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Tige Andrews

January 27, 2007: Tige Andrews, 86, US actor best known for playing the commander of three hip young detectives in the 1960s-70s TV series Mod Squad. He also worked on stage and appeared in the film Mister Roberts.
Links: CNN

Art Buchwald

January 17, 2007: Art Buchwald, US humour columnist and author. His last book, Too Soon to Say Goodbye included the observation that dying was easier than finding a parking place in Washington DC.
Links: BBC; Boston Globe

Michael Brecker

January 13, 2007: Michael Brecker, 57, US saxophonist, of leukaemia. Brecker worked with a who's who of pop and jazz, including Herbie Hancock, James Taylor, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell. Performing as the Brecker Brothers with his sibling Randy, he played on Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run album.
Links: CNN

Momofuku Ando

January 5, 2007: Momofuku Ando, 96, Taiwan-born Japanese inventor of instant noodles. He built up the Nissin Foods company from scratch and became a celebrity in Japan while his creation became a global phenomenon.
Links: Nissan Foods; BBC

James Brown

December 25, 2006: James Brown, 73, US singer known as "the Godfather of Soul", and a great influence on the popular music of the late 20th Century. His hits included (Get Up I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine, I Got You (I Feel Good) and Say It Out Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud.
Links: CNN; BBC.

Carl Blaze

December 23, 2006: Carl Blaze, 30, American DJ, born Carlos Rivera. The announcer with New York station Power 105 died of gunshot wounds after arguing with muggers in The Bronx on December 7.
Links: NY Daily News; Power 105

Joseph Barbera

December 18, 2006: Joseph Barbera, 95, US animator, director and producer who, with partner William Hanna, was responsible for cartoon classics including Tom and Jerry, The Flinstones, The Jetsons, Wacky Races and Scooby-Doo.
Links: BBC; Wikipedia

Peter Boyle

December 12, 2006: Peter Boyle, 71, US actor who starred in Taxi Driver, The Candidate, Young Frankenstein and, most famously, as Frank Barone in television's Everybody Loves Raymond.
Links: New York Times; Wikipedia

Fernando Alvarez

December 2, 2006: Fernando Alvarez, Spanish-born pioneer of equine theatre in Australia, of cancer.

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