'James Bond' villain Richard Kiel dies at 74
'James Bond' villain Richard Kiel dies at 74


Los Angeles: Richard Kiel, best known for playing the villain in 'James Bond' with the teeth of steel, has died. He was 74.

Kiel broke his leg last week and died in St Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California, last afternoon, confirmed his agent Steven Stevens Sr.

GRL star Simone Battle found hanging at home
GRL star Simone Battle found hanging at home

 GRL singer Simone Battle was found hanging from a rod in the wardrobe of her bedroom at her apartment here.

Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

`Saturday Night Live` announcer Don Pardo has passed away at the age of 96.

Obama`s great-uncle Charles Payne dies at age 89

President Obama`s great-uncle, World War II veteran Charles T Payne, has died.

Actor Danny Murphy dies

Actor Danny Murphy, best remembered for his role in comedy `There`s Something About Mary` alongside Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz, has passed away. He was 59.

Legendary make-up artist Dick Smith dies

Dick Smith, an Oscar-winning make-up artist, died at the age of 92. The news of his demise was announced by his protege, Rick Baker, yesterday via Twitter.

Drew Barrymore`s half-sister dies

Jessica Barrymore, daughter of John Drew Barrymore and half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore, has died. She was 47.

The master of cinema vérité style Robert Drew dies at 90

The man who mastered the cinema art form of documentary filmmaking 'cinema vérité', Robert Drew breathed his last on Wednesday, reportedly. Drew excelled in the style of filmmaking and even influenced a number of directors such as DA Pennebaker and Albert Maysles.

`El Mariachi` star Peter Marquardt dies at 50

Actor Peter Marquadt, best known for playing drug lord Moco in Robert Rodriguez`s 1992 classic `El Mariachi`, has passed away aged 50.

Blues guitarist Johny Winter dies at 70

Blues legend Johny Winter has passed away aged 70 in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland.

`Pinocchio` actor Richard Percy Jones passes away at 87

Richard Percy Jones, the actor who gave his voice to Disney`s 1940 animated classic ` Pinocchio` has died. He was 87.

Actor Bob Hastings dies at 89

Bob Hastings, notable for his portrayal of yes-man Lt Elroy Carpenter on 60s sitcom `McHale`s Navy` and his voicework for `Batman` shows as Commisioner Gordon, died on June 30. He was 89.

Stephanie Kwolek, Kevlar inventor, dies at 90

Colleagues say the DuPont chemist credited with inventing the body Armour component Kevlar has died at age 90.

Radio legend Casey Kasem dies at 82

Legendary radio personality Casey Kasem, who was battling Lowry body disease, a progressive form of dementia, has passed away at the age of 82.

Actor Sam Kelly dies

Actor Sam Kelly, known for his roles in comedy series `Porridge` and `Allo `Allo!`, has died. He was 70.

Actress Carla Laemmle dies

Silent film actress Carla Laemmle, niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle, has died. She was 104.

Veteran Telugu actress Shakuntala passes away

Telugu cinema`s popular actress Telangana Shakuntala, who enthralled the audience essaying villainous and comedy roles during her career spanning more than three decades, died here today following a cardiac arrest.

Eminent Bengali filmmaker Anjan Das dies

National Award-winning Bengali filmmaker Anjan Das, best known for films like `Saanjhbatir Rupkathara`, `Achin Pakhi` and `Faltu`, today passed away following illness, family sources said.

Actress Ann B Davis passes away

Actress Ann B Davis, best known for her role as Alice Nelson on hit sitcom `The Brady Bunch`, has died. She was 88.

World`s oldest man dies in Italy at age 111

The world`s oldest man has died in Italy at the age of 111, just days before celebrating his 112th birthday, Guinness World Records said.