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The passing of two influential figures has plunged the media and music industries into mourning: Harold Mitchell, a titan in advertising and media, and Jimmy Van Eaton, one of the Sun Record's most prominent musicians. Both Mitchell and Van Eaton will be remembered not only for their professional achievements but also for their profound...
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The world of television and radio has lost a true icon. Steve Wright, a beloved presenter known for his work on the show Top of the Pops and various BBC programs, passed away at 69. His family confirmed the news, leaving fans and colleagues mourning. His family's statement to the BBC read: 'It is with deep sorrow and profound regret that...
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Adele Springsteen, the mother of legendary musician Bruce Springsteen, has passed away at the age of 98. The news was shared by the 'Born in the USA' singer, who took to social media to pay a heartfelt tribute to his beloved mother. In a poignant post, the 74-year-old rock icon shared a touching video of him dancing with his mother to the...
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The world of rugby union is in mourning following the death of one of its most iconic figures, Barry John, who passed away at the age of 79. Known as 'The King' in the rugby world, his passing marks the end of an era for the sport, leaving fans and fellow players alike to reflect on his remarkable career and enduring legacy. John’s...
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The music world has lost another of its shining stars with the peaceful passing of Henry Fambrough, the last surviving original member of the legendary R&B group The Spinners. At the age of 85, Fambrough's voice has fallen silent, but the legacy of his music continues to resonate with fans around the globe. Henry Fambrough's journey with...
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The Australian property landscape has lost a titan with the passing of billionaire property developer and philanthropist Lang Walker AO at the age of 78. Meanwhile, the Australian television industry is also mourning the loss of one of its own, as news of Troy Beckwith's untimely death at the age of 48 has been confirmed by his former...
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Australia has bid farewell to one of its most remarkable residents, Catherina van der Linden, who passed away peacefully on January 26, 2024, at the venerable age of 111. The aged care facility in Adelaide, South Australia (SA), where she spent her final years, confirmed the news of her passing. In a statement, the facility said...
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Carl Weathers, an athlete turned Hollywood star known for his iconic roles in the Rocky series and The Mandalorian, has passed away at the age of 76. His manager, Matt Luber, confirmed the news, stating that Weathers died ‘peacefully in his sleep’. His family issued a statement expressing their grief and thanking fans for their support during...
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Australia mourns the loss of one of its most dedicated public servants, Michael Egan, who passed away at 75. Egan, who served as the longest-serving treasurer of New South Wales (NSW), leaves behind a legacy of economic reform and public service that spanned nearly a quarter of a century. Egan's political journey began in 1978 when he was...
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The music world and fans alike are mourning alongside The Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson following the announcement of his wife Melinda's passing at the age of 77. The couple's enduring love story and Melinda's profound impact on both Wilson's life and the lives of their five adopted children have touched hearts globally as tributes pour in to...
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The world of theatre is mourning as it bids farewell to one of its brightest stars, Chita Rivera. The Tony Award-winning actress, whose illustrious career spanned an incredible seven decades, passed away at 91. Her death was confirmed by her long-time friend, Merle Frimark, who expressed immense personal sorrow at the loss of the beloved...
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The world of music mourns the loss of a true icon, Melanie Safka-Schekeryk, known to her fans simply as Melanie. She passed away on January 23, 2024, at the age of 76. The singer-songwriter rose to fame in the wake of the legendary Woodstock festival. She topped the charts with her unforgettable hit 'Brand New Key' and the Rolling Stones cover...
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The tennis world is mourning as it bids farewell to one of its most iconic figures, Alan Mills. The long-serving Wimbledon tournament referee, affectionately known as the 'Rain Man', passed away at 88 during the Australian Open. This loss has left a void in the sport, sparking an outpouring of grief and tributes from across the globe...
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Australia’s abysmal rates of extinctions and land clearing since European colonisation are infamous globally. Our national environmental legislation has largely failed to protect biodiversity, including many threatened plants, animals and ecological communities. But change is afoot. The federal government is reforming our national...
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Schindler’s List, released 30 years ago, remains Steven Spielberg’s most highly acclaimed and emotionally sapping film. Winning seven Academy Awards, including best picture and best director, it was widely praised for its portrayal of the horrors of the Holocaust. Schindler’s List marked a turning point in Spielberg’s career. The director...
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The cricket community and the world of science fiction and television are in a state of mourning following the passing of two legends: John McMahon, a revered figure in the cricketing world, and Gary Graham, a veteran actor best known for his roles in Star Trek: Enterprise and Alien Nation. McMahon, who passed away at the age of 91, was known...
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The world is mourning the loss of iconic singer Mary Weiss, and the son of famous civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, Dexter Scott King. Mary, the lead singer of the 1960s pop group the Shangri-Las, passed away at the age of 75 in Palm Springs, California. The cause of her death remains undisclosed. On the other hand, Dexter, the...
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The entertainment industry is in mourning following the announcement of the passing of two well-loved actors: Cindy Morgan, renowned for her memorable performances in the classic films Caddyshack and Tron, and David Soul, best known for his pivotal role in the iconic television series Starsky and Hutch. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's...
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The world of tennis is mourning the loss of one of its most respected voices. Veteran British tennis journalist Mike Dickson, known for his insightful coverage and deep love for the sport, tragically passed away at the age of 59 while covering the Australian Open in Melbourne. His sudden death has sent shockwaves through the tennis...
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Lynne Marta, the beloved actress known for her role in the iconic 1984 musical drama Footloose, sadly passed away at the age of 78. Her death, which occurred on January 12 in her Los Angeles home, was confirmed by her close friend Chris Saint-Hilaire to the media. Marta's passing comes after a long, private battle with cancer and just a...
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Australia mourns the loss of Dallas Hayden, the beloved wife of former Governor-General and Labor Party Leader Bill Hayden, who passed away peacefully at her Queensland home at the age of 87. Her death comes as a double blow to the family, occurring just months after the death of her husband, a stalwart of Australian politics. Dallas...
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The Australian football community is in mourning following the tragic discovery of former Socceroos player Stephen Laybutt's body in bushland. The 46-year-old, who represented Australia in 15 matches from 2000 to 2004, was last seen alive in Casuarina, northern New South Wales. His sudden disappearance and subsequent death have left friends...
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Fans of beloved television shows The Honeymooners and Days of Our Lives are grieving after the news broke out of the demise of two of its iconic stars. Joyce Randolph, aged 99, and Bill Hayes, aged 98, have sadly passed away last weekend. Joyce Randolph, the beloved actress who brought the character of Trixie Norton to life in the classic...
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The Australian film and television industry is mourning the loss of one of its most cherished talents, Lillian Crombie, who passed away at age 66. Known for her memorable roles in popular TV series like The Secret Life of Us and Mystery Road and her performance in Baz Luhrmann's 2008 epic Australia, Crombie's passing has left a void in the...
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In a heart-wrenching turn of events, the television industry lost one of its stalwarts, Nick Beaney, who passed away on December 28. This news comes just six weeks after a harrowing plane crash in Port Phillip Bay that claimed the lives of two of his colleagues. The incident, which has sent shockwaves through the community, is believed to have...
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