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David P. Reynolds, American businessman and Thoroughbred racehorse breeder, died he was 96

David P. Reynolds was Chairman emeritus of Reynolds Metals Co. and an owner/breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses died he was 96.. He is the son of Richard S. Reynolds, Sr. (1881–1955) who founded Reynolds Metals in Louisville, Kentucky.

(June 16, 1915 – August 29, 2011)

Born in Bristol, Tennessee, Reynolds received his high school education at Lawrenceville School, where he captained the prep school’s football team. He went on to graduate from Princeton University and would join the family business where he worked for more than fifty years. He followed his brother Richard S. Reynolds, Jr. as president, becoming the last member of his family to head the Richmond, Virginia-based company. In 1986, at age seventy, he stepped down as president but remained Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Thoroughbred horse racing

Reynolds became interested in Thoroughbred horse racing and notably owned and bred sprint horse Lord Carson, a multiple stakes race winner who equaled the track record for 6 furlongs at both Churchill Downs and Turfway Park. However, his most famous horse was Tabasco Cat, owned and bred in partnership with Overbrook Farm. In 1994, the colt won two of the three U.S. Triple Crown races, capturing the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.

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Abdullah Senussi, Libyan brother-in-law of Muammar Gaddafi, died from airstrike he was 61/62.

Abdullah Senussi   is a Libyan national who was the intelligence chief and brother-in-law of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi  died from airstrike he was  61/62.. He was married to Gaddafi’s sister-in-law.

December 5, 1949- August 29, 2012

Scottish police officers plan to interview him in connection with the Lockerbie bombing, raising the prospect of a second Lockerbie trial.[2]
According to The Guardian he had a reputation for brutality
since the 1970s. During the 1980s he was head of internal security in
Libya, at a time when many opponents of Gaddafi were killed. Later, he
had been described as the head of military intelligence, but it is
unclear whether he actually held an official rank. In 1999 he was
convicted in absentia in France for his role in a 1989 bombing
of a passenger plane flying over Niger that resulted in the deaths of
170 people. Libyans believe he was responsible for massacring 1,200
prisoners at the Abu Salim jail in 1996. He was also thought to have been behind an alleged plot in 2003 to assassinate Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.[1]
US embassy cables described him as being a confidant of Gaddafi who makes “many of his medical arrangements”. During the 2011 Libyan civil war, he was blamed for orchestrating killings in the city of Benghazi and recruiting foreign mercenaries. He was believed to have extensive business interests in Libya.[1]
On 1 March 2011, Libya’s Quryna newspaper reported that Gaddafi sacked him.[3]
On 16 May 2011, the International Criminal Court prosecutor announced that he is seeking an arrest warrant for Abdullah Senussi on charges of crimes against humanity.[4]
On 21 July 2011, Libyan opposition sources claimed that Senussi had
been killed in an attack by armed rebels in Tripoli; however, a few
hours later the same sources recanted on their earlier claim and some
even said he might have just been injured.[5]
On 30 August 2011, there were reports that both Senussi’s son, Mohammed Abdullah al-Senussi,[6] and Muammar Gaddafi‘s son, Khamis, were killed during clashes with NATO and NTC forces in Tarhuna.[7] In October, Arrai Televison, a pro-Gaddafi network in Syria confirmed that Mohammed Senussi and Khamis Gaddafi had been killed on 29 August.[8] On 20 October, Niger foreign minister Mohammad Bazoum told Reuters that he had fled to Niger.[9]
However, a Libyan fighter later told the Guardian that the rebels had
the possession of three other men who were in Gaddafi’s convoy when he
was killed and that he believed one them was Senussi.[10] The other two were identified as Gaddafi’s slain son Mutassim and one of his military commanders Mansour Dhao,[10] who was still alive and confirmed his identity, as well as details of Gaddafi’s death,[10] to Human Rights Watch while in the hospital;[10] Dhao was earlier thought to have fled to Niger.[10]
However, later reports surfaced that Senussi from his hideout in Niger was helping Saif al-Islam Gaddafi escape from Libya.[11] Senussi was reportedly captured on 20 November near the city of Sabha. It was afterwards reported that he would be taken to Tripoli to stand trial for charges of crimes against humanity, according to the National Transitional Council.[12] However, ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo doubted Senussi was captured.[13] Libyan defense minister Osama Jweli also stated that there was no evidence Senussi had been captured.[14] On 4 December 2011, Abdullah Nakir, a Libyan official, told Al Arabiya that Senussi was arrested and was being questioned about a secret nuclear facility Gaddafi was operating,[15] but admitted that the Libyan government was unable to produce any photographs of him in custody.[15]
On 17 March 2012, news reports stated that Senussi had been arrested at Nouakchott airport in Mauritania.[16][17] The Libyan government is reported as having requested his extradition to Libya.[18]

