Famous Deaths in July 2008

  • Jul 1 Mel Galley, English guitarist (b. 1948)
  • Jul 2 Natasha Shneider, Russian-born musician (b. 1956)
  • Jul 2 Elizabeth Spriggs, English-Born Actress (b. 1929)
  • Jul 3 Ernie Cooksey, English Footballer (b. 1980)
  • Jul 3 Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (b. 1925)
  • Jul 3 Clive Hornby, English soap actor - Emmerdale (b. 1944)
  • Jul 3 Oliver Schroer, Canadian fiddler and composer (b. 1956)
  • Jul 4 Charles Wheeler, British journalist (b. 1923)
  • Jul 4 Jesse Helms, American politician (b. 1921)
  • Jul 4 Terrence Kiel, American Football Player (b. 1980)
  • Jul 4 Thomas M. Disch, American science fiction author (b. 1940)
  • Jul 4 Evelyn Keyes, American actress (Gone with the Wind), dies at 91
  • Jul 5 Hasan Doğan, 37th president of the Turkish Football Federation (b. 1956)
  • Jul 6 Bobby Durham, American jazz drummer (b. 1937)
  • Jul 7 Bruce Conner, American artist (b. 1933)
  • Jul 7 Dorian Leigh, American supermodel (b. 1917)
  • Jul 9 Séamus Brennan, Irish politicain (b. 1948)
  • Jul 10 Hiroaki Aoki, founder of Benihana (b. 1938)
  • Jul 10 Mike Souchak, professional golfer (b. 1927)
  • Jul 11 Michael DeBakey, American surgeon and inventor (b. 1908)
  • Jul 12 Tony Snow, former speechwriter for Presidents George H. W. Bush and press secretary for George W. Bush (b. 1955)
  • Jul 12 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, SF Giants and Chicago Cubs), dies from complications related to brain cancer at 62
  • Jul 13 Bronisław Geremek, Polish social historian and politician (b. 1932)
  • Jul 14 Henki Kolstad, Norwegian actor (b. 1915)
  • Jul 15 Gyorgy Kolonics, Hungarian canoeist, Olympics medalist. (b. 1972)
  • Jul 16 Jo Stafford, American singer of traditional pop music (b. 1917)
  • Jul 17 Larry Haines, American actor (b. 1918)
  • Jul 18 Khosrow Shakibai, Iranian actor (b. 1944)
  • Jul 19 Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian comedienne (b. 1907)
  • Jul 20 Artie Traum, American guitarist (b. 1943)
  • Jul 21 Lord Stokes [Donald Stokes], English industrialist, dies at 94

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Jul 22 Estelle Getty, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies of Lewy body disease at 84

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  • Jul 23 Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1924)
  • Jul 24 Norman Dello Joio, American composer (b. 1913)
  • Jul 25 Randy Pausch, American professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, known for his "Last Lecture" (b. 1960)
  • Jul 25 Tracy Hall, American inventor (b. 1919)
  • Jul 25 Jeff Fehring, Australian rules footballer (b. 1955)
  • Jul 27 Youssef Chahine, Egyptian film director (b. 1926)
  • Jul 27 Horst Stein, German conductor (b. 1928)
  • Jul 27 Isaac Saba Raffoul, Mexican Businessman (b. 1923)
  • Jul 28 Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress, murdered (b. 1977)
  • Jul 29 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
  • Jul 29 Eric Varley, British politician and cabinet minister, dies at 75
  • Jul 30 Anne Armstrong U.S. ambassador to Britain and first female counsel to the President, dies at 80