Famous Deaths in 2014

  • Jan 2nd Elizabeth Jane Howard, English novelist, dies at 90
  • Jan 2nd Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), dies of liver cancer at 70
  • Jan 3rd Phillip "Phil" Everly, American musician ("The Everly Brothers")
  • Jan 5th Carmen Zapata, American actress, dies at 86
  • Jan 5th Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), dies from heart failure at 71
  • Jan 5th Jerry Coleman, American baseball player, dies from complications from brain bleeding and surgery at 89
  • Jan 6th Larry D. Mann, Canadian actor, dies at 91
  • Jan 9th Dale T. Mortensen, American economist and Nobel laureate, dies at 74
  • Jan 11th Ariel Sharon, Israeli politician and general, dies from heart failure at 85
  • Jan 12th Gyula Torok, Hungarian Olympic Champion Boxer, dies at 75
  • Jan 13th Bobby Collins, Scottish footballer, dies at 82
  • Jan 14th Juan Gelman, Argentine poet, dies at 84
  • Jan 16th Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, dies of kidney failure at 89
  • Jan 16th Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor, dies from heart and kidney failure at 82
  • Jan 18th Dennis Frederiksen, American rock singer, dies from liver cancer at 62
  • Jan 19th Bert Williams, English footballer (Wolverhampton, 30 caps), dies at 93
  • Jan 26th Tom Gola, American basketball player, dies at 81
  • Jan 27th Pete Seeger, American folk singer (Weaver, Goodnight Irene) and activist, helped create the modern American folk music movement, dies at 94
  • Jan 29th Ashutosh Mahara, Indian spiritual leader and founder of the Divine Light Awakening Mission, which claims 30 million followers, dies at 68
  • Jan 31st Christopher Jones, American actor, dies from cancer at 72

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Feb 2nd Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor (Capote, Moneyball) dies at 46 of a suspected drug overdose

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Feb 10th Shirley Temple, American actress and diplomat, famous 1930s child star (Bright Eyes, Heidi), dies of natural causes at 85

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • Feb 12th Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar, American comic actor and writer ("Your Show of Shows"), dies at 91
  • Feb 13th Ralph Waite, White Plains NY, American actor, director and political candidate (John Walton Snr. in The Waltons)
  • Feb 16th Michael Shea, American sci-fi author, dies at 67
  • Feb 17th Bob Casale, American musician, dies from heart failure at 61
  • Feb 18th Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer, dies at 99
  • Feb 19th Dale Gardner, American astronaut, dies from a brain aneurysm at 65
  • Feb 19th Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 79
  • Feb 22nd Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist & Poet, dies at 98
  • Feb 24th Harold Ramis, American actor & director, dies from vasculitis at 69
  • Feb 26th Frank Reed, American soul singer, dies at 59
  • Feb 28th Rostislav Belyakov, Russian chief designer of the MiG fighter jet, dies at 94
  • Mar 2nd Justin Kaplan, American editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Price 1967), dies at 88
  • Mar 3rd William R. Pogue, American astronaut, dies at 84
  • Mar 5th Geoff Edwards, American game show host, dies from pneumonia at 83
  • Mar 6th Sheila MacRae, English actress, dies at 92
  • Mar 6th Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player, dies at 80
  • Mar 8th William Guarnere, American WWII veteran, dies at 90
  • Mar 14th Anthony Neil Wedgwood "Tony" Benn, British Labour left wing politician dies aged 88
  • Mar 20th Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • Mar 21st James Rebhorn, American actor, dies from melanoma at 65
  • Mar 22nd Patrice Wymore, American actress, dies from natural causes at 87
  • Mar 23rd Adolfo Suarez, Spanish Prime Minister, dies from a respiratory infection at 81

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Mar 29th Hobart "Hobie" Alter, surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, dies of cancer at 80

