Famous Deaths in July 2012

  • Jul 1 Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano, dies at 86
  • Jul 2 Ben Davidson, American professional footballer and actor, dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • Jul 3 Andy Griffith, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 86
  • Jul 4 Jimmy Bivins [James], American Hall of Fame boxer, dies from pneumonia at 92
  • Jul 6 Charles David Ganao, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo, dies at 85
  • Jul 8 Ernest Borgnine, American actor (Ice station Zebra, Marty), dies from renal failure at 95
  • Jul 9 Terepai Maoate, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, dies from prostate cancer at 78
  • Jul 13 Richard Darryl Zanuck, American Academy Award winning film producer, dies from a heart attack at 77
  • Jul 13 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer and politician, dies from a heart attack at 71
  • Jul 14 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier, dies at 83
  • Jul 15 Celeste Holm, American actress (Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve), dies at 95
  • Jul 16 Jon Lord, English musician, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 71
  • Jul 16 Kitty Wells, American country singer, dies from complications after a stroke at 92
  • Jul 17 William Raspberry, American journalist, dies at 76
  • Jul 18 Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor, dies from kidney problems at 69
  • Jul 19 Omar Suleiman, Egyptian general and intelligence officer, dies from a heart attack at 76
  • Jul 20 Simon Ward, English actor, dies at 70
  • Jul 21 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, dies from cancer at 72
  • Jul 22 George A. Miller, American psychologist, dies at 92

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Jul 23 Sally Ride, American astronaut and 1st American woman in space, dies of pancreatic cancer at 61

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  • Jul 24 Chad Everett, American actor, dies from lung cancer at 75
  • Jul 24 Sherman Hemsley, American Actor, dies from natural causes at 74
  • Jul 24 John Atta Mills, Ghanaian President, dies at 68
  • Jul 24 Robert Ledley, American physiologist, biophysicist, and radiologist, dies at 86
  • Jul 26 Franz West, Austrian artist, dies at 65
  • Jul 27 Norman Alden, American actor, dies from natural causes at 87
  • Jul 27 R G Armstrong, American actor and playwright, dies at 95
  • Jul 27 Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • Jul 27 Tony Martin, American singer, dies from natural causes at 98
  • Jul 30 Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist, dies at 72
  • Jul 31 Gore Vidal, American author, dies from pneumonia at 86