Recent necrology, June 2010

Necrology – a list of notable people who have died recently:

  • Raymond Allchin, 1923-2010
    Archaeologist and cultural historian of ancient India
  • Russell Ash, 1946-2010
    Author and publisher
  • Louise Bourgeois, 1911-2010
    Sculptor whose unsettling, autobiographical work won global recognition only in her seventies
  • Maureen Forrester, 1930-2010
    Feisty contralto who inherited Kathleen Ferrier’s Mahlerian mantle and became a popular operatic diva
  • John Hedgecoe, 1937-2010
    Photographer, writer and professor
  • Sebastian Horsley, 1962-2010
    English artist and author
  • Laurence Malcolm, 1929-2010
    Fomer Professor of Community Health in Wellington, consultant in health services research and development
  • Jim Marshall, 1936-2010
    Photographer who captured the personalities of rock and roll, from the Beatles and Hendrix to The Cult
  • Rue McClanahan, 1935-2010
    Man-eating star of The Golden Girls who acquired and discarded many a husband in real life
  • Ronald Neame, 1911-2010
    Cinematographer, producer and director whose talents brought lustre to many great British films
  • Sigmar Polke, 1941-2010
    Wildly-experimental German who subverted Warhol and became one of the world’s most important artists
  • Jose Saramago, 1922-2010
    Controversial novelist who became the first writer in Portuguese to win the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Giuseppe Taddei, 1916-2010
    Baritone of liquid voice who made a belated Met debut and shaped up with spaghetti to excel as Falstaff

One thought on “Recent necrology, June 2010

  1. Donna 5 July 2010 / 3:45 pm

    Luckily Sebastian Horsley wrote his autobiography Dandy in the underworld when he did.

    I’d highly recommend it – you couldn’t invent such a hothouse of a character. Crucifying himself for art, hoovering up drugs like a Dyson, having mad relationships with old school crims.

    Just discovered his blog, this prophetic post from January 2008:
    “It is January. Another … year. Look at me. I am a useless dandy. I am almost bankrupt. I will either commit suicide or die at the age of 45 because I will have said all there is to say … will you marry me?”

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