In 2013, we say farewell to celebrities, famous people, relations of popular people and influential men and women, who have died.
List of celebrities and some ordinary civilians, who have caught our attention, in 2013.
January 2013 deaths -
1. Scott Sterling dies on Jan 1 2013 – Scott Sterling, 32, son of Donald Sterling, died. Police said Scott passed away, from an apparent drug overdose. His father owns the basketball team, Los Angeles Clippers. Police found him dead after someone asked them to do a welfare check on Scott Sterling, who had not been seen for 2 days.
2. Gerda Lerner dies – ms Lerner was a feminist and historian. She was responsible for starting a course of graduate studies, based on women’s issues. Ms Lerner died on Wednesday, Jan 2, 2012.
3. Pete Elliot dies on Jan 4 2013 – Pete Elliot was a former football coach. he became a executive, for a football association. Mr Elliot dies at 86 years old.
4. Mamie Reardon dies – Ms Reardon was the oldest living American woman, who died at 114 years old. Reardon lived in South Carolina all her life. She broke her hip and her health deteriorated. Reardon passed away in hospital, in Georgia. Mamie Reardon died on Jan 2, 2013.
5. Oldest Illinois, Chicago, woman dies – Mayetta Epps-Miller, 111, dies, on Jan 1 2013. Ms Epps-Miller was 111 years old.
6. Jayne Cortez dies – Jayne Cortez was a poet and activist. ms Cortez performed her works, to spread her messages. She died at 78 years old.
7. Vittorio Missoni missing and feared dead. Missoni is the fashion CEO of Missoni, a brand of clothes, specialized in zig zag prints. Lucas Missoni, a younger brother, was also a passenger on the same flight, from Venezuela. There were 5 other people on board the small plane, which went missing, on Friday, Jan 4, 2013.
8. John Sheardown dies – He was a diplomat in the Canadian Embassy, during the time of the Iranian hostage crisis. Sheardown hid 4 Americans in his home, for almost 4 months. Sheardown displayed courage and bravery, in the face of risks to his life and safety. John Sheardown died at 88. Hollywood made a movie called Argo, whose plot was based on the hostage crisis in Teheran. John Sheardown’s character was excluded in the film. Ben Affleck said constraints restricted the number of characters that were script written for the movie.
9. Gloria Pall dies – Gloria Pall, 85, has died. Ms Pall was a TV show host, in the 1950s. She was too early for her time, and deemed too sexy, for TV.
10. Chandler Williams dies – Chandler Williams played football in the Arena Football League. He died suddenly, of natural causes. Williams was in a game, on Saturday, Jan 5, 2013.
11. Freddy E dies – Frederick Eugene Buhl died in an apparent suicide. Freddy E was a hip hop music artiste and internet personality. He died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, on Sat, Jan 5, 2012. Freddy E hosted his own internet TV program, called Jerk TV. He was a comic, writing his own material, with cautionary messages, learned from events. Freddy E was a modern hip hop, fable writer.
12. Lottery winner dies – Urooj Khan dies, less than a month after he collected his lottery winning ticket in Illinois. Urooj Khan died of cyanide poisoning.
13. Etty Allen dies – She was the mother of ex-Senator, George Allen. Mr Allen was once a senator in Virginia. Henrietta “Etty” Allen was the wife of Redskins’ coach George Allen. The 1950s Washington Redskins’ coach died some time back. Bruce Allen, their son, is the present GM of the Redskins.
14. Ned Wertimer dies – Ned Wertime was a character actor. One of his most lovable roles was playing the doorman in the TV show, The Jeffersons. Wertimer dies at 89 years old.
15. Cliff Osmond, 75, dies – Cliff Osmond died on Dec 22, 2012. Osmond, 75, was an actor and acting coach. He suffered from pancreatic cancer, for 4 years, before he died.
16. Kurt Ruppert, 29, a sky diver from Lake City, Florida, is missing. Ruppert dropped out from a plane, in a sky dive, at 6500 feet. None has seen Ruppert since his dive on Thursday, Jan 3, 2013. Search parties failed to locate him.
17. Huell Howser dies on Sunday, Jan 6, 2013 – at 67. He was the TV host of the show, California Gold, which featured places and people living in America’s “Gold Coast”. Howser died of natural causes.
18. David R Ellis dies – He was the director of the famous horror movie, “Snakes On A Plane”. David R Ellis died
19. Sol Yurick dies – Sol Yurick, 87, was the author of The warriors Gang. Yurick’s novel was the inspiration behind the movie, The Warriors. Yurick dies on Saturday, Jan 6, 2013, from lung cancer.
Actor has terminal cancer -
Wilko Johnson terminally ill – Wilko Johnson has terminal cancer of the pancreas. Johnson is an actor in Game of Thrones.
20. Evan S Connell Jr dies – he was a novelist and historian.
21. Artist found on stairs – was Jorge Selaron. His death remains a mystery. He was a Chilean artist, whose decoration on the Escadaria Selaron (Selaron Stairs), helped to draw tourists to the spot, in Rio de Janeiro. Selaron spent 20 years decorating the 200 steps leading up to the Convent of Santa Teresa. He allegedly received death threats. Police are investigating these.
22. Claude Nobs dies Jan 10, 2013 – Nobs, 67, was the co-founder of a jazz festival in Montreux, called the Montreux Jazz Festival. Nobs had a fall in a ski accident, in Switzerland, on Dec 24, 2012. He was hospitalized and died on Thursday, Jan 10, 2013.
23. Frank Page dies on Jan 9, 2013- Mr Page was 87. Page was among the first to promote Elvis Presley, through the Louisiana Hayride, radio show. Since 1954, and all throughout his radio career, Page had helped to launch many singers. Page served radio for 65 years. Page died on Wed., Jan 9, 2012.
24. Sammi Kane Kraft died after car accident – The actress in Bad New Bears was killed at age 20. Kraft died in a car driven by her female friend, who has been arrested. The driver was suspected to have done drunk driving.
25. Aaron Swartz found dead – Aaron Swartz, one of the internet geeks who was fundamental in starting Reddit, the social media bookmarker website, dies. Swartz went against the grain and faced legal troubles. He had intended to start a kind of Wikileaks, to make some private or confidential information available to the public. He wanted to make open source available to the public. Swartz battled depression and succumbed. Aaron Swartz, 26, killed himself, in New York, on Friday, Jan 11, 2013. The owner of JSTOR declined to press charges against Swartz, but the US government proceeded to try prosecuting him. Lawrence Lessig, a professor and legal expert, has slammed the prosecutors. He blamed them for chasing Swartz and heightening his depression.
26. John Wilkinson dies – John Wilkinson, 67, was a guitarist. He used to play rhythm guitar for Elvis Presley.
27. Famous twin dies – Vivian Brown, 85, dies. She was one half of the celebrity twins in San Francisco. Vivian Brown and her sister were
local stars as they acted in commercials and appeared on the streets. Vivian Brown died on Wed, Jan 9, 2013. She had Alzheimer’s disease.
Vivian fell down in July 2012 and was sent to live, under medical care. Vivian Brown was older than her twin sister Marian, by 8 minutes.
28. Eugene Patterson dies – on Saturday, Jan 12, 2013. He was a former newspaper editor, and civil rights leader. Patterson was an activist
during the Civil Rights era. Patterson dies, of cancer, at 89 years old.
29. Oldest woman dies – Koto Okubo, 115, world’s oldest woman, dies. Ms Okubo died on Saturday, Jan 12, 2013. She had been living in a nursing home.
30. Enzo Hernandez dies on Jan 13 2013 – he was a former MLB player. The shortstop baseballer died at 62 years old. Hernandez died in an apparent suicide.
31. Tanya Angus dies – She had acromegaly, and grew to a height of nearly 7 feet tall. Ms Angus weighed around 400 pounds. She died at 34, after suffering heart failure.
32. David Wilson dies – David Wilson, 34, was a song writer. He was Mindy McCready’s boyfriend.
33. Conrad Bain dies – Mr Bain was an actor, famous for playing the adoptive father, in the TV show, Diff’rent Strokes. Bain died at 89 years old, just 3 weeks short of his 90th birthday. Bain’s death was announced by his daughter, on Wed., Jan 16, 2013.
34. Celebrity death on Jan 19 2013 – Earl Weaver started his walk into fame, when he became a professional baseball player. Weaver continued to wear many hats, after his retirement from professional sportsmanship. He ventured into managing baseball teams, writing, and being a radio and TV personality. Weaver’s cause of death, at 82 years old, was from an apparent heart attack, while on board a cruise ship.
35. Pauline Friedman Phillips dies – She was the first and original “Dear Abby” agony aunt, who dispensed advice. Her pen name was Abigail Van Buren. Pauline Phillips died at age 94. She suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease. Pauline Phillips had a twin sister named Esther “Eppie” Phillips. Eppie had her own advice column, called “Ask Ann Landers”.
36. James Hood dies on Jan 17 2013 – James Hood was a civil rights activist. He was one of the first American African students in the University of Alabama. He challenged the society of his time. James Hood died at the age of 70.
37. Robert Chew dies – he was an actor, on the show, The Wire. Robert Chew played the role of “Prop Joe”.
38. Stan Musial dies – Stan Musial, 92, was one of baseball players’ best hitters. Musial died on Sat., Jan 19, 2013.
39. Clara Jane Nixon dies – Clara Jane Nixon died at 92. She was the sister-in-law of ex-President Richard Nixon. Ms Nixon maintained the Nixon family history.
40. Michael Winner dies – Michael Winner, 77, died on Monday, Jan 21, 2013. He was a film director, whose signature trait was to produce movies with violent action. Winner thrived on the shock factor.
41. Donald Hornig dies on Jan 21 2013- Donald F Hornig, 92, dies. He was a scientist who was instrumental in developing the world’s first atomic bomb. He suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, before he died.
42. Joseph Eger dies – He was a horn player and activist. Joseph Eger died at 92 years old.
43. Linda Riss Pugach dies – on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013. She was the victim of her boyfriend’s attack. She rejected him, because he was married. Linda was blinded in 1959, when her then boyfriend, Burton “Burt” Pugach, hired hitmen, to throw lye in her face. He was sentenced to serve 14 years in prison. Burt Pugach divorced his wife and persuaded Linda to marry him, in 1974. Linda forgave Burt, and later married him. Linda Pugach died at 75 years old. Linda and Burt Pugach’s love story inspired a movie called Crazy Love.
