Celebrity Deaths in Science

  • John Knauss, 90 (1925 - 2015)

    John Knauss

    John Knauss, the oceanographer whose research and advocacy highlighted the perilous state of the world's oceans, died Nov. 19. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Josh Greenberg, 28 (2015)

    Josh Greenberg

    Josh Greenberg, co-founder and former chief technology officer of music streaming service Grooveshark, has died at the age of 28, according to The Gainesville Sun. His girlfriend, with whom he shared a home, found him deceased in bed on Sunday after she returned from a weekend away. His mother, Lori Greenberg, told the paper that he'd had no health problems and that police who investigated on...

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  • Claudia Alexander (2015)

    Claudia Alexander

    Claudia Alexander, the brilliant NASA scientist who concluded the agency's highly-successful Galileo mission to Jupiter died on July 11, according to the Associated Press. She was 56 and, per the LA Times, waged a lengthy battle with breast cancer. By JOHN ROGERS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct NASA's Galileo...

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  • Jack King, 84 (2015)

    Jack King

    By MARCIA DUNN, The Associated PressCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jack King, a NASA public affairs official who became the voice of the Apollo moon shots, died Thursday. He was 84.King counted down the historic launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969. He also did the countdown for hundreds of the early rocket launches, including the two-man Gemini missions and many other Apollo missionsKing died at...

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  • Irwin Rose, 88 (1926 - 2015)

    Irwin Rose

    The Associated PressDEERFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Irwin Rose, a biochemist who shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering a way that cells destroy unwanted proteins — the basis for developing new therapies for diseases such as cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis — has died. He was 88.Rose died in his sleep early Tuesday in Deerfield, Massachusetts, said spokeswoman Janet Wilson of...

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