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June 16, 2021

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Cotton Eugénie (b. 1881-10-13 / d. 1967-06-16)

She was a physicist. She was awarded le prix Staline international pour la paix in 1950.

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Berry
Dennis Charles. 2021-06-12

76

Born 1944-08-11. Domain:Directing. Cause of death:Age

Dennis Charles Berry was an American-French film director, actor and screenwriter. He was the son of director John Berry.

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Bouteille
Romain. 2021-05-31

84

Born 1937-03-24. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Romain Bouteille was a French playwright, actor, comedian, and singer of anarchist inspiration. In 1968, he met Coluche. Together, they founded the troupe Café de la Gare. The same year, he separated from his partner Sotha who married Patrick Dewaere. Both were members of the troop.

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Dupasquier
Jason. 2021-05-30

19

Born 2001-09-07. Domain:Sport. Cause of death:Accident

Jason Dupasquier was a Swiss motorcycle rider who competed in the Moto3 class in the motorcycle world championship until his death at the 2021 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix. He was the son of Motocross rider Philippe Dupasquier.

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Mosley
Max Rufus. 2021-05-24

81

Born 1940-04-13. Domain:Business. Cause of death:Age

Max Rufus Mosley was a British racing driver, lawyer, and president of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), a non-profit association which represents the interests of motoring organisations and car users worldwide. The FIA is also the governing body for Formula One and other international motorsports. A barrister and former amateur racing driver, Mosley was a founder and co-owner of March Engineering, a racing car constructor and Formula One racing team. He dealt with legal and commercial matters for the company between 1969 and 1977 and became its representative at the Formula One Constructors' Association (FOCA), the body that represents Formula One constructors. Together with Bernie Ecclestone he represented FOCA at the FIA and in its dealings with race organisers. In 1978, Mosley became the official legal adviser to FOCA. In this role he and Marco Piccinini negotiated the first version of the Concorde Agreement, which settled a long-standing dispute between FOCA and the Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA), a commission of the FIA and the then governing body of Formula One. Mosley was elected president of FISA in 1991 and became president of the FIA, FISA's parent body, in 1993. Mosley identified his major achievement as FIA President as the promotion of the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP or Encap). In 2008, Mosley won a court case (Mosley v News Group Newspapers) against the News of the World newspaper which had reported his involvement in a sex act involving five women, on the grounds that it had breached his privacy. Justice Eady ruled that, despite one of the attendees wearing a military uniform, there were no Nazi connotations to the orgy. Mosley died after suffering from cancer.

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Marchand
Robert. 2021-05-22

109

Born 1911-11-26. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Age

Robert Marchand was a French centenarian cyclist. He is the holder of the world record for cycling 100 km and for the distance cycled in one hour, both in the over 100 to 105 years old age category and for the distance cycled in one hour in the over 105 years old age category.

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Caurat
Jacqueline lsabel Louise. 2021-05-22

91

Born 1929-07-23. Domain:TV/Radio. Cause of death:Age

Jacqueline Caurat was a French TV speakerine.

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Langlois
Nicolas (alias: Nicolas Ker). 2021-05-17

50

Born 1970-11-19. Domain:Music. Cause of death:Unknown

Nicolas Ker, born Langlois, was a French singer. He is notably the singer of the rock band Poni Hoax.

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Fourniret
Michel Paul. 2021-05-10

79

Born 1942-04-04. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Age

Michel Paul Fourniret was a French serial killer who confessed to killing twelve people in France and Belgium between 1987 and 2003. Fourniret died at the age of 79 after being admitted into the hospital with respiratory problems.

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Kurant
Willy. 2021-05-01

87

Born 1934-02-15. Domain:Art. Cause of death:Age

Willy Kurant was a Belgian cinematographer. A second-generation cinematographer whose father had shot films for Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir, Kurant began as a documentary cameraman before establishing himself as a director of photography for such filmmakers as Agnès Varda, Jean-Luc Godard, Orson Welles, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Jerzy Skolimowski, Chris Marker and Maurice Pialat. Kurant also collaborated extensively with musician Serge Gainsbourg. Kurant was a member of the French Society of Cinematographers and the American Society of Cinematographers.

