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Francis Lee Bailey Jr., an American criminal defense attorneyMikhail Timofeyevich Beregovoy, Soviet military officerMichel Brule, a Canadian publisher and writerJason Dupasquier, Swiss motorcycle riderDavid Dushman, liberator of the Nazi death camp at AuschwitzArlene Leanore Golonka, an American actressDamaris Hayman, an English character actressTemitope Balogun Joshua, a Nigerian charismatic pastor, televangelist, and philanthropistEvert Kuijt, Dutch writer and translator of novelsJacques Lacoursière, a Canadian TV host, author and historian.Henry “Nacho” Laun, reality TV personalityLil Loaded, Dallas rapperMichael Grant Marshall, an American Major League Baseball pitcherFriederike Mayrocker, an Austrian poetRichard Charles Mitchell, an Australian sprinter and triple OlympianEric Mobley, an American professional basketball playerLinah Kelebogile Mohohlo, a Botswana banker and university chancellorMythili Sivaraman, women's rights activist from IndiaLuisa Gabriela Molina Terrazas, Bolivian folk singerUjwal Thapa, Nepali youth leader and activist, entrepreneur, and social workerNguyen Thu Thuy, a Vietnamese beauty pageant winnerClarence Williams III, American actorLim Kok Wing, Malaysian academic and professor emeritusLeslie Galen Young, an American professional basketball player

Art and Literature

Michel Brule (56)Brule obtained a master's degree in French and Quebec literature, as well as a certificate in education. He taught high school in Quebec before becoming a lecturer at the University of New Brunswick , Fredericton. After entering the publishing world in 1993, Brule founded the publishing house Les Intouchables. In 2020, Brule was convicted of a 2014 sexual assault of an author belonging to his publishing house; he had appealed his conviction but, prior to his death, had failed to appear in court and an arrest warrant was issued for him. Brule died in a bicycle accident in Brazil on May 30, 2021.

Evert Kuijt (82) Kuijt was best known for writing the children's bible and a bible for toddlers in the 1970s. The children's bible was translated into other languages, including Russian. He wrote for the magazine Gezinsgids. In 1982, together with Bert Hofman, he founded the Christian authors' association Schrijvenderwijs. One of his last works was at the end of 2020, digital Bible stories for teenagers from 15 years. Kuijt was the son of Piet Kuijt who founded the Driestar Hogeschool. Evert Kuijt died in his hometown Giessen on May 30, 2021.

Friederike Mayrocker (96) Mayrocker started writing as a 15-year-old. In 1946, she met Otto Basil who published some of her first works in his avant-garde journal Plan. Mayrocker's poems were published a few years later by renowned literary critic Hans Weigel. She was eventually introduced to the Wiener Gruppe, a group of mostly surrealist and expressionist Austrian authors. She also had success with her prose and radio plays. She wrote four of them together with Ernst Jandl, with whom she lived with from 1954 until his death in 2000.Her prose is often described as auto fictional, since Mayrocker uses quotes of private conversations and excerpts from letters and diaries in her work. A German-produced documentary chronicling her life and work was released in 2008.Mayrocker died on June 4, 2021, in Vienna.


Business and Science

Ujwal Thapa (44) Thapa was educated at Budhanilkantha School in Kathmandu, Nepal, and finished his Bachelor's degree from Bennington College in Vermont. He ran as an independent candidate in the 2013 Nepalese Constituent Assembly election from Kathmandu Constituency Number 5. He led a symbolic protest against members of Legislature Parliament of Nepal at Baneshwor, Kathmandu, demanding affordable medical facilities for the citizens. In 2002, he developed Digital Max Solutions, a website development and software branding business. He then helped to build WordPress Nepal, an IT community in Nepal. Thapa also established Shangrila Coffee, a coffee farm in Syangja district in 2009. He helped start and run the entrepreneurial forum Entrepreneurs for Nepal. He ran a popular blog series Why Nepal?” Thapa died on June 1, 2021, due to a post COVID-19 illness while undergoing treatment at Mediciti Hospital of Lalitpur.

