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Place of Birth Spokane, Washington

Place of Death Gladstone, Oregon

Clifton James, a character actor who notably played Sheriff Pepper in two James Bond films, died Saturday, Apr. 15, 2017, in Gladstone, Ore., due to complications from diabetes, according to multiple news sources. He was 96. James played Louisiana Sheriff J.W. Pepper in “Live and Let Die” (1973),... Read more

Place of Birth Civiasco, Piedmont

Place of Death Verbania, Piedmont

Emma Martina Luigia Morano (29 November 1899 – 15 April 2017) was an Italian supercentenarian who, prior to her death at the age of 117 years and 137 days, was the world's oldest living person whose age had been verified, and the last living person to have been verified as being born in the 1800s. ... Read more

Place of Birth Tallahassee, Florida

Place of Death Venice, California

Bruce Langhorne, the musician who inspired the Bob Dylan song “Mr. Tambourine Man,” died April 14, 2017, he was 78. Langhorne was well known in the 1960s Greenwich Village scene as a session musician for folk albums and performances. He played guitar and percussion instruments. Langhorne played... Read more

Place of Birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Place of Death Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dan Rooney, the chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, according to the team. He was 84. The son of Steelers founder Art Rooney Sr., Rooney had worked with the team since 1955, filling roles from director of personnel to president to chairman. It was in 1975 that he t... Read more

Place of Birth Washington, Michigan

Place of Death New York, New York

Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the country’s first female Muslim judge, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, according to multiple sources. She was 65. She was also the first black female judge to serve on New York state’s highest court. Her body was discovered Wednesday afternoon in the Hudson River. She ha... Read more

Place of Birth New York, New York

Place of Death New York, New York

Charles Quinton Murphy was an American actor, comedian, voice artist, and writer. Murphy was known as a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show. He was the older brother of Eddie Murphy. According to multiple sources, Murphy died in New-York city yesterd... Read more

Place of Birth London, England

Place of Death London, England

Toby Grafftey-Smith (29 October 1970 – 12 April 2017), known professionally as Toby Smith, was a musician, most famous for being the keyboardist and co-songwriter for Jamiroquai[1] from 1992 until his departure in 2002. Smith left Jamiroquai on 29 April 2002 during the Funk Odyssey tour due to fa... Read more

Place of Birth New York, New York

Place of Death Groton, Massachusetts

Geils was born in New York city on February 1946 and gre up in Morris Plains, New Jersey. He was a musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. He was an excellent guitarist. In 1964, Geils formed the J. Geils Blues Band with a couple of friends like Danny Klein, Peter Wolf, Magic Dick Salwi... Read more

Place of Birth Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Place of Death New Orleans, Louisiana

Linda Hopkins, the actress and gospel singer who won a Tony Award in 1972 for her show-stopping performance in the musical ’Inner City,’ died Monday, April 10, 2017, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to multiple news sources. She was 92.No cause of death was immediately available.She was born Melin... Read more

Place of Birth New York, New York

Place of Death Los Angeles, California

Donald Jay "Don" Rickles (May 8, 1926 – April 6, 2017) was an American stand-up comedian and actor. He was born May 8, 1926 in New York. After the Golden Era of Hollywood ended, Don Rickles is one man still living to tell his tales. One of the most respected talents in entertainment, Rickles got his... Read more

Place of Birth Paris, Ile de France

Place of Death Montréal, Québec

Born in Paris in 1921, Janine Sutto, who had Italian roots by her father (Léopold Sutto) and French, Alsatian by her mother (Renée Rimbert), was born in Paris almost nine years before her parents settled in Montreal , In January 1930.In 1935, at the age of 14, she began her career playing in soap op... Read more

Place of Birth Akron, Ohio

Place of Death Toluca Lake, California

Actress and singer Lola Albright, who appeared in midcentury movies and television, and released two albums as a singer, died Thursday, March 23, 2017. She was 92.Albright’s acting career began in the late 1940s with roles in films such as 1948’s “Easter Parade” and 1949’s “Champion.” She appeared i... Read more

Place of Birth New York, New York

Place of Death Pocantico Hills, New York

David Rockefeller, the patriarch of the Rockefeller family and a former chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Bank, died Monday, March 20, 2017. He was 101. Rockefeller was quietly one of the leading international figures of the 20th century. Both as a member of the wealthy Rockefeller ... Read more

Place of Birth Saint Louis, Missouri

Place of Death Saint Charles, Missouri

Chuck Berry, the singer-songwriter and guitarist who was one of the architects of rock 'n' roll, died Saturday, March 18, 2017. He was 90.Berry was found unresponsive on Saturday afternoon in St. Charles County, Missouri.Born Oct. 18, 1926, Berry wrote and performed some of the great classics of the... Read more

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York

Place of Death Henderson, Nevada

Lawrence Montaigne, an actor who had two notable roles on the original “Star Trek” TV series, died Friday, March 17, 2017, according to multiple news sources. He was 86.Montaigne played the first Romulan on the show, Decius, in the first season's episode “Balance of Terror.” He later returned in the... Read more

Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Place of Death Phoenix, Arizona

Joni Sledge, a member of the family group Sister Sledge who recorded the dance anthem “We Are Family,” died Friday, March 10, 2017, in Phoenix, according to The Associated Press. She was 60. Publicist Biff Warren told The Associated Press that she was found dead in her home by a friend. The cause... Read more

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