Thursday, January 01, 2015

Deaths - December 2014

Dimitrios Trichopoulos, 76, Greek-born American epidemiologist and oncologist, advanced the Mediterranean diet, heart attack.

Bobby Keys, 70, American saxophonist (The Rolling Stones), cirrhosis.

Ann Marcus, 93, American television screenwriter (Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, Peyton Place).

Frank and Louie, 15, American-born Ragdoll cat, world's oldest diprosopus cat.
Bob Montgomery, 77, American songwriter ("Heartbeat", "Misty Blue"), Parkinson's disease.

Ernest C. Brace, 83, American pilot, longest civilian POW in Vietnam War.

Ralph H. Baer, 92, American video game pioneer, inventor and engineer, developed the Magnavox Odyssey, recipient of the National Medal of Technology (2004).
Adnan Gulshair el Shukrijumah, 39, Saudi Arabian-born external operations chief (al-Qaeda), shot.
Luke Somers, 33, British-born American photojournalist and AQAP hostage, shot.

Eddie Rouse, 60, American character actor (American Gangster, The Number 23), liver failure.

Earl Hayes, 34, American rapper ("Nolia Clap"), suicide by gunshot.

Mary Ann Mobley, 77, American actress (Diff'rent Strokes, Falcon Crest) and television personality, Miss America (1959), breast cancer.

Eric Andersson, 109, Swedish centenarian, nation's oldest man.(death announced on this date)

Tom Adams, 76, English actor (The Great Escape, Licensed to Kill, Doctor Who), cancer.
Dawn Sears, 53, American country musician (Nothin' but Good), lung cancer.
Robert Taylor, 70, American animator, film director and screenwriter (The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Norman Bridwell, 86, American author and cartoonist (Clifford the Big Red Dog).

Booth Colman, 91, American actor (Planet of the Apes, Norma Rae, Intolerable Cruelty).

Rock Scully, 73, American band manager (Grateful Dead), lung cancer.
Ernie Terrell, 75, American heavyweight boxer, WBA champion (1965–1967).

Richard C. Hottelet, 97, American broadcast journalist (Murrow's Boys).

John Fry, 69, American record producer, founder of Ardent Studios, cardiac arrest.
Larry Henley, 77, American singer (The Newbeats) and songwriter ("Wind Beneath My Wings
Carleton Mabee, 99, American Pulitzer Prize-winning writer.
Tony Munafo, 69, American producer and actor (The Specialist, Rocky V, Tango and Cash).
Robert Simpson, 102, American meteorologist, co-developer of the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale.
Larry Smith, 63, American record producer (Run–D.M.C.).

Arthur Gardner, 104, American film and television producer (The Rifleman) and actor (All Quiet on the Western Front).

Larry Auerbach, 91, American television director (Love of Life, One Life to Live, As the World Turns), complications of glioblastoma.
Chip Young, 76, American guitarist and record producer.

Billie Whitelaw, 82, English actress (The Omen, The Dark Crystal, Hot Fuzz).

Christine Cavanaugh, 51, American voice actress (Rugrats, Dexter's Laboratory, Babe, Darkwing Duck).
Joe Cocker, 70, British singer ("With a Little Help from My Friends", "You Are So Beautiful", "Up Where We Belong"), lung cancer.

Nate Fox, 37, American basketball player, shot.
Jeremy Lloyd, 84, British screenwriter (Are You Being Served?, 'Allo 'Allo!), pneumonia.
Joseph Sargent, 89, American film director (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, MacArthur, Jaws: The Revenge), heart disease.

Mike Elliott, 68, British comedian and actor (Goal!, Billy Elliot), cancer.
Conrad Johnson, 110, Swedish-American supercentenarian, oldest man in the United States, stroke.

Alberta Adams, 97, American blues singer.

Dave Comer, 58, New Zealand film location scout (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), cancer.
David Ryall, 79, English actor (The Singing Detective, Harry Potter, The Elephant Man).

Dick Dale, 88, American saxophonist and singer (The Lawrence Welk Show).
Stan Neufeld, 91, American television director and producer (The Gene Autry Show, Naked City, The Patty Duke Show).

Leelah Alcorn, 17, American transsexual artist and blogger, suicide.

Howard Schultz, 61, American television producer (Extreme Makeover, Dating Naked).

Luise Rainer, 104, German-born American actress (The Great Ziegfeld, The Good Earth), Academy Award winner (1936, 1937), pneumonia.

Edward Herrmann, 71, American actor (Gilmore Girls, The Practice, The Lost Boys), brain cancer.

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