Famous Deaths in 2004

Deaths 1 - 200 of 466

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder
  • Apr 25th Thom Gunn, British poet (b. 1929)
  • Apr 26th Hubert Selby Jr., American author (b. 1928)
  • Apr 29th Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • May 3rd Anthony Ainley, British actor (b. 1932)
  • May 3rd Ken Downing, British racing driver (b. 1917)
  • May 3rd Darrell Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • May 5th Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1959)
  • May 6th Philip Kapleau, American Zen teacher (b. 1912)
  • May 6th Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (b. 1923)
  • May 7th Waldemar Milewicz, Polish reporter (b. 1956)
  • May 9th Akhmad Kadyrov, Chechen president (b. 1951)
  • May 9th Alan King, American comedian (b. 1927)
  • May 11th John Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead) (b. 1949)
  • May 11th Mick Doyle, Irish rugby union footballer and coach
  • May 14th Anna Lee, British actress (b. 1913)
  • May 17th Jørgen Nash, Danish artist (b. 1920)
  • May 17th Ezzedine Salim, leader of Iraqi Governing Council (b. 1943)
  • May 18th Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (b. 1927)
  • May 18th Serge Turgeon, Quebec actor and union leader (b. 1946)
  • May 19th Tony Randall, actor (Felix Unger in The Odd Couple) dies aged 84
  • May 19th Mary Dresselhuys, Dutch actress (b. 1907)
  • May 20th Lord Murray of Epping Forest, British labour politician and union leader, dies of emphysema and pneumonia at 82
  • May 22nd Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), dies at 59
  • May 22nd Richard Biggs, American actor (b. 1960)
  • May 23rd Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (b. 1919)
  • May 24th Henry Ries, American photographer (b. 1917)
  • May 24th Milton Shulman, Canadian author and critic (b. 1913)
  • May 24th Edward Wagenknecht, American literary critic (b. 1900)
  • May 25th Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (b. 1917)
  • May 26th Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)
  • May 26th Dullah Omar, South African lawyer (b. 1934)
  • May 28th Umberto Agnelli, Swiss-born automobile executive (b. 1934)
  • May 29th Archibald Cox, Watergate special prosecutor (b. 1912)
  • May 29th Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (b. 1925)
  • May 31st Robert Quine, American guitarist (b. 1941)
  • May 31st Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (b. 1941)
  • Jun 1st William Manchester, American writer (b. 1922)
  • Jun 2nd Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • Jun 3rd Frances Shand Kydd, mother of Diana, Princess of Wales (b. 1936)
  • Jun 3rd Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (b. 1966)
  • Jun 4th Steve Lacy, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
  • Jun 4th Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (b. 1921)
  • Jun 5th Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)

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Jun 5th Ronald Reagan, 40th US President, Governor of California and radio and film actor, dies at 93

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Jun 8th Mack Jones, American baseball player (b. 1938)
  • Jun 9th Rosey Brown, American football player (b. 1932)
  • Jun 9th Brian Williamson, Jamaican Gay Activist (b. 1945)

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Jun 10th Ray Charles, Grammy winning crooner who blended gospel and blues, dies at 73

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles