Famous People Who Died in 2011 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 566

  • May 1 Ted Lowe, English snooker commentator (Pot Black, BBC), dies at 90

Osama bin Laden

May 2 Osama bin Laden, Islamic militant and founder of al-Qaeda, shot and killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan by navy seals during Operation Neptune Spear at 54

  • May 3 Jackie Cooper, American actor and director (Skippy, Superman), dies at 88
  • May 3 Sergo Kotrikadze, Georgian footballer (b. 1936)
  • May 3 Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor (b. 1927)
  • May 4 Mary Murphy, American actress (A Man Alone, Maggie-Investigators), dies at 80
  • May 4 Sada Thompson, American actress (Family, Pursuit of Happiness), dies at 83
  • May 5 Arthur Laurents, American playwright (West Side Story: Gypsy), and screenwriter (Rope; Anastasia), dies at 93
  • May 5 Claude Choules, British-Australian sailor and last surviving combat veteran of both World War I and World War II, dies at 110
  • May 5 Dana Wynter, German-English actress (Airport; Invasion of the Body Snatchers), dies at 79
  • May 5 Yosef Merimovich, Israeli football player, 1948-58, and manager, 1958-89, dies at 86
  • May 7 "Big" George Webley, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician, dies of a heart attack at 53
  • May 7 Allyson Hennessy, Trindadian television presenter
  • May 7 John Walker [Maus], American rock vocalist (Walker Brothers - "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)"), dies of liver cancer at 67

Seve Ballesteros

May 7 Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88, US Masters 1980, 83), dies of brain cancer at 54

  • May 8 Cornell Dupree, American jazz and R&B session guitarist (Atlantic Records - Aretha Franklin), dies of emphysema at 68
  • May 8 Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (WBA, WBC, The Ring bantamweight title 1968-69; first Indigenous Australian to win a world title), dies at 62
  • May 9 Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist, dies at 26
  • May 11 (Eugene) "Snooky" Young, American jazz trumpeter who mastered the plunger mute, dies at 92
  • May 12 Harry Danielsen, Norwegian educator and politician, dies at 74
  • May 13 Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist (Beaux Arts Trio), dies at 95
  • May 13 Bruce Ricker, American jazz and blues documentarian (Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser), dies at 68
  • May 13 Derek Boogaard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1982)
  • May 13 Jack Richardson, Canadian record producer (The Guess Who), dies at 81
  • May 15 Bob Flannigan, American jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), dies at 84
  • May 16 Bill Skiles, American comic (b. 1931)
  • May 16 Bob Davis, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)
  • May 16 Edward Hardwicke, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 78

Harmon Killebrew

May 17 Harmon Killebrew, American Baseball HOF utility (13 × MLB All-Star; AL MVP 1969; 6 × AL HR leader; Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins), dies from esophageal cancer at 74

  • May 19 Garret FitzGerald, Irish politician and former Taoiseach (b. 1926)
  • May 19 Kathy Kirby, English singer (Secret Love), dies at 72
  • 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; WWE Hall of Fame), 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 Leonora Carrington, British-Mexican Surrealist artist dies aged 94
  • May 25 Paul Splittorff, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (KC Royals), dies of oral cancer at 64
  • May 25 Terry Jenner, Australian cricket spin bowler (9 Tests, 24 wickets; WA CA, SA CA), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • 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 Gill Scott-Heron, American writer, poet and singer ("Whitey on the Moon"), dies at 62
  • May 27 Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (Taxi - "Bobby"; Grease - "Kenickie"; Babylon 5 - "Zack"), dies of pneumonia and sepsis at 60
  • May 27 Margo Dydek, Polish basketball player (b. 1974)
  • May 29 Bill Clements, American politician, Governor of Texas (1987-91), dies at 94
  • May 29 Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian politician, President of Hungary (b. 1931)
  • May 29 Sergei Bagapsh, Abkhazian president (b. 1949)
  • May 29 Simon Brint, British comic actor, musician, and television composer (French and Saunders; A Bit of Fry & Laurie; Monarch of the Glen), takes his own life at 60
  • 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 Giorgio Tozzi, American operatic bass (dubbed vocals of Emile de Becque for "South Pacific" film), dies at 88
  • May 30 Rosalyn Yalow, American medical physicist (Nobel 1977), dies at 89
  • May 31 Andy Robustelli, American NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants), dies at 85
  • May 31 Pauline Betz Addie, American tennis player (5 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 91
  • 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 Kevorkian

