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December 16, 2018

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Frazer Dan (b. 1921-11-20 / d. 2011-12-16)

He was an American actor, born in New York City, best known for his role as Captain Frank McNeil, the former partner turned supervisor of Theo Kojak, Telly Savalas's character, in the 1970s TV police drama Kojak. Frazer's screen career started in 1950. His TV appearances include The Phil Silvers Show, Car 54, Where Are You?, The Untouchables, Route 66, The F.B.I., Barney Miller and Law & Order. His first film role was in 1963's Lilies of the Field, playing Father Murphy. In his later years, Frazer appeared as a detective on the daytime soap As the World Turns. He died of cardiac arrest.


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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.


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.


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.


Virilio Paul. 2018-09-10


Born 1932-01-04. Domain:Philosophy. Cause of death:Age

According to two geographers, Virilio was a "historian of warfare, technology and photography, a philosopher of architecture, military strategy and cinema, and a politically engaged provocative commentator on history, terrorism, mass media and human-machine relations".


Kuznetsova Tatyana Dmitryevna. 2018-08-28


Born 1941-07-14. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Age

She was a Soviet cosmonaut. She was the youngest person ever selected by a government human spaceflight program.


Van Been Rosa (alias: Rosa Bouglione). 2018-08-26


Born 1910-12-21. Domain:Business. Cause of death:Age

She was a French circus performer and the matriarch of the Bouglione circus family. In October 2014, the 103-year-old Bouglione was reported as remaining active, and had 53 grandchildren and great grandchildren.


McCain John Sidney. 2018-08-25


Born 1936-08-29. Domain:Politics. Cause of death:Unknown

He was an American politician and military officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his death in 2018. He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama. McCain's family announced on August 24, 2018, that he would no longer receive treatment for his cancer. He died the next day.


Annan Kofi Atta. 2018-08-18


Born 1938-04-08. Domain:Other. Cause of death:Age

He was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.


Franklin Aretha Louise. 2018-08-16


Born 1942-03-25. Domain:Music. Cause of death:cancer (pancreas)

She was an American singer and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but achieving only modest success. After signing to Atlantic Records in 1966, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", "Chain of Fools", "Think", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)", and "Spanish Harlem".


Chicot Etienne. 2018-08-07


Born 1949-05-05. Domain:Performing. Cause of death:Age

He was a French actor and composer.


Robuchon Joël. 2018-08-06


Born 1945-04-07. Domain:Business. Cause of death:cancer (pancreas)

He was a French chef and restaurateur. He was called "Chef of the Century" by the guide Gault Millau in 1989.


Tchakarian Arsène. 2018-08-04


Born 1916-12-21. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Age

The 23 members of Manouchian's group who were executed by the nazis: Celestino Alfonso Olga Bancic Joseph Boczov Georges Cloarec Rino Della Negra Thomas Elek Maurice Fingercwajg Spartaco Fontano Jonas Geduldig Emeric Glasz Léon Goldberg Szlama Grzywacz Stanislas Kubacki Cesare Luccarini Missak Manouchian Marcel Rayman Roger Rouxel Antoine Salvadori Willy Szapiro Arpen Tavitian Amédéo Usséglio Wolf Wajsbrot Robert Witchitz The 22 men are shot at Mont-Valérien on 21 Feb 1944. The only woman o f the group, Olga Bancic, is decapitated in Stuttgart on 10 May 1944. Members who managed to flee: Ildo Stanzani Madeleine Oboda Arsène Tchakarian Henri Karayan Raymond Kojitsky, aka « Pivert »


de Las Cuevas Armand. 2018-08-02


Born 1968-06-26. Domain:Sport. Cause of death:Suicide

He was a French racing cyclist. He won prestigious races such as the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré and the Clásica de San Sebastián. A time trial specialist, he is considered to have been one of the best time-trialists of the early 1990s, having won many prologues and individual time trials. He also excelled at track pursuit racing, and was bronze medallist in the discipline at the 1990 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Japan. De Las Cuevas retired to Réunion in 1999, where he founded a cycling school, and where he died, by suicide, in 2018.


Marchionne Sergio. 2018-07-25


Born 1952-06-17. Domain:Business. Cause of death:Operation

He was an Italian-Canadian businessman, widely known for his turnaround of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, his business acumen and his outspoken and often frank approach, especially when dealing with unpalatable issues related to his companies and the automotive industry. Marchionne was the chairman of CNH Industrial, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the chairman and CEO of FCA US LLC, the chairman and CEO of Ferrari, and the chairman of Maserati. He was the chairman of Swiss-based SGS and vice chairman of UBS from 2008 to 2010, as well as the chairman of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association for 2012 (first elected in January 2006).


Shachko Oksana. 2018-07-23


Born 1987-01-31. Domain:Society. Cause of death:Suicide

She was a Ukrainian artist and activist with FEMEN. She was one of the founders of the feminist activist group FEMEN in April 2008, along with Anna Hutsol and Alexandra Shevchenko, a group that publicly protested in various countries against sexual exploitation, income inequality, and policies of the Roman Catholic Church, among other causes. Shachko was found dead in her apartment in Paris, France, on 23 July 2018. She was 31. Anna Hutsol told Ukrayinska Pravda that friends were awaiting an official report. It was reported that she hanged herself and a suicide note was found next to her body.


Suslin Andrei. 2018-07-10


Born 1950-12-27. Domain:Science (Math style). Cause of death:Age

He was a Russian mathematician who contributed to algebraic K-theory and its connections with algebraic geometry. He was a Trustee Chair and Professor of mathematics at Northwestern University. Andrei Suslin Born 27 December 1950 Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union Died 10 July 2018 (aged 67) Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation Nationality Russian Alma mater Leningrad University Known for Algebraic K-theory Awards Petersburg Mathematical Society Prize (1977), Cole Prize (2000) Scientific career Fields Mathematics Doctoral advisor Mark Bashmakov Andrei Suslin (Russian: Андре́й Алекса́ндрович Су́слин, sometimes transliterated Souslin) was a Russian mathematician who contributed to algebraic K-theory and its connections with algebraic geometry. He was a Trustee Chair and Professor of mathematics at Northwestern University.[1] He was born on 27 December 1950 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He received his PhD from Leningrad University in 1974; his thesis was titled Projective modules over polynomial rings.[2] In 1976 he and Daniel Quillen independently proved Serre's conjecture about the triviality of algebraic vector bundles on affine space. In 1982 he and Alexander Merkurjev proved the famous Merkurjev–Suslin theorem on the norm residue homomorphism in Milnor K2-theory, with applications to the Brauer group. Suslin was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1978 and 1994, and he gave a plenary invited address at the Congress in 1986. He was awarded the Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Algebra in 2000 by the American Mathematical Society for his work on motivic cohomology.