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By Jordi Bou

December 31, 2023 - A small selection of famous figures who died in 2023 include former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter, former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger, Italy's longest-serving prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, and Pakistan's ex-president Pervez Musharraf. The arts world lost Australian comedian Barry Humphries, actors Matthew Perry, Raquel Welch and Glenda Jackson, and singers Tina Turner, Sinéad O’Connor and Harry Belafonte, while sports fans mourned the loss of one of football’s all-time greats, Bobby Charlton.

Rosalynn Carter, 96. Wife of U.S. President Jimmy Carter transformed the role of First Lady as a key advocate for women’s rights and mental health.

Matthew Perry, 54. Actor best known as wisecracking Chandler Bing in Friends, one of the most popular TV sitcoms of all time.

Silvio Berlusconi, 86. Brash billionaire media tycoon was Italy’s longest-serving prime minister, in power for four terms between 1994 and 2011.

Pervez Musharraf, 79. Former general and Pakistan president became an influential figure in the struggle between militant Islamists and the West.

Henry Kissinger, 100. Former U.S. secretary of state who played a pivotal but controversial role in
shaping American foreign policy during the Cold War.

Barry Humphries, 89. Australian comedian best known for his alter ego, Dame Edna Everage – an outlandish housewife from Melbourne.

Sinéad O’Connor, 56. Irish singer, songwriter and political activist shot to fame after her biggest hit, Nothing Compares 2 U, topped charts worldwide.

Tina Turner, 83. Pioneering pop icon found fame with husband Ike before going on to global solo success with hits like The Best.

Harry Belafonte, 96. Singer and actor who popularised calypso music in the 1950s and became
a dynamic force in the U.S. civil rights movement.

Raquel Welch, 82. Actress who became an international sex symbol as a deerskin bikini-clad cavewoman in the 1966 film One Million Years B.C.

Bobby Charlton, 86. One of football’s all-time greats, Manchester Utd and England legend won World Cup, European Cup and Ballon d’Or.

Glenda Jackson, 87. Multi-award winning actress who gave up career to serve in UK Parliament for 23 years, before returning to acting at 80.

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PUBLISHED: 14/12/2023; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Getty Images, Newscom
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