Celebrity deaths in 2011

Slideshow posted in Photos | Monday, January 03, 2011

7 of 84: British film director Ken Russell, whose movies sometimes sparked controversy, has died at the age of 84. Russell's son, Alex Verney-Elliott, said his father died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at a hospital after suffering from a series of strokes.

He is survived by wife Elise Tribble and his children.

(Pictured: Ken Russell at a reception to launch the film 'The Boy Friend,' in London, England, in this file photo dated April 22, 1971.) (AP Photo / Bob Dear)