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Mar 222018
 

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1931

William Shatner

Age 87
William Shatner OC is a Canadian actor, author, producer, and director. In his seven decades of television, Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, in the Star Trek franchise. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek, and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe. He has written a series of science fiction novels called TekWar that were adapted for television.
1980

Kandyse McClure

Age 38
Kandyse McClure is a South African-born Canadian actress. She has played Anastasia Dualla on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica, and Dr. Clementine Chasseur on the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove.
1986

Amy Studt

Age 32
Amy Jane Studt is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Growing up in a musical family she recorded her first demo, "A New Day Breaks" by age 14, which eventually got her signed to Polydor. Studt released her first single "Just a Little Girl" in July 2002, to international success. It was followed a year later by "Misfit", which came to be her highest charting single. The same month her debut album False Smiles appeared. Late 2003 and early 2004 two more singles were released, "Under the Thumb" and "All I Wanna Do", but only to diminishing sales. That caused Polydor to drop Studt in February 2004.


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Mar 212018
 

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1946 – Timothy Dalton

Timothy Dalton is a British actor. He is best known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989), as well as Mr Rochester in Jane Eyre (1983), Rhett Butler in the television miniseries Scarlett (1994), and Simon Skinner in Hot Fuzz (2007).

Age 72


1992 – Kieron Freeman

Kieron Samuel Freeman is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Sheffield United.

Freeman played 7 times for Portsmouth in 2016

Age 26


1993 – Jade Jones

Jade Louise Jones MBE is a Welsh taekwondo athlete who represents Great Britain. She is the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medallist in the women’s 57 kg category.

Age 25


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Mar 202018
 

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1948 – John de Lancie

John de Lancie is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, writer, singer, musician, and voice artist, best known for his role as Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–94), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–99), and Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001) and the voice of Discord in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010–present).

Age 70


1959 – Dave Beasant

David John Beasant is an English former football goalkeeper, who is goalkeeping coach for Reading.

Beasant played 28 times for Portsmouth 2001 – 2002

Age 59


1968 – Paul Merson

Paul Charles Merson is an English former professional footballer and manager, turned football television pundit. Originally a forward, Merson found success as an attacking midfielder and playmaker later in his career. In 2002, he signed for second-tier Portsmouth and captained the club to the First Division Championship title and promotion to the Premier League.

Merson played 48 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 2002 – 2003

Age 50


1972 – Shelley Poole

Michelle Lena “Shelly” Poole is an English songwriter and singer.

Best known as part of Alisha’s Attic

Age 46


1974 – Paula Garcés

Paula Garcés is a Colombian American film and television actress, known for her appearance in films such as Clockstoppers, Man of the House and The Harold and Kumar Series, and on TV shows such as CSI: Miami, The Shield, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, The Sopranos, Oz, Devious Maids and All My Children.

Age 44


1979 – Bianca Lawson

Bianca Jasmine Lawson is an American film and television actress. She is perhaps best known for her regular roles in the television series Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Goode Behavior, Pretty Little Liars, and Rogue. She has also had recurring roles in the series Sister, Sister, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Steve Harvey Show, Dawson’s Creek, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, and Witches of East End.

Age 39


1979 – Freema Agyeman

Freema Agyeman is an English actress who is known for playing Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who and its spin-off series Torchwood, and Amanita Caplan in the Netflix science fiction drama Sense8.

Age 39


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Mar 182018
 

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1975 – Sutton Foster

    

Sutton Lenore Foster is an American actress, singer and dancer.  Foster played the lead role in the short-lived ABC Family comedy-drama Bunheads from 2012 to 2013. Since March 2015, she has starred in the TV Land comedy-drama Younger.

Age 43


1979 – Danneel Ackles

Danneel Harris (née Elta Danneel Graul), credited professionally since 2012 by her married name Danneel Ackles, is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles as Shannon McBain on the American daytime soap opera One Life to Live and as Rachel Gatina on the WB/CW television drama series One Tree Hill.

Age 39


1980 – Sophia Myles

Sophia Jane Myles is an English actress, best known as Madame de Pompadour in the Doctor Who episode “The Girl in the Fireplace” and Beth Turner in Moonlight.

Age 38


1984 – Gary Roberts

Gareth Michael “Gary” Roberts is an English professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic as an attacking Midfielder. Roberts has played in both the English football league system (playing in the Football League and Conference) as well as playing in the Welsh league, and has played in all three divisions of the Football League. Roberts was capped four times for England C when playing at semi-professional level.

