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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.

Louis Johnson obituary
24 May 2015 at 12:43pm
by Joel McIver
Powerful bassist on Michael Jackson?s albums Thriller and Off the Wall, he found fame in th...

Peter Gay obituary
24 May 2015 at 12:37pm
by Richard J Evans
Historian who focused on the Enlightenment and the world of ideas in modern Europe Continue...

Derek Walker obituary
22 May 2015 at 1:03pm
by Sam Jacob
Architect whose love of landscape provided inspiration for the new town of Milton Keynes Co...

Letter: Ruth Rendell?s support for village communities
22 May 2015 at 1:02pm
by Peter Waterman
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Letter: Stan Freberg beamed his way through a superb performance
21 May 2015 at 1:05pm
by Paul Bajoria
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Sir Duncan Watson obituary
20 May 2015 at 1:01pm
by Ian Bruce and Colin Low
Blind solicitor and disability activist who helped emancipate blind people by encouraging t...

Anne Meara, actress and comedic partner of Jerry Stiller, dies...
24 May 2015 at 7:10pm
by Sandy Cohen
Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with her husband, Jerry Stiller, helped l...

John F. Nash Jr. dies; Nobel laureate?s life story inspired ?A...
24 May 2015 at 9:49am
by Emily Langer
John F. Nash Jr., who revolutionized the mathematical field of game theory, was endowed wit...

Marques Haynes, Hall of Fame ball-handling wizard of Globetrot...
23 May 2015 at 7:32pm
by Matt Schudel
Marques Haynes, who bamboozled opposing players and thrilled millions of spectators for mor...

Hannah Hawkins, who started child-care program in gritty D.C. ...
23 May 2015 at 5:01pm
by Bart Barnes
Hannah Hawkins spent more than 30 years offering hope in a gritty and crime-ridden region o...

Washington-area obituaries of note
22 May 2015 at 5:30pm
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.Raymond W. Fuller...

Victor Salvi dies at 95; harp maker was called the ?lord of th...
21 May 2015 at 7:40pm
by Emily Langer
Victor Salvi, a scion of an Italian musical dynasty who became one of the world?s preeminen...

BB King - obituary
15 May 2015 at 2:04am
by Telegraph Staff
Virtuoso blues guitarist and singer who combined technical agility with passionate vocals




Elizabeth Wilson, actress - obituary
12 May 2015 at 1:49pm
by Telegraph Staff
Character actress who played Dustin Hoffman's mother in The Graduate




Robert Rietti, voiceover actor - obituary
22 Apr 2015 at 1:41pm
by Telegraph Staff
Actor known as 'The Man of a Thousand Voices' whose fruity tones dubbed the dialogue of sco...

Viv Nicholson, pools winner - obituary
12 Apr 2015 at 1:54pm
by Telegraph Staff
Factory worker from Yorkshire whose life spectacularly unravelled after her husband won the...

Dr Fredric Brandt, dermatologist - obituary
6 Apr 2015 at 11:45am
by Telegraph Staff
American dermatologist who crafted a 'New New Face' for wealthy clients - using himself as ...

Cynthia Lennon - obituary
1 Apr 2015 at 1:32pm
by Telegraph Staff
Wife of John Lennon whose 10-year relationship fell apart when he met Yoko Ono




Martin Sheets, a Decorated Special Olympian, Dies at 62
24 May 2015 at 10:09pm
by RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
Mr. Sheets participated for more than 40 years in the Special Olympics, going back to its f...

John F. Nash Jr., Math Genius Defined by a ?Beautiful Mind,? D...
24 May 2015 at 8:12pm
by ERICA GOODE
The narrative of Dr. Nash?s brilliant rise, the lost years of severe mental illness, and th...

Anne Meara, Comedian and Actress, Dies at 85
24 May 2015 at 5:10pm
by PETER KEEPNEWS
Ms. Meara began her comedy career as the partner of her husband, Jerry Stiller; won an Obie...

John F. Nash Jr., Mathematician Whose Life Story Inspired ?A B...
24 May 2015 at 12:21pm
by ERICA GOODE
The narrative of Mr. Nash?s brilliant rise, the lost years of severe mental illness, and th...

Thomas K. Jones, U.S. Arms Negotiator, Dies at 82
23 May 2015 at 7:58pm
by SAM ROBERTS
Mr. Jones had such faith in civil defense that he once said, ?If there are enough shovels t...

Victor Salvi, Who Played Harps and Made Them Too, Dies at 95
22 May 2015 at 10:39pm
by MARGALIT FOX
Mr. Salvi, a former New York Philharmonic member, founded a company that became the world?s...