Senate votes to kill national emergency declaration along border
President Trump vetoed a similar congressional resolution earlier this yearEleven Republican senators joined Democrats in voting to end the emergency declaration. The declaration, issued in February, says that the situation at the southern border is a border security and humanitarian crisis that threatens U.S. national security. Mr. Trump made the declaration so that he could unilaterally build a border wall despite the fact that Congress did not appropriate the funds for him to do so. Under the declaration, President Trump diverted funding from congressionally approved military construction projects to pay for border barriers.
© Jean-Jacques Levy/Associated Press Diahann Carroll in a 1972 publicity photo. She defended the ground-breaking sitcom “Julia,” but acknowledged that in portraying the black experience it made many concessions to the middle-class white viewers it hoped to attract.
Diahann Carroll , who more than half a century ago transcended racial barriers as the star of “ Julia ,” the first American television series to chronicle the life of a black professional woman, died on Friday at her home in West Hollywood, Calif. She was 84 . Her publicist, Jeffrey Lane
Diahann Carroll , a multiple award-winning African American actor and singer who broke racial barriers with her roles, has died in Los Angeles of She was 84 . Her daughter, Susan Kay, and her manager, Brian Panella, confirmed the death on Friday. "She had been fighting it for quite some time
Diahann Carroll, who more than half a century ago transcended racial barriers as the star of “Julia,” the first American television series to chronicle the life of a black professional woman, died on Friday at her home in West Hollywood, Calif. She was 84.
Her publicist, Jeffrey Lane, said the cause was complications of breast cancer. Ms. Carroll had survived the cancer in the 1990s and become a public advocate for screening and treatment.
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Acclaimed actress Diahann Carroll dies at 84 . Pioneering and Oscar-nominated actress Diahann Carroll , who broke network television's color line, died Friday after a Carroll said she embraced her lead " Julia " character because she stood out as a self-sufficient, confident African American woman.
Diahann Carroll , the Tony-winning and Oscar-nominated actress who was the first black woman to star in her own TV show, has died at 84 . Premiering at the height of the civil rights struggle, “ Julia ,” with its decidedly apolitical, middle class heroine, was attacked by militants for being too lenient to the
A situation comedy broadcast on NBC from 1968 to 1971, “Julia” starred Ms. Carroll as Julia Baker, a widowed nurse with a young son. The show featured Marc Copage as Julia’s son, and Lloyd Nolan as the curmudgeonly but broad-minded doctor for whom she worked. (“Have you always been a Negro or are you just trying to be fashionable?” he asks Julia in an audacious, widely quoted line from the first episode.)
Popular with both black and white viewers, “Julia” in its first season reached No. 7 in the Nielsen ratings, the highest position it attained in its three seasons on the air.
Reviewing the show in The New York Times, Jack Gould noted its penchant — then par for Hollywood’s course — for “tiptoeing around anything too controversial.”
However, he added: “At all events the breaking of the color line in TV stardom on a regular weekly basis should be salutary.”
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Remembering pioneering actress Diahann Carroll . Carroll was 84 . She died early Friday, following a battle with breast cancer, according to her publicist Jeffery Lane. Her role as widowed nurse Julia Baker, who was raising a charming young son, also broke ground for its portrayal of a black woman
Pioneering TV, film and stage actor Diahann Carroll , who broke barriers as the star of the 60s series Julia , died of Friday in Los Angeles at 84 due to cancer, according to the Associated Press. Carroll performed on stages in Las Vegas nightclubs, Broadway theaters, and feature film adaptations like
Widely known for her elegant beauty and sartorial glamour, Ms. Carroll began her professional life as a singer and continued to ply that art. She sang on television, in nightclubs, on recordings and on Broadway, where she won a Tony Award.
In films, she starred opposite the likes of Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, James Earl Jones and Michael Caine. On television, she played the scheming, moneyed Dominique Deveraux on ABC’s prime-time soap opera “Dynasty” in the 1980s.
But it was for “Julia” that she remained most enduringly known. Created by the writer, director and producer Hal Kanter, the show was a novelty for its day: Black women, when they were seen at all in series television, had long been relegated to marginal roles. The few larger parts that came their way were invariably those of domestics. © NBC/NBCU Photo Bank, via Getty Images Ms. Carroll with Terry Carter in an episode of “Julia.” Her portrayal of Julia Baker was praised for its poise and warmth.
“Julia” divided critical consensus. It was praised in some quarters as groundbreaking and criticized in others as reductive, Pollyannaish and accommodationist — condemned, in short, for glossing over the stark realities of life that black Americans faced daily.
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Diahann Carroll , the captivating singer and actress who came from the Bronx to win a Tony Award, receive an Oscar nomination and make television history with her turns on Julia and Dynasty, died Friday. She was 84 . Carroll died at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer, her
Diahann Carroll , the groundbreaking actress who starred in Dynasty and Julia , has died at age 84 . Carroll ’s daughter Suzanne Kay confirmed that her mother died at home in Los Angeles following a “ Diahann Carroll walked this earth for 84 years and broke ground with every footstep.
Though Ms. Carroll publicly defended “Julia,” she acknowledged that in portraying the black experience it made many concessions to the middle-class white viewers it hoped to attract. She also said afterward that her experience playing the character had been both a professional boon and a professional hindrance.
The series made her one of the most visible performers of her day, booked regularly on TV talk and variety show. But in addition, it entailed her becoming a de facto spokeswoman not only for “Julia” but also seemingly for her race, an onus for which she had never bargained.
Child of Harlem
Carol Diann Johnson was born in the Bronx on July 17, 1935, to John and Mabel (Faulk) Johnson and grew up in Harlem. Her mother was a nurse, her father a New York City subway conductor.
(Though Ms. Carroll sometimes stated publicly that her middle name was originally spelled “Diahann,” she confirmed through her publicist in 2017 that she had adopted that spelling as a teenager, when she began entering TV talent competitions.)
A gifted singer as a child, she was performing with the children’s choir of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem by the time she was 6. She was soon taking lessons in voice and piano, though she objected that they took precious time from roller skating.
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As a student at the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan, she began modeling for Ebony magazine. She also began entering television contests, including “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts,” under the name Diahann Carroll.
In the early 1950s, while still in her teens, she won “Chance of a Lifetime,” a television talent competition, three weeks running. Her prize was a thousand dollars a week, plus an engagement at the Latin Quarter, the Manhattan nightclub.
Because her parents insisted on a college education, she enrolled in New York University. But she left before graduating to pursue a show-business career, promising her family that if the career did not materialize after two years, she would return to college. She never did.
© NBC/NBCU Photo Bank, via Getty Images Ms. Carroll with Marc Copage in an episode of “Julia” in 1968. The show’s scripts dealt with various slights of racial discrimination in a gentle, homiletic manner.
In 1954, at 19, Ms. Carroll was cast in a small part in “Carmen Jones,” Otto Preminger’s all-black screen adaptation of Bizet’s opera “Carmen.” The film starred Harry Belafonte and, in the title role, Dorothy Dandridge.