Roberts played 80 times for Portsmouth scoring 20 goals between 2015 – 2017

Age 34


1989 – Lily Collins

    

Lily Jane Collins is a British-American actress, model, and writer. The daughter of English musician Phil Collins, and an American mother, Jill Tavelman, she was born in Surrey and moved to Los Angeles as a child. Her first screen role was at the age of two in the BBC series Growing Pains.

Age 29


2001 – Jada Facer

Jada Mae Facer is an American actress and singer. She is best known for playing the role of Joe’s daughter, Dani, on the sitcom Melissa & Joey from 2014 to 2015.

Age 17


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1958 – Christian Clemenson

Christian Dayton Clemenson is an American film and television actor. He is well known for his portrayal of Jerry “Hands” Espenson in the television series Boston Legal, for which he was nominated for three Emmy Awards and winning the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

Age 60


1962 – Clare Grogan

Claire Patricia Grogan, known professionally as Clare Grogan or sometimes as C. P. Grogan, is a Scottish actress and singer. She is best known as the lead singer of the 1980s new wave music group Altered Images and for supporting roles in the 1981 film Gregory’s Girl and the science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf as the first incarnation of Kristine Kochanski.

Age 56


1979 – Andy Griffin

Andrew Griffin is an English former footballer. He began his career at Stoke City, where he established a reputation as a solid wing-back defender. His impressive performances for Stoke led to him being signed by Newcastle United for a fee of £1.5million in January 1998. He spent six years on Tyneside before moving south to Portsmouth in 2004. He was unable to establish himself as first choice right back at Portsmouth and re-joined his old club Stoke on loan for the 2006–07 season.

Griffin played 48 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2006

Age 39


1986 – Olesya Rulin

    

Olesya Yurivna Rulin is a Russian-American actress. She is known for co-starring in all of the three films of the High School Musical franchise as Kelsi Nielsen. She also starred in the films Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008), Flying By (2009), Expecting Mary (2010), and Family Weekend (2013).

Age 32


1992 – Eliza Bennett

    

Eliza Hope Bennett is an English actress and singer. Her most notable roles have been those of Meggie Folchart in the film Inkheart, Tora in the film Nanny McPhee, Susan in From Time to Time and playing Holly Manson in the West End musical Loserville. Bennett starred on the MTV black comedy series Sweet/Vicious as Jules Thomas.

Age 26


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Mar 162018
 

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1963 – Kevin Smith

Kevin Tod Smith was a New Zealand actor and musician, best known for starring as the Greek god of war, Ares, in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and in its two spin-offs – Xena: Warrior Princess and Young Hercules.

Died: 15 February 2002

Aged 38


1971 – Alan Tudyk

Alan Wray Tudyk is an American actor and voice actor known for his roles as Hoban “Wash” Washburne in the space western television series Firefly and movie Serenity, Alpha in the science fiction TV series Dollhouse, Tucker McGee in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Steve the Pirate in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, and Wat in A Knight’s Tale.

Age 47


1986 – Alexandra Daddario

    

Alexandra Anna Daddario is an American actress and model. She is known for playing Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series, Blake Gaines in San Andreas, and Summer Quinn in Baywatch.

Age 32


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Mar 152018
 

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1969 – Gianluca Festa

Gianluca Festa is an Italian football coach and former player. He was most recently head coach of Como in Serie B. Festa played as a defender for clubs such as Internazionale and Roma, but is best known for his spells at Middlesbrough and Cagliari.

Festa played 29 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2002 – 2003

Age 49


1985 – Eva Amurri Martino

    

Eva Maria Olivia Amurri Martino, known professionally as Eva Amurri Martino, is an American film and television actress.

Age 33


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Mar 142018
 

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1945 – Jasper Carrott

Jasper Carrott, OBE (born Robert Norman Davis) is an English comedian, actor, television presenter, and personality.

Age 73


1947 – Jona Lewie

Jona Lewie (born John Lewis) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his 1980 UK hits “You’ll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties” and “Stop the Cavalry”.

Age 71


1973 – Betsy Brandt

Betsy Ann Brandt is an American actress. She portrayed Marie Schrader in Breaking Bad and co-stars in the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces.

