Famous Deaths in April 2016

  • Apr 2 Gato Barbieri, Argentinian Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), dies at 83
  • Apr 3 Joseph Medicine Crow, Native American chief and historian, dies at 102
  • Apr 3 Erik Bauersfeld, voice actor (Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar "Its a trap"), dies at 93
  • Apr 4 Carlo Mastrangelo, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts), dies of cancer at 78
  • Apr 5 Mike Gibbons, American rocker (Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods-Billy Don't be a Hero), dies at 71

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Apr 6 Merle Haggard, American country music singer (Death Valley Days), dies at 79

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Apr 10 Howard Marks, British drug dealer and author (Mr Nice), dies at 70
  • Apr 11 Emile Ford, Caribbean-born British singer and engineer (first black male singer to top UK charts), dies at 78
  • Apr 12 David Gest, American television producer, dies at 62
  • Apr 12 Anne Jackson, American stage actress (Twice Around the Park), dies at 90
  • Apr 12 Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Chips with Everything), dies at 83
  • Apr 12 Alan Loveday, New Zealand and British violinist, dies at 88
  • Apr 16 Peter Tolson, English rocker (Pretty Things), dies at 64

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Apr 17 Doris Roberts, American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), dies at 90

Actress Doris Roberts
Actress
Doris Roberts
  • Apr 18 Patricio Aylwin, Chilean lawyer and politician, President of Chile (1990-94), dies at 97
  • Apr 19 Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, dies at 76
  • Apr 19 Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American scientist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 1998), dies at 93
  • Apr 20 Guy Hamilton, British director (Goldfinger), dies at 93
  • Apr 20 Chyna [Joanie Laurer], American professional wrestler and reality TV star, dies at 46
  • Apr 20 Victoria Wood, British comedian and actress, dies of cancer at 62

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Apr 21 Prince [Rogers Nelson], American singer-songwriter and musician (1999, Purple Rain), dies at 57

  • Apr 21 Lonnie Mack, American rocker (Baby What's Wrong), dies at 74
  • Apr 22 Madeleine Sherwood, Canadian actress (Mother Superior - Flying Nun), dies at 93
  • Apr 22 Isabelle Dinoire, French recipient of world's 1st partial face transplant, dies from surgical complications at 49
  • Apr 23 Banharn Silpa-archa, Prime Minister of Thailand (1995-96), dies at 83
  • Apr 24 Papa Wemba, Congolese singer, dies at 66
  • Apr 24 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer (Me & Mrs Jones), dies at 81
  • Apr 24 Tommy [Tamio] Kono, American weightlifter (Olympic gold 52, 60), dies at 85
  • Apr 28 Jenny Diski, English writer (Stranger on a Train), dies of cancer at 68
  • Apr 28 Conrad Burns, US politician (Senate-R-Montana 1989-2007), dies at 81
  • Apr 30 Daniel Berrigan, American Jesuit priest and peace activist (Vietnam War), dies at 94
  • Apr 30 Marisol (Maria Sol) Escobar, Venezuelan sculptor, dies at 85