That year she also made her Broadway debut, in the role of Ottilie, alias Violet, in “House of Flowers,” the Truman Capote-Harold Arlen musical set in a West Indies bordello. Captivated by her performance, the Broadway composer Richard Rodgers was determined to use Ms. Carroll in one of his own shows.
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He tried to cast her in “Flower Drum Song,” his 1958 musical with Oscar Hammerstein II. But whatever makeup she was put into, she could not be got to look like any of the Chinese-Americans on whom the show centered, and it opened without her.
Ms. Carroll played Clara, the fisherman’s wife, in Preminger’s 1959 screen adaptation of “Porgy and Bess,” the opera by George and Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward. But because the film’s music supervisor, André Previn, deemed her voice too low, her singing — including the emblematic number “Summertime” — was dubbed by the soprano Loulie Jean Norman.
She met with particular acclaim in early 1962, when she at last starred in a musical by Rodgers, “No Strings,” written expressly for her. He composed both music and lyrics: It was his first show after the death in 1960 of Hammerstein.
In it, Ms. Carroll portrayed an American fashion model living in Paris who embarks on a romance with an American novelist, played by Richard Kiley. That the romance was interracial was largely incidental to the plot.
The performance won her the Tony Award for best actress in a musical.
The next few years brought a few guest roles on television shows. But jobs remained far between.
“I’m living proof of the horror of discrimination,” Ms. Carroll said in late 1962, testifying at a congressional hearing on racial bias in the entertainment industry. “In eight years I’ve had just two Broadway plays and two dramatic television shows.”
She added: “I’ve asked repeatedly why. Surely I’m not so difficult to include.”
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Then along came “Julia.”
© Associated Press Ms. Carroll portrayed a fashion model in “No Strings,” a 1962 musical written expressly for her by Richard Rodgers. It brought her a Tony Award.
Rosy Picture of Black Life
Ms. Carroll’s portrayal of Julia Baker was generally praised for its poise and warmth. For the role, she received an Emmy nomination and won a Golden Globe Award.
But the show as a whole was criticized on several fronts. One was the fact that Julia’s elegant apartment, magnificent wardrobe and saintly, unruffled temperament were surely unrepresentative of the life of any single working mother of a young child.
More serious charges concerned issues of race. Though the show’s scripts dealt with various slights of racism — or “discrimination,” as it was called then — in a gentle, homiletic manner, many critics felt that “Julia” painted a far rosier picture of American racial amity than actually existed in 1968.
In an interview with TV Guide that December in which she addressed the portrayal of black characters on television, Ms. Carroll acknowledged: “At the moment, we’re presenting the white Negro. And he has very little Negro-ness.”
In a first-person article in Ladies’ Home Journal in 1970, Myrlie Evers, the widow of the slain civil-rights leader Medgar Evers, summed up the contradictions inherent in “Julia.”
“Of course, Julia bears little resemblance to me or any other flesh-and-blood woman,” Ms. Evers wrote. “She is a television fantasy like so many others. The significant difference is that Julia Baker is black.”
She continued: “Perhaps the most significant thing about ‘Julia’ is that it is carried by many stations in the South. My relatives in Vicksburg, Miss., watch it every week. Not so long ago, as I can testify, the appearance of a black face on a network program was a signal in Mississippi for the set to go dark. Then a sign would appear: ‘Circumstances beyond our control. …’”
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Ms. Carroll went on to play a woman very different from Julia in the 1974 film “Claudine,” a drama also starring Mr. Jones. For her portrayal of the title character, a single mother of six in Harlem, she received an Academy Award nomination.
Among her other films are “Paris Blues” (1961); Mr. Preminger’s “Hurry Sundown” (1967); and “The Split” (1968), based on a novel by Donald E. Westlake.
Her television credits include the mini-series “Roots: The Next Generations” (1979) and the TV movies “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” (1979), an adaptation of Maya Angelou’s memoir in which she portrayed Ms. Angelou’s mother, and “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years” (1999), in which she played the indomitable Harlem centenarian Sadie Delany opposite Ruby Dee.
Ms. Carroll had recurring roles on several television series, including “A Different World,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “White Collar.”
Onstage in the 1990s, she was Norma Desmond in the Canadian company of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Sunset Boulevard,” the first African-American to play the role.
© 20th Century Fox, via Associated Press Ms. Carroll and James Earl Jones in the 1974 movie “Claudine,” in which she played a single mother living in Harlem.
Ms. Carroll’s first marriage, to Monte Kay, a casting director and music impresario, ended in divorce, as did her second, to Fred Glusman, a Las Vegas boutique owner. Her third husband, Robert DeLeon, the managing editor of Jet magazine, died in a car crash in 1977, two years after they were wed. Her fourth marriage, to the singer Vic Damone, ended in divorce. (Mr. Damone died last year.) She also had highly public engagements to Mr. Poitier and the English television journalist David Frost.
She is survived by a daughter from her first marriage, Suzanne Kay; a sister, Lydia; and two grandchildren.
She was the author of two memoirs, “Diahann” (1986), with Ross Firestone, and “The Legs Are the Last to Go” (2008), with Bob Morris.
In one respect, Ms. Carroll said, she was a victim of her best-known show’s success: After she became widely associated with the motherly Julia Baker, her nightclub bookings as a glamorous chanteuse in slit-up-to-there evening gowns dried up for some years.
In mirror image, Ms. Carroll’s glamour had nearly cost her the role of Julia in the first place. Keenly aware of her glimmering image, Mr. Kanter, the show’s creator, was reluctant to consider her for the demure Julia Baker.
Knowing of his reservations, Ms. Carroll arrived for their first meeting, at the Beverly Hills Hotel, wearing a very plain dress. Granted, it was a Givenchy, but it had simple, modest lines.
When she entered the hotel, Mr. Kanter did not recognize her. But he pointed to her anyway.
“That’s the look I want for this character,” she later learned he had said to a colleague. “A well-dressed housewife just like that woman.”
Gallery: People we lost in 2019 (Photos)
Diahann Carroll (July 17, 1935 – Oct. 4, 2019)
The stage, film and TV actress was best known for the 1968 series "Julia," in which she was the first African-American actress to star in a show where she did not play a domestic worker. In another first for a black woman, Carroll won the Tony Award for best actress in the musical "No Strings." In 1974, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for the film "Claudine." In 1984, Carroll joined the nighttime soap opera "Dynasty" as the diva Dominique Deveraux.
Peter Sissons (July 17, 1942 - Oct. 1, 2019)
Broadcast journalist Peter Sissons was known for presenting on BBC television between 1989 and 2009, including on "Question Time" and the BBC Six O'Clock News. Prior to working for the BBC, Sissons worked at ITN, providing news bulletins for ITV and Channel 4 in the U.K. Sissons "died peacefully" in Maidstone Hospital in Kent, England, according to his management company.
