Famous People Who Died in 1994 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 1,104

  • Mar 8 Joop C Swart, publisher/founder (World Press Photo), dies at 69
  • Mar 8 Knut Haukelid, Norway/US resistance fighter (Rjukan 1943), dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Charles Bukowski, German-born American columnist (Notes of a Dirty Old Man) and writer (Hollywood: A Novel) who was described as a "laureate of American lowlife", dies of leukemia at 73
  • Mar 9 Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
  • Mar 9 Fernando Rey [Arambillet], Spanish actor (The French Connection, Matter of Time), dies of bladder cancer at 76
  • Mar 9 John Harrison, South African correspondent (BBC), dies at 48
  • Mar 9 Lawrence E. Spivak, American news panelist (Meet the Press), dies at 93
  • Mar 9 Louis Freeman, Scottish band leader, dies at 100
  • Mar 9 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, American jazz drummer, dies at 77
  • Mar 10 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, English journalist and policeman, dies at 92
  • Mar 10 Robert Shea, American author (Illuminatus!), dies of cancer at 61
  • Mar 11 Jacques Doucet, French painter (Mostar Sarajevo), dies at 69
  • Mar 12 Sandra Paretti, German/Swiss author (Drums of Winter), dies at 59
  • Mar 13 Danny Barker, US banjo player/guitarist (Bourbon St Black), dies at 85
  • Mar 13 James Cecil "Humpy" Parker, American disgraced ex-Sheriff convicted of violating inmates civil rights and of torture, dies at 58
  • Mar 13 Murt [Edward James] O'Donoghue, New Zealand snooker player (1st witnessed 147 break), dies at 93
  • Mar 13 Sandra Paretti, German romantic novelist, dies at 59
  • Mar 14 Abdelkader Alloula, Algerian playwright, assassinated by GIA terrorists (b. 1939)
  • Mar 14 Sally Mary Caroline Belfrage, American writer and journalist, dies at 57
  • Mar 15 Gundaris Poné, Latvian-American violinist, composer, and educator (NYU-New Paltz, 1964-94), dies of cancer at 61
  • Mar 15 Mae Zetterling, Swedish actress (Night Games), dies at 68
  • Mar 16 (Charles) Russell Woolen, American classical keyboardist and composer (In Martyrum Memoriam), dies at 71
  • Mar 17 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, dies at 57
  • Mar 17 Charlotte Auerbach, German-Born British geneticist and zoologist, dies at 94
  • Mar 17 Ellsworth Vines, American tennis player (US Open 1931-32; Wimbledon 1932), golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), dies at 82
  • Mar 17 Harold Myers, British film journalist (Variety), dies at 81
  • Mar 17 Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and film director (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm), dies of cancer at 68
  • Mar 17 Walter Janka, German writer (Troubles with Truth), dies at 79
  • Mar 19 Giuseppe Diana, Italian anti-mafia priest, murdered
  • Mar 19 Jose Coronel Urtecho, poet, dies at 87
  • Mar 20 Don Goddard, American news anchor (ABC Evening News, 1958-59), dies at 89
  • Mar 20 Lewis Grizzard, American humorist (b. 1946)
  • Mar 21 Dack Rambo, American actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies from AIDs at 52
  • Mar 21 Lili Damita [Liliane Carré], French actress and wife of Errol Flynn (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • Mar 21 Macdonald Carey, American actor (Days of Our Lives, Lock Up), dies of cancer at 81