44. Death of infamous clergy: Accused Friar Found Dead
Stephen Baker dies – Franciscan friar, Brother Stephen Baker, has died, from an apparent suicide. Baker, 62, was accused of sexual abuse, by 11 people. Baker settled with some of his accusers, in Ohio, after a court hearing. When news of the successful settlement spread, more people came forward, in Pennsylvania, to claim child sex abuse. On Sunday, Jan 27, 2013, Baker was found dead.
45. Stanley Karnow dies – He was a journalist during the Vietnam War, and he covered the event. Stanley Karnow was also a historian, who won a Pulitzer Prize.
46. Mary O’Connor dies – She was Playboy founder’s Hugh Hefner’s secretary. Mary O’Connor served in her post for 40 years. Hefner credited O’Connor for re-uniting him with his new wife, Crystal Harris. She knew Harris was miserable so she encouraged her to write to Hefner. The two eventually made up and married. Mary O’Connor died on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
47. Adele C Hall dies – On Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, Ms Hall, 81, died at home. Hall was the wife of Hallmark Cards chairman, Donald J Hall. She collapsed at home and died.
48. Rare female execution in Texas – Kimberly McCarthy, 51, was sentenced to death, for the robbery and murder of her neighbor, a retired, 71-year-old college professor, Dorothy Booth. McCarthy was found to be linked to another 2 murders, which weer committed in similar style, more than 10 years ago, before the death of Ms Booth, in 1987, or thereabouts. Kimberly McCarthy will be the 13th woman to be executed, in the history, in the last 40 years, of the United States. McCarthy will be the first woman to die under lethal injection, in Texas, after a break of more then 8 years, without an execution of a female, in Texas. Update – her execution was delayed…
49. Sugarfoot Bonner dies – His real name was Leroy Bonner, and he was famous for being the singer and guitarist, of the band, Ohio Players. Sugarfoot Bonner dies at 69 years old.
50. Doctor killed in office – A urologist doctor was killed in office. A man, who could have been a patient, fatally shot the doctor, in his office’s patient examination room. The medical clinic was near Hoag Hospital, in Newport Beach, in Orange County.
51. Harold Drake dies – he was a journalist for Stars and Stripes. Mr Drake died at the age of 83, in Australia.
52. Marathoner died after using supplement -Claire Squires, 30, was a hairdresser, who participated in the London Marathon, in 2012. She was raising funds for a charity, and dissolved a supplement, called Jack3D, in her water bottle. Less than one mile from the finishing line, Ms Squires suffered a heart attack and died. Two other deaths, from across the pond, in the US, were also linked to Jack3D. This supplement is now a banned substance.
53. Ceija Stojka dies – she was a Holocaust survivor. Stojka wrote and painted during her lifetime. Ms Stojka died at 79 years of age.
54. Ann Rabson dies – She was a pianist and singer of Saffire_ The Uppity Blues Women. Rabson had also worked as a solo musician. Rabson died on Wed., Jan 30, 2013. Rabson had lived in Virginia, until her death, due to cancer. Ann rabson died at 67 years-old.
55. Caleb Moore dies – on Thursday, Jan 31, 2013. Moore was injured in a crash in the X Games, last week. Caleb Moore dies at 25 years old. Moore will be remembered as a repeat medal winner in the Winter X Games.
56. Sarai Sierra dies – She was a tourist in Turkey, who wanted take photographs, of the national monuments. Photography was her passion and tragically, it led to her death, while she was pursuing her dream, of shooting pictures, in Turkey . Sierra, 33, from New York, was visiting Turkey, when she disappeared. Istanbul police found her body near a tourist attraction. Sierra was fatally stabbed.
57. Andre Cassagnes dies – He was the inventor of Etch A Sketch. Cassagnes died at the age of 86, in Paris, France. His death on Jan. 16, 2013, is mourned.
58. Chris Kyle dies – A vet who served in Iraq, was fatally shot, at close range. Kyle was at a gun range, in Lancaster, Texas. Chris Kyle was the best selling author of the book, American Sniper. He held the record for 150 sniper kills, and won many praises.
59. Omar Henry dies – He was a boxer, whose career was interrupted, and ended with gall bladder cancer. Omar Henry only discovered his terminal illness, after he went for a medical check, upon feeling sick, in November 2012.
60. Wilko Johnson is dying – He is the guitarist of the 1970s band, Dr Feelgood. It was a cult band for rock and roll, and Johnson made his mark as a cult guitarist and musician. Wilko Johnson, 65, has terminal pancreatic cancer.
61. Fullerton coach killed – She was Monica Quan, an assistant basketball coach, at the California State University Fullerton. Monica Quan, 28, was found dead, from gunshot wounds, in a car, outside her condominium complex. On Saturday, Feb. 2, Ms Quan was discovered shot dead, beside her fiance, Keith Lawrence, 27. Police are investigating the deaths for motives.
62. Reg Presley dies – he was the singer of the 1960s British band, The Troggs. Presley died on Monday, Feb 4, 2013, from lung cancer.
63. Walt Sweeney dies – Walt Sweeney was a former footballer who played for the San Diego Chargers. Sweeney died of pancreatic cancer, at 71 years old.
64. Lavonne Paire-Davis dies – She was a softball and baseball player, who was the inspiration behind a film, A League Of Their Own. Pepper Paire-Davis died on Sat., Feb 2, 2013, from natural causes, when she was 88 years old.
65. Robin Sachs dies – He was a British actor, who had a role in the old TV series, Buffy, The Vampire Slayer. Sachs died on Feb. 1, 2013, at the age of 61.
66. Stuart Freeborn dies – He was a makeup artist, who did characters in the Star Wars series of movies. Stuart Freeborn died at 98 years old. He will be remembered for his makeup skills on Yoda and Chewbacca, and other reel characters.
67. Paul Tanner dies – He was a trombone player, in the Glen Miller Orchestra. Paul Tanner was the last known, surviving member of the orchestra. Paul Tanner died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
68. James DePreist dies – He was a symphony conductor in the Oregon Symphony. DePreist also served as an artistic advisor to the Pasadena Symphony. he died at the age of 76 years old.
69. Jim Sweeney dies – He was a football coach at Fresno State University.
70. Shelby Whitfield dies – He used to be a radio broadcast announcer, for the Washington Senators. Shelby Whitfield, 77, died on Thursday, Feb 7, 2013.
71. 3 killed in reality show crash – Three people in a helicopter were killed on Feb 10, 2013. The helicopter carried passengers shooting for a new reality TV show.
72. Edith Houghton dies – She was a former rising star in baseball. Edith Houghton later became the MLB’s first female scout. She died at the age of 100.
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73. Donald Byrd dies – He was a jazz musician who played the trumpet. Donald Byrd dies at the age of 80.
74. Natasha Harris dies – She loved Coca-cola and was said to be addicted to the soda. Ms Harris was a mother of 8 kids. Harris, 30, living in New Zealand, died of a heart attack.
75. Rick Huxley, 72, dies. He was a bassist for the band The Dave Clark Five. Rick Huxley was a founding member of the band which was popular in the 1960s.
76. February 11 2013 death – Mark Balelo dies, after an apparent suicide. Balelo was a reality TV show star, in Storage Wars, a show belonging to A & E network. Balelo, 40, died of carbon monoxide poisoning, in his car.
77. Reeva Steenkamp dies – She was a former model, who lived in South Africa. Steenkamp, 30, dated Oscar Pistorius, a double leg amputee. Pistorius was the first Blade Runner, to participate in the special Olympics.
Pistorius is charged with killing his girlfriend, with 4 shots. Police recovered a 9 mm gun, from his luxury home, in SA. Neighbors said they heard loud voices screaming and fighting, prior to gunshots being fired. The home had been visited by police, on other occasions, when alleged domestic disputes happened. Initially, media said Pistorius may have accidentally killed his girlfriend, after mistaking her, for an intruder. After some investigation, Pistorius was charged with murder. In South Africa, home invasions and robberies are a common occurrence. Home dwellers often arm themselves with weapons.
78. Ronald Dworkin dies – He was a scholar of law and philosopher. Ronald Dworkin suffered from leukemia and died, at the age of 81. On Thursday, Feb 14, 2013, the world lost Ronald Dworkin, in London.
79. William Watts Biggers dies – he was the co-creator of a popular cartoon called “Underdog”. Buck Biggers died at 85 years old.
80. Jack Eskridge dies – He was a former kentucky University basketball assistant. Eskridge designed the logo for Dallas Cowboys. The star logo has been used on the football helmut. Jack Eskridge dies at 89 years old.
81. Keiko Fukuda dies – She was a judo master and teacher. Ms Fukuda dies at the age of 99, in San Francisco. She was born in Japan, and faced gender discrimination. Judo teachers were banned from marriage and she remained single. In 1966, Ms Fukuda emigrated to the US. She set up her own judo school.
82. Woman killed same day sister sat behind Obama – Janay McFarlane, 18, was killed same day her sister, 14, attended President Obama’s speech, on calling for strict measures for gun control. Janay McFarlane left behind her newborn infant son, who is only 3 months old. Police said Janay was killed by mistake and the bullet was meant for her friend. Two people have been charged in relation to the shooting.
83. Mindy McCready dies – from an apparent suicide. McCready, 37, died from an apparent, self-inflicted gunshot wound. She left behind two sons.
84. Otto Beisheim dies – The German billionaire founder of the Metro retail superstore committed suicide at 89. Beisheim suffered from a terminal illness and chose to end his life. His company sold goods to retailers, by offering immediate cash and carry terms.
85. Jerry Buss dies – Buss, 80, was the owner of the NBA team, the Los Angeles lakers. Buss bought the basketball team in 1979. and used marketing strategies, to make the Lakers popular.
86. Pat Derby dies – Derby, 69, was an animal trainer. Derby became an animal rights activist. She devoted her work towards rescuing exotic animals from performing acts. Derby founded a sanctuary for rescued animals. She died of throat cancer.
87. Richard Briers dies – Briers, 79, was a British actor. He was famous for his role in The Good Life, a TV series.
88. Tony Sheridan dies – he was a guitarist and songwriter. Sheridan, 72, used the Beatles, as his backup band, before they became famous.
89. Debbie Ford dies – Ms Ford died after a battle with cancer. She was 57. Debbie Ford is remembered for being the author of the best selling self-help book called, “The Dark Side of the Light Chasers”.
