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Famous Deaths In February 2012

February 28, 2012 by staff 

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* Charles Amer, 100, British football chairman (Middlesbrough F.C.). (death announced on this date)
* Eli Belyutin, 86, Russian artist. (Russian)
* Rich Brenner, 65, American sports anchor (WGHP), heart attack.
* Sailen Manna, 87, Indian footballer.
* Velloor G. Ramabhadran, 82, Indian mridangamist.
* Helga Vlahovic’, 67, Croatian journalist, producer and television personality, uterine cancer. (Croatian)

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* Lynn Compton, 90, American Army officer (Easy Company), appellate judge, and prosecutor of Sirhan Sirhan.
* A’rpa’d Fekete, 90, Hungarian football player and coach. (Spanish)
* Don Joyce, 82, American football player (Baltimore Colts, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings).
* Yvonne Verbeeck, 98, Belgian actress. (Dutch)
* Zollie Volchok, 95, American basketball executive.
* Kazunori Yoneda, 61, Japanese volleyball coach (women’s national team), lung cancer. (Japanese)

25

* Rau’l Abzueta, 49, Venezuelan musician, stroke. (Spanish)
* Maurice André, 78, French classical trumpeter.
* Dee Cernile, 46, Canadian guitarist (Sven Gali), cancer.
* Lloyd R. George, 85, American politician, Arkansas state representative.
* Red Holloway, 84, American jazz saxophonist, stroke and kidney failure.
* Erland Josephson, 88, Swedish actor and author, leader of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, complications of Parkinson’s disease.
* Louisiana Red, 79, American blues musician, stroke.
* Thomas Watters, 99, Scottish veteran of the Spanish Civil War.

24

* Infanta Maria Adelaide of Portugal, 100, Portuguese royal. (Portuguese)
* Istva’n Anhalt, 92, Hungarian-born Canadian composer.
* Jan Berenstain, 88, American writer and illustrator (Berenstain Bears), stroke.
* Dennis Gomes, 68, American prosecutor and businessman (Resorts Casino Hotel), complications from kidney dialysis.
* Njenga Karume, 82, Kenyan businessman and politician, cancer.
* Howard Kissel, 69, American theatre critic (New York Daily News), complications of liver transplant.
* Theodore Mann, 87, American theatre producer and director.
* Terry Mathews, 47, American baseball player (Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins, Baltimore Orioles), heart attack.
* Kenneth Price, 77, American ceramics artist, cancer.
* Pery Ribeiro, 74, Brazilian singer, myocardial infarction. (Portuguese)
* Eliana Tranchesi, 55, Brazilian businesswoman (Daslu), lung cancer. (Portuguese)
* Kostas Tsiftis, 34, Greek journalist, heart attack. (Greek)

23

* Pandit Nidan Bandhu Banerjee, 89, Indian classical vocalist, age related illness.
* Joydeb Basu, 49, Indian poet, heart attack.
* Cathy Campbell, 49, New Zealand broadcaster, brain tumour.
* Stella Nardari-Vecchiato, 113, Italian supercentenarian, oldest person in Italy at time of her death, natural causes. (Italian)
* William Raggio, 85, American politician, Nevada State Senator (1972–2011), respiratory illness.
* Bruce Surtees, 74, American cinematographer (Lenny, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes).
* John Susac, 71, American neurologist (Susac’s syndrome), lung cancer.

