2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014

Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Demis Roussos, 68 (1946 - 2015)

    Demis  Roussos

    The Associated PressATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek singer Demis Roussos, whose often high-pitched pop serenades won him household recognition in the 1970s and 1980s across Europe and beyond and who sold more than 60 million records, has died in Athens at the age of 68, a hospital confirmed Monday.The hospital said the singer died following a lengthy hospitalization, but did not give an exact cause...

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  • Rev. Richard McBrien, 78 (1936 - 2015)

    Rev. Richard McBrien

    By TOM COYNE, The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Indiana (AP) — The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on Catholicism, died Sunday in his native Connecticut, according to the school. He was 78. The often-quoted theology professor, who for nearly 50 years penned a weekly column...

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  • Joe Franklin, 88 (1926 - 2015)

    Joe  Franklin

    By KAREN MATTHEWS, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88.He died Saturday of cancer, which he had had for a few years, longtime producer and friend Steven Garrin said...

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  • Toller Cranston , 65 (1949 - 2015)

    Toller  Cranston

    By The Associated Press, The Associated PressToller Cranston, a bronze medalist at the 1974 world championships and 1976 Olympics, died at his home in Mexico, Skate Canada said Saturday.He was 65.Cranston, a six-time Canadian senior men's champion, was known for his dramatic showmanship on the ice. Cranston was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and grew up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and Montreal before...

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  • Johan Martin Ferner, 87 (1927 - 2015)

    Johan  Martin  Ferner

    The Associated PressOSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway's royal household says the king's brother-in-law Johan Martin Ferner, who was part of the sailing team that won silver at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, has died. He was 87.In a statement, King Harald V announced "with great sadness" that Ferner died Saturday. The statement did not give a cause of death.Ferner was a commoner who married...

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