Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2015: A


Aaron, Tommy
Born 22 February 1937  (Gainesville, Georgia, USA)
American former professional golfer. Winner of the 1973 Masters.
[Picture of Tommy Aaron]


Abbas, Mahmoud
Born 26 March 1935  (Safed, Palestine)
President of the Palestinian Authority.
[Picture of Mahmoud Abbas]


Abbot, Russ
Born 16 September 1947  (Chester, Cheshire, England)
Comedian and actor. Born Russell Roberts, he was voted "funniest man on television" 5 times. If he was the funniest, then we'd hate to see who was the unfunniest. Also Pipe Smoker of the Year 2001, which might be more relevant to the DDP.
[Picture of Russ Abbot]


Abbott, Tony
Born 4 November 1957  (London, England)
Wing-eared leader of Australia's Liberal Party. Prime Minister since 2013 although knowing Australian politics, will probabaly be out of office by the time you've read this sentence...and he did indeed get turfed out in September 2015!
[Picture of Tony Abbott]


Abdel-Rahman, Omar
Born 3 May 1938  (Dakahlia, Cairo, Egypt)
Blind Muslim cleric and militant leader, currently serving life for plotting the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
[Picture of Omar Abdel-Rahman]


Abdul Aziz, Salman bin
Born 31 December 1935  (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Minister of Defence and member of the House of Saud. Crown Prince in 2012.
[Picture of Salman bin Abdul Aziz]


Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
Born 16 April 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
US basketball player with the LA Lakers in the 1970s and 80s but he insists he's Roger Murdock, an airline co-pilot!
[Picture of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar]


Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, King King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is no longer with us
Born 1 August 1924  (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Died 23 January 2015  (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Became King of Saudi Arabia in August 2005, following the death of his half-brother, King Fahd.
[Picture of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia]


Abed, Fazle Hasan
Born 27 April 1936  (Habiganj, Bangladesh)
Social worker and chairman of BRAC, the World's largest NGO.
[Picture of Fazle Hasan Abed]


Abrahams, Peter
Born 3 March 1919  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
South Africa-born writer.
[Picture of Peter Abrahams]


Abrams, M. H. M. H. Abrams is no longer with us
Born 23 July 1912  (Long Branch, New Jersey, USA)

Died 21 April 2015  (Ithaca, New York, USA)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
US literary critic. M. H. = Meyer Howard.
[Picture of M. H. Abrams]


Ackland, Joss
Born 29 February 1928  (North Kensington, London, England)
Distinguished and experienced actor, still working. His date of birth drastically reduces the chances of anyone collecting a "party pooper" bonus on him - bar 2016, of course!
[Picture of Joss Ackland]


Ackles, Jensen
Born 1 March 1978  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Television actor, known from 'Days of Our Lives', 'Dark Angel' and 'Smallville'.
[Picture of Jensen Ackles]


Ackroyd, Peter
Born 5 October 1949  (London, England)
UK author, writer of London - The Biography.
[Picture of Peter Ackroyd]


Adair, Johnny "Mad Dog"
Born 27 October 1963  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Ulster paramilitary and "freedom fighter". After internal feuds within the faction, he moved to the UK in order to avoid assassination. Also partial to a spot of boozing, drug-taking and wife-beating.
[Picture of Johnny


Adam, Ken
Born 5 February 1921  (Berlin, Germany)
Former film set designer, most notably on the James Bond movies.
[Picture of Ken Adam]


Adamkus, Valdas
Born 3 November 1926  (Kaunas, Lithuania)
President of Lithuania from 1998-2003 and 2004-2009.
[Picture of Valdas Adamkus]


Adams, Colette
Born in Northern Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Cancer-stricken wife of Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams.
[Picture of Colette Adams]


Adams, Gerry
Born 6 October 1948  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
President of the Irish Republican party Sinn Féin.
[Picture of Gerry Adams]


Adams, Jean-Pierre
Born 10 March 1948  (Dakar, Senegal)
Former France international footballer who has been in a coma since 1982 following a botched operation.
[Picture of Jean-Pierre Adams]


Adams, Julie
Born 17 October 1926  (Waterloo, Iowa, USA)
American actress.
[Picture of Julie Adams]


Adams, Richard
Born 9 May 1920  (Newbury, Berkshire, England)
Author of 'Watership Down'.
[Picture of Richard Adams]


