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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.

Peter Katin obituary
29 Mar 2015 at 12:34pm
by Barry Millington
Pianist who brought poetic sensibility to the works of Chopin Continue reading...

Yehuda Avner obituary
29 Mar 2015 at 12:34pm
by Michael Freedland
British-born Israeli diplomat, he served as a political aide to many prime ministers Cont...

John Renbourn obituary
27 Mar 2015 at 2:47pm
by Derek Schofield
Guitarist and founder with Bert Jansch of jazz-folk band Pentangle Continue reading...

Albert Irvin obituary
27 Mar 2015 at 2:46pm
by Mike Tooby
Painter who through bold use of colour defied every model of art-world success Continue rea...

Samuel Charters obituary
26 Mar 2015 at 2:12pm
by Tony Russell
Musicologist, record producer and pioneer writer on the blues Continue reading...

Letter: John ?Hoppy? Hopkins continued to promote the idea of ...
26 Mar 2015 at 1:51pm
by Peter Lewis
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?Hot? Rod Hundley, NBA player and broadcaster, dies at 80
29 Mar 2015 at 6:24pm
by Associated Press
?Hot? Rod Hundley, a former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for...

Nan Tucker McEvoy, media executive and philanthropist, dies at 95
28 Mar 2015 at 6:50pm
by Matt Schudel
Nan Tucker McEvoy, a newspaper heiress who headed the parent company of the San Francisco C...

C.L. Long, pastor of the District?s Scripture Cathedral, dies ...
28 Mar 2015 at 4:21pm
by Hamil R. Harris
Bishop C.L. Long, a charismatic District pastor who was a dominant voice on radio and telev...

Lew Newmyer, founder of Armand?s Chicago Pizzeria, dies at 92
28 Mar 2015 at 3:52pm
Lew Newmyer, a Washington restaurateur and entrepreneur who founded and brought Armand?s Ch...

Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet and Nobel laureate, dies at 83
28 Mar 2015 at 12:46pm
by Emily Langer
Tomas Tranströmer, a Swedish poet who received the Nobel Prize in literature in 2011 for a ...

Washington-area obituaries of note
25 Mar 2015 at 8:57pm
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.Carolyn A. Farmer...

Sam Simon, Simpsons co-creator - obituary
9 Mar 2015 at 6:02pm
by Telegraph Staff
Comedy writer and producer whose greatest success was as the co-creator of The Simpsons




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




Roger L. Mayer, Pioneer of Film Preservation, Dies at 88
29 Mar 2015 at 11:29pm
by SAM ROBERTS
Mr. Mayer was honored for rescuing movies that were in danger of disintegration, but critic...

Gene Saks, Tony-Winning Director of Neil Simon Hits, Dies at 93
29 Mar 2015 at 10:29pm
by BRUCE WEBER
Mr. Saks, who switched from acting to directing in midcareer, won three Tony Awards and bec...

Chuck Bednarik, Eagles? Man of Concrete, Dies at 89
28 Mar 2015 at 10:17pm
by RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
Bednarik, the Philadelphia Eagles? Hall of Fame center and linebacker, was one of the last ...

Rod Hundley, an Outsize Personality on and Off the Court, Dies...
28 Mar 2015 at 12:23am
by RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
Hundley, known as Hot Rod, parlayed showmanship on the court with flair at the microphone t...

John Renbourn, 70, Eclectic Guitarist Who Founded the Pentangl...
27 Mar 2015 at 10:42pm
by JON PARELES
As part of the folk-jazz group Pentangle, Mr. Renbourn played Carnegie Hall and opened for ...

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27 Mar 2015 at 10:28pm
Notable Deaths of 2015 Remembering Leonard Nimoy, Mario Cuomo, Anita Ekberg, King Abdullah...