On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2002 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 498 of 498

  • Oct 23 Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford, British historian, dies at 96
  • Oct 23 Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright ("It's Always Fair Weather"), dies at 87
  • Oct 23 Marianne Hoppe, German theater and film actress (Der Schimmelreiter), dies at 93
  • Oct 23 Richard Helms, American intelligence official (CIA head 1966-73), dies at 89
  • Oct 24 Herman Gaviria, Colombian football player (b. 1969)
  • Oct 24 Winton M. Blount, United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)
  • Oct 24 Harry Hay, American activist (b. 1912)
  • Oct 24 Mary Jeanette "Peggy" Moran, American actress (Double Date, Horror Island), dies from injuries at 84

Richard Harris

Oct 25 Richard Harris, Irish actor (A Man Called Horse, This Sporting Life) and singer ("MacArthur Park") dies of Hodgkin's disease at 72

  • Oct 25 Paul Wellstone, American politician (Sen-D-Minnesota 1991-2002), dies in a plane crash at 58
  • Oct 26 Jacques Massu, French general who led Battle of Algiers, dies at 94
  • Oct 26 Movsar Barayev, Chechen Islamist militia leader during the Second Chechen War, dies at 23
  • Oct 27 Tom Dowd, American recording engineer and producer (innovator of multitrack recording), dies of emphysema at 77
  • Oct 28 Margaret Booth, American film editor (b. 1898)
  • Oct 28 Erling Persson, Swedish entrepreneur (H&M stores), dies at 85
  • Oct 29 Glenn McQueen, American animator (b. 1960)
  • Oct 30 Jam Master Jay [Jason Mizell], American rapper and musician (Run-DMC), fatally shot by an unknown assailant at 37
  • Oct 30 Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • Oct 30 William Mitchell, British physicist, dies at 77
  • Oct 31 Lionel Poilâne, French baker and entrepreneur, dies at 57
  • Oct 31 Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician and 1st President of Greece, dies at 99
  • Oct 31 Raf Vallone, Italian actor (A View From the Bridge), dies at 86
  • Nov 2 Tonio Selwart [Antonio Selmair-Selwart], German actor (Barefoot Contessa, Naked Maja), dies from natural causes at 106
  • Nov 2 Charles Sheffield, American author and physicist (b. 1935)
  • Nov 3 Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and the King of Skiffle, dies at 71
  • Nov 3 Jonathan Harris, American actor (Dr Zachary Smith-Lost in Space), dies at 87
  • Nov 4 Antonio Margheriti, Italian filmmaker (Yor, the Hunter from the Future), dies at 72
  • Nov 5 Billy Guy [Frank Phillips], American baritone pop singer (The Coasters, 1955-73 - "Charlie Brown"; "Youngblood"), and record producer, dies of cardiovascular disease at 66
  • Nov 5 Vinnette Carroll, American actress and 1st African-American woman to direct on Broadway (1972: Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope), dies of heart disease and diabetes at 80
  • Nov 6 Sid Sackson, American board game designer (Asquire), dies at 82
  • Nov 7 Rudolf Augstein, German publisher (b. 1923)
  • Nov 7 Margaret "Peg" Phillips, American actress (Northern Exposure, ER, Suddenly Susan), dies of lung disease at 84
  • Nov 7 Charles Hambro, English banker, multi-millionaire and CEO (Hambros), dies at 72
  • Nov 8 Jaun Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher, dies at 70
  • Nov 9 William Schutz, American psychologist (b. 1925)
  • Nov 9 Merlin Santana, American actor (b. 1976)
  • Nov 10 Michel Boisrond, French film director and screenwriter, dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Rishikesh Shaha, Nepalese politician and writer (b. 1925)
  • Nov 13 Michael “Mike” Stewart, American music producer, co-founder and guitarist for We Five (Let's Get Together), commits suicide at 57
  • Nov 14 Eddie Bracken, American actor (Summer Stock, Young & Willing), dies at 87
  • Nov 15 Sohn Kee-chung, Korean athlete and long-distance runner, dies at 90
  • Nov 15 Myra Hindley, English murderess (murdered 5 small children with Ian Brady), dies at 60
  • Nov 17 Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (b. 1915)
  • Nov 18 James Coburn, American actor (Our Man Flint, Magnificent Seven), dies at 74
  • Nov 19 George Fullerton, South African cricketer (South African keeper-batsman 1947-51), dies at 79
  • Nov 21 Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
  • Nov 22 Arne Mellnäs, Swedish composer, dies at 69
  • Nov 22 Adele Jergens, American actress (Dark Past, Fuller Brush Man), dies at 84
  • Nov 22 C. S. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (brother of C K, 11 Tests as leggie), dies at 88
  • Nov 23 Roberto Matta, Chilean painter (b. 1911)
  • Nov 24 John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)
  • Nov 25 Karel Reisz, Czech theater director (b. 1926)
  • Nov 26 Verne Winchell, American doughnut entrepreneur, and horse breeder, dies of a heart attack at 87
  • Nov 26 Polo Montañez, Cuban son cubano singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from injuries suffered in a car crash at 47
  • Nov 28 Dave "Snaker" Ray, American country blues musician, dies of lung cancer at 59
  • Nov 29 Daniel Gélin, French actor (Obsession; Napoléon; The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)), dies of kidney failure at 81
  • Nov 29 George "Two Ton" Harris, American professional wrestler, dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Nov 30 Tim Woods, American professional wrestler (b. 1934)
  • Dec 1 Dave McNally, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1969-70, 72; World Series 1966, 70; Baltimore Orioles), dies from lung cancer at 60
  • Dec 2 Ivan Illich, Austrian priest and philosopher (b. 1926)
  • Dec 2 Arno Peters, German historian (b. 1916)
  • Dec 3 Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (b. 1970)
  • Dec 4 Bernie Dwyer, British rock drummer (Freddie and The Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), dies at 61

