Coronation Street actor Roy Barraclough dies aged 81

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Comic actor Roy Barraclough, who played Rovers Return landlord Alec Gilroy in Coronation Street, has died aged 81. Julie Goodyear, who starred as his on-screen wife Bet Lynch, led the... Read More

Gregg Allman, celebrated southern rock pioneer, dies aged 69

Gregg Allman, celebrated southern rock pioneer, dies aged 69

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band died at home in Savannah, Georgia Allman left and rejoined group, started with brother Duane, many times Gregg Allman,... Read More

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89

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Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and... Read More

Computer pioneer Harry Huskey dies aged 101

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Engineer Harry Huskey, who helped build many of the first ever computers, has died aged 101. Dr Huskey was a key member of the team that built the Electronic Numerical... Read More

Actor Tim Pigott-Smith dies aged 70

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British actor Tim Pigott-Smith, who was best known for his Bafta-winning role in 1984 TV series The Jewel in the Crown, has died aged 70. His agent described him as... Read More

Ikutaro Kakehashi: Roland founder and music pioneer dies aged 87

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The music world is mourning the loss of Roland founder and electronic instrument pioneer Ikutaro Kakehashi, who has died aged 87. The Japanese engineer created many popular drum machines, including... Read More

Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, dies aged 86

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Colin Dexter, who wrote the Inspector Morse books, has died at the age of 86. His publisher said in a statement on Tuesday: “With immense sadness, MacMillan announces the death... Read More