Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 2, 2014: Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, US actor, of suspected overdose. His films included Capote, for which he won an Oscar, The Big Lebowski, Boogie Nights, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Link: LA Times

Maximilian Schell

February 1, 2014: Maximilian Schell, 83, Austrian actor who won an Academy Award for his role in Judgment at Nuremberg. He also starred in Julia and The Man in the Glass Booth.
Links: AP; Wikipedia

Arthur Rankin Jr

January 30,2014: Arthur Rankin Jr, 89, animator of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, Thundercats and The Hobbit fame.
Link: Variety

Pete Seeger

January 27, 2014: Pete Seeger, 94, American folk singer who performed as a solo artist and with The Weavers. His hits include Goodnight, Irene, If I Had a Hammer, Where Have all the Flowers Gone, and Turn, Turn, Turn.
Link: Wikipedia

Claudio Abbado

January 20, 2014: Claudio Abbado, 80, Italian conductor.
Link: Guardian

Russell Johnson

January 16, 2014: Russell Johnson, 89, US actor best known as The Professor (who was almost never referred to by the character's real name, Roy Hinckley) in the 1960s sitcom Gilligan's Island.
Link: Wikipedia

Suchitra Sen

January 17, 2014: Suchitra Sen, 82, actress often referred to as "India's Greta Garbo", because she quit at the height of her career. She starred in 57 Bengali and seven Hindi films.
Link: National

Dave Madden

January 16, 2014: Dave Madden, 82, canadian actor best known as band manager Reuben Kincaid in The Partridge Family. he was also a regular on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, appeared in Sabrina, The Teenage Witch and wrote memoirs.
Link: TMZ

Roger Lloyd-Pack

January 16, 2014: Roger Lloyd-Pack, 69, British character actor who played Trigger in the long-running sitcom Only Fools and Horses, and also appeared in The Vicar of Dibley, and the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Link: Wikipedia

Ariel Sharon

January 11, 2014: Ariel Sharon, 85, 11th prime minister of Israel, born Ariel Scheinermann, who died after a long period in a coma following a stroke.
Link: Wikipedia

Eusébio da Silva Ferreira

January 5, 2014: Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, 71, Portuguese footballer regarded as one of the game's greatest players.
Link: BBC

Phil Everly

January 3, 2014: Phil Everly, 74, US musician who with brother Don formed The Everly Brothers. Their hits included Bye Bye Love, Cathy's Clown, All I Have to do is Dream, and Wake Up Little Suzie.
Link: BBC

John Fortune

December 31, 2013: John Fortune, 74, British satirist and comedian best known for his collaborations with John Bird and Rory Bremner.
Link: Telegraph

Farooq Sheikh

December 27, 2013: Farooq Sheikh, 65, Indian actor and star of Bollywood films.
Link: National

Ronnie Biggs

December 18, 2013: Ronnie Biggs, 84, British criminal known for the "Great Train Robbery", his escape from prison and life on the run, mainly in Brazil.
Link: Wikipedia

Joan Fontaine

December 14, 2013: Joan Fontaine, 96, British-American actress best known for the Hitchcock films Rebecca and Suspicion and for her long-running feud with her sister Olivia de Haviland.

Peter O'Toole

December 15, 2913: Peter O'Toole, 81, stage and screen actor best known for playing the title role in David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia.

Nelson Mandela

December 5, 2013: Nelson Mandela: South African president, and former opposition leader who helped bring down a racist regime in south Africa.
Link: BBC

Ahmed Fouad Negm

December 3, 2013: Ahmed Fouad Negm, 84, Egyptian poet who wrote in vernacular Arabic and was hailed as the hero of the underclass.
Link: NY Times

Lewis Collins

November 27, 2013: Lewis Collins, 67, British actor, of cancer. He was best know for playing Bodie in The Professionals, a cult drama series about a fictional crime fighting unit called CI5.
Link: BBC

Ray Gosling

November 19, 2013: Ray Gosling, 74, British journalist, radio and television broadcaster and gay-rights activist.
Link: Guardian

Doris Lessing

November 17, 2013: Doris Lessing, 94, Iran-born, Zimbabwe-raised, British writer. The Nobel prize-winner's novels included The Golden Notebook and The Grass is Singing.
Link: Guardian

John Tavener

November 12, 2013: Sir John Tavener, 69, British composer whose music was informed by his Russian Orthodox Christian faith. He was a direct descendant of the 16th century composer John Taverner.
Link: Guardian

Lou Reed

October 27, 2013: Lou Reed, 71, US rock musician. He enjoyed success with The Velvet Underground and as a solo performer, most notably with Walk on the Wildside.
Link: Wikipedia

Marcia Wallace

October 25, 2013: Marcia Wallace, 70, US comic actress best known as the voice of teacher Edna Krabappel in The Simpsons, and for playing Carol in The Bob Newhart Show.
Link: Wikipedia.

Hal Needham

October 25, 2103: Hal Needham, 82, US film stuntman who went from being Burt Reynolds' double to the director of action comedies such as Cannonball Run, Hooper and Smokey and the Bandit.
Link: Hollywood Reporter

Manna Dey

October 23, 2013: Manna Dey, 94, popular Indian singer. Born Prabodh Chandra Dey, he performed songs in Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi and Bhojpuri.
Link: Gulf News

Zubaida Khanum

October 19, 2013: Zubaida Khanum, 78, Pakistani singer and film actress.
Link: BBC

Felix Dennis

October 17, 2013: Felix Dennis, 52, Jamaican-British comedian and actor, of cancer. He appeared in The Real McCoy, The Fast Show, Absolutely Fabulous and Citizen Khan. He also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Link: BBC

Lou Scheimer

October 17, 2103: Lou Scheimer, 84, US television producer whose Filmation studios created the Archie and Star Trek series and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
Link: NY Times

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