On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 2011

  • Jun 2 Willem Duys, Dutch commentator and music producer (b. 1928)
  • Jun 2 Erapheael “Ray” Bryant, American jazz pianist, composer and arranger ("Madison Time"), dies at 79

Person of interestJack Kevorkian

Jun 3 Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist and right-to-die activist, dies of a thrombosis at 83

Pathologist and Right-To-Die Activist Jack Kevorkian
Pathologist and Right-To-Die Activist
Jack Kevorkian
  • Jun 3 James Arness, American actor (Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won), dies of natural causes at 88
  • Jun 3 Andrew Gold, American rocker ("Lonely Boy"), dies in his sleep of heart failure at 59
  • Jun 4 Juan Francisco Luis, U.S. Virgin Islander governor (b. 1940)
  • Jun 4 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer, dies at 58
  • Jun 4 Claudio Bravo Camus, Chilean born painter, dies at 74
  • Jun 4 David “Frankie” Toler, American drummer and percussionist (Allman Brothers), dies at 59 [1]
  • Jun 6 Shrek the sheep, New Zealand sheep that held world record for biggest shorn fleece, dies at 16
  • Jun 7 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer, choreographer, and musicologist, dies at 88
  • Jun 7 Paul Dickson, American football player and coach (b. 1937)
  • Jun 7 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 7 Jorge Semprún, Spanish-French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z), dies at 87
  • Jun 8 Alan Rubin, American musician (Blues Brothers) known as "Mr Fabulous", dies of cancer at 68
  • Jun 9 Tomoko Kawakami, Japanese voice actress, dies at 41

  • Jun 9 M. F. Husain, Indian artist, painter (b. 1915)
  • Jun 9 Mike Mitchell, American basketball small forward (NBA All Star 1981; Italian League top scorer 1998), dies from cancer at 55
  • Jun 10 Brian Lenihan, Jnr, Irish politician and minister dies of cancer at 52
  • Jun 10 Jeanne Bice, American entrepreneur (Quacker Factory clothes), dies of cancer at 71
  • Jun 11 Seth Putnam, American extreme heavy metal guitarist and vocalist, dies of heart attack at 43

Person of interestKurt Nielsen

Jun 11 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, (Wimbledon 1953, 55 runner-up), dies at 80

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • Jun 12 Carl Gardner, American rock vocalist (Coasters-Yakety Yak), dies at 83
  • Jun 15 Bill Haast, American Herpetologist (b. 1910)
  • Jun 18 Frederick Chiluba, 2nd President of Zambia (1991-2001), dies at 68
  • Jun 18 Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist, known as "The Big Man" (The E-Street Band), dies of complications from a stroke (b. 1942); flags in New Jersey are lowered to half-mast
  • Jun 18 Yelena Bonner, Soviet dissident and wife of Andre Sakharov, dies of heart failure at 88 [1]
  • Jun 19 Don Diamond, American actor (b. 1921)
  • Jun 20 Ryan Dunn, American actor and TV personality (Homewrecker), dies at 34
  • Jun 20 Jerome Rosen, American composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 20 [Anna] Ottilie Patterson, Irish blues and jazz singer (Chris Barber Jazz Band), dies at 79
  • Jun 21 Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author (b. 1927)
  • Jun 22 Harley Hotchkiss, Canadian businessman (b. 1927)
  • Jun 23 Peter Falk, American actor (Colombo, Scared Straight), dies at 83
  • Jun 23 Dennis Marshall, Costa Rican footballer (b. 1985)
  • Jun 24 Tomislav Ivić, Croatian football manager (b. 1933)
  • Jun 25 Margaret Tyzack, English actress (b. 1931)
  • Jun 25 Goff Richards, British brass band music composer and arranger
  • Jun 26 Edith Fellows, American actress (Pennies From Heaven, She Married Her Boss), dies at 88
  • Jun 27 Mike Doyle, English former footballer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 27 Elaine Stewart, American actress and model (The Bad and the Beautiful, Take the High Ground), dies at 81
  • Jun 27 Betty Callaway, figure skating trainer (coached Torvill and Dean), dies at 83
  • Jun 27 Gisèle Rabesahala, Malagasy politician (1st female minister) and human righter activist, dies at 82
  • Jun 30 Barry Bremen, American sports imposter and business man (b. 1947)
  • Jun 30 David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander), dies at 86