On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2001 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 456 of 456

  • Nov 13 Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer and author (Mozart biography), dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Raphaël Sommer, Czech cellist, and educator, dies of an aortic aneurysm at 64 [1]
  • Nov 14 Charlotte Coleman, British actress (Four Weddings and a Funeral), dies of an asthma attack at 33
  • Nov 14 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (b. 1922)
  • Nov 16 Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)
  • Nov 17 Michael Karoli, German guitarist (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 impresario and producer (b. 1918)
  • 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 dance/pop singer (b. 1967)

  • 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 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 singer and songwriter (b. 1969)

Person of interestGeorge 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

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
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  • Nov 29 John Knowles, American writer (Morning in Antibes), dies at 75
  • Dec 1 Ellis R Dungan, American born Indian film director (b. 1909)
  • Dec 3 Grady Martin, American country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), dies at 72
  • Dec 5 Peter Blake, New Zealand yachtsman and winner of numerous Whitbread and America's Cup sailing contests, killed by pirates on the Amazon River at age 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 musician (Death) (b. 1967)
  • Dec 14 W. G. Sebald, German writer, dies at 57
  • 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 saxophonist. (b. 1901)
  • Dec 20 Foster Brooks, American comedian and actor (The Villain, Oddballs, Mork & Mindy), dies of natural causes at 89
  • Dec 20 Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and 1st President of Senegal (1960-80), dies at 95
  • Dec 21 Dick Schaap, American sports journalist (b. 1934)
  • 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