Famous Deaths in April 1998

  • Apr 1 Eugene "Gene" Evans, American actor (My Friend Flicka, Johnny Ringo, Alamo), dies of heart failure at 75
  • Apr 1 Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death), dies at 34
  • Apr 2 Rob Pilatus, American model and entertainer (Milli Vanilli) (b. 1965)
  • Apr 3 Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (b. 1900)
  • Apr 5 Cozy Powell, British musician (b. 1947)

Person of interestTammy Wynette

Apr 6 Tammy Wynette, American country singer, dies at 55

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • Apr 6 Wendy O. Williams, American singer (Plasmatics) (b. 1949)
  • Apr 7 Broery Marantika, Indonesian singer
  • Apr 7 Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician, dies at 55
  • Apr 9 Tom Cora, American cellist and composer, dies at 44
  • Apr 13 Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfer (b. 1960)
  • Apr 14 Maurice Stans, American politician, Secretary of Commerce and Watergate figure, dies at 90

Person of interestPol Pot

Apr 15 Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator (1976-79) and revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge (1963-97), dies at 72

Dictator and Revolutionary Pol Pot
Dictator and Revolutionary
Pol Pot
  • Apr 16 Fred Davis, English snooker player (b. 1913)
  • Apr 16 Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician, dies at 77

Person of interestLinda McCartney

Apr 17 Linda McCartney, American-born photographer and wife of Paul McCartney, dies of breast cancer at 56

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney

  • Apr 18 Terry Sanford, American politician (b. 1917)
  • Apr 19 Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
  • Apr 19 Liam Sullivan, American singer and actor (Star Trek, The Magic Sword, Monroes), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Apr 21 Jean Francois Lyotard, French philosopher and sociologist (b. 1924)
  • Apr 21 Peter Lind Hayes, American comedian and singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), dies at 82
  • Apr 22 Kitch Christie, South African rugby coach (b. 1940)
  • Apr 23 Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek politician, President of Greece (1980-85), dies at 91
  • Apr 23 James Earl Ray, American assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., dies while still under detention of complications related to kidney disease and liver failure caused by hepatitis C at 70
  • Apr 24 Mel Powell, American composer (Pulitzer Prize Music 1990), dies at 75
  • Apr 25 Wright Morris, American writer (b. 1910)
  • Apr 27 Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born American writer and mystic, dies at 72
  • Apr 27 John Bassett, Canadian publisher and media baron (b. 1915)
  • Apr 27 Dominique Aury, French novelist (b. 1907)
  • Apr 27 Godfrey Kenton, English actor (The Tempest, Well's Theater), dies at 96
  • Apr 28 Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (b. 1939)
  • Apr 29 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1922)
  • Apr 30 Nizar Qabbani, Syrian poet (b. 1926)