Almost Unnoticed Deaths


  • December 31, 2008: Vincent Ford, the songwriter credited with composing the Bob Marley reggae classic No Woman, No Cry has died in Jamaica. He was 68.
  • December 30, Bernie Hamilton (born June 12, 1928) Starsky and Hutch's captain died of cardiac arrest , aged 80. 
  • December 28, 2008: Rock guitarist Delaney Bramlett, who collaborated with such artists as George Harrison and Eric Clapton, died in a Los Angeles.
  • December 24, 2008: Nobel Prize (Literature) Harold Pinter died 78.  Pinter was an English dramatist, actor and theatre director. He has been called the most influential and imitated playwright of his generation. 
  • December 23, 2008: Clint Ballard Jr. who wrote “You’re No Good” for Linda Ronstadt in 1975, Dies 77  
  • December 21, 2008: Dale Wasserman, writer of Man of La Mancha, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, died on December 21 due to congestive heart failure. 
  • November 17, 2008: George Morrison, father of The Doors singer, dies 89
  • October 15, 08: Neal Hefti, composer of the theme from the Batman TV series, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 85 
  • October 13, 08: Guillaume Depardieu (April 7, 1971 – October 13, 2008) son of the actor Gérard Depardieu and the actress Elisabeth Depardieu dies 37 of pneumonia.
  • Aug 28, 08: Philomena Gotti, matriarch of crime family, father of John Gotti, dies 96 
  • Aug 26, 08: Dave Freeman - CoAuthor of '100 Things to Do Before You Die" dies after accidental hit in his head at home.
  • Aug 24, 08: Replacements Drummer Steve Foley Dies Of Apparent Drug Overdose at 49
  • Aug 6, 08: Leonardo DiCaprio's grandmother has died in her hometown of Oer-Erkenschwick in Germany at age 93. 
  • July 19, 08 - Robert O. Nesheim, a nutritionist for Quaker Oats who helped develop popular breakfast cereals like Cap'n Crunch and Life, has died at age 86.
  • July 16, 08 - Les Crane, a radio host and one-time Johnny Carson talk show rival, who found later success as a software developer and publisher, has died at the age of 74.
  • July 15, 08 - Gospel Icon Lawrence C. Roberts dies (YouTube Video)
  • July 14, 08 - The former Archbishop of Wales, the Right Reverend George Noakes, has died (83). He was an Archbishop of Wales from 1987 until 1991.
  • July 13, 08 - 'World's oldest blogger' dies in Australia
    An Australian woman described as the world's oldest Internet blogger has died at the age of 108 after posting a final message about singing "a happy song" in her nursing home.
  • Nov 10, 07 - Kanye West's mother, Donda West, was pronounced dead due to complications from cosmetic surgery involving a tummy tuck and breast reduction procedure.