Famous Deaths in April 1986

  • Apr 3 Peter Pears, English tenor (Death in Venice), dies at 75
  • Apr 4 Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter, dies at 87
  • Apr 5 Colin McCool, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia, 36 wkts), dies
  • Apr 5 Manly Wade Wellman, sci-fi author (Devil's Planet), dies at 82
  • Apr 8 Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer, dies at 18
  • Apr 9 Jean Mogin, Belgian poet, dies at 64
  • Apr 10 Joseph P Addabbo, US defence specialist/(Sen-D), dies at 61
  • Apr 10 Linda Creed, American songwriter (b. 1948)
  • Apr 12 Valentin Kataev, Russian writer (b. 1897)
  • Apr 13 Stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies
  • Apr 13 Johnny Dollar, American country and rockabilly singer, commits suicide at 53

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Apr 14 Simone de Beauvoir, French author and feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex, She Came to Stay), dies of pneumonia at 78

  • Apr 14 Horst Bastian, German writer and screenwriter, dies at 46
  • Apr 15 Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75
  • Apr 15 Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, cosmonaut, dies at 76
  • Apr 15 Tim McIntire, actor (Bob Younger-Legend of Jesse James), dies at 42
  • Apr 17 Bessie Head, writer, dies
  • Apr 18 Marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder, dies at 94
  • Apr 19 Alvin Childress, actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 78
  • Apr 19 Dag Ivar Wiren, composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 20 Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist, journalist and writer, dies at 73
  • Apr 21 Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist (b.1930)
  • Apr 22 Mircea Eliade, writer, dies
  • Apr 23 Harold Arlen [Hyman Arluck], American composer (Over the Rainbow), murdered at 81
  • Apr 23 Jim Laker, cricketer (193 wkts for England at 21 24), dies
  • Apr 23 Otto Preminger, dir (Advise & Consent, Anatomy of Murder), dies at 79

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Apr 24 Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], American divorcee whom British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry, dies at 89

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  • Apr 24 Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies
  • Apr 26 Bessie Love, actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87

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Apr 26 [William] Broderick Crawford, American actor (Highway Patrol), dies after a series of strokes at 74

  • Apr 26 Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (b. 1899)
  • Apr 29 Seamus McElwaine, Irish IRA-terrorist, killed at 25