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This is a chronology of notable deaths in 2015. Names are reported under the date of death. Names under each date are reported in alphabetical order by family name or pseudonym. Deaths of non-human organisms are also reported here if they first have their own Wikipedia article. A typical entry reports information in the following sequence:

  • Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent country of citizenship, reason for notability, established cause of death (if known) and reference.

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See also

References

  1. ^ Скончался народный артист СССР Виктор Коршунов (Russian)
  2. ^ Saddam's ex-deputy Douri dies as suicide bomber in Tikrit
  3. ^ Roma, morto Renato Altissimo: l'ex segretario del Pli si è spento dopo una lunga malattia (Italian)
  4. ^ Comedian Richie D' Horsie dies
  5. ^ Morreu Mariano Gago (Portuguese)
  6. ^ Cardinal Francis George Dies at 78
  7. ^ Ex-US Sen. Griffin, who hastened Nixon resignation, dies
  8. ^ Odešla hokejová legenda. V 72 letech zemřel Jaroslav Holík (Czech)
  9. ^ Alamid frontman Gary Ignacio; 49
  10. ^ Сегодня скончался легендарный футболист и тренер Арутюн Кегеян (Russian)
  11. ^ NPR Founder Don Quayle Dies
  12. ^ Real estate developer A. Alfred Taubman dies at 91
  13. ^ Driss Bamous, Former Morocco’s Soccer Squad Captain, Dies
  14. ^ Ушел "золотой" тренер "Авангарда" (Russian)
  15. ^ Noted football coach Attaphol 'Tak' dies at 52
  16. ^ Pro-Russia journalist shot and killed in Kiev
  17. ^ Beloved soccer coach Fidgi Haig, 47, dies
  18. ^ Former Czech PM Stanislav Gross Dies at Age 45
  19. ^ Longtime broadcaster Jule “Mr. Cartoon” Huffman dies
  20. ^ Report: Singer Johnny Kemp (‘Just Got Paid’) Dies after Fall
  21. ^ Hansa-Nationalspieler Heino Kleiminger ist tot (German)
  22. ^ Former Hibs’ star Tommy Preston dies aged 82
  23. ^ Longtime Green Bay Packers PR director Lee Remmel dies at 90
  24. ^ Longtime lesbian-feminist activist Sidney Abbott dies
  25. ^ Actor, TV personality Kinya Aikawa dies at 80
  26. ^ Award-winning Assamese film director Bidyut Chakraborty passes away
  27. ^ "Jonathan Crombie, Anne of Green Gables actor, dead at 48". CBC. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  28. ^ Christian music pioneer Billy Ray Hearn dies at 85
  29. ^ In Memoriam John N. Howard, 1921-1915
  30. ^ Ousted Ukraine president's ally found shot dead in Kiev home
  31. ^ Bishop Felice Leonardo
  32. ^ Father Alexander Nadson dies in London.
  33. ^ Phoenix jazz legend Margo Reed dies at 73
  34. ^ МИКОЛА АНДРІЙОВИЧ СТОРОЖЕНКО — художник-живописець і графік, педагог. (Ukrainian)
  35. ^ Barbara Strauch, 63, Science and Health Editor at The New York Times, Dies
  36. ^ Grand salute to Nepal political veteran SB Thapa, dies at 88 in Delhi
  37. ^ Folkkära författaren Gunilla Wolde är död (Swedish)
  38. ^ Former Utah Governor Norman H. Bangerter dies at 82
  39. ^ ARD-Journalist: Klaus Bednarz ist tot (German)
  40. ^ Chef Homaro Cantu dies at 38
  41. ^ BIFF founder Kato dies of heart attack
  42. ^ Disparition de Majid Rahnema (French)
  43. ^ Longtime RV business owner Tom Raper dies
  44. ^ Ottawa Senators' Mark Reeds dies at 55
  45. ^ Meir Rosenne, former top diplomat, dies at 84
  46. ^ UFC 1 Veteran Kevin Rosier Dead At 53
  47. ^ Eskimos Mourn the Passing of Howie Schumm
  48. ^ Bremen mourns Nordderby legend Arnold Schütz
  49. ^ Percy Sledge, Who Sang ‘When a Man Loves a Woman,’ Dies at 74
  50. ^ Ex-Railroad Commissioner Buddy Temple dies at 73
  51. ^ E' deceduto oggi a Roma il cardinale italiano Roberto Tucci (Italian)
  52. ^ N.J.'s longest serving mayor Gerry Calabrese dies at 91
  53. ^ Ronnie Carroll: Former Eurovision singer and election candidate dies
