Tom Keith (? – October 30, 2011) was a radio personality who worked for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was the engineer for Garrison Keillor when he began his early morning radio show from the St. John’s University Collegeville studio. Keillor wanted dialogue during the program and Keith was about the only other person around at that early hour. Keith was one of the primary sound effects performers for the Prairie Home Companion radio show and was often an actor in sketches written by Keillor.
Tom Keith cause of death Tom Keith died after collapsing at his Minnesota home. Tom Keith was 64 year old at the time of his death.
Beryl Davis (March 16, 1924 – October 28, 2011) was a British big band singer; born into a show business family, her father was Harry Davis, and her sister is Lisa Davis Waltz, a teen actress in the 1950s and 1960s.
Born in Plymouth, England, she began to sing for her father’s band, and became popular singing for British and Allied troops during World War II. Glenn Miller discovered her in London, and she sang for the Army Air Force Orchestra.
She moved to Los Angeles post-war with her father’s big band, and with Frank Sinatra for one year on “Your Hit Parade.”
She was part of “The Four Girls” singing group, with Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, and Connie Haines. They recorded sixteen singles, and albums that became best sellers.
Beryl Davis Cause of Death Beryl Davis died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Beryl Davis was 87 years old at the time of her death.
“Bluebirds in the Moonlight” (Beryl Davis, 1939)
Connie Haines – Beryl Davis – Rhonda Fleming – Jane Russell
Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi(June 7, 1942 – October 20, 2011), commonly known as Muammar Gaddafi or Colonel Gaddafi, was the autocratic ruler of Libya, from 1969 when he seized power in a military coup, until 2011 when his government was overthrown by a NATO-backed rebel force in a civil war. His 41-year rule prior to the uprising made him the fourth longest-ruling non-royal leader since 1900, as well as the longest-ruling Arab leader. He has variously styled himself as ‘the Brother Leader’, ‘Guide of the Revolution’, and the ‘King of Kings’.
Muammar Gaddafi Cause of Death UN confirmed Gaddafi’s death, caused by wounds suffered during his capture. Muammar Gaddafi was 69 years old at the time of his death
Daniel Clive “Dan” Wheldon (June 22, 1978 – October 16, 2011) was an English auto racing driver. He was the 2005 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series champion, and winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 2005 and 2011. Wheldon died during a racing accident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on 16 October 2011, at the age of 33.
Dan Wheldon cause of death DeathAt the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on 16 October 2011, Wheldon was involved in a 15-car accident during lap 11 of the race. The massive pile-up resulted in a red flag. Wheldon had to be extricated from his car and was airlifted to a local hospital with what were described as “serious injuries.” He subsequently succumbed to his injuries. He was 33 years old.
Roger Williams (born Louis Weertz, October 1, 1924 – October 8, 2011) was an American popular music pianist. As of 2004, he had released 116 albums.
In 1955 Williams recorded “Autumn Leaves”, the only piano instrumental to reach #1 on Billboard’s popular music chart. In 1966 he had another Top Ten hit with the song “Born Free” from the motion picture soundtrack. His other hits include “Near You”, “Till”, “The Impossible Dream”, “Yellow Bird”, “Maria”, and “The Theme from Somewhere in Time”. Billboard magazine ranks him as the top selling piano recording artist in history with 18 gold and platinum albums to his credit. Williams was known as the “Pianist to the Presidents” having played for nine administrations beginning with Harry S. Truman. His last White House performance was in November 2008 for a luncheon hosted by former First Lady Laura Bush.
Roger Williams cause of death He died on October 8, 2011, one week after his 87th birthday of pancreatic cancer.
Memorable characters: Good Ol’ Boys from Blues Brothers, Murdock from Rambo II
Charles L. Napier (April 12, 1936 – October 5, 2011) was an American actor, known for his portrayals of square-jawed tough guys and military types.
Charles Napier served in the U.S. Army with the 11th Airborne Division before becoming an actor.
Napier was a regular in Jonathan Demme-directed movies, including The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia. Some of Napier’s memorable roles include Murdock, the intelligence officer commanding Rambo in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) and Tucker McElroy, lead singer and driver of the Winnebago for “The Good Ol’ Boys” in The Blues Brothers (1980).
Charles Napier cause of death Charles Napier was found collapsed at home, and was taken off life support the next day. Exact cause of death is not specified as of October 6, 2011. Charles Napier was 75 years old at the time of his death
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Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder, chairman, and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney. He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer.
On August 24, 2011, Jobs announced his resignation from his role as Apple’s CEO. In his letter of resignation, Jobs strongly recommended that the Apple executive succession plan be followed and Tim Cook be named as his successor. Per his request, Jobs was appointed chairman of Apple’s board of directors.
Steve Jobs cause of death Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer. Steve Jobs was 56 years old at the time of his death.
Donald “Don” D. Lapre (born May 19, 1964 – October 2, 2011) was an American TV pitchman. Lapre was a high school dropout, who became a multi-level marketing salesman and infomercial huckster. His work involved such products as “The Greatest Vitamin in the World” and the “Making Money Package”, and he was criticized as selling questionable business plans that often did not work for his clients. In June 2011, Lapre was charged with 41 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and promotional money laundering related to his internet businesses and he was arrested on June 24, 2011 for failing to appear in court to face these charges.
Don Lapre Cause of Death While in jail, Lapre committed suicide on the morning of October 2, 2011.
Don Lapre Sells Tiny Classified Ads
Timeline: Consumer watchdog organizations such as Quackwatch had accused Lapre of peddling get-rich-quick schemes. Web sites such as the Ripoff Report had numerous consumer complaints about Lapre and his products and business practices. Lapre had been quoted as saying, “…I really don’t give a rat’s ass about what people think about me.”
According to a June 15, 2011, Associated Press article, Lapre was indicted by a federal grand jury in Phoenix, AZ on June 8, 2011 on accusations of running a nationwide scheme to sell worthless Internet businesses. Federal prosecutors have accused Lapre of bilking over 220,000 victims out of nearly $52 million. He has been charged with 41 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, promotional money laundering, and transactional money laundering.
On June 22, 2011, a Federal judge issued a bench warrant for Lapre after he failed to show up for his arraignment on 41 counts of fraud.
On June 27, 2011, Don Lapre was arrested at a Lifetime Fitness location in Tempe, AZ, with serious self inflicted knife wounds to his groin, and had reportedly lived in the Lifetime Fitness location for 2 days.
Sylvia Robinson (March 6, 1936 – September 29, 2011) was a singer, musician, music producer, and record label executive, most notably known for her work as founder/CEO of the seminal hip hop label Sugar Hill Records. She is credited as the driving force behind two landmark singles in the genre. The first was “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang, which was the first rap song to be released by a hip hop act. The second was “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five.
Sylvia Robinson cause of death Sylvia Robinson died of congestive heart failure. Sylvia Robinson was 75 years old at the time of her death.