Famous People Who Died in 2007 (Part 4)

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  • Sep 5 Paul Gillmor, American politician (Rep-R-Ohio 1989-2007), dies at 68
  • Sep 5 Thomas Hansen (musician) (b. 1976)
  • Sep 6 Alex, African Grey parrot "student" of Dr. Irene Pepperberg (b. 1976)

Luciano Pavarotti

Sep 6 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio; The Three Tenors), dies at 71

  • Sep 6 Madeleine L'Engle, American writer of young adult fiction, novelist, and poet (Wrinkle in Time and sequels; Ilsa; Lines Scribbled on an Envelope), dies at 88
  • Sep 6 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), dies of kidney failure at 89
  • Sep 8 Nicholas Bethell, 4th Baron Bethell, British historian, dies at 69
  • Sep 8 Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso (b. 1917)
  • Sep 9 Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian soccer forward (18 caps; Sturm Graz, First Vienna, Real Betis, Wacker Innsbruck) and manager (Austria, Athletic Bilbao, AEK), dies at 73
  • Sep 9 Hughie Thomasson, American guitarist, singer, and songwriter (Outlaws - "Green Grass and High Tides"; Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1996-2005), dies of a heartt attack at 55
  • Sep 10 Anita Roddick, English businesswoman and cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop), dies at 64 [1]

Jane Wyman

Sep 10 Jane Wyman, American Academy Award-winning actress (Johnny Belinda; Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan, dies of natural causes at 90

