Famous Deaths in 2001

Deaths 1 - 200 of 360

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

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Feb 7 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 8 Ivo Caprino, Norwegian animated film director (b. 1920)
  • Feb 9 Herbert Simon, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
  • Feb 10 Abraham Beame, Mayor of New York City (b. 1906)
  • Feb 10 George Holmes Tate, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (b. 1913)
  • Feb 12 Kristina Söderbaum, German actress (b. 1912)
  • Feb 16 Howard W. Koch, American film director (b. 1916)
  • Feb 16 William Masters, American gynecologist and sexologist (b. 1915)
  • Feb 16 Bob Buhl, baseball player (b. 1928)
  • Feb 17 Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (b. 1948)
  • Feb 17 Bob Geary, Canadian football player and manager (b. 1933)
  • Feb 18 Balthus, Polish-born painter (b. 1908)
  • Feb 18 Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver dies in car crash at Daytona 500 race (b. 1951)
  • Feb 18 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, dies at 69
  • Feb 19 Priscilla Davis, American socialite (b. 1942)
  • Feb 19 Stanley Kramer, American director (b. 1913)
  • Feb 19 Charles Trenet, French singer (b. 1913)
  • Feb 20 Rosemary DeCamp, American actress (b. 1910)
  • Feb 23 Robert Enrico, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
  • Feb 24 Claude E. Shannon, American information theorist (b. 1916)

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Feb 25 Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer, dies at 92

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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