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  1. News - World - OBITUARY

    Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, master of elegance, dies at 82

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 12:30pm by AP

    ... and asked him to make a dress for her daughter – a dress that landed on the cover of Life magazine. That led to an apprenticeship with Cristobal Balenciaga, and then de la Renta moved to France ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1621185/fashion-designer-oscar-de-la-renta-master-elegance-dies-82
  2. News - World - OBITUARY

    Star who gave her voice to women's rights: Polly Bergen dies aged 84

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:12am by AGENCIES

    ... Bernhardt's 1964 Kisses for My President- a role more in line with her real-life personality. Bergen- an accomplished singer who recorded albums and performed in Broadway musicals- was a dynamic ... Clinton. "She always thought a woman president in real life was long overdue," said her manager Jan McCormack. "She campaigned vigorously for Hillary when she ran against Obama; she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597491/star-who-gave-her-voice-womens-rights-polly-bergen-dies-aged-84
  3. News - China - OBITUARY

    Zhou Weishi, a pioneer of the performing arts in China, dies aged 98

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:34am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Throughout the ups and downs of a turbulent era, Zhou Weishi kept his passion for the arts The roller-coaster life of a musical pioneer Zhou Weishi ... of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles until 2006. His long life may be best summarised by a statement he made in 2009 at a the launch of a book about the orchestra he founded. "In my ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591899/zhou-weishi-pioneer-performing-arts-china-dies-aged-98
  4. News - China - OBITUARY

    Japanese songstress Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who posed as Chinese, dies aged 94

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:48am by He Huifen, AFP

    ... executed in China at the end of the second world war, has died aged 94 after a life as dramatic as her films. Yamaguchi, who was born to Japanese parents in pre-war Manchuria, where her father ... life," a family member said. Yamaguchi was long regarded as Chinese after making her debut in the 1938 movie Honeymoon Express. Some of her films were seen as pro-Japanese propaganda, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592669/japanese-songstress-yoshiko-yamaguchi-who-posed-chinese-dies-aged-94
  5. 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

    ... was also active in public life. In 1985, he joined the now-defunct Urban Council, and was appointed to the Legislative Council in 1991, serving a four-year term. After Donald Tsang Yam-kuen took ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591985/former-exco-member-marvin-cheung-dies-after-long-battle-leukaemia
  6. News - World - OBITUARY

    A comedy trailblazer with a caustic tongue: Joan Rivers remembered

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

    ... a vigil at Rivers' bedside since flying in from Los Angeles as soon as she fell ill. "My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh," her daughter said. ... and Rivers fell into depression. Rivers used to say that no subject was off-limits in her comedy: not even her husband's suicide. "That's how I get through life. God has given us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586134/comedy-trailblazer-caustic-tongue-joan-rivers-remembered
  7. News - World - OBITUARY

    Tributes flow for Richard Attenborough, actor and director

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 08:59pm by AP

    ... Kingsley. "I along with millions of others whom he touched through his life and work will miss him dearly." A product of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Attenborough made his screen ... in 1983. He was knighted in 1976, and 17 years later received a peerage. "Dickie Attenborough was passionate about everything in his life- family, friends, country and career," said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580597/tributes-flow-richard-attenborough-actor-and-director
  8. News - World - OBITUARY

    Robin Williams was suffering from Parkinson’s disease, wife reveals

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 12:55pm by AFP

    ... opened an inquiry into the death, but has confirmed it as a suspected suicide, pending toxicology reports. "Robin spent so much of his life helping others," Schneider said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574162/robin-williams-was-suffering-parkinsons-disease-wife-reveals
  9. News - World - OBITUARY

    Filmmaker Menahem Golan dies in Israel at the age of 85

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by AP

    ... the most famous film Golan directed and produced, was also inspired by real-life events, based on the 1985 hijacking of a TWA jet to Beirut. Lee Marvin, in his last film, starred as Colonel Nick ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570182/filmmaker-menahem-golan-dies-israel-age-85
  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    James Brady, Reagan’s press secretary, dies at 73

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:24pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington James Brady, who embarked on a personal crusade for stronger controls after his devastating wounding in attempt on Reagan's life, dies aged 73 Shooting ... crusade for gun control, has died. He was 73. Brady, who spent much of the rest of his life in a wheelchair, died on Monday at a retirement community in Virginia, where he lived with his wife. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567062/james-brady-reagans-press-secretary-dies-73

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