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  • 'The Lord of the Rings' cinematographer Andrew Lesnie dies at the age of 59 4 days ago

    Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, whose career spanned nearly 40 years and included 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' franchise, died of a heart attack on Monday, 27th April at the age of 59. In 2002, he won his first and only Oscar for 'Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of...
  • Sachin Tendulkar pays tribute to Richie Benaud April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Friday paid tribute to former Australian captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud, who passed away in Sydney. "#RIPRichie Wonderful personality who was always warm and encouraging. Had great insights on the game...fondly remember our discussion on the art of leg spin along with...
  • Former Australia captain Richie Benaud dies at the age of 84 April 10, 2015

    Former Australia captain Richie Benaud, the celebrated 'voice of cricket' in the commentary box, has died at the age of 84 after battling skin cancer. A giant figure in the game both on and off the field, Benaud died peacefully in his sleep in a Sydney hospice late on Thursday, his...
  • Beyonce Knowles releases love song 'Die With You' to mark 7 years of marriage to Jay Z April 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: To mark seven years of her marriage to rapper Jay Z, singer Beyonce Knowles treated her fans with a special gift by releasing her new single 'Die With You' on music streaming site Tidal. "Cause darling I wake up just to sleep with you. I open my eyes so...
  • Architect of modern Singapore and its first PM Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91 March 23, 2015

    Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, died on Monday aged 91, triggering a flood of tributes to the man who oversaw the tiny city-state's rapid rise from a British colonial backwater to a global trade and financial center. US President Barack Obama described Lee, who ruled Singapore for three...
  • Eminent journalist and Editorial Chairman of Outlook Magazine Vinod Mehta dies March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior journalist and editorial chairman of Outlook Magazine Vinod Mehta died in New Delhi on Sunday after a prolonged illness. The 72-year-old journalist was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine. He breathed his last at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he was admitted. He died...
  • Bruce Willis to make Broadway debut in Stephen King play March 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: Hollywood action star Bruce Willis is poised to make his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Stephen King's acclaimed novel Misery. The 59-year-old 'Die Hard' star will take on the role of bedridden writer Paul Sheldon, the role James Caan portrayed in the acclaimed 1990 movie version of...
  • Lata Mangeshkar praises PM Modi's 'Beti Bachao...' campaign January 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar Saturday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nationwide 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' campaign for saving the girl child and fighting against female foeticide. The 85-year-old Bharat Ratna, who is also called the 'Nightingale of India' for her melodious voice, took to micro-blogging site Twitter to wish Modi success...
  • Anesthesiologist involved in Joan Rivers' death identified January 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: The anesthesiologist who was responsible for Joan Rivers' throat procedure has been identified. The anesthesiologist, who reportedly could prevent Rivers' death, was Renuka Reddy Bankulla, reported Ace Showbiz. Renuka was among three physicians attending the comedian's throat procedure alongside former Yorkville Endoscopy medical director Lawrence Cohen and NYC ear,...
  • Siliguri: Two dead, three injured after fire broke out in a hotel December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Two tourists from Kolkata died after a fire broke out at a hotel in Siliguri, West Bengal. The fire broke out around 1 am on Tuesday night. Reportedly, three others were injured and are now receiving medical treatment. Preliminary reports suggest that a short circuit may have caused...
  • Malayalam filmmaker Madhu Kaithapram dies December 30, 2014

    Kozhikode: Malayalam filmmaker Madhu Kaithapram, who won the National award for his much-acclaimed debut venture 'Ekantham', died at a private hospital here due to diabetes related complication. The 44-year-old director was undergoing treatment for diabetes at the hospital here since the past few days. He died at around 11.30 pm last...
  • Telugu actor PJ Sharma passes away at 70 December 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: Popular Telugu actor and dubbing artist P.J. Sharma breathed his last at his residence here Sunday. He was 70. "He has been unwell for a while. He suffered a heart attack and passed away at his house," a family source told IANS. Born in Vizianagaram, Sharma started his career as a...
  • Veteran comedian Deven Verma passes away at 78 December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Iconic Bollywood actor Deven Verma died in Pune on Tuesday morning after a severe cardiac attack, and kidney failure. Deven was 78. Deven Varma is still remembered for his comic roles. He had worked with eminent filmmakers like Basu Chatterji, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Gulzar. Besides acting in several...
  • After Phil Hughes, cricket umpire dies on the field hit by a ball November 29, 2014

