"How are we to help those who die and those who have died?" --
Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

"By writing or reading obituaries,
we can discover ways to make our time on earth more worthwhile, more productive, more meaningful to others." -- Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat"

"'I always read the obituaries in The Times,' I explained to her. 'They make me bloody glad to be alive.'" -- John Mortimer, "Rumpole's Return"

Willie "El Curro" Champion

Flamenco guitarist -- via mysanantonio.com.

Rosemary Rice

Actress -- via the New York Times.

Al Rabin

Soap opera producer and director -- salemspectator.com.

Musfik Kenter

Actor -- via hurriyetdailynews.com.

Altamiro Carrilho

Flutist and composer -- via globo.com.

T.G. Kamala Devi aka Kamala Chandra Babu aka Thota Govindamma

Dubbing artist, playback singer, and actor; champion billiards player -- via ap7am.com.

Lou Martin

Pianist, organist, songwriter, and record producer -- via rorygallagher.com.

Ra.Ki. Rangarajan

Writer, journalist, and translator -- via The Hindu.

Haashke yah Niya aka Harrison Begay

Painter -- via indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com.

Maite Nahyr

Actress -- via the Hollywood Reporter. Appeared in films as diverse as Fellini's "City of Women," Polanski's  "The Tenant," and Istvan Szabo's vastly underrated "Meeting Venus."

Laura Latini

Actress -- via voy.com.

Donal Henahan

Damn good arts writer -- via the New York Times.

Daryl Hine

Poet, editor, and translator -- via the New York Times.

Virginia Dwyer Gorman

Actress -- via welovesoaps.net. Best known for her portrayal of Mary Matthews on "Another World."

Michalis Menidiatis

Singer -- via sbs.com.au.