Famous People Who Died in 2006 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 763

  • Apr 9 Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)
  • Apr 11 June Pointer, American pop and R&B singer (Pointer Sisters -"Fire"; "He's So Shy"; "Jump (For My Love)'; "Slow Hand"), dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 11 Proof [DeShaun Holton], American rapper (D12), shot to death in billiard game dispute at 32
  • Apr 12 Puggy Pearson, American poker player (World Series of Poker Main Event 1973; 4 x World Series of Poker bracelets), dies from heart failure at 77
  • Apr 12 Rajkumar [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, dies at 76
  • Apr 13 Bill Baker, American baseball player, dies at 95

Muriel SparkMuriel Spark (1918-2006)

Apr 13 Scottish author (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), dies at 88

  • Apr 14 Mahmut Bakalli, Kosovo politician (b. 1936)
  • Apr 15 Louise Smith, American auto racer (tied for 2nd woman to race in top level NASCAR), dies of cancer at 89
  • Apr 16 Dan Schaefer, American politician (Rep-R-CO, 1983-99), dies of cancer at 70
  • Apr 16 Francisco Adam, Portuguese actor and model (b. 1983)
  • Apr 17 Henderson Forsythe, American actor (As the World Turns, Crisis at Central High), dies at 88
  • Apr 17 Jean Bernard, French physician and haematologist, dies at 98
  • Apr 18 John Lyall, English soccer manager (West Ham United 1974-89; FA Cup 1980), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • Apr 19 Ellen Kuzwayo, South African member of parliament (ANC) and noted writer ("Call me Woman"), dies at 91
  • Apr 19 Ian Morrow, British company director, best known for saving Rolls Royce, dies at 93
  • Apr 19 Scott Crossfield, American pilot, first man to fly at Mach 2 (b. 1921)
  • Apr 19 Zola Levitt, Messianic Jewish preacher (b. 1938)
  • Apr 20 Anna Svidersky (b. 1988)
  • Apr 21 T.K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922)
  • Apr 21 Telê Santana, Brazilian soccer winger (Fluminense FC 557 games) and manager (Brazil, Flamengo, Fluminense, Palmeiras, São Paulo), dies from an abdominal infection at 74
  • Apr 22 Alida Valli [Baroness Alida von Marckenstein-Frauenberg], Italian actress (The Paradine Case, The Third Man), dies at 84
  • Apr 23 Johnnie Checketts, New Zealand fighter pilot, dies at 94
  • Apr 23 Susan Browning, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Pat"), dies at 65
  • Apr 24 Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)
  • Apr 24 Moshe Teitelbaum, Hassidic rabbi (b. 1914)
  • Apr 24 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1927)
  • Apr 25 Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), dies at 89
  • Apr 27 Julia Thorne, American writer & ex-wife of John Kerry, dies at 61
  • Apr 28 Ben-Zion Orgad, Israeli composer, dies at 79

John Kenneth GalbraithJohn Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006)

Apr 29 Canadian-American economist and writer (Affluent Society - Sidney Hillman Award, 1958), dies of natural causes at 97

  • Apr 30 Lawrence Patrick, Biomechanics Professor, crash test subject
  • Apr 30 Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Javanese author (Anak semua bangsa), dies of complications from diabetes and heart disease at 81
  • May 1 Big Hawk, American rapper (b.1969)
  • May 1 George Haines, American swimming coach (7 x US Olympic teams), dies of a stroke at 82
  • May 1 Johnny Paris, American saxophonist (Johnny and the Hurricanes) (b. 1940)
  • May 1 Rob Lacey, Christian Author. (b. 1962)
  • May 2 Louis Rukeyser, American columnist (b. 1933)
  • May 3 Earl Woods, American author (father of Tiger Woods; 2 x books about upbringing & coaching), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • May 3 Karel Appel, Dutch painter (Vragende Children), dies at 85
  • May 3 Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician (b. 1949)
  • May 5 Joep de Boer, Dutch naval officer and politician (CDA), dies at 81
  • May 5 Naushad Ali, Indian composer, and Hindi film music director, dies at 86
  • May 6 Grant McLennan, co-founder of Australian band The Go-Betweens (b. 1958)
  • May 6 Lillian Asplund, last American RMS Titanic survivor (b. 1906)
  • May 6 Lorne Saxberg, Canadian television journalist (b. 1958)
  • May 6 Shigeru Kayano, Japanese Ainu activist (b. 1926)
  • May 7 Joan C. Edwards, American philanthropist (b. 1918)
  • May 7 Machiko Soga, Japanese actress, singer, and tokusatsu legend, dies of pancreatic cancer at 67
  • May 7 Richard Carleton, Australian television news journalist, dies of a heart attack, while covering press conference of Beaconsfield Mine collapse, at 62
  • May 8 Iain Macmillan, Abbey Road photographer (b. 1938)
  • May 8 Viola Mae Wilkerson, American pop singer ("Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now"), dies of cancer at 69
  • May 10 A. M. Rosenthal, American journalist and newspaper editor (NY Times), dies at 84
  • May 10 Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (b. 1917)
  • May 10 Soraya [Lamilla], Colombian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, arranger and record producer ("Amor En Tus Ojos / Love In Your Eyes"'; "Casi"), dies of breast cancer at 37
  • May 10 Val Guest, British film director (b. 1911)

