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Dean Jones 01-Sep-2015Disney leading man Dean Jones dies in Los Angeles, California.8
Wes Craven 30-Aug-2015Horror director Wes Craven dies from brain cancer in Los Angeles.15
Oliver Sacks 30-Aug-2015Physician Oliver Sacks, whose work is portrayed in the film Awakenings, dies from cancer at his home in New York City.32
Wayne Dyer 29-Aug-2015Motivational author and speaker Wayne Dyer dies in Maui, Hawaii.3
Al Arbour 28-Aug-2015Longtime New York Islanders coach Al Arbour dies at a care facility in Sarasota, Florida.8
Darryl Dawkins 27-Aug-2015Backboard-shattering NBA star Darryl Dawkins dies from heart failure in Allentown, Pennsylvania.0
Melody Patterson 20-Aug-2015Actress Melody Patterson dies in a nursing home.1
Robert M. Beavers, Jr. 19-Aug-2015Founder of Best Harvest Bakeries Robert M. Beavers, Jr. dies from heart failure vacationing in Tibet.0
Kay McFarland 18-Aug-2015Former Kansas Chief Justice Kay McFarland dies in Topeka, Kansas following a brief illness.0
Louis B. Stokes 18-Aug-2015Former Congressman from Ohio Louis B. Stokes dies from brain cancer at his home in Cleveland, Ohio.7
Bud Yorkin 18-Aug-2015Film and television director Bud Yorkin dies at his home in Los Angeles, California.1
Yvonne Craig 17-Aug-2015Actress Yvonne Craig dies at her home in Pacific Palisades, California.1
Peter W. Schramm 16-Aug-2015Activist and educator Peter W. Schramm dies in Ashland, Ohio following a lengthy battle with cancer.0
Julian Bond 15-Aug-2015Civil rights leader Julian Bond dies after a brief illness in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.19
Frank Gifford 09-Aug-2015American athlete and broadcaster Frank Gifford dies at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut.72
George Cole 05-Aug-2015English actor George Cole dies in Reading, Berkshire, England.5
Coleen Gray 03-Aug-2015Actress Coleen Gray dies at her home in Bel Air, California.22
Forrest Bird 02-Aug-2015Biomedical engineer Forrest Bird dies from natural causes at his home in Sagle, Idaho.11
Alan Cheuse 31-Jul-2015Novelist and book critic Alan Cheuse dies from injuries suffered in an automobile accident two weeks earlier.0
Robert E. Hemenway 31-Jul-2015Former Chancellor of the University of Kansas Robert E. Hemenway dies from complications of Parkinson's disease at a nursing home in Lenexa, Kansas.0
Richard S. Schweiker 31-Jul-2015Former US Senator from Pennsylvania Richard S. Schweiker dies from an infection at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Pomona, New Jersey.1
Lynn Anderson 30-Jul-2015Country singer Lynn Anderson dies of a heart attack at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.13
Jerome Kohlberg, Jr. 30-Jul-2015Private equity financier Jerome Kohlberg, Jr. dies from cancer at his home on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.0
Roddy Piper 30-Jul-2015Pro wrestler Roddy Piper dies in his sleep at his home in Hollywood, California.84
A. P. J. Kalam 27-Jul-2015Missile scientist and former President of India A. P. J. Kalam collapses and dies while giving a talk in Shillong, India.4
Ann Rule 26-Jul-2015Prolific true-crime author Ann Rule dies at Highline Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.12
Don Oberdorfer 23-Jul-2015Diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post Don Oberdorfer dies from complications of Alzheimer's disease.0
Theodore Bikel 21-Jul-2015Stage and screen actor Theodore Bikel dies in Los Angeles, California.10
E. L. Doctorow 21-Jul-2015Novelist E. L. Doctorow dies in New York City from complications of lung cancer.5
George Coe 18-Jul-2015Actor George Coe, recently the voice of Woodhouse on Archer, dies in Santa Monica, California following a lengthy illness.0
Alex Rocco 18-Jul-2015Actor Alex Rocco, Moe Greene in The Godfather, dies from cancer at his home in Studio City, California.4
Bill Arnsparger 17-Jul-2015Former NFL and NCAA football Bill Arnsparger dies aged 88 in Athens, Alabama.0
Roger Rees 10-Jul-2015Welsh actor Roger Rees dies in New York City.0
Omar Sharif 10-Jul-2015Egyptian actor Omar Sharif dies from a heart attack at a Cairo hospital.55
Ken Stabler 08-Jul-2015Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler dies in Gulfport, Mississippi from the effects of colon cancer.5
James Tate 08-Jul-2015Pulitzer-prize winning poet James Tate dies following a lengthy illness.0
