Famous Deaths in October 2002

  • 1st Walter Annenberg, American publisher and philanthropist (b. 1908)
  • 2nd Heinz von Foerster, Austrian-born physicist and philosopher (b. 1911)
  • 3rd Bruce Paltrow, American television and film producer (b. 1943)
  • 3rd Robert Krausz, Stock market advisor and investor (b. 1936)
  • 4th Alphonse Chapanis, founder of ergonomics (b. 1917)
  • 4th André Delvaux, Belgian film director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 5th Chuck Rayner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)
  • 6th Claus von Amsberg, husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (b. 1926)
  • 8th Jacques Richard, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1952)
  • 9th Charles Guggenheim, American film director/producer (b. 1924)
  • 9th Aileen Wournos, American serial killer sentenced to death (b. 1956)
  • 10th Teresa Graves, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
  • 11th Dina Pathak, Indian Actress (b. 1922)
  • 12th Ray Conniff, American bandleader and musician (b. 1916)
  • 12th Audrey Mestre, French diver (b. 1974)
  • 13th Stephen Ambrose, American historian and biographer (b. 1936)
  • 14th Norbert Schultze, American composer and songwriter (b. 1911)
  • 16th Angela Dawson, American murder victim
  • 17th Derek Bell, Irish harpist (The Chieftans) (b. 1935)
  • 17th Aileen Riggin, American swimmer (b. 1906)
  • 18th Nikolai Rukavishnikov, cosmonaut (b. 1932)
  • 18th Roman Tam, Hong Kong singer (b. 1950)
  • 20th Barbara Berjer, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 20th Bernard Fresson, French actor (b. 1931)
  • 22nd Queen Geraldina of the Albanians (b. 1915)
  • 23rd Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (b. 1915)
  • 24th Herman Gaviria, Colombian football player (b. 1969)
  • 24th Winton M. Blount, United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)
  • 24th Harry Hay, American activist (b. 1912)

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25th Richard Harris, Irish actor (A Man Called Horse, This Sporting Life) and singer (MacArthur Park) dies of Hodgkin's disease at 72

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • 26th Jacques Massu, French general who led Battle of Algiers, dies at 94
  • 26th Movsar Barayev, Chechen militant (b. 1979)
  • 27th Tom Dowd, American recording engineer (b. 1925)
  • 28th Margaret Booth, American film editor (b. 1898)
  • 28th Erling Persson, Swedish entrepreneur (b. 1917)
  • 29th Glenn McQueen, American animator (b. 1960)
  • 30th Jam Master Jay, American rapper and musician (Run DMC) (b. 1965)
  • 30th Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 31st Lionel Poilâne, French baker and entrepreneur (b. 1945)
  • 31st Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician, former president of Greece (b. 1903)
  • 31st Raf Vallone, Italian actor (b. 1916)