  54. ^ Meghalt a 1968-as olimpia ezüstérmes vívója (Hungarian)
  55. ^ Tributes pouring in for late Fermanagh boss Pat King
  56. ^ Thelma Long
  57. ^ Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan Voice of Anti-Capitalism, Is Dead at 74
  58. ^ Renowned German author Günter Grass dies, aged 87
  59. ^ Berrien County Commissioner Neal Nitz Has Died
  60. ^ Milwaukee bowling legend Bob Pinkalla dies at age 86
  61. ^ Victim of Grove Avenue crash identified as author, historian Elizabeth Pryor
  62. ^ Bishop Antônio Alberto Guimarães Rezende
  63. ^ Actress Anjana dies at age of 29
  64. ^ Obituary for Orma Slack
  65. ^ Pro-Russian journalist gunned down in Ukraine's capital
  66. ^ Herb Trimpe, Co-Creator of 'Wolverine,' Dies at 75
  67. ^ Yemen Al-Qaida Branch Says Top Cleric Killed in Drone Attack
  68. ^ Painter Jože Ciuha Dies
  69. ^ Mort de Patrice Dominguez, ancien joueur et voix du tennis français (French)
  70. ^ Alfred Eick (German)
  71. ^ Leading Gabonese opposition figure dies
  72. ^ Former WDSU Anchor Dies at 87
  73. ^ Bill Arhos, Founder of Austin City Limits, Dies at 80
  74. ^ Charles P. Beasley (1945 - 2015) Obituary
  75. ^ Gary Carswell dies in Jurby crash
  76. ^ Jimmy Gunn, standout defensive end at USC, dies at 66
  77. ^ Bangladesh Islamist politician Kamaruzzaman hanged
  78. ^ Sheila Kitzinger, natural childbirth expert, dies aged 86
  79. ^ Janusz Kurczab nie żyje (Polish)
  80. ^ François Maspero est mort (French)
  81. ^ 'Spend, spend, spend' Pools winner Viv Nicholson dies
  82. ^ KOOVEE-legenda Heino Pulli on poissa (Finnish)
  83. ^ Lt-Gen Hanut Singh Rathore dies while in meditation
  84. ^ Tamuno, ex-UI VC, dies
  85. ^ Former Knoxville mayor Kyle Testerman dies at 80
  86. ^ Levi Watkins, 70, Pioneering Heart Surgeon, Is Dead
  87. ^ Zmarł wybitny historyk prof. Andrzej Ajnenkiel (Polish)
  88. ^ Cricket great Richie Benaud dead
  89. ^ Former Arizona Gov. Raul Castro dies at 98
  90. ^ State Representative David Dank Dies At 76
  91. ^ Bottersnikes and Gumbles illustrator Desmond Digby dies age 82
  92. ^ a b Prominent Father-Son Lawyers Killed by Gunmen in Honduras
  93. ^ Legendary UF coach Graves dies
  94. ^ Veteran writer Ronald Hambleton dies at 97
  95. ^ Morre aos 91 anos a crítica de teatro Bárbara Heliodora (Portuguese)
  96. ^ Lauren Hill (1995-2015)
  97. ^ Dorothy Jelicich passes away
  98. ^ 末代皇帝溥仪弟弟溥任去世 (Chinese)
  99. ^ RIP Former Diocese of Eastern Oregon Bishop Rustin R. Kimsey
  100. ^ Judith Malina, Founder of the Living Theater, Dies at 88
  101. ^ Plainview hit-maker Keith McCormack dies at 74
  102. ^ Baseball Almanac
  103. ^ Jim Mutscheller, Colts tight end who made key plays in 1958 championship, dies at 85
  104. ^ NC historian William S. Powell dies at 95
  105. ^ Rocco Quattrocchi
  106. ^ Décès de Rogombé : Le Gabon perd aujourd’hui une de ses plus grandes figures politiques (Ali Bongo) (French)
  107. ^ Mary Rose lead archaeologist Margaret Rule dies
  108. ^ Скорбим... (Russian)
  109. ^ Who Is Alex Soto? Puerto Rican Drag Queen, Comedian Dies From Heart Attack After Foot Infection Surgery
  110. ^ Former Irish international Ray Treacy dies aged 68
  111. ^ Former WA Labor senator Peter Walsh dies
  112. ^ Paul Almond Dead
  113. ^ Décès de la réalisatrice de télévision et de cinéma Nina Companeez (French)
  114. ^ Alex Dalgarno
  115. ^ Award-winning author Ivan Doig, who chronicled the American West, dies at 75
  116. ^ Former Georgia Straight wine columnist and ex-CBC Radio host Jurgen Gothe dies
  117. ^ Popular wildlife artist Ray Harm dies
  118. ^ Congress leader Ghulam Rasool Kar dies at 94
  119. ^ Former Air Chief, who led the flypast over Red Fort on August 15, 1947, passes away
  120. ^ Bishop Elmo Noel Joseph Perera
  121. ^ Veteran CPM leader passes away
  122. ^ Bishop João Alves dos Santos, O.F.M. Cap.
