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The following people, appearing in volumes 127 of the Encyclopedia of World Biography, have died since the publication of the second edition and its supplements. Each entry lists the volume where the full biography can be found.

ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO (born 1912), Italian filmmaker, died in Rome, Italy, on July 30, 2007 (Vol. 1).

BERGMAN, INGMAR (born 1918), Swedish filmmaker, died in Faro, Sweden, on July 30, 2007 (Vol. 2).

BHUTTO, BENAZIR (born 1953), Pakistani politician, died by suicide bombing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on December 27, 2007 (Vol. 2).

BUCKLEY, WILLIAM F., JR. (born 1925), American conservative pundit, writer, and editor, died in Stamford, Connecticut, on February 27, 2008 (Vol. 3).

CHANDLER, ALFRED D., Jr. (born 1918), American historian, died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 9, 2007 (Vol. 3).

CLAIBORNE, LIZ (born 1929), American fashion designer, died of cancer in Manhattan, New York, on June 26, 2007 (Vol. 4).

CLARK, ARTHUR C. (born 1917), British science fiction writer, died in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on March 19, 2008 (Vol. 18).

CURIE, EVE (born 1904), French musician, author, and diplomat, died in New York, New York, on October 22, 2007 (Vol. 18).

DOUGLAS, MARY (born 1921), British anthropologist and social thinker, died on May 16, 2007 (Vol. 5).

EKWENSKI, CYPRIAN (born 1921), Nigerian writer, died on November 4, 2007 (Vol. 5).

FALWELL, JERRY (born 1933), American religious leader, died in Lynchburg, Virginia, on May 15, 2007 (Vol. 5).

FISCHER, ROBERT JAMES (BOBBY) (born 1943), American chess player, died in Reykjavik, Iceland, on January 17, 2008 (Vol. 5).

FOLKMAN, JUDAH M. (born 1933), American physician and medical researcher, died of a heart attack in Denver, Colorado on January 14, 2008 (Vol. 22).

HABASH, GEORGE (born 1926), founder of the Arab Nationalists Movement, died of a heart attack in Amman, Jordan, on January 26, 2008 (Vol. 7).

HALBERSTAM, DAVID (born 1934), American author, journalist, and social historian, died of injuries from a car crash in California on April 23, 2007 (Vol. 18).

HILLARY, EDMUND (born 1919), New Zealander explorer and mountaineer, died in Auckland, New Zealand, on January 11, 2008 (Vol. 7).

HUTT, WILLIAM (born 1920), Canadian actor, died of leukemia in Stratford, Ontario, on June 27, 2007 (Vol. 27).

KORNBERG, ARTHUR (born 1918), American biochemist, died of respiratory failure in Stanford, California, on October 26, 2007 (Vol. 9).

LEDERBERG, JOSHUA (born 1925), American geneticist, died of pneumonia in New York on February 2, 2008 (Vol. 9).

L'ENGLE, MADELEINE (born 1918), American author, died of natural causes in Litchfield, Connecticut, on September 6, 2007 (Vol. 18).

LEWITT, SOL (born 1928), American Minimalist and Conceptualist artist, died of cancer in New York on April 8, 2007 (Vol. 9).

MACCREADY, PAUL (born 1925), American aeronautical engineer, died in Pasadena, California, on August 28, 2007 (Vol. 20).

MACQUARRIE, JOHN (born 1919), Scottish Anglican theologian, died in Oxford, England, on May 28, 2007 (Vol. 10).

MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI (born 1911), Indian guru and founder of the Transcendental Meditation movement, died of natural causes in Vlodrop, Netherlands, on February 5, 2008 (Vol. 10).

MAILER, NORMAN (born 1923), American author, producer, and director, died of acute renal failure in New York on November 10, 2007 (Vol. 10).

MARCEAU, MARCEL (born 1923), French practitioner of pantomime, died in Paris, France, on September 22, 2007 (Vol. 10).

OERTER, AL (born 1936), American discus thrower, died of heart failure in Ft. Myers, Florida, on October 1, 2007 (Vol. 21).

OUSMANE, SEMBENE (born 1923), Senegalese novelist and filmmaker, died in Dakar, Senegal, on June 9, 2007 (Vol. 12).

PALEY, GRACE (born 1922), American author and activist, died in Thetford Hill, Vermont, on August 22, 2007 (Vol. 22).

PAVAROTTI, LUCIANO (born 1935), Italian tenor, died of pancreatic cancer in Modena, Italy, on September 6, 2007 (Vol. 12).

PETERSON, OSCAR (born 1925), Canadian pianist, died of kidney failure in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, on December 23, 2007 (Vol. 23).

PYM, FRANCIS (born 1922), British statesman, died in Bedfordshire, England, on March 7, 2008 (Vol. 12).

