Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Deaths December 2013

James Avery, 65, American actor (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).

John Dominis, 92, Life magazine photographer, died at his home in New York City.

Andy Granatelli, 90, American motorsport promoter and businessman, CEO of STP, heart failure.
Wojciech Kilar, 81, Polish composer (Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Pianist).
Kayo Redd, 22, American rapper, apparent suicide by gunshot.[

Doe B, 22, American rapper, shot.
George Jacobs, 87, American butler to Frank Sinatra, author.
Joseph Ruskin, 89, who acted in 25 films and 124 television shows, died of natural causes.

Jeffrey Ian Pollack, 54, who directed the popular 1990s films "Booty Call" and "Above the Rim" and produced "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," was found dead on Monday.
Yusef Lateef, 93, American Grammy Award-winning saxophonist (Yusef Lateef's Little Symphony).

Bernard Henry McGinn, 50s, Irish republican, IRA member, convicted of conspiracy to murder and firearms possession.
Bronzell Miller, 42, American football player and actor (Bringing Down the House, Mr. 3000), multiple myeloma.
Vivian St. John, American professional wrestler.
Marv Wolfenson, 87, American basketball team owner (Minnesota Timberwolves).

Lord Infamous, 40, American rapper (Three 6 Mafia), heart attack.

Herb Geller, 85, American jazz saxophonist, pneumonia.

Ned Vizzini, 32, American novelist (It's Kind of a Funny Story), suicide by jumping.
Al Goldstein, 77, the foul-mouthed publisher of Screw magazine and a pornography pioneer who helped move raunch into mainstream American life, died in New York.

Ronnie Biggs, 84, English criminal (Great Train Robbery) and fugitive.

Richard Heffner, 88, American historian and television host (The Open Mind), cerebral hemorrhage.
Janet Rowley, 88, American cancer researcher, complications of ovarian cancer.
Bernard L. Shaw, 68, American bodyguard (Patty Hearst).

Ray Price, 87, American singer ("Heartaches by the Number", "For the Good Times"), pancreatic cancer.

Michiaki Takahashi, 85, Japanese virologist (chickenpox vaccine), heart failure.

Harold Camping, 92, American evangelist and doomsday predictor.
Joan Fontaine, 96, British-American Oscar-winning actress (Rebecca, Suspicion), natural causes.
Lawrence Kitchen, 90, American aerospace manufacturer, CEO of Lockheed (1986-1988).
Dyron Nix, 46, American basketball player (Indiana Pacers), pneumonia.

Actor Peter O'Toole, 81, best known for playing the title role in the 1962 film "Lawrence of Arabia".

Daniel Escobar, 49, American actor (Lizzie McGuire, Blow, Dharma & Greg), complications from diabetes.

Tom Laughlin, 82, American actor (Billy Jack series), complications from pneumonia.
Mac McGarry, 87, American television quiz show host (It's Academic), pneumonia.
Ezra Sellers, 45, American IBO cruiserweight champion boxer (2001–2002), heart failure.
Audrey Totter, 95, American actress (Medical Center).

Alan Coleman, 76, English-born Australian television director and producer (The Young Doctors, Neighbours).
Jim Hall, 83, jazz guitarist who played with the jazz greats of the 20th century and influenced the younger ones.

Sam Barshop, 84, American hotelier (La Quinta Inns).
Milton Olin, Jr., 65, American businessman, Chief Operating Officer of Napster (2000–2002), traffic collision.
Eleanor Parker, 91, American actress (The Sound of Music, Detective Story), pneumonia.
John Wilbur, 70, American football player (Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins).

Don Mitchell, 70, American actor (Ironside, I Dream of Jeannie, CHiPs).
Edward Williams, 92, English composer (Life on Earth).
John Wyker, 68, American musician (Sailcat).

Józef Kowalski, 113?, Polish soldier, last surviving veteran of the Polish–Soviet War.
Édouard Molinaro, 85, French film director and screenwriter (La Cage aux Folles).
Chick Willis, 79, American blues singer, cancer.

Louis Waldon, 78, American actor (Lonesome Cowboys, Blue Movie, Flesh), stroke.
Kate Williamson, 82, American actress (Ellen, Disclosure, Dahmer).

Nelson Mandela, 95, the prisoner-turned-president who reconciled South Africa after the end of apartheid.

Ronald Hunter, 70, American actor (Along Came Polly, Law & Order, The Big Bang Theory), heart and kidney failure.

Christopher Evan Welch, 48, American actor (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Master, Rubicon), lung cancer
Bill Beckwith, 38, American TV host (Curb Appeal), motorcycle crash.

Richard Coughlan, 66, English drummer (Caravan), pneumonia.
Walter E. Ellis, 53, American serial killer.
Edward Heffron, 90, American World War II veteran, portrayed in Band of Brothers.

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