One year after publicly announcing he had brain cancer, Veteran US senator and war hero John McCain has stopped receiving treatment for his illness. Here's what we know about the former fighter pilot. How old is John McCain? John McCain will turn 82 on August 29. Born in Panama, he is a Republican political veteran. In 2008 he was the party's nominee for president - but was defeated by Barack Obama. McCain represented Arizona in the US House of Representatives between 1983-87 before being elected to the US Senate. Although a self-described conservative “foot soldier in the Reagan revolution,” McCain clashed with his party’s right wing on a number of issues. But he was a favourite among reporters, who admired what they saw as his directness. In July, he excoriated Donald Trump for his cosy summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, blasting the encounter as "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory." "The damage inflicted by … [Read more...] about How old is John McCain, what has his family said about his brain cancer and when did he serve in Vietnam?
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Here is our tribute to the entertainment giants, world-class footballers, political heavyweights and other notable figures who have passed away in 2018. Many, such as comedian Sir Ken Dodd, athletics hero Sir Roger Bannister and much-loved Leicestershire actor Bill Maynard reached a ripe old age. Some, such as Cranberries songstress Dolores O'Riorden, Swedish DJ Avicii and Irish singer Timmy Matley, died tragically young. In politics, Dame Tessa Jowell lost a year-long battle with cancer and Winnie Mandela, who campaigned tirelessly for the rights of South Africa's black majority, died aged 81. Footballers Ray Wilkins, Cyrille Regis, Jlloyd Samuel, Jimmy Armfield, Tommy Lawrence and Ray Wilson all got transfers to the great pitch in the sky. Heartfelt outpourings of grief followed the news that Supermarket Sweep presenter Dale Winton had passed away. Similarly, people were deeply saddened to hear that Chef Anthony Bourdin, another star of the small screen, had passed away. The … [Read more...] about These are the famous faces we lost in 2018
2018 is proving to be a tough year in terms of celebrities sadly passing away. So far high profile passings have included the likes of Dale Winton, Ray Wilkins and Peter Stringfellow, to name just a few. Here's a look at all of the celebrities we've lost in 2018 so far who have inspired generations. JUNE Anthony Bourdain Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died on June 8, aged 61. CNN, who he worked for, confirmed the news in a statement and revealed the cause of death as suicide. Bourdain had been in France working on an episode of his award-winning series Parts Unknown. His close friend, French chef Eric Ripert is reported to have found Bourdain unresponsive in his Strasbourg hotel room. Bourdain first shot to fame with the release of his book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures In The Culinary Underbelly, which became a New York Times bestseller. Alan O'Neill Sons of Anarchy star Alan O'Neill has died at the age of 47. The Irish-born actor is most famous for his role as Hugh in Sons of … [Read more...] about All the celebrities who have died so far in 2018
With the death of Peter Stringfellow today, we take a look back at all the names and faces we have lost from the celebrity world in 2018. It is 2016 which will always be remembered as the year when we said goodbye to huge name after huge name, from David Bowie to Fidel Castro. While 2017 was kinder, we still were forced to bid adieu to popular faces such as Bruce Forsyth and Keith Chegwin. However, 2018 looks to be following in the same footsteps as we've sadly said goodbye to some hugely popular and well-loved celebrities this year. With the Mirror , here’s a run-down of all the inspiring, well-known and stand-out individuals who have died in 2018 so far. MAY Peter Stringfellow Peter Stringfellow died aged 77 after a battle with cancer. The nightclub mogul, who had wanted to keep his illness private, died after spending time in hospital, a spokesman said. "It's very sad news. He passed away in the early hours of this morning. It was kept very private, he didn't want to tell. He … [Read more...] about All the celebrity deaths in 2018 from Peter Stringfellow to Ray Wilson
A salesman who suffered a brain tumour is suing Nokia for “significant” compensation which could hit £1million – in a case that could cost mobile phone firms a fortune. Father-of-six Neil Whitfield, 60, claims heavy mobile phone use in the late 1990s caused a deadly growth. His job meant using a phone for long spells – and in the days before it was illegal he had the gadget pressed to his ear while driving. Neil developed an acoustic neuroma tumour on a nerve between his inner ear and brain. He was left deaf in one ear after surgery in 2001 to remove a growth the size of a golf ball. He also suffers with balance problems. Neil said: “I have no doubt my tumour was caused by mobile phones. “I spent almost five years glued to my phone hours at a time until I was diagnosed. I could feel the heat coming off it. “I know this is going to be a real David and Goliath battle. It might take a while before it’s settled but I won’t … [Read more...] about Man sues Nokia for up to £1m claiming using mobile phone caused his brain tumour