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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.

Efua Dorkenoo obituary
22 Oct 2014 at 1:31pm
by Leyla Hussein
Determined campaigner against female genital mutilationEfua Dorkenoo, who has died aged 65 ...

Sheila Stewart obituary
22 Oct 2014 at 12:40pm
by Edward Fenton
The writer Sheila Stewart, who has died aged 86, specialised in recounting the lives of wor...

Elizabeth Hutchinson obituary
22 Oct 2014 at 12:21pm
by Emma Ross
My mother, Elizabeth Hutchinson, who has died aged 78, was an inspiration to many, a force ...

Tony Lynes obituary
22 Oct 2014 at 10:55am
by Jonathan Bradshaw
Scholar, political adviser and campaigner against povertyTony Lynes, who has died aged 85 a...

Misty Upham obituary
22 Oct 2014 at 10:11am
by Ryan Gilbey
Actor who appeared in Frozen River and August: Osage CountyIndependent films show up occasi...

Ben Bradlee obituary
21 Oct 2014 at 8:57pm
by Christopher Reed
Acclaimed journalist who edited the Washington Post for 26 years and brought about the resi...

Nelson Bunker Hunt, Texas oil baron who lost much of his fortu...
22 Oct 2014 at 7:39pm
by Matt Schudel
Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas wheeler-dealer once reputed to be the world?s richest man, who ...

Robert O. Tiernan, Rhode Island congressman and FEC member, di...
22 Oct 2014 at 5:05pm
by Adam Bernstein
Robert O. Tiernan, a lawyer and stalwart of Rhode Island Democratic politics who served fou...

Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93
21 Oct 2014 at 11:21pm
by Robert G. Kaiser
Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided...

Washington-area obituaries of note
21 Oct 2014 at 11:17pm
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia. J. Woodward ?W...

Ali A. Mazrui, controversial scholar of African politics and c...
21 Oct 2014 at 8:19pm
by Matt Schudel
Ali A. Mazrui, a Kenyan-born political scientist who was one of Africa?s leading public int...

Rick S. Piltz, whistleblower on federal climate policy, dies a...
21 Oct 2014 at 4:24pm
by Juliet Eilperin
Rick S. Piltz, a longtime climate policy analyst who exposed how top-level George W. Bush a...

Lynda Bellingham's final Loose Women: 'inspirational'
22 Oct 2014 at 10:00am
by Michael Hogan
Recorded earlier this month, Michael Hogan found the special edition of Loose Women a fitti...

Ben Bradlee - obituary
22 Oct 2014 at 3:30am
by Telegraph Staff
American newspaper editor who steered The Washington Post through the Watergate investigati...

Coleen Nolan pays tribute to Lynda Bellingham
20 Oct 2014 at 9:39am
by Olivia Rzadkiewicz
Coleen Nolan says they are devastated by the death of her Loose Women co-presenter Lynda Be...

Lynda Bellingham dies peacefully after cancer battle
20 Oct 2014 at 8:44am
by Olivia Rzadkiewicz
Actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham died yesterday after a long battle with cancer, aged 66

Lynda Bellingham's life in pictures
20 Oct 2014 at 4:35am
by Telegraph Staff
We look back at the actress and presenter's career

Lynda Bellingham - obituary
20 Oct 2014 at 3:44am
by Telegraph Staff
Versatile actress who as the Oxo mum brought 'man-appeal' to the business of gravy-making

Op-Talk: Retweet If You?re Grieving
22 Oct 2014 at 11:47am
A celebrity?s death now entails a compulsory tweet to express loss and sadness ? in 140 cha...

Nelson Bunker Hunt, 88, Oil Tycoon With a Texas-Size Presence,...
21 Oct 2014 at 10:54pm
The eccentric scion of a prominent Dallas family that made a fortune in oil, Mr. Hunt tried...

Stephen Paulus, Classical Composer Rich in Lyricism, Dies at 65
21 Oct 2014 at 8:28pm
Mr. Paulus?s warmly received musical output was prodigious, including 13 operas and some 40...

Paul Craft, Witty Country Music Songwriter, Dies at 76
21 Oct 2014 at 8:08pm
Mr. Craft?s hits included ?Brother Jukebox? and ?Dropkick Me, Jesus.?

Ben Bradlee, Washington Editor and Watergate Warrior, Dies at 93
21 Oct 2014 at 8:04pm
Mr. Bradlee, a quintessential newspaper editor, supervised The Washington Post?s exposure o...

The Death of Total?s C.E.O. Is Felt Across National Borders
21 Oct 2014 at 8:01pm
Christophe de Margerie was a prominent voice in Europe in opposing sanctions against Russia...