Vangelis, Oscar-winning Composer of ‘Chariots of Fire’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ Dies at Age 79

Internationally acclaimed Greek composer Vangelis, known for composing landmark film scores of “Chariots of Fire” and “Blade Runner,” died in Paris on May 17 at the age of 72. The Athens News Agency reported Vangelis’ death on May 19, citing …

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World’s Oldest Person Dies at 119 in Japan

Fourth EstateKane Tanaka at age 119. - Tanaka Family

Kane Tanaka, recognized as the world’s oldest person, died at age 119. Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare announced that she died of old age in a hospital in Fukuoka on Tuesday last week. Born on January 2, 1903, …

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Soccer Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo Announces Death of Newborn Son

Cristiano Ronaldo and his wife Georgina Rodrguez announced the death of their newborn son on Monday. Ronaldo’s wife Rodriguez gave birth to twins, but only their daughter survived, while their son’s cause of death remains unclear.  “It is with our …

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Iconic Comedian Gilbert Gottfried Dies at Age 67

Fourth EstateIconic Comedian Gilbert Gottfried Dies at Age 67

Gilbert Gottfried, an iconic comedian and actor, died at age 67 after a “long illness,” his family said on April 12. “We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness,” his family announced …

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Doraemon Co-creator Fujiko A. Fujio Dies at 88

Fourth EstateDoraemon Co-creator Fujiko A. Fujio Dies at 88

Fujiko A. Fujio, the co-creator of the iconic manga series Doraemon, has died at age 88 on Thursday. Fujiko A. Fujio, whose real name was Motoo Abiko, died in his home in Kawasaki, Tokyo. Local police reports said that Fujiko …

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Bobby Rydell, 60s Teen Idol, Dies at 79

Fourth EstateBobby Rydell - W. Jeffrey Brown

Bobby Rydell, teen rock idol in the 1960s and star of the movie musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” died on Tuesday. He was 79. Rydell died of complications of non-COVID-19 related pneumonia at a hospital in his hometown Philadelphia, according to …

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French Fashion Photographer Patrick Demarchelier Dies at 78

Fourth EstatePatrick Demarchelier at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. - David Shankbone

Patrick Demarchelier, the fashion photographer who worked with high-profile figures including Princess Diana, Beyonce, and Jennifer Lopez, has died at the age of 78 on Thursday. Demarchelier also worked on advertising campaigns for Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Tommy Hilfiger, …

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Music Entrepreneur and Youtube Star Jamal Edwards Dies at Age 31

Jamal Edwards, British music entrepreneur and Youtube star, died at the age of 31 on Feb. 20 morning. No other details on Edwards’ death has been released. “British music and entertainment has lost one of its brightest stars,” London Mayor …

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