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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
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 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
Seymour Papert 31-Jul-2016Co-creator of the programming language LOGO Seymour Papert dies in Blue Hill, Maine.17
Gloria DeHaven 30-Jul-2016Actress Gloria DeHaven dies in Las Vegas, Nevada.22
Piet de Jong 27-Jul-2016Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands Piet de Jong dies in The Hague, aged 101.139
Jerry Doyle 27-Jul-2016Actor Jerry Doyle, Michael Garibaldi on Babylon 5, is found unresponsive at his home in Las Vegas.1
James Alan McPherson 27-Jul-2016Pulitzer-prizewinning author James Alan McPherson dies from complications of pneumonia in Iowa City, Iowa.0
Miss Cleo 26-Jul-2016Late-night television commercial psychic Miss Cleo dies from cancer at a hospice in Palm Beach, Florida.38
Tim LaHaye 25-Jul-2016Christian fundamentalist minister and author of the Left Behind novels Tim LaHaye dies following a stroke at a San Diego, California hospice.32
Marni Nixon 24-Jul-2016Hollywood singer Marni Nixon dies from breast cancer in Manhattan.8
Thorbjörn Fälldin 23-Jul-2016Two-time Prime Minister of Sweden Thorbjörn Fälldin dies at his farm in Ramvik, Sweden.9
Dennis Green 21-Jul-2016NFL and NCAA football coach Dennis Green dies from cardiac arrest in San Diego, California.1
Garry Marshall 19-Jul-2016Film director and creator of Happy Days Garry Marshall dies in Burbank, California.16
Wendell R. Anderson 17-Jul-2016Former Governor of Minnesota Wendell R. Anderson dies from complicationsof pneumonia in St. Paul, Minnesota.2
Alan Vega 16-Jul-2016Suicide frontman Alan Vega dies in his sleep, aged 78.5
Robert B. Morgan 16-Jul-2016Former US Senator from North Carolina Robert B. Morgan dies aged 90 surrounded by family in Buies Creek, North Carolina.2
Nate Thurmond 16-Jul-2016NBA Hall-of-Famer Nate Thurmond dies in San Francisco from leukemia.0
Péter Esterházy 14-Jul-2016Hungarian author Péter Esterházy dies from pancreatic cancer.31
Lisa Gaye 14-Jul-2016Actress Lisa Gaye dies in Houston, Texas.0
Hector Babenco 13-Jul-2016Brazilian film director Hector Babenco dies from a heart attack in São Paulo, Brazil.1
John Brademas 11-Jul-2016Former U.S. Congressman from Indiana John Brademas dies in Manhattan.7
Sydney Schanberg 09-Jul-2016Journalist Sydney Schanberg dies from a heart attack at a hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York.7
William H. McNeill 08-Jul-2016Historian William H. McNeill dies at his home in Torrington, Connecticut.7
William L. Armstrong 05-Jul-2016Former US Senator from Colorado William L. Armstrong dies.0
Abbas Kiarostami 04-Jul-2016Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami dies from the effects of gastrointestinal cancer, in Paris.5
Abner J. Mikva 04-Jul-2016Influential liberal Congressman Abner J. Mikva dies in Chicago, Illinois.0
Noel Neill 03-Jul-2016Actress Noel Neill, first to play Lois Lane on the screen, dies aged 95 at her home in Tucson, Arizona.99
Michael Cimino 02-Jul-2016Film director Michael Cimino, among whose films is The Deer Hunter, dies at his home in Los Angeles.2
Elie Wiesel 02-Jul-2016Human-rights activist Elie Wiesel dies aged 87 at his home in Manhattan.55
Yves Bonnefoy 01-Jul-2016French poet Yves Bonnefoy dies in Paris.3
Pat Summitt 28-Jun-2016Basketball coach Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in NCAA history, dies from the effects of Alzheimer's at an assisted-living facility in Knoxville, Tennessee.0
Scotty Moore 28-Jun-2016Elvis Presley's first guitarist Scotty Moore dies at his home in Nashville, Tennessee.34
Buddy Ryan 28-Jun-2016NFL coach Buddy Ryan dies in Shelbyville, Kentucky.44
Bud Spencer 27-Jun-2016Italian actor Bud Spencer dies in Rome.33
Alvin Toffler 27-Jun-2016Futurist Alvin Toffler dies in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles.8
