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Diahann Carroll, TV trailblazer for black women, dead at 84

Carroll has been suffering from cancer and died in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles.

US opera singer Jessye Norman dies at 74

The soprano died of septic shock.  

Nicklaus-conqueror Barnes dies aged 74

The BBC reports Brian Barnes died of cancer.

Former Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley dies aged 66

The lawyer-turned-politician also had triple heart bypass surgery when he was 52.

Mexican musician Celso Pina, accordion ‘rebel,’ dies at 66

Celso Pina died of a heart attack, he was 66 years old.

2-time world welterweight champion Napoles dead at 79

Jose Napoles ended his career with an outstanding 81-7 record with 54 knockouts.

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

Morrison wrote 11 novels, many of them touching on life as a black American, in a glittering literary and award-laden career that lasted over six decades.

All Blacks great Lochore dies aged 78

Lochore captained New Zealand in 18 tests during their golden era of the 1960s.

Broadway icon Harold Prince dead at 91

Prince is famous for producing popular theatre musicals such as 'The Pajama Game,' 'Cabaret,' Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,' and 'The Phantom of the Opera'.

Carlos Cruz-Diez, major figure in kinetic art, dies aged 95

In a career spanning 70 years, Cruz-Diez focused much of his attention on research into the theory of colour, applying it in his work.

Brian Conlon, First Derivatives chief executive, dies at 53

Brian Conlon succumbs to his cancer at 53

Former Chinese premier Li Peng dies at 90

The ex-premier had previously battled bladder cancer and gained notoriety worldwide a key architect of the brutal breakup of the 1989 mass pro-democracy demonstrations.

Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller dies at age of 90

Agnes Heller has written widely on the philosophy of history and morals, and the theory of modernity.

Rip Torn, troubled Emmy winner and Oscar nominee, dies at 88

Character actor Rip Torn passes away at the age of 88, leaving behind both a legacy of compelling character roles as well as a troubled life.

Lee Iacocca, star CEO who led Ford, saved Chrysler, dies at...

Lee Iacocca, the US auto executive and TV pitchman whose feel for consumers’ changing tastes helped produce the Ford Mustang and the Chrysler minivan, dies at 94.

US fashion icon, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt dead at 95

Gloria was the great-great-granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the 19th century railroad and shipping magnate who amassed one of the greatest fortunes of the time.

Tycoon Lee Shin Cheng dies at 79

Founder of IOI Group passed away at 8.30pm, two days shy of his 80th birthday.

US actor Tim Conway of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ dies at...

US actor and comedian, famous for 'The Carol Burnett Show' and more recently 'SpongeBob SquarePants', passed away on Tuesday. He was 85.

Hollywood star Doris Day, singer of ‘Que Sera, Sera,’ dead at...

Day's life was not always as sunny as her movie roles with three divorces, a nervous breakdown and was in severe financial trouble at one point.

Liverpool’s ‘Anfield Iron’ Tommy Smith dies aged 74

Smith, known by supporters as the 'Anfield Iron', played 638 games for Liverpool.

Pop singer Scott Walker dies aged 76

Walker is survived by his daughter, Lee, his granddaughter, Emmi-Lee, and his partner, Beverly

Former Utusan Malaysia journalist Alang Ahmad dies at 80

Former Pahang bureau chief interviewed anti-British fighter Mat Kilau in 1969.

Folk musician Peter Tork of Monkees fame dies at 77

The musician was been diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare form of cancer that affected his tongue.

Lyndon LaRouche, perennial US presidential candidate, dies at 96

The fringe political figure started on the political left as a member of the Socialist Workers Party before shifting far right in the 1970s.