Famous Deaths in January 2002

  • Jan 1 Julia Phillips, American film producer (b. 1944)
  • Jan 2 Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer (b. 1958)
  • Jan 3 Juan GarcĂ­a Esquivel, Mexican band leader (b. 1918)
  • Jan 3 Freddy Heineken, Dutch beer executive (b. 1923)
  • Jan 3 Zac Foley, English rock bassist (EMF "Unbelievable"), dies at 31
  • Jan 7 Avery Schreiber, American actor (b. 1935)
  • Jan 7 Jon Lee, Welsh musician (Feeder) (b. 1968)
  • Jan 8 Alexander Prochorow, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (b. 1916)
  • Jan 8 Dave Thomas, American fast food entrepreneur (b. 1932)
  • Jan 10 W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (b. 1909)
  • Jan 11 Henri Verneuil, French playwright and film director (b. 1920)
  • Jan 11 Struan Sutherland, Australian medical researcher (b. 1936)
  • Jan 12 Stanley Unwin, South African comedian (b. 1911)
  • Jan 12 Cyrus Vance, 57th U.S. Secretary of State (1977-80), dies at 84
  • Jan 13 Ted Demme, American film director (b. 1963)
  • Jan 13 Gregorio Fuentes, Cuban fisherman, reputed model for Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea (b. 1897)
  • Jan 13 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (b. 1916)
  • Jan 15 Steve Gromek, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • Jan 16 Robert Hanbury Brown, British-Australian astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
  • Jan 16 Michael Bilandic, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1923)
  • Jan 16 Bobo Olson, American boxer (b. 1928)
  • Jan 16 Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer (b. 1948)
  • Jan 16 Ron Taylor, American actor (b. 1952)
  • Jan 17 Bishop Karas, Sudanese-born American religious leader (b. 1955)
  • Jan 17 Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer, (Nobel Prize laureate 1989), dies at 85
  • Jan 17 Queenie Leonard, American actress (b. 1905)
  • Jan 20 Carrie Hamilton, actress and singer (b. 1963)
  • Jan 21 Peggy Lee, American singer (b. 1920)
  • Jan 22 Stanley Marcus, American business executive (b. 1905)
  • Jan 23 Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (b. 1930)
  • Jan 23 Paul Aars, American racecar driver (b. 1934)
  • Jan 23 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (b. 1938)
  • Jan 24 Elie Hobeika, Lebanese Forces militia commander (b. 1956)
  • Jan 24 Peter Gzowski, Canadian broadcaster, writer and reporter (b. 1934)
  • Jan 28 Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author (b. 1907)
  • Jan 29 Dick "Night Train" Lane, American football player (b. 1928)
  • Jan 29 Harold Russell, Canadian-born actor (b. 1914)
  • Jan 30 Ingeborg "Inge" Morath, Austrian born Magnum photographer and wife of Arthur Miller
  • Jan 31 Francis Gabreski, American fighter pilot (b. 1919)