thousands of supporters.
'We share our grief with them and we will endeavor to provide an opportunity for them to share their own personal tributes in the coming days.'
Frawley was also an original member of the Bounce team, on Foxtel, a show that has been on air for 13 years.
Australian TV legend Paul Cronin dies aged 81: Iconic actor and passionate AFL supporter who starred in The Sullivans passes away surrounded by his four daughters and grandchildren
Australian actor Paul Cronin, best known for his roles in The Sullivans and Matlock Police, has died at the age of 81. The TV legend died surrounded by his four daughters and grandchildren on Friday night. At the peak of his career, he was best known for playing motorcycle policeman Gary Hogan in Matlock Police and then went on to play Dave Sullivan in popular soap opera The Sullivans.
Foxtel's CEO and Head of Fox Sports Peter Campbell remembered Frawley as 'a leader' who always gave fans a laugh.
'The Fox Sports family, and particularly Fox Footy, today lost one of its own – a leader, a man of incredible passion, insight and love for his family and for his game, AFL,' he said.
'Our deepest love and wishes go to wife Anita and their three daughters Chelsea, Danielle, and Keeley and to his many teammates, both in front and behind the camera.
'Danny gave us so many laughs and magic moments, from his playing days at St Kilda, coaching at Richmond and then his gifted touches at Fox Footy, as late as Saturday night on his favourite program, Bounce.'
On the outside Frawley was a fun-loving commentator and media personality.
He once said he realised depression is a mental illness, not a weakness, and hoped the stigma around mental health issues would be removed.
His Fox Footy colleague and close friend Gerard Healy said Frawley was 'a decent man above all else'.
'Spud did it all. Post his football days be became a big personality in the media,' Healy told 3AW.
'[He was] always happy to play the clown but at his very core he was a serious football person.
'Most importantly, Danny was a devoted husband to Anita, a very, very proud father to Chelsea, to Danielle and to Keeley. Girls, we can't possibly know your pain or devastation or the loss you feel right now.
'But do know this: We loved and admired your dad for being a very decent man above all else.'
Danny Frawley's widow Anita says his mental health deteriorated in the lead up to his death and reveals the tragic turning point for AFL star
The wife of AFL star Danny Frawley has released an emotional statement revealing her husband's mental health had 'deteriorated' in the weeks before his suicide.
The South African Rugby World Cup winner died in Cape Town at the age of 49 due to a heart attack. At the time of his death, he was coaching the University of the Western Cape. Williams played domestically for Western Province. He made his Springbok debut against Argentina in 1993 and played 27 Tests for South Africa until 2000, scoring 14 Test tries. In 1994, he became South African rugby's player of the year.
Zimbabwe’s founding leader and former president has died at the age of 95 in Singapore after battling ill health. After serving as president for three decades, Mugabe was ousted from power in the 2017 military coup. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, his successor, expressed condolences on Twitter and wrote: "It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe." Mugabe became the first prime minister of newly independent Zimbabwe in 1980. He abolished office seven years later, becoming president instead.
Eddie's emotional tribute to 'brave' Frawley
Eddie McGuire has given a touching tribute to Danny Frawley and his incredible legacy raising awareness for mental health.
The songwriter died in a car accident in South Carolina, U.S., at the age of 41. His wife shared the news on Instagram and wrote: “It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, family member and friend LaShawn Daniels, who was the victim of a fatal car accident in South Carolina.” In 2001, Daniels won the Grammy Award for Best R&B song for Destiny’s Child’s single “Say My Name.” Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay,” Michael Jackson’s “You Rock My World,” and Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s “Telephone” are some of his other notable works.
The German fashion photographer, renowned for black-and-white portraits that featured in magazines like Vogue, New Yorker and Harper’s Bazaar, died at the age of 74. The news was confirmed in a post on his Instagram account that read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Lindbergh on September 3rd 2019, at the age of 74... He leaves a big void.” Lindbergh worked with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on the September 2019 edition of Vogue. A statement posted to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Instagram account, read: “The Duchess of Sussex had worked with Peter in the past and personally chose him to shoot the 15 women on the cover. There is no other photographer she considered to bring this meaningful project to life.” Lindbergh also directed a number of films and documentaries. In 2000, he won best documentary at Toronto International Festival for his film “Inner Voices.”