22

* Frank Carson, 85, Northern Irish comedian.
* Marie Colvin, 56, American reporter (The Sunday Times), shelling.
* Nakamura Jakuemon IV, 91, Japanese kabuki actor, pneumonia. (Japanese)
* Lyudmila Kasatkina, 86, Russian actress, People’s Artist of the USSR. (Russian)
* Ko-ji Kita, 63, Japanese singer (Four Leaves), liver cancer. (Japanese)
* Thabang Lebese, 38, South African footballer.
* Lorin Levee, 61, American clarinetist (Los Angeles Philharmonic).
* Mike Melvoin, 74, American jazz pianist and composer, cancer.
* Dmitri Nabokov, 77, American opera singer and translator. (Dutch)
* Rémi Ochlik, 28, French photographer, shelling.
* Royal Academy, 25, Irish racehorse, old age.
* Marko Ruz(djak, 65, Croatian academic. (Croatian)
* Cuauhtémoc Sandoval Rami’rez, 61, Mexican politician, heart attack. (Spanish)
* Waldo Sauter, 90, American college baseball coach (Central Michigan University).
* Enzo Sellerio, 88, Italian photographer, heart attack. (Italian)
* Billy Strange, 81, American songwriter (“Limbo Rock”) and music arranger.

21

* Ranil Abeynaike, 57, Sri Lankan cricketer and commentator, heart attack.
* Sarbari Roy Choudhury, 79, Indian sculptor, heart attack.
* Thom Enright, 59, American musician (The Young Adults), brain cancer.
* Manuel Franco da Costa de Oliveira Falca~o, 89, Portuguese Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Beja (1980–1999).
* Emlyn Hooson, Baron Hooson, 86, British politician, MP for Montgomeryshire (1962–1979).
* Colin Ireland, 57, British serial killer.
* Pierre Juneau, 89, Canadian broadcasting executive and federal cabinet minister, Minister of Communications (1975).
* Yasuhiko Kawamura, 71, Japanese baseball player (Chunichi Dragons), pancreatic cancer. (Japanese)
* Yusuf Kurçenli, 65, Turkish film director, cancer.
* Andreas Lunnan, 71, Norwegian journalist and musician. (Norwegian)
* Tom Martinez, 66, American football coach, heart attack.
* Asahi Matsui, 84, Japanese politician, pneumonia. (Japanese)
* John Michuki, 79, Kenyan politician, heart attack.
* Tsutomu Omori, 49, Japanese executive, suicide by hanging. (body found on this date)
* Christopher Reimer, 26, Canadian rock guitarist (Women, The Dodos).
* Benjamin Romualdez, 81, Filipino politician and diplomat, Governor of Leyte (1967–1986), cancer.
* Barney Rosset, 89, American publisher (Grove Press) and free speech advocate.
* Rami al-Sayed, Syrian journalist and blogger, shelling.

20

* Renato Dulbecco, 97, Italian-born American virologist, Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine (1975).
* Knut Torbj?rn Eggen, 51, Norwegian Olympic football player and coach. (Norwegian)
* Asar Eppel, 77, Russian translator, stroke. (Russian)
* Sebhat Gebre-Egziabher, 76, Ethiopian author.
* Imanuel Geiss, 81, German historian. (German)
* Katie Hall, 73, American politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana (1982–1985).
* S. N. Lakshmi, 85, Indian actress, cardiac arrest.
* Lydia Lamaison, 97, Argentine actress (Mun~eca Brava).
* Christoffer Schander, 51, Norwegian marine biologist. (Norwegian)
* Maya Sen, 84, Indian Rabindra Sangeet exponent, heart and thyroid problems.
* Edgardo Gabriel Storni, 75, Argentine Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz (1984–2002). (Spanish)
* Kjell Thue, 92, Norwegian radio host. (Norwegian)
* Vitaly Vorotnikov, 86, Soviet politician, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR (1988–1990).
* Sullivan Walker, 68, Trinidadian actor (The Cosby Show, Earth 2).

19

* Georgi Cherkelov, 81, Bulgarian actor, stroke. (Bulgarian)
* Robin Corbett, Baron Corbett of Castle Vale, 78, British politician, MP for Hemel Hempstead (1974–1979) and Birmingham Erdington (1983–2001), cancer.
* Luc Flad, 76, Dutch footballer. (Dutch)
* Vito Giacalone, 88, American mobster.
* Peter Halliday, 87, Welsh actor.
* Eric Harris, 56, American football player (Toronto Argonauts, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams), heart attack.
* J. Paul Hogan, 92, American research chemist.
* Steve Kordek, 100, American pinball machine designer.
* Ruth Barcan Marcus, 90, American philosopher and logician.
* Walter Schloss, 95, American investor and stock trader, leukemia.
* So Man-sul, 84, North Korean Zainichi activist, Chongryon Central Standing Committee chairman.
* Frits Staal, 81, Dutch philosopher. (Dutch)
* Herman G. Tillman, Jr., 89, American pilot (WWII, Korea, Vietnam), liver failure.
* Shigeo Uetake, 81, Japanese politician, bile duct cancer. (Japanese)
* Jaroslav Velinsky’, 79, Czech science fiction and detective author. (Czech)

