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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.

Gerald Sim obituary
4 Mar 2015 at 12:46pm
by Michael Coveney
Stalwart actor known for playing dependable British characters Continue reading...

Orrin Keepnews obituary
4 Mar 2015 at 9:58am
by Richard Williams
Record producer who boosted the careers of jazz musicians including Thelonious Monk and Son...

Dave Mackay obituary
3 Mar 2015 at 1:26pm
by Brian Glanville and Julie Welch
Tough and fearless footballer with Hearts, Spurs and Derby who went on to have a successful...

Dennis Barker obituary
3 Mar 2015 at 12:31pm
by David McKie
Journalist and author whose work graced the Guardian?s pages for half a century Continue re...

Letter: Christopher Price?s protection of the Times Educationa...
2 Mar 2015 at 3:13pm
by Richard Bourne
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Ron Costley obituary
2 Mar 2015 at 1:47pm
by Iain Stevenson
Typographer who created elegant, reader-friendly designs for publishers including Faber & F...

Orrin Keepnews, producer of milestone jazz albums, dies at 91
4 Mar 2015 at 1:16pm
by Matt Schudel
Orrin Keepnews, who produced many influential jazz recordings in the 1950s and 1960s on his...

Natalia Revuelta, comrade and paramour of Fidel Castro, dies a...
3 Mar 2015 at 8:02pm
by Emily Langer
Natalia Revuelta, a Cuban socialite who became a paramour of the young revolutionary Fidel ...

Larry Scanlon, a union leader and force in Democratic politics...
3 Mar 2015 at 7:33pm
by Adam Bernstein
Lawrence R. Scanlon Jr., who had been a force in Democratic and labor politics for decades ...

Washington-area obituaries of note
3 Mar 2015 at 5:38pm
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.Byungkyu Chun, ph...

Yasar Kemal, Turkish novelist and voice against political inju...
2 Mar 2015 at 5:56pm
by Suzan Fraser
Yasar Kemal, who became one of Turkey?s best-known novelists and whose focus on social inju...

Minnie Minoso, ?Cuban Comet? of Chicago White Sox, dies
2 Mar 2015 at 5:21pm
by Stephen Miller
Minnie Minoso, ?the Cuban Comet? whose career spanned a record five decades in Major League...

June Randall, script supervisor - obituary
28 Feb 2015 at 7:55am
by Telegraph Staff
Continuity girl who kept James Bond up to scratch and worked with Stanley Kubrick




Miss Marple actress Geraldine McEwan dies aged 82
31 Jan 2015 at 1:09pm
by Nicola Harley
Actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on televisio...

Lotte Hass, undersea film-maker - obituary
25 Jan 2015 at 12:55pm
by Telegraph Staff
Fearless underwater photographer whose trailblazing films of creatures of the deep delighte...

Ward Swingle, jazz vocalist - obituary
20 Jan 2015 at 10:33am
by Telegraph Staff
Founder of the Swingle Singers, the easy-listening a cappella group that blended Bach with ...

Graeme Goodall - obituary
12 Jan 2015 at 12:06pm
by Telegraph Staff
Australian recording engineer who co-founded Island Records and popularised ska music




Joe Guercio - obituary
7 Jan 2015 at 2:02pm
by Telegraph Staff
Conductor and arranger who was Elvis Presley's bandleader during the 1970s




Bettina Graziani Dies at 89; Supermodel of Fashion?s ?New Look?
3 Mar 2015 at 8:31pm
by By MARGALIT FOX
Ms. Graziani, who was ubiquitous in the 1940s and ?50s, became an avatar of the postwar sty...

M. Stanton Evans, Who Helped Shape Conservative Movement, Is D...
3 Mar 2015 at 2:47pm
by By ADAM CLYMER
At 26, Mr. Evans drafted the statement of principles upon which Young Americans for Freedom...

Jerome Kurtz, 83, Dies; Headed I.R.S. in Carter Administration
3 Mar 2015 at 2:07pm
by By EMILY STEEL
As I.R.S. commissioner, Mr. Kurtz, considered one of the leading tax policy experts of his ...

Charlotte Spiegel, 92, Dies; Created New York?s Window Guard P...
3 Mar 2015 at 11:02am
by By SAM ROBERTS
Ms. Spiegel, a civic leader and politician, turned a publicity campaign into a formal healt...

Ernie Hemmings, Founder of a Bible of Classic Cars, Dies at 88
2 Mar 2015 at 11:45pm
by By SAM ROBERTS
Mr. Hemmings turned an auto parts mail-order catalog into the popular magazine Hemmings Mot...

Monroe Freedman, Influential Voice on Legal Ethics, Dies at 86
2 Mar 2015 at 10:45pm
by By MARGALIT FOX
Professor Freedman, who was credited with inventing legal ethics as a serious academic subj...