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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.

Ian Allan obituary
5 Jul 2015 at 12:48pm
by Jonathan Glancey
Locomotive enthusiast who became one of the most successful railway publishersFrom an early...

Letter: Jules Wright obituary
5 Jul 2015 at 12:46pm
by David Lawson
In 2000, my wife, Frances, then working nearby, chanced upon the Wapping Project and we vis...

Joe Shennan obituary
3 Jul 2015 at 12:48pm
by Martin Blinkhorn
Historian who became a pioneer of European studiesThe historian Joe Shennan, who has died a...

Barbara Bagilhole obituary
3 Jul 2015 at 12:32pm
by Arthur Gould
Academic whose work on equal opportunities and diversity challenged the culture of sexism i...

Val Doonican obituary
2 Jul 2015 at 11:16am
by Dennis Barker
Singer who entertained viewers for many years as the easygoing host of his own TV showThe e...

Edward Greenfield obituary
2 Jul 2015 at 8:44am
by David McKie and Meirion Bowen
Classical music critic at the Guardian for almost 30 years, who sought to ?appreciate? rath...

Donald Wexler, modernist architect in California, dies at 89
5 Jul 2015 at 1:57pm
by David Colker, Paloma Esquivel
Donald Wexler, an architect who designed classic mid-century modern buildings in the spot t...

Glenn Ford, wrongfully convicted in Louisiana murder case, die...
4 Jul 2015 at 6:47pm
by Matt Schudel
Glenn Ford, who spent more than 29 years in a notorious Louisiana prison before his release...

Phil Austin, co-founder of comedy group Firesign Theatre, dies...
4 Jul 2015 at 10:22am
by David Colker
Phil Austin, a founding member of the Firesign Theatre, a satirical comedy group whose albu...

Washington-area obituaries of note
3 Jul 2015 at 8:47pm
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.Simeon P. ?Sim? T...

Robert Martin, lawyer who was a founder of D.C. jazz club, die...
2 Jul 2015 at 5:03pm
by Matt Schudel
Robert Martin, a lawyer specializing in defense industry matters who was an adviser to Demo...

Val Doonican, Irish singer who starred on British TV, dies at 88
2 Jul 2015 at 12:02pm
by ? From staff, wire reports
Val Doonican, an easygoing Irish singer and British TV star whose warm style and fondness f...

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...

James Last, band leader - obituary
10 Jun 2015 at 12:15pm
by Telegraph Staff
German-born band leader whose albums of string-heavy 'happy music' flew off the shelves

Richard Johnson, actor - obituary
7 Jun 2015 at 1:52pm
by Telegraph Staff
Dashing actor who turned down James Bond and became a stalwart of the RSC, film and television

Boyd K. Packer, Advocate of Conservative Mormonism, Dies at 90
5 Jul 2015 at 8:18pm
Next in line to become president of the Mormon Church, Mr. Packer spoke for those in the ch...

Diana Douglas, Actress and First Wife of Kirk Douglas, Dies at 92
5 Jul 2015 at 8:17pm
Ms. Douglas, who performed over six decades and appeared in dozens of movies, was the mothe...

Jane Aaron, Filmmaker Whose Animation Sprouted on ?Sesame Stre...
5 Jul 2015 at 7:57pm
Ms. Aaron?s films have been shown in museums around the world, but her work found its wides...

Charlie Sanders, Hall of Famer With the Detroit Lions, Dies at 68
3 Jul 2015 at 9:41pm
Sanders, a tight end for the Lions from 1968 to 1977, helped redefine a position that had b...

Miriam Schapiro, 91, a Feminist Artist Who Harnessed Craft and...
3 Jul 2015 at 9:08pm
When one of her works was criticized as sentimental, Ms. Schapiro said in an interview that...

Lawrence Herkimer, Grandfather of Modern Cheerleading, Dies at 89
3 Jul 2015 at 8:57pm
Mr. Herkimer elevated cheerleading into an aspirational goal for generations of youths and ...