Famous People Who Died in June 2001

  • Jun 1 Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, King of Nepal (1972-2001), killed by his son Dipendra in the Nepalese Royal Massacre at 55
  • Jun 1 Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (Dennis the Menace), dies of prostate cancer at 81
  • Jun 1 Queen Aiswarya of Nepal, killed by her son Dipendra in the Nepalese Royal Massacre at 51
  • Jun 2 Frank Stagg, American Baptist Theologian (b. 1911)
  • Jun 2 Imogene Coca, American comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl), dies at 92
  • Jun 2 Joey Maxim, American boxer, dies at 79
  • Jun 3 Antonio "Anthony" Quinn, Mexican actor (Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia, Lust for Life), dies from complications of throat cancer at 86
  • Jun 4 Dipendra of Nepal, Nepal prince who shot his parent and seven other family members, dies in a coma while technically King at 29
  • Jun 4 Joan Vohs, American model and actress (Fort Ti, Vice Squad, Sabrina), dies at 73
  • Jun 4 John Hartford [Harford], American folk and bluegrass fiddler, banjo player, and songwrite ("Gentle On My Mind"), dies at 63
  • Jun 5 Pedro Laín Entralgo, Spanish writer, medical and humanist, dies at 93
  • Jun 6 Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand composer (A Song Of Islands) and educator (Victoria University, 1949-80), dies at 85
  • Jun 7 Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • Jun 7 Víctor Paz Estenssoro, President of Bolivia (b. 1907)
  • Jun 9 David Sheinfeld, American violinist and composer, dies at 94
  • Jun 10 John McKay, American football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ), dies at 77
  • Jun 10 Mike Mentzer, American bodybuilder (b. 1951)
  • Jun 10 Princess Leila Pahlavi of Iran, youngest daughter of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, dies at 31
  • Jun 11 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (Échame a mi la culpa), dies at 77

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Jun 11 Timothy McVeigh, American Oklahoma City bomber and terrorist, executed for bombing Oklahoma City at 33

  • Jun 13 Siegfried Naumann, Swedish conductor (Musica Nova Ensemble, 1962-77), teacher, and composer (Risposte), dies at 81
  • Jun 15 Henri Alekan, French cinematographer (b. 1909)
  • Jun 15 Julius Juzeliūnas, Lithuanian composer and organist (The Game), dies at 85
  • Jun 15 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, dies at 83
  • Jun 17 Donald J. Cram, American biochemist (development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity - Nobel 1987), dies at 82
  • Jun 19 John Heyer, Australian documentary filmmaker (b. 1916)
  • Jun 21 Carroll O'Connor, American actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Jun 21 John Lee Hooker, American blues guitarist ("Boom Boom"; "Boogie Chillen"), dies at 83
  • Jun 21 Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (b. 1942)
  • Jun 23 Corinne Calvet, French actress (Phantom of Hollywood, Apache Uprising), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 76
  • Jun 23 Yvonne Dionne, one of the Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934)
  • Jun 25 Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 53
  • Jun 26 Soccer (dog actor) (b. 1988)

Jack Lemmon

Jun 27 Jack Lemmon, American actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), dies of colon cancer and metastatic cancer of the bladder at 76

Tove Jansson

Jun 27 Tove Jansson, Finnish author and illustrator (Moomins), dies at 86

  • Jun 28 Joan Sims, British actress ("Carry on" films, As Time Goes By), dies from liver failure and diverticulitis at 71
  • Jun 28 Mortimer Adler, American philosopher (b. 1902)
  • Jun 30 Chet Atkins, American guitarist (Me & My Guitar), dies at 77
  • Jun 30 Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 64