Friday, December 19, 2014

Deaths - August 2014

Godwin Chepkurgor, 45, Kenyan journalist, offered Bill Clinton dowry to marry Chelsea Clinton, injuries sustained in an elephant charge.
Michael Johns, 35, Australian singer-songwriter (American Idol), blood clot.

Ed Joyce, 81, American television executive, President of CBS News (1983–1985).
June Krauser, 88, American Hall of Fame swimmer, swimming official and rules writer, Parkinson's disease.
Billie Letts, 76, American novelist (Where the Heart Is).
Sir Alan Peacock, 92, British economist.[21]
Pete van Wieren, 69, American sports broadcaster (Atlanta Braves), cutaneous B-cell lymphoma.

Dorothy Salisbury Davis, 98, American crime fiction writer, recipient of the Grand Master Award (1985).

James Brady, 73, American government official and gun control advocate, White House Press Secretary (1981–1989).

Marilyn Burns, 65, American actress (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre).
Ruth Sacks Caplin, 85, American screenwriter (Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont), heart ailment.
Scott Ciencin, 51, American adaption novelist (Godzilla, Kim Possible, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), blood clot.
Jesse Leonard Steinfeld, 87, American naval officer and physician, Surgeon General (1969–1973), complications from a stroke.
Emanuel Tanay, 86, American physician and Holocaust survivor, prostate cancer.

Ralph Bryans, 72, Northern Irish Grand Prix motorcycle racer, World Champion (1965).
Aloha Dalire, 64, American hula dancer, first Miss Aloha Hula winner (1971).
John Woodland Hastings, 87, American biochemist, pioneer in antibiotics research, pulmonary fibrosis.
Li Hu, 40, Chinese HIV activist, complications from AIDS.
David Weidman, 93, American animation background artist (The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo, Wacky Races) and silkscreen artist (Mad Men).

Menahem Golan, 85, Israeli director and producer (Operation Thunderbolt, The Delta Force, Masters of the Universe), recipient of the Israel Prize (1999).
Charles Keating, 72, English Emmy Award-winning actor (All My Children, Another World), lung cancer.
Danny Murphy, 58, American actor (There's Something About Mary, Me, Myself and Irene), cancer.
J. J. Murphy, 86, Northern Irish actor (Mickybo and Me, Angela's Ashes, Game of Thrones).

Arthur G. Cohen, 84, American real estate developer (Crowne Plaza Hotel, Royalton Hotel, One Worldwide Plaza, Olympic Tower).
Jerome Ehlers, 55, Australian actor (Quigley Down Under, The Marine, The Great Raid), cancer.
J. E. Freeman, 68, American actor (Miller's Crossing, Alien: Resurrection).
Dave Lloyd, 77, American football player (Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles).
Ed Nelson, 85, American actor (Gunsmoke, Murder, She Wrote, Peyton Place), heart failure.
Myrtle Young, 90, American potato chip collector, heart failure.

Dotty Lynch, 69, American television journalist and editor (CBS News), melanoma.

Sam Hall, 77, American Olympic silver-medalist diver (1960), politician and mercenary, member of the Ohio House of Representatives.
Liz Holzman, 61, American animation designer, producer and director (DuckTales, Animaniacs, Darkwing Duck), cancer.
Joe Viskocil, 61, American visual effects artist (Independence Day, Star Wars), Oscar winner (1997), complications of liver and kidney failure.
Robin Williams, 63, American comedian and actor (Good Will Hunting, Hook, Aladdin), Oscar winner (1998), suicide by hanging.

Lauren Bacall, 89, American award-winning actress (Key Largo, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Misery), stroke.
Arlene Martel, 78, American actress (Star Trek, Hogan's Heroes, The Twilight Zone), heart attack.

Alan Landsburg, 81, American screenwriter, film producer (Jaws 3-D), racehorse owner and official, chairman of the California Horse Racing Board.]

Leonard Fein, 80, American Jewish activist, academic, editor (Moment), columnist (Forward) and author, founder of MAZON and Moment.
Stephen Lee, 58, American actor (The Negotiator, Burlesque, WarGames, Dark Angel), heart attack.
Rick Parashar, 50, American record producer (Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, Alice in Chains), blood clot.

Michael A. Hoey, 79, British producer, director and screenwriter (Fame, Falcon Crest).

Lawrence N. Guarino, 92, American Air Force colonel, prisoner of war.
Jim Jeffords, 80, American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Vermont's at-large district (1975–1989), Senator for Vermont (1989–2007).
Levente Lengyel, 81, Hungarian chess player.[290]
Don Pardo, 96, American radio and television announcer (Saturday Night Live, Jeopardy!).

Ameyo Adadevoh, 57, Nigerian physician, Ebola virus disease.
James Foley, 40, American photojournalist, beheading.[302] (death reported on this date)
Brian G. Hutton, 79, American actor and director (King Creole, Kelly's Heroes, Where Eagles Dare).

Robert Hansen, 75, American convicted serial killer.
Steven R. Nagel, 67, American astronaut, melanoma.

John Fellows Akers, 79, American businessman, President (1983–1989) and CEO (1985–1993) of IBM.
Amy Shuman, 89, American baseball player.
John Sperling, 93, American businessman, founder of the University of Phoenix.
John S. Waugh, 85, American chemist and professor (MIT), recipient of the Irving Langmuir Award (1976) and the Wolf Prize in Chemistry (1983).

Philippine de Rothschild, 80, French winemaker.

Richard Attenborough, 90, English award-winning actor, producer and director (Gandhi, The Great Escape, Jurassic Park).
Leonid Stadnyk, 44, Ukrainian farmer, world's tallest man claimant, brain hemorrhage.

John Brandon, 85, American actor (Dynasty, Scarface).

Al Carrell, 88, American home improvement expert and columnist, pneumonia.

George L. Little, 63, American costume designer (Apocalypse Now, Jarhead, The Hurt Locker).

Andrew V. McLaglen, 94, British film and television director (McLintock!, Gunsmoke, Rawhide

Stan Goldberg, 82, American comic book artist (Archie), stroke.
Jimi Jamison, 63, American musician (Survivor), suspected heart attack.

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