Lim Wing (75) he began his career as an illustrator, and was the pen behind Malaysia and Singapore’s first locally produced serialized comic strip, ABU, which ran in the now defunct Eastern Sun newspaper. Wing then moved into advertising where, in 1975, he started his own company, Wings Creative Consultants, the first professional Malaysian advertising agency. In 1991, Wing turned his attention to education, founding the Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology which, in 2002, became the first private college to be recognized as a university college. It was later renamed the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. Wing received many national and international awards, some of the most prestigious being the Order of the Companions of O. R. Tambo, Order of the Defender of the Realm, Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia, and Most Exalted Order of the Star of Sarawak. He was awarded the Brand Laureate award for best CEO of 2009–2010; he became a Hall of Fame member for his life achievements in November 2014 and received the man of the year award in 2015. Wing died on June 1, 2021, in Malaysia after complications from a fall.


Education

Linah Mohohlo (69) she was the Governor of the Bank of Botswana from 1999 to 2016 and was a member of the Commission for Africa. Mohohlo was appointed Chancellor of the University of Botswana in 2017. Mohohlo was also a member of the Africa Progress Panel (APP), a group of ten individuals who advocate for equitable and sustainable development in Africa. She has also worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a Special Appointee. Mohohlo authored and/or published several papers and a book on economics and finance. She died of COVID-19 on the June 2, 2021.


Law

Francis Bailey Jr. (87) best known for representing and helping to acquit osteopathic physician Sam Sheppard and former football player O.J. Simpson, both of whom allegedly murdered their spouses. Bailey was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, and attended Cardigan Mountain School and then Kimball Union Academy, where he graduated in 1950. He studied at Harvard University but dropped out in 1952 to join the United States Marine Corps. Bailey was commissioned as an officer and, following flight training, received his Naval Aviator wings in 1954. He served as a jet fighter pilot and then began to serve as a squadron legal officer. He briefly returned to Harvard before being admitted to Boston University School of Law in 1957, which accepted his military experience in lieu of the requirement for students to have completed at least three years of undergraduate college courses. While attending Boston University, he achieved the highest grade point average in the school's history. Bailey graduated in 1960 and was ranked first in his class. For most of his career he was licensed in Florida and in Massachusetts, where he was disbarred in 2001 and 2003, respectively. Among other high-profile trials, he served as the lawyer in Sheppard's re-trial, was the supervisory attorney over attorney Mark J. Kadish in the court martial of Captain Ernest Medina for the My Lai Massacre, and was one of the dream team lawyers for the defense in the O.J. Simpson's murder case. He was disbarred in Massachusetts and Florida for misconduct while defending his client Claude Louis DuBoc. In 2014, Bailey was denied a law license by the Maine Board of Bar Examiners and the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. In 2016, Bailey lived in Maine and operated the Bailey & Elliott consulting business. Bailey died on June 3, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was in hospice.


News and Entertainment

Arlene Golonka (85)born in Chicago in 1936 of Polish descent, she worked as a waitress and began her acting career in her early teens, going professional in a summer-stock troupe. After studying at the prestigious Goodman Theatre in Chicago, she made her way to New York City where she studied with Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meisner, and Uta Hagen. She is perhaps best known for playing Millie Hutchins on the television comedy The Andy Griffith Show and Millie Swanson on Mayberry R.F.D., and often portrayed bubbly, eccentric blondes in supporting character roles on stage, film, and television. Golonka had supporting roles in some 30 films. Later in her career, she began teaching acting. Golonka resided in West Hollywood, California, until her death due to complications from Alzheimer's Disease on May 31, 2021.

