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Jim Marshall

April 5, 2012: Jim Marshall, 88, British drummer who created the Marshall amplifier, which has become a staple piece of equipment for rock bands. He was known as the "Father of Loud" and his early customers included Ritchie Blackmore and Pete Townshend.
Links: Guardian

Philip Madoc

March 5, 2012: Philip Madoc, 77, Welsh actor who appeared in TV shows including Doctor Who, The Life And Times of David Lloyd George, Dad's Army and The Last Of The Mohicans.
Link: Telegraph

Marion Mathie

January 20, 2012: Marion Mathie, 86, British stage and screen actress best known for playing "She Who Must Be Obeyed", wife of the title character in Rumpole of the Bailey.
LinK: Telegraph

Fred Milano

January 1, 2012: Fred Milano, 72, US vocalist with Dion and the Belmonts, whose hits included Where And When and A Teenager In Love.
Links: HuffPost

Harry Morgan

December 7, 2011: Harry Morgan, 96, US screen actor, born Harry Bratsburg, best known for his role as Colonel Potter in the hit TV series M*A*S*H. He also starred in the 1960s series Dragnet.
Link: USA Today

Anne McCaffrey

November 21, 2011: Anne McCaffrey, 85, US author best known for her Dragonriders sci-fi/fantasy novels.
Link: Wikipedia

Heavy D

November 8, 2011: Heavy D, 44, US rapper born Dwight Arrington Myers. His hits included Now that We have Found Love and the theme for the TV show In Living Color.
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Charles L. Napier

October 5, 2011: Charles L. Napier, 67, US actor best known for his roles in TV's The Oregon Trail and films including The Silence of the Lambs, The Blues Brothers, Philadelphia and Rambo: First Blood Part II.
Link: Wikipedia

Wangari Maathai

September 25, 2011: Wangari Maathai, 71, Kenyan environmentalist who launched the Green Belt Movement and was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Link: Guardian

Betty North

September 15, 2011: Betty North (nee Higgins), 98, pioneer of Australian radio who was the chief woman announcer on the ABC during World War II but was forced to quit when she got married. She remained active in community radio.
Link: Australian

David Ngoombujarra

July 1?, 2011: David Ngoombujarra, 42, indigenous Australian actor, also known as David Bernard Starr, who appeared in the films Crocodile Dundee, Rabbit-Proof Fence and Australia.
Link: Guardian

Anna Massey

July 3, 2011: Anna Massey, 73, British actress whose career ranged from Hitchcock's Frenzy to period dramas and television guest roles.
Link: Independent

Rex Mossop

June 17, 2011: Rex Mossop, 83, Australian rugby league and rugby union player who became an iconic television commentator of league.
Link: SMH

M-Bone

May 15, 2011: M-Bone, 22, US hiphop artist with Cali Swag District, born Montae Talbert, in a drive-by shooting.
Link: E Online

David Mason

April 29, 2011: David Mason, 85, British classical musician best known for playing trumpet on the Beatles' hit Penny Lane. He also palyed on A Day in the Life, Magical Mystery Tour and All You Need Is Love.
Link: The Star

Arthur Marx

April 14, 2011: Arthur Marx, 89, US television itcom writer, biography author and tennis player, the son of comedian Groucho Marx.
Link: Wikipedia

Mel McDaniel

March 31, 2011: Mel McDaniel, 68, US country music star whose hits included Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On, I Call It Love and a remake of Chuck Berry's Let It Roll (Let It Rock).
Link: Wikipedia

Joe Morello

March 12, 2011: Joe Morello, 82, US jazz drummer best onown for his work with the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
Link: Wikipedia

Hugh Martin

March 12, 2011: Hugh Martin Jr, 96, US composer and lyricist whose hits included Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and The Trolley Song.
Link: Kansascity.com

Dwayne McDuffie

February 21, 2011: Dwayne McDuffie, 49, US comic book writer and animator, of complications after heart surgery. He worked for DC and Marvel and created his own company, Milestone Media.
Links: LA Times

Perry Moore

February 17, 2011: Perry Moore, 39, award-winning US children's book author and coproducer of the Chronicles of Narnia film series.
Link: CNBC

Gary Moore

February 6, 2011: Gary Moore, 58, northern Irish guitarist who played with Thin Lizzy and had a successful solo career. He was found dead in a hotel room in Spain.
Link: Irish Times

David Nelson

January 11, 2011: David Nelson, 74, US actor who starred alongside his own parents and his brother, Rick, in TV sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
Link: NPR

Grant McCune

December 30, 2010: Grant McCune, 67, US special effects wizard who helped create Star Wars droid R2-D2, of pancreatic cancer. He also worked on Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Speed, Batman Forever and Spider-Man.
LinK: E!

Teena Marie

December 25, 2010: Teena Maree, US singer known as the "Ivory Queen of Soul". She had hits with Lovergirl, Square Biz, and Fire and Desire.
Link: freep.com

James Moody

December 9, 2010: James Moody, 85, US jazz saxophonist, flautist and vocalist best known for the hit Moody's Mood for Love.
Link: Wikipedia

Gus Mercurio

December 7, 2010: Gus Mercurio, 82, US actor and professional boxer who became a star of Australian TV dramas and films - including Cash and Company, Tandarra, The Man from Snowy River, Power Without Glory and Crocodile Dundee II - and father of dancer-actor Paul Mercurio.
Link: ABC; SMH

Don Meredith

December 5, 2010: Joseph Don Meredith, 72, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and longtime on-air foil to NFL broadcasting legend Howard Cosell on ABC's Monday Night Football.
Link: NY Times

Mario Monicelli

November 29, 2010: Mario Monicelli, 95, Italian screenwriter and director of comedy films, including Amicic miei, Brancaleone and La Grande Guerra. He died after throwing himself from a hopsital window.
Link: Wikipedia

Leslie Nielsen

November 28, 2010: Leslie Nielsen, 84, veteran Canadian actor who revived his career in later years through spoof films including Airplane! (Flying HIgh!) and The Naked Gun series. His film included Forbidden Planet, Spy Hard, Superhero Movie, Dracula: Dead and Loving It and The Poseidon Adventure.
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