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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.

Barbara Smith obituary
28 Jan 2015 at 1:27pm
by Linda Dolman and Jenney Boyle
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Tony Hedley obituary
28 Jan 2015 at 1:03pm
by David Simpson
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Patrick Gowers obituary
28 Jan 2015 at 12:46pm
by Christopher Gunning
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Michael Fisher obituary
28 Jan 2015 at 10:23am
by Helena Kennedy
Solicitor who became an expert in Irish cases related to the Troubles Continue reading...

Trevor Hancock obituary
28 Jan 2015 at 10:06am
by Simon Corble
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Pepe Roberts obituary
27 Jan 2015 at 1:20pm
by Bill Roberts
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Charles H. Townes, Nobel laureate and laser pioneer, dies at 99
29 Jan 2015 at 12:59am
by Amy Ellis Nutt
Charles H. Townes, a Nobel laureate in physics who helped lay the theoretical foundation fo...

John T. Myers, House Republican from Indiana, dies at 87
28 Jan 2015 at 6:49pm
by Emily Langer
John T. Myers, who represented a swath of western Indiana in the U.S. House of Representati...

Diana Engel, lawyer and co-founder of Levine music school, die...
28 Jan 2015 at 6:41pm
by Matt Schudel
Diana R. Engel, a lawyer who in the 1970s was one of the founders of Levine Music, a multi-...

Washington-area obituaries of note
28 Jan 2015 at 6:28pm
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.Laura R. Brown, r...

Bill Monbouquette, pitcher for Boston Red Sox in 1950s and ?60...
27 Jan 2015 at 7:39pm
by Associated Press
Bill Monbouquette, an All-Star pitcher who threw a no-hitter and had a 20-win season for hi...

Tommy Mason, All-Pro running back for the Minnesota Vikings, d...
26 Jan 2015 at 5:19pm
by Associated Press
Tommy Mason, a running back who was the first draft pick in Minnesota Vikings history and s...

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

Luise Rainer - obituary
30 Dec 2014 at 9:05am
by Telegraph Staff
Luise Rainer was a double Oscar-winning actress known as 'the Viennese Teardrop' who quit p...

Actress Billie Whitelaw in pictures
21 Dec 2014 at 4:53pm
by Telegraph Staff
The film and stage actress Billie Whitelaw has died peacefully, aged 82

Margaret Bloy Graham, ?Harry the Dirty Dog? Illustrator, Dies ...
28 Jan 2015 at 9:10pm
Ms. Graham was best known for the cautionary ablutionary tale from 1956 that remains a stap...

Don Harron, 90, Canadian Actor in Roles From Broadway to ?Hee ...
28 Jan 2015 at 8:52pm
Mr. Harron, a busy stage actor in the 1950s and 1960s, became best known for playing Charli...

Rev. Richard McBrien, Catholic Firebrand, Dies at 78
28 Jan 2015 at 8:44pm
Father McBrien was a champion of Vatican II reforms and often criticized the Roman Catholic...

Robert Pirie, Corporate Lawyer, Dies at 80
28 Jan 2015 at 8:41pm
Mr. Pirie was a combative lawyer when the risky but lucrative field of mergers and acquisit...

Alan J. Hirschfield, 79, Hollywood Executive, Is Dead
28 Jan 2015 at 7:56pm
At Columbia Pictures, Mr. Hirschfield fought board members in an attempt to fire an executi...

Charles H. Townes Dies at 99; He Envisioned the Laser, Bringin...
28 Jan 2015 at 11:24am
Dr. Townes shared the Nobel Prize in 1964 for his work on lasers, in a career that included...