Celeb deaths

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Felix Dennis

June 24, 2014 - 13:36

June 23, 2014: Felix Dennis, 67, British publisher who became notorious in the 1960s when he edited the counter-culture magazine Oz and was charged with conspiracy to corrupt public morals. He and his co-defendants were acquitted. He went on to build up an empire that included Maxim and The Week.
Link: The Australian

Tony Gwynn

June 17, 2014 - 03:52

June 16, 2014: Tony Gwynn, 54, American Hall of Fame baseballer who played 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres, of cancer.
Link: Wikipedia

Casey Kasem

June 16, 2014 - 14:38

June 15, 2014: Casey Kasem, 82. US broadcaster famous for his syndicated pop music show American Top 40 and for voicing cartoon characters, notably Shaggy in Scooby-Doo, Where are You?
Link: BBC, Wikipedia

Sam Kelly

June 14, 2014 - 23:37

June 14, 2014: Sam Kelly, 70, British character actor who appeared in TV sitcoms Porridge and 'Allo 'Allo, and on stage as the Wizard in Wicked.
Link: Guardian

Jim Keays

June 13, 2014 - 18:01

June 13, 2014: Jim Keays, Glasgow-born Australian musician with 1960s-70s band The Master Apprentices, whose biggest hit was Turn Up Your Radio. In recent years, he played alongside Darryl Cotton and Russell Morris.
Link: Wikipedia

Carla Laemmle

June 12, 2014 - 22:29

June 12, 2014: Carla Laemmle, 104, US actress and dancer whose uncle Carl Laemmle founded Universal Studios.
Link: LA Times

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

June 12, 2014 - 03:13

June 11, 2014: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, 80, Spanish conductor who worked with many of the world's great orchestras.
Link: Wikipedia

Ruby Dee

June 11, 2014 - 18:05

June 11, 2014: Ruby Dee, 91, American actress, writer and activist best known for the 1960 film A Raisin in the Sun.
Link: Wikipedia

Rik Mayall

June 10, 2014 - 01:08

June 9, 2014: Rik Mayall, 56, British comedian and actor best known for his starring roles in The Young Ones, The New Statesman and Bottom, and the film Drop Dead Fred, and his guest roles as Flashheart and Mad Gerald in Blackadder.
Link: BBC; Wikipedia

Eric Hill

June 7, 2014 - 00:56

June 6, 2014: Eric Hill, 86, British author and illustrator best known for his Spot the Dog children's books.
Link: Wikipedia

Bernard "Doc" Neeson

June 4, 2014 - 13:55

June 4, 2014: Doc Neeson, 67, Belfast-born Australian vocalist, musician and songwriter with rock band The Angels. The band's hits included No Secrets, Take A Long Line and Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?
Links: Wikipedia; The Australian

Ann B Davis

June 2, 2014 - 15:13

June 1, 2014: Ann B. Davis, 88, US actress best known for playing Alice the housekeeper in the popular 1970s TV series The Brady Brunch and its spin-offs.
Link: LA Times

Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014 - 23:39

May 28, 2014: Maya Angelou, 86, US author and poet.
Link: Wikipedia

Jack Brabham

May 19, 2014 - 14:58

May 19, 2014: Sir Jack Brabham, 88, Australian Formula 1 motor-racing champion. He built his own F1 car and won the title in 1959, 1960 and 1966.
Link: BBC

Malik Bendjelloul

May 14, 2014 - 19:50

May 13, 2014: Malik Bendjelloul, 36, Swedish actor and director who won an Academy Award for his documentary film Searching for Sugarman.
Link: Guardian

HR Giger

May 13, 2014 - 22:45

May 13, 2014: HR Giger, 74, Swiss surrealist artist who designed the creature for the Alien films. He was also designed music-album covers for bands including Blondie and the Dead Kennedys.
Link: Guardian