Deaths in August - 2017
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Best known for his role in All Creatures Great and Small and as Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter franchise, actor Robert Hardy died August 3 at the age of 91. Interestingly enough, he was an expert on the English long bow and wrote Longbow: A Social and Military History.
Judge George Bundy Smith died August 5 at the age of 80. He wrote You Decide! Applying the Bill of Rights to Real Cases.
Architect Gunnar Birkerts died August 15 at the age of 92. His books include Process and Expression in Architectural Form and Gunnar Birkerts Buildings, Projects and Thoughts.
Comedian, actor and film maker Jerry Lewis died August 20 at the age of 91. His books include Dean and me: A Love Story and The Total Film Maker.
Sci-fi author Brian Aldiss died August 19 at the age of 92. Some of his more popular books include Helliconia Spring and Non-Stop.
New Zealand rugby star Colin Meads died August 20 at the age of 81. His autobiography was titled simply Colin Meads.
Author Thomas Meehan wrote many books to accompany Broadway plays including Annie (An Annie Book) and Hairspray: The Complete Book and Lyrics. He died August 14 at the age of 88.
Sean O'Callaghan died 23rd August age 62. He was an IRA gunman but later changed sides. He wrote The Informer
Also Ernst Zündel died August 6th age 78. He was a neo-Nazi publisher who was prosecuted for Holocaust denial.
Playwright Bernard Pomerance died August 26 at the age of 76. He is best known for The Elephant man.
Former Michigan State basketball coach Jud Heathcote died August 29 at the age of 90. He wrote Jud: A Magical Journey.
Fashion retailer Sir David Tang died August 30 at the age of 63. He wrote Rules for Modern Life: A Connoisseur's Survival Guide.
Self-help author Louise Hay died August 30 at the age of 90. Her books include You Can Heal Your Life and Heal Your Body.
Michael Cromartie promoted journalist's reporting of religion. He died August 28 at the age of 67. His books include Caesar's Coin Revisited, A Preserving Grace and Creation at Risk?.
Novelist Susan Vreeland died August 23 at the age of 71. Her books include The Girl in Hyacinth Blue and The Passion of Artemisia.
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