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Latest news: Obituary

Marion Halligan, award-winning Canberra author, dies

Marion Halligan, acclaimed novelist, essayist, and short story writer, died in Canberra on Monday, aged 83.

Former governor-general Bill Hayden dies aged 90

Bill Hayden overcame a tough childhood and personal tragedy to hold some of Australia's most important positions.

Comedian Cal Wilson dead at 53 after short illness

New Zealand comedian Cal Wilson, who made Australia her home, has died in a Sydney hospital surrounded by family and friends after a short illness.

Dumbledore actor Michael Gambon dies aged 82

British-Irish actor Michael Gambon, best known to global audiences for playing the wise professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movie franchise and whose career was launched by his mentor Laurence Olivier,...

Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell dies at 56

Smash Mouth frontman and All Star singer Steve Harwell has died at the age of 56, the band says.

UK chat-show king Michael Parkinson dies aged 88

Broadcasting great Sir Michael Parkinson has passed away peacefully at home aged 88 after a brief illness, his family has told the BBC.

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor dies aged 56

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, known for topping the charts around the world with the 1990 song Nothing Compares 2 U, has died at the age of 56.

‘Comedy genius’: Global tributes for Barry Humphries

Barry Humphries, who died on Saturday aged 89, was a supreme entertainer and man of a million masks, headed by housewife "gigastar" Dame Edna Everage.

Maverick priest Father Bob Maguire dies aged 88

Larrikin priest Father Bob Maguire, who was best known for his charity work and as an outspoken media commentator, has died at the age of 88.

Giant of the nation, Indigenous leader Yunupingu dies

Indigenous leader Yunupingu has died, having met with every prime minister since Gough Whitlam, in his work as a land rights pioneer.

Actress Raquel Welch, sex symbol of the ’60s, dead at 82

Raquel Welch, whose emergence from the sea in a skimpy, furry bikini in the film One Million Years B.C. would propel her to international sex symbol status throughout the 1960s and '70s, has died. She was 82.

Jim Molan remembered as ‘one of the greatest’

Family, friends and colleagues of the late senator and retired soldier Jim Molan gathered at the Royal Military College in Canberra to pay their final respects.

Tributes flow for Australian singer Renée Geyer

Renee Geyer, one of Australia's most respected and successful soul singers, has died from complications following hip surgery at the age of 69.