BRITISH singer and well-known impressionist Joe Longthorne has sadly passed away at the age of 64. But how did he die and which celebs have paid tribute? We take a look at the life and legacy of the much loved entertainer. Who was Joe Longthorne? Joe Longthorne was a British singer and impressionist, who rose to fame on his own TV show, Search For a Star. Joe was known for his striking musical impressions, especially of Shirley Bassey. But the Hull-born singer's lavish lifestyle also impressed others, as he was always seen donning a sharp suit, or driving a posh car. His stardom appeared inevitable, being born into a performance-driven family. Parents, Fred and Teresa were travelling show people, playing the piano and singing respectively. At the age of four, he knew he wanted to become a singer. He had just won his first talent contest at Kingston-upon-Hull, singing the song 'Sugar In The Morning'. He told the Yorkshire Post: "As soon as the audience applauded, I knew that … [Read more...] about Who was Joe Longthorne and how did he die?
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DESPITE being one of the most successful rappers, Eminem has always kept his personal life under the radar - unless he wanted to talk about it in his music. Though fans have always been aware of his hatred for his dad, who neglected him when he was just a baby, here's everything we know about Eminem's father and his recent passing. Who is Eminem’s dad? Eminem’s dad was Marshall Bruce Mather Jr. Marshall married Eminem’s mother Debbie when he was around the age of 22 and she was just 15 years old. In a handful of his songs through his career, the rapper revealed that he never shared a relationship with his father after he had walked out on the family and subsequently moved to California when Eminem was just a toddler. And while Debbie and her son started a new life in Detroit, Marshall had moved on with another woman before going on to have two other kids. As a teenager, Eminem had sent dozens of letters to his father, but supposedly they all came back to him as return … [Read more...] about Who was Eminem’s dad Marshall Bruce Mathers and how did he die?
ONE of the original stars of EastEnders Sandy Ratcliff has died aged 70. We take a look back over the life and times of the former soap star. Who was Sandy Ratcliff? When was she in EastEnders? Sandy Ratcliff, 70, played Sue Osman from the first episode of the BBC1 soap in 1985 until 1989. She had one of its first hard-hitting storylines when she lost a baby to cot death, sparking a fight with mental health problems. Sandy started her acting career in Ken Loach’s Family Life in 1971 where she played a schizophrenic teenage girl. She featured in a host of other films and TV shows and had a modelling career that at one pointed saw her hailed as “the face of the Seventies”. But it was EastEnders that made her a household name. Speaking to The Sun during the 25th anniversary in 2010, Sandy revealed she had retrained as a counsellor before retiring. How did Sandy die? Sandy died in a care home on April 6, 2019 after a life battling booze and drugs. Following her death, a … [Read more...] about Who was Sandy Ratcliff, how did she die and when did she star as Sue Osmon in BBC’s Eastenders?
LEWIS Archer was known as a villain on Coronation Street after charming his way into the lives of Audrey Roberts and conning her and her daughter Gail. But who was he, how did he die and did he really manage to scam Audrey again? - here's the lowdown... Who is Lewis Archer in Coronation Street? Lewis Archer is a conman, male escort and all round sleaze who first appeared in Coronation Street in 2009. He initially had an on-off relationship with Audrey Roberts but broke her hear after stealing from Barlow's Bookies and fleeing the country. However he returned in 2012, and reunited with Audrey after paying back the money he stole and claiming to be a changed man. They split up partly due to pressure from Audrey's daughter Gail Platt and barmaid Gloria Price who didn't approve of their relationship. Gail then began a secret affair with Lewis after he promised her they'd move to Italy to start a new life. But instead he duped her, stealing £40,000 from her bank account and doing a … [Read more...] about Who is Coronation Street’s Lewis Archer, how did he die and who played him?
SIR Ken Dodd, OBE, was an English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor, who has sadly died aged 90. He was famed for his white and blue "tickling stick" and his well-loved catchphrase “How tickled I am!”. Who was Ken Dodd? Sir Kenneth Arthur Dodd, OBE was born on November 8 1927 and passed away aged 90 in March 2018. Born in Liverpool, Ken was an English comedian whose work is part of the music hall tradition. In the 1960s he was as famous as The Beatles in the UK and his version of the song Tears was the UK's third-best-selling single of the 1960s. His records sold millions worldwide and he toured with The Ken Dodd Happiness Show. He was knighted in the 2017 New Year Honours for his services to entertainment and charity. What are Ken Dodd’s songs and catchphrases? Ken Dodd’s most famous song is a version of Tears, a song written by lyricist Frank Capano and composer Billy Uhr. It sold over 1.5 million copies and is the 33rd best-selling single of all time in … [Read more...] about Who was Ken Dodd, how did he die, where was he born, what were his best jokes and did he have any children?