On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2011 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 523

  • May 12 Harry Danielsen, Norwegian educator and politician, dies at 74
  • May 13 Jack Richardson, Canadian record producer (The Guess Who), dies at 81
  • May 13 Derek Boogaard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1982)
  • May 13 Bruce Ricker, American jazz and blues documentarian (Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser), dies at 68
  • May 13 Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist (Beaux Arts Trio), dies at 95
  • May 15 Bob Flannigan, American jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), dies at 84
  • May 16 Bob Davis, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)
  • May 16 Bill Skiles, American comic (b. 1931)
  • May 16 Edward Hardwicke, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 78

Person of interestHarmon Killebrew

May 17 Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (Minnesota Twins), dies at 74

Baseball Player Harmon Killebrew
Baseball Player
Harmon Killebrew
  • May 19 Garret FitzGerald, Irish politician and former Taoiseach (b. 1926)
  • May 19 Phyllis Avery, American actress (Ruby Gentry, George Gobel Show, Mr Novak), dies at 88
  • May 20 "Macho Man" Randy Savage, American pro wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • May 22 Ze'ev Wolfgang Steinberg, Israeli violist and composer, dies at 92
  • May 24 Huguette Clark, Heiress of the Clark Copper fortune, life-long reclusion from society. (b. 1906)
  • May 25 Paul Splittorff, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (KC Royals), dies of oral cancer at 64

  • May 25 Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer (b. 1944)
  • May 25 Leonora Carrington, British-Mexican Surrealist artist dies aged 94
  • May 26 Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author and playwright (b. 1920)
  • May 26 Ben Roberts, British industrial relations expert (London School of Economics), dies at 93
  • May 27 Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (Taxi - "Bobby"; Grease - "Kenickie"; Babylon 5 - "Zack"), dies of pneumonia and sepsis at 51
  • May 27 Margo Dydek, Polish basketball player (b. 1974)
  • May 27 Gill Scott-Heron, American writer, poet and singer ("Whitey on the Moon"), dies at 62
  • May 29 Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian politician, President of Hungary (b. 1931)
  • May 29 Bill Clements, American politician, Governor of Texas (1987-91), dies at 94
  • May 29 Sergei Bagapsh, Abkhazian president (b. 1949)
  • May 29 William "Bill" Roycroft, Australian equestrian 3 day (Olympic bronze 1976), dies at 96
  • May 30 Clarice Taylor, American actress (Nurse Bailey-Nurse), dies at 93
  • May 30 Rosalyn Yalow, American medical physicist (Nobel 1977), dies at 89
  • May 30 Giorgio Tozzi, American operatic bass (dubbed vocals of Emile de Becque for "South Pacific" film), dies at 88
  • May 31 Andy Robustelli, American NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants), dies at 85
  • 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 (b. 1942)
  • 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/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
  • Jul 1 Leslie Brooks, American actress (b. 1922)
  • Jul 2 Itamar Franco, 33rd President of Brazil (1992-94), dies at 81
  • Jul 4 Otto von Habsburg, last crown prince of Austria-Hungary and MEP (1979-1999), dies at 98
  • 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 NFL tight end (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 8 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (Home Alone, Deranged, The Great Gatsby), dies of a stroke at 87
  • Jul 8 Mary Fenech Adami, First Lady of Malta (b. 1933)

Person of interestBetty Ford

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

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • Jul 9 Don Ackerman, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • Jul 9 Facundo Cabral, Argentine musician (b. 1937)
  • 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 Sherwood Schwartz, American Television Writer (b. 1916)
  • Jul 12 David Carr, English rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), dies at 67
  • 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 19 Sheila Burrell, British actress (Black Orchid, Paranoiac, Laughter in Dark), dies at 89
  • Jul 19 Karen Khachaturian, Russian composer, dies at 90
  • 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