Michael J. Birck 06-Jul-2015Co-Founder of Tellabs and its longtime CEO Michael J. Birck dies in Hinsdale, Illinois.0
Jerry Weintraub 06-Jul-2015Hollywood film producer Jerry Weintraub dies from a heart attack at his home in Palm Springs, California.0
Yoichiro Nambu 05-Jul-2015Nobel Prizewinning physicist Yoichiro Nambu dies in Osaka, Japan.1
Boyd K. Packer 03-Jul-2015Former Mormon President Boyd K. Packer dies aged 90 from natural causes at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah.7
Jack Carter 28-Jun-2015Comedian and actor Jack Carter dies from respiratory failure at his home in Beverly Hills, California.25
Ben Wattenberg 28-Jun-2015Columnist and pundit Ben Wattenberg dies from complications of surgery in Washington, DC.10
Chris Squire 27-Jun-2015Bassist for Yes Chris Squire dies from leukemia complications in Phoenix, Arizona.5
Yevgeny Primakov 26-Jun-2015Former Prime Minister of Russia Yevgeny Primakov dies in Moscow.3
Patrick Macnee 25-Jun-2015English actor Patrick Macnee dies at his home in Rancho Mirage, California.108
Mario Biaggi 24-Jun-2015Former US Congressman from New York Mario Biaggi dies aged 97 at his home in the Bronx.27
Dick Van Patten 23-Jun-2015Actor Dick Van Patten dies at a hospital in Santa Monica, California.57
Laura Antonelli 22-Jun-2015Italian actress Laura Antonelli dies from a heart attack at her home in Ladispoli, Italy.5
James Horner 22-Jun-2015Film composer James Horner dies when the S-312 Tucano MK1 turboprop he was piloting crashes in Los Padres National Forest, California.0
Ralph J. Roberts 19-Jun-2015Comcast founder Ralph J. Roberts dies in Philadelphia.10
Allen Weinstein 18-Jun-2015Historian and former U.S. National Archivist Allen Weinstein dies from pneumonia at a nursing home in Gaithersburg, Maryland.1
John David Crow 17-Jun-2015Winner of the 1957 Heisman Trophy John David Crow dies in College Station, Texas.2
Suleyman Demirel 17-Jun-2015Former Prime Minister and President of Turkey Suleyman Demirel dies at a hospital in Ankara, Turkey.8
Jean Doré 15-Jun-2015Mayor of Montreal from 1896 to 1994 Jean Doré dies from pancreatic cancer in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.23
Blaze Starr 15-Jun-2015Stripper and burlesque performer Blaze Starr dies at her home in Wilsondale, West Virginia.44
Kirk Kerkorian 15-Jun-2015Investor and deal-maker Kirk Kerkorian dies aged 98 in Beverly Hills, California.85
Walter Scheib 13-Jun-20150
Ornette Coleman 11-Jun-2015Free jazz musician Ornette Coleman dies of cardiac arrest in Manhattan, aged 85.44
Ron Moody 11-Jun-2015English actor Ron Moody, Fagin in the 1968 Oliver Twist, dies in London.25
Dusty Rhodes 11-Jun-2015Wrestler Dusty Rhodes dies after falling at his home in Orlando, Florida.42
Christopher Lee 07-Jun-2015English actor Christopher Lee dies in London, aged 93.390
Vincent Bugliosi 06-Jun-2015Former Los Angeles County District Attorney Vincent Bugliosi, noted for prosecuting Charles Manson, dies from cancer at a hospital in Los Angeles.33
Richard Johnson 06-Jun-2015English actor Richard Johnson dies at Royal Marsden Hospital in London.9
Tariq Aziz 05-Jun-2015Former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, imprisoned in Nasiriya, Iraq, dies following a heart attack.87
Irwin Rose 02-Jun-2015Nobel Chemistry laureate Irwin Rose dies at his son's house in Deerfield, Massachusetts.1
Charles Kennedy 01-Jun-2015Former leader of the UK Liberal Democrats, Charles Kennedy dies at his home in Fort William, Scotland.8
Beau Biden 30-May-2015Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden dies of brain cancer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.1
Betsy Palmer 29-May-2015Actress Betsy Palmer dies at a hospice in Connecticut.6
Robert P. Kraft 26-May-2015Astronomer Robert P. Kraft dies at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, California.0
John M. Murphy 25-May-2015Former Congressman from New York convicted in the ABSCAM corruption scandal, John M. Murphy, dies at Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island.7
Anne Meara 23-May-2015Comic actress Anne Meara dies in Manhattan.19
John Nash 23-May-2015Mathematician and game theorist John Nash dies in a taxi accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.140
Halldór Ásgrímsson 18-May-2015Former Prime Minister of Iceland Halldór Ásgrímsson dies from a heart attack at a hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland.1
