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Robin Chandler Duke 06-Feb-2016Reproductive rights activist Robin Chandler Duke dies in Charleston, South Carolina.9
John L. Tishman 06-Feb-2016Builder John L. Tishman dies from respiratory failure at his home in Bedford, New York.0
Marlow W. Cook 04-Feb-2016Former U.S. Senator from Kentucky Marlow W. Cook dies.2
Edgar Mitchell 04-Feb-2016Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man to walk on the Moon, dies in West Palm Beach, Florida.5
Edgar Whitcomb 04-Feb-2016Former Indiana Governor Edgar Whitcomb dies at his home in Rome, Indiana.10
Maurice White 03-Feb-2016Earth Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dies from the effects of Parkinson's at his home in Los Angeles.0
Bob Elliott 02-Feb-2016Comic Bob Elliott, half of Bob & Ray, dies from throat cancer at his home in Cundy’s Harbor, Maine.42
Terry Wogan 31-Jan-2016British radio and TV broadcaster Terry Wogan dies following a short bout with cancer.28
Frank Finlay 30-Jan-2016English stage, screen, and television actor Frank Finlay dies.3
Jacques Rivette 29-Jan-2016French filmmaker Jacques Rivette dies from the effects of Alzheimer's disease at his home in Paris.1
Buddy Cianci 28-Jan-2016Two-time Mayor of Providence Buddy Cianci, who spent five years in Federal prison for corruption, dies from colon cancer at Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.0
Paul Kantner 28-Jan-2016Musician Paul Kantner dies from multiple organ failure in San Francisco.13
Alice Denham 27-Jan-2016Former Playboy model and author Alice Denham dies from the effects of ovarian cancer at her Manhattan home.0
Abe Vigoda 26-Jan-2016Actor Abe Vigoda dies aged 94 in Woodland Park, New Jersey. Long live Abe Vigoda.8,734
Mike Minor 25-Jan-2016Actor Mike Minor, Steve Elliott on Petticoat Junction, dies from cancer.0
Marvin Minsky 24-Jan-2016Artificial intelligence pioneer Marvin Minsky dies from a cerebral hemorrhage in Boston, aged 88.34
Bobby Wanzer 23-Jan-2016Rochester Royal and NBA Hall-of-Famer Bobby Wanzer dies.0
Cecil Parkinson 22-Jan-2016Thatcherite MP and former minister, now Baron Parkinson of Carnforth, Cecil Parkinson dies from cancer.1
Bill Johnson 21-Jan-2016Downhill skiing champion Bill Johnson dies at an assisted living facility in Gresham, Oregon.1
George Weidenfeld 20-Jan-2016Book publisher George Weidenfeld, Co-Founder of Weidenfeld & Nicolson, dies in London.0
Forrest McDonald 19-Jan-2016Conservative historian Forrest McDonald dies from heart failure in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.0
Ettore Scola 19-Jan-2016Italian screenwriter and film director Ettore Scola dies at a clinic in Rome, following cardiac surgery.1
Glenn Frey 18-Jan-2016Eagles frontman Glenn Frey dies from pneumonia and other ailments, in New York City.7
Michel Tournier 18-Jan-2016French novelist Michel Tournier dies aged 91 in Choisel, France.1
Blowfly 17-Jan-2016Legendary rapper Blowfly dies from liver cancer.21
Ted Marchibroda 16-Jan-2016Retired NFL Head Coach Ted Marchibroda dies aged 84.0
Noreen Corcoran 15-Jan-2016Actress Noreen Corcoran dies from cadiopulmonary disease at Valley Presbyterian in Van Nuys, California.0
Dan Haggerty 15-Jan-2016Actor Dan Haggerty, who played Grizzly Adams, dies from spinal cancer in Burbank, California.13
René Angélil 14-Jan-2016Husband and manager of Celine Dion René Angélil dies from a recurrence of throat cancer in Henderson, Nevada.0
Alan Rickman 14-Jan-2016English actor Alan Rickman dies from pancreatic cancer in London.10
Brian Bedford 13-Jan-2016British-American theater and film actor Brian Bedford dies following a two-year battle with cancer, in Santa Barbara, California.1
Lawrence Phillips 13-Jan-2016Embattled ex-football player Lawrence Phillips is found dead of an apparent suicide in his cell at the Kern Valley State Prison in Delano, California.4
Monte Irvin 11-Jan-2016Negro Leagues player and MLB Hall-of-Famer Monte Irvin dies in Houston, Texas.98
David Margulies 11-Jan-2016Actor David Margulies dies from cancer at his home in Manhattan.0
George Jonas 10-Jan-2016Author George Jonas dies in Toronto, suffering from Parkinson's disease.0
David Bowie 10-Jan-2016Pop music legend David Bowie dies in Manhattan following an 18-month battle with liver cancer, two days after releasing his 25th album, Blackstar.151
