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He was one of the most popular characters on the Game of Thrones, but sadly, Peter Vaughan has passed away at the age of 93.

The actor was best known for playing Maester Aemon Targaryen in the hit HBO series.

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His agent, Sally Long-Innes, confirmed the news to BBC today: "This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan passed away at approximately 10.30 this morning.

"He died peacefully with his family around him."

When the news broke, many fans took to Twitter to pay tribute to Peter:



Leonard Cohen has passed away at the age of 82.

The singer's passing was announced on his Facebook page. It said: “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away.


“We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.

“A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief.”

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The cause of his death has not been revealed.

Some of Leonard's most popular tracks include I’m Your Man, Hallelujah and Suzanne.

We hope he rests in piece.



Will Smith's father, Willard Carroll Smith has passed away.

Will's ex-wife Sheree Fletcher confirmed the news last night. Sheree was married to Will in 1992 for three years.

She took to social media to post a touching tribute to Willard.

Writing on Instagram, she said: "We're gonna miss you Daddio! You lived & played by your own rules.

"You truly were 1 of a kind! You instilled discipline, and work ethic that has created a legacy in your honour!"

The picture she shared shows Will, his father, and Will and Sheree's son Trey.

Will has yet to confirm the news. We hope Willard rests in peace.


Comedy writer Kevin Curran has passed away at the age of 59 after a long illness.

Kevin spent 15 years working on The Simpsons and is known for writing some of the best one-liners on the cartoon.

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He joined the show in 2001 as a writer but in recent years moved on to being a co-executive producer. 

Kevin also won three Emmy Awards during his time working on the cartoon.

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He will be missed by his son and daughter, and former partner, Helen Fielding, who is the creator of Bridget Jones.

Rest in peace, Kevin.



Tributes have been paid to an Irishman who died last weekend on board an Aer Lingus flight home from Boston.

PJ Coleman was travelling to visit his daughter who lives in the US.

The 69-year-old from Roscommon was flying with his wife, Síle at the time and it is believed he suffered from a heart attack.

Locals from his hometown descirbed him as a "hard-working family man."

We hope he rests in peace.



Tom Hanks' mother, Janet Marylyn Frager, has passed away.

The actor took to Instagram last night to share the sad message about his 84-year-old mother and also paid her a loving tribute.

Sharing an old picture of Janet, he captioned it: "This beauty? My mom. She was the difference in many lives. Many lives. We say goodbye to her today. Safe crossing, mom! Hanx."

After the picture was posted, his fans flooded to his social media accounts to offer words of condolences: "Sorry for your loss and so close to your birthday, Tom. Condolences."

Another one said: "And we can thank her for all the lives made better by your peerless humanity. Millions and millions. She raised a fabulous son."

Our thoughts are with Tom and his family.



Oscar-winning director Michael Cimino has passed away at the age of 77.

Known for The Deer Hunter and Heaven's Gate, his good friend director Thierry Fremaux announced the news on Twitter:

"Michael Cimino died peacefully, surrounded by his family and the two women who loved him. We loved him too."

Robert De Niro, who starred Michael's The Deer Hunter which won him the Best Director Academy Award said in a statement: "Our work together is something I will always remember. He will be missed."

We hope he rests in peace.



Really sad news this morning, ladies. World famous boxer Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74.

 Mr Ali passed away after a 32-year length battle with Parkinson's disease. 

The legendary boxer died with his family at his side last Friday. He was rushed to hospital the day before as he complained that he had difficulty breathing. 

Muhammad's spokesman said last night: "After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening."

Muhammad's family would also like this let his fans know that his funeral will be held in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. They also thanked the public for their support now, and through the years.



We're devastated for Jennifer Aniston this morning as she has just announced her mam, Nancy, has passed away.

The actress released a statement last night confirming the news:

"It is with great sadness that my brother John and I announce the passing of our Mother Nancy Dow. She was 79 years old and passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends after enduring a long illness. We ask that our family’s privacy be respected as we grieve our loss.”

Jennifer previously admitted that she had a difficult relationship with her mother, but in recent years the pair have become close again:

"She was critical. She was very critical of me. Because she was a model, she was gorgeous, stunning. I wasn’t. I never was. But what’s the point of holding on to [anger]? That’s so toxic."

We hope Jennifer and her family are OK. 

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The Edge’s father, John Garvin Evans, has passed away.

John died at the Bon Secours Hospital in Dublin after a “long and courageous battle with illness met with typical joie de vivre”, according to RIP.ie

Tributes have poured in for Mr Evans after his passing on Saturday and U2’s loyal fans have showed stunning support for The Edge on social media.




The legendary Commitments actor, Johnny Murphy has sadly passed away.

The actor was best known for his role as Joey 'The Lips' Fagan in the beloved Irish film.

Many fans have flocked to Twitter to share their love and all describe Johnny as a "gentleman."

Glen Hansard and The Commitments co-star Maria Doyle Kennedy were one of the first to take to social media to share a tribute for his passing: 







Our thoughts are with Vanessa Hudgens today as she has shared the news that her dad, Greg, has passed away.

“I am so sad to say that last night my daddy, Greg passed away from stage 4 cancer. Thank you to everyone who kept him in your prayers,” the actress said on social media.

Vanessa has never shied away from her fathers lengthy battle with cancer, and added on Twitter that she will still perform on Grease tonight.

Tonight, I do the show in his honour," she tweeted.

We're sending all our love to Vanessa's family.