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February 23, 2019

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Surtees Bruce (b. 1937-07-23 / d. 2012-02-23)

Bruce Mohr Powell Surtees was an American cinematographer, the son of Robert L. Surtees. He is best known for his extensive work on Clint Eastwood's films, mostly westerns of the 1970s and early 1980s. His filming style has been compared to that of the Dollars trilogy of Sergio Leone. In 1971 he was director of photography on Dirty Harry. He died of complications of diabetes.


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Lagerfeld Karl Otto. 2019-02-19


Born 1933-09-10. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Age

He was a German creative director, fashion designer, artist, photographer and caricaturist who lived in Paris. He was known as the creative director of the French fashion house Chanel, a position he held from 1983 until his death, and was also creative director of the Italian fur and leather goods fashion house Fendi, and of his own eponymous fashion label. He collaborated on a variety of fashion and art-related projects. He was recognized for his signature white hair, black sunglasses, fingerless gloves, and high, starched detachable collars. Lagerfeld lost 42 kg (93 lb) in 2001. He explained: "I suddenly wanted to dress differently, to wear clothes designed by Hedi Slimane.... But these fashions, modeled by very, very slim boys—and not men my age—required me to lose at least 40 kg. It took me exactly 13 months." The diet was created specially for him by Dr. Jean-Claude Houdret , which led to a book called The Karl Lagerfeld Diet. He promoted it on Larry King Live and other television shows. Following health complications in January 2019, Lagerfeld was admitted to the American Hospital of Paris in Parisian suburb Neuilly-sur-Seine on 18 February. The next morning, he died at that hospital, aged 85.


Ganz Bruno. 2019-02-16


Born 1941-03-22. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:cancer (colorectal)

He was a Swiss actor who had been a prominent figure in German language film and television for more than fifty years. He had collaborated several times with filmmakers Werner Herzog, Éric Rohmer, Francis Ford Coppola and Wim Wenders, with the latter first as Jonathan Zimmerman in The American Friend (1977) and again as Damiel the Angel in both Wings of Desire (1987) and Faraway, So Close! (1993). In 2018, doctors in Salzburg found that Ganz was suffering from intestinal cancer, and he immediately began chemotherapy. He died on 15 February 2019 in Zürich, Switzerland.


Ungerer Jean-Thomas. 2019-02-09


Born 1931-11-28. Domain:Art. Cause of death:Age

He was a French artist and a writer in three languages. He published over 140 books ranging from much loved children's books to controversial adult work and from the fantastic to the autobiographical. He was known for sharp social satire and witty aphorisms.


Finney Albert. 2019-02-07


Born 1936-05-09. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

He was an English actor who worked in film, television and theatre. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and worked in the theatre before attaining prominence on screen in the early 1960s, debuting with The Entertainer (1960), directed by Tony Richardson, who had previously directed him in the theatre. He maintained a successful career in theatre, film and television. He is known for his roles in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (also 1960), Tom Jones (1963), Two for the Road (1967), Scrooge (1970), Annie (1982), The Dresser (1983), Miller's Crossing (1990), A Man of No Importance (1994), Erin Brockovich (2000), Big Fish (2003), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), The Bourne Legacy (2012), and the James Bond film Skyfall (2012). Finney died from a chest infection.


Sarre Georges. 2019-01-31


Born 1935-11-26. Domain:Politics. Cause of death:Age

He was a French politician and leader of the Citizen and Republican Movement. Sarre was an early supporter of Jean-Pierre Chevènement and François Mitterrand within the new Socialist Party (PS), which he joined at the famous Epinay Congress in 1971. He was the Socialist top candidate in the 1977 Paris municipal election but lost the election by a handful of votes to Jacques Chirac.


Chapier Henry. 2019-01-27


Born 1933-11-14. Domain:TV/Radio. Cause of death:Age

Henry Chapier was born in Bucharest, Romania, the son of an international lawyer and an actress of Austrian descent. He was forced to leave Romania in 1948 due to expulsion of French people.