  • Sep 10 Ted Stepien, American businessman and basketball team owner, dies at 82
  • Sep 11 Gene Savoy, American author and cleric (b. 1927)
  • Sep 11 Ian Porterfield, Manager of Armenia National Football Club (b. 1946)
  • Sep 11 [Josef] Joe Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and musician (Weather Report - "Birdland") dies from Merkel cell carcinoma at 75
  • Sep 12 Phil Frank, American cartoonist (Farley, The Elderberries comics), dies at 64
  • Sep 13 Whakahuihui Vercoe, New Zealand clergyman (b. 1928)
  • Sep 15 Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan pianist, composer, arranger, and orchestral conductor, dies at 79
  • Sep 15 Brett Somers [Audrey Johnston], Canadian-American actress (The Odd Couple - "Blanche Madison"), and TV personality (Match Game), dies of cancer at 83
  • Sep 15 Colin McRae, Scottish rally driver (World Rally Championship 1995), dies following a helicopter crash at 39
  • Sep 15 Gordon "Specs" Powell, American jazz and studio drummer and percussionist (Red Norvo; Teddy Wilson; CBS Orchestra, 1943-72), dies of kidney disease at 85
  • Sep 16 Jean Balissat, Swiss composer pedagogue and conductor (Kaleidoscope for trumpet and percussion), dies at 71
  • Sep 16 Robert Jordan, author of the Wheel of Time series (b. 1948)
  • Sep 18 Pepsi Tate [Huw Smith], Welsh glam-rock bassist (Tigertailz), dies of pancreatic cancer at 42
  • Sep 20 Johnny Gavin, Irish soccer winger (7 caps Rep. Ireland; Norwich City 312 games), dies at 79
  • Sep 20 Juraj Pospíšil, Czech composer (November Triptych), and pedagogue (Bratislavia Conservatory, 1955-91), dies at 76
  • Sep 21 Alice Ghostley, American stage and screen actress (Bewitched, 1969-72 - "Esmeralda"; Designing Women, 1986-93 - "Bernice"), and singer dies of colon cancer and stroke complications at 84
  • Sep 21 Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian cross country skier (Olympic gold 1952, 56), dies at 78
  • Sep 21 Rex Humbard, American television evangelist (Cathedral of Tomorrow), dies at 88
  • Sep 21 Ruth Jessen, American golfer (11 LPGA Tour wins, 3-time major runner-up), dies of lung cancer at 70
  • Sep 22 Bodinho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1928)
  • Sep 22 Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (Bip the Clown; Silent Movie), dies at 84
  • Sep 25 Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian negotiator (b. 1919)
  • Sep 26 Bill Wirtz, American longtime Chicago Blackhawks owner, dies at 77
  • Sep 26 Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra), dies at 94
  • Sep 27 Kenji Nagai, Japanese photojournalist (b. 1957)
  • Sep 28 Wally Parks, Founder of the NHRA (b. 1913)
  • Sep 29 Lois Maxwell [Hooker], Canadian actress (Goldfinger, Dr. No, Miss Moneypenny), dies at 80
  • Oct 1 Al Oerter, American discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64, 68), dies of heart failure aged 71
  • Oct 1 Chris Mainwaring, Australian Rules Football wing (All Australian 1991, 96; West Coast Eagles), dies from drug overdose at 41
  • Oct 1 Harry Lee, Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (b. 1932)
  • Oct 1 Ned Sherrin, English broadcaster, author and stage director (b. 1931)
  • Oct 1 Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and TV theme song composer (Are You Being Served?), dies at 79
  • Oct 2 Christopher Derrick, British writer, dies at 86
  • Oct 2 Dan Keating, Irish politician (b. 1902)
  • Oct 2 George Grizzard, American Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor (Wrong is Right, Bachelor Party, Attica), dies at 79
  • Oct 2 Lady Katherine Brandram, Princess of Greece, the last surviving great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, dies at 94
  • Oct 2 Tex Coulter, American NFL defensive lineman (All Pro 1948, 51-52; Pro Bowl 1951-52; NY Giants), dies at 82
  • Oct 3 M.N. Vijayan, Indian writer, orator, and academic
  • Oct 5 Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (b. 1898)
  • Oct 5 Walter Kempowski, German writer (German Chronicle), dies at 78
  • Oct 6 Bud Ekins, American stuntman (b. 1930)
  • Oct 6 Eric McCredie, Scottish pop bassist (Middle Of The Road - "Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep Cheep"), dies at 62
  • Oct 6 Laza [Lazar] Ristovski, Serbian keyboardist (Smak and Bijelo Dugme), dies from multiple sclerosis at 51
  • Oct 7 George E. Sangmeister, American politician (Rep-D-Illinois 1989-95), dies at 76
  • Oct 7 Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle road racer, dies in road accident at 32
  • Oct 9 Carol Bruce [Shirley Levy], American actress (Behind the Eight Ball, WKRP in Cincinnati), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 87
  • Oct 9 Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (b. 1922)
  • Oct 10 Mehmed Uzun, Contemporary Kurdish writer and novelist. (b. 1953)
  • Oct 11 David Lee "Tex" Hill, World War Two fighter pilot, flying ace, 1st American Volunteer Group (b. 1915)
  • Oct 11 Sri Chinmoy [Chinmoy Kumar Ghose], Indian guru, dies at 76
  • Oct 11 Werner von Trapp, Austrian singer (Trapp Family Singers), dies at 91
  • Oct 12 Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (b. 1934)
  • Oct 12 Lon "Lonny" Chapman, American actor (Investigator, For the People), dies from heart disease at 87
  • Oct 13 Bob Denard, French mercenary (b. 1929)
  • Oct 13 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), dies at 64
  • Oct 14 Big Moe [Kenneth Doniell Moore], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), dies of a heart attack at 33
  • Oct 14 Frank Hauser, British theatrical director (Oxford Playhouse), dies at 85
  • Oct 16 Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking, dies at 96
  • Oct 16 Deborah Kerr, British actress (From Here to Eternity; The King and I; An Affair To Remember), dies from the effects of Parkinson's disease at 86
  • Oct 16 Toše Proeski, Macedonian pop music singer-songwriter and musician, dies in a car crash in Croatia at 26
  • Oct 17 Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (b. 1918)
  • Oct 17 Robert A. Young, American politician (Rep-D-MO, 1977-87), dies at 83
  • Oct 17 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (Put Another Nickel In), dies at 76
  • Oct 18 Alan Coren, English writer and satirist (b. 1938)
  • Oct 18 Kumiko Ida, Japanese classical pianist, dies of meningitis at 38
  • Oct 18 Lucky Dube, South African reggae musician, dies at 43
  • Oct 18 Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (b. 1915)
  • Oct 18 William J. Crowe, American admiral and ambassador (b. 1925)
  • Oct 19 Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor and novelist (Brief American), dies at 81
  • Oct 19 Michael Maidens, English footballer with Hartlepool United (b. 1987)
  • Oct 19 Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate, dies at 64
  • Oct 19 Yolanda "LaLa" Brown, American R&B singer, shot and killed by an unknown gunman at a Milwaukee recording studio at 21
  • Oct 20 Max McGee, American football player (Green Bay Packers), dies at 75
  • Oct 20 Paul Raven, British bass-player (Killing Joke, Ministry), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Oct 21 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts), dies at 56
  • Oct 21 Ronald B. Kitaj, American-British painter and graphic artist (pop art), dies at 74
  • Oct 22 Ève Curie, French author and daughter of Madame Curie, dies at 102
  • Oct 23 (Mustaf) "John" Ilhan, Turkish-Australian entrepreneur (Crazy John's mobile phones), dies of a hereditary heart condition at 42
  • Oct 23 Lim Goh Tong, Malaysian Chinese businessman (Founder of Genting Group), dies at 89
  • Oct 24 Alisher Saipov, Kyrgyz journalist
  • Oct 24 Ian Middleton, New Zealand novelist (b. 1928)
  • Oct 24 Petr Eben, Czech organ composer (b. 1929)
  • Oct 26 Dr. Arthur Kornberg, American Nobel Prize laureate in 1959 for the discovery of DNA polymerase (b. 1918)
  • Oct 26 Friedman Paul Erhardt, German-American TV chef (Chef Tell), dies at 63
  • Oct 26 Khun Sa, Burmese warlord (b. 1934)
  • Oct 26 Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (b. 1947)
  • Oct 27 Pierre Janssen, Dutch art museum director, dies at 81
  • Oct 28 Porter Wagoner, American country singer, discovered Dolly Parton ("Y'All Come"; "A Satisfied Mind"), dies of lung cancer at 80
  • Oct 29 Christian d'Oriola, French fencer (4-time Olympic gold foils 1948, 52, 56), dies at 79
  • Oct 30 John Woodruff, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 92
  • Oct 30 Linda Stein, Ramones manager and real estate broker, murdered by her personal assistant at 62
  • Oct 30 Peter Hoagland, American politician (Rep-D-Nebraska 1989-95), dies at 65

