Famous Deaths in April 2005

  • Apr 1 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist and composer (b. 1915)
  • Apr 1 Harald Juhnke, German entertainer (b. 1929)
  • Apr 1 Jack Keller, American songwriter (b. 1936)
  • Apr 1 Robert Coldwell Wood, American educator (b. 1923)
  • Apr 1 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1952)

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Apr 2 Pope John Paul II, Polish Roman Catholic Pope, dies of heart failure at 84

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Apr 3 Tony Croatto, Italian singer (b. 1940)
  • Apr 3 Jef Eygel, Belgian basketball player (b. 1933)
  • Apr 4 Edward Bronfman, Canadian businessman (b. 1924)

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Apr 5 Saul Bellow, Canadian-American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), dies at 89

Novelist Saul Bellow
Novelist
Saul Bellow
  • Apr 5 Dale Messick [Dalia Messick], American comic strip artist (Brenda Starr), dies at 98
  • Apr 5 Debralee Scott, American actress (b. 1953)
  • Apr 5 John Sichel, British film and television director (b. 1937)
  • Apr 6 Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (1949-2005), dies at 81
  • Apr 7 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer (b. 1922)
  • Apr 7 Bob Kennedy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
  • Apr 7 Cliff Allison, British racing driver (b. 1932)
  • Apr 8 Eddie Miksis, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • Apr 8 Onna White, Canadian choreographer (b. 1924)
  • Apr 9 Andrea Dworkin, American radical feminist, dies at 58
  • Apr 10 Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (b. 1923)
  • Apr 10 Iakovos, Archbishop of America (b. 1911)
  • Apr 10 Al Lucas, American football player (b. 1978)
  • Apr 11 André François, French cartoonist (b. 1915)
  • Apr 11 Lucien Laurent, French footballer (b. 1907)
  • Apr 11 Maurice R. Hilleman, American Microbiologist who developed over 36 vaccines including measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia, dies at 85
  • Apr 13 Don Blasingame, American baseball player (b. 1932)
  • Apr 13 Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (b. 1924)
  • Apr 13 Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 13 Philippe Volter, Belgian actor (b. 1959)
  • Apr 15 John Fred, American singer (Judy in Disguise with Glasses), dies at 63
  • Apr 16 Kay Walsh, British actress (b. 1911)
  • Apr 16 Kim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor (b. 1943)
  • Apr 16 Marla Ruzicka, American humanitarian worker and peace activist (b. 1976)
  • Apr 18 Sam Mills, American football player (b. 1959)
  • Apr 19 Ruth Hussey, American actress (Another Thin Man), dies at 93
  • Apr 19 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish jazz bassist (b. 1946)
  • Apr 19 George Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (b. 1941)
  • Apr 19 Clement Meadmore, Australian sculptor (b. 1929)
  • Apr 20 Fumio Niwa, Japanese novelist (b. 1904)
  • Apr 20 Zygfryd Blaut, Polish football player (b. 1943)
  • Apr 21 Gerry Marshall, British racing driver (b. 1941)
  • Apr 22 Norman Bird, UK character actor (b. 1920)
  • Apr 22 Robert Farnon, Canadian-born composer and conductor (b. 1917)
  • Apr 22 Erika Fuchs, German translator (b. 1906)
  • Apr 22 Philip Morrison, American physicist (b. 1915)
  • Apr 23 Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Premier of Queensland (b. 1911)
  • Apr 23 Al Grassby, Australian immigration minister (b. 1928)
  • Apr 23 John Mills, English actor (b. 1908)
  • Apr 23 Romano Scarpa, Italian-born comic artist (b. 1927)
  • Apr 23 Earl Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • Apr 24 Ezer Weizman, President of Israel (b. 1924)
  • Apr 24 Fei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist (b. 1910)
  • Apr 25 Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk (b. 1908)
  • Apr 26 Mason Adams, American actor (b. 1919)
  • Apr 26 Maria Schell, Swiss-Austrian actress (b. 1926)
  • Apr 26 Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan author (b. 1917)
  • Apr 28 Chris Candido, American wrestler (b. 1972)
  • Apr 28 Taraki Sivaram, Tamil journalist of Sri Lanka (b. 1959)
  • Apr 28 Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet) (b. 1923)
  • Apr 29 William J. Bell, American television writer and producer (b. 1927)
  • Apr 29 Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (b. 1966)
  • Apr 30 Ron Todd, TGWU General Secretary (1985 - 1992) (b. 1927)