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Collins
Michael. 2021-04-28

90

Born 1930-10-31. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Age

Michael Collins was an American astronaut who flew the Apollo 11 command module Columbia around the Moon in 1969 while his crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, made the first crewed landing on the surface. He was also a test pilot and major general in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

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Juan Joya (alias: El Risitas). 2021-04-28

65

Born 1956-04-05. Domain:TV/Radio. Cause of death:Age

Juan Joya Borja was a Spanish comedian and actor known by the stage name El Risitas. He gained widespread popularity in 2015 thanks to a series of memes based on a television interview he did from 2001 on Jesús Quintero's show Ratones coloraos. In September 2020, Joya was admitted to the Hospital de la Caridad in Seville, where he underwent an intervention for a vascular problem and had a leg amputated. At noon on 28 April 2021, Joya was transferred from the Hospital de la Caridad to the Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, after a sudden relapse. He died from complications from his illness later that afternoon at the age of 65.

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Rénier
Yves. 2021-04-23

78

Born 1942-09-29. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Heart

Yves Rénier was a French actor, director, screenwriter and voice actor.

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Ferro
Marc. 2021-04-21

96

Born 1924-12-24. Domain:Other. Cause of death:COVID

Marc Ferro was a French historian. Ferro worked on early twentieth-century European history, specialising in the history of Russia and the USSR, as well as the history of cinema. His Ukrainian-Jewish mother died during the Holocaust. He was Director of Studies in Social Sciences at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales. He was a co-director of the French review Annales and co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary History. He also directed and presented television documentaries on the rise of the Nazis, Lenin and the Russian revolution and on the representation of history in cinema. Ferro died in Saint-Germain-en-Laye from complications of COVID-19.

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Madoff
Bernard Lawrence. 2021-04-14

82

Born 1938-04-29. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Age

Bernard Lawrence Madoff was an American market maker, investment advisor, financier, and convicted fraudster who served a federal prison sentence for offenses related to a massive Ponzi scheme. He was at one time non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, before being revealed as and later confessing to having been the operator of the largest Ponzi scheme in world history, and the largest financial fraud in U.S. history. Prosecutors estimated the fraud to be worth $64.8 billion based on the amounts in the accounts of Madoff's 4,800 clients as of November 30, 2008. Madoff died of natural causes at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina.

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Noël
Bernard. 2021-04-13

90

Born 1930-11-19. Domain:Writing. Cause of death:Age

Bernard Noël was a French writer and poet. He received the Grand Prix national de la poésie (National Grand Prize of Poetry) in 1992 and the Prix Robert Ganzo (Robert Ganzo Prize) in 2010.

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Mountbatten
Philip. 2021-04-09

99

Born 1921-06-10. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Age

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark) was a member of the British royal family as the husband of Elizabeth II. Philip died aged 99, two months before his centennial. He was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.

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Simmons
Earl (alias: DMX). 2021-04-09

50

Born 1970-12-18. Domain:Music. Cause of death:alcohol, other drugs

Earl Simmons, known by his stage name DMX ("Dark Man X"), was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He began rapping in the early 1990s and released his debut album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998, to both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling 251,000 copies within its first week of release. He released his best-selling album, ... And Then There Was X, in 1999, which included the hit single "Party Up (Up in Here)". His 2003 singles "Where the Hood At?" and "X Gon' Give It to Ya" were also some of his most popular. DMX had spoken openly about his addiction to crack cocaine, which began when he was 14 years old after he smoked a marijuana cigarette laced with the drug. He also said that he had bipolar disorder. On April 2, 2021, at approximately 11:00 pm, Simmons was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York, where he was reported to be in critical condition following a heart attack at his home possibly resulting from an overdose. The next day, his attorney, Murray Richman, confirmed Simmons was on life support. That same night, tabloid journalism outlet TMZ, who first reported on the hospitalization, stated that Simmons had suffered oxygen deprivation to his brain as paramedics attempted to resuscitate him for 30 minutes. Simmons' former manager, Nakia Walker, said he was in a "vegetative state" with "lung and brain failure and no current brain activity". His manager, Steve Rifkind, stated Simmons was comatose and that he was set to undergo tests to determine his brain's functionality which would allow his family to "determine what's best from there". On April 9, 2021, Simmons had reportedly lost functionality in multiple essential organs, including his lungs. Simmons was pronounced dead later that day, age 50, according to a statement released by his family.

