Famous Deaths in August 2012

  • 2nd Marguerite Piazza, American operatic soprano, dies at 86
  • 6th Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor, diest at 68
  • 6th Sir Bernard Lovell, English radio astronomer, dies at 98
  • 6th Ruggiero Ricci, American composer/violinist, dies from heart failure at 94
  • 6th Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), dies at 74
  • 10th Carlo Rambaldi, Italian Special effects artist, dies at 86
  • 10th Al Freeman Jr, American actor, dies at 78
  • 13th Helen Gurley Brown, American author/publisher, dies at 90
  • 13th Johnny Pesky, American baseball player and manager, dies at 92
  • 14th Ron Palillo, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 63
  • 14th Phyllis Thaxter, American actress, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • 15th Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, American author, dies at 87
  • 16th William Windom, American actor, dies from heart failure at 88
  • 18th Scott McKenzie, American singer, dies at 73
  • 19th Tony Scott, American director, commits suicide at 68

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20th Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress, dies from natural causes at 95

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • 20th Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian Prime Minister, dies from liver cancer at 57
  • 20th Dom Mintoff, Maltese Prime Minister, dies at 96
  • 21st Georg Leber, German politician, dies at 91
  • 21st William Thurston, American mathematician, dies from melanoma at 65
  • 22nd Nina Bawden, English author, dies at 87
  • 23rd Steve Van Buren, American Hall of Fame NFL halfback, dies from pneumonia at 91
  • 23rd Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer, dies from prostate cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 78
  • 24th Pauli Ellefsen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, dies at 76

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25th Neil Armstrong, American astronaut, dies from heart surgery complications at 82

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong