Deaths in January - 2017
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Paralyzed NYPD Officer Steven McDonald, who publicly forgave the boy who shot him, died January 10 at the age of 59. He wrote Steven McDonald Story.
Right wing black activist Roy Innis died January 8 at the age of 82. He wrote Energy Keepers Energy Killers: The New Civil Rights Battle.
Artist and caricaturist Dick Gautier died January 13 at the age of 85. His books include The Creative Cartoonist, Drawing and Cartooning 1,001 caricatures and Actors as Artists.
Computer science professor and chess champion Hans Berliner died January 13 at the age of 87. He wrote The System: A World Champion's Approach to Chess and Chess as Problem Solving.
Astronaut Eugene Cernan died on January 16 at the age of 82. He wrote The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space.
Controversial Bishop Eddie L. Long died January 15 at the age of 63. He wrote What a Man Wants What a Woman Needs and It's Your Time: Reclaim Your Territory for the Kingdom.
Soprano Roberta Peters died January 18 at the age of 86. She wrote A Debut at the Met.
Sociologist Zygmunt Bauman died January 9 at the age of 91. His books include Modernity and the Holocaust and Liquid Modernity.
A link to a Bookseller piece about Emma Tennant's death mentions that her friend Hilary Bailey died on 19 January, aged 80. Her books included a short biography of Vera Brittain and various novels, some of which offered a feminist take on classic or well-known stories, including After the Cabaret referencing Christopher Isherwood character Sally Bowles, Cassandra, Princess of Troy and The Cry from Street to Street about women killed by Jack the Ripper.
Art critic Dore Ashton died January 30 at the age of 88. Her books include A Joseph Cornell Album and The New York School: A cultural Reckoning.
Dancer Marta Becket died January 30 at the age of 92. Her books include To Dance on Sands and Death Valley Junction.
Film preservationist David Shepard died January 31 at the age of 76. His books include Landmarks of Early Film and Slapstick Encyclopedia.
* screwy touchstone for Mr. Shepard, will try to fix later.
Novelist Buchi Emecheta died January 25 at the age of 72. Her many books include The Joys of Motherhood, Second-Class Citizen , The Bride Price and The Slave Girl: A Novel.
Author, historian and Soviet era dissident Lev Navrozov died January 22 at the age of 88. He wrote The Education of Lev Navrozov: A Life in the Closed World Once Called Russia.
Tenor Nicolai Gedda died January 8 at the age of 91. His autobiography was called Nicolai Gedda: My Life and Art.
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