Famous People Who Died in April 1992

  • Apr 1 Nigel Preston, British drummer (The Cult), dies of a drug overdose at 28
  • Apr 2 Juanito, Spanish soccer forward (34 caps; Real Madrid 284 games, 85 goals), dies in car crash at 37
  • Apr 2 Paula Kelly, American big band singer, dies at 72
  • Apr 2 Tomisaburo Wakayama, Japanese actor (b. 1929)
  • Apr 3 (Lloyd) "Slim" Andrews, American actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), comic, and singer-songwriter, dies at 85 [1]
  • Apr 3 Margaret Barker, American actress (Fathers & Son), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Apr 4 Arthur Russell, American experimental classical-pop fusion cellist, and composer, dies of AIDS at 40
  • Apr 4 Karl Tunberg, US scriptwriter (Ben Hur), dies
  • Apr 4 Rodolfo Holzmann, Peruvian composer, dies at 81
  • Apr 4 Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-American chess grandmaster, dies at 80
  • Apr 4 Sy Kramer, singer/comedy writer dies of cancer at 59
  • Apr 5 Anthony "Tony" Papa, big band leader, dies at 65

Sam Walton

Apr 5 Sam Walton, American businessman (founder and CEO of Walmart and Sam's Club), dies of multiple myeloma at 74

Isaac Asimov

Apr 6 Isaac Asimov, Russian scientist and sci-fi writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy), dies from kidney failure at 72

  • Apr 6 Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), dies of Alzheimers at 94
  • Apr 7 Alix Talton, former Miss Georgia, dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Apr 7 Clovis Ruffin, American fashion designer (T shirt dress), dies of AIDS at 46
  • Apr 8 Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907)
  • Apr 8 Luc-Andre Marcel, French composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 8 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More) dies at 78
  • Apr 9 Gale McGee, senator (Wyoming, 1959-77), dies at 77
  • Apr 9 Ruth Hammond, American Broadway actress, dies in her sleep at 96
  • Apr 10 Cecil "Cec" Linder, Polish-Canadian actor (Goldfinger, Quatermass and the Pit), dies at 71
  • Apr 10 Ken Ward, dies at 37
  • Apr 10 Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist, (1978 Nobel Prize for Chemistry), dies at 71
  • Apr 11 Adele Dixon, British stage and screen actress and singer (Uneasy Virtue), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Apr 11 Alejandro Obreg√≥n, Colombian painter, dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • Apr 11 Eve Merriam [Moskovitz], American writer and poet (Inner City Mother Goose), dies of liver cancer at 75
  • Apr 11 James Brown, American actor (Objective, Burma!; The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin -"Rip"), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Apr 11 Robert Houben, Belgian politician (Minister of Public Health, 1958), dies at 86
  • Apr 12 Joe Medwick, American R&B singer, and songwriter ("Further On Up The Road"), dies at 61
  • Apr 13 Brian Oulton, English character actor, dies at 84
  • Apr 13 Stuart Surridge, English cricketer (Capt of Surrey), dies at 74
  • Apr 13 Wallace Stegner, American novelist (Pulitzer 1972), dies at 84
  • Apr 14 David Miller, American film director (Billy the Kid) dies of cancer at 82
  • Apr 14 Sammy Price, American boogie-woogie pianist and bandleader, dies at 83
  • Apr 16 Andy Russell, American drummer and vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72
  • Apr 16 Frank Killmond, dies at 58
  • Apr 16 Neville Brand, American soldier and actor (DOA, Love Me Tender), dies of emphysema at 71
  • Apr 17 Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, American jazz and session saxophonist and clarinetist (Dorsey Brothers; Benny Goodman; Lawrence Wlek), dies at 80
  • Apr 17 Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure
  • Apr 19 Alice Mary Riley, entertainer, dies of cancer at 51
  • Apr 19 Frankie Howerd, actor (Carry on Doctor, Up the Front), dies at 70
  • Apr 19 Pat Thompson, actress (Strictly Ballroom), dies at 51
  • Apr 19 Rob Clayton, American heavy metal drummer (Jody Grind), dies in car crash with a drunk driver at 26
  • Apr 19 Robert Paul Haynes, bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Apr 20 Benny Hill [Alfred Hawthorn Hill], British comedian (The Benny Hill Show), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Apr 20 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer and guitarist, dies at 76
  • Apr 20 Marjorie Gestring, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 69
  • Apr 21 Robert Harris, American criminal and murderer, executed in a gas chamber at 39 in San Quentin State Prison, California
  • Apr 21 Vladimir K Romanov, Grand Duke/Rus pretender to the throne, dies at 74
  • Apr 22 Billy Wayne White, American murderer, executed in Texas at 34
  • Apr 22 Youcca Troubatzkoy, American actress (Flower of the Night), dies at 86
  • Apr 23 Deron Johnson, 1965 NL run leader, dies of cancer at 53
  • Apr 23 Satyajit Ray, Indian director (Distant Thunder, Agantuk), dies at 70
  • Apr 23 Victoria Kellem Lederman, model, dies of amyloidosis at 52
  • Apr 25 Brian MacLeod, Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist (Chilliwack), dies of cancer at 39
  • Apr 25 Dany Tuijnman, Dutch politician (Minister of Transport and Water Management), dies at 77
  • Apr 25 Panos Christi, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 54
  • Apr 25 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese pop musician dies of pulmonary edema at 26
  • Apr 26 Alberta Vaughn, American actress (Wild Horse, Silver Devil), dies at 87
  • Apr 26 Clyde Hartley, American entertainer, dies at 68
  • Apr 27 Olivier Messiaen, French composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon; St Francois d'Assise), dies at 83
  • Apr 27 Sol K. Bright, Hawaiian steel-guitar player, singer (Hollywaiians), and songwriter ("Hawaiian Cowboy"), dies at 72
  • Apr 28 Francis Bacon, Irish-British abstract painter (Study for a Pope), dies at 82
  • Apr 28 Iceberg Slim [Robert Beck], African-American writer, dies at 73
  • Apr 29 Mae Clarke [Violet Mary Klotz], American actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge), dies at 81
  • Apr 30 Daan van Driel, Dutch cartoonist/WWII resist fighter (Trouw), dies