  • Mar 22 Dan Hartman, American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer (Edgar Winter Group - "Free Ride; solo- "I Can Dream About You"; James Brown -"Living In America"), dies of an AIDS-related brain tumor at 43
  • Mar 22 Igor Aleinikov, Russian director (tractors, air crash), dies at 32
  • Mar 22 Luther Diamond, radio Personality, dies at 89
  • Mar 22 Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (Woody Woodpecker's creator), dies at 93
  • Mar 23 Alvara del Portillo, Spanish Opus Dei bishop, dies at 80
  • Mar 23 Giulietta Masina, Italian actress, (La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik) and wife of director Federico Fellini, dies at 73
  • Mar 23 Jim Moloney, American actor and writer, dies of Parkinson's disease at 64
  • Mar 23 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican presidential candidate, assassinated at 44
  • Mar 24 David Van Vactor, American classical composer, dies at 87
  • Mar 24 Edith Porada, Austrian art historian and archaeologist, dies at 81
  • Mar 24 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician, assassinated
  • Mar 24 Tommy Benford, American jazz drummer, dies at 88
  • Mar 25 David Miles Bensusan-Butt, English economist, dies at 79
  • Mar 25 Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena), dies at 32
  • Mar 26 Constantine Koukouchkine, Russian diplomat, murdered in Algeria at 41
  • Mar 26 Jan Bor, Dutch violinist/painter, dies at 83
  • Mar 27 Dennis Hartas, flier, dies at 69
  • Mar 28 Albert Goldman, American rock biographer (Lives of John Lennon; Elvis), dies at 66
  • Mar 28 Eugene Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright (Rhinoceros, Bald Soprano), dies at 84
  • Mar 28 John Logan Gorlay, journalist, dies at 74
  • Mar 29 Bill Travers [William Inge Lindon-Travers], British actor, director, officer and animal rights activist (Born Free, Gorgo), dies at 72
  • Mar 29 Paul Grimault, French animator (Le Roi et l'oiseau), dies at 89
  • Mar 29 William Natcher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky 1953-94), dies at 84
  • Mar 30 Sid Weiss, American jazz bassist, dies at 79
  • Mar 31 Léon Degrelle, Belgian Walloon-Spanish facisct Rexist Party leader, and Nazi collaborator, dies of a heart attack at 87
  • Apr 1 Robert Doisneau, French photographer (The Kiss), dies at 81
  • Apr 1 Rosalind Laura Burke, aviatrix, dies at 86
  • Apr 1 Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot, dies at 72
  • Apr 2 Richard Davies, actor (Pvt Buckaroo), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Apr 3 Elizabeth "Betty" Furness, American actress, journalist and consumer activist (Dangerous Corner, Studio 1), dies of stomach cancer at 78
  • Apr 3 Frank G. Wells, American company director (Walt Disney Co.), dies in a helicopter crash at 62
  • Apr 3 Jerome Lejeune, French geneticist (discovered chromosome responsible for Downs Syndrome), dies at 67
  • Apr 3 Pat Harper, American NYC news anchor (WPIX, WNBC), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Apr 4 (Virginia) "Ginny" Simms, American singer (Kay Kyser Band), actress (Night and Day), and radio star, dies of a heart attack at 80 [1]
  • Apr 4 Olga Lowina, Dutch yodeler (Edelweisskapel), dies at 69
  • Apr 5 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, "the dean of American winemaking", Russian-born American winemaker (Beaulieu wines, Napa Valley, dies at 92 [1]
  • Apr 5 Aubrey Joseph Watson Sr., bishop, dies at 65

