Kenny Ireland

July 31, 2014: Kenny Ireland, 68, Scottish stage and screen actor most recently known for his part in the British sitcom Benidorm. He spent 10 years as artistic director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.
Link: Independent

Russell Johnson

January 16, 2014: Russell Johnson, 89, US actor best known as The Professor (who was almost never referred to by the character's real name, Roy Hinckley) in the 1960s sitcom Gilligan's Island.
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

Penne Hackforth-Jones

May 18, 2013: Penne Hackforth-Jones, 64, Australian actress who starred in TV series and films ranging from Bellbird, Riptide and Mother and Son to Muriel's Wedding.
Link: MSH

George Jones

April 26, 2013: George Jones, 82, US country singer whose hits included Golden Ring, We're Gonna Hold On, and She Thinks I Still care. He was, perhaps, better known for his hard drinking - he once rode a lawnmower 12 miles to get to a liquor store - and his marriage to country superstar Tammy Wynette.
Link: Sabotage Times

Derek Jameson

September 12, 2012: Derek Jameson, 82, British tabloid journalist who was born into poverty but went on to edit three national newspapers and hosted a popular breakfast show on BBC Radio 2.
Link: Guardian

Caroline John

June 5, 2012: Caroline John, 72, British stage and actress who played companion LIz Shaw alongside Jon Pertwee's third Doctor in the long-running science-fiction TV series Doctor Who. She also performed in Midsomer Murders and Silent Witness, and on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Link: BBC

Kathryn Joosten

June 2, 2012: Kathryn Joosten, 72, US actress best known for her role as the meddling neighbour in Desperate Housewives. The former nurse also appeared on Scrubs, The West Wing and General Hospital.
Links: HuffPo

Davy Jones

February 29, 2012: Davy Jones, 66, British singer and actor, of a heart attack. After appearing in Coronation Street and Z Cars, and training briefly as a jockey, he gained global fame as lead singer of the "pre-fab four" The Monkees, a US pop group created for a television show. Their hits included Last Train to Clarksville, I'm a Believer and Daydream Believer.
Link: BBC

Etta James

January 20, 2012: Etta James, 73, US R&B and blues singer whose hits included At Last, I'd Rather Go Blind and Tell Mama.
Link: USA Today

Steve Jobs

October 5, 2011: Steve Jobs, 56, US entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Computers. Jobs was a visionary who first built and then revitalised his own company and revolutionised personal technology with such products as the Macintosh computer, iPod, iPhone and iPad, and had a hand in the success of the Pixar animation company.
Link: CNN

Bert Jansch

October 5, 2011: Bert Jansch, 67, Scottish folk musician, of cancer. Known for his distinctive guitar playing, he had a long and successful career both as a solo artist and with the band Pentangle.
Link: BBC

Johnny James

September 19, 2011: Johnny James, former Brisbane, Australia radio announcer with stations 4BC and 4BH.
Link: Jocks Journal

David Jull

September 13, 2011: David Jull, 66, Australian politician and former radio and TV presenter, newsreader and executive.
Link: Wikipedia

Terry Jenner

May 25, 2011: Terry Jenner, 66, Australian test cricketer and commentator who was a mentor to spin bowler Shane Warne.
Link: BBC

Charles Jarrott

March 4, 2011: Charles Jarrott, 83, British film and television director of Anne of a Thousand Days fame.
Link: CBS

Brian Jacques

February 5, 2011: Brian Jacques, 71 British children's author best known for his 21-book Redwall series.
Link: Wikipedia

Harvey James

January 15, 2011: Harvey James, 58, musician with popular 1970s Australian band Sherbet, of cancer. He also played with bands Ariel and Mississippi.
Link: Australian

Lionel Jeffries

February 18, 2010: Lionel Jeffries, 83, British actor whose films included St Trinian's. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Trials of Oscar Wilde and The Nun's Story. He appeared in the TV series Woof!, Inspector Morse and Tom, Dick and Harriet, and directed films including The Railway Children, Wombling Free and The Water Babies.
Link: Herald Scotland

Jennifer Jones

December 17, 2009: Jennifer Jones, 90, US actress born Phylis Lee Isley, who starred in films including The Song of Bernadette, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing and Farewell to Arms.
Link: CNN

Michael Jackson

June 25, 2009: Michael Jackson, 50, US singer dubbed the King of Pop. He was rushed to hospital with a suspected heart attack and could not be revived. Jackson had a string of hits with the Jackson 5 in the 1970s before launching a spectacular solo career, relaeasing many multimillion-selling albums including Thriller and Bad.
Links: TMZ; CNN

Maurice Jarre

March 9, 2008: Maurice Jarre, 84, Oscar-winning composer whose film scores included Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago.
Links: CNN

Lux Interior

February 5, 2009: Lux Interior, 62, frontman with US punk band The Cramps, from a heart condition. Born Erick Lee Purkhiser, he formed the group in 1973 with his wife Poison Ivy, and took his stage name from a phrase in a car brochure.
Links: BBC

Van Johnson

December 12, 2008: Van Johnson, 92, US movie star whose films included The Caine Mutiny, Battleground, A Guy Named Joe and Brigadoon.
Links: Washington Post

Charles Joffe

July 9, 2008: Charles Joffe, 78, US producer who worked alongside Jack Rollins and director Woody Allen, and won an Oscar for Annie Hall.
Links: CNN

Ollie Johnston

April 14, 2008: Ollie Johnston, 95, US animator who was the last of Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men" who helped create the studio's classic films, including Bambi, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Aristocats.
Links: CNN

Clem Jones

December 15, 2007: Clem Jones, 89, visionary long-serving lord mayor of Brisbane, Australia. Jones was also in charge of rebuilding Darwin in 1975 in the wake of Cyclone Tracy.
Links: Courier-Mail; ABC

John Ilhan

October 23, 2007: John Ilhan, 42, Australian Turkish businessman who became a multi-millionaire building the Crazy John's mobile phone retail chain. He died suddenly, while walking, of a suspected heart attack. The Times

Milan Jelic

September 30, 2007: Milan Jelic, 51, president of Bosnia's Serb Republic, of a heart attack.
Links: MSNBC

Robert Jordan

September 16, 2007: Robert Jordan, 58, US author of the Wheel of Time fantasy series, of a rare blood disease.
Links: CNN

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