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December 02, 2020

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Kacew Roman (b. 1914-05-08 / d. 1980-12-02) alias Romain Gary

Suffering from depression from getting old and after Seberg's 1979 suicide, Gary shot himself in the mouth.

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Beugras
Anne-Marie (alias: Anne Sylvestre ). 2020-11-30

86

Born 1934-06-20. Domain:Music. Cause of death:Age

Anne Sylvestre was a French singer-songwriter.

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Servan-Schreiber
Jean-Louis. 2020-11-28

83

Born 1937-10-31. Domain:Journalism. Cause of death:COVID

Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber was a French journalist. He was the co-founder of L'Expansion and the founder of Psychologies and Radio Classique. He was the author of several books. His father, Émile Servan-Schreiber, was a Jewish author. His mother was Denise Bresard. The Servan-Schreibers (up to 200 members) have a family reunion every five years. Servan-Schreiber was married twice. He married his first wife, Claude Sadoc, in 1957. They had four children; she is now married to a woman, Françoise Gaspard. In 1987, he married his second wife, Perla.

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Prowse
David Charles. 2020-11-28

85

Born 1935-07-01. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

David Charles Prowse MBE was an English bodybuilder, weightlifter and character actor in British film and television. Worldwide, he was best known for physically portraying Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy (with the character's voice being performed by James Earl Jones); in 2015, he starred in a documentary concerning that role, entitled I Am Your Father. Prior to his role as Vader, Prowse had established himself as a prominent figure in British culture as the first Green Cross Code man, a character used in British road safety advertising aimed at children. He had a role as Frank Alexander's bodyguard, Julian, in the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, in which he was noticed by the future Star Wars director George Lucas. Prowse suffered from arthritis for much of his life. This led to replacements of both hips and his ankle being fused, as well as several revisionary surgeries on his hip replacements. Prowse's arthritic symptoms first appeared at age 13, but seemingly disappeared when he took up competitive weightlifting. However, they reappeared in 1990. In 2001, Prowse's left arm became paralysed, followed by his right. He was diagnosed with septic arthritis caused by an infection which nearly killed him. The amount of surgery he had was stated to have reduced his height from the 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm) of his younger days. Prowse worked with various arthritis organisations in Britain and was vice-president of the Physically Handicapped and Able-bodied Association. In March 2009, Prowse revealed that he was suffering from prostate cancer. From early 2009 he underwent radiation therapy at the Royal Marsden Hospital in South London. He discovered that he had the cancer following his participation in a charity event in aid of a prostate cancer charity, where a representative of the charity asked whether, as a man over 50, he had had a PSA test. The conversation stayed in his mind, and on a future visit to a general practitioner, he requested the blood test that eventually led to diagnosis. In 2009 he was said to be in remission. In November 2014, the Daily Mirror reported that Prowse had dementia. However, Prowse himself denied this, admitting instead he had problems with his memory, which he put down to age.

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Bensoussan
Prosper (alias: Philippe Clair). 2020-11-28

90

Born 1930-09-14. Domain:Directing. Cause of death:Age

Philippe Clair was a French actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and popular humorist. Along with fellow French directors Max Pécas and Richard Balducci, his name is synonymous with the golden age of camp and low comedy in French cinema.

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Nicolodi
Daria. 2020-11-26

70

Born 1950-06-19. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Daria Nicolodi was an Italian actress and screenwriter. In the early 1970s, she had a relationship with the sculptor Mario Ceroli; they had a daughter, Anna, who was born in 1973 and died in a 1994 car accident. Nicolodi had a professional and romantic relationship with director Dario Argento; they met in 1974 during casting for the film Deep Red, and their daughter Asia was born in 1975. They separated in 1985. Asia had a daughter of her own; she named her Anna after her half-sister.

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Secrétin
Jacques. 2020-11-25

71

Born 1949-03-18. Domain:Sport. Cause of death:Age

Jacques Secrétin is a male former international table tennis player from France.

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Maradona
Diego Armando. 2020-11-25

60

Born 1960-10-30. Domain:Sport. Cause of death:alcohol, other drugs

Diego Armando Maradona was an Argentine football manager and retired professional legendary footballer. In January 2019, Maradona underwent surgery after a hernia caused internal bleeding in his stomach. On 2 November 2020, Maradona was admitted to a hospital in La Plata, supposedly due to psychological reasons. A representative of the ex-footballer said his condition was not serious. A day later, he underwent emergency brain surgery to treat a subdural hematoma, a blood clot on the brain. He was released on November 12 after successful surgery and will continue to be supervised by doctors as an outpatient.

