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Glen Campbell 08-Aug-2017Country music singer Glen Campbell dies from the effects of Alzheimer's disease in Nashville, Tennessee.520
Barbara Cook 08-Aug-2017Broadway singer and actress Barbara Cook dies from respiratory failure aged 89 at her home in Manhattan.16
Mark White 05-Aug-2017Former Texas Governor Mark White dies from a heart attack at his home in Houston, Texas.3
Ernst Zundel 05-Aug-2017Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel dies at his home in Bad Wildbad, Germany.36
Robert Hardy 03-Aug-2017English actor Robert Hardy dies at Denville Hall in London.3
Ty Hardin 03-Aug-2017Western actor Ty Hardin dies in Huntington Beach, California.5
Ara Parseghian 02-Aug-2017Long time Notre Dame Head Football Coach Ara Parseghian dies at his home in Granger, Indiana.77
Jeffrey H. Brotman 01-Aug-2017Co-Founder of Costco Jeffrey H. Brotman dies in Medina, Washington.0
Goldy McJohn 01-Aug-2017Steppenwolf keyboardist Goldy McJohn dies from a heart attack.2
Jeanne Moreau 31-Jul-2017French actress Jeanne Moreau dies aged 89 in Paris.25
Sam Shepard 27-Jul-2017Playwright Sam Shepard dies from complications of Lou Gehrig's Disease at his home in Kentucky.3
Patti Deutsch 26-Jul-2017Actress Patti Deutsch dies following a lengthy battle with cancer at her home in Los Angeles.0
June Foray 26-Jul-2017Voice actress June Foray, voice of Rocky the Squirrel, dies aged 99 in Los Angeles.235
Hywel Bennett 25-Jul-2017Welsh actor Hywel Bennett dies.6
John Kundla 23-Jul-2017Former Minneapolis Lakers Head Coach and basketball Hall-of-Famer John Kundla dies at a nursing home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.66
John Heard 21-Jul-2017Actor John Heard is found dead at a Palo Alto, California hotel room at which he was recovering from back surgery.1
Bo Pilgrim 21-Jul-2017Co-Founder of Pilgrim's Pride Bo Pilgrim dies at his home in Pittsburg, Texas.0
Chester Bennington 20-Jul-2017Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington hangs himself in Palos Verdes Estates, California.17
Ralph Regula 19-Jul-2017Longtime Congressman from Ohio Ralph Regula dies aged 92 in Bethlehem Township, Ohio.6
Red West 18-Jul-2017Actor Red West dies from an aortic aneurysm at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.2
Harvey Atkin 17-Jul-2017Canadian actor Harvey Atkin dies in Toronto following a battle with cancer.0
George Romero 16-Jul-2017Film director George Romero, who directed Night of the Living Dead, dies following a brief battle with lung cancer.31
Martin Landau 15-Jul-2017Mission: Impossible actor Martin Landau dies in Los Angeles.98
Carl E. Reichardt 13-Jul-2017Former CEO of Wells Fargo Bank Carl E. Reichardt dies from cardiopulmonary disease at his home in Belvedere, California.0
Liu Xiaobo 13-Jul-2017Human rights activist and winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Liu Xiaobo dies from liver cancer at a hospital in Shenyang, China.6
Chuck Blazer 12-Jul-2017Controversial and corrupt FIFA official Chuck Blazer dies from colorectal cancer at a hospital in New Jersey.0
Neal Patterson 09-Jul-2017Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Cerner Neal Patterson dies.0
Nelsan Ellis 08-Jul-2017Former True Blood actor Nelsan Ellis dies from heart failure in Los Angeles.0
Elsa Martinelli 08-Jul-2017Italian movie actress Elsa Martinelli dies aged 82 in Rome.2
Pierre Henry 05-Jul-2017Electronic music composer Pierre Henry dies at Hôpital Saint Joseph in Paris.18
Gene Conley 04-Jul-2017NBA and MLB champion Gene Conley dies from heart failure at his home in Foxborough, Massachusetts.11
John S. Palmore 04-Jul-2017Former Kentucky Chief Justice John S. Palmore dies aged 99 in Frankfort, Kentucky.0
Paolo Villaggio 03-Jul-2017Italian actor Paolo Villaggio dies from complications of diabetes in Rome.20
Simone Veil 30-Jun-2017Former French representative to the European Parliament and onetime President of that body Simone Veil dies in Paris.0
Geri Allen 27-Jun-2017Jazz pianist Geri Allen dies after a battle with breast cancer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.0
Michael Nyqvist 27-Jun-2017Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist dies from lung cancer in Stockholm, Sweden.0
Frank Kush 22-Jun-2017Long time ASU Head Basketball Coach Frank Kush dies in Phoenix, Arizona.0
John R. Quinn 22-Jun-2017Former Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco John R. Quinn dies in San Francisco, California.0
John G. Avildsen 16-Jun-2017Film director John G. Avildsen dies from pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.11
Stephen Furst 16-Jun-2017Actor Stephen Furst dies from complications of diabetes at his home in Moorpark, California.0
Helmut Kohl 16-Jun-2017German Chancellor under which the nation was unified, Helmut Kohl dies at his home in Ludwigshafen, Germany.102
Bill Dana 15-Jun-2017Actor Bill Dana, his name José Jiménez, dies aged 92 at his home in Nashville, Tennessee.16
Herma Hill Kay 10-Jun-2017Former Dean of UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall Herma Hill Kay dies at her home in San Francisco.0