Addington, Crandell
Born 2 June 1938  (Graham, Texas, USA)
Entrepreneuer and poker player, one of the founders of World Series Poker.
[Picture of Crandell Addington]


Adé, King Sunny
Born 22 September 1946  (Osogbo, Nigeria)
Nigerian musician, one of the pioneers of World Music.
[Picture of King Sunny Adé]


Adebolajo, Michael
Born 10 December 1984  (London, England)
British Islamic-fanatist of Nigerian descent. Murderer of British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich on in 2013. He was the guy with the knife who spoke to the cameras.
[Picture of Michael Adebolajo]


Adebowale, Michael
Born 6 May 1991  (London, England)
British Islamic-fanatist of Nigerian descent. Murderer of British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich in 2013. He went on discussion with a bystander just minutes after Rigby's death. One of the model school pupils who turned out to be ice cold killers.
[Picture of Michael Adebowale]


Adie, Kate
Born 19 September 1945  (Sunderland, England)
Fearless BBC journalist.
[Picture of Kate Adie]


Adler, Steven
Born 22 January 1965  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Former Guns N' Roses drummer.
[Picture of Steven Adler]


Afewerki, Isaias
Born 2 February 1946  (Asamara, Eritrea)
Current, long time President of Eritrea.
[Picture of Isaias Afewerki]


Aga Khan, Prince Karim
Born 13 December 1936  (Geneva, Switzerland)
49th and current Imam of the Ismaili Muslims & horse-racing fan.
[Picture of Prince Karim Aga Khan]


Agca, Mehmet Ali
Born 9 January 1958  (Ismailli, Hekimhan, Malatya, Turkey)
Turkish gunman who attempted to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981. Currently serving time for an assassination attempt on someone else that actually did succeed.
[Picture of Mehmet Ali Agca]


Agnelli, Marella
Born 4 May 1927  (Florence, Italy)
Socialite widow of Fiat mogul Gianni Agnelli.
[Picture of Marella Agnelli]


Agüero, Juan Bautista
Born 24 June 1935  (Paraguay)
Retired Paraguayan international footbller. Played and scored in the 1958 FIFA World Cup.
[Picture of Juan Bautista Agüero]


Ahern, Lassie Lou
Born 25 June 1920  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Child actress in 1920s cinema. No, it's not the dog...
[Picture of Lassie Lou Ahern]


Aherne, Caroline
Born 24 December 1963  (Ealing, London, England)
Comedienne and writer, known for her characters Mrs Merton, the "scorchio" weather forecaster on 'The Fast Show', and Denise in 'The Royle Family'. Also known for her battle with drink, drugs and depression. Currently living in Australia.
[Picture of Caroline Aherne]


Ahlstedt, Börje
Born 21 February 1939  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Santa Claus-impersonating actor, mostly in Ingmar Bergman's films. So no comedic potential...
[Picture of Börje Ahlstedt]


'Ahome'e, Halaevalu Mata'aho
Born 29 May 1926  (Tonga)
Queen Mother of Tonga.
[Picture of Halaevalu Mata'aho 'Ahome'e]


Aich, Manohar
Born 17 March 1913  (Tipperah, India)
Indian bodybuilder and three time Asia Games gold medalist. Mr. Universe, 1952.
[Picture of Manohar Aich]


Aicha, (convert)
Date and place of birth unknown
Teenage islamic convert, held in custody in the Netherlands after being rescued from Syria. Born Sterlina Petalo in 1995.
[Picture of (convert) Aicha]


Aichinger, Ilse
Born 1 November 1921  (Vienna, Austria)
Writer known for her accounts of persecution at the hands of the Nazis.
[Picture of Ilse Aichinger]


Aikman, Gordon
Born 2 April 1985  (place of birth unknown)
Scottish political campaigner, diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2014.
[Picture of Gordon Aikman]


Ailes, Roger
Born 15 May 1940  (Warren, Ohio, USA)
President of Fox News Channel and former presidential media consultant. Worked for Nixon, Reagan, Bush Sr and Giuliani, so he seems to be Republican supporter. You would never guess from their coverage...
[Picture of Roger Ailes]


Aimée, Anouk
Born 27 April 1932  (Paris, France)
Actress and former Mrs. Albert Finney.
[Picture of Anouk Aimée]


