Remembering Those Lost in 2011

Remembering Those Lost in 2011

We reflect on the life stories of those lost in 2011.

As the year comes to a close, we mark the passing of tyrants,giants of stage and screen, and former heavyweight champions. We reflect on the lives they led, in our backyard and across the globe, and recount the fascinating stories that will serve as the legacy of those lost in 2011.


Adam Bernstein

Obituaries Editor, Washington Post

Ann Wroe

Obituaries Editor, The Economist

2011 Notable Deaths

  1. Elizabeth Taylor
    The Economist's Obituary for Elizabeth Taylor

  1. Christopher Hitchens
    Hitchens' Last Slate Column

  1. Amy Winehouse
    The late singer performs "Body and Soul" with Tony Bennett:

  1. Joe Frazier

  1. Tiger Pataudi
    Anne Wroe's obituary on the legendary cricket player

  2. Frank Buckles
    The last surviving American veteran from WWI, who passed away at age 108:

  1. Osama bin Laden

  1. Nancy Wake
    Australia's "White Mouse" was internationally recognized for her work with the French Resistance, trained with the British as a spy, and became an expert in hand-to-hand combat during WWII:

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