Adam West 09-Jun-2017Actor Adam West, Batman, dies in Los Angeles, following a short battle with leukemia.156
Glenne Headly 08-Jun-2017Actress Glenne Headly dies.0
Adnan Khashoggi 06-Jun-2017Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi dies from the effects of Parkinson's disease in London.10
Roger Smith 04-Jun-2017Actor Roger Smith dies at a Los Angeles hospital.1
Jimmy Piersall 03-Jun-2017Gifted but mentally unstable MLB player Jimmy Piersall dies in Wheaton, Illinois.7
Peter Sallis 02-Jun-2017English actor Peter Sallis dies at Denville Hall, a retirement home for actors in London.86
Roberto De Vicenzo 01-Jun-2017Golfer Roberto De Vicenzo, winner of the 1967 British Open, dies some time after a fall in Buenos Aires.22
Elena Verdugo 30-May-2017Actress Elena Verdugo dies in Los Angeles.19
Manuel Noriega 29-May-2017Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at Santo Tomas hospital in Panama City, Panama.55
Gregg Allman 27-May-2017Southern rock musician Gregg Allman dies at his home in Savannah, Georgia.78
Zbigniew Brzezinski 26-May-2017National Security Adviser under Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia.38
Jim Bunning 26-May-2017Former MLB pitcher and later US Senator from Kentucky Jim Bunning dies in Fort Thomas, Kentucky.9
Alistair Horne 25-May-2017English historian Alistair Horne dies at his home in Turville, Buckinghamshire, England.3
Denis Johnson 24-May-2017Novelist and poet Denis Johnson dies from liver cancer at his home in Gualala, California.0
Jared Martin 24-May-2017Dallas actor Jared Martin dies from pancreatic cancer at his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.0
Roger Moore 23-May-2017James Bond actor Roger Moore dies in Switzerland after a brief battle with cancer.199
Jerry Perenchio 23-May-2017Univision executive Jerry Perenchio dies from lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles.0
Dina Merrill 22-May-2017Actress and heiress Dina Merrill dies from the effects of Lewy body dementia aged 93 in East Hampton, New York.14
Roger Ailes 18-May-2017Disgraced CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes dies in Palm Beach, Florida several days after an accidental fall.31
Chris Cornell 17-May-2017Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell hangs himself in his hotel bathroom, Detroit, Michigan.7
Ian Brady 15-May-2017British serial killer convicted of the Moors Murders Ian Brady dies at Ashworth Hospital in Maghull, Merseyside, England.279
Powers Boothe 14-May-2017Actor Powers Boothe dies in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles.5
Chris Boykin 09-May-2017Television personality Chris Boykin dies in Plano, Texas following a heart event.5
Michael Parks 09-May-2017Actor Michael Parks dies in Los Angeles.1
Victor Lanoux 04-May-2017French actor Victor Lanoux dies at a hospital in Royan, Charente-Maritime, France.0
Daliah Lavi 03-May-2017Israeli actress Daliah Lavi dies in Asheville, North Carolina.1
Tony Alamo 02-May-2017Evangelist and convicted sex offender Tony Alamo dies at a prison hospital in Butner, North Carolina.5
George Hugh Niederauer 02-May-2017Retired Roman Catholic Archbishop George Hugh Niederauer dies from lung disease at Nazareth House in San Rafael, California.0
Mike Lowry 01-May-2017Former Governor of Washington Mike Lowry dies from complications of a stroke, in Olympia, Washington.0
Raymond P. Kogovsek 30-Apr-2017Former US Congressman from Colorado Raymond P. Kogovsek dies in Pueblo, Colorado.0
Jonathan Demme 26-Apr-2017Film director Jonathan Demme dies from cancer of the esophagus at his Manhattan apartment.6
Benjamin R. Barber 24-Apr-2017Political scientist Benjamin R. Barber dies from pancreatic cancer in Manhattan.1
Robert Pirsig 24-Apr-2017Author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig dies at his home in South Berwick, Maine.19
Erin Moran 22-Apr-2017Happy Days actress Erin Moran is found unresponsive, and later is declared dead in Harrison County, Indiana. A subsequent autopsy found her death caused by Stage IV throat cancer.17
Kate O'Beirne 22-Apr-2017Conservative pundit and former Washington editor of the National Review, Kate O'Beirne dies from lung cancer in McLean, Virginia.1
Jay Dickey 20-Apr-2017Former US Congressman from Arkansas Jay Dickey dies in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.0
Aaron Hernandez 19-Apr-2017Former Patriots tight end and murderer Aaron Hernandez is found hanged in his cell at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.8
John T. Noonan, Jr. 17-Apr-2017Retired 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge John T. Noonan, Jr. dies from heart failure in Berkeley, California.0
Clifton James 15-Apr-2017Actor Clifton James dies from complications of diabetes at his daughter's home in Gladstone, Oregon.7
Robert Taylor 13-Apr-2017Computer scientist Robert Taylor dies from the effects of Parkinson's at his home in Woodside, California.0
Charlie Murphy 12-Apr-2017Actor and comic Charlie Murphy dies in New York City from leukemia.4
J. Geils 11-Apr-2017Guitarist J. Geils is found unresponsive at his home in Groton, Massachusetts, and pronounced dead shortly thereafter.0