The 22-year-old French racing driver died following an accident during the Formula 2 feature race at the Belgian Grand Prix. The race was cancelled thereafter, and FIA announced that Hubert died in the crash. The statement read, “The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile regrets to advise that a serious incident involving cars 12, 19 and 20 occurred at 17:07 on 31/08/19 as a part of the FIA Formula 2 feature race at Spa-Francorchamps, round 17 of the season. As a result of the incident, the FIA regrets to inform that the driver of car 19, Anthoine Hubert (FRA), succumbed to his injuries, and passed away at 18:35.” Hubert made his debut in the world of racing in 2006 and was the GP3 series champion.
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" actress died aged 80 on Aug. 30. Harper's daughter shared the news on Twitter on behalf of the actress' husband and wrote: "My dad has asked me to pass on this message: ‘My beautiful caring wife of nearly 40 years has passed away at 10:06am, after years of fighting cancer. She will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace, mia Valeria. -Anthony.’” Harper announced in 2013 that she was given three months to live after being diagnosed with a rare condition in which cancer cells spread to the membranes surrounding the brain. In a career spanning over six decades, she won four Emmys for her role as Rhoda - three for "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1970-77) and one for "Rhoda" (1974-78). She also earned a Golden Globes Award for "Rhoda" in 1975.
The American racer and TV personality was killed at age 36 in a jet car crash during an attempt to break a land speed record in Alvord Desert in Oregon, U.S. Best known for TV shows such as "MythBusters" (2009-10) and "Overhaulin'" (2012-14), Combs had earlier set a top speed record by a woman on four wheels (398 mph/640 kph) in 2013.
The billionaire industrialist died aged 79 after a prolonged battle with cancer. Koch's older brother, Charles Koch, announced the news of his death in a statement. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my brother David,” the statement read. Koch, one of the world's richest people, was the director emeritus of Koch Industries and served as the vice president of the corporation until 2018. He was a major donor to the Republican party as well as to medical research, education and arts.
Fonda died of respiratory failure due to lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He was 79. In a statement, the family said: "It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Peter Fonda has passed away... In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts." The actor was part of one of Hollywood's acting dynasties, as son to Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget and Justin Fonda. He became a counterculture icon after writing and starring in "Easy Rider" (1969), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Decades later he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for "Ulee's Gold" (1997).
The American biochemist died of pneumonia at the age of 74. He was the co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for inventing the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). He was also known for his eccentric views, publicly disagreeing with the scientific community on issues like climate change and AIDS.
The veteran Indian politician, who served as the country's foreign minister from 2014 to 2019, died in New Delhi, India, after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 67. In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: "A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end. India grieves the demise of a remarkable leader who devoted her life to public service and bettering lives of the poor. Sushma Swaraj Ji was one of her kind, who was a source of inspiration for crores of people." Swaraj had not contested the 2019 general election because of health concerns.
The novelist was the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Some of her best known novels are “The Bluest Eye” (1970), “Sula” (1973), “Song of Solomon” (1977) and “Beloved” (1987), all of which explored the African American experience (particularly the female experience) within the black community. In 1988, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for “Beloved.” She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama in 2012.
The singer and impressionist, aged 64, died in his home at Blackpool, following a prolonged battle with blood cancer lymphoma. In 1981, Longthorne stole the limelight with his appearance on ITV’s “Search for a Star”, and later presented his own TV show, “The Joe Longthorne Show.” "It is with the deepest sadness that we have to announce that the nation’s beloved entertainer Joe Longthorne MBE passed away peacefully in the early hours of today at his cherished home in Blackpool," a statement on his website read. "Joe died in his bedroom, laying in the arms of his devoted husband of 21 years, Jamie, with his rosary beads clutched tight to his chest. He leaves behind sister Ann and brother John. Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to Jamie and all the family at this sad time," it added.
The eight-time National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) world heavyweight champion died aged 76 following health complications. The news of his death was posted on wrestler’s verified Twitter account by his son, who wrote: "Today at 12:50, we lost the man that fought up until the very last of his existence. More information will be released soon, but just know that he loved pro-wrestling and the fans that loved him. Harley Race, we love you." In his career, Race worked with several major wrestling companies including the WWE and the NWA. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, NWA Hall of Fame and Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
The Broadway director and producer, who directed famous musicals such as “West Side Story” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” died at the age of 91 after a brief illness, in Reykjavik, Iceland. In a career spanning almost seven decades, Prince won 21 Tony Awards in various categories, including best director, best producer, best musical and lifetime achievement.