Roone Arledge

Dec 5 Roone Arledge, American sports broadcasting pioneer, President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football) and ABC News, dies of prostate cancer at 71 [1] [2]

  • Dec 5 Ne Win, Burmese leader (b. 1911)
  • Dec 6 Philip Berrigan, American peace activist and Roman Catholic priest, dies at 79
  • Dec 9 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab), dies at 36
  • Dec 9 Ian Hornak, American Painter, Draughtsman and Sculptor (b. 1944)
  • Dec 9 Stan Rice, American painter, educator, and poet (b. 1942)
  • Dec 10 Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician and journalist, dies at 57
  • Dec 11 Lou Stein, American pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), dies at 80
  • Dec 12 Dee Brown, American author (b. 1908)
  • Dec 12 Brad Dexter [Boris Milanovich], American actor (Macao, The Magnificent Seven), dies of emphysema at 85
  • Dec 12 Jay Wesley Neill, American convicted mass murderer, dies at 37
  • Dec 13 Zal Yanovsky, Canadian rock guitarist (Lovin' Spoonful - "Do You Believe in Magic?"), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Dec 14 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor & singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), dies at 78
  • Dec 17 James Hazeldine, British stage and screen actor (London's Burning), dies of an aortic dissection at 55
  • Dec 17 Angelo "Hank" Luisetti, American collegiate basketball forward (Stanford, 1935-38), 1st to use a one-handed shot, dies at 86
  • Dec 18 Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1934)
  • Dec 18 Wayne Owens, former U.S. Congressman (D-Utah) (b. 1937)
  • Dec 19 Arthur Rowley, English soccer forward (most goals in English league football, 434 from 619 games; Leicester City, Shrewsbury Town), dies at 76
  • Dec 19 Will Hoy, English auto racer (British Touring Car C'ship 1991), dies from a brain tumour at 50
  • Dec 22 Joe Strummer, British lead singer of the punk band "The Clash" (Rock the Casbah), dies at age 50
  • Dec 22 Kenneth Tobey, American actor (The Thing from Another World, Innerspace, Whirlybirds), dies of natural causes at 85
  • Dec 22 Hugh Desmond Hoyte, Guyanese politician and President of Guyana (1985-92), dies at 73
  • Dec 23 Tatamkhulu Afrika, South African poet & writer, dies at 82
  • Dec 24 Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author (b. 1920)
  • Dec 24 Laci Peterson, American murder victim, dies at 27
  • Dec 24 James Ferman, American director and secretary (British Board of Film Classification), dies at 72
  • Dec 24 Luciano Chailly, Italian opera composer (L'Idiota) and artistic director (La Scala), dies at 82
  • Dec 25 William T. Orr, American actor (The Big Street), and television producer (Cheyenne), dies at 85
  • Dec 26 Herb Ritts, American fashion photographer, dies at 50
  • Dec 26 Armand Zildjian, American cymbal manufacturer (b. 1921)
  • Dec 27 Richard Mitchell, American professor and author (The Underground Grammarian), dies at 73
  • Dec 27 George Roy Hill, American film director (b. 1922)
  • Dec 30 Mary Brian, American actress (b. 1906)
  • Dec 30 Mary Wesley, English novelist (b. 1912)
  • Dec 31 Kevin Macmichael, Canadian guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Cutting Crew - "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"), dies of lung cancer at 51