In Memoriam, June-August 2004

A look at some of the notable people who passed on this week.

Aug. 29, 2004

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, 78 — psychiatrist who authored On Death and Dying.

Laura Branigan, 47 — singer best known for the 1982 hit, "Gloria."

Daniel Petrie, 83 — Emmy-award winning director.

Aug 22, 2004

Elmer Bernstein, 82 — composer and 1967 Academy Award winner; 14-time Academy Award nominee.

Hiram Fong, 97 — senator from 1959 to 1977, and the first Asian-American senator.

Carl Mydans, 97 — photojournalist who helped found Life magazine.

Aug. 15, 2004

Julia Child, 91 — culinary icon

Fay Wray, 96 — actress

Czelsaw Milosz, 93 — poet and 1980 Nobel Prize winner.

William Ford, 77 — U.S. congressman, 1965-1995

Aug. 8, 2004

Rick James, 56 — funk musician

July 25, 2004

Jerry Goldsmith, 75 — Academy Award-winning composer who wrote hundreds of film scores and television themes.

Richard Bloch, 78 — Co-founder of H&R Block who survived a terminal cancer diagnosis in 1978 and became major benefactor to cancer programs.

Illinois Jacquet, 81 — Saxophonist and big band leader who played with Count Basie, Cab Calloway and Lionel Hampton.

Elie Abel, 83 — Journalism educator and veteran of The New York Times and NBC News.

July 11, 2004

Rodger Ward, 83 — Two-time Indy 500 winner.

Paul Klebnikov, 41 — Editor of Russian edition of Forbes magazine who investigated Russian corruption. Shot four times leaving Moscow office.

Rudy LaRusso, 66 — Los Angeles Lakers forward and five-time NBA all-star.

Jeff Smith, 65 — As "The Frugal Gourmet," was host of one of the most popular cooking shows.

July 4, 2004

Marlon Brando, 80 — Academy Award, best actor, 1954, 1972. Rejected 1972 Oscar in protest over treatment of American Indians.

June 27, 2004

Mattie Stepanek, 13 — New York Times best-selling author and poet, and advocate for victims of muscular dystrophy.

Kim Sun-Il, 33 — South Korean translator beheaded in Iraq.

June 20, 2004

Robert M. Teeter, 65 — Republican political consultant who campaigned with Nixon, Ford, Reagan, George H.W. Bush.

Ralph Wiley, 52 — sportswriter, columnist and author who was a Sports Illustrated senior writer and an ESPN commentator.

Paul M. Johnson Jr., 49 — Lockheed Martin engineer murdered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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