Famous Deaths in 2000

Deaths 1 - 200 of 315

  • Jan 1 Colin Vaughan, Australian political journalist (b. 1931)
  • Jan 2 Patrick O'Brian, British novelist (b. 1914)
  • Jan 2 Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., U.S. admiral (b. 1920)
  • Jan 2 Nat Adderley, American musician and composer (b. 1931)
  • Jan 4 Tom Fears, American football player (b. 1922)
  • Jan 6 Don Martin, American cartoonist (b. 1931)
  • Jan 7 Gary Albright, American professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • Jan 8 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrianist (b. 1918)
  • Jan 9 Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (b. 1909)
  • Jan 10 Sam Jaffe, American producer (b. 1901)
  • Jan 11 Betty Archdale, Anglo-Australian educationalist and cricketer (b. 1907)
  • Jan 11 Ivan Combe, American inventor (b. 1911)
  • Jan 11 Bob Lemon, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 79
  • Jan 12 Marc Davis, American animator (b. 1913)
  • Jan 12 Bobby Phills, American basketball player (b. 1969)
  • Jan 14 Charles Pick, British publisher (William Heinemann), dies at 82
  • Jan 15 Georges-Henri Lévesque, Canadian Dominican priest and sociologist (b. 1903)
  • Jan 15 Fran Ryan, American actress (b. 1916)
  • Jan 15 Željko Ražnatović, aka Arkan, Serbian paramilitary leader (b. 1952)
  • Jan 16 Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
  • Jan 16 John Morris Rankin, musical entertainer (b. 1959)
  • Jan 17 Philip Jones, British trumpeter (b. 1928)
  • Jan 18 Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (b. 1897)
  • Jan 19 Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)

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Jan 19 Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-born actress (b. 1913)

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • Jan 22 Craig Claiborne, American writer and editor (b. 1920)
  • Jan 22 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska) (b. 1916)
  • Jan 24 Bobby Duncum, Jr., American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • Jan 26 Don Budge, American tennis player (b. 1915)
  • Jan 26 Kathleen Hale, British author (b. 1898)
  • Jan 26 A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-born author (b. 1912)
  • Jan 27 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist (b. 1930)
  • Jan 31 Gil Kane, Latvian-born comic book writer (b. 1926)
  • Feb 2 Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 3 Richard Kleindienst, American politician (b. 1923)
  • Feb 4 Carl Albert, American politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908)
  • Feb 4 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), dies at 58
  • Feb 4 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (b. 1919)
  • Feb 5 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (b. 1901)
  • Feb 7 Big Pun, Puerto Rican-American rapper (b. 1971)
  • Feb 7 Doug Henning, Canadian magician (b. 1947)
  • Feb 7 Dave Peverett, English musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (b. 1943)
  • Feb 8 Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 81
  • Feb 8 Bob Collins, American radio broadcaster (b.1942)
  • Feb 8 Derrick Thomas, American football player (b. 1967)
  • Feb 10 Jim Varney, American actor (b. 1949)
  • Feb 11 Roger Vadim, French director (b. 1928)
  • Feb 11 Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix (b. 1917)
  • Feb 12 Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), dies at 70

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Feb 12 Tom Landry, American football coach (Dallas Cowboys), dies at 75

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • Feb 12 Andy Lewis, Australian musician (b. 1967)

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Feb 12 Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, dies at 77

