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Toby Keith, chart-topping American country singer, dies aged 62 | Country

Toby Keith, the country singer who topped the US album chart four times, has died aged 62. A post on his website said he died on Monday surrounded by family, adding: “He fought his fight with grace and courage.”Keith had been suffering from stomach cancer. He announced his diagnosis in June 2022, saying that he had been in treatment for six months by that point.Born Toby Keith Covel in 1961 in Oklahoma, Keith had an all-American, blue-collar youth that helped to inform a hugely successful body of songwriting. As well as…

Dad’s Army actor Ian Lavender dies aged 77 | Dad’s Army

The Dad’s Army and EastEnders actor Ian Lavender has died at the age of 77, his agent has said.Lavender, who is best known for playing Private Pike in the classic BBC TV comedy, was also its last surviving regular cast member. He died on Friday morning.His hapless Pike frequently had run-ins with Captain George Mainwaring, played by Arthur Lowe, and was looked after by Sergeant Arthur Wilson, played by John Le Mesurier.Pike, the youngest member of the Home Guard troop and a bank clerk, would often refer to Wilson as Uncle…

Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett, bassist with Bob Marley and the Wailers, dies aged 77 | Reggae

Aston “Family Man” Barrett, bassist for Bob Marley and the Wailers, has died aged 77.The news was confirmed on Saturday by Olivia Grange, Jamaica’s minister for culture, who wrote on X (formerly Twitter): “I share with you my deep regret at the passing of Aston Francis Barrett, popularly known as ‘Family Man’ or ‘Fams’ … He died at the University of Miami Hospital in Florida in the United States early this morning.”Barrett was born in 1946 and grew up in Kingston, where he would help to lay the foundations for reggae and…

Carl Weathers dies; ex-Raider star played Apollo Creed in ‘Rocky’ films

By Mark Kennedy | Associated Press NEW YORK — Carl Weathers, a former NFL linebacker who became a Hollywood action movie and comedy star, playing nemesis-turned-ally Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” movies, facing-off against Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Predator” and teaching golf in “Happy Gilmore,” has died. He was 76. Matt Luber, his manager, said Weathers died Thursday. His family issued a statement saying he died “peacefully in his sleep.” Weathers was as comfortable flexing his muscles on the big screen in “Action Jackson”…

Carl Weathers dies at 76: Sylvester Stallone pays tribute to Apollo Creed actor | Hollywood

American actor Carl Weathers died at the age of 76 on Thursday, February 1. Weathers' family confirmed the news of his death in a statement, saying he “died peacefully in his sleep.” His death left fans of the Rocky franchise devastated as Weathers was most famous for his role as Apollo Creed. Following the news of Weathers' death, Sylvester Stallone, who starred alongside him in Rocky films, paid a touching tribute to his co-star. Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa and Carl Weathers as Apollo Creed in a still…

Isabelle Thomas death: Jameela Jamil leads tributes after filmmaker and aristocrat dies aged 39

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeIsabelle Thomas, the British documentary filmmaker and wife of Oscar-nominated Killers of the Flower Moon producer Bradley Thomas, has died aged 39 after falling from a hotel in Los Angeles. Thomas, also known as “Izzy”, died by suicide and was discovered “with multiple traumatic injuries” at the Hotel Angeleno, according to records from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s…

‘Rocky’ Star Carl Weathers Dies At 76, Hollywood Stars Pay Heartwarming Tributes Online

Carl Weathers, aka Apollo Creed, From Rocky Franchise, Passes Away At 76 (Photo Credit – wikimedia) Sylvester Stallone’s co-star Carl Weathers, known for playing Apollo Creed in the ‘Rocky Franchise,’ passed away, and his family broke the news on Friday. He was 76 years old. Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger took to their social media accounts to pay tribute to their beloved colleague. Carl’s family issued a statement breaking the tragic news of his demise. Scroll below to know the deets. Besides…

Wayne Kramer, co-founder of rock band MC5, dies aged 75 | Music

Wayne Kramer, the guitarist who co-created MC5 – one of the rawest, most influential and politically engaged bands in US history – has died aged 75. His Instagram page announced the news: “Wayne S Kramer. Peace be with you. April 30 1948 – February 2 2024.”Born and raised in Detroit, Kramer teamed with teenage friend and fellow guitarist Fred “Sonic” Smith, each of them influenced as much by free jazz as they were by R&B and rock’n’roll. Along with the frontman Rob Tyner, they made MC5 into an incendiary force in…

Wayne Kramer dies: Influential guitarist led MC5

Wayne Kramer, the influential guitarist of Michigan’s hard rock band MC5, has died. He was 75.Kramer died Friday, according to a joint announcement on his and MC5’s official Instagram pages. No cause of death was given. “PEACE BE WITH YOU” 🕊️,” the statement said, featuring a black and white portrait of the musician.Kramer — who spent his lifetime as a musician, activist, federal drug prisoner and a family man, led the notorious proto-punk band. MC5 released their debut album “Kick Out the Jams” in 1969, which was…

Carl Weathers, Rocky and Predator actor, dies aged 76 | Rocky

Carl Weathers, the actor whose credits include Rocky and Predator, has died at 76.His family released a statement through his agent to announce that he died “peacefully in his sleep” on 1 February.“Carl was an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life,” the statement continued. “Through his contributions to film, television, the arts and sports, he has left an indelible mark and is recognized worldwide and across generations. He was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner and friend.”Weathers was…