ROBBE-GRILLET, ALAIN (born 1922), French novelist and filmmaker, died in France on February 18, 2008 (Vol. 13).

ROBINSON, EDDIE GAY (born 1919), American college football coach, died of Alzheimer's disease in Ruston, Louisiana, on April 3, 2007 (Vol. 18).

RORTY, RICHARD M. (born 1931), American philosopher and man of letters, died of complications from pancreatic cancer in Palo Alto, California, on June 8, 2007 (Vol. 13).

ROSTROPOVICH, MSTISLAV (born 1927), Russian cellist and conductor, died in Moscow, Russia, on April 26, 2007 (Vol. 13).

SILLS, BEVERLY (born 1929), American soprano, died of lung cancer in New York on July 2, 2007 (Vol. 14).

SMITH, IAN (born 1919), African prime minister, died of a stroke in Cape Town, South Africa, on November 20, 2007 (Vol. 14).

SMUIN, MICHAEL (born 1938), American dancer, choreographer, and director, died of heart failure in San Francisco, California, on April 24, 2007 (Vol. 14).

STOCKHAUSEN, KARLHEINZ (born 1928), German composer, died on December 5, 2007 (Vol. 14).

SUHARTO (born 1921), second Indonesian president after independence, died of multiple organ failure in Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 27, 2008 (Vol. 15).

VALENTI, JACK (born 1921), American presidential advisor, copyright lobbyist, and longtime president of the Motion Picture Association of America, died of a stroke in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2007 (Vol. 15).

VONNEGUT, KURT (born 1922), American author, died of brain injuries from a fall, in New York, on April 11, 2007 (Vol. 16).

WALDHEIM, KURT (born 1918), Austrian statesman and president, died of heart failure in Vienna, Austria, on June 14, 2007 (Vol. 16).

YELTSIN, BORIS (born 1931), Russian politician and former president, died of heart failure in Moscow, Russia, on April 23, 2007 (Vol. 16).

ZAHIR SHAH, MOHAMMAD (born 1931), Afghani king, died in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 23, 2007 (Vol. 22).


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The following people, appearing in volumes 1-24 of the Encyclopedia of World Biography, have died since the publication of the second edition and its supplements. Each entry lists the volume where the full biography can be found.

ABRAMOVITZ, MAX (born 1908), American Architect, died in Pound Ridge, New York, on September 12, 2004 (Vol. 18).

ARAFAT, YASSER (born 1929), Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, died in Paris, France, on November 11, 2004 (Vol. 1).

AVEDON, RICHARD (born 1923), American fashion photographer, died following a brain hemorrhage, in San Antonio, Texas, on October 1, 2004 (Vol. 1).

BELLOW, SAUL (born 1915), American novelist and Nobel Prize winner, died in Brookline, Massachusetts, on April 5, 2005 (Vol. 2).

BETHE, HANS ALBRECHT (born 1906), Alsatian American physicist, died in Ithaca, New York, on March 6, 2005 (Vol. 2).

CARSON, JOHNNY (born 1925), American television host and comedian, died of emphysema, in Los Angeles, California, on January 23, 2005 (Vol. 3).

CHILD, JULIA (born 1912), American chef, author, and television personality, died of complications from kidney failure, in Santa Barbara, California, on August 13, 2004 (Vol. 3).

CHISHOLM, SHIRLEY ANITA ST. HILL (born 1924), African American congresswoman, died in Ormond Beach, Florida, on January 1, 2005 (Vol. 4).

COCHRAN, JOHNNIE (born 1937), African American lawyer, died of a brain tumor, in Los Angeles, California, on March 29, 2005 (Vol. 4).

CRICK, FRANCIS HARRY CROMPTON (born 1916), English molecular biologist, died in San Diego, California, on July 28, 2004 (Vol. 4).

DAVIS, GLENN (born 1925), American football player, died of complications from prostate cancer, in La Quinta, California, on March 9, 2005 (Vol. 21).

DAVIS, OSSIE (born 1917), African American playwright, actor, and director, died in Miami Beach, Florida, on February 4, 2005 (Vol. 4).

DERRIDA, JACQUES (born 1930), French philosopher, died of pancreatic cancer, in Paris, France, on October 8, 2004 (Vol. 4).

EBB, FRED (born 1935), American lyricist, died of a heart attack, in Manhattan, New York, on September 11, 2004 (Vol. 21).

FAIRCLOUGH, ELLEN LOUKS (born 1905), Canadian Cabinet minister, died in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on November 13, 2004 (Vol. 5).

FONG, HIRAM LEONG (born 1907), American politician and businessman, died of kidney failure, in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 18, 2004 (Vol. 18).

FORMAN, JAMES (born 1928), American writer, journalist, political philosopher, and leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, died of colon cancer, in Washington, D.C., on January 10, 2005 (Vol. 6).

