The Graveyard

The Lair Of Gary James

2009 – Deaths L-O

Posted by BigWords on January 1, 2010

Lachman, Morton (March 20, 1918 – March 17, 2009) IMDB; LA Times obit; Guardian obit; Times obit; BAFTA tribute; Emmys tribute
Lafont, Robèrt (March 16, 1923 – March 16, 2009)
Lacedelli, Lino (December 4, 1925 – November 20, 2009) New York Times obit; Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Planet Mountain tribute
Landon, Howard Chandler Robbins (March 6, 1926 – November 20, 2009) Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit; Gramophone obit
Lane, Morton Donald (November 13, 1933 – October 22, 2009) The Age obit; Australian Business obit; Hollywood Reporter obit
Lange, James Jacob (August 15, 1926 – April 16, 2009) Cartoonist The Oklahoman obit; AAEC tribute
Latimer, Jon (June 24, 1964 – January 4, 2009) Times obit
Laverents, Sidney Nicklas (August 5, 1908 – May 6, 2009) Writer / director IMDB; LA Times; New York Times
Lawrence, Jack (April 7, 1912 – March 15, 2009) Songwriter Website; IMDB; LA Times obit; New York Times obit; Washington Post obit; Times obit; Songwriters Hall of Fame page; Interview
Laye, Dilys (March 11, 1934 – February 13, 2009) IMDB; Guardian obit; Times obit; The Stage obit
Lazarus, Bob (January 4, 1956 – January 4, 2009)
Leighton, Jan (December 27, 1921 – November 16, 2009) Website; IMDB; New York Times obit; Times obit
Lem, Steinar (May 9, 1951 – April 28, 2009)
Lent, Blair (January 20, 1930 – January 27, 2009) IMDB; New York Times obit; School Library Journal obit
Leonard, Hugh (November 9, 1926 – February 12, 2009) IMDB; New York Times obit; Guardian obit; Telegraph obit
Lestz, Gerald S. (March 29, 1914 – September 15, 2009) Lancaster Online obit
Leuf, Bo Arne (July 9, 1952 – April 24, 2009)
Lévi-Strauss, Claude (November 28, 1908 – October 30, 2009) New York Times obit; Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Levine, David (caricaturist) (December 20, 1926 – December 29, 2009) New York Times obit
Levine, Irving Raskin (August 26, 1922 – March 27, 2009) Journalist IMDB; New York Times obit; Washington Post obit
Lewis, Lt. Col. Jack (November 13, 1924 – May 24, 2009) co-founder: Gun World magazine IMDB; LA Times; USMCCCA tribute
Leyland, Mike (1941 – September 14, 2009) ABC News obit; The Australian obit; Chris Edwards tribute
Liiv, Toomas (December 30, 1946 – December 20, 2009) Poet
Lindop, Edmund (1925 – December 3, 2009) Palisadian Post tribute
Lindsay, Maurice (C.B.E.) (July 21, 1918 – April 30, 2009) Guardian obit; Telegraph obit
Lipson, Eden Ross (February 2, 1943 – May 12, 2009) New York Times obit; Paper Cuts (NYT) tribute; School Library Journal obit
Littlewood, John (May 25, 1931 – September 16, 2009) Times obit; English Chess Federation tribute
Lloyd, David (July 7, 1934 – November 10, 2009) Screenwriter IMDB; LA Times; New York Times obit; Hollywood Reporter obit
Loetscher, Hugo (December 22, 1929 – August 18, 2009) IMDB
Lohithadas, Ambazhathil Karunakaran (May 10, 1955 – June 28, 2009) IMDB; Sify tribute
Losada, Guillermo Thorndike (April 25, 1940 – March 9, 2009) Journalist Latin American Herald Tribune obit
Loseff, Lev L. (aka Lev Vladimirovich Losev; real name Lev Lifshitz) (Лев Влади́мирович Ло́сев) (June 15, 1937 – May 6, 2009)
Lukins, Sheila (November 18, 1942 – August 30, 2009) LA Times obit; New York Times obit; Huffington Post obit; The Independent obit
Lukšienė, Meilė (Meilutė Julija Lukšienė–Matjošaitytė) (August 20, 1913 – October 16, 2009)
Luna, Félix (September 30, 1925 – November 5, 2009) Telam: Cultura obit (Spanish); Geneva Lunch obit (blog)