Airth, Rennie
Born in South Africa  (exact date unknown)
South African novelist.
[Picture of Rennie Airth]


Aitken, Jonathan
Born 30 August 1942  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Disgraced ex-cabinet minister.
[Picture of Jonathan Aitken]


Akabusi, Kriss
Born 28 November 1958  (London, England)
Soldier turned athlete who's greatest moment was his anchor leg for Great Britain's victorious 4 x 400m relay team in the 1991 World Championships.
[Picture of Kriss Akabusi]


Akasaki, Isamu
Born 30 January 1929  (Chiran, Kagoshima, Japan)
Japanese scientist and co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics.
[Picture of Isamu Akasaki]


Akihito of Japan, Emperor
Born 23 December 1933  (Tokyo, Japan)
First son of Emperor Hirohito, acceded to the Imperial throne on the death of his father in 1989.
[Picture of Emperor Akihito of Japan]


Al-Adnani, Abu Muhammad
Born in Binnish, Syria  (exact date unknown)
One of the leaders of the West's new bogeyman Islamic State. Born 1977.
[Picture of Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani]


Alagiah, George
Born 22 November 1955  (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Popular BBC newscaster. Diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014.
[Picture of George Alagiah]


Al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah, Sheikh
Born 16 June 1929  (Kuwait City, Kuwait)
The current Emir of Kuwait.
[Picture of Sheikh Al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah]


al-Ahmed, Mohammed Younis
Born in al-Mowall, Mosul, Iraq  (exact date unknown)
Former senior member of Iraq's Ba'ath Party and one of the most wanted men in Iraq.
[Picture of Mohammed Younis al-Ahmed]


Al-Anbari, Abu Ali
Date and place of birth unknown
Islamic State governor for territories in Syria. Reported to have died in an a drone attack in December 2015 but predicatably this has been denied...
[Picture of Abu Ali Al-Anbari]


Al-Assad, Bashar
Born 11 September 1965  (Damascus, Syria)
President of Syria since his father's death in 2000. Engaged in an interminable civil war since 2011.
[Picture of Bashar Al-Assad]


al-Attas, Hamida
Born in Latakia, Syria  (exact date unknown)
Mother of the late Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden. Born 1934.
[Picture of Hamida al-Attas]


Al-Azhari, Abdullah Quraishi
Born 19 September 1935  (Hyderabad, India)
Khateeb and Imam of the grand Mecca Masjid in India.
[Picture of Abdullah Quraishi Al-Azhari]


Alba, Jessica
Born 28 April 1981  (Pomona, California, USA)
Actress who first hit fame in 2000 in the series 'Dark Angel' before graduating to Hollywood.
[Picture of Jessica Alba]


Al-Baghdadi, Abu Bakr
Born in Samarra, Iraq  (exact date unknown)
An other Al-Qaeda terrorist. Also known (for those he really know him) as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarri or Abu Dua or Dr. Ibrahim, leader of the Iraqi section of the terroristic network. Born 1971.
[Picture of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi]


Albarn, Damon
Born 23 March 1968  (Leytonstone, London, England)
Former lead singer of Blur, also behind Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and The Queen.
[Picture of Damon Albarn]


Al-Bashir, Omar
Born 1 January 1944  (Hosh Bannaga, Northern State, Sudan)
Current (and controversial) President of Sudan.
[Picture of Omar Al-Bashir]


Albee, Edward
Born 12 March 1928  (Washington D.C., USA)
Author & playwright, best known for his work on 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
[Picture of Edward Albee]


Albert, Hans
Born 8 February 1921  (Cologne, Germany)
Philosopher and sociologist.
[Picture of Hans Albert]


Albert II, King
Born 6 June 1934  (Laeken, Belgium)
King of Belgium from 1993-2013.
[Picture of King Albert II]


Albright, Madeleine
Born 15 May 1937  (Prague, Czechoslovakia)
Former US Secretary of State, the first woman in the role.
[Picture of Madeleine Albright]


Alda, Alan
Born 28 January 1936  (New York, New York, USA)
US actor, best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce in 'M*A*S*H'.
[Picture of Alan Alda]


Alder, Berni
Born 9 September 1925  (Duisburg, Germany)
Reknowned German-born scientist.
[Picture of Berni Alder]


