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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.

Marco Pannella obituary
25 May 2016 at 12:21pm
by Donald Sassoon
Radical politician who remained on the periphery of power but whose campaigns transformed I...

David King obituary
25 May 2016 at 10:33am
by Richard Hollis
Artist, designer and photographer who built up a massive archive of Soviet-era artefactsDav...

David Rendel obituary
25 May 2016 at 7:57am
by Stephen Bates
Liberal Democrat politician who won an astonishing victory at the Newbury byelection in 199...

Burt Kwouk obituary
24 May 2016 at 12:24pm
by Ronald Bergan
Actor best known for his roles in the Pink Panther films and the BBC?s Last of the Summer W...

Burt Kwouk, Cato in the Pink Panther films ? a life in pictures
24 May 2016 at 11:16am
by Guardian Staff
Burt Kwouk, who has died aged 85, was best known for his role as the drop-kicking butler fr...

Letter: Alan Fountain obituary
23 May 2016 at 11:47am
by David Lusted
I first knew Alan Fountain in the 1980s, before his time at Channel 4, when he was an Arts ...

Marco Pannella, Italian politician who mounted hunger strikes ...
by By Emily Langer
Mr. Pannella was a co-founder and longtime leader of Italy?s Radical Party.

Yang Jiang, Chinese writer and translator of ?Don Quixote,? di...
by news services
Ms. Yang, whose husband was also an acclaimed writer, wrote about their life of internal ex...

Beth Howland, actress who played Vera on sitcom ?Alice,? dies ...
by Staff Reports
?Alice? ran on CBS from 1976 to 1985 with Ms. Howland as an endearingly ditzy waitress.

Notable deaths of 2016
Remembering those who have died this year.

Remembering ?60 Minutes? correspondent Morley Safer in pictures
The longtime newsman for the popular CBS program has died at age 84.

The life of pacifist priest, the Rev. Daniel Berrigan
The radical priest, who was instrumental in forming the Plowshares Movement, a group of pac...

Financial crisis caused 500,000 extra cancer deaths, according...
25 May 2016 at 7:48pm
by Agence France-Presse

Nearly 70,000 illegal drivers given points despite not having ...
25 May 2016 at 7:42pm
by Sophie Jamieson

Five dead after migrant boat capsizes off Libyan coast
25 May 2016 at 7:40pm
by Andrea Vogt

Graves of Jutland heroes given protected status 
25 May 2016 at 7:31pm
by Telegraph Reporters

BBC iPlayer could require date of birth and postcode from view...
25 May 2016 at 7:22pm
by Christopher Hope

Remains of legendary 260-year-old Royal Navy warship HMS Namur...
25 May 2016 at 7:01pm
by Hannah Furness

Beth Howland, Accident-Prone Waitress From the Sitcom ?Alice,?...
24 May 2016 at 11:54pm
Ms. Howland made high anxiety an art form as the ditsy, accident-prone waitress Vera Louise...

Luis Álvarez, Leading Figure in Mexico?s National Action Party...
24 May 2016 at 11:51pm
Mr. Álvarez dedicated his life to the fight for democracy in Mexico and was steadfast in hi...

An Obituary Runs Seven Years After the Subject?s Death. What H...
25 May 2016 at 2:12pm
Obituaries editor William McDonald explains why The Times decided to remember a once-famous...

Michael Mariotte, a Leading Antinuclear Activist, Dies at 63
23 May 2016 at 7:41pm
Mr. Mariotte succeeded in preventing the repeal of a federal ban on interstate shipment of ...

Burt Kwouk, ?Pink Panther? Actor, Dies at 85
24 May 2016 at 6:46pm
Best known for his role as the martial arts expert Cato in the ?Pink Panther? films, Mr. Kw...

Fred Papert, Innovative Ad Man and Champion of Grand Central, ...
23 May 2016 at 6:04pm
After a stellar career in advertising, Mr. Papert rallied prominent New Yorkers in a succes...