Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Val Doonican, 88 (1927 - 2015)

    Val Doonican

    Val Doonican, an Irish singer who appeared regularly on the BBC Television Network as host of "The Val Doonican Show," died Wednesday, July 1. He was 88. The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Val Doonican, an easygoing Irish singer whose warm style and fondness for knitwear made him an icon of light entertainment, has died. He was 88.Doonican's family said he died Wednesday at a nursing home...

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  • Philippine Boat Capsize Victims (2015)

    Philippine Boat Capsize Victims

    A boat ferrying 189 people capsized in the central Philippines, minutes after leaving port, the Philippine National Red Cross said Thursday, according to CNN. The local Coast Guard reported that at least 36 people have died, with 118 survivors, and another 19 still missing, according to CNN Philippines.

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  • Nicholas Winton, 106 (1909 - 2015)

    Nicholas Winton

    Nicholas Winton was a 29-year-old working at a stock exchange in 1938 when he learned that Jewish residents of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia would be rounded up and sent to concentration camps. Then he arranged for trains to carry Jewish children from occupied Prague to Britain. Winton, who died Wednesday at 106, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for his efforts to establish the ...

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  • Patrick Macnee, 93 (1922 - 2015)

    Patrick Macnee

    Patrick Macnee, who played a stylish secret agent on the 1960s television series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93. Macnee, who died Thursday of natural causes in Rancho Mirage, California, played John Steed on the TV program, which debuted in the U.S. in 1966 and ran for eight years in syndication. Macnee's character in the series was partnered with a series of beautiful women. The most...

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  • Massachusetts Plane Crash Victims (2015)

    Massachusetts Plane Crash Victims

    Three people died Sunday evening in Massachusetts after a small plane crashed into a single-family home, according to Massachusetts State Police. At about 6 p.m. Sunday, the small plane crashed into the home in Plainville, Massachusetts. "As a result of the plane crash, the house immediately caught fire," Massachusetts State Police said in a post to the department's Facebook page. "The four...

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