Floyd PattersonFloyd Patterson (1935-2006)

May 11 American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1956-59, 1960-62, Olympic gold 1952), dies of prostate cancer at 71

  • May 11 Frankie Thomas, American actor & author (Tom Corbett Space Cadet), dies of a stroke at 85
  • May 11 Yossi Banai, Israeli pop and cabaret singer, and actor dies of cancer at 74
  • May 12 Sonny Montgomery, American politician (Rep-D-Mississippi 1967-97), dies at 85
  • May 13 Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (b. 1923)
  • May 13 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave), dies at 56
  • May 14 Eva Norvind, Norwegian-Mexican actress, dies from drowning at 62
  • May 14 James Botten, South African cricketer (all-rounder in 1965 South African series v England), dies at 67
  • May 14 Lewis "Lew" Anderson, American actor and musician (The Howdy Doody Show), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • May 14 Stanley Kunitz, American poet (b. 1905)
  • May 17 Captain Nichola Goddard, Canadian soldier (b. 1980)
  • May 17 Cy Feuer, American playwright (b. 1911)
  • May 17 Eric Forth, British Member of Parliament (b. 1944)
  • May 17 John Marsden, Australian lawyer, and gay rights activist, dies of stomach cancer at 64
  • May 17 Laurence Shurtliff [Ram Rod], American music executive and roadie (the Grateful Dead), dies at 61
  • May 18 Andrew Martinez, American activist (U.C. Berkeley's "Naked Guy"), dies at 33
  • May 19 Freddie Garrity, English pop singer (Freddie and the Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), dies at 69
  • May 21 Billy Walker, American country music singer and guitarist ("Charlie's Shoes"), dies, along with his wife and two band members, in a single vehicle car accident, at 77
  • May 21 Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (Plae Kao), dies at 74
  • May 21 Katherine Dunham, American dancer (Casbah; Stormy Weather), choreographer (Metroplitan opera, 1963; Joplin's Treemonisha, 1972), and social activist, dies at 96
  • May 22 Heather Crowe, Canadian activist (b. 1945)
  • May 22 Jack Fallon, Canadian-British jazz double and electric bass player, fiddler (The Beatles - "Don't Pass Me By"), and concert promoter, dies at 90
  • May 22 Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the World Health Organization, dies of stroke at 61
  • May 23 Clifford Antone, American businessman, dies at 56
  • May 23 Frits Bernard, American clinical psychologist and pedophile activist, dies at 85
  • May 23 Kazimierz Górski, Polish footballer (b. 1921)
  • May 23 Lloyd Bentsen, American politician (b. 1921)
  • May 24 Henry Bumstead, American art director (b. 1915)
  • May 24 Michał Życzkowski, Polish technician (b. 1930)
  • May 25 Desmond Dekker, Jamaican reggae pioneer (Aces - "Israelites"), dies at 64
  • May 25 Otto Zykan, Austrian pianist and composer, dies at 71
  • May 26 Édouard Michelin, CEO of tire manufacturer Michelin (b. 1963)
  • May 26 Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish rugby union winger (1 Test; London Irish RFC), soccer striker (FAI 10 caps; Ireland 3 caps) and administrator (International Olympic Committee 1976-94), dies at 86
  • May 26 Ted Schroeder, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1942, Wimbledon 1949), dies of cancer at 84
  • May 27 Alex Toth, American cartoonist (b. 1928)
  • May 27 Craig Heyward, American NFL fullback (Pro Bowl 1995; New Orleans Saints), dies from brain cancer at 39
  • May 27 Dieter Acker, German composer and pedagogue, dies at 65
  • May 27 Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (b. 1944)
  • May 27 Paul Gleason, American actor (Breakfast Club, Die Hard), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • May 27 Rob Borsellino, American columnist (b. 1949)
  • May 28 Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (b. 1920)
  • May 29 Jacques Bouchard, Canadian French language advertising executive, dies of cancer at 75
  • May 29 Steve Mizerak, American pool player, dies of complications from gall bladder surgery at 61
  • May 30 David Lloyd, New Zealand biologist (b. 1938)
  • May 30 Marius van Amelsvoort, Dutch politician (CDA), dies at 75
  • May 30 Robert Sterling, American actor (George Kirby-Adv of Topper), dies at 88
  • May 30 Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (b. 1926)
  • May 31 Lula Mae Hardaway, American songwriter ("I Was Made to Love Her"; "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"), and mother of singer Stevie Wonder, dies at 76
  • May 31 Miguel Ortiz Berrocal, Spanish abstract and figurative sculptor, dies at 72
  • May 31 Raymond Davis Jr., American chemist and physicist (2002 Nobel Prize for Physics - detection of neutrinos), dies at 91
  • May 31 Ryan Bennett, American sports journalist (MMA), dies after a car crash at 36
  • Jun 1 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress, dies at 59
  • Jun 2 Keith Smith, English professional rugby player (b. 1952)
  • Jun 2 Vince Welnick, American rock keyboardist (The Tubes - "Tak To Ya Later"; Grateful Dead, 1990-95), commits suicide at 55
  • Jun 3 Johnny Grande, American accordion and piano player (The Saddlemen; Bill Haley's Comets), and songwriter ("Birth of the Boogie"), dies of cancer at 76
  • Jun 4 Eric Molobi, South African activist (ANC, Kagiso Trust), dies at 58
  • Jun 5 Frederick Franck, American artist and writer (b. 1909)
  • Jun 6 Arnold Newman, American photographer (b. 1918)