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Junpei Takiguchi, Japanese voice actor and narrator (Dragon Ball, Yatterman, Mazinger Z), died from stomach cancer he was 80.

Kōhei Takiguchi , better known by the stage name Junpei Takiguchi , was a Japanese voice actor and narrator from Chiba Prefecture.

( April 17, 1931 – August 29, 2011)

Besides his many narration and dubbing roles, he was also known for his roles in Time Bokan (as Pera), Yatterman (as Dokurobei), Mazinger Z (as Count Brocken), Tekkaman: The Space Knight (as Ranbos), Yuusha Raideen (as Barao), and for his narration roles in Burari Tochūgesha no Tabi and Pittankokan Kan. Takiguchi died at 7:33am JST on August 29, 2011, aged 80, from stomach cancer. 

Voice roles

Television animation


Theater animation

Video games

Dubbing roles


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Billy Drake, British fighter pilot, died he was 93.

Group Captain Billy Drake DSO, DFC & Bar was a British air ace died he was 93..

(20 December 1917 – 28 August 2011)

 He scored 20 enemy aircraft confirmed destroyed, six probable and nine damaged with the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Second World War.[1] Drake flew Hawker Hurricanes, Supermarine Spitfires and Curtiss P-40s (Tomahawks/Kittyhawks), with squadrons based in France, England, West Africa, North Africa and Malta. He was the top-scoring RAF P-40 pilot and the second-highest-scoring British Commonwealth P-40 pilot, behind Clive Caldwell.[1]
Drake was born in London, to an Australian mother and a British father. He was educated in Switzerland.


Drake joined the RAF on a Short Service Commission in July 1936. He joined No. 1 Squadron at RAF Tangmere in May 1937, flying the Hawker Fury before converting to the Hawker Hurricane.
Following the outbreak of war, the squadron was sent to France. On 20 April 1940, during the Battle of France, Drake scored his first kill, a Messerschmitt Bf 109. Subsequent victories over France included a Dornier Do 17 and Heinkel He 111. While attacking another Dornier, Drake was shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf 110 and wounded with shell splinters in the back, ending his participation in the campaign.
On 20 June 1940, Drake was posted as a flying instructor to No. 6 Operational Training Unit, at RAF Sutton Bridge. He returned to operational duty, with No. 213 Squadron RAF, on 2 October 1940 at RAF Tangmere. Three weeks later, he was appointed commander of No. 421 Flight (later part of No. 91 Squadron RAF)
on Spitfires, flying specialised low-level reconnaissance patrols over
the Channel and the French coast. He claimed a further two kills and two
probables (all Do 17s and Ju 88s). Drake was awarded the DFC on 7
January 1941.
He then returned to instruction duties in early 1941, with No. 53 Operational Training Unit, at RAF Heston and as Chief Flying Instructor at RAF Llandow until September 1941.
In December 1941, Drake was posted to West Africa to form and command No. 128 Squadron RAF at Hastings, Sierra Leone, flying Mark II Hurricanes. Soon afterwards, he shot down a Vichy French Glenn Martin 167F bomber, near Freetown.
In April 1942, Drake was posted to Air HQ Middle East, and at the end of May he succeeded Caldwell as commander of No. 112 Squadron, flying P-40s, from RAF Gambut, Egypt. On 1 September 1942, a day in which the Desert Air Force suffered heavy losses, Drake shot down two Junkers Ju 87s.[2]
Drake was awarded a Bar to the DFC on 28 July 1942 and the Distinguished Service Order on 4 December 1942. He scored 13 aerial victories in P-40s.
After being promoted to Wing Commander in January 1943, Drake briefly assumed a staff job in Cairo, before becoming commander of the Krendi Wing at RAF Krendi on Malta, flying Spitfires. In July 1943, he made his last claim of the war, a Macchi MC.202 of 4 Stormo, Regia Aeronautica, over Sicily.
In November 1943, Drake returned to England and commanded No. 20 Wing RAF, operating Hawker Typhoons with the Second Tactical Air Force. He was later sent on liaison duties to Fort Leavenworth in the United States. On 22 October 1943, he was awarded the American Distinguished Flying Cross. Drake later served as deputy station commander at RAF Biggin Hill, and finished the war as a staff officer at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force.
He later served as a staff officer and air attaché at British embassies, retiring from the RAF as a Group Captain, on 1 July 1963.
Upon retirement, Drake spent 20 years in the Algarve coastal area of Portugal,
where he managed properties and ran a bar. In recent years, he lived in
Teignmouth, Devon. He was twice married and is survived by two sons
from his first marriage.
He was credited with 24.5 aerial kills — another pilot was given half
of one kill — and he reportedly destroyed a dozen more enemy planes
parked on the ground
He died on 28 August 2011.

