Famous Deaths in 2004

Deaths 1 - 200 of 485

  • Jan 2 Jess Collins, American artist (b. 1923)
  • Jan 2 Lynn Cartwright, American actress (b. 1927)
  • Jan 3 Des Corcoran, Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)
  • Jan 3 Leon Wagner, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • Jan 4 John Toland, American historian (b. 1912)
  • Jan 4 Joan Aiken, English author (b. 1924)
  • Jan 4 Jake Hess, American singer (b. 1927)
  • Jan 4 Jeff Nuttall, English writer (b. 1933)
  • Jan 4 Brian Gibson (director), English film director (b. 1944)
  • Jan 5 Tug McGraw, American baseball player, father of Tim McGraw (b. 1944)
  • Jan 6 Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (b. 1921)
  • Jan 6 Charles Dumas, American athlete (b. 1937)
  • Jan 6 Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1954)
  • Jan 7 Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (b. 1926)
  • Jan 7 Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., American Engineer (over-the-horizon radar), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • Jan 8 John A. Gambling, American radio talk-show host (b. 1930)
  • Jan 9 Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher (b. 1909)

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Jan 10 Spalding Gray, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1941)

  • Jan 10 Alexandra Ripley, American author (b. 1934)
  • Jan 11 Mervyn Pike [Baroness Pike], British politician (C), dies at 85
  • Jan 12 Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • Jan 12 Randy VanWarmer, American singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
  • Jan 13 Arne Næss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber (b. 1937)
  • Jan 13 Harold Shipman, British serial killer (b. 1946)
  • Jan 14 Uta Hagen, American actress (b. 1919)
  • Jan 14 Ron O'Neal, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Jan 14 Valfar, Norwegian musician (Windir) (b. 1978)
  • Jan 16 Kalevi Sorsa, Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1930)
  • Jan 17 Harry Brecheen, American baseball player (b. 1914)
  • Jan 17 Czeslaw Niemen, Polish musician (b. 1939)
  • Jan 17 Ray Stark, American stage and film producer (b. 1915)
  • Jan 17 Noble [Henry] Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger), dies at 72
  • Jan 19 Harry E. Claiborne, American judge (suicide) (b. 1917)
  • Jan 19 David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1955)
  • Jan 20 Guinn Smith, American athlete (b. 1920)
  • Jan 21 Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer (b. 1929)
  • Jan 22 Billy May, American composer and musician (b. 1916)
  • Jan 22 Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (b. 1918)
  • Jan 22 Ann Miller, American actress and dancer (b. 1923)
  • Jan 23 Bob Keeshan, American actor (b. 1927)
  • Jan 23 Helmut Newton, German-born photographer (b. 1920)
  • Jan 24 Leônidas da Silva, Brazilian footballer (b. 1913)
  • Jan 25 Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete (b. 1918)
  • Jan 25 Miklós Fehér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)
  • Jan 26 Fred Haas, American golfer (b. 1916)
  • Jan 27 Jack Paar, American television show host (b. 1918)
  • Jan 27 Salvador Laurel, Vice President of the Philippines (b. 1928)
  • Jan 28 Lloyd M. Bucher, U.S. Navy officer (b. 1927)
  • Jan 28 Don Cholito, Puerto Rican radio host (b. 1923)
  • Jan 28 Elroy Hirsch, American football player (b. 1923)
  • Jan 28 Don Stansauk, American professional wrestler (b. 1936)
  • Jan 28 Joe Viterelli, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Jan 29 M. M. Kaye, British writer (b. 1908)
  • Jan 29 Janet Frame, New Zealand writer (b. 1924)
  • Jan 31 Eleanor Holm, American swimmer (b. 1913)
  • Feb 1 May O'Donnell, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1909)
  • Feb 2 Bernard McEveety, American film director (b. 1924)
  • Feb 3 Jason Raize, American musical theatre actor (b. 1975)
  • Feb 5 John Hench, American animator (b. 1908)
  • Feb 8 Julius Schwartz, American comic book and science fiction editor (b. 1915)
  • Feb 9 Claude Ryan, Canadian newspaper director and politician (b. 1925)
  • Feb 10 Guy Provost, Quebec actor (b. 1925)
