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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.

Philip Cornwell obituary
23 Jul 2014 at 1:26pm
by Andrew Dobbie
My friend Philip Cornwell, who has died aged 67 from multiple myeloma, had a successful car...

David Brown obituary
23 Jul 2014 at 10:58am
by Barry Millington
Leading authority on Russian musicThe musicologist David Brown, who has died aged 84 after ...

Harriet Barber obituary
23 Jul 2014 at 8:45am
by Simon Olding
My friend Harriet Barber, who has died aged 46 of cancer, was the painter nonpareil of the ...

Rob Potter obituary
22 Jul 2014 at 12:55pm
by Dennis Conway
My friend Rob Potter, who has died of cancer aged 64, was a talented human geographer. An i...

Letters: James Garner always made it seem as though he was not...
22 Jul 2014 at 12:08pm
by Fred Lee and Stephen Roberts
Fred Lee writes: James Garner co-starred with Joanne Woodward in an excellent adaptation of...

Charles Brooker obituary
22 Jul 2014 at 11:19am
by Michael Brooker
My father, Charles Brooker, who has died aged 83, worked hard in a voluntary capacity for h...

Washington area obituaries of note
22 Jul 2014 at 8:52pm
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Richard S. Ber...

Martin R. Hoffmann dies; Army secretary helped guide academy t...
22 Jul 2014 at 8:45pm
by Emily Langer
Martin R. Hoffmann, a lawyer and onetime enlisted soldier who became secretary of the Army ...

Thomas Berger, author of ?Little Big Man? and other novels, di...
22 Jul 2014 at 7:54pm
by Matt Schudel
Thomas Berger, a novelist of protean abilities who wrote crime stories, science fiction and...

Dan Borislow, MagicJack creator, dies at 52
22 Jul 2014 at 5:39pm
by Laurence Arnold, Gabrielle Coppola
Dan Borislow, whose MagicJack, peddled in television infomercials, helped pioneer free phon...

Conceptual artist On Kawara, whose main motif was the passing ...
22 Jul 2014 at 4:40pm
by David Ng, Los Angeles Times
On Kawara, the acclaimed but enigmatic Japanese artist whose body of conceptual works addre...

Vic Atiyeh, last Republican governor of Oregon, dies at 91
21 Jul 2014 at 4:25pm
by Jonathan J. Cooper
Vic Atiyeh, who as the last Republican governor of Oregon shepherded the state through a de...

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

Kenny Kingston - obituary
6 Jul 2014 at 2:00am
by Telegraph Staff
Hollywood psychic who hobnobbed with the famous both on Earth and on 'the other side'

Peaches Geldof final interview: 'Heroin is such a bleak drug'
19 Jun 2014 at 4:25pm
by Keith Perry
In her final interview, Peaches Geldof foretells how she is "going to end up like her mother"

Thomas Berger, ?Little Big Man? Author, Is Dead at 89
23 Jul 2014 at 11:57am
Mr. Berger was known as the author of ?Little Big Man? and books that explored the American...

Victor G. Atiyeh, Governor Who Guided Oregon Through Recession...
22 Jul 2014 at 11:29pm
Mr. Atiyeh, who served as governor from 1979 to 1987, championed small state government and...

Kenneth B. Noble, Former Times Reporter, Dies at 60
22 Jul 2014 at 10:28pm
Mr. Noble covered a variety of topics for the newspaper, including business, the Los Angele...

Henry Hartsfield Jr. Is Dead at 80; Flew, With Fortune, on 3 S...
22 Jul 2014 at 10:21pm
Mr. Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours in space, flew on the Columbia and the Challenger befo...

James MacGregor Burns, Scholar of Presidents and Leadership, D...
22 Jul 2014 at 9:30pm
Mr. Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and political scientist, wrote voluminously ...

Madeline Amgott, Television Producer, Dies at 92
22 Jul 2014 at 9:29pm
Ms. Amgott was one of the few women to produce news programs in the male-dominated televisi...