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Stanley Kamel

April 8, 2008: Stanley Kamel, 65, US actor best known as the psychiatrist on the TV show Monk. He also appeared in the series Murder One, Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 90210.
Links: CNN

Sean Levert

March 30, 2008: Sean Levert, 39, American singer.
Links: MTV

Israel Lopez

March 22, 2008: Israel "Cachao" Lopez, 89, Cuban musician credited with pioneering the "mambo" sound. The Havana-born bassist and composer moved to the United States in the late 1960s.
Links: CNN

Miles Kington

January 30, 2008: Miles Kington, 66, British journalist, broadcaster and humourist, whose successes included the Let's Parler Franglais! books.
Links: Guardian

Heath Ledger

January 22, 2008: Heath Ledger, 28, Australian actor, of a drug overdose. His films included Brokeback Mountain, The Patriot, A Knight's Tale, Monster's Ball, Casanova and the upcoming Batman film The Dark Knight, in which he plays The Joker.
Links: ABC

Carl Karcher

January 11, 2008: Carl Karcher, 90, US hamburger store owner who built the Carl's Jr empire from one hot-dog stand.
Links: Newsday

Pat Kirkwood

December 25, 2007: Pat Kirkwood, 86, British star of stage musicals and pantomimes whose career was overhsadowed by rumours that she had an affair with Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
Links: NY Times

Michael Kidd

December 23, 2007: Michael Kidd, 92, US stage and screen choreographer born Milton Greenwald. He was best known for his work on the 1954 film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and he won a special Oscar in 1954.
Links: CNN

Ken Lee

December 21, 2007: Ken Lee, 75, China-born Australian businessman who built up the Bing Lee electrical appliance retail chain.
Links: ABC

Evel Knievel

November 30, 2007: Evel Knievel, 69, larger-than-life US celebrity stunt man dubbed the "world's greatest daredecil. Born Robert Craig Knievel, his exploits included a rocket-powered-motorcycle jump over Snake Canyon.
Links: CNN

Verity Lambert

November 22, 2007: Verity Lambert, 71, British television producer whose shows included Doctor Who, Minder, Quatermass, Rumpole of the Bailey, The Naked Civil Servant, Rock Follies and Jonathan Creek. The BBC's first female producer, she went on to form her own company, Cinema Verity.
Links: BBC

Ira Levin

November 12, 2007: Ira Levin, 78, US author of Rosemary's Baby, Stepford Wives and The Boys From Brazil. Most of his novels became films, and his play Deathtrap is a theatre staple.
Links: NY Times

Arthur Kornberg

October 26, 2007: Arthur Kornberg, 89, US scientist who won the Nobel prize in 1956 for synthesising DNA.
Links: IHT

Deborah Kerr

October 16, 2007: Deborah Kerr, 86, British actress who became a star in such Hollywood films as From Here to Eternity, Major Barbara, Tea and Sympathy and The King and I.
Links: NY Times

Walter Kempowski

October 5, 2007: Walter Kempowski, 78, German diarist, archivist and writer.
Links: NY Times

Madeleine L'Engle

September 6, 2007: Madeleine L'Engle, 88, American author who wrote children's fantasy fiction including the popular A Wrinkle in Time. She received a National Humanities Medal in 2004.
Links: CNN

Hilly Kristal

August 28, 2007: Hilly Kristal, 79, former owner of New York rock club CBGB where bands including Talking Heads, Blondie and The Ramones were launched.
Links: CNN

Jon Lucien

August 18, 2007: Jon Lucien, 65, US jazz singer, of respiratory failure following complications of kidney surgery.
Links: Washington Post.

Tanja Liedtke

August 17, 2007: Tanja Liedtke, 29, German-born choreographer, in a road accident. She was due to take over the artistic directorship of Sydney Dance Company in October.
Links: SMH

Charles Lane

July 9, 2007: Charles Lane, 102, character actor much favoured by director Frank Capra, who cast him in many films, including the classics Mr Deeds Goes to Town and It's A Wonderful Life. Lane also starred in the TV series Petticoat Junction and I Love Lucy and was working well into his 90s.
Links: Hollywood Reporter

Lobby Loyde

April 21, 2007: Lobby Loyde, 65, Australian rock and roll pioneer born John Baslington Lyde. He performed with groups including Stilettos, The Purple Hearts, The Wild Cherries, The Aztecs and Coloured Balls.
Links: ABC

Frankie Laine

February 6, 2007: Frankie Laine, 93, Italian-American crooner, born Frank LoVecchio, best known for singing the theme songs from the TV series Rawhide and the film Blazing Saddles. He sold more than 100 million records and had hits with That's My Desire, Mule Train, Jezebel, I Believe and That Lucky Old Sun.
Links: CNN; BBC

Brent Liles

January 18, 2007: Brent Liles, 43, US musician with punk rock groups Social Distortion and Agent Orange, in a traffic accident.
Links: CNN

James Killen

January 12, 2007: Sir (Denis) James Killen, 81, Australian member of parliament for the Liberal Party and onetime Defence Minister. Born in Dalby, Queensland, held the federal seat of Moreton for 28 years.
Links: ABC; Courier-Mail

Pete Kleinow

January 6, 2007: "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow, 72, US musician wh played steel guitar with the Flying Burrito Brothers. As a musician, he worked alongside John Lennon, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, the Bee Gees, and Sly and the Family Stone. He also worked as an animator, special effects artist and director, and won an Emmy for the miniseries The Winds of War. Kleinow had been living with Alzheimer's disease in the year before his death.
Links CNN

Dennis Linde

December 22, 2006: Dennis Linde, 63, US songwriter, of a lung disease. His songs included Elvis Presley's final hit, Burning Love, the Dixie Chicks' Goodbye Earl and Garth Brooks's Callin' Baton Rouge.
Links: BBC; CMT

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