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Dominici
Christophe. 2020-11-24

48

Born 1972-05-20. Domain:Sport. Cause of death:Suicide

Christophe Dominici was a French rugby union footballer of Italian origin. He played wing for Stade Français and France. He was a coach with Stade Français from the start of the 2008/9 season and a board member from 2009/10 season. He died suddenly on 24 November 2020 by throwing himself from the roof of the old military facility of Sully, falling from 10m. "Saint-Yorre Ca va fort !"

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Robin
Michel. 2020-11-18

90

Born 1930-11-13. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Michel Robin was a French film, stage, and television actor. A sociétaire of the Comédie-Française since 1996, he also appeared in 120 films from 1966 to 2018.

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Reffet
Vincent (alias: Vince Reffet). 2020-11-17

36

Born 1984-09-15. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Accident

Vincent "Vince" Reffet was a French practitioner of BASE jumping, parachuting and wingsuit flying. He was born in Annecy and died following an accident during a flight in a motorised hang glider prototype over Dubai1.

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Chatterjee
Soumitra. 2020-11-15

85

Born 1935-01-19. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:COVID

Soumitra Chatterjee or Soumitra Chattopadhyay was an Indian film actor. He was best known for his collaborations with Oscar-winning film director Satyajit Ray, with whom he worked in fourteen films. In 1999 Soumitra Chattopadhyay became the first Indian film personality to be conferred with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France's highest award for artists.

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de Barrigue de Montvallon
Pierre Georges Marie (alias: Piem). 2020-11-12

97

Born 1923-11-12. Domain:Art. Cause of death:Age

Pierre Georges Marie de Barrigue de Montvallon dit Piem was a French comic strip artist and caricaturist.

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Kaplan
Nelly. 2020-11-12

89

Born 1931-04-11. Domain:Writing. Cause of death:COVID

Nelly Kaplan was an Argentine-born French writer who focused on the arts, film, and filmmakers. She studied economics at the University of Buenos Aires. Passionate about cinema, she abruptly put her studies on hold to go to Paris to represent the new Argentine film archive at an international convention and later became a correspondent for different Argentine newspapers. She met Abel Gance in 1954, who gave her the opportunity to work on the film La tour de Nesle. Kaplan collaborated regularly on the show "Des Papous dans la Tête," on France Culture. She has assured the chronicle on cinema for 25 years in the magazine Littéraire. Kaplan was Commander of the Arts and Letters, Officer in the National Merite Order, Cavalier of the Legion of Honor, and Academician of the Alphonse Allais Academy.

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Flammarion
Charles-Henri. 2020-11-09

74

Born 1946-07-27. Domain:Business. Cause of death:Age

Charles-Henri Flammarion was a French editor. Éditions Audie-Fluide glacial : président-directeur général (1990-2003)

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Giraud
Claude. 2020-11-03

84

Born 1936-02-05. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Claude Giraud was a French actor. He gained fame in TV series as hero Morgan/Jacques de Saint-Hermine in the adventure series Les Compagnons de Jéhu by Michel Drach adapted from the eponymous novel by Alexandre Dumas. Bernard Toublanc-Michel engaged him in 1967 for the role of d'Aulnay in Adolphe ou l'âge tendre. The TV series Les rois maudits, where he played the role of Sir Roger Mortimer, was another huge success. In 1973, he played the fictional Arab revolutionary leader Mohamed Larbi Slimane, who poses as Rabbi Zeiligman in The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob with Louis de Funès. In the TV movie Mamie Rose (1976) he played Claude Jade's husband Régis, whose marriage is saved by an au-pair granny played by Gisèle Casadesus.

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Connery
Thomas Sean. 2020-10-31

90

Born 1930-08-25. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Sir Thomas Sean Connery was a Scottish actor and producer. He was best known as the first actor to portray the character James Bond in film, starring in seven Bond films (every film from Dr. No to You Only Live Twice, plus Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again) between 1962 and 1983.

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Rosenstiehl
Pierre. 2020-10-28

87

Born 1933-00-00. Domain:Science (Math style). Cause of death:Age

Pierre Rosenstiehl was a French mathematician recognized for his work in graph theory, planar graphs, and graph drawing. He was a member of the Oulipo. He married the French author and illustrator Agnès Rosenstiehl, the creator of Mimi Cracra.

