Famous Deaths in April 2007

  • Apr 1 Herb Carneal, American sports broadcaster (b. 1923
  • Apr 3 Marion Eames, Welsh novelist (b. 1921)
  • Apr 3 Eddie Robinson, American football coach (b. 1919)
  • Apr 3 Nina Wang, Asia's richest woman (b. 1937)
  • Apr 4 Bob Clark, American film director (b. 1941)
  • Apr 4 Terry Hall, English ventriloquist (b. 1927)
  • Apr 5 Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss)(b. 1956)
  • Apr 5 Darryl Stingley, American football player (b. 1951)
  • Apr 5 Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (b. 1923)
  • Apr 5 Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer (b. 1908)
  • Apr 5 Poornachandra Tejaswi, Kannada writer (b. 1938)
  • Apr 6 Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (L'imperatore di Capri), dies at 90
  • Apr 7 Johnny Hart, American cartoonist (B.C., Wizard of Id), dies at 76
  • Apr 7 Barry Nelson, American actor (Airport), dies at 89
  • Apr 8 Carey W. Barber, a member of Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses (b. 1905)
  • Apr 8 Sol LeWitt, American artist (b. 1928)
  • Apr 9 Egon Bondy, Czech philosopher and writer (b. 1930)
  • Apr 10 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer, dies at 76
  • Apr 11 Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap), dies at 81

Person of interestKurt Vonnegut Jr

Apr 11 Kurt Vonnegut Jr, American author, dies from head trauma at 84

  • Apr 11 Ronald Speirs, American Army officer (CO of Easy Company), dies at 86
  • Apr 11 Janet McDonald, American novelist (b. 1954)
  • Apr 12 Kevin Crease, Australian TV anchor (b. 1936)
  • Apr 13 Don Selwyn, Māori actor and film director (b. circa 1936)
  • Apr 14 June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author and social activist (b. 1924)
  • Apr 14 Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)
  • Apr 15 Brant Parker, American cartoonist (b. 1920)
  • Apr 16 Gaetan Duchesne, Canadian hockey player (b. 1962)
  • Apr 16 Maria Lenk, Brazilian swimmer and first Brazilian woman to compete in the Olympic Games (b. 1915)
  • Apr 16 Seung-Hui Cho, Korean American murderer (b. 1984), see List of victims of the Virginia Tech massacre
  • Apr 16 Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, American instructor of French (b. 1958)
  • Apr 16 Kevin Granata, American professor of Engineering (b. 1961)
  • Apr 16 Liviu Librescu, American Jewish-Romanian professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (b. 1930)
  • Apr 16 G. V. Loganathan, Indian American professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (b. 1954)
  • Apr 16 Frank Bateson, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1909)
  • Apr 17 Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality, dies at 96
  • Apr 18 Iccho Itoh, mayor of Nagasaki (b. 1945)
  • Apr 19 Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (b. 1932)
  • Apr 19 Helen Walton, wife of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton (b. 1919)
  • Apr 20 Andrew Hill, American jazz composer and pianist (b. 1931)
  • Apr 20 Michael Fu Tieshan, Chinese bishop (b. 1931).
  • Apr 21 Lobby Loyde, Australian guitarist and songwriter (b. 1941)
  • Apr 21 Parry O'Brien, American shot putter (Olympic golds 1952, 1956, silver 1960), dies at 75
  • Apr 22 Juanita Millender-McDonald, congresswoman from southern California (b. 1938)
  • Apr 23 Paul Erdman, American economist and author (b. 1932)
  • Apr 23 David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (Pulitzer 1964), dies at 73

Person of interestBoris Yeltsin

Apr 23 Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician and 1st President of Russian Federation (1991-99), dies of congestive heart failure at 76

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Apr 25 Alan Ball, English footballer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 25 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer-songwriter (Monster Mash), dies from leukemia at 69
  • Apr 25 Arthur Milton, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1928)
  • Apr 26 Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive, dies at 85
  • Apr 27 Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927)
  • Apr 28 Robert "Dabbs" Greer, American actor (Gunsmoke, The Green Mile, Little House on Prairie), dies of a kidney and heart ailment at 90
  • Apr 28 Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (b. 1929)
  • Apr 28 Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b. 1912)
  • Apr 29 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), dies at 94
  • Apr 29 Josh Hancock, American baseball player, dies at 29
  • Apr 29 Ivica Račan, former Prime Minister of Croatia (b. 1944)
  • Apr 29 Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor and stand-up comedian (Mot i brøstet, Olsen-banden), dies of heart failure at 85
  • Apr 29 Dick Motz, New Zealand cricket player (b. 1940)
  • Apr 29 Zhang Taofang, Chinese sniper (b. 1931)
  • Apr 30 Grégory Lemarchal, French singer, dies of health complications while waiting for a lung transplant at 23
  • Apr 30 Kevin Mitchell, American football player (b. 1971)
  • Apr 30 Tom Poston, American actor (Newhart, Mork & Mindy, Steve Allen Show, Newhart), dies from respiratory failure at 85
  • Apr 30 Gordon Scott [Werschkul], American actor (Tarzan series), dies at 80
  • Apr 30 Zola Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)
  • Apr 30 Jara Ribnikar, Serbian writer, dies at 94