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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.

Peter Jones obituary
2 Aug 2015 at 12:07pm
by Dave Laing
Music journalist and author who wrote the earliest biographies of the Beatles and the Rolli...

Sebastiano Vassalli obituary
2 Aug 2015 at 11:39am
by Meriel Tulante
Author who focused on his native Italy ? both its beauty and its shortcomingsThe Italian wr...

Cilla Black obituary
2 Aug 2015 at 9:05am
by Dave Laing
One of the leading pop singers of the 1960s who went on to have a successful television car...

Letter: John Taylor gave many musicians a helping hand
31 Jul 2015 at 1:17pm
by Nick Purnell
In 1983, I telephoned John Taylor to ask whether he might consider being part of my ensembl...

Brian Groombridge obituary
31 Jul 2015 at 11:57am
by Jean Sargeant
Researcher, writer and broadcaster who was a champion of lifelong learningBrian Groombridge...

Evelyn Gillan obituary
30 Jul 2015 at 12:44pm
by Libby Brooks
Gifted communicator who led influential campaigns for minimum alcohol pricing and women?s r...

Billy Pierce, 1950s pitching star for Chicago White Sox, dies ...
2 Aug 2015 at 10:00pm
Billy Pierce, a seven-time ≠all-star pitcher who played in two World Series and spent most ...

Jules Hirsch, physician-scientist who reframed obesity, dies a...
2 Aug 2015 at 12:53pm
by Emily Langer
Jules Hirsch, a physician-scientist who helped reframe the modern understanding of obesity ...

Alan Cheuse, author, teacher and NPR literary commentator, die...
1 Aug 2015 at 6:51pm
by Matt Schudel
Alan Cheuse, who wrote novels and nonfiction while teaching at George Mason University but ...

John N. Wiernicki, survivor of Auschwitz camp in WWII, dies at 89
1 Aug 2015 at 6:28pm
by Bart Barnes
John N. Wiernicki, a U.S. Postal Service architect who as a teenage partisan fought Nazi in...

Howard Jones, doctor who pioneered in vitro fertilization, die...
1 Aug 2015 at 2:03pm
by News Services, Staff Reports
Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States at his medical clin...

Lynn Anderson, singer who topped charts in 1971, dies at 67
1 Aug 2015 at 12:38pm
by Kristin M. Hall
Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with ?(I Neve...

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...

Sir Christopher Lee's best on-screen moments
11 Jun 2015 at 7:53am
by Robert Midgley
Christopher Lee has died at the age of 93. From his roles as Dracula to a Bond villain to L...

John H. Gibbons, Clinton Science Adviser, Dies at 86
2 Aug 2015 at 7:28pm
Mr. Gibbons argued for more efficient cars, a nuclear test ban and global cooperation in sp...

Dr. Donald L. Rasmussen, Crusader for Coal Miners? Health, Die...
2 Aug 2015 at 6:27pm
Dr. Rasmussen set off a grass-roots movement that reduced the spread of black lung disease ...

Robin Phillips, Director Who Revitalized Canada?s Stratford Fe...
2 Aug 2015 at 5:51pm
Mr. Phillips, a British theater director, added productions and brought in stars like Maggi...

Jerry Berrigan, a Catholic Peace Activist, Dies at 95
2 Aug 2015 at 3:22pm
Mr. Berrigan was arrested so many times, for protesting the Vietnam War and other conflicts...

Buddy Emmons, Virtuoso of the Steel Guitar, Dies at 78
1 Aug 2015 at 9:09pm
Mr. Emmons, an in-demand and influential performer, was also responsible for the evolution ...

George Coe, Actor and Director of a Bergman Parody, Dies at 86
1 Aug 2015 at 8:07pm
Mr. Coe was also a grown-up presence in the cast of ?Saturday Night Live,? appearing in the...