Category Archives: Obituaries

Interesting people who have died

Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 89 – NYTimes.com

Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 89 – NYTimes.com.

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Steve Jobs of Apple Dies at 56 – NYTimes.com

Steve Jobs of Apple Dies at 56 – NYTimes.com.

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Carl Oglesby, Antiwar Leader in 1960s, Dies at 76 – NYTimes.com

Carl Oglesby, Antiwar Leader in 1960s, Dies at 76 – NYTimes.com.

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The Rag Blog: Jeff Shero Nightbyrd : Skipping Stones With Carl Oglesby

The Rag Blog: Jeff Shero Nightbyrd : Skipping Stones With Carl Oglesby.

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Chicago Tribune: Oldest survivor of Bataan Death March dies at 105

From the Chicago Tribune: Oldest survivor of Bataan Death March dies at 105 A doctor once told Albert Brown he shouldn’t expect to make it to 50, given the toll taken by his years in a Japanese labor camp during … Continue reading

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Robert Robinson – Telegraph

Robert Robinson – Telegraph.

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NYTimes: Roman Opalka, an Artist of Numbers, Is Dead at 79

Mr. Opalka was known for a quixotic project in which he sought to paint every number to infinity. http://nyti.ms/oXZPUp

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NYTimes: Stanley Bosworth, Iconoclastic Head of Brooklyn School, Dies at 83

At Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, Mr. Bosworth’s expansive, scampish personality was stamped everywhere, so much so that it was common to speak of a cult of personality there. http://nyti.ms/qEUmVC

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NYTimes: Sherman White, Star Caught in a Scandal, Dies at 82

Days after being named college basketball player of the year in 1951, White and several Long Island University teammates were implicated in a national point-shaving scandal. http://nyti.ms/om1pAc

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NYTimes: Paul Meier, Statistician Who Revolutionized Medical Trials, Dies at 87

Dr. Meier was an influential advocate of “randomization,” which helped reduce bias in clinical tests of drugs and treatments. http://nyti.ms/oTxb1Z

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NYTimes: Children With Autism, Connecting via Transit

Museum officials are using the obsession for trains and buses among children with autism to try to teach them how to connect with other people — and the world. http://nyti.ms/nyv528

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Theodore C. James

He served 10 presidents, but died alone in squalor: What happened to Theodoric C. James? [Posted with iBlogger from my iPhone]

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Nancy Wake, Proud Spy and Nazi Foe, Dies at 98 – NYTimes.com

Nancy Wake, Proud Spy and Nazi Foe, Dies at 98 – NYTimes.com.

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Nancy Wake | The Economist

http://www.economist.com/node/21525845

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NYTimes: Jerome Liebling, Socially Minded Photographer, Dies at 87

With his photographs, Mr. Liebling brought about a deep awareness of the personal in the political, and influenced a generation of photographers and documentary filmmakers. http://nyti.ms/oiwgSq

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NYTimes: Hanna Segal, Who Popularized Play Therapy, Dies at 92

Dr. Segal was a British psychoanalyst who helped change child psychology in the United States by explaining techniques developed by her mentor. http://nyti.ms/qOedeI

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NYTimes: James Ford Seale, Imprisoned Klansman, Dies at 76

Mr. Seale, who was convicted years after the 1964 kidnapping-torture episode on the Mississippi-Louisiana border and serving three life sentences, was reported dead before. http://nyti.ms/nvPR53

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NYTimes: M.J. Perry Jr., Legal Pioneer, Dies at 89

Judge Perry won hundreds of civil rights legal battles and became the first black federal judge from the Deep South. http://nyti.ms/nXaXR5

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NYTimes: Rudolf Brazda, 98, Dies; Survived Pink Triangle

Mr. Brazda was believed to be the last surviving man to wear the emblem sewn onto the striped uniforms of the thousands of homosexuals sent to Nazi concentration camps. http://nyti.ms/q14o2H

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Russell Brand’s Moving Tribute to Amy Winehouse, Dead at 27 | AlterNet

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/639328/russell_brand%27s_moving_tribute_to_amy_winehouse%2C_dead_at_27/#paragraph3

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For Winehouse, Life Was Messier Than Music – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/25/arts/music/breakout-album-became-winehouses-only-song.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha28

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Amy Winehouse, British Soul Singer, Dies at 27 – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/arts/music/amy-winehouse-british-soul-singer-dies-at-27.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha28

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Lucian Freud, OM – Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/art-obituaries/8653806/Lucian-Freud-OM.html

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NYTimes: Facundo Cabral, Singer of Conscience, Dies at 74

Mr. Cabral was a protesting voice of conscience against social injustice and dictatorship in Latin America. http://nyti.ms/n5zA8I

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NYTimes: Anne LaBastille, Advocate, Author and ‘Woodswoman’ of Adirondacks, Dies at 7 5

Ms. LaBastille repeatedly set aside her hermitlike existence to document the fate of endangered species and to raise her voice against environmental degradation. http://nyti.ms/rg0VeL

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