Famous Deaths in April 1992

  • Apr 1 Juanito, soccer star (Madrid Real 1977-87), dies at 37 in car crash
  • Apr 1 Nigel Preston, British drummer (The Cult), dies of a drug overdose at 28
  • Apr 2 Paula Kelly, American big band singer, dies at 72
  • Apr 2 Tomisaburo Wakayama, Japanese actor (b. 1929)
  • Apr 3 Lloyd "Slim" Andrews, actor (Buf Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies
  • Apr 3 Margaret Barker, actress (Fathers & Son), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Apr 4 Karl Tunberg, US scriptwriter (Ben Hur), dies
  • Apr 4 Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-born American chess grandmaster, dies at 80
  • Apr 4 Sy Kramer, singer/comedy writer dies of cancer at 59
  • Apr 4 Arthur Russell, American cellist (b. 1951)
  • Apr 5 Anthony "Tony" Papa, big band leader, dies at 65

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

Entrepreneur and Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Entrepreneur and Founder of Walmart
Sam Walton

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

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • 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, fashion designer (T shirt dress), dies of AIDS at 46
  • Apr 8 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More) dies at 78
  • Apr 8 Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907)
  • 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 Ken Ward, dies at 37

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Apr 10 Sam Kinison, loud mouth comedian, dies in a car crash at 38

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • Apr 11 Adele Dixon, singer/actress (Uneasy Virtue), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Apr 11 Eve Merriam, poet (Inner City Mother Goose), dies of cancer at 75
  • Apr 11 James Brown, actor (Rip-Adv of Rin Tin Tin), dies at 72
  • Apr 11 Alejandro Obreg√≥n, Colombian painter (b. 1920)
  • Apr 12 Joe Medwick, vocalist, dies at 61
  • Apr 13 Brian Oulton, dies at 84
  • Apr 13 Wallace Stegner, novelist (Pulitzer 1972), dies at 84
  • Apr 13 Walter Stuart Surridge, cricketeer (Capt of Surrey), dies at 74
  • Apr 14 David Miller, dies of cancer at 82
  • Apr 14 Sammy Price, US boogie-woogie pianist, dies
  • Apr 16 Andy Russell, drummer/vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72
  • Apr 16 Frank Killmond, dies at 58
  • Apr 16 Neville Brand, American actor (Stalag 17), dies of emphysema at 71
  • Apr 17 Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure
  • Apr 18 Florence Randall, model and designer (Bill Blass), dies at 54 of cancer
  • 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 Robert F Clayton, drummer (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Apr 19 Robert Paul Haynes, bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Apr 20 Benny Hill, comedian (Benny Hill Show), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Apr 20 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, dies at 76
  • 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, murderer, executed in Texas at 34
  • Apr 22 Joop [Joseph] van Santen, Dutch 1st Chamber member (CPN), dies
  • Apr 22 Youcca Troubatzkoy, actress (Flower of the Night), dies
  • 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 musician, dies of cancer at 39
  • Apr 25 Dany [Daniel S] Tuijnman, Dutch min of traffic & water, dies at 77
  • Apr 25 Panos Christi, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 54
  • Apr 25 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese rock artist, dies at 26 of pulmonary edema
  • Apr 26 Alberta Vaughn, actress (Wild Horse, Silver Devil), dies at 87
  • Apr 26 Clyde Hartley, entertainer, dies at 68
  • Apr 27 Olivier Messiaen, French composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 28 Francis Bacon, Irish/British abstract painter, dies at 82
  • Apr 28 Olivier Messiaen, French composer (St Francois d'Assise), dies at 83
  • Apr 28 Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), African-American writer, dies at 73
  • Apr 29 Mae Clarke, actress (Public Enemy, Frankenstein), dies at 84
  • Apr 30 Daan van Driel, Dutch cartoonist/WWII resist fighter (Trouw), dies