Famous Deaths in May 2013

  • May 2 Jeff Hanneman, American guitarist, dies from liver failure at 49
  • May 3 Joe Astroth, American MLB player, dies at 90
  • May 4 Christian de Duve, British cytologist and biochemist, dies from euthanasia at 95
  • May 6 Giulio Andreotti, Italian Prime Minister, dies at 94
  • May 7 George Sauer, Jr., American football player, dies from heart failure at 69
  • May 7 Ray Harryhausen, American visual effects creator, dies at 92
  • May 8 Brian Forbes, English director and actor, dies at 86
  • May 8 Jeanne Cooper, American actress, dies at 84
  • May 9 Andrew Simpson, British sailor, dies after a yacht capsize at 36
  • May 11 Jack Butler, American football player, dies from complications from staph infection at 85
  • May 13 Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, dies from respiratory failure at 85
  • May 13 Chuck Muncie, American football running back, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • May 13 Vladimir Romanovsky, Soviet sprint canoer, dies at 56
  • May 16 Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 79
  • May 16 Dick Trickle, American race car driver, commits suicide by gunshot at 71
  • May 16 Bernard Waber, American children's book author, dies from kidney failure at 88
  • May 17 Alan O'Day, American rocker, dies from brain cancer at 72
  • May 17 Ken Venturi, American golfer and sports broadcaster, dies from multiple infections at 82
  • May 17 Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinean dictator, dies from complications from a fall at 87
  • May 18 Steve Forrest, American actor (SWAT), dies at 87
  • May 24 Ron Davies, Welsh footballer, dies at 70
  • May 24 Antonio Puchades, Spanish football player, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • May 25 Marshall Lytle, American Rock bassist, dies from lung cancer at 79
  • May 26 Jack Vance, American science fiction author, dies at 96
  • May 27 Bill Pertwee, English Actor, dies at 86
  • May 29 Fran├žoise Blanchard, French actress, dies at 58
  • May 31 Tim Samaras, American tornado chaser, dies from tornado injuries at 55
  • May 31 Jean Stapleton, American actress, dies at 90