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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.

Denise Duval obituary
7 Feb 2016 at 8:07am
by Patrick O'Connor
One of the greatest French opera singers of her generation who was admired for her interpre...

Maurice White obituary
5 Feb 2016 at 1:09pm
by Joel McIver
Singer and songwriter with the glitzy, exuberant band Earth, Wind & FireWhen Earth, Wind & ...

Letter: Frank Finlay?s Iago seized my imagination
5 Feb 2016 at 10:26am
by Bruce Holman
In the mid-60s, thanks to the Inner London Education Authority?s policy of subsidised matin...

Letter: Sir Terry Wogan obituary
5 Feb 2016 at 10:24am
by Tim Cook
I served on the Children in Need grants committee for several years with Sir Terry Wogan (o...

William Gaskill: a fighter who stayed loyal to his writers
4 Feb 2016 at 12:45pm
by Michael Billington
Gaskill, who was Royal Court artistic director at a time that was rich, bloody and embattle...

William Gaskill obituary
4 Feb 2016 at 10:45am
by David Jays
Theatre director who brought Brechtian principles and puritanical rigour to his productions...

Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo astronaut who walked on the moon, di...
5 Feb 2016 at 9:05pm
by Matt Schudel
After his 1971 moon mission, Mr. Mitchell sought to explore the deeper meanings of his expe...

Bette Thompson, activist who helped transform black Md. enclav...
5 Feb 2016 at 4:58pm
by Breanne Deppisch
One of her forebears founded the Scotland community, which she helped revive from squalor.









Maurice White: The heart and soul of Earth, Wind & Fire
5 Feb 2016 at 4:12pm
Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million ...

Washington-area obituaries of note
5 Feb 2016 at 11:04am
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.









Alyce Dixon, nation?s oldest female World War II veteran, dies...
2 Feb 2016 at 4:04pm
by Breanne Deppisch
Stationed in Europe, she served in the military?s postal service as part of the 6888th Batt...

Selmer Norland, American who worked at Bletchley Park, dies at 99
1 Feb 2016 at 7:17pm
by Bart Barnes
As a cryptanalyst, he helped break encrypted messages from Nazi Enigma machines.









Dan Haggerty, actor - obituary
17 Jan 2016 at 12:44pm
by Telegraph Staff
Actor who starred alongside Ben the bear in Grizzly Adams






David Bowie - obituary
11 Jan 2016 at 7:56am
by Telegraph Staff
Giant of popular music who endlessly reinvented himself over more than four decades






Natalie Cole, singer - obituary
3 Jan 2016 at 12:38pm
by Telegraph Staff
Singer and daughter of Nat King Cole whose talent was overshadowed by a troubled personal life






Jimmy Hill - obituary
19 Dec 2015 at 11:38am
by Telegraph Staff
Presenter of Match of the Day and former footballer who played a key role in the scrapping ...

Jimmy Hill: Footballer and former Match of the Day presenter d...
19 Dec 2015 at 11:14am
by Telegraph Staff
Football pioneer dies aged 87






Nicholas Smith, actor - obituary
8 Dec 2015 at 9:26am
by Telegraph Staff
Classically trained actor who made his name as the bumbling Mr Rumbold in Are You Being Ser...

Sahabzada Yaqub Khan, Pakistani Diplomat, Dies at 95
6 Feb 2016 at 8:59pm
by SAM ROBERTS
Mr. Yaqub Khan had a role in facilitating President Richard Nixon?s overture to China in 19...

Frank Finlay, 89, Is Dead; Was Iago to Olivier?s Othello
6 Feb 2016 at 8:00pm
by MARGALIT FOX
Mr. Finlay, an English actor, was often cast as a rogue or villain and was nominated for an...

John L. Tishman, Builder Who Shaped American Skylines, Dies at 90
6 Feb 2016 at 7:55pm
by DAVID W. DUNLAP
Mr. Tishman?s company oversaw the construction of the John Hancock Center in Chicago and th...

Miriam Cedarbaum, 86, Dies; Longtime Federal Judge
6 Feb 2016 at 6:21pm
by JOSEPH P. FRIED
Judge Cedarbuam oversaw thousands of cases since 1986, including the 2004 trial of Martha S...

David Mirra, BMX Bike Star, Dies in an Apparent Suicide
6 Feb 2016 at 11:23am
by DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
Mirra was found dead at age 41 with what the police said was an apparent self-inflicted gun...

Marlow W. Cook, Senator Who Groomed Mitch McConnell, Dies at 89
6 Feb 2016 at 12:48am
by WILLIAM GRIMES
Mr. Cook, a moderate Republican from Kentucky, made Mr. McConnell his assistant in Washingt...