John Bentley

August 13, 2009: John Bentley,, 92, British stage and screen actor best known for his roles in B-flims and as Hugh Mortimer in the TV soap Crossroads.
Links: Guardian

Rashied Ali

August 12, 2009: Rashied Ali, 76, avante garde US drummer, born Robert Patterson, best known for playing with John Coltrane.
Links: Newsday

Corazon Aquino

July 31, 2009: Corazon Aquino, 76, former President of Philippines who led a "people power" revolution that replaced dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Links: BBC

Henry Allingham

July 18, 2009: Henry Allingham, 113, the world's oldest man and one of the last surviving British World War I veterans. He jokingly described the secret to longevity as "cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women".
Links: BBC

Gordon Burn

July 17, 2009: Gordon Burn, 61, British journalist and novelist, of cancer. His work focused on celebrity and crime, and he often reimagined true stories.
Links: Guardian

Jo Amar

June 29, 2009: Jo Amar, 79, Moroccan-born Jewish tenor who recorded 20 albums and was an in-demand live performer who spent much of his career in the US.
Links: NY Times

Bob Bogle

June 14, 2009: Bob Bogle, 75, lead guitarist with 150s band The Ventures, who had hits with Walk - Don't Run and Hawaii Five-O.
Links: CNN

Wayne Allwine

May 18, 2009: Wayne Allwine, 62, American actor and sound editor, of complications from diabetes. He was the voice of Mickey Mouse in the films Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Mickey's Christmas Carol, and at Disney theme parks. Allwine was only the third actor to voice Mickey, after Walt Disney and Jimmy MacDonald.
Links: BBC

Bea Arthur

April 25, 2009: Bea Arthur, 86, US stage and screen actress best known for her roles in the TV sitcoms Maude and The Golden Girls. Born Bernice Frankel, she won Emmy awards for both series, and she won a Tony award for her supporting role in the Broadway production of Mame.
Links: LA Times

Ron Brady

April 22, 2009: Ron Brady, 74, first newsreader for ABC Television in Queensland, Australia, of cancer.
Links: 612ABC

JG Ballard

April 19, 2009: JG Ballard, 78, British author whose novels included Crash and Empire of the Sun. Born in Shanghai, he spent his childhood in a Japanese prisoner of war camp, and drew on that experience for Empire, which was filmed by Steven Speilberg.
Links: BBC; Guardian

David Lance Arneson

April 7, 2009: David Lance Arneson, 61, co-creator of the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons, of cancer.
Links: CNN

Tom Braden

April 3, 2009: Tom Braden, 91, US political journalist who launched the CNN program Crossfire, which pitted his liberal views against those of a conservative commentator. He also wrote the memoir Eight Is Enough, which was turned into a TV sitcom.
Links: CNN

Ali Bongo

March 8, 2009: Ali Bongo, 79, British magician. The inspiration for the title character in the TV series Jonathan Ceek, Bongo (born William Wallace in India) was a popular stage performer, the magical advisor for the Paul Daniels Show, a mentor to David Nixon and David Copperfield, and president of the Magic Circle.
Links: Guardian

Estelle Bennett

February 11, 2009: Estelle Bennett, 67, singer with US 1960s girl group The Ronettes. The group, Estelle, her sister Ronnie and their cousin Nedra Talley, helped pioneer producer Phil Spector's famed "wall of sound". Their hits included Walkin' in the Rain, Baby I Love You and Be My Baby.
Links: BBC

Billy Powell

January 29, 2009: Billy Powell, 56, keyboard player with US band Lynrd Skynyrd, of a heart attack. Powell survived the 1977 plane crash that killed lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, vocalist Cassie Gaines, a roadie, the pilot and co-pilot. The band's biggest hit was Sweet Home Alabama.
Links: CNN

Mehmet Aygün

January ?, 2009: Mahmut Aygun, 87, Berlin-based Turk who created the doner kebab, by putting meat inside pitta bread.
Links: Daily Telegraph

Clint Ballard Jr

December 23, 2008: Clint Ballard Jr, 77, US writer of songs including the Linda Ronstadt hit You're No Good and The Game of Love for Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders.
Links: NY Times

Martha von Bulow

December 6, 2008: Martha "Sunny" von Bulow, 76, after 23 years in a coma. The heiress's husband was acquitted on appeal of trying to murder her. Their story was made into a 1990 film starring Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons.
Links: Times

Forest Ackerman

December 4, 2008: Forest Ackerman, 92, pioneering US horror film collector, actor, writer and editor who is credited with coining the term "sci-fi". He edited the fanzine Famous Monsters and he was once the literary agent for Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov and L. Ron Hubbard.
Links: Time

Mr Blackwell

October 19, 2008: Mr Blackwell, 86, US fashion designer, born Richard Selzer, who compiled an acerbic annual "worst dressed" list. A former actor and model, he had only limited success as a designer, but his list - which he compiled for 48 years - always made headlines.
Links: LA Times

Irina Baronova

June 28, 2008: Irina Baronova, 89, Russian-born ballet star who first rose to fame as one of the "baby ballerinas" discovered by George Balanchine. She starred in the 1931 Paris production of the Offenbach operetta Orpheus in the Underworld at just 12, and later toured with the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo and the (American) Dance Theater before retiring at 27. The mother of actress Victoria Tennant, she died at her home in Byron Bay, Australia.

Bob Anderson

June 6, 2008: Bob Anderson, 75, US actor who played the young George Bailey in Frank Capra's 1946 classic It's a Wonderful Life. He later worked as an assistant director and production manager for films and television shows.
Links: CNN

Eddy Arnold

May 8, 2008: Eddy Arnold, 89, US musician whose "crossover" country-pop style paved the way to chart success for modern country music stars. His hits included Make the World Go Away, Cattle Call, I Want To Go With You, Turn The World Around and Lonely Again.
Links: CNN

Pamela Bone

April 26, 2008: Pamela Bone, 68, Australian journalist and author, of cancer. A writer for The Age and The Australian, Bone also wrote the books Up We Grew: Stories of Australian Childhood and Bad Hair Days, about her terminal illness.
Links: The Australian

Neil Aspinall

March 24, 2008: Neil Aspinall, 66, business partner, friend and confidant of the Beatles, of cancer. He stepped down as head of Apple Corps last year.
Links: Forbes

Ola Brunkert

March 16, 2008: Ola Brunkert, 61, Swedish session drummer who worked with supergroup Abba. His throat was cut by glass when he accidentally walked through a glass door.
Links: Telegraph

Steve Andrews

March 10, 2008: Steve Andrews, 38, Australian radio announcer, in car accident on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. He hosted the weekend nights program on 4BC in Brisbane for many years and was voice-over man for Brisbane TV station Channel 9.
Links: Brisbane Times

Carol Barnes

March 8, 2008: Carol Barnes, 63, British newsreader, from a stroke. For 20 years she was the face of ITV News.
Links: Daily Mail

William F. Buckley

February 27, 2008: William F. Buckley, 82, conservative US writer.
Links: Washington Post

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