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Bernie Gallacher, British footballer (Aston Villa), died he was 44

Bernard “Bernie” Gallacher  was a professional footballer who played predominantly at left-back died he was  44..

(22 March 1967 – 28 August 2011)

Born in Johnstone, Scotland, Gallacher joined Aston Villa
as a 16-year-old apprentice on leaving school in 1983. He progressed
through youth levels, signing a professional contract in March 1985,
before making his first team debut on the final day of the 1986-87 season against Manchester United, at the end of a season where Villa were relegated from the First Division.
Gallacher appeared in all but one of Aston Villa’s 44 Second Division games the following season as Villa gained promotion back to the top flight at the first attempt as Second Division runners-up. His final game for the club was against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in November 1990. In all he made 57 league appearances for Villa.[1]
Gallagher spent a loan spell at Blackburn before joining Doncaster Rovers and then Brighton. In 1994 his career was ended by injury at the age of 27 following a short term as a non-contract player with Northampton Town.


Gallacher died in Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield, England on 28 August 2011, aged 44.[2]

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Bruno Gamberini, Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Campinas (since 2004), died he was 61

Bruno Gamberini  was the Roman Catholic archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Campinas, Brazil  died he was 61..

(July 16, 1950 – August 28, 2011)

Born in Matão, São Paulo,
and ordained to the priesthood in 1974, Gamberini became a bishop in
1995 and in 2004 was appointed archbishop of the Campinas Archdiocese.[1]
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Len Ganley, Northern Irish snooker referee, died died he was 68.

Len Ganley was a Northern Irish snooker referee  died died he was  68..

(27 April 1943 – 28 August 2011) 

He visited England in 1971 to spend a ten-day holiday with his sister in Burton-upon-Trent, and remained in England.
Born in Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, he became a full-time referee after working as a milkman and bus driver when he first arrived in Burton-on-Trent.[1]
He played snooker when he lived in Northern Ireland and won various
local titles in Britain and Ireland. His highest break was 136.
He refereed four World Snooker Championship finals between 1983 and 1993, including 1990 when Stephen Hendry became the youngest World Champion. Another career highlight was the 1983 UK Snooker Championship final between Alex Higgins and Steve Davis.[2] Another famous match he refereed in his later career was Ronnie O’Sullivan‘s fastest 147 v. Mick Price in the 1997 World Championship first round.
Although a non-drinker, Ganley also appeared in a Carling Black Label beer advert on TV in the early 1980s, in which he crushed a snooker ball with his gloved hand in a match between Terry Griffiths and John Spencer, after Spencer had knocked the ball off the table.[1]
Ganley was featured in the Half Man Half Biscuit song “The Len Ganley Stance”.[2] He retired in 1999 and suffered a heart attack in 2002.[3] His son Mike Ganley is the WPBSA Tournament Director.[4]
Ganley, who suffered from diabetes, died on 28 August 2011, aged 68.[5][6] His family requested that people donated to the Paul Hunter Foundation rather than sending flowers.[5]
Steve Davis said: “Len did a very good job of being a referee and a
personality at the same time. A referee is supposed to be unseen and he
liked the limelight, but he still managed to do the job properly. He was
a great character off the table, but in the arena he was an excellent
referee. He knew the game as a player, having made century breaks
himself, so when he was in charge of your match it was nice to know how
well he understood the game.”[5].
He is credited with inventing the device that marks the position of the
cue ball while it is removed by the referee for cleaning.

