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Notable deaths in 2019 - Sort by:
Notable deaths in 2019
Newsmakers and celebrities who have died this year.
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24 Jul. 1997
Lee Iacocca, the charismatic U.S. auto industry executive... more
IACOCCA
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24 Jul. 1997
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Lee Iacocca, the charismatic U.S. auto industry executive who gave America the Ford Mustang and was celebrated for saving Chrysler from going out of business, died July 2 at the age of 94. During a nearly five-decade career in Detroit that began in 1946 at Ford Motor Co, the proud son of Italian immigrants made the covers of Time, Newsweek and the New York Times Sunday Magazine in stories portraying him as the avatar of the American Auto Age. One of the first celebrity U.S. chief executives, his autobiography made best-seller lists in the mid-1980s. Iacocca was a cracker-jack salesman. He encouraged his design teams to be bold, and they responded with sports cars that appealed to baby boomers in the 1960s, fuel-efficient models when gasoline prices soared in the 1970s, and the first-ever, family-oriented minivan in the 1980s that led its segment in sales for 25 years. Iacocca also had some duds, such as the Ford Pinto, an economy car that became notorious for exploding fuel tanks. "You don't win 'em all," he said of the Pinto. He won a place in business history when he pulled Chrysler, now part of Fiat Chrysler, from the brink of collapse in 1980, rallying support in U.S. Congress for $1.2 billion in federally guaranteed loans and persuading suppliers, dealers and union workers to make sacrifices. He cut his salary to $1 a year.

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EGYPT-SINAI-ATTACK
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16 May. 2013
Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi attends a meeting with... more
USA-ENTERTAINMENT/
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8 Jan. 2016
Actress Gloria Vanderbilt speaks at a panel for the... more
USA/
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27 Apr. 2013
Dr. John, a six-time Grammy winner who in his incarnation... more
BASEBALL/
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8 Apr. 2008
Bill Buckner, the 1980 National League batting champion... more
AUSTRIA-NIKI/
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16 Mar. 2018
Three-times Formula One world champion Niki Lauda,... more
USA/
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14 Sep. 2008
Emmy-winning actor Tim Conway, who brought an endearing,... more
FILM-STAR WARS/
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16 Dec. 2015
British-born actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca... more
LEISURE NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
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25 Feb. 2006
John Singleton, who made his movie directorial debut... more
UKRAINE
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29 Aug. 2005
Centrist Republican Richard Lugar, a soft-spoken foreign... more
PERU-POLITICS/
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27 Mar. 2018
Peru's former president Alan Garcia shot himself in... more
YUGOSLAVIA MARKOVIC
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17 Apr. 2002
Mirjana Markovic, the widow of Serbian strongman Slobodan... more
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24 May. 2015
Agnes Varda, the Belgian-born grande dame of French... more
BOX/
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21 Jun. 2015
Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and... more
PERRY
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16 Jul. 2005
Actor Luke Perry, who rose to superstardom on the teen-oriented... more
BRITAIN
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9 Jun. 2006
Keith Flint, the Prodigy lead singer who captured the... more
FRANCE-MEDIA/
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31 Aug. 2016
Yannis Behrakis, one of Reuters' most decorated and... more
KENNEDY-HONORS
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6 Dec. 1998
Acclaimed conductor, composer and pianist Andre Previn,... more
DONEN
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23 Mar. 1998
Stanley Donen, the former dancer who directed some... more
LAGERFELD
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7 Jul. 2004
Haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director... more
SOCCER-SALA/CRASH
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22 Jan. 2019
Cardiff City's Argentina-born soccer player Emiliano... more
USA-ENTERTAINMENT/
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4 Jan. 2015
Carol Channing, who won over audiences with a giddy,... more
USA/
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16 Sep. 2009
Bob Einstein, an offbeat comedian and writer whose... more
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10 Sep. 2015
Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who portrayed Adolf Hitler... more
SOC/
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27 Oct. 2015
Gordon Banks, the goalkeeper in England's 1966 World... more
REGULATION - SUMMIT /
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7 Feb. 2008
John Dingell, a gruff Michigan Democrat who entered... more
USA/
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11 Feb. 2012
Pegi Young (L) seen here with former husband and musician... more
BOGLE
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17 Jan. 2003
John Bogle, whose family's struggles during the Great... more
USA/
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26 Oct. 2010
Poet Mary Oliver died on January 17 at the age of 83.

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FINNEY
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25 Feb. 2001
British actor Albert Finney, who rose to fame on a... more
USA
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15 Jun. 2005
Walter B. Jones, a veteran Republican U.S. congressman... more
USA/
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1 Oct. 2013
Former U.S. pairs skating champion John Coughlin died... more
BASEBALL/
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10 Oct. 2012
Hall of Famer and trailblazing baseball legend Frank... more
FILMFESTIVAL-CANNES/
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17 May. 2017
French composer and pianist Michel Legrand died February... more
WENDYS
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19 Feb. 1997
Ron Joyce (R, seen with Wendy's founder Dave Thomas),... more
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