Aldiss, Brian
Born 18 August 1925  (East Dereham, Norfolk, England)
Reknowned British science fiction author.
[Picture of Brian Aldiss]


Aldrin, Buzz
Born 20 January 1930  (Montclair, New Jersey, USA)
Second man on the Moon, who has always claimed he'd have been the first if it wasn't for the fact that the only door of the lunar lander was on Neil Armstrong's side.
[Picture of Buzz Aldrin]


Alegria, Claribel
Born 12 May 1924  (Estelí, Nicaragua)
Essayist, novelist, journalist and poet. Major voice in Central American contemporary literature.
[Picture of Claribel Alegria]


Alemán, Fedora
Born 11 October 1912  (Caracas, Venezuela)
Opera singer.
[Picture of Fedora Alemán]


Alexander, Jean
Born 24 February 1926  (Liverpool, England)
Best known as Hilda Ogden in 'Coronation Street'.
[Picture of Jean Alexander]


Alexander, Tom
Date and place of birth unknown
The older of the Alexander Brothers folk-singing duo.
[Picture of Tom Alexander]


Alexander, Tyler
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
Former head of the Formula 1 racing team McLaren.
[Picture of Tyler Alexander]


Al-Fayed, Mohammed
Born 27 January 1929  (Bakos, Alexandria, Egypt)
Owner of Harrods and former owner of Fulham FC. Not overly popular in many quarters, but at least he lives in Switzerland now.
[Picture of Mohammed Al-Fayed]


Al-Golani, Abu Mohammad
Born in Syria  (exact date unknown)
Aleppo-based leader of al-Nusra-Front, an Al-Qaeda branch operating in Syria. One of those Islamic fanatic terrorists, again, but nothing really known about him. Was announced dead in 2013, later denied by Al-Qaeda. Same old song again...
[Picture of Abu Mohammad Al-Golani]


Ali, Muhammad
Born 17 January 1942  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, ditched his "slave name" in 1964. Won an Olympic gold boxing medal at age 18 and went on to become world heavyweight champion on three occasions. Now suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
[Picture of Muhammad Ali]


Alicia of Bourbon-Palma, Princess
Born 13 November 1917  (Vienna, Austria)
Spanish infanta and heir to the throne of Navarre.
[Picture of Princess Alicia of Bourbon-Palma]


Alizée, (singer)
Born 21 August 1984  (Ajaccio, Corsica)
Singer. 'Moi…Lolita'.
[Picture of (singer) Alizée]


Al-Khatib, Moaz
Born in Damascus, Syria  (exact date unknown)
Syrian oppositional leader. First president of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces. Born 1960.
[Picture of Moaz Al-Khatib]


Allen, Daevid Daevid Allen is no longer with us
Born 13 January 1938  (Melbourne, Australia)

Died 13 March 2015  (Australia)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Australian psychedelic pioneer and co-founder of Soft Machine and later Gong.
[Picture of Daevid Allen]


Allen, Ray
Born 20 July 1975  (Castle AFB, Merced, California, USA)
NBA basketball player. Part of the USA's Olympic gold medal-winning team in 2000.
[Picture of Ray Allen]


Allen, Woody
Born 1 December 1935  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Comedy film actor/writer/director, born Allen Stewart Konigsberg.
[Picture of Woody Allen]


Alley, Kirstie
Born 12 January 1951  (Wichita, Kansas, USA)
Actress, best known for her role as Rebecca Howe in 'Cheers'.
[Picture of Kirstie Alley]


al-Liby, Anas Anas al-Liby is no longer with us
Born 30 March 1964  (Tripoli, Libya)

Died 2 January 2015  (New York, USA)

Age at death: 50  (read death notice)
Al-Qaeda terrorist, indicted by the US for the 1998 US embassy bombings in East Africa. Captured by US special forces in October 2013.
[Picture of Anas al-Liby]


Allison, Mose
Born 11 November 1927  (Tippo, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, USA)
Jazz and blues pianist and singer.
[Picture of Mose Allison]


Alliss, Peter
Born 28 February 1931  (Berlin, Germany)
Golfer, golf course designer & long-time golf commentator for the BBC and others.
[Picture of Peter Alliss]


