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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Dies

Last month
February 2023
Former Munster and Ireland team manager Brian O’Brien dies
He was 83 years old.
Legendary sports commentator John Motson dies
He spent 50 years at the BBC, covering 29 FA Cup finals and 10 World Cups.
Tributes paid after ‘brilliant broadcaster’ Dickie Davies dies
He was best known for anchoring World of Sport on ITV.
Last year
FAI pays tribute after former president Des Casey dies
The Dundalk native played a key role in the appointment of Jack Charlton as Ireland manager.
Ex-Arsenal, Tottenham and Northern Ireland manager Terry Neill dies
The Belfast native became the youngest player to captain the Gunners in 1962.
Ex-Ulster and South Africa player Pedrie Wannenburg dies aged 41
The loose forward, who has passed away following a car crash, helped the Irish side reach the 2012 Heineken Cup final.
All time
World champion stallion Galileo dies aged 23
Superstar colt won the Derby, Irish Derby and King George in 2001.
Alan McLoughlin, hero of Ireland's '94 World Cup qualifying campaign, dies at 54
The Irish legend revealed in March that he was suffering from cancer.
Ex-Italy rugby captain Cuttitta dies aged 54
He competed in two World Cups in 1991 and 1995, and his country’s first matches in the Six Nations tournament which they joined in 2000.
# trailblazer
Tony Trabert, who produced one of the greatest seasons in tennis history, dies
The ATP Tour and International Tennis Hall of Fame announced his death at the age of 90.
Groundsman dies after heat lamp accident
The incident occurred shortly after Lorient’s 3-0 home defeat to Rennes.
Former snooker star Willie Thorne dies aged 66
It was announced he was battling leukaemia in March.
Former All Black Sione Lauaki dies aged 35
The cause of death was not immediately revealed but the powerful loose forward had apparently suffered from kidney failure.
Tributes paid after legendary wrestler Jimmy Snuka dies
The WWE legend’s daughter Sarona, who wrestles as Tamina, confirmed the news on Instagram last night.
Cameroon international dies after collapsing on pitch
Patrick Ekeng passed away during a match with his Romanian side Dinamo Bucharest.
# finchley
90-year-old man dies after being blown into a bus
The incident happened during yesterday’s stormy weather.
French boy dies after being hit by hockey puck at match
The freak tragedy occurred some three minutes before the end of a match in Dunkirk.
# Fire
Man in his 60s dies after e-cigarette explodes while charging
The e-cigarette was close to an oxygen tube. This is the ninth fire involving e-cigarettes in Merseyside since 2013.
# Tragedy
Man held after fan at football match dies in Sweden
The 28-year-old suspect presented himself to a police station late on Monday.
Ex-Liverpool player Harrison, once world's most expensive teenager, dies at 46
The ex-footballer had suffered from pancreatic problems.
# The Simpsons
Voice of Simpsons' schoolteacher Edna Krabappel dies
Marcia Wallace did the voice of Edna Krabappel, Bart Simpson’s fourth-grade teacher.
# Indonesia
British woman dies after drinking 'tainted alcohol'
The 23-year-old was travelling with a fellow Briton through rainforest, when they drank four bottles of local whiskey.
# inez mccormack
Legendary human rights activist Inez McCormack dies
The veteran trade unionist and founder of the Participation and Practice of Rights organisation died following a short illness.
Cricket commentator Martin-Jenkins dies aged 67
He was one of the voices of Test Match Special on BBC Radio and previously worked for the Daily Telegraph and the Times.
# fontella bass
'Rescue Me' singer Fontella Bass dies, aged 72
The St Louis-born singer died of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago.
# Whale
Whale beached in New York neighbourhood dies
The endangered fin whale was found in the Breezy Point neighbourhood of Queens yesterday.
# tallest woman
The tallest woman in the world dies
The Chinese woman stood at seven foot eight inches tall and was certified by Guinness World Records.
# 116
World's oldest person dies in US aged 116
Guinness World Records gave Besse Cooper the distinction of being the oldest living human in January 2011.
# Investigation
Gardaí: 84-year-old Wexford man died of asphyxiation
The man’s body was found at a house in Monamolin, Co Wexford, yesterday afternoon. A 50-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident.
# Tribute
Con Houlihan: "A man who will misuse an apostrophe is capable of anything"
Jimmy Deenihan TD praised the late sportswriter’s “warmth, wit, intellect, talent for observation, and his deep love of his native county Kerry.”
# Twitter
Ivy Bean – the oldest tweeter dies
Aged 104, she had over 54,000 followers.