The actress, 75, best known for voicing Minnie Mouse, died in Glendale, California, U.S. Bob Iger, the chairman of Walt Disney Co., announced her death in a statement that read, "Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor." He added, "For more than 30 years, Minnie and Russi worked together to entertain millions around the world — a partnership that made Minnie a global icon and Russi a Disney Legend beloved by fans everywhere."
Hauer, best known for portraying the role of Roy Batty in “Blade Runner” (1982), died aged 75 after a short illness at his home in the Netherlands. The news of his death was shared on his website, stating that Hauer died on Friday “after a very short illness… Rutger passed away peacefully at his Dutch home.” “Sin City” (2005), “Hobo with a Shotgun” (2011) and “True Blood” (2013-14) are some of his other notable works.
The former Australian tennis star died at 64 in his home in Germany after battling prostate cancer. McNamara reached a career high No. 7 in 1983, after beating Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl and winning two singles titles. Partnering with Paul McNamee, he also won Wimbledon twice (1980 and 1982) and the Australian Open in 1979. He also coached the likes of Matt Ebden, Mark Philippoussis, Wang Qiang and Grigor Dimitrov after his tennis career.
The Dublin-born actor, best known for starring as Robbie Quinn in the soap opera "Fair City" (2014-19) and as Ryan in the series "Peaky Blinders" in 2013, died in his sleep. He was 47. His agent Lisa Richards confirmed the news. "We are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our client and friend Karl Shiels... Our hearts are broken but today our thoughts are with his partner Laura and his family, his children and their mother Dearbhla and his many close friends," she said in a statement. Shiels was also known for his role in films and TV series such as "Batman Begins" (2005), "Foyle's War" (2013) and "Into the Badlands" (2017).
Whitaker, one of the greatest lightweight boxers of all time, died after being hit by a car in Virginia, U.S. The police said the boxer was killed as he crossed the road at an intersection. “When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male victim who had been hit by a vehicle. The victim succumbed to his injuries on the scene,” a Virginia Beach Police Department spokesman said in a statement. Whitaker was a champion in four weight classes: lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight and junior middleweight. In 2006, he was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
At 88, the Oscar-nominated actor died at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut, U.S. Torn was popularly known for playing the role of Arthur in “The Larry Sanders Show,” for which he won an Emmy Award in 1996. Some of his noteworthy films include: “Cross Creek” (1983), “Men in Black” (1997) and “The Insider” (1999).
Best remembered for his performance in the Disney series "Jessie" (2011-15) and "Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything" (2015-17), the young actor died due to a seizure stemming from an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated. He was 20. Some of his major films include "Mirrors" (2008), "Grown Ups" (2010) and "Descendants" (2015).
The legendary horse racing expert died aged 79 at a hospital in London, England. He was widely known for his horse race coverage for Channel 4. McCririck also made appearances in a few TV shows, including "Celebrity Big Brother" and "Celebrity Wife Swap."
The comedian and actor, best known for his part in the TV series "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" (1967-71), died of heart failure in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He was 90. Johnson won an Emmy in 1969 for "Laugh-In." He was also seen in a clutch of films, including "The President's Analyst" (1967) and "Love at First Bite" (1979).
Born into great wealth, the heiress's father died when she was two and she became the subject of a custody battle between her mother and her aunt that went to the U.S. Supreme Court (her aunt won). The public was fascinated with the story of the "poor little rich girl" during the Great Depression. Vanderbilt became a popular model, and she was a prolific painter, but she was best known for being a designer jeans pioneer in the 1970s and '80s. She married four times; her fourth husband, Wyatt Cooper, died in 1978, leaving her with two young sons. The older son, Carter Cooper, died by suicide in 1988, a death that Vanderbilt called "the final loss, the fatal loss that stripped me bare,” and said she did not think she could survive it. Her younger son is CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper.
