On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2001 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 483 of 483

  • Oct 19 Jagernath Lachmon, Surinamese politician, dies at 85
  • Oct 20 Ted Ammon, American financier and investment banker, bludgeoned to death at 52
  • Oct 22 Prof. Dr. Dkfm. Helmut Krackowizer, journalist and motorcycle racer (b. 1922)
  • Oct 22 Cliff Adams, British singer (The Stragazers; The Cliff Adams Singers), dies at 78
  • Oct 23 Ronald William Kirby, British artist, dies at 72
  • Oct 23 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner, dies at 84
  • Oct 24 Kim Gardner, English rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), dies of cancer at 53
  • Oct 24 Wolf Rüdiger Hess, German neo-Nazi (b. 1937)
  • Oct 25 Yoritsune Matsudaira, Japanese composer, dies at 94
  • Oct 28 Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch composer (b. 1910)
  • Oct 31 Régine Cavagnoud, French skier (b. 1970)
  • Oct 31 Art Wall Jr, American golfer (Masters 1959), dies of respiratory failure at 77
  • Nov 1 Warren Amling, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (Ohio State), dies at 76
  • Nov 3 Ernst Gombrich, Austrian-English art historian (The Story of Art), dies at 92
  • Nov 3 Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, dies at 56
  • Nov 5 Roy Boulting, English film director and producer (Desert Victory), dies at 87
  • Nov 5 Barry Horne, a British animal liberation activist.
  • Nov 6 Anthony Shaffer, English dramatist (Sleuth), dies at 75
  • Nov 7 Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)
  • Nov 9 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator, dies at 77
  • Nov 9 Denis Atkinson, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder, 219 v Australia 1955), dies at 75
  • Nov 10 Ken Kesey, American author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), dies at 66
  • Nov 12 Tony Miles, English chess grandmaster, dies at 46
  • Nov 12 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), dies of cancer at 73
  • Nov 13 Margaret "Peggy" Mount, British actress (Oliver!, Panic in the Parlor), dies following a stroke at 86
  • Nov 13 Raphaël Sommer, Czech cellist, and educator, dies of an aortic aneurysm at 64 [1]
  • Nov 13 Marius Flothuis, Dutch composer, (Kleine Suite for 12 Harps; Espressioni Cordiali), artistic director (Concertgebouw Orchestra, 1955–74), musicologist (Mozart), and music critic, dies at 87
  • Nov 14 Charlotte Coleman, British actress (Four Weddings and a Funeral), dies of an asthma attack at 33
  • Nov 14 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine soccer forward (Boca Juniors, Sampdoria, Atlético Madrid) and manager (Argentina, Boca Juniors, Lazio, Roma), dies at 79
  • Nov 16 Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)
  • Nov 16 Jack Rothstein, British concert violinist (London Czech Trio), conductor (Viennese Orchestra of London), and session player (The Beatles - "I Am the Walrus"; "Within You Without You"; Paul McCartney - “Here Today”), dies at 75
  • Nov 17 Michael Karoli, German rock guitarist (Can), dies of cancer at 53 (b. 1948)
  • Nov 17 Billy Vessels, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1952, University of Oklahoma), dies at 70
  • Nov 19 Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (b. 1924)
  • Nov 21 Salahuddin of Malaysia, King of Malaysia (b. 1926)
  • Nov 21 Gardner McKay, American actor and author (Adventures in Paradise, Pleasure Seekers, Boots & Saddles), dies at 69
  • Nov 22 Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (b. 1915)
  • Nov 22 Norman Granz, American jazz record producer (Verve Records; Pablo Records), and impresario (Jazz at the Philharmonic), dies of cancer at 83
  • Nov 23 O. C Smith, American jazz singer (Little Green Apples), dies at 69
  • Nov 23 Mary Whitehouse, English social activist who opposed social liberalism and the mainstream British media, dies at 91
  • Nov 23 Bo Belinsky, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1962; LA Angels), dies from bladder cancer at 64
  • Nov 24 Melanie Thornton, American pop-dance singer (La Bouche - "Be My Lover"), dies in a plane crash near Zürich, Switzerland, at 34
  • Nov 25 Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (b. 1941)
  • Nov 26 Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish Sami writer (The Sun, My Father) and musician, dies at 58
  • Nov 28 William Kienzle, American author (b. 1928)
  • Nov 28 Kal Mann, American pop lyricist ("Let's Twist Again"), dies at 84
  • Nov 28 William Reid, British aviator awarded the Victoria Cross (b. 1921)
  • Nov 29 Mic Christopher, Irish rock singer and songwriter (The Mary Janes; solo - "Heyday";"Skylarkin'"), dies of head injury after a fall at 32

