Famous Deaths in January 2002

  • 1st Julia Phillips, American film producer (b. 1944)
  • 2nd Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer (b. 1958)
  • 3rd Juan GarcĂ­a Esquivel, Mexican band leader (b. 1918)
  • 3rd Freddy Heineken, Dutch beer executive (b. 1923)
  • 7th Avery Schreiber, American actor (b. 1935)
  • 7th Jon Lee, Welsh musician (Feeder) (b. 1968)
  • 8th Alexander Prochorow, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (b. 1916)
  • 8th Dave Thomas, American fast food entrepreneur (b. 1932)
  • 10th W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (b. 1909)
  • 11th Henri Verneuil, French playwright and film director (b. 1920)
  • 11th Struan Sutherland, Australian medical researcher (b. 1936)
  • 12th Stanley Unwin, South African comedian (b. 1911)
  • 12th Cyrus Vance, 57th U.S. Secretary of State (b. 1917)
  • 13th Ted Demme, American film director (b. 1963)
  • 13th Gregorio Fuentes, Cuban fisherman, reputed model for Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea (b. 1897)
  • 13th Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (b. 1916)
  • 15th Steve Gromek, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 16th Robert Hanbury Brown, British-Australian astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
  • 16th Michael Bilandic, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1923)
  • 16th Bobo Olson, American boxer (b. 1928)
  • 16th Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer (b. 1948)
  • 16th Ron Taylor, American actor (b. 1952)
  • 17th Bishop Karas, Sudanese-born American religious leader (b. 1955)
  • 17th Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
  • 17th Queenie Leonard, American actress (b. 1905)
  • 20th Carrie Hamilton, actress and singer (b. 1963)
  • 21st Peggy Lee, American singer (b. 1920)
  • 22nd Stanley Marcus, American business executive (b. 1905)
  • 23rd Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (b. 1930)
  • 23rd Paul Aars, American racecar driver (b. 1934)
  • 23rd Robert Nozick, American philosopher (b. 1938)
  • 24th Elie Hobeika, Lebanese Forces militia commander (b. 1956)
  • 24th Peter Gzowski, Canadian broadcaster, writer and reporter (b. 1934)
  • 28th Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author (b. 1907)
  • 29th Dick "Night Train" Lane, American football player (b. 1928)
  • 29th Harold Russell, Canadian-born actor (b. 1914)
  • 30th Ingeborg "Inge" Morath, Austrian born Magnum photographer and wife of Arthur Miller
  • 31st Francis Gabreski, American fighter pilot (b. 1919)