Morsi was elected president in 2012 in Egypt's first free elections after longtime leader Hosni Mubarak was forced from power. Following mass protests in 2013, the military ousted him and crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, arresting many of the group’s leaders. On June 17, 2019, Morsi collapsed during a court session in his trial on espionage charges and died, according to state television.
The acclaimed Italian director died at the age of 96 at his home in Rome, Italy. He is known for films such as "The Taming of the Shrew" (1967), "Romeo and Juliet" (1968) and "Hamlet" (1990). Aside from movies, he is popular for his opera designs and productions, including "Otello" (1976) and "La traviata" (1982). Zeffirelli also served in the Italian senate. He was made Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2004.
The Mexican TV actress died aged 54 after three years of battling cancer. The news of her death was confirmed on Twitter by the National Association of Actors of Mexico on June 13. Gonzalez is popular for her role as Monica in the 1993 TV series "Corazón Salvaje." "Palabra de Mujer" (2007-08), "Las Bravo" (2014) and "Eva la Trailera" (2016) are some of her other notable works. She also served as a judge on the Mexican reality show "This Is My Style."
Gabriele Grunewald (June 25, 1986 – June 11, 2019)
The American runner died at 32 of cancer at her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. The news was announced by her husband, Justin Grunewald, in an Instagram post. He wrote, “At 7:52 I said “I can’t wait until I get to see you again” to my hero, my best friend, my inspiration, my wife. Gabriele Grunewald. I always felt like the Robin to your Batman and I know I will never be able to fill this gaping hole in my heart or fill the shoes you have left behind. Your family loves you dearly as do your friends.” In 2014, she became the national champion in 3,000m at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
The legendary New Orleans singer-pianist, who was born Malcolm John Rebennack, died aged 77 after suffering a heart attack. The news was confirmed via a statement posted on his official Twitter account. “Towards the break of day on June 6, 2019, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., professionally and known as Dr. John, passed away of a heart attack. As a Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee, six time Grammy winner, songwriter, composer, producer, and performer, he created a unique blend of music which carried his home town, New Orleans, at its heart, as it was always in his heart," the statement read.
The Spanish soccer player died in a car crash at the age of 35, his former club Sevilla FC announced. Sevilla wrote in a tweet: "We couldn't be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace." Reyes had played for several popular clubs, including Arsenal, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.
A founding member of the 13th Floor Elevators and one of the earliest pioneers of psychedelic rock, Erickson died at the age of 71 in Austin, Texas, U.S. Known for his band's signature sound as well as his solo career later, some of Erickson's greatest tracks include "You're Gonna Miss Me," "Night of the Vampires" and "Starry Eyes."
The Latin pop singer died at the age of 28 in a plane crash in Porto Do Mato, Brazil, while en route to his girlfriend’s birthday party in Maceió. The news of his death was confirmed by the military police. He is known for hits such as “Paraquedas” and “Jenifer.” A day before his death, he had posted a concert picture on Instagram, writing, "Always a joy to return to Feira de Santana and be greeted with such joy and with so much positive energy, thank you for the kindness guys. A real crowd enjoying our show. Until next time, God willing."
Starr, who was the first quarterback to win five NFL championships, died at the age of 85. The Green Bay Packers announced his death, saying that he wasn’t in the best of health since he suffered from a heart attack and two strokes in 2014. “We are saddened to note the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Bart Starr,” a statement by Starr’s family, released by the Packers, said. “He battled with courage and determination to transcend the serious stroke he suffered in September 2014, but his most recent illness was too much to overcome,” it added.
The three-time Formula One world champion from Austria died at the age of 70, after undergoing a lung transplant eight months back. "With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday,” his family said in a statement released by an Austrian press agency. Lauda was a winner of F1 titles in 1975, 1977 and 1984.
Wouk authored the best-selling 1951 novel “The Caine Mutiny,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The book was adapted into a film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart, who went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. His other notable works include “The Winds of War” (1971) and “War and Remembrance” (1978), and his books have been translated into 27 languages. In 2015, he published the memoir “Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author.”
Born Ieoh Ming Pei in Guangzhou, China, Pei studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and went on to design some of the world's finest architectural wonders. Among Pei's designs during his 70-year career are the Pyramide du Louvre, Paris, France (pictured); Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong; Miho Museum, Kyoto, Japan; and the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar. He won many awards, including the Pritzker Prize, sometimes called the Nobel Prize of architecture, in 1983.