Person of interestAmy Winehouse

Jul 23 Amy Winehouse, 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 Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
  • Jul 24 Dan Peek, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America), dies at 60
  • Jul 24 Jane White, African-American actress and singer (Strange Fruit, Once Upon a Mattress), dies at 88
  • Jul 25 Mihalis Kakogiannis, Cypriot filmmaker (b. 1922)
  • Jul 25 Michael Cacoyannis, Greek film director (Zorba the Greek, Trojan Women), dies at 90
  • Jul 26 Margaret Olley, Australian artist (b.1923)
  • Jul 27 Bejaratana Rajasuda, Princess of Thailand (b. 1925)
  • Jul 27 Richard Rutt, English bishop of Leicester, dies at 85
  • Jul 27 Ágota Kristóf, Hungarian writer (The Notebook), dies at 75
  • 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 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
  • Aug 2 DeLois Barrett Campbell, American gospel singer (b. 1926)
  • Aug 2 Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-American immunologist (Nobel 1980 - discovery of genes that regulate immune responses and of the role that some of these genes play in autoimmune diseases), dies at 90
  • Aug 2 Clarence E. Miller, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1967-93), dies at 93
  • Aug 3 Bubba Smith, American College Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Michigan State; Pro Bowl 1970, 71; First Team All Pro 1971; Super Bowl 1971; Baltimore Colts) and actor (Police Academy), dies of acute drug intoxication and heart disease at 66
  • Aug 3 Allan Watkins, Welsh cricket all-rounder, (15 Tests, England @ 40.15, 11 wickets; Glamorgan), dies at 89
  • Aug 4 Naoki Matsuda, Japanese Soccer player (b. 1977)
  • Aug 4 Mark Duggan is shot by police in London at 29, sparking widespread riots
  • Aug 5 Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician (Deputy Prime Minister of Poland), dies at 57
  • Aug 6 Mark Hatfield, American politician (29th Governor of Oregon), dies at 89
  • Aug 6 Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and National Scientist of the Philippines, dies at 99

  • Aug 7 Nancy Wake, New Zealand-born World War II secret agent (Special Operations Executive), dies at 98
  • Aug 7 Hugh Carey, American politician and attorney (Gov-D-NY), dies at 92
  • Aug 7 Marshall Grant, American bassist (Johnny Cash's Tennessee Two), dies at 83
  • Aug 11 Jani Lane [John Oswald], American heavy metal rock songwriter, and singer (Warrant - "Cherry Pie"), dies of acute alcohol poisoning at 47
  • Aug 12 Robert Robinson, British television presenter (Ask The Family, Call My Bluff) (b. 1927)
  • Aug 13 Topi Sorsakoski, Finnish musician (b. 1952)
  • Aug 14 Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director known as the "Elvis Presley of India" (Amaran, Brahmachari, Vidhaata), dies of chronic renal failure at 79
  • Aug 19 Gun Hägglund, Swedish news presenter (b. 1932)
  • Aug 19 Raúl Ruiz, Chilean filmmaker (Three Sad Tigers), dies at 70
  • Aug 22 Jack Layton, Canadian politician, dies at 61
  • Aug 22 Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (Leiber & Stoller), dies at 78
  • Aug 22 Nickolas "Nick" Ashford, American songwriter, record producer ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough"; "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"), and singer (Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"), dies of throat cancer at 70
  • Aug 23 June Wayne, American artist and lithographer (Tamarind Lithography Workshop), dies at 93
  • Aug 24 Mike Flanagan, American baseball pitcher (b. 1951)
  • Aug 26 George Band, British mountaineer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 26 John McAleese, British SAS Trooper, Team leader during 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege (b. 1949)
  • Aug 27 Nico Minardos, Greek-American actor (The Twilight Zone; Twelve Hours to Kill), dies at 81
  • Aug 28 Bernie Gallacher, British footballer (Aston Villa) (b. 1967)
  • Aug 28 George Green, American songwriter ("Hurts So Good", "Rain On The Scarecrow"), dies of lung cancer at 59
  • Aug 29 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, dies at 96
  • Aug 31 Wade Belak, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1976)
  • Aug 31 Valery Rozhdestvensky, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 23), dies at 72
  • Aug 31 Peter Twiss, British test pilot (breaking the World Air Speed Record and being the first person to exceed 1,000 mph in flight), dies at 90
  • Sep 2 Felipe Camiroaga, Chilean character animator, Chile (b. 1966)
  • Sep 2 Roberto Bruce, Chilean journalist (b. 1979)

