On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2009 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 530 of 530

  • Sep 17 Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian Islamist terrorist (b. 1968)
  • Sep 17 Leon Kirchner, American contemporary classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), dies of congestive heart failure at 90
  • Sep 19 Eduard Zimmermann, German broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • Sep 19 Arthur Ferrante, American pianist and composer (Ferrante & Teicher - Exodus), dies at 88
  • Sep 20 John Hart, American actor (The Lone Ranger, The Adventures of Captain Africa), dies from complications of dementia at 91
  • Sep 23 Paul B. Fay, American businessman and cabinet member in the Kennedy administration (b. 1918)
  • Sep 24 Susan Atkins, American murderer (b. 1948)
  • Sep 25 Alicia de Larrocha, Spanish pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica), dies at 86
  • Sep 27 Ivan Dykhovichnyy, Russian film director and screenwriter (b. 1947)
  • Sep 28 Ulf Larsson, Swedish actor (b. 1956)
  • Sep 28 Guillermo Endara, former President of Panama (b. 1936)
  • Sep 29 Sperantza Vrana, Greek actress (b. 1926 or 1932)
  • Sep 29 Pavel Popovich, Ukrainian cosmonaut (Vostok IV, Soyuz 14), dies at 78
  • Sep 29 Greg Ladanyi, Hungarian-American record producer and recording engineer, dies of injuries sustained in a fall at 57
  • Oct 1 V. M. Muddiah, Indian cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, 3 wickets), dies from stroke complications at 80
  • Oct 3 Queen Fatima, former Libyan queen (b. 1918)
  • Oct 3 Robert Kirby, British music arranger (Nick Drake), dies at 61
  • Oct 4 Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (exponent of nueva canción), dies at 74
  • Oct 4 Günther Rall, German fighter ace, dies at 91
  • Oct 6 Douglas Campbell, Scottish born Canadian actor (b. 1922)
  • Oct 7 Irving Penn, American fashion and fine art photographer. dies at 92
  • Oct 7 Shelby Singleton, American record label owner and producer (Smash Records, Mercury Records), dies of brain cancer at 77
  • Oct 10 Stephen Gately, Irish pop singer (Boyzone - "A Different Beat"; "No Matter What") dies of a congenital heart defect at 33
  • Oct 11 Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (b. 1969)
  • Oct 12 Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian road racing cyclist, dies at 34
  • Oct 12 Dickie Peterson American heavy metal bassist (Blue Cheer), dies of liver cancer at 63
  • Oct 12 Ian Wallace, British buffo bass-baritone opera and concert singer ("Gendarmes' Duet"), and broadcaster (BBC's My Music, 1964-97), dies at 90
  • Oct 13 Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)
  • Oct 13 Roger Nixon, American composer, dies at 88
  • Oct 13 Al Martino [Jasper Cini], American pop singer ("Here in My Heart"), and actor (The Godfather), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Oct 14 "Captain" Lou Albano, American professional wrestler, 1953-69, wrestler manager (1969-95), and actor (Cyndi Lauper music videos; Super Mario Brothers), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Oct 17 Vic Mizzy, American composer and band leader (themes to Green Acres and The Addams Family), dies at 93
  • Oct 18 Nancy Spero, American feminist artist, dies at 83
  • Oct 19 Howard Unruh, American spree killer (b. 1921)
  • Oct 19 Joseph Wiseman, Canadian actor (Dr No, Viva Zapata, Les Miserables), dies at 91
  • Oct 21 Louise Cooper, British sci-fi author (Nemesis, Inferno, Infanta, Nocturne), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 57
  • Oct 22 Don Lane, American-born Australian television personality (b. 1933)
  • Oct 22 Soupy Sales [Milton Supman], American comedian, television, and radio personality, dies from cancer at 83
  • Oct 26 Teel Bivins, American politician (b. 1947)
  • Oct 26 George Na'ope, Hawaiian-American musician, dancer and heritage preservationist, dies of cancer at 81
  • Oct 27 David Shepherd, English cricket umpire (92 Tests 1985–2005; 172 ODIs 1983–2005), dies from lung cancer at 68
  • Oct 30 Claude Lévi-Strauss, French social anthropologist and ethnologist (structuralism), dies at 100
  • Oct 30 Norton Buffalo [Phillip Jackson], American singer-songwriter and country and blues harmonica player, dies of cancer at 58
