Famous Deaths in 2003 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 525

  • May 18 Barb Tarbox, Canadian anti-smoking crusader (b. 1961)
  • May 21 Frank D. White, American politician (b. 1933)
  • May 21 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer (b. 1928)
  • May 22 Ousmane Zongo, Burkinabé shooting victim
  • May 23 Jean Yanne, French actor and director (b. 1933)
  • May 23 Csaba Szabo. Hungarian composer, dies at 67
  • May 24 Rachel Kempson, English actress (b. 1910)
  • May 25 Jeremy Michael Ward, American musician (The Mars Volta) (b. 1976)
  • May 26 Kathleen Winsor, American writer (b. 1919)
  • May 27 Luciano Berio, Italian composer (b. 1925)
  • May 28 Oleg Makarov, cosmonaut (b. 1933)
  • May 28 Martha Scott, American actress (Ben-Hur), dies at 90
  • May 28 Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1917)
  • May 29 David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer (b. 1972)
  • May 30 Mickie Most, English record producer (b. 1938)
  • Jun 1 Johnny Hopp, baseball player (b. 1916)
  • Jun 2 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (b. 1918)
  • Jun 3 Felix de Weldon, Austrian-American sculptor (Marine Corps War Memorial), dies at 96
  • Jun 5 Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (b. 1945)
  • Jun 5 Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (b. 1904)
  • Jun 6 Ken Grimwood, American writer (b. 1944)
  • Jun 6 Dave Rowberry, British musician (The Animals) (b. 1940)
  • Jun 7 Trevor Goddard, English actor (b. 1962)
  • Jun 8 Leighton Rees, Welsh darts player (b. 1940)
  • Jun 10 Donald Regan, Chief of Staff and U.S. Treasury Secretary (b. 1918)
  • Jun 10 Bernard Williams, English philosopher (b. 1929)
  • Jun 10 Dr Phil Williams, Welsh politician and scientist (b. 1939)
  • Jun 11 David Brinkley, American television reporter (b. 1920)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 12 Gregory Peck, American actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur), dies of bronchopneumonia at 87

  • Jun 13 Malik Meraj Khalid, Former caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)
  • Jun 14 Dale Whittington, American racing driver (b. 1959)
  • Jun 15 Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), dies at 91
  • Jun 16 Pierre Bourgault, French Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • Jun 16 Georg Henrik von Wright, Finnish-Swedish philosopher (b. 1916)
  • Jun 18 Larry Doby, American baseball player (b. 1923)
  • Jun 19 Laura Sadler, English actress (b. 1980)
  • Jun 20 Bob Stump, American politician (b. 1927)
  • Jun 21 Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey coach (b. 1934)
  • Jun 21 Leon Uris, American writer (b. 1924)
  • Jun 21 Jason Moran, Australian criminal (b. 1967)
  • Jun 22 John Stokes, British MP (C), dies at 85
  • Jun 22 Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, dies at 79
  • Jun 23 Maynard Jackson, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia (b. 1938)
  • Jun 24 Vladimir Garin, Russian actor (b. 1987)
  • Jun 25 Lester Maddox, American businessman, one-time segregationist and Governor of Georgia (b. 1915)
  • Jun 26 Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroon footballer (b. 1975)
  • Jun 26 Denver Randleman, U.S. Army Seargent (b. 1920)
  • Jun 26 Strom Thurmond, U.S. Senator (b. 1902)
  • Jun 26 Sir Dennis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher (b. 1915)
  • Jun 27 David Newman, American filmmaker (b. 1937)
  • Jun 28 Wim Slijkhuis, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 29 Katharine Hepburn, American actress (Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond), dies of natural causes at 96

  • Jun 30 Buddy Hackett, American comic (b. 1924)
  • Jun 30 Robert McCloskey, American children's book writer and illustrator (b. 1915)
  • Jul 1 Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist (b. 1930)
  • Jul 1 Wesley Mouzon, American boxer (b. 1927)
  • Jul 1 N!xau, Namibian actor (b. 1944)
  • Jul 2 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and director, dies at 73
  • Jul 3 Gaetano Alibrandi, Papal diplomat (b. 1914)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 4 Barry White, American singer, dies at 58

