Famous Deaths in October 2009

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