Famous Deaths in 2011

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  • Jan 1 Marin Constantin, Romanian composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • Jan 1 Reynaldo Dagsa, Filipino politician
  • Jan 2 Anne Francis, American actress (b. 1930)
  • Jan 2 Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (b. 1946)
  • Jan 2 Szeto Wah, Hong Kong politician and educationalist (b. 1931)
  • Jan 2 Richard D. Winters, American Army officer (b.1918)
  • Jan 3 Fadil Hadžić, Croatian film director (b. 23 April 1922)
  • Jan 4 Mick Karn, Cypriot-born British musician (Japan) (b. 1958)
  • Jan 4 Dick King-Smith English Author (b. 1922)
  • Jan 4 Coen Moulijn, Dutch footballer (b. 1937)
  • Jan 4 Gerry Rafferty, British musician and songwriter (b. 1947)
  • Jan 5 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 6 Uche Okafor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1967)
  • Jan 7 Derek Gardner, British Formula 1 car designer (b. 1931)
  • Jan 8 Thorbjørn Svenssen, Norwegian footballer (b. 1924)
  • Jan 8 John Roll, United States Federal Judge (b.1947)
  • Jan 8 Vang Pao, charismatic Laotian general who commanded a secret army of his mountain people in a long, losing campaign against Communist insurgents, dies at 81
  • Jan 10 Margaret Whiting, American singer (b. 1924)
  • Jan 14 Trish Keenan, lead vocalist of English band Broadcast (b. 1968)
  • Jan 15 Nat Lofthouse, English Footballer (b. 1925)
  • Jan 17 Don Kirshner, American composer (b. 1934)
  • Jan 18 Sargent Shriver, American politician (b. 1915)
  • Jan 19 Ernest McCulloch, stem cell research pioneer (b. 1926)
  • Jan 21 E V V Satyanarayana, Indian Film Director, Producer. (b. 1958)
  • Jan 21 Dennis Oppenheim, American conceptual artist (b.1938)
  • Jan 23 Jack LaLanne, American fitness and nutritional expert (b. 1914)
  • Jan 24 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director (b. 1949)
  • Jan 24 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian Musician, Bharat Ratna Laureate (b. 1922)
  • Jan 26 Charlie Louvin, American musician (b. 1927)
  • Jan 26 Gladys Horton, American musician and singer, member of the group The Marvelettes (b. 1944)
  • Jan 30 John Barry, English film score composer (b. 1933)
  • Feb 2 Defne Joy Foster, Turkish actress, presenter and VJ. (b. 1975)
  • Feb 2 Margaret John, Welsh actress (b. 1926)
  • Feb 3 Maria Schneider, French actress (Last Tango in Paris, Crime of Honor), dies at 58
  • Feb 5 Brian Jacques, English author, author of the Redwall series (b. 1939)
  • Feb 6 Gary Moore, Irish musician (b. 1952)
  • Feb 8 Tony Malinosky, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • Feb 11 Tom Carnegie, American sports announcer (b. 1919)
  • Feb 11 Chuck Tanner, American Baseball player (b. 1928)
  • Feb 12 Mato Damjanović, Croatian chess grandmaster (b. 1927)
  • Feb 12 Betty Garrett, American actress and dancer (b. 1919)
  • Feb 14 Sir George Shearing, Anglo-American jazz pianist (b. 1919)
  • Feb 16 Justinas Marcinkevičius, Lithuanian poet and playwright (b. 1930)
  • Feb 16 Len Lesser, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Feb 19 Ollie Matson, American Football Running Back (b. 1930)
  • Feb 21 Bernard Nathanson, American abortionist turned pro-life activist (b. 1926)
  • Feb 22 Nicholas Courtney, British actor (b. 1929)
  • Feb 24 Anant Pai, Indian educationalist and creator of comics (b. 1929)
  • Feb 26 Arnošt Lustig, Czech writer (b. 1926)
  • Feb 26 James A. McClure, American politician (b. 1924)
  • Feb 27 Frank Buckles, last surviving American World War I veteran (b. 1901)
  • Feb 27 Duke Snider, American professional baseball player (b. 1926)
  • Feb 28 Annie Girardot, French actress (b. 1931)
  • Feb 28 Peter Gomes, Harvard University Chaplain (b. 1942)
  • Mar 3 May Cutler, Canadian politician and publisher (b. 1923)
  • Mar 4 Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Indian politician and former Nepali Prime Minister (b. 1924)
  • Mar 4 Frank Chirkinian, American producer (b.c. 1926)
  • Mar 4 Vivienne Harris, British businesswoman and newspaper publisher (b.c. 1921)
  • Mar 4 Charles Jarrott, British film and television director (b. 1927)
  • Mar 4 Ed Manning, American basketball player and coach (b. 1943)
  • Mar 4 Johnny Preston, American pop singer (Running Bear), dies at 71
  • Mar 4 Mikhail Simonov, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1920)
  • Mar 4 Arjun Singh, Indian politician (b. 1930)
  • Mar 4 Alenush Terian, Iranian astronomer and physicist (b. 1920)
  • Mar 4 Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate (b. 1925)
  • Mar 8 Mike Starr (musician), American Musician (b. 1966)
  • Mar 9 David Broder, American journalist (b. 1929)
  • Mar 13 Owsley Stanley, Sound Engineer for The Grateful Dead and renowned LSD manufacturer (b. 1935)
  • Mar 15 Nate Dogg, American rapper, Nathaniel Dwayne Hale. (b. 1969)
  • Mar 15 Smiley Culture, British reggae singer, David Victor Emmanuel. (b. 1962)
  • Mar 16 Richard Wirthlin, American political strategist for Ronald Reagan. (b. 1931)
  • Mar 17 Michael Gough, British actor (b. 1916)
  • Mar 18 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), dies of cancer at 71
  • Mar 19 Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter (b. 1920)
  • Mar 20 Johnny Pearson, British Composer (b. 1925)
  • Mar 21 Loleatta Holloway, American singer (b. 1946)
  • Mar 21 Gerd Klier, German footballer (b. 1944)
  • Mar 21 Ladislav Novák, Czech footballer (b. 1931)
  • Mar 21 Pinetop Perkins, Member of the Blues Hall of Fame (b. 1913)

