On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2000 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 428

  • Jun 24 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (8th Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan), dies at 72
  • Jun 26 Logan Ramsey, American actor (Head, Joy Sticks, Say Yes), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Jun 27 Larry Kelley, American College Football Hall of Fame tight end (Heisman Trophy 1936; unanimous All-American 1936; Yale), commits suicide at 85
  • Jun 28 Jane Birdwood, British anti-Semitic activist (b. 1913)
  • Jun 28 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (the Seventh Seal, Dum-Bom), dies of viral complications after several stroke at 92
  • Jun 29 Il Mattatore [Vittorio Gassman], Italian actor, director and screenwriter (Scent of a Woman, War & Peace), dies at 77
  • Jun 29 John Aspinall, English zoo owner (Howletts; Port Lympne), and gambling club host, dies of cancer at 74
  • Jun 29 Coen Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje), dies at 68
  • Jun 29 Arnie Weinmeister, Canadian Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1950–53; First-team All-Pro 1950–53; NY Yankees, NY Giants; BC Lions), dies at 77
  • Jul 1 Micheal "Cub" Koda, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room'), dies of kidney disease at 50
  • Jul 1 Sarah Payne, British murder victim (b. 1992)
  • Jul 1 Walter Matthau, American actor and comedian (The Odd Couple, Bad News Bears), dies at 79
  • Jul 2 Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)
  • Jul 3 Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor, dies of a heart attack at 55
  • Jul 3 Harold Nicholas, American dancer known as one of the world's greatest dancers (Nicholas Brothers), dies of heart failure at 79
  • Jul 4 Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, Polish writer (b. 1919)

  • Jul 6 Ľudovít Rajter, Slovak composer and conductor, dies at 93
  • Jul 6 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and classical composer, dies at 88
  • Jul 6 Rederic Coote, British Anglican Bishop (Colchester), dies at 85
  • Jul 6 Akira Miyazawa, Japanese jazz saxophonist, dies at 72
  • Jul 7 Kenny Irwin, Jr., American auto racer (USAC National Midget Champion 1996; NASCAR 87 starts), dies in a crash during practice at 30
  • Jul 7 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, dies at 80
  • Jul 8 FM-2030 [Fereidoun M. Esfandiary], Iranian-American author and transhumanist (Are You a Transhuman?), dies at 69
  • Jul 9 Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)
  • Jul 10 Vakkom Majeed, Indian Freedom fighter, Travancore-Cochin Legislative member (b. 1909)
  • Jul 10 Justin Pierce, English-American actor and skateboarder (b. 1975)
  • Jul 11 Pedro Mir, Dominican poet (b. 1913)
  • Jul 11 Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 78
  • Jul 12 Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War II, dies at 98
  • Jul 14 William Roscoe Estep, American Baptist historian (b. 1920)
  • Jul 14 René Ríos Boettiger, Chilean cartoonist (b. 1911)
  • Jul 14 Meredith MacRae, American actress (b. 1944)
  • Jul 15 Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (b. 1925)
  • Jul 15 Paul Young, English singer (Mike + The Mechanics), dies of a cardiac arrest at 53
  • Jul 15 Genrikh Matusovich Vagner, Belarusian composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 18 José Ángel Valente, Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza), dies at 71

  • Jul 20 Gregory Hill (also known as Malaclypse the Younger,) American writer (Principia Discordia), dies at 59
  • Jul 21 Stanojlo Rajičić, Serbian composer, educator, and musicologist, dies at 79
  • Jul 22 Eric Christmas, British actor (b. 1916)
  • Jul 22 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author, dies at 74
  • Jul 22 Claude Sautet, French film director (b. 1924)
  • Jul 24 Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (The Book of Alley), dies at 74
  • Jul 24 Anatoli Firsov, Russian ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72; 8 x World C'ship gold), dies at 59
  • Jul 26 John Tukey, American statistician (b. 1915)
  • Jul 27 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (b. 1929)
  • Jul 27 Val Dufour, American actor (Eugenie Grandet, Another World), dies at 73
  • Jul 28 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist and historian (b. 1918)
  • Jul 28 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band-Boogie Shoes), dies in a construction accident at 47
  • Jul 29 Kobie Coetsee, South African Minister of Defense (1993-94) and Minister of Justice (1980-93), dies at 69
  • Jul 30 Max Showalter, American actor and composer (Kansas, Niagara, Stockard Channing Show in Caldwell), dies of cancer at 83
  • Jul 30 Nan Leslie [Nan Coppage], American actress (Kings Row, The Californians), dies of pneumonia at 74
  • Jul 31 Hendrik Christoffel Van de Hulst, Dutch astronomer (correctly predicted the existence of the 21 cm hyper-fine line of neutral atomic hydrogen in interstellar space), dies at 81
  • Aug 1 Hugh Hood, Canadian author (White Figure, White Ground), dies at 72
  • Aug 3 Michael Meyer, English novelist and translator, dies at 79

