Friday, December 26, 2014

2014 Deaths

Here are some of the deaths that happened in 2014:


1st:          Higashifushimi Kunihide, 103, Japanese Buddhist monk

1st:          Juanita Moore, 99, American actress (Imitation of Life)

2nd:         Harald Nugiseks, 92, Estonian war veteran and anti-communism activist

3rd:         Phil Everly, 74, American singer and musician (The Everly Brothers), pulmonary disease

3rd:         Alicia Rhett, 98, American actress (Gone with the Wind) and portrait painter

5th:          Carmen Zapata, 86, American actress (Sister Act, Santa Barbara)

8th:          Jacques Lazarus, 97, Swiss-born French military officer, Jewish resistance leader in France during World War II.

9th:          Franklin McCain, 73, American civil rights leader, member of the Greensboro Four

10:          Sam Berns, 17, American high school student, progeria sufferer and documentary subject (Life According to Sam), progeria

12th:       Frank Marth, 91, American actor (The Honeymooners, Hogan's Heroes), heart failure and Alzheimer's disease

16th:       Ruth Duccini, 95, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), natural causes

16th:       Russell Johnson, 89, American actor (Gilligan's Island), kidney failure

22nd:       Serhiy Nigoyan, 20, Ukrainian protester (Euromaidan), shot

26th:       Margery Mason, 100, English actress (The Princess Bride, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Love Actually)

26th:       Doris Witiuk, 84, American AAGPBL baseball player (Racine Belles, Battle Creek Belles)

27th:       Pete Seeger, 94, American folk singer and songwriter ("Turn! Turn! Turn!", "If I Had a Hammer")

31st:        Christopher Jones, 72, American actor (The Legend of Jesse James, Ryan's Daughter, The Looking Glass War), cancer



1st:          Vasily Ivanovich Petrov, 97, Russian military officer, Marshal of the Soviet Union

1st:          Maximilian Schell, 83, Austrian-Swiss Oscar-winning actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, Julia, Deep Impact), pneumonia

2nd:         Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, American Oscar-winning actor (Capote, Magnolia, Doubt), mixed drug intoxication

3rd:         Richard Bull, 89, American actor (Little House on the Prairie), natural causes

4th:          Hazel Sampson, 103, American Klallam elder and linguist, last native speaker of the Klallam language

11th:       Seán Potts, 83, Irish musician (The Chieftains)

12th:       Sid Caesar, 91, American Emmy-winning comedian and actor (Your Show of Shows, Grease, Silent Movie)

13th:       Ralph Waite, 85, American actor (The Waltons, Roots, NCIS, Cliffhanger)

14th:       John Henson, 48, American puppeteer (The Muppets), heart attack

15th:       Mary Grace Canfield, 89, American actress (Green Acres, Bewitched, General Hospital), lung cancer

15th:       Christopher Malcolm, 67, Scottish actor (The Empire Strikes Back, Highlander, Absolutely Fabulous).

18th:       Maria Franziska von Trapp, 99, Austrian-born American singer, portrayed in The Sound of Music

19th:       Valeri Kubasov, 79, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 6, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project/Soyuz 19, Soyuz 36)

19th:       Miroslav Štandera, 95, Czech World War II fighter pilot (Royal Air Force, French Air Force), recipient of the Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.

19th:       Malcolm Tierney, 75, British actor (Doctor Who, Star Wars, Braveheart)

20th:       Walter D. Ehlers, 92, American World War II soldier, recipient of the Medal of Honor (1944)

25th:       Jim Lange, 81, American game show host and disc jockey (The Dating Game, Name That Tune), heart attack

28th:       James Tague, 77, American writer, key witness to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.



1st:          Alain Resnais, 91, French film director (Night and Fog, Hiroshima mon amour)

3rd:         Kurt Chew-Een Lee, 88, American military officer, first Asian-American officer in the Marine Corps, recipient of the Navy Cross, suspected heart attack

5th:          Geoff Edwards, 83, American game show host (Starcade, Treasure Hunt) and actor (Petticoat Junction), pneumonia

6th:          Sheila MacRae, 92, English-born American actress (The Honeymooners)

8th:          Leo Bretholz, 93, Austrian-born American Holocaust survivor, activist and writer (Leap into Darkness)

8th:          William Guarnere, 90, American World War II non-commissioned officer and author, key figure in Band of Brothers.

9th:          Glenn McDuffie, 86, American World War II sailor, claimant to subject of V-J Day in Times Square photograph, heart attack

10th:       Eileen Colgan, 80, Irish actress (Far and Away, My Left Foot, Angela's Ashes)

10th:       Cynthia Lynn, 76, Latvian-born American actress (Hogan's Heroes), multiple organ failure

12th:       Ola L. Mize, 82, American army officer, Korean War recipient of the Medal of Honor

12:          Jenny Romatowski, 86, American AAGPBL baseball player

14th:       Hugh Lunghi, 93, British military interpreter (Winston Churchill), one of the last living Big Three participants, first British soldier to enter Hitler's bunker

19th:       Robert Butler, 70, American artist, member of The Highwaymen, complications from diabetes

21st:        James Rebhorn, 65, American actor (Scent of a Woman, Independence Day, Homeland), melanoma

27th:       Jeffery Dench, 85, British actor (First Knight).

