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Deaths in October - 2017

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Oct 2, 2017, 4:43pm Top

He was obviously one of the Heartbreakers because my heart is breaking. 😥 Tom Petty died October 2 st the age of 66. His autobiography was called Conversations with Tom Petty.

Edited: Oct 2, 2017, 5:01pm Top

Sorry Varielle. One of my friends when he comes over and we're jamming with our guitars and drinking beer--he's always messing around with some Tom Petty song or another.

Oct 3, 2017, 11:06am Top

Psychologist Arthur Janov died October 1 at the age of 93. He is best known for The Primal Scream and The Feeling Child.

Oct 6, 2017, 11:33am Top

Actress Anne Wiazemsky died October 5 at the age of 70. Her work includes My Berlin Child, Une poignee de gens, Hymni rakkaudelle and Jeune fille.

Edited: Oct 10, 2017, 11:16am Top

Former football player for the Giants, 49ers and Colts, Y. A. Tittle died October 8 at the age of 90. He wrote Nothing Comes Easy: My Life in Football and Y. A. Tittle: I Pass!

Author Nora Johnson died October 5 at the age of 84. She wrote The World of Henry Orient and Coast to Coast: A Family Romance.

Oct 11, 2017, 11:16am Top

Director of the Bronx Museum, Holly Block died October 7 at the age of 58. Her work includes Art Cuba: The New Generation and Alberto Casado: Todo Clandestino Todo Popular.

Oct 12, 2017, 10:32am Top

Neurophysiologist and expert on sleep, Dr. Michel Jouvet died October 3 at the age of 91. His books include The paradox of Sleep: The Story of Dreaming and The Castle of Dreams.

Oct 13, 2017, 9:54am Top

French actor Jean Rochefort died October 9 at the age of 87. His autobiography was called Ce genre de choses.

Edited: Oct 16, 2017, 8:30am Top

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Richard Wilbur died October 14 at the age of 96. A few of his collections include The Disappearing Alphabet and The Pig in the Spigot.

Chess Grandmaster William Lombardy died October 13 at the age of 79. His books include Chess Opening Traps, Chess Panorama and Chess for Children, Step by Step.

Former UK middle-weight boxing champion Terry Downes died October 6 at the age of 81. He wrote My Bleeding Business.

Oct 17, 2017, 7:31am Top

Sean Hughes died 16th October age 51. He wrote Detainees which the Irish Independent newspaper called the most important novel of the decade and Time Out said was 'the work of wanker'. He also wrote It's What he Would've Wanted.

Edited: Oct 19, 2017, 1:03pm Top

Cornelia Walker Bailey worked to preserve Gullah-Geechee culture. She died on October 15 at the age of 71. She wrote God, Dr. Buzzard, and the Bolito Man.

Musician Gord Downie died October 17 at the age of 53. he wrote Coke Machine Glow and Secret path.

Oct 24, 2017, 12:56pm Top

Cinematographer Walter Lassally died October 23 at the age of 90. He wrote Itinerant Cameraman.

Oct 25, 2017, 9:58am Top

Actor Robert Guillaume died October 24 at the age of 89. He wrote Guillaume: A Life and Animals & Ethics.

Oct 27, 2017, 7:27am Top

Edited: Oct 27, 2017, 9:11am Top

Prolific author who wrote under many pen names Donald Bain died October 21 at the age of 82. He wrote Coffee, Tea or Me and the Murder She Wrote series.

Journalist and spokesman for JFK's campaign, Tom Mathews died October 14 at the age of 96. His books include Standing Fast the Autobiography of Roy Wilkins and The Quest for the Presidency, 1988.

Edited: Oct 30, 2017, 12:41pm Top

Swim coach Terry Laughlin died October 20 at the age of 66. His books include Total Immersion and Triathlon Swimming Made Easy.

A leader in the Native American Civil Rights Movement, Dennis Banks died October 29 at the age of 80. He wrote Ojibwa Warrior.

Poet Fay Chiang died October 20 at the age of 65. Her work includes A Railroad on Gold Mountain and Miwa's Song.

Edited: Nov 4, 2017, 8:02am Top

Mountaineer Fred Beckey died october 30 at the age of 94. His works include Cascade Alpine Guide Climbing and High Routes and Mountains of North America.

Edited: Nov 3, 2017, 8:29am Top

>18 varielle:: You may not have noticed but the death of Iona Opie is recorded in my post >15 PossMan::

Linda Nochlin died October 29th 2017 age 86. An art historian she wrote Women, Art, and Power, Politics and Vision, and Courbet

Edited: Nov 4, 2017, 8:05am Top

Sci-fi author Julian May died October 17 at the age of 86. His books include The Many-Colored Land, The Golden Torc and The Nonborn King.

Nov 7, 2017, 10:34am Top

Professor Hugh Kearney died October 1st 2017 age 93. He wrote The British Isles: A History of Four Nations and Ireland: Contested Ideas of Nationalism and History

Edited: Nov 10, 2017, 7:28am Top

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Nov 15, 2017, 1:58pm Top

Photographer Patrick Nagatani died October 27 at the age of 72. His works include Patrick Nagatani/Andree Tracey and Virtual Pilgrimage.

Edited: Nov 23, 2017, 4:17pm Top

Former President and CEO of Porsche, Peter W. Schutz, died October 28 at the age of 87. He wrote The Driving Force: Extraordinary Results from Ordinary People.

Nov 28, 2017, 9:56am Top

John Mattock, a rose grower, died 23rd October 2017 age 91. He wrote The Reader's Digest Gardener's Guide to Growing Roses. He was often asked whether he had named a rose after his wife Sheila and usually replied "No, as I would be unable to say whether it was better in a bed or up against a wall."

Dec 4, 2017, 7:36am Top

Colin Simpson, a journalist, died October 31st 2017 age 86. He wrote many books including The Ship That Hunted Itself.

Edited: Dec 5, 2017, 7:16am Top

Jane Juska died October 24th 2017 aged 84. In 1999 she was 66 divorced and retired and decided she wanted a lot of sex with a lot of men to which end she put an ad in the New York Review of Books. Her memoir A Round-Heeled Woman was the result. Followed by Unaccompanied Women and a book about Mrs Bennet's marriage in Jane Austen.

Dec 16, 2017, 10:49am Top

John McCracken died October 23rd 2017 age 79. His books include:-
Politics and Christianity in Malawi
A History of Malawi
Voices from the Chilembwe Rising — his final book but unknown to touchstones.

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