Scottish actor Gerard Kelly has died at the age of 51, following a brain aneurysm. He was best know at home for his lead role in the popular 80's comedy series 'City Lights', and his theatre work, but he also appeared in the Ken Loach film Ae Fond Kiss, and the soap operas Eastenders and Brookside.
Film producer Dino De Laurentiius died yesterday. He was 91.
Among the films he produced were Serpico, La Strada, War and Peace, the second King Kong, Orca, Death Wish, Conan the Barbarian, Dune, Flash Gordon, Ragtime, and many more. He was also the grandfather of Giada De Laurentiius.
Astronomer Allan Sandage died Monday at the age of 84. He was most famous for work measuring the expansion rate of the universe (known as the Hubble constant H), especially arguing that H must be small to allow the universe to be older than the oldest observed stars. While the consensus measurement of H turned out to be larger, Sandage's concerns were validated by the discovery that H is actually increasing in the present era, allowing the universe to be older than the measurements might lead one to believe naively.