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Mar 23 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress (Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) dies at 79

  • Mar 26 Geraldine Ferraro, Congresswoman and VP nominee (b. 1935)
  • Mar 26 Roger Abbott, Canadian comedian (Air Farce Live) (b. 1946)
  • Mar 26 Diana Wynne Jones, British fantasy writer (b. 1934)
  • Mar 26 Paul Baran, internet pioneer who helped create the technical underpinnings of Arpanet, dies at 84
  • Mar 28 Wenche Foss, Norwegian actress (b. 1917)
  • Mar 29 Ângelo de Sousa, Portuguese painter and sculptor (b. 1938)
  • Apr 4 Scott Columbus, American drummer (Manowar) (b. 1956)
  • Apr 4 Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, filmmaker and political activist (b. 1958)
  • Apr 7 Duke of Grafton, 11th Duke of Grafton, British peer, dies at 92
  • Apr 8 Hedda Sterne, Romanian born American artist dies aged 100
  • Apr 9 Sidney Lumet, American film director (b. 1924)
  • Apr 10 Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer (b. 1964)
  • Apr 10 Homer Smith, American football coach (b. 1931)
  • Apr 11 La Esterella, Flemish singer (b. 1919)
  • Apr 14 Walter Breuning, American supercentenarian (b. 1896)
  • Apr 14 Trevor Bannister, British actor (Are You Being Served?), dies at 76
  • Apr 15 Vittorio Arrigoni, Italian peace activist (b. 1975)
  • Apr 17 Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian composer (b. 1926)
  • Apr 17 Nikos Papazoglou, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
  • Apr 17 AJ Perez, Filipino teen actor (b. 1993)
  • Apr 18 Olubayo Adefemi, Nigerian footballer (b. 1985)
  • Apr 19 Elisabeth Sladen, British actress (b. 1946)
  • Apr 20 Tim Hetherington, British-American photojournalist (b. 1970)
  • Apr 20 Chris Hondros, American photographer (b. 1970)
  • Apr 22 Moin Akhter, Pakistani actor (b. 1950)
  • Apr 23 Geoffrey Russell, 4th Baron Ampthill (b. 1921)
  • Apr 23 John Sullivan, British comedy writer (b. 1946)
  • Apr 23 Tom King, American songwriter and musician (b. 1943)
  • Apr 24 Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru, spiritual figure (b. 1926)
  • Apr 24 Marie-France Pisier, French actress (b. 1944)
  • Apr 27 Marian Mercer, American actress (b. 1935)
  • Apr 30 Dorjee Khandu, Indian, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1955)
  • May 1 Ted Lowe, English snooker commentator (b. 1920)

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May 2 Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda and 'the most wanted man in the world' (b. 1957)

Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant & Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • May 3 Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor (b. 1927)
  • May 3 Jackie Cooper, American actor, dies at 88
  • May 3 Sergo Kotrikadze, Georgian footballer (b. 1936)
  • May 5 Yosef Merimovich, Israeli football player and manager (b. 1924)
  • May 5 Claude Choules, last surviving World War I veteran (b. 1901)

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May 7 Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer, dies of brain cancer at 54

