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Deaths in September - 2017

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Sep 4, 2017, 10:04am Top

Poet John Ashbery died September 3 at the age of 90. He is best know for Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.

Sep 5, 2017, 1:42pm Top

Comedian Shelley Berman died September 1 at the age of 92. His books include A Hotel is a Funny Place and Shelley Berman's Cleans & Dirtys.

Edited: Sep 9, 2017, 7:35am Top

As a young person Simeon Wright witnessed the kidnapping of his cousin Emmett Till. Mr. Wright died September 4 at the age of 74. He wrote Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till.

Feminist author Kate Millett died September 6 at the age of 82. Her books include Sita and Sexual Politics.

Sep 9, 2017, 1:10am Top

Jerry Pournelle died in his sleep at his home in Studio City, California, on September 8, 2017.

Edited: Sep 11, 2017, 9:41am Top

Comic book author Len Wein died September 10 at the age of 69. His work includes Swamp Thing: Dark Genesis and The Untold Legend of the Batman .

Fashion executive Pierre Berge died September 8 at the age of 86. His works include Yves Saint Laurent: Catalog of the Exhibit Held at the Costume Institute and Yves Saint Laurent (The Universe of Fashion).

Scholar on Afghanistan Nancy Hatch Dupree died September 9 at the age of 89. Her books include An Historical Guide to Afghanistan and An Historical Guide to Kabul.

Edited: Sep 12, 2017, 12:20pm Top

Theatre director Sir Peter Hall died September 11 at the age of 86. He wrote Shakespeare's Advice to the Players and his autobiography Making an Exhibition of Myself.

Expert on lasers, physicist Dr. Nicolaas Bloembergen died September 5 at the age of 97. He wrote Nonlinear Optics.

Mathematician Lotfi Zadeh died September 6 at the age of 96. He wrote Fuzzy Logic for the Management of Uncertainty and Linear System Theory: The state Space Approach.

Edited: Sep 13, 2017, 3:13pm Top

Artist Jeremiah Goodman died September 7 at the age of 94. He wrote Jeremiah: A Romantic Vision.

Social and political critic Douglas Dowd died September 8 at the age of 97. His books include Capitalism and Its Economics and The Broken promises of America.

Edited: Sep 14, 2017, 8:24am Top

Author J. P. Donleavy died September 11 at the age of 91. He is best known for The Ginger Man, The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B and A Singular Man.

Character actor famed for playing bad guys in such films as Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Casino and the series The Sopranos, Frank Vincent died September 13 at the age of 80. He wrote A Guy's Guide to Being A Man.

Former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici died September 13 at the age of 85. He wrote A Brighter Tomorrow: Fulfilling the Promise of Nuclear Energy and A Changing America.

Expert on doping in sports, Dr. Gary I. Wadler died September 12 at the age of 78. He wrote Drugs and the Athlete.

Sep 14, 2017, 10:12am Top

Vincent Poklewski Koziell died in France on September 1st 2017 after a fall age 88. He wrote The Ape Has Stabbed Me.

Edited: Sep 18, 2017, 10:50am Top

Sep 20, 2017, 12:35pm Top

The Raging Bull who inspired the movie, boxer Jake LaMotta died September 19 at the age of 95. He wrote Raging Bull: My Story.

Sep 22, 2017, 8:22am Top

Multi-talented Bernie Casey died September 19 at the age of 78. Following a successful career in the NFL, he became an actor, director, painter and poet. His collections of poetry were called Look at the People and Where is the Revolution...and other Poems.

Edited: Sep 25, 2017, 9:42am Top

Former New York City Ballet dancer Marian Horosko died September 11 at the age of 92. Her books include Martha Graham: The Evolution of her Dance Theory and Training, Sleeping Beauty: The Ballet Story and The Dancer's Survival Manual.

Playwright Myrna Lamb died September 15 at the age of 87. She wrote The Mod Donna, and Scyklon Z: Plays of Women's Liberation.

