Famous Deaths in 1999 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 318 of 318

  • Aug 13 Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian, murdered (b. 1960)
  • Aug 14 Pee Wee [Harold] Reese, American baseball player (Dodgers), dies at 81
  • Aug 15 Sir Hugh Casson, British architect and artist (b. 1910)
  • Aug 16 Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • Aug 23 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926)
  • Aug 23 James White, Northern Irish writer (b. 1928)
  • Aug 24 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (b. 1929)
  • Aug 25 Rob Fisher, English musician (b. 1956)
  • Aug 26 Lilo Hardel, German writer, dies at 85
  • Aug 27 Hélder Câmara, Brazilian Roman Catholic archbishop (b. 1909)
  • Aug 30 Raymond Poïvet, French comics artist (b. 1910)
  • Sep 1 W. Richard Stevens, Zambian computer scientist (b. 1951)
  • Sep 5 Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (b. 1914)
  • Sep 5 Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician, dies at 78
  • Sep 5 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Sep 6 René Lecavalier, French Canadian sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • Sep 7 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist (b. 1949)
  • Sep 8 Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (b. 1916)
  • Sep 9 Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (b. 1946)
  • Sep 9 Ruth Roman, American actress (b. 1922)
  • Sep 9 Chan Parker, American author; wife of Charlie Parker and Phil Woods (b. 1925)
  • Sep 10 Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (b. 1927)
  • Sep 11 Belkis Ayón, Cuban artist (b. 1967)
  • Sep 11 Gonzalo Rodriguez, Uruguayan auto racing driver (b. 1972)
  • Sep 13 Benjamin Bloom, American educational theorist (b. 1913)
  • Sep 14 Charles Crichton, English film director (b. 1910)
  • Sep 17 Frankie Vaughan, British singer (b. 1928)
  • Sep 19 Ed Cobb, American musician, song-writer and producer (Tainted Love), dies at 61
  • Sep 20 Raisa Gorbachyova, wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1932)
  • Sep 20 Robert Lebel, Quebec ice hockey administrator (b. 1905)

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Sep 22 George C. Scott, American actor (Dr. Strangelove), dies of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm at 71

  • Sep 22 Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist, dies at 81
  • Sep 23 Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (b. 1910)
  • Sep 25 Marion Zimmer Bradley, American writer, dies at 69
  • Sep 26 Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)
  • Sep 30 Anna Mae Winburn, African American band leader of all female band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), dies at 86
  • Oct 1 Lena Zavaroni, Scottish singer and Child star (b. 1963)
  • Oct 2 Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (b. 1921)
  • Oct 3 Akio Morita, Japanese businessman (b. 1921)
  • Oct 4 Erik Brødreskift (aka Grim), Norwegian black metal musician (b. 1969)
  • Oct 4 Art Farmer, American trumpet player (Farmer's Market, The Jazztet), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Oct 4 Bernard Buffet, French painter (b. 1928)
  • Oct 6 Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (b. 1920)
  • Oct 6 Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler/commentator (b. 1937)
  • Oct 6 Francis Turner, American civil engineer (oversaw the Interstate Highway System), dies at 90
  • Oct 7 Rev. Bruce Ritter, American Catholic priest and controversial founder of charity New York City based Covenant House, dies of cancer at 72
  • Oct 8 John McLendon, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • Oct 9 Milt [Bags] Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies of cancer at 76
  • Oct 9 Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (b. 1914)
  • Oct 11 J. Franklin Hyde, American inventor (created silica), dies at 96

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Oct 12 Wilt Chamberlain, American NBA basketball player (5 time MVP), dies of congestive heart failure at 63

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

  • Oct 12 Robert Marsden Hope, Australian Justice and Royal Commissioner (b. 1919)
  • Oct 14 Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian politician and 1st President of Tanzania (1964-1985), dies at 77
  • Oct 16 Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (A Christmas Story), dies at 78
  • Oct 17 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (b. 1915)
  • Oct 18 Herbert Heckmann, German writer, dies at 69
  • Oct 19 Nathalie Sarraute [Tcherniak], French writer (Childhood, Portrait of a Man Unknown, The Golden Fruits), dies at 99
  • Oct 19 James C. Murray, American politician (b. 1917)
  • Oct 20 Calvin Griffith, Former owner of Washington Senators (b. 1911)

