Famous Deaths in 2009 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 377 of 377

  • Jul 1 Mollie Sugden, English actress (b. 1922)
  • Jul 1 Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan professional boxer (b. 1952)
  • Jul 1 Marwa El-Sherbini, Egyptian housewife (b. 1977 or 1976)
  • Jul 3 John A. Keel, American Fortean, television scriptwriter, author of The Mothman Prophecies (b. 1930)
  • Jul 4 Brenda Joyce, American actress (b. 1917)
  • Jul 4 Allen Klein, American record label executive (b. 1931)
  • Jul 4 Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
  • Jul 4 Steve McNair, American football player (b. 1973)
  • Jul 4 Lasse Strömstedt, Swedish writer (b. 1935)
  • Jul 4 Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard, Congolese politician (b.1938)
  • Jul 4 Jim Chapin, American drummer (b.1919)
  • Jul 6 Robert McNamara, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1916)
  • Jul 6 Leo Mol, Ukrainian Canadian artist and sculptor (b. 1915)
  • Jul 6 Johnny Collins, British folk and maritime music singer (b. 1938)
  • Jul 6 Vasily Aksyonov, Russian writer (b. 1932)
  • Jul 11 Arturo Gatti, Italian-Canadian professional boxer (b. 1972)
  • Jul 11 Ji Xianlin, Chinese linguist and paleographer (b.1911)
  • Jul 14 Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Polish actor (b. 1934)

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Jul 17 Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81), dies of cerebrovascular disease at 92

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Jul 17 Leszek Kołakowski, Polish philosopher (b. 1927)
  • Jul 18 Henry Allingham, British supercentenarian and World War I veteran (b. 1896)
  • Jul 19 Frank McCourt, Irish-American author. (b. 1930)
  • Jul 19 Henry Surtees, British racing driver. (b. 1991)
  • Jul 20 Ria Brieffies, Dutch singer (b. 1957)
  • Jul 22 Richard M. Givan Supreme court chief justice (b. 1921)
  • Jul 22 Peter Krieg, German documentary filmmaker, producer and writer (b. 1947)
  • Jul 24 E. Lynn Harris, American Author (b. 1955)
  • Jul 25 Harry Patch, the last surviving soldier to have served in the trenches in World War I, dies at 111 (b. 1898)
  • Jul 25 Vernon Forrest, Professional boxer, 2-division world champion (b. 1971)
  • Jul 25 Alexis Cohen, American Idol contestant (unsuccessful), viral phenomenon (b. 1984)
  • Jul 25 Yasmin Ahmad, Malaysian film director, writer and scriptwriter (b. 1958)
  • Jul 26 Marcey Jacobson, American photographer (b. 1911)
  • Jul 28 Jim Johnson, NFL Assistant Coach, Eagles Defensive Coordinator from 1999-2009 (b.1941)
  • Jul 28 Reverend Ike [Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II], American televangelist (Joy of Living), dies at 74
  • Jul 29 Gayatri Devi, Ex-Maharani of Indian state Jaipur. (b. 1919)
  • Jul 30 Peter Zadek, German theatre director (b. 1926)
  • Jul 31 Sir Bobby Robson, English professional football player and manager (b. 1933)
  • Jul 31 Harry Alan Towers, English film producer and screenwriter (b. 1920)

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Aug 1 Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (1986-92), dies of colon cancer at 76