Legrand Michel. 2019-01-26


Born 1932-02-24. Domain:Music. Cause of death:Age

He was a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and jazz pianist. Legrand was a prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores, in addition to many songs. His scores for the films of French New Wave director Jacques Demy, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), earned Legrand his first Academy Award nominations. Legrand won his first Oscar for the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" from The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).


Bricard Patrick. 2019-01-26


Born 1950-04-26. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

He was an actor, playing a bartender in Les Parapluies de Cherbourg. He was well known for his role of the baloon's man in a French TV broadcast entitled l'Ile aux Enfants.


Azzola Marcel. 2019-01-21


Born 1927-07-10. Domain:Music. Cause of death:Age

He was a French accordionist of Italian descent; his mother was from Valbondione and his father was from Pradalunga. Azzola was born in Paris.


Perrot François. 2019-01-20


Born 1924-02-26. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

He was a French film actor. He appeared in more than one hundred films since 1954.


Klausner Amos (alias: Amos Oz). 2018-12-28


Born 1939-05-04. Domain:Writing. Cause of death:Age

He was an Israeli writer, novelist, journalist and intellectual. He was also a professor of literature at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba. During his lifetime he was regarded as Israel's foremost living author.


Joffo Joseph. 2018-12-06


Born 1931-04-02. Domain:Writing. Cause of death:Age

He was a French author who is perhaps best known for his memoir Un sac de billes (A Bag of Marbles), which has been translated into eighteen languages.


Pacome Simone (alias: Maria Pacôme). 2018-12-01


Born 1923-07-18. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

She was a French actress.


Bertolucci Bernardo. 2018-11-26


Born 1941-03-16. Domain:Directing. Cause of death:Age

He was an Italian director and screenwriter, whose films include The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, 1900, The Last Emperor (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), The Sheltering Sky, Little Buddha, Stealing Beauty and The Dreamers.


Hillenburg Stephen. 2018-11-26


Born 1961-08-21. Domain:Art. Cause of death:orphan disease

He was an American animator, cartoonist, and marine biology teacher. He was best known as the creator of the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants (1999–), which he also directed, produced, and wrote. It has gone on to become the fifth longest-running American animated series. Hillenburg was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2017, but stated he would continue to work on his show as long as possible. He died on November 26, 2018 at the age of 57, after battling the illness for more than a year.


Lieber Stanley Martin (alias: Stan Lee). 2018-11-12


Born 1922-12-28. Domain:Writing. Cause of death:Age

He was an American comic book writer, editor, and publisher who was active from the 1940s to the 2010s. He rose through the ranks of a family-run business to become Marvel Comics' primary creative leader for two decades, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a multimedia corporation that dominated the comics industry.


Lai Francis Albert. 2018-11-07


Born 1932-04-26. Domain:Music. Cause of death:Age

He was a French composer, noted for his film scores.


Anderson Sandra Louise (alias: Sondra Locke). 2018-11-03


Born 1944-05-28. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Cancer

She was an American actress and director. She made her film debut in 1968 in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Locke went on to star in such films as Willard, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Every Which Way But Loose, Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can and Sudden Impact. She had worked with Clint Eastwood, who was her companion for over 13 years. Locke's autobiography, The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly – A Hollywood Journey, was published in 1997.


Hargrove Roy Anthony. 2018-11-02


Born 1969-10-16. Domain:Music. Cause of death:Heart

He was an American jazz trumpeter. He won worldwide notice after winning two Grammy Awards for differing types of music, in 1997 and in 2002. Hargrove primarily played in the hard bop style for the majority of his albums, especially performing jazz standards on his 1990's albums. Hargrove died of cardiac arrest.


Leprêtre Philippe (alias: Philippe Gildas). 2018-10-28


Born 1935-11-12. Domain:TV/Radio. Cause of death:Age


Faurisson Robert. 2018-10-21


Born 1929-01-25. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Age

He was a British-born French academic and Holocaust denier.


