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Dee Dee Warwick

October 18, 2008: Dee Dee Warwick, 63, 1960s soul singer and sister of Dionne Warwick, after a long illness. A cousin of singer Whitney Houston, she used to sing back-up vocals for Aretha Franklin before going solo.
Links: CNN

Norman Whitfield

September 16, 2008: Norman Whitfield, 67, US Motown songwriter whose hits included I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Papa Was a Rolling Stone and War.
Links: CNN

Richard Wright

September 16, 2008: Richard Wright, 65, keyboardist and founding member of British band Pink Floyd, of cancer.
Links: MTV

Jerry Wexler

August 15 2008: Jerry Wexler, 91, US music producer who coined the term "rhthym and blues" and helped make stars of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, Percy Sledge and Ray Charles.
Links: CNN

Al Wilson

April 21, 2008: Al Wilson, 68, US singer best known for the hit Show and Tell, of kidney failure.
Links: CNN

Richard Widmark

March 24, 2008: Richard Widmark, 93, US screen actor who starred in Kiss of Death, Two Rode Together, Madigan, How the West Was Won, Death of a Gunfighter and Murder on the Orient Express.
Links: CNN

Brian Wilde

March 20, 2008: Brian Wilde, 86, British actor best known for his roles in the television comedies Porridge and Last of the Summer Wine.
Links: Guardian

Porter Wagoner

October 28, 2007: Porter Wagoner, 80, American country singer, of lung cancer. He was a star of the Grand Ole Opry and a Grammy award winner who had hits with Last Thing on My Mind and Please Don't Stop Loving Me.
Links: NY Times

Jane Wyman

September 10, 2007: Jane Wyman, 93, American actress and first wife of Ronald Reagan, who went on to become US President. She won and Oscar for her role in Johnny Belinda and gained a new generation of fans through the TV series Falcon Crest.
Links: CNN

Tony Wilson

August 10, 2007: Tony Wilson, 57, British music mogul, of cancer. A former broadcaster, he owned Manchester's popular Hacienda nightclub and was one of the co-founders of Factory Records, which produced bands such as Happy Mondays, Joy Division and New Order in the 1980s.
Links: AOL, NME.

Kurt Waldheim

June 14, 2007: Kurt Waldheim, 88, former United Nations Secretary General and Austrian president. Waldheim's reputation was tarnished when it was revealed that he had hidden his involvement with a Nazi military unit in the Balkans during World War II.
Links: New York Times

Bob Woolmer

March 18, 2007: Bob Woolmer, 58, former England test cricketer and coach of the Pakistan team. Woolmer, who played for England from 1975 to 1981, coached South Africa between 1994 and 1999.
Links: ABC; BBC

Angela Webber

March 10, 2007: Angela Webber, 52, Australian writer and comedian, of cancer. Her most recent work was the televisions series, Mortified. She also wrote for Hi-5 and developed the TV series Blue Water High.
Links: ABC

Ian Wooldridge

March 5, 2007: Ian Wooldridge, 75, British sport journalist regarded as a master of his profession.
Links: The Guardian; Daily Mail

Sydney Wooderson

December 21, 2006: Sydney Wooderson, 92, British athlete who broke many world running records - inlcuding the mile record in 1938 - but missed out on Olympic gold due to injury.
Links: The Guardian. Wikipedia.

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