2007

Kevin Greening

December 29, 2007: Kevin Greening, 44, British DJ who worked on BBC Radio 1 and 5, the BBC World Service, and on commercial stations Virgin, Heart and Smooth.
Links: Guardian

Sun Daolin

December 28, 2007: Sun Daolin, 86, Chinese actor and director who made more than 100 films in a 57-year career beginning with 1948's Big Reunion. He was married to Yueju Opera singer Wang Wenjuan.
Links: Shanghai Daily

Benazir Bhutto

December 27, 2007: Benazir Bhutto, 54, former Pakistani prime minister, assassinated at a political rally. Many others also died when the gunman blew himself up.
Links: BBC; CNN

Joe Dolan

December 26, 2007: Joe Dolan, 64, Irish singer, of a suspected brain haemorrhage.
Links: BBC

Pat Kirkwood

December 25, 2007: Pat Kirkwood, 86, British star of stage musicals and pantomimes whose career was overhsadowed by rumours that she had an affair with Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
Links: NY Times

GP Sippy

December 25, 2007: GP Sippy, 93, Indian filmmaker who produced the blockbusting 1975 Bollywood western Sholay (Flames).
Links: BBC

Hugh Massingberd

December 25, 2007: Hugh Massingberd, 60, British genealogist and journalist who edited the obituaries pageof The Daily Telegraph.
Links: Daily Telegraph

Jim Angel

December 24, 2007: Jim Angel, 67, Australian broadcaster of a massive stroke. Angel was a regular newsreader on the John Laws show on Sydney station 2UE. In a 44-year career he also worked on 2CH and 2GB.
Links: news.com.au

Michael Kidd

December 23, 2007: Michael Kidd, 92, US stage and screen choreographer born Milton Greenwald. He was best known for his work on the 1954 film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and he won a special Oscar in 1954.
Links: CNN

Oscar Peterson

December 23?, 2007: Oscar Peterson, 82, Canadian jazz pianist. He worked with all the greats, including Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington, and formed a famous trio with Ray Brown and Herb Ellis.
Links: CNN

Charles Court

December 22, 2007: Sir Charles Court, 97, former premier of Western Australia, and father of former WA premier Richard Court.
Links: ABC

Joe Ames

December 22, 2007: Joe Ames (Joseph Urick), 86, member of popular US vocal group the Ames Brothers. Their pre-rock'n'roll hits included The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane.
Links: Hollywood Reporter

Ken Lee

December 21, 2007: Ken Lee, 75, China-born Australian businessman who built up the Bing Lee electrical appliance retail chain.
Links: ABC

Sweet Louie Smith

December 15, 2007: Sweet Louie Smith, 68, US singer born Marvin Smith who, with Sonny Charles, formed the Las Vegas R'n'B duo Checkmates. Their biggest hit was the 1969 Phil Spector-produced Black Pearl.
Links: NY Times

Dan Fogelberg

December 16, 2007: Dan Fogelberg, 56, US singer-songwriter, of prostate cancer. A pioneer of soft rock, his hits included Leader of the Band and Same Old Lang Syne.
Links: CNN

Clem Jones

December 15, 2007: Clem Jones, 89, visionary long-serving lord mayor of Brisbane, Australia. Jones was also in charge of rebuilding Darwin in 1975 in the wake of Cyclone Tracy.
Links: Courier-Mail; ABC

Ike Turner

December 12, 2007: Ike Turner, 76, US rock musician. Turner, who rose to fame with ex-wife Tina (Anna Mae Bullock), had hits including Nutbush City Limits, Proud Mary and River Deep: Mountain High. Their abusive realtionship was chronicled in the film What's Love Got To Do With It?. In recent years, Turner toured with the band Kings of Rhythm.
Links: BBC; CNN

Karlheinz Stockhausen

December 5, 2007: Karlheinz Stockhausen, 79, German avant-garde composer who influenced modern classical music, techno music and rock stars including John Lennon, Frank Zappa and David Bowie. Stockhausen was at the centre of controversy when he claimed the attacks of September 11, 2001 were "the greatest work of art one can imagine". He later apologised.
Links: CNN

Pimp C

December 4, 2007: Pimp C, 33, US rapper born Chad Butler. He was found dead in a hotel room in West Hollywood.
Links: NY Times

Evel Knievel

November 30, 2007: Evel Knievel, 69, larger-than-life US celebrity stunt man dubbed the "world's greatest daredecil. Born Robert Craig Knievel, his exploits included a rocket-powered-motorcycle jump over Snake Canyon.
Links: CNN

Tony Holland

November 29, 2007: Tony Holland, 67, British TV writer who created the series Eastenders, Eldorado and Angels.
Links: Guardian; BBC

Robert Cade

November 27, 2007: Robert Cade, 80, US physician who invented the Gatorade Sports drink. At his death, he was professor emeritus of nephrology at the University of Florida.
Links: NY Times

Sean Taylor

November 27, 2007: Sean Taylor, 24, US footballer, shot by an intruder. He played safety with the Washington Redskins NFL team.
Links: CNN

Matt Price

November 25, 2007: Matt Price, 46, journalist with The Australian newspaper, of a brain tumour. Price, formerly a reporter with Channel 9, wrote on politics and sport.
Links: ABC; The Australian

Verity Lambert

November 22, 2007: Verity Lambert, 71, British television producer whose shows included Doctor Who, Minder, Quatermass, Rumpole of the Bailey, The Naked Civil Servant, Rock Follies and Jonathan Creek. The BBC's first female producer, she went on to form her own company, Cinema Verity.
Links: BBC

Maurice Bejart

November 22, 2007: Maurice Bejart, 80, controversial Switzerland-based French choreographer who pioneered "totaltheatre" - a fusion of language, music, dance and direction. His final work, Around the World in 80 Minutes, is due to premiere in December.
Links: DW; SwissInfo

Fernando Fernan-Gomez

November 21, 2007: Fernando Fernan-Gomez, 86, Peru-born Spanish film director, writer and actor.
Links: Hollywood Reporter

Ian Smith

November 20, 2007: Ian Smith, 88, former prime minister of Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. Smith defied the world to declare independence and led the country for 14 years, but that gave way to black majority rule under Robert Mugabe.
Links: BBC; Telegraph.

Pierre Granier-Deferre

November 16, 2007: Pierre Granier-Deferre, 80, French film director. He specialised in presenting the works of novelist Georges Simenon on the screen.
Links: Guardian

Andrea Stretton

November 16, 2007: Andrea Stretton, 55, Australian arts and literary journalist, of lung cancer.
Links: The Australian

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