Famous Deaths in May 1982

  • May 1 Gene Sheldon, actor (Bernardo-Zorro), dies at 72
  • May 1 William Primrose, Scottish violist (b. 1903)
  • May 2 Helmut Dantine, Austrian-American actor (Shadow of the Cloak), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • May 2 Hugh Marlowe [Hipple], American actor (All About Eve, Ellery Queen), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • May 5 Cal Tjader, American Latin jazz musician, dies at 56
  • May 6 Sam Baker, American actor, dies at 75
  • May 7 Alfred Adam, dies at 72
  • May 8 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident
  • May 8 Neil Bogart, American record executive (b. 1943)
  • May 10 Jean C M Picart le Doux, French designer, dies
  • May 10 Peter Weiss, German playwright (Marat-Sade), dies at 65
  • May 11 Leigh Snowden [Martha Lee Estes], American actress (All That Heaven Allows), dies of cancer at 51
  • May 11 Piet van Egmond, organist/conductor, dies at 70
  • May 12 Humphrey Searle, writer (20th Century counterpoint), dies at 66
  • May 13 Gara Garayev [Kara Karayev], Soviet-Azerbaijani composer (Seven Beauties), dies at 64
  • May 13 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • May 14 Baron Mariel-Henri Jaspar, Belgian minister/ambassador, dies
  • May 14 Hugh Beaumont, American actor (The Mole People, Leave it to Beaver), dies from a heart attack at 73
  • May 15 Gordon Smiley, American racecar driver, dies in a crash at 36
  • May 25 Larry J Blake, actor (Earth vs the Flying Saucers), dies at 68
  • May 26 Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer, dies at 97
  • May 28 Lt Col 'H'. Jones VC, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (British Army) (Falklands War) (b. 1940)
  • May 29 Romy Schneider, actress (Cardinal), dies of cardiac arrest at 43