Lots of famous names have died this year - from some of the greatest sports men and women to actors and actresses, singers and politicians. Here, thanks to our colleagues at The Mirror, we take a look at all of the celebrities we've lost in 2018 so far who have inspired generations. DECEMBER June Whitfield Comedy legend Dame June Whitfield passed away on December 28, aged 93. Her career in TV and film spanned decades including popular sitcom Terry and June, Jennifer Saunders creation Absolutely Fabulous and the Carry On movie series. Frank Adonis Frank Adonis died on December 26, at the age of 83. The actor was best known for his roles in some of Martin Scorsese's most famous films, such as Goodfellas. The sad news was confirmed by his wife Denise, who told TMZ he died at his home in Las Vegas following a long battle with various health issues. She said her husband had been sick for the last couple of years, mainly due to problems with his kidneys. Sister Wendy Beckett Sister Wendy … [Read more...] about Celebrity deaths in 2018: These are the famous faces we lost this year
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2017 was a tough year, as we said goodbye to some of our best known and well-loved figures - from Sir Bruce Forsyth and Keith Chegwin to John Hurt and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. And the losses have continued into 2018 with famous names from Verne Troyer to Ken Dodd, Avicii to Dale Winton, and Jim Bowen to Leslie Grantham sadly passing away. Fans have shared their memories and fellow stars paid tribute as they remembered those we have lost. Here's a look at all of the celebrities we've lost in 2018 so far who have inspired generations. DECEMBER June Whitfield Comedy legend Dame June Whitfield passed away on December 28, aged 93. Her career in TV and film spanned decades including popular sitcom Terry and June, Jennifer Saunders creation Absolutely Fabulous and the Carry On movie series. Frank Adonis Frank Adonis died on December 26, at the age of 83. The actor was best known for his roles in some of Martin Scorsese's most famous films, such as Goodfellas. The sad news was confirmed … [Read more...] about Celebrity deaths in 2018
For a brief second in the Convention Centre, the returning boss feared that Germany and Holland would be Ireland's obstacles in a must-qualify campaign. However, a UEFA rule stating that no more than two of the 12 co-hosts can be drawn in the same group gave Ireland a pass. It landed them a kinder passage, albeit one that brings with it an awkward trip down memory lane. Some time soon, there will be a time where Ireland don't play Denmark, or speak of the perils of a forthcoming trip to Tbilisi. At least McCarthy will have time to build up towards those dates with an opening date away to Gibraltar - with the venue yet to be decided - and a home match with the Georgians presenting a welcoming double header in March, although the flip side of that is the pressure will be on from the outset. There will be no free-shot bonus territory with the bounce off a new management team. Switzerland are the top dog in the group, and both encounters with Vladimir Petkovic's team are pencilled in for … [Read more...] about McCarthy the smiling assassin has revenge on his mind
The incident with the Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait became one of the most notorious attempts to cross Russian border in the last years. The crossing was prevented and the incident resulted in no deaths or major injuries. The attempt, however, becomes another major episode among other high-profile cases of illegal crossings of the Soviet and Russian state borders. On April 8, 1950, a US Navy PB4Y-2 Privateer was shot down by a Soviet fighter La-11 over the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Latvia, south of Liepaja. All 10 crew members died. READ MORE: US Spy Plane Enters Black Sea Area Amid Ukraine-Russia Naval Tensions — Reports In May 1950, two US F-51 Mustang aircraft violated the air border near Uelkal airfield in Chukotka. An air battle occurred between the two Soviet fighters La-11 and two F-51. As a result of the fight, one F-51 was shot down and one Soviet aircraft was … [Read more...] about High-Profile Cases of Illegal Crossings of Russia’s, Soviet Borders
Malta’s eagerly-awaited home debut in the inaugural UEFA Nations League is fast approaching. On Monday, September 10, the national team, led by coach Ray Farrugia, take on Azerbaijan at the National Stadium, our first home outing in Group D3 of the UEFA Nations League. Tickets for this match are now available for sale. “I’m looking forward to this competition, especially after the positive training camp we had in Austria and the friendlies we played against Armenia and Georgia a few months ago,” Farrugia said when announcing the provisional squad for the upcoming games against Faroe Islands (away on September 7) and Azerbaijan. “We are eager to start the UEFA Nations League. The players are very keen as well. I believe that, with the right preparation as we had in Austria, we can aspire to achieve good results.” Farrugia’s tenure as Malta coach got off to a very positive start as Malta drew 1-1 in a friendly match against Armenia in Austria … [Read more...] about Malta vs Azerbaijan – Grab your ticket!