Robert Nye, British poet, Died at 77

Robert Nye was born on March 15, 1939, and died on July 2, 2016.

He was an English poet and author.

Robert Nye bestselling novel Falstaff, published in 1976, was described by Michael Ratcliffe (writing in The Times) as “one of the most ambitious and seductive novels of the decade”, and went More >

David Douglas, Irish robber and drug dealer, Dead

David “Dathaí” Douglas died on July 1, 2016.

He was an Irish zookeeper turned criminal.

In the year 1983, Douglas received a twelve-year sentence at the Special Criminal Court for shooting with intent to kill a Garda during an armed robbery.

David Douglas had been a member of the Provisional IRA.

Allegedly, David was More >

Eudoxie Baboul, French supercentenarian, Died at 114

Eudoxie Firminie Baboul was born on October 1, 1901, and died on July 1, 2016.

He was a supercentenarian.

She came from French Guiana.

Eudoxie was the oldest living person in France and fifth oldest validated living person in the world at the time of her death.

She resided in Matoury.

She was the third-oldest More >

Giuseppe Ferrara, Italian film director, Died at 83

Giuseppe Ferrara was born on July 15, 1932, in Castelfiorentino, near Florence and died on June 25, 2016.

He was an Italian film director and screenwriter.

Ferrara founded at the high school an innovative film club, which proposes and critically analyzes neo-realism movies; since then he showed a character of “novelty”, often More >

Maurice G. Dantec, French science fiction writer and musician, Died at 57

Maurice Georges Dantec was born on June 13, 1959, in Grenoble, France and died on June 25, 2016.

He was a French naturalised Canadian science fiction writer and musician.

Dantec grew up in Ivry-sur-Seine near Paris.

During his time at high school, he met Jean-Bernard Pouy, future author of noir novels such as More >

Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer, Died at 87

William John “Bill” Cunningham Jr. was born on March 13, 1929, and died on June 25, 2016.

He was an American fashion photographer for The New York Times.

Bill was known for his candid and street photography.

He was a dropout from Harvard University.

Cunningham first became known as a designer of women’s hats More >

Jack Cropp, New Zealand yachtsman, Died at 89

John “Jack” Urquhart Cropp was born on May 23, 1927, in Hokitika and died on June 25, 2016.

He was a New Zealand yachtsman.

Jack won an Olympic Gold medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.

Along with Peter Mander, Cropp won the Sharpie class.

He resided in Takaka, Golden Bay.

Jack Cropp passed More >

Nicole Courcel, French actress, Died at 84

Nicole Courcel was born on October 21, 1931, and died on June 25, 2016.

She was a French actress.

Nicole had achieved popularity through the 1950s and 1960s, though she was mostly-unknown outside of France.

She was born Nicole Marie-Anne Andrieu in Saint-Cloud, western suburbs of Paris, she appeared in 43 films between More >

Raymond Bateman, American politician, Died at 88

Raymond H. “Ray” Bateman was born on October 29, 1927, and died on June 25, 2016..

He was an American Republican Party politician.

Bateman represented Somerset County in the New Jersey Senate in the 1960s and 1970s and was the Republican candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 1977.

Raymond was the father More >

Darell Koons, American painter, Died at 91

Darell John Koons was born on December 18, 1924, in Albion, Michigan, and died on June 28, 2016.

He was an American painter.

Darell was for forty years a member of the art faculty at Bob Jones University.

He had earned an undergraduate degree in art from BJU in 1951 and a master More >

Martin Lundström, Swedish cross-country skier, Died at 98

Martin Lundström was born on May 30, 1918, in Tvärliden, Norsjö Municipality and died on June 30, 2016.

He was a Swedish cross-country skier

Martin competed in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

He won two Olympic gold medals during the 1948 Winter Olympics in Saint-Moritz, Switzerland at the 18 km and 4 More >

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