Saturday, September 03, 2016

Ripped in August

A selected overview of culture stars relevant to my own tastes who passed away this month. Rest in peace. Image by myself.

Padraig Duggan (67), Irish folk musician. He was one of the founding members of Clannad.
Kenny Baker (81), British actor. He played R2D2 in the Star Wars movies, and appeared in several other movies, including Willow.
Daniela Dessi (59), Italian opera singer. One of the leading singers of her generation, with a wide repertoire predominantly in Italian operas, and many recordings.
Anthony Jay (86), British writer, broadcaster and director. Together with Jonathan Lynn he wrote the scripts for one of my all-time favourite sitcoms, Yes (Prime) Minister.
Toots Thielemans (94), Belgian jazz musician. One of the best on the harmonica, he played and recorded with many of the greats from the jazz and pop/rock genres, including Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Billy Joel and Paul Simon. He was also a major contributor to the beautiful soundtrack of the classic Dutch movie Turks Fruit.
Marc Riboud (93), French photographer, best remembered for his work in Vietnam and China. 
Nathan Lyons (86), American photographer and curator.