Requiescat In Pace
(Definition: May s/he rest in peace.)
This page is dedicated to the remembrance of people who have passed away from physical manifestation this past year. Most of the names on this list were known for their contributions to the field of Art & Entertainment.
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Spirit Talk Index Special Biographies Departed Souls of 2005 Departed Souls of 2006
Don Adams, 82. Actor best known as Maxwell Smart in "Get Smart," the '60s spy spoof.
Eddie Albert, 99. TV and movie actor best remembered for role in TV's "Green Acres."
Anne Bancroft, 73. Oscar-winning actress.
Renaldo (Obie) Benson, 69. Member of Motown's Four Tops.
Ara Berberian, 74. Detroit-born opera singer.
Clarence (Gatemouth) Brown, 81. Blues singer-guitarist.
Roy Brooks, 67. Detroit-born jazz drummer.
R.L. Burnside, 78. Blues singer-guitarist.
(Little) Milton Campbell, 70. Soul-blues vocalist.
Johnny Carson, Died Jan. 23, 2005 - TV legend Johnny Carson died of emphysema at age 79. Next to Lucille Ball, Johnny Carson was the most influential performer in the history of entertainment TV.
Jim Capaldi, Died Jan. 28, 2005 - Rock drummer Jim Capaldi died of stomach cancer at age 60.
Chris Curtis, Died Feb. 28, 2005 - Drummer for the 1960s band "The Searchers" was found dead at home at age 63.
Ossie Davis, Died Feb. 4, 2005 - Award-winning actor/writer/director Ossie Davis was found dead in his hotel room in Miami at age 87.
Johnny Carson, 79. Legendary host of "The Tonight Show."
Sandra Dee, Died Feb. 20, 2005 - Golden Globe winning actress Sandra Dee died of kidney disease. Some sources state that Ms. Dee was born in 1942 while others claim it was 1944. Ms. Dee was either 60 or 62 years old.
Bob Denver, 70. Star of TV's "Gilligan's Island" and "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis."
Lucia De Jesus Dos Santos, Died Feb. 13, 2005 - In 1917, three children claimed to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary at Fatima Portugal. The children said that the Virgin Mary appeared to them six times. The final vision was supposedly witnessed by nearly 50,000 people. Lucia de Jesus dos Santos and her two cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marta were the subject of worldwide speculation and adoration. Ms. Dos Santos became the Nun Sister Lucia. She died at age 97. Sister Lucia’s cousins died during the worldwide flu epidemics of 1919 and 1920. The Catholic Church beatified the two cousins in 2000, the last step before Sainthood. Actress Susan Whitney portrayed Sister Lucia in the Oscar nominated film "The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima." Actress Inis Orsini played her in the Spanish/Portuguese co-production "Our Lady of Fatima." The events were also the subject of the films "Aparicao" and "The Third Secret of Fatima."
Shirley Eder, 85. Longtime Free Press gossip columnist and friend to the stars.
Sixten Ehrling, 86. Music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 1963-73.
Barbara Bel Geddes, 82. Film, TV and stage actress.
Spencer Dryden, Died Jan. 11, 2005 - Spencer Dryden, former drummer for the psychedelic 60’s band "Jefferson Airplane" died of cancer at age 66.
Frank Gorshin, 72. Actor best known for role as the Riddler on "Batman" TV series.
Jimmy Griffin, Died Jan. 11, 2005 - Oscar-winning composer and co-founder of the 1970’s soft-rock band "Bread" Jimmy Griffin died of cancer at age 61.
Karl Haas, 91. Host of the Detroit-based, syndicated classical radio show "Adventures in Good Music."
Teddy Harris Jr., 70. Detroit jazz pianist.
Mitch Hedberg, 37. Cult-favorite comedian.
Shirley Horn, 71. Jazz singer and pianist.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Died Feb. 21, 2005 - Cuban novelist G. Cabrera Infante died of septicemia at age 75.
Peter Jennings, 67. Anchor of "ABC World News Tonight."
Armand Kaproff, Died Feb. 6, 2005 - Master cellist Armand Kaproff died of old age at 85.
Merle Kilgore, Died Feb. 6, 2005 - Composer and actor Merle Kilgore died of complications from cancer at age 70.
Ruth Laredo, 67. Detroit-born classical pianist.
Franco Mannino, Died Feb. 1, 2005 - Sicilian composer Franco Mannino died of complications following surgery at age 80.
Virginia Mayo, Died Jan.17, 2005 - Screen star Virginia Mayo died of heart failure and pneumonia at age 84.
Ismail Merchant, 68. Film producer who teamed with James Ivory on celebrated films
such as "The Remains of the Day" and "A Room with a View."
Arthur Miller, 89. U-M educated playwright of such classics as "Death of a Salesman" and "The Crucible." Died Feb. 10, 2005 - The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright died of heart failure at age 89.
Pat Morita, 73. Film and TV actor who played Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid" movies.
Larry Nozero, 61. Detroit jazz saxophonist.
Sal Pacino, Died Jan. 12, 2005 - Pacino family patriarch Sal Pacino died of a heart attack at age 82.
Edward Patten, 65. Detroit resident and member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.
Richard Pryor, 65. Influential comedian.
John Raitt, Died Feb. 20, 2005 - Singer/actor John Raitt died of pneumonia at age 88.
Nipsey Russell, 80. Comedian and actor.
Vincent Schiavelli, 57. Character actor.
Dr. Gene Scott, Died Feb. 21, 2005 - Dr. Scott died of complications following a stroke at age 75.
Bobby Short, 80. Standards vocalist.
Jimmy Smith, 76 or 79 (reports vary). Jazz organist.
John Spencer, 58. TV actor best known for roles on "The West Wing" and "L.A. Law."
Danny Sugerman, Died Jan. 5, 2005 - Danny Sugerman, former manager of rock band The Doors and author of the great Jim Morrison biography "No One Here Gets Out Alive" died of lung cancer at age 50.
Hunter S. Thompson, Died Feb. 20, 2005 - Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson pulled his latest and last act as a wildman by shooting himself in the head. He was 67 years old. Dr. Thompson was the father of "Gonzo Journalism." His work focused on him as much as whatever subject he was observing. His best know work was the classic "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." He also wrote the excellent look at the famed California biker organization "Hells Angels." Actor Bill Murray played Dr. Thompson in the 1980 misfire "Where the Buffalo Roam." Thompson was an executive consultant on that film. His best known book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" was filmed in 1998 and starred Johnny Depp. Dr. Thompson co-wrote the pilot film for the TV series "Nash Bridges" with his neighbor Don Johnson. He was the inspiration of Garry Trudeau’s "Doonsebury" character Duke. Dr. Thompson’s antics were too numerous and detailed to try and summarize in this small space. Read "Fear and Loathing." Prayers of comfort for his family and friends.
Luther Vandross, 54. Contemporary R&B singer.
Chris Whitley, 45. Bluesy singer-songwriter.
August Wilson, 60. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.
Ronald Winans, 48. Detroiter and member of legendary gospel group the Winans.
Link Wray, 76. Rock guitarist.
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Rumi (Sufi Poet)
Buddha (Spiritual Avatar)
Rainer Maria Rilke (Romantic Poet)
Ted Hughes (English Poet Laureate)
Billie Holiday (Jazz Singer)
John Lennon (Poet, Musician)
Jim Morrison (Poet, Musician)
Janis Joplin (Rock Singer)
Kurt Cobain (Rock musician)
Jeff Buckley (Musician)
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