Famous People Who Died in July 2011

  • Jul 1 Leslie Brooks, American actress (b. 1922)
  • Jul 2 Itamar Franco, 33rd President of Brazil (1992-94), dies at 81
  • Jul 2 Juno Stover-Irwin, American diver (Olympic silver women's platform 1956, bronze 1952), dies at 82
  • Jul 3 Anna Massey, English actress (De Sade, Doll's House), dies at 73
  • Jul 4 Otto von Habsburg, last crown prince of Austria-Hungary and MEP (1979-1999), dies at 98
  • Jul 5 Armon Gilliam, American NBA forward, 1987-2000 (Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, NJ Nets, and 3 other teams), and college coach, 2001-05 (Penn State), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • Jul 5 Cy Twombly, American artist (b. 1928)
  • Jul 5 Malcolm Forsyth, South African-Canadian trombonist and composer (Atayoskewin), dies of pancreatic cancer at 74
  • Jul 6 John Mackey, American Pro Football HOF tight end (Super Bowl 1970; 3 × First-team All-Pro; 5 × Pro Bowl; Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers), dies at 69
  • Jul 7 Dick Williams, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (Brooklyn Dodgers) and manager (World Series 1972, 73; Oakland A's), dies at 82
  • Jul 7 Josef Suk, Czech concert violinist (Artist of Merit, 1977), violist, and namesake of composer grandfather, dies of prostate cancer at 81

Betty FordBetty Ford (1918-2011)

Jul 8 First Lady of the United States (1974-77) and founder of the Betty Ford Center clinic, dies at 93

  • Jul 8 Mary Fenech Adami, First Lady of Malta (b. 1933)
  • Jul 8 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (Home Alone, Deranged, The Great Gatsby), dies of a stroke at 87
  • Jul 9 Don Ackerman, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • Jul 9 Facundo Cabral, Argentine folk, rock, and protest singer-songwriter, shot and killed riding in a car with a concert promoter at 74
  • Jul 9 Würzel [Michael Burston], British musician (Motörhead), dies of ventricular fibrillation at 61
  • Jul 10 Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano, dies at 89
  • Jul 10 Roland Petit, French choreographer and dancer (b. 1924)
  • Jul 11 George Lascelles, English Earl of Harewood, Director of the Royal Opera House, dies at 88
  • Jul 12 David Carr, British rock keyboardist (The Fortunes, 1963-68 - "You've Got Your Troubles"; "Here It Comes Again"), dies at 67
  • Jul 12 Sherwood Schwartz, American television screenwriter and producer (The Brady Bunch, Gilligan's Island), dies at 94
  • Jul 13 Allan Jeans, Australian football player and coach (b. 1933)
  • Jul 13 Jerry Ragovoy, American songwriter and producer ("Piece Of My Heart"; "Time Is On My Side"), dies following a stroke at 80
  • Jul 15 Googie Withers, British actress (b. 1917)
  • Jul 16 Forrest Blue, American football player (b. 1944)
  • Jul 17 David Ngoombujarra, Australian actor (b. 1967)
  • Jul 18 Osvaldo Lacerda, Brazilian composer (Piratininga), and music professor, dies at 84
  • Jul 19 Karen Khachaturian, Russian composer, dies at 90
  • Jul 19 Sheila Burrell, British actress (Black Orchid, Paranoiac, Laughter in Dark), dies at 89
  • Jul 20 Lucian Freud, German-British artist (Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, Boy With a Rat), dies at 88
  • Jul 22 Cees de Wolf, Dutch footballer (b. 1945)
  • Jul 22 Linda Christian, Mexican actress (Athena, VIPs, Battle Zone), dies at 87
  • Jul 22 Tom Aldredge, American actor (The Sopranos, What About Bob, Nurse, Mind Snatchers), dies at 83

Amy WinehouseAmy Winehouse (1983-2011)

Jul 23 British singer-songwriter ("Stronger Than Me"; "Rehab"), dies from alcohol poisoning at 27

  • Jul 23 John Shalikashvili, Polish-American general (NATO), dies at 75
  • Jul 23 Johnny Hoes, Dutch musician and producer (Wished I'd Stayed With My Mom), dies at 94
  • Jul 23 Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Premier of South Vietnam (1965-67), dies at 80
  • Jul 24 Dan Peek, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America), dies at 60
  • Jul 24 Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
  • Jul 24 Jane White, African-American actress and singer (Strange Fruit, Once Upon a Mattress), dies at 88
  • Jul 25 Michael Cacoyannis, Greek film director (Zorba the Greek, Trojan Women), dies at 90
  • Jul 25 Mihalis Kakogiannis, Cypriot filmmaker (b. 1922)
  • Jul 26 Margaret Olley, Australian still-life and interior painter, dies at 88
  • Jul 27 Ágota Kristóf, Hungarian writer (The Notebook), dies at 75
  • Jul 27 Bejaratana Rajasuda, Princess of Thailand (b. 1925)
  • Jul 27 Hideki Irabu, Japanese-American NPB and MLB baseball pitcher, 1988-2004 (New York Yankees, 1997-2002), takes his own life at 42
  • Jul 27 Richard Rutt, English bishop of Leicester, dies at 85
  • Jul 28 Abdul Fatah Younis, Former Libyan Interior Minister, assassinated for pro-Gadaffi ties (b. 1944)
  • Jul 29 Claude Laydu, Belgian-born Swiss actor (Diary of a Country Priest), dies at 84