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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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Ray Dolby

Ray Dolby

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Ray Dolby, the billionaire U.S. inventor whose name has become synonymous with high fidelity sound in music and film. He was the creator of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR. He was the founder of Dolby Laboratories.
Rubén Darío

Rubén Darío

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Darío has had a great and lasting influence on 20th-century Spanish literature and journalism. He has been praised as the "Prince of Castilian Letters" and undisputed father of the modernismo literary movement. Notable works: Azul, Cantos de vida y esperanza
Cary Grant

Cary Grant

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Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and "dashing good looks", Cary Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood´s definitive leading men. He starred in many movies, including North by Northwest. Grant received an honorary Oscar in 1970 "for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues".
Santiago Carrillo

Santiago Carrillo

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Santiago Carrillo served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) from 1960 to 1982. He later came to embrace Eurocommunism and democratic socialism. Carrillo became a key figure during the bridge-building period of the transition to democracy after Franco´s death.
Henrique Rosa

Henrique Rosa

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Henrique Rosa served as interim President of Guinea-Bissau (2003-2005).
Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Knuckles

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He played an important role in developing and popularizing house music in Chicago during the 1980s, when the genre was in its infancy. Knuckles was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005 as recognition for his achievements.
A.A. Milne

A.A. Milne

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A.A. Milne was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children´s poems.
Daniel Hale Williams

Daniel Hale Williams

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Daniel Hale Williams was an African-American general surgeon and performed the second successful pericardium surgery to repair a wound. He also founded Provident Hospital, the first non-segregated hospital in the United States.
Elsa Einstein

Elsa Einstein

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Elsa Einstein was the second wife of Albert Einstein.
Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye

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Actor and comedian Danny Kaye was enormously popular across stage, radio, TV and movie venues for his singing, dancing, impersonations and improvisations. He was the first ambassador-at-large of UNICEF in 1954 and received the French Legion of Honor in 1986 for his years of work with the organization.
Anniversaries of death

John Tyler

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John Tyler Jr. was the tenth President of the United States (1841–1845). Representing the Whig Party, he was the first vice president to become president due the death of his predecessor (President William Henry Harrison).

Cecil Beaton

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Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970.

Sydney Greenstreet

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Sydney Greenstreet is most widely known for his Warner Bros. films with Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre, which include The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca.

Charles Ponzi

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Charles Ponzi was a businessman and con artist in the U.S. and Canada. Born in Italy, he became known in the early 1920s as a swindler in North America for his money making scheme. Ponzi promised clients a 50% profit within 45 days, or 100% profit within 90 days, by buying discounted postal reply coupons in other countries and redeeming them at face value in the United States as a form of arbitrage. In reality, Ponzi was paying early investors using the investments of later investors. This type of scheme is now known as a "Ponzi scheme".

Rudyard Kipling

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Rudyard Kipling wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. Some of his notable works included "The Jungle Book," "Kim," "Gunga Din," "The White Man´s Burden," "If—" and "Puck of Pooks Hill." Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and its youngest recipient to date.

Dennis Frederiksen

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Dennis Frederiksen was an American rock singer best known as the former lead singer of Trillion, Angel, LeRoux and Toto, as well as providing backing vocals for Survivor. He contributed to hit singles in three consecutive years, all with different bands: Survivor´s "American Heartbeat" in 1982, LeRoux´s "Carrie´s Gone" in 1983 and Toto´s "Stranger in Town" in 1984.

Edmundo Rivero

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Sargent Shriver

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As the husband of Eunice Kennedy, he was part of the Kennedy family, serving in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Sargent Shriver was the driving force behind the creation of the Peace Corps, founded the Job Corps, Head Start and other programs as the "architect" of Johnson´s "War on Poverty" and served as the United States Ambassador to France.

Robert B. Parker

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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!!

Last Candles
Nadine Gomez
Nadine Gomez has lighted a candle in memory of Günter Grass
Ricard Monto
Ricard Monto has lighted a candle in memory of Elvis Presley
Andrea Guzzi
Andrea Guzzi has lighted a candle in memory of Javier Basilio
Roco Box
Roco Box has lighted a candle in memory of Marilyn Monroe
Sergio Rodriguez
Sergio Rodriguez has lighted a candle in memory of Robin Williams
Jorge Esteban
Jorge Esteban has lighted a candle in memory of Michael Jackson
Amigos-de Los-Uniformes
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Optimus Chris
Optimus Chris has lighted a candle in memory of Ray Manzarek
Gonzalo Barbadillo
Gonzalo Barbadillo has lighted a candle in memory of Michael Jackson
Jose Luis Esteban Negro
Jose Luis Esteban Negro has lighted a candle in memory of Emilio Botín
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