Famous People Who Died in 2003 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 621

  • Apr 23 James H. Critchfield, American C.I.A. officer, dies at 86
  • Apr 25 Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (b. 1966)
  • Apr 26 Max Nicholson, Irish environmentalist, dies at 98
  • Apr 26 Peter Stone, American writer, dies at 73
  • Apr 26 Rosemary Brown, Canadian politician, dies at 85
  • Apr 27 Piet Roozenburg, Dutch World champion checker player (1948, 51, 52, 55), dies at 78
  • Apr 30 Mark Berger, University of Kentucky professor (b. 1955)
  • Apr 30 Peter "Possum" Bourne, New Zealand race car driver, dies at 47
  • May 1 Miss Elizabeth [Hulette], pro wrestling valet (Randy Savage), dies of overdose at 42
  • May 1 Wim van Est, Dutch road cyclist (3 x stage winner Tour de France), dies at 80
  • May 2 George Wyle [Bernard Weissman], American composer ("The Ballad of Gilligan's Island"; "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"), and orchestra leader (Flip Wilson Show), dies at 87
  • May 3 Suzy Parker, American model and actress (Chamber of Horrors), dies at 70
  • May 5 David Lewin, American composer, dies at 69
  • May 5 Walter Sisulu, South African activist (b. 1912)
  • May 9 Russell B. Long, American politician (Sen-D-LA, 1948-86), dies at 84
  • May 10 Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and a grandmaster of chess problem composition, dies at 66
  • May 11 Ernie Toshack, Australian cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 47 wickets), dies at 88
  • May 11 Noel Redding, English bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Purple Haze"), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 57
  • May 12 Michael Richardson, British investment banker and advisor to Margaret Thatcher known as "Mr Privatisation", dies at 78
  • May 12 Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French UN High Commissioner for Refugees (b. 1933)
  • May 14 Robert Stack, American actor (The Untouchables, Unsolved Mysteries, Written on the Wind), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • May 14 Wendy Hiller, English actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield), dies at 90
  • May 14 William Jackson [Pepper LaBeija], American drag queen and fashion designer, dies of a heart attack at 54
  • May 15 George Francis, British gangster (b. 1940)

June Carter Cash

May 15 June Carter Cash, American Grammy Award-winning folk-country singer, musician and songwriter (Ring Of Fire), dies from complications after heart valve replacement surgery at 73

  • 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, dies at 89
  • May 18 Barb Tarbox, Canadian anti-smoking crusader, dies at 42
  • May 21 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine auto racer and car manufacturer (De Tomaso Automobili), dies at 74
  • May 21 Frank D. White, American politician (b. 1933)
  • May 22 Ousmane Zongo, Burkinabé shooting victim
  • May 23 Csaba Szabo. Hungarian composer, dies at 67
  • May 23 Edward Boguslawski, Polish composer, dies at 62
  • May 23 Jean Yanne, French actor and director (b. 1933)
  • May 24 Rachel Kempson, English actress (b. 1910)
  • May 25 Jeremy Michael Ward, American musician (The Mars Volta), dies of a heroin overdose at 27
  • May 26 Gerald S. Hawkins, English-American astronomer (archaeoastronomy), dies at 75
  • May 26 Kathleen Winsor, American writer (b. 1919)
  • May 27 Luciano Berio, Italian composer (Chemins), dies at 77
  • May 28 Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1917)
  • May 28 Janet Collins, American ballerina, choreographer, and teacher, dies at 86
  • May 28 Martha Scott, American actress (The Ten Commandments, Our Town, Ben-Hur), dies of natural causes at 90
  • May 28 Oleg Makarov, cosmonaut (b. 1933)
  • May 29 David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer, dies at 30
  • May 30 Mickie Most [Michael Hayes], British record producer (Herman's Hermits; The Nashville Teens; Donovan; Lulu), dies of stomach cancer at 64
  • May 31 Billy Wade, South African cricket wicketkeeper (11 Tests, 1 x 100, 17 dismissals; Natal), dies at 88
  • Jun 1 Johnny Hopp, American baseball outfielder, first baseman (MLB All-Star 1946; World Series 1942, 44, 50, 51; St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 86
  • Jun 2 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (b. 1918)
  • Jun 2 Július Kowalski, Slovak composer, dies at 91
  • Jun 3 Felix de Weldon, Austrian-American sculptor (Marine Corps War Memorial), dies at 96
  • Jun 5 Jürgen Möllemann, German politician, German Vice Chancellor (1992-3), dies in a parachuting accident at 57
  • Jun 5 Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor, dies at 98
  • Jun 6 Dave Rowberry, English rocker (The Animals -"House of the Rising Sun"), dies at 62
  • Jun 6 Ken Grimwood, American writer (b. 1944)
  • Jun 6 Tom Jackson, British union leader (Post Office), dies at 78
  • Jun 7 Trevor Goddard, English actor (b. 1962)
  • Jun 8 Leighton Rees, Welsh darts player (BDO World Champion 1978), dies at 63
  • Jun 10 Bernard Williams, English moral philosopher, dies at 73
  • Jun 10 Donald Regan, US Secretary of the Treasury (1981-85) and White House Chief of Staff (1985-87), dies at 84
  • Jun 10 Phil Williams, Welsh politician and scientist (b. 1939)
  • Jun 10 Sylvius Gerald Marie Rozendal, Premier of Netherlands Antilles, dies at 74