Person of interestAlec Guinness

Aug 5 Alec Guinness, British actor (The Ladykillers, The Bridge on the River Kwai), dies of liver cancer at 86

  • Aug 5 Otto Buchsbaum, Austrian writer and ecological activist, dies at 80
  • Aug 5 Dudley Randall, African-American poet who founded the pioneering publishing house "Broadside Press", dies at 84
  • Aug 9 Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician and leader of Egypt's Wafd Party, dies at 88
  • Aug 9 John Harsanyi, Hungarian-born economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1920)
  • Aug 9 Nicholas Markowitz-kidnapped and murdered by Jesse James Hollywood (b. 1984)
  • Aug 10 Gilbert Parkhouse, Welsh cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1950-59), dies at 74
  • Aug 11 Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)

Person of interestLoretta Young

Aug 12 Loretta Young, American actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger), dies of ovarian cancer at 87

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young
  • Aug 12 Patrick Peter Sacco, American composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 13 Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer-songwriter, lawyer and social activist known as "Queen of Pop" in South Asia, dies of lung cancer at 35
  • Aug 13 Antony Duff, British diplomat, Head of MI5, advocate for the homeless, dies at 80
  • Aug 14 Alain Fournier, French-born computer graphics researcher (b. 1943)
  • Aug 14 Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 14 John Milford, American actor (Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Homefront), dies at 72
  • Aug 16 Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), dies at 60
  • Aug 18 Maurice Evans, English soccer wing half (Reading, 407 games) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Reading, Oxford United), dies from a heart attack at 63
  • Aug 19 Antonio Pugliese, Italian professional wrestler (b. 1941)
  • Aug 19 Bineshwar Brahma, Bodo littérateur and religious figure (birth date unknown)
  • Aug 20 Henry Austin, British tennis player (3-time Grand Slam runner-up), dies of complications from a fall at 94
  • Aug 21 Daniel Lisulo, Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)
  • Aug 23 John Anthony Kaiser, Roman Catholic priest (b. 1932)
  • Aug 25 Carl Barks, American cartoonist (creator of Scrooge McDuck), dies at 99
  • Aug 25 Jack Nitzsche, American composer and songwriter (An Officer & a Gentleman), dies at 63
  • Aug 26 Lynden Pindling, Bahamas 'Father of the Nation' Prime Minister of Bahamas (1967-92), dies at 70
  • Aug 26 Akbar Adibi, Iranian scientist (b. 1939)
  • Aug 26 [Douglas] Allen Woody, American bassist (The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule), dies at 44
  • Aug 29 Willie Maddren, English footballer (b. 1951)
  • Aug 31 Patricia Owens, Canadian actress (b. 1925)
  • Sep 2 Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (b. 1905)
  • Sep 2 Curt Siodmak, German-born author (b. 1907)
  • Sep 3 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (Escape to Athena), dies at 86
  • Sep 4 David Brown, American guitarist (Santana) dies of liver and kidney failure at 53
  • Sep 5 Roy Fredericks, West Indian cricketer (brilliant WI lefty opener 169 v Aust 1975), dies at 57
  • Sep 6 Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (b. 2000)
  • Sep 6 Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian army general, dies at 81
  • Sep 9 Julian Critchley, British journalist and politician, dies at 69