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • Aug 4 Blake Snyder, American screenwriter (b. 1957)
  • Aug 5 Budd Schulberg, American screenwriter and novelist (b. 1914)
  • Aug 6 John Hughes, American film director (b. 1950)
  • Aug 6 Willy DeVille, American singer (Mink DeVille), dies of pancreatic cancer at 58
  • Aug 7 Louis E. Saavedra, American Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico (b. 1933)
  • Aug 7 Mike Seeger, American folk musician (b. 1933)
  • Aug 8 Daniel Jarque, Spanish football player (b. 1983)
  • Aug 11 Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics, sister of John F. Kennedy (b. 1921)
  • Aug 13 Les Paul, American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter and inventor (solid-body electric guitar), dies at 94
  • Aug 18 Kim Dae-jung,15th President of South Korea (b. 1925)
  • Aug 18 Robert Novak, American journalist and commentator (b. 1931)
  • Aug 19 Don Hewitt, television news producer & director; creator of 60 Minutes (b. 1922)
  • Aug 20 Larry Knechtel, American keyboard player and bassist (b. 1940)
  • Aug 21 Johnny Carter, US singer (The Flamingos, The Dells), dies at 75
  • Aug 21 Rex Shelley, Singaporean author (b. 1930)
  • Aug 21 Dean Turner, Australian musician (b. 1972)
  • Aug 22 Elmer Kelton, American Western novelist (b. 1926)
  • Aug 25 Edward [Ted] M. Kennedy, United States Senator from Massachusetts (b. 1932)
  • Aug 26 Dominick Dunne, American writer, Vanity Fair correspondent (b. 1925)
  • Aug 27 Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer and poet (b. 1913)
  • Aug 28 Adam Goldstein, American DJ also known as DJ AM (b. 1973)
  • Aug 28 DJ AM [ Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, dies of a drug overdose at 36
  • Aug 31 Eraño Manalo, Filipino religious figure (b. 1925)
  • Sep 1 Jang Jin-young, South Korean actress (b. 1974)
  • Sep 1 Jake Brockman, British musician (Echo & the Bunnymen), dies in a motorcycle accident at 53
  • Sep 2 Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India (b. 1949)
  • Sep 2 Guy Babylon, American keyboard player (Elton John) and arranger dies at 52
  • Sep 8 Mike Bongiorno, Italian television host (b. 1924)
  • Sep 8 Aage Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1922)
  • Sep 11 Gertrude Baines, world's oldest living person (b. 1894)
  • Sep 12 Norman Borlaug, American agronomist (b. 1914)
  • Sep 12 Willy Ronis, French photographer (b. 1910)
  • Sep 14 Keith Floyd, British TV chef (b. 1943)
  • Sep 14 Jody Powell, American press secretary to Jimmy Carter (b. 1943)
  • Sep 14 Darren Sutherland, Irish boxer (b. 1982)
  • Sep 14 Patrick Swayze, American actor, dancer, and songwriter (b. 1952)
  • Sep 14 Henry Gibson, American actor and songwriter (b. 1935)
  • Sep 16 Myles Brand, NCAA President (b. 1942)

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Sep 16 Mary Travers, American folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary), dies of leukemia at 72

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • Sep 17 Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian Islamist terrorist (b. 1968)
  • Sep 17 Leon Kirchner, American classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), dies at 90
  • Sep 19 Eduard Zimmermann, German broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • Sep 23 Paul B. Fay, American businessman and cabinet member in the Kennedy administration (b. 1918)
  • Sep 24 Susan Atkins, American murderer (b. 1948)
  • Sep 25 Alicia de Larrocha, Catalan pianist (b. 1923)
  • Sep 27 Ivan Dykhovichnyy, Russian film director and screenwriter (b. 1947)

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Sep 27 William Safire, American Columnist, dies at 79

