Robert Nye was born on March 15, 1939, and died on July 2, 2016. He was an English poet and author. Robert Nye bestselling novel Falstaff, published in 1976, was described by Michael Ratcliffe (writing in The Times) as “one of the most ambitious and seductive novels of the decade”, and went on to win ..
Giuseppe Ferrara was born on July 15, 1932, in Castelfiorentino, near Florence and died on June 25, 2016. He was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Ferrara founded at the high school an innovative film club, which proposes and critically analyzes neo-realism movies; since then he showed a character of “novelty”, often considered as “subversive”. ..
Maurice Georges Dantec was born on June 13, 1959, in Grenoble, France and died on June 25, 2016. He was a French naturalised Canadian science fiction writer and musician. Dantec grew up in Ivry-sur-Seine near Paris. During his time at high school, he met Jean-Bernard Pouy, future author of noir novels such as Le Poulpe. ..
Darell John Koons was born on December 18, 1924, in Albion, Michigan, and died on June 28, 2016. He was an American painter. Darell was for forty years a member of the art faculty at Bob Jones University. He had earned an undergraduate degree in art from BJU in 1951 and a master of arts ..
Elechi Amadi was born on May 12, 1934, and died on June 29, 2016. He was a Nigerian author of plays and novels that are generally about African village life, customs, beliefs and religious practices, as they were before contact with the Western world. He was best known for his 1966 first novel, The Concubine, ..
Edward Lloyd “Ed” Salmon, Junior was born on January 30, 1934, in Natchez, Mississippi, and died on June 29, 2016. He was a bishop in The Episcopal Church. He served as the dean of Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin. Edward received his bachelor’s degree from the University of the South and a bachelor’s degree ..
Xu Jiatun was born on March 10, 1916, and died on June 29, 2016. He was a Chinese politician and dissident. Xu Jiatun was the Chinese Communist Party secretary of Jiangsu Province from 1977 to 1983 and the Governor of Jiangsu from 1977 to 1979. Following his help with the 1989 Tiananmen Square student protests, ..
Hazel Rose Newhook was born on December 24, 1914, and died on June 26, 2016. She was a Canadian politician. Hazel sat in the Newfoundland House of Assembly from 1979 to 1985 as a member of the Progressive Conservatives. There, she represented the electoral district of Gander. Newhook also served as mayor of Gander from ..
Kim Sung-min was born on February 14, 1973, and died on June 26, 2016. He was a South Korean actor. In 1995, he made his acting debut, as a member of the theatre troupe Constellation (Hangul: 성좌). During 2002, he rose to stardom in the hit television drama Miss Mermaid. The Miss Mermaid screenwriter Im ..
Ryan Jimmo was born on November 27, 1981, and died on June 26, 2016. He was a Canadian mixed martial artist. He competed in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Jimmo mostly fought in Canada, and competed on the eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Ryan was also the former MFC Light ..