  • Sep 10 Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist and writer. (b. 1921)
  • Sep 12 Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (Wonderland), dies at 66
  • Sep 14 Beah Richards, American actress, poet, playwright and author (Roots, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 80
  • Sep 14 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and political activist, dies at 94
  • Sep 14 Frederick Erroll, 1st Baron Erroll of Hale, British Conservative politician, dies at 86
  • Sep 15 Vincent Canby, American movie critic (NY Times), dies at 76
  • Sep 16 Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist (b. 1969)
  • Sep 17 Nicole Reinhart, American cyclist (b. 1976)
  • Sep 17 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), dies of a drug overdose at 41
  • Sep 19 Anthony Robert Klitz, British artist (b. 1917)
  • Sep 19 Ann Doran, American actress (Longstreet, Shirley, Rebel Without a Cause), dies at 89
  • Sep 19 Gloria Talbott, American film and television actress, sometimes known as "the Scream Queen" for her work in B-movies, dies of kidney failure at 69
  • Sep 20 Gherman Titov, cosmonaut (b. 1935)
  • Sep 21 Bryan Smith, Man who ran over Stephen King (b. 1957)
  • Sep 21 Bengt Hambraeus, Swedish Canadian composer and organist, dies at 72
  • Sep 22 Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator and flying ace of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, dies at 84
  • Sep 22 Yehuda Amichai, Israeli poet (Now and in Other Days), dies at 76
  • Sep 23 Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican Major League Baseball player (b. 1947)
  • Sep 23 Carl Rowan, American journalist (b. 1925)
  • Sep 25 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet, dies at 87
  • Sep 26 Richard Mulligan, American actor (Soap, Empty's Nest, Big Bus), dies at 67
  • Sep 26 Baden Powell, Brazilian guitarist (b. 1937)
  • Sep 26 Nick Fatool, American jazz and session drummer, dies at 85

Person of interestPierre Trudeau

Sep 28 Pierre Trudeau, 15th Canadian Prime Minister (Liberal: 1968-79, 1980-84), dies of Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer at 80

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • Oct 1 Robert Allen, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • Oct 1 Reginald Kray "Reggie", British gangster, one of the Kray Twins, dies of cancer at 66
  • Oct 3 Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
  • Oct 3 John Grant, British politician (b. 1932)
  • Oct 4 Michael Smith, English-Canadian biochemist (Nobel 1993- Site-directed mutagenesis), dies at 68
  • Oct 4 Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (b. 1914)

  • Oct 4 Benjamin Orr [Orzechowski], American rock bassist and singer (The Cars - "Just What I Needed", "Drive") dies of pancreatic cancer at 53
  • Oct 5 Cătălin Hîldan, Romanian footballer (b. 1976)
  • Oct 5 Sidney R. Yates, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois), dies at 91
  • Oct 5 Keith Roberts, English writer (Irish Encounter, Ladies from Hell), dies at 65
  • Oct 6 William Putnam Bundy, American attorney and intelligence expert (9th Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs), dies at 83
  • Oct 6 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (Misery, Havana, Sylvester), dies at 80
  • Oct 9 David Dukes, American actor (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Avenue, Winds of War), dies at 55
  • Oct 9 Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1918)
  • Oct 10 Ferenc Farkas, Hungarian composer, dies at 94

Person of interestSirimavo Bandaranaike

Oct 10 Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1960-65, 1970-77 and 1994-2000) and 1st female head of state, dies of a heart attack at 84

World's 1st Female Head of State Sirimavo Bandaranaike
World's 1st Female Head of State
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
  • Oct 11 Donald Campbell Dewar, Scottish politician (1st minister of Scotland's first Parliament in almost 300yrs), dies from health complications at 63
  • Oct 13 Jean Peters, American actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters), dies at 73
  • Oct 13 Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party, dies at 90
  • Oct 15 Konrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)
  • Oct 16 Mel Carnahan, American politician (b. 1934)
  • Oct 16 Rick Jason [Richard Jacobson], American actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn), dies at 77
  • Oct 17 Leo Nomellini, wrestler (b. 1924)
  • Oct 18 Julie London, American singer and actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency), dies at 74
  • Oct 18 Gwyneth “Gwen” Verdon, American actress, singer and dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity), dies at 75
  • Oct 19 Hortense Ellis, Jamaican reggae singer (b. 1941)
  • Oct 22 Hank Wyse, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1945; Chicago Cubs), dies at 82
  • Oct 23 Rodney Anoa'i (aka Yokozuna), Samoan-American professional wrestler, dies from pulmonary edema at 34
  • Oct 25 Don Brooks, American session and touring harmonica player (Waylon Jennings; Ken Burns' "The Civil War"), dies of leukemia at 53
  • Oct 27 Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • Oct 28 Lída Baarová [Ludmila Babková], Czech actress (Die Fledermaus, Virginity), dies after a long illness at 86
  • Oct 28 Carlos Guastavino, Argentine composer (b. 1912)
  • Oct 28 Andújar Cedeño, Dominican baseball infielder (Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers), dies in a car accident at 31

