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May 26
Vicente Aranda

Vicente Aranda

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Vicente Aranda directed many films including "Amantes" (Lovers), "La Passión Turca" (The Turkish Passion), and "Juana la loca" (Mad Love), among others.
May 14
B.B. King

B.B. King

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He is widely regarded as one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time, inspiring countless other electric blues and blues rock guitarists. B.B. King was also known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing at more than 200 concerts per year on average into his 70s. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. In 2006, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush.
May 04
Jesús Hermida

Jesús Hermida

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April 17
Francis George

Francis George

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His Eminence Francis Eugene George, OMI was an American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago.
April 14
Percy Sledge

Percy Sledge

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Percy Sledge was an African American R&B, soul, gospel, and traditional pop singer. He was best known for his song "When a Man Loves a Woman". Sledge was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.
April 13
Günter Grass

Günter Grass

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Günter Grass was known for writing the controversial, but yet classic novel The Tin Drum. In 1999 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Eduardo Galeano

Eduardo Galeano

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Eduardo Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist considered, among other things, "global soccer´s pre-eminent man of letters" and "a literary giant of the Latin American left". His best-known works are Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America, 1971) and Memoria del fuego (Memory of Fire Trilogy, 1982–6).
April 07
Geoffrey Lewis

Geoffrey Lewis

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Geoffrey Lewis was an American character actor. Lewis´s filmography includes television shows such as Law & Order: Criminal Intent and My Name is Earl, as well as films such as Down in the Valley, The Butcher, Maverick, and When Every Day Was the Fourth of July. Lewis worked many times with actor-director Clint Eastwood in several movies.
April 06
James Best

James Best

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James Best is best known for his starring role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the CBS television series The Dukes of Hazzard.
April 03
Pedro del Hierro

Pedro del Hierro

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April 02
Manoel de Oliveira

Manoel de Oliveira

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Manoel de Oliveira was a Portuguese director and screenwriter. Although his career began in the silent film era, he did not attain international recognition until the late 20th century, and his most prolific period was in his senescence. Among his numerous awards were two Career Golden Lions from the Venice Film Festival and the French Legion of Honor.
March 26
Tomas Tranströmer

Tomas Tranströmer

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Tomas Tranströmer is acclaimed as one of the most important Scandinavian writers since the Second World War. He was the recipient of the 1990 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature.
March 25
Pedro Reyes

Pedro Reyes

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March 23
Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew

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Lee Kuan Yew was the Singapore Prime Minister (1959–1990), Senior Minister (1990–2004) and Minister Mentor (2004–2011). He is recognised as the founding father of modern Singapore, and the only leader known to bring an entire country from third-world to first-world status in a single generation. During his leadership, Singapore separated from the Federation of Malaysia in 1965 and grew from an underdeveloped colonial outpost with no natural resources into a "First World", Asian Tiger. He has remained one of the most influential political figures in South-East Asia. With his successive ministerial positions over 50 years, Lee was also one of the longest-serving ministers in history.
March 21
Jørgen Ingmann

Jørgen Ingmann

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Jørgen Ingmann was a jazz and pop guitarist from Copenhagen, Denmark. He was popular in Europe, and had a wider international hit in 1961 with his version of "Apache". He will be most remembered in the Eurovision family for having won the Song Contest on behalf of Denmark in 1963 alongside his wife back then, Grethe, and the song Dansevise.
March 20
Malcolm Fraser

Malcolm Fraser

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Malcolm Fraser was an Australian politician who was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1975 to 1983. Before being prime minister, Fraser was a member of the Australian Parliament from 1955 through 1983. He served as Minister of Defence from 1966 to 1968 and again from 1969 to 1971 and Minister for Education and Science from 1968 to 1969 and again from 1971 to 1972.
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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

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Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll". By the mid-1950s, Elvis Presley appeared on the radio, television and the silver screen. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines that coincided with the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, made him enormously popular—and controversial. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, blues and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music, with estimated album sales of around 600 million units worldwide. He was nominated for 14 Grammys and won three, receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

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Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. Michael Jackson started performing with The Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. He made the highest-selling album of all time, Thriller, in 1982. He is known for popularizing dance moves such as the robot and the moonwalk. Jackson won a lot of awards and broke many records, making him the most-awarded recording artist in the history of popular music and the estimated sale of over 400 million records worldwide. He is often cited as the biggest star since Elvis Presley.
Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

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Kurt Cobain was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana.
Robin Williams

Robin Williams

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Robin Williams was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Williams played numerous memorable film roles, both comedic and dramatic. He is known for his fast-paced, improvisational performance style, and for his performances in films like Patch Adams and Dead Poets Society. Notable works include Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Bicentennial Man and Hook, among others. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, Williams went on to receive the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Good Will Hunting (1997). He also received two Emmy Awards, numerous Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and many Grammy Awards.
Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

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He was best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. As a songwriter, he composed many hits for Queen, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Killer Queen", "Somebody to Love", "Don´t Stop Me Now", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", and "We Are the Champions". In addition to his work with Queen, he led a solo career, and also occasionally served as a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists. In 2002, the band received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Freddie Mercury is widely considered as one of the greatest vocalists in popular music.
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Pilar Miró

Pilar Miró

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She directed TVE from 1986 to 1989, and in the 1990s, the weddings of the daughters of King Juan Carlos I.
Dwight Gustafson

Dwight Gustafson

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Dwight Gustafson was an American composer, conductor, and dean of the School of Fine Arts at Bob Jones University.
Joan Miró