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White
  • Jul 4 André Claveau, French singer (b. 1915)
  • Jul 5 Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1979)
  • Jul 6 Buddy Ebsen, American actor (b. 1908)
  • Jul 6 Skip Battin, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds), dies at 69
  • Jul 7 Izhak Graziani, Bulgarian-born conductor (b. 1924)
  • Jul 8 Kunio Toda, Japanese composer, dies at 87
  • Jul 10 Winston Graham, English writer (b. 1908)
  • Jul 10 Hartley Shawcross, British prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials (b. 1902)
  • Jul 10 Bishnu Maden, Nepalese politician
  • Jul 12 Benny Carter, American musician (b. 1907)
  • Jul 13 Compay Segundo, Cuban musician (b. 1907)
  • Jul 14 Éva Janikovszky, Hungarian novelist (b. 1926)
  • Jul 14 François-Albert Angers, French Canadian economist (b. 1909)
  • Jul 15 Roberto Bolaño, Chilean writer (b. 1953)
  • Jul 15 Tex Schramm, American football team president and general manager (b. 1920)
  • Jul 16 Celia Cruz, Cuban musician (b. 1924)
  • Jul 16 Carol Shields, Canadian author (b. 1935)
  • Jul 17 David Kelly, Welsh UN weapons inspector (b. 1944)
  • Jul 17 Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichordist (b. 1914)
  • Jul 19 Bill Bright, American evangelist (b. 1921)
  • Jul 19 Pierre Graber, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1908)
  • Jul 20 Nicolas Freeling, English writer (b. 1927)
  • Jul 21 John Davies, New Zealand Olympic Committee president (b. 1938)
  • Jul 21 Walter M. "Matt" Jefferies, American film art director (b. 1921)
  • Jul 22 Qusay Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1966)
  • Jul 22 Uday Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1964)
  • Jul 22 Wahome Muthahi, Kenyan humourist (b. 1954)
  • Jul 23 James E. Davis, New York City councilman (murdered) (b. 1962)
  • Jul 25 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (b. 1912)
  • Jul 25 Erik Brann, American musician (Iron Butterfly) (b. 1950)
  • Jul 25 John Schlesinger, British film director (b. 1926)
  • Jul 27 Vance Hartke, American politician (b. 1919)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 27 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], English-born American actor, comedian and entertainer, dies at 100

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • Jul 28 Lady Valerie Goulding, Irish politician and activist (b. 1918)
  • Jul 29 Foday Sankoh, Sierra Leonean rebel leader (b. 1937)
  • Jul 30 Sam Phillips, American record producer (b. 1923)
  • Jul 31 Guido Crepax, Italian comics artist (b. 1933)
  • Aug 1 Guy Thys, Belgian football coach (b. 1922)
  • Aug 1 Marie Trintignant, French actress (b. 1962)
  • Aug 2 Don Estelle, British actor (b. 1933)
  • Aug 2 Mike Levey, American television personality (b. 1948)
  • Aug 2 Peter Safar, Austrian physician (pioneered cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR), dies at 79
  • Aug 3 Roger Voudouris, American singer and songwriter (b. 1954)
  • Aug 4 Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist and Nobel Prize laureate 1954, dies at 86
  • Aug 7 Mickey McDermott, baseball player (b. 1929)
  • Aug 8 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 9 Ray Harford, English footballer and manager (b. 1945)
  • Aug 9 Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer, dies of liver cancer at 57
  • Aug 9 Jacques Deray, French film director (b. 1929)
  • Aug 9 Chester Ludgin, American baritone (b. 1925)
  • Aug 10 Carmita Jiménez, Puerto Rican singer
  • Aug 11 Diana Mitford, English biographer, famous beauty, wife of Oswald Mosley and one of the Mitford sisters, dies at 93
  • Aug 11 Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1923)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 11 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach, dies in a car accident at 66

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • Aug 13 Ed Townsend, American songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 14 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 15 Gösta Sundqvist, Finnish songwriter and singer (heart attack) (b. 1957)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 16 Idi Amin, Ugandan dictator (1971-79) who killed an estimated 100,000 to 500,000 people, dies of kidney failure aged between 75-80

Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin
Ugandan Dictator
Idi Amin
  • Aug 18 Tony Jackson, English musician (The Searchers) (b. 1938)
  • Aug 19 Carlos Roberto Reina, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
  • Aug 19 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (b. 1948)
  • Aug 21 Kathy Wilkes, English philosopher and aid worker (b. 1946)
  • Aug 21 Wesley Willis, American musician (b. 1963)
  • Aug 22 Arnold Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skating trainer (b. 1914)
  • Aug 22 Generosa Ammon, American widow of Ted Ammon (b. 1956)
  • Aug 22 Imperio Argentina, Argentinian singer and actress (b. 1906)
  • Aug 23 Jack Dyer, Australian rules footballer (b. 1913)
  • Aug 23 John Geoghan, American Catholic priest (b. 1935)
  • Aug 23 Bobby Bonds, American baseball player and manager (b. 1946)
  • Aug 24 Sir Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer (b. 1910)
  • Aug 26 Jim Wacker, American football coach (b. 1937)
  • Aug 27 Pierre Poujade, French politician (b. 1920)
  • Aug 28 Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (failed) (b. 1956)
  • Aug 29 Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (b.1939)
  • Aug 29 Patrick Procktor, English artist (b. 1936)
  • Aug 29 Michel Constantin, French film actor (b. 1924)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 30 Charles Bronson, American actor (The Dirty Dozen, Death Wish), dies at 81

