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Celebrity deaths 2018 – which famous faces have died this year? Aretha Franklin, Barry ‘Chuckle’ Elliott and XXXTentacion

Celebrity deaths 2018 - which famous faces have died this year? Aretha Franklin, Barry 'Chuckle' Elliott and XXXTentacion

IN 2018 the world has stated goodbye to a few of its most famous stars from the world of sports activities, leisure and tv.

Right here we take a chance to recollect the a lot-beloved figures who’re not with us…

 The Respect singer passed away at her home in Detroit.

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The Respect singer handed away at her residence in Detroit.

Which celebrities have died in 2018?

Aretha Franklin, 76

Soul legend Aretha Franklin died from most cancers following an eight yr battle.

Dubbed the Queen of Soul and extensively thought-about one in every of historical past’s biggest voices, Aretha’s dazzling music profession included basic songs (You Make Me Really feel Like) A Pure Lady and I Say A Little Prayer.

Rolling Stone journal named her the best singer of all time.

Barry Elliott, 73

One half of the a lot-beloved comedy duo Barry Elliott from The Chuckle Brother handed away on August four, 2018.

His profession together with his brother spanned over 50 years, and the couple lately made a shock look on Benidorm.

Barry leaves his spouse Ann, and in fact his fellow Chuckler, Paul.

Morgana King, 87

Morgana King, the completed jazz singer greatest recognized for her portrayal within the Godfather films, died in March however her demise wasn’t reported till August 15, 2018.

Her dying was confirmed by the Riverside County coroner’s workplace who stated that the reason for demise was non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Morgana, whose daughter Graysan died in 2008, is survived by her grandson.

Richard Swift, 41

The American singer-songwriter, greatest recognized for being a member of indy rock band The Shins, died aged 41 on July three.

Alan Longmuir, 70

Founding member of pop group Bay Metropolis Rollers, Alan Longmuir, has died on July 2 on the age of 70.

The Scottish musician handed away following a brief sickness this morning surrounded by his beloved-ones.

Alan based the band together with his brother Derek and they loved large success within the 70s with two primary hits, Bye, Bye, Child and Give a Little Bit.

Smoke Dawg, 21

Canadian rapper Smoke Dawg was “killed in a drive-by shooting” in Toronto on June 30.

 Joe Jackson has passed away aged 89

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Joe Jackson has handed away aged 89

Joe Jackson, 89

The patriarch of the Jackson household, together with Michael Jackson, died on June 27, 2018.

Jackson produced the Jackson 5, the King of Pop in son Michael, and additionally helped his daughter Janet promote over 100 million data worldwide.

 Love Island's Sophie Gradon passed away aged 32

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Love Island’s Sophie Gradon handed away aged 32

Sophie Gradon

Sophie, 32,  was famed for being on Love Island on collection 2 in 2016.

On June 21, 2018, it was revealed she had been discovered lifeless at her house.

 XXXtentacion died aged 20 after being shot

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XXXtentacion died aged 20 after being shot


Controversial American rapper XXXTentacion was shot lifeless in an obvious armed theft on June 18, 2018 Miami.

The 20-year-previous was gunned down as he left a South Florida motorbike dealership, thought to have died in his automotive and declared lifeless at hospital.



 EastEnders star Leslie Grantham passed away on June 15, 2018


EastEnders star Leslie Grantham handed away on June 15, 2018

Leslie Grantham

EastEnders’ Soiled Den actor Leslie Grantham handed away on June 15, 2018.

It had been introduced earlier within the week that he was gravely sick and had been admitted to hospital.

Whereas his spokespeople will not affirm his reason for dying, it’s thought that he had terminal most cancers.

Jackson Odell, 20

On June eight, The Goldbergs actor Jackson Odell was discovered lifeless at his residence within the San Fernando Valley.

Jackson was discovered “unresponsive in a sober living home” based on TMZ.

 Peter Stringfellow has died at the age of 77 after a secret battle with cancer

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Peter Stringfellow has died on the age of 77 after a secret battle with most cancers

Peter Stringfellow, 77

The legendary nightclub proprietor handed away on Thursday, June 7, after a secret battle with most cancers.

