Mail & Guardian - - News -

Kofi Anan (80). Ghana-born diplo­mat; United Na­tions sec­re­tary gen­eral from 1997 to 2006. He won the No­bel peace prize in 2001.

Avicii (28). Swedish DJ and pro­ducer. Charles Az­navour (94). Ar­me­ni­an­born French singer and song­writer who wrote more than 1 000 songs; his 1974 English hit was She.

Marty Balin (76). Amer­i­can mu­si­cian; key fig­ure in Jef­fer­son Air­plane and later Jef­fer­son Star­ship. Trevor Bayliss (80). In­ven­tor of the

wind-up ra­dio.

Bernardo Ber­tolucci (77). Ital­ian di­rec­tor, fa­mous for Last Tango in Paris (1972) and The Last Em­peror (1987).

Anthony Bour­dain (61). Celebrity chef, writer and doc­u­men­tary­maker; his fi­nal se­ries was Parts Un­known.

Bar­bara Bush (92). Wife of the 41st

pres­i­dent of the United States. Ge­orge HW Bush (94). Forty-first pres­i­dent of the United States; he presided over the first Gulf War. Fidel Án­gel Cas­tro Díaz-balart (68). Fidel Cas­tro’s son; he be­came a sci­en­tist.

Den­nis Ed­wards (74). Singer in soul band The Temp­ta­tions; he was on their hit Papa Was a Rolling Stone (1972).

Aretha Franklin (76). The Queen of Soul, she was the most pow­er­ful voice in 1960s and early-1970s mu­sic. Win­ner of 18 Gram­mies, her songs in­cluded Re­spect, Think and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.

Lewis Gil­bert (97). Bri­tish film di­rec­tor of Al­fie (1966), Ed­u­cat­ing Rita (1983) and Shirley Valen­tine (1989), and three James Bond films, among many oth­ers.

Hu­bert de Givenchy (91). French

fash­ion designer.

Wil­liam Gold­man (87). Nov­el­ist and Hol­ly­wood scriptwriter; won Os­cars for Butch Cas­sidy and the Sun­dance Kid (1969) and All the Pres­i­dent’s Men (1976) scripts. His mem­oir Ad­ven­tures in the Screen Trade was pub­lished in 1983.

Billy Gra­ham (99). Amer­i­can


Roy Har­grove (49). Jazz trum­peter; leader of The RH Fac­tor, win­ner of two Grammy awards.

Bar­bara Har­ris (83). Ac­tor; starred in Nashville (1975) and Fam­ily Plot (1976).

Stephen Hawk­ing (76). Sci­en­tist and pop­u­lariser of sci­ence; wrote the world­wide best­seller A Brief His­tory of Time (1988).

Tab Hunter (86). US ac­tor, a heart­throb in the 1950s and 1960s; by the 1980s he was glee­fully par­o­dy­ing him­self in Polyester (1981) and Lust in the Dust (1985).

Sridevi Kapoor (54). Bol­ly­wood star

who made more than 300 movies. Ja­mal Khashoggi (59). Saudi Ara­bian dis­si­dent jour­nal­ist, res­i­dent in US; mur­dered in Saudi em­bassy in Is­tan­bul.

Ed King (68). Lynyrd Skynyrd gui­tarist; wrote the hit Sweet Home Alabama.

Mar­got Kid­der (69). Ac­tor who played Lois Lane in sev­eral Su­per­man movies.

Charles Krautham­mer (68). US po­lit­i­cal punter and colum­nist.

Stan Lee (95). Cre­ator and pub­lisher

of a host of comic-book char­ac­ters and su­per­heroes, he led Mar­vel Comics from 1941 to 2010.

John Ma­honey (77). Ac­tor; known for his role as the dad in long-run­ning TV sit­com Frasier.

John Mccain (81). US war hero, cap­tive in Viet­nam from 1967 to 1973; later a Repub­li­can con­gress­man and se­na­tor for Ari­zona.

Mac Miller (26). Amer­i­can rap­per and


Dolores O’rior­dan (46). Cran­ber­ries


Burt Reynolds (82). US ac­tor and sex sym­bol; had a hit with De­liv­er­ance (1972) and an­other with Smokey and the Ban­dit (1977).

Philip Roth (85). US nov­el­ist and au­thor of more than 30 books. His first big suc­cess was Port­noy’s Com­plaint (1969); he fol­lowed it with highly re­garded works such as

The Ghost Writer (1979), Sab­bath’s Theatre (1995) and The Plot Against

Amer­ica (2004). He won all the prizes.


Sci­en­tist and writer Stephen Hawk­ing (above) and Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin (right) both died at age 76Ni­co­las RoegPete Shel­leyNancy Si­na­traNeil Si­monMark E SmithVerneMort WalkerNancy Wil­sonTom Wolfe

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.