Famous Deaths in July 2015

  • Jul 1 Sir Nicholas Winton, English Humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 600 children from Nazis), dies at 106
  • Jul 1 Val Doonican [Michael Valentine], Irish singer and entertainer, dies at 88
  • Jul 1 Lawrence Herkimer, American "Grandfather of Cheerleading" (founded National Cheerleading Association, patented the pom-pom), dies at 89
  • Jul 2 Charlie Sanders, American football player (Detroit Lions), dies at 68
  • Jul 3 Boyd K. Packer, LDS church apostle, dies at 90
  • Jul 3 Diana Douglas, Bermudian-born American actress (The Indian Fighter), dies at 92
  • Jul 5 Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), dies at 94
  • Jul 8 Ken "The Snake" Stabler, NFL quarterback (Oak Raiders, Super Bowl XI), dies at 69
  • Jul 8 James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), dies at 71
  • Jul 10 Omar Sharif, [Michael Shalhoub], Egyptian actor (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 83
  • Jul 10 Roger Rees, Welsh Tony winning stage and screen actor (Cheers), dies at 71
  • Jul 10 Jon [Jonathan Stewart] Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor, dies at 88
  • Jul 11 Satoru Iwata, Japanese CEO of Nintendo (Nintendo DS and Wii), dies of cancer at 55
  • Jul 11 Claudia Alexander, Canadian-born American NASA Scientist (led Galileo mission to Jupiter), dies of cancer at 56
  • Jul 15 Wan Li, Chinese reform politician, dies at 98
  • Jul 15 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), dies at 97
  • Jul 17 Jules Bianchi, French Formula One racing driver, dies from injuries during accident at Japanese Grand Prix in 2014, at 25
  • Jul 17 Rev Owen Chadwick, English historian, priest and university chancellor, dies at 99 (d. 2015)
  • Jul 18 Alex Rocco, American actor (The Godfather, The Famous Teddy Z), dies at 79
  • Jul 19 Van Alexander, American composer and band leader (A-Tisket, A-Tasket), dies at 100
  • Jul 20 Elio Fiorucci, Italian fashion designer, dies at 80
  • Jul 21 E. L. Doctorow, American author (Ragtime, Billy Bathgate), dies at 84
  • Jul 21 Theodore Bikel, Austrian/US folk singer/actor (Russians Are Coming), dies at 91
  • Jul 26 Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, dies in a coma at 22
  • Jul 27 [Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen] Abdul Kalam, 11th President of India, dies at 83
  • Jul 28 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder, dies at 66
  • Jul 28 James Jude, American thoracic surgeon (developed CPR), dies at 87
  • Jul 29 Peter O'Sullevan, British horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', dies at 97
  • Jul 30 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), dies of a heart attack at 67