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27 November 2019 18:37

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Clive James death: Acclaimed author, TV host and poet dies aged 80

Poet, critic and broadcaster Clive James has died aged 80, a statement from his agent has announced. Getty Images 4/67 Darius Perkins The actor was best known for playing the original Scott Robinson on Neighbours when the show launched in 1985 on Australia's Channel Seven. Perkins died from cancer on 2 January, aged 54 Ten 5/67 Bob Einstein The Emmy-winning writer appeared in US comedy shows Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development, becoming known for his deadpan delivery. Getty 12/67 James Ingram The singer and songwriter, who was nominated for 14 Grammys in his lifetime, was well known for his hits including "Baby, Come to Me," his duet sung with Patti Austin and "Yah Mo B There," a duet sung with Michael McDonald, which won him a Grammy. Getty 13/67 Dick Miller The actor enjoyed a career spanning more than 60 years, featuring hundreds of screen appearances, including Gremlins (1984) and The Terminator (1984).

20/67 Andy Anderson Musician Andy Anderson, former drummer for The Cure and Iggy Pop, died aged 68 from terminal cancer, after a long and successful career as a session musician Alex Pym/Facebook 21/67 Lisa Sheridan Having attended the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh, Sheridan went on to star in a string of film and TV credits of the next two decades, including Invasion and Halt and Catch Fire. YouTube 32/67 Scott Walker The American British singer-songwriter and producer who rose to fame with The Walker Brothers during the Sixties and was once referred to as "pop's own Salinger", died on 22 March, aged 76. Photo by ITV/REX 40/67 Carmine Cardini Carmine Cardini, who was most famous for playing two different roles in the Godfather franchise, died on 28 May, 2019 at Cedars Sinai Hospital, aged 85. Getty 43/67 Rip Torn Rip Torn, the film, TV and theatre actor, died on 9 July, 2019, aged 88. AFP/GETTY 44/67 Michael Sleggs Michael Sleggs, who appeared as Slugs in hit BBC Three sitcom This Country, died from heart failure on 9 July, 2019, aged 33.

He starred as 'bad boy' Jesse McGregor on the popular Australian soap between 1996-2000, and then 2002-2005 before switching to a career in law Getty 50/67 Franco Columbu Italian bodybuilder, who appeared in The Terminator, The Running Man and Conan the Barbarian, died on 30 August, 2019, aged 78. Getty Images 51/67 Kylie Rae Harris The country singer died in a car crash on 4 September, 2019, at the age of 30. Rex 53/67 Carol Lynley The actor, best known for her role as Nonnie the cruise liner singer in The Poseidon Adventure, died on 3 September at the age of 77. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images 57/67 Ric Ocasek Ric Ocasek, frontman of new wave rock band The Cars, died 15 September at the age of 75. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images 59/67 Robert Hunter The lyricist, who's behind some of the Grateful Dead's finest songs, died on 23 September at the age of 78.

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Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame 60/67 Linda Porter Linda Porter, best known for her role as elderly supermarket employee Myrtle on the US sitcom Superstore, died 25 September after a long battle with cancer. She also appeared in series including Twin Peaks, The Mindy Project, ER and The X-Files Tyler Golden/NBC 61/67 Ginger Baker Ginger Baker, the legendary drummer and co-founder of rock band Cream, died at the age of 80 on Sunday 6 October after being critically ill in hospital. Clive James died at home in Cambridge on Sunday (Picture: Rex) Author, critic and broadcaster Clive James has died at the age of 80. The Australian-born star died at home in Cambridge at the weekend (Picture: Rex) A statement on behalf of his family, released by his agents, said: 'Clive died almost ten years after his first terminal diagnosis, and one month after he laid down his pen for the last time. Author, critic and broadcaster Clive James has died at the age of 80, one month after laying down his pen for the last time. The Australian-born star of The Clive James Show was diagnosed with leukaemia, kidney failure and lung disease in 2010 and over the years wrote and updated his own obituary. James' latest book is titled, "Even as We Speak." (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images) Clive James outside his home in Bermondsey, London. Poet, critic and broadcaster Clive James has died at the age of 80, his agents have said. A statement on behalf of his family, released by his agents, said: "Clive died almost ten years after his first terminal diagnosis, and one month after he laid down his pen for the last time.