Allman, Gregg
Born 8 December 1947  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Founder of the Allman Brothers Band, who lived the hedonistic rock 'n' roll lifestyle for many years.
[Picture of Gregg Allman]


al-Masri, Abu Hamza
Born 15 April 1958  (Alexandria, Egypt)
Blind, one-armed and loopy Muslim cleric, currently in jail for inciting racial hatred.
[Picture of Abu Hamza al-Masri]


Al-Masri, Yusri
Date and place of birth unknown
Palestinian political prisoner.
[Picture of Yusri Al-Masri]


Alonso Martinez, Alicia
Born 21 December 1920  (Havana, Cuba)
Cuban ballerina.
[Picture of Alicia Alonso Martinez]


Alpert, Herb
Born 31 March 1935  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Trumpeter and record company executive. The A in A&M Records and the man responsible for (or should that be "guilty of"?) signing The Carpenters.
[Picture of Herb Alpert]


Al-Shishani, Abu Omar
Born in Birkiani, Georgia  (exact date unknown)
Georgian-born commander for the Islamic State in Syria. Born c. 1986.
[Picture of Abu Omar Al-Shishani]


Altman, Brad
Date and place of birth unknown
Husband of 'Star Trek' star George Takei.
[Picture of Brad Altman]


Altwegg, Jeannette
Born 8 September 1930  (Bombay, India)
British figure skater. Won Winter Olympic Gold at Oslo in 1952.
[Picture of Jeannette Altwegg]


Alway, Renee
Born 29 April 1986  (Michigan, USA)
Fashion model and 'America's Next Top Model' contestant. Arrested in July 2013 for multiple offences, including drug possession, burglary, theft and fraud. Doesn't look particularly well-fashioned after shaving her head for a court appearance.
[Picture of Renee Alway]


al-Zawahiri, Ayman
Born 19 June 1951  (Maadi, Egypt)
One of bin Laden's deputies in Al-Qaeda, about whom recent whereabouts are sketchy.
[Picture of Ayman al-Zawahiri]


Amarnath, Mohinder
Born 24 September 1950  (Patiala, India)
Indian international cricketer. Man of the series in India's surprise World Cup victory in 1983.
[Picture of Mohinder Amarnath]


Ambrose, Dean
Born 7 December 1985  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
WWE wrester, born Jonathan Good.
[Picture of Dean Ambrose]


Ames, Ed
Born 9 July 1927  (Malden, Massachusetts, USA)
Singer & actor.
[Picture of Ed Ames]


Ammann, Lukas
Born 29 September 1912  (Basle, Switzerland)
Swiss film actor.
[Picture of Lukas Ammann]


Anastacia, (singer)
Born 17 September 1973  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Pop singer ('I'm Outta Love', 'One Day In Your Life'). Has had Crohn's disease since the age of 13, and also battled breast cancer in 2003.
[Picture of (singer) Anastacia]


Anastasios of Albania, Archbishop
Born 4 November 1929  (Piraeus, Greece)
Head of the Holy Synod of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Albania.
[Picture of Archbishop Anastasios of Albania]


Anderson, Eileen
Born 18 October 1928  (Bell, California, USA)
US Democrat politician. First woman mayor of Honolulu from 1981-85.
[Picture of Eileen Anderson]


Anderson, John B.
Born 15 February 1922  (Rockford, Illinois, USA)
Former US congressman who ran for President of the United States in 1980 as an independent.
[Picture of John B. Anderson]


Anderson, Michael
Born 30 January 1920  (London, England)
English film director of 'The Dam Busters' and 'Logan's Run' among others.
[Picture of Michael Anderson]


Anderson, Pamela
Born 1 July 1967  (Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada)
One of the great intellectuals of our time, and part-time model, actress and sex symbol.
[Picture of Pamela Anderson]


Anderson, Richard
Born 8 August 1926  (Long Brang, New Jersey, USA)
Actor, best known as the boss of Lee Majors in 'The Six Million Dollar Man' in the 1970s.
[Picture of Richard Anderson]


Andersson, Bibi
Born 11 November 1935  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Swedish actress, primarily in Ingmar Bergman films.
[Picture of Bibi Andersson]


Andersson, Harriet
Born 14 February 1932  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Ingmar Bergman-film actress.
[Picture of Harriet Andersson]


Andersson, Roy
Born 31 March 1943  (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Swedish film director.
[Picture of Roy Andersson]


