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Margaret Truman

January 29, 2008: Margaret Truman Daniel, 83, mystery writer and entertainer who was the daughter of US President Harry S. Truman.
Links: CNN

Suharto

January 27, 2008: Sunharto, 86, former president of Indonesia.
Links: NY Times

Kevin Stoney

January 26, 2008: Kevin Stoney, 82, British character actor who appeared on stage, in films and on TV series including I, Claudius, The Prisoner, The Bill and Doctor Who.
Links: The Guardian

John Stewart

December 19, 2008: John Stewart, 68, US singer-songrwiter with the 1960s Americana act Kingston Trio. He also wrote the Monkees' hit Daydream Believer.
Links: CNN

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

GP Sippy

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

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

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

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

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.

Andrea Stretton

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

Hank Thompson

November 6, 2007: Hank Thompson, 82, US country music star. He had 60 top 40 hits, many of them novelty songs like Whoa Sailor and Six Pack to Go. His biggest hit was 1952's The Wild Side of Life.
Links: Dallas News

Paul W. Tibbets Jr

November 1, 2007: Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets Jr, 92, US pilot who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshia, Japan, hastening the end of World War II. His plane, Enola Gay, was named after his mother.
Links: NY Times

Brian Tait

October 17, 2007: Brian Tait, 80, Australian entertainer who performed on television and stage. He was a fixture on the screens of Brisbane's Channel 7 from 1959 to the mid-'70s, and was the first Queenslander to win a Logie Award.
Links: Showbritz

Steve J. Spears

October 16, 2007: Steve J. Spears, 56, Australian actor, singer and playwright of cancer. Spears had a huge international hit with his play The Elocution of Benjamin Franklin.
Links: SMH

Werner von Trapp

October 11, 2007: Werner von Trapp, 91, Austrian-American musician who was member of the family made famous by the musical Sound of Music.
Links: BBC

Ned Sherrin

October 1, 2007: Ned Sherrin, 76, UK actor, broadcaster and writer who created the 1960s satirical TV program That Was The Week That Was.
Links: Independent

Lenore Tawney

September 24, 2007: Lenore Tawney, 100, US pioneer in the art of weaving. She helped create the genre of fibre art.
Links: NY Times

Labah Sosseh

September 20, 2007: Labah Sosseh, 64, Senegal-born West African jazz and salsa star, and father of 27 children.
Links: Australian

Brett Somers

September 15, 2007: Brett Somers, 83, US entertainer best remembered for her appearances on the high-rating 1970s TV show Match Game. She was married for many years to The Odd Couple and Quincy star Jack Klugman.
Links: CNN

Robert Symonds

August 23, 2007: Robert Symonds, 80, US stage and screen actor whose credits included TV shows Dynasty, Quincy ME, ER and MASH and the films Catch Me If You Can and The Exorcist.
Links: Playbill

Tom Synder

July 29, 2007: Tom Synder, 71, US talk show host whose programs included Tomorrow and The Late Late Show. His guests included John Lennon, Charles Manson and Johnny Rotten.
Links: CNN

Michel Serrault

July 29, 2007: Michel Serrault, 79, French stage and screen actor best known for his role as a transvestite in the comedy film La Cage aux Folles.
Links: CNN

Zahir Shah

July 22, 2007: Zahir Shah, 92, former king of Afghanistan who was deposed in 1973 but returned after the fall of the Taleban.
Links: BBC

Beverly Sills

July 2, 2007: Beverly Sills, 78, US opera star born Belle Miriam Silverman, whose late-in-life debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera in 1975 received a 20-minute standing ovation. The popular soprano later sang at most of the world's great opera houses and, in 1994, became chairwoman of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Links: Newsday; Time

Joel Siegel

June 29, 2007: Joel Siegel, 63, long-time film critic for the US ABC network's Good Morning America, of colon cancer.
Links: NY Times; ABC

Justine Saunders

April 15, 2007: Justine Saunders, 54, indigenous Australian actor, of cancer. She starred in the films The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith and The Fringe Dwellers and TV series Number 96, Farscape, Blue Heelers and Prisoner, and helped set up the Aboriginal National Theatre Trust.
Links: news.com.au

Henri Troyat

March 2, 2007: Henri Troyat, 95, Russian born of Armenian descent, he settled in France, where he became the author of more than 100 works of fiction, history and biography.
Links: BBC

Billy Thorpe

February 28, 2007: Billy Thorpe, 60, British-born Australian rock'n'roll pioneer who, with his band the Aztecs, had hits including Most People I Know (Think That I'm Crazy).
Links: ABC; thorpie.com

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