18

* Roald Aas, 83, Norwegian Olympic gold (1960) and bronze (1952) medal-winning speed skater. (Norwegian)
* Jo’zsef Breznay, 95, Hungarian painter. (Hungarian)
* George Brizan, 69, Grenadian politician, Prime Minister (1995), diabetes.
* Zvezdan C(ebinac, 72, Serbian football player and manager.
* Rose Cliver, 109, American centenarian, one of the last known survivors of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
* Elizabeth Connell, 65, South African soprano singer, cancer.
* Clementina Di’az y de Ovando, 96, Mexican writer and academic.
* M. R. D. Foot, 92, English military historian.
* Ken Goodwin, 78, English comedian (The Comedians), Alzheimer’s disease.
* Mari’a Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, 90, Argentine business executive and philanthropist.
* Matt Lamb, 79, American painter.
* Bertie Messitt, 81, Irish Olympic athlete (1960).
* Roger Miner, 77, American federal appellate judge, heart failure.
* Cal Murphy, 79, Canadian football coach and general manager (Winnipeg Blue Bombers).
* Sadao Sakamoto, 94, Japanese politician, stroke. (Japanese)
* Peter Sharp, 72, New Zealand first class cricketer (Canterbury) and cricket commentator, cancer.
* Ric Waite, 78, American cinematographer (Red Dawn, Footloose).

17

* Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn, 93, Dutch mathematician.
* Robert Carr, 95, British politician, MP for Mitcham (1950–1974) & Carshalton (1974–1976); Home Secretary (1972–1974).
* Joa~o Viegas Carrascala~o, 65, East Timorese politician. (Portuguese)
* Jordan da Costa, 79, Brazilian footballer (Flamengo), diabetes. (Portuguese)
* Clarence Dart, 91, American World War II fighter pilot (Tuskegee Airmen).
* Michael Davis, 68, American bassist (MC5), liver failure.
* Winkie Direko, 82, South African politician, Premier of the Free State (1999–2004), stroke.
* Tatyana Golikova, 66, Russian ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet). (Russian)
* Danny Halloran, 57, Australian VFL football player.
* Milorad Bibic’ Mosor, 59, Croatian journalist and writer. (Croatian)
* Ulric Neisser, 83, American psychologist.
* Howie Nunn, 76, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds).
* Atsuo Okunaka, 81, Japanese film director, heart failure. (Japanese)
* Frank Sanders, 62, American Olympic silver medal-winning (1972) ice hockey player, pancreatic cancer.
* Enrique Sierra, 54, Spanish musician, member of rock band Radio Futura, kidney disease. (Spanish)

