Famous Deaths in June 2007

  • Jun 1 Arn Shein, American sports writer (b. 1928)
  • Jun 1 Tony Thompson, Singer in R&B group Hi-Five (b. 1975)
  • Jun 2 Huang Ju, Chinese Vice-Premier
  • Jun 2 Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (b. 1949)
  • Jun 4 Clete Boyer, American baseball player (b. 1937)
  • Jun 4 Jim Clark, American sheriff and segregationist (b. 1922)
  • Jun 4 Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer, dies of lung cancer at 74
  • Jun 4 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (b. 1940)
  • Jun 4 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter (Cry to Me), dies at 74
  • Jun 4 Craig L. Thomas, United States Senator (b. 1933)
  • Jun 5 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (b. 1922)
  • Jun 8 Kenny Olsson, Swedish speedway racer (b. 1977)
  • Jun 8 Richard Rorty, American postanalytic, pragmatic philosopher (b. 1931)
  • Jun 9 Frankie Abernathy, Former The Real World: San Diego castmate (b. 1981)
  • Jun 10 Augie Auer, Meteorologist and television presenter (b. 1940)
  • Jun 10 Charley Harper, American modernist artist, dies of pneumonia at 84

  • Jun 11 Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
  • Jun 11 Mary Ellen "Mala" Powers, American actress (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Wild Wild West), dies of leukaemia at 75
  • Jun 12 Don Herbert, American scientist and TV host (Watch Mr Wizard), dies at 89
  • Jun 12 Colin Fletcher, Welsh author and pioneering baackpacker (Walking Through Time), dies of complications from an old head injury at 85
  • Jun 13 Walid Eido, Lebanese MP (b. 1942)
  • Jun 14 Ruth Graham [Bell], American Christian author and wife of evangelist Billy Graham, dies at 87
  • Jun 14 Robin Olds, American fighter pilot (b. 1922)
  • Jun 14 Kurt Waldheim, Austrian 4th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1972-81) and 9th President of Austria (1986-92), dies at 88
  • Jun 15 Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (b. 1950)
  • Jun 15 "Sensational" Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (WWF), dies of an overdose at 49
  • Jun 15 Richard Bell, Canadian musician (Full Tilt Boogie Band), dies of multiple myeloma at 61
  • Jun 16 Grand Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani, Iranian cleric (b. 1931)
  • Jun 16 Mikhail Kononov, Soviet actor (b. 1940)
  • Jun 17 Gianfranco Ferrè, Italian fashion designer (b. 1944)
  • Jun 17 Serena Wilson, American belly dancer (b. 1933)
  • Jun 18 Bernard Manning, British comedian, dies at 76
  • Jun 18 Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (b. 1951)
  • Jun 19 El Fary, Spanish singer (b. 1937)
  • Jun 19 Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (b. 1947)
  • Jun 19 Antonio Aguilar [Barraza], Mexican singer, producer and actor (Emiliano Zapata) who popularized the Mexican equestrian sport la charrería, dies of pneumonia at 88
  • Jun 19 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist (b. 1932)
  • Jun 20 Trevor Henry, New Zealand Justice (b. 1902)
  • Jun 21 Bob Evans, American restaurateur (b. 1918)
  • Jun 22 Nancy Benoit, former professional wrestling valet (b. 1964)
  • Jun 22 Erik Parlevliet, Dutch field hockey player (b. 1964)
  • Jun 22 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, German artist, worked collaboratively with Hilla Becher his wife, dies at 75
  • Jun 23 Rod Beck, American Major League Baseball relief pitcher, dies at 38
  • Jun 24 Byron Baer, American politician (b. 1929)
  • Jun 24 Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1967)
  • Jun 24 Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1938)
  • Jun 24 Natasja Saad, Danish hip hop and reggae artist, dies at 32
  • Jun 25 Mahasti, Persian singer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 25 J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher, dies at 74

Person of interestLiz Claiborne

Jun 26 Liz Claiborne, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc, dies of cancer at 78

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • Jun 26 Joey Sadler, All Black rugby player (b. 1914)
  • Jun 27 Patrick Allotey, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1979)
  • Jun 27 Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet (b. 1905)
  • Jun 27 William Hutt, Canadian stage and film actor (b. 1920)
  • Jun 28 Eugene B. Fluckey, American Navy submariner, dies at 93
  • Jun 28 Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (1991-93), dies at 87
  • Jun 29 Joel Siegel, American film critic (b. 1943)
  • Jun 29 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), dies of cancer at 59
  • Jun 29 George McCorkle, American guitarist (Marshall Tucker Band), dies of cancer at 59
  • Jun 30 Sahib Singh Verma, Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)