Famous Deaths in August 2002

  • Aug 3 Carmen Silvera, British actress (b. 1922)
  • Aug 4 Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, Soham murder victims, murdered by Ian Kevin Huntley at 10
  • Aug 5 Josh Ryan Evans, American actor (b. 1982)
  • Aug 5 Chick Hearn, American basketball announcer (b. 1916)
  • Aug 5 Franco Lucentini, Italian writer (b. 1920)
  • Aug 6 Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist (b. 1930)
  • Aug 9 Paul Samson, British guitarist (Samson) (b. 1953)
  • Aug 9 Peter Neville, anarchist, sociologist, and peace activist

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Aug 10 Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic) (b. 1962)

Guitarist Michael Houser
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Michael Houser
  • Aug 10 Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist (b. 1926)
  • Aug 11 Galen Rowell, American photographer and mountain climber (b. 1940)
  • Aug 12 Enos Slaughter, American baseball player (b. 1916)
  • Aug 14 Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
  • Aug 16 Jeff Corey, American actor (b. 1914)
  • Aug 16 Abu Nidal, Palestinian political leader (b. 1937)
  • Aug 16 John Roseboro, American baseball player and coach (b. 1933)
  • Aug 18 Dean Riesner, American film and television writer (b. 1918)
  • Aug 23 Hoyt Wilhelm, American baseball player (b. 1922)
  • Aug 24 Nikolay Guryanov Russian Orthodox Christian mystic and priest (b. 1909)
  • Aug 25 Dorothy Hewett, Australian writer (b. 1923)
  • Aug 27 Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, "Father of the Modern Day Men's Movement," Founder of the Christian Men's Network (CMN)
  • Aug 29 Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (b. 1920)
  • Aug 30 J. Lee Thompson, English film director (b. 1914)
  • Aug 31 Lionel Hampton, American vibraphone player (b. 1908)
  • Aug 31 George Porter, English chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)