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Juvet
Patrick. 2021-04-01

70

Born 1950-08-21. Domain:Music. Cause of death:Unknown

Patrick Juvet was a model turned singer-songwriter, who had a string of hit records in France. While his early career was focused on making pop records, he found international success as a disco music performer in the latter half of the 1970s. Born in Montreux, Switzerland, Juvet grew up in nearby La Tour-de-Peilz, with his parents, Robert and Janine, his brother Daniel, and his sister Nancy. Juvet's father sold radios and televisions, which sparked an early interest in music for the young Juvet. Juvet began studying piano at age 7; later he developed an interest in the music of The Beatles. In 2005, Juvet released his autobiography Les bleus au cœur: Souvenirs ("Bruises on My Heart: Memories"), in which he talks about his career and his bisexuality. Patrick Juvet was found dead in an apartment in Barcelona, Spain.

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Aaker
Lee William. 2021-04-01

77

Born 1943-09-25. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Lee William Aaker was an American child actor, producer, carpenter, and ski instructor known for his appearance as Rusty of "B-Company" in the 1950s television program The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. Aaker told a newspaper reporter that when he reached the age of 21, he was paid a $10,000 lump sum (equivalent to $82,400 in 2019) by the studio that produced Rin Tin Tin "and he spent the rest of the '60s traveling around the world 'as sort of a flower child.'" Unable to find work as an adult actor, Aaker got involved as a producer and later worked as a carpenter. In the late 1960s, Aaker was married to Sharon Ann Hamilton for two years. He resided in Mammoth Lakes, California, for many years and was the first adaptive sports instructor for Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra at Mammoth Mountain. According to Paul Petersen, an advocate for former child actors, Aaker experienced poverty towards the end of his life, and also struggled with substance abuse. Petersen said Aaker died near Mesa, Arizona, on April 1, 2021, and was listed as an "indigent decedent". Petersen was arranging Aaker's burial

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Filippelli
Gérard (alias: Phil). 2021-03-30

78

Born 1942-12-12. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Gérard Filippelli was a members of Les Charlots, known as The Crazy Boys in the English-speaking world. It was a group of French musicians, singers comedians and film actors, who were popular in the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s. In 1964 in Chateauroux, he bought an amp for 500 francs at the time from an American soldier. In 1966, he was the curtain opener at the REX cinema, Jean Sarrus and Gérard Rinaldi met him and offered to give them a hand to act as sound manager in their group. He was one of the members of the group Les Problèmes on the guitar solo and then a member of the Charlots team. In 1970, his wife died in a car accident.

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Tavernier
Bertrand. 2021-03-25

79

Born 1941-04-25. Domain:Directing. Cause of death:Age

Bertrand Tavernier was a French director, screenwriter, actor and producer. Tavernier was married to screenwriter Claudine (Colo) O'Hagen from 1965 to 1980. They have two children. Their son, Nils Tavernier (born 1 September 1965), works as both a director and actor. Their daughter, Tiffany Tavernier (born in 1967), is a novelist, screenwriter and assistant director.

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Walter
Jessica. 2021-03-24

80

Born 1941-01-31. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Jessica Walter was an American actress and voice artist who appeared in over 170 film, television, and stage productions. She was best known for her role as Lucille Bluth on the sitcom Arrested Development (2003–06, 2013–19), and providing the voice of Malory Archer on the long-running FX animated series Archer (2009–20). She was a two-time Golden Globe nominee, and a Primetime Emmy Award recipient. Walter studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City and began her career on the Broadway stage, winning a 1963 Clarence Derwent Award for Outstanding Debut Performance. She made her film debut in the neo-noir drama Lilith (1964), and subsequently starred in the films Grand Prix and The Group (both 1966), which earned her critical acclaim. Her starring role opposite Clint Eastwood in Play Misty for Me (1971) bagged her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. Walter was a regular presence on American television, playing the titular role in the short-lived police procedural Amy Prentiss, appearing in a recurring role on Trapper John, M.D., working as a series regular for the first half of season one of 90210, and providing the voice of Fran Sinclair on the series Dinosaurs. Her role as scheming socialite Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development brought her renewed attention, and she contributed voiceover work to animated shows like Archer (2009-) and Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015–18). Walter got her start on the New York stage, periodically dipping back into theatre as her Hollywood career took off. From the ‘60s and onward, she appeared on a variety of now-classic TV series including The Fugitive, Mission: Impossible, Columbo, Law & Order and Murder, She Wrote, where she played three different guest-starring roles over the years. Walter died in her sleep at her home in Manhattan. No cause was given.