David Brinkley

Jun 11 David Brinkley, American NBC news anchor (The Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 82

  • Jun 11 William Marshall, American stage and screen actor, director, and operatic singer (Frederick Douglass: Slave and Statesman; Blacula; Scream Blacula Scream), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 78

Gregory Peck

Jun 12 Gregory Peck, American actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur), dies of bronchopneumonia at 87

  • Jun 13 Harold Ashby, American jazz tenor saxophonist (Willie Dixon; Duke Ellington, 1968-75), dies at 78
  • Jun 13 Malik Meraj Khalid, Former caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)
  • Jun 13 Robin Russell, 14th Duke of Bedford, English peer (Woburn Abbey, Country House TV series) dies at 63
  • Jun 15 Hume Cronyn, Canadian stage and screen Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor (Lifeboat; Cocoon; To Dance with the White Dog), and screenwriter, dies of prostate cancer at 91
  • Jun 15 Momo "Wandel" Soumah, Guinean jazz and world music saxophonist and singer (Matchowé; Circus Baobob), dies at about 77 [b. 1926, exact birthday undocumented]
  • Jun 16 Georg Henrik von Wright, Finnish-Swedish philosopher (b. 1916)
  • Jun 16 Pierre Bourgault, French Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • Jun 18 Larry Doby, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB All-Star 1949–55; World Series 1948; AL HR leader 1952, 54; 1st African-American in AL; Cleveland Indians), dies of cancer at 79
  • Jun 19 Laura Sadler, English actress (b. 1980)
  • Jun 19 Michael "Peanuts" Hucko, American big band jazz and session clarinetist (Glenn Miller's Army-Air Force Band; Lawrence Welk Show), dies at 85
  • Jun 20 Bob Stump, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona, dies at 76
  • Jun 21 Jason Moran, Australian criminal (b. 1967)
  • Jun 21 Leon Uris, American novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry), dies at 78
  • Jun 21 Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey coach (b. 1934)
  • Jun 22 John Stokes, British MP (C), dies at 85
  • Jun 22 Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, dies at 79
  • Jun 23 Doug Ring, Australian cricketer (Australian leggie of the late 40's early 50's), dies at 84
  • Jun 23 Maynard Jackson, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia (b. 1938)
  • Jun 24 Vladimir Garin, Russian actor (b. 1987)
  • Jun 25 Lester Maddox, American businessman, one-time segregationist and Governor of Georgia (b. 1915)
  • Jun 26 Denver Randleman, U.S. Army Seargent (b. 1920)
  • Jun 26 Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroon soccer midfielder (62 caps; collapsed during international match, died; Lens, West Ham, Lyon), dies of heart failure at 28
  • Jun 26 Sir Dennis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher (b. 1915)

Strom Thurmond

Jun 26 Strom Thurmond, U.S. Senator (Sen-D/R-SC), dies at 100

  • Jun 27 David Newman, American filmmaker (b. 1937)
  • Jun 28 Russell Endean, South African cricket wicketkeeper (28 Tests, 3 x 100, HS 162no, 41 dismissals; Transvaal, MCC), dies at 79
  • Jun 28 Wim Slijkhuis, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)

Katharine Hepburn

Jun 29 Katharine Hepburn, American actress (Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond), dies of natural causes at 96

  • Jun 30 Buddy Hackett [Leonard Hacker], American comedian and actor (God's Little Acre; The Music Man; The Love Bug), dies of heart disease at 78
  • Jun 30 Robert McCloskey, American children's book writer and illustrator (Make Way For Ducklings), dies at 88
  • Jul 1 Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist ("Hijack"; Push Push; Memphis Underground), dies at 73
  • Jul 1 N!xau, Namibian actor (b. 1944)
  • Jul 1 Wesley Mouzon, American boxer / trainer (Roy Jones Jr), dies of kidney cancer at 75
  • Jul 2 Julia Montgomery Walsh, American businesswoman and stockbroker, dies at 80
  • Jul 2 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and director, dies at 73
  • Jul 3 Charles Henderson Tidbury, British brewing executive (Whitbread & Co), dies at 77
  • Jul 3 Gaetano Alibrandi, Italian Catholic priest and papal diplomat, dies at 89
  • Jul 4 André Claveau, French singer (b. 1915)

