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Robert Whitaker

September 20, 2011: Robert Whitaker, 71, British photographer best known for his pictures of the Beatles,but who also shot fashion spreads and covered the Vietnam War.
Link: Telegraph

Andy Whitfield

September 11, 2011: Andy Whitfield, 39, Welsh-born Australian actor, of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He starred in the New Zealand-made US series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, as well as Australian shows All Saints, The Strip, Packed to the Rafters and McLeod's Daughters.
Link: Wikipedia

Nancy Wake

August 7, 2011: Nancy Wake, 98, Australia's most decorated war heroine, who worked with the French Resistance during World War II,when she was known as the "White Mouse". For her work in sheltering Jews and resisting the Nazis she received the French Legion d'Honneur, Britain's George Medal and the US Medal of Freedom.
Link: ABC

Amy Winehouse

July 23, 2011: Amy Winehouse, 27, troubled British singer, best known for her single Rehab, her acclaimed albums Frank and Back to Black and her substance abuse battles.
Links: BBC; Wikipedia

Googie Withers

July 15, 2011: Georgette Lizette "Googie" Withers, 94, Indian-born British actress, who lived much of her life in Australia with her husband John McCallum.
Link: Wikipedia; ABC

Samuel Wanjiru

May 15, 2001: Samuel Wanjiru, 24, Kenyan Olympic champion athlete, in a fall from a balcony.
Link: Daily Mail

John Walker

May 7, 2011: John Walker, 67, US musician born John Maus who was a member of the band The Walker Brothers.
Link: Wikipedia

Dana Wynter

May 5, 2011: Dana Wynter , 79, German-British stage and screen actress, born Dagmar Winter, whose films included the original 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Link: Wikipedia

Lanford Wilson

March 23, 2011: Lanford Wilson, 75, US playwright whose works included Burn This and Talley's Folly.
Link: BBC

Max Wilk

February 19, 2011: Max Wilk, 90, US author who wrote books about great musicals; the novelisation of the animated film Yellow Submarine; and Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River, which became a film starring Jerry Lewis.
Link: Wikipedia

Susannah York

January 15, 2011: Susannah York, 72, British stage and screen ctress of They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Superman and Cactus Flower fame.
Link: WIkipedia

Margaret Whiting

January 10, 2011: Margaret Whiting, 86, US pop and country singer who rose to fame in the 1940s and 1950s. Her hits included That Old Black Magis, A Tree in the Meadow and Baby, It's Cold Outside.
Link: Wikipedia

Bernie Wilson

December 26, 2010: Bernie Wilson, 64, US baritone withR&B group Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. Their biggest hit was 1972's If You Don't Know Me by Now.
Link: Billboard

Tom Walkinshaw

December 12, 2010: Tom Walkinshaw, 64, Scottish motor racing and rugby star who was also credited with discovering the band Simple Minds.
Link: Wikipedia

James Wall

October 29, 2010 James Wall, 92, African American stage and screen actor best known for his role as Mr Baxter in children's TV series Captain Kangaroo. He was also a longtime stage manager with CBS.
Link: CBS

Norman Wisdom

October 4, 2010: Norman Wisdom, 95, British comedian who made a string of successful films in the 1950s and 60s, including A Stitch In Time and Trouble In Store.
Link: BBC

George David Weiss

August 23, 2010: George David Weiss, 89, US songwriter whose hits included What a Wonderful World, The Lion Sleeps Tonight and Can't Help Falling In Love.
Link: BBC

Robert Wilson

August 15, 2010: Robert Wilson, 53, bassist with US funk group The Gap Band. Their hits included Oops Up Side Your Head, Big Fun and Party Lights.
Link: BBC

David Warren

July 19, 2010: David Warren, 85, Australian-born inventor of the aircraft "black box" data recorder.
Link: NY Times

Adriana Xenides

June 6, 2010: Adriana Xenides, 54, Australian television hostess best remebered as the letter turner on the game show Wheel of Fortune. She had a troubled life off screen and died from complications after surgery.
Link: news.com.au

Carl Williams

April 19, 2010: Carl Williams, 39, notorious Australian gangland figure, murdered in jail by a fellow inmate.
Link: ABC

Jason Wood

February 20, 2010: Jason Wood, 38, British comedian, muscial impressionist and star of the TV show Strictly Come Dancing.
Link: Chortle

Charlie Wilson

February 10, 2010: Charlie Wilson, 76, former Texas congressman whose funding of Afghanistan's resistance to the USSR was chronicled in the Tom Hanks film Charlie Wilson's War.
Link: Houston Chronicle

Eric Woolfson

December 2, 2009: Eric Woolfson, musician with the Alan Parsons Project.

Edward Woodward

November 15, 2009: Edward Woodward, 79, British stage and screen actor who starred in the TV series Callan and the films The Wicker Man and Breaker Morant.
Links: Guardian

Paul Wendkos

November 12, 2009: Paul Wendkos , 87, US director whose films included the 1959 teen surf hit Gidget, The Legend of Lizzie Borden, A Woman Named Moses and Guns of the Magnificent Seven.
Links: ABC

Keith Waterhouse

September 4, 2009: Keith Waterhouse, 80, British novelist, playwright and journalist who worked as a columnist for the Daily Mirror and the Daily Mail. His novel Billy Liar and play Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell were known around the world. He also founded the Association for the Abolition of the Aberrant Apostrophe.
Links: Guardian

Gordon Waller

July 17, 2009: Gordon Waller, 64, Scottish-born vocalist with British duo Peter and Gordon, of cardiac disease. His hits with Peter Asher included A World Without Love and I Don't Want To See You Again.
Links: NME

James Whitmore

February 6, 2009: James Whitmore, 87, American actor who played presidents Truman and Roosevelt, and racounteur Will Rogers in popular one-man stage shows. He also appeared in the movies The Shawshank Redemption, Kiss Me Kate, Oklahoma!, The Asphalt Jungle, Tora! Tora! Tora! and Battleground, and the TV series Gunsmoke and Temperatures Rising.
Links: SF Chronicle

Nancy Bird Walton

January 13, 2009: Nancy Bird Walton, 93, pioneering Australian aviator.
Links: Age

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