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  • Martin McGuinness: Death of former head of IRA and Deputy Prime Minister of Northern Ireland

    Martin McGuinness, a former member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), has died at the age of 66, announced his political party Sinn Féin on Tuesday March 21, 2017. According to his relatives, he suffered from amyloidosis, a rare disease. "It is with great regret and immense sadness that we have just learned of the death of our friend and c ...

  • Chuck Berry: Rock ‘n’ Roll lost its legendary father at 90

    It was with sadness that the rock world welcomed the news. Chuck Berry, one of the founding fathers of rock'n'roll, died on Saturday 18 March 2017 at the age of 90 years. The American guitarist and singer could boast of having revolutionized music. Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr. was found inanimate by rescuers at his home near St. Louis, Missour ...

  • The Caribbean lost Derek Walcott, the man; but not the poet

    English-speaking Caribbean poet Derek Walcott, Nobel Prize winner in literature 1992, died at his home in Saint Lucia, announced his family on Friday, March 17, 2017. He was 87 years old. Raised in the Protestant minority of an island with a Catholic majority and Francophone culture, his poetic work is at the heart of these confluences and contradi ...

  • Giant of blues harmonica, James Cotton, did not survive pneumonia at 81

    American blues harmonica player James Cotton died on Thursday 16 March 2017 of pneumonia at the age of 81 years in a medical center in Austin. Nicknamed "Mr. Superharp", he played with, among others, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Gregg Allman, Santana and Grateful Dead. A representative of the musician confirms the death of James Cotton.&n ...

  • Robert James Waller, Author of ‘The Bridges of Madison County,’ lost multiple myeloma battle

    American novelist Robert James Waller died at the age of 77 years on Friday, March 10, 2017 at his home in Fredericksburg, Texas. He suffered from multiple myeloma of the bones (a haematological cancer). He had a strong reputation with his novel "On the Road to Madison" (Albin Michel, 1993) sold 12 million copies. Born on August 1, 1939 in Iowa (R ...

  • Famous British Painter Sir Gordon Hodgkin passed away at 84

    Painter Sir Howard Hodgkin died on March 9, 2017 at the age of 84, in a hospital in London, only a few days before the exhibition that the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in the British capital devoted to him until June 18. The artist was known for his expressive canvases made with large brush strokes. Works that had connected him with the expressi ...

  • Joni Sledge, singer and songwriter of Sister Sledge, was found dead at 60

    American singer Joni Sledge, one of four sisters who interpreted disco success “We Are Family”, died at the age of 60 at her home in Arizona on March 10, 2017, announced her loved ones. Joni Sledge had not been ill and was found dead by a friend. The cause of her death has not yet been determined, said her agent Biff Warren. "We miss he ...

  • Death of Snowstorm singer and Eurovision winner Lars "Dille" Diedricson

    Swedish singer Lars "Dille" Diedricson has died at the Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg at the age of 55 on 6 March 2017. He is mourned by family and entire pop elite. Lars "Dille" Diedricsons son, Oscar Hedstrom Didriksson, says that he was told on Friday that his father was transferred to the Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg. Lars "Dille" Di ...

  • Award-winning novelist Paula Fox died at 93

    American novelist Paula Fox died at the age of 93 in Brooklyn on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017. Her death was however announced only on Sunday 5th in the New York Times by her daughter Linda Carroll-Barraud. The latter recently told the media that her mother had been in declining health and was admitted at the Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Born on 22 ...

  • British singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt passed away at 75

    British singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt, best known for his 1960s hit "Where Do You Go To My Lovely", died at the age of 75 in a retirement home in Sussex, UK. American filmmaker Wes Anderson took over the title in some of these Films including "Aboard Darjeeling Limited". Born December 10, 1941 in Dehli, India, Peter Eardley Sarstedt is the brot ...