John M. Templeton, Jr. 16-May-2015Conservative philanthropist John M. Templeton, Jr. dies from cancer at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.0
B. B. King 14-May-2015Inimitable bluesman B. B. King dies in his sleep in Las Vegas, Nevada.1,619
Peter Gay 12-May-2015Historian Peter Gay dies at his home in Manhattan.10
Bill Guthridge 12-May-2015Former UNC Head Basketball Coach Bill Guthridge dies at an assisted living facility in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.0
Elizabeth Wilson 09-May-2015Character actress Elizabeth Wilson dies in New Haven, Connecticut.2
Jim Wright 06-May-2015Former US Speaker of the House and Congressman from Texas Jim Wright dies in Fort Worth, Texas.27
Ellen Albertini Dow 04-May-2015Actress Ellen Albertini Dow, the rapping Granny in The Wedding Singer, dies in Los Angeles aged 101.199
Maya Plisetskaya 02-May-2015One of the premier ballerinas of the 20th Century, Maya Plisetskaya dies from a heart attack in Munich, Germany.0
Grace Lee Whitney 01-May-2015Actress Grace Lee Whitney, best known as Yeoman Janice Rand on the original Star Trek, dies of natural causes at her home in Coarsegold, California.4
Ben E. King 30-Apr-2015Legendary R&B singer Ben E. King dies in Hackensack, New Jersey.21
William Pfaff 30-Apr-2015Author William Pfaff dies from a heart attack suffered after a fall, Paris, France.0
Nigel Terry 30-Apr-2015English actor Nigel Terry dies from the effects of emphysema in St. Ives, Cornwall, England.0
Jean Nidetch 29-Apr-2015Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch dies aged 91 at her home in Parkland, Floria.1
Daniel Walker 29-Apr-2015Former Governor of Illinois Daniel Walker dies at his home in Chula Vista, California.4
Suzanne Crough 27-Apr-2015Former child actress Suzanne Crough, the youngest daughter on The Partridge Family, dies at her home in Laughlin, Nevada.0
Jayne Meadows 26-Apr-2015Actress Jayne Meadows dies at her home in Encino, CA.176
Marcel Pronovost 26-Apr-2015NHL Hall-of-Famer Marcel Pronovost dies in Windsor, Ontario, Canada following a brief illness.0
M. H. Abrams 21-Apr-2015Cornell professor and author M. H. Abrams dies in Ithaca, New York.724
Elizabeth A. Weaver 21-Apr-2015Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth A. Weaver dies at her home in Glen Arbor, Michigan.0
William Price Fox 19-Apr-2015Southern novelist William Price Fox dies in Washington, DC.0
Roy Mason 19-Apr-2015Former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Roy Mason dies, following a lengthy illness.2
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri 17-Apr-2015Saddam Hussein's former #2, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the King of Clubs in the deck of cards, reportedly dies. Al-Douri had previously been reported dead on 12 November 2005.58
Francis Cardinal George 17-Apr-2015Former Archbishop of Chicago Francis Cardinal George dies at his official residence in Chicago following a lengthy bout with cancer.22
Robert P. Griffin 16-Apr-2015Former U.S. Senator from Michigan Robert P. Griffin dies in Traverse City, Michigan.2
Stanislav Gross 16-Apr-2015Former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Stanislav Gross dies from an unspecified illness.2
Jonathan Crombie 15-Apr-2015Actor Jonathan Crombie dies from an aneurysm suffered in New York City.0
Norman H. Bangerter 14-Apr-2015Former Governor of Utah Norman H. Bangerter dies from a stroke suffered at a hospital in Murray, Utah.2
Percy Sledge 14-Apr-2015Singer Percy Sledge dies from liver cancer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.15
Elizabeth Brown Pryor 13-Apr-2015Historian and biographer Elizabeth Brown Pryor dies in an automobile accident in Richmond, Virginia.0
Günter Grass 13-Apr-2015Author and Nobel laureate Günter Grass dies in Luebeck, Germany.26
Raúl H. Castro 10-Apr-2015Former Governor of Arizona Raúl H. Castro dies in San Diego, California.58
Judith Malina 10-Apr-2015Actress Judith Malina, Co-Founder of The Living Theatre, dies from respiratory failure at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey.1
David Laventhol 08-Apr-2015Newspaper publisher David Laventhol dies from complications of Parkinson's at his home in Manhattan.0
Tim Babcock 07-Apr-2015Former Governor of Montana Tim Babcock dies aged 95 in Helena, Montana.78
Stan Freberg 07-Apr-2015Comic and radio personality Stan Freberg dies in Santa Monica, California.12