90. Justus Esiri dies – He was an actor from Nigeria’s Nollywood. Justus Esiri suffered from an illness and died at 71 years old. His youngest son, followed his footsteps into show business. He is Dr Sid, aka real name Onoriode Esiri. He’s a singer with Marvin record.
91. Robert Richardson dies – he was a Nobel Prize winner. The physicist laureate died at 75 years old.
92. Lou Myers dies – He was an actor, best known for his role, on the TV series, A Different World. He played the character Mr Gaines. Lou Myers dies at 77 years old.
93. Cleotha Staples dies – Ms Staples died on Thursday, Feb 21, 2013. She was the eldest sister in the gospel singer band, The Staple Sisters. This group was famous in the 1940s. Cleotha died at 78 years old.
94. Zheng Cao dies – Celebrities die in threes. Zheng Cao was an opera singer, who performed in the US and on stages worldwide.
Ms Cao suffered from lung cancer, before her death, at the age of 46 years old.
95. Kenny Clutch dies – he was an aspiring rapper. His star was extinguished prematurely, when he was killed in Las Vegas. His real name was Kenny Cherry. The rapper’s life was ended at the age of 27. He died on Thursday, Feb 21, 2013, in a drive-by shooting, while seated in his car.
96. El Chapo rumored killed – The alleged drug kingpin is rumored to be dead, after a shootout, in Guatemala.
97. Louis Oberdorfer dies – He was a former deputy to Robert F Kennedy. Oberdorfer was also a judge. He died at 94.
98. Otis “Damon” Harris dies – He was a singer in the group, Temptations. Damon Harris died at 62 years old.
99. Rex Scouten dies – He used to work as the White House Chief Usher. Scouten died at 88 years old. He was remembered for being the an overseer of presidential households, during his career.
100. Diane Lampert dies – She was a songwriter, from New York. ms Lampert died at the age of 88 years old.
101. C Everett Koop dies – he was a former surgeon general, in the US. Koop was a pediatric surgeon, who later became an advocate, for public health. Koop died on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. He passed away at the age of 96 years old.
102. Robin the Boy Wonder killed – Robin, whose reel character is Damien Wayne, will be killed, in a comic serial. Batman’s closest cohort will be sent packing.
103. 79-year-old shot dead – James Jackson, 79, was found seriously wounded, by his wife, who is blind and deaf. She called police.
104. Dan Toler dies – The guitarist in the Allman Brothers band, died of Lou Gehrig’s disease. Dan Toler passed away on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Dan Toler played in the Allman Brothers, during the 1970s, to 1980s. He was 65 years old, when he died.
105. Van Cliburn dies – He was a classical pianist.
106. Debi Austin dies – She was an activist, speaking out on cancer. Ms Austin lost her voicebox/ larynx, to cancer. She starred in anti-smoking ads in the 1990s, to show the danger of cancer. Austin died at the age of 66.
107. Dale Robertson dies on Tue., Feb 26, 2013 – he was an actor. Mr Robertson was one of the earliest stars of the Westerns. He died at the age of 89 years old.
108. Shark kills film director – Adam Strange, 46, a film director, was killed by a large shark, in the sea. The shark was approximately 14 feet long. Police arrived and vainly fired into the water, to attempt to save Adam Strange.
109. Bonnie Franklin dies – She was best known for being the actress playing the role of a mother, in the TV serial, One Day At A Time. Bonnie Franklin died at 69 years old.
110. DJ Ajax dies – He was an Australian DJ, whose real name was Adrian Thomas. DJ Ajax died in a road accident, after being hit, by a truck. In a creepy coincidence, DJ Ajax died on his birthday.
111. Daniele Lo Priesti dies – He was a successful photographer who took sneaky scoops of celebrities with scandals. Lo Priesti was killed by a gunshot wound to his head, in Rome. Police are investigating motives for his death, saying his work could have sparked off his murder. Lo Presti had experienced threats before, when his photography work offended some people.
112. Allan Calhamer dies – He was the inventor of the board game called Diplomacy. This game enjoyed the height of its popularity, in the 1950s. Calhamer died at the age of 81 years old.
113. Bobby Rogers dies – He was a founding member of the band, the Miracles. It was a Motown band. Rogers died at the age of 71.
114. Hugo Chavez dies – He was the President of Venezuela, for 14 years. Chavez died at 58, after a 2 year fight with cancer.
115. Paul Bearer dies – His real name was William Moody. He took the stage name of Paul Bearer, as a TV and wrestling icon personality. William Moody dies on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 – He was a real life mortician, who became the manager of the wrestler, The Undertaker. Moody assumed his role with gusto. He could be seen at the ringside, with his face painted a pale white, and carrying an urn, to represent his role. Moody died at the age of 58. The cause of death was not released, but it was known that he had suffered from a blood clot, before his death.
116. Alvin Lee dies on Wed., March 6, 2013- He was the guitarist of the band, Ten Years After. Alvin Lee had underwent surgery, and died shortly after. His family didn’t disclose the nature of his illness.
117. Marion Adams dies – He was a track and field coach, at Rio Linda High School. Adams taught multimedia and track and field. He was injured in a freak accident, when he hit a metal gate, while riding his bicycle. Adams was distracted, while waving goodbye, to a student. The metal gate impaled him. Adams had 2 surgeries to treat his internal wounds, but died.
118. Female intern fatally mauled by lion – Couscous, a 4 year old lion, was shot dead, after he attacked an intern, working at the Cat Haven sanctuary, in Dunlap, California, near Fresno. She entered the enclosure, on Tuesday afternoon, March 6, 2013. A sheriff’s deputy shot the lion, after park workers failed to lure the lion away from the injured woman. Officials could not reach the woman to help her, so the deputy shot the big cat. An investigation was launched to discover the motives behind the attack, and why the volunteer was inside the compound. Later, intern was named as Dianna Hanson, 24.
119. In another continent, a woman and her boyfriend in Zimbabwe, were attacked by a lion. Sharai Mawera and her guy were having an outdoor tryst, when they were interrupted by a big cat. It was a deadly threesome, as Sharai was mauled. The man escaped by running away and sought help, on a road.
120. Roy Brown Jr dies – He was the designer of the Edsel, a model of car, for Ford Motors. The designer line was named after Edsel Ford, the only child of the founder of Ford Motors. Brown died, on Feb 24, 2012, at the age of 96.
121. Claude King dies – Mr King was a singer and songwriter. He came into fame, in the 1960s, fro his role in the band, the Louisiana Hayride. Their song, Wolverine Mountain, was a hit, back in the day.
122. Nathan Safferstein dies on March 5, 2013- He was a spy, for the Manhattan Project, which produced the world’s first atomic bomb. Safferstein did surveillance work, spying on telephone calls of the scientists involved in the bomb making project, to ensure that no secrets were leaked. Safferstein was working as a supermarket manager, when he was recruited, to work as a spy. After he surveyed the damages caused by the atom bomb, he chose to quit his counterintelligence work, after the war. He returned to his work in the supermarket industry, and became successful. Safferstein died at 92 years old.
123. Man kills TV host, and then himself. Gregory G Rodriguez dies – he was the TV host of a popular serial, a gun show, called The Rifleman’s Journal. Rodriguez was the founder of Global Adventure Outfitters, and editor of the Shooting Times magazine. Rodriguez, 43, visted a woman, at her mother’s house. Her husband, Wayne Bengston, 41, met them and shot Rodriguez dead. Bengston then drove himself home and committed suicide, by gunshot.
124. Gerald D Klee dies – He was a psychiatrist, who experimented on the effects of LSD, on volunteers, in the US military. During the 1950s, Dr Klee made headway in the discovery of the hallucinogenic effects of LSD. Dr Klee died at 86.
125. Swedish Princess dies on March 10, 2013 – She was Lilian davies, from Wales. She met Prince Bertil, of Sweden, in 1943. Lily was still married to her first husband, Ivan Craig. They divorced after falling in love with different people. Prince Bertil’s father forbade them to marry, as she was a commoner, who would nullify Prince Bertil’s chance of inheriting the throne, should the infant heir die. Prince Bertie and Princess Lilian were finally allowed to marry, when they were in their 60s. Princess Lilian died on Sunday, March 10, at the age of 97. She had suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease, during the last few years, of her life.
126. Peter Banks dies – He was an original member of the British rock band, Yes. Peter Banks played the guitar for Yes. He died at the age of 65, at his home, in London, on March 7, 2013.
127. Sybil Christopher dies – She was a former wife of actor Richard Burton. Ms Christopher was a manager of night clubs. She also worked as a producer, for theater plays.
128. Clive Burr dies – He was an original member of the British heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. Burr played for the band, for their first 3 albums. Burr, 56, died, on March 12, 2013. He had been suffering from MS for a long time, before his death. Clive Burr died in his sleep, and was found dead on March 12, 2013.
129. Jack Curran dies – he was a high school baseball and basketball coach, who died at 83 years old. Curran spent more than 50 years at Archbishop Molloy High School.
130. Dr Jacquelin Perry dies – She was an expert in fighting polio disease. Dr Perry suffered from Parkinson’s Disease, during the last few years of her life. She died at 94 years old. She remained active in her work, until her death, on Mon., March 11, 2013. Dr Perry’s work involved helping disabled polio patients to be rehabilitated and function as independently as possible.
131. Jack Greene dies – Jack Green was a country music star. Greene was famous in Nashville, for his hit song, “There Goes My Everything”. Greene had been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. He died at 83 years old, from complications of the disease.
132. Robert Relyea dies – He was a film producer and director. Relyea was 82 when he passed away, from natural causes, on March 5, 2013.
133. Malachi Throne dies – He was an actor who took on character roles in TV serials and films. Throne died on Wed., March 13, 2013. Throne, 84, had cancer.
134. Lil Wayne was hospitalized on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. He had been suffering from seizures. Later on, Whezzy and his fellow rappers tweeted that he was recovering from his illness.
135. Trash worker crushed dead – He was Louis Camarillo, 18. He worked on a truck which was reloading trash for recycling, in Brooklyn, New York.
136. Pregnant coach dies – Kristina Quigley, 30, was a lacrosse coach, with Seton Hill University. She was expecting a baby, 6 months along, when she died in a bus crash. The bus driver, Anthony Guaetta, 61, also perished in the crash.
