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Felicite Tomlinson: Instagram influencer dies aged 18

Image copyright Felicite Tomlinson Instagram influencer Felicite Tomlinson – sister of One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson – has died at the age of 18. The aspiring fashion designer, who had 1.3 million followers on the platform, died at her flat in west London. In a statement, Scotland Yard said: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 12.52 on Wednesday, …

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Pat Laffan: Father Ted’s ‘Pat Mustard’ dies aged 79

Image copyright PA Irish actor Pat Laffan – best known for playing milkman Pat Mustard in Father Ted – has died at the age of 79. Announcing the news, his agents described him as “one of the leading stage actors of his generation”. Father Ted creator Graham Linehan tweeted: “Rest in peace, Pat, a pleasure to work with you.” Throughout …

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Charlie Whiting: Formula 1 race director dies aged 66

Charlie Whiting, the head of Formula 1 for governing body the FIA and one of the most influential people in the sport for decades, has died aged 66. Whiting suffered a pulmonary embolism on Wednesday morning in Melbourne, where he was due to officiate this weekend’s season-opening Australian GP. Whiting was the official race starter and oversaw all rules matters …

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Great Escape veteran Jack Lyon dies, aged 101

Image caption Jack Lyon, who was caught when the escape tunnel was uncovered, described the Hollywood film of the wartime escape as “absolute rubbish” The last veteran of World War Two’s Great Escape has died at the age of 101 – just days before the 75th anniversary of the audacious bid for freedom. Jack Lyon, a former RAF navigator, died …

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Kelly Catlin dies aged 23: ‘She was not the Kelly we knew’ says father

Catlin won seven major medals in the last three years The family of three-time world champion cyclist Kelly Catlin, who died aged 23 last week, say she had changed after crashing her bike last year. They believe she took her own life as a consequence of two accidents. Catlin broke her arm last October, which was followed by a crash …

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World’s End serial killer Angus Sinclair dies

Angus Sinclair, one of Scotland’s most notorious murderers, has died at the age of 73. He was convicted of four killings, including the World’s End murders, but was thought to have killed at least four more women. Sinclair had been in prison since 1982 after being convicted of a series of rapes and indecent attacks on children. The Scottish Prison …

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Rescued Glencoe climber dies after hypothermia

Image caption Two coastguard helicopters were involved in the operation A climber who was rescued after going missing on a mountain in the Highlands has died. The 57-year-old was airlifted from Stob Coire nan Lochan, part of the Three Sisters ridges in Glencoe, on Saturday. He and another climber, 49, were found at about midday, both with hypothermia, after they …

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Kelly Catlin: Three-time world track champion dies aged 23

Kelly Catlin (left) won three straight world titles as part of the USA women’s team pursuit squad Three-time world champion and Olympic silver medallist Kelly Catlin has died aged 23, USA Cycling has confirmed. Catlin won three straight team pursuit world titles on the track from 2016 to 2018, claiming silver in the same event at the Rio 2016 Games. …

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Mobster Carmine Persico dies after serving 33 of 139-year sentence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Persico represented himself in court – and lost The former boss of a major New York crime gang has died, after serving 33 of a 139-year prison sentence. Carmine Persico’s lawyer said he died of complications arising from diabetes. He leaves a wife, two children and 15 grandchildren. The 85-year-old was known as The …

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