Peter Hansen 09-Apr-2017Soap actor Peter Hansen dies at his home in Santa Clarita, California.9
Christopher Morahan 07-Apr-2017English film director Christopher Morahan dies aged 87.0
Tim Pigott-Smith 07-Apr-2017English actor Tim Pigott-Smith dies in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.1
Don Rickles 06-Apr-2017Comic Don Rickles, Mr. Warmth, dies from kidney failure at his home in Los Angeles.398
Alexei A. Abrikosov 05-Apr-2017Particle physicist and Nobel laureate Alexei A. Abrikosov dies from a heart attack at his home in Sunnyvale, California.82
Michael D. Rose 02-Apr-2017Former CEO of Holiday Inn Michael D. Rose dies from cancer in Nashville, Tennessee.0
Yevgeny Yevtushenko 01-Apr-2017Russian protest poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies at a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.2
William T. Coleman, Jr. 31-Mar-2017Former US Secretary of Transportation William T. Coleman, Jr. dies from complications of Alzheimer's in Alexandria, Virginia.52
Deane R. Hinton 28-Mar-2017Former US Ambassador to Panama Deane R. Hinton dies from kidney failure at his home in San Jose, Costa Rica.1
Christine Kaufmann 28-Mar-2017Actress Christine Kaufmann dies from leukemia in Munich, Germany.0
David Storey 27-Mar-2017English novelist and playwright David Storey dies from the effects of Parkinson's and dementia in London, England.1
Darlene Cates 26-Mar-2017Actress Darlene Cates the mother in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, dies in her sleep at her home in Forney, Texas.34
Roger Wilkins 26-Mar-2017Educator and journalist Roger Wilkins dies suffering dementia at a care facility in Kensington, Maryland.1
Lola Albright 23-Mar-2017Actress Lola Albright dies aged 92 from natural causes at her home in Los Angeles.91
William Cardinal Keeler 23-Mar-2017Former Archbishop of Baltimore William Cardinal Keeler dies in Catonsville, Maryland.1
Tomas Milian 22-Mar-2017Cuban-American actor Tomas Milian dies from a stroke at his home in Miami, Florida.4
Martin McGuinness 21-Mar-2017Irish Republican Martin McGuinness dies from the effects of amyloidosis in Derry, Northern Ireland.11
Chuck Barris 20-Mar-2017Longtime Gong Show host Chuck Barris dies aged 87 at his home in Palisades, New York.217
David Rockefeller 20-Mar-2017The last remaining grandson of John D. Rockefeller, banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller dies aged 101 at his home in Pocantico Hills, New York.452
Robert B. Silvers 20-Mar-2017Founder and longtime editor of The New York Review of Books, Robert B. Silvers dies at his home in Manhattan.5
Jimmy Breslin 19-Mar-2017New York City newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin dies at his home in Manhattan.29
Chuck Berry 18-Mar-2017Singer Chuck Berry is found unresponsive at his home in Wentzville, Missouri, and is pronounced dead there shortly thereafter.766
J. Donald Monan 18-Mar-2017Longtime President of Boston College J. Donald Monan dies aged 92.0
Derek Walcott 17-Mar-2017Caribbean poet Derek Walcott and Nobel Laureate in Literature dies at his home near Gros Islet, St. Lucia.21
George Braziller 16-Mar-2017Publisher George Braziller dies aged 101 at the Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan.0
John Van de Kamp 14-Mar-2017Former California Attorney General John Van de Kamp dies at his home in Pasadena, California.0
Kika de la Garza 13-Mar-2017Longtime US Congressman from Texas Kika de la Garza dies from heart and kidney failure in McAllen, Texas.2
Lloyd H. Conover 11-Mar-2017Chemist Lloyd H. Conover, inventor of tetracycline, dies in St. Petersburg, Florida.0
Robert James Waller 10-Mar-2017Bridges of Madison County author Robert James Waller dies from multiple myeloma at his home in Fredericksburg, Texas.0
George A. Olah 08-Mar-2017Nobel Laureate for Chemistry George A. Olah dies at his home in Beverly Hills, California.5
Hans G. Dehmelt 07-Mar-2017Physicist and Nobel laureate Hans G. Dehmelt dies in Seattle, Washington following a lengthy illness.5
Lynne Stewart 07-Mar-2017Attorney Lynne Stewart dies at her home in Brooklyn.114
Robert Osborne 06-Mar-2017Film historian and TCM presenter Robert Osborne dies at his home in Manhattan.6
Anthony Beilenson 05-Mar-2017Ten-term Congressman from California Anthony Beilenson dies from heart failure in Los Angeles.0
Bonnie Burnard 04-Mar-2017Novelist Bonnie Burnard dies at a hospital in London, Ontario, Canada.0
Clayton K. Yeutter 04-Mar-2017Former US Secretary of Agriculture Clayton K. Yeutter dies from colon cancer at his home in Potomac, Maryland.1
René Préval 03-Mar-2017Former President of Haiti René Préval dies at his home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.0
Stephen A. Ross 03-Mar-2017Inventor of arbitrage pricing theory, economist Stephen A. Ross dies from a heart attack at his home in Old Lyme, Connecticut.0
Howard A. Schmidt 02-Mar-2017Former White House cybersecurity chief Howard A. Schmidt dies after a lengthy battle with brain cancer, at his home in Muskego, Wisconsin.0
Paul Kangas 28-Feb-2017Longtime anchor of the Nightly Business Report and former stockbroker Paul Kangas dies following a lengthy illness, in Miami, Florida.0
