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  1. News - World - OBITUARY

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

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

    ... from the family said: "She cared most deeply about South Africa, its culture, its people and its on-going struggle to realise its new democracy." Regarded by many as South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554398/nobel-prize-winner-nadine-gordimer-writer-who-fought-apartheid-dies-aged
  2. News - China - OBITUARY

    Phuntso Wangye, Tibetan communist who urged reconciliation, dies at 91

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:19am by Reuters

    ... said they let him escape an even worse fate during the political chaos of Mao's Cultural Revolution, according to the Tibetan leader's biographer Melvyn Goldstein. Later, Phuntso ... to traditional Tibetan culture." Phuntso, who was in a Beijing hospital since July, recently developed lung problems. Born in 1922 in the Tibetan county of Batang, now part of Sichuan, Phuntso ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1461253/phuntso-wangye-tibetan-communist-who-urged-reconciliation-dies-91
  3. News - World - OBITUARY

    ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ filmmaker committed suicide, family confirms

    Posted May 14th 2014, 09:37am by AP

    ... that no one else believed in it didn’t seem to deter him, he just kind of pursued it with incredible passion and tenacity that I hadn’t really ever seen before in a filmmaker.” SVT’s culture chief Eva ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511794/malik-bendjelloul-maker-searching-sugar-man-dies
  4. News - World - OBITUARY

    Al Feldstein, former editor of satirical Mad magazine, dies aged 88

    Posted May 01st 2014, 09:38pm by Reuters

    ... replacing founding editor Harvey Kurtzman, and led the magazine as it became influential in satirising US pop culture and a commercial success. He retired in 1984, settling in Montana to paint ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1501932/al-feldstein-former-editor-satirical-mad-magazine-dies-aged-88
  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    Amiri Baraka, activist writer allied with Black Power Movement, dies

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 11:33pm by AP

    ... Associated Press Amiri Baraka led Black Arts Movement, an in-your-face force in American culture Poet ally of Black Power activistsmourned Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died. He was 79. His booking agent, Celeste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1402453/amiri-baraka-activist-writer-allied-black-power-movement-dies
  6. News - China - OBITUARY

    Cantonese opera singer Hung Sin-nui dies at age of 88

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 01:06pm by Vivienne Chow, Amy Nip

    ... with her debut, Unforgettable Love. That was the start of her starring in more than 90 films. During the wave of purges in the Cultural Revolution, the opera star was branded as "Black Line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1376747/cantonese-opera-singer-hung-sin-nui-dies-age-88
  7. News - China - OBITUARY

    Cheng Naishan, a Shanghai literary icon with close ties to HK, dies aged 67

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... of the Cultural Revolution, a political movement that pushed China to the brink of collapse and caused huge ethical problems that had a profound effect on subsequent generations. In her later years, Cheng ... was the foreign chief of British oil firm Shell in Shanghai before the Cultural Revolution broke out. Nien Cheng - no relation to Cheng Naishan - continued to work for Shell after her husband died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1220945/cheng-naishan-shanghai-literary-icon-close-ties-hk-dies-aged-67
  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - OBITUARY

    Serious actor-director Harold Ramis leaves a legacy of laughs

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 03:34pm by AP

    ... Harold Ramis: 1944-2014 Actor-director inspired generation of comedians with hits like Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day Harold Ramis' early grounding in live comedy led to blockbuster movies such as National Lampoon's Animal House, Caddyshack and ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1434850/serious-actor-director-harold-ramis-leaves-legacy-laughs
  9. News - World - OBITUARY

    Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies aged 80

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 01:33am by Reuters

    ... throughout the world. Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta said: "The world of music and culture has lost an absolute champion." Abbado's surprise appointment as chief conductor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1410020/italian-conductor-claudio-abbado-dies-aged-80
  10. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Hiroo Onoda, who refused to surrender for 30 years after second world war, dies

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... was in the midst of a decades-long economic boom and in thrall to Western culture. It was also avowedly pacifist. Onoda had trouble adapting, and in 1975 emigrated to Brazil to start a cattle ranch, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1407863/hiroo-onoda-who-refused-surrender-30-years-after-second-world-war-dies

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