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz
  • Feb 12 Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
  • Feb 13 James Cooke Brown, American author and inventor (b. 1921)
  • Feb 14 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), dies at 93
  • Feb 16 Marceline Day, American actress (b. 1908)
  • Feb 16 Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born engineer and inventor (b. 1911)
  • Feb 16 Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (b. 1918)
  • Feb 18 Willy Maltaite, Belgian comics creator (b. 1927
  • Feb 19 Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian artist (b. 1928)
  • Feb 20 Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician (b. 1937)
  • Feb 21 Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Spanish basketball coach (b. 1933)
  • Feb 22 Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
  • Feb 23 Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (b. 1957)
  • Feb 23 Stanley Matthews, English footballer (b. 1915)
  • Feb 23 Albrecht Goes, German writer and theologian, dies at 91
  • Feb 26 George L. Street III American Navy Submariner and Medal of Honor recipient.(b. 1913)
  • Feb 29 Dennis Danell, American artist (b. 1961)
  • Mar 1 Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)
  • Mar 3 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
  • Mar 6 John Colicos, Canadian actor (b. 1928)
  • Mar 7 Charles Gray, British actor (b. 1928)
  • Mar 7 Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • Mar 9 Ivo Robić, Croatian singer and songwriter (b. 1923)
  • Mar 16 Thomas Ferebee, Hiroshima bombardier (b. 1918)
  • Mar 18 Eberhard Bethge, German theologian (b. 1909)
  • Mar 20 Gene Eugene, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1961)
  • Mar 25 Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
  • Mar 26 Alex Comfort, American author (b. 1920)
  • Mar 27 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57
  • Mar 28 Anthony Powell, British novelist (b. 1905)
  • Apr 1 Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist (b. 1924)
  • Apr 2 Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (b. 1928)
  • Apr 3 Terence McKenna, American writer and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • Apr 5 Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)
  • Apr 6 Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician (b. 1903)

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Apr 8 Claire Trevor, American actress (b. 1910)

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor
  • Apr 10 Peter Jones, English actor (b. 1920)
  • Apr 10 Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
  • Apr 10 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (b. 1928)
  • Apr 11 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 13 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (b. 1916)
  • Apr 14 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (b. 1910)
  • Apr 14 Phil Katz, American computer programmer (b. 1962)
  • Apr 14 Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
  • Apr 15 Edward Gorey, American illustrator (b. 1925)
  • Apr 19 Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor and composer (b. 1918)
  • Apr 21 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (b. 1929)
  • Apr 25 David Merrick, American theatrical producer (b. 1911)
  • Apr 25 Lucien le Cam, French mathematician (b. 1924)
  • Apr 27 Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (b. 1954)
  • Apr 28 Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (b. 1916)
  • Apr 28 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (b. 1925)
  • May 1 Steve Reeves, American actor (b. 1926)
  • May 3 John Joseph Cardinal O'Connor, Catholic Archbishop of New York (b. 1920)
  • May 5 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (b. 1914)
  • May 6 Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer
  • May 7 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American actor (b. 1909)
  • May 8 Guadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (b. 1918)
  • May 8 Alexander Chislenko, Russian-American transhumanist (b. 1959)
  • May 8 Henry Nicols, AIDS activist (b. 1973)
  • May 10 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
  • May 10 Jules Deschênes, Quebec superior court judge (b. 1923)
  • May 11 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (b. 1907)
  • May 12 Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)
  • May 13 Paul Bartel, American actor (b. 1938)
  • May 14 Obuchi Keizo, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1937)
  • May 16 Bodacious the Bull Famous rodeo bull (b. 1988)
  • May 17 Donald Coggan, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1909)
  • May 18 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician and arranger (b. 1946)
  • May 18 Maulana Yousuf Ludhianvi, Muslim scholar
  • May 19 Yevgeny Khrunov, cosmonaut (b. 1933)
  • May 20 Jean Pierre Rampal, French flutist (b. 1922)
  • May 20 Malik Sealy, American basketball player (b. 1970)
  • May 21 Barbara Cartland, English author (b. 1901)

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May 21 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Hamlet, Arthur), dies at 96

  • May 21 Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (b. 1956)
  • May 24 Kurt Schork, American reporter (b. 1947)
  • May 25 Nicholas Clay, British actor (b. 1946)
  • May 27 Crawford Murray MacLehose of Beoch, British statesman (b. 1917)

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May 27 Maurice Richard, Canadian hockey player (b. 1921)