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George Green, American songwriter (“Hurts So Good”, “Crumblin’ Down”), died from lung cancer he was 59.

George Michael Green was an American songwriter died from lung cancer he was 59.. His compositions included the Top 10 Billboard hitsCrumblin’ Down” and “Hurts So Good” (the latter of which was an RPM No. 1 hit in Canada), as well as another Canadian No. 1 hit in “Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First).”

(January 28, 1952 – August 28, 2011)

Green was John Mellencamp‘s long-time writing partner; he was a classmate and childhood friend of Mellencamp’s from Seymour, Indiana.[1] In 1985, Green’s wife appeared in the video for Mellencamp’s Top 10 hit “Lonely Ol’ Night“.[1] In addition to writing with Mellencamp, Green also wrote songs recorded by Barbra Streisand, Hall & Oates, Jude Cole, Vanessa Williams, Percy Sledge, and The Oak Ridge Boys among others.[2] Green died on August 28, 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the age of 59 after suffering from a rapid-forming small cell lung cancer.[3]


Green’s songwriting credits with Mellencamp include:

  • “Dream Killing Town” and “Sad Lady” from Chestnut Street Incident (1976)[4]
  • “Hurts So Good” (#2 Billboard hit)[5] and “Thundering Hearts” from American Fool (1982)[6]
  • “Crumblin’ Down” (#9 Billboard hit)[5] and “Warmer Place to Sleep” from Uh-Huh (1983)[7]
  • “Rain on the Scarecrow” (#21 Billboard hit)[5] and “Minutes to Memories” from Scarecrow (1985)[8]
  • “Empty Hands” from The Lonesome Jubilee (1987)[9]
  • “Human Wheels” from Human Wheels (1993)
  • “Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)” (#14 Billboard hit)[5] from Mr. Happy Go Lucky (1996)[10]
  • “Your Life Is Now” from John Mellencamp (1998)
  • “The Grand Blvd.” from “Blue Night” by Percy Sledge (1994) co-written written with Carla Olson

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Leonard Harris, American actor, arts and theater critic (WCBS-TV), died from complications of pneumonia he was 81

Leonard Harris  was an American critic, author, and actor.

(September 27, 1929 – August 28, 2011)

He played Senator Charles Palantine in the Martin Scorsese film Taxi Driver and the mayor in Hero at Large.Harris began his career as a print journalist; he spent several years as the arts and entertainment critic for WCBS-TV in New York City. He had three novels published and worked as a television writer later in his career. He served on the Tony Award Nominating Committee in the later 1980s and early 1990s.
In Taxi Driver, Harris played Senator Charles Palantine, the link between anti-hero Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) and Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), the woman Travis is obsessed with who works on the Charles Palantine political campaign. Throughout the film, Palantine’s picture can be seen all over New York City.
He died on August 28, 2011 in Hartford, Connecticut, aged 81, from complications of pneumonia.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1976 Taxi Driver Senator Charles Palantine
1980 Hero at Large Mayor

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Leonidas Kyrkos, Greek politician, died after short illness he was 87.

Leonidas Kyrkos  was a Greek leftist politician and member of the Hellenic Parliament and the European Parliament.

(12 October 1924 – 28 August 2011)


Leonidas Kyrkos was born in Irakleio, Crete, to Michail Kyrkos, who, along with Ioannis Pasalidis, formed the United Democratic Left in 1951.[1] Kyrkos was elected MP to the Greek Parliament in the elections of 1961, 1963 and 1964.[1] On 21 April 1967, during the coup d’état that installed the military junta, he was arrested and remained imprisoned for five years.[1] After the restoration of democracy in 1974, he was elected MP in 1974 and 1977, and MEP in 1981 and 1984

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