Geoffrey Lewis 07-Apr-2015Actor Geoffrey Lewis dies from a heart attack at the Motion Picture Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.4
James Best 06-Apr-2015Actor James Best, best known for Roscoe P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard, dies from the effects of pneumonia near his home in Hickory, North Carolina.70
Ben Powers 06-Apr-2015Actor Ben Powers dies in New Bedford, MA.0
Richard Dysart 05-Apr-2015Actor Richard Dysart dies from cancer at his home in Santa Monica, California.1
Sarah Brady 03-Apr-2015Gun-control advocate Sarah Brady dies at a retirement home in Alexandria, VA.22
Manoel de Oliveira 02-Apr-2015Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira dies aged 106 at his home in Oporto, Portugal.1,518
Robert Schuller 02-Apr-2015Upbeat televangelist Robert Schuller dies in Artesia, CA.100
John Paul Hammerschmidt 01-Apr-2015Former Congressman from Arkansas John Paul Hammerschmidt dies at Regency Hospital in Springdale, Arkansas.1
Gene Saks 28-Mar-2015Stage actor-turned-director Gene Saks dies at his home in East Hampton, NY.12
Tomas Tranströmer 26-Mar-2015Scandinavian poet and Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer dies aged 83 in Stockholm, Sweden.2
Andreas Lubitz 24-Mar-2015Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz seizes control of the company's airplane and pilots it into the ground in the French Alps.0
Lee Kuan Yew 23-Mar-2015Singapore Founding Father Lee Kuan Yew dies from pneumonia at Singapore General Hospital in Singapore.32
Lyle Gramley 22-Mar-2015Former Federal Reserve Governor Lyle Gramley dies from spinal stenosis at his home in Potomac, Maryland.1
Chuck Bednarik 21-Mar-2015Famed Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Chuck Bednarik dies of dementia from football-related head injuries, in Richland, PA.77
Jack Peltason 21-Mar-2015Former President of the University of California Jack Peltason dies in Irvine, California from the effects of Parkinson's disease.0
Alberta Watson 21-Mar-2015Canadian actress Alberta Watson dies from cancer at Kensington Hospice in Toronto.0
Malcolm Fraser 20-Mar-2015Former Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser dies following a brief illness in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.14
Robert W. Kastenmeier 20-Mar-2015Longtime Congressman from Wisconsin Robert W. Kastenmeier dies in Arlington, Virginia from heart disease.0
Andy Fraser 16-Mar-2015Andy Fraser, bassist for rock band Free, dies at his home in Temecula, California.6
Arthur A. Hartman 16-Mar-2015Former US Ambassador to the Soviet Union Arthur A. Hartman dies from complications of surgery for injuries suffered after a fall, in Washington, DC.2
Sally Forrest 15-Mar-2015Hollywood actress Sally Forrest dies from cancer at her home in Beverly Hills, California.1
Daevid Allen 13-Mar-2015Avant-garde musiican Daevid Allen dies from the effects of skin cancer.37
Terry Pratchett 12-Mar-2015Fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett dies from the effects of Alzheimer's disease in his sleep at his home in Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, England.70
David B. Frohnmayer 09-Mar-2015Former President of the University of Oregon David B. Frohnmayer dies following a five-year battle with prostate cancer in Eugene, Oregon.0
Sam Simon 08-Mar-2015The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon dies from the effects of colon cancer at his home in Pacific Palisades, California.386
F. Ray Keyser, Jr. 07-Mar-2015Former Governor of Vermont F. Ray Keyser, Jr. dies aged 88 at his home in Brandon, Vermont.0
Edward Cardinal Egan 05-Mar-2015Former Catholic Archbishop of New York Edward Cardinal Egan dies from a heart attack at New York University's Langone Medical Center, Manhattan.2
Albert Maysles 05-Mar-2015Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles dies in Manhattan.9
M. Stanton Evans 03-Mar-2015Conservative activist M. Stanton Evans dies from pancreatic cancer at a nursing home in Leesburg, Virginia.0
Minnie Minoso 01-Mar-2015Baseball All-Star Minnie Minoso dies in his adopted home town of Chicago, IL.12
Daniel von Bargen 01-Mar-2015Actor Daniel von Bargen, best known for playing George Costanza's on Seinfeld, dies in Montgomery, Ohio.5
Yasar Kemal 28-Feb-2015Turkish novelist and Nobel laureate Yasar Kemal dies in Istanbul, Turkey.5