  • Oct 31 Qian Xuesen, Chinese scientist who worked on the Manhattan Project and who pioneered engineering cybernetics, dies at 97
  • Oct 31 Tom Wheatcroft, English businessman and car collector (Donington Grand Prix Collection), dies at 87
  • Oct 31 Ron Gowans, Australian jazz saxophonist, dies of cancer at 83
  • Nov 2 José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor, director and comedian (La Cabina, Travels With My Aunt), dies of natural causes at 87
  • Nov 3 Francisco Ayala, Spanish novelist (b. 1906)
  • Nov 4 Hubertus Brandenburg, Roman Catholic Bishop of Stockholm (b. 1923)
  • Nov 5 Félix Luna, Argentine historian and lyricist, dies at 84
  • Nov 6 Ron Sproat, American TV writer and playwright (Dark Shadows), dies at 77
  • Nov 8 Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist (b. 1916)
  • Nov 10 Gheorghe Dinica, Romanian actor (b. 1934)
  • Nov 10 Robert Enke, German football goalkeeper, dies at 32
  • Nov 10 John Allen Muhammad, American spree killer (b. 1960)
  • Nov 11 Dhanpat Rai Nahar, Indian labour leader (b. 1919)
  • Nov 14 Bruce Wells, English boxer (European amateur light middleweight champion 1953) & actor (Dr. Who 1965-73), dies at 76
  • Nov 15 Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, 44th Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church (b. 1914)
  • Nov 15 Antonio de Nigris, Mexican soccer striker (16 caps; Monterrey, Villarreal), dies from a heart attack at 31
  • Nov 16 Edward Woodward, British singer and actor (Breaker Morant, Wickerman), dies at 79
  • Nov 16 Robert J. Frankel, American thoroughbred race horse trainer (5 x Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer; US Champion Trainer by earnings 1993, 2002, 03), dies from leukemia at 68
  • Nov 18 Red Robbins, American basketball player (b. 1944)
  • Nov 18 Bill Narum, American counter-culture figure, illustrator and rock poster and album art designer (ZZ Top), dies at 62
  • Nov 18 Jeanne-Claude [Denat de Guillebon], French artist who worked with Christo (Running Fence, Wrapped Reichstag), dies at 74
  • Nov 20 Lino Lacedelli, Italian mountaineer (b. 1925)
  • Nov 20 Max Robertson, British sports commentator, dies at 94
  • Nov 20 H.C. Robbins Landon, American musicologist (Haydn: Chronicle and Works), dies at 83
  • Nov 21 Konstantin Feoktistov, Soviet cosmonaut (Voskhod 1), dies at 83
  • Nov 23 Richard Graham Meale, Australian composer (Three Miró Pieces; Voss), dies at 77
  • Nov 24 Abe Pollin, owner of the Washington Wizards (b. 1923)
  • Nov 24 Samak Sundaravej, 25th Prime Minister of Thailand (2008), dies at 74
  • Nov 24 Chan Hung Lit, Hong Kong actor (b. 1943)
  • Nov 24 Kan Ishii, Japanese composer (Marimo), dies at 88
  • Nov 24 Hale Smith, American composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 28 Gilles Carle, Canadian screenwriter and film director (b. 1928)
  • Nov 28 Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (b. 1923)
  • Nov 29 Robert Holdstock, English sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth), dies at 61
  • Nov 29 Prince Alexandre of Belgium, Prince of the Belgians and son of Leopold III, dies at 67
  • Dec 1 Gustavo Adolfo Palma, Guatemalan singer (b. 1920)
  • Dec 1 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch singer and cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen), dies at 76
  • Dec 1 Éva Szörényi, Hungarian actress and freedom activist for Hungary, dies at 92
  • Dec 1 Tommy Henrich, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1942, 1947–50; World Series 1938, 41, 47, 49, 51; NY Yankees), dies of a stroke at 96
  • Dec 2 Maggie Jones, English actress (b. 1934)
  • Dec 2 Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), dies at 64
  • Dec 2 Foge Fazio, American college football coach (University of Pittsburgh), dies of leukemia at 71
  • Dec 3 Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), dies at 90
  • Dec 4 Eddie Fatu, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1973)
  • Dec 5 Garfield Morgan, British actor (Odessa File, To Catch a Spy), dies at 78
  • Dec 5 Vimolchatra, Princess of Thailand and cousin of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (b. 1921)
  • Dec 7 Mark Ritts, American actor (b. 1946)
  • Dec 8 Luis Días, Dominican Composer (b. 1952).
