Famous People Who Died in 2005 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 600 of 783

  • Jun 27 Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
  • Jun 28 Brenda Howard, American LGBT activist (b. 1946)
  • Jun 30 Christopher Fry, English playwright (The Lady's Not for Burning), dies at 97
  • Jul 1 Gus Bodnar, Canadian NHL center (NHL record 3 assists in 21 seconds 1952), dies at 82
  • Jul 1 Luther Vandross, American soul singer, songwriter ("Endless Love"; "Dance With My Father"), and vocal arranger (David Bowie - Young Americans), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Jul 1 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, American singer (The Four Tops - "I Can't Help Myself"), and songwriter ("What's Going On"), dies from lung cancer at 69
  • Jul 2 Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (North by Northwest), dies at 89
  • Jul 3 Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director, dies at 90
  • Jul 3 Gaylord Nelson, American politician (founder of Earth Day, dies at 89
  • Jul 4 Hank Stram, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (KC Chiefs Super Bowl 1970), dies of diabetes complications at 82
  • Jul 4 John Stubblefield, American jazz saxophonist, flute and oboe player (Mingus Big Band), dies at 60
  • Jul 4 June Haver [Stovenour], American actress (Dolly Sisters, Girl Next Door), dies at 79
  • Jul 5 James Stockdale, U.S. Navy vice admiral (b. 1923)
  • Jul 5 Shirley Goodman, American R&B and disco singer (Shame Shame Shame), dies at 69
  • Jul 6 Bruno Augenstein, German-born mathematician (b. 1923)
  • Jul 6 Claude Simon, Malagasy-French writer, (Nobel Prize Literature 1985), dies at 91
  • Jul 6 Ed McBain [Evan Hunter], American writer (Blackboard Jungle), dies at 78
  • Jul 6 L. Patrick Gray III, American FBI director (b. 1916)
  • Jul 6 Richard Verreau, Canadian tenor (b. 1926)
  • Jul 7 Al Downing, American rockabilly piano player and singer (Big Al & The Chartbusters), dies at 65 [1]
  • Jul 9 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • Jul 9 Kevin Hagen, American actor (Little House on the Prairie), dies at 77
  • Jul 9 Rafiq Zakaria, Indian politician and Islamic religious cleric, dies at 86
  • Jul 9 Yevgeny Grishin, Russian speed skater (4 Olympic gold 1956, 60), dies at 74
  • Jul 10 A. J. Quinnell [Philip Nicholson], English writer (Man on Fire), dies at 65
  • Jul 10 Freda Wright-Sorce, American radio performer (b. 1955)
  • Jul 10 Freddy Soto, American comedian and actor (b. 1970)
  • Jul 10 Jimmy Franklin and Bobby Younkin, airshow performers
  • Jul 10 Richard Eastham, American actor (Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Falcon Crest), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • Jul 11 Frances Langford, American singer (I'm In The Mood For Love), entertainer (Armed Forces Hour; USO tours), actress (All-American Co-Ed; Born To Dance), and philanthropist, dies of congestive heart failure at 92
  • Jul 11 Gretchen Franklin, English actress (b. 1911)
  • Jul 11 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine professional racing driver (b. 1922)
  • Jul 12 John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, British businessman and CEO of British Airways after its privatization, dies at 87

Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders (1918-2005)

Jul 14 English Nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, dies of cancer at 87

  • Jul 14 Dorothy Bolden, American civil and women's rights activist, and founder of the National Domestic Worker's Union of America, dies at 81
  • Jul 14 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, dies at 80
  • Jul 16 Blue Barron [Harry Freidman], American "sweet music" orchestra leader ("Cruising Down The River"), dies at 91
  • Jul 16 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish baritone pop and schlager singer ("Bonjour les amies" / "Hello Friends"), lyricist, translator ("I Want to Hold Your Hand" / ""Komm, gib mir deine Hand"'; She Loves You" / "Sie liebt dich"), and broadcaster, dies at 84
  • Jul 16 Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (b. 1920)
  • Jul 16 Prince Gu of Korea (b. 1931)
  • Jul 17 (Lorenzo) "Laurel" Aitken, Cuban-Jamaican singer and one of the pioneers of Caribbean pop and ska music, dies of a heart attack at 78

Edward HeathEdward Heath (1916-2005)

Jul 17 British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1970-74), dies of cancer at 89

  • Jul 17 Gavin Lambert, British-American screenwriter (Inside Daisy Clover), dies at 80
  • Jul 17 Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money), dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • Jul 17 Joe Vialls, Australian writer (b. 1944)
  • Jul 18 Bill Hicke, Canadian NHL right wing (3-time NHL All Star), dies of cancer at 67

