Famous Deaths in April 1988

  • Apr 1 Jim Jordan, actor (Fibber McGee), dies from a blod clot at 91
  • Apr 1 Marius Holtrop, Dutch economist and President of Netherlands Bank, dies at 85
  • Apr 3 Milton A Caniff, US cartoonist (Terry & the Pirates), dies at 81
  • Apr 5 Alf Kjellin, Swedish actor/director (Juggler), dies
  • Apr 7 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist, dies at 74
  • Apr 9 Brook Benton, singer (Just a Matter of Time), dies at 56 of meningitis
  • Apr 9 Dave Prater, rocker (Sam & Dave), dies in a car crash at 50
  • Apr 10 Cliff Gladwin, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49), dies
  • Apr 11 Jeff Donnell, actor (Hoedown, 9 Girls), dies at 66 of a heart attack
  • Apr 12 Alan Stewart Paton, writer, dies
  • Apr 14 Herbert Reynolds Inch, composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 14 Johan Franco, composer, dies at 79
  • Apr 14 John Stonehouse, British politician (b. 1925)
  • Apr 15 Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81
  • Apr 15 Kenneth Williams, dies at 61
  • Apr 15 Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (b. 1954)
  • Apr 16 Clifford Roach, cricketer (16 Tests early in WI cricket history), dies
  • Apr 16 Jacques de Kadt, Dutch 2nd chamber member (soc-dem), dies at 90
  • Apr 16 Khalil al-Wazir, PLO leader, assassinated by Israeli commandos at 52
  • Apr 16 Warde Donovan, dies at 72
  • Apr 17 Eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90
  • Apr 17 Louise Nevelson, sculptor, dies of brain tumor at 88
  • Apr 18 Pierre Desproges, French humorist (b. 1939)
  • Apr 19 Kwon Ki-ok, first Korean female pilot (b. 1901)
  • Apr 22 Irene Rich, US actress (Beau Brumell, Champ), dies at 96
  • Apr 23 Arthur Michael, Lord Ramsey/archbishop of Canterbury, dies
  • Apr 24 E S "Bob" Newson, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 1930's), dies
  • Apr 25 Boris Kremenliev, composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 25 Carolyn Franklin, singer/songwriter/son of Aretha, dies at 43
  • Apr 25 Clifford D[onald] Simak, sci-fi author (Hugo, Way Station), dies at 83
  • Apr 27 David Scarboro, British actor (b. 1968)
  • Apr 28 B. W. Stevenson, American country singer (b. 1949)
  • Apr 29 Andrew Cruickshank, actor (Body in Library, Murder Most Foul), dies
  • Apr 29 Jan Kapr, Czech composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 30 James McCracken, US tenor, dies at 61