Robert H. Benmosche 27-Feb-2015Former CEO of AIG Robert H. Benmosche dies in Manhattan after a 5 year battle with lung cancer.14
Malcolm Boyd 27-Feb-2015Controversial Episcopal priest Malcolm Boyd dies from pneumonia in Los Angeles.7
Leonard Nimoy 27-Feb-2015Actor Leonard Nimoy, Spock on Star Trek, dies from COPD at his home in Bel Air, California.230
Theodore Hesburgh 26-Feb-2015Retired President of the University of Notre Dame Theodore Hesburgh dies at Holy Cross House in South Bend, Indiana.15
Thomas A. Schweich 26-Feb-2015State Auditor of Missouri Thomas A. Schweich dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at his home in Clayton, Missouri.0
Donald R. Keough 24-Feb-2015Former President and COO of Coca Cola Donald R. Keough dies in Atlanta, Georgia.0
Cass Ballenger 18-Feb-2015Former US Congressman from North Carolina Cass Ballenger dies at a hospice in Hickory, North Carolina.33
Lasse Braun 16-Feb-2015Italian pornographer Lasse Braun dies in Rome.6
Lesley Gore 16-Feb-20151960s pop singer Lesley Gore dies from lung cancer at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.4
Arnaud De Borchgrave 15-Feb-2015Journalist Arnaud De Borchgrave dies from bladder cancer in Washington, DC.0
Louis Jourdan 14-Feb-2015French actor Louis Jourdan dies at his home in Beverly Hills, CA.99
Philip Levine 14-Feb-2015Poet Philip Levine dies from pancreatic cancer at his home in Fresno, California.2
Gary Owens 12-Feb-2015Radio star and Laugh-In announcer Gary Owens dies at his home in Encino, CA.15
David Carr 12-Feb-2015Columnist David Carr collapses in the offices of the New York Times and is pronounced dead at St. Luke's–Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.0
Harvey J. Goldschmid 12-Feb-2015Corporate law expert and SEC Commissioner Harvey J. Goldschmid dies in Manhttan from complications of pneumonia.0
Bob Simon 11-Feb-201560 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon dies in a Manhattan automobile accident.3
Jerry Tarkanian 11-Feb-2015Longtime UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian dies in Las Vegas.34
Billy Casper 07-Feb-2015Professional golfer Billy Casper, winner of 3 majors, dies at his home in Springville, Utah.6
Assia Djebar 07-Feb-2015Algerian novelist Assia Djebar dies in a Paris hospital.0
Dean Smith 07-Feb-2015Former University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith dies at his home in Chapel Hill, NC.16
John C. Whitehead 07-Feb-2015Goldman-Sachs executive and former US Deputy Secretary of State John C. Whitehead dies from cancer at his home in New York City.11
André Brink 06-Feb-2015South African novelist André Brink dies on a flight en route from Amsterdam to Cape Town.1
Alan Nunnelee 06-Feb-2015US Congressman from Mississippi Alan Nunnelee dies from complications of brain cancer at a hospice in Tupelo, Mississippi.9
Thomas L. Farmer 05-Feb-2015Attorney Thomas L. Farmer dies in Washington, DC from the effects of a neurodegenerative illness.0
Val Fitch 05-Feb-2015Nobel Physics Laureate Val Fitch dies in Princeton, New Jersey.5
Wes Cooley 04-Feb-2015Former US Congressman Wes Cooley dies at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon.0
Lizabeth Scott 31-Jan-2015Actress Lizabeth Scott dies from congestive heart failure at edars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.9
Richard von Weizsäcker 31-Jan-2015Former President of Germany Richard von Weizsäcker, and who presided over the country's reunification, dies in Berlin.47
Geraldine McEwan 30-Jan-2015English actress Geraldine McEwan dies from the effects of a stroke, at Charing Cross Hospital in London.0
Zhelyu Zhelev 30-Jan-2015The first democratically elected President of Bulgaria after the collapse, of Communism, Zhelyu Zhelev dies in Sofia, Bulgaria.1
Colleen McCullough 29-Jan-2015Author of The Thorn Birds Colleen McCullough dies at a hospital on Norfolk Island, Australia.0
Kel Nagle 29-Jan-2015Australian golfer Kel Nagle dies at a hospital in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.26
Arthur L. Alarcon 28-Jan-2015Former 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Arthur L. Alarcon dies from cancer at his home in Pacific Palisades, California.4
Yves Chauvin 27-Jan-2015Nobel chemistry Laureate Yves Chauvin dies in Tours, France.4
Rod McKuen 27-Jan-2015Poet Rod McKuen dies from pneumonia at a rehabilitation facility in Beverly Hills, California.13
John T. Myers 27-Jan-2015Former US Congressman from Indiana John T. Myers dies at his home in Covington, Indiana.0