  123. ^ Cuban painter Rafael Soriano dies in Miami at 94
  124. ^ Заслуженный артист России Рогволд Суховерко скончался в Москве (Russian)
  125. ^ 'Dobro Man' Tut Taylor dies
  126. ^ Mabo judge John Toohey's life celebrated
  127. ^ Tsuen-hsuin "TH" Tsien
  128. ^ Mort de Jean-Louis Crémieux-Brilhac, grande voix de la France libre (French)
  129. ^ An Incomplete Spring The Life and Death of Abraham Eraly
  130. ^ Singer Nagore Hanifa no more
  131. ^ HKU's first Chinese vice chancellor Dr Rayson Huang dies
  132. ^ Jayakanthan dead
  133. ^ Sergei Laschenko Murdered in Ukraine
  134. ^ David Laventhol, Publisher on Both Coasts, Dies at 81
  135. ^ Baltimore Blast Hall of Famer Billy Ronson dead at the age of 58
  136. ^ Hermann Schweppenhäuser (German)
  137. ^ Joel Spira, founder of light dimmer switch empire, dies at 88
  138. ^ Minneord Hilde Stavik (Norwegian)
  139. ^ First Pole in NFL, Ryszard Szaro dies
  140. ^ Tribute to AN Erudite Mahanayake
  141. ^ Ion Trewin Guiding hand behind lauded big-name biographies who became the literary director of the Man Booker prizes
  142. ^ Lars Tunbjörk visade oss Sverige genom sitt eget vemod (Swedish)
  143. ^ Archbishop of Montreal, Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, dead at 78
  144. ^ Ole Wackström ur tiden (Swedish)
  145. ^ Obituary: Patrick H. Adkins
  146. ^ Former Montana Gov. Babcock dies
  147. ^ Iraqi Shiite politician Bahr al-Ulloum dies at 88
  148. ^ Jose Capellan dies at age 34 from apparent heart attack
  149. ^ Former Top Gear host dies aged 84
  150. ^ Man City team-mates pay tribute to legend Harry Dowd after he passes away
  151. ^ Dance pioneer ‘Luigi’ Faccuito dies at age 90; left imprint on film, Broadway
  152. ^ Comedian and Voice Actor Stan Freberg Dies at 88
  153. ^ Mr. Gallenstein
  154. ^ Former mayor of Tours found dead before French 'Chinese wedding' trial
  155. ^ Stars' Henyekane dies in car crash
  156. ^ Saskatoon music icon David Kaplan dies
  157. ^ Kardam, son of Bulgaria’s last king, dies at 52
  158. ^ Watergate historian Kutler dies; sued to release Nixon tapes
  159. ^ Geoffrey Lewis, actor in Clint Eastwood movies, dies at 79
  160. ^ Betty Lucas Actor played many roles on and off stage
  161. ^ Longtime Livermore lab physicist and "father of the flywheel" dies at 96
  162. ^ Illinois State assistant Torrey Ward dies in plane crash after title game
  163. ^ Naomi Wilzig, Founder of Erotic Art Museum, Dies at 80
  164. ^ Miami tennis coach, Greek Olympian Saki Balafas dies at 91
  165. ^ Latvian ambassador to Azerbaijan dies in Baku
  166. ^ Addio a Giovanni Berlinguer, una vita nel Pci (Italian)
  167. ^ James Best, sheriff of ‘Hazzard,’ dies in Hickory at 88
  168. ^ Ray Charles, Leader of Ray Charles Singers, Who Backed Perry Como, Dies at 96
  169. ^ Triple Olympian Paul Dearing passes at 73
  170. ^ Milton Delugg Obituary
  171. ^ Walter H. Haas (1917–2015)
  172. ^ Bishop Eugène Moke Motsüri
  173. ^ Juneau artist Rie Munoz dies at 93
  174. ^ Mirė signataras Romualdas Ozolas (Lithuanian)