William WestmorelandWilliam Westmoreland (1914-2005)

Jul 18 American general and commander of American forces in the Vietnam War between 1964-68, dies at 91

  • Jul 19 Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who made a solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean without provisions, dies at 80
  • Jul 19 Edward Bunker, American writer (b. 1933)
  • Jul 19 John Tyndall, British politician (b. 1934)
  • Jul 20 Finn Gustavsen, Norwegian politician (b. 1926)
  • Jul 20 James Doohan, Canadian actor (Star Trek), dies from Pulmonary fibrosis at 85
  • Jul 20 Kayo Hatta, American film director (b. 1958)
  • Jul 21 Long John Baldry, British blues musician ("Don't Try to Lay No Boogie"), dies at 64
  • Jul 21 Lord Alfred Hayes, English pro wrestler, manager and commentator (WWF), dies from a stroke at 76
  • Jul 22 Eugene Record American songwriter and singer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)
  • Jul 22 Jean Charles de Menezes, Brazilian electrician killed by Scotland Yard (b. 1978)
  • Jul 23 Myron Floren, American accordionist (The Lawrence Welk Show), dies at 85
  • Jul 23 Ted Greene, American jazz guitarist and teacher (b. 1946)
  • Jul 24 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (pioneer in research linking smoking to health problems), dies at 92
  • Jul 25 Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist, dies at 76
  • Jul 25 Eddie Crook Jr., American boxer (Olympic gold middleweight 1960), dies at 76
  • Jul 26 Alexander Golitzen, American art director (b. 1908)
  • Jul 26 Betty Astell, British actress (b. 1912)
  • Jul 26 Gilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)
  • Jul 26 Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (b. 1925)
  • Jul 27 Al Held, American painter and sculptor (hard edge-style), dies at 76
  • Jul 27 Marten Toonder, Dutch comic writer and cartoonist (Tom Puss), dies at 93
  • Jul 27 Swami Shantanand, Mahasamadhi Day, Indian Saint, Philosopher (b. 1934)
  • Jul 28 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), dies at 93
  • Jul 29 Hildegarde [Sell], American cabaret vocalist (“Leave It To The Girls"; "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup"), dies at 99
  • Jul 29 Pat McCormick, American comedy writer (Red Skeleton; Get Smart; The Tonight Show; Don Rickles Show), and actor (Smokey and the Bandit), dies at 78
  • Jul 30 Anthony Walker, English hate crime murder victim (b. 1987)
  • Jul 30 John Garang, Vice President of Sudan (b. 1945)
  • Jul 30 Lucky [Eli] Thompson, American jazz musician (Cuban Fire!), dies at 81
  • Jul 30 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • Jul 31 Les Braid, British bassist (Swinging Blue Jeans - "Hippie-Hippie Shake), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Jul 31 Wim Duisenberg, Dutch banker (b. 1935)
  • Aug 1 Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (New York Post; Saturday Evening Post), introduced The Beatles to Bob Dylan, dies of cancer at 77
  • Aug 1 Constant [Nieuwenhuys], Dutch painter (Uprising of Homo Ludens), and sculptor, dies at 85
  • Aug 1 Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1982-2005), dies at 84
  • Aug 1 WiBo, Dutch cartoonist, dies at 87
  • Aug 2 Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer, kidnapped and murdered by religious extremists in Iraq at 49
  • Aug 3 Françoise d'Eaubonne, French feminist (b. 1920)
  • Aug 4 Anatoly Larkin, Russian American physicist, dies at 72
  • Aug 4 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], American blues singer and guitarist ("Grits Ain't Groceries"), dies at 70
  • Aug 4 Nick Perito, American pianist, accordion player, arranger and orchestra leader (Perry Como; Muzak; The Don Knotts Show), dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 81
  • Aug 5 (Lyle) "Spud" Murphy [Miko Stefanovic], Serbian-American jazz multi-instrumentalist, arranger (Benny Goodman; Casa Loma Orchestra), bandleader, composer (Columbia Pictures), and educator (Equal Interval System), dies at 96
  • Aug 5 Jim O'Hora, American football coach (b. 1915)
  • Aug 5 Polina Astakhova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (5 Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64), dies at 68
  • Aug 5 Raul Roco, Philippine senator (b. 1941)
  • Aug 6 (William) "Keter" Betts, American jazz double bassist (Dinah Washington; Charlie Byrd; Ella Fitzgerald), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • Aug 6 Crème Puff, world's oldest recorded cat, dies in Texas aged 38 years and 3 days [1]
  • Aug 6 Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban singer (Los Bocucos, 1959-91; Buena Vista Social Club), dies at 78
  • Aug 6 James Wilson, English-Irish classical composer (Grinning At The Devil), dies at 82
  • Aug 6 Robin Cook, British politician (b. 1946)

