Famous Deaths for 6th August 2021

258 – Saint Sixtus II, bishop of Rome (257-58), beheaded under orders of Emperor Valerian
1914 – Ellen Axson Wilson, US 1st Lady (1913-14), dies during Woodrow Wilson’s 1st term of Bright’s Disease at 54
1924 – John Henry Roberts, composer, dies at 76
1928 – W. H. Grattan Flood, Irish author and composer, dies at 68
1945 – Prince Wu of Korea (b. 1912)
1995 – Youly Algaroff, Russian-French ballet dancer, dies at 77
2001 – Dorothy Tutin, British actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell), dies at 71
2012 – Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (The Sting, A Chorus Line), dies at 68
2020 – Wayne Fontana [Glyn Geoffrey Ellis], British rocker (The Mindbenders – “The Game Of Love”), dies at 74
2020 – Wilbert McClure, American boxer (Olympic gold light middleweight 1960), dies at 81

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