Bernie Mac

August 10, 2008: Bernie Mac, 50, US comedian, born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough, from complications of pneumonia. He was best known for his self-titled TV show and his role in the comedy heist film Ocean's Eleven.
Links: CNN

Earl Nelson

July 12, 2008: Earl Nelson, 79, US singer with duo Bob and Earl. His biggest hit was the infectious 1960s dance number Harlem Shuffle.
Links: Independent

Nonna Mordyukova

July 6, 2008: Nonna Mordyukova, 82, Russian actress who rose to fame at 23 in the film Young Guards and who often played the "quintessential Soviet woman". Her more than 60 films include the 1955 classic Other People's Relatives and 1967's The Kommissar.
Links: Pravda

Jim McKay

June 7, 2008: Jim McKay, 86, US broadcaster, born James Kenneth McManus, who helmed ABC's Wide World of Sports and broke the news of the terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics which left 11 Israeli athletes dead.
Link: LA Times

Dick Martin

May 24, 2008: Dick Martin, 86, US comedian and director who teamed up with Dan Rowan in a successful double-act that reached its peak with the Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In television series in the late 1960s.
Links: NY Daily News, SMH

Anthony Minghella

March 17, 2008: Anthony Minghella, 54, British film writer and director. His credits include The English Patient and The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.
Links: BBC

Stephen Marlowe

February 22, 2008: Stephen Marlowe, 79, popular US novelist born Milton Lesser. He wrote more than 50 books, many of them detective stories featuring the character Chester Drum. He worked under many aliases and was one of the many writers who was billed as Ellery Queen.
Links: NY Times

Inga Nielsen

February 10, 2008: Inga Nielsen, 61, Danish operatic soprano, of cancer. She was especially well known for performing the works of Mozart.
Links: news.com.au

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

February 5, 2008: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 91, Indian guru whose celebrities adherents included The Beatles, Clint Eastwood, Mia Farrow and Deepak Chopra.
Links: CNN

P.P. McGuinness

January 26, 2008: Padraic Pearse McGuinness, 69, Australian economist, writer, editor and commentator, of cancer.
Links: SMH

Allan Melvin

January 17, 2008: Allan Melvin, 84, US character actor best known as Sam the butcher on sitcom The Brady Bunch. He also appeared on The Phil Silvers Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Andy Griffith Show, and was the voice of cartoon character Magilla Gorilla.
Links: CNN

Maila Nurmi

January 10, 2008: Maila Nurmi, 85, pioneering US Goth who created the popular TV character Vampira in 1954 to host telecasts of horror films.
Linsk: CNN

George Moore

January 7, 2008: George Moore, 84, Australian horse-racing jockey and trainer.
Links: SMH

Hugh Massingberd

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

Norman Mailer

November 10, 2007: Norman Mailer, 84, US writer best known for The Naked and the Dead, Prisoner of Sex and The Executioner's Song. A double Pulitzer Prize winner and co-founder of the Village Voice, he was also famous for his left-wing politics, his flamboyant lifestyle and his reputation as a brawler.
Links: CNN

Judy Mazel

October 12, 2007: Judy Mazel, 63, US author and creator of the Beverly Hills Diet, from complications of a stroke. Her book, endorsed by celebrities, was a bestseller when released in the early 1980s, but it was criticised by nutritionists.
Links: NY Times

Lois Maxwell

September 29, 2007: Lois Maxwell, 80, Canadian-born British actress who played Miss Moneypenny in 14 of the James Bond films. She also appeared in Stanley Kubrick's Lolita and on the television shows The Saint, The Persauders and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).
Links: BBC

Marcel Marceau

September 22, 2007: Marcel Marceau, 84, French mime artist, born Marcel Mangel, who became world famous with his white-faced clown character Bip.
Links: BBC

Janis Martin

September 4, 2007: Janis Martin, 67, US rockabilly performer once promoted as "the femals Elvis", of cancer. Her debut hit, Will You Willyum, released when she was 15, sold 750,000 copies.
Links: NY Times

Yone Minagawa

August 13, 2007: Yone Minagawa, 114, Japanese woman recognised as the world's oldest person, of old age.
Links: LA Times

Tommy Makem

August 1, 2007: Tommy Makem, 74, Irish folk singer who rose to fame in America performing with The Clancy Brothers. His songs included Four Green Fields, Gentle Annie and Red Is the Rose.
Links: CNN

Ulrich Muehe

July 22, 2007: Ulrich Muehe, 54, German stage and film actor, of stomach cancer. Muehe starred in the Academy Award-winning film The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) and in the 1997 film Funny Games alongside his wife Susanne Lothar. Born in the former East Germany, he was once a border guard.
Links: BBC

Tammy Faye Messner

July 21, 2007: Tammy Faye Messner, also known as Tammy Faye Bakker, televangelist, 65, of colon cancer. With former husband Jim Bakker, she built up a multi-million evangelic enterprise. She supported Bakker after he admitted infidelities but divorced him after he went to prison for fraud, and later married Roe Messner.
Links: MSNBC

George Melly

July 4, 2007: George Melly, 80, British jazz musician, raconteur, critic and writer. He continued to perform with his band Digby Fairweather's Half Dozen despite suffering lung cancer and dementia.
Links: The Guardian, Telegraph

Hank Medress

June 25, 2007: Hank Medress, 68, US singer and music producer best known for The Tokens' version of The Lion Sleeps Tonight, of lung cancer. He also produced The Chiffons, Tony Orlando (on Knock Three Times and Candida), and Buster Poindexter on Hot Hot Hot.
Links: CNN

Bernard Manning

June 18, 2007: Bernard Manning, 76, British comedian. He rose to fame in the 1970s show The Comedians but fell out of favour in the 1980s when he was accused of racism - a charge he denied.
Links: The Guardian

Aaron McMillan

May 13, 2007: Aaron McMillan, talented young pianist, of cancer. Despite a long illness, McMillan performed at the Sydney Opera House and recently released a nine-CD set.
Links: ABC

Sheridan Morley

February 16, 2007: Sheridan Morley, 65, British broadcaster, writer, director and actor. The son of actor Robert Morley and grandson of actress Dame Gladys Cooper, he worked extensively as a journalist, including a celebrated period as drama critic and arts editor of Punch magazine.
Links: BBC, Playbill

Barbara McNair

February 4, 2007: Barbara McNair, 72, pioneering African American singer, actor and talk show host, of throat cancer. She appeared with Elvis Presley in Change of Habit and with Sidney Poitier in They Call Me Mister Tibbs!
Links: CNN

Gian Carlo Menotti

February 1, 2007: Gian Carlo Menotti, 95, Italian composer who founded the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto. His operatic works included the popular Amahl and the Night Visitors.
Links: CNN

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