Famous Deaths in July 2016

  • Jul 2 Elie Wiesel, Jewish Auschwitz survivor and author (Night), Nobel Prize winner 1986, dies at 87
  • Jul 2 Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress (The Royale Family), dies of cancer at 52
  • Jul 2 Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), dies at 77
  • Jul 2 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), dies at 85
  • Jul 2 Patrick Manning, Trinidad and Tobago politician, Prime Minister (1991-95, 2001-10), dies at 69
  • Jul 2 Earle Brown, American Composer (open form), dies at 75
  • Jul 3 Noel Neill, American actress (Adventures of Superman), dies at 95
  • Jul 3 Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84
  • Jul 4 Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author/director (Taste of Cherry), dies at 76
  • Jul 5 Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist, dies at 102
  • Jul 8 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philantropist (Edhi Foundation), dies at 88
  • Jul 8 William H. McNeill, Canadian-born historian (Rise of the West), dies at 98
  • Jul 9 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Falstaff), dies at 77
  • Jul 12 Gregg Smith, American choral conductor and composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 13 H├ęctor Babenco, film director (Kiss of the Spider Woman), dies at 70
  • Jul 13 Bernardo Provenzano, Mafia Boss (Cosa Nostra), dies in a prison hospital at 83
  • Jul 16 Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), dies of leukemia at 74
  • Jul 16 Bonnie Brown, American country singer (The Browns), dies at 77
  • Jul 17 Gary S. Paxton, American musician and songwriter (Monster Mash), dies at 77
  • Jul 18 Billy Name [William Linich Jr], photographer (Andy Warhol's factory), dies at 76
  • Jul 19 Garry Marshall, American TV and film director (Happy Days, Pretty Woman), dies at 81
  • Jul 19 Betsy Bloomingdale, American socialite and fashion leader, dies at 93
  • Jul 20 Wayne Carson, American country musician and songwriter (Always On My Mind), dies at 73
  • Jul 22 Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, dies at 85
  • Jul 23 Thorbjorn Falldin, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (1976-78, 79-82) and sheep farmer, dies at 90
  • Jul 24 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), dies at 86
  • Jul 26 Forrest E. Mars Jr., American Candy Manufacturer (Mars), dies at 84
  • Jul 26 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), dies at 87
  • Jul 27 James Alan MacPherson, American writer, 1st black writer to win Pulitzer Prize, dies at 72
  • Jul 28 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer and activist, dies at 90
  • Jul 29 Marta Marzotto, Italian countess and designer, dies at 85
  • Jul 30 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), dies at 91
  • Jul 31 Seymour Papert, South African mathematician, dies at 88