Angus Scrimm 09-Jan-2016Actor Angus Scrimm, the Tall Man in Phantasm, dies aged 89 in Los Angeles.7
André Courrèges 07-Jan-2016Influential French fashion designer André Courrèges dies at his home in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.0
Kitty Kallen 07-Jan-2016Big Band era singer Kitty Kallen dies in Cuernavaca, Mexico.0
Richard Libertini 07-Jan-2016Character actor Richard Libertini dies from cancer at his home in Venice, California.0
Judith S. Kaye 07-Jan-2016Former Chief Judge for the State of New York Judith S. Kaye dies from cancer at her home in Manhattan.0
Pat Harrington 06-Jan-2016Soap opera actor Pat Harrington, Duane Schneider on One Day at a Time, dies in Los Angeles from complications of Alzheimer's, combined with injuries suffered during a fall.43
Pierre Boulez 05-Jan-2016French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez dies aged 90 at his home in Baden-Baden, Germany.27
Stephen W. Bosworth 04-Jan-2016Former US Ambassador to South Korea, the Philippines, and Tunisia Stephen W. Bosworth dies from pancreatic cancer at his home in Boston.0
Michel Galabru 04-Jan-2016French actor Michel Galabru dies in Paris.7
Dale Bumpers 01-Jan-2016Former Senator and Governor of Arkansas Dale Bumpers dies at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas.17
Michael Oxley 01-Jan-2016Former US Congressman from Ohio Michael Oxley, best known for Sarbanes-Oxley, dies from lung cancer in his sleep, at his home in McLean, Virginia.0
Vilmos Zsigmond 01-Jan-2016Hungarian-American cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond dies in Big Sur, California.0
Natalie Cole 31-Dec-2015Singer Natalie Cole dies at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.26
Wayne Rogers 31-Dec-2015Actor Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on M*A*S*H, dies from pneumonia in Los Angeles.13
Doug Atkins 30-Dec-2015NFL Hall of Famer Doug Atkins, for a decade defensive end with the Chicago Bears, dies at his home in Knoxville, Tennessee.33
Lemmy 28-Dec-2015Mutton-chopped bassist for Motörhead Lemmy dies from cancer in Los Angeles.106
Stein Eriksen 27-Dec-2015Norwegian Alpine skier Stein Eriksen dies at his home in Park City, Utah.6
Ellsworth Kelly 27-Dec-2015Abstract painter Ellsworth Kelly dies at his home in Spencertown, New York.5
Meadowlark Lemon 27-Dec-2015Harlem Globetrotter legend Meadowlark Lemon dies aged 83 in Scottsdale, Arizona.43
Haskell Wexler 27-Dec-2015Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler dies in his sleep at Providence St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California.13
Alfred G. Gilman 23-Dec-2015Pharmacologist and Nobel medicine laureate Alfred G. Gilman dies from pancreatic cancer.0
Douglas Dick 19-Dec-2015Actor Douglas Dick, Carl Herrick on Waterfront, dies in his sleep aged 95 in Los Angeles.21
Kurt Masur 19-Dec-2015Former New York Philharmonic Conductor Kurt Masur dies from complications of Parkinson's, in Greenwich, Connecticut.0
Dickie Moore 19-Dec-2015Hockey Hall-of-Famer Dickie Moore dies from prostate cancer in Montreal.0
Lillian Vernon 14-Dec-2015Mail-order business tycoon Lillian Vernon dies in Manhattan.2
Donald Weinstein 13-Dec-2015Historian of the Renaissance Donald Weinstein dies following a stroke, at Peppi’s House hospice in Tucson, Arizona.0
Dolph Schayes 10-Dec-2015NBA Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes dies following a short battle with cancer in Syracuse, New York.10
Holly Woodlawn 06-Dec-2015Transgender entertainer Holly Woodlawn dies in Los Angeles, California.0
Robert Loggia 04-Dec-2015Actor Robert Loggia dies at his home in Los Angeles, California.29
Scott Weiland 03-Dec-2015Frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots Scott Weiland dies from an accidental overdose of cocaine, alcohol, and MDMA, while on tour in Bloomington, Minnesota.1,288
Sandy Berger 02-Dec-2015National Security Advisor for Bill Clinton Sandy Berger dies from cancer in Washington, DC.5
Maurice Strong 28-Nov-2015Power executive and environmentalist Maurice Strong dies.0
Olene Walker 28-Nov-2015Olene Walker, the first woman Governor of Utah, dies from natural causes in Salt Lake City.2
Marjorie Lord 28-Nov-2015Actress Marjorie Lord, the second wife on Make Room for Daddy, dies at her home in Beverly Hills, California.36