Robert Goulet

Oct 30 Robert Goulet, American Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, stage and screen actor (Camelot - ""If Ever I Would Leave You"), dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 73

  • Oct 30 Washoe, chimpanzee trained in American Sign Language (b. 1965)
  • Oct 31 Ray Gravell, Welsh rugby union footballer (Wales and the British Lions), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Nov 1 Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General (b. 1915)
  • Nov 1 S. Ali Raza, Bollywood Screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • Nov 2 Charmaine Dragun, Australian journalist (b. 1978)
  • Nov 2 Henry Cele, South African Actor; best known for his onscreen portrayal of the legendary Shaka Zulu
  • Nov 2 Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (b. 1906)
  • Nov 2 Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (b. 1923)
  • Nov 2 The Fabulous Moolah [Mary Lillian Ellison], American pro wrestler (World Champion 1956-83), dies from a heart attack at 84
  • Nov 2 Witold Kiełtyka, Polish metal drummer (Decapitated) (b. 1984)
  • Nov 3 Martin Meehan, Irish republican (b. 1945)
  • Nov 4 Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • Nov 5 Nils Liedholm, Swedish football midfielder and coach (b. 1922)
  • Nov 6 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer, dies at 87
  • Nov 6 George Grljusich, Australian sports broadcaster, dies at 68
  • Nov 6 George Osmond, Osmond family patriarch (b. 1917)
  • Nov 6 Hank Thompson, American country music singer (The Brazos Valley Boys), dies at 82
  • Nov 6 Hilda Braid, English actress (Eastenders), dies at 78
  • Nov 6 Sayed Mustafa Kazemi, Afghan politician, killed in a bomb attack at 47 or 48
  • Nov 7 Earl Dodge, American politician (Prohibition Party) (b. 1932)
  • Nov 8 Aad Nuis, Dutch writer and political scientist, dies at 74
  • Nov 8 Chad Varah, English founder of charity The Samaritans (b. 1911)
  • Nov 8 Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary, dies at 64
  • Nov 10 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-75), dies at 100
  • Nov 10 Laraine Day [La Raine Johnson], American actress (Dr. KIldaire, Foreign Correspondent), dies at 87
  • Nov 11 Dick Nolan, American NFL football coach (San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints), dies at 75
  • Nov 11 John Peterson, American drummer (the Beau Brummels), dies at 65
  • Nov 12 Ira Levin, American author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day), dies at 78
  • Nov 12 K C Ibrahim, Indian cricket batsman (4 Tests, 1 x 50, HS 85; Bombay CA), dies at 88
  • Nov 13 John Doherty, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • Nov 13 Kazuhisa Inao, Japanese baseball player (b. 1937)
  • Nov 13 Montague "Monty" Westmore, American 3rd generation make-up artist (Westmore family), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • Nov 13 Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician and Congressman, dies at 47
  • Nov 14 Mauro Bortolotti, Italian composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 15 Joe Nuxhall, American baseball pitcher and sportscaster (youngest MLB player at 15 years, 316 days), dies at 79
  • Nov 16 Grethe Kausland, Norwegian actress and singer (b. 1947)
  • Nov 16 Harold Alfond, American businessman and founder of Dexter Shoe Company, dies at 93
  • Nov 16 Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author, dies at 61
  • Nov 19 Dick Wilson, British-American actor, dies at 91
  • Nov 19 Jim Ringo, American NFL center (Green Bay, Philadelphia), dies at 75
  • Nov 19 Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot), dies of an overdose at 53
  • Nov 19 Mike Gregory, English rugby league footballer, dies from progressive muscular atrophy at 43
  • Nov 20 Ian Smith, Rhodesian farmer, fighter pilot, and politician (Prime Minister of Rhodesia, 1964-79), dies at 88
  • Nov 21 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (All About My Mother), dies at 86
  • Nov 21 Noel McGregor, New Zealand cricket batsman (25 Tests, 1 x 100; Otago CA), dies at 75
  • Nov 21 Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1928)
  • Nov 22 Maurice Béjart, Father of the Ballet Renewal(b. 1929)
  • Nov 22 Reg Park, British bodybuilder (Mr Universe 1951, 58, 65), dies at 79
  • Nov 22 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer, 1st producer of Doctor Who, dies at 71
  • Nov 23 Joe Kennedy, American baseball player (b. 1979)
  • Nov 23 Óscar Carmelo Sánchez, Bolivian footballer (b. 1971)
  • Nov 23 Pat Walsh, New Zealand rugby union utility back, selector (14 caps), dies at 71
  • Nov 26 Herb McKenley, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 400m relay 1952; 3 x silver 1948, 52), dies at 85
  • Nov 26 Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian television comedy writer, dies at 94
  • Nov 26 Silvestre Herrera, Mexican-born American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient. (b. 1917)
  • Nov 27 Bernie Banton, Australian asbestos campaigner (b. 1946)
  • Nov 27 Bill Moor [William Hendrickson Moor III], American actor (Kramer vs. Kramer, The Devil's Advocate, Hanky Panky), dies at 76
  • Nov 27 Bill Willis, American NFL guard (Cleveland Browns), dies at 86
  • Nov 27 Cecil Payne, American jazz baritone saxophonist, dies of prostrate cancer at 84
  • Nov 27 Robert Cade, American physician and inventor of Gatorade, dies at 80
  • Nov 27 Sean Taylor, American NFL free safety (Pro Bowl 2006, 07; All Pro 2007; Washington Redskins), dies when shot by an armed intruder at 24
  • Nov 28 Boeli van Leeuwen, Antillian writer (Vreemdeling Op Aarde), dies at 85
  • Nov 28 Gudrun Wagner, co-director of the Bayreuth Festival (b. 1944)
  • Nov 29 Henry Hyde, American politician (Rep (R) Illinois (1975-2007), dies at 83
  • Nov 29 James Barber, Canadian chef and writer (b. 1923)
  • Nov 29 Ralph Beard, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1948; NBA All Star 1951; life ban point shaving scandal 1951), dies at 79
  • Nov 29 Roger Smith, American Chairman and CEO of General Motors), dies at 82
  • Nov 29 Tom Terrell, American musicologist, NPR reviewer and deejay, dies at 57
  • Nov 30 Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist, dies at 59

