Famous Deaths in 2001

Deaths 1 - 200 of 359

  • Jan 1st Ray Walston, American actor (b. 1914)
  • Jan 2nd William P. Rogers, American politician (b. 1913)
  • Jan 2nd Teri Diver, American actress (b. 1971)
  • Jan 4th Les Brown, American bandleader (b. 1912)
  • Jan 5th Nancy Parsons, American actress (b. 1942)
  • Jan 9th Maurice Prather, American photographer (b. 1926)
  • Jan 11th Sir Denys Lasdun, English architect (b. 1914)
  • Jan 11th Michael Williams, British actor, husband of Judi Dench (b. 1935)
  • Jan 12th Affirmed, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • Jan 12th Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
  • Jan 12th William Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (b. 1913)
  • Jan 13th Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  • Jan 14th Burkhard Heim, German physicist (b. 1925)
  • Jan 15th Ted Mann, American screenwriter (b. 1916)
  • Jan 16th Laurent-Désiré Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1939)
  • Jan 16th Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist (b. 1939)
  • Jan 17th Gregory Corso, American poet (b. 1930)
  • Jan 18th Al Waxman, Canadian actor (b. 1935)
  • Jan 19th Dario Vittori, Argentinean actor (b. 1921)
  • Jan 21st Byron De La Beckwith, American white supremacist (b. 1921)
  • Jan 22nd Roy Brown, American clown (b. 1932)
  • Jan 22nd Tommie Agee, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • Jan 24th Leif Thybo, Danish composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 26th Al McGuire, American basketball coach (b. 1928)
  • Jan 27th Stavros Damianides, Greek musician (b. 1941)
  • Jan 28th Curt Blefary, American baseball player, dies at 57
  • Jan 30th Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (b. 1911)
  • Jan 30th Johnnie Johnson, British fighter pilot (b. 1915)
  • Jan 30th Joseph Ransohoff, the father of modern neurosurgery (b. 1915)
  • Jan 31st Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian writer (b. 1923)
  • Feb 1st André D'Allemagne, Quebec teacher, political observer and essayist (b. 1929)
  • Feb 4th J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer (b. 1924)
  • Feb 4th Iannis Xenakis, Greek composer and architect (b. 1922)
  • Feb 6th Filemon Lagman, Filipino Communist revolutionary (b. 1953)
  • Feb 6th Fulgence Charpentier, Quebec journalist (b. 1897)
  • Feb 7th Dale Evans, American actress and singer (b. 1912)

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Feb 7th Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator, dies of a stroke at 94

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Feb 8th Ivo Caprino, Norwegian animated film director (b. 1920)
  • Feb 9th Herbert Simon, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
  • Feb 10th Abraham Beame, Mayor of New York City (b. 1906)
  • Feb 10th George Holmes Tate, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (b. 1913)
  • Feb 12th Kristina Söderbaum, German actress (b. 1912)
  • Feb 16th Howard W. Koch, American film director (b. 1916)
  • Feb 16th William Masters, American gynecologist and sexologist (b. 1915)
  • Feb 16th Bob Buhl, baseball player (b. 1928)
  • Feb 17th Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (b. 1948)
  • Feb 17th Bob Geary, Canadian football player and manager (b. 1933)
  • Feb 18th Balthus, Polish-born painter (b. 1908)
  • Feb 18th Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver dies in car crash at Daytona 500 race (b. 1951)
  • Feb 18th Eddie Mathews, American baseball player (b. 1931)
  • Feb 19th Priscilla Davis, American socialite (b. 1942)
  • Feb 19th Stanley Kramer, American director (b. 1913)
  • Feb 19th Charles Trenet, French singer (b. 1913)
  • Feb 20th Rosemary DeCamp, American actress (b. 1910)
  • Feb 23rd Robert Enrico, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
  • Feb 24th Claude E. Shannon, American information theorist (b. 1916)

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Feb 25th Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer, dies at 92

