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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.

Mary Rimington obituary
20 Apr 2014 at 7:45pm
by Rosie Smith
My mother, Mary Rimington, who has died of pancreatic cancer aged 65, was deputy principal ...

Derek Cooper obituary
20 Apr 2014 at 12:30pm
by Tom Jaine and Paul Vaughan
Presenter of Radio 4's The Food Programme who took on politicians and industry chiefsDerek ...

Ian Hamilton Fazey obituary
20 Apr 2014 at 8:36am
by Robert Waterhouse
My friend and colleague Ian Hamilton Fazey, who has died of a heart attack aged 71, was nor...

Teazle Fredenburgh obituary
18 Apr 2014 at 1:37pm
by Ed Fredenburgh
My mother, Teazle Fredenburgh, who has died aged 104, was passionately interested in people...

Martyn Auty on Richard Broke's 'impish humour and gossipy good...
18 Apr 2014 at 12:16pm
by Martyn Auty
During his time as head of Screen One at the BBC, in 1991 I pitched Richard Broke a project...

Jonathan Powell on Richard Broke: 'He did not seek controversy...
18 Apr 2014 at 12:13pm
by Jonathan Powell
Richard Broke belonged to that generation of producers who inherited the mantle of BBC Dram...

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 ...

Boxer Rubin ?Hurricane? Carter dies at 76
20 Apr 2014 at 2:20pm
TORONTO ? Rubin ?Hurricane? Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an in...

Michael C. Janeway, former Boston Globe editor and author, die...
19 Apr 2014 at 6:48pm
by Matt Schudel
Michael C. Janeway, the former top editor of the Boston Globe and executive editor of the A...

Phillip Hayes Dean, playwright of ?Paul Robeson,? dies at 83
19 Apr 2014 at 4:22pm
by Matt Schudel
Phillip Hayes Dean, an African American playwright best known for his biographical portrait...

Notable deaths in the Washington area
18 Apr 2014 at 8:19pm
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Alex Radin,
tra...

Charles F. Farthing, doctor at the cutting edge of HIV/AIDS ca...
18 Apr 2014 at 7:32pm
by Steve Chawkins, ? Los Angeles Times
Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and...

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




Harris Goldsmith, Critic and Classical Pianist, Dies at 78
20 Apr 2014 at 11:11pm
by By VIVIEN SCHWEITZER
Mr. Goldsmith, a contributor to High Fidelity magazine, among other publications, was best ...

Doris Pilkington Garimara, Aboriginal Novelist, Dies at 76
20 Apr 2014 at 10:51pm
by By DOUGLAS MARTIN
Ms. Garimara was best known for her 1996 novel ?Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence,? which helpe...

John Shirley-Quirk, a Bass-Baritone and Specialist in Britten,...
20 Apr 2014 at 10:35pm
by By MARGALIT FOX
Mr. Shirley-Quirk was a British chemistry teacher who almost by accident became a world-ren...

Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, Boxer Whose Murder Convictions Were ...
20 Apr 2014 at 3:52pm
by By SELWYN RAAB
Mr. Carter, a ferocious, crowd-pleasing prizefighter, became an international cause célèbre...

Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, Boxer Wrongly Convicted of Murder, D...
20 Apr 2014 at 11:23am
by By SELWYN RAAB
Mr. Carter, a ferocious, crowd-pleasing prizefighter, became an international cause célèbre...

Jacob Birnbaum, Champion of Soviet Jews, Dies at 88
19 Apr 2014 at 7:39pm
by By DOUGLAS MARTIN
Inspired by the civil rights movement, Mr. Birnbaum aimed at improving the lives of Soviet ...