John Fortune

December 31, 2013: John Fortune, 74, British satirist and comedian best known for his collaborations with John Bird and Rory Bremner.
Link: Telegraph

Farooq Sheikh

December 27, 2013: Farooq Sheikh, 65, Indian actor and star of Bollywood films.
Link: National

Ronnie Biggs

December 18, 2013: Ronnie Biggs, 84, British criminal known for the "Great Train Robbery", his escape from prison and life on the run, mainly in Brazil.
Link: Wikipedia

Joan Fontaine

December 14, 2013: Joan Fontaine, 96, British-American actress best known for the Hitchcock films Rebecca and Suspicion and for her long-running feud with her sister Olivia de Haviland.

Peter O'Toole

December 15, 2913: Peter O'Toole, 81, stage and screen actor best known for playing the title role in David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia.

Nelson Mandela

December 5, 2013: Nelson Mandela: South African president, and former opposition leader who helped bring down a racist regime in south Africa.
Link: BBC

Ahmed Fouad Negm

December 3, 2013: Ahmed Fouad Negm, 84, Egyptian poet who wrote in vernacular Arabic and was hailed as the hero of the underclass.
Link: NY Times

Lewis Collins

November 27, 2013: Lewis Collins, 67, British actor, of cancer. He was best know for playing Bodie in The Professionals, a cult drama series about a fictional crime fighting unit called CI5.
Link: BBC

Ray Gosling

November 19, 2013: Ray Gosling, 74, British journalist, radio and television broadcaster and gay-rights activist.
Link: Guardian

Doris Lessing

November 17, 2013: Doris Lessing, 94, Iran-born, Zimbabwe-raised, British writer. The Nobel prize-winner's novels included The Golden Notebook and The Grass is Singing.
Link: Guardian

John Tavener

November 12, 2013: Sir John Tavener, 69, British composer whose music was informed by his Russian Orthodox Christian faith. He was a direct descendant of the 16th century composer John Taverner.
Link: Guardian

Lou Reed

October 27, 2013: Lou Reed, 71, US rock musician. He enjoyed success with The Velvet Underground and as a solo performer, most notably with Walk on the Wildside.
Link: Wikipedia

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.

Hal Needham

October 25, 2103: Hal Needham, 82, US film stuntman who went from being Burt Reynolds' double to the director of action comedies such as Cannonball Run, Hooper and Smokey and the Bandit.
Link: Hollywood Reporter

Manna Dey

October 23, 2013: Manna Dey, 94, popular Indian singer. Born Prabodh Chandra Dey, he performed songs in Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi and Bhojpuri.
Link: Gulf News

Zubaida Khanum

October 19, 2013: Zubaida Khanum, 78, Pakistani singer and film actress.
Link: BBC

Felix Dennis

October 17, 2013: Felix Dennis, 52, Jamaican-British comedian and actor, of cancer. He appeared in The Real McCoy, The Fast Show, Absolutely Fabulous and Citizen Khan. He also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Link: BBC

Lou Scheimer

October 17, 2103: Lou Scheimer, 84, US television producer whose Filmation studios created the Archie and Star Trek series and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
Link: NY Times

Ed Lauter

October 16, 2013: Edward Lauter, 74 US comedian and actor, best known for the Hitchcock film Family Plot and appearances in the films Seabiscuit and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and the TV series Kojak, The A Team, Booker, Space, The -Files, Star Trek: The Next Generation and ER.
Link: Wikipedia

Scott Carpenter

October 10, 2013: Scott Carpenter, 88, US astronaut who was the second American to orbit the Earth, and the fourth in space. He also worked on the Sealab underwater exploratory mission and became an executive at NASA.
Link: Wikipedia

Mark "Chopper" Read

October 9, 2013: Mark "Chopper" Read, 58, Australian criminal and author, of liver cancer. Read claimed to be involved in 19 murders. He was the subject of the 2000 film Chopper, starring Eric Bana.
Link: Wikipedia

Tom Clancy

October 2, 2013: Tom Clancy, 66, US author of bestselling espionage thrillers including The Hunt for Red October, The Sum of All Fears, Patriot Games, Debt of Honour, and Clear and Present Danger. His best-known character was CIA agent,and later US president, Jack Ryan.
Link: Wikipedia

Carolyn Cassady

September 20, 2013: Carolyn Cassady, 90, US artist who was associated with the so-called "Beat Generation", along with her husband Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac.
Link: Wikipedia

Joyce Jacobs

September 16, 2013: Joyce Jacobs, 91, British-born Australian actress best known as Esme Watson on the long-running television soap opera A Country Practice.
Link: Wikipedia

Ray Dolby

September 12, 2013: Ray Dolby, 80, US audio engineer who invented the almost-ubiquitous Dolby noise-reduction system. He also played a role in inventing video tape recording.
Link: WIkipedia

David Frost

September 1, 2013: Sir David Paradine Frost, 74, British broadcaster and journalist, famous for his interviews with the famous and powerful, in particular with disgraced US president Richard Nixon. Their encounter inspired the play and film Frost/Nixon. He was also a pioneer of the satire movement in the UK, and a fixture on television screens, mostly with the BBC but most recently with Al Jazeera.
Link: Wikipedia

Seamus Heaney

August 30, 2013: Seamus Heaney, 74, Nobel prize-winning Irish poet.
Link: Wikipedia

Bill Peach

August 27, 2013: Bill Peach, pioneering Australian current affairs journalist and presenter, and celebrated travel writer and tourists guide.
Link: ABC

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

Julie Harris

August 24, 2013: Julie Harris, 87, American actress who worked on stage, television and film, winning a Tony, an Emmy and a Grammy, and a nomination for an Oscar. Her movies included East of Eden, Harper, The Haunting and The Last Mrs Lincoln. On stage, she starred in I am a Camera, The Playboy of the Western World, The Glass Menagerie and A Doll's House. On TV, she starred in Knot's Landing.
Link: Wikipedia

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