16

* Dus(ko Antunovic’, 65, Croatian Olympic water polo player and coach. (Croatian)
* Go”sta Arvidsson, 86, Swedish Olympic athlete. (Swedish)
* Chikage Awashima, 87, Japanese actress (Takarazuka Revue), pancreatic cancer. (Japanese)
* Gary Carter, 57, American Hall of Fame baseball player (Montreal Expos, New York Mets), brain tumor.
* Bubi Chen, 74, Indonesian jazz musician
* Baddeley Devesi, 70, Solomon Islander politician, first Governor-General (1978–1988).
* Warren Hudson, 49, Canadian football player (Toronto Argonauts, Winnipeg Blue Bombers), brain cancer.
* Reidar T. Larsen, 88, Norwegian politician, member of parliament (1973–1977). (Norwegian)
* John Macionis, 95, American Olympic silver medal-winning (1936) swimmer.
* Kathryn McGee, 91, American disability rights advocate.
* Jon McIntire, 70, American band manager (Grateful Dead), cancer.
* Harry McPherson, 82, American lawyer and lobbyist, advisor to Lyndon B. Johnson, cancer.
* Geevarghese Mar Osthathios, 93, Indian Orthodox bishop, Senior Metropolitan of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.
* Anil Ramdas, 54, Surinamese-born Dutch columnist and journalist (NRC Handelsblad).
* Anthony Shadid, 43, American journalist, asthma.
* Gene Vance, 88, American basketball player (Chicago Stags, Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Milwaukee Hawks).
* Dick Anthony Williams, 77, American actor (Edward Scissorhands, The Jerk, Homefront), after long illness.

15

* Charles Anthony, 82, American tenor, kidney failure.
* Sir Alan Cottrell, 92, British metallurgist and physicist.
* William H. Dabney, 77, American colonel, awarded Navy Cross.
* Jacques Duby, 89, French actor. (French)
* Pola Illéry, 103, Romanian film actress.
* Zelda Kaplan, 95, American socialite and philanthropist.
* Elyse Knox, 94, American actress and model, mother of Mark Harmon.
* Doug McNichol, 81, Canadian football player (Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts).
* Lina Romay, 57, Spanish actress.
* Clive Shakespeare, 62, British-born Australian guitarist (Sherbet) and record producer, prostate cancer.
* James Whitaker, 71, British journalist, royal editor of the Daily Mirror, cancer.
* Gerrit Ybema, 66, Dutch politician, lung cancer.
* John J. Yeosock, 74, American lieutenant general, lung cancer.

14

* V. S. Acharya, 71, Indian politician.
* Aleksander Avdzhiev, 53, Bulgarian journalist and television presenter, cancer. (Bulgarian)
* Mike Bernardo, 42, South African boxer, kickboxer and martial artist.
* Zlatko Crnkovic’, 76, Croatian actor, cardiac arrest. (Croatian)
* Henri-Germain Delauze, 82, French engineer and diver, founder of COMEX. (French)
* Erwin Fiedor, 68, Polish Olympic ski jumper. (Polish)
* Shamim Ahmed Khan, 74, Indian sitar player, cardiac arrest.
* Kim Pong-chol, 69, North Korean politician.
* Tonmi Lillman, 38, Finnish musician (Ajattara, Sinergy, To/Die/For, Lordi).
* Earl Lindley, 78, American football player (Edmonton Eskimos).
* Tom McAnearney, 79, Scottish footballer (Sheffield Wednesday, Peterborough United, Aldershot).
* Dory Previn, 86, American singer-songwriter (Mythical Kings and Iguanas) and lyricist (Valley of the Dolls, Last Tango in Paris).
* Péter Rusora’n, 71, Hungarian water polo player and coach, Olympic champion. (Hungarian)

13

* Russell Arms, 92, American singer (Your Hit Parade) and actor (The Man Who Came to Dinner).
* Lillian Bassman, 94, American photographer.
* Ladislau Biernaski, 74, Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Sa~o José dos Pinhais (since 2006), cancer.
* Frank Bran~a, 77, Spanish film actor, respiratory failure. (Spanish)
* Al Brenner, 64, American football player (New York Giants, Hamilton Tiger-Cats).
* Jodie Christian, 80, American jazz pianist.
* Eamon Deacy, 53, Irish footballer, member of Aston Villa championship-winning team (1981), heart attack.
* Humayun Faridi, 59, Bangladeshi actor.
* Sho-zaburo- Fujino, 84, Japanese economist, pneumonia. (Japanese)
* David Griffiths, 84, British Anglican clergyman, Archdeacon of Berkshire (1987–1992).
* Anwar Kamal Khan, 64, Pakistani politician, cardiac failure.
* Akhlaq Mohammed Khan, 75, Indian poet, lyricist and academic, lung cancer.
* Keita Kushimaumi, 46, Japanese sumo wrestler and coach (Tagonoura), ischaemic heart disease. (Japanese)
* Mohamed Lamari, 72, Algerian general, Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army (1993–2004), heart attack.
* Earl Lindley, 78, American CFL football player (Edmonton Eskimos).
* Chieko Misaki, 90-91, Japanese actress, complications from dementia. (Japanese)
* Sanso’n, 87, Spanish football player. (Spanish)
* Alaxandros Schinas, 88, Greek journalist (Deutsche Welle), stroke. (Greek)
* Freddie Solomon, 59, American football player (Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers), colon and liver cancer.
* Edward Groesbeck Voss, 82, American botanist and lepidopterist.

