Famous Deaths in July 2000

  • 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