Famous Deaths in 2000

Deaths 1 - 200 of 299

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

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

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • Jan 22nd Craig Claiborne, American writer and editor (b. 1920)
  • Jan 22nd Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska) (b. 1916)
  • Jan 24th Bobby Duncum, Jr., American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • Jan 26th Don Budge, American tennis player (b. 1915)
  • Jan 26th Kathleen Hale, British author (b. 1898)
  • Jan 26th A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-born author (b. 1912)
  • Jan 27th Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist (b. 1930)
  • Jan 31st Gil Kane, Latvian-born comic book writer (b. 1926)
  • Feb 3rd Richard Kleindienst, American politician (b. 1923)
  • Feb 4th Carl Albert, American politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908)
  • Feb 4th Doris Coley, American singer (Shirelles) (b. 1941)
  • Feb 4th Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (b. 1919)
  • Feb 5th Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (b. 1901)
  • Feb 7th Big Pun, Puerto Rican-American rapper (b. 1971)
  • Feb 7th Doug Henning, Canadian magician (b. 1947)
  • Feb 7th Dave Peverett, English musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (b. 1943)
  • Feb 8th Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 81
  • Feb 8th Bob Collins, American radio broadcaster (b.1942)
  • Feb 8th Derrick Thomas, American football player (b. 1967)
  • Feb 10th Jim Varney, American actor (b. 1949)
  • Feb 11th Roger Vadim, French director (b. 1928)
  • Feb 11th Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix (b. 1917)
  • Feb 12th Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American musician (b. 1929)

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

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

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

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz
  • Feb 12th Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
  • Feb 13th James Cooke Brown, American author and inventor (b. 1921)
  • Feb 14th Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), dies at 93
  • Feb 16th Marceline Day, American actress (b. 1908)
  • Feb 16th Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born engineer and inventor (b. 1911)
  • Feb 16th Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (b. 1918)
  • Feb 18th Willy Maltaite, Belgian comics creator (b. 1927
  • Feb 19th Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian artist (b. 1928)
  • Feb 20th Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician (b. 1937)
  • Feb 21st Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Spanish basketball coach (b. 1933)
  • Feb 22nd Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
  • Feb 23rd Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (b. 1957)
  • Feb 23rd Stanley Matthews, English footballer (b. 1915)
  • Feb 26th George L. Street III American Navy Submariner and Medal of Honor recipient.(b. 1913)
  • Feb 29th Dennis Danell, American artist (b. 1961)
  • Mar 1st Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)
  • Mar 3rd Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
  • Mar 6th John Colicos, Canadian actor (b. 1928)
  • Mar 7th Charles Gray, British actor (b. 1928)
  • Mar 7th Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • Mar 9th Ivo Robić, Croatian singer and songwriter (b. 1923)
  • Mar 16th Thomas Ferebee, Hiroshima bombardier (b. 1918)
  • Mar 18th Eberhard Bethge, German theologian (b. 1909)
  • Mar 20th Gene Eugene, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1961)
  • Mar 25th Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
  • Mar 26th Alex Comfort, American author (b. 1920)
  • Mar 27th Ian Dury, English musician (b. 1942)
  • Mar 28th Anthony Powell, British novelist (b. 1905)
  • Apr 1st Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist (b. 1924)
  • Apr 2nd Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (b. 1928)
  • Apr 3rd Terence McKenna, American writer and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • Apr 5th Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)
  • Apr 6th Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician (b. 1903)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Aug 5th Otto Buchsbaum, writer and ecological activist (b. 1920)
  • Aug 9th John Harsanyi, Hungarian-born economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1920)
  • Aug 9th Nicholas Markowitz-kidnapped and murdered by Jesse James Hollywood (b. 1984)
  • Aug 10th Gilbert Parkhouse, Former England cricketer (b. 1925)
  • Aug 11th Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)
  • Aug 12th Loretta Young, American actress (b. 1913)
  • Aug 13th Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
  • Aug 14th Alain Fournier, French-born computer graphics researcher (b. 1943)
  • Aug 14th Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 19th Antonio Pugliese, Italian professional wrestler (b. 1941)
  • Aug 19th Bineshwar Brahma, Bodo littérateur and religious figure (birth date unknown)
  • Aug 21st Daniel Lisulo, Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)
  • Aug 23rd John Anthony Kaiser, Roman Catholic priest (b. 1932)
  • Aug 25th Carl Barks, American cartoonist (b. 1901)
  • Aug 25th Jack Nitzsche, American record producer (b. 1937)
  • Aug 26th Akbar Adibi, Iranian scientist (b. 1939)
  • Aug 29th Willie Maddren, English footballer (b. 1951)
  • Aug 31st Patricia Owens, Canadian actress (b. 1925)
  • Sep 2nd Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (b. 1905)
  • Sep 2nd Curt Siodmak, German-born author (b. 1907)