Obits: December 2019

27 December 2019

Jerry Herman, Broadway Composer of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and ‘Mame,’ Dies at 88
Herman won four Tony Awards as well as two Grammys for his work
Actor Kushal Punjabi Passes Away, Karanvir Bohra Shares News on Twitter
Television actor Kushal Punjabi, who was last seen in popular TV show Ishq Mein Marjawan passes away at 37.
Young girl from Delta flight has cardiac arrest, dies at LAX
The airline says the flight to Seattle returned to the airport shortly after takeoff due to the medical emergency
Longtime political writer William Greider dies at 83
William Greider, a longtime political writer for The Nation, Rolling Stone and The Washington Post, has died at age 83
Former Black Panther Robert Seth Hayes Dies at 72 - Okayplayer
Hayes was sentenced to 25 years in a New York prison, but served 45, making him one of the longest-held political prisoners in the United States.
Kevin Spacey Accuser and Author Ari Behn Dies by Suicide
Ari Behn, Norwegian author and and ex-husband of princess Märtha Louise, died by suicide on Dec. 25. He was 47. “It is with great sadness in our hearts that we, the very closest relatives of …
Opera tenor and conductor Peter Schreier dies at 84 | DW | 26.12.2019
Veteran German tenor turned conductor Peter Schreier has died aged 84 in Dresden. Trained in former East Germany, he performed in more than 60 operatic roles — from New York to Milan to Salzburg — until retirement.
Russian theater director Volchek dies at 86
MOSCOW (AP) — Galina Volchek, a prominent Russian theater director and actress, has died. She was 86. Volchek died in Moscow on Thursday, Moscow’s Sovremennik Theater said. It didn’t mention the cause of death, but media reports said she was...

25 December 2019

Allee Willis, 72, Dies; ‘Friends’ Theme and ‘September’ Songwriter
She also wrote or co-wrote “Neutron Dance” for the Pointer Sisters, “What Have I Done to Deserve This?” for the Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield, and other hits.
ESPN college football reporter Edward Aschoff dies at 34
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- ESPN college football reporter Edward Aschoff, known for his outgoing and friendly personality, dapper dress and great love of sports,...
Van Dykes’ Donald Ross Dies at 91
The Detroit retailer opened the men’s store in 1944, which is now being operated by his son David Ross.
Allee Willis, 72, Dies; ‘Friends’ Theme and ‘September’ Songwriter
She also wrote or co-wrote “Neutron Dance” for the Pointer Sisters, “What Have I Done to Deserve This?” for the Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield, and other hits.
Photographer Ken Heyman Dies at 89
Ken Heyman, a photographer that’s worked with cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead, shot commissions for Life magazine, and collaborated with President Lyndon B. Johnson, died on December 10th in Manhattan at 89 years old. He died at his home of a heart ailment, as reported by his daughter, Jennife…
‘Colors of the Mountain’ author Da Chen dies at 57 | The Japan Times
Da Chen, the brilliant storyteller who drew from the hardships he suffered as a persecuted child growing up in the midst of China’s cultural revolution to
Chuck Peddle dies at 82, his $25 chip helped start the PC age
Chuck Peddle has died on December 15, aged 82. He was the engineer and entrepreneur who helped launch the age of the personal computer after designing a microprocessor that sold for a mere $25.

24 December 2019

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Sufi mystics dies at 92
Nourali Tabandeh had not been seen publicly since 2018 following execution of a member of Sufi order for deadly attack on police; was recently hospitalized with severe illness
Leader of Iran’s Islamic mystics, known as Sufis, dies at 92
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The leader of Iran’s Sufis, followers of the teachings of an ancient form of Islamic mysticism, died on Tuesday at the age of 92, nearly three decades after taking the...
Barbara Testa, Hollywood librarian who found ‘Huck Finn’ manuscript in her attic, dies at 91
The 600-page, handwritten document had been missed nearly 100 years
Fabio pays tribute to ‘incredible’ romance novelist Johanna Lindsey, who died at 67
French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro dies at 86; Banksy takes politically charged Nativity scene to Bethlehem AP
Leo Corbet, former Arizona Senate president and longtime transplant advocate, dies at 83
Corbet was an early member of the Arizona Transplant Alliance, serving as a board member, president and “tireless fundraiser.”
Elizabeth Spencer, Author of ‘The Light in the Piazza,’ Dies at 98
A writer of novels and short stories, many set in her native South, she was best known for a 1960 novella, set in Italy, that was adapted for film and stage.
Simon Aronson, magician known for intellectual approach to his craft, dies at 76
Simon Aronson was a magician and mentalist who was skilled at close up card tricks and often performed a two-person mind reading act with his wife, Virginia.
Former Fairfield councilman and community supporter Howard Dirksen, dies at 76
Dirksen poured himself into his family and the Fairfield community.
White Island: Eruption’s 17th victim named as American woman Mayuri Singh
Mayuri ‘Mary’ Singh and her husband Pratap were both badly hurt in the eruption.
Norman Krumholz, Champion of Equity Planning, Dies at 92
The planning community lost a luminary in Krumholz, the author of the “Making Equity Planning Work” and the former director of planning for the city of Cleveland.

