Friday, December 06, 2013

Deaths - April 2013

Badr bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 81, Saudi royal, 20th child of King Ibn Saud.
William H. Ginsburg, 70, American lawyer (Lewinsky scandal), cancer.
Jack Pardee, 76, American football player (Los Angeles Rams) and coach (Houston Oilers, Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins), complications from gall bladder cancer.
Shain Gandee,21, one of the stars of the MTV reality show "Buckwild," was found dead with two other people in Kanawha County, West VA.

Jane Henson, 78, American puppeteer, co-founder of The Muppets, cancer.
Duke Kimbrough McCall, 98, American Christian activist and leader.
Milo O'Shea, 86, Irish-born American actor (Mass Appeal, Ulysses, Theatre of Blood).
Benjamin Purcell, 85, American military officer and politician, highest ranking POW during the Vietnam conflict, member of Georgia House (1993–1997), natural causes.
Maria Redaelli, 113, Italian supercentenarian, oldest verified living person in Europe.

George Gladir, 87, American comic book writer (Archie, Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, 85, German-born British-American novelist and screenwriter (A Room with a View, Howards End), winner of Booker Prize (1975), pulmonary failure.
Jean Sincere, 93, American actress (Glee, Roxanne, The Incredibles), natural causes.
Robert Ward, 95, American composer (The Crucible), Pulitzer Prize winner (1962).

Roger Ebert, 70, American film critic (Chicago Sun-Times, Siskel & Ebert), thyroid cancer.
Carmine Infantino, 87, American comic book artist (Batman, Green Lantern, Human Target) and editor.
Besedka Johnson, 87, American actress (Starlet).

Marty Blake, 86, American basketball executive, GM of Atlanta Hawks (1954–1970), NBA Director of Scouting (1976–2011).
Les Blank, 77, American documentary filmmaker (Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe, Burden of Dreams), bladder cancer.
Andy Johns, 62, British record producer (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones), bleeding from stomach ulcer.
Mickey Rose, 77, American film and television screenwriter (Bananas, All in the Family, The Odd Couple), colon cancer.
Betty Rusynyk, 88, American baseball player.
Carl Williams, 53, American boxer, esophageal cancer.
Lilly Pulitzer, 81, Designer. The Palm Beach socialite was known for making sleeveless dresses from bright floral prints that became known as the "Lilly" design.

Leslie Broderick, 91, British military officer, one of the last three survivors of "The Great Escape".
Annette Funicello, 70, American actress (The Mickey Mouse Club) and singer ("Tall Paul"), complications from multiple sclerosis.
Greg Kramer, 51, British-born Canadian actor (300, On the Road, Arthur) and author.
Margaret Thatcher, 87, Former British Prime Minister a towering figure in postwar British and world politics and the only woman to become British prime minister.

Jimmy Dawkins, 76, American blues musician.

Sir Robert Edwards, 87, a "co-pioneer" of the in vitro fertilization technique and Nobel Prize winner, died in his sleep after a long illness.

Don Blackman, 59, American jazz-funk pianist, singer and songwriter, cancer.

Edward A. Frieman, 87, American physicist and national policy advisor, respiratory illness.
Adam Galos, 88, Polish historian.[170]
Grady Hatton, 90, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds) and manager (Houston Astros), natural causes.Jonathan Winters, 87, American comedian and actor (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Mork & Mindy), natural causes.

Robert Byrne, 84, American chess grandmaster and columnist (The New York Times), Parkinson's disease.
Michael France, 51, American screenwriter (GoldenEye, Hulk, The Punisher), complications of diabetes.

Frank Bank, 71, American actor (Leave It to Beaver).

Chi Cheng, 42, American bassist (Deftones).
Dean Drummond, 64, American composer, musician (Newband) and instrument inventor, multiple myeloma.
Vincent Montana, Jr., 85, American composer, arranger, and percussionist (MFSB, Salsoul Orchestra).

George Jackson, 68, American singer-songwriter ("Old Time Rock and Roll", "One Bad Apple"), cancer.
Mike Road, 95, American actor (Jonny Quest, Space Ghost).
Christine White, 86, American actress (Magnum Force, Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone).

Richard LeParmentier, 66, American actor (Star Wars, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Octopussy).
Scott Miller, 53, American singer-songwriter and musician (Game Theory, Loud Family)

George Horse-Capture, 75, American Gros Ventre author, archivist and curator (Plains Indian Museum, National Museum of the American Indian), kidney failure.
Pat Summerall, 82, American football player (New York Giants) and broadcaster (NFL on CBS, NFL on FOX), cardiac arrest.

Cordell Mosson, 60, American bassist (Parliament-Funkadelic).
Alan Wood, 90, American Navy officer, supplied the American flag for the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima photograph, heart failure.

Kenneth Appel, 80, American mathematician, solved the four color theorem, esophageal cancer.
Allan Arbus, 95, American actor (M*A*S*H), heart failure.
Lynne Duke, 56, American journalist (Washington Post) and author, lung cancer.
Robert Holding, 86, American billionaire businessman (Sinclair Oil, Little America Hotels).
Thomas Joseph Kelly, 93, American horse trainer (Plugged Nickle), member of National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (1993).
E. L. Konigsburg, 83, American children's novelist and illustrator(From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler), Newbery Medal (1968, 1997), complications from a stroke.
Al Neuharth, 89, American newspaper businessman, columnist and author, founder of USA Today, complications of injuries from a fall.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, Russian suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, shot and blunt force trauma.[327]

Glenn Cannon, 80, American actor (Hawaii 5-O, Magnum P.I., Jake and the Fatman, Lost).
Quinton Hoover, 49, American artist and trading card illustrator (Magic: The Gathering).

Captain Steve, 16, American thoroughbred horse, winner of Dubai World Cup (2001), heart failure.
Gordon D. Gayle, 95, American Marine Corps brigadier general and historian.
Kriyananda, 86, American yogi and spiritual leader.
Chrissy Amphlett, 53, Australian rocker, the Divinyls lead singer whose group scored an international hit with the sexually charged "I Touch Myself" in the early 1990s, breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Dave Gold, 80, American retail businessman, founder of 99 Cents Only Stores, heart attack.
Richie Havens, 72, American folk singer and guitarist, heart attack.

Luis Molina, 74, American Olympic boxer (1956).[368] (death announced on this date)

Bob Brozman, 59, American guitarist and ethnomusicologist, suicide.
Colonial Affair, 23, American thoroughbred, winner of Belmont Stakes (1993).
Allan Arbus, 95, Actor who played psychiatrist Maj. Sidney Freedman in the M*A*S*H television series.

Storm Cat, 30, American thoroughbred stallion, euthanized due to cancer.

Virginia Gibson, 88, American actress (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Tea for Two).

Jacqueline Brookes, 82, American actress and acting teacher, lymphoma.
George Jones, 81, American country music singer ("He Stopped Loving Her Today", "The Race Is On"), hypoxic respiratory failure.
Mary Thom, 68, American magazine executive editor (Ms.), traffic collision.
Jim Tucker, 78, American investigative journalist, complications from fall.

Barry Fey, 73, American concert promoter (Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Colorado Symphony Orchestra).[458]
Jalsan, 66, Chinese politician and Buddhist leader.
Fredrick McKissack, 73, American children's book writer.
Jack Shea, 84, American director (The Jeffersons, Silver Spoons), President of the DGA (1997–2002), Alzheimer's disease.

John La Montaine, 93, American composer, Pulitzer Prize (1959).

Mike Gray, 77, American director, screenwriter (The China Syndrome, Star Trek: The Next Generation) and author, heart failure.

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