12

* Cem Atabeyog(lu, 88, Turkish sports historian, journalist and writer, pioneer of Fenerbahçe men’s basketball team. (Turkish)
* Zina Bethune, 66, American actress (Sunrise at Campobello), hit-and-run.
* Malcolm Devitt, 75, English footballer.
* Denis Flannery, 83, Australian rugby league player.
* Adrian Foley, 8th Baron Foley, 88, British musician and aristocrat.
* Ritsuo Isobe, 89, Japanese businessman and bureaucrat (Ministry of Finance), renal pelvis cancer. (Japanese)
* David Kelly, 82, Irish actor (Fawlty Towers, Strumpet City, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
* Gratia Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, 99, Dutch Olympic alpine skier (1936). (Dutch)
* John Severin, 90, American comic book artist (Hulk), co-founder of Mad magazine.
* Howard Zimmerman, 85, American professor of chemistry.

11

* Siri Bjerke, 53, Norwegian politician, Minister of the Environment (2000–2001), cancer. (Norwegian)
* Gene Crumling, 89, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals).
* Aharon Davidi, 85, Israeli general. (Hebrew)
* Trent Frayne, 93, Canadian sportswriter.
* Whitney Houston, 48, American singer (“I Will Always Love You”) and actress (The Bodyguard).
* Issa al-Khouli, Syrian general, shot.
* Sergey Kolosov, 90, Russian film director, People’s Artist of the USSR. (Russian)
* Michitaka Konoe, 89, Japanese historian, head of the Konoe family, heart failure. (Japanese)
* Yo-ji Nagase, 80, Japanese politician, mayor of Kawaguchi, Saitama, pneumonia. (Japanese)
* John Sperry, 87, Canadian Anglican Bishop of the Arctic (1974–1990).
* Ryu-ichiro- Tachi, 90, Japanese economist, pneumonia. (Japanese)

10

* Chuck Baird, 64, American deaf artist.
* Nikolaos Chios, 54, Greek journalist, cancer. [dead link] (Greek)
* Geoffrey Cornish, 97, American golf course architect.
* Emyr Daniel, 63, Welsh broadcaster and television producer.
* R. T. France, 73, British New Testament scholar.
* Ronald Fraser, 81, English historian.
* Joseph Gaggero, 84, Gibraltarian businessman.
* Filippo Giannini, 88, Italian Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Rome (1980–1998).
* Francisco de Guruceaga Iturriza, 84, Venezuelan Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of La Guaira (1973–2001).
* Gloria Lloyd, 87, American actress (Temptation), daughter of Harold Lloyd.
* Lloyd Morrison, 54, New Zealand businessman (Infratil), leukemia.
* Wilmot Perkins, 80, Jamaican radio personality.
* Ivan Pravilov, 48, Ukrainian ice hockey coach, suspected suicide.
* James Riordan, 75, English novelist and academic.
* Ippei So-da, 81, Japanese actor, colon cancer. (Japanese)
* Jeffrey Zaslow, 53, American author and columnist, car accident.