Billy PrestonBilly Preston (1946-2006)

Jun 6 American soul organist, singer-songwriter, piano player ("Nothing From Nothing"; "You Are So Beautiful"), and '5th Beatle' ("Get Back"), dies following long-term health issues at 59

  • Jun 6 Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American bebop and Afro-Cuban jazz pianist, dies from injuries sustained in a fall at 54
  • Jun 7 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian-born Mujahid (b. 1966)
  • Jun 7 John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • Jun 8 Abouna Matta El Meskeen, Coptic Orthodox monk (b. 1919)
  • Jun 8 Robert Donner, American actor (b. 1931)
  • Jun 9 Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer, dies of heart failure at 60
  • Jun 11 Bruce Shand, father of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (b. 1917)
  • Jun 11 George Washington, American boxing trainer (Riddick Bowe and Mark Breland), dies of heart failure at 79
  • Jun 11 Michael Bartosh, computer expert and author (b. 1977)
  • Jun 11 Neroli Fairhall, New Zealand archer (first paraplegic to compete in the Olympic Games 1984), dies at 61
  • Jun 12 György Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), dies at 83 (b. 1923)
  • Jun 12 Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
  • Jun 13 Charles Haughey, Irish Taoiseach (1979-81, 82, 87-92), dies at 80
  • Jun 14 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (Boule et Bill), dies at 75
  • Jun 14 Monty Berman, British film and television producer (b. 1905)
  • Jun 15 Alireza Shapour Shahbazi, Iranian archaeologist and a world expert on Achaemenid archeology, dies of cancer at 63
  • Jun 15 Raymond Devos, Belgian-French humorist, dies at 83
  • Jun 16 Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (Lalka, Znachor, Niedaleko Warszawy), dies at 88
  • Jun 17 Arthur Franz, American actor (The Caine Mutiny, Invaders From Mars, Young Lions), dies from emphysema and heart disease at 86
  • Jun 17 Cláudio Besserman Vianna, aka "Bussunda", Brazilian comedian (b. 1962)
  • Jun 17 Julian Slade, English popular composer (Salad Days), dies at 76
  • Jun 18 Richard Stahl, American actor (Howard-It's a Living), dies at 74
  • Jun 18 Vincent Sherman, American film director (Mr. Skeffington), dies at 99
  • Jun 19 Duane Roland, American southern-rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' With Disaster), dies at 53
  • Jun 20 Billy Johnson, American baseball player, dies at 87
  • Jun 20 Claydes Charles Smith, American musician (Kool & The Gang), dies at 57
  • Jun 22 Moose (dog actor), dog actor popular for role on Frasier (b. 1990)
  • Jun 23 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 83
  • Jun 23 Budhi Kunderan, Indian cricket wicketkeeper and batsman (18 Tests; 2 x 100s), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • Jun 23 Dave Webster, American football player (led his football team to a National Championship in 1958), dies at 68
  • Jun 23 Harriet, Galápagos tortoise (b. 1830)
  • Jun 23 Luke Graham, American wrestler, dies at 66
  • Jun 24 Patsy Ramsey, American mother of JonBenét Ramsey (b. 1956)
  • Jun 25 Arif Mardin, Turkish-American music producer (Atlantic Records, Aretha Franklin, Bee Gees), dies of cancer at 74
  • Jun 25 Jaap Penraat, Dutch architect and WWII resistance fighter, dies at 88
  • Jun 27 Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, Mexican serial killer, known as "The Railway Killer" (b. 1959)
  • Jun 28 George Page, American television host (b. 1935)
  • Jun 28 George Unwin, British WWII fighter ace (b. 1913)
  • Jun 28 Jim Baen, American sci-fi publisher and editor (b. 1943)
  • Jun 28 Lennie "Len" Weinrib, American comedian and actor (H.R. Pufnstuf, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), dies from a stroke at 71
  • Jun 28 Peter Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, English barrister, politician and author (b. 1919)
  • Jun 29 Fabián Bielinsky, Argentinean film director (b. 1959)
  • Jun 29 Lloyd Richards, Canadian-American theaterical director (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), dies at 87
  • Jun 29 Randy Walker, American football fullback (Miami University) and coach (Miami University 1990-98, Northwestern University 1999-2005), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • Jun 30 Robert Gernhardt, German satirist (b. 1937)
  • Jul 1 Fred Trueman, England cricket fast bowler (England 67 Tests, 307 wickets), dies of small cell carcinoma at 75
  • Jul 1 Ryutaro Hashimoto, Japanese politician (Prime Minister of Japan 1996-98), dies at 68
  • Jul 2 Jan Murray, American comedian (b. 1916)
  • Jul 3 Benjamin Hendrickson, American stage and screen actor (As The World Turns, 1985-2006 - "Hal Munson"), dies of a self-inflicted gunshot at 55
  • Jul 3 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (professor of Computer Science at the University of California and University of Oxford), dies at 65
  • Jul 3 Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, American violist and operatic mezzo-soprano, dies of cancer at 52
  • Jul 5 Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoeist (6 Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56, 60), dies at 86
  • Jul 5 Kenneth Lay, American businessman (CEO and Chairman of Enron, 1985-2001), dies at 64
  • Jul 6 Kasey Rogers, American actress (Bewitched), dies at 80
  • Jul 6 Tom Weir, Scottish climber, author and broadcaster (b. 1914)
  • Jul 7 John Money, Sexologist (b. 1921)
  • Jul 7 Juan de Ávalos, Spanish sculptor (b. 1911)