Kurt CobainKurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Apr 5 American grunge rocker (Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"), commits suicide at 27 by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun

  • Apr 5 Marlon Riggs, American writer/director/producer (Ethnic notions), dies at 37
  • Apr 5 Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist, dies at 94
  • Apr 6 Cyprien Ntaryamira, 5th President of Burundi (1994), assassinated by missile strike on the plane he was travelling on over Kigali, Rwanda at 39
  • Apr 6 Dick Cary, American jazz musician, dies at 77

Juvénal HabyarimanaJuvénal Habyarimana (1937-1994)

Apr 6 Rwandan General, Dictator and President of Rwanda (1973-94), assassinated by missile strike on his plane over Kigali, Rwanda at 57

  • Apr 6 Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist and architect (Amsterdam), dies of cardiac arrest at 54
  • Apr 7 Agathe Uwilingiyimana, Prime Minister of Rwanda (1993-94) and one of the 1st female political figures in Africa, assassinated by the presidential guard in the opening stages of the Rwandan Genocide at 40
  • Apr 7 Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (Minister of Finance), dies at 70
  • Apr 7 Evert Hartman, Dutch writer (War Without Friends), dies at 56
  • Apr 7 Francois de Grossouvre, French politician and adviser to President Mitterrand, commits suicide at 76
  • Apr 7 Golo Mann, German-American historian (Antisemitism), dies at 85
  • Apr 7 Ken Carson, American western singer (Garry Moore Show), dies at 79
  • Apr 7 Lee Brilleaux, British R&B singer, harmonica player, and guitarist (Dr. Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
  • Apr 8 François Rozet, French Canadian actor (b. 1899)
  • Apr 8 Irene Eisinger, German-British singer, dies at 91
  • Apr 8 Walter Arnold, German theologist (World council of Churches), dies at 64
  • Apr 9 Cor van Dis jr. [Cornelis Nicolas van Dis jr.], Dutch politician (1971-94), dies at 71
  • Apr 9 Keith Watson, British comic strip artist (Dan Dare), dies at 59
  • Apr 9 Marcel Ichac, French director (Karakoram) and alpinist, dies at 87
  • Apr 9 Raouf Khayrat, Egyptian general-major, murdered
  • Apr 10 James L. Lyons, American jazz promoter (founder of the Monterey Jazz Festival), dies at 77
  • Apr 10 Sam B. Hall, American politician (b. 1924)
  • Apr 10 Victor Afanasiev, Rus editor-in-chief of Pravda (1976-89), dies at 71
  • Apr 11 John Nicolaas Block, Dutch aviation pioneer (Martinair, Transavia), dies at 64
  • Apr 12 Harry la Fontaine, Danish/US resistance fighter/producer, dies at 81
  • Apr 12 Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar, dies at 60
  • Apr 13 Donald Benjamin Harden, British researcher, dies at 92
  • Apr 13 Nikolai Kryuchkov, Soviet Russian film actor (Telegram; Ballad of a Soldier; Town People), dies at 83
  • Apr 13 P. J. Engels, Dutch politician (KVP), dies at 70
  • Apr 13 Rudolf Hrusinský, Czech actor & director (Short Cut, Golden Eels), dies at 73
  • Apr 13 Taleb Ali al-Suheil, Iran sheik, murdered in Lebanon at 64
  • Apr 14 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
  • Apr 14 Selometsi Baholo, vice-premier of Lesotho, murdered
  • Apr 15 John Curry, British figure skater (Olympic gold, World C'ship gold, European C'ship gold 1976), dies from AIDS at 44
  • Apr 15 Walter Clegg, British politician, dies at 73
  • Apr 16 John McLiam [Williams], Canadian actor (First Blood, Sleeper, Men From Shiloh), dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
  • Apr 16 Ralph Waldo Ellison, American writer (Invisible Man), dies at 80
  • Apr 16 Ron Vawter, American actor (Roy Cohn; The Silence of the Lambs), dies at 45
  • Apr 16 Samuel "Sam" Selvon, Trinidad-born writer (The Lonely Londoners), dies at 70
  • Apr 17 Peter Hacker, American journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69
  • Apr 18 Bill Rexford, American auto racer (NASCAR Grand National Series championship 1950, youngest Cup champion [23]), dies at 67
  • Apr 18 Ken Oosterbroek, South African press photographer, shot dead at 32
  • Apr 19 Frederick Ferrari, crazy Gang Member, dies at 81
  • Apr 19 Larry Davis, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 57
  • Apr 19 Louis Simmonds, bookseller, dies at 87
  • Apr 19 Michael Carreras, film Director, dies at 67
  • Apr 19 Michel van Rooy, Dutch actor (Doctor Vlimmen, The Attack), dies at 43
  • Apr 20 Jean Carmet, French actor (Cache Cash, Miss Mona, Night Magic), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Apr 21 Clement Merk, animal trainer, dies at 93
  • Apr 22 Denis Pitts, English journalist, dies at 64
  • Apr 22 Hans Burkhardt, Swiss-American artist, dies at 89
  • Apr 22 Jack Bently, English trombonist, dies at 80

Richard NixonRichard Nixon (1913-1994)

Apr 22 American politician (37th US President (Republican 1969-74; Vice-President, 1953-61; US Senator from California, 1950-53) and navy veteran, dies of a stroke at 81

  • Apr 23 Cassidy Clinton Cremer, author (John Cremer), murdered at 30
  • Apr 23 Cecile Dreesmann, Dutch textile artist & son of Anton Dreesmann, dies at 74
  • Apr 25 David Langton [Basil Muir Langton-Dodds], Scottish actor (The Avengers, Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Apr 25 George Gennimatas, Greek minister of National Economy, dies at 55
  • Apr 25 Talaat Yassin Hamman, militant Muslim leader, shot dead at 32
  • Apr 26 Manuel Enríquez, Mexican composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 26 Masutatsu Oyama, Founder of Japanese Kyokushin Karate, dies at 70
  • Apr 27 John Preston, American writer (Gay House, Big Gay Book), dies at 48
  • Apr 27 Lynne Frederick, English actress (Trail of Pink Panther), dies at 39
  • Apr 29 Oscar Sheldon A Williams, artist/critic, dies at 74
  • Apr 29 William "Bill" Quinn, American actor (Star Trek, The Birds, Rifleman, All in the Family), dies of natural causes at 81
  • Apr 30 Ferdinando Scarfiotti, Italian set designer (Last Emperor), dies at 53
  • Apr 30 Geoffrey Roberts, English wine merchant (championed Australian and Californian wines), dies at 46
  • Apr 30 Richard Scarry, American children's book writer and illustrator (What Do People Do All Day?), dies at 74
  • Apr 30 Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver, dies in crash at 31

Ayrton SennaAyrton Senna (1960-1994)

May 1 Brazilian Auto Racer (World F1 champion 1988, 90, 91), dies in a crash at San Marino GP at 34

