He was a club manager at Lincoln, Watford, Aston Villa and Wolves, and in recent years a pundit on the BBC and BT Sport. William Peter Blatty, 89, American novelist and screenwriter William Peter Blatty was an American writer and filmmaker best known for his 1971 novel The Exorcist and for the Academy Award-winning screenplay of its film adaptation.
He also wrote the screen adaptations of Legion and Exorcist III.
In the late 1970s, Petty's romanticised tales of rebels, outcasts and refugees started climbing the pop charts.
When he sang, his voice was filled with a heartfelt drama that perfectly complemented the Heartbreakers' ragged rock and roll.
REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo Playboy founder Hugh Hefner (L), with his girlfriends Bridget Marquardt (C) and Kendra Wilkinson, reacts as he listens to a reporter's question at the panel for E!
REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo Hugh Hefner, 81, founder of Playboy magazine and the Playboy Jazz Festival, poses at a news conference which was held to announce the artists performing at the 30th Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles, California in this February 27, 2008 file photo.
REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo Hugh Hefner and his fiancee, Playboy Playmate Crystal Harris, arrive at the opening night gala of the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival featuring a screening of a restoration of 'An American In Paris' in Hollywood, California April 28, 2011.
In 1990, Hughes - then aged 24 - became the youngest person to win the coveted Perrier Award - now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award, at the Edinburgh Festival.
Hughes had a varied career, including a role in the hit film The Commitments, in which he played Dave, a talent scout for Eejit Records.