Famous Deaths in May 1999

  • May 2 Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938)
  • May 2 Edward Portman, 9th Viscount Portman, British landowner and multimillionaire, dies at 65
  • May 3 Joe Adcock, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • May 3 Steve Chiasson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • May 8 Dirk Bogarde, London England, actor (b. 1921) (Death in Venice, Servant)
  • May 8 Ed Gilbert, American actor (b. 1931)
  • May 8 Dana Plato, American actress (b. 1964)
  • May 10 Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer (b. 1930)
  • May 12 Abd-al-Aziz ibn Abd-Allah ibn Baaz, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia 1993-1999 (b. 1910)
  • May 12 Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist (b. 1914)
  • May 13 Gene Sarazen, American golfer (b. 1902)
  • May 17 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian record producer and musician (b. 1949)
  • May 18 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
  • May 18 Betty Robinson, American runner (b. 1911)
  • May 18 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, dies at 78
  • May 19 James Blades, English percussionist (b. 1901)
  • May 19 Candy Candido, American actor (b. 1913)
  • May 21 Karnail "Bugz" Pitts, American rapper (D12) (b. 1979)
  • May 23 Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • May 26 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
  • May 26 Waldo Semon, American inventor (b. 1898)