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Papa Bouba Diop

 
 

Papa Bouba Diop was a Senegalese professional footballer.

His preferred position was defensive midfield but he could also play as a centre back, where he previously played at Lens. Diop was considered a strong and aggressive player. His playing style and ability drew comparisons to Patrick Vieira. Diop's second of a total of 11 international goals for Senegal came in a 1–0 defeat of then-world champions France in the opening match of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, in Senegal's first ever match at the FIFA World Cup. Diop was part of the Portsmouth 2008 FA Cup winning side against Cardiff City he also appeared in their 2010 Final defeat to Chelsea.

 

 
 

28 January 1978   -   29 November 2020

Obituary

Died Aged 42

 
       
       
 

Jim Smith

 
 

Jim Smith was an English footballer and manager.

As a player, he made 249 appearances in the Fourth Division of The Football League, representing Aldershot, Halifax Town, Lincoln City and Colchester United, and played for three-and-a-half years for Boston United. He began a long managerial career with Boston United, and went on to take charge of top division clubs such as Birmingham City and Newcastle United. Smith served as a member of the board of directors of Oxford United for three years from 2006–09. He managed Portsmouth between 1991 - 1995 and as assistant manger to Harry Redknapp 2002 - 2004

 

 
 

17 October 1940   -   10 December 2019

Obituary

Died Aged 63

 
       
       
 

Dolores O’Riordan

 
 

Dolores O'Riordan was an Irish musician, singer, and songwriter.

She was best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist for the rock band the Cranberries. O'Riordan had one of the most recognizable female voices in rock in the 1990s and in pop history. She was known for her lilting mezzo-soprano voice, her signature yodel, her emphasised use of keening, and her strong Limerick accent. With the Cranberries, she is regarded to have written "some of the most seminal songs in music history".

 

 
 

6 September 1971   -   15 January 2018

Obituary

Died Aged 46

 
       
       
 

Pete Shelley

 
 

Pete Shelley was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist.

He formed early punk band Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto in 1976, and became the lead singer and guitarist in 1977 when Devoto left. The group released their biggest hit "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" in 1978. The band broke up in 1981 and reformed at the end of the decade.

Shelley also had a solo career; his song "Homosapien" charted in the US in 1981.

 

 
 

17 April 1955   -   6 December 2018

Obituary

Died Aged 63

 
       
       
 

David Bowie

 
 

David Bowie was an English singer-songwriter and actor.

Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest collections of 20th century art.

 

 
 

8 January 1947   -   10 January 2016

Obituary

Died Aged 69

 
       
       
 

Alan Rickman

 
 

Alan Rickman was an English actor and director.

Rickman was chosen by Empire as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (No. 34) in 1995 and ranked No. 59 in Empire's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in October 1997. In 2009 and 2010, he was ranked once again as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars by Empire, both times placing No. 8 out of the 50 actors chosen. He was elected to the council of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1993; he was subsequently RADA's vice-chairman and a member of its artistic advisory and training committees and development board.

 

 
 

21 February 1946   -   14 January 2016

Obituary

Died Aged 69

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

         
 

3 May




         
   

DAVE GREENFIELD

 
       
    Musician  
       
    Born : 29 March 1949  
       
    Died Aged 71  
       
    Wikipedia Obituary  
         
         
 

30 April




         
   

FLORIAN SCHEIDER

 
       
    Musician  
       
    Born : 7 April 1947  
       
    Died Aged 73  
       
    Wikipedia Obituary  
         
         
 

12 April




         
   

TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR

 
       
    Actor/Comedian  
       
    Born : 17 July 1940  
       
    Died Aged 79  
       
    Wikipedia Obituary  
         
         
 

21 January




         
   

TERRY JONES

 
       
    Actor/Comedian  
       
    Born : 1 February 1942  
       
    Died Aged 77  
       
    Wikipedia Obituary  
 

11 June




         
   

GENE WILDER

 
       
    Actor/Comedian  
       
    Born : 11 June 1933  
       
    Died Aged 83  
       
    Wikipedia Obituary  
         
         
 

24 May




         
   

BURT KWOUK

 
       
   

Actor

 
       
   

Born : 18 July 1930

 
       
   

Died Aged 85

 
       
    Wikipedia Obituary  
         
         
 

26 January




         
   

COLIN VEARNCOMBE

 
       
    Singer  
       
    Born : 26 May 1962  
       
    Died Aged 53  
       
    Wikipedia Obituary  
         

 

 

     

2019

       

10 December

 
     
 

JIM SMITH

 
     
 

Football Manager

 
     
 

Born : 17 October 1940

 
     
 

Died Aged 79

 
     
 

Wikipedia

Obituary  
       
       

8 December

 
     
 

RENE AUBERJONOIS

 
     
 

Actor

 
     
 

Born : 1 June 1940

 
     
 

Died Aged 79

 
     
 

Wikipedia

Obituary  
       
       

3 June

 
     
 

PAUL DARROW

 
     
 

Actor

 
     
 

Born : 2 May 1941

 
     
 

Died Aged 78

 
     
 

Wikipedia

Obituary  
       
       

4 March

 
     
 

LUKE PERRY

 
     
 

Actor

 
     
 

Born : 11 October 1966

 
     
 

Died Aged 52

 
     
 

Wikipedia

Obituary  
       
       

9 February

 
     
 

MICK KENNEDY

 
     
 

Footballer

 
     
 

Born : 9 April 1961

 
     
 

Died Aged 57

 
     
 

Wikipedia

Obituary  
       
 

 

2017

 

25 January

JOHN HURT

Actor

Born : 22 January 1940

Died Aged 77

FULL OBITUARY


 

2016

31 March

RONNIE CORBETT

Actor / Comedian

Born : 4 December 1930

Died Aged 85

FULL OBITUARY


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