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Deaths in June - 2019

Written in Stone - The Literary Cemetery

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Jun 5, 9:37am Top

Architect Stanley Tigerman died June 3 at the age of 88. His books include Chicago Tribune Tower Competition , Chicago Tapes and Architecture of Exile.

Edited: Jun 7, 12:08pm Top

Musician Dr. John, nee Mac Rebennack, died June 6 at the age of 77. His autobiography was called Under a Hoodoo Moon: The Life of the Night Tripper.

Chef Maida Heatter died June 6 at the age of 102. A couple of her favorite books include Maida Heatter's Book of Great Chocolate Desserts and Maida Heatter's Book of Great Desserts .

Jun 8, 7:34am Top

Philanthropist Lewis B. Cullman died June 7 at the age of 100. He wrote Can't Take It With You: The Art of Making and Giving Money.

Jun 11, 9:31am Top

Food writer Jiggs Kalra died June 11 at the age of 72. His books include Classic Cooking of Avadh ,Classic Cooking of Rajasthan and Classic cooking of Punjab.

Edited: Jun 12, 3:38pm Top

Musician Velvel Pasternak died June 11 at the age of 85. His books include The Jewish Fake Book (Fake Books), Songs of the Chassidim and ISRAEL IN SONG .

Economist Martin Feldstein died June 11 at the age of 79. His books include American Economic Policy in the 1980s and The Risk of Economic Crisis .

Jun 14, 9:09am Top

Diplomat John Gunther Dean died June 6 at the age of 93. He wrote DANGER ZONES: A Diplomat's Fight for America's Interests .

Jun 15, 9:19pm Top

Film directorFranco Zeffirelli died June 15 at the age of 96. His autobiography was called Zeffirelli: An Autobiography.

Edited: Jun 18, 11:30am Top

Jun 19, 11:25am Top

Film maker Peter Whitehead died June 10 at the age of 82. His books include Baby Doll and The Risen: A Holographic Novel .

Jun 19, 3:49pm Top

Uighur writer Nurmuhammad Tohti died in a Chinese internment camp where he had been placed for "re-education". He was 70. The exact date of his death is unknown. Although he doesn't appear as a writer in LT, I still thought he was worth a mention. https://www.voanews.com/extremism-watch/prominent-uighur-writer-dies-chinese-int...

Jun 20, 6:08am Top

Professor Norman Stone historian died June 18th 2019 aged 78. His first book was The Eastern Front 1914-17 .

Jun 21, 7:59am Top

Indian playwright and actor Girish Karnad died June 10 at the age of 81. His work includes Three Plays: Naga-Mandala; Hayavadana; Tughlaq and Tughlaq: A Play in Thirteen Scenes .

Edited: Jun 22, 12:58pm Top

Master carver David Esterly died June 15 at the age of 75. He wrote The Lost Carving: A Journey to the Heart of Making and Grinling Gibbons and the Art of Carving .

Historian Burjor Avari died in June at the age of 80. He wrote India: the ancient past and Islamic civilization South Asia.

Edited: Jun 25, 6:53am Top

Biographer Brenda Maddox died June 16th 2019. Having read a biography of James Joyce she decided to research Nora Barnacle his wife and the model for Molly Bloom in Ulysses

Edited: Jun 28, 4:16am Top

Developer of the birth control pill, Dr. George Rosenkranz died June 23 at the age of 102. Interestingly his side gig was as a bridge champion. He wrote Bid Your Way to the Top (Tips for Tops), Win with Romex: The key to accurate bidding and More Tips for Tops.

Sculptor Robert Therrien died June 17 at the age of 71. His collections include Robert Therrien , The Anatomy of the Screaming Man: A Comic Strip Collection and 7 & 6 .

Editor Michael Levitas died June 22 at the age of 89. His work includes A Nation Challenged: A Visual History of 9/11 and Its Aftermath (Editor) , America in crisis and The New York Times: America's Presidents .

Journalist Steve Dunleavy died June 24 at the age of 81. He wrote Elvis: What Happened? and The Very First Lady .

Biographer Brenda Maddox died June 16 at the age of 87. Her numerous works include Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA and Nora: The Real Life of Molly Bloom .

Former Anglican Bishop who was later jailed, Peter Ball died June 17 at the age of 87. His books include Anglican Spiritual Direction and Introducing Spiritual Direction .

Edited: Jul 1, 11:54am Top

Curator Peter Selz died June 21 at the age of 100. His books include Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings and German Expressionist Painting.

Interior design editor Min Hogg died June 24 at the age of 80. Her books include Interiors and The world of interiors : a decoration book.

Former US prosecutor Whitney North Seymour Jr. died June 29 at the age of 95. His books include For the people: Fighting for public libraries and Making a Difference .

Actress Susan Bernard died June 21 at the age of 71. Her books include Bernard of Hollywood's Marilyn and Redheads! (Bernard of Hollywood Pin-Ups).

Edited: Jul 3, 1:40pm Top

Automotive executive Lee Iacocca died July 2 at the age of 94. His books include Iacocca: An Autobiography, Where have all the Leaders Gone? and Talking Straight.

Film buff Bob Dorian died June 15 at the age of 85. He wrote Bob Dorian's classic movies .

Journalist David Binder died June 30 at the age of 88. His books include BERLIN: EAST and WEST ...in Pictures and Fare Well Illyria .

Jul 11, 4:06pm Top

Anita Epstein survived the Holocaust because her Jewish parents smuggled her in a valise to a Catholic family who protected her during the war. She died June 27 at the age of 76. Her memoir was called Miracle Child: The Journey of a Young Holocaust Survivor.

Aug 12, 9:40am Top

Aug 14, 1:10pm Top

Publisher Cecil Woolf (nephew of Virginia) died June 10 at the age of 92. His works include A bibliography of Frederick Rolfe, Baron Corvo and New Quests for Corvo .

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