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Fashion legend Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

Oscar de la Renta watches supermodel Karlie Kloss wear one of his designs at his spring/summer 2013 show. Credit: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

One of the leading lights of American fashion, Oscar de la Renta, has passed away at the age of 82, according to ABC News.

The Dominican-born designer broke onto the international fashion stage as one of the designers to dress American first lady Jackie Kennedy.

He worked for renowned fashion houses Balmain and Lanvin during his long career, and his red carpet designs were a favourite among the A list.

His last high profile design was Amal Clooney's wedding dress.

George Harrison's childhood home sold at auction

George Harrison. Credit: PA Wire

The childhood home of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison has sold at auction for £156,000 to a fan of the band.

The property, at 25 Upton Green in the Speke area of Liverpool, went under the hammer at a sale at Liverpool's famous Cavern Club, where the Beatles began their musical career.

The property sold for £156,000. Credit: PA Wire

Harrison, who died in 2001 after being diagnosed with cancer, lived in the three-bedroom home at Upton Green for a decade from 1949 with his parents Harold and Louise.

The guitarist was around five when he moved to the house. By the time his family moved on 10 years later, he had joined the line-up of The Quarrymen - the group that later became The Beatles.

Bellingham's husband 'wants her remembered for acting'

The husband of Lynda Bellingham said he wants his late wife to be remembered for her acting rather than "as a celebrity".

Michael Pattemore with his late wife Lynda Bellingham who died yesterday aged 66. Credit: PA Wire

Michael Pattemore said his wife - who passed away yesterday aged 66 after a long battle with cancer - was unable to die at home as she wished because she was in too much pain.

Speaking to Yours magazine, Pattemore said: "I just want her to be remembered as an actress more than anything - not as a celebrity or one of the Loose Women.

"She started her career as an actress and never thought of herself as a celebrity. She's always been an actress.

"I can tell you now that the words on her gravestone will be 'The curtain went up on May 31 1948, and the final curtain went down on October 19 2014'," Pattemore added as he fought back tears.


Coleen Nolan pays moving tribute to Lynda Bellingham

An emotional Coleen Nolan has told ITV News her friend Lynda Bellingham was "always honest" and "professional right to the end".

Speaking to Nina Hossain, the Loose Women presenter fought back tears as she said: "She will be so greatly missed, genuinely, by all of us."

Oxo: Bellingham 'attracted audiences of every age'

Bellingham played the 'Oxo mum' from 1983 to 1999. Credit: Oxo/PA Wire

The owner of Oxo has praised Lynda Bellingham - the former star of the brand's popular adverts - following her death aged 66.

In a statement, Premier Foods said Bellingham had been loved by audiences of all ages for her rule as mother in the long-running ad series, which ended in 1999.

As the face of Oxo for many years she had an unwavering ability to attract audiences of every age – that’s why the advertisements ran for so long – and are remembered to this day.

– Premier Foods

The company expressed its sympathy and condolences to Bellingham's family and said: "We salute her courage in her final days."

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