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • May 7 Allyson Hennessy, Trindadian television presenter
  • May 7 Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)
  • May 8 Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (b. 1948)
  • May 9 Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist (b. 1984)
  • May 10 Michael Baze, American horse racing jockey (b. 1987)
  • May 11 Klaus Schlesinger, German writer, dies at 64
  • May 13 Derek Boogaard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1982)
  • May 13 Bruce Ricker, American jazz and blues documentarian (b. 1942)
  • May 15 Bob Flannigan, American jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), dies at 84
  • May 16 Bob Davis, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)
  • May 16 Bill Skiles, American comic (b. 1931)
  • May 16 Edward Hardwicke, English actor (b. 1932)
  • May 17 Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (b. 1936)
  • May 19 Garret FitzGerald, Irish politician and former Taoiseach (b. 1926)
  • May 20 Randy Savage, American Pro-Wrestler (b. 1952)
  • May 24 Huguette Clark, Heiress of the Clark Copper fortune, life-long reclusion from society. (b. 1906)
  • May 25 Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer (b. 1944)
  • May 25 Leonora Carrington, British-Mexican Surrealist artist dies aged 94
  • May 26 Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author and playwright (b. 1920)
  • May 26 Ben Roberts, British industrial relations expert (London School of Economics), dies at 93
  • May 27 Jeff Conaway, American actor (b. 1950)
  • May 27 Margo Dydek, Polish basketball player (b. 1974)
  • May 27 Gil Scott-Heron, American poet, musician and author (b. 1949)
  • May 29 Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian politician, President of Hungary (b. 1931)
  • May 29 Bill Clements, Governor of Texas (b. 1917)
  • May 29 Sergei Bagapsh, Abkhazian president (b. 1949)
  • May 30 Clarice Taylor, American actress (b. 1917)
  • Jun 2 Willem Duys, Dutch commentator and music producer (b. 1928)
  • Jun 3 Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, right-to-die activist (b. 1928)
  • Jun 3 James Arness, American actor (d. 1923)
  • Jun 3 Andrew Gold, American singer, musician and songwriter. (b. 1951)
  • Jun 4 Juan Francisco Luis, U.S. Virgin Islander governor (b. 1940)
  • Jun 4 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer (b. 1953)
  • Jun 6 Shrek the sheep, New Zealand sheep that held world record for biggest shorn fleece, dies at 16
  • Jun 7 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer and composer. (b. 1923)
  • Jun 7 Paul Dickson, American football player and coach (b. 1937)
  • Jun 9 M. F. Husain, Indian artist, painter (b. 1915)
  • Jun 10 Brian Lenihan, Jnr, Irish politician and minister dies of cancer at 52
  • Jun 11 Seth Putnam, American musician (b. 1968)

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Jun 11 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, dies at 80

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • Jun 15 Bill Haast, American Herpetologist (b. 1910)
  • Jun 18 Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist (b. 1942)
  • Jun 19 Don Diamond, American actor (b. 1921)
  • Jun 20 Ryan Dunn, American actor (b. 1977)
  • Jun 21 Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author (b. 1927)
  • Jun 22 Harley Hotchkiss, Canadian businessman (b. 1927)
  • Jun 23 Peter Falk, American actor (b. 1927)
  • Jun 23 Dennis Marshall, Costa Rican footballer (b. 1985)
  • Jun 24 Tomislav Ivić, Croatian football manager (b. 1933)
  • Jun 25 Margaret Tyzack, English actress (b. 1931)
  • Jun 25 Goff Richards, British brass band music composer/arranger
  • Jun 27 Mike Doyle, English former footballer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 30 Barry Bremen, American sports imposter and business man (b. 1947)
  • Jul 1 Leslie Brooks, American actress (b. 1922)
  • Jul 2 Itamar Franco, Brazilian politician (b. 1930)
  • Jul 4 Otto von Habsburg, last crown prince of Austria-Hungary and MEP (1979-1999) (b. 1912)
  • Jul 5 Cy Twombly, American artist (b. 1928)
  • Jul 8 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (b. 1924)
  • Jul 8 Mary Fenech Adami, First Lady of Malta (b. 1933)

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Jul 8 Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (b. 1918)

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • Jul 9 Don Ackerman, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • Jul 9 Facundo Cabral, Argentine musician (b. 1937)
  • Jul 10 Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano (b. 1921)
  • Jul 10 Roland Petit, French choreographer and dancer (b. 1924)
  • Jul 12 Sherwood Schwartz, American Television Writer (b. 1916)
  • Jul 12 David Carr, English rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), dies at 67
  • Jul 13 Allan Jeans, Australian football player and coach (b. 1933)
  • Jul 15 Googie Withers, British actress (b. 1917)
  • Jul 16 Forrest Blue, American football player (b. 1944)
  • Jul 17 David Ngoombujarra, Australian actor (b. 1967)
  • Jul 21 Lucian Freud, Realist painter (b. 1922)
  • Jul 22 Cees de Wolf, Dutch footballer (b. 1945)

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Jul 23 Amy Winehouse, British singer songwriter, dies from alcohol intoxication at 27

  • Jul 24 Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
  • Jul 25 Mihalis Kakogiannis, Cypriot filmmaker (b. 1922)
  • Jul 26 Margaret Olley, Australian artist (b.1923)
  • Jul 27 Bejaratana Rajasuda, Princess of Thailand (b. 1925)
  • Jul 28 Abdul Fatah Younis, Former Libyan Interior Minister, assassinated for pro-Gadaffi ties (b. 1944)
  • Aug 2 DeLois Barrett Campbell, American gospel singer (b. 1926)
  • Aug 3 Bubba Smith, American football player and actor (b. 1945)