Age 45


1974 – Grace Park

Grace Park is an American-Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Sharon “Boomer” Valerii and Sharon “Athena” Agathon on Battlestar Galactica, as well as Shannon Ng in the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont. Park starred as Officer Kono Kalakaua in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0, from 2010 until 2017.

Age 44


1980 – Mercedes McNab

Mercedes Alicia McNab is a Canadian actress whose most known performances include Harmony Kendall on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2001) and its spinoff Angel (2001–2004). She is also known for her role as pretentious Amanda Buckman in Addams Family Values (1993) and Misty in the horror films Hatchet (2007) and Hatchet 2 (2010).

Age 38


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Mar 132018
 

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1956 – Dana Delany

Dana Welles Delany is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, presenter, and health activist.

In the 2010s, from 2011 to 2013, Delany played the lead role of Megan Hunt on the ABC drama series Body of Proof. From 2014 to 2017, she played a co-starring role as Crystal Harris in the Amazon drama series Hand of God, which had been ordered to full series by Amazon Studios in October 2014.

Age 62


1976 – Martin Phillips

Martin John “Buster” Phillips is an English former professional footballer predicted by Alan Ball to be the first British £10 million pound player.

Phillips played 29 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 1998 – 2000

Age 42


1992 – Kaya Scodelario

Kaya Rose Scodelario-Davis is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Effy Stonem on the E4 teen drama Skins (2007-2010; 2013), Teresa Agnes in The Maze Runner film series and Carina Smyth in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).

Age 26


2000 – Jordyn Jones

    

Jordyn Jones is an actress, known for Dance Camp (2016), Todrick Hall: Freaks Like Me (2014) and Internet Famous (2016).

Age 18


Deaths



2012 – Cedric Sharpley

Born: 02 July 1951

Cedric Sharpley was born in South Africa.He was the mainstay of Numan’s studio and live band through most of the 1980s, Sharpley drummed on the albums Telekon, Dance, Warriors and Berserker, and several more Numan hits including “Complex”, “This Wreckage” and “She’s Got Claws”. He also played drums and programmed the electronic drums on “Fade To Grey”, the breakthrough song by the New Romantic outfit Visage, which was co-written by Payne and the Ultravox keyboard-player Billy Currie, another Numan accompanist, in 1979.

Died Aged 60


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1977 – Amdy Faye

Amdy Moustapha Faye is a Senegalese former footballer who played as a defensive midfielder and could also play as a centre back.

Faye played 52 times for Portsmouth between 003 – 2005

Age 41


1988 – Eoin Doyle

Eoin Doyle is an Irish professional footballer, currently playing for Oldham Athletic on loan from Preston North End.

Doyle played 12 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals in 2017

Age 30


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Mar 112018
 

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1946 – Mark Metcalf

Mark Howes Metcalf is an American television and film actor. In the 1997–2003 television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff, Angel, Metcalf played the ancient vampire supervillain, identified in the “BuffyVerse” as “The Master”. Coincidentally, he also played a character called “the Maestro”, whose real name was Robert “Bob” Cobb, on two episodes of Seinfeld.

Age 72


1952 – Douglas Adams

Douglas Noel Adams was an English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist. Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a “trilogy” of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams’s contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy’s Hall of Fame.

Died: 11 May 2001

Age 49


1963 – Alex Kingston

Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston is an English actress whose credits include the recurring role of River Song in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (2008–2015), Mrs. Bennet in the ITV1 period-drama fantasy Lost in Austen (2008) and Dinah Drake Lance in The CW’s Superhero fiction drama series Arrow (2013–2016).

Age 55


1981 – David Anders

David Anders Holt, known professionally as David Anders, is an American television and stage actor. He is best known for his roles as Julian Sark on Alias, as Cyrus Vanch on Arrow, as Adam Monroe on Heroes, as John Gilbert in the TV series The Vampire Diaries, as Victor Frankenstein / Dr. Whale on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, and as Blaine “DeBeers” McDonough on iZombie. Although Anders is American, a few of his roles have required him to use a British Home counties accent.

Age 37


1982 – Thora Birch

Thora Birch is an American actress. She made her film debut in Purple People Eater (1988), for which she won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Under Nine Years of Age, and rose to early prominence as a child star with her performances in films such as All I Want for Christmas (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Hocus Pocus (1993), Monkey Trouble (1994), Now and Then (1995) and Alaska (1996).

 

Age 36


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