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Celebrity Death - Forrest Tucker
Forrest Tucker
Conway Twitty
Conway Twitty
Lana Turner
Lana Turner
Pat Tillman
Pat Tillman
Mary Travers
Mary Travers
Liz Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
Sada Thompson
Sada Thompson
Ginny Tyler
Ginny Tyler
Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple (Black)
Meshach Taylor
Meshach Taylor
Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor
Fred Thompson
Fred Thompson
Alan ThickeAlan Thicke

William Talman b. 1915. d. 1968 (lung cancer)
Actor – District Attorney Hamilton Burger on Perry Mason

Paul Tanner b. 1917 d. 2013 (pneumonia)
Musician – Trombonist with The Glen Miller Band

Herman Tarnower b. 1910 d. 1980 (shot)
“Scarsdale Diet” doctor who was murdered by a jilted lover, Jean Harris

Brandon Tartikoff b. 1949. d. 1997 (Hodgkin’s disease)
NBC Executive

Vic Tayback b. 1930. d. 1990 (heart failure)
Actor – Mel on Alice

Clarice Taylor b. 1917 d. 2011 (congestive heart failure)
Actress – Anna Huxtable on “The Cosby Show”

Elizabeth Taylor b. 1932 d. March 23, 2011
Actress- many Oscars, many famous films some include: National Velvet (1944), Giant (1956),
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1956) Cleopatra (1960), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf (1966)

Jackie Lynn Taylor b. 1925 d. 2014 (Alzheimer’s)
Actress – as a child was in “Our Gang” (1934-’35)

Kent Taylor b. 1907 d. 1987 (complications from a heart operation)
Actor – Boston Blackie and Capt. Jim Flagg on Rough Riders

Koko Taylor b. 1928 d. 2009 (complications from surgery)
Singer – known as the “Queen of the Blues”

Meshach Taylor b. 1947 d. June 28, 2014
Actor – Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women (1986-1993)

Robert Taylor b. 1911 d. 1969 (lung cancer)

Rod Taylor b. 1930 d. 2015 (heart attack)
Actor – “The Time Machine”, “The Birds”

Sean Taylor b. 1984 d. November 27, 2008 (homicide)
Safety for the Washington Redskins, and before, the Miami Hurricanes

Walter “Dub” Taylor b. 1907. d. 1994 (congestive heart failure)
Western Actor

Shirley Temple (Black) b. 1928 d. Feb. 10, 2014
Actress – 1934 film “Bright Eyes” with the song “On the Good Ship Lollipop”

Margaret Thatcher b. 1925 d. April 8, 2013 (stroke)
Politician – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1979 – 1990) “The Iron Lady”

Phyllis Thaxter b. 1919 d. August 14, 2012 (Alzheimer’s disease)
Actress – Ma Kent in “Superman” Movie (1978)

Alan Thicke b. 1947 d. 2016 (heart attack)
Actor – Jason Seaver, the father on “Growing Pains” (1985-’92)

Lynne Thigpen b.1948 d. March 12, 2003
Actress – Ella Farmer on the District

Mel Tillis b.1932 d. 2017
C&W Singer/Songwriter – “I Ain’t Never”, “Good Woman Blues”; CMA Entertainer of the Year 1976

Fred Thompson b. 1942 d. 2015 (non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma)
Actor / Politician – Senator from Tenn. (1994-2003) and was a DA on Law & Order

Danny Thomas d. 1914 d. 1991 (heart attack)
Actor/singer – Make Room for Daddy

Dave Thomas b. 1932 d. January 8, 2002 (liver cancer)
Wendy’s founder

Helen Thomas b. 1920 d. July 20, 2013
Journalist – United Press International (UPI) for 57 years and White House corespondent

Jay Thomas b. 1948 d. 2017 (cancer)
Actor – Remo DaVinci on “Mork & Mindy” (1979–’81), Eddie LeBec on “Cheers” (1987–’89)