Macklin, Keith (January 19, 1931 – August 1, 2009) IMDB; Guardian obit; Independent obit; Times obit
Malden, Karl (Mladen George Sekulovich) (Младен Ђорђе Секуловић) (March 22, 1912 – July 1, 2009) IMDB; Website; LA Times obit; SFGate obit; Washington Post obit; NNDB bibliography
Maloney, Frank Richard (September 9, 1945 – January 6, 2009) Poet Seattle Gay News notification of death
Mantle, Merlyn (January 28, 1932 – August 10, 2009) IMDB; New York Times obit; NY Daily News obit; Huffington Post obit
Marcus, David (August 21, 1924 – May 9, 2009) Irish Times obit; RTE News obit; Guardian obit; Irish Writers Online Author page
Marshall, Barbara (March 5, 1944 – February 22, 2009) Boston.com obit; Hawaii News Now obit
Maclennan, Donald Alasdair Calum (December 9, 1929 -February 9, 2009) Book SA obit
Mason, Brian H. (1917 – December 3, 2009) LA Times obit; Washington Post obit
Mayne, Richard (April 2, 1926 – November 29, 2009) Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Matthews, Robert James (September 12, 1926 – August 30, 2009) Salt Lake Tribune; Kathy Riordan tribute
Mazer, Norma Fox (May 15, 1931 – October 17, 2009) Website; Boston Globe obit; New York Times obit; UPI obit; Publishers Weekly tribute; School Library Journal tribute; Selected bibliography
McBride, Daniel (Dirty Dan McBride) (November 20, 1945 – July 23, 2009) Songwriter Website (Sha Na Na); IMDB; Independent obit
McCourt, Francis ‘Frank’ (August 19, 1930 – July 19, 2009) IMDB; LA Times obit; New York Daily News obit; New York Times obit; USA Today obit; Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Time obit; Newsweek tribute
McGoohan, Patrick (March 19, 1928 – January 13, 2009) Website; IMDB; LA Times obit; Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
McGrath, Tom (October 23, 1940 – April 29, 2009) Guardian obit; Herald obit; Scotsman obit
McKay, Reg (July 15, 1953 – October 19, 2009) Journalist Daily Record obit; Herald obit
McQueen, Michael Anthony (November 3, 1956 – October 25, 2009) Journalist Miami Herald obit
McVaugh, Rogers (May 30, 1909 – September 24, 2009) University of Michigan Herbarium tribute
Maddox, Sir John Royden (November 27, 1925 – April 12, 2009) Guardian obit; Independent obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit; Nature tribute
Maffei, Paolo (1926 – March 1, 2009)
Malkin, Leon (October 24, 1910 – September 14, 2009) Washington Post obit
Maltarolli, Andrea (September 28, 1962 – September 22, 2009) O Globo obit (Portugese link)
Martin, Joseph C. (October 12, 1924 – March 9, 2009) Website; New York Times obit
Martin, Troy Kennedy (February 15, 1932 – September 15, 2009) IMDB; Guardian obit; Independent obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit; Screendaily obit
Mason, Judi Ann (February 2, 1955 – July 8, 2009) IMDB; LA Times obit; New York Times obit; WGA news release
Mason, Martha (May 31, 1937 – May 4, 2009) New York Times obit; Huffington Post obit
May, Ernest Richard (November 19, 1928 – June 1, 2009) New York Times obit; American Historical Association tribute
Mayhall, Jane (May 19, 1918 – March 17, 2009) Poet New York Times obit
Mea, Ivan Della (Luigi Della Mea) (October 16, 1940 – June 14, 2009) IMDB
Mehta, Gulshan Kumar (aka Gulshan Bawra) (1937 – August 7, 2009) Songwriter IMDB; Tribune India obit
Melik, Vasilij (January 17, 1921 – January 28, 2009)
Meltzer, Milton (May 8, 1915 – September 18, 2009) New York Times obit; School Library Journal obit
Mendelssohn, Anna (aka Grace Lake) (1948 – November 15, 2009) Guardian obit
Merini, Alda (March 21, 1931 – November 1, 2009) Website
Merkin, Richard (1938 – September 5, 2009) Illustrator New York Times obit; New Yorker obit
Merriman, Tom (March 20, 1924 – November 11, 2009) Songwriter Website (tribute); Jingle News tribute; Tributes.com
Meschonnic, Henri (September 18, 1932 – April 8, 2009) Poet Pierre Joris tribute (blog)
Metzger, Heinz-Klaus (February 6, 1932 – October 25, 2009) Music Critic Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt obit
Mezhirov, Aleksandr Petrovich (Александр Межиров) (September 26, 1923 – May 22, 2009)
Michell, John Frederick Carden (February 9, 1933 – April 24, 2009) Website; New York Times obit; Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Middleton, John Francis Marchment (May 22, 1921 – February 27, 2009) Yale Daily News notification
Mikhalkov, Sergey Vladimirovich (Серге́й Влади́мирович Михалко́в) (March 13, 1913 – August 27, 2009)
Millais, Hugh Geoffroy (December 23, 1929 – July 4, 2009) IMDB; Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Miller, Zachariah Daniel (III) (September 30, 1941 – April 8, 2009) Journalist IMDB; WSMV obit; Associated Content obit
Millington, Ernest Rogers (February 15, 1916 – May 9, 2009) Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Mishra, Gopal (1933 – November 1, 2009) Journalist
Mitchell, Gordon “Whitey” (February 22, 1932 – January 16, 2009) IMDB; Jazz Legends tribute
Mitchell, Taylor (Taylor Josephine Stephanie Luciow) (August 27, 1990 – October 28, 2009) Songwriter Website
Montes, Andrés (Andrés Montes González) (November 27, 1955 – October 16, 2009) Journalist
Montgomery, Charlotte Baker (August 31, 1910 – 2009) Ralph W. Steen Library bio; The Humane Society obit
Moorhouse, Geoffrey (November 29, 1931 – November 26, 2009) Guardian obit; Independent obit; Times obit
Morrison, Howard (August 18, 1935 – September 24, 2009) Songwriter / Maori advocate
Mortimer, John (April 21, 1923 – January 16, 2009) IMDB; New York Times obit; Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Times tribute; Tony Lacey tribute
Motwani, Rajeev (राजीव मोटवानी) (March 26, 1962 – June 5, 2009)
Mullen, Margaret Goodyear (June 11, 1917 – October 2, 2009) New York Times obit; WCF Courier obit
Mullins, Johnny (unknown – September 16, 2009) Songwriter Monett Times obit
Munadi, Sultan Mohammad (November 22, 1976 – September 9, 2009) Journalist
Munro, Neil (January 1, 1947 – July 13, 2009) IMDB; CBC News obit