137. Wayne Fleming dies – He was an assistant coach with the NHL. Fleming died at 62 years old.
138. Don Payne dies – The Simpsons’ producer and screenwriter, Don Payne, has died. He had suffered from bone cancer and passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Payne left behind his wife, two sons, one daughter, mother, brother and sister.
139. Fay Kanin dies – She was a screenwriter, and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Ms Kanin was 95 when she passed away on Wed., March 27, 2013.
140. Gordon Stoker dies – He was the lead singer in the group called the Jordanaires. The singers was once Elvis Presley’s vocal backup, until 1968. They parted company when Presley took a long term gig in Las Vegas. Gordon Stoker died at 88 years old, after suffering from a long illness.
141. Robert Zildjian dies – He was the founder of the Sabian Cymbals. This company grew to become the second largest cymbal manufacturer in the world. All drummers, whose Sabian Cymbals, are sad to know that Robert Zildjian has died, at the age of 89.
142. Richard Griffiths dies – He was the actor who played Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter movies. He passed away at 65 years old, after heart surgery.
143. Soraya Jimenez dies – She was an Olympic gold medalist, from Mexico. Being the first woman to win the honors for Mexico, Soraya Jimenez made history. She died at 35, after suffering a heart attack.
144. Ralph Klein dies – He was a former premier for Alberta, in Canada. Klein was a former TV reporter, who entered politics. He turned around Alberta’s finances, to repay the province’s debts. Klein was so successful that Alberta enjoyed a surplus of money in its coffers, for 13 years, with Klein at the helm. Ralph Klein died on Friday, March 29, 2013.
145. Reid Flair dies – He was the son of WWE wrestling champion, Rid Flair. His real name was Reid Fliehr. He was found dead in his hotel room. Reid was 25 years old, and had started his wrestling career in 2008. Reid Flair died alone and no foul play was suspected. An investigation will help determine his cause of death.
146. John Charles Upton Jr, a film maker, has died. Upton was killed by his neighbor, in a dispute, over shrubs. Michael Vilkin, 61, alleged Upton went to him with a gun. Vilkin claimed he fired a weapon in self-defense. Upton was hailed as a hero, in the 1990s, when he rescued 24 orphans from Romania. The young children were brought to the States for medical care, and adoption.
147. Body of pilot found – A student pilot fell from a small plane, at 2,500 feet, when he was ejected from his seat. The instructor and his student were not wearing seat belts, inside the plane, when it suffered a malfunction. The Zodiac 601′s canopy roof fell off and the plane went into a nose dive. The student pilot fell down, from the sky, over rural Tennessee.
148. Phil Ramone dies – He was a music producer who helped many singers attain fame. Among the musicians he worked with, were Ray Charles, Paul Simmons, Billy Joel, and etc. Paul Ramone died at 79 years old.
149. Elwin Wilson dies – He was a former member of the white supremacist, the Ku Klux Klan. He renounced his old beliefs, and apologized for being a racist. Wilson died on Thur, March 28, 2013. He had been suffering from heart and lung problems. After contacting a bout of flu, Wilson passed away.
150. Buckwild star dies – Shain Gandee, 21, has died in his truck. Gandee was a new reality TV show star. Authorities suspect Gandee may have succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning.
151. Dead in Columbia dorm – Jessica Fingers, 21, was found dead on Sun., March 31, 2013. She was a former track and field star, who was accepted into Columbia University, on a full scholarship. Officials suspect Ms Fingers could have died from a drug overdose, on March 31.
April deaths :
152. Jack Pardee dies on April 1 2013 – He was a former NFL player, turned coach. Pardee died on April 1, 2013, at the age of 76.
153. Jane Henson dies – She was the wife of Jim Henson, the creator of The Muppets. Jane collaborated with her husband, to design and market the Muppets. She died on April 2, 2013, at 78 years old, in Connecticut.
154. Chuck Fairbanks dies – The football coach died of cancer at 79 years old.
155. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala died on Wed., April 3, 2013. The Oscar winner won 2 prestigious awards, before passing away, at the age of 85. Jhabvala was a novelist and screenwriter, who achieved international fame, with her books, set inside India.
156. Pasha P183 dies – He was a famous artist, who did graffiti, in Russia. He passed away in Moscow, at the age of 29 years old. He protected his identity and his real name wasn’t known. Pasha P183 has been compared to the British Banksy, and dubbed as the Russian Banksy. Pasha died on Monday, April 1, 2013.
157. Nicolae Martinescu dies – Martinescu was a former Olympic champion. He won the heavyweight champion, in Greco-Roman wrestling. He passed away at the age of 73.
158. Pietro Mennea, 60, who won the 200 m race, in a record breaking time. Menna achieved gold, at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. He had competed in the 1972 Munich Games, and won a bronze medal.
159. Roger Ebert dies – He was a film critic, with the Chicago Sun Times. Ebert died on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Ebert had been suffering from cancer for a long time. He died at 70 years old.
160. Barbara Piasecka Johnson dies – She was the third wife of the deceased Johnson & Johnson founder. J Seward Johnson died in 1983. Barbara inherited $300 million, from his estate. She became an art collector. Ms Piasecka Johnson’s death was announced on Thursday, April 4, 2013. She passed away, at the age of 76. Her death came after a long illness, which her family didn’t disclose.
161. Robert Remini dies – He was a biographer, for Andrew Jackson. Remini died at 91 years old.
162. Mike O’Shea dies – He was an Irish actor, who emigrated to the States, in the 1970s. O’Shea passed away at the age of 86 years old.
163. Matthew Warren dies – He was the son of Rick Warren, a pastor. Matthew Warren, 27, suffered from depression and mental illness for a long time. He committed suicide.
164. David Kuo dies – He was a former deputy of the Office of Faith Based and Community initiatives, for ex-president George W Bush, in 2001. Kuo, 44, had disagreed with the Bush directives and left his job, in 2003. Kuo suffered from brain cancer, during the past decade. He finally breathed his last, on Friday, April 5, 2013.
165. Margaret Thatcher dies – She was the first woman Prime Minister, in England. Ms Thatcher was commonly known as the Iron Lady, who ruled, with a firm hand.
166. Lilly Pulitzer dies – She was a fashion designer, who popularized the tropical print dresses. Lilly Pulitzer died at 81 years old.
167. Annette Funicello dies – She was one of the original Mousketeers. Ms Funicello contacted MS in 1987 and had been battling the disease ever since. She died on Monday, April 8, 2013.
168. Andy Johns dies – He was a music producer, who had worked with Rolling Stone, Led Zeppelin and etc. Johns died at 70 years old.
169. Sara Montiel dies – She was a Spanish actress and Hollywood star. Montiel, 85, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013.
170. Chelone Miller dies – He was a snowboarder, and brother of Bode Miller. The Olympic Medalist’s brother was 29, when he died of a brain seizure.
171. Dave O’Hara dies – He was a sports reporter, with the AP. O’Hara died on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
172. April 7 2013 death – Mickey Rose has died on Sunday. He was a TV screenwriter and good friend of Woody Allen. They collaborated for several projects.
173. April 11 2013 – Grady Hatton, 90, died on Thursday, April 11, 2013. He was a former MLB third baseman. Hatton later became the manager for the team, the Houston Astros, in the 1960s.
174. Thursday death – Jonathan Winters died on April 11, 2013. He was a comic and comedy actor. Winters was the inspiration of comic actors like Jim Carrey and Robin Williams.
175. Chi Cheng dies – He was a bassist for Deftones. Chi Cheng died of an apparent heart failure, at 42. He was ill after a car accident in 2008, when he was ejected from the passenger seat of a car. Chi Cheng never fully recovered consciousness and had been suffering ever since, until his death.
176. Charlie Wilson dies – He was a former Congressman, from Ohio. Charlie Wilson suffered a stroke, and died at 70 years-old.
177. John Galardi dies at 75 years old. He was the founder of the Wienerschnitzel hot dog chain.
178. Colin Davis dies – He was the ex principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. He was famous for being one of the elder statesmen of classical music in Britain. Davis, 85, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013.
179. Frank Bank dies – He was an actor who played Lumpy Rutherford, in the TV show, “Leave It To Beaver”. Bank died at 71 years old.
180. Bob Perry dies – He was one of the most prominent donors, to the Republican’s GOP. Bob Perry died at the age of 80. He passed away peacefully, in his sleep, on Sunday, April 14, 2013.
181. Pat Summerall dies – He was a former NFL star who turned broadcaster. Summerall, 82,
182. Richard LeParmentier dies – He was an actor in the Star Wars movie, playing a Death Star Commmander, who was choked by Death Vader. The actor, 66, who played Admiral Motti enjoyed fame for 35 years, after his role made him memorable in the film.
183. Robert Earl Holding dies – Mr Holding, 86, was the owner of Sinclair Oil.
184. Christina Amphlett dies – She was the lead singer in the band Divinyls. Amphlett had MS and breast cancer before her death, at the age of 53.
185. Richie Havens dies – He was a singer and musician, for the band Woodstock. Havens died on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the age of 72 years old. Havens’ cause of death was a heart attack.
186. Dave Gold dies – He was a businessman who had the idea behind the 99 Cents Only chain. Dave Gold died at 80 years old.
187. Ten band members from La Reyna de Monterrey have died in a road accident. Their tour bus driver fell asleep and lost control of their vehicle. The bus crashed into a trailer, in north Mexico.
188. Brad Jay Lesley dies – He was a baseball player for the MLB, before he turned actor. Brad Lesley had been suffering from kidney failure, before he passed away, at 54 years old. Lesley died over the weekend of April 28/29 2013.
189. Jack Shea died – He was an actor, turned director of films. Jack Shea passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2013, at 84 years old.
190. Janos Starker dies – He was a famous musician, playing the cello. Janos Starker was also a Grammy Award winner. He died at 88 years old.
191. Deanna Durbin dies – She was a singer and actress, in the 1930s and 1940s. Durbin started off as a Canadian singer and actress, in Hollywood films. She shocked everyone with her early retirement, when she was only 26 years old. Durbin died at 91.
192. Krissy Taylor died from asthma attack – Karisma Taylor, 15, played basketball in high school.
193. Jeff Hanneman dies on Thursday, May 2, 2013 – He was a guitarist for the heavy metal band Slayer. Hanneman died of liver failure, at 49 years old.
194. May 1 2013 death – Chris Kelly, a rapper from the 2 man band, Kriss Kross, has died. Kelly allegedly died from a drug overdose. His passing on Wed., May 1, 2013, is mourned.