Jessye Norman (Sept. 15, 1945 – Sept. 30, 2019)
The four-time Grammy Award winner died at the age of 74 in New York City, New York, U.S. According to a statement released by her family, she died from multi-organ failure and septic shock. Known for films such as “The Hours” (2002) and “Choke” (2008), the opera singer received the National Medal of Arts in 2010.
busbee (1976 – Sept. 30, 2019)
Best known for collaborating with leading artists such as Gwen Stefani, P!nk, Maren Morris, Timbaland, Katy Perry and Keith Urban, songwriter busbee died at age 43, after being diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Born Michael James Ryan, he was also an accomplished record producer and multi-instrumentalist.
Jacques Chirac (Nov. 29, 1932 – Sept. 26, 2019)
The former French president died at the age of 86. Having served two terms as the head of state, one of his most popular reforms was to cut the presidential term of office from seven to five years. His later years of service were marred by corruption scandals and Chirac was found guilty of diverting public funds and abusing public trust in 2011. He was handed a two-year suspended jail sentence.
Sid Haig (July 14, 1939 – Sept. 21, 2019)
The horror movie icon, best known as Captain Spaulding in "House of 1000 Corpses" (2003), died on Sept. 21, at the age of 80. His wife, Susan L. Oberg, announced the news of his death on Instagram, with a caption that read, "On Saturday, September 21, 2019, my light, my heart, my true love, my King, the other half of my soul, Sidney, passed from this realm on to the next. He has returned to the Universe, a shining star in her heavens.”
Aron Eisenberg (Jan. 6, 1969 – Sept. 21, 2019)
Best known for playing the alien Nog on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993-99), Eisenberg died at 50. Apart from the sci-fi series, he also appeared in TV shows such as "Blade of Honor" (2017) and "Renegades" (2017). In addition to acting, Eisenberg was a professional photographer who opened his own gallery.
Barron Hilton (Oct. 23, 1927 – Sept. 19, 2019)
The hotelier, philanthropist and founding owner of the Chargers NFL team died of natural causes at his residence in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He was 91. In a press release, his son Steven said, "The Hilton family mourns the loss of a remarkable man. My father was a loving husband to our mother, Marilyn, a wonderful role model to his eight children, a loyal and generous friend, visionary businessman, respected leader and a passionate sportsman. He lived a life of great adventure and exceptional accomplishment." Hilton was an entrepreneur before taking over from his father as the head of Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1966.
Mike Stefanik (May 20, 1958 – Sept. 15, 2019)
The seven-time NASCAR Modified champion died at the age of 61 in a plane crash, when he was piloting a single-seat ultralight aircraft. Taking off from Riconn Airport in Greene, Rhode Island, U.S., the vessel lost power and crashed into the woods in Sterling, Connecticut, U.S. With a total of nine championships, he is tied with Richie Evans for the most titles in NASCAR history.
Ric Ocasek (March 23, 1949 – Sept. 15, 2019)
The lead singer of the popular 1980s band, Cars, Ocasek died aged 75 in New York City, New York, U.S. The band delivered 13 top-40 singles between 1970s and 80s, including "Good Times Roll and Drive" and "What I Needed." Following a split in the band in the late 1980s, Ocaseck went solo and recorded seven albums. The Cars and the singer were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
Eddie Money (March 21, 1949 – Sept. 13, 2019)
The singer and songwriter, who was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer, has died at the age of 70. A statement from his family read: “The Money family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father. We cannot imagine our world without him. We are grateful that he will live on forever through his music.” Money was a staple of pop radio in the 1970s and '80s, with hits such as “Baby Hold On,” “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Shakin'” and “Take Me Home Tonight.” Money along with his family also starred in a reality series called “Real Money" that chronicled his life.
Robert Frank (Nov. 9, 1924 – Sept. 9, 2019)
One of the most influential photographers and filmmakers of the 20th century, Frank died at the age of 94 in Cape Breton Island, Canada. Art dealer Peter MacGill confirmed his death to CNN via an email and wrote: "Robert Frank, very simply, changed the way the world looks at America. Through the unvarnished, phenomenally capable eye of an immigrant, he saw us for what we are." The 1958 book "The Americans" was one of his most notable works that captured singular, candid moments of the 1950s. He is also known to have created over 30 movies and videos including a documentary of the Rolling Stones' 1972 tour.
Chester Williams (Aug. 8, 1970 – Sept. 6, 2019)
The South African Rugby World Cup winner died in Cape Town at the age of 49 due to a heart attack. At the time of his death, he was coaching the University of the Western Cape. Williams played domestically for Western Province. He made his Springbok debut against Argentina in 1993 and played 27 Tests for South Africa until 2000, scoring 14 Test tries. In 1994, he became South African rugby's player of the year.
Robert Mugabe (Feb. 21, 1924 – Sept. 6, 2019)
Zimbabwe’s founding leader and former president has died at the age of 95 in Singapore after battling ill health. After serving as president for three decades, Mugabe was ousted from power in the 2017 military coup. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, his successor, expressed condolences on Twitter and wrote: "It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe." Mugabe became the first prime minister of newly independent Zimbabwe in 1980. He abolished office seven years later, becoming president instead.
LaShawn Daniels (Dec. 28, 1977 – Sept. 3, 2019)
The songwriter died in a car accident in South Carolina, U.S., at the age of 41. His wife shared the news on Instagram and wrote: “It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, family member and friend LaShawn Daniels, who was the victim of a fatal car accident in South Carolina.” In 2001, Daniels won the Grammy Award for Best R&B song for Destiny’s Child’s single “Say My Name.” Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay,” Michael Jackson’s “You Rock My World,” and Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s “Telephone” are some of his other notable works.
Peter Lindbergh (Nov. 23, 1944 – Sept. 3, 2019)
The German fashion photographer, renowned for black-and-white portraits that featured in magazines like Vogue, New Yorker and Harper’s Bazaar, died at the age of 74. The news was confirmed in a post on his Instagram account that read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Lindbergh on September 3rd 2019, at the age of 74... He leaves a big void.” Lindbergh worked with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on the September 2019 edition of Vogue. A statement posted to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Instagram account, read: “The Duchess of Sussex had worked with Peter in the past and personally chose him to shoot the 15 women on the cover. There is no other photographer she considered to bring this meaningful project to life.” Lindbergh also directed a number of films and documentaries. In 2000, he won best documentary at Toronto International Festival for his film “Inner Voices.”
Anthoine Hubert (Sep. 22, 1996 – Aug. 31, 2019)
The 22-year-old French racing driver died following an accident during the Formula 2 feature race at the Belgian Grand Prix. The race was cancelled thereafter, and FIA announced that Hubert died in the crash. The statement read, “The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile regrets to advise that a serious incident involving cars 12, 19 and 20 occurred at 17:07 on 31/08/19 as a part of the FIA Formula 2 feature race at Spa-Francorchamps, round 17 of the season. As a result of the incident, the FIA regrets to inform that the driver of car 19, Anthoine Hubert (FRA), succumbed to his injuries, and passed away at 18:35.” Hubert made his debut in the world of racing in 2006 and was the GP3 series champion.