Damaris Hayman (91) born in Kensington, London, England, and educated at Cheltenham Ladies' College. After repertory work in the theatre, she made her film début in The Belles of St Trinian's (1954) in an uncredited role as a sixth former. Apart from scores of small parts, Hayman appeared in the Doctor Who serial The Dæmons (1971) as Miss Hawthorne, the self-proclaimed White Witch of the village Devil's End. She has also appeared in such comedies as Steptoe and Son, Love Thy Neighbour, The Young Ones, One Foot In The Grave, and Sez Les. She worked with Ronnie Barker, appearing in one episode of his final series, Clarence (1988).Hayman appeared in The Liver Birds (1971) and in the 1986 Duty Free Christmas special. She appeared in the six-part straight-to-DVD drama White Witch of Devil's End (2017) which began production in 2012.Hayman died on June 3, 2021, in London.

Jacques Lacoursière (89) born in Shawinigan, in the Mauricie region, and then resided in Beauport in the Greater Quebec area. Lacoursière held an M.A. degree in history from the University of Ottawa. Renowned not only for his talents as a researcher, but also for his ability to communicate and make history accessible to a larger audience, he worked with film director Gilles Carle. Together they produced the TV series Épopée en Amérique : une histoire populaire du Québec which Lacoursière hosted in 1997. The historian had received many honors, including in 2007 the Gérard-Morrisset Prize, one of the Quebec Prizes, for a career devoted to heritage, and the Legion of Honour. He died on June 1, 2021, after recently experiencing severe cognitive problems.

Henry Laun (54) childhood friend of the Wahlberg brothers and often appeared on their reality TV show Wahlburgers. He first met the brothers when his family moved to Dorchester in the mid-1980s, and Mark Wahlberg picked a fight with him. Since then, he has remained part of Mark's entourage occasionally being hired as a driver or additional security on film sets. On the Wahlburgers, he was known for taking on every extreme eating challenge thrown his way. Sticking to his mantra Cash is King,” Nacho would eat anything for the right price including whole lobsters in the shell, golf divots, sour milk, and pint-sized bottles of hot sauce to name a few. Laun was found unconscious at a gas station last month while on a road trip from Boston to Cape Cod. He died on June 2, 2021, at a Massachusetts hospital after being removed from life support.

Lil Loaded (20) whose legal name was Dashawn Robertson. Robertson signed with Epic Records after “6locc 6a6y” went viral with more than 25 million views on YouTube. That song was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Robertson was arrested last year on a murder charge in connection with the shooting of his best friend, 18-year-old Khalil Walker. He was indicted on the lesser charge of manslaughter in February. Court records show that Robertson, who was free on bond, had a hearing scheduled for June 1, 2021. Robertson died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on May 31, 2021.

Luisa Terrazas (65) throughout her career as a ballet dancer, singer, and theater actress, she performed artistic tours and concerts in France. In 1983, she was one of the founders of Grupo Femenino Bolivia with whom she recorded two albums. Three years later she began her artistic career as a soloist where she would record over thirteen musical albums. She became known as a singer and percussionist at the end of the 1980s and part of the 1990s. One of her best known songs was Falso amor y falsocorazón, which was later reissued in lambada rhythm by a Brazilian singer. Some other known songs were: Vas a llorar, Pensamientos, Gaviota, Mi viejo Santa Cruz, Ironías de amor, Imillabandida, La leñera, and Si hoy te vas. Molina died in La Paz on May 30, 2021, from COVID-19.

Nguyen Thuy (44) born into an intellectual family, both her father and mother are researchers of the Institute of Linguistics . She studied at Marie Curie High School in Hanoi graduating in 1994. Thu Thuy was crowned as the 4th Miss Vietnam in 1994 when she was a first-year student at the Institute for International Relations in Hanoi. After winning the crown, she passed the Diplomatic Academy, but only studied for a while to go to the United States to pursue business administration. She then returned home to open a beauty salon in Hanoi. Her first beauty salon was called Bellissima Salon in Pho Hue, Hanoi. She is also nicknamed Bellissima Shui. In 2011, at the age of 35, she was the Chairman of the Board of Directors, General Director of Bellissima Salon & Spa chain, Owner of XaXi Nail brand, and CEO of Thien Thuy Company. Thu Thuy's company at that time was present in North, Central, and South Spas with over 100 employees. The business then went bankrupt and shrunk. In 2015, after returning from Europe, Thu Thuy made a film about Vietnamese people in Europe in which she acted as a producer, screenwriter, and editor. In recent years, Thu Thuy has been interested in health-related projects and the distribution of functional foods. She died on May 5,2021, after a stroke.