  • Dec 9 Gene Barry [Eugene Klass], American actor (The Atomic City, Bat Masterson), dies of congestive heart failure at 90
  • Dec 11 Claudia Boyarskikh, Soviet cross country skier (5 Olympic gold 1964, 1968), dies at 70
  • Dec 13 Aubrey Bowman, British pianist, composer, and conductor (Workman's Music Association), dies from injuries after being struck by a car at 91
  • Dec 14 Alan A'Court, English footballer, dies at 75
  • Dec 15 Oral Roberts, American television evangelist and author (b. 1918)
  • Dec 15 Carolyn DeZurik, American country and polka singer and yodeler (The Cackle Sisters; Prairie Ramblers; The Polka Chips), dies at 90
  • Dec 16 Roy E. Disney, American businessman (b. 1930)
  • Dec 16 Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, controversial South African Health Minister (b. 1940)
  • Dec 16 Yegor Gaidar, Russian politician (b. 1956)
  • Dec 17 Chris Henry, American football player (b. 1983)

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Dec 17 Jennifer Jones [Phyllis Isley], American actress (Farewell to Arms), dies of natural causes at 90

  • Dec 17 Dan O'Bannon, Screenwriter, after a short illness (b.1943)
  • Dec 18 Oskar Danon, Yugoslav conductor (Belgrade Opera, 1944-65), dies at 96
  • Dec 18 Connie Hines, American actress (Mister Ed), dies of heart problems at 78
  • Dec 19 Hossein-Ali Montazeri, Iranian dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah (b. 1922)
  • Dec 19 Kim Peek, American prodigious savant and inspiration for the 1988 film Rain Man, dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Dec 20 Jack Hixon, English football talent scout (b. 1921)
  • Dec 20 Brittany Murphy, American actress (Drop Dead Gorgeous), dies at 32
  • Dec 20 Arnold Stang, American comedian and actor (Broadside, Milton Berle, Top Cat), dies at 91
  • Dec 20 Mairoon Ali, Trinidadian comedienne and actress (b. 1954)
  • Dec 20 James Gurley, American rock lead guitarist (Big Brother and the Holding Company), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Dec 22 Luis Francisco Cuéllar, Colombian politician (b. 1940)
  • Dec 23 Robert L. Howard, highly decorated officer of the United States Army (b. 1939)
  • Dec 23 Edward Schillebeeckx, Belgian Roman Catholic theologian (b. 1914)
  • Dec 23 Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, Tibetan senior official (b. 1910)
  • Dec 23 Irvine Shillingford, West Indian cricketer (4 Tests for WI), dies at 65
  • Dec 24 George Michael, American sportscaster (The George Michael Sports Machine) (b. 1939)
  • Dec 24 Rafael Caldera, lawyer, sociologist, writer, speaker, politician, and ex-president of Venezuela (b. 1916)
  • Dec 24 Tim Hart, British folk-rock singer, guitaist, mandolin and dulcimer player (Steeleye Span, 1969-82 - "All Around My Hat"; "Gaudete"), dies of lung cancer at 61
  • Dec 25 Vic Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter, dies of an overdose of muscle relaxants at 46
  • Dec 25 Tony "T-Bone" Bellamy, American rock guitarist (Redbone), dies of liver failure at 63
  • Dec 26 Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer, dies of Cancer at 51
  • Dec 28 James Owen Sullivan, American drummer and songwriter (Avenged Sevenfold) dies aged 28
  • Dec 29 Steve Williams, American professional wrestler, known as "Dr. Death", and USFL football player, dies of throat cancer at 49
  • Dec 29 Akmal Shaikh, British drug trafficker, executed by lethal injection in the People's Republic of China (b. 1956)
  • Dec 29 David Levine, American artist (New York Review of Books caricatures), dies at 83
  • Dec 30 Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist (The Birthday Party) (b. 1959)
  • Dec 30 Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia, dies at 69