  • Sep 4 Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)
  • Sep 6 Wardell Quezergue, American jazz, blues, and funk composer, arranger, record producer and bandleader, known as the "Creole Beethoven", dies at 81
  • Sep 7 Ruslan Salei, Belarusian ice hockey defenceman (917 NHL games; 48 internationals), dies in Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash at 36
  • Sep 7 Brad McCrimmon, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1979-97 (Philadelphia Flyers; Calgary Flames and 4 others), dies as head coach of KHL Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, along with most of the team, in a plane crash enroute to his first game, at 52

Person of interestCliff Robertson

Sep 10 Clifford "Cliff" Robertson, American actor (Charly, Spider-Man) and spokesman for AT&T, dies at 88

  • Sep 11 Andy Whitfield, Welsh actor (Spartacus), dies of cancer at 39
  • Sep 11 Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver (b. 1984)
  • Sep 11 Anjali Gupta, Indian Air Force officer (b. 1975)
  • Sep 12 Frits Castricum, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA), dies at 64
  • Sep 12 Alexander Galimov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1985)
  • Sep 13 DJ Mehdi, French hip hop and electro producer (b. 1977)
  • Sep 13 Walter Bonatti, Italian climber (b. 1930)
  • Sep 15 Frances Bay, Canadian actress (b. 1919)
  • Sep 17 Colin Madigan, Australian architect (b. 1921)
  • Sep 18 Kurt Sanderling, German conductor (East Berlin Symphony 1960-77), dies at 98
  • Sep 19 Thomas Capano, attorney, criminal (b. 1949)
  • Sep 19 Johnny Răducanu, Romanian jazz pianist (b. 1931)
  • Sep 19 Ctirad Kohoutek, Czech composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 20 Burhanuddin Rabbani, President of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996. (b. 1940)
  • Sep 20 Robert Whitaker, British photographer whose work was used on Beatles and Cream album covers, dies at 71
  • Sep 21 Pamela Ann Rymer, American federal appellate judge (b. 1941)
  • Sep 21 Troy Anthony Davis, American high-profile death row inmate and human rights activist (executed) (b. 1968)
  • Sep 21 Jun Henmi, Japanese writer and poet (b. 1939)
  • Sep 23 Stuart J. Byrne, American sci-fi author (Star Man, God Man), dies at 97

Person of interestWangari Maathai

Sep 25 Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and political activist, founder of the Green Belt Movement, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (2004) and Indira Gandhi Peace Prize (2006), dies from ovarian cancer at 71

Environmentalist Wangari Maathai
Environmentalist
Wangari Maathai

  • Sep 25 Gusty Spence, Northern Irish loyalist politician and leader of the paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), dies at 78
  • Sep 26 Bob Cassilly, American Artist and Founder of the St. Louis City Museum (b. 1949)
  • Sep 27 Dave Hill, American golfer (13 PGA Tour titles), dies of emphysema at 74
  • Sep 27 Johnny "Country" Mathis, American country singer (b. 1933)
  • Sep 29 Sylvia Robinson, American singer (Mickey & Sylvia - "Love Is Strange"; solo - "Pillow Talk"), record producer, and record label executive (Sugar Hill Records), dies of congestive heart failure at 76
  • Sep 30 Anwar al-Awlaki, American-born terrorist and islamist militant (b. 1971)
  • Sep 30 Marv Tarplin American guitarist and songwriter (The Miracles , 1958-1973 - "The Tracks of My Tears"), dies at 70
  • Oct 1 Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey center, football winger, golfer, golf course designer, dies of a hip infection at 80
  • Oct 1 Johnny Schmitz, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1946, 48; NL saves leader 1946), dies at 90
  • Oct 1 David Vickerman Bedford, British composer and educator, dies at 74
  • Oct 5 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), dies at 67
  • Oct 5 Charles Napier, American actor (Night Stalker, Rambo), dies at 75
  • Oct 5 Derrick Bell, American legal scholar and civil rights advocate (b. 1930)

Person of interestSteve Jobs

Oct 5 Steve Jobs, American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, dies of respiratory arrest related to cancer at 56

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • Oct 6 Diane Cilento, Australian actress (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man), dies at 78
  • Oct 6 Brad Felt, American jazz tuba and euphonium player, composer, and bandleader, dies of pancreatic cancer at 55
  • Oct 7 Ramiz Alia, the former communist leader and first president of the Albanian pluralist (b. 1925)
  • Oct 7 George Baker, Bulgarian-born British actor (I, Claudius, Goodbye Mr Chips, Curse of the Fly), dies at 80