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Oct 25 Payne Stewart, American golfer, dies in a plane crash at 42

  • Oct 26 Hoyt Axton, American actor and country music singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • Oct 27 Robert Mills, American physicist (b. 1927)
  • Oct 27 Charlotte Perriand, French architect and designer (b. 1903)
  • Oct 27 Frank De Vol, American composer (theme songs to Family Affair, The Brady Bunch), dies at 88
  • Oct 28 Robert Linn, American composer, dies at 72
  • Oct 29 Michel Regnier (Greg), Belgian comic-book writer and artist (Achille Talon) (b. 1931)
  • Oct 31 Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (b. 1975)
  • Nov 1 Theodore Hall, American physicist and Atomic Spy for the Soviet Union, dies at 74
  • Nov 1 Jean Coutu, Canadian actor (b. 1925)

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Nov 1 Walter Payton, American Football Hall of Fame Running Back, dies at 45

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • Nov 3 Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (b. 1928)
  • Nov 4 Malcolm Marshall, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (b. 1958)
  • Nov 8 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1941)
  • Nov 8 Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (b. 1898)
  • Nov 8 Francis D. Foley, American Rear Admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal), dies at 89
  • Nov 10 Robert Kramer, American actor and director, dies of meningitis at 60
  • Nov 11 Jacobo Timmerman, Argentine writer and journalist (b. 1923)
  • Nov 11 Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (b. 1961)
  • Nov 12 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr., English thoroughbred horse owner (Bed O' Roses, Native Dancer), dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1915)
  • Nov 16 Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1928)
  • Nov 18 Paul Bowles, American novelist (The Sheltering Sky ), dies at 88
  • Nov 18 Doug Sahm, American musician (b. 1941)
  • Nov 20 Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician and prime minister (b. 1908)
  • Nov 21 Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)
  • Nov 27 Yasuhiro Kojima, wrestler (b. 1937)
  • Nov 27 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and author (b. 1925)
  • Nov 29 Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • Nov 30 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), dies at 74
  • Dec 3 Madeline Kahn, American actress (b. 1942)
  • Dec 3 Jarl Wahlström, 12th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1918)
  • Dec 3 Scatman John, American singer (b. 1942)
  • Dec 4 Rose Bird, American judge (b. 1936)
  • Dec 8 Péter Kuczka, Hungarian writer (b. 1923)
  • Dec 10 Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band) (b. 1942)
  • Dec 10 Shirley Hemphill, American actress (b. 1947)
  • Dec 10 Franjo Tuđman, President of Croatia (b. 1922)
  • Dec 12 Paul Cadmus, American artist (b. 1904)
  • Dec 12 Joseph Heller, American author (Catch-22), dies at 76
  • Dec 13 Allen Breed, American inventor of the first automotive airbag sensor, dies of a heart attack while suffering from lung cancer, at 72
  • Dec 17 Grover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (b. 1943)
  • Dec 17 Rex Allen, American actor, singer and songwriter (b. 1920)
  • Dec 18 Robert Bresson, French film director (A Man Escaped, Balthazar, at Random), dies at 98
  • Dec 19 Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor, dies at 85
  • Dec 20 Hank Snow, Canadian singer (b. 1914)
  • Dec 20 Riccardo Freda, Italian film director (b. 1909)
  • Dec 24 João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo, President of Brazil (b. 1918)
  • Dec 24 Bill Bowerman, American track and field coach
  • Dec 24 Maurice Couve de Murville, French politician, Prime minister of France (b. 1907)
  • Dec 24 Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (Go, Johnny, Go!, Rock Rock Rock!) dies at 66
  • Dec 25 Peter Jeffrey, English actor (b. 1929)
  • Dec 26 Curtis Mayfield, American musician (b. 1942)
  • Dec 26 Shankar Dayal Sharma, President of India (b. 1918)
  • Dec 28 Clayton Moore, American actor (The Lone Ranger), dies at 85
  • Dec 29 Leon Radzinowicz, British criminologist (b. 1906)
  • Dec 30 Fritz Leonhardt, German structural engineer (b. 1909)
  • Dec 30 Sarah Knauss, American, once considered the world's oldest living person (b. 1880)
  • Dec 31 Elliot Richardson, American politician (b. 1920)