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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.


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Paul Elvstrom, Danish sailor with four Olympic gold medals, di...
by Associated Press
He also won 13 world championships and seven European championships.

John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth, dies at 95
by Matt Schudel
Lauded as a national hero, he was one of the original Mercury astronauts and later a four-t...

Adolf Burger, survivor of Nazi counterfeiting operation, dies ...
by Emily Langer
He was one of 140 concentration camp inmates detailed to Operation Bernhard, an attempt to ...

See images by William Christenberry, famed photographer of the...
Christenberry?s intimate photographs of crumbling rural Alabama made him one of the most re...

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

The life of Fidel Castro (1926-2016)
Former Cuban political leader Fidel Castro dies at 90.

Supreme Court Brexit appeal: Judges 'heading for split 7-4 dec...
10 Dec 2016 at 8:59am
by Christopher Hope

'Extremely vulnerable' dementia-sufferer goes missing in London
10 Dec 2016 at 9:44am
by Telegraph Reporters

Nature quango accused of treating deer like 'weapons of mass d...
10 Dec 2016 at 6:00am
by Simon Johnson

Soldiers put on standby for winter storm season
10 Dec 2016 at 9:31am
by Ben Farmer

'Cash for places?: leading private schools accept six-figure s...
9 Dec 2016 at 9:30pm
by Robert Mendick

Mother forced to leave baby's body with attacking dog so she c...
9 Dec 2016 at 1:41pm
by Telegraph Reporters

Herbert Hardesty, Fats Domino?s Saxophonist, Dies at 91
10 Dec 2016 at 2:01am
by RICHARD SANDOMIR
Mr. Bartholomew produced and was a writer on many of Fats Domino?s songs, which are regarde...

Mika Kurosawa, Leading Figure in Contemporary Dance in Japan, ...
10 Dec 2016 at 2:38am
by GIA KOURLAS
Ms. Kurosawa, who was born into a dance family, was rebelliously devoted to her art, but no...

John Glenn, American Hero of the Space Age, Dies at 95
8 Dec 2016 at 10:07pm
by JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
Mr. Glenn was a symbol of the space age as the first American to orbit Earth, then became a...

Greg Lake, of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Dies ...
9 Dec 2016 at 1:14am
by WILLIAM GRIMES
Mr. Lake was instrumental in founding the band King Crimson, which is widely regarded as ha...

Paul Elvstrom, 88, Olympian Who Powered Sailing by Leaning Ove...
9 Dec 2016 at 2:33am
by CHRIS MUSELER
Elvstrom won four consecutive Olympic gold medals and popularized the sport?s technique.

Adolf Burger, Forced by the Nazis to Counterfeit Cash, Dies at 99
9 Dec 2016 at 3:42am
by RICHARD SANDOMIR
Mr. Burger was put to work in a concentration camp operation to create fake pound notes in ...