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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.

Gerald Sim obituary
4 Mar 2015 at 12:46pm
by Michael Coveney
Stalwart actor known for playing dependable British characters Continue reading...

Orrin Keepnews obituary
4 Mar 2015 at 9:58am
by Richard Williams
Record producer who boosted the careers of jazz musicians including Thelonious Monk and Son...

Dave Mackay obituary
3 Mar 2015 at 1:26pm
by Brian Glanville and Julie Welch
Tough and fearless footballer with Hearts, Spurs and Derby who went on to have a successful...

Dennis Barker obituary
3 Mar 2015 at 12:31pm
by David McKie
Journalist and author whose work graced the Guardian?s pages for half a century Continue re...

Letter: Christopher Price?s protection of the Times Educationa...
2 Mar 2015 at 3:13pm
by Richard Bourne
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Ron Costley obituary
2 Mar 2015 at 1:47pm
by Iain Stevenson
Typographer who created elegant, reader-friendly designs for publishers including Faber & F...

Orrin Keepnews, producer of milestone jazz albums, dies at 91
4 Mar 2015 at 1:16pm
by Matt Schudel
Orrin Keepnews, who produced many influential jazz recordings in the 1950s and 1960s on his...

Natalia Revuelta, comrade and paramour of Fidel Castro, dies a...
3 Mar 2015 at 8:02pm
by Emily Langer
Natalia Revuelta, a Cuban socialite who became a paramour of the young revolutionary Fidel ...

Larry Scanlon, a union leader and force in Democratic politics...
3 Mar 2015 at 7:33pm
by Adam Bernstein
Lawrence R. Scanlon Jr., who had been a force in Democratic and labor politics for decades ...

Washington-area obituaries of note
3 Mar 2015 at 5:38pm
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.Byungkyu Chun, ph...

Yasar Kemal, Turkish novelist and voice against political inju...
2 Mar 2015 at 5:56pm
by Suzan Fraser
Yasar Kemal, who became one of Turkey?s best-known novelists and whose focus on social inju...

Minnie Minoso, ?Cuban Comet? of Chicago White Sox, dies
2 Mar 2015 at 5:21pm
by Stephen Miller
Minnie Minoso, ?the Cuban Comet? whose career spanned a record five decades in Major League...

June Randall, script supervisor - obituary
28 Feb 2015 at 7:55am
by Telegraph Staff
Continuity girl who kept James Bond up to scratch and worked with Stanley Kubrick

Miss Marple actress Geraldine McEwan dies aged 82
31 Jan 2015 at 1:09pm
by Nicola Harley
Actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on televisio...

Lotte Hass, undersea film-maker - obituary
25 Jan 2015 at 12:55pm
by Telegraph Staff
Fearless underwater photographer whose trailblazing films of creatures of the deep delighte...

Ward Swingle, jazz vocalist - obituary
20 Jan 2015 at 10:33am
by Telegraph Staff
Founder of the Swingle Singers, the easy-listening a cappella group that blended Bach with ...

Graeme Goodall - obituary
12 Jan 2015 at 12:06pm
by Telegraph Staff
Australian recording engineer who co-founded Island Records and popularised ska music

Joe Guercio - obituary
7 Jan 2015 at 2:02pm
by Telegraph Staff
Conductor and arranger who was Elvis Presley's bandleader during the 1970s

Bettina Graziani Dies at 89; Supermodel of Fashion?s ?New Look?
3 Mar 2015 at 8:31pm
Ms. Graziani, who was ubiquitous in the 1940s and ?50s, became an avatar of the postwar sty...

M. Stanton Evans, Who Helped Shape Conservative Movement, Is D...
3 Mar 2015 at 2:47pm
At 26, Mr. Evans drafted the statement of principles upon which Young Americans for Freedom...

Jerome Kurtz, 83, Dies; Headed I.R.S. in Carter Administration
3 Mar 2015 at 2:07pm
As I.R.S. commissioner, Mr. Kurtz, considered one of the leading tax policy experts of his ...

Charlotte Spiegel, 92, Dies; Created New York?s Window Guard P...
3 Mar 2015 at 11:02am
Ms. Spiegel, a civic leader and politician, turned a publicity campaign into a formal healt...

Ernie Hemmings, Founder of a Bible of Classic Cars, Dies at 88
2 Mar 2015 at 11:45pm
Mr. Hemmings turned an auto parts mail-order catalog into the popular magazine Hemmings Mot...

Monroe Freedman, Influential Voice on Legal Ethics, Dies at 86
2 Mar 2015 at 10:45pm
Professor Freedman, who was credited with inventing legal ethics as a serious academic subj...