9

* Jill Kinmont Boothe, 75, American alpine skier.
* Fred Dickson, 74, Canadian lawyer and politician, Senator (since 2009), colon cancer.
* O. P. Dutta, 90, Indian film director, complications of pneumonia.
* Josh Gifford, 70, British racehorse jockey and trainer, heart attack.
* John Hick, 90, English philosopher and theologian.
* Kiyoshi Kajiwara, 90, Japanese politician, member of the House of Councillors, chief of the Ministry of Transport. (Japanese)
* Barbara Marianowska, 64, British-born Polish politician. (Polish)
* Dave Maynard, 82, American broadcaster (WBZ (AM), WBZ-TV), Parkinson’s disease.
* Joe Moretti, 73, British guitarist, lung cancer.
* Oscar Nu’n~ez, 83, Argentine actor (Good Life Delivery), cancer.
* Don Panciera, 84, American football player (Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals).
* Luka’s( Pr(ibyl, 33, Czech sports administrator, Vice-President of AC Sparta Prague.
* Shiro- Taihei, 55, Japanese comedian, actor and broadcast writer, ventricular fibrillation. (Japanese)
* Milan Zinaic’, 65, Croatian art historian and art critic. (Croatian)

8

* Adam Adamowicz, 42, American video game concept artist (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 3), cancer.
* Theophilus Brown, 92, American painter.
* Phil Bruns, 80, American actor (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman; Barney Miller; The Great Waldo Pepper), natural causes.
* Dennis Callahan, 70, American politician, Mayor of Annapolis (1985–1989), heart attack.
* John Cunningham, 66, Irish journalist, editor of Connacht Tribune (1984–2007), illness.
* John Fairfax, 74, British ocean rower and adventurer.
* Giangiacomo Guelfi, 87, Italian opera singer. (Italian)
* Robert Hecht, Jr., 92, American antiquities dealer.
* Lew Hitch, 82, American basketball player (Minneapolis Lakers, Milwaukee Hawks, Philadelphia Warriors).
* Jorge Salvador Lara, 85, Ecuadorian historian and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1966, 1976–1977).
* Laurie Main, 89, Australian-born character actor (Welcome to Pooh Corner).
* Ma’rcia Maria, 67, Brazilian actress, hemorrhage. (Portuguese)
* Enrique Moreno, 48, Spanish footballer. (Spanish)
* Gunther Plaut, 99, German-born Canadian rabbi and author.
* Jimmy Sabater, Sr., 75, American Latin musician.
* Allan Segal, 70, British documentary maker, cancer.
* Ib Holm S?rensen, Danish computer scientist. (death announced on this date)
* Luis Alberto Spinetta, 62, Argentine musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), lung cancer.
* Wando, 66, Brazilian singer, cardiorespiratory arrest. (Portuguese)

7

* Esfandiar Ahmadieh, 83, Iranian animator.
* James Baring, 6th Baron Revelstoke, 73, British aristocrat.
* Danny Clyburn, 37, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Devil Rays), shot.
* Jim Dinwiddie, 63, American basketball player (University of Kentucky), apparent suicide by gunshot.
* Patricia Stephens Due, 72, American civil rights activist, cancer.
* Marie-Louise Haumont, 93, Belgian writer. (French)
* Florence Holway, 96, American advocate for rape victims.
* Harry Keough, 84, American soccer player and coach.
* Sergio Larrai’n, 81, Chilean photographer.
* Sho-ichi Sengoku, 62, Japanese zoologist, duodenal cancer. (Japanese)
* Phil Shanahan, 84, Irish hurler.