  • Mar 30th Kate O'Mara, English actress (Dynasty) and writer, dies at 74
  • Apr 2nd Urs Widmer, Swiss writer, dies at 75
  • Apr 3rd Freda Kida, American cartoonist, dies at 93
  • Apr 5th John Pinette, American comedian and actor (The Punisher, Junior), dies from an pulmonary embolism at 50
  • Apr 6th Mickey Rooney, American Emmy award-winning actor (Boys Town, The Black Stallion), dies at 93
  • Apr 8th The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], American Hall of Fame professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 54
  • Apr 10th Jim Flaherty, Canadian politician, Minister of Finance (2006-2014), dies at 64
  • Apr 11th Jesse Winchester, American musician and songwriter, dies from bladder cancer at 69
  • Apr 11th Bill Henry, American baseball player, dies from a heart attack at 86
  • Apr 12th Hal Smith, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 82

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Apr 17th Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • Apr 20th Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison, dies of prostate cancer at 76
  • Apr 25th Earl Morrall, American football player, dies from complications from Parkinson's disease at 79
  • Apr 28th Dennis Kamakahi, American Grammy Award-winning musician, dies from lung cancer at 61
  • Apr 28th Jack Ramsay, American Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies from cancer at 89
  • Apr 29th Bob Hoskins, English actor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), dies from pneumonia at 71
  • Apr 30th Leo Kraft, American composer, dies at 91
  • May 2nd Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor, dies at 95
  • May 3rd Gary Becker, American economist & Nobel laureate, dies from complications following surgery at 83
  • May 3rd Jim Oberstar, American politician, dies at 79
  • May 6th Farley Mowat, Canadian author, dies at 92
  • May 6th Jimmy Ellis, American boxer & WBA heavyweight champion, dies from dementia at 74
  • May 7th Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, dies at 86
  • May 8th Roger L. Easton, American scientist, inventor and designer of GPS, dies at 93
  • May 9th Mel Patton, American sprinter, double Olympic champion, dies at 89
  • May 11th Ed Gagliardi, American bass guitarist, dies from cancer at 62
  • May 11th Reg Gasnier, Australian Hall of Fame rugby league player, dies at 74
  • May 12th H. R. Giger, Swiss Oscar-winning surrealist artist, dies from injuries from a fall at 74
  • May 15th Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian politician, dies from a fall at 73
  • May 17th Gerald Edelman, American biologist & Nobel laureate, dies from natural causes at 84
  • May 18th Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut, dies from renal cell cancer at 68
  • May 18th Jerry Vale, American singer, dies at 83
  • May 19th Michael Aldrich, British inventor, dies at 72
  • May 19th Jack Brabham, Australian racing driver and triple Formula 1 world champion, dies at 88
  • May 20th Phil Sharpe, English cricketer, dies at 77
  • May 22nd Mathew Cowles, American actor, dies at 69
  • May 23rd Mona Freeman, American actress, dies at 87
  • May 25th Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general & President, dies at 90

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May 28th Maya Angelou [Marguerite Johnson], American author ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), poet and actress (Nyo-Roots), dies at 86

Author, Poet and Actress Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Actress
Maya Angelou
  • May 29th Karlheinz Böhm, Austrian actor, dies at 86
  • May 31st Martha Hyer, American actress, dies at 89
  • Jun 1st Ann B. Davis, American actress, dies from a subdural hematoma from a fall at 88
  • Jun 4th Don Zimmer, American baseball manager, dies from heart failure as a complication from cardiac surgery at 83
  • Jun 9th Rik Mayall, English actor & comedian, dies from cardiac arrest at 56
  • Jun 9th Bob Welch, American MLB pitcher, dies at 57
  • Jun 11th Ruby Dee, American actress, dies at 91

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Jun 13th Chuck Noll, NFL head coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), dies of natural causes at 82

NFL Head Coach Chuck Noll
NFL Head Coach
Chuck Noll
  • Jun 14th Rodney Thomas, American NFL running back, dies at 41

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Jun 15th Casey Kasem, creator of American Top 40 and the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, dies from Lewy body dementia at 82

