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Review of 2001 Thursday, 20 December, 2001, 17:18 GMT
Obituaries: 2001
A selection from BBC News Online's obituaries for those whose departure has made the world's headlines:

Ray Walston, actor (1 Jan)

George Carman QC, lawyer (2 Jan)

Jimmy Zambo, Hungarian pop star (2 Jan)

William Rogers, Former US Secretary of State (2 Jan)

Lorna Sage, writer (11 Jan)

Sir Denys Lasdun, architect (11 Jan)

Michael Williams, actor (12 Jan)

Auberon Waugh, writer, journalist and satirist, (16 Jan)

Laurent Kabila, President of DR Congo (16 Jan)

Robert Robertson, actor (17 Jan)

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, aviation pioneer (7 Feb)

Dale Earnhardt, racing driver (18 Feb)

Balthus, artist (18 Feb)

Stanley Kramer, film-maker (19 Feb)

Irina Bugrimova, lion tamer (20 Feb)

Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish, former Conservative minister (21 Feb)

Lord Cledwyn of Penrhos, Labour politician (22 Feb)

Robert Enrico, film director (22 Feb)

Sir Donald Bradman, cricketer (25 Feb)

Stan Cullis, former England football player (28 Feb)

John Diamond, columnist and broadcaster (2 Mar)

Dame Ninette de Valois, founder of The Royal Ballet (8 Mar)

Harold Williamson, television presenter (11 Mar)

Robert Ludlum, thriller novelist (12 Mar)

Ralph Thomas, film director (17 Mar)

Gordon Brown, former rugby player (19 Mar)

Chung Ju-yung, founder of Hyundai (21 Mar)

William Hanna, cartoonist (22 Mar)

John Lewis, pianist and composer (29 Mar)

David Rocastle, former England football player (30 March)

Trinh Cong Son, Vietnamese anti-war musician (1 Apr)

Pedro Depestre Gonzalez, violinist (8 Apr)

Nyree Dawn Porter, actress (10 Apr)

Sir Harry Secombe, entertainer (11 Apr)

Lord Harris of Greenwich, former Labour minister (11 Apr)

Jimmy Logan, entertainer (13 Apr)

Jim Baxter, former footballer (14 Apr)

Joey Ramone, punk singer (15 Apr)

Robert Paparemborde, former rugby player (18 Apr)

Bert Sutcliffe, cricketer (20 Apr)

Michele Alboreto, former Formula One driver (25 Apr)

Bryon Butler, former BBC football correspondent (26 Apr)

Ken Hughes, screenwriter and director (28 Apr)

Ted Rogers, TV presenter (2 May)

Douglas Adams, author (12 May)

Perry Como, singer (12 May)

Aleksei Tupolev, aircraft designer (12 May)

RK Narayan, Indian novelist (13 May)

Jason Miller, actor and playwright (13 May)

Victor Kiam, businessman (27 May)

Faisal Husseini, senior Palestinian official (31 May)

King Birendra of Nepal (1 June)

Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal (3 June)

Anthony Quinn, actor (3 June)

Chenjerai Hunzvi, head of Zimbabwe's War Veterans Association (4 June)

Malcolm Cooper, double Olympic shooting champion (9 June)

Cardinal Thomas Winning, leader of Scotland's Roman Catholics (17 June)

John Lee Hooker, musician (21 June)

Jack Lemmon, actor (27 June)

Tove Jansson, Finnish writer and artist (27 June)

Joan Sims, actress (28 June)

Joe Fagan, former Liverpool football manager (30 June)

Mordecai Richler, Canadian author and journalist (2 July)

Hannalore Kohl, wife of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl (5 July)

Eleanor Summerfield, actress (13 July)

Beate Uhse, founder of German sex shop chain (16 July)

Katharine Graham, former president of The Washington Post (17 July)

Sivaji Ganesan, lndian actor (22 July)

Eudora Welty, US author (23 July)

Phoolan Devi, lndia's "Bandit Queen" (25 July)

Bert Foord, former TV weatherman (31 July)

John Walters, radio producer and broadcaster (31 July)

Poul Anderson, science fiction writer (31 July)

Korey Stringer, American football player (1 Aug)

Joseph Cooper, pianist and broadcaster (4 Aug)

Kenneth MacDonald, actor (5 Aug)

Dame Dorothy Tutin, actress (6 Aug)

Jorge Amado, Brazilian author (6 Aug)

Larry Adler, musician (6 Aug)

Jimmy Knapp, union leader (13 Aug)

Donald Woods, anti-apartheid activist (19 Aug)

Sir Fred Hoyle, "Big Bang" astronomer (20 Aug)

Aaliyah, singer (25 Aug)

Philippe Leotard, singer and actor (25 Aug)

Juan Muņoz, Spanish sculptor (28 Aug)

Govan Mbeki, father of the South African president and veteran anti-apartheid leader (30 Aug)

Lord Hamlyn, publisher and philanthropist (31 Aug)

Brian Moore, football commentator (1 Sep)

Christiaan Barnard, heart surgeon (2 Sep)

Pauline Kael, fim critic (3 Sep)

Isaac Stern, violinist (22 Sep)

Lord Shore, Labour peer (24 Sep)

Nguyen Van Thieu, Former South Vietnam President (28 Sep)

Madhav Rao Scindia, Indian opposition politician (30 Sep)

Herbert "Herblock" Block, US political cartoonist (7 Oct)

Eddie Futch, boxing trainer (10 Oct)

Lord Hailsham, politician and lawyer (12 Oct)

Zhang Xueliang, Chinese general (14 Oct)

Jamie Cann, Labour MP (15 Oct)

Jay Livingston, Oscar winning composer (17 Oct)

Bertie Mee, former Arsenal football manager (21 Oct)

Regine Cavagnoud, ski champion (31 Oct)

Ken Kesey, author (10 Nov)

Peggy Mount, actress (13 Nov)

Charlotte Coleman, actress (14 Nov)

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, King of Malaysia (21 Nov)

George Harrison, former Beatle (29 Nov)

Marike de Klerk, former South African first lady (4 Dec)

Sir Peter Blake, New Zealand yachtsman (5 Dec)

Ashok Kumar, Bollywood film star (10 Dec)

Jean Richard, actor (12 Dec)

Stuart Adamson, rock musician (16 Dec)

Nigel Hawthorne, actor (26 Dec)

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