MUSICIAN Chas Hodges died of pneumonia after keeping cancer "under control", his heartbroken family revealed today. The talented pianist – one half of the singing duo Chas and Dave – died at the age of 74 in the early hours of Saturday morning. His family today emphasised that the star had started to recover from cancer and they added that he would have wanted to give hope to other patients suffering with the disease. In a statement shared on the official Chas and Dave Twitter profile, Hodges' relatives and his musical partner Dave Peacock said that doctors had ruled he died from pneumonia. A statement issued on Saturday morning announcing Hodges' death had previously confirmed he had recently received successful treatment for oesophageal cancer. The message on Tuesday read: "Chas' wife Joan, his children and Dave have been overwhelmed by the many thousands of messages of love and support and would like to thank everyone for those. "For the record, we would like to clarify … [Read more...] about Chas Hodges’ family reveal the musician died of pneumonia aged 74 after battling oesophageal cancer
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The family of Chas Hodges have revealed his cause of death, following reports the late musician died of cancer. Hodges' relatives and musical partner Dave Peacock said on Tuesday that doctors ruled the 74-year-old died from pneumonia. In a statement, shared on the official Chas and Dave Twitter profile, they also thanked fans for their "overwhelming support". A statement issued on Saturday morning announcing Hodges' death previously confirmed he had recently received successful treatment for oesophageal cancer. The message on Tuesday read: "Chas' wife Joan, his children and Dave have been overwhelmed by the many thousands of messages of love and support and would like to thank everyone for those. "For the record, we would like to clarify that Chas did not die of cancer. The doctor's final diagnostic was pneumonia and the cancer was under control at the time of death. "We feel this is important to state as Chas wanted to bring comfort and hope to people suffering with cancer through his … [Read more...] about Chas Hodges’ family reveal late musician’s cause of death
By Irene FeighanWHEN his weight began to pile up, Eurovision star Paul Harrington did not take it lightly. He noticed he was slowing down and that he could no longer wear his stylish clothes. “For a good two to three years, I was dressing more casually. I was always quite a sharp dresser and I really, really liked that,” he says.He decided to take action and over four months, dramatically lost three stone. His approach was decisive and simple: cut it out. “I cut out red meat, chicken, dairy and the obvious things like bread.”However, there was cake recently when he celebrated his birthday with friends at his local pub, Kennedys — “they had a Black Forest gateau for us”— while watching the final of the Eurovision Song Contest on a big screen.“I loved Ryan’s song and I was really invested in it this year. I was raging at the result. I thought his performance was brilliant. The result didn’t make sense to me.”Aged 58, … [Read more...] about Rock ‘n’ roll kid: Musician Paul Harrington on playing the long game
Award-winning author and satirist Philip Roth has died at 85, leaving behind an incredible body of work that’s uncompromising style will continue to challenge readers. One particularly provocative novel, The Plot Against America, will soon get a new lease of life as a television show, the writer and producer of The Wire, David Simon, adapting the novel into a six-part mini-series. The news was initially announced earlier this year, in a New York Times interview with Roth during which the author spoke about the novel and its unnerving parallels with the real world. The Plot Against America was published in 2004 and features an alternative history where Charles Lindbergh wins the 1940 presidential election. Following the event, anti-Semitism becomes mainstream American policy, and the country agrees to not interfere with Nazi Germany’s expansion into Europe. When the novel was released, many critics saw the novel as a … [Read more...] about As Philip Roth dies, The Wire creator is adapting his Trump prescient book The Plot Against America
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