Sunday, December 22, 2013

Deaths in August 2013

Dick Kazmaier, 82, American businessman and football player, won Heisman Trophy (1951), heart and lung disease.
Gail Kobe, 81, American actress (Peyton Place, Gunsmoke) and producer (The Bold and the Beautiful).

Richard E. Dauch, 71, American automotive executive, co-founder of American Axle, cancer.
Raymond E. Joslin, 76, American television executive (Hearst Corporation), stomach cancer.
Barbara Trentham, 68, American actress (Rollerball), second wife of John Cleese, complications from leukemia.

Dixie Evans, 86, American burlesque dancer, stroke.
John Palmer, 77, American journalist and news anchor (NBC News), pulmonary fibrosis.
Duane J. Roth, 63, American pharmaceutical and technology executive, CEO of CONNECT, complications from injuries in bicycle collision.
Dutch Savage, 78, American professional wrestler and promoter, complications from stroke.

John Billingham, 83, British-born American space executive (NASA), chief of life science at Ames Research Center.
Art Donovan, 89, American football player (Baltimore Colts), inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame (1968), respiratory ailment.
Kramer Williamson, 63, American sprint car racing driver, inducted into National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (2008), race collision.
Tim Wright, 63, American bass guitarist (Pere Ubu, DNA), cancer.

George Duke, 67, American Grammy Award-winning jazz fusion keyboardist, The legend was known for his phenomenal skills as a keyboardist, and his ability to bridge together jazz, rock, funk and R&B., chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Mava Lee Thomas, 83, American baseball player (Fort Wayne Daisies), Alzheimer's disease.
Jerry Wolman, 86, American football team owner (Philadelphia Eagles, 1963–1969) and hockey team owner (Philadelphia Flyers).

Margaret Pellegrini, 89, who played the flowerpot Munchkin and one of the sleepyhead kids in the classic film "The Wizard of Oz," died at her home after suffering a stroke. Pellegrini was one of the last surviving Munchkins from the 1939 film.

Sean Sasser, 44, American HIV activist, educator and reality TV personality (The Real World: San Francisco),whose commitment ceremony on MTV's "Real World" in 1994 was a first for U.S. television, mesothelioma.
Jackie Gingrich, 77, first wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and mother of his two daughters, died in Atlanta.

Karen Black, 74, American actress (Five Easy Pieces, Nashville, Easy Rider, The Great Gatsby), ampullary cancer.
Jack Clement, 82, American record and film producer, songwriter and singer (Sun Records, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, U2), liver cancer.

Louis Killen, 79, British musician, folk singer (The Clancy Brothers) and songwriter, cancer.
David C. Jones, 92, American military officer, USAF general, Chief of Staff of the Air Force (1974–1978), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1978–1982), Parkinson's disease.
Jody Payne, 77, American musician (Willie Nelson's Family), heart failure.

Eydie Gorme, 84, Singer best known for her 1963 song "Blame it on the Bossa Nova," died after a brief illness.

Henry Polic II, 68, American actor (When Things Were Rotten, Webster, Batman: The Animated Series), cancer.

Tompall Glaser, 79, American country music singer.
Damon Intrabartolo, 39, American playwright (Bare: A Pop Opera) and orchestrator (Superman Returns, In Good Company).

Gia Allemand, 29, American model and reality television star (The Bachelor), suicide by hanging.
Mark Sutton, 42, British stuntman after a parachuting accident in Switzerland. Was well known for parachuting in as James Bond at the 2012 London Olympics.
Jack Germond, 85, American journalist (Washington Star, The Baltimore Sun) and novelist, pulmonary disease.
Lisa Robin Kelly, 43, American actress (That '70s Show).
Allen Lanier, 67, American rock keyboardist and guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult), complications from COPD.

Jane Harvey, 88, American jazz singer, stomach cancer.

Russell S. Doughten, 86, American film producer (A Thief in the Night), renal failure.
Donna Hightower, 86, American singer.

Stephenie McMillan, 71, British Oscar-winning set decorator (The English Patient, Chocolat, Harry Potter), ovarian cancer.
José Sarria, 90, American LGBT rights activist and drag queen, founder of the Imperial Court System.
Lee Thompson Young,, 29, American actor (The Famous Jett Jackson, Scrubs, Rizzoli & Isles), suicide by gunshot.

Elmore Leonard, 87, American author (Get Shorty, Three-Ten to Yuma), complications from a stroke.
Ted Post, 95, American director (Hang 'Em High, Magnum Force).
Marian McPartland, 95, famed jazz pianist and longtime host of NPR's "Piano Jazz" program,natural causes.
Elmore Leonard, 87, crime novelist and screenwriter who was recovering from a stroke.

C. Gordon Fullerton, 76, American astronaut and test pilot (ALT program, STS-3, STS-51-F), complications from a stroke.
Lew Wood, 84, American television journalist (The Today Show, CBS News), kidney failure.
Sid Bernstein, 95, the promoter and agent who helped start the "British invasion" by bringing the Beatles to Carnegie Hall.

Ronald Motley, 68, American lawyer, led efforts against tobacco companies, complications of organ failure.
Paul Poberezny, 91, American aviation pioneer, aircraft designer and founder of the Experimental Aircraft Association, cancer.

Stephen Crohn, 66, American medical research subject (HIV), suicide.
William Glasser, 88, American psychiatrist and developer of reality therapy, respiratory failure from pneumonia.
Irwin Russell, 87, American entertainment lawyer (Michael Eisner, Jim Henson), complications from leukemia.
Gilbert Taylor, 99, British cinematographer (Star Wars, The Omen, Dr. Strangelove, Flash Gordon).

Julie Harris, 87, American Tony Award-winning actress (The Belle of Amherst, East of Eden, Knots Landing), heart failure.
Muriel Siebert, 84, American financial executive and philanthropist; first woman member of the New York Stock Exchange, cancer.

William Froug, 91, American Emmy Award-winning television writer, producer (Bewitched, The Twilight Zone, Gilligan's Island).
Bobby Hoff, 73, American poker player.

Gerard Murphy, 64, British actor (Batman Begins, Doctor Who, Waterworld), prostate cancer.
Bruce Dunning, 73, CBS News correspondent died from injuries suffered from a fall.

Murray Gershenz, 91, American actor (The Hangover, I Love You, Man) and entrepreneur, heart attack.

Darren Manzella, 36, American gay rights activist, traffic collision.
Bruce C. Murray, 81, American space scientist, Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1976–1982), complications from Alzheimer's disease.

John "Juke" Logan, 66, American blues harmonica player, complications from esophageal cancer.

Soledad Mexia, 114, Mexican-born American supercentenarian, oldest verified Mexican-born person ever and world's fifth-oldest person, natural causes.
Seamus Heaney, 74, Irish poet who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995, died at a hospital in Dublin.

Butler Blue II, 9, American English Bulldog, mascot of Butler University (2004–2013), dilated cardiomyopathy.
Sir David Frost, 74, British broadcaster (That Was the Week That Was, The Frost Report, The Nixon Interviews), heart attack.

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