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Elyse Knox

February 16, 2012: Elyse Knox, 94, US B-grade film actress whose best-known film was 1949's The Mummy's Tomb with Lon Chaney Jr.
Link: LA Times

David Kelly

February 12, 2012: David Kelly, 82, Irish actor best known for his roles in the films Waking Ned, Stardust and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and, on television, as O'Reilly the builder in Fawlty Towers and Albert the one-armed dishwasher in Robin's Nest.
Links: BBC; imdb

Kim Jong-il

December 17, 2011: Kim Jong-il, 69, North Korean leader born Yuri Irsenovich Kim. He reportedly died on a train of a heart attack. He led the nation since the death of his father Kim Il Sung in 1994.
Link: BBC; Wikipedia

Sam Loxton

December 2, 2011: Sam Loxton, 90, Australian cricketer who was a member of the famed "Invincibles" national team captained by Don Bradman.
Link: Australian

Jackie Leven

November 14, 2011: Jackie Leven, 61, Scottish singer-songwriter, of Romany descent, who performed solo and with Doll By Doll.
Link: Telegraph

Evelyn Lauder

November 12, 2011: Evelyn Lauder, 75, German-born US businesswoman who married into the famous Estee Lauder cosmetics empire, of ovarian cancer. She raised many millions for breast cancer research through the Pink Ribbon campaign.
Link: NY Times

"Killer" Karl Kox

November 10, 2011: "Killer" Karl Kox, 80, US-born star of Australian World Championship Wresting, which screened on the Nine Network in the 1960s and '70s. Born Herb Gerwig, her also performed in Japan . Link: TV Tonight; Wikipedia

Bil Keane

November 8, 2011: Bil Kean, 89, American cartoonist who created the popular Family Circus feature, which is reportedly the most syndicated strip in the world. The strip is now drawn by his son Jeff.
Link: Telegraph

Barbara Kent

October 13: Barbara Kent, 103, US actress whose career began in the silent-film era. She appeared several times opposite Harold Lloyd.
Link: LA Times

Jerry Leiber

August 22, 2011: Jerry Leiber, 78, prolific US lyricist who, with songwriting partner Mike Stoller, helped define rock'n'roll. Their hits included Hound Dog, On Broadway, Stand By Me and Smokey Joe's Cafe, which later became the title for a Broadway musical based on their songs.
Link: NY Times

Paul Lockyer

August 18, 2011: Paul Lockyer, 61, Australian television journalist who died alongside ABC cameraman John Bean and pilot Gary Ticehurst in a helicopter crash at Lake Eyre in central Australia.
Link: Australian

Shammi Kapoor

August 14, 2011: Shammi Kapoor, 79, Bollywood actor who ruled Indian cinema screens in the 1950s and 60s.
Link: Times of India

Jani Lane

August 11, 2011: Jani Lane, 47, singer-songwriter, born John Oswald, with glam rock band Warrant, who wrote several hit songs including Cherry Pie.
Link: Wikipedia

Jack Kevorkian

June 3, 2011: Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian, 83, US right-to-die activist who spent eight years in jail for assisting a suicide.
Link: Wikipedia

Miriam Karlin

June 3, 2011: Miriam Karlin, 85, British stage and screen actress born Miriam Samuels, best known for her role as the shop steward in 1960s sitcom The Rag Trade. She also appeared in the satirical Australia TV program The Mavis Bramston Show.
Link: SMH

Harmon Killebrew

May 17, 2011: Harmon Killebrew, 74, US baseballer who played with lthe Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, and Kansas City Royals.
Link: Wikipedia

Arthur Laurents

May 6, 2011: Arthur Laurents, 93, US playwright and screenwriter who wrote the "books" for the musicals West Side Story and Gypsy, as well as the films Rope and The Way We Were.
Link: BBC

Osama bin Laden

May 1, 2011: Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, 54, Saudi Arabian-born founder of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, in a US strike in Pakistan.
Link: Wikipedia

Sidney Lumet

April 9, 2011: Sidney Lumet, 86, US director whose films included 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Network and The Verdict.
Link: Wikipedia

Arnost Lustig

February 26, 2011: Arnost Lustig, 84, Czech Jewish novelist, playwright and journalist, who survived internment in several concentration camps during World War II.
Link: Wikipedia

Len Lesser

February 16, 2011: Len Lesser, 88, US character actor who played Uncle Leo in Seinfeld. He also had roles in the films Kelly's Hero and The OUtlaw Josey Wales, and appeared on sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.
Linkss: LA Times

Charlie Louvin

January 26, 2011: Charlie Louvin, 83, US country music singer-songwriter. Born Charles Elzer Loudermilk, he was a longtime performer at the Grand Old Opry.
Link: Wikipedia

Jack LaLanne

January 22, 2011: Jack LaLanne , 96, US television fitness guru.
Link: People

Don Kirshner

January 17, 2011: Don Kirshner, 76, US music publisher and producer best known for launching The Monkees and The Archies, and for his work with "Brill Building" songwriters including Carole King and Neil Sedaka,.
Link: Wikipedia

Romulus Linney

January 16, 2011: Romulus Linney, 80, US playwright of whom New York Times' critic Ben Brantley wrote "[Linney] may be our bravest living playwright". His works included The Sorrows of Frederick, True Crimes, A Lesson Before Dying and Childe Byron.
Link:

Trish Keenan

January 14, 2011: Trish Keenan, 42, British singer with electronic pop duo Broadcast, from complications of pneumonia.
Link: NY Times

Dick King-Smith

January 4, 2011: Dick King-Smith, 88, popular UK children's author, born Ronald Gordon King-Smith, who wrote The Sheep-Pig, which became the film Babe.
Link: Telegraph

Mick Karn

January 4, 2011: Mick Karn, 52, former bass player with the band Japan, of cancer.
Link: Guardian

Steve Landesberg

December 17, 2010: Steve Landesberg, 65, US actor and voice artist, of cancer. He rose to fame in the 1970s sitcom Barney Miller as the deadpan detective Dietrich.
Link: Wikipedia

Irvin Kershner

November 27, 2010: Irvin Kershner, 87, US film director who helmed Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and the independent James Bond film Never Say Never Again.
Link: LA Times

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