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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.

Sir David Mitchell obituary
2 Sep 2014 at 1:13pm
by Julia Langdon
Conservative minister and wine merchant once described as the 'tonic to Thatcher's gin'The ...

Ken Griffiths obituary
2 Sep 2014 at 10:12am
by Phil Davison
Photographer noted for his advertising and newspaper images, and acclaimed as a portraitist...

Fiona Freedland obituary
2 Sep 2014 at 10:03am
by Robin Oppenheim
Fiona Freedland, my wife, who has died of cancer aged 50, was a woman of extraordinary wisd...

Rhuna Martin obituary
1 Sep 2014 at 11:48am
by Steven Isserlis
Rhuna Martin, who has died aged 82, had a brief performing career in her own right, but it ...

Mary Muhr obituary
1 Sep 2014 at 9:58am
by Kenneth Muhr
My mother, Mary Muhr, who has died aged 94, braved German U-boats to sail from her native N...

Michael Kustow obituary
31 Aug 2014 at 1:30pm
by Michael Coveney
Writer, producer and ICA head in the late 60s, he had an instinct for the cutting edgeNot m...

A.J. Langguth, journalist and historian, dies
2 Sep 2014 at 6:12pm
by Elaine Woo, ? Los Angeles Times
A.J. ?Jack? Langguth, a former foreign correspondent, University of Southern California pro...

Toby Massey, wire service photo editor, dies
2 Sep 2014 at 3:47pm
by Douglass K. Daniel, ? Associated Press
Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and politi...

Steve Isaacs, journalist and professor, dies
1 Sep 2014 at 10:41pm
by Adam Bernstein
Stephen D. Isaacs, who became The Washington Post?s city editor at 26, experimented with lo...

Yves Carcelle dies at 66; former Louis Vuitton CEO
1 Sep 2014 at 5:33pm
by Andrew Roberts, ? Bloomberg News
Yves Carcelle, the former chief executive who turned Louis Vuitton into the world?s largest...

Werner Franz, one of the last survivors of the 1937 Hindenburg...
30 Aug 2014 at 7:31pm
by Matt Schudel
In 1936 and 1937, young Werner Franz worked as a cabin boy on the Hindenburg, the largest, ...

John A. Walker Jr., who led family spy ring, dies at 77
30 Aug 2014 at 9:49am
by Martin Weil
John A. Walker Jr., the American who sold Navy secrets to the Soviets for 18 years in what ...

Robin Williams: 'It is not a muse that drives you on... it is ...
12 Aug 2014 at 3:42pm
by Alexei Sayle
Alexei Sayle met Robin Williams at a London comedy club in the Seventies. He got to know hi...

Ross Burden - obituary
28 Jul 2014 at 12:28pm
by Telegraph Staff
Former male model turned celebrity chef who won myriad admirers as the host of Ready Steady...

Alan Alan
20 Jul 2014 at 2:05am
by Telegraph Staff
Escapologist known as 'the British Houdini' whose flaming rope act left audiences aghast

Leee Black Childers - obituaries
16 Jul 2014 at 12:42pm
by Telegraph Staff
Photographer who chronicled a world of 'drag queens, rent boys, pickpockets, junkies, rock ...

Frank Mumford - obituary
12 Jul 2014 at 1:51pm
by Telegraph Staff
Frank Mumford was a marionettist whose puppets entertained royalty but were too racy for th...

Eileen Ford - obituary
11 Jul 2014 at 12:27pm
by Telegraph Staff
Matriarch of the modelling world who ushered in the 'supermodel' - but banned hanky panky

Manuel Pertegaz, Dresser of Stars and Spanish Royalty, Dies at 96
2 Sep 2014 at 11:22pm
Mr. Pertegaz?s clients included Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Queen Letizia of Spain ...

Jimi Jamison, Singer for Survivor, Dies at 63
2 Sep 2014 at 10:43pm
Mr. Jamison joined the band in 1984 and was its frontman for hits including ?Burning Heart?...

Glenn Cornick, Original Bassist in Jethro Tull, Dies at 67
2 Sep 2014 at 10:01pm
Mr. Cornick was a founding member of a British band that began with a blues sound and expan...

Bernard F. Fisher, Honored for Bold Vietnam Rescue, Dies at 87
2 Sep 2014 at 8:39pm
Despite warnings, the aviator landed on an embattled airstrip where another flier had crash...

Lida Moser, Photographer With an Urban Eye, Dies at 93
2 Sep 2014 at 8:34pm
Ms. Moser was a member of the Photo League, a group intent on capturing the reality of life...

Werner Franz, Survivor of the Hindenburg?s Crew, Dies at 92
2 Sep 2014 at 2:59pm
Mr. Franz was a 14-year-old cabin boy when the immense German zeppelin erupted into flames....