Thursday, December 12, 2013

Deaths - June 2013

Mott Green, 47, American chocolatier, co-founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company, electrocuted
Janie Thompson, 91, American singer (Isaac M. "Ike" Carpenter) and academic.
Jean Stapleton, 90, Actress best known for her role as Archie Bunker's wife, Edith, in the groundbreaking 1970s TV sitcom "All in the Family" .

MickDeth, 35, American heavy metal bassist (Eighteen Visions, Bleeding Through), pre-existing heart condition.

Will D. Campbell, 88, American Baptist minister, civil rights leader, author and lecturer, complications of a stroke.
Deacon Jones, 74, American Hall of Fame football player (Los Angeles Rams), who is credited with coining the term "sacking the quarterback" during his stint as one of the greatest defensive ends in the NFL, natural causes.
Jiah Khan, 25, American-born Indian actress, suicide by hanging.
Frank Lautenberg, 89, American politician, member of the United States Senate for New Jersey (1982–2001, since 2003), complications of pneumonia.

Joey Covington, 67, American musician (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna), traffic collision.
Monti Davis, 54, American basketball player (Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks).

Don Bowman, 75, American comedian, country singer and songwriter ("Just to Satisfy You").
Katherine Woodville, 74, English-born American actress (Posse, The Informers), cancer.

Jerome Karle, 94, American biochemist, won Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1985), member of the Manhattan Project.
Elaine Laron, 83, American songwriter and lyricist (The Electric Company, Captain Kangaroo), pneumonia.
Maxine Stuart, 94, American actress (Kitten with a Whip, Days of Wine and Roses).
Esther Williams, 91, American swimmer (Billy Rose's Aquacade) and actress (Million Dollar Mermaid, Dangerous When Wet), natural causes.

Rachel Abrams, 62, American writer, editor and artist, wife of Elliott Abrams, stomach cancer.
Richard Ramirez, 53, American serial killer, complications from B-cell lymphoma and hepatitis-C.
Mark Starr, 50, American professional wrestler, heart attack.

Stumpy Cromer, 92, American comedian and dancer (Stump and Stumpy, DuBarry Was a Lady).

Ralph Bogan, 90, American businessman and part-owner of the Atlanta Braves.
Darondo, 67, American soul singer, heart failure.
Harry Lewis, 93, American actor (Key Largo) and restaurateur, natural causes.

Allen Derr, 85, American lawyer, won Reed v. Reed sex discrimination case.

Robert Fogel, 86, American economic academic, winner of Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1993).
James Grimsley, Jr., 91, American military officer and academic, President of The Citadel (1980–1989).
Evelyn Kozak, 113, American supercentenarian, verified oldest Jewish person in history, verified seventh-oldest person, heart attack.
Johnny Smith, 90, American jazz guitarist and songwriter ("Walk, Don't Run"), natural causes.

Jiroemon Kimura, 116, Japanese supercentenarian, verified oldest man in history, oldest verified living person in the world, natural causes.
Jason Leffler, 37, American racing driver (NASCAR, IndyCar), blunt force neck injury from race collision.
Gavin Taylor, 72, British television and concert film director, (The Tube, U2 at Red Rocks, Queen at Wembley), cancer.
Joseph A. Unanue, 88, American chief executive (Goya Foods).

Al Green, 57, American professional wrestler, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Gene Mako, 97, American tennis player, doubles winner at US Open (1936, 1938) and Wimbledon (1937, 1938), inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame (1973).
Elroy Schwartz, 89, American television writer (Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch, Wonder Woman), complications from surgery.
Tom Tall, 75, American rockabilly singer.

Kenneth G. Wilson, 77, American physicist, winner Nobel Prize in Physics (1982), lymphoma.

Bernard Sahlins, 90, American comedy writer and theater owner, founder of The Second City.

Michael Baigent, 65, New Zealand author (The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail), brain haemorrhage
Irwin Held, 87, American restaurateur (Barney's Beanery, 1970–1998), natural causes.
Tom Turner, 97, American Negro League baseball player.

Michael Hastings, 33, American journalist (Rolling Stone, Newsweek, BuzzFeed), traffic collision.
Dave Petitjean, 85, American Cajun humorist and actor, complications from Alzheimer's disease
Michael Potter, 89, American cancer researcher, winner Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (1984), acute myeloid leukemia.

Vince Flynn, 47, American author (Mitch Rapp), prostate cancer.
James Gandolfini, 51, American actor (The Sopranos, In the Loop, Zero Dark Thirty), heart attack.

Slim Whitman, 90, American country singer-songwriter ("Indian Love Call", "Rose Marie"), heart failure.

John David Wilson, 93, English animator and producer (Grease, Lady and the Tramp, Peter Pan), dementia.

Jerry Dexter, 78, American voice actor (Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Josie and the Pussycats).
Mary Love, 69, American soul and gospel singer.
Elliott Reid, 93, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), heart failure.

Gary David Goldberg, 68, American TV writer (Family Ties, Spin City) and screenwriter (Must Love Dogs, Dad), brain cancer.

Pat Ashton, 82, English actress (The Benny Hill Show).
Bobby Bland, 83, American blues and soul singer ("Further Up the Road", "Turn On Your Love Light").

Little Willie Littlefield, 81, American pianist and singer, cancer.

Richard Matheson, 87, American author and screenwriter (I Am Legend, The Shrinking Man, The Twilight Zone).
Sharon Stouder, 64, American triple gold medal-winning Olympic swimmer (1964).
Frank Stranahan, 90, American golfer, winner of The Amateur Championship (1948, 1950).

William Hathaway, 89, American politician, member of the US House (1965–1973) and US Senate for Maine (1973–1979).
Puff Johnson, 40, American pop singer and songwriter, cervical cancer.

Alan Myers, 58, American New Wave drummer (Devo), brain cancer.

Bert Stern, 83, a revolutionary advertising photographer in the 1960s who also made his mark with images of celebrities. Possibly most memorably, he captured Marilyn Monroe six weeks before she died for a series later known as "The Last Sitting."

Justin Miller, 35, American baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants).[420] (body discovered on this date)
Marc Rich, 78, Belgian-born American tax evader, commodities trader and illegal oil broker (Iran Hostage Crisis), stroke.
Bert Stern, 83, American celebrity photographer (The Last Sitting) and documentary maker (Jazz on a Summer's Day).
Rawleigh Warner, Jr., 92, American oil executive, CEO and Chairman of Mobil (1969–1986), inclusion body myositis.

Ted Hood, 86, American yacht skipper (Courageous), judge and official (US Sailing), inducted into America's Cup Hall of Fame (1993), heart failure and pneumonia.
David Rubitsky, 96, American World War II veteran, disputed claimant for Medal of Honor.
Charlie L. Russell, 81, American playwright (Five on the Black Hand Side), brother of Bill Russell, gastric cancer.

Jim Kelly, 67, American martial artist and actor (Enter the Dragon), cancer.
Victor Lundin, 83, American actor (Robinson Crusoe on Mars).

William Houle, 81, American Chippewa tribal executive, Chairman of the Fond du Lac (1974–1988), instrumental to Indian gaming in the United States.

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