Valerie Harper (Aug. 22, 1939 – Aug. 30, 2019)
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" actress died aged 80 on Aug. 30. Harper's daughter shared the news on Twitter on behalf of the actress' husband and wrote: "My dad has asked me to pass on this message: ‘My beautiful caring wife of nearly 40 years has passed away at 10:06am, after years of fighting cancer. She will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace, mia Valeria. -Anthony.’” Harper announced in 2013 that she was given three months to live after being diagnosed with a rare condition in which cancer cells spread to the membranes surrounding the brain. In a career spanning over six decades, she won four Emmys for her role as Rhoda - three for "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1970-77) and one for "Rhoda" (1974-78). She also earned a Golden Globes Award for "Rhoda" in 1975.
Jessi Combs (1983 – Aug. 27, 2019)
The American racer and TV personality was killed at age 36 in a jet car crash during an attempt to break a land speed record in Alvord Desert in Oregon, U.S. Best known for TV shows such as "MythBusters" (2009-10) and "Overhaulin'" (2012-14), Combs had earlier set a top speed record by a woman on four wheels (398 mph/640 kph) in 2013.
David Koch (May 3, 1940 – Aug. 23, 2019)
The billionaire industrialist died aged 79 after a prolonged battle with cancer. Koch's older brother, Charles Koch, announced the news of his death in a statement. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my brother David,” the statement read. Koch, one of the world's richest people, was the director emeritus of Koch Industries and served as the vice president of the corporation until 2018. He was a major donor to the Republican party as well as to medical research, education and arts.
Peter Fonda (Feb. 23, 1940 – Aug. 16, 2019)
Fonda died of respiratory failure due to lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He was 79. In a statement, the family said: "It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Peter Fonda has passed away... In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts." The actor was part of one of Hollywood's acting dynasties, as son to Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget and Justin Fonda. He became a counterculture icon after writing and starring in "Easy Rider" (1969), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Decades later he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for "Ulee's Gold" (1997).
Kary Mullis (Dec. 28, 1944 – Aug. 7, 2019)
The American biochemist died of pneumonia at the age of 74. He was the co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for inventing the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). He was also known for his eccentric views, publicly disagreeing with the scientific community on issues like climate change and AIDS.
Sushma Swaraj (Feb. 14, 1952 – Aug. 6, 2019)
The veteran Indian politician, who served as the country's foreign minister from 2014 to 2019, died in New Delhi, India, after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 67. In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: "A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end. India grieves the demise of a remarkable leader who devoted her life to public service and bettering lives of the poor. Sushma Swaraj Ji was one of her kind, who was a source of inspiration for crores of people." Swaraj had not contested the 2019 general election because of health concerns.
Toni Morrison (Feb. 18, 1931 – Aug. 5, 2019)
The novelist was the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Some of her best known novels are “The Bluest Eye” (1970), “Sula” (1973), “Song of Solomon” (1977) and “Beloved” (1987), all of which explored the African American experience (particularly the female experience) within the black community. In 1988, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for “Beloved.” She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama in 2012.
Joe Longthorne (May 31, 1955 – Aug. 3, 2019)
The singer and impressionist, aged 64, died in his home at Blackpool, following a prolonged battle with blood cancer lymphoma. In 1981, Longthorne stole the limelight with his appearance on ITV’s “Search for a Star”, and later presented his own TV show, “The Joe Longthorne Show.” "It is with the deepest sadness that we have to announce that the nation’s beloved entertainer Joe Longthorne MBE passed away peacefully in the early hours of today at his cherished home in Blackpool," a statement on his website read. "Joe died in his bedroom, laying in the arms of his devoted husband of 21 years, Jamie, with his rosary beads clutched tight to his chest. He leaves behind sister Ann and brother John. Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to Jamie and all the family at this sad time," it added.
Harley Race (April 11, 1943 – Aug. 1, 2019)
The eight-time National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) world heavyweight champion died aged 76 following health complications. The news of his death was posted on wrestler’s verified Twitter account by his son, who wrote: "Today at 12:50, we lost the man that fought up until the very last of his existence. More information will be released soon, but just know that he loved pro-wrestling and the fans that loved him. Harley Race, we love you." In his career, Race worked with several major wrestling companies including the WWE and the NWA. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, NWA Hall of Fame and Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Harold Prince (Jan. 30, 1928 – July 31, 2019)
The Broadway director and producer, who directed famous musicals such as “West Side Story” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” died at the age of 91 after a brief illness, in Reykjavik, Iceland. In a career spanning almost seven decades, Prince won 21 Tony Awards in various categories, including best director, best producer, best musical and lifetime achievement.
Russi Taylor (May 4, 1944 – July 26, 2019)
The actress, 75, best known for voicing Minnie Mouse, died in Glendale, California, U.S. Bob Iger, the chairman of Walt Disney Co., announced her death in a statement that read, "Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor." He added, "For more than 30 years, Minnie and Russi worked together to entertain millions around the world — a partnership that made Minnie a global icon and Russi a Disney Legend beloved by fans everywhere."
Rutger Hauer (Jan. 23, 1944 – July 19, 2019)
Hauer, best known for portraying the role of Roy Batty in “Blade Runner” (1982), died aged 75 after a short illness at his home in the Netherlands. The news of his death was shared on his website, stating that Hauer died on Friday “after a very short illness… Rutger passed away peacefully at his Dutch home.” “Sin City” (2005), “Hobo with a Shotgun” (2011) and “True Blood” (2013-14) are some of his other notable works.
Peter McNamara (July 5, 1955 – July 20, 2019)
The former Australian tennis star died at 64 in his home in Germany after battling prostate cancer. McNamara reached a career high No. 7 in 1983, after beating Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl and winning two singles titles. Partnering with Paul McNamee, he also won Wimbledon twice (1980 and 1982) and the Australian Open in 1979. He also coached the likes of Matt Ebden, Mark Philippoussis, Wang Qiang and Grigor Dimitrov after his tennis career.
Karl Shiels (1972 – July 14, 2019)
The Dublin-born actor, best known for starring as Robbie Quinn in the soap opera "Fair City" (2014-19) and as Ryan in the series "Peaky Blinders" in 2013, died in his sleep. He was 47. His agent Lisa Richards confirmed the news. "We are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our client and friend Karl Shiels... Our hearts are broken but today our thoughts are with his partner Laura and his family, his children and their mother Dearbhla and his many close friends," she said in a statement. Shiels was also known for his role in films and TV series such as "Batman Begins" (2005), "Foyle's War" (2013) and "Into the Badlands" (2017).
Pernell Whitaker (Jan. 2, 1964 – July 14, 2019)
Whitaker, one of the greatest lightweight boxers of all time, died after being hit by a car in Virginia, U.S. The police said the boxer was killed as he crossed the road at an intersection. “When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male victim who had been hit by a vehicle. The victim succumbed to his injuries on the scene,” a Virginia Beach Police Department spokesman said in a statement. Whitaker was a champion in four weight classes: lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight and junior middleweight. In 2006, he was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Rip Torn (Feb. 6, 1931 – July 9, 2019)
At 88, the Oscar-nominated actor died at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut, U.S. Torn was popularly known for playing the role of Arthur in “The Larry Sanders Show,” for which he won an Emmy Award in 1996. Some of his noteworthy films include: “Cross Creek” (1983), “Men in Black” (1997) and “The Insider” (1999).