Hawke, Australia’s 23rd prime minister and one of the most successful leaders in the country's political history, died at the age of 89. He led the country from 1983 to 1991 and won four federal elections, making him the Labor Party's longest serving prime minister. "Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian – many would say the greatest Australian of the post-war era," his wife, Blanche D'Alpuget, said in a statement,
The comedian and actor was best known as part of the "Carol Burnett Show" (1967-1978), on which two of his most memorable characters were The Oldest Man and Mr. Tudball. He won four Emmy Awards for writing and acting on the show. Earlier he'd appeared in the popular sitcom "McHale's Navy." After the Burnett show ended he hosted his own variety show for a season went on to guest roles on "Coach" and "30 Rock" that earned him two Emmys.
The American singer turned actor died aged 97 at her home in Carmel Valley, California, U.S. Her foundation, the Doris Day Animal Foundation, said she was "in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia." She was known for her role as Calamity Jane in the 1953 film, and for the hit 1956 song "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)."
The “Twin Peaks” (1989-91) and “The Mod Squad” (1968-73) actress died at the age of 72 after battling cancer. Lipton’s daughters Kidada and Rashida Jones confirmed the news in a statement that read, “She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side.” Her other notable roles were in “The Postman” (1997) and “Angie Tribeca” (2016-17).
Mexican wrestler César Barrón, better known by his stage name Silver King, died after collapsing due to a heart attack during a show in London, England. The official WWE Twitter account tweeted a picture of the wrestler with the caption, “WWE is saddened to learn that Lucha Libre legend and former WCW star Silver King has passed away at age 51.” King was also popular for playing the villain in the sports comedy movie “Nacho Libre” (2006).
Founder of fashion brand BCBXMAXAZRIA, the Tunisian designer died of lung cancer at the age of 70. Thanks to his incredible work, he was hugely popular among celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Drew Barrymore and Selena Gomez.
Former Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs player, who won eight Stanley Cups between the two franchises, died at the age of 91. "Red was a devoted husband and caring father and grandfather and was tremendously proud of his many hockey accomplishments... We are comforted in knowing that he impacted so many people both at and away from the rink and know that his life will be celebrated," his family said in a statement. In a career spanning 20 years, Kelly scored 281 goals and provided 542 assists in 1,316 regular-season games. In 1969, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The English actor, best known for playing Wookiee warrior Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" series, died in his home in Texas, U.S., aged 74. "He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca and it showed in every frame," his family said in a statement about the actor, who stood seven feet two inches (2.18 meters) tall.
The acclaimed writer and director was best known for “Boyz N the Hood” (1991), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director at 24, making Singleton both the first African American and the youngest person ever nominated for the award. He also received the Best Original Screenplay nomination for “Boyz.” Among the other movies he both wrote and directed were “Poetic Justice” (1993), “Higher Learning” (1995) and “2 Fast 2 Furious”(2003). He recently co-created the TV crime drama “Snowfall.” Singleton suffered a major stroke in mid-April and was taken off life support on April 29, 2019.
The 28-year-old Czech soccer player died when a bus carrying players from his club Alanyaspor crashed near the Turkish district of Alanya. Making his professional debut in 2008, he played as a striker for the Turkish club.
The British actress, best known for her role in the TV shows "Millie Inbetween" and "Almost Never," died aged 16. "Mya-Lecia was a much loved part of the BBC Children’s family, and a hugely talented actress, singer and dancer. We will miss her enormously and we are sure that you will want to join us in sending all our love to her family and friends," the CBBC said in its statement. Naylor's agents at A&J Management said she died on April 7 after she collapsed. However, the cause of her death is not yet known.
Cassel, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in "Faces" (1968), died of Alzheimer's disease, aged 84. A frequent collaborator with directors John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson, his memorable films include "Minnie and Moskowitz" (1971), "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" (1976), "Rushmore" (1998), "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001) and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (2004).
The Serbian actress, best remembered for playing Bond girl in "From Russia with Love" (1963) and "Goldfinger" (1964), died at the age of 87. A few of her other film roles include "The Man Without a Body" (1957), "Don't Panic Chaps" (1959), "Solo for Sparrow" (1962) and "Downfall" (1964).