Disc jockey and actor Casey Kasem
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Casey Kasem
  • Jun 15th Daniel Keyes, American author (Flowers for Algernon), dies from complications from pneumonia at 86
  • Jun 16th Tony Gwynn, American Hall of Fame baseball player, dies from salivary gland cancer at 54
  • Jun 17th Patsy Byrne, English actress, dies at 80
  • Jun 18th Johnny Mann, American Grammy-award winning musician, dies at 85
  • Jun 19th Gerry Goffin, American Hall of Fame lyricist, dies at 75
  • Jun 22nd Teenie Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, dies from complications from emphysema at 68
  • Jun 24th Eli Wallach, American actor, dies at 98
  • Jun 27th Bobby Womack, American Hall of Fame R&B singer, dies at 70
  • Jun 28th Meshach Taylor, American actor, dies from colorectal cancer at 67
  • Jun 30th Bob Hastings, American actor, dies from prostate cancer at 89
  • Jun 30th Paul Mazursky, American film director and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary cardiac arrest at 84
  • Jul 1st Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, dies at 76
  • Jul 5th Rosemary Murphy, German-born American actress, dies from esophageal cancer at 89
  • Jul 7th Dick Jones, American actor, dies at 87

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Jul 9th Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), dies from complications of meningioma and osteoporosis at 92

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford
  • Jul 11th Tommy Ramone [Erdélyi Tamás], Hungarian-American punk rock drummer/bassist (Ramones), dies of bile duct cancer at 65
  • Jul 13th Thomas Berger, American novelist, dies at 89
  • Jul 13th Nadine Gordimer, South African author & Nobel laureate, dies at 90
  • Jul 16th Johnny Winter, American Hall of Fame blues musician, dies at 70
  • Jul 17th Henry Hartsfield Jr, American astronaut, DIES FROM complications from back surgery at 80
  • Jul 17th Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, dies in her sleep at 89
  • Jul 19th James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), dies of acute myocardial infarction at 86
  • Jul 19th Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress, dies at 21
  • Jul 23rd Dora Bryan, British actress, dies at 91
  • Jul 25th Salah Abu Hassanein, leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing, dies in Israeli airstrike
  • Jul 25th Bel Kaufman, American actor, dies at 103
  • Jul 28th Margot Adler, American journalist, dies from endometrial cancer at 68
  • Jul 29th Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74
  • Jul 30th Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), dies at 71
  • Aug 2nd Rosetta Hightower, American singer, dies at 70
  • Aug 8th Charles Keating, English actor, dies from lung cancer at 72
  • Aug 9th Michael Brown, an 18 year old black man is shot dead by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. His death provoked nationwide protests and civil unrest.
  • Aug 9th Ed Nelson, American actor, dies from heart failure at 85

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Aug 11th Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting), commits suspected suicide at 63

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
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Robin Williams
  • Aug 12th Lauren Bacall, American actress (Key Largo), dies of a stroke at 89
  • Aug 15th Licia Albanese, Italian-born American operatic soprano, dies at 105
  • Aug 15th Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player, dies at 81
  • Aug 18th Don Pardo, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live), dies at 96
  • Aug 24th Richard Attenborough, English actor/director (Gandhi, Young Winston), dies at 90
  • Aug 28th Glenn Cornick, English rock bassist, dies from heart failure at 67
  • Aug 29th Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver, dies from cancer at 70
  • Aug 31st Jimi Jamison, rocker (Survivor), dies of a heart attack at 63

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Sep 4th Joan Rivers, American comedienne (Late Show, Hollywood Sq), dies at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • Sep 9th Denny Miller, American actor, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 80
  • Sep 10th Richard Kiel, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Sep 11th Bob Crewe, American songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), dies at 83
  • Sep 12th Donald Sinden, English actor, dies from prostate cancer at 90
  • Sep 17th George Hamilton IV, American country musician, dies from complications from a heart attack at 77
  • Sep 27th James A Traficant Jr, American politician, dies at 73
  • Sep 30th Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist & Nobel Laureate, dies from a heart attack at 87
  • Oct 4th Paul Revere, American musician, dies from cancer at 76

