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Yearend 2015

Notable deaths
Celebrities, politicians and other prominent figures who died in 2015.
OSCARS/PARTIES
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February 25, 2013
Author Jackie Collins died on September 19, 2015 aged 77. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
West Hollywood, UNITED STATES
Author Jackie Collins at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood
Author Jackie Collins died on September 19, 2015 aged 77. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
USA-ENTERTAINMENT/
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November 05, 2014
Rock singer Scott Weiland died in his sleep on December 3, 2015 at the age of 48.
REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Scott Weiland poses during the 10th annual "Classic Rock Roll of Honour" awards in Los Angeles
Rock singer Scott Weiland died in his sleep on December 3, 2015 at the age of 48.
REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
SPORT RUGBY UNION
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November 14, 2005
All Blacks great Jonah Lomu, who revolutionised wing play to become rugby union's first global superstar,...
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Cardiff Blues' new signing Lomu poses during a news conference in Wales
All Blacks great Jonah Lomu, who revolutionised wing play to become rugby union's first global superstar, died on November 18, 2015 at the age of 40. REUTERS/Darren Staples
GERMANY/
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January 19, 2014
Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt died on November 10, 2015 at the age of 96.
REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer...
Hamburg, Germany
Former German Chancellor Schmidt smiles after his speech at his birthday party, organized by German weekly...
Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt died on November 10, 2015 at the age of 96.
REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
BASEBALL/
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February 24, 2011
New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra died on September 22, 2015 aged 90. REUTERS/Steve Nesius...
Tampa, UNITED STATES
New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Berra watches players during a workout at the team's spring training...
New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra died on September 22, 2015 aged 90. REUTERS/Steve Nesius
USA/
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February 25, 2011
Writer Wes Craven, who was best known for creating the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise, died on...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Writer Wes Craven arrives at the The Hollywood Reporter Academy Awards nominee party in Los Angeles
Writer Wes Craven, who was best known for creating the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise, died on August 30, 2015 aged 76. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
MOTOR-RACING-INDY
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May 17, 2012
British professional open-wheel racing driver Justin Wilson died on August 24, 2015 aged 37. REUTERS/Brent...
Indianapolis, UNITED STATES
Justin Wilson adjusts his earplugs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis.
British professional open-wheel racing driver Justin Wilson died on August 24, 2015 aged 37. REUTERS/Brent Smith
FINANCIAL INDIA LIC
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September 27, 2006
Former President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, died on July 27, 2015 at the age of 83. REUTERS/B Mathur...
New Delhi, India
Indian President Kalam attends the celebrations to mark the golden jubilee year of LIC in New Delhi
Former President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, died on July 27, 2015 at the age of 83. REUTERS/B Mathur
USA/
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August 17, 2012
Bobbi Kristina Brown, only child of the late singer Whitney Houston, died on July 26 at the age of 22....
Hollywood, UNITED STATES
Brown daughter of the late singer Houston poses at premiere of Sparkle in Hollywood
Bobbi Kristina Brown, only child of the late singer Whitney Houston, died on July 26 at the age of 22. REUTERS/Fred Prouser
MOTOR-RACING-PRIX/
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October 05, 2014
Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi of France died on July 17, 2015, aged 25. REUTERS/Yuya Shino...
Suzuka, Japan
Marussia Formula One driver Bianchi of France speaks to the media after a news conference at the Suzuka...
Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi of France died on July 17, 2015, aged 25. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
FILM-VENICE/
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September 10, 2009
Egyptian actor Omar Sharif , whose known films included "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago", died...
Venice, Italy
Actor Sharif poses for photographers during "Al Mosafer" photocall during the 66th Venice Film Festival...
Egyptian actor Omar Sharif , whose known films included "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago", died on July 10, 2015, aged 83. EUTERS/Tony Gentile
GERMANY-FILM/
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February 09, 2012
British actor Christopher Lee died on June 7, 2015 aged 93. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
Berlin, Germany
British actor Lee arrives for screening of 'Farewell My Queen' during opening gala at 62nd Berlinale...