Popular for playing Bond girl Tilly Masterson opposite Sean Connery in the 1964 movie “Goldfinger,” Mallet died at 77. The news was confirmed on March 31 on the official James Bond Twitter account, which read, “We are very sorry to hear that Tania Mallet who played Tilly Masterson in GOLDFINGER has passed away. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.”
Known for his hip-hop numbers such as "Hussle & Motivate" and "Double Up," Hussle was shot several times outside his apparel store, Marathon Clothing, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Aged 33, the Grammy-nominated artist was pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital.
The veteran filmmaker, known for being a key figure in the French New Wave cinema, died at the age of 90. In her six-decade-long career, she made celebrated films such as "La Pointe Courte" (1955), "Cleo from 5 to 7" (1962) and "The Creatures" (1966). Her last TV documentary, "Varda by Agnès," released in 2019.
The Canadian actor, known for voicing the character of Scott Tracy in the TV series "Thunderbirds" (1965-66), died at his home in England. He was 89. A few of his well-known films include "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977), "Superman II" (1980), "Gandhi" (1982) and "Batman Begins" (2005). He also made a number of uncredited appearances in movies such as "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971), "Live and Let Die" (1973) and "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" (1977).
After a long battle with cancer, the former Australian cricketer died at the age of 71. Popular as "Roo" among his teammates, the off-spin bowlers played 33 Tests for his national team, with 126 wickets under his belt, between 1978 and 1983. He later served as a coach for Sri Lanka.
Best remembered for her portrayal of Lt. Samantha Green in the TV series "Black Sheep Squadron" (1978), DuBarry died aged 63 from a rare fungal illness. Some of her other acclaimed performances were in movies and TV series such as "Being There" (1979) and "Monster in the Closet" (1986).
Roger Charlery, who was better known as Ranking Roger, died at the age of 56 at his home. He had suffered a stroke last summer; he was also diagnosed with two brain tumors and lung cancer, which was revealed in January. Best remembered as the vocalist of the band The Beat, he later came to be associated with General Public. A few of his hits include "Mirror in the Bathroom," "Save It for Later," "In Love with You" and "I Confess."
The singer and songwriter, best remembered for his unique baritone voice and songs such as "The Electrician," "Joanna" and "It's Raining Today," died aged 76, his record label, 4AD, announced. After tasting great success in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of pop trio The Walker Brothers, Scott embarked on a solo career near the end of the decade, finding and popularizing his iconic sound in the world of avant-garde and experimental music. He continued to release solo numbers, under the banner of 4AD Records, until his death.
The veteran Formula One race director died, aged 66, from a pulmonary embolism in Melbourne, Australia. FIA President Jean Todt said: "It is with immense sadness that I learned of Charlie's passing. Charlie Whiting was a great race director, a central and inimitable figure in Formula 1 who embodied the ethics and spirit of this fantastic sport. Formula 1 has lost a faithful friend and a charismatic ambassador in Charlie."
The track cyclist died at her home in California, U.S., aged 23. Her father Mark Catlin confirmed in a letter sent to VeloNews that she died by suicide. She won three consecutive team pursuit world cycling championship titles from 2016 to 2018 and was a part of the silver medal-winning U.S. women's pursuit team at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Allan, known for appearing on the shows "Santa Barbara" (1986-93), "Days of Our Lives" (1977-85) and "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1994-99), died at the age of 84. He also hosted "Celebrity Bowling" between 1971-77. The actor was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series at the Daytime Emmy Awards in 1979.
The actor, best known for his role as Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died days after suffering a massive stroke. He most recently has been starring in the CW’s comic book adaptation show “Riverdale.” His publicist said that when he died, Perry “was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancee Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp,” and other friends and relatives.
The Prodigy vocalist died at the age of 49 at his home in Essex, England. An iconic musical personality of the 1990s, Flint is associated with the band's big hits such as "Firestarter" and "Breathe." He even started his own band called Flint. Aside from his career in music, he also owned a motorcycle racing team, Team Traction Control that debuted in 2014.