Andress, Ursula
Born 19 March 1936  (Ostermundigen, Switzerland)
Actress & sex symbol, best known for her sultry performance in Dr. No.
[Picture of Ursula Andress]


Andrew, Sam Sam Andrew is no longer with us
Born 18 December 1941  (Taft, California, USA)

Died 12 February 2015  (San Francisco, California, USA)

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
American singer-songwriter and founder member of 1960s band Big Brother and the Holding Company alongside the late Janis Joplin.
[Picture of Sam Andrew]


Andrews, Julie
Born 1 October 1935  (Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England)
Actress - star of 'The Sound of Music'.
[Picture of Julie Andrews]


Andriessen, Louis
Born 6 June 1939  (Utrecht, Netherlands)
Dutch classical composer.
[Picture of Louis Andriessen]


Angélil, René
Born 16 January 1942  (Montréal, Canada)
Singer, entertainment manager and husband of Céline Dion, regarded as being the driving force behind her success. The sod.
[Picture of René Angélil]


Angell, Roger
Born 19 September 1920  (New York City, New York, USA)
Baseball writer for The New Yorker.
[Picture of Roger Angell]


Anger, Kenneth
Born 3 February 1927  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Underground filmmaker and author. Wrote the bestselling 'Hollywood Babylon' in 1959.
[Picture of Kenneth Anger]


Anh, Le Duc
Born 1 December 1920  (Thua Thiên-Hue Province, Vietnam)
President of Vietnam from 1992-97.
[Picture of Le Duc Anh]


Anoa'i, Matt
Born 7 April 1970  (Samoa)
Professional wrestler known as Rosey.
[Picture of Matt Anoa'i]


Apostol, Eugenia
Born 29 September 1925  (Sorsogon, Philippines)
Publisher, whose political publications helped cause the downfall of two Filipino presidents.
[Picture of Eugenia Apostol]


Applegate, Christina
Born 25 November 1971  (Hollywood, California, USA)
American actress & comedienne who has suffered from & beaten breast cancer.
[Picture of Christina Applegate]


Appleyard, Bob Bob Appleyard is no longer with us
Born 27 June 1924  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)

Died 17 March 2015  (Harrogate, Yorkshire, England)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Former England fast bowler.
[Picture of Bob Appleyard]


Aragonés, Sergio
Born 6 September 1937  (Sant Mateu, Castellón, Spain)
Spanish-born Mexican cartoonist for Mad magazine.
[Picture of Sergio Aragonés]


arap Moi, Daniel
Born 2 September 1924  (Sacho, Baringo, Kenya)
President of Kenya from 1978-2002. Still dogged by controversies stemming from his time in office.
[Picture of Daniel arap Moi]


Arber, Werner
Born 3 June 1929  (Gränichen, Switzerland)
Swiss scientist. Shared the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
[Picture of Werner Arber]


Arbour, Al Al Arbour is no longer with us
Born 1 November 1932  (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)

Died 28 August 2015  (Sarasota, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Ice hockey player. More successful as coach and executive for the New York Islanders.
[Picture of Al Arbour]


Archer, Colonel Bertram Colonel Bertram Archer is no longer with us
Born 3 February 1915  (London, England)

Died 2 May 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Oldest living recipient of the George Cross for his work on bomb disposal in the Second World War.
[Picture of Colonel Bertram Archer]


Archer, Jeffrey
Born 15 April 1940  (London, England)
Habitual liar, novelist and former Conservative Party deputy chairman. Convicted of perjury and perverting the course of justice in 2001.
[Picture of Jeffrey Archer]


Ardiles, Ossie
Born 3 August 1952  (Bell Ville, Argentina)
Former Tottenham Hotspur and Argentina footballer. Later managed the Lilywhites. Knees famously went all trembley in Spurs FA Cup triumph in 1981.
[Picture of Ossie Ardiles]


Ardisson, Thierry
Born 6 January 1949  (Bourganeuf, Creuse, France)
French television presenter.
[Picture of Thierry Ardisson]


Arkin, Alan
Born 26 March 1934  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor, in films from the mid-60s onwards.
[Picture of Alan Arkin]


Armani, Giorgio
Born 11 July 1934  (Piacenza, Italy)
Fashion designer and founder of the hugely successful Armani brand label.
[Picture of Giorgio Armani]


