Famous Deaths in June 2012

  • Jun 2 Kathryn Joosten, american actress, dies from lung cancer at 72
  • Jun 2 Richard Dawson, English-American actor, dies from esophageal cancer at 79
  • Jun 5 Ray Bradbury, American author (Fahrenheit 451), dies at 91
  • Jun 5 Barry Unsworth, British novelist, dies from lung cancer at 81
  • Jun 7 Phillip Tobias, South African palaeoanthropologist, dies at 86
  • Jun 7 Bob Welch, American musician, commits suicide by gunshot at 66
  • Jun 8 Frank Cady, American actor, dies at 96
  • Jun 11 Norman F Lent, American republican Congressman, dies from cancer at 81
  • Jun 11 Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress, dies from heart disease at 94
  • Jun 11 Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban Heavyweight boxer, dies from a heart attack at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 12 Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant, dies from a heart condition at 69

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • Jun 13 William S. Knowles, American chemist and Nobel laureate, dies from complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 95

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 17 Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cop, dies at 47

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Jun 18 Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach, dies at 78
  • Jun 18 Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor, dies from prostate cancer at 82
  • Jun 19 Richard Lynch, American actor, dies at 76 (body found on this date)
  • Jun 20 LeRoy Neiman, American painter, dies at 91
  • Jun 22 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Canadian Hall of Fame NHL player, dies at 85
  • Jun 23 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, dies from an apparent heart attack at 48
  • Jun 24 Lonesome George, Pinta giant tortoise and rarest creature in the world, dies at c. 100
  • Jun 26 Ann Curtis, American Olympic swimmer, dies at 86
  • Jun 26 Nora Ephron, American author/screenwriter, dies from pneumonia at 71
  • Jun 27 Don Grady [Agrati], American actor, dies from cancer at 68
  • Jun 30 Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 96