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 Famed film composer Vangelis passes away

Famed film composer Vangelis passes away

Vangelis, the Greek prog-rocker and Oscar-winning composer for films like Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner, has died at the age of 79. The law firm representing the composer said he died late on Tuesday, without giving a …

UAE President passes away at 73

UAE President passes away at 73

United Arab Emirates President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan died at the age of 73 after suffering from a prolonged illness, the UAE's news agency WAM has stated. The Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the UAE has announced a …

Ex-Belarus leader Shushkevich passes away

Ex-Belarus leader Shushkevich passes away

Former Belarus leader Stanislav Shushkevich has died at the age of 87, Belarusian media quoted his wife as saying on Wednesday. "He passed away on 3 May at 23.35, the pressure rose," she has revealed. She explained that he …

Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky passes away

Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky passes away

Russian Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky passed away on Wednesday after a severe and prolonged illness, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said at a plenary session of the chamber.

Azerbaijan’s first President passes away

Azerbaijan’s first President passes away

Azerbaijan’s first President Ayaz Mutalibov has died in Baku at the age of 83, the local agency reported on Sunday. Leader of the Azerbaijani Social Democratic Party Araz Alizade confirmed reported about Mutalibov’s …

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright passes away

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright passes away

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has died at the age of 84, Spokesman for the Department of State Ned Price confirmed at a briefing on Wednesday. According to Price, US President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony …

Rustam Ibragimbekov passes away

Rustam Ibragimbekov passes away

Soviet, Russian and Azerbaijani screenwriter and dramatist Rustam Ibragimbekov died on night of 11 March 2022 after a long illness in his home located in Moscow, according to the Cinematographers' Union of Azerbaijan. …

European Parliament president passes away

European Parliament president passes away

European Parliament President David Sassoli died at the age of 65 in Italy on Tuesday, his press secretary Roberto Cuillo said. "David Sassoli passed away at 1.15 am [03:15 Moscow time] on 11 January at the CRO in Aviano (PN), …

Former Anji goalkeeper passed away

Former Anji goalkeeper passed away

Former goalkeeper of Makhachkala "Anji" Viktor Chakrygin died at the age of 37, the club's press service reported without naming the cause of death. “The management and staff of the club, the coaching …

Russian filmmaker Sergey Solovyov passes away

Russian filmmaker Sergey Solovyov passes away

Renowned Russian film director, screenwriter, film producer and lecturer Sergey Solovyov, best known for his iconic film Assa from the perestroika era starring rock musicians, died on Monday aged 77, a source from his inner circle said. …

Turkish defense industry giant Baykar's founder passes away

Turkish defense industry giant Baykar's founder passes away

Ozdemir Bayraktar, the founder of one of Turkey’s leading defense firms Baykar, died on Monday at the age of 72. "The pioneer of National Technology Initiative and locally produced unmanned combat aerial vehicles (drones), …

Former U.S. secretary of state passes away

Former U.S. secretary of state passes away

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has died aged 84 of Covid-19 complications, his family has announced. He was a former top military officer who rose to become the first African-American secretary of state in 2001 under …

Swedish 'Mohammad' cartoonist killed in car crash

Swedish 'Mohammad' cartoonist killed in car crash

Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who stirred worldwide controversy in 2007 with drawings depicting the Prophet Mohammad with the body of a dog, was killed in a car crash near the southern town of Markaryd on Sunday, police said. Vilks, 75, …

French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo passes away

French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo passes away

Renowned French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo has died at the age of 88, AFP reported on Monday, citing his lawyer. No additional details were provided. Jean-Paul Belmondo was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris on 9 Apr …

Former IOC president Jacques Rogge passes away

Former IOC president Jacques Rogge passes away

Jacques Rogge, who led the International Olympic Committee for 12 years, has died at the age of 79. The IOC announced his passing Sunday without providing a cause of death.  Rogge, a native of Belgium, succeeded …

Legendary German striker Gerd Mueller dead at 75

Legendary German striker Gerd Mueller dead at 75

Legendary German striker Gerd Mueller died in the early hours of Sunday at the age of 75, his former club Bayern Munich has confirmed. During a glittering career, Mueller scored a record 365 goals for Bayern in the Bundesliga during the …

Rock musician and actor Pyotr Mamonov succumbs to coronavirus

Rock musician and actor Pyotr Mamonov succumbs to coronavirus

Russian rock musician, actor, songwriter and frontman of the Zvuki Mu band Pyotr Mamonov died on Thursday from coronavirus, aged 70, his wife and manager Olga said. "Pyotr Manonov died today," she said. Over two weeks ago, he …