Peter JenningsPeter Jennings (1938-2005)

Aug 7 Canadian-American news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies of lung cancer at 67

  • Aug 8 Ahmed Deedat, Islamic scholar (b. 1918)
  • Aug 8 Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (Vertigo, Dallas, Caught), dies at 82
  • Aug 8 Gene Mauch, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • Aug 8 Ilse Werner [Ilse Charlotte Still], Dutch-German actress (Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow), dies at 84
  • Aug 8 John H. Johnson, African-American publisher (b. 1918)
  • Aug 8 Monica Sjöö, Swedish artist (b. 1938)
  • Aug 9 Judith Rossner, American novelist (Looking for Mr Goodbar), dies at 70
  • Aug 9 Matthew McGrory, American actor (worlds's tallest actor at 7 ft 6 in), dies at 32
  • Aug 11 James Booth [David Geeves], British actor and screenwriter (Zulu, Keeping Mum), dies at 77
  • Aug 12 John Loder, co-founder of the anarcho-punk band CRASS (b. 1946)
  • Aug 12 Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka), dies at 73

David LangeDavid Lange (1942-2005)

Aug 13 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (Labour: 1984-89), dies of complications associated with renal failure and diabetes at 63

  • Aug 14 Coo Coo Marlin, American NASCAR race car driver, dies at 73
  • Aug 16 Frère Roger, Swiss monk and mystic (b. 1915)
  • Aug 16 Joe Ranft, American screenwriter and animator (Toy Story, Cars), dies at 45
  • Aug 16 Vassar Clements, American musician (b. 1928)
  • Aug 16 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (b. 1943)
  • Aug 16 William Corlett, English children's writer(b. 1938)
  • Aug 17 John Bahcall, American astrophysicist (b. 1934)
  • Aug 18 Christopher Bauman, American wrestler (b. 1982)
  • Aug 18 Gao Xiumin, Chinese comedy actress (b. 1959)
  • Aug 19 Mo Mowlam, British Labour Party politician (Member of Parliament for Redcar), dies at 55
  • Aug 20 Krzysztof Raczkowski, Polish heavy metal drummer, dies of heart failure at 34
  • Aug 21 Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (b. 1936)
  • Aug 21 David Ironside, South African cricketer (South African swing bowler in 3 Tests v NZ 1953-54), dies at 80
  • Aug 21 Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1925)
  • Aug 21 Martin Dillon, American opera singer, dies of cardiac arrest at 48
  • Aug 21 Polly Hill, British economic anthropologist (studied Cocoa-Farmers Of Southern Ghana), dies at 91
  • Aug 21 Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • Aug 22 Luc Ferrari, French composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 23 Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones; To Kill a Mockingbird), dies at 78
  • Aug 23 Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), dies in a road accident at 71
  • Aug 23 Ninjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (b. 1973)
  • Aug 24 Kaleth Morales, Colombian vallenato folk music singer and songwriter ("Vivo en el Limbo" - I Live in the Limbo), dies in a vehicle crash at 22
  • Aug 25 Peter Glotz, German politician (b. 1939)
  • Aug 25 Terence Morgan, British actor (Sir Francis Drake, Curse of the Mummy's Tomb), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • Aug 26 Denis D'Amour, Canadian heavy metal guitarist (Voivod), dies of cancer at 45
  • Aug 26 Ed White, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1949)
  • Aug 26 Gerry Fitt, Northern Irish politician (Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party), dies at 79
  • Aug 26 Robert Denning, American interior designer, dies at 78
  • Aug 27 Bert Farber, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey; Vic Damone), dies at 92
  • Aug 27 Seán Purcell, Gaelic footballer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 28 Esther Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1910)
  • Aug 28 George Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1911)
  • Aug 28 Jacques Dufilho, French actor (b. 1914)
  • Aug 29 Barry Cowsill, American rock bassist (The Cowsills - "We Can Fly"), drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50
  • Aug 30 Andor Kovach, Romanian composer (Médée), dies at 90
  • Aug 30 James H. Scheuer, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1965-73, 75- 93), dies of heart and kidney failure at 85
  • Aug 31 Joseph Rotblat, Polish-British physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (for work to end the nuclear arms race), dies at 96
  • Aug 31 Michael Sheard, Scottish actor (The Empire Strikes Back), dies at 67
  • Sep 1 R. L. Burnside, American blues musician (Deep Blues), dies at 78 (b. 1926)
  • Sep 1 Thanos Leivaditis, Greek actor (b. 1934)

