Famous Deaths in May 2003

  • May 1 Miss Elizabeth [Hulette], pro wrestling valet (Randy Savage), dies of overdose at 42
  • May 1 Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (3 x stage winner Tour de France), dies at 80
  • May 3 Suzy Parker, American model and actress, dies at 69
  • May 5 Walter Sisulu, South African activist (b. 1912)
  • May 5 David Lewin, American composer, dies at 69
  • May 6 Art Houtteman, baseball player (b. 1927)
  • May 9 Russell B. Long, U.S. Senator from Louisiana (b. 1918)
  • May 10 Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and a grandmaster of chess problem composition, dies at 66
  • May 11 Noel Redding, English bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) (b. 1945)
  • May 11 Ernie Toshack, Australian cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 47 wickets), dies at 88
  • May 12 Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French UN High Commissioner for Refugees (b. 1933)

Person of interestDave DeBusschere

May 14 Dave DeBusschere, American basketball player, dies of a heart attack at 62

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • May 14 Wendy Hiller, English actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield), dies at 90
  • May 14 Robert Stack, American actor (The Untouchables, Unsolved Mysteries, Written on the Wind), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • May 14 William Jackson [Pepper LaBeija], American drag queen and fashion designer, dies of a heart attack at 54

Person of interestJune Carter Cash

May 15 June Carter Cash, American musician and singer dies aged 73

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash

  • May 15 George Francis, British gangster (b. 1940)
  • May 16 Mark McCormack, American businessman (b. 1930)
  • May 17 Frank "Pop" Ivy, American and Canadian football coach (b. 1916)
  • May 18 Anna Santisteban, Puerto Rican beauty contest organizer (b. 1914)
  • May 18 Barb Tarbox, Canadian anti-smoking crusader (b. 1961)
  • May 21 Frank D. White, American politician (b. 1933)
  • May 21 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer, dies at 74
  • May 22 Ousmane Zongo, Burkinab√© shooting victim
  • May 23 Jean Yanne, French actor and director (b. 1933)
  • May 23 Csaba Szabo. Hungarian composer, dies at 67
  • May 24 Rachel Kempson, English actress (b. 1910)
  • May 25 Jeremy Michael Ward, American musician (The Mars Volta) (b. 1976)
  • May 26 Kathleen Winsor, American writer (b. 1919)
  • May 26 Gerald S. Hawkins, English-American astronomer (archaeoastronomy), dies at 75
  • May 27 Luciano Berio, Italian composer (b. 1925)
  • May 28 Oleg Makarov, cosmonaut (b. 1933)
  • May 28 Martha Scott, American actress (The Ten Commandments, Our Town, Ben-Hur), dies of natural causes at 90
  • May 28 Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1917)
  • May 29 David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer (b. 1972)
  • May 30 Mickie Most, English record producer (b. 1938)