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Jazz Drummer Jones Dies

Legendary American jazz drummer ELVIN RAY JONES has died from heart failure, aged 76. Jones, who passed away in a New Jersey hospital, is best known for his work with jazz greats including MILES...

Emotional Service For Free Willy Whale

A memorial service for the killer whale star of FREE WILLY has attracted nearly 700 people. KEIKO, who died in December (03), was honoured at the OREGON COAST AQUARIUM, where he lived between 1996...

Free Willy Star Remembered

FREE WILLY's killer whale star KEIKO is to be remembered at a memorial service at the American aquarium where he spent three years of his life. Keiko died from pneumonia in December (03) off...

Norwegian Children Mourn Keiko

Hundreds of Norwegian children bid farewell to KEIKO the killer whale yesterday (08JAN04) by building a burial mound of stones over the FREE WILLY star's grave. The six-ton Hollywood star died on 12 December...

Free Willy Killer Whale Keiko Buried

FREE WILLY killer whale KEIKO was buried in a low-key ceremony today (15DEC03) near the Norwegian fjord which was his home in the last year of his life. Avoiding publicity, the whale got a...

Free Willy Whale Dies

The killer whale who played WILLY in the FREE WILLY movie trilogy has tragically died following a dramatic case of pneumonia. The whale, real name KEIKO, died suddenly aged 27, although the average age...

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Aerosmith Pays Respect To Chris Cornell With 'Dream On' Performance

Aerosmith Pays Respect To Chris Cornell With 'Dream On' Performance

Steven Tyler prays for Chris Cornell during Asia show.

Brenton Thwaites Has Always Been A 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Fan

Brenton Thwaites Has Always Been A 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Fan

'Pirates of the Caribbean' is an exciting new career development for Brenton Thwaites.

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Lives Lost At Ariana Grande Concert

Lives Lost At Ariana Grande Concert

Tragedy strikes in Manchester

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