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August 11th

148 Notable deaths

Robin Williams

American actor and comedian (1951–2014).

Born July 21st, 1951 in Chicago. [ref]

Died August 11th, 2014 at 63 years old in Tiburon (hanging). [ref]

Jackson Pollock

American artist (1912-1956).

Born January 28th, 1912 in Cody. [ref]

Died August 11th, 1956 at 44 years old in East Hampton (traffic collision). [ref]

Peter Cushing

English actor (1913-1994).

Born May 26th, 1913 in Kenley. [ref]

Died August 11th, 1994 at 81 years old in Canterbury (prostate cancer). [ref]

William S. Burroughs

American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer (1914-1997).

Born February 5th, 1914 in St. Louis. [ref]

Died August 11th, 1997 at 83 years old in Lawrence (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

American philanthropist; founder of the special olympics; sister of john f. kennedy.

Born July 10th, 1921 in Brookline.

Died August 11th, 2009 at 88 years old in Hyannis (stroke). [ref]

Gonzalo Gaviria

Colombian drug trafficker (1946–1990).

Born December 25th, 1946 in Pereira.

Died August 11th, 1990 at 43 years old in Medellín. [ref]

Sumner Redstone

American businessman and media magnate (1923-2020).

Born May 27th, 1923 in Boston.

Died August 11th, 2020 at 97 years old in Los Angeles. [ref]

Phil Harris

American actor, comedian, musician, songwriter, orchestra leader.

Born June 24th, 1904 in Linton. [ref]

Died August 11th, 1995 at 91 years old in Rancho Mirage (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Jani Lane

American singer (1964–2011).

Born February 1st, 1964 in Akron. [ref]

Died August 11th, 2011 at 47 years old in Los Angeles. [ref]

Edith Wharton

American novelist, short story writer, designer (1862–1937).

Born January 24th, 1862 in New York City. [ref]

Died August 11th, 1937 at 75 years old in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt (stroke). [ref]

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When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings. Sogyal Rinpoche