Milestones: April 12, 2014 Deaths, Engagements, Marriages & Births

DEATHS

Music producer Trevor Horn's wife and business partner Jill Sinclair, who co-founded the SPZ Group with Horn in 1984 and signed acts Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Seal, died March 22 at their London home, eight years after suffering brain damage in a shooting accident. She was 61.

Dave Brockie, frontman of the gore-loving heavy metal band Gwar and known to fans as Oderus Urungus, died March 23 at his home in Richmond, Va. He was 50.

Comedian, actor and pitchman Eddie Lawrence, whose 1956 single "The Old Philosopher" reached No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100, died March 30. He was 95.

 

ENGAGEMENTS

Singer Elton John, 67, and his life partner of 21 years David Furnish, 51, are planning to marry in May, prompted by the legalization of same-sex marriage in England.

 

MARRIAGES

Italian singer Andrea Bocelli, 55, wed his longtime companion Veronica Berti, 30, on March 21 at the Sanctuary of Montenero in central Italy.

 

BIRTHS

Singer Eric Benet, 47, and his wife Manuela Testolini, 37, are expecting their second child this summer, joining 2-year-old daughter Lucia Bella.


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