29th:       Marc Platt, 100, American dancer and actor (Oklahoma!, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers)



5th:          John Pinette, 50, American comedian and actor (The Punisher, Junior), pulmonary embolism

6th:          Mary Anderson, 96, American actress (Gone With the Wind).

6th:          Mickey Rooney, 93, American actor (Boys Town, The Black Stallion), Emmy Award winner

6th:          Chuck Stone, 89, American navigator, journalist and academic, Tuskegee Airman during World War II, co-founder of the NABJ

11th:       Darrell Zwerling, 85, American character actor (Chinatown, Grease, Capricorn One).

21st:        Roy Matsumoto, 100, American World War II veteran, recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal (2011)

29th:       Bob Hoskins, 71, English actor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mona Lisa, Hook), pneumonia



1st:          David Stoliar, 91, Romanian World War II soldier, sole survivor of the Struma disaster

2nd:         Jessica Cleaves, 65, American singer (The Friends of Distinction, Earth, Wind & Fire).

2nd:         John E. Dolibois, 95, American diplomat, Ambassador to Luxembourg (1981–1985), last survivor of Nuremberg trials interrogation team

3rd:         Leslie Carlson, 81, American-born Canadian actor (A Christmas Story, The Fly, The X-Files), cancer.

4th:          Tatiana Samoilova, 80, Soviet-born Russian actress (The Cranes Are Flying, Anna Karenina), People's Artist (1993), heart condition

8th:          Beverly Long, 81, American actress (Rebel Without a Cause, Father Knows Best)

12th:       Cornell Borchers, 89, Lithuanian-born German actress (The Big Lift, Istanbul)

12th:       Ralph Peduto, 72, American actor (The Rock, Mrs. Doubtfire) and playwright, leukemia

15th:       Robert J. Flynn, 76, American naval officer, Vietnam War POW held in China (1967–1973)

17th:       JeanAnn Guyette, 59, Canadian-American, computer specialist

20th:       Barbara Murray, 84, English actress (Passport to Pimlico, The Plane Makers), heart attack

24th:       Stormé DeLarverie, 93, American LGBT activist, involved in the Stonewall Riots, dementia

28th:       Maya Angelou, 86, American author (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings), poet ("On the Pulse of Morning") and civil rights activist.



1st:          Ann B. Davis, 88, American actress (The Bob Cummings Show, The Brady Bunch), Emmy winner (1958, 1959), subdural hematoma from a fall.

1st:          Karlheinz Hackl, 65, Austrian actor (Sophie's Choice), malignant brain tumor

8th:          Eva Kløvstad, 92, Norwegian World War II resistance member (Milorg).

14th:       Terry Richards, 81, British actor and stuntman (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Tomorrow Never Dies, The Princess Bride)

15th:       Casey Kasem, 82, American radio jockey (American Top 40) and voice actor (Scooby-Doo, Super Friends), Lewy body dementia.

20th:       Michael Coetzee, 54, South African anti-apartheid activist and civil servant, cancer

22nd:       Chuck Tatum, 87, American soldier, WWII Marine Iwo Jima combatant, provided source material for The Pacific.

28th:       Meshach Taylor, 67, American actor (Designing Women, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide), colorectal cancer

30th:       Christian Führer, 71, German Protestant pastor and political activist, an organiser of the Monday demonstrations in East Germany, respiratory failure.

30th:       Bob Hastings, 89, American actor (McHale's Navy, The Munsters, Batman: The Animated Series), prostate cancer

30th:       Jean-Pierre Renouard, 91, French writer, member of the Resistance



2nd:         Louis Zamperini, 97, American Olympic long distance runner (1936), military officer, prisoner of war, subject of Unbroken, pneumonia

5th:          Rosemary Murphy, 89, American actress (To Kill a Mockingbird, Eleanor and Franklin), Emmy winner (1976), esophageal cancer

7th:          Eduard Shevardnadze, 86, Soviet Georgian politician and diplomat, President (1992–2003), Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs (1985–1990, 1991)

16th:       Szymon Szurmiej, 91, Polish actor and theatre manager (Jewish Theatre, Warsaw)

17th:       Henry Hartsfield, 80, American NASA astronaut and test pilot (Columbia), commander for Discovery and Challenger missions, complications from back surgery

19th:       Skye McCole Bartusiak, 21, American actress (The Patriot, The Cider House Rules, Boogeyman)

19th:       Yehuda Nir, 84, Polish-born Israeli-American psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor (The Lost Childhood)

28th:       Theodore Van Kirk, 93, American military officer, Army Major, navigator and last surviving crew member on the Enola Gay.


