Final Farewell: Calling Up the Influential People Who Died in 2021

Final Farewell: Calling Up the Influential People Who Died in 2021

Paris, 2021-12-10 16:06:00. Final Farewell: Calling Up the Influential People Who Died in 2021

Both have earned a reputation as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their inheritances marred by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld are among the many notable people who died in 2021.

Powell, who died in October, was a leading soldier and diplomat. He rose to the rank of four-star general in the Army before becoming the first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Under former US President George W. Bush, he became the country’s first black Secretary of State.

Rumsfeld, who died in June, had a career in government under four US presidents and was seen as a visionary for a modern military.

Rumsfeld was Secretary of Defense and took some of the blame as Iraq plunged into chaos after Saddam Hussein’s regime was toppled. In the run-up to the war, Powell cited misinformation during a speech at the United Nations Security Council while claiming that Saddam Hussein secretly stashed weapons of mass destruction.

Other political figures who said goodbye to the world this year include former US Vice President Walter F. Mondale, former South African President FW de Klerk, former Senator Bob Dole, former South Korean President Roh Tae Woo, radio host Rush Limbaugh, and the former. Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Miner, former Danish Prime Minister Paul Schloetter and Iranian ambassadors Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour and Ardashir Zahedi.

Among those who died this year was a man who held the title of King of baseball on his home soil for years. Hank Aaron, who died in January, was subjected to racial threats on his way to breaking Babe Ruth’s record and is still considered one of the game’s greatest players.

Other sports figures who died in 2021 included Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, college football coach Bobby Bowden, Olympic swimmer Clara Lamore Walker, NBA players Paul Westphal and Elgin Baylor, car racer Bobby Anser, golfer Lee Elder, track and field star Milka Singh and boxer Leon Spinks.

Among the artists who died this year is a children’s author who has enjoyed the books of millions around the world. Beverly Cleary, who died in March, passed on memories from her youth in Oregon to beloved characters like Ramona Quimby, her sister, Beatrice “Bezos” Quimby, and Henry Huggins.

Other actors from the arts and entertainment world who have died this year include Cecily Tyson, Ed Asner, Cloris Leachman, Christopher Plummer, Olympia Dukakis, Ned Petty, Jane Powell, Sonny Sheba, Gavin McLeod, George Segal, Jean-Paul Belmondo, and Johnny. Briggs and Dustin Diamond; magician Siegfried Fischbacher; Bollywood star Dilip Kumar; Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. playwright Stephen Sondheim; ballerina and actress Carla Fracci; rappers DMX and Biz Markie; the artist Arturo de Modica; telenovela writer Delia Fialo; authors Eric Carle and Norton Gaster; reggae musician Rabbit Weiler; comedians Norm MacDonald and Paul Mooney; Singers Pervis Staples and Sabah Fakhri. ZZ Top guitarist Dusty Hill; Directed by Richard Donner.

Here is an appeal with the names of some of the influential people who died in 2021 (the cause of death was given to young people, if available):


George Whitmore, 89. A member of the first team of climbers to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park and a conservation scientist who has dedicated his life to protecting the Sierra Nevada. January 1.

Paul Westphal, 70 years old. An NBA player who won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 1974 and then coached in the league and college. January 2nd.

Brian Urquhart, 101 years old. The British diplomat was one of the first leaders of the United Nations and played a central role in the development of United Nations peacekeeping practices. January 2nd.

Jerry Marsden, 78. Lead singer of the 1960s British group Jerry and the heartthrob with hits such as “Fairy Cross the Mercy” and the song that became the anthem for Liverpool Football Club, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. January 3rd.

Eric Jerome Dickey, 59. The best-selling novelist who blended crime, romance, and eroticism in “Sister, Sister,” “Waking With Enemies,” and dozens of other stories about contemporary black life. January 3rd. cancer.

Tanya Roberts, 65. She captivated James Bond in “A View to a Kill” and appeared in the sitcom “That ’70s Show.” January 4th.

Tommy Lasorda, 93. A fiery baseball Hall of Fame manager who led the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved. January 7th.

Meredith C. Anding Jr., 79. A member of the “Tougaloo Nine,” best known for participating in the “Reading” library in the isolated state of Mississippi for nearly 60 years. Jan 8.

Sheldon Adelson, 87. He grew up from a humble beginning as the son of an immigrant taxi driver to become a billionaire Republican power broker with a casino empire and an influence on international politics. January 11.

Siegfried Fischbacher, 81. He was the surviving member of the magical duo Siegfried & Roy who entertained millions with fantasies using rare animals. January 13. Pancreas cancer.

Phil Spector, 81. The eccentric music producer and revolutionary who changed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” style and who was later convicted of murder. Jan 16.

Hank Aaron, 86. He endured racist threats with sober dignity as he pursued Babe Ruth’s home record and safely made his mark as one of baseball’s greatest players across the board. January 22.

Larry King, 87. Every man who sports in bras, her broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary people helped define the American conversation for half a century. January 23.

Walter Bernstein, 101. The screenwriter was among the last survivors of Hollywood’s anti-communist blacklist whose Academy Award-nominated script for “The Front” capitalized on years spent unable to work under his name. January 23.

Sephis Valerakis, 77. A former minister and resistance fighter against the military dictatorship in Greece from 1967-1974, he twice fled with boldness. January 24.

Carlos Holmes Trujillo, 69. As Colombia’s defense minister, he was one of the country’s most well-known conservative politicians. Jan 26. Complications of COVID-19.

