Famous Deaths in 2015

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A look back at notable people who died in 2015.

Notable sports deaths in 2015:

Administration:

William Brantley Aycock, 99; Walter Byers, 93; Mike Hanson, 49; Theodore Hesburgh, 97; John Lo Schiavo, 90; Sue Petersen, 61; Steve Snapp, 69; Nelson Townsend, 73; Jim Weaver, 70; Albert Witte, 92.

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Architecture

Fernando Vazquez, 59.

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Australian Rules Football:

Phil Walsh, 55.

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Auto Racing:

Michael Argetsinger, 70; Buddy Baker, 74; Earl Baltes, 93; Duane Barnes, 55; Jean-Pierre Beltoise, 77; Jules Bianchi, 25; James Campbell Jr., 45; Tony Elliott, 54; Joan Feller, 53; Leon Gonyo, 63; Robert Manzon, 97; Denise McCluggage, 88; Dalton Millican, 22; Justin Wilson, 37.

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Baseball:

Joaquin Andujar, 62; Ernie Banks, 83; Dave Bergman, 61; Yogi Berra, 90; Chuck Brayton, 89; Jose Capellan, 34; Kaiser Carlile, 9; Dean Chance, 74; Billy DeLury, 81; Bobby Dews, 76; Nelson Doubleday Jr., 81; Jim Fanning, 87; George Genovese, 93; Gordie Gillespie, 88; Darryl Hamilton, 50; Tommy Hanson, 29; Dave Henderson, 57; Riccardo Ingram, 48; Alex Johnson, 72; Ken Johnson, 82; Wendell Kim, 64; Chuck Koney, 90; Frank Malzone, 85; Lennie Merullo, 98; Jeff McKnight, 52; Stu Miller, 87; Minnie Minoso, 90; Bill Monbouquette, 78; Jim O'Toole, 78; Hank Peters, 90; Billy Pierce, 88; Al Rosen, 91; Victor Sanchez, 20; William Schweitzer, 70; Norm Siebern, 82; James Skeffington, 73; Lou Spry, 78; Charlie Williams, 67.

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Basketball:

Horace Balmer, 76; Bob Boyd, 84; Luther "Ticky" Burden, 62; Gerry Calabrese, 90; Shanice Clark, 21; Darryl Dawkins, 58; Mel Daniels, 71; Norm Drucker, 94; Norm Ellenberger, 83; Clarence "Bevo" Francis, 82; Harry Gallatin, 88; Bill Guthridge, 77; Jack Haley, 51; Marques Haynes, 89; Shannise Heady, 21; Lauren Hill, 19; Hot Rod Hundley, 80; Eboniey Jeter, 21; Jerome Kersey, 52; Meadowlark Lemon, 83; Guy Lewis, 93; Earl Lloyd, 86; Ray Lumpp, 91; Jim Loscutoff, 85; Moses Malone, 60; Roy Marble, 48; Marc Marotta, 52; Anthony Mason, 48; Dave Meyers, 62; Dai-Jon Parker, 22; Jack Parr, 78; Mike Phillips, 59; Harvey Pollack, 93; John Rudometkin, 75; Flip Saunders, 60; Dolph Schayes, 87; Kevin Shaw, 26; Dean Smith, 83; Scotty Stirling, 86; Don Suman, 85; Jerry Tarkanian, 84; Roy Tarpley, 50; Jeremiah Tate, 19; Lou Tsioropoulos, 84; Neal Walk, 67; Christian Welp, 51; Davey Whitney, 85; John "Hot Rod" Williams, 53; Michael Wright, 35; Jim Young, 82.

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Biathlon:

Alina Yakimkina, 21.

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BMX

Scot Breithaupt, 57.

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Boxing:

Hamzah Ajahmi, 19; Tony Ayala Jr., 52; O'Neil Bell, 41; Oscar Diaz, 32; Bob Foster, 76; Gene Fullmer, 83; Cedric Kushner, 66; Braydon Smith, 23; Alexis Vastine, 28.

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Cheerleading

Lawrence Herkimer, 89.

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Climbing:

Dean Potter, 43; Graham Hunt, 29.