Judge Wapner 26-Feb-2017Television judge Judge Wapner dies at his home in Los Angeles.1,572
Bill Paxton 25-Feb-2017Actor Bill Paxton dies from complications of surgery.5
Alan Colmes 23-Feb-2017Fox News pundit Alan Colmes, foil to Sean Hannity, dies from lymphoma in Manhattan.5
Eni Faleomavaega 22-Feb-2017Former long-time US Congressional Delegate from American Samoa Eni Faleomavaega dies at his home in Provo, Utah.1
Kenneth J. Arrow 21-Feb-2017Economist and Nobel laureate Kenneth J. Arrow dies at his home in Palo Alto, California.5
Doug Coe 21-Feb-2017Evangelical Doug Coe dies at his home in Annapolis, Maryland from complications suffered after a heart attack.4
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski 21-Feb-2017Polish-American conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dies following a series of strokes, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.0
Omar Abdel-Rahman 18-Feb-2017Blind sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman dies at Butner Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina.132
Norma McCorvey 18-Feb-2017Activist and former plaintiff Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, dies from a heart ailment at an assisted living facility in Katy, Texas.7
Robert H. Michel 17-Feb-2017Former Congressman from Illinois Robert H. Michel, a longtime House Minority Leader, dies from pneumonia at a hospital in Arlington, Virginia.2
Michael Novak 17-Feb-2017Catholic theologian Michael Novak dies from colon cancer in Washington, DC.0
Seijun Suzuki 13-Feb-2017Japanese cult film director Seijun Suzuki dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Tokyo, Japan.11
Al Jarreau 12-Feb-2017Jazz and R&B singer Al Jarreau dies in Los Angeles.18
Peter Mansfield 08-Feb-2017English physicist and Nobel laureate Peter Mansfield dies in London.0
Richard Hatch 07-Feb-2017Actor Richard Hatch, Apollo on Battlestar Galactica, dies from pancreatic cancer.4
Irwin Corey 06-Feb-2017World's Foremost Authority Irwin Corey dies at his Manhattan apartment aged 102.438
Alec McCowen 06-Feb-2017English theatre actor Alec McCowen dies in London.4
John Wetton 31-Jan-2017Singer and bassist John Wetton dies from colon cancer near his home in Bournemouth, England.23
Alexander Chancellor 28-Jan-2017Former editor of The Spectator, Alexander Chancellor dies.1
Bharati Mukherjee 28-Jan-2017Indian-American author Bharati Mukherjee dies in Manhattan from andcardiomyopathy and complications of rheumatoid arthritis.0
John Hurt 27-Jan-2017English actor John Hurt dies from pancreatic cancer in London.68
Emmanuelle Riva 27-Jan-2017French actress Emmanuelle Riva dies from cancer in Paris.5
Barbara Hale 26-Jan-2017Actress Barbara Hale, Della Street on Perry Mason, dies aged 94 at her home in Sherman Oaks, California.57
Mike Connors 26-Jan-2017Actor Mike Connors, who played the title role in Mannix, dies from leukemia at a hospital in Tarzana, California.37
Stephen P. Cohen 25-Jan-2017Middle East scholar Stephen P. Cohen dies from male breast cancer at his home in Teaneck, New Jersey.0
Robert Garcia 25-Jan-2017Former US Congressman from New York Robert Garcia dies from a bacterial infection, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.0
Harry Mathews 25-Jan-2017Author Harry Mathews dies from a cerebral hemorrhage in Key West, Florida.0
Mary Tyler Moore 25-Jan-2017Actress Mary Tyler Moore dies from cardiopulmonary arrest as a complication of pneumonia, at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut.281
Miguel Ferrer 19-Jan-2017Actor Miguel Ferrer dies from cancer at his home in Los Angeles.0
Peter Abrahams 18-Jan-2017Exiled South African novelist Peter Abrahams dies aged 97 at his home in Rock Hall, St Andrew, Jamaica.71
David P. Buckson 18-Jan-2017Governor of Delaware for only 19 days David P. Buckson dies in Milford, Delaware.125
Roberta Peters 18-Jan-2017Coloratura soprano Roberta Peters dies from the effects of Parkinson's disease at her home in Rye, New York.1
Brenda C. Barnes 17-Jan-2017Former CEO of Sara Lee Brenda C. Barnes dies following a stroke, at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois.0
Gene Cernan 16-Jan-2017The last man to walk on the moon, astronaut Gene Cernan, dies aged 82 in Houston, Texas.13
Eddie Long 15-Jan-2017Controversial Georgia megachurch pastor Eddie Long dies in Atlanta following a battle with cancer.1
Dick Gautier 13-Jan-2017Actor Dick Gautier, Hymie on Get Smart, dies at an assisted living facility in Arcadia, California.4
William Peter Blatty 12-Jan-2017Author of The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty dies from multiple myeloma at a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.73
Roman Herzog 10-Jan-2017Former German President Roman Herzog dies in Bad Mergentheim, Germany.1
Tony Rosato 10-Jan-2017Canadian comic Tony Rosato, SNL and Second City alumnus, dies from a heart attack at his home in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.2
Oliver Smithies 10-Jan-2017Biochemist and Nobel laureate Oliver Smithies dies in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, following a short illness.1
