The year 2021 was marked by the disappearance of Prince Felipe, former Argentine President Carlos Menem or Abimael Guzmán, the founder of Shining Path. Below, AFP offers a recap of some of the deceased in the world:
– 16: Phil SPECTOR, 81 years old, American music producer, of the Beatles among others, died in prison where he was serving time for murder.
– 23: Larry KING, 87, American journalist and CNN star.
– 05: Christopher PLUMMER, 91, Canadian actor who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best supporting actor for “Beginners”.
– 08: Jean-Claude CARRIERE, 89 years old, French writer and screenwriter who collaborated extensively with Luis Buñuel.
– 10: Larry FLYNT, 78, porn mogul and founder of “Hustler” magazine.
– 14: Carlos MENEM, 90 years old, president of Argentina between 1989 and 1999 who marked a stage in the country with his neoliberal economic policy.
– 15: Johnny PACHECO, 85 years old, Dominican musician, composer and producer, one of the fathers of salsa.
– 16: Gustavo NOBOA, 83 years old, former president of Ecuador (2000-2003), architect of the dollarization of its economy.
– 22: Lawrence FERLINGHETTI, 101, American poet and editor of the so-called beat generation.
– 02: Bunny WAILER, 73, Jamaican singer and percussionist and reggae legend.
– 09: James LEVINE, 77 years old, musical director of the Metropolitan Opera of New York, punctuated by scandal of sexual abuse.
– 09: Prince FELIPE, Duke of Edinburgh, 99 years old, husband of Queen Elizabeth II of England for more than 73 years.
– 09: DMX, (Earl SIMMONS), 50 years old, American rapper.
– 14: Bernard MADOFF, 82, sentenced to 150 years in prison in 2009 for the largest pyramid scheme in history.
– 20: Idriss DEBY, 68, president of Chad since 1991, wounded at the front by rebels after his sixth re-election.
– 24: Alber ELBAZ, 59 years old, Israeli-American creator, in charge of Lanvin for 14 years, died of covid.
– 04: Richard ERNST, 87 years old, Swiss Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the invention of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
– 17: Kenneth KAUNDA, 97, nicknamed the “African Gandhi” and considered the father of Zambian independence, who presided between 1964 and 1991.
– 29: Delia FIALLO, 96 years old, Cuban soap opera writer, author of hits like “Cristal” or “Kassandra”.
– 30: Donald RUMSFELD, 88, head of the Pentagon with George W. Bush, controversial architect of the war in Afghanistan and the invasion of Iraq.
– 05: Raffaella CARRÁ, 78 years old, Italian singer and presenter, also very popular in Spain and Latin America.
– 07: Dilip KUMAR, 98 years old, star of the golden age of Indian cinema.
– 07: Carlos Alberto ‘Lole’ REUTEMANN, 79 years old, successful Argentine Formula 1 driver, with 12 wins and 45 podiums.
– 28: Johnny VENTURA, 81 years old, Dominican singer and songwriter, one of the greatest exponents of merengue.
– 09: Patricia HITCHCOCK, 93, British actress, only child of Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville.
– 20: Raul CAUVIN, 82 years old, Belgian comic book writer.
– 24: Hissène HABRE, 79 years old, former president of Chad (1982-1990), died of covid in Senegal where he was imprisoned for crimes against humanity.
– 24: Charlie WATTS, 80 years old, drummer for the Rolling Stones.
– 29: Jacques ROGGE, 79 years old, Belgian, president of the International Olympic Committee (2001-2013).
– 29: Lee “Scratch” PERRY, 85, Jamaican musician and Bob Marley producer.
– 02: Mikis THEODORAKIS, 96 years old, composer of “Zorba the Greek” and symbol of the resistance to the dictatorship of the colonels.
– 06: Jean-Paul BELMONDO, 88 years old, legend of French cinema.
– 11: Abimael GUZMAN, 86, founder of the Maoist armed group Sendero Luminoso, nicknamed the “Pol Pot de los Andes”, died in prison where he was serving a life sentence and was cremated by the Peruvian government.
– 17: Abdelaziz BUTEFLIKA, 84 years old, president of Algeria between 1999 and 2019.
– 13: Agnes TIROP, 25 years old, Kenyan athlete with a double world medal of 10,000 meters, stabbed to death. Her husband is accused.
– 18: Colin POWELL, 84, first African-American to lead US defense and diplomacy.
– 06: Marília MENDONÇA, 26, Brazilian singer, Latin Grammy winner, died in a plane crash.
– 11: Frederik DE KLERK, 85, the last white president of South Africa who precipitated the end of apartheid by liberating Nelson Mandela, with whom he shares a Nobel Peace Prize.
– 28: Almudena GRANDES, 61 years old, a reference in Spanish literature who became known with the controversial and successful erotic novel “Las Ages de Lulú”.
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The main deaths in the world in 2021