Charles H. Townes 27-Jan-2015Nobel Laureate physicist and inventor of the laser Charles H. Townes dies aged 99 in Berkeley, California.59
Joe Franklin 24-Jan-2015Early-era radio and TV talk show host Joe Franklin succumbs to prostate cancer at a hospice in Manhattan.42
King Abdullah 23-Jan-2015King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dies of a lung infection in Riyadh, aged 90.250
Ernie Banks 23-Jan-2015Baseball great Ernie Banks dies in Chicago.42
Wendell H. Ford 22-Jan-2015Former US Senator and Governor from Kentucky Wendell H. Ford dies from lung cancer at his home in Owensboro, Kentucky.14
Leon Brittan 21-Jan-2015Former UK Home Secretary Leon Brittan dies in London following a lengthy battle with cancer.0
Pauline Yates 21-Jan-2015English actress Pauline Yates dies in her sleep at Denville Hall in Northwood, London.2
Ervin Drake 15-Jan-2015Songwriter Ervin Drake dies from complications of bladder cancer at his home in Great Neck, New York.42
Robert E. White 13-Jan-2015Former US Ambassador to El Salvador and to Paraguay Robert E. White dies from bladder and prostate cancer at a hospice in Arlington, Virginia.1
John Bayley 12-Jan-2015English novelist and critic John Bayley dies from heart failure at his home in Lanzarote, Canary Islands.1
Anita Ekberg 11-Jan-2015Actress Anita Ekberg dies in Rome, Italy.24
Taylor Negron 11-Jan-2015Actor Taylor Negron dies from cancer.2
Robert Stone 10-Jan-2015Novelist Robert Stone dies at his home in Key West, FL.1
Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. 09-Jan-2015Film producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. dies of congestive heart failure in Los Angeles, CA.5
Robert Keeley 09-Jan-2015Former US Ambassador to Greece Robert Keeley dies from a stroke at an assisted living facility in Washington, DC.0
Bud Paxson 09-Jan-2015Media executive Bud Paxson, founder of the Home Shopping Network, dies in Montana.0
Andraé Crouch 08-Jan-2015Gospel singer Andraé Crouch dies in Los Angeles from heart attack complications.0
Stéphane Charbonnier 07-Jan-2015Cartoonist and editor Stéphane Charbonnier is killed along with 11 others in the terrorist attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France.0
Arch A. Moore, Jr. 07-Jan-2015Twice Governor of West Virginia Arch A. Moore, Jr. dies in Charleston, West Virginia.3
Rod Taylor 07-Jan-2015Actor Rod Taylor dies at his home in Los Angeles.26
Francesca Hilton 05-Jan-2015Heiress Francesca Hilton suffers a stroke on the toilet and dies in Los Angeles, CA.0
Stuart Scott 04-Jan-2015Sportscaster Stuart Scott dies after a long battle against cancer.19
Edward Brooke 03-Jan-2015The first black U.S. Senator elected since Reconstruction, Edward Brooke dies at his home in Coral Gables, Florida.43
Little Jimmy Dickens 02-Jan-2015Country Music Hall of Famer Little Jimmy Dickens dies at a Nashville area hospital, aged 94.196
Mario Cuomo 01-Jan-2015Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo dies from heart failure at his home in Manhattan.28
Donna Douglas 01-Jan-2015Actress Donna Douglas dies from pancreatic cancer at Baton Rouge General Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.29
Adam Gadahn 00-Jan-2015Al Qaeda terrorist Adam Gadahn is killed in a CIA drone strike somewhere in Pakistan.17
Edward Herrmann 31-Dec-2014Character actor Edward Herrmann dies from brain cancer in New York City.2
Luise Rainer 30-Dec-2014German actress Luise Rainer dies from pneumonia in London, aged 104.2,089
Ruggero J. Aldisert 28-Dec-2014Former 3rd Circuit Appeals Court Judge Ruggero J. Aldisert dies.14
James B. Edwards 26-Dec-2014Former Governor of South Carolina James B. Edwards dies at his home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.4
Leo Tindemans 26-Dec-2014Former Prime Minister of Belgium Leo Tindemans dies in Edegem, Belgium.7
Buddy DeFranco 24-Dec-2014Jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, who led the Glenn Miller Orchestra, dies aged 91 at a hospital in Panama City, Florida.6
Herbert Harris 24-Dec-2014Former US Congressman Herbert Harris dies in Mount Vernon, Virginia.0
J. Robert Beyster 22-Dec-2014Founder of SAIC J. Robert Beyster dies at his home in La Jolla, California.0
Joe Cocker 22-Dec-2014Singer/contortionist Joe Cocker dies from lung cancer in Crawford, Colorado.39