  • Feb 11 Shirley Strickland, Australian athlete (b. 1925)
  • Feb 13 Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Chechen leader (b. 1952)
  • Feb 14 Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
  • Feb 15 Jens Evensen, Norwegian minister and jurist (b. 1917)
  • Feb 15 Jan Miner, American actress (b. 1917)
  • Feb 16 Doris Troy, American singer (b. 1937)
  • Feb 17 José López Portillo, President of Mexico (b. 1920)
  • Feb 18 Jean Rouch, French filmmaker and ethnologist (b. 1917)
  • Feb 21 Guido Molinari, Canadian artist (b. 1933)
  • Feb 21 John Charles, Welsh footballer (b. 1931)
  • Feb 22 Andy Seminick, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • Feb 22 Roque Máspoli, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1917)
  • Feb 23 Vijay Anand, Indian film director (b. 1934)
  • Feb 23 Carl Anderson, American singer (b. 1945)
  • Feb 23 Sikander Bakht, Governor of Kerala (b. 1918)
  • Feb 23 Don Cornell, American singer (b. 1919)
  • Feb 23 Carl Liscombe, Canadian hockey player (b. 1915)
  • Feb 24 John Randolph, American actor (b. 1915)
  • Feb 25 Donald Hings, Canadian inventor (b. 1907)
  • Feb 26 Shankarrao Chavan, Indian politician (b. 1920)
  • Feb 26 Adolf Ehrnrooth, Finnish general (b. 1905)
  • Feb 26 Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (b. 1956)
  • Feb 27 Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (b. 1910)
  • Feb 27 Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historians (b. 1928)
  • Feb 28 Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, writer, and Librarian of Congress (b. 1914)
  • Feb 28 Carmen Laforet, famed Spanish novelist
  • Feb 28 Andres Nuiamäe, Estonian soldier (b. 1982)
  • Feb 29 Jerome Lawrence, American playwright (b. 1915)
  • Mar 2 Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (b. 1916)
  • Mar 2 Marge Schott, American baseball team owner (b. 1928)
  • Mar 2 Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (b. 1980)
  • Mar 3 Cecily Adams, American actress and casting director (b. 1958)
  • Mar 4 John McGeoch, Scottish musician (b. 1955)
  • Mar 4 Claude Nougaro, French singer (b. 1929)
  • Mar 4 George Pake, American physicist (b. 1924)
  • Mar 4 Stephen Sprouse, American fashion designer (b. 1953)
  • Mar 5 Walt Gorney, American actor (b. 1912)
  • Mar 6 Frances Dee, American actress (b. 1909)
  • Mar 6 Ray Fernandez, American professional wrestler (b. 1957)
  • Mar 7 Paul Winfield, American actor (b. 1941)
  • Mar 8 Robert Pastorelli, American actor (b. 1954)
  • Mar 9 Albert Mol, Dutch actor (b. 1917)
  • Mar 9 Dr. Gerald Deskin, Ph.D., clinical child psychologist (b. 1929)
  • Mar 9 Rust Epique, former Crazy Town guitarist (b. 1968)
  • Mar 10 Dave Blood, real name David Schulthise; American musician, bassist for The Dead Milkmen (b. 1956)
  • Mar 13 Franz König, Austrian Catholic Archbishop of Vienna (b. 1905)
  • Mar 15 William "Bill" Pickering, New Zealand-born space scientist at NASA, dies at 93
  • Mar 15 John Pople, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)
  • Mar 16 Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (b. 1910)
  • Mar 17 J. J. Jackson, American television personality (b. 1941)
  • Mar 18 Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman (b. 1927)
  • Mar 19 Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (b. 1911)
  • Mar 20 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands (b. 1909)
  • Mar 20 Pierre Sévigny, Canadian military officer and politician (b. 1917)
  • Mar 21 Ludmilla Tchérina, French ballet dancer and actress (b. 1924)
  • Mar 22 Ahmed Yassin, Palestinian co-founder of Hamas (b. ca. 1937)
  • Mar 23 Rupert Hamer, Australian politician (b. 1916)
  • Mar 26 Jan Berry, American musician (Jan and Dean) (b. 1941)
  • Mar 26 Jan Sterling, American actress (b. 1921)
  • Mar 27 Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer (b. 1984)
  • Mar 28 Art James, American game show host (b. 1929)
  • Mar 28 Peter Ustinov, British actor (b. 1921)
  • Mar 30 Alistair Cooke, English-born journalist (b. 1908)
  • Mar 30 Hubert Gregg, British broadcaster (b. 1914)

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Mar 30 Michael King, New Zealand historian (b. 1945)