195. May 3 2013 death – Brad Drewett dies. He was the CEO of the Association of Tennis Players (ATP). He also set up a number of businesses and worked for 2 broadcasting stations in Australia. He was a former tennis player who changed the professional tennis scene by getting more prize money, for the Grand Slam. Drewett , an Australian, passed away at 54, from causes related to motor neurone disease. He is survived by his wife and 3 children.
196. Mike Gray dies – He was a film maker, and author. Gray fought for his beliefs, as an activist, for drug reform. Mike Gray died at 78 years old. He is survived by his wife and son.
197. Tom Knapp dies – He was a sharpshooter who displayed his skills with a rifle. He could shoot a flying aspirin in the air. Knapp, 62, wowed his fans, by shooting flocks of clay pigeons, at exhibitions. He was a legendary sharpshooter who had been compared to western cowboy shooters, like in films. Knapp died on April 26, 2013, in Minnesota. His wife said he died of pulmonary fibrosis.
198. Ricardo Portillo dies – He was a referee in a soccer match, who suffered a coma, after getting punched by a player, on April 27, 2013. He had showed a yellow card to a player and was writing notes, when the 17 year old accused walked up to him and punched the side of his head. Portillo fell unconscious after the assault. He was hospitalized. Ricardo Portillo, 46, dies, in Salt Lake City, on May 4, 2013.
199. David Morris Kern, 103, dies – He was the inventor of the Orajel, a medicine to apply for toothaches. Later, the medical product was developed to treat mouth ulcers too.
200. Scarface actor dies – A real life reporter doubled up as an actor playing reporters in film, has died. He was most active in movies, and TV, in the 1960s and 1970s. Mario Machado, passed away at 78 years old.
201. Cedric Brooks dies – He was a famous reggae musician. Brooks died at 70 years old.
202. Ray Harryhausen dies – He was a special effects maker for films. Harryhausen was hailed as a movie master. He died at 92 years old.
203. Jeanne Cooper dies – She was an actress who starred in the TV soap, The Young and the Restless. Cooper was on the show for 40 years. Cooper died on Wed., May 8, 2013, at 84 years old.
204. George Sauer dies – He was a football player who played his team win Super Bowl III. George Sauer died at 69 years old, after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. His cause of death was congestive heart failure
205. Andrew Simpson dies – He was a British Olympic gold medalist sailor. Simpson was practicing in his Artemis Racing AC72 catamaran as part of his training for a race. His boat capsized and he was killed. Simpson, 36, was trapped underwater for about 10 minutes. He failed to respond to treatment after rescuers brought him up to the surface.
206. Jack Butler dies – He was a Pittsburg Steelers NFL player. Butler passed away at 85 years old.
207. Joyce Brothers dies – She was a psychologist, who started off as a TV show quiz contestant. Her celebrity help[ed to launch her media career in her profession. Brothers became an influence on TV, radio, newspapers,books and other media. Dr Joyce Brothers died at 85 years old.
209. Lilly Pulitzer dies – She was a fashion designer, who popularized the tropical print dresses. Lilly Pulitzer died at 81 years old.
210. Annette Funicello dies – She was one of the orginal Mousketeers. Ms Funicello contacted MS in 1987 and had been battling the disease ever since. She died on Monday, April 8, 2013.
211. Andy Johns dies – He was a music producer, who had worked with Rolling Stone, Led Zeppelin and etc. Johns died at 70 years old.
212. Sara Montiel dies – She was a Spanish actress and Hollywood star. Montiel, 85, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013.
213. Chelone Miller dies – He was a snowboarder, and brother of Bode Miller. The Olympic Medalist’s brother was 29, when he died of a brain seizure.
214. Dave O’Hara dies – He was a sports reporter, with the AP. O’Hara died on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
215. April 7 2013 death – Mickey Rose has died on Sunday. He was a TV screenwriter and good friend of Woody Allen. They collaborated for several projects.
216. April 11 2013 – Grady Hatton, 90, died on Thursday, April 11, 2013. He was a former MLB third baseman. Hatton later became the manager for the team, the Houston Astros, in the 1960s.
218. Chi Cheng dies – He was a bassist for Deftones. Chi Cheng died of an apparent heart failure, at 42. He was ill after a car accident in 2008, when he was ejected from the passenger seat of a car. Chi Cheng never fully recovered consciousness and had been suffering ever since, until his death.
219. Charlie Wilson dies – He was a former Congressman, from Ohio. Charlie Wilson suffered a stroke, and died , at 70 years-old.
220. John Galardi dies at 75 years old. He was the founder of the Wienerschnitzel hot dog chain.
221. Colin Davis dies – He was the ex-principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. He was famous for being one of the elder statesmen of classical music in Britain. Davis, 85, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013.
222. Frank Bank dies – He was an actor who played Lumpy Rutherford, in the TV show, “Leave It To Beaver”. Bank died at 71 years old.
223. Bob Perry dies – He was one of the most prominent donors, to the Republican’s GOP. Bob Perry died at the age of 80. He passed away peacefully, in his sleep, on Sunday, April 14, 2013.
224. Pat Summerall, 82, dies – He was a former NFL star who turned broadcaster.
229. Karl Berry dies – He was a field hockey player, from Australia.
230. George Jones – The country music singer died at 81 years old.
231. Alan Wood dies –
232. Rick Camp dies – He was a former pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. Camp, 59, died on Thursday, April 25, 2013.
Deaths in May 2013
233. Chuck Muncie, 60, has died. He was a NFL player who was a Running Back on the field. Muncie suffered a heart attack and died. Muncie used to play for the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers. His death is mourned by both teams, as he made milestone marks for them, while on their teams.
234. Billie Sol Estes is dead – He was known as a notorious famous person in the 1960s, in Texas. Estes was once accused of fraud, by building his wealth under mysterious circumstances. Several people who had knowledge of his business deals died under dubious circumstances. Estes died on May 14, 2013.
235. Fred White passed away – He was a broadcaster for the Royals. Fred White died just one day after he retired from his long career. Prior to his death, White had suffered from melanoma. White died at 76 years old.
236. Ron Weaver died – The celebrity death of the long time producer for CBS soap, The Bold and the Beautiful, is mourned. The former producer also worked for Sesame Street. Weaver passed away on May 11, 2013, at the age of 75.
237. Ken Venturi died on Friday, May 17, 2013. He was a US Open golf champion, in 1964. After he retired from golf, he became a broadcaster for CBS. Venturi died at 82 years old.
238. Paul Shane dies – He was an actor in several British TV shows. He had a humble beginning as a miner. He suffered an accident and was retired, with a pension. After stumbling into acting, his talent was spotted and TV producers gave him the chance to shine, in comic roles. Paul Shane died at 72.
240. Trickle, an ex-NASCAR driver, killed himself. Trickle passed away at 71, after shooting himself, on May 16, 2013.
241. Miki Nozawa, 57, a chef, was killed. He faced a physical confrontation with two men, who were dissatisfied with a meal of noodles he had prepared for them. He was a Japanese chef, who had cooked for celebrities like Denzel Washington and Phil Collins. Nozawa suffered brain hemorrhage and died, after the fight on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
242. Christine White died – She was an actress who played memorable, iconic roles. White died at 86 years old, on April 14, 2013.
243. William Fine died. He was a magazine publisher, who helped advocate for tighter control over narcotics, in New York. Bill Fine passed away at the age of 86.
244. Ray Manzarek died. He was a founding member of the band, The Doors. He played the keyboard for the band. Manzarek died at 74 years old, on Monday, May 20, 2013.
245. Trevor Bolder dies – He was a bassist for Uriah Heep, and once played in David Bowie’s backing band, Spiders from Mars. Trevor Bolder died of cancer, at 62 years old.
246. Wayne Miller died – He was a celebrated photographer. Miller, an American Caucasian, highlighted black Americans in Chicago, when he created a series of their pictures, in the 1940s. Miller died at the age of 94, on May 22, 2013.
247. Steve Forrest, 87, died – He was an actor in the iconic TV series, SWAT.
248. Julia Law, 26, died. She was a paralegal, who was found dead, in a bath tub, in a luxury home, owned by her boyfriend, lawyer Chuck Peruto Jr. Police are investing her death.
249. Flynn Robinson, 72, died. He was a former basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers.
250. Johnson died – He was a journalist and author. He won a Pulitzer Prize, for his news coverage of the civil rights movement, in the 1960s. Johnson died at 81 years old.
251. Ed Shaughnessy is dead. He was a drummer for jazz musicians. Shaughnessy died at 84 years old.
252. Yara Abbas, a journalist, was killed. Ms Abbas worked for a TV station that was pro-government, in Syria. She was killed by sniper fire.
253. John Q Hammons – He was a hotel developer, who died at 94.
254. Marshall Lytle died – He was a bass guitar player, with the band, Bill Haley & His Comets. Lytle died at 79 years old.
255. Andre 3000′s mother died. The rapper’s mother was Sharon Benjamin Hodo.
256. Clarence Burke Jr died – He was the lead singer of the band, Five Stairsteps. Burke died at 64 years old.
257. Rona Newton-John died – Rona Newton-John, the sister of singer Olivia Newton John, died of brain cancer, on May 24, 2013.
258. Jean Stapleton, 90, died – The actress of the TV series, “All in the Family”, died.
259. Vollis Simpson died – He was an artist who used recycled junk to create 3D art. Simpson, 94, died on Friday, May 31, 2013.
260. Senator Frank Lautenberg died – He was a World War II veteran who became a senator, in New Jersey. He was the last WWII vet serving in the US Senate.
261. Esther Williams died – She was a champion swimmer, in the 1940s – 50s. Williams’ dream of competing in the Olympics was crushed when the games were canceled because of World War II. Williams continued her career as an actress instead. After her film career ended, Williams ran a store selling swimwear. Esther Williams, 91, died Thursday, June 6, 2013.
262. Jiah Khan’s death – She was an actress in Bollywood. Ms Khan’s death was from an apparent suicide, on Monday, June 3, 2013. Nafisa Khan, aka Jiah, was found hanged. She was born in the US, but raised in London. She returned to her Indian roots, when she starred in a movie, opposite Amitabh Bachchan. Before her death, it was reported Ms Khan suffered from depression and was on a break away from acting. It was believed she was preparing herself to make a comeback into acting, when tragedy struck.