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Cricket:

Arthur Morris, 93; Richie Benaud, 84; Brian Close, 84; Jagmohan Dalmiya, 75; Ankit Keshri, 20; Clive Rice, 66; Frank Tyson, 85;

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Cycling:

Claude Criquielion, 58; Scott Ellis, 55.

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Design:

Jerry Dior, 82.

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Diving:

Natalia Molchanova, 53 (missing)

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Equestrian:

Karen Stives, 64.

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Extreme Sports:

Erik Roner, 39.

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Fencing:

Mikhail Burtsev, 59; Frantisek Janda, 48; Maria Cerra Tishman, 96; Sergei Sharikov, 40.

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Figure Skating:

Toller Cranston, 65

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Football:

Sam Adams, 67; Eric Allen, 66; Demitri Allison, 21; Bill Arnsparger, 88; Ray Baillie, 80; Scott Baldwin, 45; Ron Beagle, 81; Chuck Bednarik, 89; Forrest Behm, 95; Jim Bradley, 82; C.O. Brocato, 85; Doug Buffone, 70; Markel Byrd, 20; Robert T. Clark, 79; Charlie Coffey, 81; John David Crow, 79; Harper Davidson, 81; Michael DeGroote, 22; Bill Enyart, 67; Mel Farr, 70; Adrian Fiala, 67; Frank Gifford, 84; Ray Graves, 96; George Guerre, 91; Jimmy Gunn, 66; Wayne Harris, 77; Ryan Hoffman, 41; Marv Hubbard, 68; Tommy Hudspeth, 83; Lindy Infante, 75; Tyler Jangula, 28; Ryan Johanningmeier, 38; Chris Johnson, 22; Keith Joseph Jr., 18; Keith Joseph Sr., 44; Jim LaRue, 89; Eddie LeBaron, 85; Al LoCasale, 82; Don Looney, 98; Ann Mara, 85; Tommy Mason, 75; Fred McNeill, 63; Steve Meilinger, 84; Ed Modzelewski, 86; Frank Mordica, 57; Craig Mullins, 45; Jim Mutscheller, 85; Ray Nagel, 87; Derrick Nash, 20; Nick Pappas, 99; Art Powell, 78; Jethro Pugh, 70; George Pyne III, 74; Phil Ratliff, 44; Lee Remmel, 90; Adrian Robinson, 25; Bob St. Clair, 84; Charlie Sanders, 68; Tyler Sash, 27; John Sawyer, 90; Tom Scott, 84; Allie Sherman, 91; John Siegal, 97; Jim Sochor, 77; Victor Spencer, 90; Ken Stabler, 69; Jack Steadman, 86; Charlie Sumner, 84; Danny Villanueva, 77; James "Froggy" Williams, 87; Richard Williamson, 74; Dick Wood, 79; Garo Yepremian, 70.

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Golf:

Pete Brown, 80; Billy Casper, 83; Rhonda Glenn, 68; Dan Halldorson, 63; Kel Nagle, 94; Calvin Peete, 71; Charlie Sifford, 92; Sandra Spuzich, 78; Louise Suggs, 91.

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Gymnastics:

Natalia Bobrova, 36; Marvin Sharp, 49.

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Hockey:

Al Arbour, 82; Vlastimil Bubnik, 83; Todd Ewen, 49; Bob Fillion, 94; Jaroslav Holik, 72; Vic Howe, 85; Elmer Lach, 97; Chico Maki, 76; Steve Montador, 35; Dickie Moore, 84; Gus Mortson, 90; Camden Nuckols, 25; Bert Olmstead, 89; J.P. Parise, 73; Marcel Pronovost, 84; Mark Reeds, 55; Leo Reise Jr., 93; Jimmy Roberts, 75; Claude Ruel, 76; Dollard St. Laurent, 85; Glen Sonmor, 86.

