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  • Oscar-winning Italian director of ‘The Last Emperor’ dies at 77

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    Italian director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci - famous for his masterpieces The Last Emperor & Last Tango in Paris - has died in Rome aged 77 following a short battle with lung cancer. The Oscar-winning Maestro was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2009.
  • LFO’s Brad Fischetti: “My brother passed away”

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    On Wednesday (Nov.21) LFO remaining member Brad Fischetti published a video on Youtube saying his "brother" had passed away. Devin Lima, who was diagnosed with adrenal cancer in 2017, is the second member of the group to die young. Bandmate Rich Cronin died from leukaemia in 2010.
  • LFO singer Devin Lima dies at 41

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    LFO singer Devin Lima died at age 41 on Wed (Nov. 21) following a yearlong battle with stage 4 adrenal cancer. The singer underwent chemotherapy and radiation following his diagnosis but he lost his battle with cancer. Tragedy has struck the group before. In 2010, LFO singer Rich Cronin died of leukemia aged 35.
  • ‘The Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

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    The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has passed away Thursday (Aug. 16) at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn. The legendary singer was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010. After an operation that year, she continued to undergo treatment.
  • Aretha Franklin’s death reportedly ‘imminent’

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    Aretha Franklin is 'gravely ill' and currently surrounded by family and friends who are preparing to say their final goodbye. The Queen of Soul, 76, is reportedly down to 86 pounds and has been battling cancer. The singer's family and friends were informed two weeks ago that she 'could go at any time'.
  • Kanye West’s father diagnosed with cancer

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    Kanye West's father is currently receiving treatment in Los Angeles for his prostate, after he was initially thought to be battling stomach cancer. The rapper reportedly stopped everything he was doing and went to his father’s side to support him during his health crisis.
  • Elvis Costello forced to cancel remaining European dates

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    Elvis Costello has been forced to cancel the remaining 6 dates of his current European tour on medical grounds, as his doctor has strongly advised him to take a break from his current tour itinerary. Elvis apologised to his fans through a statement and ticket holders should go to point of purchase for refunds.
  • Overtones singer Timmy Matley dies at 36

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    Timmy Matley, the lead singer of The Overtones, has died aged 36, the band have confirmed. Matley was diagnosed with stage three malignant melanoma - a form of skin cancer - in 2016 and "died suddenly" in London on Monday. Family requested privacy at this very difficult time.
  • Moby missed mum’s funeral due to hangover

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    In an interview with British magazine NME, Moby recalled a night of heavy drinking that left him too incapacitated to attend his mother's funeral. The American musician lost his mother, American costume designer Elizabeth McBride in 1998. She was 42.
  • Jay Switzer dies at 61

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    Canadian media giant Jay Switzer, a former CHUM CEO who helped launch the country’s first national music video channel MuchMusic in 1984 and most recently co-founded classic movie platform Hollywood Suite, died on Monday (Jan.29) in Toronto of brain cancer, at 61.