Clarence Williams III (81) was the son of famed jazz musician Clarence “Clay” Williams Jr. Williams’s first exposure to acting began in his teen years with a small role in a stage play at the Harlem YMCA. He would eventually continue on to Broadway, earning a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in 1965 for his work in Slow Dance on the Killing Ground. Williams caught the eye of fellow actor Bill Cosby, who recommended him to producer Aaron Spelling for an upcoming series—The Mod Squad. Earning the role of undercover cop “Linc Hayes,” Williams broke barriers as one of the first Black actors to secure a lead role in a television series. After appearing on the show for five seasons, Williams returned to Broadway in the play Night and Day. From there, he would go on to land multiple film roles throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s including portraying Prince’s fictional father in Purple Rain. Williams died of colon cancer on June 4, 2021, in Los Angeles.


Politics and Military

Mikhail Beregovoy (103) born in the upheaval of the October Revolution and the Russian Civil War, Beregovoy became interested in technical innovations. Beregovoy attended the Leningrad Artillery Technical School and served as an officer with the Soviet Air Defense Forces. Following the war, Beregovoy furthered his specialization with studies at the Artillery Radio Engineering Academy and then joined the Soviet Radio-Technical Forces. In time, he became head of the radio engineering troops of the Moscow Air Defense District, with responsibility for monitoring and providing data for the flights of the early Soviet space program. In 1969, he became head of the Soviet Radio-Technical Forces, a post he held until his retirement in 1983. Over his career he had received numerous honors and awards, including two Orders of the Red Banner, the Order of the Patriotic War First Class, the Order of the Red Banner of Labour, two Orders of the Red Star, the Order For Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR Third Class, and the Medal For Battle Merit, among others. Beregovoy died on May 30, 2021.

David Dushman (98) as a Jewish Red Army soldier, Dushman used his tank to mow down the camp's electric fence on January 27, 1945, helping to set its prisoners free. About 1.1 million people were murdered at Auschwitz, most of them Jews. One of just 69 men in his 12,000-strong division to survive the war, Dushman suffered serious injuries during the conflict. Even with his injuries, he went on to become the Soviet Union's top fencer, and later one of the world's greatest fencing coaches. He trained the Soviet Union's women's fencing team for over 30 years, and witnessed the deadly terror attack on Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972.Until the age of 94, he was still going almost daily to his fencing club to give lessons. At the time of his death he was incorrectly labeled by many media organizations as the last surviving liberator of the Auschwitz concentration camp, however, there were still other liberators of the camp who were alive. He died in Germany on June 4, 2021.

Mythili Sivaraman (81) worked as a research assistant in the Permanent Mission of India to the UN (July 1966 to mid-1968). She was involved in research related to non-self-governing territories. At the end of her stint at the UN, she returned to India to work and became a trade union organizer and women's rights activist. She received her higher education from the Syracuse University. Sivaraman played a major role in publicizing the atrocities of the Kilvenmani massacre incident through her articles and essays. A collection of her articles and essays about the incident was released as a book named Haunted by Fire. Sivaraman also played a very crucial role in the Vachathi case. She interviewed many rape victims and documented the facts and represented the case before the Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Sivaraman suffered memory loss due to Alzheimer's disease for over ten years. She died due to COVID-19 on May 30, 2021.


