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Catcher In The Rye

January 13, 2011 by Post Team 

Catcher In The Rye, (AFP) – It should be noted deaths during the past year:

January

- 4: Tsutomu Yamaguchi, who has not only survived the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, but also that of Nagasaki and lived to testify, at the age of 93 in Nagasaki.

- 17: Love Story author Erich Segal of a heart attack in London at the age of 72.

- 27: American writer JD Salinger, author of “The” Catcher in the Rye”’at 91 at his home in New Hampshire.

February

- 11: British designer Alexander McQueen in London committed suicide at the age of 40 years.

- 20: Alexander Haig, U.S. Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan, at age 85 at a hospital in Baltimore.

March

- 12 Miguel Delibes, Spanish novelist and winner of the Cervantes Prize, at age 89.

April

- 8: British punk rock icon Malcolm McLaren, founder of The Sex Pistols. At 64 years of cancer in Switzerland.

- 10: Lech Kaczynski, President of Poland. Death of 60 years with his wife and 94 others in a plane crash in Russia.

- 21: Juan Antonio Samaranch, the Spaniard who has chaired the International Olympic Committee for 21 years. Died at 89 years in Barcelona.

May

- 3: British actress Lynn Redgrave, at age 63 of cancer at his home in the U.S. state of Connecticut.

- 5: Umaru Yar’Adua, President of Nigeria. Died at age 58 after a long illness.

- 9: Black U.S. jazz singer Lena Horne, who spoke out strongly for civil rights movement, at the age of 92 years in New York.

- 29: U.S. movie star Dennis Hopper, best known for her role in “Easy Rider” movie. 74 years in Los Angeles.

June

- 18: Jose Saramago: Portuguese novelist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998. Died at age 87 in his hometown of Lanzarote, Canary Islands.

- 25: Chinese painter Wu Guanzhong, a figurehead of the Cultural Revolution in the 1970s to 90 years in a Beijing hospital.

July

- 19: David Warren, of Australia who invented the recorder “black box” flight of aircraft in 1956. Died at age 85.

August

- 31: Laurent Fignon, popular French cyclist and twice winner of the Tour de France, of cancer at age 50.

September

- 12: Claude Chabrol, French film director prolific new wave, at age 80.

- 24: Gennady Yanayev, Russian politician who in 1991 led a failed coup against then president Mikhail Gorbachev. 73 years in a Moscow hospital.

- 28: American film and theater director Arthur Penn, known for the film “Bonnie and Clyde”, to 88 years in New York.

- 29: U.S. movie star Tony Curtis, who played opposite Marilyn Monroe in “Some Like It Hot.” Died aged 85 at his home in Nevada.

October

- 4: popular British comedian Norman Wisdom, at the age of 95 on the Isle of Man where he lived.

- 10: Joan Sutherland, Australian opera singer who was one of the great sopranos of the 20th century, aged 83 at his home in Switzerland.

- 14: Benoit Mandelbrot, mathematician French-Americans who have explored a new class of mathematical forms called “fractal”, aged 85 years in Massachusetts.

- 27: Nestor Kirchner, former president of Argentina and the husband of the current president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Died aged 60 of a heart attack.

November

- 3: Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian prime minister under Boris Yeltsin from 1992 to 1998. Died aged 72 after a long illness.

- 8: Admiral Emilio Massera, a leader of the Argentine dictatorship that overthrew President Isabel Peron in 1976. Death of 85 years, pending a second trial on charges of crimes against humanity.

- 10: Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis aged 91 years in Los Angeles.

- 27: U.S. director Irvin Kershner, known to make the second movie Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back “in Los Angeles aged 87.

December

- 3: Samuel Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb nuclear which is supposed to kill the man and leave the buildings, at the age of 89 years in Los Angeles.

- 14: The veteran U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke, best known for negotiating the 1995 peace agreement that ended three years of war in Bosnia. Died at age 69 after heart surgery.

- 15: Oscar-winning American film director Blake Edwards, who made the “Pink Panther” and the 1961 classic film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, at the age of 88 years.

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