Yorkshireman Stringfellow began the Stringfellows franchise within the Sixties and was value £32m.

 Verne Troyer was an extremely positive person and brought light to every set he worked on

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Verne Troyer was a particularly constructive individual and introduced mild to each set he labored on

Verne Troyer

On April 21, Verne handed away. with  the star’s household confirming the information with a press release on his Instagram web page.

It stated: “It’s with nice unhappiness and extremely heavy hearts to write down that Verne handed away as we speak.

“Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh.”

 Avicii has passed away at just 28

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Avicii has handed away at simply 28


Avicii died on the age of 28 in Muscat, Oman. The Wake Me Up star’s passing was confirmed by his rep on April 20, 2018.

His household have now confirmed that the celebrity DJ’s reason for dying was suicide.

The celebrity DJ allegedly killed himself with a damaged glass bottle in his lodge room at luxurious Oman resort.

 Dale Winton died at home aged 62

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Dale Winton died at residence aged 62

Dale Winton

Dale Winton died at his residence on April 18.

He was laid to relaxation in a Humanist ceremony on Might 22.

Alex Beckett

It was introduced on April 12, 2018, that Alex Beckett had died.

Alex was greatest recognized for his position as Barney Lumsden within the BBC’s hit collection Twenty Twelve.

Timmy Matley, 36

It was revealed on April 11, 2018 singer Timmy Matley handed away aged 36.

The lead vocalist of The Overtones had beforehand battled pores and skin most cancers.

 Eric Bristow has died at age of 60 after suffering a heart attack at Echo Arena

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Eric Bristow has died at age of 60 after struggling a coronary heart assault at Echo Area

Eric Bristow, 60

Darts legend Eric Bristow died instantly of a coronary heart assault on April 5, 2018.

PDC Chairman Barry Hearn stated of the late Artful Cockney: “Eric will always be a legend in the world of darts and British sport.”

Ray Wilkins, 61

Ray Wilkins died on April four, 2018, after struggling a cardiac arrest the earlier week.

He was a seasoned England footballer, enjoying 84 occasions for the workforce, captaining 10 occasions and scoring three objectives.

Invoice Maynard, 89

British TV actor Invoice Maynard handed away aged 89 in Leicestershire after struggling a fall from his mobility scooter.

He was greatest recognized for his roles in Heartbeat, The Royal and Worzel Gummidge.

Katie Boyle, 91

Eurovision Music Contest host and actress Katie Boyle, Woman Saunders, died aged 91 on March 20, 2018.

Katie hosted the present in 1960, 1963, 1968 and 1974.

She “passed away peacefully” at her residence.

 Bullseye Jim Bowen passed away aged 80 in March

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Bullseye Jim Bowen handed away aged 80 in March

Jim Bowen, 80

On March 14, 2018, it was revealed that Jim Bowen had handed away.

He discovered fame with the a lot-liked ITV present Bullseye within the 80s and 90s.

 Stephen Hawking has passed aged 76

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Stephen Hawking has handed aged 76

Stephen Hawking, 76

Professor Stephen Hawking died within the early hours of March 14, 2018.

He was thought-about a medical marvel, having lived for greater than half a century after being given two years to reside when he was recognized with motor neurone illness in 1963.

The British physicist, who wrote A Temporary Historical past of Time, handed away at his house in Cambridge.

He was the topic of the Oscar-profitable movie The Principle of Every little thing.

 Ken Dodd was a British singer/songwriter and comedian who passed away in March

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Ken Dodd was a British singer/songwriter and comic who handed away in March

Ken Dodd, 90

Ken Dodd’s publicist confirmed within the small hours of March 12, 2018, that the comic had handed away aged 90.

The comedy legend fell ailing with the flu on January 12 and was in hospital with a extreme chest an infection that happened consequently.

 Emma Chambers passed away aged 53

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Emma Chambers handed away aged 53

Emma Chambers, 53

Emma Chambers handed away on February 24, 2018, of pure causes.

