Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Pete Shelley, 63 (1955 - 2018)

    Pete Shelley

    Pete Shelley (1955 – 2018) was the lead singer of the highly influential punk band the Buzzcocks. He died from a heart attack at the age of 63 at his home in Estonia. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Thomas Billington, 60 (1958 - 2018)

    Thomas Billington

    Thomas Billington (1958 – 2018) was a legendary professional wrestler known as "Dynamite Kid." The British born Billington partnered with Davey Boy Smith to form the WWE World Champion tag team duo, The British Bulldogs. He died on his birthday, December 5, 2018, at the age of 60. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • George H.W. Bush, 94 (1924 - 2018)

    George H.W. Bush

    Former President George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Nov. 30, 2018. He was 94. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here

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  • Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)

    Dr. James Jude

    The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.Peter Jude says his father died early Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended illness. Jude says his father always wanted to help people, noting CPR has saved countless lives.In the late 1950s, the doctor and two electrical engineers,...

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  • Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)

    Red Lane

    Red Lane, a country music songwriter who wrote the Tammy Wynette hit "'Til I Get It Right," has died of cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 76. Lane, who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1993, wrote songs for many of country's biggest stars.

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