Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mark Deitch

Dissident and journalist -- via JTA.

Ronny aka Wolfgang Roloff

Singer, composer and producer -- via westernboothill.blogspotcom.

Eddy Paape

Comics artist -- via the Comics Reporter.

Mario Trejo

Poet, playwright, screenwriter and journalist -- via

Ernst Hinterberger

Novelist, playwright and poet -- via Die Salzburger Nachrichten.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Derek Hammond-Stroud

Baritone -- via The Classical Source.

George Wyllie

Sculptor -- via the Guardian.

Erick Martinez

Journalist and LGBT activist -- via

Alfredo Villatoro

Journalist -- via the Global Post.

Betty Miller Unterberger

Historian and professor -- via the tamuTimes.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Frederick E. Smith

Author -- via the Bournemouth Daily Echo. The film adaptation of his most popular work, "633 Squadron," featured a final sequence that inspired George Lucas to steal it for the climatic sequence in "Star Wars."

Sanae Nakahara

Actress -- via Yomiuri Online. Best known for her role as a villainess in the film "Lady Snowblood."

Patricia Aakhus aka Patricia McDowell

Novelist -- via

France Clidat

Pianist --

Marco Antonio Avila Garcia

Journalist -- via the Guardian. Tortured, murdered, left in a garbage bag. Fifth journalist killed in a month. WTF.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Robin Gibb

Singer and songwriter -- via the New York Times.

Howard Ronald "Ron" Shock

Comedian -- via the Las Vegas Sun.

C. Lindsay Workman

Actor and voiceover artist -- via

Paul O'Sullivan

Comedian and actor -- via the Toronto Globe and Mail.

Peter Jones

Drummer -- via Rolling Stone.

Ed Ray

Bus driver and hero -- via the New York Times.

Mandy Reed

Cheesemaker -- via the Daily Mail.

Warda aka Warda Al-Jazairia

Singer -- via the Guardian.

Arno Lustiger

Historian and author -- via the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

Roy Shaw

Arts administrator -- via the Telegraph.