Cameron Boyce (May 28, 1999 – July 6, 2019)
Best remembered for his performance in the Disney series "Jessie" (2011-15) and "Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything" (2015-17), the young actor died due to a seizure stemming from an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated. He was 20. Some of his major films include "Mirrors" (2008), "Grown Ups" (2010) and "Descendants" (2015).
John McCririck (April 17, 1940 – July 5, 2019)
The legendary horse racing expert died aged 79 at a hospital in London, England. He was widely known for his horse race coverage for Channel 4. McCririck also made appearances in a few TV shows, including "Celebrity Big Brother" and "Celebrity Wife Swap."
Arte Johnson (Jan. 20, 1929 - July 3, 2019)
The comedian and actor, best known for his part in the TV series "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" (1967-71), died of heart failure in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He was 90. Johnson won an Emmy in 1969 for "Laugh-In." He was also seen in a clutch of films, including "The President's Analyst" (1967) and "Love at First Bite" (1979).
Max Wright (Aug. 2, 1943 – June 26, 2019)
The actor died at his home in Hermosa Beach, California, U.S., after a long battle with cancer. He was 75. Wright was best known for playing the role of Willie Tanner on the sitcom "ALF."
Gloria Vanderbilt (Feb. 20, 1924 – June 17, 2019)
Born into great wealth, the heiress's father died when she was two and she became the subject of a custody battle between her mother and her aunt that went to the U.S. Supreme Court (her aunt won). The public was fascinated with the story of the "poor little rich girl" during the Great Depression. Vanderbilt became a popular model, and she was a prolific painter, but she was best known for being a designer jeans pioneer in the 1970s and '80s. She married four times; her fourth husband, Wyatt Cooper, died in 1978, leaving her with two young sons. The older son, Carter Cooper, died by suicide in 1988, a death that Vanderbilt called "the final loss, the fatal loss that stripped me bare,” and said she did not think she could survive it. Her younger son is CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper.
Mohammed Morsi (Aug. 8, 1951 – June 17, 2019)
Morsi was elected president in 2012 in Egypt's first free elections after longtime leader Hosni Mubarak was forced from power. Following mass protests in 2013, the military ousted him and crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, arresting many of the group’s leaders. On June 17, 2019, Morsi collapsed during a court session in his trial on espionage charges and died, according to state television.
Franco Zeffirelli (Feb. 12, 1923 – June 15, 2019)
The acclaimed Italian director died at the age of 96 at his home in Rome, Italy. He is known for films such as "The Taming of the Shrew" (1967), "Romeo and Juliet" (1968) and "Hamlet" (1990). Aside from movies, he is popular for his opera designs and productions, including "Otello" (1976) and "La traviata" (1982). Zeffirelli also served in the Italian senate. He was made Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2004.
Edith González (Dec. 10, 1964 – June 13, 2019)
The Mexican TV actress died aged 54 after three years of battling cancer. The news of her death was confirmed on Twitter by the National Association of Actors of Mexico on June 13. Gonzalez is popular for her role as Monica in the 1993 TV series "Corazón Salvaje." "Palabra de Mujer" (2007-08), "Las Bravo" (2014) and "Eva la Trailera" (2016) are some of her other notable works. She also served as a judge on the Mexican reality show "This Is My Style."
Gabriele Grunewald (June 25, 1986 – June 11, 2019)
The American runner died at 32 of cancer at her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. The news was announced by her husband, Justin Grunewald, in an Instagram post. He wrote, “At 7:52 I said “I can’t wait until I get to see you again” to my hero, my best friend, my inspiration, my wife. Gabriele Grunewald. I always felt like the Robin to your Batman and I know I will never be able to fill this gaping hole in my heart or fill the shoes you have left behind. Your family loves you dearly as do your friends.” In 2014, she became the national champion in 3,000m at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Dr. John (Nov. 21, 1940 – June 6, 2019)
The legendary New Orleans singer-pianist, who was born Malcolm John Rebennack, died aged 77 after suffering a heart attack. The news was confirmed via a statement posted on his official Twitter account. “Towards the break of day on June 6, 2019, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., professionally and known as Dr. John, passed away of a heart attack. As a Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee, six time Grammy winner, songwriter, composer, producer, and performer, he created a unique blend of music which carried his home town, New Orleans, at its heart, as it was always in his heart," the statement read.
José Antonio Reyes (Sept. 1, 1983 – June 1, 2019)
The Spanish soccer player died in a car crash at the age of 35, his former club Sevilla FC announced. Sevilla wrote in a tweet: "We couldn't be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace." Reyes had played for several popular clubs, including Arsenal, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.
Roky Erickson (July 15, 1947 – May 31, 2019)
A founding member of the 13th Floor Elevators and one of the earliest pioneers of psychedelic rock, Erickson died at the age of 71 in Austin, Texas, U.S. Known for his band's signature sound as well as his solo career later, some of Erickson's greatest tracks include "You're Gonna Miss Me," "Night of the Vampires" and "Starry Eyes."
Gabriel Diniz (Oct. 18, 1990 – May 27, 2019)
The Latin pop singer died at the age of 28 in a plane crash in Porto Do Mato, Brazil, while en route to his girlfriend’s birthday party in Maceió. The news of his death was confirmed by the military police. He is known for hits such as “Paraquedas” and “Jenifer.” A day before his death, he had posted a concert picture on Instagram, writing, "Always a joy to return to Feira de Santana and be greeted with such joy and with so much positive energy, thank you for the kindness guys. A real crowd enjoying our show. Until next time, God willing."
Bart Starr (Jan. 9, 1934 – May 26, 2019)
Starr, who was the first quarterback to win five NFL championships, died at the age of 85. The Green Bay Packers announced his death, saying that he wasn’t in the best of health since he suffered from a heart attack and two strokes in 2014. “We are saddened to note the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Bart Starr,” a statement by Starr’s family, released by the Packers, said. “He battled with courage and determination to transcend the serious stroke he suffered in September 2014, but his most recent illness was too much to overcome,” it added.
Niki Lauda (Feb. 22, 1949 – May 20, 2019)
The three-time Formula One world champion from Austria died at the age of 70, after undergoing a lung transplant eight months back. "With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday,” his family said in a statement released by an Austrian press agency. Lauda was a winner of F1 titles in 1975, 1977 and 1984.
Herman Wouk (May 27, 1915 – May 17, 2019)
Wouk authored the best-selling 1951 novel “The Caine Mutiny,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The book was adapted into a film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart, who went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. His other notable works include “The Winds of War” (1971) and “War and Remembrance” (1978), and his books have been translated into 27 languages. In 2015, he published the memoir “Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author.”
I.M. Pei (April 26, 1917 − May 15, 2019)
Born Ieoh Ming Pei in Guangzhou, China, Pei studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and went on to design some of the world's finest architectural wonders. Among Pei's designs during his 70-year career are the Pyramide du Louvre, Paris, France (pictured); Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong; Miho Museum, Kyoto, Japan; and the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar. He won many awards, including the Pritzker Prize, sometimes called the Nobel Prize of architecture, in 1983.
