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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.

Jack Henry Moore obituary
23 Apr 2014 at 12:27pm
by Jim Haynes
Jack Henry Moore, who has died aged 73 of liver cancer, knocked on my door in Edinburgh in ...

Harriet Rowlands obituary
23 Apr 2014 at 10:30am
by Kathryn Davies
My friend Harriet Rowlands, who has died aged 60, was an inspiring drama teacher at a numbe...

Harry Karnac obituary
23 Apr 2014 at 10:16am
by Daniel Schweimler
My great-uncle Harry Karnac, who has died aged 94, opened his first shop in Gloucester Road...

Julian Wilson obituary
22 Apr 2014 at 1:21pm
by Sean Magee
BBC racing presenter incensed by the falling standards in his sportIf Peter O'Sullevan was ...

Lyonel Evans obituary
22 Apr 2014 at 12:17pm
by Mary Atkinson
My father, Lyonel Evans, who has died aged 84, was a pacifist but he was rarely peaceful. ...

Justin Smith obituary
22 Apr 2014 at 8:47am
by Ben Wallis
My brother-in-law Justin Smith, who has died suddenly aged 46, was Bristol city council's w...

Kevin Sharp, country music singer who fought cancer and wrote ...
22 Apr 2014 at 8:35pm
by ? Associated Press
Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived ...

James Hilleary, noted Washington artist, dies at 90
22 Apr 2014 at 7:27pm
by Emily Langer
James Hilleary, a noted artist who was an early exponent of Washington Color Painting, the ...

Bob Gray, influential Washington lobbyist and founder of Gray ...
22 Apr 2014 at 7:01pm
by Emily Langer
Bob Gray, who died April 18 at 92, housed his elite lobbying firm, Gray and Co., in the Geo...

Burmese journalist Win Tin dies
21 Apr 2014 at 7:36pm
by Adam Bernstein
Win Tin, an uncompromising Burmese journalist who helped Aung San Suu Kyi launch a pro-demo...

Obituaries from the Washington area
21 Apr 2014 at 7:17pm
Obituaries of residents of the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Mabel W. Clark,

Van Vlahakis, creator of environmentally friendly ECOS laundry...
20 Apr 2014 at 5:44pm
by ? Los Angeles Times
Van Vlahakis, an ecology-minded entrepreneur who manufactured and marketed environmentally ...

The Ultimate Warrior - obituary
9 Apr 2014 at 12:21pm
by Telegraph Staff
'Orange-tanned mountain of muscle' who rocketed to fame both in and outside of the wrestlin...

Peaches Geldof was 'sweet and deeply intellectual'
8 Apr 2014 at 12:56pm
by Telegraph Staff
Emma Kenny, who worked with Peaches Geldof, says the 25-year-old mother of two "was one of ...

Peaches Geldof - obituary
7 Apr 2014 at 4:11pm
by Telegraph Staff
Celebrity whose ebullience and intelligence were scarred by a tragedy-laced upbringing and ...

Mickey Rooney - obituary
7 Apr 2014 at 12:58pm
by Telegraph Staff
Icon of American youth and energy who was as prolific in his marriages as he was on screen

L'Wren Scott - obituary
17 Mar 2014 at 3:23pm
by Telegraph Staff
Model, designer and girlfriend of Mick Jagger who was not always at ease in the celebrity w...

Shirley Temple: in pictures
11 Feb 2014 at 11:49am
by Telegraph Staff
Shirley Temple: from Hollywood to politics

L. Jay Oliva, Who Led the Rise of N.Y.U. in the ?90s, Dies at 80
23 Apr 2014 at 12:01pm
Professor Oliva, the first N.Y.U. faculty member to rise to the presidency, began a marketi...

Phillip Hayes Dean, the Playwright of Divisive ?Paul Robeson,?...
22 Apr 2014 at 11:06pm
?Paul Robeson,? which starred James Earl Jones and opened on Broadway in 1978, was consider...

Hamish Maxwell, Philip Morris Empire Builder, Dies at 87
22 Apr 2014 at 9:30pm
Mr. Maxwell?s acquisitions helped Philip Morris become a consumer products giant.

Lois Wallace, a Respected Agent of Prominent Authors, Dies at 73
22 Apr 2014 at 5:32pm
Ms. Wallace formed a small but prestigious literary agency that represented Erich Segal, Wi...

Jacob Birnbaum, Civil Rights Champion of Soviet Jews, Dies at 88
22 Apr 2014 at 11:19am
Mr. Birnbaum sought to improve the lives of Soviet Jews and contributed to legislation that...

U Win Tin, Writer Jailed and Tortured in Myanmar for 19 Years,...
22 Apr 2014 at 1:01am
An opponent of his country?s junta, Mr. Win Tin helped found the political party led by the...