Recent celebrity deaths

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Famous people who have died recently.

November 2001

29, George Harrison, musician
24, Melanie Thornton, aged 34, singer, (plane crash near Zurich)
22, Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics.
11, Ken Kesey, author, counter-cultural figure.

October 2001

15, Zhang Xue-liang, aged 101 -- important figure in recent Chinese history
12, Lord Hailsham (Quintin Hogg), aged 94 -- British lawyer and politician

September 2001

22, Isaac Stern, aged 81 -- violinist
11, Barbara K. Olson, television commentator
3, Pauline Kael, aged 82 -- American movie critic
2, Christiaan Barnard, aged 78 -- South African heart surgeon, first to perform a human-to-human heart transplant

August 2001

25, Aaliyah, aged 22 -- American singer and actress
20, Fred Hoyle -- Astronomer and science fiction writer
6, Jorge Amado, aged 88 -- Brazilian writer
1, Poul Anderson -- fantasy / sci-fi author

July 2001

29, Henryk Jablonski -- president of Poland (1972-1985)
27, Leon Wilkeson, aged 49 -- Bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd
11, Herman Brood, aged 54 -- Dutch rock musician, painter and publicity freak (suicide)
5, Hannelore Kohl, aged 68 -- wife of ex-chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl (suicide)

June 2001

30, Chet Atkins, aged 77 -- country musician
28, Joan Sims, aged 71 -- actress
28, Jack Lemmon, aged 76 -- actor
21, Carroll O'Connor, aged 76 -- actor
21, John Lee Hooker, aged 83 -- Blues musician
11, Timothy McVeigh, aged 33 -- terrorist (executed by U.S. government)
3, Anthony Quinn, aged 86 -- actor
1, King Birendra and Queen Aiswarya of Nepal -- (shot, possibly murdererd)
1, Hank Ketcham, aged 81 -- creator of Dennis the Menace

May 2001

12, Perry Como, aged 87 -- singer
12, Douglas Adams, aged 49 -- author (heart attack)
5, Cliff Hillegass, aged 83 -- creator of Cliff Notes (stroke)

April 2001

15, Joey Ramone -- lead singer for The Ramones
11, Harry Secombe, aged 79 -- actor, member of The Goon Show (prostate cancer)
10, Willie Stargell -- Baseball Hall of Famer

March 2001

22, William Hanna -- cofounder (with Joseph Barbera) of famous Hanna-Barbera animation studio
21, Norma Macmillan -- voice
18, John Phillips -- cofounder of Popular Music group The Mamas and the Papas--big cock
15, Ann Sothern -- actress
12, Robert Ludlum -- author of spy novels
12, Morton Downey, Jr. -- television personality

February 2001

19, Stanley Kramer, aged 87 -- American movie director
18, Dale Earnhardt -- NASCAR race car driver
18, Balthus, aged 92 -- French painter
4, Iannis Xenakis, aged 78 -- Greek/French composer

December 2000

23, Victor Borge, aged 91 -- Danish/American humorist and pianist

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