Famous Deaths in June 2002

  • Jun 1 Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (b. 1969)
  • Jun 4 Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Peruvian politician (b. 1912)
  • Jun 5 Gwen Plumb, Australian actress (b. 1912)
  • Jun 5 Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones), dies of a heroin overdose at 51
  • Jun 6 Robbin Crosby, American heavy metal rock guitarist/vocals (Ratt-Round & Round), dies at 42
  • Jun 7 Mary Lilian Baels, Belgian princess (b. 1916)

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Jun 10 John Gotti, American mafia gangster and head of the Gambino family, dies of throat cancer at 61

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • Jun 10 Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner, dies at 75
  • Jun 12 Bill Blass, American fashion designer, dies at 79
  • Jun 13 John Hope, American meteorologist (b. 1919)
  • Jun 14 June Jordan, American writer and teacher (b. 1936)
  • Jun 15 Choi Hong Hi, founder of Taekwon-Do (b. 1918)
  • Jun 17 Willie Davenport, American athlete (b. 1943)
  • Jun 17 Fritz Walter, German footballer (b. 1920)

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Jun 18 Jack Buck, American baseball announcer, dies at 77

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • Jun 20 Erwin Chargaff, Austrian biochemist (b. 1905)
  • Jun 20 Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (b. 1916)
  • Jun 22 Ann Landers, American columnist (b. 1918)
  • Jun 22 Darryl Kile, American baseball player (b. 1968)
  • Jun 23 Pedro 'El Rockero' Alcazar, Panamanian boxer (b. 1975)
  • Jun 24 Pierre Werner, Prime Minister of Luxembourg (b. 1913)
  • Jun 24 Miles Fitzalan-Howard, British army general and peer (Duke of Norfolk), dies at 86
  • Jun 25 Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • Jun 26 Arnold Brown, the 11th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1913)
  • Jun 26 Jay Berwanger, American football player (b. 1914)
  • Jun 27 John Entwistle, bass-player with The Who dies in his sleep of a heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room aged 57
  • Jun 29 Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
  • Jun 29 Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist (b. 1931)
  • Jun 29 François Périer, French actor (b. 1919)
  • Jun 30 Chico Xavier, popular medium in Brazil´s spiritism movement (b. 1910)
  • Jun 30 Pete Gray [Wyshner], MLB one-armed outfielder (St Louis Browns), dies at 87