  • May 2 Louis Calaferte, writer (Requiem of the Innocents), dies at 65
  • May 2 Wilson Charles Geoffrey Baldwin, hero, dies at 75
  • May 3 Gustaaf Vincent Willem van Hemert tot Dingshof, Dutch Mayor of Maarn, dies at 78
  • May 3 Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker, Dutch politician and 2nd chamber member (CDA), dies at 63
  • May 3 Milford Dolliole, American pioneer jazz drummer, dies at 90
  • May 4 Karl Francis Hettinger, American police officer (Onion Field survivor), dies at 59
  • May 5 Hein Salomonson, architect, dies at about 83
  • May 5 Joe Layton, American director (Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip), dies at 63
  • May 6 Fred Sadoff, actor (Quiet American), dies of AIDS at 67
  • May 6 Haskell Sadler, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 59
  • May 6 Helen Lessore, English artist, dies at 86
  • May 6 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster, dies at 72
  • May 6 Moses Rosen, Chief Rabbi of Romania (1948-94), dies at 81
  • May 7 Clement Greenberg, US art critic (Art & Culture), dies at 85
  • May 7 Margaret Skeete, oldest American, dies at 115
  • May 8 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88
  • May 8 George Peppard, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max), dies at 65
  • May 8 Rupert Haselden, journalist and screenwriter, dies at 36
  • May 8 Steven Keats, American actor (Death Wish), dies of apparent suicide at 48
  • May 9 Elias Motsoaledi, South African freedom fighter & anti-apartheid activist, dies at 69

John Wayne GacyJohn Wayne Gacy (1942-1994)

May 10 American serial killer who killed 33 young men, executed in Illinois at 52

  • May 10 Lucebert [J Swaanswijk], poet/cartoonist (PC Hooft 1967), dies at 69
  • May 10 Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author, dies at 81
  • May 11 Alfred James Broomhall, British Protestant Christian medical missionary to China, dies at 82
  • May 11 Danny Overbea, American rock singer and guitarist ("Forty Cups of Coffee"), dies at 68
  • May 11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), dies at 63
  • May 11 Lewis B Puller, American writer (Pulitzer 1992), commits suicide at 48
  • May 11 Timothy Carey, American actor (Paths of Glory, The Killing), dies of stroke at 65
  • May 12 Alfred Lane Beit, British politician and art philanthropist, dies at 91
  • May 12 Erik Erikson, American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who coined the phrase "identity crisis", dies at 91
  • May 12 Helen Lee Mai, Hong Kong actress, dies at 63
  • May 12 John Smith, British Labour Party chairman (1992-94), dies at 55
  • May 12 Xenophon Balaskas, South Africa cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 22 wkts), dies at 83
  • May 13 Arthur Basil Cottle, British academic and medievalist, dies at 77
  • May 13 Duncan Hamilton, Irish racing driver, dies at 74
  • May 13 Ruth Gillette, American actress (Wild Gold), dies of cancer at 88
  • May 14 Dave Albritton, American high jumper (Olympic silver 1936), dies at 81
  • May 14 Leonard Teale, Australian actor/reciter (Homicide), dies
  • May 15 Frederik van Pallandt, Danish folk singer (Nina & Frederik), murdered in the Philippines at 61
  • May 15 Gilbert Roland [Luis Alonso], Mexican actor (Juarez, Barbarosa), dies from cancer at 88
  • May 15 Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer, songwriter and programmer, dies at 71
  • May 15 Royal Dano, American actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • May 15 [Henry] John Baker, resistance fighter/journalist (Slogan), dies at 79
  • May 16 Alain Cuny, French actor (La Dolce Vita, Detective, Weite Land, Emmanuelle), dies at 85
  • May 16 Barbara Jean Jones, fictional character on General Hospital, dies at 7
  • May 16 Phani Majumdar, film director, dies at 82
  • May 16 Vasek Simek, Czech/American actor (Green Card, Mistress), dies at 66
  • May 17 (Donald) Keith Falkner, British bass-baritone singer, dies at 94
  • May 17 Andrew Brown, film Producer, dies at 55
  • May 17 Willian Noel Moffet, architect, dies at 82
  • May 19 Henry Morgan, American comedian and TV panelist (I've Got a Secret; Arena), dies of lung cancer at 79

Jacqueline Kennedy OnassisJacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994)

May 19 American 1st lady (1961-63), dies of cancer at 64

  • May 19 Jacques Ellul, French writer and philosopher, dies at 82
  • May 19 Luis Ocana, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France 1973), commits suicide at 48
  • May 20 Dallas Pratt, American collector (The American Museum in Britain), dies at 79
  • May 20 Vivien John, English painter and daughter of Augustus John, dies at 79
  • May 21 Cliff Wilson, snooker player, dies at 60
  • May 21 Forsyth Hardy, Scottish documentary film pioneer, dies at 84