Armfield, Jimmy
Born 21 September 1935  (Denton, Manchester, England)
Former Blackpool & England footballer, now a very popular radio commentator & broadcaster.
[Picture of Jimmy Armfield]


Armstrong, Billie Joe
Born 17 February 1972  (Oakland, California, USA)
Vocalist with punk rockers Green Day.
[Picture of Billie Joe Armstrong]


Armstrong, Lance
Born 18 September 1971  (Plano, Texas, USA)
Former cyclist, 7 times winner of the Tour de France, who overcame brain, lung and testicular cancer. It was revealed in 2012 that he was a systematic drugs cheat all along and now enters into sporting infamy.
[Picture of Lance Armstrong]


Armstrong-Jones, Antony
Born 7 March 1930  (London, England)
Lord Snowdon, celebrity photographer and former husband of Princess Margaret.
[Picture of Antony Armstrong-Jones]


Arnett, Peter
Born 13 November 1934  (Riverton, New Zealand)
Journalist who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1966 for his reports from Vietnam. Worked for CNN from 1981-1999.
[Picture of Peter Arnett]


Arnold, Jen
Date and place of birth unknown
Neonatologist with dwarfism, whose life with her similarly height-challenged husband was the subject of reality TV show 'The Little Couple'. Born 1974.
[Picture of Jen Arnold]


Arobieke, Akinwale
Born in Liverpool, England  (exact date unknown)
AKA "Purple Aki", notorious sex criminal whose oftern bizarre activites earned cult status in Liverpool. Born 1961.
[Picture of Akinwale Arobieke]


Arrabal, Fernando
Born 11 August 1932  (Melilla, Spain)
Spanish-French modernist novelist, poet and film director.
[Picture of Fernando Arrabal]


Arrow, Kenneth
Born 23 August 1921  (New York City, New York, USA)
Influential Nobel Prize-winning economist.
[Picture of Kenneth Arrow]


Arthur, James
Born 2 March 1988  (Middlesbrough, England)
2012 'X-Factor' winner who always looks like he's got a pole stuck up his arse.
[Picture of James Arthur]


Ashley, Brooke
Born 5 May 1973  (Daegu, South Korea)
HIV-positive pornographic film actress who was filmed having sex with her boyfriend, who is also HIV-positive. Wah!
[Picture of Brooke Ashley]


Ashmore, Edward
Born 11 December 1919  (Queenstown, Ireland)
A former Admiral of the Fleet, the most senior Royal Navy position there is.
[Picture of Edward Ashmore]


Ashurst, Len
Born 10 March 1939  (Liverpool, England)
Former Sunderland defender and later manager.
[Picture of Len Ashurst]


Asner, Ed
Born 15 November 1929  (Kansas City, Kansas, USA)
US actor, who has mostly appeared in TV programmes such as 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'. Recently provided the voice of old curmudgeon Carl in Pixar animated tearfest 'Up'.
[Picture of Ed Asner]


Aspel, Michael
Born 12 January 1933  (London, England)
Host of 'This Is Your Life' and 'Antiques Roadshow'.
[Picture of Michael Aspel]


Aspinall, Warren
Born 13 September 1967  (Wigan, England)
Midfielder and Forward for Wigan Athletic, Everton, Aston Vila and others. Speaks openly about his alcohol and gambling problems. If I've heard that once...
[Picture of Warren Aspinall]


Assia, Lys
Born 3 March 1926  (Lenzburg, Aargau, Switzerland)
Swiss singer who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. Real name: Rosa Mina Schärer.
[Picture of Lys Assia]


Astin, John
Born 30 March 1930  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Actor - starred as Gomez Addams in 'The Addams Family', and has mainly appeared in TV comedies since.
[Picture of John Astin]


Astley, Rick
Born 6 February 1966  (Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, England)
Shy and retiring singer who had phenomenal success with the hit single 'Never Gonna Give You Up', the biggest selling UK single of 1987. Later became a phenomenon of a different kind as that single became part of an internet meme known as 'Rickrolling'.
[Picture of Rick Astley]


Astrid of Norway, Princess
Born 12 February 1932  (Villa Solbakken, Oslo, Norway)
Older sister of Norway's King Harald. Also in the line of succession to the British throne.
[Picture of Princess Astrid of Norway]


Athaiya, Bhanu
Born 28 April 1929  (Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India)
Indian costume designer who won an Oscar for her work on 'Gandhi' in 1983.
[Picture of Bhanu Athaiya]


