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Legendary Bulgarian Actor Kosta Tsonev Dies at 82

Kosta Tsonev, one of the most beloved Bulgarian actors, has passed away at the age of 82, his family announced.

Society » Obituaries | January 25, 2012, Wednesday // 19:31 | Viewed: 3808

Greek Director Theo Angelopolous Dies in Road Accident

Award-winning Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopolous, 76, died late on Tuesday after a road accident.

Society » Obituaries | January 25, 2012, Wednesday // 10:25 | Viewed: 1345

Bulgaria-born Piano Virtuoso Alexis Weissenberg Dies at 82

Bulgaria-born pianist Alexis Weissenberg, one of the best performers of the twentieth century, died Sunday in Lugano, Switzerland, Spanish media reported.

Society » Obituaries | January 9, 2012, Monday // 10:43 | Viewed: 3447

Bulgaria's Number 1 Patient Rights Activist Dies

Bulgaria's most fervent cancer patient rights activist, Teodora Zaharieva, has passed away Saturday morning.

Society » Obituaries | January 7, 2012, Saturday // 14:34 | Viewed: 2687

The Bulgaria 2011 Review: Obituaries

A number of notable Bulgarian public figures passed away in 2011.

Society » Obituaries | January 6, 2012, Friday // 16:32 | Viewed: 1775

Former Macedonian President Kiro Gligorov Dies

Kiro Gligorov, the first democratically elected president of the Republic of Macedonia, has died at the age of 94.

Society » Obituaries | January 2, 2012, Monday // 13:45 | Viewed: 6170

Distinguished Bulgarian Director Andonov Dies at 77

Ivan Andonov, one of Bulgaria's most influential actors and movie directors passed away on Friday at the age of 77.

Society » Obituaries | December 30, 2011, Friday // 13:06 | Viewed: 1509

Who Is Who: Czech Playwright, Dissident, President Vaclav Havel

The former President of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, and one of the most well known dissidents in Eastern Europe Vaclav Havel passed away on Sunday, December 18, at the age of 75.

Society » Obituaries | December 18, 2011, Sunday // 13:49 | Viewed: 2949

Former Czech President, Dissident Vaclav Havel Dies

The former President of Czechoslovakia and one of the most well known dissidents in Eastern Europe Vaclav Havel has passed away.

Society » Obituaries | December 18, 2011, Sunday // 13:23 | Viewed: 6405

'Barefoot Diva' Cesaria Evora Dies at 70

Singer Cesaria Evora, dubbed the "Barefoot Diva" for often performing without shoes, has died in her native Cape Verde at the age of 70.

Society » Obituaries | December 17, 2011, Saturday // 19:49 | Viewed: 2912

Beloved Bulgarian Actor Velko Kanev Dies at 63

Popular and beloved Bulgarian actor, Velko Kanev, had passed away late Sunday night at the age of 63.

Society » Obituaries | December 12, 2011, Monday // 08:47 | Viewed: 3271

Brazil Football Legend Socrates Dies at 57

Former Brazil captain Socrates, one of the greatest midfielders of all-time, has died at the age of 57.

Society » Obituaries | December 4, 2011, Sunday // 10:13 | Viewed: 19589

Stalin's Only Daughter Dies in US at 85

The only daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, whose defection to the United States in 1967 shocked the communist party, has died of colon cancer, aged 85.

Society » Obituaries | November 29, 2011, Tuesday // 11:47 | Viewed: 1146

Boxing Champ Joe Frazier Dies, Quickly Defeated by Cancer

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier has died only a few weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer, his family said.

Society » Obituaries | November 8, 2011, Tuesday // 07:20 | Viewed: 1872

Who Is Who: Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs

Steven Jobs was born February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California to Joanne Simpson and Abdulfattah "John" Jandali, two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave their unnamed son up for adoption.

Society » Obituaries | October 6, 2011, Thursday // 09:32 | Viewed: 6927

Apple's Steve Jobs Dies at 56

Steven P, Jobs, co-founder and former chief executive of Apple, died Wednesday at the age of 56 in California.

Society » Obituaries | October 6, 2011, Thursday // 08:29 | Viewed: 3761

Ex Bulgarian Interior Secretary Tsvyatko Tsvetkov Dies at 67

Reserve officer Col. Tsvyatko Tsvetkov, a former Chief Secretary of the Bulgarian Interior Ministry and a well-known Socialist Party activist, has passed away at the age of 67.

Society » Obituaries | September 17, 2011, Saturday // 19:26 | Viewed: 1366

Chair of Bulgarian Journalists Union Dies at 58

The Chair of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists, Milen Valkov, passed away Tuesday after a brief illness.

Society » Obituaries | September 13, 2011, Tuesday // 13:26 | Viewed: 1449

Bulgaria-Born Wife of Israel's Former PM Shamir Dies

Shulamit Shamir, the wife of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, was buried in Jerusalem on Sunday after passing away two days earlier.

Society » Obituaries | August 1, 2011, Monday // 12:05 | Viewed: 3093

1st Bulgarian Female Movie Director Dies at 88

Bulgaria's first female movie director and one of the country's most prominent filmmakers, Binka Zhelyazkova, has passed away Sunday at the age of 88.

Society » Obituaries | July 31, 2011, Sunday // 14:18 | Viewed: 2101

Bulgarian Pilot Perishes in Sudan

A Bulgarian pilot, identified as Stefan Georgiev Penchev, 45, has perished in Sudan during a sand storm.

Society » Obituaries | July 31, 2011, Sunday // 11:36 | Viewed: 2078
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