Famous Deaths in April 2002

  • 1st Simo Hayha, Finnish marksman (b. 1905)
  • 3rd Fad Gadget, English singer and musician (b. 1956)
  • 4th Harry L. O'Connor, Czech film stuntman
  • 5th Layne Staley, American musician (Alice in Chains) (b. 1967)
  • 7th John Agar, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 8th María Félix, Mexican actress (b. 1914)
  • 9th Leopold Vietoris, Austrian mathematician (b. 1891)
  • 9th Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (b. 1926)
  • 13th Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racecar driver (b. 1928)
  • 15th Damon Knight, American author (b. 1922)
  • 15th Byron "Whizzer" White, American football player and U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1917)
  • 16th Ruth Fertel, American restaurateur (b. 1927)
  • 16th Robert Urich, American actor (b. 1946)

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18th Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer (Kon Tiki expedition) (b. 1914)

Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer
Thor Heyerdahl
  • 18th Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
  • 20th Alan Dale, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 25th Indra Devi, yoga teacher (b. 1899)
  • 25th Lisa Lopes, American rapper (TLC) (b. 1971)
  • 26th Robert Steinhäuser German spree killer (b.1983)
  • 27th George Alec Effinger, American author (b. 1947)
  • 27th Ruth Handler, American toy manufacturer (b. 1916)
  • 27th Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Swiss industrialist and art collector (b. 1921)
  • 28th Alexander Lebed, Russian general (b. 1950)
  • 28th Lou Thesz, American wrestler, dies at 86
  • 29th Bob Akin, American industrialist and race car driver (b. 1936)
  • 29th Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor (b. 1914)
  • 30th Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, founder of the Gründerzeit Museum in Berlin-Mahlsdorf. (b. 1928)