Bob Hawke (Dec. 9, 1929 – May 16, 2019)
Hawke, Australia’s 23rd prime minister and one of the most successful leaders in the country's political history, died at the age of 89. He led the country from 1983 to 1991 and won four federal elections, making him the Labor Party's longest serving prime minister. "Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian – many would say the greatest Australian of the post-war era," his wife, Blanche D'Alpuget, said in a statement,
Tim Conway (Dec. 15, 1933 – May 14, 2019)
The comedian and actor was best known as part of the "Carol Burnett Show" (1967-1978), on which two of his most memorable characters were The Oldest Man and Mr. Tudball. He won four Emmy Awards for writing and acting on the show. Earlier he'd appeared in the popular sitcom "McHale's Navy." After the Burnett show ended he hosted his own variety show for a season went on to guest roles on "Coach" and "30 Rock" that earned him two Emmys.
Doris Day (April 3, 1922 - May 13, 2019)
The American singer turned actor died aged 97 at her home in Carmel Valley, California, U.S. Her foundation, the Doris Day Animal Foundation, said she was "in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia." She was known for her role as Calamity Jane in the 1953 film, and for the hit 1956 song "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)."
Peggy Lipton (Aug. 30, 1946 – May 11, 2019)
The “Twin Peaks” (1989-91) and “The Mod Squad” (1968-73) actress died at the age of 72 after battling cancer. Lipton’s daughters Kidada and Rashida Jones confirmed the news in a statement that read, “She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side.” Her other notable roles were in “The Postman” (1997) and “Angie Tribeca” (2016-17).
Silver King (Jan. 9, 1968 – May 11, 2019)
Mexican wrestler César Barrón, better known by his stage name Silver King, died after collapsing due to a heart attack during a show in London, England. The official WWE Twitter account tweeted a picture of the wrestler with the caption, “WWE is saddened to learn that Lucha Libre legend and former WCW star Silver King has passed away at age 51.” King was also popular for playing the villain in the sports comedy movie “Nacho Libre” (2006).
Max Azria (Jan. 1, 1949 – May 6, 2019)
Founder of fashion brand BCBXMAXAZRIA, the Tunisian designer died of lung cancer at the age of 70. Thanks to his incredible work, he was hugely popular among celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Drew Barrymore and Selena Gomez.
Red Kelly (July 9, 1927 – May 2, 2019)
Former Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs player, who won eight Stanley Cups between the two franchises, died at the age of 91. "Red was a devoted husband and caring father and grandfather and was tremendously proud of his many hockey accomplishments... We are comforted in knowing that he impacted so many people both at and away from the rink and know that his life will be celebrated," his family said in a statement. In a career spanning 20 years, Kelly scored 281 goals and provided 542 assists in 1,316 regular-season games. In 1969, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Peter Mayhew (May 19, 1944 – April 30, 2019)
The English actor, best known for playing Wookiee warrior Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" series, died in his home in Texas, U.S., aged 74. "He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca and it showed in every frame," his family said in a statement about the actor, who stood seven feet two inches (2.18 meters) tall.
John Singleton (January 6, 1968 – April 29, 2019)
The acclaimed writer and director was best known for “Boyz N the Hood” (1991), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director at 24, making Singleton both the first African American and the youngest person ever nominated for the award. He also received the Best Original Screenplay nomination for “Boyz.” Among the other movies he both wrote and directed were “Poetic Justice” (1993), “Higher Learning” (1995) and “2 Fast 2 Furious”(2003). He recently co-created the TV crime drama “Snowfall.” Singleton suffered a major stroke in mid-April and was taken off life support on April 29, 2019.
Josef Sural (May 30, 1990 – April 29, 2019)
The 28-year-old Czech soccer player died when a bus carrying players from his club Alanyaspor crashed near the Turkish district of Alanya. Making his professional debut in 2008, he played as a striker for the Turkish club.
Mya-Lecia Naylor (Nov. 6, 2002 – April 7, 2019)
The British actress, best known for her role in the TV shows "Millie Inbetween" and "Almost Never," died aged 16. "Mya-Lecia was a much loved part of the BBC Children’s family, and a hugely talented actress, singer and dancer. We will miss her enormously and we are sure that you will want to join us in sending all our love to her family and friends," the CBBC said in its statement. Naylor's agents at A&J Management said she died on April 7 after she collapsed. However, the cause of her death is not yet known.
Seymour Cassel (Jan. 22, 1935 – April 7, 2019)
Cassel, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in "Faces" (1968), died of Alzheimer's disease, aged 84. A frequent collaborator with directors John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson, his memorable films include "Minnie and Moskowitz" (1971), "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" (1976), "Rushmore" (1998), "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001) and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (2004).
Nadja Regin (Dec. 2, 1931 – April 7, 2019)
The Serbian actress, best remembered for playing Bond girl in "From Russia with Love" (1963) and "Goldfinger" (1964), died at the age of 87. A few of her other film roles include "The Man Without a Body" (1957), "Don't Panic Chaps" (1959), "Solo for Sparrow" (1962) and "Downfall" (1964).
Tania Mallet (May 19, 1941 – March 30, 2019)
Popular for playing Bond girl Tilly Masterson opposite Sean Connery in the 1964 movie “Goldfinger,” Mallet died at 77. The news was confirmed on March 31 on the official James Bond Twitter account, which read, “We are very sorry to hear that Tania Mallet who played Tilly Masterson in GOLDFINGER has passed away. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.”
Nipsey Hussle (Aug. 15, 1985 – March 31, 2019)
Known for his hip-hop numbers such as "Hussle & Motivate" and "Double Up," Hussle was shot several times outside his apparel store, Marathon Clothing, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Aged 33, the Grammy-nominated artist was pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital.
Agnès Varda (May 30, 1928 – March 29, 2019)
The veteran filmmaker, known for being a key figure in the French New Wave cinema, died at the age of 90. In her six-decade-long career, she made celebrated films such as "La Pointe Courte" (1955), "Cleo from 5 to 7" (1962) and "The Creatures" (1966). Her last TV documentary, "Varda by Agnès," released in 2019.
Shane Rimmer (May 28, 1929 – March 29, 2019)
The Canadian actor, known for voicing the character of Scott Tracy in the TV series "Thunderbirds" (1965-66), died at his home in England. He was 89. A few of his well-known films include "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977), "Superman II" (1980), "Gandhi" (1982) and "Batman Begins" (2005). He also made a number of uncredited appearances in movies such as "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971), "Live and Let Die" (1973) and "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" (1977).
Bruce Yardley (Sept. 5, 1947 – March 27, 2019)
After a long battle with cancer, the former Australian cricketer died at the age of 71. Popular as "Roo" among his teammates, the off-spin bowlers played 33 Tests for his national team, with 126 wickets under his belt, between 1978 and 1983. He later served as a coach for Sri Lanka.
