Obituaries, 02nd-9th of November 2012

Milton Gray Campbell, Elliot Carter, Clive Dunn, Charles Vernon Bush & Fuad J. Jury  have passed away. May their souls rest in peace.


Milton Gray Campbell: December 9th 1933 – November 2nd 2012
US athlete Milton Gray Campbell has passed away aged 78. He was the first ever black athlete to win gold in the decathlon during the 1956 Olympic Games. Born in New Jersey, he went on to attend the University of Indiana where he excelled at track, securing a spot in the US Olympic Team of 1952. He set hurdle records for his state and in 1997 was commemorated with an induction into the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association. He also had brief football careers with the Cleveland Browns and in the Canadian League. He is survived by his life partner, a daughter, two sons, his sister and two grandchildren.


Elliot Carter: December 11th 1908 – November 5th 2012
Legendary classical music composer Elliot Carter has passed away this week at the age 103. Along with the US National Medal of Arts, Carter was also twice the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. Born in New York, he went on to study at Harvard and later at Paris' Nadia Boulanger during the 1930's before returning to the US to teach and compose over 130 pieces that have been played in many of the world's most esteemed venues. In 1998 he was inducted into the Classical Hall of Fame. Carter is survived by his son and grandson.


Clive Dunn: January 9th 1920 – November 6th 2012
British actor Clive Dunn passed away this week following complications from an operation in Portugal. He was 92. Dunn was most famous for his starring role in the British television comedy series "Dad's Army" set in London during World War 2. It ran from 1968 until 1977 and is still highly popular today. Born in London, he attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theater Arts and his first acting break came in the 1930's but was cut short by the war, during which time he was imprisoned by the Germans. He would later joke the "Dad's Army" was his revenge upon his captors. Dunn was awarded an OBE in 1975. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


Charles Vernon Bush: December 17th 1939 – November 5th 2012
The first black airman to graduate from the US Air Force Academy, Charles Vernon Bush, has passed away at the age of 72. He was also later chosen as the first African-American page of the United States Supreme Court. Raised in Washington, Bush graduated from Capitol Page School before his enrolment to the military and later attended Howard University where his father had been an administrator. He graduated from the USAFA before taking a Master's degree at Georgetown University. After his military career, Bush became a successful businessman. He is survived by his wife and three brothers


Fuad Jorge Jury: May 28th 1938 – November 5th 2012
Argentinian entertainment legend, Fuad Jorge Jury, also known as Leonardo Favio, has passed away this week aged 74. He was a singer, screen writer, film director and actor and during the 1960's and 70's was one of his nation's most successful musicians with hits such as "La cita" and "Ella." Born in Luján de Cuyo, Jury went on to also direct what many believe to be some of Argentina's finest movies such as "Crónica de un niño solo." In 2010 he was bestowed the honor of being appointed by his country's president as Argentina's Ambassador of Culture.

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