Person of interestSteve Allen

Oct 30 Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, actor and TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), dies of a heart attack at 78

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Oct 31 Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician (Raphael) (b. 1981)
  • Oct 31 Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)

  • Nov 1 Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (b. 1934)
  • Nov 1 George Armstrong, English soccer winger and manager (Arsenal 500 games; Kuwait 1988-89), dies of a brain haemorrhage at 56
  • Nov 2 Sue Ryder, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw & Cavendish, British volunteer with Special Operations Executive in the Second World War, dies at 76
  • Nov 5 Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Special Friendships), dies at 93
  • Nov 5 Victor Grinich, American businessman (b. 1924)
  • Nov 5 Bibi Titi Mohammed, Tanzanian politician (b.1926)
  • Nov 5 Jimmie Davis, American singer and songwriter (You Are My Sunshine), dies at 101
  • Nov 6 David Brower, American environmentalist and president (Sierra Club), dies at 88
  • Nov 6 L. Sprague de Camp, American sci-fi author (Goblin Tower, Hand of Zei), dies at 92
  • Nov 6 Herbert Brün, German composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 7 Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician (b. 1910)
  • Nov 7 Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark, Wife of King Frederik IX, ruler of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 90
  • Nov 9 Hugh Paddick, English actor (Round the Horne), dies at 85
  • Nov 10 Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French politician, Prime Minister of France, President of the National Assembly, dies at 85
  • Nov 11 Hugo Pos, Surinamese-Dutch poet and writer, dies at 86
  • Nov 12 Leah Rabin, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, (b. 1928)
  • Nov 12 Franck Pourcel, French popular orchestra leader (b. 1913)
  • Nov 12 John Bury, British stage designer who worked with Peter Hall, dies at 75
  • Nov 14 Robert Trout, American newscaster (ABC), dies at 91
  • Nov 15 Gene Gutche, German-born composer, dies at 93
  • Nov 16 DJ Screw, American hiphop DJ (b. 1971)
  • Nov 16 Joe C. [Joseph Calleja], American rapper (hype man for Kid Rock), dies at 26
  • Nov 17 Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • Nov 20 Mike Muuss, American computer programmer (Ping), dies in a car accident at 42
  • Nov 20 Kalle Päätalo, Finnish novelist (Iijoki), dies at 81
  • Nov 22 Christian Marquand, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • Nov 22 Emil Zátopek, Czech distance runner (4 x Olympic gold 1948, 52), dies of a stroke at 78
  • Nov 25 Hugh Alexander, American baseball player, dies at 83
  • Nov 25 Florizel Glasspole, 3rd Governor-General of Jamaica (1973-91), dies at 91
  • Nov 27 Len Shackleton, English former footballer, dies at 78

  • Nov 27 Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (Kryptonite), dies at 87
  • Nov 28 Henry B. González, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1961-99), dies at 84
  • Nov 28 Liane Haid, Austrian actress (Lady Hamilton), dies at 105
  • Nov 29 Lou Groza, American football placekicker & offensive tackle (9 × Pro Bowl; 4 × First-team All-Pro; Cleveland Browns), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • Nov 30 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), drowns in a sailing accident at 45
  • Dec 2 Chris Antley, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby 1991, 1999; Preakness 1999), dies of drug overdose at 34
  • Dec 3 Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950), dies at 83
  • Dec 3 Hoyt Curtin, American composer (Hanna-Barbera cartoon theme songs), dies at 78
  • Dec 4 H. C. Artmann, Austrian writer, dies at 79
  • Dec 4 Colin Cowdrey CBE, England cricket batsman (114 Tests, 7,624 runs @ 44.06), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Dec 6 Werner Klemperer, German-American actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, Hogan's Heroes), dies of cancer at 80
  • Dec 7 Vladimir Gotovac, Croatian poet and politician (b. 1930)
  • Dec 8 Marvin Leath, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas's 11th district), dies at 69
  • Dec 10 Marie Windsor [Emily Marie Bertelson], American actress (The Bounty Hunter, Double Deal), dies of congestive heart failure at 80
  • Dec 11 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (b. 1915)
  • Dec 11 David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
  • Dec 12 George Montgomery, American actor (b. 1916)
  • Dec 14 Ralph Louis Wain, British agricultural scientist, dies at 89
  • Dec 14 George Sholty, American harness driver (2,934 career wins; $20 million+ purse money), dies at 68