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Feb 26th Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuelan writer (b. 1906)
  • Mar 2nd John Diamond, British journalist (b. 1953)
  • Mar 3rd Louis Edmonds, American actor (b. 1923)
  • Mar 4th Glenn Hughes, American singer (The Village People) (b. 1950)
  • Mar 4th Fred Lasswell, American cartoonist (b. 1916)
  • Mar 4th Jim Rhodes, Governor of Ohio (b. 1909)
  • Mar 4th Harold Stassen, American politician (b. 1907)
  • Mar 6th Kim Walker, American actress (b. 1968)
  • Mar 7th Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • Mar 8th Edward Winter, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Mar 10th Massimo Morsello, Italian musician and far right activist (b. 1958)
  • Mar 12th Morton Downey, Jr., American television talk show host (b. 1933)
  • Mar 12th Robert Ludlum, American author (b. 1927)
  • Mar 13th Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (b. 1895)
  • Mar 13th Cranley Onslow, British politician (C, dies at 74
  • Mar 15th Ann Sothern, American actress (b. 1909)
  • Mar 16th Norma MacMillan, Canadian actress (b. 1921)
  • Mar 16th Bob Wollek, French race car driver (b. 1943)
  • Mar 17th Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), dies at 53
  • Mar 18th John Phillips, American musician (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1935)
  • Mar 19th Charles K. Johnson, President of the Flat Earth Society (b. 1924)
  • Mar 20th Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (b. 1949)
  • Mar 21st Chung Ju-yung, Korean industrialist (b. 1915)
  • Mar 21st Norma MacMillan, Canadian voice actress (b. 1921)
  • Mar 21st Anthony Steel, English actor (b. 1920)

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Mar 22nd William Hanna, American animator and studio founder, dies at 90

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • Mar 23rd Rowland Evans, American journalist (b. 1921)
  • Mar 24th Muriel Young, English TV entertainer (b. 1928)
  • Mar 28th Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (b. 1928)
  • Mar 29th Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer (b. 1899)
  • Mar 29th John Lewis, American jazz pianist (b. 1920)
  • Mar 31st Clifford Shull, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1915)
  • Apr 1st Olivia Barclay, British astrologer (b. 1919)
  • Apr 1st Trinh Cong Son, Vietnamese composer (b. 1939)
  • Apr 1st Jo-Jo Moore, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • Apr 2nd Charles Daudelin, Canadian artist (b. 1920)
  • Apr 2nd Jennifer Syme, American actress (b. 1972)
  • Apr 3rd Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist, dies at 89
  • Apr 4th Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, American custom car designer (b. 1932)
  • Apr 5th Brother Theodore, German comedian (b. 1906)
  • Apr 5th Malcolm Shepherd [2nd Baron Shepherd], Politician (L) and Leader of the House of Lords (1974-76), dies at 82
  • Apr 6th Charles Pettigrew, American singer (b. 1963)
  • Apr 7th David Graf, American actor (b. 1950)
  • Apr 7th Beatrice Straight, American actress, dies of pneumonia at 86
  • Apr 9th Willie Stargell, American baseball player (b. 1940)
  • Apr 11th Sandy Bull, American musician (b. 1941)
  • Apr 11th Harry Secombe, Welsh actor and comedian (b. 1921)
  • Apr 12th Harvey Ball, American inventor (b. 1921)
  • Apr 13th Robert Moon, American postal inspector (b. 1917)
  • Apr 14th Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director (b. 1927)
  • Apr 14th Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (b. 1939)
  • Apr 15th Joey Ramone, American musician and singer (The Ramones) (b. 1951)
  • Apr 16th Alec Stock, English football manager (b. 1917)
  • Apr 20th Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1946)
  • Apr 24th Al Hibbler, American singer (b. 1915)
  • Apr 24th Leon Sullivan, African-American civil rights leader and pastor (b. 1922)
  • Apr 25th Michele Alboreto, Italian race car driver (b. 1956)
  • May 2nd Ted Rogers, British comedian (b. 1935)
  • May 2nd Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (b. 1961)
  • May 3rd Billy Higgins, American drummer (b. 1936)
  • May 4th Bonnie Lee Bakley, American murder victim (b. 1956)
  • May 5th Clifton Hillegass, American writer and publisher
  • May 9th James E. Myers, American songwriter (Rock Around the Clock) and producer (b. 1919)
  • May 10th Deborah Walley, American actress (b. 1943)

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May 11th Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

  • May 12th Perry Como, American singer (b. 1912)
  • May 12th Alexei Tupolev, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1925)

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May 13th R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (b. 1906)

