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Ron Santo

December 3, 2010: Ron Santo, 70, Chicago Cubs baseball legend and radio announcer for news station WGN.
Link: Freep

Joseph Stein

October 24, 2010: Joseph Stein, 88, US comedy writer and playwright whose work included the book for the Broadway hits Fiddler on the Roof and Zorba. He was part of the all-star team of writers on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows.
Link: Wikipedia

Joan Sutherland

October 10, 2010: >b>Dame Joan Sutherland, 83, Australian opera star regarded internationally as one of the greatest sopranos of the 20th century. Making her debut in 1961 as Lucia di Lammermoor, a role she made her own, she appeared at the New York Met 223 times.
Link: SMH

William Shakespeare

October 5, 2010: William Shakespeare, 61, Australian glam rocker star, born John Stanley Cave. He had hits with Can't Stop Myself from Loving You and My Little Angel in 1974 and 1975 untill a carnal-knowledge charge ended his career. A comeback attempt under the name Billy Shake was unsuccessful. He was homeless and living in a Sydney park when he died.
Link: sUndercover; Wikipedia; SMH

Gloria Stuart

September 26, 2010: Gloria Stuart, 100, US film star who gave up acting for 30 years before a comeback that included an Oscar-nominated role in the blockbuster Titanic. Her earlier films included The Invisible Man, Busby Berkeley's Gold Diggers of 1935 and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.
Link: SMH

Robert Schimmel

September 3, 2010: Robert Schimmel, 60, US comedian best know for his work with radio star Howard Stern, following a car accident.
Link: TMZ

George Steinbrenner

July 13, 2010: George Steinbrenner, 80, US businessman who owned the New York Yankees and was a dominant figure in the sport of baseball for four decades.
Link: NY Daily News

Bobby Spillane

July 10, 2010: Robert "Bobby" Spillane, 45, son of legendary New York gangster Mickey Spillane, actor and author of a play about a cross-dressing mobster. He fell from an apartment building.
Link: NY Daily News

Chris Sievey

June 21, 2010: Chris Sievey, 54, British comedian and writer best known as the creator of papier-mache-headed character Frank Sidebottom.
Link: BBC

Alan Sillitoe

April 25, 2010: Alan Sillitoe, 82, one of Britain's "angry young men" of the 1950s whose novels included Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.
Link: Telegraph

Juan Antonio Samaranch

April 21, 2010: Juan Antonio Samaranch, 89, former International Olympics Committee president, credited with modernising and popularising the event over his long tenure.
Link: CNN

Peter Steele

April 14, 2010: Peter Steele, 48, singer, songwriter and bassist for US goth metal rock band Type O Negative. Born Petrus T. Ratajczyk, he died of heart failure.
Link: Wikipedia

Eugene Terre'Blanche

April 3, 2010: Eugene Terre'Blanche, 79, leader of the South African white supremacist group, the Afrikaner Resistance Movement.
Link: SMH

Wendy Toye

Febraury 27, 2010: Wendy Toye, 92, British dancer, choreographer and filmmaker.
Link: BBC

JD Salinger

January 27, 2010: JD Salinger, 91, reclusive American novelist who wrote the 1951 classic The Catcher in the Rye.
Link: BBC

Jean Simmons

January 22, 2009: Jean Simmons, 80, US actress who starred in the films Spartacus, Hamlet, The Robe and Guys and Dolls, and the miniseries The Thorn Birds.
Link: LA Times

Erich Segal

January 17, 2010: Erich Segal, 72, US Classics professor who became the author of the novel Love Story and the writer of the screenplay for The Beatles' film Yellow Submarine.
Link: Telegraph

Roberto Sanchez

January 4, 2010: Roberto Sanchez, 64, popular Argentine singer known as Sandro or El Gitano. He was said to be the first Latino artist to sell-out Madison Square Garden in New York.
Link: CNN

Arnold Stang

December 20, 2009: Arnold Stang, 91, US actor who provided the voice for the title character in the cartoon series Top Cat. He also appeared in the films The Man with the Golden Arm and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad,World.
Link: Examiner

Vyacheslav Tikhonov

December 4, 2009: Vyacheslav Tikhonov, 81, renowned Russian film actor.

Richard Todd

December 3, 2009: Richard Todd, 90, Irish-British stage and screen actor born Richard Andrew Palethorpe-Todd, best known as star of The Dam Busters.
Links: Wikipedia

Soupy Sales

October 22, 2009: Soupy Sales, 83, US slapstick comedian, born Milton Supman. On his eponymous television show he specialised in cream-pie fights with celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Mickey Rooney, Sammy Davis Jr and Burt Lancaster. He continued to work in TV and films until 2005.
Links: LA Times

Mercedes Sosa

October 4, 2009: Mercedes Sosa, 74, Argentine singer known as the "voice of Latin America". A Goodwill Ambassador for Unicef, she was the winner of several Latin Grammys.
Links: CNN

William Safire

September 27, 2009: Wiliam Safire, 79, US conservative commentator and columnist who wrote the New York Times magazine column On Language for 30 years. He was also a speechwriter and aide to president Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal.
Links: BBC

Mary Travers

September 16, 2009: Mary Travers, 72, US singer with popular 1960s folk group Peter, Paul and Mary. Their hits included If I Had a Hammer and Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Links: NY Times

Patrick Swayze

September 15, 2009: Patrick Swayze, 57, US actor best known for the films Dirty Dancing and Ghost, and the recent TV series The Beast, of cancer.
Links: TMZ, BBC

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

August 11, 2009: Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 88, sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Edward and Robert Kennedy, champion of the disabled and founder of the Special Olympics.
Links: CNN

Budd Schulberg

August 5, 2009: Budd Schulberg, 95, US writer whose works included the screenplay for On the Waterfront and the novel What Makes Sammy Run?
Links: NY Times

Naomi Sims

August 1, 2009: Naomi Sims, 61, from breast cancer. She broke the clour barrier to become America's first black supermodel.
Links: CNN

Harry Towb

July 24, 2009: Harry Towb, 83, British actor whose most recent role was in EastEnders. He had roles in The 39 Steps, Patton, Digby the Biggest Dog in the World, Carry On at Your Convenience and The Most Fertile Man In Ireland.
Links: BBC

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