263. Annabel Tollman dead – She was a fashion stylist for celebrities. Tollman, 39, died in her sleep. Her death was suspected to be due from a blood clot, which could have formed after her minor surgery.
264. Michael Hasting, 33, died in a car crash, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. He was a war correspondent and famous journalist.
265. James Gandolfini, 51, died. He was an actor in the TV series, The Sopranos. He was on holiday, in Italy, when he died suddenly. The cause of death could be from a heart attack.
266. Slim Whitman, 90, has died. He was a country music singer, whose yodeling made him famous.
267. Vince Flynn, 47, an author of novels, died. Flynn wrote a book series based on Mitch Rapp, a fictional book hero in counter-terrorism. Flynn had suffered from prostate cancer for the past 2 years. He died on Wed., June 19, 2013.
277. Lil Snupe killed – Addarren Ross, 18, died after a shooting. He was a new rapper, whose single, Melo, caught the eye of Meek Mill, who then signed him up for a recording contract. Ross rapped using the name Lil Snupe. He was found dead in an apartment, in Winnifield, Louisiana, far away from his reported home in Baton Rouge, LA. Police are investigating his death, which shocked many, on Thurs., June 20, 2013.
278. Sarai Sierra dies – She was a tourist in Turkey, who wanted take photographs, of the national monuments. Photography was her passion and tragically, it led to her death, while she was pursuing her dream, of shooting pictures, in Turkey . Sierra, 33, from New York, was visiting Turkey, when she disappeared. Istanbul police found her body near a tourist attraction. Sierra was fatally stabbed.
279. Andre Cassagnes dies – He was the inventor of Etch A Sketch. Cassagnes died at the age of 86, in Paris, France. His death on Jan. 16, 2013, is mourned.
280. Chris Kyle dies – A vet who served in Iraq, was fatally shot, at close range. Kyle was at a gun range, in Lancaster, Texas. Chris Kyle was the best selling author of the book, American Sniper. He held the record for 150 sniper kills, and won many praises.
281. Paul Shane dies – He was an actor in several British TV shows. He had a humble beginning as a miner. He suffered an accident and was retired, with a pension. After stumbling into acting, his talent was spotted and TV producers gave him the chance to shine, in comic roles. Paul Shane died at 72.
282. Dick Trickle, an ex-NASCAR driver, killed himself. Trickle passed away at 71, after shooting himself, on May 16, 2013.
283. Miki Nozawa, 57, a chef, was killed. He faced a physical confrontation with two men, who were dissatisfied with a meal of noodles he had prepared for them. He was a Japanese chef, who had cooked for celebrities like Denzel Washington and Phil Collins. Nozawa suffered brain hemorrhage and died, after the fight on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
284. Flynn Robinson, 72, died. He was a former basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers.
285. Haynes Johnson died – He was a journalist and author. He won a Pulitzer Prize, for his news coverage of the civil rights movement, in the 1960s. Johnson died at 81 years old.
286. John Q Hammons – He was a hotel developer, who died at 94.
287. Marshall Lytle died – He was a bass guitar player, with the band, Bill Haley & His Comets. Lytle died at 79 years old.
288. Andre 3000′s mother died. The rapper’s mother was Sharon Benjamin Hodo.
289. Clarence Burke Jr died – He was the lead singer of the band, Five Stairsteps. Burke died at 64 years old.
290. Esther Williams died – She was a champion swimmer, in the 1940s – 50s. Williams’ dream of competing in the Olympics was crushed when the games were canceled because of World War II. Williams continued her career as an actress instead. After her film career ended, Williams ran a store selling swimwear. Esther Williams, 91, died Thursday, June 6, 2013.
291. Jason Leffler, 37, died. He was a race car driver, who suffered a mechanical accident on the track, and died on Wed., June 12, 2013. Jason is survived by his son, Charlie Dean, 5 years old.
292. Allan Simonsen, 34, a race car driver, died in a crash. He was from Denmark, and competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Saturday, June 21, 2013. His car spun around at a high speed, sending it crashing into the barrier at the track. Simonsen was fatally injured and died within minutes of the accident.
Nelson Mandela’s ambulance died on the way to hospital. Mandela didn’t die even though his ambulance got delayed by a breakdown.
293. Alan Myers, a drummer, died from brain cancer. Myers used to play drums for the band, Devo. He was credited for the band’s success hit, “Whip It”, which was popular, in the 1980s.
294. Justin Miller, 35, a former MLB player, died. Miller was found dead on Wed., June 26, 2013. Miller was famous after the League officials ruled he had to wear long sleeves, to cover up his many colorful tattoos, on his arms. The ink was deemed too distracting to players. The ruling became popularly known as the “Justin Miller Rule”.
295. Matt Osborne, 55, has died. He used to be a pro wrestler, using the name, Doink The Clown, back in the 1990s. He made his mark playing the character of a creepy clown, n the ring. Osborne died of unknown causes, as he was found unresponsive, by his girlfriend, in their apartment, on Friday, June 28, 2013.
296. Cirque du Soleil accident – Sarah Guyard, 35, a performer in the Cirque du Soleil, died on Saturday, June 29, 2013. She fell from a height, during a circus act. Guyard had been an acrobat, aerialist and performing teacher, during her long career spanning some 20 years.
297. Waltons actor dead – Joe Conley, 85, who played a shopkeeper in The Waltons, has died. The Waltons actor won fans with his portrayal of Ike Godsey, died in a care facility, in Southern California. Joe Conley passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013.
298. Cory Monteith died – He was an actor in Glee, the TV show. The Canadian actor was found dead in his hotel room, in Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim. Staff checked in on him when he failed to leave the room on Saturday, July 13, 2013. The cause of death was related to substance abuse. Monteith was a recovering addict, since the age of 19, when he first was known to have substance abuse problems. In March 2013, Monteith entered rehab, again for substance abuse. Police said foul play was not suspected. Cory Monteith was found dead, at the age of 31. Lea Michele was dating Monteith, but she has chosen to remain tight lipped about his passing. Lea pleaded for privacy to deal with her grief. She is no stranger to gossip and controversy, having gone through the rumor mill about her strict dieting on-set and off-set.
Updated – The coroner said Cory Monteith’s cause of death was likely due to heroin and alcohol.
299. Actor Dennis Burkley dies at 67 years old. He passed away in his sleep, over the weekend of Saturday/ Sunday, July 13/14, 2013. Burkley was best remembered for his role in the TV series, “King of the Hill”. He left behind his wife Laura, and his children, Shawn Burkley and Shannon Burkley.
300. Meskerem Legesse, 26, a former Olympic 2004 runner, has died suddenly. Legesse was originally from Ethiopia, but she has lived in Westport, Connecticut. She collapsed while in a restaurant. She was pregnant with her second child. Doctors managed to save the baby, but Legesse passed away. Her friend disclosed she had heart problems, prior to her sudden turn of illness on Monday, July 15, 2013.
301. July 17, 2013: Briony McRoberts, a British actress, has died in an accident. McRoberts suffered fatal injuries after being hit by a tube train. McRoberts, 56, is married to a fellow actor, David Robb, who is best known for his role in the UK TV series, Downtown Abbey. Foul play is not suspected in the death.
302. Mel Smith, 60, a comic actor, has died. Smith suffered from chronic gout, and was relied on substance use, to get by coping with his pain.
303. Helen Thomas, 92, has died. Ms Thomas has interviewed 10 presidents, in her long career as a reporter, and author. Thomas dared to ask the questions shunned by other reporters, who longed to keep diplomacy and be on the right side of the White House press corps. She has been regularly present at White House press briefings, for over 50 years. Ms Thomas left us on Monday, July 22, 2013.
304. Dennis Farina, a real life cop turned actor, has died. Farina’s death was announced on Monday, July 22, 2013. He was best remembered for his role in Law & Order. Farina played cops best as he relied on his personal experiences, during his years with the force. He broke into acting in 1981, after a director cast him in the movie Thief. Dennis Farina passed away at 69 years of age. An updated report said his cause of death could be due to a blood clot in his lung. Farino is survived by his partner of 35 years, three sons, and 6 grandchildren.
305. July 21 2013 – Andrea Antonelli, 25, a professional motorcyclist racer, died. Antonelli was competing in the World Supersport race, at the Moscow Raceway, when he suffered a head on collision with a fellow competitor. Antonelli, from the team Goeleven Kawasaki, died without gaining consciousness.
306. July 23 2013 – Emile Griffith, 75, has died. He was a boxer in the welterweight and lightweight category. Griffith lived in an era where gay boxers were unheard of. He faced taunts from an opponent, Benny Paret, and later killed him in the boxing ring. Griffith regretted the death, but never openly admitted their pre-game confrontation led to the fatal fight. Griffith even married a woman, to stave off the gossip surrounding his life, but he never succeeded in shaking off the criticism. In 1992, he was attacked by a group of 5 young men, as he left a gay bar, in New York. Griffith was badly beaten and suffered serious injuries. He slowly developed dementia due to the brain damage and his long career as a boxer. Griffith will be remembered as one of the best boxers in his time.
307. Darlene Flynn is dead. Ms Flynn, 58, was a Guiness Book of World Records holder, for having 15,000 shoe related items. Flynn died under mysterious circumstances, in a swimming pool. Police said she suffered blunt force trauma. Her boyfriend, Justin Smith, 29, was arrested, after trying to flee the scene of her home. Neighbors said they heard the couple fighting, before she was found dead. They were quoted in reports as knowing the couple had a rocky relationship. Ms Flynn and her boyfriend appeared in TV shows, because of her vast collection of shoes, and shoe shaped objects like furniture and accessories. Ms Flynn said she worked hard for her money, but she didn’t grudge spending cash on shoes and her favorite hobby.
308. Barnaby Jack, 35, has died. He was a world famous hacker, who examined machines and wireless communication systems, for flaws. Barnaby Jack was found dead on Thursday, July 25, 2013. An autopsy is being conducted to determine cause of death, but police said foul play is not suspected. Barnaby Jack was born in New Zealand, but he traveled the world, showcasing his skills and expertise, as a white hat hacker, who did good for users and makers of devices.
309. Lindy Boggs, 97, has died. She was the first woman to be elected into the Congress, in Louisiana. Lindy Boggs was an activist for women’s rights and civil rights for minorities.
310. Musician JJ Cale has died. He was a singer and songwriter. Cale suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 74, on Friday, July 26, 2013.