Novelist R.K. Narayan
Novelist
R.K. Narayan
  • May 13th Jason Miller, American playwright (b. 1939)
  • May 16th Brian Pendleton, English musician (The Pretty Things) (b. 1944)
  • May 17th Frank G. Slaughter, American novelist and physician (b. 1908)
  • May 17th Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (Yūzuru), dies at 77
  • May 19th Susannah McCorkle, American singer (b. 1946)
  • May 20th Renato Carosone, Italian musician (b. 1920)
  • May 26th Vittorio Brambilla, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • May 26th Anne Haney, American actress (Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire, Greta the secretary in Liar Liar), dies at 67
  • May 26th Moven Enock Mahachi, Defence Minister of Zimbabwe (b. 1952)
  • May 27th Ramon Bieri, American actor (b. 1929)
  • May 28th Francisco Varela, Chilean biologist and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • May 28th Joe Moakley, American politician (b. 1927)
  • May 30th Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), dies of cancer at 55
  • May 31st Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 1907)
  • Jun 1st Queen Aiswarya of Nepal (b. 1949)
  • Jun 1st King Birendra of Nepal (b. 1945)
  • Jun 1st Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (b. 1920)
  • Jun 2nd Imogene Coca, American actress (b. 1908)
  • Jun 2nd Frank Stagg, Baptist Theologian (b. 1911)
  • Jun 2nd Joey Maxim, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • Jun 3rd Anthony Quinn, Mexican-born actor (b. 1915)
  • Jun 4th Dipendra of Nepal (b. 1971)
  • Jun 4th John Hartford, American musician (b. 1937)
  • Jun 5th Pedro Laín Entralgo, Spanish writer, medical and humanist
  • Jun 7th Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones) (b. 1952)
  • Jun 7th Víctor Paz Estenssoro, President of Bolivia (b. 1907)
  • Jun 10th Princess Leila of Iran (b. 1970)
  • Jun 10th Mike Mentzer, American bodybuilder (b. 1951)
  • Jun 11th Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist (by execution; b. 1968)
  • Jun 11th Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (b. 1923)
  • Jun 15th Henri Alekan, French cinematographer (b. 1909)
  • Jun 15th Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, dies at 83
  • Jun 17th Donald J. Cram, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1919)
  • Jun 19th John Heyer, Australian documentary filmmaker (b. 1916)
  • Jun 21st John Lee Hooker, American musician (b. 1916)
  • Jun 21st Carroll O'Connor, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Jun 21st Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (b. 1942)
  • Jun 23rd Yvonne Dionne, one of the Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934)
  • Jun 26th Soccer (dog actor) (b. 1988)
  • Jun 27th Tove Jansson, Finnish author (b. 1914)

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Jun 27th Jack Lemmon, American actor (b. 1925)

  • Jun 28th Mortimer Adler, American philosopher (b. 1902)
  • Jun 28th Joan Sims, English actress (b. 1930)
  • Jun 30th Chet Atkins, American country guitar player and producer (b. 1924)
  • Jun 30th Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1937)
  • Jul 1st Nikolay Basov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
  • Jul 3rd Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (b. 1931)
  • Jul 3rd Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
  • Jul 4th Keenan Milton, Professional Skater (b. 1974)
  • Jul 5th Ernie K-Doe, African-American singer (Mother-in-Law), dies of cirrhosis at 65
  • Jul 7th Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter (b. 1936)
  • Jul 7th Edward Fiennes-Clinton, Australian-born 18th Earl of Lincoln, dies at 88
  • Jul 8th John O'Shea, New Zealand film director (b. 1920)
  • Jul 11th Herman Brood, Dutch singer and artist (b. 1946)
  • Jul 16th Maurice De Bevere, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1923)
  • Jul 16th Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  • Jul 17th Katharine Graham, American publisher (b. 1917)
  • Jul 18th James Hatfield, American author (b. 1958)
  • Jul 18th Fabio Taglioni, Italian automotive engineer (b. 1920)
  • Jul 19th Judy Clay [Guions], American soul and gospel singer, dies from complications from a car accident at 62
  • Jul 20th Carlo Giuliani, Italian anarchist (b. 1978)
  • Jul 21st Steve Barton, American actor (b. 1954)
  • Jul 21st Sivaji Ganesan, South Indian Tamil actor (b. 1927)
  • Jul 22nd Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (b. 1909)
  • Jul 23rd Eudora Welty, American author (b. 1909)
  • Jul 24th Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • Jul 26th Rex Barber, American WWII aviator (b. 1917)
  • Jul 26th Peter von Zahn, German journalist (b. 1913)
  • Jul 27th Leon Wilkeson, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (b. 1952)
  • Jul 27th Rhonda Singh, professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  • Jul 29th Edward Gierek, Polish politician (b. 1913)
  • Jul 29th Wau Holland, German computer hacker (b. 1951)
  • Jul 31st Poul Anderson, American author (b. 1926)
  • Jul 31st Francisco da Costa Gomes, 16th President of Portugal (b. 1914)
  • Jul 31st Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (b. 1910)