Barry White

Jul 4 Barry White, American singer (Love's Theme), dies at 58

  • Jul 5 Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player, dies at 24
  • Jul 6 Christian "Buddy" Ebsen Jr., American actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Breakfast at Tiffany's), dies of complications from pneumonia at 95
  • Jul 6 Skip Battin, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds), dies at 69
  • Jul 7 Izhak Graziani, Bulgarian-born conductor (b. 1924)
  • Jul 8 Kunio Toda, Japanese composer, dies at 87
  • Jul 10 Bishnu Maden, Nepalese politician
  • Jul 10 Hartley Shawcross, British prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials (b. 1902)
  • Jul 10 Winston Graham, English writer (b. 1908)
  • Jul 12 (Bennett) "Benny" Carter, American Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, arranger, composer ("Harlem Renaissance Suite"), and bandleader, dies at 93
  • Jul 13 Compay Segundo [Máximo Muñoz-Telles], Cuban trova guitarist, singer, and composer (Buena Vista Social Club), dies at 95
  • Jul 14 Éva Janikovszky, Hungarian novelist (b. 1926)
  • Jul 14 François-Albert Angers, French Canadian economist (b. 1909)
  • Jul 15 Elisabeth Welch, American born British-based singer (Stormy Weather), dies at 99
  • Jul 15 Roberto Bolaño, Chilean writer (2066), dies at 50
  • Jul 15 Tex Schramm, American football team president and general manager (b. 1920)
  • Jul 16 Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist (The Stone Diaries) and short story writer, dies at 68
  • Jul 16 Celia Cruz, Cuban-American Grammy Award-winning guaracha, salsa, and bolero singer (La Sonora Matancera, 1950-65), known as 'the Queen of Salsa', dies of cancer at 77
  • Jul 17 David Kelly, Welsh UN weapons inspector (b. 1944)
  • Jul 17 Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist (Bach & Rock), dies at 88
  • Jul 19 Bill Bright, American evangelist (b. 1921)
  • Jul 19 Pierre Graber, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1970–1978), dies at 94
  • Jul 20 Nicolas Freeling, English writer (b. 1927)
  • Jul 21 John Davies, New Zealand Olympic Committee president (b. 1938)
  • Jul 21 Walter M. "Matt" Jefferies, American film art director (b. 1921)
  • Jul 22 Qusay Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1966)
  • Jul 22 Uday Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1964)
  • Jul 22 Wahome Muthahi, Kenyan humourist (b. 1954)
  • Jul 23 James E. Davis, New York City councilman (murdered) (b. 1962)
  • Jul 25 Erik Brann [Braunn], American violin prodigy and rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly - "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"), dies of congenital heart disease at 52
  • Jul 25 John Schlesinger, British film director (b. 1926)
  • Jul 25 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer, dies at 91
  • Jul 27 Artie Anton, American jazz drummer, conguero, and timbalero (Stan Kenton, Jimmy Guiffre), dies at 79

Bob Hope

Jul 27 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], English-born American actor, comedian and entertainer, dies at 100

