They Died in 2016 - 2020
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D. 2016 A Kestrel For A Knave
Secretary General of the United Nations
D. 2016 Best known for performing as the chat show host Mrs Merton, in the The Fast Show, and as the lead role in the The Royle Family, which she co-wrote.
D. 2016 Princess Leia - Star Wars
1926-2017. Singer, songwriter and guitarist. One of the pioneers of rock & roll music and a flamboyant performer famous for his "one legged hop" and "duck walk"
D. 2016 English singer, songwriter and actor
D. 2017. An Australian born in 1956, he drew editorial cartoons for a number of Australian newspapers.
1926-2017. Actor and stand-up comedian famous for his "insult comedy". Also known for his role as Crapgame in the movie Kelly's Heroes and as the voice of Mr Potato Head in the Toy Story movie franchise.
D. 2016 Known for works such as The Zoo Story, The Sandbox, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
1926-2016. Cuban revolutionary who led the 26th of July Movement which overthrew President Fulgencio Batista. Governed Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 then as President from 1976 to 2008
1948-2016. Singer, songwriter and founding member of the American rock band The Eagles.
D. 2016 Emerson, Lake and Palmer
D. 2016 To Kill a Mockingbird
D. 2016 British member of Parliament, murdered by a right-wing extremist.
D.2017. Ways of Seeing was his most well-known work of art history and cultural commentary. His novel G won the Booker Prize.
1948-2017. Also writer and actor. Born in New Zealand, he moved to Australia in the 1970s. Created the character Fred Dagg, a gumboot & singlet-wearing farmer with 7 sons called Trev. Wrote and starred in the Australian mockumentary "The Games" and was the voice of Wal Footrot in the animated movie Footrot Flats - The Dog's Tale
1921-2016. U.S. marine corp pilot and engineer . Served in WW II and Korea before becoming one of the Mercury Seven- the first group of astronauts selected by NASA in 1959. First American to orbit the earth and oldest person to fly in space. He served in the U.S. senate from 1974 to 1999.
1934-2017. Also Formula 1 racing driver. Won three 350cc and four 500cc world championships then went on to Formula 1, winning the 1964 season
D. 2016 Emerson, Lake and Palmer
1931-2016. Reporter and correspondent for CBS news. Longest serving reporter on "60 Minutes"
D. 2016 American jazz and blues pianist, singer, and songwriter.
D. 2016 Born Cassius Clay. 'The Greatest'
1939 - 2017. Born in Feilding, New Zealand Ball created the Footrot Flats comic strip series which ran from 1976 to 1994 and was made into a feature length movie 'Footroot Flats: A Dog's Tale'. He was also known for his cartoons of Stanley the Palaeolithic Hero (the longest running cartoon in Punch magazine), Bruce the Barbarian and All the King's Comrades (also in Punch). He became an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for his services as a cartoonist in 2002.
D. 2016 Composer and conductor
D.2017. She was captain of the England team that won the first women's World Cup. Later a member of the House of Lords she was always a powerful advocate for all women's sports.
1948-2016. Singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist. Founding member of the English rock band Status Quo
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