Famous People Who Died in November 2004

  • Nov 1 Mac Dre [Andre Louis Hicks], American rapper and hip hop pioneer, dies at 34
  • Nov 1 Terry Knight, American rock producer and singer (Grand Funk Railroad), murdered by his daughter's boyfriend defending her during a domestic dispute at 61
  • Nov 2 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1978; Amstel Gold Race 1974, 85), dies from a heart attack at 53
  • Nov 2 Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (Submission), dies at 47

Zayed bin Sultan Al NahyanZayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918-2004)

Nov 2 1st President of the United Arab Emirates, dies at 85

  • Nov 3 Joe Bushkin, American jazz pianist (Bunny Berigan; Tommy Dorsey; Bing Crosby), composer ("Oh! Look At Me Now"), and TV host (A Couple of Joes), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • Nov 6 Fred Dibnah, English steeplejack and television personality, dies at 66
  • Nov 6 Johnny Warren, Australian soccer player, dies at 61
  • Nov 6 Pete Jolly [Ceragioli], American session and West Coast jazz pianist, and accordionist (Shorty Rogers; Pete Jolly Trio), dies of multiple myeloma at 72
  • Nov 6 Robert Lang, English actor (Night Watch), dies at 70
  • Nov 7 Howard Keel, American actor, singer and president of the Screen Actors Guild (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate), dies of cancer at 87
  • Nov 8 Bruno Bettinelli, Italian composer and teacher (Musica per archi), dies at 90
  • Nov 8 Chandler Harper, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1950), dies of pneumonia at 90
  • Nov 8 Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player (World #3 1976-81; Pot Black 1972, 73, 80), dies at 75
  • Nov 8 Peter Mathers, English-born Australian novelist (b. 1931)
  • Nov 9 Edward "Ed" Kemmer, American actor (Space Patrol, Lux Video Theatre), dies at 83
  • Nov 9 Iris Chang, American author and journalist, committed suicide at 36

Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson (1954-2004)

Nov 9 Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), dies of a heart attack at 50

  • Nov 10 (Catalina) "Katy" de la Cruz, Filipina bodabil singer and actress, dies at 97
  • Nov 11 Dayton Allen, American comedian (Steve Allen Show, The Cotton Club), dies from a stroke at 85
  • Nov 11 Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (b. 1948)

Yasser ArafatYasser Arafat (1929-2004)

Nov 11 Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, dies in Paris at 75

  • Nov 13 John Balance [Geoffrey Rushton], British poet and industrial rock musician (Coil; Psychic TV), falls to his death from a second floor balcony at 42
  • Nov 13 Ol' Dirty Bastard [Russell Jones], American rapper (Wu Tang Clan), dies of a drug overdose at 35
  • Nov 13 Thomas Foglietta, American politician and diplomat (US Representative for Pennsylvania, 1981-97; Ambassador to Italy, 1997-2001), dies from surgery complications at 75
  • Nov 14 Michel Colombier, French composer of film and concert music, dies of cancer at 65
  • Nov 15 Ben Cami, Flemish writer and poet (Rose from Mud), dies at 84
  • Nov 15 Elmer L. Andersen, 30th Governor of Minnesota (1961-63), dies at 95
  • Nov 15 John Morgan, Canadian comedian (b. 1930)
  • Nov 16 Margaret Hassan, Irish aid worker in Iraq, abducted at 59 (presumed dead)
  • Nov 16 Massimo Freccia, Italian-American conductor (New Orleans Symphony, 1944-52: Baltimore Symphony), 1952-59, dies at 98
  • Nov 17 Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), dies at 63
  • Nov 17 Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (Olympic gold 2000), dies at 34
  • Nov 18 Cy Coleman [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), dies at 75
  • Nov 19 Helmut Griem, German actor (b. 1932)
  • Nov 19 John R. Vane, English pharmacologist (Nobel 1982), dies at 77
  • Nov 19 Piet Esser, Dutch sculptor (b. 1914)
  • Nov 19 Terry Melcher, American musician and record producer (b. 1942)
  • Nov 20 David Grierson, Canadian radio host (b. 1955)
  • Nov 20 Jenny Ross, English alt-rock keyboard player and vocalist (Section 25 - "Looking from a Hilltop"), dies from cancer at 42
  • Nov 23 Pete Franklin, American talk radio host (b. 1928)
  • Nov 24 Arthur Hailey, English novelist (Hotel, Airport), dies at 84
  • Nov 24 Wong Jim, Hong Kong TV theme song and Canto-pop songwriter, and actor, dies of lung cancer at 64

Philippe de BrocaPhilippe de Broca (1933-2004)

Nov 26 French film director (Le Bossu), dies at 71

  • Nov 29 Anne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (b. 1891)
  • Nov 29 Harry Danning, American baseball player, dies at 93
  • Nov 29 John Drew Barrymore, American actor (Pantomine Quiz), dies from cancer at 72
  • Nov 30 Bill Brown, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (28 caps; Dundee, Tottenham Hotspur), dies at 73

Pierre BertonPierre Berton (1920-2004)

Nov 30 Canadian author (War of 1812), dies of heart failure at 84