The renowned composer and conductor died at his home in Manhattan, New York, U.S., aged 89. In a career spanning seven decades, Previn won four Academy Awards for his work in the films "Gigi" (1958), "Porgy and Bess" (1959), "Irma la Douce" (1963) and "My Fair Lady" (1964), ten Grammy Awards and a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also named honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
The Golden Globe-winning actress known for her performances on shows such as “Who’s the Boss?” and “Soap” passed away at 89 at her home in Los Angeles, California, U.S. “She was the love of my life. We spent 57 beautiful, wonderful, loving years together, which I will treasure forever,” her husband, David Christian, said in a statement. According to Manfred Westphal, chief marketing and communications officer for APA, Helmond died of complications from Alzheimer’s.
The American actress known for her performance in "Invasion" and "CSI" died in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. She was 44. The news was confirmed by her manager Mitch Clem, who said: "We all loved Lisa very much and are devastated by the loss we all feel. She passed away Monday morning, at home, in her apartment in New Orleans. We are waiting for a coroner's report on cause of death."
Best known for movies such as "On the Town" (1949), "Singin' in the Rain" (1952) and "Two for the Road" (1967), the American director died from heart failure, aged 94. In 1998, he was honored with a lifetime achievement Oscar "in appreciation of a body of work marked by grace, elegance, wit and visual innovation."
The stand-up comedian-actor died at his home in Los Angeles, California, U.S., aged 48. According to TMZ, Stevens reportedly committed suicide. "Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community. He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for his work and his love of baseball were contagious. He was beloved by many and will be greatly missed. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time," his representative said in a statement. "The Hangover" (2009), "Due Date" (2010) and "The Hangover Part II" (2011) are some of his notable works.
The actress, best known for playing Rose in the Oscar-winning film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," died at the age of 72 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. According to her representative, Moritz died last week at her home. Her other notable works were "Up in Smoke" (1978) and "The Last American Virgin" (1982).
The grandson of "Gone with the Wind" star Clark Gable (1901-60) died at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, U.S., confirmed Variety. He was 30. His sister shared the news about the death on Facebook, writing, "My brother was found unresponsive this morning by his fiance and didn’t wake up .. I LOVE YOU CLARKIE I’m so sorry we couldn’t save you my heart is broken and shattered RIP.” Gable was an aspiring actor who hosted many episodes of the reality TV show "Cheaters" (2012-13).
The musician was best known as the bassist for the 1960s teenybopper group The Monkees. The band was formed for an eponymous TV show that was created to evoke the Beatles comedies “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Help!” and was hugely successful, selling 35 million albums in 1967. Tork left the group soon after the TV show ended, hoping to shed the "novelty act" label. He struggled through the '70s then rejoined with the band when the Monkees enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in the mid-'80s. He also played with his own bands, including The Peter Tork Project and Shoe Suede Blues, and appeared in small roles on a handful of TV shows.
The iconic fashion designer, who was the creative director for Chanel, passed away in Paris, France, reported the BBC. Lagerfeld, who worked until his death, had been unwell for several weeks. He was 85.
Award-winning author of "Small Island" died at the age of 62 due to cancer. The writer is known to have explored the experience of the black British in the years after Windrush in a series of novels. In 2010, her last novel "The Long Song" was nominated for the Booker Prize and adapted for BBC One in 2018.
England's 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper died at the age of 81. Banks' former club Stoke City shared the news on Twitter via a statment from his family, which read, "It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight. We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him." Banks was considered to be one of the greatest footballers of his generation and was named FIFA goalkeeper of the year six times. He also earned 73 caps for England.
The WWE Hall of Famer died at the age of 76. He had reportedly been battling Parkinson’s disease. The Puerto Rican wrestling legend became the fourth-ever WWE champion in 1971 and held the title for 1,027 straight days. He was the first Triple Crown Champion in the history of WWE. After retiring from professional wrestling in 1987, he became a Spanish-language commentator.
The English actor died peacefully after suffering from a short illness. Finney is best known for playing 'angry young man' Arthur Seaton in the 1960 British drama 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning'. Throughout his career, Finney received five Oscar nominations, and a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in 'The Gathering Storm'.
The actor, known for his role in the daytime soap “The Young and the Restless,” died in his home in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, California, U.S., aged 52. His attorney Mark Geragos confirmed the news, tweeting, “Few men had the unique strength, courage & sensitivity that @kristoffstjohn1 lived every single minute of every day. He impacted everyone he met and millions who he inspired and in turn admired him. On behalf of @MiaStJohnBoxer & @TheStJohnFamily thank you for all of your love.”