6

* Peter Breck, 82, American actor (The Big Valley).
* Sharada Dwivedi, 69, Indian historian.
* Nikolay Evdakov, 47, Russian professional poker player.
* Tsuneo Fujita, 82, Japanese anatomist and endocrinologist (Niigata University), stroke. (Japanese)
* Vitaly Gorelik, 44, Russian mountaineer, heart attack.
* Yasuhiro Ishimoto, 90, Japanese photographer, complications following pneumonia and a stroke. (Japanese)
* Jiang Ying, 92, Chinese opera singer and music teacher.
* Noel Kelehan, 76, Irish musician (RTE’ Concert Orchestra).
* Jay Lambert, 86, American Olympic boxer.
* Juan Vicente Lezcano, 74, Paraguayan footballer. (Spanish)
* Matthew Mbu, 82, Nigerian politician and diplomat, Foreign Minister (1993).
* W?adys?aw Ogrodzin’ski, 93, Polish historian and writer. (Polish)
* Nuri Otay, 54, Turkish businessman. (Turkish)
* Norma Merrick Sklarek, 85, American architect, heart failure.
* Antoni Tàpies, 88, Spanish painter.
* Istva’n Udvardi, 51, Hungarian Olympic bronze medal-winning (1980) water polo player. (Hungarian)
* Janice E. Voss, 55, American astronaut, cancer.
* David A. Winter, 81, Canadian academic.

5

* Blaine, 74, Canadian editorial cartoonist.
* Sam Coppola, 79, American actor (Saturday Night Fever, Fatal Attraction).
* Jazmi’n De Grazia, 27, Argentine model, drowned.
* Bill Hinzman, 75, American actor (Night of the Living Dead), cancer.
* Ray Honeyford, 77, English headmaster and writer.
* William D. Houser, 90, American admiral (WWII, Korea, Korea), Alzheimer’s disease and pneumonia.
* John Turner Sargent, Sr., 87, American publisher.
* Barnett K. Thoroughgood, 62, American Church of God in Christ pastor, archbishop of the Second Jurisdiction of Virginia, heart failure.
* Ante Vulin, 80, Croatian academic and architect. (Croatian)
* Mitsuhiko Yoshino, 80, Japanese mountain climber, heart failure. (Japanese)
* Lawrence Zhang Wen-Chang, 92, Chinese Roman Catholic priest, Apostolic Administrator of Zhaotong (since 2000).
* Jo Zwaan, 89, Dutch Olympic athlete. (Dutch)

4

* Hiroshi Ashino, 87, Japanese chanson singer, interstitial lung disease. (Japanese)
* Istva’n Csurka, 77, Hungarian playwright and politician, Chairman of the Hungarian Justice and Life Party (since 1993). (Hungarian)
* Robert Daniel, 75, American politician, U.S. Representative from Virginia (1973–1983).
* Mike deGruy, 60, American documentary filmmaker (Trials of Life, The Blue Planet), helicopter crash.
* Nigel Doughty, 54, British businessman, owner (since 1999) and chairman (2001–2011) of Nottingham Forest F.C.
* Joseph W. Estabrook, 67, American Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of the Military Services (since 2004) and Titular Bishop of Flenucleta.
* Jeff Fraza, 34, American professional boxer, struck by train.
* Andy Gabrielson, 24, American stormchaser, car accident.
* Robert Glaser, 91, American cognitive psychologist, complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
* Florence Green, 110, British supercentenarian, last surviving veteran of World War I.
* Fernando Lanhas, 88, Portuguese painter. (Portuguese)
* Hubert Leitgeb, 46, Italian Olympic biathlete, two-time world champion, avalanche. (German)
* Irene McKinney, 72, American poet, Poet Laureate of West Virginia (since 1994), cancer.
* Livio Minelli, 85, Italian boxer.
* Wendell Mitchell, 71, American politician, Alabama State Senator (1974–2010), heart failure.
* Pierre-Eugène Rouanet, 94, French-born Ivorian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Daloa (1956–1975).
* Ja’nos Sebestyén, 80, Hungarian organist. (Hungarian)
* Giovanni Volta, 83, Italian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Pavia (1986–2003).
* Andrew Wight, 51, Australian screenwriter and producer (Sanctum), helicopter crash.