Bill Cunningham 25-Jun-2016New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham dies in a Mahhattan hospital of a stroke suffered earlier.0
Patrick Mayhew 25-Jun-2016English politician Patrick Mayhew, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland during most of the 1990s, dies from the effects of cancer and Parkinson's.0
Bernie Worrell 24-Jun-2016Parliament-Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell dies at his home in Everson, Washington following a battle with lung cancer.50
Dr. Ralph Stanley 23-Jun-2016Legendary bluegrass musician Dr. Ralph Stanley dies from the effects of skin cancer at his home in Sandy Ridge, Virginia.27
Anton Yelchin 19-Jun-2016Actor Anton Yelchin is found pinned underneath his car at his Los Angeles home.2
Paul Cox 18-Jun-2016Australian film director Paul Cox dies in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.3
Jo Cox 16-Jun-2016British MP for Batley and Spen Jo Cox dies from her injuries suffered from an assassin, at Leeds General Infirmary in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.0
Lois Duncan 15-Jun-2016Juvenile author Lois Duncan dies at her home in South Sarasota, Florida.5
Ann Morgan Guilbert 14-Jun-2016Actress Ann Morgan Guilbert, Yetta Rosenberg on The Nanny, dies in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer.4
Henry McCullough 14-Jun-2016Guitarist Henry McCullough, who played for Wings and for Joe Cocker, dies.1
Omar Mateen 12-Jun-2016Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen dies in a shootout with police in Orlando, Florida after killing 49 patrons of a gay nightclub.0
George Voinovich 12-Jun-2016Former Governor and U.S. Senator from Ohio George Voinovich dies in Cleveland, Ohio.0
Gordie Howe 10-Jun-2016Hockey legend Gordie Howe dies at his son's house in Toledo, Ohio.273
Tom Perkins 07-Jun-2016Venture capitalist Tom Perkins dies at his home in Tiburon, California, following a lengthy illness.0
Theresa Saldana 06-Jun-2016Actress Theresa Saldana dies at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.0
Peter Shaffer 06-Jun-2016Playwright Peter Shaffer dies in County Cork, Ireland.12
Muhammad Ali 03-Jun-2016Boxer Muhammad Ali, The Greatest, dies from respiratory failure in Scottsdale, Arizona.4,935
Walter J. P. Curley 02-Jun-2016Venture capitalist and former US Ambassador to France Walter J. P. Curley dies in New York City.1
Tom Kibble 02-Jun-2016Mathematician and physicist Tom Kibble dies.1
Alexander DeConde 28-May-2016Historian Alexander DeConde dies at his home in Goleta, California.2
Burt Kwouk 24-May-2016Actor Burt Kwouk, Cato in the Pink Panther films, dies.2
LeRoy T. Carlson 23-May-2016Founder of Telephone and Data Systems LeRoy T. Carlson dies aged 100 in Evanston, Illinois.21
John Carter 23-May-2016Actor John Carter, Lt. John Biddle on Barnaby Jones, dies in New York City.4
Brandon Grove 20-May-2016Diplomat Brandon Grove, US Ambassador to Zaire in 1984-87, dies from cancer at his home in Washington, DC.1
Alexandre Astruc 19-May-2016French film director Alexandre Astruc dies in Paris, France, following a lengthy illness.6
Morley Safer 19-May-2016Veteran 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer dies from pneumonia at his home in Manhattan.75
Alan Young 19-May-2016Actor Alan Young, Wilbur Post on Mister Ed, dies at the Motion Picture & Television Home in Woodland Hills, California.277
Susan J. Tolchin 18-May-2016Political scientist Susan J. Tolchin dies from the effects of ovarian cancer at her home in Washington, DC.0
Fritz Stern 18-May-2016Historian Fritz Stern dies at his home in Manhattan.0
Guy Clark 17-May-2016Texas Troubador Guy Clark dies at his home in Nashville, Tennessee following a ten-year struggle with lymphoma.1
Monteagle Stearns 14-May-2016Former US Ambassador to Greece Monteagle Stearns dies in Cambridge, Massachusetts.1