Michelle Thomas b. 1969 d. 1998 (stomach cancer)
Actress – Myra Monkhouse on Family Matters

Hunter S. Thompson b. 1937 d. February 20, 2005 (self-inflicted gunshot wound)
Author – “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; coined term “gonzo journalism”

Sada Thompson b. 1927 d. 2011 (lung disease)
Actress – Kate Lawrence on “Family”

Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton b. 1926 d. 1984
Musician – ‘Hound Dog and Ball and Chain were her songs first

Strom Thurmond b. 1902 d. June 26, 2003
U.S. Senator from South Carolina who served 8 terms, for 47 years and five months

Gen. Paul Tibbets b. 1915 d. November 1, 2007
Pilot of the Enola Gay which dropped the bomb on Hiroshima

Gene (Lee) Tierney b. 1920 d. 1991(emphysema)
Actress – Laura in the movie Laura

Pat Tillman b. 1977 d. April 22, 2004 (killed in Afghanistan in war)
NFL star (Arizona Cardinals), Hero and Patriot

Tiny (Herbert Khaury) Tim b. 1932 d. 1996 (cardiac arrest)
Singer – Tip Toe Thru the Tulips With Me

Grant Tinker b.1925 d. 2016 (in his sleep)
Television executive – Chairman and CEO of NBC (1981-’86) married to Mary Tyler Moore (1962-’81)

Josip Broz (Josef) Tito b. 1892 d. 1980 (complications of surgery to amputate his leg)
Leader of Yugoslavia, 1945-1980

George Tobias b. 1901 d. 1980
Actor – Abner Kravits on Bewitched

Dqan Toler b. 1948 d. 2013 (ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
Musician – guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band

Clyde Tolson d. 1975
Best Friend for Life of J. Edgar Hoover

Mel Torme b. 1925 d. 1999 (stroke)
Singer – “The Velvet Fog”

John Tower b.1925 d. 1991 (plane crash)
US Senator from Texas

Mary Ellen Trainor b. 1950 d. 2015 (pancreatic cancer)
Actress – Dr. Stephanie Woods in all 4 Lethal Weapon movies

Maria Franziska von Trapp b. 1914 d. 2014 (natural)
Singer – last of “The Sound of Music” siblings, portrayed as “Louisa”

Mary Allin Travers b. 1936 d. 2009 (leukemia)
Singer / songwriter with the folk group Peter, Paul & Mary

Jet Travolta b. 1992 d. 2009 (seizure)
Son of John Travolta & Kelly Preston

Jay Traynor b. 1943 d. 2014 (liver cancer)
Singer – Jay of Jay and the Americans, “She Cried”

Trigger b. 1932 d. 1965
Roy Rogers‘ horse – yes, Roy had him stuffed.

Bobby Troup b. 1918 d. 1999 (heart attack)
Singer/songwriter/actor – Wrote theme for Route 66, played Dr. Joe Early on Emergency

Pierre Elliot Trudeau b. 1919 d. 2000 (prostate cancer)
15th Prime Minister of Canada

Harry S. Truman b. 1884 d. 1972
33rd President of the U.S.

Tom Tryon b. 1926 d. 1991 (cancer)
Writer/actor – J.D. Slaughter in Texas John Slaughter

Mao (Zedong) Tse-Tung b. 1893 d. 1976
Chinese Leader

Paul Tsongas b. 1941 d. 1997
US Senator from Massachusetts

Forrest Tucker b. 1919. d. 1986 (cancer)
Actor – Sgt. Morgan O’Rourke on F-Troup

Big Joe Turner b. 1911 d. 1985
Musician – “Boss of the Blues”

Ike Turner b. 1931 d. December 12, 2007
Controversial Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Tina Turner’s ex-husband

Lana Turner b. 1921 d. 1995 (throat cancer)

Conway Twitty b. 1933 d. 1993 (complications of surgery)

Ginny Tyler b. 1925 d. 2012
Animal Voice Actress – Head Mouseketeer (1963)