Twice-elected head of state in 1995 and 2002, Jaques Chirac's 12 years in the Elysee Palace made him France's second longest-serving post-war president after his Socialist predecessor Francois Mitterrand.
The "Queen of Cashmere", who helped transform her mother's business from a small tailoring shop in Rome to an internationally recognised ready-to-wear fashion brand, died in Italy at the age of 73.
Rockefeller donated nearly $2 billion in his lifetime to various organisations including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Rockefeller University.
The two-time Oscar-nominated actor had starred in more than 200 films and television series over a career spanning six decades.
The Booker-prize winning author was ill for about a year and died at his home in a Paris suburb.
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