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Rey
Alain. 2020-10-28

92

Born 1928-08-30. Domain:Other. Cause of death:Age

Alain Rey was a French linguist, lexicographer and radio personality. He was the editor-in-chief at French dictionary publisher Dictionnaires Le Robert.

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Lee
Kun-hee. 2020-10-25

78

Born 1942-01-09. Domain:Business. Cause of death:Age

Lee Kun-hee was a South Korean businessman who served as chairman of the Samsung Group from 1987 to 2008 and from 2010 to 2020, and is credited with the transformation of Samsung to the world's largest manufacturer of smartphones, televisions, and memory chips. He was also a member of the International Olympic Committee. He was the third son of Samsung founder Lee Byung-chul. With an estimated net worth of US$21 billion at the time of his death, he was the richest person in South Korea, a position that he had held since 2007. He was convicted twice, once in 1996 and subsequently in 2008, for corruption and tax evasion charges, but was subsequently pardoned on both instances. In 2014, Lee was named the world's 35th most powerful person and the most powerful Korean by Forbes's list of the world's most powerful people along with his son Lee Jae-yong.

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Schmitz
Viola Clara (alias: Viola Smith). 2020-10-21

107

Born 1912-11-29. Domain:Music. Cause of death:Age

Viola Clara Smith (née Schmitz) was an American drummer best known for her work in orchestras, swing bands, and popular music from the 1920s until 1975. She was one of the first professional female drummers. She played five times on The Ed Sullivan Show, as well as in two films and the Broadway musical Cabaret. Smith never married. She had been engaged to be married, but the man was drafted into World War II, and the engagement was cancelled. At the time of Smith's 107th birthday in November 2019, it was reported that she occasionally still drummed with bands in Costa Mesa, California, as one of the oldest living mainstream musicians. Smith died on October 21, 2020, at her home in Costa Mesa, California, at the age of 107. She had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease in the time leading up to her death

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Martini
Bruno. 2020-10-20

58

Born 1962-01-25. Domain:Sport. Cause of death:Heart attack

Bruno Martini was a French footballer who played as a goalkeeper. His professional career was closely associated with Auxerre, for which he played 13 years. Having won more than 30 caps for France during nine years, Martini represented the nation in two European Championships.

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Van Halen
Edward Lodewijk. 2020-10-06

65

Born 1955-01-26. Domain:Music. Cause of death:Cancer

Edward Lodewijk Van Halen was an American musician, songwriter, producer, and inventor. He was the main songwriter and lead guitarist of the American rock band Van Halen, which he co-founded in 1972 with his brother, drummer Alex Van Halen, bassist Mark Stone, and singer David Lee Roth. He was well known for popularizing the tapping guitar solo technique, allowing rapid arpeggios to be played with two hands on the fretboard. In 2012, he was voted number one in a Guitar World magazine reader's poll for "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Van Halen struggled with alcoholism and drug abuse. He began smoking and drinking at the age of 12, and he stated that he eventually needed alcohol to function. He entered rehabilitation in 2007, and later shared in an interview that he had been sober since 2008. Suffering from lingering injuries from past, high-risk, acrobatic stage performances and crashes, Van Halen underwent hip replacement surgery in 1999, after his chronic avascular necrosis, with which he was diagnosed in 1995, became unbearable. He began receiving treatment for tongue cancer in 2000. The subsequent surgery removed roughly a third of his tongue. He was declared cancer-free in 2002. He blamed the tongue cancer on his habit of holding guitar picks in his mouth, stating in 2015: "I used metal picks – they're brass and copper – which I always held in my mouth, in the exact place where I got the tongue cancer. ... I mean, I was smoking and doing a lot of drugs and a lot of everything. But at the same time, my lungs are totally clear. This is just my own theory, but the doctors say it's possible." In 2012, Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of diverticulitis. Recovery time required due to the surgery led to postponement of Van Halen tour dates scheduled in Japan. Van Halen was later hospitalized in 2019 after battling throat cancer over the previous five years.

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Yordanoff
Wladimir. 2020-10-06

66

Born 1954-03-28. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Wladimir Yordanoff was a French actor of Bulgarian origin. He appeared in more than sixty films since 1979.