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett (1946-2006)

Jul 7 British guitarist and singer-songwriter (Pink Floyd, 1964-68 - "See Emily Play"; solo -"The Madcap Laughs"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 60

  • Jul 8 June Allyson, American actress (The DuPont Show with June Allyson), dies at 88
  • Jul 8 Peter Hawkins, British actor/voice actor (b. 1924)
  • Jul 9 Milan Williams, American keyboardist (Commodores - "Three Times A Lady"), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jul 10 Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel (b. 1965)
  • Jul 11 Barnard Hughes, American actor (Tron, Where's Poppa, Best Friends), dies at 90
  • Jul 11 John Spencer, English snooker player (b. 1935)
  • Jul 13 Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], American comedian (The Red Buttons Show), and Academy Award-winning actor (Sayonara; The Poseidon Adventure), dies from cardiovascular disease at 87
  • Jul 15 Robert H. Brooks, founder of Hooters of America (b. 1937)
  • Jul 16 Artie Malvin, American vocalist (Glenn Miller; Jimmy Dorsey), arranger and music director (Julie LaRosa; Pat Boone; Carol Burnett), dies at 83
  • Jul 16 Bob Orton, Sr., American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • Jul 16 Ossi Reichert, German alpine skier (Olympic gold women's giant slalom 1956; silver slalom 1952), dies at 80
  • Jul 16 Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas (b. 1948)
  • Jul 17 (Frank) "Mickey" Spillane, American mystery writer (I, The Jury), dies of pancreatic cancer at 88
  • Jul 17 Sam Myers, American blues singer, harmonica player, drummer, and songwriter ("Sleeping in the Ground"), dies at 70
  • Jul 19 Jack Warden [John Lebzelter Jr], American character actor (Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Brian's Song), dies of heart and kidney failure at 85
  • Jul 20 Gérard Oury [Max-Gérard Houry Tannenbaum] French actor and filmmaker, dies at 87
  • Jul 20 Robert Cornthwaite, American actor (Thing, War of the Worlds, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?), dies of natural causes at 89
  • Jul 20 Ted Grant, British Trotskyist (b. 1913)
  • Jul 21 Mako, Japanese-American actor (The Sand Pebbles), dies at 72
  • Jul 21 Ta Mok, "The Khmer Rouge Butcher", war criminal in Democratic Kampuchea (b. 1926)
  • Jul 22 Dika Newlin, American composer, Schoenberg expert and punk rocker, dies at 82
  • Jul 22 James E. West, mayor of Spokane, Washington (b. 1950)
  • Jul 22 José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (b. 1965)
  • Jul 22 Thomas J. Manton, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1985-99), dies at 73
  • Jul 23 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1927)
  • Jul 25 Carl Brashear, first African-American U.S Navy Master Diver (b. 1931)
  • Jul 27 Maryann Mahaffey, American politician (b. 1925)