The Canadian actor, who starred as widower Captain von Trapp opposite Julie Andrews in the blockbuster 1965 musical "The Sound Of Music" and in 2012 became the oldest actor to win an Oscar, died at his home in Connecticut.
Shajarian – who was also an instrumentalist and composer, and embodied traditional and classical music in his country – died at 80 in Tehran after a long battle with illness.
"Greece" star John Travolta announced the death of his wife in an Instagram post, saying "my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer."
Haute couture designer Karl Lagerfeld has passed away. He was artistic director at Chanel.
The revered musician, whose song Hallelujah became an anthem covered by thousands, had recently released "You Want It Darker", his 14th album which flirted with mortality, finality and the end of love.
Acclaimed by some, reviled by others, he arrived in Palestine when he was 10. The arc of the young refugee's life grew to embody the life of Israel; its settlements, its nascent place in the world and its inherent contradictions.
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