Joseph Sargent 22-Dec-2014Film director Joseph Sargent, who directed The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, dies from heart failure at his home in Malibu, California.15
Billie Whitelaw 21-Dec-2014English actress Billie Whitelaw dies at a nursing home in London.0
Bob Lanier 20-Dec-2014Former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier dies from natural causes at his home in Houston, Texas.2
Virna Lisi 18-Dec-2014Italian actress Virna Lisi dies in Rome.1
Bess Myerson 14-Dec-2014Former Miss America Bess Myerson dies in Santa Monica, CA.38
Robert B. Oakley 10-Dec-2014American diplomat Robert B. Oakley dies from a disease related to Parkinson's at a nursing home in McLean, Virginia.0
Mary Ann Mobley 09-Dec-2014Miss America 1959 Mary Ann Mobley dies in Beverly Hills, California.21
Ken Weatherwax 07-Dec-2014Former child actor Ken Weatherwax dies of a heart attack at his home in Box Canyon, California.1
Ralph Baer 06-Dec-2014Ralph Baer, inventor of the first video game console, dies at his home in Manchester, NH.73
Queen Fabiola 05-Dec-2014Queen Fabiola, consort of Baudouin I of Belgium, dies at Stuyvenbergh Castle in Laeken, Belgium.0
Jeremy Thorpe 04-Dec-2014English politician Jeremy Thorpe, Leader of the Liberal Party from 1967-76, dies from Parkinson's disease in London.2
Herman Badillo 03-Dec-2014Herman Badillo, the first Puerto Rican-born U.S. Congressman, dies from congestive heart failure in Manhattan.0
Ian McLagan 03-Dec-2014Small Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan dies from a stroke in Austin, Texas.3
Jean Béliveau 02-Dec-2014Former Montreal Canadiens center Jean Béliveau dies.30
Mark Strand 29-Nov-2014Former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand dies from liposarcoma, a rare cancer, at his home in Brooklyn.2
Chespirito 28-Nov-2014Mexican actor and screenwriter Chespirito dies at his home in Cancun.1
P. D. James 27-Nov-2014Mystery novelist P. D. James dies aged 94 at her home in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.116
Mad Frankie Fraser 26-Nov-2014Notorious British bank robber Mad Frankie Fraser dies in London.51
Pat Quinn 23-Nov-2014Canadian NHL coach Pat Quinn dies from respiratory failure at Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.0
Marion Barry 22-Nov-2014Former Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at United Medical Center in DC.121
Mike Nichols 19-Nov-2014Film director Mike Nichols dies from a heart attack at his home in Manhattan.4
William E. Frenzel 17-Nov-2014Longtime US Congressman from Minnesota William E. Frenzel dies from cancer at his home in McLean, Virginia.1
Carl Sanders 16-Nov-2014Governor of Georgia from 1963-67 Carl Sanders dies in Atlanta, suffering complications following a fall.0
Jane Byrne 14-Nov-2014First and only female Mayor of Chicago Jane Byrne dies in Chicago, Illinois.0
Alvin Dark 13-Nov-2014Shortstop and Major League manager Alvin Dark dies in his sleep at home in Easley, SC.48
Alexander Grothendieck 13-Nov-2014Mathematician Alexander Grothendieck dies in Ariège, France.4
Marge Roukema 12-Nov-2014Eleven-term Republican Congresswoman Marge Roukema dies from the effects of Alzheimer's at Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff, New Jersey.1
Carol Ann Susi 11-Nov-2014Actress Carol Ann Susi dies in Los Angeles following a brief battle with cancer.0
Phil Crane 08-Nov-2014Longtime Illinois Congressman Phil Crane dies of lung cancer at his daughter's home in Jefferson, MD.0
Lane Evans 05-Nov-2014Former US Congressman from Illinois Lane Evans dies in East Moline, Illinois from the effects of Parkinson's disease.0
Richard Schaal 04-Nov-2014Character actor Richard Schaal dies at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, CA.1
Tom Magliozzi 03-Nov-2014Car Talk co-host Tom Magliozzi dies from complications of Alzheimer's.0
Tom Sneddon 01-Nov-2014Attorney Tom Sneddon, District Attorney in the Michael Jackson case, dies at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.1
David Abshire 31-Oct-2014Former US Ambassador to NATO David Abshire dies from pulmonary fibrosis at a nursing home in Alexandria, Virginia.21
Renée Asherson 30-Oct-2014English actress Renée Asherson dies in London.43
Thomas Menino 30-Oct-2014Longtime Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino dies from cancer in Boston.28
Roderick M. Hills 29-Oct-2014Former SEC Charman Roderick M. Hills dies from heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.0
