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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Ex-Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain passes away

Pakistan's former President Mamnoon Hussain died Wednesday in the southern port city of Karachi, his party confirmed. He was 80. "Deeply shocked and grieved to hear that President Mamnoon Hussain has passed away. What an …

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Prominent artist Tahir Salakhov passes away

People's Artist of the USSR, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Arts Tair Salakhov passed away in Germany aged 92, his daughter Aidan Salakhova said. "People's Artist of the USSR Tair Salakhov died in a …

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Theatre, film actor Kakhi Kavsadze passes away

Georgian theatre and film actor Kakhi Kavsadze died of Covid-19 at age 85 on Tuesday after spending two months at a Tbilisi clinic struggling with the virus. An actor of the Rustaveli Theatre since 1959 and cast for more than 80 roles …

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Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale passes away

Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale died on Monday at age 93, his family said. Mondale, the first major U.S. party presidential nominee to pick a woman running mate, believed in an activist government and worked for civil rights, …

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Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, passes away

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth who played a leading figure in the British royal family for almost seven decades, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace said on Friday. The Duke of Edinburgh, as he was officially known, had …

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Writer Guram Dochanashvili passed away

Writer Guram Dochanashvili passed away. He was taken to New Hospitals yesterday, where he was placed in the intensive care unit, InterPressNews reports.  Guram Dochanashvili was born on March 26, 1939 in Tbilisi. He graduated from …

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