Famous People Who Died in June 2007

  • Jun 1 Arn Shein, American sports writer (editor The Daily Item 1949-74), dies at 78
  • Jun 1 Tony Thompson, American singer-songwriter in R&B group Hi-Five, dies at 31
  • Jun 2 Huang Ju, Chinese Vice-Premier
  • Jun 2 Kentaro Haneda, Japanese pianist, composer and arranger for film, anime, and video games, dies of liver cancer at 58
  • Jun 4 Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer, dies of lung cancer at 74
  • Jun 4 Clete Boyer, American MLB baseball infielder, 1955-71 (New York Yankees, and 2 other teams), dies at 70
  • Jun 4 Craig L. Thomas, American politician (Senator-R-Wyoming 1995-2007, Rep-R-Wyoming 1989-95), dies of Leukemia at 74
  • Jun 4 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter ("Cry To Me"), dies at 74
  • Jun 4 Jim Clark, American sheriff and segregationist (b. 1922)
  • Jun 4 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (Zorba the Greek), dies at 66
  • Jun 5 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer, dies at 85
  • Jun 8 Kenny Olsson, Swedish speedway racer (b. 1977)
  • Jun 8 Nellie Lutcher, American jazz and R&B singer, pianist, and songwriter (He's a Real Gone Guy), dies at 94
  • 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, American-New Zealand meteorologist and television presenter, dies at 67
  • 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 Colin Fletcher, Welsh author and pioneering backpacker (Walking Through Time), dies of complications from an old head injury at 85
  • Jun 12 Don Herbert, American scientist and TV host (Watch Mr Wizard), dies at 89
  • Jun 13 Oskar Morawetz, Czech-Canadian composer (From the Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 90
  • Jun 13 Walid Eido, Lebanese MP (b. 1942)

Kurt WaldheimKurt Waldheim (1918-2007)

Jun 14 Austrian 4th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1972-81) and 9th President of Austria (1986-92), dies at 88

  • Jun 14 Robin Olds, American fighter pilot (b. 1922)
  • Jun 14 Ruth Graham [Bell], American Christian author and wife of evangelist Billy Graham, dies at 87
  • Jun 15 "Sensational" Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (WWF), dies of an overdose at 49
  • Jun 15 Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (b. 1950)
  • 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 16 Pattie D'Arcy, American musical theater, session and touring vocalist (Cher), dies at 54
  • Jun 17 Gianfranco Ferrè, Italian fashion designer (b. 1944)
  • Jun 17 Paul Hodder-Williams, British publisher (Hodder & Stoughton), dies at 97
  • Jun 17 Serena Wilson, American belly dancer (b. 1933)
  • Jun 18 Bernard Manning, British comedian, dies at 76
  • Jun 18 Georges Thurston, Canadian R&B and reggae musician and singer (Boule Noire), dies of cancer at 55
  • Jun 18 Henry "Hank" Medress, American singer (The Tokens - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), and record producer (The Chiffons; Tony Orlando & Dawn), dies of lung cancer at 68
  • 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 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor, dies at 69
  • Jun 19 Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (b. 1947)
  • Jun 19 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist and military correspondent for Haaretz, dies at 74
  • Jun 20 Trevor Henry, New Zealand Justice (b. 1902)
  • Jun 21 Bob Evans, American restaurateur (b. 1918)
  • Jun 22 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, German artist, worked collaboratively with Hilla Becher his wife, dies at 75
  • Jun 22 Derek Simpson, British cellist (Aeolian String Quartet, 1956-81; Beatles - "Strawberry Fields Forever), and teacher, dies at 79
  • Jun 22 Erik Parlevliet, Dutch field hockey player (b. 1964)
  • Jun 22 Guy Vander Jagt, American politician (Rep-R-MI, 1966-93), dies at 75
  • Jun 22 Nancy Benoit, former professional wrestling valet (b. 1964)
  • Jun 23 Rod Beck, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1993, 94, 97; San Francisco Giants), dies from a drug overdose at 38
  • 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 J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher, dies at 74
  • Jun 25 Mahasti, Persian singer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 25 Nina Vyroubova, Russian-French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957), dies at 86
  • Jun 26 Joey Sadler, All Black rugby player (b. 1914)

Liz ClaiborneLiz Claiborne (1929-2007)

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

  • Jun 27 Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet (b. 1905)
  • Jun 27 Patrick Allotey, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1979)
  • 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 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 29 Joel Siegel, American film critic (b. 1943)
  • Jun 30 Sahib Singh Verma, Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)