2008 in review

2008 passings: Music, arts & letters

Graham, Diddley and Wallace

Forrest J Ackerman, archivist
Tina Allen, artist
Arthur C. Clarke, author
Philip Conisbee, curator
Michael Crichton, author

Bo Diddley, rocker
Elaine Dundy, author
Patricia Faure, art dealer
Robert Graham, sculptor
Isaac Hayes, musician

Tony Hillerman, author
Freddy Hubbard, trumpeter
Buddy Miles, drummer
Denis O'Connor, muralist
Dale Pitt, author

Yma Sumac, singer
Studs Terkel, chronicler
Jules Tygiel, historian
David Foster Wallace, writer
Jerry Wexler, record producer

Deanne Stillman on Hillerman: "I can't remember any one statement that Tony said to me that made me think I could do the thing I had always wanted to do, and in fact had been doing in my own half-baked way since I was a child....Rather, there was something about his spirit."

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Journalists and media
Thin blue line

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