Famous Deaths in June 2006

  • Jun 1 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • Jun 2 Keith Smith, English professional rugby player (b. 1952)
  • Jun 2 Vince Welnick, musician, keyboardist (The Grateful Dead) (b. 1951)
  • Jun 3 Johnny Grande, original accordion/piano/keyboard player for Bill Haley's Comets (b. 1932)
  • Jun 5 Frederick Franck, American artist and writer (b. 1909)
  • Jun 6 Billy Preston, American musician (b. 1946)
  • Jun 6 Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American jazz pianist (b. 1952)
  • Jun 6 Arnold Newman, American photographer (b. 1918)
  • Jun 7 John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • Jun 7 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian-born Mujahid (b. 1966)
  • Jun 8 Robert Donner, American actor (b. 1931)
  • Jun 8 Abouna Matta El Meskeen, Coptic Orthodox monk (b. 1919)
  • Jun 9 Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 11 Bruce Shand, father of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (b. 1917)
  • Jun 11 Michael Bartosh, computer expert and author (b. 1977)
  • Jun 11 Neroli Fairhall, New Zealand archer (b. 1944)
  • Jun 12 György Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), dies at 83 (b. 1923)
  • Jun 12 Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
  • Jun 13 Charles Haughey, Taoiseach (b. 1925)
  • Jun 14 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (Boule et Bill), dies at 75
  • Jun 14 Monty Berman, British film and television producer (b. 1905)
  • Jun 15 Raymond Devos, French humourist (b. 1922)
  • Jun 15 Herb Pearson, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1910)
  • Jun 16 Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (b. 1917)
  • Jun 16 Alireza Shapour Shahbazi, Iranian archaeologist, (b. 1942)
  • Jun 17 Cláudio Besserman Vianna, aka "Bussunda", Brazilian comedian (b. 1962)
  • Jun 17 Arthur Franz, American actor (b. 1920)
  • Jun 18 Vincent Sherman, American film director (b. 1906)
  • Jun 20 Billy Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • Jun 20 Claydes Charles Smith, American musician (Kool & The Gang), dies at 57
  • Jun 22 Moose (dog actor), dog actor popular for role on Frasier (b. 1990)
  • Jun 23 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 83
  • Jun 23 Luke Graham, American wrestler (b. 1940)
  • Jun 23 Harriet, Galápagos tortoise (b. 1830)
  • Jun 24 Patsy Ramsey, mother of JonBenét Ramsey (b. 1956)
  • Jun 25 Jaap Penraat, Dutch architect (b. 1918)
  • Jun 27 Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, Mexican serial killer, known as "The Railway Killer" (b. 1959)
  • Jun 28 Jim Baen, American sci-fi publisher and editor (b. 1943)
  • Jun 28 George Page, American television host (b. 1935)
  • Jun 28 Peter Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, English barrister, politician and author (b. 1919)
  • Jun 28 George Unwin, British WWII fighter ace (b. 1913)
  • Jun 29 Randy Walker, American football coach (b. 1954)
  • Jun 29 Fabián Bielinsky, Argentinean film director (b. 1959)
  • Jun 29 Lloyd Richards, American actor and director (b. 1919)
  • Jun 30 Robert Gernhardt, German satirist (b. 1937)