Douglass C. North 23-Nov-2015Nobel economics laureate Douglass C. North dies from esophageal cancer at his home in Benzonia, Michigan.7
Kim Young Sam 22-Nov-2015Kim Young Sam, President of South Korea from 1993 to 1998, dies from sepsis in Seoul, South Korea.15
Keith Michell 20-Nov-2015Australian actor Keith Michell, known for his portrayals of Henry VIII, dies in London aged 88.0
Rex Reason 19-Nov-2015Actor Rex Reason dies from bladder cancer at his home in Walnut, California.0
John E. Zuccotti 19-Nov-2015Real estate tycoon John E. Zuccotti dies following a heart attack, in Brooklyn.0
Charles Cawley 18-Nov-2015Cofounder of MBNA Corporation Charles Cawley dies at his home in Camden, Maine.0
David Canary 16-Nov-2015All My Children actor David Canary dies from natural causes in Wilton, Connecticut.4
Saeed Jaffrey 15-Nov-2015Bollywood actor Saeed Jaffrey, best known for My Beautiful Laundrette, dies in London, England.5
Vincent Margera 15-Nov-2015Jackass' Don Vito figure Vincent Margera dies from kidney and general organ failure.74
Warren Mitchell 14-Nov-2015English actor Warren Mitchell, Alf Garnett on Till Death Us Do Part, dies.2
Nathaniel Marston 11-Nov-2015One Life to Live star Nathaniel Marston dies in Reno, Nevada, from injuries sustained in an auto wreck two weeks earlier.5
Gene Amdahl 10-Nov-2015Parallel computing pioneer Gene Amdahl dies from pneumonia at a nursing home in Palo Alto, California.5
Helmut Schmidt 10-Nov-2015Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt dies aged 96 at his home in Hamburg, Germany.228
Tim Valentine 10-Nov-2015Former US Congressman from North Carolina Tim Valentine dies from heart failure at his home in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.4
Carol Doda 09-Nov-2015Legendary Condor Club stripper Carol Doda dies from kidney failure in San Francisco.20
Allen Toussaint 09-Nov-2015New Orleans R&B musician Allen Toussaint dies shortly from an apparent heart attack after a concert appearance in Madrid, Spain.8
Gunnar Hansen 07-Nov-2015Actor Gunnar Hansen, best known as Leatherface in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre, dies at his home in Northeast Harbor, Maine.1
Yitzhak Navon 07-Nov-20155th President of Israel Yitzhak Navon dies.2
George Barris 05-Nov-2015Designer of the Batmobile George Barris dies in Encino, California.54
Ahmed Chalabi 03-Nov-2015Controversial Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi dies from a heart attack at his home in Baghdad, Iraq.51
Howard Coble 03-Nov-2015Former US Congressman from North Carolina Howard Coble dies following a battle with skin cancer, at a hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina.7
Thomas R. Fitzgerald 01-Nov-2015Former Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald dies at his home in La Grange, Illinois.0
Fred Thompson 01-Nov-2015Actor turned Senator Fred Thompson dies from a recurrence of lymphoma, in Nashville, Tennessee.12
Gregg Palmer 31-Oct-2015Actor Gregg Palmer dies in Encino, California.0
Gus Savage 31-Oct-2015Former US Congressman from Illinois Gus Savage dies at his son's home in Olympia Fields, Illinois.1
Mel Daniels 30-Oct-2015ABA player and Basketball Hall-of-Famer Mel Daniels dies in Sheridan, Indiana.0
Al Molinaro 30-Oct-2015Actor Al Molinaro, Alfred on Happy Days, dies in Glendale, California.390
Betsy Drake 27-Oct-2015Actress Betsy Drake, Cary Grant's third wife, dies at her home in London.5
Willis Carto 26-Oct-2015Prominent white supremacist and Holocaust denier Willis Carto dies of a heart attack.12
Leo P. Kadanoff 26-Oct-2015American physicist Leo P. Kadanoff dies in Chicago.0
Lisa Jardine 25-Oct-2015Historian of the Renaissance Lisa Jardine dies from cancer.0
David Cesarani 25-Oct-2015Holocaust historian David Cesarani dies from complications of surgery in London.0
Flip Saunders 25-Oct-2015Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders dies from complications of lymphoma in Minneapolis, Minnesota.1
Maureen O'Hara 24-Oct-2015Actress Maureen O'Hara dies aged 95 at her home in Boise, Idaho.432
Tom Stemberg 23-Oct-2015Staples Inc. Co-Founder Tom Stemberg dies from stomach cancer at his home in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.0
Marty Ingels 21-Oct-2015Comedian Marty Ingels dies in Los Angeles, California.6