Patrick Fernández Flores 09-Jan-2017Former Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Antonio Patrick Flores dies from pneumonia at a retirement home in San Antonio, Texas.0
Roy Innis 08-Jan-2017Activist Roy Innis, longtime leader of the Congress of Racial Equality, dies from complications of Parkinson's disease in Manhattan.4
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani 08-Jan-2017Former President of Iran and Khomeini ally Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies north of Tehran, Iran.10
Nat Hentoff 07-Jan-2017Critic and columnist Nat Hentoff dies aged 91 at his Manhattan apartment.7
Mário Soares 07-Jan-2017Former President of Portugal Mário Soares dies at the Red Cross Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal.40
Om Puri 06-Jan-2017Indian actor Om Puri dies from a heart attack in Mumbai, India.0
Milt Schmidt 04-Jan-2017NHL Hall-of-Famer Milt Schmidt dies from a stroke, at an assisted living facility in Needham, Massachusetts.0
Albert Brewer 02-Jan-2017Former Governor of Alabama Albert Brewer dies in Birmingham, Alabama.5
William Christopher 31-Dec-2016Actor William Christopher, Father Mulcahy on M*A*S*H, dies from lung cancer at his home in Pasadena, California.18
Walter E. Mattson 30-Dec-2016Former President of the New York Times Walter E. Mattson dies from complications of multiple myeloma at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida.0
LaVell Edwards 29-Dec-2016Longtime BYU Head Football Coach LaVell Edwards dies from complications of a broken hip at his home in Provo, Utah.4
F. Ross Johnson 29-Dec-2016Former CEO of RJR Nabisco F. Ross Johnson dies from pneumonia at his home in Jupiter, Florida.0
Michel Déon 28-Dec-2016French novelist and literary critic Michel Déon dies from a pulmonary embolism in Galway, Ireland.0
Debbie Reynolds 28-Dec-2016Dancer and actress Debbie Reynolds dies from a stroke at a Los Angeles hospital one day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher.75
Carrie Fisher 27-Dec-2016Actress Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia in Star Wars, dies in Los Angeles, following an earlier heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.43
Barbara Tarbuck 27-Dec-2016Actress Barbara Tarbuck dies from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, better known as Mad Cow Disease, at her home in Los Angeles.0
Vera Rubin 25-Dec-2016Astronomer Vera Rubin dies from natural causes at her home in Princeton, New Jersey.3
George Michael 25-Dec-2016Singer George Michael dies from heart failure at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England.113
Richard Adams 24-Dec-2016English novelist Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, dies aged 96 at Whitchurch, Hampshire, England.544
Liz Smith 24-Dec-2016English actress Liz Smith, Norma Speakman on The Royle Family, dies aged 95 at a nursing home in Worthing, West Sussex, England.46
Sidney D. Drell 21-Dec-2016Physicist Sidney D. Drell dies at his home in Palo Alto, California.3
Michèle Morgan 20-Dec-2016French actress Michèle Morgan dies aged 96 in Meudon, France.56
Andrey Karlov 19-Dec-2016Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov is assassinated at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey.0
Zsa Zsa Gabor 18-Dec-2016Actress and all-purpose celebrity Zsa Zsa Gabor dies aged 99 from a heart attack at her home in Los Angeles.8,378
China Machado 18-Dec-2016Pioneering supermodel China Machado dies from a heart attack at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York.0
Benjamin A. Gilman 17-Dec-2016Former US Congressman from New York Benjamin A. Gilman dies aged 94 at the Veterans Affairs hospital at Castle Point in Wappingers Falls, New York.3
Louis Harris 17-Dec-2016Pollster Louis Harris dies aged 95 at his home in Key West, Florida.16
Henry Heimlich 17-Dec-2016Surgeon Henry Heimlich, inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, dies from a heart attack at a Cincinnati, Ohio hospital.408
William H. Hudnut III 17-Dec-2016Former Indianapolis Mayor William H. Hudnut III dies at a hospice in Maryland.33
David Berry 16-Dec-2016Playwright David Berry, author of The Whales of August, dies from a heart attack in Brooklyn.0
Bernard Fox 14-Dec-2016Actor Bernard Fox dies from heart failure at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, California.21
Alan Thicke 13-Dec-2016Growing Pains actor Alan Thicke dies of a heart attack while playing hockey with his son in Burbank, California.16
Thomas C. Schelling 13-Dec-2016Cold War strategist and economist Thomas C. Schelling dies at his home in Bethesda, Maryland.3
E. R. Braithwaite 12-Dec-2016Novelist E. R. Braithwaite, author of To Sir, with Love, dies from heart failure aged 104 at the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland.502
Myron H. Bright 12-Dec-2016Former Appeals Court Judge Myron H. Bright dies at Eventide Fargo Senior Living Facility in Fargo, North Dakota.13
Donald L. Corbin 12-Dec-2016Former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Donald L. Corbin dies from lung cancer.0