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • May 27 Kazimierz Leski, Polish engineer, fighter pilot, intelligence and counter-intelligence officer (b. 1912)
  • May 30 Tex Beneke, American bandleader and musician (b. 1914)
  • May 30 Doris Hare, Welsh actress (b. 1905)
  • May 31 Tito Puente, American musician (b. 1923)
  • May 31 Johnnie Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)
  • Jun 2 Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist (b. 1927)
  • Jun 2 Gerald Whitrow, British mathematician (b. 1912)
  • Jun 5 Don Liddle, baseball player (b. 1925)
  • Jun 6 Frédéric Dard, French writer (b. 1921)
  • Jun 8 Jeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist (b. 1948)
  • Jun 9 Jacob Lawrence, American painter (b. 1917)
  • Jun 9 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer and poet (Otto's Pug), dies at 74
  • Jun 10 Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria (b. 1930)
  • Jun 10 Brian Statham, English cricketer (b. 1930)
  • Jun 12 P.L.Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
  • Jun 14 Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (b. 1911)
  • Jun 14 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
  • Jun 15 Jules Roy, French writer (b. 1907)
  • Jun 16 Empress Kōjun of Japan (b. 1903)
  • Jun 17 Ismail Mahomed, South African and Namibian Chief Justice (d. 1931)
  • Jun 18 Nancy Marchand, American actress (b. 1928)
  • Jun 20 Karl Mickel, German writer, dies at 64
  • Jun 21 Alan Hovhaness, American composer (b. 1911)
  • Jun 24 Vera Atkins, Romanian-born British intelligence officer (b. 1908)
  • Jun 24 David Tomlinson, English actor (b. 1917)
  • Jun 28 Jane Birdwood, British anti-Semitic activist (b. 1913)
  • Jun 28 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (b. 1908)
  • Jun 29 Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor (b. 1922)
  • Jul 1 Sarah Payne, British murder victim (b. 1992)
  • Jul 1 Walter Matthau, American actor (b. 1920)
  • Jul 2 Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)
  • Jul 3 Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor (b. 1944)
  • Jul 4 Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, Polish writer (b. 1919)
  • Jul 7 Kenny Irwin, Jr., American race car driver (b. 1969)
  • Jul 7 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, dies at 80
  • Jul 9 Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)
  • Jul 10 Vakkom Majeed, Indian Freedom fighter, Travancore-Cochin Legislative member (b. 1909)
  • Jul 10 Justin Pierce, English-American actor and skateboarder (b. 1975)
  • Jul 11 Pedro Mir, Dominican poet (b. 1913)
  • Jul 11 Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1921)
  • Jul 12 Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War II (b. 1908)
  • Jul 14 William Roscoe Estep, American Baptist historian (b. 1920)
  • Jul 14 René Ríos Boettiger, Chilean cartoonist (b. 1911)
  • Jul 14 Meredith MacRae, American actress (b. 1944)
  • Jul 15 Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (b. 1925)
  • Jul 15 Paul Young, English singer (Mike + The Mechanics), dies of a cardiac arrest at 53
  • Jul 20 Gregory Hill (also known as Malaclypse the Younger,) American writer (b. 1941)
  • Jul 22 Eric Christmas, British actor (b. 1916)
  • Jul 22 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (b. 1925)
  • Jul 22 Claude Sautet, French film director (b. 1924)
  • Jul 24 Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (b. 1925)
  • Jul 26 John Tukey, American statistician (b. 1915)
  • Jul 27 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (b. 1929)
  • Jul 28 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist and historian (b. 1918)
  • Jul 28 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band-Boogie Shoes), dies in a construction accident at 47
  • Jul 31 Hendrik Christoffel Van de Hulst, Dutch Astronomer, dies at 81

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Aug 5 Sir Alec Guinness, British actor (b. 1914)

  • Aug 5 Otto Buchsbaum, writer and ecological activist (b. 1920)
  • Aug 9 John Harsanyi, Hungarian-born economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1920)
  • Aug 9 Nicholas Markowitz-kidnapped and murdered by Jesse James Hollywood (b. 1984)
  • Aug 10 Gilbert Parkhouse, Former England cricketer (b. 1925)
  • Aug 11 Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)
  • Aug 12 Loretta Young, American actress (b. 1913)
  • Aug 13 Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
  • Aug 13 Antony Duff, British diplomat, Head of MI5, advocate for the homeless, dies at 80
  • Aug 14 Alain Fournier, French-born computer graphics researcher (b. 1943)
  • Aug 14 Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 16 Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), dies at 60
  • Aug 19 Antonio Pugliese, Italian professional wrestler (b. 1941)