23 December 2019

Baba Ram Dass, spiritual guru and LSD pioneer, dies at 88
The 1960s counterculture spiritual leader and early LSD proponent Baba Ram Dass has died. He was 88.
Norman Krumholz, Champion of Equity Planning, Dies at 92
The planning community lost a luminary in Krumholz, the author of the “Making Equity Planning Work” and the former director of planning for the city of Cleveland.
Algeria’s powerful army chief dies at pivotal point in political crisis
Algeria’s powerful army chief Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaed Salah, who was ...
French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro dies at 86
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Algeria’s powerful army chief dies at pivotal point in political crisis
Algeria’s powerful army chief Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaed Salah, who was instrumental in bringing down long-time president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has died of a heart attack, state media reported on Monday. The 79-year-old’s death comes at a time of mass protests across Africa’s largest
Elsewhere: Emanuel Ungaro dies, uniform dressing, sustainable Christmas and Portland goes affluent
News from elsewhere - Emanuel Ungaro, a designer of “fantasy,” dies at 86; Is “uniform dressing” turning men into clones?; The people bringing us a sustainable Christmas; Once a hipster haven, Portland is welcoming a more affluent crowd in a luxury hotel and fine dining boom.
Elspeth Halvorsen Vevers, whose dioramas explored the ‘mystery of the cosmos,’ dies at 90 - The Boston Globe
Elspeth Halvorsen Vevers, 90, who died Nov. 17, created three-dimensional sculptural collages in her Provincetown studio.
Abbey Simon, piano virtuoso attentive to music’s ‘inner life,’ dies at 99
He recorded works by Chopin and Ravel and taught at the University of Houston into his late 90s.
Johanna Lindsey, Best-Selling Romance Novelist, Dies at 67
Over more than 40 years, Ms. Lindsey turned out hot-blooded historical romances set around the world.

22 December 2019

Online bulletin board inventor Randy Suess dies at 74 - Slashdot
Its a sad week if youve ever posted on a social network or an internet forum. Randy Suess, the creator of the software for first online public bulletin board, died on December 10th at the age of 74. He and Ward Christensen built the Computer Bull...
Actor Tony Britton dies at the age of 95
Tony Britton (pictured with his daughter Fern Britton) starred in classic British films including Operation Amsterdam, Sunday Bloody Sunday and The Day of the Jackal.
England’s 1966 World Cup winner Martin Peters dies at age 76 | The Japan Times
Martin Peters, whose place in English soccer lore was secured by scoring one of the national team’s goals in its victory over West Germany in the 1966 Worl
Mama Cax, a trailblazing amputee model, dies at 30
Pop star Rihanna shares her condolences for trailblazing amputee model, Mama Cax.
Phyllis Brissenden, Opera Theatre founder and philanthropist, dies at 86
Mrs. Brissenden loved music, birds and animals, and supported them.
Minnesota master of prose poetry Louis Jenkins dies at 77
Often associated with Duluth, Jenkins had worked as a librarian, truck driver and commercial fisherman while publishing.
Roland Matthes, 8-time Olympic medalist swimmer, dies at 69
Roland Matthes, who swept the backstrokes at multiple Olympics, died at 69.
Joseph Segel, entrepreneur who founded QVC, dies at 88
Joseph Segel, a philanthropist known as the “quintessential entrepreneur” who founded television shopping network QVC, has passed away at the age of 88.
Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup winner for England and West Ham legend, dies at 76 | The Star
Martin Peters, who scored one of England’s goals during its triumph in the 1966 World Cup final and was a legendary midfielder for West Ham United and also Tottenham in the 1960s and ’70s, died Saturday at 76 after battling with dementia.
David Kidwell, former dean of Carlson School of Management, dies at 79
As the school’s 10th dean, Kidwell raised its profile and fostered stronger relations between the school and local business leaders.
Abbey Simon, Masterly Pianist, Dies at 99
Mr. Simon, light of touch yet breathtakingly pyrotechnic, was known for his interpretations of the Romantic literature.
England’s 1966 World Cup winner Martin Peters dies at age 76
Martin Peters, whose place in English soccer lore was secured by scoring one of the national team’s goals in its victory over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final, died Saturday after a long...
Charlotte native who led Grenada invasion and troops in Vietnam dies at 84
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Jack Brodie Farris Jr., who led ground forces in the U.S. invasion of Grenada in 1983, died in his native Charlotte on Dec. 14 after a long illness. He was 84.