Bob DenverBob Denver (1935-2005)

Sep 2 American actor (Gilligan's Island, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis), dies of complications from treatment for cancer at 70 [1] [2]

  • Sep 3 Richard S.R. Fitter, British ornithologist and botanist (b. 1913)
  • Sep 3 William Rehnquist, American lawyer and 16th Chief Justice of the United States (1986-2005), dies in office at 80
  • Sep 5 Roberto Viaux, Chilean Army General and the primary planner in two failed coup d'état attempt in Chile (b. 1917)
  • Sep 6 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet (b. 1929)
  • Sep 7 Hope Garber, Canadian actress, dies at 81
  • Sep 7 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer Marianne), dies at 72
  • Sep 8 Noel Cantwell, Irish cricketer and footballer (b. 1932)
  • Sep 9 John Wayne Glover, English-born Australian serial killer, commits suicide in prison at 72
  • Sep 9 Stanley Dancer, American harness racer (4 Hambletonians, 3 Trot Triple Crown), dies at 78
  • Sep 10 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American blues singer (Mary is Fine), dies at 81
  • Sep 11 Chris Schenkel, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 82
  • Sep 13 Hans Joachim Koellreutter, German Brazilian composer, teacher and musicologist, dies at 90
  • Sep 13 Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian politician (b. 1916)
  • Sep 13 Toni Fritsch, Austrian soccer forward (9 caps; Rapid Vienna) and American football kicker (Super Bowl 1971 Dallas Cowboys; Pro Bowl 1979), dies of heart failure at 60
  • Sep 14 Robert Wise, American Academy Award-winning film director (The Day the Earth Stood Still; West Side Story; The Sound Of Music), dies of heat failure at 91
  • Sep 14 Vladimir Volkoff, French writer (b. 1932)
  • Sep 14 William Berenberg, American physician (b. 1915)
  • Sep 15 Sidney Luft, American movie director, dies at 89
  • Sep 16 Constance Moore, American singer and actress (Buck Rogers; Show Business; Atlantic City), dies at 85

Gordon GouldGordon Gould (1920-2005)

Sep 16 American physicist (inventor of the laser), dies at 85

  • Sep 16 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 17 Alfred Reed, American classical composer, music editor, and educator, dies at 84
  • Sep 18 Marv Grissom, American baseball pitcher, coach (MLB All Star 1954, NY, SF Giants), dies at 87
  • Sep 18 Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)
  • Sep 20 Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian-Polish Nazi hunter (b. 1908)
  • Sep 20 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer dies at 83
  • Sep 22 Heimo Erbse, German concert, opera, and theater composer (Julietta). dies at 81
  • Sep 22 Johan "Joop" Doderer, Dutch actor (Swiebertje; My Fair Lady), dies at 84
  • Sep 23 Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (Founder of FALN), dies at 72
  • Sep 23 Roger Brierley, English actor (b. 1935)
  • Sep 24 Thomas "Tommy" Bond, American actor (Butch-Our Gang, Superman), dies at 79
  • Sep 25 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), dies at 82
  • Sep 25 Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (b. 1921)
  • Sep 25 George Archer, American golfer (US Masters 1969), dies of Burkitt's lymphoma at 65
  • Sep 25 Georges Arvanitas, French jazz pianist and organist, dies at 74
  • Sep 25 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani critic and linguist (b. 1912)
  • Sep 25 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (The Road Less Traveled), dies at 69
  • Sep 25 Urie Bronfenbrenner, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  • Sep 26 Helen Cresswell, British author
  • Sep 26 Michael Wittenberg, investment banker and husband of actress Bernadette Peters, dies in a Montenegro helicopter crash at 43
  • Sep 27 Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian and actor (A Família Trapo), dies at 76
  • Sep 28 Constance Baker Motley, American judge (b. 1921)
  • Sep 29 Austin Leslie, American chef, the "Godfather of Fried Chicken" (b. 1934)

August WilsonAugust Wilson (1945-2005)

Oct 2 American playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987), dies at 60

  • Oct 2 Bert Eriksson, Flemish neo-Nazi, dies at 74
  • Oct 2 Hamilton Camp, English-American actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2), dies at 70
  • Oct 2 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), dies at 87
  • Oct 3 Adrian Ratiu, Romanian composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 3 Ronnie Barker, English comedian (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), dies at 76
  • Oct 4 Michael "Mike" Gibbins, Welsh musician (Badfinger), dies from a brain aneurysm at 56