  175. ^ John Papit, football star and banking executive
  176. ^ French fashion buyer Maria Luisa Poumaillou dies at 61
  177. ^ Art Powell, 1937-2015
  178. ^ Sad News: "Good Times" actor Ben Powers passes away at 64
  179. ^ Former Canadiens D St. Laurent dies at 85
  180. ^ Former Raiders coach, architect of SB XVIII TD, dies at age 84
  181. ^ David "Devilfish" Ulliott Dies Following Cancer Battle
  182. ^ World's oldest person dies in Camden
  183. ^ Умер Бауржан Баймухамедов (Russian)
  184. ^ In Memory of Barbara Bergmann
  185. ^ Madonna's Dermatologist Fredric Brandt Found Dead After Apparent Suicide
  186. ^ Murió en París Juan Carlos Cáceres, el padre del "tango negro" (Spanish)
  187. ^ Richard Dysart Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘L.A. Law’ Star And Stage Veteran Was 86
  188. ^ Former BJP MP Lalit Kishore Chaturvedi passes away
  189. ^ UML leader Dhakal passes away
  190. ^ Maurice Fenner
  191. ^ Victor Gotbaum, Labor Leader Who Helped Save New York From Bankruptcy, Dies at 93
  192. ^ Algeria: Late Sid Ali Kouiret Was an Unrivalled Actor
  193. ^ В Жамбылской области скоропостижно скончался экс-вратарь ФК "Тараз" Накен Кырыкбаев (Russian)
  194. ^ Anne-Claude Leflaive, viticultrice - obituary
  195. ^ Norman B. Leventhal, developer who shaped Boston’s skyline, dies at 97
  196. ^ Former Eagles and Steelers WR Looney dies at 98
  197. ^ Sargy Mann
  198. ^ Vale 2GB's Gordon Moyes
  199. ^ State Representative John Patton Dies
  200. ^ Fallece a los 80 años el compositor palentino Claudio Prieto (Spanish)
  201. ^ Jehan Rajab dies
  202. ^ NZ wrestling great dies
  203. ^ Lon Simmons, Giants' Hall of Fame broadcaster, dies at 91
  204. ^ Известный итальянский модельер скончался в курортном отеле (Russian)
  205. ^ Gardner Taylor, preacher and civil rights figure, dies at 96
  206. ^ Character Actor Tom Towles Dies at 65
  207. ^ Tony Nominee Julie Wilson Passes Away at 90
  208. ^ Zemřel bývalý skokanský reprezentant Jaroslav Balcar (Czech)
  209. ^ Falleció Ramón Barreto (Spanish)
  210. ^ Southampton's legendary Bill Ellerington dies aged 91
  211. ^ Prominent Lethbridge Politician John Gogo, 83, dies
  212. ^ Chopper crash Jamaluddin Jarjis, five others killed
  213. ^ Canadiens legend Elmer Lach dies at age 97
  214. ^ Renowned Ethiopianist Donald N. Levine Passed Away
  215. ^ Ira Lewis, Actor and Playwright, Dies at 82
  216. ^ Medicul sălăjean Ioan Puşcaş a decedat. Era unul dintre marii specialişti în gastroenterologie (Romanian)
  217. ^ Klaus Rifbjerg er død efter længere tids sygdom (Danish)
  218. ^ Lisa Simon Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘Sesame Street’ Producer Was 64
  219. ^ Former Dolphins Quarterback Dick Wood Dies
  220. ^ Nigel Boocock 1937–2015
  221. ^ Sarah Brady, Wife of Former White House Secretary Jim Brady, Dies
  222. ^ Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Dies in Crash
  223. ^ Former 49ers RB/DB Sam Cathcart Passes Away at 90
  224. ^ Traute Foresti 1915 – 2015 (German)
  225. ^ Fallece Rocío García Gaytán, ex titular de Inmujeres (Spanish)
