Famous Deaths in 2014

  • Jan 2 Elizabeth Jane Howard, English novelist, dies at 90
  • Jan 2 Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), dies of liver cancer at 70
  • Jan 3 Phillip "Phil" Everly, American musician ("The Everly Brothers")
  • Jan 5 Carmen Zapata, American actress, dies at 86
  • Jan 5 Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), dies from heart failure at 71
  • Jan 5 Jerry Coleman, American baseball player, dies from complications from brain bleeding and surgery at 89
  • Jan 6 Larry D. Mann, Canadian actor, dies at 91
  • Jan 9 Dale T. Mortensen, American economist and Nobel laureate, dies at 74
  • Jan 11 Ariel Sharon, Israeli politician and general, dies from heart failure at 85
  • Jan 12 Gyula Torok, Hungarian Olympic Champion Boxer, dies at 75
  • Jan 13 Bobby Collins, Scottish footballer, dies at 82
  • Jan 14 Juan Gelman, Argentine poet, dies at 84
  • Jan 16 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 16 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor, dies from heart and kidney failure at 82
  • Jan 18 Dennis Frederiksen, American rock singer, dies from liver cancer at 62
  • Jan 19 Bert Williams, English footballer (Wolverhampton, 30 caps), dies at 93
  • Jan 26 Tom Gola, American basketball player, dies at 81
  • Jan 27 Pete Seeger, American folk singer (Weaver, Goodnight Irene) and activist, helped create the modern American folk music movement, dies at 94
  • Jan 29 Ashutosh Mahara, Indian spiritual leader and founder of the Divine Light Awakening Mission, which claims 30 million followers, dies at 68
  • Jan 31 Christopher Jones, American actor, dies from cancer at 72

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

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Feb 10 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 12 Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar, American comic actor and writer ("Your Show of Shows"), dies at 91
  • Feb 13 Ralph Waite, White Plains NY, American actor, director and political candidate (John Walton Snr. in The Waltons)
  • Feb 16 Michael Shea, American sci-fi author, dies at 67
  • Feb 17 Bob Casale, American musician, dies from heart failure at 61
  • Feb 18 Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer, dies at 99
  • Feb 19 Dale Gardner, American astronaut, dies from a brain aneurysm at 65
  • Feb 19 Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 79
  • Feb 19 Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 82
  • Feb 22 Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist & Poet, dies at 98
  • Feb 24 Harold Ramis, American actor & director, dies from vasculitis at 69
  • Feb 26 Frank Reed, American soul singer, dies at 59
  • Feb 28 Rostislav Belyakov, Russian chief designer of the MiG fighter jet, dies at 94
  • Mar 2 Justin Kaplan, American editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Price 1967), dies at 88
  • Mar 3 William R. Pogue, American astronaut, dies at 84
  • Mar 5 Geoff Edwards, American game show host, dies from pneumonia at 83
  • Mar 6 Sheila MacRae, English actress, dies at 92
  • Mar 6 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player, dies at 80
  • Mar 8 William Guarnere, American WWII veteran, dies at 90
  • Mar 14 Anthony Neil Wedgwood "Tony" Benn, British Labour left wing politician dies aged 88
  • Mar 16 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), dies at 86
  • Mar 20 Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • Mar 21 James Rebhorn, American actor, dies from melanoma at 65
  • Mar 22 Patrice Wymore, American actress, dies from natural causes at 87
  • Mar 23 Adolfo Suarez, Spanish Prime Minister, dies from a respiratory infection at 81

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

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

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Apr 17 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 20 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison, dies of prostate cancer at 76
  • Apr 25 Earl Morrall, American football player, dies from complications from Parkinson's disease at 79
  • Apr 28 Dennis Kamakahi, American Grammy Award-winning musician, dies from lung cancer at 61
  • Apr 28 Jack Ramsay, American Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies from cancer at 89
  • Apr 29 Bob Hoskins, English actor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), dies from pneumonia at 71
  • Apr 30 Leo Kraft, American composer, dies at 91
  • May 2 Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor, dies at 95
  • May 3 Gary Becker, American economist & Nobel laureate, dies from complications following surgery at 83
  • May 3 Jim Oberstar, American politician, dies at 79
  • May 6 Farley Mowat, Canadian author, dies at 92
  • May 6 Jimmy Ellis, American boxer & WBA heavyweight champion, dies from dementia at 74
  • May 6 Leslie Thomas, Welsh writer (The Virgin Soldiers), dies at 83
  • May 7 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, dies at 86
  • May 8 Roger L. Easton, American scientist, inventor and designer of GPS, dies at 93
  • May 9 Mel Patton, American sprinter, double Olympic champion, dies at 89
  • May 11 Ed Gagliardi, American bass guitarist, dies from cancer at 62
  • May 11 Reg Gasnier, Australian Hall of Fame rugby league player, dies at 74
  • May 12 H. R. Giger, Swiss Oscar-winning surrealist artist, dies from injuries from a fall at 74
  • May 15 Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian politician, dies from a fall at 73
  • May 17 Gerald Edelman, American biologist & Nobel laureate, dies from natural causes at 84
  • May 18 Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut, dies from renal cell cancer at 68
  • May 18 Jerry Vale, American singer, dies at 83
  • May 18 Dobrica Cosic, Serbian writer and President (1992-93), dies at 92
  • May 19 Michael Aldrich, British inventor, dies at 72
  • May 19 Jack Brabham, Australian racing driver and triple Formula 1 world champion, dies at 88
  • May 20 Phil Sharpe, English cricketer, dies at 77
  • May 22 Mathew Cowles, American actor, dies at 69
  • May 23 Mona Freeman, American actress, dies at 87
  • May 25 Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general & President, dies at 90

