Famous Deaths in April 2004

  • Apr 1 Aaron Bank, American OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (b. 1902)
  • Apr 1 Carrie Snodgress, American actress (Diary of Mad Housewife), dies at 58
  • Apr 1 Nilo Soruco, Bolivian songwriter (b. 1927)
  • Apr 1 Paul Atkinson, British rock guitarist and record company executive (The Zombies-Never Even Thought), dies of liver and kidney disease at 58
  • Apr 2 John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer (b. 1913)
  • Apr 4 Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist, dies at 84
  • Apr 4 Casey Sheehan, American soldier, son of Cindy Sheehan (b. 1979)
  • Apr 5 Heiner Zieschang, German mathematician (b. 1936)
  • Apr 5 Sławomir Rawicz, Polish soldier (b. 1915)
  • Apr 6 Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (b. 1929)
  • Apr 6 Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets) (b. 1937)
  • Apr 7 Victor Argo, American actor (b. 1934)
  • Apr 8 Enda Colleran, Gaelic footballer (b. 1941)
  • Apr 13 Lou Berberet, American baseball player (b. 1929)
  • Apr 13 Caron Keating, British television presenter (b. 1962)
  • Apr 14 Micheline Charest, French Canadian television producer (b. 1953)
  • Apr 15 Ray Condo, Canadian musician (b. 1950)
  • Apr 17 Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (L'histoire de Jonas), dies at 95
  • Apr 17 Soundarya, Indian actress (b. 1971)
  • Apr 18 Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, first Prime Minister of Fiji and President of Fiji (b. 1920)
  • Apr 18 Frances Rafferty, American WWII pin-up girl, dancer and actress (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood), dies at 81
  • Apr 19 Norris McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (b. 1925)
  • Apr 19 John Maynard Smith, English biologist (b. 1920)
  • Apr 21 Mary McGrory, American journalist and columnist, dies at 85
  • Apr 22 Pat Tillman, American football player and U.S. Army Ranger killed in action at 27
  • Apr 22 Jason L. Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1981)

Person of interestEstée Lauder

Apr 24 Estée Lauder, American cosmetics entrepreneur (Estée Lauder cosmetics), dies of cardiopulmonary arrest at 97

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder
  • Apr 25 Thom Gunn, British poet (The Wound), dies at 74
  • Apr 25 Albert Paulsen, Ecuadorian-American actor (One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Doctors' Hospital), dies at 78
  • Apr 26 Hubert Selby Jr., American author (Last Exit to Brooklyn), dies at 75
  • Apr 29 Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)