British actor Christopher Lee died on June 7, 2015 aged 93. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
USA-POLITICS/
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August 28, 2008
Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden(L), son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, died on May 30,...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Attorney General Beau and Vice Presidential candidate Senator Biden gesture on stage at the 2008 Democratic...
Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden(L), son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, died on May 30, 2015 aged 46.
REUTERS/Chris Wattie
HONGKONG
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November 08, 2011
U.S. mathematician and Nobel Laureate John Nash died on May 23, 2015 aged 86. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
Hong Kong, China
Nobel Laureate John Nash receives an honorary award at City University of Hong Kong
U.S. mathematician and Nobel Laureate John Nash died on May 23, 2015 aged 86. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
MUSIC-MONTREUX/
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July 03, 2011
U.S. blues legend B.B. King died on May 14, 2015 aged 89. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud
Montreux, Switzerland
U.S. blues legend B.B. King performs onstage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux
U.S. blues legend B.B. King died on May 14, 2015 aged 89. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud
SPAIN/
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May 21, 2007
Nobel prize-winning German writer Gunter Grass, who was best known for his first novel "The Tin Drum",...
Madrid, Spain
Nobel prize-winning German writer Grass smokes a pipe during a news conference to promote his latest...
Nobel prize-winning German writer Gunter Grass, who was best known for his first novel "The Tin Drum", died on April 13, 2015 aged 87. REUTERS/Susana Vera
SINGAPORE
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September 14, 2011
Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew died on March 23, 2015 aged 91. REUTERS/Tim Chong
Singapore, Singapore
Former Singapore PM Lee smiles during a dialogue session in Singapore
Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew died on March 23, 2015 aged 91. REUTERS/Tim Chong
BRITAIN/
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February 19, 2009
British author Terry Pratchett, best known for his "Discworld" series of 41 novels, died on March 12,...
London, United Kingdom
British author Terry Pratchett poses for photographers after receiving his knighthood from Britain's...
British author Terry Pratchett, best known for his "Discworld" series of 41 novels, died on March 12, 2015 aged 66. REUTERS/Ian Nicholson/Pool
USA-CALIFORNIA/CHINCHILLAS
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August 20, 2014
Sam Simon, best known as the co-creator of the television "The Simpsons", died on March 8, 2015 aged...
Vista, UNITED STATES
Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, smiles while visiting the San Diego Humane...
Sam Simon, best known as the co-creator of the television "The Simpsons", died on March 8, 2015 aged 59. REUTERS/Mike Blake
USA/
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May 15, 2013
American actor Leonard Nimoy, known for his role as Mr. Spock of the Star Trek franchise, died on February...
Hollywood, UNITED STATES
Nimoy, cast member of new film "Star Trek Into Darkness", poses as he arrives at film's premiere in Hollywood...
American actor Leonard Nimoy, known for his role as Mr. Spock of the Star Trek franchise, died on February 27, 2015 aged 83. REUTERS/Fred Prouser
BRITAIN-SAUDI/ ABDULLAH
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October 29, 2007
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died on January 23, 2015 aged 90. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
London, United Kingdom
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah arrives at Heathrow Airport in west London
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died on January 23, 2015 aged 90. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
FILM-ROME/
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October 30, 2010
Swedish actress Anita Ekberg, best known for her role as "Sylvia" in the Federico Fellini film "La Dolce...
Rome, Italy
Swedish actress Anita Ekberg blows a kiss as she arrives on the red carpet to attend the screening of...
Swedish actress Anita Ekberg, best known for her role as "Sylvia" in the Federico Fellini film "La Dolce Vita", died on January 11, 2015 aged 83.
REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico
USA-ELECTIONS/NEWYORK
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November 05, 2014
Three-time governor of New York and a leading voice of the Democractic Party's liberal wing who turned...
New York, UNITED STATES
Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo embraces his father Mario after being re-election at the U.S. midterm...
Three-time governor of New York and a leading voice of the Democractic Party's liberal wing who turned down several invitations to seek the U.S. presidency, Mario Cuomo (R), died on January 1, 2015 aged 82. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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