Deaths in September - 2017
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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.
Jerry Pournelle died in his sleep at his home in Studio City, California, on September 8, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
Vincent Poklewski Koziell died in France on September 1st 2017 after a fall age 88. He wrote The Ape Has Stabbed Me.
Theologian Rene Laurentin died September 10 at the age of 99. His books include Bernadette Speaks, Is the Virgin Mary Appearing at Medjugorje?, and The Meaning of Consecration Today.
Wrestler Bobby Heenan died September 17 at the age of 73. He wrote Bobby the Brain: Wrestling's Bad Boy Tells All and Chair Shots and Other Obstacles: Winning Life's Wrestling Matches.
Famed New Yorker writer Lillian Ross died September 20 at the age of 99. Her books include Picture, The Fun of It: Stories from the Talk of the Town and Here But Not Here: My Life with William Shawn and the New Yorker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charles Osborne died September 23rd age 89. He wrote The Complete Operas of Verdi.
Professor Geoffrey Maynard died September 9th 2017 age 95. He wrote The Economy Under Mrs Thatcher
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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