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  1. Widow Shopping

    Diane Pearson, widow of Irish actor Richard Leech, has died aged 85. She was also an award winning book editor, working with the likes of Terry Pratchett, Kate Atkinson and Jilly Cooper, and an author in her own right.
  2. Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    Stephen Wooldridge, an Australian cyclist who won Gold at the 2004 Athens Games, has died aged 39. Edit: Guardian, Independent and Daily Mail obituaries. Zdravko Hebel, a Yugoslav water polo player who won Gold at the 1968 Mexico City games, has died aged 74. He also served President of the Croatian Olympic Committee from 2000 to 2002.
  3. 18. Robert Mugabe

    Mondays are shite to begin with, but today hasn't been the best for Mr Mugabe. His wife faces a legal battle after beating up a model, his Vice-President has been hospitalised, and one of his Ministers has died.
  4. Baseball

    Danny Walton, MLB player for the Houston Astros (1968, 1977), Seattle Pilots (1969), Milwaukee Brewers (1970-1971), New York Yankees (1971), Minnesota Twins (1973, 1975), Los Angeles Dodgers (1976) and the Texas Rangers (1980), has died aged 70. Paul Casanova, MLB player for the Washington Senators (1965-1971) and the Atlanta Braves (1972-1974), has died aged 75. He was featured in 1 All-Star game for the American League (1967). Don Gross, MLB player for the Cincinnati Redlegs (1955-1957) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1958-1960), has died aged 86.
  5. The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Alistair Eccles, a convicted money launderer and the ex-husband of Jessica Cunningham, has died aged 35. The Sun, Daily Star, Evening Standard and Daily Mail also cover the story.
  6. Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    Gordon Stanley Ostere, an author by the pen name of Richard Gordon (IMDb), has died aged 95. He wrote the Doctor novel series, which later turned into both a film series featuring the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Dirk Bogarde, and a TV series. Edit: BBC, Telegraph, Guardian obituaries.
  7. The Dead Of 2017

    Joe Bologna (IMDb), American actor, has died aged 82 from pancreatic cancer. He featured in many films, including My Favourite Year, Blame It On Rio, Transylvania 6-5000, Big Daddy and Ice Age: The Meltdown. He leaves behind his wife, Renée Taylor - a DDP pick. Edit: Daily Mail, Guardian obituaries.
  8. British Science Fiction Series

    Victor Pemberton, script writer for The Adventures of Black Beauty, Fraggle Rock and Doctor Who, has died aged 85. During his time as a writer for Doctor Who, he wrote the Fury From The Deep serial in 1968, which featured the first appearance of the Sonic Screwdriver.
  9. 24. Queen Elizabeth II

    I'm not particularly convinced but here is an article about The Queen 'abdicating' if anyone is interested.
  10. Political Frailty

    Al McCandless, a Republican congressman respresenting California (1983-1995), has died aged 90.
  11. From Cleric To Relic

    Michael Manktelow, Bishop of Basingstoke (1977-1993), died on the 24th July aged 89, and has received a Telegraph obituary.
  12. Andy Ripley and other boofheads

    Chris Hesketh, who had 3 caps for England (1968-1969) and 24 caps for Great Britain (1970-1974), including at the 1970 and 1972 Rugby World Cups, has died.
  13. Maggie Smith

    Mugabe displaying signs of memory loss and confusion here. Maybe he will be number 9.
  14. Widow Shopping

    Lady Cudlipp, widow of the late Baron Cudlipp, has died aged 87. Edit: Telegraph, Mirror obituaries.
  15. The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Blanche Blackwell, mother of record producer Chris Blackwell and Ian Fleming's mistress, has died aged 104.