Famous Deaths in January 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 Eus├ębio 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, Prime Minister of Israel (2001-2006), 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 Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader and founder of the Divine Light Awakening Mission, claims 30 million followers, dies at 68
  • Jan 31 Christopher Jones, American actor, dies from cancer at 72