American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter William Safire
American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter
William Safire
  • Sep 28 Ulf Larsson, Swedish actor (b. 1956)
  • Sep 28 Guillermo Endara, former President of Panama (b. 1936)
  • Sep 29 Sperantza Vrana, Greek actress (b. 1926 or 1932)
  • Sep 29 Pavel Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1930)
  • 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)
  • Nov 3 Francisco Ayala, Spanish novelist (b. 1906)
  • Nov 4 Hubertus Brandenburg, Roman Catholic Bishop of Stockholm (b. 1923)
  • Nov 5 Félix Luna, Argentine historian (b. 1925)
  • Nov 6 Ron Sproat, American TV writer and playwright (b. 1932)
  • Nov 8 Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist (b. 1916)
  • Nov 10 Gheorghe Dinica, Romanian actor (b. 1934)
  • Nov 10 Robert Enke, German football goalkeeper (b. 1977)
  • Nov 10 John Allen Muhammad, American spree killer (b. 1960)
  • Nov 11 Dhanpat Rai Nahar, Indian labour leader (b. 1919)
  • Nov 15 Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, 44th Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church (b. 1914)
  • Nov 16 Edward Woodward, British actor (The Equalizer) (b. 1930)
  • Nov 16 Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer (b. 1978)
  • Nov 18 Red Robbins, American basketball player (b. 1944)
  • Nov 20 Lino Lacedelli, Italian mountaineer (b. 1925)
  • Nov 20 Max Robertson, British sports commentator, radio and television presenter and author (b. 1915)
  • Nov 21 Konstantin Feoktistov, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1926)
  • Nov 24 Abe Pollin, owner of the Washington Wizards (b. 1923)
  • Nov 24 Samak Sundaravej, Thai politician, Prime Minister 2008 (b. 1935)
  • Nov 24 Chan Hung Lit, Hong Kong actor (b. 1943)
  • Nov 24 Kan Ishii, Japanese composer, dies at 88
  • Nov 24 Hale Smith, American composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 28 Gilles Carle, Canadian screenwriter and film director (b. 1928)
  • Nov 28 Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (b. 1923)
  • Nov 29 Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)
  • Dec 1 Gustavo Adolfo Palma, Guatemalan singer (b. 1920)
  • Dec 2 Maggie Jones, English actress (b. 1934)
  • Dec 2 Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), dies at 64
  • Dec 2 Foge Fazio, American college football coach (b. 1938)
  • Dec 3 Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), dies at 90
  • Dec 4 Eddie Fatu, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1973)
  • Dec 5 Vimolchatra, Princess of Thailand and cousin of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (b. 1921)
  • Dec 7 Mark Ritts, American actor (b. 1946)
  • Dec 8 Luis Días, Dominican Composer (b. 1952).
  • Dec 9 Gene Barry, American actor, dies of congestive heart failure at 90
  • Dec 14 Alan A'Court, English footballer (b. 1934)
  • Dec 15 Oral Roberts, American television evangelist and author (b. 1918)
  • Dec 16 Roy E. Disney, American businessman (b. 1930)
  • Dec 16 Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, controversial South African Health Minister (b. 1940)
  • Dec 16 Yegor Gaidar, Russian politician (b. 1956)
  • Dec 17 Chris Henry, American football player (b. 1983)

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Dec 17 Jennifer Jones [Phyllis Isley], American actress (Farewell to Arms), dies of natural causes at 90

  • Dec 17 Dan O'Bannon, Screenwriter, after a short illness (b.1943)
  • Dec 18 Oskar Danon, Yugoslav composer, dies at 96
  • Dec 19 Hossein-Ali Montazeri, Iranian dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah (b. 1922)
  • Dec 19 Kim Peek, American prodigious savant and inspiration for the 1988 film Rain Man (b. 1951)
  • Dec 20 Jack Hixon, English football talent scout (b. 1921)
  • Dec 20 Brittany Murphy, American actress (b. 1977)
  • Dec 20 Arnold Stang, American comic actor (b. 1918)
  • Dec 20 Mairoon Ali, Trinidadian comedienne and actress (b. 1954)
  • Dec 22 Albert Scanlon, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • Dec 22 Luis Francisco Cuéllar, Colombian politician (b. 1940)
  • Dec 23 Robert L. Howard, highly decorated officer of the United States Army (b. 1939)
  • Dec 23 Edward Schillebeeckx, Belgian Roman Catholic theologian (b. 1914)
  • Dec 23 Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, Tibetan senior official (b. 1910)
  • Dec 24 George Michael, American sportscaster (The George Michael Sports Machine) (b. 1939)
  • Dec 24 Rafael Caldera, lawyer, sociologist, writer, speaker, politician, and ex-president of Venezuela (b. 1916)
  • Dec 25 Vic Chesnutt, American singer and songwriter (b. 1964)
  • Dec 26 Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer (b. 1958)
  • Dec 28 James Owen Sullivan, American drummer and songwriter (Avenged Sevenfold) dies aged 28
  • Dec 29 "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, American former professional wrestler and football player (b. 1960)
  • Dec 29 Akmal Shaikh, British drug trafficker, executed by lethal injection in the People's Republic of China (b. 1956)
  • Dec 30 Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist (The Birthday Party) (b. 1959)
  • Dec 30 Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia (b.1940)