Delbert L. Latta 12-May-2016Former Congressman from Ohio Delbert L. Latta dies aged 96 at a nursing home in Bowling Green, Ohio.6
William Schallert 08-May-2016Actor William Schallert, Martin Lane on The Patty Duke Show, dies in Pacific Palisades, California.20
David Hall 06-May-2016Former Governor of Oklahoma David Hall dies from complications of a stroke, at a hospital in San Diego, California.1
Robert Bennett 04-May-2016Former US Senator from Utah Robert Bennett dies from complications of a stroke, in Arlington, Virginia.14
Daniel Berrigan 30-Apr-2016Jesuit priest and author Daniel Berrigan dies in New York City.19
Sir Harold Kroto 30-Apr-2016Co-discoverer of fullerines and Nobel laureate Sir Harold Kroto dies.0
Conrad Burns 28-Apr-2016Former U.S. Senator from Montana Conrad Burns dies from natural causes at his home in Billings, Montana.3
Charles Gatewood 28-Apr-2016Extreme photographer Charles Gatewood dies in San Francisco, from complications of an earlier suicide attempt by jumping off his apartment balcony.0
Harry Wu 26-Apr-2016Human rights activist Harry Wu dies on holiday in Honduras.2
Tommy Kono 24-Apr-2016Weightlifter and two-time Mr. Universe winner Tommy Kono dies from hepatic encephalopathy related to cirrhosis of his liver, in Honolulu, Hawaii.12
Papa Wemba 24-Apr-2016Rhumba musician Papa Wemba dies from heart failure following a collapse onstage in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.1
James E. Barlett 23-Apr-2016Business executive James E. Barlett dies.1
Guy Hamilton 21-Apr-2016Film director Guy Hamilton, director of four James Bond films including Goldfinger, dies in Majorca.20
Prince 21-Apr-2016Musician, singer and actor Prince is found dead of an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota.29
Chyna 20-Apr-2016Former pro wrestler Chyna dies from an accidental drug overdose at her home in Redondo Beach, California.253
Walter Kohn 19-Apr-2016Nobel Chemistry Laureate Walter Kohn dies.4
Bill Campbell 18-Apr-2016Silicon Valley figure Bill Campbell dies from cancer in Palo Alto, California.0
Charles J. Pilliod, Jr. 18-Apr-2016Former CEO of Goodyear Charles J. Pilliod, Jr. dies aged 97 in Akron, Ohio.10
Doris Roberts 17-Apr-2016Actress Doris Roberts, Marie on Everybody Loves Raymond, dies in Los Angeles.49
Ray Thornton 13-Apr-2016Former US Congressman and State Supreme Court Justice from Arkansas Ray Thornton dies from lung cancer in Little Rock, Arkansas.0
David Gest 12-Apr-2016Producer David Gest, most noted for having been married to Liza Minnelli, dies at the Four Seasons Hotel in London.11
Anne Jackson 12-Apr-2016Actress Anne Jackson dies at her home in Manhattan, aged 90.11
Bryce Jordan 12-Apr-2016Music professor and President of Pennsylvania State University from 1983 to 1990, Bryce Jordan dies at his home in Austin, Texas.0
Arnold Wesker 12-Apr-2016English playwright Arnold Wesker dies in Brighton, England.0
Tony Conrad 09-Apr-2016Composer, violinist, and video artist Tony Conrad dies from prostate cancer at a hospice in Cheektowaga, New York.4
Merle Haggard 06-Apr-2016Country music singer Merle Haggard dies from double pneumonia on his birthday, at his ranch in Palo Cedro, California.225
Roman S. Gribbs 05-Apr-2016Former Mayor of Detroit Roman S. Gribbs dies from cancer in Northville, Michigan.1
Don Francks 03-Apr-2016Canadian actor Don Francks dies from lung cancer in Toronto.1
Ronnie Corbett 31-Mar-2016Scottish comic Ronnie Corbett, one of the Two Ronnies, dies in London.62
Hans-Dietrich Genscher 31-Mar-2016German politician Hans-Dietrich Genscher, twice Foreign Minister and an architect of reunification, dies from heart failure in Wachtberg, Germany.4
Imre Kertész 31-Mar-2016Hunagarian author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Imre Kertész dies at his home in Budapest.7
Douglas Wilmer 31-Mar-2016English actor Douglas Wilmer, noted for playing Sherlock Holmes, dies from pneumonia at a hospital in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.36