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Horse Racing:

Bart Cummings, 87; Wally Dollase, 78; Jerry Dutton, 87; Pat Eddery, 63; Allen Jerkens, 85; Bud Johnston, 77; Michal Koehl, 36; Jerry Lambert, 74; Ed Lewi, 81; Mike Mitchell, 66; William Morey Jr., 74; Richard Mulhall, 76; John Nerud, 102. Horses: Kauto Star, 15; Ogygian, 32; Shared Belief, 4; Scat Daddy, 11; Smart Strike, 23; Thunder Rumble, 26; The Tin Man, 17.

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Judo:

Wim Ruska, 74; Hitoshi Saito, 54.

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Law:

S. Arthur Spiegel, 94.

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Media:

Bernie Beglane, 88; Ron Bergman, 80; Steve Byrnes, 56; Ira Combs, 61; John Derr, 97; Jack Disney, 80; Dan Farley, 72; Fran Fisher, 91; Ray Gandolf, 85; Dave Goldberg, 73; Alison Gordon, 72; Milo Hamilton, 88; Stan Hochman, 86; Norman Mac Lean, 84; Van Miller, 87; Phil Pepe, 80; Nick Peters, 75; Jim Richards, 57; Bert Rosenthal, 79; Marv Schneider, 84; Lon Simmons, 91; Stuart Scott, 49; Joe Strauss, 54; Tony Verna, 81; Ed Sabol, 98.

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Motorcycling:

Geoff Duke, 92; Daniel Rivas Fernandez, 27; Bernat Martinez, 35.

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Music:

Rocco Scotti, 95; Jonathan Woods, 76.

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Olympics:

Fidel Mendoza Carrasquilla, 89; Guo Jie, 103; Ashwini Kumar, 94; Peter Tallberg, 77; Mario Vazquez Rana, 82; Leo Wallner, 79; He Zhenliang, 85.

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Rugby:

Jerry Collins, 34; Jonah Lomu, 40.

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Sailing:

Florence Arthaud, 57.

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Skating:

Fred Anton Maier, 76; Bethany Tory, 44.

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Skiing:

Bryce Astle, 19; Ronnie Berlack, 20; Stein Eriksen, 88; Drago Grubelnik, 39; Karen Davey Stewart, 62.

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Soccer:

Slim Aloulou, 73; Cecil Jones Attuquayefio, 70; Stephan Beckenbauer, 46; Frank Borghi, 89; Philip Carter, 87; Dettmar Cramer, 90; Dominique Dropsy, 63; Sergei Filippenkov, 44; Marton Fulop, 32; Alcides Ghiggia, 88; Cristian Gomez, 27; Richard Henyekane, 31; Don Howe, 80; Howard Kendall, 69; Graham Leggat, 81; Dave Mackay, 80; Josef Masopust, 84; Junior Malanda, 20; Joe Marston, 89; Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder, 82; Gregory Mertens, 24; Joe Morrone, 79; John Moshoeu, 49; Dick Nanninga, 66; Tim Nicot, 23; Harald Nielsen, 73; Emanuel Ortega, 21; Alfredo Alberto Pacheco, 33; Arnold Peralta, 26; Ron Springett, 80; Pavel Srnicek, 47; Zito, 82; Ignacio Zoco, 76.

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Special Olympics:

Marty Sheets, 62.

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Surfing:

Ricardo dos Santos, 24; Dave Sweet, 86.

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Swimming:

Randy Bennett, 51; Betty Brey, 83; Camille Muffat, 25; Tate Ramsden, 21.

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Tennis:

Howard Brody, 83; Mike Davies, 79; Jimmy Evert, 91; Doris Hart, 89; Thelma Coyne Long, 96; Patricia Canning Todd, 93.

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Track & Field:

Daundre Barnaby, 24; Ron Clarke, 78; Annarita Sidoti, 44; Bob Timmons, 91; Mal Whitfield, 91.

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Triathlon:

Laurent Vidal, 31.

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Water Polo:

Vladislav Timakov, 22.

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Weightlifting:

Vardan Militosyan, 64.

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Wrestling (Pro):

Verne Gagne, 89; "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel, 53; "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, 61; Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, 35; Virgil Runnels (Dusty Rhodes), 69.

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Yachting:

Alan Bond, 77; Laurent Bourgnon, 49 (missing).
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