  • Aug 30 Donald Davidson, American philosopher (b. 1917)
  • Sep 1 Sir Terry Frost, British artist (b. 1915)
  • Sep 3 Paul Jennings Hill, American anti-abortion murderer (b. 1954)
  • Sep 4 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1921)
  • Sep 4 Lola Bobesco, Romanian-born violinist (b. 1921)
  • Sep 5 Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian-born singer (b. 1927)
  • Sep 6 Harry Goz, American actor (b. 1932)
  • Sep 6 Mohammad Oraz, Iranian mountain climber (b. 1969)
  • Sep 7 The Great Antonio, Canadian eccentric (b. 1925)
  • Sep 7 Warren Zevon, American musician (b. 1947)
  • Sep 8 Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian voice actress (b. 1986)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 8 Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), dies in her sleep at 101

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • Sep 9 Larry Hovis, American actor (b. 1936)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 9 Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist, father of the Hydrogen bomb (Manhattan Project), dies at 95

Physicist Edward Teller
Physicist
Edward Teller
  • Sep 9 Thomas Edward Allibone, English Physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration), dies at 99
  • Sep 11 Anna Lindh, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1957)
  • Sep 11 John Ritter, American actor (b. 1948)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 12 Johnny Cash, American country singer (I Hear the Train Coming), dies at 71

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • Sep 13 Frank O'Bannon, Governor of Indiana (b. 1930)
  • Sep 14 Yetunde Price, half-sister of Venus and Serena Williams (b. 1972)
  • Sep 14 John Serry, Sr., American musician, (b. 1915)
  • Sep 15 Jack Brymer, English clarinetist (b. 1915)
  • Sep 15 Josef Hirsal, Czech novelist (b. 1920)
  • Sep 16 Sheb Wooley, singer and actor (b. 1921)
  • Sep 17 Erich Hallhuber, German actor (b. 1951)
  • Sep 18 Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916)
  • Sep 18 Bob Mitchell, British politician (b. 1927)
  • Sep 19 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 76
  • Sep 20 Lord Williams of Mostyn, British politician (b. 1941)
  • Sep 20 Gordon Mitchell, American actor (b. 1923)
  • Sep 20 Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician (b. 1922)
  • Sep 22 Gordon Jump, American television actor (b. 1932)
  • Sep 22 Hugo Young, British journalist (b. 1938)
  • Sep 23 Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly musician (b. 1939)
  • Sep 23 Yuri Senkevich, Russian TV anchorman (b. 1937)
  • Sep 24 Rosalie Allen, American singer and disc jockey (b. 1924)
  • Sep 24 Lyle Bettger, American actor (b. 1915)
  • Sep 25 Aquila al-Hashimi, Iraqi politician (b. 1953)
  • Sep 25 Herb Gardner, American playwright (b. 1934)
  • Sep 25 George Plimpton, American writer and actor (b. 1927)
  • Sep 25 Edward Said, Palestinian-born literary critic (b. 1935)
  • Sep 25 Franco Modigliani, Italian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • Sep 26 Robert Palmer, English singer (b. 1949)
  • Sep 26 Shawn Lane, American guitarist (b. 1963)
  • Sep 27 Donald O'Connor, American dancer and actor (Singin' in the Rain), dies at 78
  • Sep 27 Paul Burlison, American rockabilly musician (The Rock N Roll Trio), dies at 74
  • Sep 28 Althea Gibson, American golfer and 1st African American tennis champion in a major event, dies at 76
  • Sep 28 Elia Kazan, Greek-born American film director (b. 1909)
  • Sep 28 George Odlum, Saint Lucian politician (b. 1934)
  • Sep 30 Robert Kardashian, Armenian-American lawyer, dies of cancer at 59
  • Sep 30 Yusuf Bey, Black Muslim leader (b. 1935)
  • Oct 2 John T. Dunlop, U.S. Secretary of Labor (b. 1914)
  • Oct 3 Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)
  • Oct 3 William Steig, American cartoonist and children's author (b. 1907)
  • Oct 4 Sid McMath, American politician (b. 1912)
  • Oct 5 Denis Quilley, English actor (b. 1927)
  • Oct 5 Dan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1978)
  • Oct 5 Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast featured in Grizzly Man (b. 1957)
  • Oct 6 Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist (b. 1957)
  • Oct 7 Izzy Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (b. 1932)
  • Oct 7 Arthur Berger, American composer (b. 1912)
  • Oct 7 Wally George, American conservative TV commentator (b. 1931)
  • Oct 10 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)