The English comedian died of cancer at the age of 57. A regular on TV and radio panel shows, including "Mock the Week" and "QI," Hardy was also a frequent guest on the BBC Radio 4 shows "The News Quiz" and "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue."
Best known for playing a hen-pecked husband in the BBC One sitcom "Keeping Up Appearances," Swift died at the age of 82 after a short illness. He had also acted in other shows, including "Peak Practice," "Born and Bred" and "The Old Guys."
The Argentine soccer player was on board a light aircraft that went missing on Jan. 21, 2019, while flying from Nantes, France, to Cardiff, Wales. His body was recovered from the crashed plane on Feb. 7. In a statement, Dorset Police said: “The body brought to Portland Port today, Thursday 7 February 2019, has been formally identified by HM Coroner for Dorset as that of professional footballer Emiliano Sala.” At the time of his death, the center-forward had just moved from his former club Nantes to Cardiff City.
The veteran actor, best known for his roles in "Gremlins" (1984) and "The Terminator" (1984), died at the age of 90 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Over his six-decade-long career, he had over 175 movie and 2,000 TV appearances. Miller is survived by his wife Lainie, daughter Barbara and granddaughter Autumn.
The singer-songwriter died at the age of 66 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He was a winner of two Grammy Awards and earned two Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. He was a frequent collaborator with Quincy Jones, and had also co-written Michael Jackson's "Pretty Young Things." A few of his well-known hits include "Baby, Come to Me," "I Don't Have the Heart" and "Somewhere Out There."
The celebrated French composer, conductor and jazz pianist died at the age of 86 in Paris, France. He was the recipient of three Oscars and five Grammy Awards among other accolades. He is best remembered for classic film songs such as "The Windmills of your Mind," "I Will Wait for You" and "You Must Believe in Spring."
The comedian and writer, who co-created the Fox series "Rel," died at 32. He was vacationing in Mexico a few days before his death. United Talent Agency confirmed the news on Twitter on Jan. 22 and wrote, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and client Kevin Barnett. He was an incredible talent and a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. We will miss him.” Barnett's cause of death is not known yet. His notable works include the Fox series "Unhitched" and TruTV's sketch comedy series "Friends of the People."
The theater actress and singer was best known for her lead role in "Hello, Dolly!" and continued to perform into her 90s. Channing also acted in movies and received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for her performance in "Thoroughly Modern Millie." On television, she was a favorite on talk and quiz shows. She died of natural causes at her home in Rancho Mirage, California.
The filmmaker and choreographer died at the age of 64. The cause of her death hasn't been released. Andres, who was married to actor Steve Buscemi for over three decades, was known for her 'film/dance/light' experimental performance art in the 1980s. She also served as a dance consultant to the Wooster Group.
William Morgan Sheppard (Aug. 24, 1932 – Jan. 6, 2019)
The “Star Trek” and “Doctor Who” actor died in Los Angeles, California, U.S., aged 86. The news of his death was confirmed by his son and actor Mark Sheppard on Instagram. “We went to spend some time with my father today. Though he couldn’t speak, we held hands, he laughed and was so happy to see us. We left and came home. A good day. He was rushed to hospital and passed at 6:30 pm, my mother by his side. I am so grateful that he didn’t have to suffer any longer. Thank you for all your kind thoughts, love and prayers,” he wrote alongside a photo of his father.
The American actor and comedy writer widely known for TV series such as "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" died at 76. The news was confirmed on Twitter by his brother Albert Brooks. He said, "R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever."
The professional wrestling ringside interviewer and WWE Hall of Famer passed away at the age of 76. Known popularly as “Mean Gene,” Okerlund was renowned for his ringside commentary and for posing tough questions to wrestling legends such as Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage.
The singer, 76, died of renal failure in Prescott, Arizona, U.S. He was popularly known as a part of the '70s duo The Captain & Tennille, which he formed with his then-wife Toni Tennille. The couple divorced in 2014 after 40 years of marriage. Tennille said in a statement, "He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly. I was at my most creative in my life, when I was with him."
Eddie's emotional tribute to 'brave' Frawley.
Eddie McGuire has given a touching tribute to Danny Frawley and his incredible legacy raising awareness for mental health.