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Takada
Kenzō. 2020-10-04

81

Born 1939-02-27. Domain:Art. Cause of death:COVID

Kenzō Takada was a Japanese-French fashion designer. He founded fashion house Kenzo, and was the honorary president of the Asian Couture Federation.

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Middleton
Clark Tinsley. 2020-10-04

63

Born 1957-04-13. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:virus

Clark Tinsley Middleton was an American actor. He is best known for his supporting roles in Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Sin City, Fringe, Snowpiercer, and The Blacklist. Middleton had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis from the time he was four years old. He summarized its effects in an interview: "At first it distorted my hands. Then the cortisone I had to take made my cheeks fat. At 8, I lost movement in my neck. When I was 15, my hip snapped. After an operation, I had to be on crutches and later, after I broke my leg falling over my dog, on canes". He remained at a height of 5 ft 4 in (163 cm). Middleton died of West Nile virus. West Nile virus (WNV) is a single-stranded RNA virus that causes West Nile fever. It is a member of the family Flaviviridae, specifically from the genus Flavivirus, which also contains the Zika virus, dengue virus, and yellow fever virus. West Nile virus is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, mostly species of Culex. The primary hosts of WNV are birds, so that the virus remains within a "bird–mosquito–bird" transmission cycle. In humans, West Nile virus can cause a disease known as West Nile fever. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 80% of infected people have few or no symptoms, around 20% of people develop mild symptoms (such as fever, headache, vomiting, or a rash), and less than 1% of people develop severe symptoms (such as encephalitis or meningitis with associated neck stiffness, confusion, or seizures). The causes of West Nile Virus mediated encephalitis have been explored by Dr. Robyn Klein at Washington University in St. Louis. She has found that West Nile infection increases cytokines and chemokines in the blood, making the blood brain barrier more leaky and susceptible to infection. The risk of death among patients with nervous system symptoms is about 10%. Recovery may take weeks to months. Risks for severe disease include age over 60 and other health problems. Historically, people in areas where the virus was endemic, such as the Nile Delta, usually experienced subclinical or mild disease. Diagnosis is typically based on symptoms and blood tests. While there is no specific treatment, pain medications may be useful

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Lavado Tejón
Joaquín Salvador (alias: Quino). 2020-09-30

88

Born 1932-07-17. Domain:Art. Cause of death:Age

Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón, better known by his pen name Quino was an Argentine cartoonist. His comic strip Mafalda (which ran from 1964 to 1973) is popular in many parts of the Americas and Europe and has been praised for its use of social satire as a commentary on real-life issues

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Gréco
Juliette. 2020-09-23

93

Born 1927-02-07. Domain:Music. Cause of death:Age

Juliette Gréco was a French actress and cabaret singer. Juliette Gréco was born in Montpellier to an absent Corsican father, Gérard Gréco, and a mother from Bordeaux, Juliette Lafeychine (1899-1978).

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Troisgros
Pierre. 2020-09-23

92

Born 1928-09-03. Domain:Business. Cause of death:Age

Pierre Troisgros was a French restaurateur, best known for his restaurant Frères Troisgros.

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Lonsdale
Michael Edward. 2020-09-21

89

Born 1931-05-24. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

Michael Edward Lonsdale-Crouch, commonly known as Michael Lonsdale and sometimes billed as Michel Lonsdale, was a British-French actor who appeared in over 180 films and television shows. He is best known in the English-speaking world for his roles as the villain Hugo Drax in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker, the detective Claude Lebel in The Day of the Jackal, and M. Dupont d'Ivry in The Remains of the Day. Lonsdale died aged 89 in Paris.

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Cobb
Ronald Ray. 2020-09-21

83

Born 1937-09-21. Domain:Art. Cause of death:Age

Ronald Ray Cobb was an American-Australian cartoonist, artist, and film designer, who worked on numerous major films including Dark Star (1974), Star Wars (1977), Alien (1979), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Conan the Barbarian (1982), Back to the Future (1985), The Abyss (1989), and Total Recall (1990). He had one credit as director, for the 1992 film Garbo. Cobb was also known for creating a symbol which was later featured on the Ecology Flag. He was born in Los Angeles but spent most of his life in Sydney, Australia. Among the most famous film props signed by Cobb are two of the swords he designed for the 1982 film Conan the Barbarian (the "Father's Sword" and the "Atlantean Sword"). Cobb's original drawings of the swords are nowadays used, in cinema merchandising, to mass-produce and sell replicas. He died on his 83rd birthday from complications of Lewy body dementia.

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