Famous Deaths in December 2015

  • Dec 2 Anthony Valentine, British actor (Colditz), dies at 76
  • Dec 3 Scott Weiland, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), dies at 48
  • Dec 4 Robert Loggia, American actor (Officer & a Gentleman, Scarface), dies at 85
  • Dec 6 Holly Woodlawn, transgender Puerto Rican actress (Warhol films), dies at 69
  • Dec 8 Mattiwilda Dobbs, American soprano, dies at 90
  • Dec 8 Bonnie Lou [Mary Joan Okum] American Rockabilly musician, dies at 91
  • Dec 10 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers), dies at 87
  • Dec 11 John "Hot Rod" Williams, American NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), dies of cancer at 53
  • Dec 14 Lillian Vernon, founder and CEO of the Lillian Vernon Corporation (first company listed on US stock exchange started by a woman), dies at 88
  • Dec 15 Ken Pogue, Canadian actor (Adderly, Katts and Dog), dies of cancer at 81
  • Dec 19 Kurt Masur, German conductor (New York Philharmonic), dies at 88
  • Dec 20 Patricia Elliott, American actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live), dies at 77
  • Dec 23 Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist, (1994 Nobel Prize for G-protein discoveries), dies at 74
  • Dec 24 William Guest, American singer (Gladys Knight Show), dies at 74
  • Dec 27 Stevie Wright, British-born Australian singer with the Easybeats (Friday on my Mind), dies at 68
  • Dec 27 Meadowlark Lemmon, American basketball star (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 83
  • Dec 27 Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer and director, dies at 93
  • Dec 27 Stein Eriksen, Norwegian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 88
  • Dec 28 Lemmy [Ian Kilminster], heavy metal musician (Motorhead), dies at 70
  • Dec 28 Ian Murdock, German-born American computer programmer (Debian project, Progeny Linux Systems), dies at 42
  • Dec 29 Frank Malzone, American MLB player (Boston Red Sox), dies at 85
  • Dec 30 Doug Atkins, NFL hall of famer (Browns, Bears, Saints), dies at 85
  • Dec 30 Howard Edward Davis Jr., boxer (Olympic silver 1976), dies at 59
  • Dec 31 Wayne Rogers, American actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls), dies at 82

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Dec 31 Natalie Cole, American vocalist (Pink Cadillac, Miss You Like Crazy), dies at 65

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
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Natalie Cole
  • Dec 31 Beth Howland, American actress (Vera - Alice, Company), dies at 74