Famous People Who Died in June 2011

  • Jun 2 Erapheael “Ray” Bryant, American jazz pianist, composer and arranger ("Madison Time"), dies at 79
  • Jun 2 Willem Duys, Dutch commentator and music producer (b. 1928)
  • Jun 3 Andrew Gold, American rocker ("Lonely Boy"), and songwriter (Thank You For Being A Friend; The Final Frontier), dies in his sleep of heart failure at 59

Jack KevorkianJack Kevorkian (1928-2011)

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

  • Jun 3 James Arness, American actor (Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won), dies of natural causes at 88
  • 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 4 Juan Francisco Luis, U.S. Virgin Islander governor (b. 1940)
  • Jun 4 Kevin Kavanaugh, American rock keyboard player (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, 1975-90), dies at 59
  • Jun 4 Martin Rushent, British sound engineer (Gentle Giant; Shirley Bassey), and record producer (Buzzcocks; The Human League), dies at 62
  • Jun 6 Shrek the sheep, New Zealand sheep that held world record for biggest shorn fleece, dies at 16
  • 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 7 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer, choreographer, and musicologist, dies at 88
  • Jun 7 Paul Dickson, American football player and coach (b. 1937)
  • Jun 8 Alan Rubin, American jazz and session trumpeter and flugelhorn player (SNL; Blues Brothers) known as "Mr Fabulous", dies of cancer at 68
  • Jun 9 M. F. Husain, Indian artist and painter, dies at 95
  • Jun 9 Mike Mitchell, American basketball small forward (NBA All Star 1981; Italian League top scorer 1998), dies from cancer at 55
  • Jun 9 Tomoko Kawakami, Japanese voice actress, dies at 41
  • 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

Kurt NielsenKurt Nielsen (1930-2011)

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

  • Jun 11 Seth Putnam, American extreme heavy metal guitarist and vocalist, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Jun 12 Carl Gardner, American pop-rock vocalist (The Coasters - "Yakety Yak"), dies at 83
  • Jun 15 Bill Haast, American Herpetologist (b. 1910)
  • 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 Frederick Chiluba, 2nd President of Zambia (1991-2001), dies at 68
  • 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 Jerome Rosen, American composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 20 Ryan Dunn, American actor and TV personality (Homewrecker), dies at 34
  • 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 24 Tomislav Ivić, Croatian football manager (b. 1933)
  • Jun 25 Goff Richards, British brass band music composer and arranger
  • Jun 25 Margaret Tyzack, English actress (b. 1931)
  • Jun 26 Edith Fellows, American actress (Pennies From Heaven, She Married Her Boss), dies at 88
  • Jun 27 Betty Callaway, English figure skating coach (Torvill & Dean, Regőczy & Sallay), dies after a fall at 83
  • Jun 27 Elaine Stewart, American actress and model (The Bad and the Beautiful, Take the High Ground), dies at 81
  • Jun 27 Gisèle Rabesahala, Malagasy politician (1st female minister) and human righter activist, dies at 82
  • Jun 27 Mike Doyle, English former footballer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 29 R. C. Alston, British bibliographer, dies at 78
  • 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