GILKEY, LANGDON BROWN (born 1919), American ecumenical Protestant theologian, died of meningitis, in Charlottesville, Virginia, on November 19, 2004 (Vol. 6).

HILL, HERBERT (born 1924), American scholar and civil rights activist, died in Madison, Wisconsin, on August 15, 2004 (Vol. 7).

HOUNSFIELD, GODFREY (born 1919), English biomedical engineer, died in Kingston upon Thames, England, on August 12, 2004 (Vol. 7).

JENNINGS, ROBERT YEWDALL (born 1913), British judge and president of the International Court of Justice, died in Cambridge, England, on August 4, 2004 (Vol. 8).

JOHN PAUL II (born 1920), Polish Pope, died at the Vatican, on April 2, 2005 (Vol. 8).

JOHNSON, PHILIP (born 1906), American architect, critic, and historian, died in New Canaan, Connecticut, on January 25, 2005 (Vol. 8).

JONES, FAY (born 1921), American architect, died of heart and lung failure, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on August 30, 2004 (Vol. 8).

KENNAN, GEORGE F. (born 1904), American diplomat, author, and scholar, died in Princeton, New Jersey, on March 17, 2005 (Vol. 8).

KÜBLER-ROSS, ELISABETH (born 1926), Swiss-born American psychiatrist, died of natural causes, in Scottsdale, Arizona, on August 24, 2004 (Vol. 9).

MARTIN, AGNES (born 1912), American painter, died in Taos, New Mexico, on December 16, 2004 (Vol. 10).

MAYR, ERNST (born 1904), American evolutionary biologist, died in Bedford, Massachusetts, on February 3, 2005 (Vol. 10).

MILLER, ARTHUR (born 1915), American playwright, novelist, and film writer, died of heart failure, in Roxbury, Connecticut, on February 10, 2005 (Vol. 11).

MILOSZ, CZESLAW (born 1911), Polish author and poet, died in Krakow, Poland, on August 14, 2004 (Vol. 11).

MYDANS, CARL (born 1907), American photojournalist, died in Larchmont, New York, on August 16, 2004 (Vol. 11).

RAINIER III, PRINCE OF MONACO (born 1923), ruler of the principality of Monaco, died of heart, lung, and kidney failure, in Monaco, on April 6, 2005 (Vol. 18).

REEVE, CHRISTOPHER (born 1952), American actor and activist, died of heart failure, in Mount Kisco, New York, on October 10, 2004 (Vol. 18).

SONTAG, SUSAN (born 1933), American essayist, died of leukemia, in New York, New York, on December 28, 2004 (Vol. 14).

TANGE, KENZO (born 1913), Japanese architect and city planner, died of heart failure, in Tokyo, Japan, on March 22, 2005 (Vol. 15).

TORRENCE, JACKIE (born 1944), American storyteller, died of a heart attack, in Salisbury, North Carolina, on November 30, 2004 (Vol. 19).

VAN DUYN, MONA (born 1921), American poet laureate, died of bone cancer, in University City, Missouri, on December 2, 2004 (Vol. 15).

VERA, YVONNE (born 1964), Zimbabwean author, died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on April 7, 2005 (Vol. 23).

WEIZMAN, EZER (born 1924), Israeli air force commander and former president of Israel, died of pneumonia, in Israel, on April 23, 2005 (Vol. 16).

WILKINS, MAURICE HUGH FREDERICK (born 1916), English biophysicist, died in London, England, on October 5, 2005 (Vol. 18).

ZHAO ZIYANG (born 1919), Chinese statesman, died in Beijing, China, on January 17, 2005 (Vol. 16).


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The following people, appearing in volumes 1-23 of the Encyclopedia of World Biography, have died since the publication of the second edition and its supplements. Each entry lists the volume where the full biography can be found.

AMIN DADA, IDI (born circa 1926), president of Uganda, died from kidney failure in Saudi Arabia, on August 16, 2003 (Vol. 1).

BLANKERS-KOEN, FANNY (born 1918), Dutch track and field athlete, died in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on January 25, 2004 (Vol. 20).

BOORSTIN, DANIEL (born 1914), American historian, died of pneumonia in Washington, D.C., on February 28, 2004 (Vol. 2).

BRANDO, MARLON (born 1924), American actor, died in Los Angeles, California, on July 1, 2004 (Vol. 2).

CARTIER-BRESSON, HENRI (born 1908), French photographer and painter, died in l'Ile-sur-Sorgue, France, on August 2, 2004 (Vol. 19).

CASH, JOHNNY (born 1932), American singer and songwriter, died of complications from diabetes that lead to respiratory failure in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 12, 2003 (Vol. 3).