Athill, Diana
Born 21 December 1917  (Norfolk, England)
Literary editor who for the time had a eyebrow raising number of affairs with various authors.
[Picture of Diana Athill]


Atkin5, M0niqu3
Born 8 February 1981  (Wolverhampton, England)
Another (drum roll, please) terminally ill mother! Died in October 2015 but no obit.
[Picture of M0niqu3 Atkin5]


Atkins, Eileen
Born 16 June 1934  (London, England)
BAFTA and Olivier award-winning actress and writer. Infamously chatted up by actor Colin Farrell at the age of 69.
[Picture of Eileen Atkins]


Atkins, Ronald
Born 13 June 1916  (England)
Former MP for Preston North on two occasions, 1966-70 and 1974-79.
[Picture of Ronald Atkins]


Atkinson, Big Ron
Born 18 March 1939  (Liverpool, England)
Former Manchester United manager turned TV pundit who was slung out in 2004 for racist comments heard off air.
[Picture of Big Ron Atkinson]


Atkinson, Clare
Date and place of birth unknown
Former TV journalist with terminal cancer. Born 1985.
[Picture of Clare Atkinson]


Attenborough, David
Born 8 May 1926  (London, England)
Broadcaster, author, naturalist and also ex-Controller of BBC2. Brother of Sir Richard.
[Picture of David Attenborough]


Attwater, Tom Tom Attwater is no longer with us
Born 14 November 1982  (place of birth unknown)

Died 29 September 2015  (Pattingham, Staffordshire, England)

Age at death: 32  (read death notice)
Terminally ill father (yes, father) who raised over £500,000 to help his cancer-stricken daughter.
[Picture of Tom Attwater]


Atwood, Margaret
Born 18 November 1939  (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Author and poet. Wrote the 'The Handmaid's Tale'.
[Picture of Margaret Atwood]


Aubret, Isabelle
Born 7 April 1938  (Lille, France)
French singer who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1962 with 'Un premier amour' (A First Love).
[Picture of Isabelle Aubret]


Audran, Stéphane
Born 8 November 1932  (Versailles, France)
French film actress.
[Picture of Stéphane Audran]


Auerbach, Frank
Born 19 April 1931  (Berlin, Germany)
German-born British artist. A bit like Lucien Freud, really.
[Picture of Frank Auerbach]


Auld, Anthony Ryan
Date and place of birth unknown
Fashion designer.
[Picture of Anthony Ryan Auld]


Aumann, Robert
Born 8 June 1930  (Frankfurt, Germany)
Nobel Prize-winning mathematician.
[Picture of Robert Aumann]


Austin, Florence
Date and place of birth unknown
Mother of terminally ill-woman who had a final meeting thanks to the local Fire Brigade in Guisborough, Yorkshire. Born 1926.
[Picture of Florence Austin]


Averbakh, Yuri
Born 8 February 1922  (Kaluga, Russia)
Current oldest living chess grandmaster.
[Picture of Yuri Averbakh]


Avnery, Uri
Born 10 September 1923  (Beckum, Germany)
Israeli peace activist.
[Picture of Uri Avnery]


Axelsson, Maj
Born 13 May 1928  (Eskilstuna, Sweden)
Swedish-born widow of 'Dallas' star Larry Hagman.
[Picture of Maj Axelsson]


Ayers, Brooks
Date and place of birth unknown
Reality TV, cancer, yadda yadda…
[Picture of Brooks Ayers]


Aylwin, Patricio
Born 26 November 1918  (Vina del Mar, Chile)
Former President of Chile.
[Picture of Patricio Aylwin]


Azad, Afshan
Born 12 August 1988  (Manchester, England)
Actress, best known for the role of Padma Patil in the Harry Potter films.
[Picture of Afshan Azad]


Aziz, Tariq Tariq Aziz is no longer with us
Born 28 April 1936  (Tel Keppe, Iraq)

Died 5 June 2015  (Nasiriyah, Iraq)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
One of the more familiar faces of Saddam Hussein's bunch of henchmen, and one of the few still alive! Former foreign minister, now languishing in jail.
[Picture of Tariq Aziz]


Aznavour, Charles
Born 22 May 1924  (Paris, France)
Watery-eyed French crooner.
[Picture of Charles Aznavour]

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