Jun 3 Jack Kevorkian, 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 Nielsen

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

  • Jun 11 Seth Putnam, American extreme heavy metal guitarist and vocalist, dies of 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
  • Jul 1 Leslie Brooks, American actress (b. 1922)
  • Jul 2 Itamar Franco, 33rd President of Brazil (1992-94), dies at 81
  • 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 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 7 Josef Suk, Czech concert violinist (Artist of Merit, 1977), violist, and namesake of composer grandfather, dies of prostate cancer at 81

Betty Ford

Jul 8 Betty Ford, 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 Writer (b. 1916)
  • 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 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 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
  • 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 2 DeLois Barrett Campbell, American gospel singer (Barrett Sisters), dies at 85
  • Aug 3 Allan Watkins, Welsh cricket all-rounder, (15 Tests, England @ 40.15, 11 wickets; Glamorgan), dies at 89
  • 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 4 Mark Duggan is shot by police in London at 29, sparking widespread riots
  • Aug 4 Naoki Matsuda, Japanese Soccer player (b. 1977)
  • Aug 5 Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician (Deputy Prime Minister of Poland), dies at 57
  • Aug 5 Zyzz [Aziz Shavershian], Kurdish-Russian-Australian bodybuilder and model, dies of heart attack in a sauna at 22
  • Aug 6 Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and National Scientist of the Philippines, dies at 99
  • Aug 6 Mark Hatfield, American politician (29th Governor of Oregon), dies at 89
  • 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 7 Nancy Wake, New Zealand-born World War II secret agent (Special Operations Executive), dies at 98
  • 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 [Pekka Tammilehto], Finnish blues singer, and guitarist, dies of lung cancer at 58
  • 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 15 Eric Dempster, New Zealand cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, TS 47, 2 wickets; Wellington CA), dies at 86
  • Aug 15 Rick Rypien, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 27
  • Aug 16 Pete Pihos, American Pro/College Football HOF end (Indiana University; 6 x Pro Bowl; 6 × First-team All-Pro; Philadelphia Eagles), dies at 87
  • 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 Jean-Charles Capon, French jazz cellist and composer (Confluence; Baroque Jazz Trio), dies at 75
  • Aug 22 Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (Leiber & Stoller - "Hound Dog"; "Jailhouse Rock"; "Is That All There Is?"), 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 22 Vicco von Bülow [Loriot], German comedian, cartoonist and film director (Unsere Besten), dies at 87
  • Aug 23 John Howard Davies, British child actor (Oliver Twist), and television comedy producer and director (Monty Python's Flying Circus; Fawlty Towers; The Good Life), dies of cancer at 72
  • 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, English mountaineer (1st to climb Kangchenjunga, world's 3rd highest mountain), dies at 82
  • 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 27 Norman Frederick Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum), dies at 92
  • 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 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
  • Aug 31 Valery Rozhdestvensky, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 23), dies at 72
  • 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 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
  • Sep 7 Ruslan Salei, Belarusian ice hockey defenceman (917 NHL games; 48 internationals), dies in Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash at 36

Cliff 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 Anjali Gupta, Indian Air Force officer (b. 1975)
  • Sep 11 Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver (b. 1984)
  • Sep 12 Alexander Galimov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1985)
  • Sep 12 Frits Castricum, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA), dies at 64