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.
George Carlin - Political Correctness is fascism pretending to be Manners..................
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Requiem for the Suicided: The DC Madam
When the DC Madam closed up shop and put her house up for sale, some Washington power players got sp...
Years later, the 'D.C. Madam' scandal is relevant once more
Years later, the ‘D.C. Madam’ scandal is relevant once more
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...
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...
Sean Levert
Sean Levert (September 28, 1968 – March 30, 2008) was an American R&B singer.
Sean Levert was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was the son of Eddie Levert, the lead singer of The O'Jays. He f...
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
G. William Skinner
George William Skinner (simplified Chinese: 施坚雅; traditional Chinese: 施堅雅; February 14, 1925 – October 26, 2008) was a leading American anthropologist and scholar of China. Skinner was a lead...
Relus ter Beek
Aurelus Louis "Relus" ter Beek (January 18, 1944 – September 29, 2008) was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA). He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from May 11, 1971 until ...
Relus ter Beek - 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
Anthony Troup
Vice Admiral Sir (John) Anthony (Rose) Troup KCB DSC* (18 July 1921–8 July 2008) was the last Commander-in-Chief Far East Fleet.
Troup joined the Royal Navy in 1934. He served in World ...
John Michael Owen Snodgrass
John Michael Owen Snodgrass CMG (12 August 1928 – 4 February 2008) was a British diplomat.He was educated at Marlborough College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge (MA).
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...
Fedor Škubonja
Fedor Škubonja (22 July 1924 – 24 April 2008) was a Croatian film director. Škubonja spent most of his career making children's films. His most notable film was the award-winning 1960 Yugoslav f...
Peter Glossop
Peter Glossop (6 July 1928 – 7 September 2008) was an English baritone who was the only Englishman to have sung Verdi's great tragic baritone roles at La Scala, Milan. He rose from humble beginnings i...
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...
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...
Otto Westphalen
Otto Westphalen (12 March 1920 in Hamburg – 9 January 2008) was a German U-boat commander in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kr...
Otto Westphalen - Wikipedia
John Marshall (railway historian)
John Marshall (1 May 1922 – 12 November 2008) was an English railway historian. He is best known for his three-volume history of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 'which he greatly disliked being d...
Horacio Neumann
Horacio Neumann (born 12 July 1946 in Colonia Barón, La Pampa Province, died 29 May 2008) was an Argentine professional footballer who played for Chacarita Juniors in the Primera División Argentina ...
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