Shirley Hazzard 12-Dec-2016Australian novelist Shirley Hazzard dies aged 85 at her home in Manhattan.1
James Prior 12-Dec-2016Former Minister for Northern Ireland James Prior dies.0
Ken Hechler 10-Dec-2016Former US Congressman from West Virginia, Ken Hechler, the oldest living former Congressman at the time of his death, dies aged 104 at his home in Romney, West Virginia following a stroke.147
W. J. Usery 10-Dec-2016Former US Secretary of Labor W. J. Usery dies from heart failure in Eatonton, Georgia.18
John Glenn 08-Dec-2016Mercury astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, dies at a hospital in Columbus, Ohio.790
Greg Lake 07-Dec-2016King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer musician Greg Lake dies from cancer in London.3
Robert R. Douglass 06-Dec-2016Executive and Rockefeller adviser Robert R. Douglass dies from the effects of Parkinson's at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut.0
Peter Vaughan 06-Dec-2016English actor Peter Vaughan dies.3
Rashaan Salaam 05-Dec-20161994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam is found dead in a parking lot at Eben G. Fine Park in Boulder, Colorado.0
Margaret Whitton 04-Dec-2016Actress Margaret Whitton dies from cancer at her home in Palm Beach, Florida.0
Sammy Lee 02-Dec-2016Olympic champion diver Sammy Lee dies from pneumonia in Newport Beach, California.58
Grant Tinker 28-Nov-2016Retired NBC executive Grant Tinker dies aged 90 at his home in Los Angeles.17
Van Williams 28-Nov-2016Actor Van Williams, The Green Hornet, dies from kidney failure in Scottsdale, Arizona.3
Fritz Weaver 26-Nov-2016Actor Fritz Weaver dies aged 90 at his home in Manhattan.5
Erich Bloch 25-Nov-2016Mainframe pioneer and IBM executive Erich Bloch dies from Alzheimer's complications in Washington, DC.3
Fidel Castro 25-Nov-2016Longtime dictator of Cuba Fidel Castro dies.14,765
Ron Glass 25-Nov-2016Actor Ron Glass, Det. Harris on Barney Miller, dies from respiratory failure at his home in Los Angeles.3
Florence Henderson 24-Nov-2016Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson dies from heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.41
Pauline Oliveros 24-Nov-2016Composer and deep listener Pauline Oliveros dies in her sleep at her home in Kingston, New York.11
Andrew Sachs 23-Nov-2016Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs dies from complications of dementia at a care facility in London.4
William Trevor 20-Nov-2016Irish novelist and short story writer William Trevor dies in Somerset, England.10
Denton Cooley 18-Nov-2016Pioneering heart surgeon Denton Cooley dies aged 96 at his home in Houston, Texas.101
Sharon Jones 18-Nov-2016Singer Sharon Jones of the Dap-Kings dies at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, New York from pancreatic cancer.13
Dwayne Andreas 16-Nov-2016Longtime Archer Daniels Midland CEO Dwayne Andreas dies in Decatur, Illinois.40
Melvin Laird 16-Nov-2016Former US Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird dies from respiratory failure at a hospital in Fort Myers, Florida.21
Mose Allison 15-Nov-2016Singer and blues/jazz pianist Mose Allison dies at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.63
Gwen Ifill 14-Nov-2016PBS anchor Gwen Ifill dies at a Washington, DC hospice following a brief battle with cancer.0
Leon Russell 13-Nov-2016Musician Leon Russell dies in Nashville, Tennessee.11
Lupita Tovar 12-Nov-2016Mexican actress Lupita Tovar, a star of the Spanish version of Dracula, dies aged 106 at her home in Los Angeles.872
Robert Vaughn 11-Nov-2016Actor Robert Vaughn, who starred on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. dies of acute leukemia in Danbury, Connecticut.24
Leonard Cohen 07-Nov-2016Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen dies three days after suffering a fall at his home in Los Angeles.97
Janet Reno 07-Nov-2016First woman US Attorney General Janet Reno dies of complications from Parkinson's disease.58
Kay Starr 04-Nov-2016Hillbilly singer Kay Starr dies at her home in Los Angeles, from the effects of Alzheimer's.16
Tammy Grimes 30-Oct-2016Theater actress Tammy Grimes, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, dies in Englewood, New Jersey.3
Prince Mikasa 27-Oct-2016Eldest member of the Japanese royal family Prince Mikasa dies aged 100 in Tokyo, from pneumonia.209
Susan L. Lindquist 27-Oct-2016Molecular biologist Susan L. Lindquist dies from cancer in Boston, Massachusetts.0
Jorge Batlle Ibáñez 24-Oct-2016Former President of Uruguay Jorge Batlle Ibáñez dies following surgery for a cerebral hemorrhage.6
Bobby Vee 24-Oct-2016Singer Bobby Vee dies at the Wellstead of Rogers & Diamondcrest in Rogers, Minnesota, suffering early onset of Alzheimer's disease.0
Pete Burns 23-Oct-2016Frontman of 1980s band Dead or Alive, Pete Burns dies of a heart attack.93
Jack Chick 23-Oct-2016Religious cartoonist Jack Chick dies in his sleep at his home in Alhambra, CA.99
Tom Hayden 23-Oct-2016Activist, legislator, and ex-husband of Jane Fonda Tom Hayden dies in Santa Monica, California following a lengthy illness.5
Sheri S. Tepper 22-Oct-2016Science fiction author Sheri S. Tepper dies.11