Shirley Hufstedler 30-Mar-2016Retired Appeals Court judge and former US Secretary of Education Shirley Hufstedler dies from cerebrovascular disease at her home in Glendale, California.2
Patty Duke 29-Mar-2016Actress Patty Duke dies from sepsis after suffering a ruptured intestine, at a hospital near her home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.12
William L. O'Neill 29-Mar-2016Historian William L. O'Neill dies from a septic shock and pneumonia at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.0
Steven B. Sample 29-Mar-2016Long time President of the University of Southern California Steven B. Sample dies.0
James Noble 28-Mar-2016Actor James Noble dies at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut from complications of a stroke.0
Mother Angelica 27-Mar-2016Evangelical nun Mother Angelica dies from complications of a stroke, at a monastery she established in Hanceville, Alabama.262
Jim Harrison 26-Mar-2016Novelist Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall, dies at his home in Patagonia, Arizona.2
Lester Thurow 25-Mar-2016Economist Lester Thurow dies at his home in Westport, Massachusetts.0
Johan Cruijff 24-Mar-2016Dutch soccer great Johan Cruijff dies from cancer at his home in Barcelona, Spain.13
Earl Hamner, Jr. 24-Mar-2016Television producer and creator of The Waltons, Earl Hamner, Jr. dies from bladder cancer in Los Angeles.15
Joseph Carlton Petrone 24-Mar-2016Former US Ambassador Joseph Carlton Petrone dies in Naples, Florida.1
Garry Shandling 24-Mar-2016Comic Garry Shandling dies in Los Angeles from a heart attack.6
Joe Garagiola 23-Mar-2016Catcher, sportscaster, and Baseball Hall-of-Famer Joe Garagiola dies in Scottsdale, Arizona.52
Ken Howard 23-Mar-2016The White Shadow actor Ken Howard dies in Los Angeles.1
Richard Bradford 22-Mar-2016Actor Richard Bradford, star of Man in a Suitcase, dies.0
Rob Ford 22-Mar-2016Crack-smoking Mayor of Toronto from 2010-14, Rob Ford dies in Toronto from cancer.62
Rita Gam 22-Mar-2016Actress Rita Gam dies from respiratory failure in Los Angeles, aged 88.1
Peter Brown 21-Mar-2016Actor Peter Brown, Deputy Johnny McKay in Lawman, dies in Phoenix, Arizona.0
Andy Grove 21-Mar-2016Longtime Intel CEO Andy Grove dies at his home in Los Altos, California.4
Anker Jørgensen 20-Mar-2016Twice Prime Minister of Denmark Anker Jørgensen dies in Copenhagen.15
Roger Agnelli 19-Mar-2016Brazilian executive Roger Agnelli dies along with his wife and two children, in an airplane crash in northern São Paulo, Brazil.0
Joe Santos 18-Mar-2016Actor Joe Santos, Det. Becker on The Rockford Files, dies in Santa Monica, California.5
Paul Daniels 17-Mar-2016English magician Paul Daniels dies from brain cancer at his home in Berkshire.79
Larry Drake 17-Mar-2016LA Law actor Larry Drake dies at his home in Los Angeles.0
Meir Dagan 17-Mar-2016Former Mossad Chief Meir Dagan dies from liver cancer in Tel Aviv, Israel.1
Steve Young 17-Mar-2016Outlaw country music singer/songwriter Steve Young dies in Nashville.2
Frank Sinatra, Jr. 16-Mar-2016Singer Frank Sinatra, Jr. dies from cardiac arrest while on tour, at Daytona Beach, Florida.14
Nana Vasconcelos 16-Mar-2016Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos dies from lung cancer in Recife, Brazil.4
Geoffrey H. Hartman 14-Mar-2016Critic and scholar Geoffrey H. Hartman dies aged 86 at his home in Hamden, Connecticut.1
Hilary Putnam 13-Mar-2016Philosopher/mathematician Hilary Putnam dies from mesothelioma in Boston, Massachusetts.30
Adrienne Corri 13-Mar-2016Actress Adrienne Corri dies from a heart attack at her home in London.2
Martin Sabo 13-Mar-2016Former US Congressman from Minnesota Martin Sabo dies in Minneapolis, Minnesota.4
Lloyd S. Shapley 12-Mar-2016Nobel Economics laureate Lloyd S. Shapley dies in Tucson, Arizona.0
Geoffrey Eglinton 11-Mar-2016Organic geochemist Geoffrey Eglinton dies.6
