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Errol Brown, whose funky numbers with Hot Chocolate — such as You Sexy Thing — became sensations in the disco era, has died of liver cancer at 71.

Jamaican-born Brown, who spent most of his life in Britain where he was given a knighthood for his cultural contributions, died at his home in the Bahamas, his manager Phil Dale said.



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‘King of the Blues’ Blues Legend B.B. King Dead at Age 89




I worked with his nephew when I was in Italy. Lots of fun stories! I even made a visit to his bar/restaurant in Memphis. RIP.


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says.

Attorney Brent Bryson tells The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas.


The one-time farmhand brought new fans to the blues and influenced a generation of musicians with his heartfelt vocals and soaring guitar on songs such as “The Thrill Is Gone.â€

King sold millions of records worldwide and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


King played a Gibson guitar that he affectionately called Lucille and was not only the undisputed king of the blues but a mentor to scores of guitarists including Eric Clapton.


He was awarded his 15th Grammy in 2009 in the traditional blues album category for “One Kind Favor.â€

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US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash with his wife, police have said.


Nash, 86, and his 82-year-old wife Alicia were killed when their taxi crashed in New Jersey, they said.

The mathematician is renowned for his work in game theory, winning the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994.

His breakthroughs in maths - and his struggles with schizophrenia - were the focus of the 2001 film.

Russell Crowe, who played him, tweeted "Stunned... My heart goes out to John & Alicia & family. An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts."

The film's director, Ron Howard, also paid his tribute to the "brilliant" John Nash and his "remarkable" wife.

Alicia Nash helped care for her husband, and the two later became prominent mental health advocates.

The two were thrown from their vehicle, police said. Media reports said the couple may not have been wearing seatbelts when they crashed.

Their taxi driver, and a passenger in another car, were also injured. Born in Bluefield, West Virginia, Nash first studied in Pittsburgh before moving to Princeton.

His recommendation letter contained just one line: "This man is a genius."

Nash married Alicia Larde in 1957, after publishing some of his breakthrough works in game theory, which is the mathematical study of decision-making.

But he developed severe schizophrenia soon after, and Alicia had him committed for psychiatric care several times. The couple divorced in 1962.Nash and his wife attended the Oscars in 2002

"I was disturbed in this way for a very long period of time, like 25 years," Nash said in an interview on the Nobel website.

The two stayed close, and his condition had begun to improve by the 1980s. They remarried in 2001.

The President of Princeton, Christopher Eisgruber, said he was "stunned and saddened" to hear of their deaths.

"John's remarkable achievements inspired generations of mathematicians, economists and scientists who were influenced by his brilliant, groundbreaking work in game theory," he said. Even this week, Nash received the Abel Prize, another top honour in the field of mathematics.

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Christopher Lee dies at 93



LONDON - British actor Christopher Lee, famous for playing Dracula, and villains in The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, has died aged 93, a local government official told AFP Thursday.


"I can confirm we issued a death certificate on June 8. Mr. Christopher Lee died on June 7th," said a spokeswoman for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London.


According to The Daily Telegraph newspaper, Lee died in hospital, where he had been treated for respiratory problems and heart failure over the preceding three weeks.


"The family wishes to make no comment," his agent told AFP.


Tall, pale and with a deep, resonating voice, Lee will forever be remembered for his spine-chilling performance as Dracula in the cult Hammer Horror movies.


He went on to scare a new generation as Saruman in the adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and as Count Dooku in the "Star Wars" prequels.


The London-born actor appeared in more than 250 films and television productions, including the James Bond movie "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974).


Although he expressed frustration at being typecast as the villain, he admitted he enjoyed the roles.


"They're more interesting, because there's a greater variety you can apply; you can be very cruel or charming, amusing or dangerous," Lee said.


However, he criticised the gratuitous violence of many modern films, arguing the power of suggestion was more terrifying -- something he mastered early on, scaring the wits out of viewers with his piercing gaze.


A lifelong devotee of heavy metal -- a genre partly inspired by the sort of horror films he starred in -- Lee made several albums featuring his booming, classically-trained bass voice.


His last album was "Metal Knight", released on his 92nd birthday, followed by a metal Christmas carol in December 2014.


Lee married former Danish model Gitte Kroencke in 1961 and had one daughter, Christina.




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