May 182018
 

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1962

Barry Horne

Age 56
Barry Horne is a Welsh former professional footballer, former chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association and sports television pundit.

Horne played 79 times for Portsmouth scoring 7 goals between 1987 – 1989
1983

Gary O'Neil

Age 35
Gary Paul O'Neil is an English professional footballer who plays for Bristol City. O'Neil has previously played for West Ham UnitedPortsmouth where he was the Player of the Season in 2006, WalsallCardiff CityMiddlesbroughQueens Park Rangers and Norwich City.

O'Neil played 192 times for Portsmouth scoring 17 goals between 2000 – 2007


Deaths



1980

Ian Curtis

(Born: 15 Jul 1956)

Died Aged 23
Ian Kevin Curtis was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk rock band Joy Division. Joy Division released their debut album, Unknown Pleasures, in 1979 and recorded their follow-up, Closer, in 1980.


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1956 – Peter Hook

Peter Hook is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is best known as the bassist and co-founder of English rock bands Joy Division and New Order.

Hook formed the band which was to become Joy Division with Bernard Sumner in 1976. Following the death of lead singer Ian Curtis in 1980, the band reformed as New Order, and Hook played bass with them until 2007.

Hook has recorded one album with Revenge (One True Passion), two albums with Monaco (Music for Pleasure and Monaco) and one album with Freebass (It’s a Beautiful Life), serving as bassist, keyboardist and lead vocalist. He is currently the lead singer and bassist for Peter Hook and the Light.

Age 62


1959 – Dave Pullar

David Pullar  is an English former footballer who played as a winger.

Pullar began his career at Portsmouth before moving to Exeter City in 1979. He played a role in the Grecians’ most successful period in the Third Division, including an 8th-place finish in 1980 and a famous FA Cup run in 1981, before joining Crewe Alexandra in 1983 where he spent four years.

Pullar played 105 times for Portsmouth scoring 7 goals between 1976 – 1979

Age 59


1962 – Hugh Dennis

Peter Hugh Dennis, known professionally as Hugh Dennis, is an English comedian, actor, writer, impressionist and voice-over artist, best known for being one half of Punt and Dennis with comedy partner Steve Punt, and playing Pete Brockman, the father in the BBC One sitcom Outnumbered. Since 2005, Dennis has been a regular panellist on the BBC Two satirical comedy show Mock the Week. Since October 2014, Dennis has appeared in the sitcom Not Going Out as Toby.

Age 56


1968 – Kelly Hu

Kelly Ann Hu is an American actress, voice artist, former fashion model and beauty queen. She was Miss Teen USA 1985 and Miss Hawaii USA 1993. Hu starred as Dr. Rae Chang on the American television soap opera Sunset Beach and as Michelle Chan on the American television police drama series Nash Bridges. She has also starred in numerous films including The Scorpion King (2002) as Sorceress Cassandra, Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) as Sona, X2 as Yuriko Oyama/Lady Deathstrike (2003), The Tournament (2009) as Lai Lai Zhen, and White Frog (2012).

Hu has had recurring roles as Pearl on the CW series The Vampire Diaries, as China White on the CW series Arrow, as Abigail Cho on the Syfy series Warehouse 13, as Stacy Hirano in the animated series Phineas and Ferb, and as Oroku Karai/Hamato Miwa on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Age 50


1979 – Lucy Brown

Lucy Brown is an English actress best known for dual roles in the TV series Primeval.

Age 39


1979 – Mena Suvari

Mena Alexandra Suvari is an American actress, fashion designer, and model. Shortly after beginning her career as a model, she appeared in guest roles on such 1990s television shows as Boy Meets World and High Incident.

She made her film debut in the drama Nowhere (1997). She achieved international fame for her roles as Angela Hayes in American Beauty and Heather Gardner in American Pie (both 1999), the former earning her a BAFTA Award nomination. She reprised her role as Heather in American Pie 2 (2001) and American Reunion (2012). She also appeared in The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999), Loser (2000), Sugar & Spice (2001), Spun (2002), Trauma (2004), and the HBO drama series Six Feet Under (2001–2005).

Suvari is a model for Lancôme cosmetics and print ads for Lancôme Paris Adaptîve and has been featured in several fashion blogs and magazines such as Vogue. She is a long-time supporter and activist for the African relief organization, the African Medical and Research Foundation.

Age 39


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1956

Bernard Sumner

Age 62
Bernard Sumner, also briefly known as Bernard Albrecht, is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He is a founding member of both Joy Division and New Order, and is widely credited with the latter band's move towards electronica and synthpop.
1958

Matt Frewer

Age 60
Matthew George Frewer, commonly called Matt Frewer, is an American Canadian actor, singer, voice artist and comedian. Acting since 1983, he is best known for portraying the 1980s icon Max Headroom and Doctor Leekie in the Canadian science fiction drama Orphan Black (2013–17).
1962

Robin Guthrie

Age 56
Robin Andrew Guthrie is a Scottish musician, songwriter, composer, record producer and audio engineer, best known as the co-founder of the alternative rock band Cocteau Twins. During his career Guthrie has performed guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums and other musical instruments, in addition to programming, sampling and sound processing.
1994

Miles Storey

Age 24
Miles James Storey is an English professional footballer, who plays for Partick Thistle as a forward.

Storey played 22 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals in 2014
1995

Adam Webster

Age 23
Adam Harry Webster is an English footballer who plays for Ipswich Town. He is naturally a centre back.

Webster played 81 times for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 2012 – 2016


Deaths



2017

Paul Went

(Born: 12 Oct 1949)

Died Aged 67
Paul Went was an English footballer with a quick turn of pace who played professionally for five clubs over a fifteen-year period. He was one of that generation who bridged the gap between terminological eras, beginning his career as a centre-half and ending it as a central defender despite playing a similar role throughout.

Went played 111 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1973 – 1976


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