Keith Emerson 11-Mar-2016ELP keyboardist Keith Emerson dies from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head at his home in Santa Monica, California.4
Ruth Terry 11-Mar-2016Cowgirl actress Ruth Terry dies in Rancho Mirage, California.5
Gogi Grant 10-Mar-2016Singer Gogi Grant dies at her home in Los Angeles, aged 91.20
Anita Brookner 10-Mar-2016English novelist Anita Brookner dies in London.7
John Gutfreund 09-Mar-2016Wall Street banker John Gutfreund dies from pneumonia at New York Presbyterian-Cornell Hospital in Manhattan.0
Robert Horton 09-Mar-2016Wagon Train actor Robert Horton dies at a hospice in Los Angeles, from complications of injuries suffered in an accidental fall.1
Ralph S. Larsen 09-Mar-2016Former CEO of Johnson & Johnson Ralph S. Larsen dies from a heart attack at his home in Naples, Florida.0
George Martin 08-Mar-2016Fifth Beatle George Martin dies at his home in London.125
Nancy Reagan 06-Mar-2016First Lady Nancy Reagan dies from congestive heart failure at her home in Los Angeles.4,076
Hal Saunders 06-Mar-2016Diplomat Hal Saunders dies from prostate cancer in McLean, Virginia.0
Pat Conroy 04-Mar-2016Novelist Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides, dies from pancreatic cancer in Beaufort, South Carolina.9
Aubrey K. McClendon 02-Mar-2016Former CEO of Chesapeake Energy Aubrey K. McClendon dies in a high-speed automobile accident in Oklahoma City, a possible suicide one day after indictment on conspiracy charges.0
James Kimsey 01-Mar-2016Co-Founder of AOL James Kimsey dies from cancer at his home in McLean, Virginia.3
George Kennedy 28-Feb-2016Actor George Kennedy dies at a hospice in Boise, Idaho.128
Frank Kelly 28-Feb-2016Irish actor Frank Kelly, known for his role as Father Jack Hackett on Father Ted, dies.0
Andy Bathgate 26-Feb-2016NHL Hall-of-Famer Andy Bathgate dies in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.3
Tony Burton 25-Feb-2016Actor Tony Burton, boxing trainer in six Rocky films, dies from pneumonia at a hospital in Menifee, California.0
Wesley A. Clark 22-Feb-2016Designer of the first personal computer Wesley A. Clark dies at his home in Brooklyn.0
Sonny James 22-Feb-2016Country music singer Sonny James dies in Nashville, Tennessee.0
Umberto Eco 19-Feb-2016Scholar, philosopher and novelist Umberto Eco dies at his home in Milan, Italy.29
Harper Lee 19-Feb-2016Novelist Harper Lee dies in her sleep at an assisted living facility in Monroeville, Alabama.163
John Reinhardt 18-Feb-2016Former US Ambassador to Nigeria John Reinhardt dies from a stroke in Silver Spring, Maryland.8
Boutros Boutros-Ghali 16-Feb-2016Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies in Cairo, Egypt.91
George Gaynes 15-Feb-2016Actor George Gaynes, Henry Warnimont on Punky Brewster, dies at his daughter's home in North Bend, Washington.180
Vanity 15-Feb-2016Lingerie-clad Prince protégé Vanity dies from kidney failure in Fremont, California.9
Eric Lubbock 14-Feb-2016English politician Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury, dies from leukemia in London.0
John J. Riccardo 13-Feb-2016Former CEO of Chrysler John J. Riccardo dies following a college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Michigan.0
Antonin Scalia 13-Feb-2016US Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia dies in his sleep from apparent natural causes at Cibolo Creek Ranch near Marfa, Texas.42
Johnny Lattner 12-Feb-2016Winner of the 1953 Heisman Trophy Johnny Lattner dies from cancer in Chicago.0
Drew Lewis 10-Feb-2016US Secretary of Transportation under Reagan Drew Lewis dies from complications of pneumonia in Prescott, Arizona.1
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
John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan 03-Feb-2016John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, murderer, is declared dead.2
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

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