Famous Deaths in February 2007

  • 1st Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-born composer (b. 1911)
  • 1st Seri Wangnaitham, Thai dance choreographer (b. 1937)
  • 1st Ray Berres, American baseball player (b. 1907)
  • 1st Ahmad Abu Laban, Danish Muslim leader (b. 1946)
  • 1st Whitney Balliett, American jazz critic (b. 1926)
  • 2nd Vijay Arora, Indian film and television actor (b. 1944)
  • 2nd Filippo Raciti, Italian police officer (b. 1967)
  • 2nd Masao Takemoto, Japanese gymnast (b. 1919)
  • 2nd Billy Henderson, American singer (The Spinners) (b. 1939)
  • 2nd Joe Hunter, American pianist and bandleader of The Funk Brothers (b. 1927)
  • 2nd Eric von Schmidt, American folk/blues singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
  • 3rd Ralph de Toledano, Moroccan-born American political columnist and author (b. 1916)
  • 3rd George Becker, American president of United Steelworkers (1993-2001) (b. 1928)
  • 3rd Pedro Knight, Cuban-American musician, husband of legendary singer Celia Cruz (b. 1921)
  • 4th Steve Barber, American baseball pitcher (b. 1938)
  • 4th José Carlos Bauer, Brazilian World Cup footballer (b. 1925)
  • 4th Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (b. 1959)
  • 4th Jules Olitski, Ukrainian-born American abstract painter and sculptor (b. 1922)
  • 4th Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (b. 1934)
  • 5th Alfred Worm, Austrian investigative journalist (b. 1945)
  • 5th Leo T. McCarthy, American politician and 43rd Lieutenant Governor of California (1983-1995) (b. 1930)
  • 6th Lew Burdette, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 6th Lee Hoffman, American author (b. 1932)
  • 6th Len Hopkins, Canadian politician (b. 1930)
  • 6th Willye White, American athlete (b. 1939)
  • 6th Frankie Laine, American singer (b. 1913)
  • 8th Anna Nicole Smith, Playboy playmate and tabloid fixture dies suddenly at 39
  • 8th Ian Stevenson, Canadian-American professor and reincarnation expert (b. 1918)
  • 9th Hank Bauer, American baseball player (b. 1922)
  • 9th Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (b. 1934)
  • 10th Ned Austin, American character actor (b. 1925)
  • 10th Jung Da Bin, South Korean actress (b. 1980)
  • 11th Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (b. 1927)
  • 12th Randy Stone, American actor and casting director (b. 1958)
  • 12th Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
  • 13th Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (b. 1923)
  • 13th Charlie Norwood, American politician (b. 1941)
  • 13th Richard Gordon Wakeford, Air Marshal, Royal Air Force (b. 1922)
  • 13th Johanna Sällström, Swedish actress (b. 1974)
  • 14th Gareth Morris, British flautist (b. 1920)
  • 14th Ryan Larkin, Canadian animated filmmaker. (b. 1943)
  • 15th Walker Edmiston, actor (b. 1926)
  • 15th Ray Evans, American songwriter (b. 1915)
  • 17th Jurga Ivanauskaitė, Lithuanian writer (b. 1961)
  • 17th Mike Awesome, American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • 17th Dermot O'Reilly, Irish-born Canadian musician, producer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 17th Maurice Papon, French Nazi collaborator (b. 1910)
  • 19th Janet Blair, American actress (b. 1921)
  • 19th Celia Franca, founder of National Ballet of Canada (b. 1921)
  • 20th F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (b. 1930)
  • 20th Mike Awesome, Pro Wrestler (b. 1965)
  • 22nd Dennis Johnson, American basketball player (b. 1954)
  • 22nd Howard Verne Ramsey, oldest U.S. veteran of WWI (b. 1898)
  • 22nd Samuel Hinga Norman, Sierra Leonean alleged war criminal (b. 1940)
  • 22nd George Jellicoe, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords & Special Boat Service veteran (b. 1918)
  • 23rd Donnie Brooks, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 23rd John Ritchie, British footballer (b. 1941)
  • 24th Bruce Bennett, American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), dies from complications of a broken hip at 100
  • 24th Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (b. 1932)
  • 24th Lamar Lundy, American football player (b. 1935)
  • 24th Damien Nash, American football player (b. 1982)
  • 25th William R. Anderson, CO USS Nautilus submarine, US Congressman (b. 1921)
  • 25th Mark Spoelstra, American singer/songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 27th Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer (b. 1924)
  • 27th Bernd von Freytag-Loringhoven, German soldier (b. 1914)
  • 28th Baron Charles Forte, Italian-born hotelier (b. 1908)
  • 28th Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian and political commentator (b.1917)
  • 28th Billy Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) (b. 1946)