Denise DuBarry (March 6, 1956 – March 23, 2019)
Best remembered for her portrayal of Lt. Samantha Green in the TV series "Black Sheep Squadron" (1978), DuBarry died aged 63 from a rare fungal illness. Some of her other acclaimed performances were in movies and TV series such as "Being There" (1979) and "Monster in the Closet" (1986).
Ranking Roger (Feb. 21, 1963 – March 26, 2019)
Roger Charlery, who was better known as Ranking Roger, died at the age of 56 at his home. He had suffered a stroke last summer; he was also diagnosed with two brain tumors and lung cancer, which was revealed in January. Best remembered as the vocalist of the band The Beat, he later came to be associated with General Public. A few of his hits include "Mirror in the Bathroom," "Save It for Later," "In Love with You" and "I Confess."
Scott Walker (Jan. 9, 1943 - March 25, 2019)
The singer and songwriter, best remembered for his unique baritone voice and songs such as "The Electrician," "Joanna" and "It's Raining Today," died aged 76, his record label, 4AD, announced. After tasting great success in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of pop trio The Walker Brothers, Scott embarked on a solo career near the end of the decade, finding and popularizing his iconic sound in the world of avant-garde and experimental music. He continued to release solo numbers, under the banner of 4AD Records, until his death.
Charlie Whiting (Aug. 12, 1952 – March 14, 2019)
The veteran Formula One race director died, aged 66, from a pulmonary embolism in Melbourne, Australia. FIA President Jean Todt said: "It is with immense sadness that I learned of Charlie's passing. Charlie Whiting was a great race director, a central and inimitable figure in Formula 1 who embodied the ethics and spirit of this fantastic sport. Formula 1 has lost a faithful friend and a charismatic ambassador in Charlie."
Kelly Catlin (Nov. 3, 1995 – March 8, 2019)
The track cyclist died at her home in California, U.S., aged 23. Her father Mark Catlin confirmed in a letter sent to VeloNews that she died by suicide. She won three consecutive team pursuit world cycling championship titles from 2016 to 2018 and was a part of the silver medal-winning U.S. women's pursuit team at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Jed Allan (March 1, 1935 – March 9, 2019)
Allan, known for appearing on the shows "Santa Barbara" (1986-93), "Days of Our Lives" (1977-85) and "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1994-99), died at the age of 84. He also hosted "Celebrity Bowling" between 1971-77. The actor was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series at the Daytime Emmy Awards in 1979.
Jan-Michael Vincent (July 15, 1945 – Feb. 10, 2019)
The actor, who was best known for starring in the 1980s TV series "Airwolf," died at age 74 after suffering cardiac arrest, TMZ reported.
Luke Perry (Oct. 11, 1966 – March 4, 2019)
The actor, best known for his role as Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died days after suffering a massive stroke. He most recently has been starring in the CW’s comic book adaptation show “Riverdale.” His publicist said that when he died, Perry “was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancee Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp,” and other friends and relatives.
Keith Flint (Sept. 17, 1969 – March 4, 2019)
The Prodigy vocalist died at the age of 49 at his home in Essex, England. An iconic musical personality of the 1990s, Flint is associated with the band's big hits such as "Firestarter" and "Breathe." He even started his own band called Flint. Aside from his career in music, he also owned a motorcycle racing team, Team Traction Control that debuted in 2014.
André Previn (April 6, 1929 – Feb. 28, 2019)
The renowned composer and conductor died at his home in Manhattan, New York, U.S., aged 89. In a career spanning seven decades, Previn won four Academy Awards for his work in the films "Gigi" (1958), "Porgy and Bess" (1959), "Irma la Douce" (1963) and "My Fair Lady" (1964), ten Grammy Awards and a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also named honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
Katherine Helmond (July 5, 1929-Feb. 23, 2019)
The Golden Globe-winning actress known for her performances on shows such as “Who’s the Boss?” and “Soap” passed away at 89 at her home in Los Angeles, California, U.S. “She was the love of my life. We spent 57 beautiful, wonderful, loving years together, which I will treasure forever,” her husband, David Christian, said in a statement. According to Manfred Westphal, chief marketing and communications officer for APA, Helmond died of complications from Alzheimer’s.
Lisa Sheridan (Dec. 5, 1974 – Feb. 25, 2019)
The American actress known for her performance in "Invasion" and "CSI" died in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. She was 44. The news was confirmed by her manager Mitch Clem, who said: "We all loved Lisa very much and are devastated by the loss we all feel. She passed away Monday morning, at home, in her apartment in New Orleans. We are waiting for a coroner's report on cause of death."
Stanley Donen (April 13, 1924 – Feb. 21, 2019)
Best known for movies such as "On the Town" (1949), "Singin' in the Rain" (1952) and "Two for the Road" (1967), the American director died from heart failure, aged 94. In 1998, he was honored with a lifetime achievement Oscar "in appreciation of a body of work marked by grace, elegance, wit and visual innovation."
Brody Stevens (May 22, 1970 – Feb. 22, 2019)
The stand-up comedian-actor died at his home in Los Angeles, California, U.S., aged 48. According to TMZ, Stevens reportedly committed suicide. "Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community. He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for his work and his love of baseball were contagious. He was beloved by many and will be greatly missed. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time," his representative said in a statement. "The Hangover" (2009), "Due Date" (2010) and "The Hangover Part II" (2011) are some of his notable works.
Louisa Moritz (Sept. 25, 1946 – January 2019)
The actress, best known for playing Rose in the Oscar-winning film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," died at the age of 72 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. According to her representative, Moritz died last week at her home. Her other notable works were "Up in Smoke" (1978) and "The Last American Virgin" (1982).
Clark Gable III (Sept. 20, 1988 – Feb. 22, 2019)
The grandson of "Gone with the Wind" star Clark Gable (1901-60) died at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, U.S., confirmed Variety. He was 30. His sister shared the news about the death on Facebook, writing, "My brother was found unresponsive this morning by his fiance and didn’t wake up .. I LOVE YOU CLARKIE I’m so sorry we couldn’t save you my heart is broken and shattered RIP.” Gable was an aspiring actor who hosted many episodes of the reality TV show "Cheaters" (2012-13).
Peter Tork (Feb. 13, 1942 – Feb. 21, 2019)
The musician was best known as the bassist for the 1960s teenybopper group The Monkees. The band was formed for an eponymous TV show that was created to evoke the Beatles comedies “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Help!” and was hugely successful, selling 35 million albums in 1967. Tork left the group soon after the TV show ended, hoping to shed the "novelty act" label. He struggled through the '70s then rejoined with the band when the Monkees enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in the mid-'80s. He also played with his own bands, including The Peter Tork Project and Shoe Suede Blues, and appeared in small roles on a handful of TV shows.
Karl Lagerfeld (Sept. 10, 1933 – Feb. 19, 2019)
The iconic fashion designer, who was the creative director for Chanel, passed away in Paris, France, reported the BBC. Lagerfeld, who worked until his death, had been unwell for several weeks. He was 85.