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Oct 4th Jean-Claude Duvalier, 41st President of Haiti (1971-86), dies of a heart attack at 63

President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier
President of Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier
  • Oct 6th Marian Seldes, American actress,dies at 86
  • Oct 9th Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer, dies from complications of dementia 89
  • Oct 14th Elizabeth Peña, American actress, dies from cirrhosis at 55
  • Oct 16th Tim Hauser, American jazz singer, dies from cardiac arrest at 72
  • Oct 19th Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress, dies from colon cancer at 66
  • Oct 23rd Alvin Stardust, English singer, dies at 72
  • Oct 24th Marcia Strassman, American actress, dies from breast cancer at 66
  • Oct 26th Jeff Robinson, American baseball player, dies at 52
  • Oct 28th Galway Kinnell, American author, dies from leukemia at 87
  • Nov 1st Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), dies at 48
  • Nov 4th Acker Bilk, English clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, dies at 85
  • Nov 8th Don Paul, 89, American football player, dies at 89
  • Nov 12th Warren Clark, British actor, dies at 67
  • Nov 13th Alvin Dark, American baseball player & manager, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • Nov 14th Glen Larson, American television producer & writer, dies from esophageal cancer at 77
  • Nov 16th Ian Craig, Australian cricketer, dies at 79
  • Nov 17th Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), dies at 78
  • Nov 17th Ray Sadecki, American MLB player, dies from blood cancer at 73
  • Nov 19th Mike Nichols[Peschowsky], German-born American director, dies from cardiac arrest at 83
  • Nov 23rd Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player, dies at 98
  • Nov 27th P D [Phyllis Dorothy] James, Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (Death in Holy Orders), dies at 94
  • Nov 30th Fred Catherwood, British politician, Vice President of the European Parliament (1989-1992), dies at 89
  • Dec 2nd Chris White, American rock bassist, dies at 78

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Dec 2nd Jean Marc Beliveau, Canadian NHL player NHL, dies at 83

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • Dec 2nd Bobby Keyes, American Saxophonist, dies at 70
  • Dec 3rd Ian McLagan, English rocker, dies from a stroke at 69
  • Dec 7th Ken Weatherwax, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 59
  • Dec 7th John Bartholomew Tucker, American TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), dies at 84
  • Dec 9th Mary Ann Mobley, American model/actress, dies from breast cancer at 77
  • Dec 10th Ziad Abu Ein, Palestinian government minister, killed in confrontation with Israeli troops at protest on West Bank
  • Dec 13th Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), dies at 86
  • Dec 16th Ernie Terrell, American boxer, dies at 75
  • Dec 17th Fritz Rudolf Fries, German writer and informant, dies at 79
  • Dec 20th John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host, dies at 99
  • Dec 21st Sonia d’Artois, British Canadian WWII resistance agent, dies at 90
  • Dec 21st Billie Whitelaw, English actress, dies at 82

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Dec 22nd Joe Cocker, English rock musician (With a Little Help from My Friends), dies of lung cancer at 70

Rocker Joe Cocker
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Joe Cocker
  • Dec 25th Gleb Yakunin, Russian priest and dissident, dies at 80
  • Dec 25th Geoff Pullar, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's), dies at 79
  • Dec 25th Mary Lyon, English geneticist (X-chromosome inactivation), dies at 89
  • Dec 26th Leo Tindemans, Belgian statesman, Prime Minister of Belgium (1974-78), dies at 92
  • Dec 30th Yolande Donlan, American-born British actress (Penny Princess, Express Bongo), dies at 94
  • Dec 30th Luise Rainer, German and American actress, - 1st actor to win multiple Academy Awards (1936, 1937), dies at 104