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A chronology of those who died in 2015

A chronology of those who died in 2015


Sept. 1

-- Dean Jones, 84, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug," in Los Angeles of Parkinson's disease.

Sept. 5

-- Setsuko Hara, 95, a Japanese actress who starred in direcgor Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story" and many other Japanese classics and whose poise and beauty endeared her to fans who viewed her as a role model for Japanese woman in the years after the country's defeat in World War II, in Kamakura.

Sept. 14

-- Fred Deluca, 67, the Subway co-founder who turned a sandwich shop he started as a teenager into the world's largest fast-food chain, in New York of leukemia.

-- Corneliu Vadim Tudor, 65, a nationalist politician and court poet to late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who attracted audiences by saying what mainstream politicians didn't dare in Bucharest hours after having been admitted to a cardiovascular disease clinic.

Sept. 18

-- Marcin Wrona, 42, a Polish film director Wrona, whose horror movie "Demon" made its world premiere last week in Toronto, in Gdynia, Poland.

Sept. 19

-- Jackie Collins, 77, the bestselling author of dozens of novels including "Hollywood Wives" that dramatized the lifestyles of the rich and the treacherous, in Los Angeles of breast cancer.

-- Willie Mae Seaton, 99, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, IN New Orleans.

-- Esmail Kiram II, 76, the leader of a sultanate in the southern Philippines that staged a 2013 invasion of a bustling Malaysian state and sparked a deadly security crisis, in southern Zamboanga city of kidney failure.

-- Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 33, a son of Dubai's ruler and elder brother to the emirate's heir apparent, in Dubai of a heart attack.

Sept. 20

-- Carmen Balcells, 85, a literary agent who represented some of the biggest names in 20th-century Spanish literature and several Nobel laureates, in Barcelona.

-- C.K. Williams, 78, a prize-winning poet known for his long, conversational lines of verse that brought frequent comparisons to Walt Whitman, in Hopewell, New Jersey of cancer.

-- Carl E. Schorske, 100, a prize-winning historian and popular classroom lecturer whose "Fin-De-Siecle Vienna" is widely regarded as a classic work of intellectual scholarship, in East Windsor, New Jersey.

-- Jeremy P. Tarcher, 83, whose eponymous publishing house released an eclectic wave of best-sellers ranging from Joan Rivers' "Having a Baby Can Be a Scream" to "Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class," in Bel Air, California of complications from Parkinson's disease.

Sept. 22

-- Ali Salem, 79, a famed Egyptian satirical writer whose works include one of the Arab world's most popular comedic plays, in Cairo of natural causes.

-- Yoga Berra, 90, the American baseball catcher renowned as much for his dizzying malapropisms as for his record-setting career with the New York Yankees, in New Jersey of natural causes. Sept. 27

Sept. 27

-- Richard Rainwater, 72, the son of a north Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as in investment manager before becoming a billionaire in investor and philanthropist is his own right, in Forth Worth, Texas of a rare neurological disease.

Sept. 28

-- Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the American television series "Twin Peaks," appeared in films and worked as an assistant director, still photographer and special effects technician, in Ashland, Oregon, where she had been battling cancer.

-- Frankie Ford, 76, a rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues singer whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame at age 19, in Jefferson Paris, Louisiana, of natural causes.

Sept. 29

-- Phil Woods, 83, a leading alto saxophonist in mainstream jazz for more than 60 years whose piercing solos could also be heard on hit records by Billy Joel and Paul Simon, in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. No cause of death was given but he needed oxygen to complete his last concert on Sept. 4.

Updated : 2021-08-01 17:53 GMT+08:00