Saturday, December 27, 2014

Deaths - November 2014

Brittany Maynard, 29, American activist for assisted suicide, physician-assisted suicide.
Wayne Static, 48, American singer and musician (Static-X).

Michael Coleman, 58, American Chicago blues guitarist, singer and songwriter.

Pierre Daix, 92, French journalist, writer and biographer (Pablo Picasso).
Larry Latham, 61, American animator, producer and director (The Smurfs, TaleSpin), cancer.

Tom Magliozzi, 77, American automotive expert and radio personality (Car Talk), complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Landy Scott, 95, American midget car racing driver.

Leigh Chapman, 75, American actress (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) and screenwriter (Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, The Octagon), cancer
Richard Schaal, 86, American actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Phyllis, Trapper John, M.D.).
S. Donald Stookey, 99, American inventor (CorningWare).

Big Paybacc, 38, American rapper, shot.
Rick Rosas, 65, American session musician (Etta James, Joe Walsh, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young).

Lincoln D. Faurer, 86, American air force officer, Director of the National Security Agency (1981–1985).
Allen Ripley, 62, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants).

R. A. Montgomery, 78, American author (Choose Your Own Adventure).
Kelvin Moore, 57, American baseball player (Oakland Athletics), heart failure.
Orlando Thomas, 42, American football player (Minnesota Vikings), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Steve Dodd, 86, Australian actor (Gallipoli, The Matrix, Quigley Down Under).
Ernest Kinoy, 89, American writer (Roots, Dimension X, The Defenders), pneumonia.
Tomas Young, 34, American anti-Iraq War activist, subject of Body of War.

Big Bank Hank, 58, American rapper (The Sugarhill Gang), kidney complications from cancer.
Carol Ann Susi, 62, American actress (The Big Bang Theory, Cats and Dogs, Just Go with It), cancer.

Warren Clarke, 67, British actor (Dalziel and Pascoe, A Clockwork Orange, Top Secret!).

María José Alvarado, 19, Honduran beauty pageant winner, Señorita Honduras (2014), shot.
Irving Peress, 97, American dentist, investigated by Army-McCarthy hearings for alleged communist espionage.

Diem Brown, 34, American reality show personality (The Challenge), ovarian cancer.
Jane Byrne, 81, American politician, Mayor of Chicago (1979–1983).
Glen A. Larson, 77, American writer and producer (Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I.), esophageal cancer.

Charles Champlin, 88, American film critic and writer, Alzheimer's disease.

John T. Downey, 84, American CIA operative, held captive in China for 20 years, pancreatic cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
Jimmy Ruffin, 78, American soul singer ("What Becomes of the Brokenhearted").

Pete Harman, 95, American businessman, opened first KFC franchise.
Mike Nichols, 83, German-born American director (The Graduate, Angels in America, Spamalot), Oscar winner (1968), cardiac arrest.

Claire Barry, 94, American singer (The Barry Sisters)
Merle Barwis, 113, American-born Canadian supercentenarian, was nation's oldest resident.
Larry Kelm, 49, American football player (Los Angeles Rams), fall.
William W. Thomas, 94, American Air Force officer and Air Force One pilot.

Bob Conners, 80, American radio personality (WTVN), mantle cell lymphoma.
Allan Kornblum, 65, American poet and publisher (Coffee House Press), leukemia.

Joanna Dunham, 78, English actress (The Greatest Story Ever Told).

P. D. James, 94, English crime novelist (The Children of Men, Death Comes to Pemberley).
Mordecai Lawner, 86, American actor (Annie Hall, Ghostbusters II, Raw Deal).
Frank Yablans, 79, American film producer and screenwriter, President of Paramount Pictures (1971–1975).

Bob Baker, 90, American puppeteer, co-founder of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater.
Danny Lee, 95, American special effects artist (Bonnie and Clyde, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Black Hole).
Frances Nero, 71, American soul and jazz singer.

Jon Ster, 52, American rock guitarist (Lillian Axe), heart failure.
Mark Strand, 80, Canadian-born American poet and writer, United States Poet Laureate (1990–1991), liposarcoma.
Pyotr Zayev, 61, Soviet-born Russian boxer, Olympic silver medalist (1980).

Kent Haruf, 71, American novelist (Plainsong).
Gus Lynch, 42, American comedian and actor (North Country, I Spy, Willard), fall.
Trading Leather, 4, Irish Thoroughbred racehorse, Irish Derby winner (2013), euthanized after race injury.

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