CHARLES, RAY (born 1932), American jazz musician-singer, pianist, and composer, died of acute liver disease in Beverly Hills, California, on June 10, 2004 (Vol. 3).

CONABLE, BARBER B., JR. (born 1922), head of the World bank, died of complications from a staph infection in Sarasota, Florida, on November 30, 2003 (Vol. 4).

COX, ARCHIBALD (born 1912), American lawyer, educator, author, labor arbitrator, and public servant, died of natural causes in Brooksville, Maine, on May 29, 2004 (Vol. 4).

DELLINGER, DAVID (born 1915), American pacifist, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease in Montpelier, Vermont, on May 25, 2004 (Vol. 4).

DUGAN, ALAN (born 1923), American poet, died of pneumonia in Hyannis, Massachusetts, on September 3, 2003 (Vol. 5).

EDERLE, GERTRUDE (born 1906), American swimmer, died of natural causes in Wycoff, New Jersey, on November 30, 2003 (Vol. 19).

FACKENHEIM, EMIL LUDWIG (bon 1916), liberal post World War II Jewish theologian, died in Jerusalem, Israel, on September 19, 2003 (Vol. 5).

GIBSON, ALTHEA (born 1927), African American tennis player, died in East Orange, New Jersey, on September 28, 2003 (Vol. 6).

GOLD, THOMAS (born 1920), American astronomer and physicist, died of heart disease in Ithaca, New York, on June 22, 2004 (Vol. 18).

GRAHAM, OTTO (born 1921), American football player and coach, died of an aneurysm to the heart in Sarasota, Florida, on December 17, 2003 (Vol. 21).

GUNN, THOM (born 1929), English poet, died in San Francisco, California, on April 25, 2004 (Vol. 18).

HAGEN, UTA THYRA (born 1919), American actress, died in Manhattan, New York, on January 14, 2004 (Vol. 18).

HEPBURN, KATHARINE (born 1907), American actress, died in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, on June 29, 2003 (Vol. 7).

HOPE, BOB (born 1903), entertainer in vaudeville, radio, television, and movies, died of pneumonia in Toluca Lake, California, on July 27, 2003 (Vol. 7).

IZETBEGOVIC, ALIJA (born 1926), president of the eight-member presidency of the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, died due to complications following a fall in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on October 19, 2003 (Vol. 8).

JACKSON, MAYNARD HOLBROOK, JR. (born 1938), first African American mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, died of a heart attack in Arlington, Virgina, on June 23, 2003 (Vol. 8).

JULIANA (born 1909), queen of the Netherlands, died of pneumonia in Baarn, Netherlands, on March 20, 2004 (Vol. 8).

KAZAN, ELIA (born 1909), American film and stage director, died in New York, New York, on September 28, 2003 (Vol. 8).

KERR, CLARK (born 1911), American economist, labor/management expert, and university president, died in El Cerrito, California, on December 1, 2003 (Vol. 8).

LAUDER, ESTEE (born circa 1908), founder of an international cosmetics empire, died of cardiopulmonary arrest in Manhattan, New York, on April 24, 2004 (Vol. 9).

LOPEZ, PROTILLO JOSE (born 1920), president of Mexico (1976-1982), died of pneumonia in Mexico City, Mexico, on February 17, 2004 (Vol. 9).

NIN-CULMELL, JOAQUIN MARIA (born 1908), American composer, pianist, and conductor, died from complications of a heart attack, in Berkeley, California, on January 14, 2004 (Vol. 11).

REAGAN, RONALD W. (born 1911), governor of California and U.S. president, died of pneumonia in Los Angeles, California, on June 5, 2004 (Vol. 13).

REGAN, DONALD (born 1918), American Secretary of the Treasury and White House chief of staff under President Ronald Reagan, died of cancer in Virginia, on June 10, 2003 (Vol. 13).

RIEFENSTAHL, LENI (born 1902), German film director, died in Poecking, Germany, on September 8, 2003 (Vol. 13).

SHOEMAKER, WILLIE (born 1931), American jockey and horse trainer, died of natural causes in San Marino, California, on October 12, 2003 (Vol. 21).

SIMON, PAUL (born 1928), newspaper publisher, Illinois state legislator, lieutenant governor, and U.S. representative and senator, died after undergoing heart surgery in Springfield, Illinois, on December 9, 2003 (Vol. 14).

TELLER, EDWARD (born 1908), Hungarian American physicist, died in Palo Alto, California, on September 9, 2003 (Vol. 15).

THURMOND, JAMES STROM (born 1902), American lawyer and statesman, died in Edgefield, South Carolina, on June 26, 2003 (Vol. 15).

WERNER, HELMUT (born 1936), German business executive, died in Berlin, Germany, on February 6, 2004 (Vol. 19).


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