Deaths in January - 2018
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Book narrator Katherine Kellgren died January 11. She can be heard on numerous recorded books including Pride and Prejudice, Another Pan, Second Sight and The River Knows.
Sporting News Presents Saturday Shrines.
Psychiatrist Dr. Ronald Fieve died January 2 at the age of 87. He wrote Moodswing and Prozac.
Curator Kynaston McShine died January 8 at the age of 82. His books include Andy Warhol: A Retrospective, Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Cornell.
Radio Producer Joe Frank died January 15 at the age of 79. He wrote The Queen of Puerto Rico and Other Stories.
Tribute from the Royal Shakespeare Company here: https://www.rsc.org.uk/news/john-barton
Author Peter Mayle died January 18 at the age of 78. He is best known for A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence. :'(
PR man Herbert Herb Schmertz died January 17 at the age of 87. He wrote Good-bye to the Low Profile:The Art of Creative Confrontation.
Actor Bradford Dillman died January 16 at the age of 87. He wrote Are You Anybody? An Actor's Life.
South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela died January 23 at the age of 78. His autobiography was called Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela.
The Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker died January 23 at the age of 88. He wrote Somebody's Calling My Name and The Soul of Black Worship.
Check out Steven Hanley's The Big Midweek---a great read about them.
Comedian Bob Smith died January 20 at the age of 59. His books include Openly Bob and Way to Go Smith.
Horror writer Jack Ketchum died January 24 at the age of 71. His work includes Off Season and The Girl Next Door.
Journalist who chronicled Himalayan climbs, Elizabeth Hawley, died January 26 at the age of 94. She wrote Himalayan Database.
Ski bum Warren Miller died January at the age of 93. His his books include Wine, Warren, Women, & Skis and Lurching from one Near-disaster to the Next.
I had the pleasure of meeting him several times. While he was signing one of his books he commented that, "I see you have had the foresight to buy the hardback".
Political scientist and proponent of peaceful resistance Gene Sharp died January 30 at the age of 90. His books include From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation and
Power and Struggle (Politics of Nonviolent Action, Part 1) .
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