Sheldon S. Wolin 21-Oct-2015Political philosopher Sheldon Wolin dies at his home in Salem, Oregon.2
Cory Wells 20-Oct-2015Three Dog Night rocker Cory Wells dies at his home in Dunkirk, New York.8
Danièle Delorme 17-Oct-2015French actress Danièle Delorme, star of 1948's Gigi, dies in Paris.5
Irwin Schiff 16-Oct-2015Tax protester Irwin Schiff dies from lung cancer, incarcerated in federal prison.0
Larry N. Vanderhoef 15-Oct-2015Former Chancellor of UC Davis Larry N. Vanderhoef dies from complications of an ischemic stroke.0
Joan Leslie 12-Oct-2015Actress Joan Leslie dies in Los Angeles aged 90.16
Richard F. Heck 09-Oct-2015Nobel chemistry laureate Richard F. Heck dies at his home in Manila, Phillippines.2
Geoffrey Howe 09-Oct-2015Former UK Foreign Secretary Geoffrey Howe dies of a heart attack at his home in Warwickshire, England.5
Dennis P. Eichhorn 08-Oct-2015Comic artist Dennis P. Eichhorn, author of Real Stuff, dies in Bremerton, Washington.0
Paul Prudhomme 08-Oct-2015Celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme dies in New Orleans, Louisiana.140
Kevin Corcoran 06-Oct-2015Former child actor Kevin Corcoran dies from colorectal cancer in Burbank, California.0
Billy Joe Royal 06-Oct-2015Country and pop singer Billy Joe Royal dies in his sleep at his home in Morehead City, North Carolina.0
S. Malcolm Gillis 04-Oct-2015Sixth President of Rice University S. Malcolm Gillis dies.0
Denis Healey 03-Oct-2015Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Denis Healey dies at his home in Alfriston, Sussex, England.103
Brian Friel 02-Oct-2015Irish playwright Brian Friel dies at his home in Greencastle, County Donegal, Ireland.0
Don Edwards 01-Oct-2015Former U.S. Congressman Don Edwards dies at his home in Carmel, California.129
Robert Curvin 29-Sep-2015Former Black-power activist and educator Robert Curvin dies from multiple myeloma at his home in Newark, New Jersey.3
Walter Dale Miller 28-Sep-2015Former Governor of South Dakota Walter Dale Miller dies during a visit to Dallas, Texas.1
John Guillermin 27-Sep-2015English film director John Guillermin dies from a heart attack at his home in Topanga, California.1
Richard Rainwater 27-Sep-2015Billionaire investor Richard Rainwater dies at his home in Fort Worth, Texas.20
Chuck Forsberg 24-Sep-2015Creator of ZMODEM Chuck Forsberg dies in Portland, Oregon.0
Yogi Berra 22-Sep-2015New York Yankee and legendary malapropist Yogi Berra dies at a care facility in West Caldwell, New Jersey.496
N. Patrick Crooks 21-Sep-2015Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks dies in his chambers in Madison, Wisconsin.0
Jack Larson 20-Sep-2015Actor Jack Larson, Jimmy Olsen on The Adventures of Superman, dies in his Brentwood, Los Angeles home.10
C. K. Williams 20-Sep-2015Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C. K. Williams dies from multiple myeloma at his home in Hopewell, New Jersey.1
Jackie Collins 19-Sep-2015Novelist Jackie Collins dies in Los Angeles from the effects of breast cancer.9
Brian Sewell 19-Sep-2015English art critic Brian Sewell dies from cancer in London.0
Everett C. Parker 17-Sep-2015Longtime Communications Director of the United Church of Christ Everett C. Parker dies in White Plains, New York.0
Stanley Hoffmann 13-Sep-2015Historian Stanley Hoffmann dies in his sleep at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.4
Moses Malone 13-Sep-2015NBA Hall-of-Famer Moses Malone dies in his sleep in Norfolk, Virginia.5
Carl E. Schorske 13-Sep-2015Historian Carl E. Schorske dies at Meadow Lakes, a retirement community in East Windsor, New Jersey.0
Frank D. Gilroy 12-Sep-2015Playwright Frank D. Gilroy dies at his home in Monroe, New York.3
Andrew Kohut 08-Sep-2015Pew Research Center pollster Andrew Kohut dies from the effects of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in Baltimore, Maryland.0
Dickie Moore 07-Sep-2015Former child actor and Little Rascal Dickie Moore dies from natural causes at a hospice facility near Wilton, Connecticut.19
Candida Royalle 07-Sep-2015Pornstar and feminist film director Candida Royalle dies from ovarian cancer at her home in Mattituck, New York.1
Martin Milner 06-Sep-2015Actor Martin Milner, LAPD officer Pete Malloy on Adam-12, dies at his home in Carlsbad, California.12