311. Kidd Kraddick, 53, a radio DJ, has died. His real name was David Kraddick. He took the moniker Kidd, early in his DJ career, when a promoter called him Kid. The cause of death has not been officially announced, but press reports have cited brain aneurysm, as the possible cause of death.
312. Sam Simon is fatally ill with colon cancer. He is one of the creators of the cartoon series, The Simpsons. Sam Simon, 58, is spending the last few months of his life, being a philanthropist.
313. Loretta Lynn’s daughter dies on Monday, July 29, 2013. Betty Sue Lynn had emphysema and died from its complications. Country music singer, Loretta Lynn, has two of her children. Her son Jack Benny Lynn died of drowning, in 1984.
314. Randy Earnhardt, 60, has died after losing his fight to cancer. He is the brother of the late Dale Earnhardt, who was a NASCAR race car driver. Dale’s son was named after him, and has taken after his father’s footsteps too. Dale Earnhardt Jr is also a race car driver.
315. Sportsman Christian Benitez died on Monday, July 29, 2013. ChuCho Benitez was originally from Ecuador. The sportsman had joined Qatar’s club, the El Jaish. On Monday, Benitez played a game for El Jaish. He collapsed and was sent to hospital. His father said Chucho had appendicitis, which developed into peritonitis. Chucho had a respiratory arrest and died.
316. Iiya Segalovich has died. He was the co-founder of Yandex. Segalovich, 48, died on Saturday, July 27, 2013. He suffered from stomach cancer and was receiving some treatment in a hospital in London. His cancer had spread to his brain and he lost consciousness on Thursday, July 5, 2013. On Friday, doctors turned off his life support system. Yandex is the largest search engine operating in Russia.
317. Texas A & M freshman killed in car crash. Polo Manukainiu, 19, was a defensive linesman. The new incoming Utah defensive tackle, Gaius Vaenuku, 18, and Andrew Uhatafe, 13, were also killed in the same accident.
318. Eileen Brennan, 80, has died. She was an actress who played comic roles. Brennan died of bladder cancer, on Sunday, July 28, 2013. She was best remembered in “Private Benjamin”.
319. Michael Ansara dies – The actor died on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Michael Ansara was 91 years old. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Ansara. Other close relatives like his sister, nephew and niece, are mourning his passing.
320. John Palmer dies – He was a former correspondent for the NBC. Palmer, 77, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Palmer was ill for some time, before his death.
321. Art Donovan, 88, dies, on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Donovan was a former footballer, who became a TV personality, in a second career. Donovan had a sense of humor, as he related his anecdotes with humor.
322. Shawn Burr, 47, dies. He was a former hockey player. In 2011, Burr had leukaemia and started his treatment. On Monday, August 5, 2013, Burr fell down a flight of stairs, in his home. He was sent to hospital, where it became known he suffered massive head trauma. Burr was placed on life support. On Monday night, his family decided to turn off life support. Burr died.
323. Margaret Pellegrini, 89, dies on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. She was an actress in The Wizard of Oz, playing the role of a Munchkin, who greeted Dorothy, when her house landed in Oz. Margaret Pellegrini was 16 years old, when her movie role shot her into fame. She became a spokeswoman who was often identified with her famous role. Margaret Pellegrini, was invited to attend various red carpet events that featured the Wizard of Oz theme. Margaret Pellegrini, died in Arizona.
324. Jane Catherine Lotter, 60, a writer living in Seattle, has died.
325. August death – Sussie Ahlburg, dies in a pond, in London. Ahlburg, 50, was a photographer for Vogue magazine.
326. Allan Arbus, 95, died on April 19, 2013. Arbus was an actor, best remembered for his role in MASH (M*A*S*H). He portrayed the psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman, who helped his patients, by treating their psychosis. Arbus passed away, from congestive heart failure in April this year.
327. Cosmo Allegretti died at 86 years old, on July 26, 2013. He was a puppeteer, voice artist, and creator of the character, Dancing Bear, on the show, Captain Kangaroo. Although Allegretti died in July, his death was largely not publicized by his agents, until in August.
328. Karen Black dies on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Black was an actress who was best known for her roles in the 1970s movies like “Five Easy Pieces”, “Easy Rider”, and “Nashville”. As she aged, Ms Black opted to appear in low budget films, which were mostly on horror stories. She suffered from cancer and died at the age of 74. Karen Black ws married to Stephen Eckleberry. Karen Black left behind her son, Hunter Carson, and adopted daughter Celine Eckleberry. Hunter Carson acted with Black in the movie, Invaders From Mars, back in the 1980s.
329. Real World star dies. Sean Sasser dies at 44 years old. Sasser once appeared in the reality TV show, “Real World”. He was an activist, who campaigned on AIDS issues. Sasser left behind his partner, named only as Michael.
330. Betty Pino died on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. She had suffered from a bacterial infection, and succumbed to her illness. Betty Pino was a radio DJ, who made Latino radio popular.
331. Julia Anne Jay, 43, a British fortune teller, died. Ms Jay lived in Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon), in Vietnam, and worked as a fortune teller. Her body was found in a cheap hotel room.
332. Bill Henningsgaard and his son Maxwell Henningsgaard, were killed in a plane crash. Bill was piloting the plane when it missed the runway approach and crashed into 2 houses, in East Haven, Connecticut. Two kids, aged 1 and 13, who lived in one of the homes, were also killed when the plane crashed into the upstairs level of their home.
333. Cris Gutierrez died. He was a writer and activist, who lived in San Francisco.
334. Eydie Gorme, 84, has died. She was a nightclub singer, who also appeared on TV shows.Gorme passed away on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.
335. August 9 2013 – Johnny Logan, 86, has died. Logan used to play baseball for the Boston Braves and after his MLB career, he went to Japan. There, he played for the Nankai Hawks, in 1964.
Israel Hernandez-Llach, 18, was a graffiti artist, in Miami Beach, Florida. “Reefa” was spray painting the shutters of a McDonald outlet, when police came by. Hernandez-Llach tried to run away, but an officer shot him with a Taser gun and he died.
Johan Friso has died. He was a Dutch prince, who married a commoner, Mabel Wisse Smit. The Parliment refused to approve of the marriage because of her former friendship with the now deceased Klaas Bruinsma. Wisse Smit denied any romantic involvement with Bruinsma, who was a local mafia man in the Netherlands. John Friso “abdicated” his right to succession on the throne, after he chose to go ahead and marry Mabel. He fell into a coma, after a skiing accident, on Feb. 17, 2012. He was unconscious for 20 minutes while buried under an avalanche. Johan Frison, 44, remained in an unresponsive state for 18 months. The Dutch press announced his death on Monday, Aug 12, 2013.
Laszlo Csatary, 98, an infamous ex-policeman, died on Sat., Aug. 10, 2013. Csatary was indicted for his role in sending Jews to Nazi death camps, during World War II.
Gia Allemand, 29, has died. She appered for 3 episodes in The Bachelor, when Jake Pavelka was the leading man. Allemand later found her boyfriend in Ryan Anderson, a basketball player with the New Orleans Pelicans. She worked as a child model and actress. In her adult life, she was a personal trainer. Allemand used to present an optimistic outlook on her relationship with Anderson, posing for pictures with him, at various holiday spots across the States. Privately, there was some gossip about the nature of her relationship with her boyfriend. On Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, Anderson found Allemand’s hanged body, in her home, and raised the alarm. She was sent to hospital. Later, Allemand’s family said her had brain damage, and her vital organs failed. Her life support system was switched off and Gia Allemand died on Wed., Aug. 14, 2013.
Lisa Robin Kelly, 43, an actress, has died. Kelly was famous in “That ’70s show”. Kelly was known for her struggles with alcohol. By Season 6 of the TV show, she was out of the cast and producers had another actress play her role. She died of a heart attack, on Wed., Aug. 14, 2013.
Mark Sutton, 42, died. He was a stuntman, known for playing James Bond, as the special effects guy. Sutton died on Wed., Aug. 14, 2013, in a wing diving accident, in the Swiss Alps. He jumped out from a helicopter, wearing a special gl;ider suit. Sutton was supposed to glide for some distance, before ending the sky fly by opening his parachute. For some unknown reasons, Sutton crashed and passed away.
Rosalia Mera, 69, the owner of several fashion brands, has died. Rosalia Mera is best known for her Zara clothing stores, worldwide.
Jacques Verges, 88, has died. He was a lawyer, whose best known works, were for defending terrorists and people accused of war crimes. Verges was a French lawyer, who became known as the Devil’s Advocate, as he argued on behalf of people accused of evil crimes.
Jane Harvey, 88, is dead. Jane Harvey was a singer in Jazz music.
Jennifer Martel, 27, is dead. She was the girlfriend of Jared W Remy, the son of Jerry Remy. Martel is survived by her daughter, 4 years old, and her family. Jared Remy may face charges of manslaughter, after being seen by neighbors, knifing Martel.
Aug. 18 2013 – Raz B is critically ill, on life support. He suffered a bottle smash on the head and has trouble regaining full consciousness. Raz B is hanging on to life, but he may die, if his condition deteriorates.
DeAntre Turman, 16, died after a preseason football game. He tackled an opponent and took a hard hit. He failed to get up from the turf and medical attention was summoned immediately. Turman had difficulties breathing and was rushed to hospital. Doctors found he broke his neck and a vertebra in his spine. Turman died a few hours later.
Martin Manley, a sports writer in Kansas City, committed suicide, by shooting himself. Manley shot himself outside a police station, in a calculated move. He made sure his death would be noticed. Manley published a post saying he knew about a buried treasure, in the Kansas City arboretum, an area of trees for horticulture interest. The alleged treasure was worth $200,000, in gold and silver coins. Manley posted the GPS co-ordinates of the spot. Locals and treasure hunters soon teemed at the place, trying to dig up buried treasure. Police said it was against the law. His family denied the existence of treasure and said it was a fake clue.
Cal Southern, or formally known as University of Southern California, lost one of its alumni, when Lee Thompson Young died. He was one of the honor graduates. Thompson was a child actor with the Disney Channel. He grew up to act with other producers. His most recent was with TNT, in the TV show “Rizzoli & Isles”. Thompson committed suicide by gunshot. Thompson, 29, failed to show up on the set and his landlord was contacted. He went into the apartment to perform a welfare check and found Thompson dead, on Monday morning, August 19, 2013.