Cloris Litchman, 94. An Oscar winner for her portrayal of a lonely housewife in “The Last Picture Show” and comedic delight as the creepy Frau Blucher in “Young Frankenstein” and self-absorbed neighbor Phyllis in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Jan. 27.

Cecily Tyson, 96. The leading black actress, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as the farmer’s wife in the film Sounder, won a Tony Award in 2013 at the age of 88, touching the hearts of TV viewers in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Bateman. January 28.

Paul C. Crutzen, 87. A Dutch scientist who won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in understanding the ozone hole, is credited with coining the term Anthropocene to describe the geological age shaped by humanity. Jan 28.

John Chaney, 89. One of the nation’s leading basketball coaches and a leading figure during his Hall of Fame career in Temple. January 29.

Hilton Valentine, 77. He was the founding guitarist for the English rock ‘n’ roll band The Animals who is credited with creating one of the most famous opening tracks of the 1960s on “The House of the Rising Sun.” January 29.

Sophie, 34 years old. She was a Grammy-nominated Scottish jockey, producer and recording artist, who has worked with the likes of Madonna and Charlie XCX. January 30. Accidental fall.

Abraham c. Twersky, 90. A respected Hasidic rabbi and eminent psychiatrist who advocated drug abuse treatment and authored more than 80 books on spiritual and scientific topics. Jan 31.


Dustin Diamond, 44. Actor best known for playing the screamer in the 1990s sitcom ‘Saved by the Bell’. 1. Cancer.

Jack Palladino, 76. A brilliant private investigator whose work has ranged from presidents, corporate whistleblowers, celebrities, Hollywood moguls, and sometimes suspected drug dealers. February 1 was wounded in an attack.

Renee Davis, 80. He was one of the “Chicago Seven” activists prosecuted for organizing an anti-Vietnam War protest outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago where thousands clashed with police. 2. February. Lymphoma.

Millie Hughes Fulford, 75 years old. An astronaut and pioneering scientist who became the first female payload specialist to fly in space for NASA. 2 February.

Tony Trabert, 90. A five-time Grand Slam singles champion and former No. 1 player who went on to pursue a successful career as Davis Cup captain, broadcaster and CEO. 3 February.

Jim Weatherly, 77. The Hall of Fame songwriter who wrote “Midnight Train to Georgia” and other songs for Gladys Knight, Glen Campbell, and Ray Price. 3 February.

Christopher Plummer, 91. The award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” and at age 82 became the oldest actor to win an Academy Award in history. Feb 5.

Leon Spinks, 67. He won the Olympic gold and then shocked the boxing world by defeating Muhammad Ali to win the heavyweight title in his eighth pro fight only. Feb 5.

George B. Shultz, 100. A titan of American academics, business, and diplomacy, the former Secretary of State spent most of the 1980s trying to improve Cold War relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in the Middle East. Feb 6.

Mary Wilson, 76. Longest original reign. Feb 8.

Marty Schoutenheimer, 77. He won 200 regular season games with four NFL teams thanks to his “Martyball” football brand, but regularly failed in the playoffs. Feb 8.

Chick Corea, 79. An outstanding jazz pianist with an astounding 23 Grammy Awards, he pushed the boundaries of the genre and worked alongside Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. February 9 Cancer.

Larry Flint, 78. He turned his sassy magazine Hustler into an empire while fighting several First Amendment court battles. Feb 10.

Johnny Pacheco, 85. Idol in Salsa was co-founder of Fania Records, Eddie Palmieri’s bandmate and supporter of music stars such as Robin Blades, Willie Colon and Celia Cruz. February 15.

Bernard Lawn, 99. A Massachusetts cardiologist who invented the first reliable defibrillator and later co-founded the anti-nuclear war group that won the Nobel Peace Prize. Feb 16.

Rush Limbaugh, 70 years old. The radio host who stormed liberals and subverted political correctness with a hilarious reputation for malice made him one of the most powerful voices on the American right. Feb 17.

Arturo de Modica, 80, the artist who sculpted the Charging Bull, the bronze statue in New York that has become a Wall Street icon. Feb 19.

Ahmed Zaki Yamani, 90. Saudi Arabia’s long-serving oil minister, led the kingdom through the 1973 oil crisis, nationalized the state energy company, and once found himself hostage by killer Carlos the Fox. February 23.

Michael Somare, 84. A pivotal figure in the independence of Papua New Guinea and the first prime minister of the South Pacific island nation. February 26.

Kenneth C. Kelly, 92. A black electronics engineer whose antenna design contributed to the race to the moon, made satellite television and radio possible, and helped NASA communicate with Martian astronauts and search for extraterrestrials. Feb 27.

Johnny Briggs, 85. British actor best known for his role as businessman Mike Baldwin on the long-running TV series “Coronation Street”. Feb 28.


Vernon Jordan, 85. He grew up from humble beginnings in the apartheid South to become a civil rights champion before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer. 1 March.

Bunny Wailer, 73. A reggae star who was the last surviving founding member of the legendary group The Wailers. 2 March.

Carla Wallenda, 85. A member of the thin wire movie “The Flying Wallendas” and the last surviving child of the famous band founder. March 6.

Lou Ottens, 94. Dutch inventor of the cassette tape, the medium of choice for millions of bedroom mixtapes. March 6.

Sister Janice McLaughlin, 79 years old. A Marinel nun is a nun imprisoned and later deported by white minority-ruled Rhodesia for exposing human rights abuses. March 7.

Norton Jester, 91. The famous children’s author who made a world of adventure and punishment…

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