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Artist and Tutti Frutti writer John Byrne dies, aged 83

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The artist and writer John Byrne, who created the acclaimed TV series Tutti Frutti, has died at the age of 83.

His family said he died peacefully on Thursday with his wife Jeanine by his side.

He was born in Paisley and trained at the Glasgow School of Art. He worked as a painter and designer whose work included album covers for his friend, the singer Gerry Rafferty.

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Pal Enger, Norwegian art thief behind 1994 heist of Munch’s The Scream, dies

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Source: Keighley News

Pal Enger, a talented Norwegian football player turned celebrity art thief who pulled off the sensational 1994 heist of Edvard Munch’s famed “The Scream” painting from the National Gallery in Oslo, has died.

Tina Wulf, press officer at Valerenga Fotball, an acclaimed Oslo soccer club for which Enger played as a teenager, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the 57-year-old had died on Saturday evening.

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Pop Art’s only female icon: Radical artist and Sixties It girl Pauline Boty was set for the big time and appeared alongside Michael Caine in Alfie but died from cancer aged just 28 in 1966 – as her legacy is celebrated in new exhibition

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She was an actress, a dancer and, most impactfully, a painter who became the only female icon of the Pop Art movement. 

But, due to her death from cancer at the age of just 28 in 1966, Pauline Boty never achieved the fame of contemporaries such as David Hockney and Peter Blake. 

Now, a new exhibition is bringing the radical artist’s life and works to public attention once again.

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