The beginning of 2014 signals the deaths of another generation of celebrities who are now dead. We mourn the the famous, infamous, as well as the ordinary people, who had steadfastly battled adversities, until they died.
January 2014 deaths:
January 1 2014 – Juanita Moore, actress, died.Phil Everly, a musician, and half of the Everly Brothers, has died.
Jan. 3 2014 –
Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel, has died. Sharon was a great politician, of his time. He suffered a stroke in 2006, just before he could run for a second election. Mr Sharon remained very ill, in a comatose state after his stroke, until his death, in January 2014.
Jan. 5 2014 – Jerry Coleman, former baseball player, has died. He became a radio broadcaster, after his sports career ended.
Jan 5 2014 – Soccer player Eusebio da Silva Ferreira is dead.
January 6 2014 dead – Monica Spear, 29, a former beauty queen in Venezuela, is dead. Monica Spear was killed in a robbery, along with her ex-husband, Thomas Henry Berry, 39. Their daughter, Maya Berry Spear, 5, was wounded in her right leg. Her parents died from gunshot wounds, in a roadside robbery, after they got stranded when their vehicle broke down. As their car was being towed by a tow truck operator, robbers attacked them. The family locked themselves inside their car, as the assailants fired bullets at them.Ms Spear and Mr Berry were vacationing in her homeland, to spend time together, as a family.
Jan 7 2014 death – Run Run Shaw, 107, is dead. He was one of the original Shaw brothers, who were involved in the film industry. Mr Shaw died on Tue., Dec 31, 2013.
January 7 2014 – Thomas V. Jones, a executive from Northrop, was a pioneer in aeronautics industry.
Jan. 9 2014 – Amiri Baraka, a poet and writer, is dead. He was an African-American critic of culture and questioned the values of his time.
Jan. 9 2014 – Franklin McCain, a civil rights activist, id dead. He dared to question the status quo and was among the first blacks to openly disobey the social norm of racial segregation. McCain started the revolution which slowly integrated blacks and whites.
Jan. 10, 2014 – Larry Speakes, a former press secretary under President Ronald Reagan, has died.
Jan. 10 2014 – Eric Lawson is dead. He was an actor, who was a spokesman for the cigarette company, Malboro. Lawson died of a smoker’s lung disease.
Jan 10 2014 – Sam Berns, the inspiration behind the film “Life according to Sam”, is dead. Berns was a patient of progeria, which is an aging disease. Berns died at 17 years old.
Sat. 11, Jan. 11, 2014:
Scott Lewis, a celebrity hypnotist, died, in a fall. Lewis was in Sydney, to perform, and was staying in an apartment. He fell from the 11th floor, and was found dead, on the 4th floor. Lewis, a US stage celebrity, often visited Australia, to perform his stage hypnosis. His death could be investigated as it was un-natural.
January 14 2014 – Johnnie Mae Young, a female wrestler, has died. She was one of the first female wrestlers who performed in public.
January 14 2014 – The death of Juan Gelman, marked the end of the poet’s influence in Argentina. The activist was a pioneer in raising human rights awareness in Argentina.
Jan. 16 2014 – Russell Johnson, an actor, has died. Johnson played the professor in the 1960s TV comedy, Gilligan’s Island.
Jan. 16 2014 – Dave Madden’s death has revived interest in the TV show, The Partridge Family.
Jan. 16 2014 – Ruth Duccini, an actress, has died. Duccini was 4 feet tall, and proud of her natural born height, which allowed her to work as a sercice person for airplanes, during WWII. Duccini acted as a Munchkin, opposite Judy Garland, in 1939.
Jan. 16 2014 – Hiroo Onoda, an ex-soldier in the Japanese army, is dead. Onoda lived alone for 30 years in the jungles, in Philippines, even after the war ended, because he believed he had to continue his fight.
Jan. 25 2014 – Morrie Turner, a comic artist, or cartoonist, is dead. Turner created Wee Pals, a popular comic strip.
Jan. 26, 2014 – Tom Gola, a former basketball player has died. Gola enjoyed a successful second career as a coach.
January 27 2014 – Pete Seeger, a folk music composer and musician. Seeger was once involved in Communist activities in 1955, but he was largely forgiven and he managed to have a good career in music, until the 1990s.
Jan. 28 2014 – Tom Sherak, a producer and actor, has died.
Jan. 29, 2014 – Aiche Nana, a former belly dancer and stripper, has died. She was born Kiash Nanah and attracted the attention of Tazio Secchiaroli, who later made a film based on an inspiration of Aiche Nana. Kiash Nanah died at 78 years old.
Famous deaths in February 2014.
Feb. 1 2014 – Maximilian Schell, an actor, has died on Sta., Feb. 1, 2014. Schell was originally from Austria, who braved World War II, as a refugee from Hitler’s regime. His family left Austria, to settle in Switzerland, where Schell grew up in. He went to Hollywood, where he won fame.
Khushwant Singh, a journalist and author of books, has died. Mr Singh was famous in India.
L’wren Scot, 49, has died on March 17, 2014. She was a fashion model before she changed careers to become a fashion designer. Ms Scot was Mick Jagger’s girlfriend. She was discovered dead, by an apparent suicide. Although she was known to have business debts, Scot didn’t ask Jagger for a loan. Instead, she ended her life.
Fred Phelps had died. The pastor of Westboro Baptist Church passed away on March 19, 2014.
Helena Belmonte, a Filipina-American model, died from a fall from her high rise apartment in Philippines. Belmonte died on March 21 2014.
Actor James Rebhorn, from the show Homeland, went home to the Lord. He suffered a 10 year battle with skin cancer, and was resigned to his fate. He even wrote his own obituary.
March 30, 2014 – Kate O’Mara, 74, actress, has died. She was a British actress, who crossed over the pond, to act in the US TV series, Dynasty.
Sunday, April 6, 2014 – Actor and comedian Mickey Rooney has died.
April 6 2014 – John Pinette 50, an actor most famous for his role in Seinfeld, is dead.
April 7 1013 – Peaches Geldof, 25, has died.
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