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Celebrity Deaths

Updates posted every Monday.  From our friends at Dead or Alive Data Base.


Saturday, 18 January

  Steve Gillespie, aka Dr. Hannibal, pro wrestler, cause not reported, 56.

  David Olney, singer-songwriter, of a heart attack (while performing), 71.

  Jack Van Impe, televangelist ("Jack Van Impe Presents"), 89.

Friday, 17 January

  Derek Fowlds, actor (British), of natural causes, 82.

Thursday, 16 January

  Harry G.Haskell, U.S. Congressman (R-DE, 1957-59), 98.

Wednesday, 15 January

  Chris Darrow, country rock musician (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), cause not reported, 75.

  Frank De Rosa Sr., car customizer, 92.

  Rocky Johnson, pro wrestler, cause not reported, 75. He was the father of wrestler/actor Dwayne Johnson.

Tuesday, 14 January

  Steve Martin Caro, aka Steve Martin, pop musician (The Left Banke), of heart disease, 71.

  Carl McNulty, NBA basketball player (Milwaukee Hawks), 89.

Sunday, 12 January

  Roger Scruton, political philosopher (How to Be a Conservative), of cancer, 75.

Saturday, 11 January

  Norma Michaels, actress (Josephine on "The King of Queens"), 95.

Friday, 10 January

  Ed Sprague Sr., major leaguer (Milwaukee Brewers), cause not reported, 74. He was the father of major leaguer Ed Sprague Jr.

Thursday, 9 January

  Bobby Comstock, rock and roll singer (Bobby Comstock and the Counts), cause not reported, 78.

  Pete Dye, golf course designer, 94.

  Ivan Passer, film director (Stalin), 86.

  Mike Resnick, science-fiction author ("Travels With My Cats"), of cancer, 77.

  Hal Smith, major leaguer (Kansas City Athletics), 89.

Wednesday, 8 January

  Edd Byrnes, actor (Kookie on "77 Sunset Strip"), of natural causes, 87.

  Buck Henry, screenwriter ("Get Smart"), of a heart attack, 89.

Tuesday, 7 January

  Silvio Horta, TV writer and producer ("Ugly Betty"), of suicide by gunshot, 45.

  Neil Peart, rock drummer (Rush), of brain cancer, 67.

  George Perles, NFL football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), of Parkinson's disease, 85.

  Elizabeth Wurtzel, author (Prozac Nation), of meningeal metastasized breast cancer, 52.

Monday, 6 January

  Mike Fitzpatrick, U.S. Congressman (R-PA, 2005-07, 2011-17), of melanoma, 56.

Sunday, 5 January

  Martin Griffin, rock drummer (Hawkwind), after a brief illness, age not reported.

Thursday, 2 January 2020

  Sam Wyche, NFL football player and head coach (Cincinnati Bengals), of liver cancer, 74.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

  Lexii Alijai, rapper, cause not reported, 21.

  Doug Hart, NFL football player (Green Bay Packers), 80.

  Don Larsen, major leaguer (New York Yankees), of cancer of the esophagus, 90.

  David Stern, National Basketball Association commissioner (1984-2014), of a brain hemorrhage, 77.

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

  J. L. Lewis, pro golfer, of multiple myeloma, 59.

  Martin West, actor (Phil McKenna on "Dallas"), 82.

Monday, 30 December 2019

  Syd Mead, concept artist (Blade Runner), of lymphoma, 86.

  Prosper Grech, Roman Catholic cardinal, 94.

  Elizabeth Sellars, actress (The Barefoot Contessa), 98.

Sunday, 29 December 2019

  Neil Innes, comedic musician (Monty Python and the Holy Grail), of a heart attack, 75.

  Neal Watlington, major leaguer (Philadelphia Athletics), 97.


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