Tag: Obituary

  • In Memory: Rudolf Hruska

    In Memory: Rudolf Hruska

    While December is a time for frantic shopping, making space in the freezer for a turkey and singing about Rudolf the red nosed reindeer, to me there is a day when I think about another Rudolf who just so happened to be one of the greatest engineer and car designers in the world. To me, […]

  • RIP Jackie Collins, Dies From Breast Cancer Aged 77

    The author Jackie Collins has died at the age of 77 from breast cancer in Los Angeles. The family of Jackie Collins have confirmed that best selling author Jackie Collins has died from breast cancer at the age of 77. A statement released by the family said, “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce […]

  • COMMENT | Why We Loved Cilla

    Saturday teatime. In my house, this meant my mum would cook a special tea, steak or gammon with pineapple if we were very lucky, which we’d eat on trays in front of the telly. And tea and Saturday night TV in the late 1980s and 1990s would mean Blind Date and Cilla Black. At its […]

  • RIP: Anne Meara Dies

    Anne Meara actress and comedian and wife of Jerry Stiller and mother of actor Ben Stiller and of actress Amy Stiller died yesterday aged 85.   View image | gettyimages.com Extremely well-known to US Audiences, she is instantly recognisable to us as for her role as Cynthia’s meddling mother-in-law in Sex And The City. Married […]

  • Leading UK HIV Specialist, Martin Fisher Dies

    Professor Martin Fisher a leading HIV specialist has died. He was instrumental in field of HIV medicine and research over two decades.

  • RIP: Gay Film Maker Richard Glatzer Dies

    Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, the co-writer and co-director of Still Alice, died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Glatzer and husband Wash Westmoreland were a writing and directing team who were responsible for a string of very successful eclectic indie movies. Their first collaboration in 2001 was […]

  • RIP: Leonard Nimoy, Lived Long And Prospered

    The veteran classically trained actor who was known the world over as Spock the deadpan Vulcan logician whose cool head helped Captain Kirk out of many a near miss on ‘STAR TREK’ has died at aged 83. Back in 1968 when talking about the character he created he told a New York Times reporter, “‘It’s […]

  • Lesley Gore, the party girl, dies 68

    The American singer/songwriter and out Lesley Gore who has just died aged 68 will always be very fondly remembered for her big hits in the 1960s, which became some of the very first ‘gay anthems’. Her infectious and popular songs that made her a worldwide success included “It’s My Party (I Can Cry If Of […]

  • OBITUARY | Steve Strange, leading light of the 80s

    Steve Strange one of the leading lights of the 1980’s new wave/punk music scene and a prominent promoter in London’s vibrant nightclub scene, has died at the age of 55. Strange was the lead singer and frontman of the group Visage who were closely linked to the burgeoning ‘New Romantic’ fashion movement of that period, […]

  • Demis Roussos: King Of Kitsch Kaftans Dies

    Larger than life Greek pop singer Demis Roussos who started his career as part of the progressive rock group Aphrodite’s Child along with fellow member Vangelis, became a major presence as a solo artist in the UK pop scene in the mid-1970s. His most successful single “Forever And Ever” was No. 1 in the Charts […]

  • Anne Kirkbride And The End Of An Era

    We have lost a real TV legend. The warmth and genuine sorrow expressed at the tragic death of Anne Kirkbride shows how over four decades, the character of Deirdre Barlow had earned a place in more than just the Soap Hall of Fame. Think of that character – first there were the distinctive physical characteristics; […]