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Michael Jackson

August 30, 2007: Michael Jackson, 65, British journalist, writer and broadcaster known as "the beer hunter", from Parkinson's disease. A champion of "real ale", his World Guide to Beer was first published in 1977.
Links: Guardian; NY Times

Lady Bird Johnson

July 11, 2006: Lady Bird Johnson, 94, widow of former US president Lyndon Baines Johnson, born Claudia Alta Taylor. She not only supported her husband's political ambitions, but built up a media empire in Texas.
Links: CNN

Luther Ingram

March 19, 2007: Luther Ingram, 69, US singer who had a hit with If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want to Be Right). He also co-wrote Respect Yourself, which was a hit for the Staples Sisters.
Links: CNN

Richard Jeni

March 10, 2007: Richard Jeni, 45, US standup comedian and actor, apparently by suicide. Jeni was in the film The Mask made appearances on the Tonight Show and the sitcoms Everybody Hates Chris and Married: With Children.
Links: CNN

John Inman

March 8, 2007: John Inman, 71, British actor who famously played Mr Humphries in 1970s British sitcom Are You Being Served?. He was also a popular stage pantomime dame.
Links: ShowBritz; BBC

Elizabeth Jolley

February 13, 2007: Elizabeth Jolley, 83, British-born Australian author of 14 novels and four short-story collections.
Links: Adelaide Now; ABC

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