The actress captured worldwide consideration for her secondary position within the 1999 Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts comedy Notting Hill, and performed Alice Tinker in BBC sitcom The Vicar of Dibley.

John Mahoney, 77

The Frasier star handed away on February four, 2018, in Chicago whereas in hospice care.

Mark Salling, 35

Mark Salling was discovered lifeless after pleading responsible to baby porn expenses.

The American actor hanged himself on January 30, weeks earlier than he was because of be jailed after pleading responsible to 2 youngster pornography expenses.

Cyrille Regis, 59

Cyrille Regis was a pioneering English footballer whose greatest moments got here in a West Brom and Coventry shirt.

Cyrille handed away on January 14, 2018, and his funeral and a celebration occasion in his honour was attended by hundreds of soccer followers, former gamers and relations.

Howard Lew Lewis, 76

Blackadder, Brush Strokes and Maid Marian star Howard Lew Lewis died at Ellen’s Glen Home Hospital in Edinburgh on January 20, 2018.

Police are stated to be investigating after his daughter claimed he was ‘killed by the NHS’.

Joel Taylor, 38

On January 24, 2018, it was confirmed that TV star Joel Taylor had handed away aged simply 38.

Joel turned an on-display favorite for his position on actuality collection Storm Chasers which aired on the Discovery channel.

Simon Shelton Barnes, 52

On January 23, 2018, it was revealed the actor who performed Tinky Winky within the youngsters’s hit TV present Teletubbies had handed away.

Dad-of-three Simon Shelton Barnes tragically died simply 4 days after his 52nd birthday.

Jessica Falkholt, 28

Jessica Falkholt was an Australian actress greatest recognized for being on House and Away.

She handed away when her life help was switched off on January 17, 2018 after a Boxing Day smash killed her mother and father and sister.

Dolores O’Riordan, 46

The Cranberries’ lead singer Dolores O’Riordan died instantly in London on the age of 46 on January 15, 2018.

The massively-in style Irish artist was in London for a brief recording session when she handed away.

‘Quick’ Eddie Clarke, 67

Motorhead legend “Fast” Eddie Clarke handed away in hospital on January 10, 2018, after a battle with pneumonia.

Tommy Lawrence, 77

Liverpool legend Tommy Lawrence died on January 10, 2018 after making 390 appearances for the membership over 14 years.

Ted Phillips, 84

Ipswich legend and league title winner Ted Phillips died on January 9, 2018.

The long-lasting striker was a part of the Tractor Boys staff who bagged the First Division again within the 1961-62 season.

Dave Toschi, 86

San Francisco tremendous sleuth Dave Toschi handed away on January 6, 2018, after a prolonged sickness.

He led the probe into the Zodiac serial killer and impressed Clint Eastwood’s Soiled Harry character.

France Gall, 70

Sir Elton John led tributes to French singer France Gall, who died on January 7, 2018, after a two yr most cancers battle.

Jerry Van Dyke, 86

Comic Jerry Van Dyke, who’s the youthful brother of actor Dick, handed away on January 5, 2018, at his ranch in Texas, together with his spouse Shirley by his aspect.

John Younger, 87

Legendary astronaut John Younger died in his Houston residence on January 5, 2018, after battling pneumonia problems.

Ray Thomas, 76

Moody Blues singer Ray Thomas died instantly at his house in Surrey on January four, 2018.

Thomas stepped again from the band on account of unwell well being in 1999 and in 2014 confirmed that he had been recognized with prostate most cancers.

Mountain Fiji, 60

Samoan-American athlete, actress and skilled wrestler Mountain Fiji, actual identify Emily Dole, died between January 2 and three 2018.

Jon Paul Steuer, 33

Star Trek and Grace Underneath Hearth star Jon Steuer died on New Yr’s Day, 2018.

Touching eulogies have been paid to the actor, who performed Klingon Alexander Rozhenko in The Subsequent Era saga.

American soul singer Aretha Franklin passes aged 76 following her battle with most cancers

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