Famous Deaths in October 2009

  • Oct 3 Queen Fatima, former Libyan queen (b. 1918)
  • Oct 4 Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (b. 1935)
  • Oct 4 Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)
  • Oct 6 Douglas Campbell, Scottish born Canadian actor (b. 1922)
  • Oct 7 Irving Penn, American photographer (b. 1917)
  • Oct 10 Stephen Gately, Irish singer (Boyzone) (b. 1976)
  • Oct 11 Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (b. 1969)
  • Oct 12 Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian cyclist (b. 1974)
  • Oct 12 Dickie Peterson American musician (b. 1948)
  • Oct 13 Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)
  • Oct 13 Roger Nixon, American composer, dies at 88
  • Oct 14 Captain Lou Albano. American Professional Wrestler and Manager. (b. 1933)
  • Oct 17 Vic Mizzy, American composer (themes to Green Acres and The Addams Family) (b. 1916)
  • Oct 18 Nancy Spero, American feminist artist dies aged 83
  • Oct 19 Howard Unruh, American spree killer (b. 1921)
  • Oct 19 Joseph Wiseman, Canadian actor (b. 1918)
  • Oct 22 Don Lane, American-born Australian television personality (b. 1933)
  • Oct 22 Soupy Sales, American comedian and television personality (b. 1926)
  • Oct 26 Teel Bivins, American politician (b. 1947)
  • Oct 26 George Na'ope, American musician (b. 1928)
  • Oct 27 David Shepherd, English cricket umpire (b. 1940)
  • Oct 30 Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist and ethnologist (b.1908)
  • Oct 31 Qian Xuesen, Chinese scientist (b. 1911)
  • Oct 31 Tom Wheatcroft, English businessman (b. 1922)