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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.

Roger Smalley obituary
1 Sep 2015 at 11:55am
by Meirion Bowen
Composer who was also active as a pianist, teacher and concert organiserThe British-born co...

Joy Beverley obituary
1 Sep 2015 at 8:54am
by Dave Laing
Eldest member of the Beverley Sisters, the singing siblings who had hits with I Saw Mommy K...

Ivan Moravec obituary
1 Sep 2015 at 7:03am
by Barry Millington
Pianist most celebrated for his interpretation of ChopinThe Czech pianist Ivan Moravec, who...

Wes Craven obituary
31 Aug 2015 at 12:54pm
by Ryan Gilbey
US film director and screenwriter famed for A Nightmare on Elm Street and ScreamWes Craven,...

Lord Montagu of Beaulieu obituary
31 Aug 2015 at 9:58am
by Dennis Barker
Pioneer of the stately homes industry who created the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu on ...

Letter: Charles Tomlinson obituary
30 Aug 2015 at 1:12pm
by John Caperon
To his undergraduate students at Bristol in the 1960s, Charles Tomlinson was that rare thin...

William McC. Blair Jr., Democratic political confidant, dies a...
1 Sep 2015 at 7:50pm
by Adam Bernstein
William McC. Blair Jr., a low-key eminence of Washington high society who had been a law pa...

Wayne W. Dyer, author, lecturer and guru of the self-help genr...
1 Sep 2015 at 7:01pm
by Emily Langer
Wayne W. Dyer, an author, lecturer and television personality who rose from what he describ...

Wes Craven, master of horror and slasher films, dies at 76
31 Aug 2015 at 3:21pm
by Martin Weil
Wes Craven, who had a strict religious upbringing that forbade the watching of movies, only...

Marvin Mandel dies; ex-Md. governor?s scandals overshadowed st...
30 Aug 2015 at 8:36pm
by Bart Barnes
Marvin Mandel, the former governor who dominated Maryland?s political landscape in the 1970...

Francis Sejersted, past chairman of the Nobel Peace Committee,...
30 Aug 2015 at 6:24pm
by staff reports, news services
Francis Sejersted, former chairman of the Nobel Peace Committee that hands out the coveted ...

Oliver Sacks, doctor of ?Awakenings? and poet laureate of medi...
30 Aug 2015 at 10:05am
by Emily Langer
Oliver Sacks, the world-renowned neurologist and author who chronicled maladies and ennoble...

Anna Kashfi, actress - obituary
23 Aug 2015 at 12:15pm
by Telegraph Staff
Actress brought up in Wales who married Marlon Brando






Cilla Black - obituary
2 Aug 2015 at 3:22pm
by Telegraph Staff
Singer and television presenter who delighted audiences with her unaffected humour






Omar Sharif, actor - obituary
10 Jul 2015 at 1:24pm
by Telegraph Staff
Dashingly handsome Egyptian film star who triumphed in Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago






Diana Douglas, actress - obituary
5 Jul 2015 at 1:05pm
by Telegraph Staff
Actress from an old Bermudian family who married Kirk Douglas and was in more than 20 films






Blaze Starr, burlesque performer - obituary
16 Jun 2015 at 1:24pm
by Telegraph Staff
American burlesque dancer who stripped on an 'exploding couch' and fell for the governor of...

Sir Christopher Lee - obituary
11 Jun 2015 at 1:18pm
by Telegraph Staff
Actor of aristocratic bearing who was closely identified with the role of Dracula and playe...

Video Shows Suspect in San Antonio Shooting Had Hands Raised W...
1 Sep 2015 at 12:19am
by ASHLEY SOUTHALL and MANNY FERNANDEZ
The fatal shooting of a Texas man by sheriff?s deputies in San Antonio last week was captur...

Wes Craven, Whose Slasher Films Terrified Millions, Dies at 76
31 Aug 2015 at 9:18pm
by KENNETH ROSEN and ERIK PIEPENBURG
Mr. Craven, a proponent of the slasher genre, was best known for creating Freddy Krueger of...

James L. Flanagan, Who Helped Make Computers Talk, Dies at 89
31 Aug 2015 at 9:17pm
by SAM ROBERTS
Mr. Flanagan?s groundbreaking acoustics research paved the way for digital speech, whether ...

Wayne W. Dyer, Prolific Author of Self-Help Books, Dies at 75
31 Aug 2015 at 8:56pm
by BRUCE WEBER
Dr. Dyer, author of the best-selling ?Your Erroneous Zones? and more than two dozen books, ...

244 Immigrants With Criminal Records Face Deportation in Calif...
31 Aug 2015 at 8:34pm
by JENNIFER MEDINA
Federal authorities arrested 244 unauthorized immigrants who had previously been convicted ...

Nelson Shanks, Who Painted the Prominent, Dies at 77
31 Aug 2015 at 8:28pm
by WILLIAM GRIMES
Mr. Shanks, known for his portraits of political leaders and figures in the arts, this year...