  226. ^ Der Schauspieler Mathias Gnädinger ist tot (German)
  227. ^ Paul Grigoriu a incetat din viata (Romanian)
  228. ^ Lower Brule Sioux Tribe leader Michael Jandreau dies
  229. ^ Turkish veteran musician Kayahan dies of cancer at 66
  230. ^ Former Tiger star Terdell Middleton dies at 59
  231. ^ Vivian Nathan, Original Member of The Actors Studio, Dies at 98
  232. ^ Komedian Mpok Nori Meninggal Dunia (Indonesian)
  233. ^ Mirė Seimo narys Algirdas Patackas (Lithuanian)
  234. ^ Fallece el opispo alavés Luis María Perez de Onraíta (Spanish)
  235. ^ Multifaceted Music Critic Andrew Porter Dies At 86
  236. ^ Robert Rietti
  237. ^ Boruch Dayan Ha'Emmes: Hagon Harav SHummel Halevi Wosner Zatzal – One Of The Poskei Hador
  238. ^ Appreciation The irreplaceable Paule Anglim
  239. ^ Luis Delgado Aparicio, 'El Dr. Saravá', falleció hoy a los 74 años (Spanish)
  240. ^ Russian gymnast Natalia Bobrova dies at 36
  241. ^ Champion of youth justice passes away
  242. ^ Lydgeniet Per Vilhelm Brüel er død - 100 år gammel (Danish)
  243. ^ Death of Bishop Emeritus William B. Friend
  244. ^ Exfutbolista peruano Raúl Gorriti murió ayer a los 58 años (Spanish)
  245. ^ Robert Blair Kaiser, longtime Catholic critic, reformer, dies at 84
  246. ^ Dennis Marks, BBC head of music - obituary
  247. ^ Ben Meisner, broadcasting icon, dies after short battle with cancer
  248. ^ Progeria campaigner Hayley Okines dies at 17
  249. ^ Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira dies aged 106
  250. ^ Pillsbury Doughboy creator Rudolph R. Perz dies at 89
  251. ^ Wielka strata dla Pomorza. Nie żyją prof. Jerzy Treder i Stanisław Pestka (Polish)
  252. ^ Obituary Notice Joseph Reid Science Expert in Global Ocean Circulation
  253. ^ Barbara Sass nie żyje (Polish)
  254. ^ Olga Sawicka nie żyje (1932 -2015) (Polish)
  255. ^ Legendary Mastering Engineer Doug Sax Has Passed Away
  256. ^ Robert Schuller, Crystal Cathedral megachurch founder, dies
  257. ^ Óbito Morreu ex-bispo de Díli, Alberto Ricardo da Silva (Portuguese)
  258. ^ Lorenzo Stanford
  259. ^ Steve Stevaert dood teruggevonden in Albertkanaal (Dutch)
  260. ^ Abdelhadi Tazi, Member of Morocco’s Academy, dies at 94
  261. ^ Nie żyje Jerzy Treder, wybitny profesor (Polish)
  262. ^ Dave Ball passed away
  263. ^ Soul singer Billy Butler dies at age 69
  264. ^ 'Napakasakit Kuya Eddie' singer dies
  265. ^ John Paul Hammerschmidt dies at 92
  266. ^ Sir John Henderson Ingram
  267. ^ Odlazak Preminuo vaterpolist i srebrni olimpijac Zdravko Ćiro Kovačić (Croatian)
  268. ^ Eddie LeBaron, who starred at UOP and in NFL, dies at 85
  269. ^ John Lennon's Ex-Wife, Cynthia Lennon, Dead at 75
  270. ^ The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117
  271. ^ Nicoale Rainea a murit în această dimineaţă (Romanian)
  272. ^ Ex-49ers running back J.D. Smith dies
  273. ^ Obituary: Ottawa animator Bob Walker was nominated for Academy Award
  274. ^ Former Inspector General Of Police, MD Yusuf Is Dead

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