Famous Deaths in 2011

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

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

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

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May 2nd 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 3rd Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor (b. 1927)
  • May 3rd Jackie Cooper, American actor, dies at 88
  • May 3rd Sergo Kotrikadze, Georgian footballer (b. 1936)
  • May 5th Yosef Merimovich, Israeli football player and manager (b. 1924)
  • May 5th Claude Choules, last surviving World War I veteran (b. 1901)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Jul 24th Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
  • Jul 25th Mihalis Kakogiannis, Cypriot filmmaker (b. 1922)
  • Jul 26th Margaret Olley, Australian artist (b.1923)
  • Jul 27th Bejaratana Rajasuda, Princess of Thailand (b. 1925)
  • Jul 28th Abdul Fatah Younis, Former Libyan Interior Minister, assassinated for pro-Gadaffi ties (b. 1944)
  • Aug 2nd DeLois Barrett Campbell, American gospel singer (b. 1926)
  • Aug 3rd Bubba Smith, American football player and actor (b. 1945)
  • Aug 4th Naoki Matsuda, Japanese Soccer player (b. 1977)
  • Aug 5th Andrzej Lepper, former Polish Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1954)
  • Aug 6th Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and National Scientist (b. 1911)
  • Aug 7th Nancy Wake, British war agent (b. 1912)
  • Aug 11th Jani Lane, American heavy metal musician (Warrant) dies of alcohol poisoning aged 47
  • Aug 12th Robert Robinson, British television presenter (Ask The Family, Call My Bluff) (b. 1927)