Elmore Leonard, 87, died. He had a stroke and suffered complications, dying on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Elmore Leonard was a crime writer, whose books became successful movies.
Christopher Lane, 22, a baseball player from Australia, died in Oklahoma City. Lane was visiting his American girlfriend’s family in town, when he was shot. Lane went jogging around the neighborhood of Sarah Harper’s family. Three teens, whose ages range from 15, 16 and 17, were bored and decided to shoot someone, for target practice and sport. Lane died on Friday, August 16, 2013. Police arrested 3 suspects and detained them. The authorities are considering whether to charge the teens as adults, or as juveniles.
Christopher Pariseleti, 41, killed himself on the grounds of a famous singer’s home. His death was reported on Monday, August 19, 2013. Pariseleti committed suicide using a gun, inside Olivia Newton-John’s house, in South Florida. The singer-actress lives in Jupiter Inlet Colony, with her husband, John Easterling. Pariseleti was working as a contractor at the house. He was not living there, nor related to Newton-John or Easterling. The celebrity and her husband said they were shocked at the death.
Roger H Miller, 44, has died. Miller was a race car driver, who wa sfound dead, in his hotel room, on Sunday, August 18, 2013. He was Larry Miller’s son. The senior Miller died in 2009, when he was 64 years old. Roger Miller is survived by his wife, Cheri Light Miller, his 5 daughters, 4 sons, and 3 grandchildren. Roger Miller had 4 other siblings. Roger Miller’s cause of death and other details were not publicized at the time his death was announced.
Delbert Belton, 88, is dead. Belton was a veteran who survived World War 2 in his
younger days. Alas, in his old age, he fell, to a couple of thugs who assaulted
him, in Spokane, Washington.
Julie Harris is dead. Harris, 87, died of congestive heart failure, on Sat., August 24, 2013. Harris was a stage actress. She was married 3 times and had a son with her
third husband, Manning Gurian. Their son is named Peter Alston Gurian.
Seamus Heaney, 74, has died. He was a poet, who lived in Dublin, Ireland.
Ariel Castro is dead via hanging. The notorious criminal, Ariel Castro, is dead. Castro hanged himself in his prison cell, about one month into his sentence of 1000 years. Castro, 53, was in solitary confinement and prison officers performed welfare checks on him every 30 minutes. Castro managed to kill himself, after being checked, and before the next routine check.
Tommy Morrison, 44, a boxer, died Sunday, September 1, 2013. Morrison’s cause of death was due to respiratory failure, and multiple organ failure. His wife, Trisha Morrison, confirmed
his death in Nebraska. His mother, Diana, told a reporter, in
August 2012, that she thought her son was critically ill. She
said his death was related to AIDS. Tommy Morrison said in 1996, when he was 27, that he had the disease. Later on, he refuted his statement.
Judith Glassman Daniels is dead. She was a journalist who raised the glass ceiling, for her gender. Daniels died at 74 years old. Daniels was the first woman, to become a top editor, for Life Magazine.
Sushmita Banerjee, 49, is dead. She was the author of A Kabuliwala’s Bengali Wife. She was abducted from her home in Afghanistan and shot dead.
Roman Pirozek Jr, 19, a remote control helicopter pilot player, is dead. He was flying his powerful 6 pound chopper, when it crashed down and cut his head and throat. Pirozek Jr died on the spot, in Brooklyn, New York.
Norman Oosterbroek, 43, nicknamed the Dutch Giant bodyguard, is dead. He used to offer protection for celebrities like Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and etc. Norman Oosterbroek ran his own agency, Called RAD. He was found nude, in his neighbor’s compound, and they called police. He was seen eating a white powder, while fighting with his neighbor. Oosterbroek resisted arrest and was tasered. Oosterbroek died, leaving behind his wife April McDaniel, and 2 children.
Cal Worthington, 92, is dead. He was a car dealer, whose peak in the 1960s changed the way cars were sold. Worthington had a new way of selling cars, in his ads. He died on Sunday, September 8, 2013.
Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick, 74, has died. She was an ordinary civilian, whose death caught the attention of the internet users, after one fo her 8 children posted a scathing orbituary. The offspring claimed Johnson-Reddick abused and tortured her children for years, until they were placed in other homes.
Terrie Hall, 53, has died. She used to be an activist for the anti-smoking campaign. Hall started smoking when she was a teen. She smoked every morning, afternoon and night. Cancer claimed her voice box, and she had an electronic voice box inserted to help her speak. She lost her teeth and hair to the disease. Hall wanted to spread her message on the danger of smoking. Her addiction was so contagious, she couldn’t stop, until it was way too late for her. Hall dedicated her time to make public service ads to warning the public on the dangers of smoking. RIP, Terrie Hall.
Ken Norton, 70, is dead. Norton was a boxer, most famous for beating Muhamad Ali, in 1973. In the second round, Norton broke Ali’s jaw and won the fight. Ken Norton died Wednesday, September 18, 2013.
Joy Covey, 50, has died after a bike accident, in California. Covey was the former CFO of Amazon.
Hiroshi Yamauchi, 85, has died. He was the former driving force behind Nintendo. It was his great grandfather’s company, which originated in playing cards games. Yamauchi evolved it into several forms, before he found the perfect niche, in video arcade games and later, the home video game. Yamauchi died on Thurs., Sep. 20, 2013, from complications of pneumonia.
Paul Oliver, 29, a former football player, has died. Paul Oliver used to play as a safety for the San Diego Chargers. Oliver committed suicide. His family asked for privacy so no other facts will be released.
Paul Karason, 62, died after a heart attack. He had blue skin, after self medicating with silver based compounds, to treat his facial skin problem. The silver collected in his skin and reacted to light, turning his skin blue.
Leandro Souza, 26, a boxer, has died. His nickname was Feijao. Souza had weighed in before a competition, but he was 2 pounds overweight. Souza went inside a sauna to try losing the weight. He passed out and was found to have died from a stroke. Souza died on Thurs., Sep. 26, 2013.
Tom Clancy, 66, is dead. He was a bestselling author of 7 books. Clancy also dabbled in movies and games.
Scott Carpentter, 88, died. He was an original crew meber of Mercury 8.
Maria de Villota, 33, has died. She was a test driver for Formula One. De Villota was found dead in her hotel room, on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. There were no traces of drug and alcohol. Foul play was not suspected. She had a serious accident test driving on the track, and lost her right eye. Investigations said there were no mechanical faults in the car. An updated news report said she suffered a heart attack, as a consequence of nerve damage sustained during her old accident.
Sean Edwards, 26, died in a car crash. The race car driver was in the passenger seat of a Porsche, driven by a 20 year-old man. The driver was rescued from the burning car which crashed into the wall at the race track, in Queensland, Australia. Edwards, a British national, lived in Monaco, where he raced cars and taught how to drive racing cars. He was in Australia for coaching sessions, when the accident took his life.
Michael Fortunato, 26, died, on Oct. 14, 2013. He was in the show Catfish. Fortunato died of pulmonary embolism.
Ed Lauter, 74, is dead. He was an actor.
Tom Foley, former White House speaker, has died at 84. Tom Foley passed away, after suffering from complications of a stroke he had earlier in 2013. His death on Oct. 16 2013, was reported.
Sister Antonia Brenner, 86, has died. She was a Roman Catholic nun, who gave up her rich life style, to serve the inmates, at Tijuana prison, in Mexico. She was born Mary Clark, had 7 children, and was twice divorced. After a life of raising children, she found her second calling, as a nun.
Bum Phillips, 90, a former NFL coach, has died on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. Phillips passed away at 90. Born Oail Andrew Phillips, he took the nickname Bum, when people couldn’t say the correct spoken sound of his name, Oail.
Gloria Lynne, 83, a jazz singer, is dead.
Jovanka Broz, 88, died. She was the widow of the late Tito, former President of Yugoslav.
Lou Scheimer, 84, has died. He was a film animator, who produced cartoons.
Noel Harrison, 79, a singer, has died. He was the son of actor Rex Harrison. Harrison’s more famous singing work included the song, Windmills of Your Mind, one of the songs in the movie, The Thomas Crown Affair.
Lou Reed, 71, is dead. He was a singer and musician, who founded The Velvet Underground.
Charlie Trotter, 54, is dead. He was a culinary expert in Chicago. Trotter had earlier suffered a seizure sometime this year. He could have been unwell when he suddenly fell ill. He was discovered unconscious and unresponsive, on Tues., November 5, 2013. He died, leaving behind his wife, Rochelle Trotter, and other loved ones.
Betsy Smittle, 60, a musician, has died. She was the half sister of Garth Brooks, and played guitar, in his band Stillwater. Smittle died on Sat., Nov. 2, 2013.
General Vo Nguyen Giap, 92, has died. He was the famous commander who led Vietnam to victory, fighting against the Japanese, French and Americans. Gen. Vo passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
Herman Wallace, 71, has died. Wallace was an ex-convict who spent 41 years behind bars, although he protested his innocence. Wallace was implicated in a robbery and was serving his time in prison, when he was accused of co-conspiracy in the murder of a prison guard, in 1974. The original gang, nicknamed Angola 3, served decades behind bars. Wallace had liver cancer recently and he was released from prison, on Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013. He spent his remaining days in hospital, until his death, on Saturday, Oct 5, 2013.
Doris Lessing, 94, is dead. She was a famous writer, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, when she was 88 years old. Lessing became the oldest woman to win the Nobel prize.
Barbara Park, 66, died on Fri. Nov. 15, 2013. Th children’s writer died of cancer.
Caroline Mure Corley, 52, a radio DJ at The Peak, in New York, has died.
Paul Walker, 40, an actor in the TV show, Fast and Furious, has died in a car crash. Walker’s Porsche crashed into a pole in California.
Tony Musante, 77, died on Tue., Nov. 26, 2013. He was an actor in TV series, movies and stage plays.
Doriano Romboni, an ex motorcyclist racer, has died. He was killed in a training session, when he was hit by another motorcyclist.
Peter Crouch, 79, has died. He was a television star evangelist, who propagated the Christian faith and made a business empire. Trinity Broadcast Network announced the death of Paul Crouch, saying he died after a 10 year fight with degenerative heart disease.
Nelson Mandela has died. The former boxer turned politician was 95 when he succumbed to a recurring lung infection, and passed away.
Danny Wells, 72, is dead. He was an actor in the movie, Super Mario.
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