Historian and Author Michael King
Historian and Author
Michael King
  • Mar 30 Timi Yuro, American singer (b. 1940)
  • Mar 30 Frances Schreuder, American socialite convicted of murder, dies at 65
  • Apr 1 Aaron Bank, American OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (b. 1902)
  • Apr 1 Carrie Snodgress, American actress (b. 1946)
  • Apr 1 Nilo Soruco, Bolivian songwriter (b. 1927)
  • Apr 2 John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer (b. 1913)
  • Apr 4 Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist (b. 1919)
  • Apr 4 Casey Sheehan, American soldier, son of Cindy Sheehan (b. 1979)
  • Apr 5 Heiner Zieschang, German mathematician (b. 1936)
  • Apr 5 Sławomir Rawicz, Polish soldier (b. 1915)
  • Apr 6 Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (b. 1929)
  • Apr 6 Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets) (b. 1937)
  • Apr 7 Victor Argo, American actor (b. 1934)
  • Apr 8 Enda Colleran, Gaelic footballer (b. 1941)
  • Apr 13 Lou Berberet, American baseball player (b. 1929)
  • Apr 13 Caron Keating, British television presenter (b. 1962)
  • Apr 14 Micheline Charest, French Canadian television producer (b. 1953)
  • Apr 15 Ray Condo, Canadian musician (b. 1950)
  • Apr 17 Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (b. 1908)
  • Apr 17 Soundarya, Indian actress (b. 1971)
  • Apr 18 Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, first Prime Minister of Fiji and President of Fiji (b. 1920)
  • Apr 19 Norris McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (b. 1925)
  • Apr 19 John Maynard Smith, English biologist (b. 1920)
  • Apr 21 Mary McGrory, American journalist (b. 1918)
  • Apr 22 Pat Tillman, American football player and U.S. Army Ranger (killed in action) (b. 1976)
  • Apr 22 Jason L. Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1981)

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Apr 24 Estée Lauder, American cosmetics entrepreneur (b. 1906)

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder
  • Apr 25 Thom Gunn, British poet (b. 1929)
  • Apr 26 Hubert Selby Jr., American author (b. 1928)
  • Apr 29 Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • May 3 Anthony Ainley, British actor (b. 1932)
  • May 3 Ken Downing, British racing driver (b. 1917)
  • May 3 Darrell Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • May 5 Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), dies at 44
  • May 5 José Maceda, Filipino composer, dies at 87
  • May 6 Philip Kapleau, American Zen teacher (b. 1912)
  • May 6 Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (b. 1923)
  • May 7 Waldemar Milewicz, Polish reporter (b. 1956)
  • May 7 Rudi Maugeri, Canadian singer (The Crew Cuts), dies at 73
  • May 8 John Peel, British politician (C), dies at 91
  • May 9 Akhmad Kadyrov, Chechen president (b. 1951)
  • May 9 Alan King, American comedian (b. 1927)
  • May 11 John Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead) (b. 1949)
  • May 11 Mick Doyle, Irish rugby union footballer and coach
  • May 14 Anna Lee, British actress (b. 1913)
  • May 15 Clint Warwick, [Eccles], English bassist (Moody Blues), dies at 63
  • May 17 Jørgen Nash, Danish artist (b. 1920)
  • May 17 Ezzedine Salim, leader of Iraqi Governing Council (b. 1943)
  • May 18 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (b. 1927)
  • May 18 Serge Turgeon, Quebec actor and union leader (b. 1946)
  • May 19 Tony Randall, actor (Felix Unger in The Odd Couple) dies aged 84
  • May 19 Mary Dresselhuys, Dutch actress (b. 1907)
  • May 20 Lord Murray of Epping Forest, British labour politician and union leader, dies of emphysema and pneumonia at 82
  • May 22 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), dies at 59
  • May 22 Richard Biggs, American actor (b. 1960)
  • May 23 Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (b. 1919)
  • May 24 Henry Ries, American photographer (b. 1917)
  • May 24 Milton Shulman, Canadian author and critic (b. 1913)
  • May 24 Edward Wagenknecht, American literary critic (b. 1900)
  • May 25 Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (b. 1917)
  • May 26 Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)
  • May 26 Dullah Omar, South African lawyer (b. 1934)
  • May 28 Umberto Agnelli, Swiss-born automobile executive (b. 1934)
  • May 29 Archibald Cox, Watergate special prosecutor (b. 1912)
  • May 29 Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (b. 1925)
  • May 31 Robert Quine, American guitarist, dies at 61
  • May 31 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (b. 1941)
  • Jun 1 William Manchester, American writer (b. 1922)
  • Jun 2 Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • Jun 3 Frances Shand Kydd, mother of Diana, Princess of Wales (b. 1936)
  • Jun 3 Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (b. 1966)
  • Jun 4 Steve Lacy, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
  • Jun 4 Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (b. 1921)