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May 28 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 28 James K. Randall, American composer, dies at 84
  • May 29 Karlheinz Böhm, Austrian actor, dies at 86
  • May 31 Martha Hyer, American actress, dies at 89
  • Jun 1 Ann B. Davis, American actress, dies from a subdural hematoma from a fall at 88
  • Jun 4 Don Zimmer, American baseball manager, dies from heart failure as a complication from cardiac surgery at 83
  • Jun 9 Rik Mayall, English actor & comedian, dies from cardiac arrest at 56
  • Jun 9 Bob Welch, American MLB pitcher, dies at 57
  • Jun 9 Gerd Zacher, German composer and organist, dies at 84
  • Jun 11 Ruby Dee, American actress, dies at 91

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

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

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

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Jul 9 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 11 Tommy Ramone [Erdélyi Tamás], Hungarian-American punk rock drummer/bassist (Ramones), dies of bile duct cancer at 65
  • Jul 13 Thomas Berger, American novelist, dies at 89
  • Jul 13 Nadine Gordimer, South African author & Nobel laureate, dies at 90
  • Jul 16 Johnny Winter, American Hall of Fame blues musician, dies at 70
  • Jul 17 Henry Hartsfield Jr, American astronaut, DIES FROM complications from back surgery at 80
  • Jul 17 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 19 James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), dies of acute myocardial infarction at 86
  • Jul 19 Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress, dies at 21
  • Jul 23 Dora Bryan, British actress, dies at 91
  • Jul 25 Salah Abu Hassanein, leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing, dies in Israeli airstrike
  • Jul 25 Bel Kaufman, American actor, dies at 103
  • Jul 28 Margot Adler, American journalist, dies from endometrial cancer at 68
  • Jul 29 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74
  • Jul 30 Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), dies at 71
  • Aug 2 Rosetta Hightower, American singer, dies at 70
  • Aug 8 Charles Keating, English actor, dies from lung cancer at 72
  • Aug 9 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 9 Ed Nelson, American actor, dies from heart failure at 85

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Aug 11 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 12 Lauren Bacall, American actress (Key Largo), dies of a stroke at 89
  • Aug 15 Licia Albanese, Italian-born American operatic soprano, dies at 105
  • Aug 15 Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player, dies at 81
  • Aug 18 Don Pardo, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live), dies at 96
  • Aug 24 Richard Attenborough, English actor/director (Gandhi, Young Winston), dies at 90
  • Aug 28 Glenn Cornick, English rock bassist, dies from heart failure at 67
  • Aug 29 Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver, dies from cancer at 70
  • Aug 31 Jimi Jamison, rocker (Survivor), dies of a heart attack at 63

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Sep 4 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 9 Denny Miller, American actor, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 80
  • Sep 9 Robert 'Trob' Young, Scottish musician (Primal Scream), found dead at 49
  • Sep 10 Richard Kiel, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Sep 11 Bob Crewe, American songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), dies at 83
  • Sep 12 Donald Sinden, English actor, dies from prostate cancer at 90
  • Sep 17 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, dies from complications from a heart attack at 77
  • Sep 27 James A Traficant Jr, American politician, dies at 73
  • Sep 30 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist & Nobel Laureate, dies from a heart attack at 87
  • Oct 4 Paul Revere, American musician, dies from cancer at 76

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Oct 4 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 6 Marian Seldes, American actress,dies at 86
  • Oct 9 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer, dies from complications of dementia 89
  • Oct 14 Elizabeth Peña, American actress, dies from cirrhosis at 55
  • Oct 16 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer, dies from cardiac arrest at 72
  • Oct 19 Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress, dies from colon cancer at 66
  • Oct 20 Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 87
  • Oct 23 Alvin Stardust, English singer, dies at 72
  • Oct 24 Marcia Strassman, American actress, dies from breast cancer at 66
  • Oct 26 Jeff Robinson, American baseball player, dies at 52
  • Oct 28 Galway Kinnell, American author, dies from leukemia at 87
  • Nov 1 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), dies at 48
  • Nov 4 Acker Bilk, English clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, dies at 85
  • Nov 8 Don Paul, 89, American football player, dies at 89
  • Nov 12 Warren Clark, British actor, dies at 67
  • Nov 13 Alvin Dark, American baseball player & manager, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • Nov 14 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer, dies from esophageal cancer at 77
  • Nov 16 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer, dies at 79
  • Nov 17 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), dies at 78
  • Nov 17 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player, dies from blood cancer at 73
  • Nov 19 Mike Nichols[Peschowsky], German-born American director, dies from cardiac arrest at 83
  • Nov 22 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, dies at 89
  • Nov 23 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player, dies at 98
  • Nov 27 P D [Phyllis Dorothy] James, Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (Death in Holy Orders), dies at 94
  • Nov 30 Fred Catherwood, British politician, Vice President of the European Parliament (1989-1992), dies at 89
  • Dec 2 Chris White, American rock bassist, dies at 78

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

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

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

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