Lanzi Jean. 2018-10-09


Born 1934-04-11. Domain:TV/Radio. Cause of death:Age


Venantini Enrico Venantino. 2018-10-08


Born 1930-04-17. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

He was an Italian film actor. He was the father of Victoria Venantini and Luca Venantini and appeared in more than 140 films between 1954 and 2018. He made his debut in the cinema with an appearance in Un giorno in pretura under the direction of Steno and he had his first important role in Odissea Nuda (1961), directed by Franco Rossi. Among the almost 150 films he performed in, some became cult favorites such as Les Tontons flingueurs, Amore libero - Free Love, Black Emanuelle and City of the Living Dead.


Caballé i Folc Maria de Montserrat Viviana Concepcion. 2018-10-06


Born 1933-04-12. Domain:Music. Cause of death:Age

She was a Spanish operatic soprano. On 20 October 2012 Caballé suffered an ictus in Yekaterinburg during a tour in Russia and she was moved to Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona. In September 2018 she had been admitted to hospital in Barcelona. She died on 6 October 2018 at the age of 85 from a gallbladder infection.


Aznavourian Shahnourh Varinag (alias: Charles Aznavour). 2018-10-01


Born 1924-05-22. Domain:Music. Cause of death:Age

He was a French and Armenian-naturalised singer, lyricist, actor, public activist and diplomat. Aznavour was known for his unique tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes. In a career spanning over 70 years, he recorded more than 1,200 songs interpreted in eight languages.


Pétillon René. 2018-09-30


Born 1945-12-12. Domain:Art. Cause of death:Age

He was a French satirical and political cartoonist and comics artist. As a cartoonist he was most famous for his work in Canard Enchaîné. As a comics artist his best known and longest-running series was the humoristic comic strip Jack Palmer, about a goofy private detective.


Casanova Pascale. 2018-09-29


Born 1959-02-14. Domain:Writing. Cause of death:Cancer

French literary critic Pascale Casanova died on September 29, 2018, at the age of 59. During the past ten years, she has been courageously fighting an incurable disease while publishing two fresh books. Her work represents a major contribution to the field of world literature. Based on her PhD dissertation supervised by Pierre Bourdieu, Casanova’s La République mondiale des lettres (Seuil, 1999) quickly became a classic reference when it was translated into English as The World Republic of Letters(Harvard UP, 2004). Casanova describes the emergence and development of an autonomous international literary field in opposition to the instrumentalization of literature for the construction of national identities. This field is structured by unequal power relations between cultures according to their literary capital that can be measured through the number of works that entered the world literary canon – the oldest and the most established ones; the French, the English, the German, and the Russian culture enjoy a clear advantage. As Casanova argued in an edited volume entitled Des littératures combatives. L’internationale des nationalismes littéraires (Raisons d’agir 2011), literary nationalism has also been a way for dominated literatures to fight domination on the international literary field.


Faris Chamounn Acha Tara (alias: Tara Fares). 2018-09-27


Born 1996-01-10. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Murder

She was an Iraqi model. A follower of an"occidental" way of life, she became one of the most popular Iraqi personalities on social networks. On September 27, 2018, at the end of the day, she was shot three times while driving a Porsche convertible in a street in Camp Sarah. Her companion, who accompanied her, took her to the hospital urgently, where her death was pronounced at her arrival. This death attracted many tributes. Regarding the authors of the assassination, suspicion is turning on the side of the Shiite militias of Hachd al-Chaab.


Piat Jean. 2018-09-18


Born 1924-09-23. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

He enlisted in the Comédie-Française on 1 September 1947, and became a member on 1 January 1953. He left the Comédie-Française on 31 December 1972, and became an honorary member the following day. He is an officer in the Légion d'honneur and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a grand officer in the Ordre national du Mérite. He was married to actress Françoise Engel (who died in 2005), and is a professor in the dramatic arts of the Simon Course.


Loridan-Ivens Marceline. 2018-09-18


Born 1928-03-19. Domain:Directing. Cause of death:Age

Marceline Loridan-Ivens (née Rozenberg) was a French writer and film director who was married to Joris Ivens. Her memoir But You Did Not Come Back details her time in Auschwitz-Birkenau.