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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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Singer George Michael of Wham! fame dies at 53

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British singer George Michael performs on stage during his 'Symphonica' tour concert in Vienna September 4, 2012. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader


LONDON - British singer George Michael, who became one of the pop idols of the 1980s with Wham! and then forged a career as a successful solo artist with sometimes sexually provocative lyrics, died at his home in England on Sunday. He was 53.

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Carrie Fisher: Star Wars actress suffers heart attack

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Fisher had been on tour promoting her latest book The Princess Diarist



Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, is in intensive care after suffering a heart attack during a flight, her brother says.

Fisher, 60, went into cardiac arrest minutes before the end of the London to LA flight.

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Could Jane Zhang become China's first global pop star?

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Jane Zhang will release her first English-language album next year


Jane Zhang is a pop megastar in China but her latest single breaks the mould of China's pop industry and could help her become its first global superstar, writes Grace Tsoi of BBC Chinese.

She first became a household name in 2005 when she finished as the second runner-up in Super Girl, a Chinese TV singing contest similar to Pop Idol.

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