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Famous People Obituaries

Famous People Obituaries help to make their lives and work a little closer to the rest of us. When famous people pass away, it can be a shock to the community because their life and work as touched many people far and near. Here are selected Famous People's Obituaries.

Sam Galbraith obituary
19 Aug 2014 at 12:46pm
by Brian Wilson
Surgeon turned Labour minister who worked to support the NHSSam Galbraith, who has died age...

Ken Hawley obituary
19 Aug 2014 at 12:29pm
by Simon Barley
Industrial historian who assembled a tool collection of international importanceKen Hawley,...

James Alexander Gordon obituary
18 Aug 2014 at 5:41pm
by John Rawling
He delivered BBC radio's football results for four decadesJames Alexander Gordon, who has d...

Michael Parkin obituary
18 Aug 2014 at 12:44pm
by James Beechey
Gallery owner and dealer who was one of the most colourful characters to inhabit the London...

Charles Keating obituary
18 Aug 2014 at 12:35pm
by Michael Coveney
Dashing stage and screen actor who worked with the RSC and appeared in several American da...

Euan Henderson obituary
18 Aug 2014 at 12:29pm
by Paul Richardson
My friend and colleague Euan Henderson, who has died aged 71, was in turn a publisher, publ...

Don Pardo, ?Saturday Night Live? announcer, dies at 96
20 Aug 2014 at 1:02am
by Alison Lake Benadada
Don Pardo, the ?Saturday Night Live? announcer whose career spanned the history of televisi...

Hashim Khan, seven-time world squash champion, dies
19 Aug 2014 at 9:08pm
by Adam Bernstein
Hashim Khan, who learned to play squash barefoot in what is now Pakistan and broke class an...

Licia Albanese, acclaimed opera soprano known for ?Madama Butt...
19 Aug 2014 at 7:00pm
by Emily Langer
Licia Albanese, the acclaimed soprano who ennobled the tragic heroines of Puccini and Verdi...

Washington-area obituaries of note
19 Aug 2014 at 6:54pm
by ? From staff reports
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia Edward Chen, ...

Former congressman Fernand J. St Germain dies at 86
18 Aug 2014 at 7:44pm
by Adam Bernstein
Fernand J. St Germain, a Rhode Island Democrat who rose to chair the banking committee duri...

Jay Adams, skateboarding legend and Z-Boy, dies at 53
18 Aug 2014 at 4:47pm
by David Colker, Elaine Woo, ? Los Angeles Times
Legendary skateboarder Jay Adams, who was one of the edgy Z-Boys of the sport featured in t...

Robin Williams: 'It is not a muse that drives you on... it is ...
12 Aug 2014 at 3:42pm
by Alexei Sayle
Alexei Sayle met Robin Williams at a London comedy club in the Seventies. He got to know hi...

Ross Burden - obituary
28 Jul 2014 at 12:28pm
by Telegraph Staff
Former male model turned celebrity chef who won myriad admirers as the host of Ready Steady...

Alan Alan
20 Jul 2014 at 2:05am
by Telegraph Staff
Escapologist known as 'the British Houdini' whose flaming rope act left audiences aghast

Leee Black Childers - obituaries
16 Jul 2014 at 12:42pm
by Telegraph Staff
Photographer who chronicled a world of 'drag queens, rent boys, pickpockets, junkies, rock ...

Frank Mumford - obituary
12 Jul 2014 at 1:51pm
by Telegraph Staff
Frank Mumford was a marionettist whose puppets entertained royalty but were too racy for th...

Eileen Ford - obituary
11 Jul 2014 at 12:27pm
by Telegraph Staff
Matriarch of the modelling world who ushered in the 'supermodel' - but banned hanky panky

Edward G. Leffingwell, Curator, Dies at 72
19 Aug 2014 at 10:52pm
Mr. Leffingwell brought avant-garde artists to the attention of the public in New York, Los...

John Blake Jr., Versatile Jazz Violinist, Dies at 67
19 Aug 2014 at 10:47pm
He combined strong classical technique with the expressive power of African-American spirit...

Jim Jeffords, Who Altered Power in Senate, Dies at 80
19 Aug 2014 at 9:14pm
Once a Republican who supported abortion rights, gay rights and the National Endowment for ...

Leonard Fein, Provocative Writer on Jewish Affairs, Dies at 80
19 Aug 2014 at 2:36pm
Mr. Fein wrote voluminously about contemporary Jews, Judaism and ?the often stormy relation...

James Schiro, Goldman?s Lead Director, Dies at 68
19 Aug 2014 at 2:02pm
Mr. Schiro was also a veteran financial insider who led PricewaterhouseCoopers and, more re...

Jerry Lumpe, Infielder for Yankees in 2 World Series, Dies at 81
19 Aug 2014 at 1:00pm
Lumpe, who was signed by the same scout who signed Mickey Mantle, made his Yankee debut in ...