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Deaths in October - 2019

Written in Stone - The Literary Cemetery

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Oct 4, 2:42pm Top

Actress and singer Diahann Carroll died October 4 at the age of 84. Her books include The Legs Are the Last to Go and Diahann: An Autobiography .

Edited: Oct 5, 6:44am Top

Portuguese politician Diogo Freitas do Amaral died October 3 at the age of 78. His books include D. Afonso Henriques and O Antigo Regime.

Edited: Oct 6, 8:09am Top

Drummer for Cream Ginger Baker has died at the age of 80 on October 6. He wrote Ginger Baker: Hellraiser: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Drummer.

Oct 6, 8:10am Top

#3--great drummer. Unique off the wall character.

Edited: Oct 6, 9:49am Top

Irish poet Ciaran Carson died October 6 at the age of 70. His many books include Last night’s Fun and Shamrock Tea.

Oct 7, 8:01pm Top

Physicist Stephen Lukasik died October 3 at the age of 88. He wrote Protecting Critical Infrastructures Against Cyber-Attack (Adelphi Papers) .

Oct 10, 7:39am Top

Photographer Jill Freedman died October 9 at the age of 79. Her books include Old News: Resurrection City and Circus Days.

Edited: Oct 11, 2:34pm Top

Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov died October 11 at the age of 85. He wrote Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story, I Walk in Space and Solvinden.

Edited: Oct 15, 8:29am Top

Literary critic Harold Bloom died October 14 at the age of 89. His many works to Clyde The Western Canon and How to Read and Why.

Restaurateur Bruce LeFavour died October 4 at the age of 84. He wrote France on Foot.

Children’s book editor Richard Jackson died October 2 at the age of 84. He wrote In Plain Sight: A Game and Have a Book: Says Look.

Poet John Giorno died October 10 at the age of 82. He wrote You Got to Burn to Shine and Subduing Demons in America.

Edited: Oct 16, 10:18pm Top

New Yorker cartoonist Dana Fradon died October 3 at the age of 97. His books include Harold the Herald and Sir Dana.

Photographer Sally Soames died October 5 at the age of 82. Her books are Manpower: Photographs and Writers: Photographs.

Edited: Oct 18, 7:41am Top

Advocate for the Great Lakes, Lee Botts died October 5 at the age of 91. She wrote The Great Lakes: An Environmental Atlas.

The first female head of the Nobel literature committee, Sara Danius died October 12 at the age of 57. Her books include The Senses of Modernism, The Prose of the World and Prousts Motor.

Architect Charles Jencks died October 13 at the age of 80. His many books include The Language of Post-Modern Architecture and Modern Movements in Architecture.

Cuban prima ballerina Alicia Alonso died October 17 at the age of 98. She wrote Dialogos con la danza

Edited: Oct 19, 8:05am Top

Author Kate Braverman died October 12 at the age of 70. Her numerous books include Lithium for Medea, The Incantation of Frida K. and Palm Latitudes.

Princeton literature professor and WWII veteran Samuel Hynes died October 4 at the age of 95. His works include Reporting World War Ii, Flights of Passage and The Soldier’s Tale: Bearing Witness.

Executive for Oracle, Mark Hurd died October 18 at the age of 62. He wrote The Value Factor.

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