Robin Williams

August 11, 2014: Robin Williams, 63, American comic and actor, of suspected suicide. He rose to fame in the sitcom Mork and Mindy and became a star of popular films, including Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets' Society, Mrs Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting.
Link: BBC; Wikipedia

Johnny Winter

July 16, 2014: Johnny Winter, 70, US blues guitarist. As well as his own albums in the 1960s and 70s, Winter produced three Grammy Award-winning albums by Muddy Waters.
Link: Wikipedia

Bobby Womack

June 27, 2014: Robert Dwayne "Boby" Womack, 70, US rock'n'roll artist. His hits included It's All Over Now, which was the first No.1 for the Rolling Stones, Lookin' For a Love, That's The Way I Feel About Cha, Harry Hippie, and If You Think You're Lonely Now.
Link: Wikipedia

Eli Wallach

June 24, 20-14: Eli Wallach, 98, American film and television actor who starred in Baby Doll, The Magnificent Seven, The Godfather Part III and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. He played villain Mr Freeze in the 1960s Batman TV series – and received more fan mail for that than for his films.
Link: Wikipedia

Clarissa Dickson Wright

March 15, 2014: Clarissa Dickson Wright, 66, British TV cook of Two Fat Ladies fame. A barister by profession, she teamed up with the late Jennifer Paterson in the late 1990s for three series of the much-loved show.
Link: BBC

Marcia Wallace

October 25, 2013: Marcia Wallace, 70, US comic actress best known as the voice of teacher Edna Krabappel in The Simpsons, and for playing Carol in The Bob Newhart Show.
Link: Wikipedia.

Mike Winters

August ??, 2013: Mike Winters, 82, British comedian and musician, born Michael Weinstein, who formed a double act with his brother Bernie.
Link: Daily Mail

Alan Whicker

July 12, 2013: Alan Whicker, 87, British journalist and broadcaster best known for his Whicker's World documentary series, and for being sent up in the Monty Python's Flying Circus "Whicker Island" sketch.
Link: Wikipedia

Esther Williams

June 6, 2013: Esther Williams, 91, US actress and swimmer who incorporated underwater ballets into her films. She starred in Bathing Beauty, Neptune's Daughter, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, and even a cartoon with Tom and Jerry, Dangerous When Wet.
Link: Washington Post

Jonathan Winters

April 12, 2013: Jonathan Winters, 87, US comedian and actor who inspired comics including Steve Martin and Robin Williams.
Link: Reuters

Michael Winner

January 21, 2013: Michael Winner, 77, British filmmaker who directed Death Wish, The Jokers and A Chorus of Disapproval, and later became a restaurant critic.
Link: Guardian

Andy Williams

September 25, 2012: Andy Williams, 84, US crooner and television host whose most famous song was Moon River. The Andy Williams Show ran on US television from 1962 to 1971, and featured acts ranging from Judy Garland to Elton John.
Link: NY Times

Chris Wedes

July 22, 2012: Chris Wedes (JP Patches), 84, Emmy award-winning US television performer. Patches the clown was a staple on TV in Seattle for decades.
Links: Seattle Times

Simon Ward

July 20, 2012: Simon Ward, 70, British stage and screen actor. He starred in the films Young Winston, All Creatures Great and Small, and The Three Muskateers, and, more recently, in the TV series The Tudors. He also starred in a touring version of the Alan Bennett play, The Madness of George III.
Link: BBC

Kitty Wells

July 16, 2012: Kitty Wells, 92, American country music pioneer, born Ellen Muriel Deason, whose career took off with the 1952 hit It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels.
Link: ABC

Bob Welch

June 7, 2012: Bob Welch, 66, musician and former guitarist US band Fleetwood Mac. He had solo hits with Ebony Eyes and Sentimental Lady.
Link: Wikipedia

Doc Watson

May 29, 2012: Arthel "Doc" Watson, 89, blind US singer and guitarist who popularised the "flatpicking" style.
Link: LA Times

Digby Wolfe

May 3, 2012: Digby Wolfe, 82, British-born Australian comedy writer and actor who co-created and wrote for Rowan and Martin's Laugh In and hosted the Australian version of This Is Your Life.
Link: Canberra Times

Mike Wallace

April 7, 2012: Mike Wallace, 93, US television journalist who was a 40-year veteranof the CBS current affairs powerhouse 60 Minutes. He interviewed every American president since John F. Kennedy, except George W Bush.
Link: Guardian

Garry Walberg

March 27, 2012: Garry Walberg, 90, US character actor best known for playing the homicide detective in the TV series Quincy ME. He also appeared in the first episode of cult classic The Twilight Zone.
Link: Wikipedia

Jocky Wilson

March 24, 2012: John Thomas "Jocky" Wilson, 62, British darts champion.
Link: Wikipedia

Margaret Whitlam

March 17, 2012: Margaret Whitlam, 92, Australian "living treasure", social-justice campaigner, arts patron, journalist, champion swimmer and former First Lady. She married Gough Whitlam in 1942 and was appointed an officer of the Order of Australia in 1983.
Link: Courier-Mail

James Whitaker

February 15, 2012: James Whitaker, 71, British journalist known as the doyen of royal reporters.
Link: Guardian

Ronnie Wolfe

December 18, 2011: Ronnie Wolfe, 89, British writer best known for creating, with Ronald Chester, the sitcoms On the Buses and The Rag Trade.
Link: Guardian

Nicol Williamson

December 16, 2011: Nicol Williamson, 75, British stage and screen actor whose roles included Hamlet, Sherlock Holmes, Merlin and Little John.
Link: LA Times

Tom Wicker

November 25, 2011: Tom Wicker, 85, US journalist with the New York Times who came to prominence for his coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Link: Wikipedia

Sarah Watt

November 4, 2011: Sarah Watt, 53, Australian filmmaker who directed Look Both Ways and My Year Without Sex, of cancer. She was married to actor William McInnes.
Link: ABC

Keith Williams

October 19, 2011: Keith Williams, 82, Australian property developer whose tourism projects included Sea World on the Gold Coast and resorts at Hamilton Island and Port Hinchinbrook.
Link: Courier-Mail

Dan Wheldon

October 16, 2011: Dan Wheldon, 33, British-born US Indycar champion, killed in a track accident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Link: Wikipedia.

Roger Williams

October 8, 2011: Roger Williams, 87, virtuoso US pianist.
Link: Sun-Times

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