Joan Miró

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Movement: Surrealism. Joan Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and famously declared an "assassination of painting" in favour of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.
Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton

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Lionel Hampton was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Hampton ranks among the greatest names in jazz history, having worked with a who´s who of jazz musicians, from Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and Buddy Rich to Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, and Quincy Jones. In 1992, he was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.
Mikey Welsh

Mikey Welsh

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Best known as the former bassist of Weezer
Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler rose to power in German politics as leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, also known as the Nazi Party. He served as Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and as dictatorial leader of the Third Reich from 1934 to 1945. Hitler was at the centre of Nazi Germany, World War II in Europe, and the Holocaust. He committed suicide to avoid capture by the Red Army. Under Hitler´s leadership and racially motivated ideology, the regime was responsible for the genocide of at least 5.5 million Jews, and millions of other victims whom he and his followers deemed racially inferior.
Bruce Cabot

Bruce Cabot

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Bruce Cabot was an American film actor, best remembered as Jack Driscoll in King Kong and for his roles in films such as the sixth version of Last of the Mohicans, Fritz Lang´s Fury and the western Dodge City. He was also known as one of "Wayne´s Regulars", appearing in a number of John Wayne films beginning with Angel and the Badman.
Edie Sedgwick

Edie Sedgwick

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Edie Sedgwick was an American heiress, socialite, actress, and fashion model. She is best known for being one of Andy Warhol´s superstars. Sedgwick became known as "The Girl of the Year" in 1965 after starring in several of Warhol´s short films in the 1960s. She was dubbed an "It Girl", while Vogue magazine also named her a "Youthquaker".
Paul Poiret

Paul Poiret

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His contributions to twentieth-century fashion have been likened to Picasso´s contributions to twentieth-century art.
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Bernard Katz

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Sir Bernard Katz was a German-born biophysicist, noted for his work on nerve biochemistry. He shared the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1970 with Julius Axelrod and Ulf von Euler.

Cosmo Duff Gordon

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Sir Cosmo Edmund Duff Gordon, 5th Baronet was a prominent Scottish landowner and sportsman, best known for the controversy surrounding his escape from the sinking of the RMS Titanic. As a sportsman, Sir Cosmo was most noted as a fencer, representing Great Britain at the 1906 Summer Olympics, winning silver in the team épée event.

Karl Ferdinand Braun

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Karl Ferdinand Braun contributed significantly to the development of the radio and television technology : he shared with Guglielmo Marconi the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Bram Stoker

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Bram Stoker was an Irish novelist and short story writer best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel, Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.

Sara Jane Lippincott

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Sara Jane Lippincott was an American author, poet, and lecturer. One of the first women to gain access into the Congressional press galleries, she used her questions to advocate for social reform and women´s rights.

Giuseppe Peano

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The author of over 200 books and papers, he was a founder of mathematical logic and set theory, to which he contributed much notation. The standard axiomatization of the natural numbers is named the Peano axioms in his honor. As part of this effort, he made key contributions to the modern rigorous and systematic treatment of the method of mathematical induction. Notable works: Formulario mathematico, Latino Sine Flexione, Peano theorem, among others.

Steve Marriott

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Marriott is remembered for his powerful singing voice which belied his small stature, and for his aggressive approach as a guitarist in mod rock bands Small Faces and Humble Pie

Rubin Carter

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Rubin Carter was twice wrongly convicted of a triple murder and later freed via a petition of habeas corpus after spending almost 20 years in prison. From 1993 to 2005, Carter served as executive director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted.

Deanna Durbin

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Tim Hetherington

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Hetherington was best known for the documentary film Restrepo (2010). He was killed by shrapnel from either a mortar shell or an RPG fired by Libyan forces while covering the 2011 Libyan civil war.

Christian X of Denmark

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Christian X was King of Denmark from 1912 to 1947 and the only King of Iceland between 1918 and 1944. With a reign spanning two world wars, and his role as a rallying symbol for Danish national sentiment during the German Occupation, he has become one of the most popular Danish monarchs of modern times. Titles: His Majesty The King.

Benny Hill

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Benny Hill, notable for his long-running television programme The Benny Hill Show.

Purvis Young

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Field: Contemporary Artist, Art Brut, Urban art, painting, installation art; Young gained recognition as a cult contemporary self-taught artist

Dorothy Height

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Dorothy Height was an American administrator, educator, and a Civil Rights and Women´s Rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African American women. Some issues she worked on are unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.
Last condolences
Valeria Postigofor Diana Princess of Wales

beautiful, simply beautiful!

Optimus Chrisfor Brittany Murphy

she was the most beautiful in "Sin City"

J07 Whitefor Nelson Mandela

he was a freedom fighter

hancock3000for Steve Jobs

IGENIUS

With-Rfor Whitney Houston

"i will always love you" So nice song...

Pam Alonso Alonsofor Michael Jackson

Tu cuerpo se ha ido, pero tu alma se queda con todos tus fans. Todo un genio!!!

Jose Luis Esteban Negrofor Emilio Botín

Necesitamos muchos Botines en España. Buenos empresarios que den trabajo a nuestros hijos.

Matt Williamsfor Paul Walker

Happy birthday paul!

Amy Rochafor Freddie Mercury

God save Freddie Mercury!

BillyJackfor Freddie Mercury

Amazing voice really, there is only ONE Freddie Mercury!!

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Nadine Gomez
Nadine Gomez has lighted a candle in memory of Günter Grass
Ricard Monto
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Jose Luis Esteban Negro
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