William G. Bowen 20-Oct-2016Former President of Princeton William G. Bowen dies from colon cancer at his home in Princeton, New Jersey.1
Michael Massee 20-Oct-2016Actor Michael Massee dies from stomach cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.0
Cecilia Hart 16-Oct-2016Actress and wife of James Earl Jones Cecilia Hart dies from ovarian cancer.0
Clyde C. Holloway 16-Oct-2016Former US Congressman from Louisiana Clyde C. Holloway dies at his home in Forest Hill, Louisiana.0
Kathryn Adams 14-Oct-2016Actress Kathryn Adams dies in Mankato, Minnesota.95
Lucy Baxley 14-Oct-2016The first female Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, Lucy Baxley dies at her home in Birmingham, Alabama.1
Bhumibol Adulyadej 13-Oct-2016Reigning King of Thailand for 70 years, Bhumibol Adulyadej dies at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand.185
Dario Fo 13-Oct-2016Italian playwright and Nobel laureate Dario Fo dies from pulmonary disease at Luigi Sacco hospital in Milan, Italy.45
Louis Stettner 13-Oct-2016Photographer Louis Stettner dies at his home in Saint-Ouen, France.0
Thomas Mikal Ford 12-Oct-2016Actor Thomas Mikal Ford dies from an abdominal aneurysm at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.1
David Antin 11-Oct-2016Arist/poet David Antin dies from complications of a fall, at his home in San Diego, California.15
Patricia Barry 11-Oct-2016Character actress Patricia Barry dies aged 93 at her home in Los Angeles.16
Andrzej Wajda 09-Oct-2016Polish film director Andrzej Wajda dies aged 90 at a hospital in Warsaw, Poland.4
Stephen F. Bollenbach 08-Oct-2016Former CEO of Hilton Hotels Stephen F. Bollenbach dies in Manhattan, following a lengthy illness.0
Hans W. Becherer 06-Oct-2016Former CEO of Deere Hans W. Becherer dies in Denver, Colorado.0
Brock Yates 05-Oct-2016Auto racer, and creator of Cannonball Run, Brock Yates dies in Batavia, New York from complications of Alzheimer's.13
Reginald K. Brack 04-Oct-2016Former CEO of Time, Inc. Reginald K. Brack dies from complications of progressive supranuclear palsy at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut.0
Neville Marriner 02-Oct-2016English conductor Neville Marriner dies at his home in London, aged 96.2
Hanoi Hannah 30-Sep-2016Propagandist Hanoi Hannah dies in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.18
Joseph Verner Reed 29-Sep-2016Former US Ambassador to Morocco Joseph Verner Reed dies at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut.1
Ralph V. Whitworth 29-Sep-2016Business executive Ralph V. Whitworth dies following a lengthy illness.0
Agnes Nixon 28-Sep-2016Soap opera producer Agnes Nixon dies aged 93 from pneumonia in Rosemont, Pennsylvania.12
Malcolm M. Lucas 28-Sep-2016Former California Chief Justice Malcolm M. Lucas dies in Los Angeles.2
Gloria Naylor 28-Sep-2016Novelist Gloria Naylor, author of The Women of Brewster Place, dies at her home near Christiansted, VI.0
Shimon Peres 28-Sep-2016Former President and Prime Minister of Israel Shimon Peres dies at a hospital in Ramat Gan, Israel.65
David Hahn 27-Sep-2016So-called "Radioactive Boy Scout" David Hahn dies in Shelby Township, Michigan.1
Charles L. Schultze 27-Sep-2016Economist Charles L. Schultze dies at his home in Washington, DC.1
Herschell Gordon Lewis 26-Sep-2016Horror film director Herschell Gordon Lewis dies at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida.0
Arnold Palmer 25-Sep-2016Golfer Arnold Palmer dies in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.220
Jean Shepard 25-Sep-2016Country music singer Jean Shepard dies from the effects of Parkinson's disease in Nashville, Tennessee.1
Buckwheat Zydeco 24-Sep-2016Accordionist and Zydeco legend Buckwheat Zydeco dies from lung cancer at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana.0
Bill Nunn 24-Sep-2016Actor Bill Nunn dies from cancer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.1
William E. Barrett 20-Sep-2016Former US Congressman from Nebraska William E. Barrett dies at Brookdale Assisted Living Facility in Lexington, Nebraska.1
Peter Leo Gerety 20-Sep-2016Former Catholic Archbishop of Newark Peter Leo Gerety dies aged 104 at St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly in Totowa, New Jersey.0
Curtis Hanson 20-Sep-2016Film director Curtis Hanson dies at his home in Los Angeles.1
C. Martin Croker 18-Sep-2016Animator and voice actor C. Martin Croker, voice of Zorak and Moltar, dies at his home in Atlanta, Georgia.1
Edward Albee 16-Sep-2016Playwright Edward Albee dies at his home in Montauk, New York following a brief illness.69
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi 16-Sep-2016Former President of Italy Carlo Azeglio Ciampi dies in Rome aged 95, following a lengthy illness.135
Deborah S. Jin 15-Sep-2016Physicist Deborah S. Jin dies in Boulder, Colorado from cancer.0
Rose Mofford 15-Sep-2016Former Governor of Arizona Rose Mofford dies at a hospice in Phoenix, Arizona.2
Don Buchla 14-Sep-2016Modular synthesizer designer Don Buchla dies from cancer in Berkeley, California.4
Stanley K. Sheinbaum 12-Sep-2016Progressive activist and publisher Stanley K. Sheinbaum dies in Los Angeles.8
