Sunday, December 07, 2014

Deaths - April 2014

Pierre Capretz, 89, French linguist and academic, creator of French in Action series.

Richard Brick, 68, American film producer (Deconstructing Harry) and executive, New York City Film Commissioner (1992–1994), esophageal cancer.
Sandy Grossman, 78, American sports director (CBS Sports, Fox Sports), directed 10 Super Bowls, cancer.
Lucy Hood, 56, American television executive (News Corporation), President of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (since 2013), cancer.
Carl Epting Mundy, Jr., 78, American military officer, Commandant of the Marine Corps and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1991–1995), Merkel cell carcinoma.

Paul Salamunovich, 86, American choral director (Los Angeles Master Chorale) and film conductor (Dracula), complications from West Nile virus.
Tommy Lynn Sells, 49, American serial killer, execution by lethal injection.
Arthur Smith, 93, American musician and songwriter ("Guitar Boogie", "Dueling Banjos").

José Aguilar, 55, Cuban Olympic bronze-medalist light-welterweight boxer (1980), cerebral infarction.
Joseph A. Doyle, 93, American lawyer, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) (1979–1981).
Wayne Henderson, 74, American jazz trombonist (The Jazz Crusaders) and record producer, heart failure.
Anja Niedringhaus, 48, German photojournalist (Associated Press), Pulitzer Prize winner for Breaking News Photography (2005), shot.
Richard Small, 68, American racehorse trainer (Concern), cancer.

Peter Matthiessen, 86, American author (At Play in the Fields of the Lord, The Snow Leopard), leukemia.
John Pinette, 50, American comedian and actor (The Punisher, Junior), pulmonary embolism.

Mary Anderson, 96, American actress (Gone With the Wind).
Leee Black Childers, 68, American punk rock and art photographer (The Factory, Andy Warhol).
Mickey Rooney, 93, American actor (Boys Town, The Black Stallion), Emmy Award winner (Bill).
Chuck Stone, 89, American navigator, journalist and academic, Tuskegee Airman during World War II, co-founder of the NABJ.

Peaches Geldof, 25, English television presenter, writer and model, heroin overdose.
Jerry Sharkey, 71, American Wright brothers historian, conceived idea for Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, heart failure.
George Shuffler, 88, American Hall of Fame bluegrass musician (The Stanley Brothers).

Eric Harroun, 31, American jihadist, drug overdose.
The Ultimate Warrior, 54, American Hall of Fame professional wrestler (WWE), heart attack.

Python Anghelo, 59, Romanian-born American artist, video game and pinball machine designer (Joust, Taxi, PIN•BOT), cancer.
Gil Askey, 89, American-born Australian musician and composer (Lady Sings the Blues), lymphoma.
Chris Banks, 41, American football player (Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons).
A. N. R. Robinson, 87, Trinbagonian politician, President (1997–2003), Prime Minister (1986–1991), recognized for role in establishing the International Criminal Court.

Phyllis Frelich, 70, American Tony Award-winning actress (Children of a Lesser God), progressive supranuclear palsy.
Carol Grimaldi, 75, American restaurateur, co-founder of Grimaldi's Pizzeria, cancer.

Eppie Archuleta, 92, American weaving artist, recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship (1985).
Hal Cooper, 91, American television director and producer (I Dream of Jeannie, Maude, Gimme a Break!), heart failure.
Edna Doré, 92, British actress (EastEnders, Les Misérables, Another Year), emphysema.
Bill Henry, 86, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds), heart attack.
Zander Hollander, 91, American sportswriter, journalist, editor and archivist.
Lou Hudson, 69, American basketball player (St. Louis Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers), complications from a stroke.
Bernard J. Lechner, 82, American electronics engineer (RCA).
Carl Zimmermann, 96, American news anchor (WITI) and WWII war correspondent.

Fred Ho, 56, American saxophonist, composer and social activist, complications from colorectal cancer.
Billy Standridge, 60, American race car driver and team owner (NASCAR, Nationwide Series), cancer.

Edward Kamuda, 74, American historian, co-founder of the Titanic Historical Society, consultant on Titanic.
Otto Petersen, 53, American ventriloquist and comedian (Otto & George).
Michael Ruppert, 63, American author, journalist, radio show host and conspiracy hawk, suicide by gunshot.

Armando Peraza, 89, Cuban-born American Latin jazz percussionist (Santana, George Shearing, Dave Brubeck), pneumonia.

Little Joe Cook, 91, American doo-wop singer and songwriter.
Shane Gibson, 35, American guitarist (Korn, stOrk), complications from a blood clotting disorder

Gabriel García Márquez, 87, Colombian author (One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera), laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature (1982), pneumonia.
Michael C. Janeway, 73, American newspaper editor (Boston Globe), academic and author, cancer

David W. Burke, 78, American television news executive, first chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, President of CBS News (1988–1990).
Sanford Jay Frank, 59, American television comedy writer (Late Night with David Letterman), brain cancer.

Bill Blair, 92, American baseball player (Indianapolis Clowns), journalist and civil rights activist
Rubin Carter, 76, American middleweight boxer wrongfully convicted of murder, subject of "Hurricane" and The Hurricane, prostate cancer.
Peter Scoones, 76, British underwater photographer (Life on Earth, Planet Earth, The Blue Planet).

Edmund Abel, 92, American inventor, patented design for Mr. Coffee machine.
George H. Heilmeier, 77, American inventor and technology executive, championed LCD displays, stroke.
Craig Hill, 88, American actor (Whirlybirds, All About Eve
Roy Matsumoto, 100, American World War II veteran, recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal (2011).
Arlene McQuade, 77, American television actress (The Goldbergs, The Milton Berle Show), Parkinson's disease
Win Tin, 85, Burmese journalist and political prisoner, recipient of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize (2001), renal failure.

Gertrud Henze, 112, German supercentenarian, oldest person in Germany

James H. Kasler, 87, American Air Force officer, three-time recipient of the Air Force Cross.
Arturo Licata, 111, Italian supercentenarian, world's oldest verified living man.

Michael Heisley, 77, American billionaire aerospace defense executive (HEICO) and basketball franchise owner (Memphis Grizzlies), complications from a stroke.
Lee Marshall, 64, American radio personality, professional wrestling announcer and voice actor (Tony The Tiger), esophageal cancer.

DJ E-Z Rock, 46, American hip-hop musician (Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock

Bruce Woodgate, 74, British-born American aerospace engineer (NASA), designer and principal investigator for STIS on the Hubble Telescope, complications from strokes.

Frank Budd, 74, American Olympic sprinter (1960) and football player (Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
Al Feldstein, 88, American writer and editor (Mad, Tales from the Crypt).
Bob Hoskins, 71, English actor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mona Lisa, Hook), pneumonia.
Clayton Lockett, 38, American convicted murderer, heart attack after botched lethal injection
Walter Walsh, 106, American FBI agent and Olympic shooter (1948), longest-living Olympic competitor.

Judi Meredith, 77, American actress (Ben Casey, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Hotel de Paree

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