Famous Deaths in April 2013

  • Apr 1 Nicolae Martinescu, Romanian Olympic wrestling champion, dies at 73
  • Apr 2 Jesús Franco, Spanish film director and writer, dies from complications from a stroke at 82
  • Apr 3 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-born British and American novelist and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary failure at 85
  • Apr 4 Carmine Infantino, American comic book artist, dies at 87
  • Apr 4 Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league player, dies at 80
  • Apr 4 Roger Ebert, American film critic (Pulitzer Prize 1975), dies of cancer at 70
  • Apr 7 John St Aubyn, 4th Baron St Levan, English peer (St Michael's Mount), dies at 94

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Apr 8 Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979 - 1990) dies aged 87

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Apr 8 Annette Funicello, American singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70
  • Apr 8 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), dies at 85
  • Apr 9 David Hayes, American sculptor, dies from leukemia at 82
  • Apr 10 Jimmy Dawkins, American electric blues musician, dies at 76
  • Apr 10 Robert Edwards, British physiologist, IVF pioneer, and Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Apr 11 Grady Hatton, American baseball player and manager, dies from natural causes at 90
  • Apr 11 Hilary Koprowski, Polish virologist and immunologist, dies at 96

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Apr 11 Maria Tallchief, American prima ballerina, dies at 88

Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Ballerina
Maria Tallchief
  • Apr 11 Jonathan Winters, American comedian and actor, dies from natural causes at 87
  • Apr 12 Robert Byrne, American grand chess master, dies from Parkinson’s disease at 84
  • Apr 12 Michael France, American screenwriter, dies from complications from diabetes at 51
  • Apr 13 Chi Cheng, American Bassist (Deftones), dies at 42
  • Apr 14 Colin Davis, English conductor, dies at 85
  • Apr 15 Sal Castro, Mexican-American activist, dies from thyroid cancer at 79
  • Apr 15 Richard LeParmentier, American actor, dies at 66

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Apr 16 Pat Summerall, American NFL player and sportscaster, dies from cardiac arrest at 82

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • Apr 17 Bi Kidude, Tanzanian Taarab singer, dies at c. 100
  • Apr 18 Storm Thorgerson, English graphic designer, dies from cancer at 69
  • Apr 19 Allan Arbus, American actor, dies from heart failure at 95
  • Apr 19 Mike Denness, Scottish cricketer, dies from cancer at 72
  • Apr 19 Patrick Garland, British director, writer, and actor, dies at 78
  • Apr 19 Francois Jacob, French biologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 92
  • Apr 20 Howard Phillips, American politician, dies from dementia and Alzheimer's disease at 72
  • Apr 20 Nosher Powell, English actor and boxer, dies at 84
  • Apr 21 Leopold Engleitner, Austrian Holocaust survivor, dies at 107
  • Apr 22 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Apr 23 Robert Edgar, American Congressman, dies from a heart attack at 69
  • Apr 25 Rick Camp, American MLB pitcher, dies of natural causes at 59
  • Apr 25 Virginia Gibson, American actress, dies at 88
  • Apr 26 George Jones, American country musician, dies from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81
  • Apr 28 János Starker, Hungarian cellist, dies at 88
  • Apr 29 John La Montaine, American composer, dies at 93
  • Apr 30 Deanna Durbin, Canadian singer and actress, dies at 91 (announcement date)