H. Gary Morse 29-Oct-2014Real estate developer H. Gary Morse dies.0
Galway Kinnell 28-Oct-2014Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell dies at his home in Sheffield, Vermont.1
Jack Bruce 25-Oct-2014Cream bassist and vocalist Jack Bruce dies from liver failure at his home in Suffolk, England.15
Marcia Strassman 24-Oct-2014Welcome Back, Kotter actress Marcia Strassman dies in Sherman Oaks, California.69
Joan Quigley 23-Oct-2014Ronald Reagan's astrologer Joan Quigley dies.3
Ben Bradlee 21-Oct-2014Famed former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at his home in Washington DC.64
Nelson Bunker Hunt 21-Oct-2014Billionaire Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at an assisted living facility in Dallas, Texas.7
Gough Whitlam 21-Oct-2014Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.260
Oscar de la Renta 20-Oct-2014Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies from cancer complications at his home in Kent, Connecticut.37
John Spencer-Churchill 16-Oct-2014John Spencer-Churchill, the 11th Duke of Marlborough, dies.10
Elizabeth Peña 14-Oct-2014Actress Elizabeth Peña dies at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, following a brief illness.0
Jan Hooks 09-Oct-2014Comic Jan Hooks dies in New York City.5
Carolyn Kizer 09-Oct-2014Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer dies at a nursing home in Sonoma, California.1
Peter A. Peyser 09-Oct-2014Former New York Congressman Peter A. Peyser dies in Irvington, New York.0
Siegfried Lenz 07-Oct-2014German novelist Siegfried Lenz dies in Hamburg.0
Paul Revere 04-Oct-2014Musician Paul Revere dies at his home in rural Idaho.13
Jean-Claude Duvalier 04-Oct-2014Former dictator of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier, better known as "Baby Doc", dies from a heart attack at his home in Port-au-Prince.10
Fred Sommers 02-Oct-2014Philosopher Fred Sommers dies in Chevy Chase, Maryland.0
San W. Orr, Jr. 30-Sep-2014Former Wausau Paper executive San W. Orr, Jr. dies at his home in Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin.0
Martin L. Perl 30-Sep-2014Nobel physicist Martin L. Perl, discoverer of the tau lepton, dies from a heart attack in Palo Alto, California.2
Dannie Abse 28-Sep-2014Welsh poet Dannie Abse dies following a short illness.6
Charles W. Hostler 28-Sep-2014Former US Ambassador to Bahrain Charles W. Hostler dies at Balboa Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California.2
James Traficant 27-Sep-2014Disgraced former Ohio Congressman James Traficant dies in Youngstown, Ohio four days following a farm tractor accident.14
Polly Bergen 20-Sep-2014Actress Polly Bergen dies at her home in Southbury, Connecticut.20
George Sluizer 20-Sep-2014Dutch film director George Sluizer dies in Amsterdam, aged 82.2
Audrey Long 19-Sep-2014Actress Audrey Long dies aged 92 at Virginia Water, Surrey, England.2
Howard B. Wentz, Jr. 19-Sep-2014Former CEO of Amstar Company Howard B. Wentz, Jr. dies.0
China Zorrilla 17-Sep-2014Uruguayan actress China Zorrilla dies from pneumonia at a hospital in Montevideo, Uruguay.7
John Anderson, Jr. 15-Sep-2014Former Governor of Kansas John Anderson, Jr. dies at an extended care facility in Olathe, Kansas.56
Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. 15-Sep-2014Attorney and lobbyist Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. dies from a heart attack at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland.1
Ian Paisley 12-Sep-2014Northern Irish politician and former Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley dies in Belfast.139
Donald Sinden 11-Sep-2014English actor Donald Sinden dies aged 90 in Romney Marsh, Kent, England.8
Richard Kiel 10-Sep-2014Actor and James Bond villain Richard Kiel dies at St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California.22
Denny Miller 09-Sep-2014Actor Denny Miller dies from Lou Gehrig's disease in Las Vegas.1
S. Truett Cathy 08-Sep-2014S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, dies in suburban Clayton County, Georgia.27
Theodore H. Strauss 05-Sep-2014Texas banker Theodore H. Strauss dies at his home in Dallas, following a lengthy illness.2
Joan Rivers 04-Sep-2014Comedian Joan Rivers dies at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, a week after suffering a heart attack during surgery on her vocal cords.254

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