Famous Deaths in December 2006

  • 1st Claude Jade, French actress (b. 1948)
  • 1st Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist (McGill University) (b. 1937)
  • 2nd Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (b. 1947)
  • 2nd Dave Mount, English rocker (Mud), dies at 59
  • 3rd Logan Whitehurst, American musician (b. 1977)
  • 4th James Kim, American television personality (b. 1971)
  • 5th David Bronstein, Ukrainian-born chess grandmaster (b. 1924)
  • 6th John Feeney, Documentary film-director (b. 1922)
  • 7th Jeane Kirkpatrick, American ambassador (b. 1926)
  • 7th Jay McShann, American musician (b. 1910)
  • 8th Martha Tilton, American singer (b. 1915)
  • 8th José Uribe, Dominican baseball player (b. 1959)
  • 10th Augusto Pinochet, Former Chilean dictator (b. 1915)
  • 11th Elizabeth Bolden, American, oldest verified person in the world at the time of her death (b. 1890)
  • 12th Paul Arizin, American basketball player (b. 1928)

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12th Peter Boyle, American actor, dies of multiple myeloma at 71

  • 12th Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1935)
  • 12th Raymond P. Shafer, 38th Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1917)
  • 12th Al Shugart, pioneering American computer engineer and co-founder of Seagate Technology (b. 1930)
  • 13th Lamar Hunt, American sports executive (b. 1932)
  • 14th Anton Balasingham, chief political strategist of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (b. 1938)
  • 14th Ahmet Ertegün, co-founder of Atlantic Records (b. 1923)
  • 14th Mike Evans, American actor (b. 1949)
  • 15th Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver (b. 1939)
  • 16th Don Jardine, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1940)
  • 16th Taliep Petersen, South African singer and composer (b. 1950)
  • 16th Pnina Salzman, Israeli pianist (b. 1922)
  • 17th Larry Sherry, American baseball player (b. 1935)
  • 18th Joseph Barbera, American cartoonist (b. 1911)
  • 18th Ruth Bernhard, American photographer (1905)
  • 18th Mike Dickin, British radio broadcaster (b. 1943)
  • 18th Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author, journalist and political activist (b. 1923)
  • 20th Shi Yuejun, Chinese serial killer
  • 21st Scobie Breasley, Australian jockey (b. 1914)
  • 21st Saparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan (b. 1940)
  • 22nd Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (b. 1960)
  • 22nd Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer (b. 1919)
  • 22nd Dennis Linde, American songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 23rd Charlie Drake, English comedian (b. 1925)
  • 23rd Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (b. 1952)
  • 23rd Johnny Vincent, English footballer for Birmingham City and Middlesbrough (b. 1947)
  • 24th "Braguinha", Brazilian songwriter (b. 1907)
  • 24th Frank Stanton, American television executive (b. 1908)
  • 24th Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian singer, poet and comedian (b. 1961)

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25th James Brown, rhythm & blues, gospel, jazz, soul and funk singer or simply The Godfather of Soul (Genius of Love, Hot Pants) dies at 73 from heart failure

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James Brown
  • 25th Hiroaki Hidaka, Japanese serial killer (b. 1962)
  • 26th Ivar Formo, Norwegian skier (b. 1951)

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26th Gerald Ford [Leslie King], 38th US President (R: 1974-77) and 41st US Vice President (R: 1973-74), dies at 93

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 28th Jamal Karimi-Rad, Iranian Minister of Justice (b. 1956)
  • 28th Komei Abe, Japanese composer, dies at 95


30th Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad at 69

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 30th Terry Peck, Falkland Islander (b. 1938) who acted as a scout for 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment in the Falklands War
  • 30th Michel Plasse, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1948)
  • 31st George Sisler, Jr., baseball executive (b. 1917)