Photographer Pete Turner died September 18 at the age of 83. His books include Pete Turner Photographs and Pete Turner African Journey.

Public opinion research expert Daniel Yankelovich died September 22 at the age of 92. His books include The Magic of Dialogue, New Rules: searching for Fulfillment in a world Turned Upside Down, Coming to Public Judgment and Profit With Honor.

Sep 26, 2017, 5:11am Top

Kate Millett died in Paris on September 6th age 82. She wrote Sexual Politics, Flying, The Loony Bin Trip, Sita, The Politics of Cruelty and Mother Millett.

Sep 26, 2017, 6:57am Top

Painter of elephants and wildlife David Shepherd (-3 of that ilk) died 2017-09-19. His autobiography is The man who loves giants: An artist among elephants and engines.

Sep 26, 2017, 11:58am Top

Wildlife artist David Shepherd died September 19 at the age of 86. His work includes The Man Who Loves Giants and An Artist in Africa.

Sep 27, 2017, 9:05am Top

Actor Tony Booth died September 25 at the age of 85. His autobiography was called What's Left?.

Edited: Sep 28, 2017, 8:31am Top

Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner died September 27 at the age of 91. His books include Playboy: 50 Years: The Cartoons and Hef's Little Black Book.

Playwright Albert Innaurato died September 24 at the age of 70. His work includes Men on Men 2, Gemini: A Play in two acts, Bizarre Behavior: Six Plays and The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie.

Edited: Sep 29, 2017, 9:37am Top

Architect Vann Molyvann died September 28 at the age of 90. He wrote Modern Khmer Cities.

Prolific fantasy and sci-fi author Kit Reed died September 24 at the age of 85. A few of her better known works include Thinner Than Thou and Enclave.

Sep 29, 2017, 3:00pm Top

Prolific author of books on Wicca, spiritualism and the occult, Raymond Buckland died September 27 at the age of 83. His best know work is Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft, also fondly known as Uncle Bucky's Big Blue Book.

Sep 30, 2017, 6:57pm Top

Game show host Monty Hall died September 30 at the age of 96. His memoir was called Emcee Monty Hall.

Oct 2, 2017, 9:32am Top

Journalist and collaborator on many celebrity biographys, Digby Diehl died September 26 at the age of 76. His work includes Tales from the Crypt: the Official Archives and The Million Dollar Mermaid.

Oct 3, 2017, 11:02am Top

Photographer Robert Delpire died September 26 at the age of 91. His books include Histoire de Voir and The Book of Hearts.

Oct 4, 2017, 10:40am Top

Diplomat Sir Brian Barder died September 19 at the age of 83. He wrote What Diplomats Do: The Life and Work of Diplomats.

Oct 6, 2017, 11:38am Top

A leader in international criminal justice M. Cherif Bassiouni died September 25 at the age of 79. His many books include International Extradition: United States Law and Practice, The Pursuit of International Criminal Justice, Introduction to International Criminal Law and The Legal Regime of the International Criminal Court.

Oct 17, 2017, 11:48am Top

Curator Ralph Turner died September 29 at the age of 81. His books include Contemporary Jewelry: A Critical Assessment and Jewelry in Europe and America.

Oct 19, 2017, 7:07am Top

Charles Osborne died September 23rd age 89. He wrote The Complete Operas of Verdi.

Nov 24, 2017, 9:58am Top

Professor Geoffrey Maynard died September 9th 2017 age 95. He wrote The Economy Under Mrs Thatcher

Dec 19, 2017, 8:25am Top

Professor of Anthropology of Dance, Andree Grau died September 27 at the age of 63. Her books include Dance (Eyewitness Books) and Europe Dancing.

Edited: Mar 31, 6:53am Top

Former head of the Unitarian Universalist Association, the Rev. Robert Nelson West died September 27 at the age of 88. He wrote Crisis and Change My Years as the President of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

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