    Jerusalem: An umpire and former captain of Israel's national cricket team died after being hit by a ball, just two days after the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes due to a freak head injury left the sports world reeling. The Israel cricket association said Hillel Oscar died after being hit...
  • Paul Walker's legacy lives through charity: brother November 28, 2014

    London, Nov 28 (PTI) Actor Paul Walker's brother believes the late star's legacy lives on through his charity Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW). The 'Fast and Furious' star - who died in a car crash last November - established Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW) to provide relief in areas affected by natural disasters...
  • Timeline: Phillip Hughes, 1988-2014 November 27, 2014

    Here is the timeline on Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday. - Born: Nov. 30 1988 in Macksville, New South Wales - Grew up on a banana farm before moving to Sydney. Made his first-class debut for NSW in 2007 at 18 and became the youngest to score a...
  • Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes dies after being hit by a bouncer November 27, 2014

    25-year-old Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes died at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital on Wednesday after failing to recover from a blow on the head he suffered while batting in a Sheffield Shield match three days ago. Hughes, who was rushed to the hospital, in a critical state failed to recover after a...
  • How did a 10-month pregnant Emily Blunt save Meryl Streep's life on the sets of 'Into the Woods'? November 26, 2014

    London: Actor James Corden has revealed he feared Meryl Streep was going to die when they filmed upcoming musical fantasy film 'Into the Woods'. The 36-year-old actor said he could not help but also worry about his own future when his veteran co-star caught her shoe on her dress as she...
  • RIP Ravi Chopra (1946-2014): Lesser known facts about 'Baghban' director November 12, 2014

    Filmmaker Ravi Chopra, who was admitted to Breach Candy hospital, died at around 3.30 pm today. "He passed away today at around 3.30 p.m. His funeral most probably will take place tomorrow at around 11," a source close to Ravi Chopra's family had stated. Ravi garnered huge popularity and...
  • 'Baghban' director Ravi Chopra dies at 68; he was battling lung cancer November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ravi Chopra who was hospitalised in Breach Candy hospital passed away at around 3.30 p.m Wednesday, a family source confirmed. "He passed away today at around 3.30 p.m. His funeral most probably will take place tomorrow at around 11," a source close to Ravi Chopra's family told IANS. He is...
  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82 October 21, 2014

    Reuters: Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82. An individual taking calls at the designer's home in Connecticut on Monday night confirmed his...
  • Joan Rivers died of complication during medical procedure October 17, 2014

    (Reuters) - Comedian Joan Rivers, who passed away last month at the age of 81, died of a complication during a medical procedure, the New York Chief Medical Examiner's Office said on Thursday. Rivers was having an examination of the back of the throat and vocal cords at a New York...
  • 'SNL' actress Jan Hooks dies aged 57: agent's office October 10, 2014

    Reuters: Actress Jan Hooks, best known for portraying first ladies Hillary Clinton, Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s, died in New York, the office of her agent Lisa Lieberman said on Thursday. She was 57. Hooks performed alongside comedians such as Dana Carvey and the...
  • Bandleader Nati Cano, leading figure in mariachi music, dies at 81 October 5, 2014

    (Reuters) - Grammy-winning mariachi bandleader Nati Cano, who stirred American audiences with the folk sounds of his native Mexico and played a key role in helping to teach young people how to play the music, has died at age 81, a bandmate said on Saturday. Cano died on Friday at a...
  • Man gets life imprisonment for burning to death wife in UP September 23, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his wife by setting her ablaze, with the court relying on her dying declaration though all the witnesses turned hostile during the trial. Additional District Sessions Judge Arvind Upadhaye convicted Nitu under Section 302 (murder) of IPC, according to government...
  • Srinivas: The 'low notes' that he kept away from Mandolin and music September 22, 2014

    On Friday, September 19, 2014, I logged into my Facebook account in the afternoon, to find numerous posts on the untimely death of Mandolin Srinivas, a child prodigy and an international musical legend. Aside from the many posts hoping that his soul rests in peace, I read several posts which...