Famous People Who Died in July 1999

  • Jul 1 Dennis Brown, Jamaican reggae singer ("Money In My Pocket"), dies of a collapsed lung, after a heart attack, at 42
  • Jul 1 Edward Dmytryk, Canadian film director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny), dies at 90
  • Jul 1 Forrest Mars Sr., American candy magnate (Mars, Inc.), dies at 95
  • Jul 1 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), dies at 72
  • Jul 1 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, dies at 81
  • Jul 1 Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabwean revolutionary (ZAPU), and Matabeleland politician (Vice-President of Zimbabwe, 1990-99), dies of prostate cancer at 82
  • Jul 1 Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)

Mario PuzoMario Puzo (1920-1999)

Jul 2 American novelist (The Godfather, Cotton Club, Earthquake), dies at 78

  • Jul 3 Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter and musician (Morphine; Treat Her Right), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Jul 4 Leo Garel, American artist and cartoonist (b.1917)
  • Jul 4 Ronny Graham [Stringer], American composer, lyricist, screenwriter (M*A*S*H (TV series), and actor (Chico & the Man; Mel Brooks films), dies of liver disease at 79
  • Jul 4 Ruby Johnson, American singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away), dies at 63
  • Jul 6 Barry Winchell, American soldier murdered in his sleep by a fellow soldier at 21
  • Jul 6 Carl Gunter Jr, American politician (b. 1938)
  • Jul 6 Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer, dies at 97
  • Jul 7 Captain Vikram Batra, Indian Army officer, awarded Param Vir Chakra (September 9,1974)
  • Jul 8 Pete Conrad, American astronaut (b. 1930)
  • Jul 9 Robert de Cotret, Canadian politician (b. 1944)
  • Jul 9 Talib Dawud [Alfonso Rainey], Antiguan-American jazz trumpeter (Dizzy Gillespie Big Band), dies at 76
  • Jul 11 Helen Forrest, American singer of traditional pop and swing music, dies at 82
  • Jul 12 Bill Owen [William Owen Rowbotham], British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, Not So Dusty), dies from pancreatic cancer at 85
  • Jul 14 Gar Samuelson, American drummer (Megadeth), dies of liver failure at 41
  • Jul 15 George Brown Jr, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-71, 73-99), dies at 79
  • Jul 16 Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr. (b. 1966)
  • Jul 16 Hiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer (b. 1979)

John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960-1999)

Jul 16 American magazine publisher (George), lawyer and son of JFK, dies in a plane crash at 38

  • Jul 17 Kevin Wilkinson, British drummer (The Waterboys), commits suicide at 41
  • Jul 20 Sandra Gould, American actress (b. 1916)
  • Jul 23 Hassan II [Mawlāy al-Ḥasan Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf], King of Morocco (1961-99), dies of natural causes at 70
  • Jul 27 Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer, dies at 86
  • Jul 27 Harry "Sweets" Edison, American jazz and session trumpet player, dies of prostate cancer at 83
  • Jul 28 Rudolf Halaczinsky, German composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 28 Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and 1989 Nobel laureate for his contributions to econometrics, dies at 87
  • Jul 29 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor, producer and director (Arzoo, Love Story, Sangam), dies at 70