Andrea Levy (March 7, 1956 - Feb. 14, 2019)
Award-winning author of "Small Island" died at the age of 62 due to cancer. The writer is known to have explored the experience of the black British in the years after Windrush in a series of novels. In 2010, her last novel "The Long Song" was nominated for the Booker Prize and adapted for BBC One in 2018.
Gordon Banks (Dec. 30, 1937 - Feb. 12, 2019)
England's 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper died at the age of 81. Banks' former club Stoke City shared the news on Twitter via a statment from his family, which read, "It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight. We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him." Banks was considered to be one of the greatest footballers of his generation and was named FIFA goalkeeper of the year six times. He also earned 73 caps for England.
Pedro Morales (Oct. 22, 1942 – Feb. 12, 2019)
The WWE Hall of Famer died at the age of 76. He had reportedly been battling Parkinson’s disease. The Puerto Rican wrestling legend became the fourth-ever WWE champion in 1971 and held the title for 1,027 straight days. He was the first Triple Crown Champion in the history of WWE. After retiring from professional wrestling in 1987, he became a Spanish-language commentator.
Albert Finney (May 9, 1936 - Feb. 8, 2019)
The English actor died peacefully after suffering from a short illness. Finney is best known for playing 'angry young man' Arthur Seaton in the 1960 British drama 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning'. Throughout his career, Finney received five Oscar nominations, and a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in 'The Gathering Storm'.
Kristoff St. John (July 15, 1966 – Feb. 3, 2019)
The actor, known for his role in the daytime soap “The Young and the Restless,” died in his home in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, California, U.S., aged 52. His attorney Mark Geragos confirmed the news, tweeting, “Few men had the unique strength, courage & sensitivity that @kristoffstjohn1 lived every single minute of every day. He impacted everyone he met and millions who he inspired and in turn admired him. On behalf of @MiaStJohnBoxer & @TheStJohnFamily thank you for all of your love.”
Jeremy Hardy (July 17, 1961 – Feb. 1, 2019)
The English comedian died of cancer at the age of 57. A regular on TV and radio panel shows, including "Mock the Week" and "QI," Hardy was also a frequent guest on the BBC Radio 4 shows "The News Quiz" and "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue."
Clive Swift (Feb. 9, 1936 – Feb. 1, 2019)
Best known for playing a hen-pecked husband in the BBC One sitcom "Keeping Up Appearances," Swift died at the age of 82 after a short illness. He had also acted in other shows, including "Peak Practice," "Born and Bred" and "The Old Guys."
Emiliano Sala (Oct. 31, 1990 – January 2019)
The Argentine soccer player was on board a light aircraft that went missing on Jan. 21, 2019, while flying from Nantes, France, to Cardiff, Wales. His body was recovered from the crashed plane on Feb. 7. In a statement, Dorset Police said: “The body brought to Portland Port today, Thursday 7 February 2019, has been formally identified by HM Coroner for Dorset as that of professional footballer Emiliano Sala.” At the time of his death, the center-forward had just moved from his former club Nantes to Cardiff City.
Dick Miller (Dec. 25, 1928 – Jan. 30, 2019)
The veteran actor, best known for his roles in "Gremlins" (1984) and "The Terminator" (1984), died at the age of 90 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Over his six-decade-long career, he had over 175 movie and 2,000 TV appearances. Miller is survived by his wife Lainie, daughter Barbara and granddaughter Autumn.
James Ingram (Feb. 16, 1952 – Jan. 29, 2019)
The singer-songwriter died at the age of 66 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He was a winner of two Grammy Awards and earned two Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. He was a frequent collaborator with Quincy Jones, and had also co-written Michael Jackson's "Pretty Young Things." A few of his well-known hits include "Baby, Come to Me," "I Don't Have the Heart" and "Somewhere Out There."
Michel Legrand (Feb. 24, 1932 – Jan. 26, 2019)
The celebrated French composer, conductor and jazz pianist died at the age of 86 in Paris, France. He was the recipient of three Oscars and five Grammy Awards among other accolades. He is best remembered for classic film songs such as "The Windmills of your Mind," "I Will Wait for You" and "You Must Believe in Spring."
Kevin Barnett (1987 – Jan. 22, 2019)
The comedian and writer, who co-created the Fox series "Rel," died at 32. He was vacationing in Mexico a few days before his death. United Talent Agency confirmed the news on Twitter on Jan. 22 and wrote, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and client Kevin Barnett. He was an incredible talent and a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. We will miss him.” Barnett's cause of death is not known yet. His notable works include the Fox series "Unhitched" and TruTV's sketch comedy series "Friends of the People."
Carol Channing (Jan. 31, 1921 – Jan. 15, 2019)
The theater actress and singer was best known for her lead role in "Hello, Dolly!" and continued to perform into her 90s. Channing also acted in movies and received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for her performance in "Thoroughly Modern Millie." On television, she was a favorite on talk and quiz shows. She died of natural causes at her home in Rancho Mirage, California.
Jo Andres (May 21, 1954 – Jan. 7, 2019)
The filmmaker and choreographer died at the age of 64. The cause of her death hasn't been released. Andres, who was married to actor Steve Buscemi for over three decades, was known for her 'film/dance/light' experimental performance art in the 1980s. She also served as a dance consultant to the Wooster Group.
William Morgan Sheppard (Aug. 24, 1932 – Jan. 6, 2019)
The “Star Trek” and “Doctor Who” actor died in Los Angeles, California, U.S., aged 86. The news of his death was confirmed by his son and actor Mark Sheppard on Instagram. “We went to spend some time with my father today. Though he couldn’t speak, we held hands, he laughed and was so happy to see us. We left and came home. A good day. He was rushed to hospital and passed at 6:30 pm, my mother by his side. I am so grateful that he didn’t have to suffer any longer. Thank you for all your kind thoughts, love and prayers,” he wrote alongside a photo of his father.
Bob Einstein (Nov. 20, 1942 - Jan. 2, 2019)
The American actor and comedy writer widely known for TV series such as "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" died at 76. The news was confirmed on Twitter by his brother Albert Brooks. He said, "R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever."
Gene Okerlund (Dec. 19, 1942 – Jan. 2, 2019)
The professional wrestling ringside interviewer and WWE Hall of Famer passed away at the age of 76. Known popularly as “Mean Gene,” Okerlund was renowned for his ringside commentary and for posing tough questions to wrestling legends such as Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage.
Daryl Dragon (Aug. 27, 1942 – Jan. 2, 2019)
The singer, 76, died of renal failure in Prescott, Arizona, U.S. He was popularly known as a part of the '70s duo The Captain & Tennille, which he formed with his then-wife Toni Tennille. The couple divorced in 2014 after 40 years of marriage. Tennille said in a statement, "He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly. I was at my most creative in my life, when I was with him."
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First came a destabilization campaign in Moldova, followed by the poisoning of an arms dealer in Bulgaria and then a thwarted coup in Montenegro. Western security officials have now concluded that these operations, and potentially many others, are part of a coordinated and ongoing campaign to destabilize Europe, executed by an elite unit inside the Russian intelligence system skilled in subversion, sabotage and assassination.