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Bill Paxton, actor known for Aliens and Titanic, dies aged 61

Actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61, after complications following surgery




Actor Bill Paxton, who was best known for his role in the sci-fi classic Aliens, has died at the age of 61, US media report.

Paxton had reportedly suffered from complications following surgery.

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Janet Jackson, 50, gives birth to a boy, Eissa Al Mana

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Singer Janet Jackson and her husband, Wissam al-Mana



Singer Janet Jackson has at the age of 50 given birth to her first child, a baby boy, her publicist has confirmed.

A statement said the musician and her Qatari businessman husband, Wissam Al Mana, were "thrilled" to welcome the infant, Eissa Al Mana.

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US actress Debbie Reynolds dies, a day after daughter Carrie Fisher

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Debbie Reynolds (left) with her daughter and fellow actress Carrie Fisher



US actress Debbie Reynolds has died, a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, her son has announced.

US media said the 84-year-old had a stroke. She was taken to a Los Angeles hospital earlier on Wednesday.

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Carrie Fisher, 'Star Wars' Princess Leia, dies at 60

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FILE PHOTO: Actress Carrie Fisher introduces her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, as the recipient of the Life Achievement Award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo



LOS ANGELES - Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction before going on to tell her story as a best-selling author, died on Tuesday aged 60, her family said.

Fisher, a mental health advocate who spoke about her own struggles with bipolar disorder and cocaine addiction, had suffered a heart attack on Friday as she flew into Los Angeles.

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