In Memoriam

It is a tradition in Poland to publish the names of prominent Poles and other friends of the nation, who have died in the past 12 months, each All Saints’ Day. Here is the list for November 2 2011 to November 1 2012.

 

December 4 2011

Adam Hanuszkiewicz

 

 

One of Poland’s most famous contemporary actors and directors. Died aged 87.

 

December 5 2011

Violetta Villas

 

 

Singer. Died aged 73.

 

December 18 2011

Vaclav Havel

 

 

Former Czech president, died aged 75.

 

January 21 2012

Irena Jarocka

 

 

Singer, known for the song I am a Butterfly (Motylem jestem). Died aged 66.

 

February 1 2012

Wisława Szymborska

 

 

Nobel laureate, poet and translator. Died aged 88.

 

February 3 2012

Prof. Andrzej Szczeklik

 

 

Doctor and scientist. Died aged 74.

 

March 7 2012

Włodzimierz Smolarek

 

 

One of the most famous footballers ever to have played for Poland. Died aged 54.

 

March 11 2012

Bogusław Mec

 

 

Singer, composer and artist. Died aged 65.

 

April 29 2012

Prof. Wiesław Chrzanowski

 

 

Soldier, teacher and politician. Died aged 89.

 

June 15 2012

Stefan Stuligrosz

 

 

Conductor. Died aged 92.

 

June 16 2012

General Sławomir Petelicki

 

 

Soldier and former head of GROM security service. Died aged 66.

 

June 23 2012

Magdalena Prokopowicz

 

 

Founder of Rak n Roll cancer foundation. Died aged 35.

 

July 13 2012

Jerzy Kulej

 

 

Boxer and politician. Died aged 71.

 

July 21 2012

Andrzej Łapicki

 

 

Actor and heart throb. Appeared in more than 100 productions on stage and screen. Died aged 88.

 

August 5 2012

Erwin Axer

 

 

Theatre director. Died aged 95.

 

September 4 2012

Józef Szaniawski

 

 

Poet, writer, academic and publicist. Died aged 68.

 

October 2 2012

Princess Maria Krystyna Habsburg

 

 

Died aged 88.

 

October 21 2012

Przemysław Gintrowsk

 

 

Joint composer of the informal Solidarity anthem Mury. Died aged 61.

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