3

* Nikos Apergis, 65, Greek actor, playwright and politician, cancer. (Greek)
* Steve Appleton, 51, American businessman (Micron Technology), plane crash.
* HIM Damsyik, 82, Indonesian dancer and actor.
* Patricia Disney, 77, American philanthropist, Alzheimer’s disease.
* Nello Ferrara, 93, American businessman (Ferrara Pan Candy Company).
* Ben Gazzara, 81, American actor (Run for Your Life, Road House), pancreatic cancer.
* Terence Hildner, 49, American general, commander of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).
* Kumashi Kakehashi, 88, Japanese politician, stomach cancer. (Japanese)
* Raj Kanwar, 50, Indian film director and producer, kidney failure.
* Zalman King, 69, American film director (Wild Orchid) and producer (9½ Weeks), cancer.
* Karlo Maquinto, 21, Filipino boxer.
* Mayer Matalon, 89, Jamaican businessman.
* Andrzej Szczeklik, 73, Polish physician and educational administrator (Jagiellonian University Medical College). (Polish)
* Toh Chin Chye, 90, Singaporean politician, Deputy Prime Minister (1965–1968) and Minister for Health (1975–1981).
* Wilhelm Wachtmeister, 88, Swedish diplomat, Ambassador to the United States (1974–1989).
* Samuel Youd, 89, British science fiction author (The Tripods, The Sword of the Spirits).
* Norton Zinder, 83, American microbiologist, pneumonia.

2

* Joyce Barkhouse, 98, Canadian children’s writer (Pit Pony), heart attack.
* Edgar Bessen, 78, German actor. (German)
* Paul Consbruch, 81, German Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Paderborn (1980–1999).
* Frederick William Danker, 91, American lexicographer and New Testament scholar.
* David Edelsten, 78, British writer and army officer.
* George Esper, 79, American reporter (Fall of Saigon) and professor.
* Elwyn Friedrich, 78, Swiss Olympic ice hockey player, myocardial infarction. (German)
* Luis Javier Garrido, 71, Mexican politicalanlyst. [dead link] (Spanish)
* Dorothy Gilman, 88, American spy novelist (The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax), complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
* Jorge Glusberg, 79, Argentine author and curator, director of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. (Spanish)
* Jane Ising, 110, German-born American academic and supercentenarian, wife of Ernst Ising.
* Nassib Lahoud, 67, Lebanese politician.
* James F. Lloyd, 89, American politician, U.S. Representative from California (1975–1981), stroke.
* Anil Mohile, 71, Indian music arranger, heart attack.
* John R. Pawson, 73, American rail transportation author.

1

* Herb Adams, 83, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox).
* Gerlando Alberti, 88, Italian Sicilian Mafioso, cancer. (Italian)
* Yona Baltman, 82, Israeli jurist, State Attorney (1982–1988). (Hebrew)
* Elizabeth Candon, 90, American Roman Catholic nun, president of Trinity College (Vermont), pulmonary fibrosis.
* Don Cornelius, 75, American television host and producer (Soul Train), suicide by gunshot.
* Angelo Dundee, 90, American boxing trainer (Muhammad Ali).
* Fabia’n Estapé, 88, Spanish economist.
* John Harrison, 87, Australian Olympic rower.
* Ruth Hausmeister, 99, German actress (The Longest Day). (German)
* Philip Hudsmith, 86, Canadian film director.
* Mike Kelley, 57, American artist, apparent suicide.
* Ladislav Kuna, 64, Slovak football player and manager. (Slovak)
* Robert Lawless, 74, American anthropologist.
* Anil Mohile, 71, Indian film music composer, heart attack.
* Ingolf Mork, 64, Norwegian Olympic ski jumper. (Norwegian)
* Taiji O-tani, 80, Japanese baseball umpire, heart failure. (Japanese)
* David Peaston, 54, American R&B singer, complications of diabetes.
* Lutz Philipp, 71, German Olympic athlete. (German)
* Gilbert Poirot, 67, French Olympic ski jumper. (French)
* Charlie Spoonhour, 72, American basketball coach (Southwest Missouri State, Saint Louis University), complications from lung disease.
* Jerry Steiner, 94, American basketball player (Fort Wayne Pistons).
* Andrzej Sztolf, 70, Polish Olympic ski jumper. (Polish)
* Wis?awa Szymborska, 88, Polish poet, Nobel Prize in Literature (1996).

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