21 December 2019

James Bond star Claudine Auger dies at 78
Born on April 26, 1941 in the French capital, Claudine Auger started her career as a model at the age of 17. She represented her country at the Miss World in 1958, securing the first runners-up spot.
Junior Johnson, NASCAR hall-of-fame driver, team owner, dies at 88
Junior Johnson, the former moonshiner turned hard-charging race car driver who w...
Randy Suess, Computer Bulletin Board Inventor, Dies at 74
The messaging system that he and a friend created in 1978 was a forerunner of social media services like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Retired United States District Court Judge John Trice Nixon dies at age 86
Judge John Trice Nixon, a retired federal judge from Middle Tennessee died of natural causes at his Los Angeles apartment.
The Logan Square homeowner behind one of the city’s most beloved Christmas light displays dies at age 85
Frank Lopez, who created one of the city’s most beloved Christmas light displays at his Logan Square home, died last month at age 85.
Emmy-winning newsman, Pearl Harbor veteran George Larsen dies at 101
As a combat veteran and a retired, award-winning TV news and sports camera operator, George Larsen told good stories. An old one recounted how he first thought it was an earthquake that rattled him awake in Hawaii on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941.
Mama Cax Dead – Model & Activist Dies at 30
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Gerry Alanguilan Dies at Age 51
Veteran creator Gerry Alanguilan has died of unspecified causes.
David Giangeruso, brother of Lyndhurst Mayor Robert B. Giangeruso, dies at 62
David Giangeruso of Lyndhurst, the brother of Mayor Robert B. Giangeruso, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. He was 62. Mr. Giangeruso was born in Passaic and was a lifelong resident of Lyndhurst. He w…
Joan Irvine Smith, daughter of O.C. land baron family who helped establish UC Irvine, dies at 86
Irvine family’s farmland gave way to much of modern-day Orange County
BRAC founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed dies at 83
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder of the world’s largest non-government development organisation BRAC, has died at the age of 83.
Artist who drew his wife on her deathbed dies
Scottish artist Norman Gilbert dies at the age of 93.
Thomas Chandy dies at 72: Ex-Kerala minister and MLA passes away at Kochi home, survived by wife and three children - Firstpost
Thomas Chandy, who had been undergoing treatment for cancer for quite some time, died at his home here on Friday afternoon,
7-year-old boy dies after fence hits student at San Rafael elementary school, police say
Police in San Rafael are investigating a tragic incident at an elementary school playground that claimed the life of a 7-year-old boy from Greenbrae.
Woman found shot in car on Jacksonville’s Westside dies at hospital
Police are looking for a shooter after a woman was shot to death Thursday night on the Westside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Dallas political trailblazer Carol Reed dies at 72
The savvy and well-connected political consultant was the brains behind the winning Dallas mayoral campaigns of Tom Leppert and of Ron Kirk.
Neil Cameron, history teacher and former Equality Party MNA, dies at 81 | CBC News
Cameron, who taught at John Abbott College for 30 years, was one of four candidates in the upstart anglophone rights Equality Party to stun Quebec by winning seats in the 1989 election. The erudite writer and history teacher is remembered as someone “who gave a lot to his community.”
Vlada Petric, cofounder of Harvard Film Archive, dies at 91 - The Boston Globe
As a cofounder of the Harvard Film Archive and its founding curator, Vlada Petric knew what kind of films he wanted audiences to see — and, perhaps as importantly, what he didn’t want to show.
Longtime nationalist Israeli lawmaker Geula Cohen dies at 93 - The Boston Globe
Geula Cohen, a longtime nationalist Israeli lawmaker who came to symbolize its West Bank settlement enterprise, has died. She was 93.
Thomas Elsaesser, Film Scholar With a Broad View, Dies at 76
An erudite German-born essayist, Mr. Elsaesser was as enthusiastic about the films of Fassbinder as he was about Hollywood melodramas.

20 December 2019

‘Remember the Titans’ football coach played by Denzel Washington dies at 84
Herman Boone, the football coach at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, portrayed by Denzel Washington in “Remember the Titans,” has died at 84.
‘Democracy Dies At Happy Hour’: Washington Post, CNN Reporters Ripped For Celebrating ‘Impeachmas’ After Trump Impeachment
A group of Washington Post reporters, several of whom are also CNN analysts, faced intense scorn online following Democrats’ partisan impeachment of President Donald Trump after they posted a picture of themselves celebrating “impeachmas” over drinks. House Democrats voted on Wednesday to, for the f…
‘Remember the Titans’ coach Herman Boone, played by Denzel Washington in film, dies
Herman Boone, the Virginia high school football coach who inspired the movie “Remember the Titans,” died Wednesday after battling cancer. He was 84. He was portrayed by Denzel Washington in the film.
Renowned Orthodox priest and professor Georgios Metallinos dies at 79
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