Deaths in 2008
This is a list of lists of deaths, organized by year. New deaths articles are added to their respective month (e.g., Deaths in March 2015), and then linked here.
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Requiem for the Suicided: The DC Madam
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Sripathi Dead in an Accident (update 4 )
Parliamentarian of ruling SLFP Sripathi Sooriyarachchi , his driver and one of freinds were dies following an accident in Thambuththegama, Anuradhapura, few minutes ago. The jeep in which he was trav...
Sripathi Sooriyarachchi killed in an accident : 09-02-2008
Sri Lanka Freedom Party dissident Sri Lanka Freedom Party dissident Parliamentarian Sripathi Sooriyarachchi and three of his bodyguards were killed following an accident in Anuradhapura. Mr. Sooriyara...
Superadobe (sandbag and barbed wire) technology
What is Superadobe?   Superadobe (sandbag and barbed wire) technology is a large, long adobe. It is a simple adobe, an instant and flexible line generator. It uses the materials of war for peaceful en...
Clyde Cameron
Clyde Robert Cameron, AO (11 February 1913 – 14 March 2008), Australian politician, was a member of the Australian House of Representatives for 31 years from 1949 to 1980, a Cabinet min...
Sripathi Dead in an Accident (update 4 )
Parliamentarian of ruling SLFP Sripathi Sooriyarachchi , his driver and one of freinds were dies following an accident in Thambuththegama, Anuradhapura, few minutes ago. The jeep in which he was trav...
Colin Murdoch
Colin Albert Murdoch ONZM (6 February 1929 – 4 May 2008) was a New Zealand pharmacist and veterinarian who made a number of significant inventions, in particular the tranquilliser gun, the ...
Colin Murdoch - Wikipedia
Alladi Ramakrishnan
Alladi Ramakrishnan (9 August 1923 – 7 June 2008) was an Indian physicist and the founder of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Matscience) in Chennai. He made contributions to Stochastic Process...
Alladi Ramakrishnan - Wikipedia
Jayshree Gadkar
Jayshree Gadkar (21 February 1942 – 29 August 2008) was a noted Marathi and Hindi Cinema movie actress and a star of Marathi cinema in from the 1950s up to the 1980s.
Jayashree was born in a Konka...
Jayshree Gadkar - Wikipedia
Abdullahi Afrah
Abdullahi Ali Afrah, born in Somalia, was a Canadian immigrant who returned to Mogadishu as a leader in the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) where he became known as "one of the few intellectuals within ...
Mervyn Jayasuriya
Mervyn Jayasuriya was a veteran announcer with Radio Ceylon - the oldest radio station in South Asia. Jayasuriya presented some of the most popular radio programmes over the airwaves of Radio Ceylon,...
Mervyn Jayasuriya - Wikipedia
Minocher Bhandara
Minocher Bhandara (died June 15, 2008), popularly known as Minoo, was a Pakistani businessman and former minority representative and member of the National Assembly of Pakistan (MNA). He belonged to t...
Wilfred von Oven
Wilfred von Oven (born La Paz, Bolivia 4 May 1912 - died Buenos Aires, Argentina 13 June 2008) was between 1943 and the German capitulation in 1945 the personal Press adjutant of Propaganda Minister J...
Paul Greco
Paul Greco (October 21, 1955 – December 17, 2008) was an American actor and musician, best known for his role as Sully, the leader of the Orphans, in the 1979 film The Warriors. He appeared in a numbe...
Ahmad Faraz
Ahmad Faraz (Urdu: احمد فراز‎, born Syed Ahmad Shah (Urdu: سید احمد شاہ‎) on 12 January 1931 in Kohat, died 25 August 2008)was a Pakistani Urdu poet. He was acclaimed one of the mo...
Ahmad Faraz - Wikipedia
David Groh
David Lawrence Groh (May 21, 1939 – February 12, 2008) was an American actor best known for his portrayal of Joe Gerard in the 1970s television series Rhoda, opposite Valerie Harper.
Groh was born...
David Groh - Wikipedia
Abdulla Alishayev
Abdulla Telman Alishayev (died 2 September 2008) was a Russian Dagestani journalist and writer. Alishayev was the television host of a popular mainstream Islamic television station in the Republic of ...
Dov Freiberg
Dov Freiberg (15 May 1927 – March 2008) was a Holocaust survivor, writer, and witness at the Eichmann trial and the Demjanjuk case.
Dov Freiberg was born to Moses and Rebecca Freiberg in 1927 in W...
Willie Clark (footballer)
Willie Clark (27 September 1918 – 28 December 2008) was a Scottish footballer, who played in the Scottish Football League for Hibernian and St. Johnstone.His football career was interrupted by t...
Didith Reyes
Maria Helen Bella Avenila Santamaria (September 17, 1949 – December 10, 2008), better known as Didith Reyes, was a Filipino actress and singer best known for recording a string of hit love ballads in ...
Hanna Ben Dov
Hanna Ben Dov is an Israeli abstract painter born in Jerusalem in 1919, died in Paris in 2008.
Ben Dov's father, Ya'ackov Ben-Dov, was a famous Israeli photographer who founded the photography dep...
Edgar Vincent
Edgar Vincent (13 March 1918, Hamburg — 26 June 2008, New York City) was an American publicist and actor of German birth. He began his career appearing in small roles in Hollywood films during the 194...
Edgar Vincent - Wikipedia
Horst Tappert
Horst Tappert (26 May 1923 − 13 December 2008) was a German movie and television actor who played Inspector Stephan Derrick in the television drama Derrick.
Horst Tappert was born on 26 May 1...
Horst Tappert - Wikipedia
Arne Barhaugen
Arne Barhaugen (January 11, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was a Norwegian nordic combined skier who competed in the 1950s and 1960s. He finished fifth in the Nordic combined event at the 1956 Winter...
Rust Hills
Lawrence Rust Hills (November 9, 1924 – August 12, 2008) was an American author and fiction editor at Esquire from 1957 to 1964, though he remained associated with the magazine until 1999.Authors he c...
Jascha Silberstein
Jascha Silberstein (21 April 1934, Stettin, Germany, (today Szczecin, Poland) — 21 November 2008, Hot Springs, Arkansas) was a German-born American musician. He was for thirty years first cellist of t...