Society and Religion

Temitope Joshua (57) also known as T.B. Joshua, he was the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN). SCOAN was a Christian megachurch that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos. He was known for his popularity across Africa and Latin America and his social media presence with 3.5 million fans on Facebook. His YouTube channel, Emmanuel TV, had over one million YouTube subscribers and was the world's most viewed Christian ministry on the platform before it was suspended over allegations of hate speech. He was described as the Oprah of Evangelism and YouTube's most popular Pastor. Google ranked one of Emmanuel TV's YouTube videos as the fourth most viewed clip ever within Nigeria. He was awarded the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government in 2008. Joshua was called one of Africa's 50 most influential people by Pan-African magazines, The Africa Report, and New African Magazine. As of 2011, according to Forbes, Joshua was Nigeria's third-richest pastor, although the claim was immediately denied in a statement by the church. He was known to be controversial, and was even 'blacklisted' by the government of Cameroon in 2010. He died on June 5, 2021, after one of his evening services in Lagos, Nigeria.


Sports

Jason Dupasquier (19) The son of MotoCross rider Rhillipe Dupasquier, he competed in the Moto3 class in the motorcycle world championship. Jason began his racing career in 2011. He won multiple SuperMoto Swiss championships and was set to debut in the RedBull Rookies Cup in 2018, but injured his femur, which prevented him from participating. He debuted in the RedBull Rookies Cup in 2019 and was soon awarded a two-year contract as a Moto3 rider. Dupasquier was involved in a multi-rider accident during the qualifying race for the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley. He died as the result of the injuries sustained from the accident on May 30, 2021, in Florence, Tuscany, Italy.

Michael Marshall (78) played in 1967 and from 1969 through 1981 for nine different teams. Marshall won the National League Cy Young Award in 1974 and was a two-time All star selection. Marshall, who relied primarily on an elusive screwball, led his league in games pitched four times, saves three times, and games finished five times. He attended Michigan State University earning three degrees, including a Ph.D. in kinesiology. In the months preceding his 1974 Cy Young season, Marshall considered retiring in order to work on his Ph.D. Marshall eventually would pitch for the Dodgers that year alongside teammate Tommy John. When John went down to injury, it was Marshall who suggested John attempt a radical surgery that would eventually bear John's name. Marshall taught and advocated a pitching method he developed that he believed could completely eradicate pitching arm injuries. In his post-playing days, Marshall worked as an independent pitching coach and consultant for numerous athletes, preaching the theories of kinesiology. Marshall died on June 1, 2021, after a period of time in hospice care.

Richard Mitchell (66)he competed in the 400 meters and 4 × 400 meters relay. Mitchell won a silver medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics, and also won one gold, two silver, and one bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games in 1978 and 1982. Mitchell was the last Australian male runner to win an individual Olympic medal on the track. He was inducted into the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame in 2012. Mitchell died in Sydney, on May 30, 2021, from prostate cancer.

Eric Mobley (51) born in the Bronx, New York, Mobley played at Salesian High School in New Rochelle, New York, before enrolling at Pittsburgh. A 6-foot-11 center, he played three seasons at Pittsburgh from 1991–1992 through 1993–1994—starting a total of 50 games in his final two seasons. He was one of only eight Pittsburgh basketball players chosen in the first round of the NBA Draft. Mobley was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks (18th overall) in 1994 and played three seasons in the NBA, including his final two with the Vancouver Grizzlies. He averaged 3.9 points and 3.1 rebounds for his career. He also played for the American Basketball Association’s Pittsburgh Xplosion. Mobley died of cancer on June 2, 2021.

Leslie Young (45)after attending Hillcrest High School in Memphis, Tennessee, Young spent two years at Northwest Mississippi Community College. As a sophomore, he was named the team's Most Valuable Player and a two-time selection for All-State. He played two years of Division I college basketball for the Charlotte 49ers, where he earned first-team All-Conference USA honors in 1999. He played professionally in the United States and abroad for 13 years, winning a CBA championship in 2007 with the Yakima Sun Kings and an NBL championship in 2010 with the Perth Wildcats. In 2016, Young became an assistant coach for the Lane College men's basketball team. He spent four seasons with the Dragons as an assistant. He then spent the 2020–21 season as an assistant coach with the Rockhurst University men's basketball program. Young died on June 5, 2021. He was inside his mother's Memphis house when a vehicle crashed into the house and killed him.


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