Alexis Arquette 11-Sep-2016Actor-turned-transgender activist Alexis Arquette dies after a long battle with an AIDS-related illness.2
Robert E. Allen 10-Sep-2016Former CEO of AT&T Robert E. Allen dies from complications of a stroke suffered earlier.1
Eddie Antar 10-Sep-2016Convicted fraudster and former retail electronics pitchman "Crazy Eddie" Antar dies in Ocean Township, New Jersey.0
James Stacy 09-Sep-2016Actor James Stacy dies from anaphylactic shock, in reaction to antibiotics, in Ventura, California.2
Prince Buster 08-Sep-2016Jamaican ska and reggae singer Prince Buster dies from heart failure at a Miami, Florida hospital.8
Hugh O'Brian 05-Sep-2016Actor Hugh O'Brian dies at his home in Beverly Hills, California.20
Phyllis Schlafly 05-Sep-2016Conservative opponent of women's liberation Phyllis Schlafly dies at her home in Ladue, Missouri.63
Leslie H. Martinson 03-Sep-2016Television and film director Leslie H. Martinson dies aged 101 at his home in Beverly Hills, California.0
Johnny Rebel 03-Sep-2016Segregationist Singer Johnny Rebel dies in Rayne, Louisiana.7
Islam Karimov 02-Sep-2016President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov dies after a stroke, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.7
Jon Polito 01-Sep-2016Actor Jon Polito dies from multiple myeloma at a hospital in Duarte, California.2
Vera Caslavska 30-Aug-2016Czech gymnast Vera Caslavska dies in Prague from pancreatic cancer.7
Gene Wilder 28-Aug-2016Actor Gene Wilder dies from complications of Alzheimer's disease at his home in Stamford, Connecticut.272
E. Parry Thomas 26-Aug-2016Retired Las Vegas banker E. Parry Thomas dies at his ranch in Hailey, Idaho.4
James W. Cronin 25-Aug-2016Nobel physics laureate James W. Cronin dies in St. Paul, Minnesota.1
Warren Hinckle 25-Aug-2016Muckraking journalist Warren Hinckle dies from complications of pneumonia at a hospital in San Francisco, California.1
Marvin Kaplan 25-Aug-2016Actor Marvin Kaplan, Henry on Alice, dies in his sleep at his home in Burbank, California.0
Michel Butor 24-Aug-2016Experimental French novelist Michel Butor dies aged 89 in Contamine-sur-Arve, Haute-Savoie, France.1
Walter Scheel 24-Aug-2016West German President in the 1970s Walter Scheel dies aged 97 in Bad Krozingen, Germany.74
Roger Y. Tsien 24-Aug-2016Molecular engineer and Nobel chemistry laureate Roger Y. Tsien dies in Eugene, Oregon.0
Steven Hill 23-Aug-2016Actor Steven Hill, Adam Schiff on Law & Order, dies aged 94 in Manhattan.36
Reinhard Selten 23-Aug-2016Game theorist and Nobel economics laureate Reinhard Selten dies in Poznan, Poland.3
S. R. Nathan 22-Aug-2016Sixth President of Singapore S. R. Nathan dies at a hospital in Singapore.16
Toots Thielemans 22-Aug-2016Jazz/blues harmonica musician Toots Thielemans dies in Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium.26
George E. Curry 20-Aug-2016Journalist George E. Curry dies at a hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland.0
Jay S. Fishman 19-Aug-2016Executive Jay S. Fishman, Chairman and until last year CEO of Travelers, dies at his home in Englewood, New Jersey following a battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease.0
Donald A. Henderson 19-Aug-2016Physician Donald A. Henderson, who led the global effort to eradicate smallpox, dies from complication of a broken hip at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson Maryland.0
Lou Pearlman 19-Aug-2016Music producer and financial conman Lou Pearlman dies at the Federal Correctional Institution in Miami, Florida.2
Jack Riley 19-Aug-2016Actor Jack Riley, Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show, dies from pneumonia in Los Angeles.0
John Vessey 18-Aug-2016Reagan-era Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff John Vessey dies aged 94 at his home in North Oaks, Minnesota.7
Arthur Hiller 17-Aug-2016Film director Arthur Hiller dies in Los Angeles.37
João Havelange 16-Aug-2016Former President of FIFA João Havelange dies in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.63
John McLaughlin 16-Aug-2016Political talk show host and pundit John McLaughlin dies at his home in Washington, DC.41
Fyvush Finkel 14-Aug-2016Yiddish theater actor Fyvush Finkel dies at his home in Manhattan.57
Kenny Baker 13-Aug-2016English actor Kenny Baker, inside R2-D2 in Star Wars, dies in Manchester, England following a lengthy illness.58
Glenn Yarbrough 11-Aug-2016The Limelighters' lead singer Glenn Yarbrough dies from complications of dementia at his daughter's home in Nashville, Tennessee.7
Helen Delich Bentley 06-Aug-2016Former Congresswoman from Maryland Helen Delich Bentley dies from brain cancer in Timonium, Maryland.9
Steven LaTourette 03-Aug-2016Former US Congressman from Ohio Steven LaTourette dies from pancreatic cancer at his home in McLean, Virginia.22
David Huddleston 02-Aug-2016Actor David Huddleston, title character of The Big Lebowski, dies from advanced heart and kidney disease in Santa Fe, New Mexico.9
Ahmed H. Zewail 02-Aug-2016Femtochemistry pioneer and Nobel laureate Ahmed H. Zewail dies in Pasadena, California.0

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