George Harrison

Nov 29 George Harrison, British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and sitar player (Beatles - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; "Here Comes The Sun"; solo - "If Not For You"; Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"), dies of lung cancer at 58

  • Nov 29 John Knowles, American writer (Morning in Antibes), dies at 75
  • Dec 1 Ellis R. Dungan, American born Indian film director, dies at 92
  • Dec 3 Grady Martin, American country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), dies at 72

Peter Blake

Dec 5 Peter Blake, New Zealand yachtsman (Whitbread Round the World Race 1989-90; America's Cup 1995, 2000) and Special Envoy UN Environment Program, killed by pirates on the Amazon River at 53

  • Dec 5 Franco Rasetti, Italian physicist (b. 1901)
  • Dec 6 Charles McClendon, Hall of Fame college football coach (b. 1923)
  • Dec 7 Charles McClendon, LSU Tigers head football coach (b. 1923)
  • Dec 7 Pauline Moore [Joless Love], American actress (Colorado, Young Mr. Lincoln), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 87
  • Dec 8 Don Tennant, American advertising executive (b. 1922)
  • Dec 9 Michael Carver, British soldier (b. 1915)
  • Dec 10 Ashok Kumar [Dadamoni, Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly], Indian actor (Mahal, Afsana), dies from chronic asthma at 90
  • Dec 12 Jean Richard, French actor (b. 1921)
  • Dec 12 Ardito Desio, Italian explorer and topographer, dies at 104
  • Dec 13 Chuck Schuldiner, American heavy metal singer-songwriter (Death), dies of brain cancer at 34
  • Dec 14 W. G. Sebald, German writer, dies at 57
  • Dec 14 (Secondo) "Conte" Candoli, American jazz, big band, and session trumpeter (Woody Herman; Stan Kenton; The Brothers Candoli; The Tonight Show, 1967-92), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • Dec 15 Russ Haas, American professional wrestler, dies of heart attack at 27
  • Dec 15 Rufus Thomas [Mr. Swing], American musician (Do the Funky Chicken), dies at 84
  • Dec 16 Stuart Adamson, Scottish rock vocalist and guitarist (The Skids, Big Country), dies at 43
  • Dec 16 Stefan Heym, German-American author (Crusaders, Family Benda), dies at 88
  • Dec 18 Gilbert Bécaud [François Gilbert Léopold Silly], French singer, pianist, composer and actor (Nathalie) known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, dies at 74
  • Dec 18 Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 18 Dan DeCarlo, American cartoonist (Archie Comics), dies at 82
  • Dec 19 Marcel Mule, French classical saxophonist, composer, and teacher, dies at 100
  • Dec 20 Foster Brooks, American comedian and actor (The Villain, Oddballs, Mork & Mindy), dies of natural causes at 89
  • Dec 21 Dick Schaap, American Emmy Award-winning sportscaster, journalist, and author (Bo Knows Bo: Instant Replay), dies from complications during hip replacement surgery at 67
  • Dec 23 Bola Ige, Nigerian politician, Minister of Justice, murdered at 71
  • Dec 26 Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II), dies at 72
  • Dec 28 Samuel A. Goldblith, American food scientist (b. 1919)
  • Dec 28 William X. Kienzle, American novelist (b. 1928)
  • Dec 29 Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)
  • Dec 31 Eileen Heckart, American actress (Butterflies Are Free, Doll's House, Trauma Center), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • Dec 31 John Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham, British writer and historian, dies at 77