Nader, Richard (October 30, 1940 – December 1, 2009) Website; New York Times obit
Naschy, Paul (Jacinto Molina) (September 6, 1934 – November 30, 2009) The Mark of Naschy (tribute site); IMDB; New York Times obit; Variety obit; Famous Monsters of Filmland tribute (blog); Paul Naschy Forum
Neagră, Paul Barbă (February 11, 1929 – October 13, 2009)
Neale, Haydain (September 3, 1970 – November 22, 2009) Songwriter Website (jacksoul); National Post obit
Nef, Evelyn (July 24, 1913 – December 10, 2009) New York Times notice; Washington Post obit
Nelson, John Howard ‘Jack’ (October 11, 1929 – October 21, 2009) Journalist SFGate obit; New York Times obit; Washington Post obit
Ngah, Ariffin (1939 – December 25, 2009) The Star obit
Nolan, Christopher (September 6, 1965 – February 20, 2009) Author RTE Entertainment obit; Irish Times obit; Guardian obit; Independent obit
Nordseth-Tiller, Thomas (November 27, 1980 – May 12, 2009) IMDB; Screen Daily obit
Noriega, Gabriel Fino (1967 – July 3, 2009) Journalist
Norse, Harold (Harold Rosen) (July 6, 1916 – June 8, 2009) Harold Norse (tribute site); New York Times obit; Guardian obit
Novak, Robert David Sanders (February 26, 1931 – August 18, 2009) Associated Press obit; Guardian obit; Telegraph obit
Nys, Jozef ‘Jef’ (January 30, 1927 – October 20, 2009) Comic-book creator IMDB; Flanders Today obit; The Comics Reporter obit

O’Ballance, Edgar (July 17, 1918 – July 8, 2009) Times obit; Derby Telegraph obit
O’Bannon, Daniel Thomas (September 30, 1946 – December 17, 2009) Website; IMDB; LA Times obit; New York Times obit; Guardian obit; The Hollywood Reporter obit; Vanity Fair obit; Variety obit
O’Connor, John J. (July 10, 1933 – November 13, 2009) Journalist LA Times obit; New York Times obit; Edward Winkleman tribute (blog)
O’Donnell, Thomas P. (1932 – 2009) Publisher Chicago Tribune obit
Odhiambo, Eisha Stephen Atieno (1945 – February 25, 2009) Website; The Standard obit
Ohu, Ogunbayo Ayanlola (Bayo Ohu) (June 18, 1964 – September 20, 2009) Journalist Nigerian Guardian obit
Okyar, Vedat (1945 – July 20, 2009) Sportswriter Todays Zaman
Olev, Naum Mironovich (Наум Миронович Олев) (February 22, 1939 – April 10, 2009)
Olguín, Felipe Solis (December 18, 1944 – April 23, 2009)
Olinto, Antônio (May 10, 1919 – September 12, 2009)
Omar, Kaleem (November, 1937 – June 25, 2009) Journalist Dawn.com obit
Orenstein, Leo (1919 – February 5, 2009) IMDB; CBC News obit; Legacy.com
Orman, John (1959 – July 5, 2009) Remembering John Orman (tribute site); New York Times obit; Fairfield University tribute

Any addictions, corrections and links to original sources appreciated. There are conflicting resources available for some of those listed here, and it has been a struggle to cut through to the facts. I’ll ask you to keep all comments relevant, and – if possible – supply more information to complete the list.

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