2nd:         Eroni Kumana, 93, Solomon Island fisherman, rescued John F. Kennedy after PT-109 sinking

8th:          Danny Murphy, 58, American actor (There's Something About Mary, Me, Myself and Irene), cancer

8th:          J. J. Murphy, 86, Northern Irish actor (Mickybo and Me, Angela's Ashes, Game of Thrones)

9th:          Ed Nelson, 85, American actor (Gunsmoke, Murder, She Wrote, Peyton Place), heart failure

11th:       Robin Williams, 63, American comedian and actor (Good Will Hunting, Hook, Aladdin), Oscar winner (1998), suicide by hanging.

12th:       Lauren Bacall, 89, American award-winning actress (Key Largo, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Misery), stroke.

12th:       Arlene Martel, 78, American actress (Star Trek, Hogan's Heroes, The Twilight Zone), heart attack

18th:       Don Pardo, 96, American radio and television announcer (Saturday Night Live, Jeopardy!).

19th:       James Foley, 40, American,  Journalist, beheaded by ISIS, (date death reported)

24th:       Richard Attenborough, 90, English award-winning actor, producer and director (Gandhi, The Great Escape, Jurassic Park

28th:       Hans Hoets, 93, Dutch WWII resistance fighter



1st:          Joseph Shivers, 93, American textile chemist, developed spandex

4th:          Joan Rivers, 81, American comedienne, actress (Spaceballs) and television host (Fashion Police), cardiac arrest

8th:          Kent Nolan, 24,  Canadian, actor (Christmas Song)

10th:       Richard Kiel, 74, American actor (The Spy Who Loved Me, Happy Gilmore, Tangled), heart attack.

14th:       Angus Lennie, 84, Scottish actor (The Great Escape, Crossroads, Doctor Who).

20th:       Polly Bergen, 84, American singer and actress (Cape Fear, Cry-Baby, Desperate Housewives), Emmy Award winner (1958).

27th:       Sarah Danielle Madison, 40, American actress (7th Heaven, Jurassic Park III, Training Day), natural causes


4th:          Jean-Claude Duvalier, 63, Haitian politician, President (1971–1986), heart attack

4th:          Paul Revere, 76, American musician (Paul Revere & the Raiders), cancer

5th:          David Watson, 74, British-American actor (Beneath the Planet of the Apes

9th:          Jan Hooks, 57, American comedienne and actress (Saturday Night Live, Designing Women, Batman Returns), cancer.

13th:       Elizabeth Norment, 61, American actress (House of Cards, Party of Five, Doogie Howser, M.D.), cancer

19th:       Gerard Parkes, 90, Irish-born Canadian actor (Fraggle Rock, The Boondock Saints)

24th:       Marcia Strassman, 66, American actress (Welcome Back, Kotter, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids) and singer, breast cancer.



4th:          Richard Schaal, 86, American actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Phyllis, Trapper John, M.D.)

7th:          Bill Green, 97, English Battle of Britain fighter pilot

9th:          R. A. Montgomery, 78, American author (Choose Your Own Adventure).

10th:       Steve Dodd, 86, Australian actor (Gallipoli, The Matrix, Quigley Down Under).

11th:       Erik Sture Larre, 100, Norwegian Resistance member during World War II.

11th:       Carol Ann Susi, 62, American actress (The Big Bang Theory, Cats & Dogs, Just Go with It), cancer.

16th:       Jadwiga Piłsudska, 94, Polish pilot and architect, WWII flying officer for the Air Transport Auxiliary.

25th:       Joanna Dunham, 78, English actress (The Greatest Story Ever Told)



1st:          Alexey Larionov ,92, Russian Soviet-era military officer, Hero of the Soviet Union (1945)

2nd:         Bobby Keys, 70, American saxophonist (The Rolling Stones), cirrhosis

5th:          Ernest C. Brace, 83, American pilot, longest civilian POW in Vietnam War.

7th:          Nikolai Vasenin, 95, Russian World War II veteran, Legion of Honour recipient

7th:          Ken Weatherwax, 59, American actor (The Addams Family), heart attack

9th:          Mary Ann Mobley, 77, American actress (Diff'rent Strokes, Falcon Crest) and television personality, Miss America (1959), breast cancer

11th:       Tom Adams, 76, English actor (The Great Escape, Licensed to Kill, Doctor Who), cancer

15th:       Booth Colman, 91, American actor (Planet of the Apes, Norma Rae, Intolerable Cruelty)

16th:       Boris Belyavsky, 90, Russian Soviet-era military officer, Hero of the Soviet Union

17th:       Lowell Steward, 95, American World War II veteran, member of the Tuskegee Airmen.

21st:        David Guyette, 90, American, World War 2 veteran

21st:        Billie Whitelaw, 82, English actress (The Omen, The Dark Crystal, Hot Fuzz)



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