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2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014

Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • R. K. Laxman, 93 (1921 - 2015)

    R. K. Laxman

    By NIRMALA GEORGE, The Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) — Acclaimed Indian cartoonist R. K. Laxman, creator of the innocuous character the Common Man, who held up a mirror to the absurdity and silliness of Indian politicians, has died of multiple-organ failure, his doctor said. He was 94.Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Laxman died Monday evening, said Sameer Jog of Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in the...

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  • Bill Monbouquette, 78 (1936 - 2015)

    Bill Monbouquette

    BOSTON (AP) — Bill Monbouquette, an All-Star pitcher who threw a no-hitter and had a 20-win season for his hometown Boston Red Sox, has died. He was 78. Monbouquette died Sunday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston due to complications from leukemia, the Red Sox announced Monday. Monbouquette spent more than 50 years in professional baseball as a player, coach and scout. He was...

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  • Demis Roussos, 68 (1946 - 2015)

    Demis  Roussos

    The Associated PressATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek singer Demis Roussos, whose often high-pitched pop serenades won him household recognition in the 1970s and 1980s across Europe and beyond and who sold more than 60 million records, has died in Athens at the age of 68, a hospital confirmed Monday.The hospital said the singer died following a lengthy hospitalization, but did not give an exact cause...

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  • Luke Martin, Jr. (2015)

    Luke Martin, Jr.

    By MARTHA WAGGONER, The Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died — 179 years after his father was born.Martin was 97 when he died Sunday at his home in New Bern, North Carolina, said his daughter, Fannie Martin-Williams. Her father, who suffered from congestive heart failure and other ailments, had been in declining...

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  • David Landau (2015)

    David Landau

    The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — David Landau, a British born author and journalist who was a former editor-in-chief of Israel's Haaretz newspaper and also worked for the Jerusalem Post, has died. He was 67.Haaretz said he died Tuesday. The paper's obituary said he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in 2013.Landau was Haaretz's chief between 2004 and 2008 and launched its English...

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