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Nobel prize winning author V S Naipaul dies aged 85

By: Reuters | London | Updated: August 12, 2018 6:34:03 am This 2001 file photo shows British author V.S. Naipaul in Salisbury, England. The Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose celebrated writing and brittle, provocative personality drew admiration and revulsion in equal measures, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at his London home, ...

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Mumbai girl dies, iron tablet blamed: All you need to know about the medication

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 10, 2018 6:30:30 pm Both Iron and Folic acid tablets are prescribed to prevent iron deficiency and certain types of anaemia in the body. A student from a school run by Mumbai’s civic body died Friday, a day after she ...

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French chef Joel Robuchon, world’s most Michelin-decorated chef, dies at 73 | more lifestyle

French chef Joel Robuchon, world’s most Michelin-decorated chef, dies at 73 | more lifestyle

Joel Robuchon, a master chef who shook up the stuffy world of French haute cuisine by wowing palates with the delights of the simple mashed potato and giving diners a peek at the kitchen, has died. He was 73. Robuchon’s career was one of superlatives: Named among the best craftsmen ...

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Michelin-starred French master chef Joel Robuchon dies at 73

Michelin-starred French master chef Joel Robuchon dies at 73

Joel Robuchon, a master chef who shook up the stuffy world of French haute cuisine by wowing palates with the delights of the simple mashed potato and giving diners a peek at the kitchen, has died at 73. A spokeswoman for Robuchon confirmed his death, with French TV station BFM ...

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South African photographer who chronicled apartheid dies at 87 | art and culture

South African photographer David Goldblatt poses at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris.

David Goldblatt, a South African photographer who for decades chronicled the harsh fallout of white minority rule in his country, died on Monday at the age of 87. Goldblatt, whose images were shown in media and museums around the world, was a “legend, a teacher, a national icon and a ...

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Inventive, painfully candid ex-poet laureate Donald Hall dies at age 89 | art and culture

Donald Hall, author of numerous poetry books, poses in the barn of the 200-year-old Wilmot farm that has been in his family for four generations.

Donald Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candour about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, has died at age 89. Hall’s daughter, Philippa Smith, confirmed Sunday that her father died Saturday at his home in Wilmot, New Hampshire, ...

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Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dies aged 54

Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dies aged 54

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vinnie Paul saw his brother and bandmate assassinated on stage Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of the metal band Pantera, has died aged 54, the band announced on Facebook. “Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away,” a statement said. There was no ...

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Kate Spade’s father dies night before designer’s funeral

Kate Spade's father dies night before designer's funeral

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kate Spade, pictured with her husband Andy, had been suffering from depression and anxiety for years US fashion designer Kate Spade has been laid to rest in her home town of Kansas City, Missouri, 16 days after her death by suicide. Less than a ...

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Sophie Gradon, former Love Island contestant, dies aged 32

Sophie Gradon, former Love Island contestant, dies aged 32

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gradon was crowned Miss Newcastle and Miss Great Britain in 2009 Sophie Gradon, a former Miss Great Britain who became a contestant on Love Island, has died. Her boyfriend Aaron Armstrong wrote on Facebook: “I will never forget that smile I love you so ...

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Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 87

Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 87

Image caption Rozhdestvensky conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras Prominent Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky has died aged 87. Born in Moscow into a well-known musical family, Rozhdestvensky made his debut by conducting a Tchaikovsky ballet at the Bolshoi, aged just 20. He made his name by popularising music by ...

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