  • Jul 27 Vance Hartke, American politician (b. 1919)
  • Jul 28 Lady Valerie Goulding, Irish politician and activist (b. 1918)
  • Jul 29 Foday Sankoh, Sierra Leonean rebel leader (b. 1937)
  • Jul 29 Johnny Walker [Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi], Indian actor (Madhumati, Chachi 420), dies at 82
  • Jul 30 Sam Phillips, American record producer and founder of Sun Records and Sun Studios, dies at 80
  • Jul 31 Guido Crepax, Italian comics artist (b. 1933)
  • Jul 31 John Aston Sr., English soccer striker (17 caps; Manchester United 253 games), dies at 81
  • Aug 1 Guy Thys, Belgian football coach (b. 1922)
  • Aug 1 Marie Trintignant, French actress (b. 1962)
  • Aug 2 Charles Kerruish, Manx politician and President of Tyndwald Isle of Man, dies at 86
  • Aug 2 Don Estelle [Ronald Edwards], British actor and singer ("It Ain't Half Hot Mum"), dies at 70
  • Aug 2 Mike Levey, American TV infomercials host, dies of cancer at 55
  • Aug 2 Peter Safar, Austrian physician (pioneered cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR), dies at 79
  • Aug 3 (John) Roger Voudouris, American singer and songwriter (Get Used To It), dies of liver disease at 48
  • Aug 4 Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist and Nobel Prize laureate 1954, dies at 86
  • Aug 7 Mickey McDermott, baseball player (b. 1929)
  • Aug 8 Jack Noreiga, West Indian cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971), dies at 67
  • Aug 8 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 9 Chester Ludgin, American operatic baritone (San Francisco Opera, 1962-85), dies of cancer at 78
  • Aug 9 Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer (White Nights; Taps), dies of liver cancer at 57
  • Aug 9 Jacques Deray, French film director (b. 1929)
  • Aug 9 Ray Harford, English footballer and manager (b. 1945)
  • Aug 10 Bill Perkins, American cool jazz tenor saxophonist (Woody Herman; Stan Kenton; Bud Shank; The Tonight Show Band, 1970-82), and recording engineer, dies of cancer at 79
  • Aug 10 Carmita Jiménez, Puerto Rican singer (Tierra Rica"; "La Vida En Rosa"), dies of cancer at 64
  • Aug 11 Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1923)
  • Aug 11 Diana Mitford, English biographer, famous beauty, wife of Oswald Mosley and one of the Mitford sisters, dies at 93
  • Aug 13 Ed Townsend, American doo-wop singer, and songwriter ("For Your Love"; Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On"), producer, dies at 73
  • Aug 14 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 15 Gösta Sundqvist, Finnish songwriter and singer (Leevi and the Leavings), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Aug 16 Andrew Pryce Jackman, British progressive rock keyboardist, arranger and composer, dies of a heart attack at 67

Idi Amin

Aug 16 Idi Amin, Ugandan dictator (1971-79) who killed an estimated 100,000 to 500,000 people, dies of kidney failure aged between 75-80

  • Aug 18 Tony Jackson, British bass player (The Searchers, 1962-64 - "Sugar And Spice"), dies from a combination of diabetes, heart disease, and cirrhosis of the liver at 65
  • Aug 19 Carlos Roberto Reina, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
  • Aug 19 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (b. 1948)
  • Aug 21 Kathy Wilkes, English philosopher and aid worker (b. 1946)
  • Aug 21 Wesley Willis, American underground singer-songwriter, and visual artist, dies of leukemia at 40
  • Aug 22 Arnold Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skating trainer (b. 1914)
  • Aug 22 Generosa Ammon, American widow of Ted Ammon (b. 1956)
  • Aug 22 Imperio Argentina [María Magdalena Nile], Argentinian-Spanish singer and actress, dies at 92
  • Aug 23 Bobby Bonds, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1968-81, 3x All-Star, 3x Golden Glove (San Francisco Giants, 1968-74 and 7 other teams), father of Barry Bonds, dies of lung cancer and brain tumor at 57
  • Aug 23 Jack Dyer, Australian rules footballer (b. 1913)
  • Aug 23 John Geoghan, American Catholic priest, and convicted sex offender, killed in prison at 68
  • Aug 24 John Jacob Rhodes, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona), dies at 86
  • Aug 24 Sir Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer (b. 1910)
  • Aug 26 Jim Wacker, American football coach (Southwest Texas State), dies of cancer at 66
  • Aug 26 Wayne Andre, American jazz and session trombonist, dies at 72
  • Aug 26 Wilma Burgess, American country-pop singer (Baby; Misty Blue), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Aug 27 Jinx Falkenburg [Eugenia], American actress and well-known US cover-girl model throughout 1930s-40s, dies at 84
  • Aug 27 Pierre Poujade, French politician (b. 1920)
  • Aug 28 Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (failed) (b. 1956)
  • Aug 29 Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (b. 1939)
  • Aug 29 Michel Constantin, French film actor, dies at 79
  • Aug 29 Patrick Procktor, English artist, dies at 67

Charles Bronson

Aug 30 Charles Bronson, American actor (The Dirty Dozen, Death Wish), dies at 81 [1]

  • Aug 30 Donald Davidson, American philosopher (b. 1917)
  • Aug 31 Jaap Geraedts, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 1 (Arlington) Rand Brooks, American actor (Gone With The Wind; Rin Tin Tin), dies of cancer at 84
  • Sep 1 Terry Frost, British artist, dies at 87
  • Sep 2 Bruce Waibel, American touring and session rock bassist (Gregg Allman; Firehouse), takes his own life at 45
  • Sep 3 Paul Jennings Hill, American anti-abortion murderer (b. 1954)
  • Sep 3 Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive and 3rd postwar chairman of Volkswagen, dies at 88