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  1. News - World - OBITUARY

    Sax player famed for Baker Street riff, Raphael Ravenscroft, dies

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:08pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Sax player famed for Baker Street dies Musician Raphael Ravenscroft, who played one of the most famous saxophone solos of all time on Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street, has died. He was 60. Ravenscroft's family said he died on Sunday after being taken to a hospital near his home in Exeter, southwest England. The BBC said a heart attack ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Former Exco member Marvin Cheung dies after long battle with leukaemia

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... and Airport Authority chairman Marvin Cheung Kin-tung died yesterday after a long battle with leukaemia. He was 67. His death came a little over three months after his departure on health grounds from the Airport Authority. An accountant by profession, Cheung was a high-flier throughout his career. At the age of 27, he became the youngest person to enter the Hong Kong partnership ...

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    Richard Kiel, towering actor whose big break was playing Bond villain Jaws

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... called Making it Big in the Movies. The TMZ celebrity news website, which first reported his death, said Kiel had been in hospital since breaking his leg last week. The hospital spokeswoman could ...

  4. News - World - OBITUARY

    A comedy trailblazer with a caustic tongue: Joan Rivers remembered

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:25pm by AGENCIES

    ... of 81. The award-winning star died on Thursday in Mount Sinai Hospital. She had been unconscious since she stopped breathing during an August 28 medical procedure on her vocal cords at a clinic ...

  5. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Yoga guru BKS Iyengar helped share ancient Indian practice with the world

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... with the Indian newspaper Mint. "For the aberration, don't blame yoga or the whole community of yogis." Iyengar died early yesterday in hospital after suffering kidney failure, the Press ...

  6. News - World - OBITUARY

    Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies at age 68 after illness

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:10pm by AFP

    ... Sue Townsend 1946-2014 Adrian Mole author captured nation's mood Sue Townsend, the British author responsible for the multimillion- selling Adrian Mole series documenting the humdrum ... copies. It was followed in 1984 by The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, helping make her Britain's top-selling author of the 1980s. Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years, the last of the eight-part ...

  7. News - World - OBITUARY

    Author and journalist Joe McGinniss dies, aged 71

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:35pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Author of best-selling books on Richard Nixon and Hong Kong killer Nancy Kissel dies, aged 71, from complications of prostate cancer All past tense forwriter McGinniss Joe McGinniss, the adventurous and news-making author and reporter who skewered the marketing of Richard Nixon in The Selling of the President 1968 and tracked his personal journey from ...

  8. News - World - OBITUARY

    US authority on Chinese art James Cahill dies at the age of 87

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:54pm by NYT

    ... James Cahill: 1926-2014 James Cahill, Western expert on Chinese art James Cahill, an art historian who played a key role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of US-China relations in the early ...

  9. News - World - OBITUARY

    Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer, writer who fought apartheid, dies aged 90

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:45am by Reuters

    ... Nadine Gordimer 1923-2014 A fighter against injustice of apartheid South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful ... of Strangers and a Burger's Daughter, were banned by the apartheid authorities. But Gordimer did not restrict her writing to a damning indictment of apartheid, as she tried to cut through the web ...

  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    Actor Eli Wallach dies at 98

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:52pm by Reuters, Bloomberg

    ... at the Neighbourhood Playhouse Actors Studio before the second world war broke out. After serving as an army hospital administrator during the war, he found work on the New York stage and took classes ...




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