Famous Deaths in February 1998

  • Feb 3 Karla Faye Tucker, murderer, executed at 38
  • Feb 5 Tim Kelly, American musician dies at 34
  • Feb 6 Carl Wilson, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • Feb 6 Nazim al-Kudsi, Syrian PM (1949, 1950-51)/pres (1961-63), dies
  • Feb 6 [Johann Hoelzel] Falco, singer (Rock Me Amadeus), dies at 40
  • Feb 6 Haroun Tazieff, French vulcanologist and geologist (b. 1914)
  • Feb 7 Lawrence Sanders, American author (b. 1920)
  • Feb 8 William Lambert, Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, dies at 78
  • Feb 8 Julian Lincoln Simon, American economist and author (b. 1932)
  • Feb 8 Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member infamous for his "Rivers of Blood" speech, dies at 85
  • Feb 9 Laxness, Iceland's Nobel Literature laureate, dies at 95
  • Feb 10 Buddy the Wonder Dog, dog (Air Bud), dies of cancer at 9
  • Feb 10 Maurice Schumann, French foreign minister (1969-73), dies
  • Feb 13 Jo Clayton, author, Cancer Died, Drums of Chaos, dies at 58
  • Feb 14 Claude Prey, French composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 15 Martha Gelhorn, female war correspondent (Reuters), dies at 89
  • Feb 15 Arthur Cohn, American composer and writer on music, dies at 87
  • Feb 17 Ernst Juenger, German writer, dies at 102
  • Feb 17 Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (b. 1921)
  • Feb 18 Harry Caray, American sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), dies at probably 83
  • Feb 18 Mya Than Tint, Myanmarese author, dies of brain hemorrhage at 69
  • Feb 18 Robert Merrill, songwriter (Funny Girl), commits suicide at 76
  • Feb 18 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (b. 1957)
  • Feb 19 Grandpa Jones, country comic/banjo wizard (Hee Haw), dies at 84
  • Feb 22 Grandpa [Louis Marshall] Jones, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 84
  • Feb 22 Jose Maria de Areilza, Sp minister of foreign affairs (1975-76), dies
  • Feb 22 Sandy Hume, correspondent (Fox News), commits suicide at 28
  • Feb 22 Abraham Ribicoff, American politician (b. 1910)
  • Feb 23 Philip Abbott, actor (Arthur Ward-FBI), dies at 74
  • Feb 24 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist (Take my wife ... please), dies at 91
  • Feb 24 Antonio Prohias, Cuban-born cartoonist (b. 1921)
  • Feb 25 Luigi Veronesi, Italian abstract artist (Campo Grafico), dies at 90
  • Feb 25 Umberto Mastroianni, Italian sculptor, dies at 87
  • Feb 25 Celestine Tate Harrington, a quadriplegic street musician and writer.
  • Feb 26 J T Walsh, actor (Good Morning Vietnam), dies at 54
  • Feb 27 J. T. Walsh, American actor (b. 1943)
  • Feb 28 Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (Father Ted Crilly-Father Ted), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • Feb 28 Arkady Shevchenko, Soviet diplomat (b. 1930)