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Segal
George. 2021-03-23

87

Born 1934-02-13. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

George Segal was an American actor and musician. He became popular in the 1960s and 1970s for playing both dramatic and comedic roles. Some of his most acclaimed roles are in films such as Ship of Fools (1965), King Rat (1965), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), Where's Poppa? (1970), The Hot Rock (1972), Blume in Love (1973), A Touch of Class (1973), California Split (1974), For the Boys (1991), and Flirting with Disaster (1996). He was one of the first American film actors to rise to leading man status with an unchanged Jewish surname. Segal died of complications from bypass surgery in Santa Rosa, California.

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Baylor
Elgin Gay. 2021-03-22

86

Born 1934-09-16. Domain:Sport. Cause of death:Age

Elgin Gay Baylor was an American former professional basketball player, coach, and executive. He played 14 seasons as a forward in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, appearing in eight NBA Finals. Baylor was a gifted shooter, strong rebounder, and an accomplished passer. Renowned for his acrobatic maneuvers on the court, Baylor regularly dazzled Lakers fans with his trademark hanging jump shots. The No. 1 draft pick in 1958, NBA Rookie of the Year in 1959, 11-time NBA All-Star, and a 10-time member of the All-NBA first team, he is regarded as one of the game's all-time greatest players. In 1977, Baylor was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. His popularity led to appearances on the television series Rowan and Martin's Laugh In in 1968, the Jackson Five's first TV special in 1971 and a Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode, "Olympiad".

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Frantz
Jacques. 2021-03-17

73

Born 1947-04-04. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Jacques Frantz was a French actor. Nominated for the Molière Award, he was renowned for his theatre work, and his voice, which he lent to many actors, such as Robert De Niro, Mel Gibson, John Goodman, and Nick Nolte. Frantz also appeared in films. Since October 2013, he was the official voice of the radio station Nostalgie.

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Kotto
Yaphet Frederick. 2021-03-15

81

Born 1939-11-15. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Yaphet Frederick Kotto (November 15, 1939 – March 15, 2021) was an American actor known for numerous film roles, as well as starring in the NBC television series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999) as Lieutenant Al Giardello. His films include the science-fiction/horror film Alien (1979), and the Arnold Schwarzenegger science-fiction/action film The Running Man (1987). He portrayed the main villain Dr. Kananga/Mr. Big in the James Bond film Live and Let Die (1973). He appeared opposite Robert De Niro in the comedy thriller Midnight Run (1988) as FBI Agent Alonzo Mosely.

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Simon
Cliff. 2021-03-09

58

Born 1962-09-07. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Accident

Cliff Simon was a South African athlete and actor, best known for his portrayal of Ba'al in Stargate SG-1. Simon died in a kiteboarding accident in Topanga, California.

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Dassault
Olivier. 2021-03-07

69

Born 1951-06-01. Domain:Business. Cause of death:Accident

Olivier Dassault was a French politician and billionaire, and a deputy in the French National Assembly. He was the son of Nicole (née Raffel) and Serge Dassault, and the grandson of Marcel Dassault. Dassault died when the helicopter he was on crashed in Touques in northwestern France. He was 69 years old. The pilot, the only other person on board, was also killed.

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Dupond
Patrick. 2021-03-05

61

Born 1959-03-14. Domain:Art. Cause of death:Cancer (lung)

Patrick Dupond was a French dancer.

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Ponthus
Joseph. 2021-02-24

42

Born 1978-09-04. Domain:Writing. Cause of death:Cancer

Joseph Ponthus was a French writer. He was best known for writing the book À la ligne, which received the Grand prix RTL-Lire and the Prix Eugène-Dabit du roman populiste. Ponthus earned his khâgne in Reims and Nancy. He first worked in the town hall of Nanterre as a special education teacher. He co-authored a book with four of his students in 2012, titled Nous ... la cité and published by La Découverte. In 2015, he moved to Lorient to live with his wife, where he first worked in a fish cannery and a slaughterhouse. For two years, Ponthus recorded his impressions and feelings as well as those of his colleagues. These recordings were published in January 2019 under the title À la ligne by Éditions de la Table ronde. The book followed a flow of free verse poetry. He explained that "the plant [...] has set the pace: on a production line, everything is linked very quickly. There is no time for pretty subordinates. The gestures are mechanical and the thoughts go to line".

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