Evel Knievel

Nov 30 Robert "Evel" Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), dies of pulmonary disease at 69

  • Dec 1 Anton Rodgers, British actor (May to December), dies at 74
  • Dec 1 Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1952), dies of stomach cancer at 78
  • Dec 1 Sally L. Smith, American educator and founder (Lab School of Washington), dies at 78
  • Dec 2 Thomas F. Torrance, Scottish Protestant theologist, dies at 94
  • Dec 3 James Kemsley, Australian cartoonist and actor (b. 1948)
  • Dec 4 Chip Reese, American poker player (3 x World Series of Poker bracelets), dies from pneumonia at 56
  • Dec 4 Friedrich Zehm, German pianist and composer, dies at 85
  • Dec 4 Norval Morrisseau, Canadian artist (b. 1932)
  • Dec 4 Pimp C. [Chad Butler], American rapper (Underground Kingz), dies of overuse of prescription cough syrup and sleep apnea at 33
  • Dec 5 Andrew Imbrie, American contemporary classical composer, and pianist, dies at 86
  • Dec 5 Karlheinz Stockhausen, German classical and electronic music composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 6 András Szőllősy, Hungarian composer, and musicologist (cataloged works of Béla Bartók), dies at 86
  • Dec 6 Katy French, Irish Supermodel and Socialite, dies at 24
  • Dec 8 Gerardo García Pimentel, Mexican journalist
  • Dec 9 Thore Skogman, Swedish entertainer, dies at 76
  • Dec 10 Aqsa Parvez, Canadian victim of an honor crime (b. 1991)
  • Dec 10 Robert Moevs, American composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 11 Ashleigh Aston Moore, Canadian child actress (Now and Then), dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • Dec 11 Christie Hennessy, Irish singer (b. 1945)
  • Dec 11 Grace Paley, American poet, political activist and teacher (1970 Arts & Letters Award), dies of breast cancer at 84
  • Dec 12 Ike Turner, American musician ("Rocket 88"; Ike and Tina Turner - "A Fool in Love"; "Proud Mary"), dies of cocaine overdose at 76
  • Dec 13 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, American actor (b. 1936)
  • Dec 13 Mark Partridge, Rhodesian politician
  • Dec 15 John Berg, American actor (Star Trek: Nemesis), takes his own life at 58