Setsuko Hara 05-Sep-2015Movie actress Setsuko Hara dies of pneumonia in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.14
Judy Carne 03-Sep-2015Laugh-In sock-it-to-me girl Judy Carne dies from pneumonia in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.9
Breene M. Kerr 02-Sep-2015Business executive Breene M. Kerr dies at his home in Wellesley, Massachusetts.1
Dean Jones 01-Sep-2015Disney leading man Dean Jones dies in Los Angeles, California.8
Brad Anderson 30-Aug-2015Cartoonist Brad Anderson, creator of Marmaduke, dies.27
Wes Craven 30-Aug-2015Horror director Wes Craven dies from brain cancer in Los Angeles.15
Marvin Mandel 30-Aug-2015Former Governor of Maryland Marvin Mandel dies in St. Mary's County, Maryland.12
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
Cynthia Macdonald 03-Aug-2015Poet Cynthia Macdonald dies from heart failure at a nursing home in Logan, Utah.17
Forrest Bird 02-Aug-2015Biomedical engineer Forrest Bird dies from natural causes at his home in Sagle, Idaho.11
Cilla Black 01-Aug-2015English singer Cilla Black dies one day after an accidental fall at her villa in Estepona, Spain.0
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
Gerald S. O'Loughlin 31-Jul-2015Actor Gerald S. O'Loughlin dies at West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles from natural causes.3
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
Francis Paul Prucha 30-Jul-2015Historian Francis Paul Prucha dies aged 94 at the St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.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
Bobbi Kristina Brown 26-Jul-2015Daughter of Whitney Houston Bobbi Kristina Brown dies at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia six months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub.0
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
Irwin Keyes 08-Jul-2015Character actor Irwin Keyes dies at Playa Del Rey Center in Los Angeles from complications of acromegaly.0
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
Diana Douglas 03-Jul-2015Actress Diana Douglas, mother of Michael Douglas, dies at the Motion Picture Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.0
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
Amanda Peterson 03-Jul-2015Actress Amanda Peterson dies in Greeley, Colorado from an accidental drug overdose.0
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
Rick Ducommun 12-Jun-2015Character actor Rick Ducommun dies from diabetes complications in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.0
Jim Ed Brown 11-Jun-2015Country music singer Jim Ed Brown dies from a relapse of lung cancer in Franklin, Tennessee.0
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
Pierre Brice 06-Jun-2015French actor Pierre Brice dies from an infection, at a Paris area hospital.1
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
Mary Ellen Trainor 20-May-2015Actress Mary Ellen Trainor dies from pancreatic cancer at her home in Montecito, California.0
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
Mark R. Bernstein 27-Apr-2015Attorney Mark R. Bernstein dies in Charlotte, North Carolina.1
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
Sawyer Sweeten 23-Apr-2015Former child actor Sawyer Sweeten dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a relative's home in Austin, Texas.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
R. Kirk Landon 24-Mar-2015Banker and philanthropist R. Kirk Landon dies at his home in Coral Gables, Florida.0
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
Jim Greenspoon 11-Mar-2015Three Dog Night organist Jim Greenspoon dies from melanoma in North Potomac, Maryland.10
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
Anne W. Orde 25-Feb-2015Historian Anne W. Orde dies following a short illness, Durham, England.0
Donald R. Keough 24-Feb-2015Former President and COO of Coca Cola Donald R. Keough dies in Atlanta, Georgia.0
James Aldridge 23-Feb-2015Novelist James Aldridge dies in London.24
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
Theodore H. Emmerich 15-Feb-2015Executive Theodore H. Emmerich dies in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.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

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