Famous Deaths in April 1992

  • Apr 1 Juanito, soccer star (Madrid Real 1977-87), dies at 37 in car crash
  • Apr 1 Nigel Preston, British drummer (The Cult), dies of a drug overdose at 28
  • Apr 2 Paula Kelly, American big band singer, dies at 72
  • Apr 2 Tomisaburo Wakayama, Japanese actor (b. 1929)
  • Apr 3 Lloyd "Slim" Andrews, actor (Buf Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies
  • Apr 3 Margaret Barker, actress (Fathers & Son), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Apr 4 Karl Tunberg, US scriptwriter (Ben Hur), dies
  • Apr 4 Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-born American chess grandmaster, dies at 80
  • Apr 4 Sy Kramer, singer/comedy writer dies of cancer at 59
  • Apr 4 Arthur Russell, American cellist (b. 1951)
  • Apr 5 Anthony "Tony" Papa, big band leader, dies at 65

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Apr 5 Sam Walton, Billionaire CEO (Wal-Mart), dies of multiple myeloma at 74

Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Founder of Walmart
Sam Walton

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Apr 6 Isaac Asimov, Sci-Fi author (I Robot), dies from kidney failure at 72

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • Apr 6 Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), dies of Alzheimers at 94
  • Apr 7 Alix Talton, former Miss Georgia, dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Apr 7 Clovis Ruffin, fashion designer (T shirt dress), dies of AIDS at 46
  • Apr 8 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More) dies at 78
  • Apr 8 Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907)
  • Apr 9 Gale McGee, senator (Wyoming, 1959-77), dies at 77
  • Apr 9 Ruth Hammond, American Broadway actress, dies in her sleep at 96
  • Apr 10 Ken Ward, dies at 37

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Apr 10 Sam Kinison, loud mouth comedian, dies in a car crash at 38

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • Apr 11 Adele Dixon, singer/actress (Uneasy Virtue), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Apr 11 Eve Merriam, poet (Inner City Mother Goose), dies of cancer at 75
  • Apr 11 James Brown, actor (Rip-Adv of Rin Tin Tin), dies at 72
  • Apr 11 Alejandro Obreg√≥n, Colombian painter (b. 1920)
  • Apr 12 Joe Medwick, vocalist, dies at 61
  • Apr 13 Brian Oulton, dies at 84
  • Apr 13 Wallace Stegner, novelist (Pulitzer 1972), dies at 84
  • Apr 13 Walter Stuart Surridge, cricketeer (Capt of Surrey), dies at 74
  • Apr 14 David Miller, dies of cancer at 82
  • Apr 14 Sammy Price, US boogie-woogie pianist, dies
  • Apr 16 Andy Russell, drummer/vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72
  • Apr 16 Frank Killmond, dies at 58
  • Apr 16 Neville Brand, American actor (Stalag 17), dies of emphysema at 71
  • Apr 17 Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure
  • Apr 18 Florence Randall, model and designer (Bill Blass), dies at 54 of cancer
  • Apr 19 Alice Mary Riley, entertainer, dies of cancer at 51
  • Apr 19 Frankie Howerd, actor (Carry on Doctor, Up the Front), dies at 70
  • Apr 19 Pat Thompson, actress (Strictly Ballroom), dies at 51
  • Apr 19 Robert F Clayton, drummer (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Apr 19 Robert Paul Haynes, bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Apr 20 Benny Hill, comedian (Benny Hill Show), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Apr 20 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, dies at 76
  • Apr 21 Robert Harris, murderer, executed in Calif's gas chamber at 39
  • Apr 21 Vladimir K Romanov, Grand Duke/Rus pretender to the throne, dies at 74
  • Apr 22 Billy Wayne White, murderer, executed in Texas at 34
  • Apr 22 Joop [Joseph] van Santen, Dutch 1st Chamber member (CPN), dies
  • Apr 22 Youcca Troubatzkoy, actress (Flower of the Night), dies
  • Apr 23 Deron Johnson, 1965 NL run leader, dies of cancer at 53
  • Apr 23 Satyajit Ray, Indian director (Distant Thunder/Agantuk), dies at 70
  • Apr 23 Victoria Kellem Lederman, model, dies of amyloidosis at 52
  • Apr 25 Brian Macleod, Canadian musician, dies of cancer at 39
  • Apr 25 Dany [Daniel S] Tuijnman, Dutch min of traffic & water, dies at 77
  • Apr 25 Panos Christi, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 54
  • Apr 25 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese rock artist, dies at 26 of pulmonary edema
  • Apr 26 Alberta Vaughn, actress (Wild Horse, Silver Devil), dies at 87
  • Apr 26 Clyde Hartley, entertainer, dies at 68
  • Apr 27 Olivier Messiaen, French composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 28 Francis Bacon, Irish/British abstract painter, dies at 82
  • Apr 28 Olivier Messiaen, French composer (St Francois d'Assise), dies at 83
  • Apr 28 Iceberg Slim, American writer (b. 1918)
  • Apr 29 Mae Clarke, actress (Public Enemy, Frankenstein), dies at 84
  • Apr 30 Daan van Driel, Dutch cartoonist/WWII resist fighter (Trouw), dies