Famous Deaths in May 2004

  • 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)