On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 2012

  • Jul 1 Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano, dies at 86
  • Jul 1 Loyd Gentry, American thoroughbred trainer (Kentucky Derby 1967 Proud Clarion), dies of heart failure at 86
  • Jul 2 Ben Davidson, American actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) and football player, dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • Jul 3 Andy Griffith, American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), dies from a heart attack at 86
  • Jul 4 Larance Marable, American jazz drummer (Charlie Haden's Quartet West; Stan Getz; Groove Holmes), dies at 83
  • Jul 4 Jimmy Bivins [James], American Hall of Fame boxer, dies from pneumonia at 92
  • Jul 4 Eric Sykes, British radio, stage and television comedy writer, actor and director (Goon Show, Sykes and A...), dies at 89
  • Jul 6 Charles David Ganao, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo, dies at 85

Ernest Borgnine

Jul 8 Ernest Borgnine, American actor (Ice station Zebra, Marty), dies from renal failure at 95

  • Jul 9 Terepai Maoate, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, dies from prostate cancer at 78
  • Jul 9 Eugênio de Araújo Sales, Brazilian Roman Catholic cardinal, dies at 91
  • Jul 12 Alimuddin, Pakistani cricket batsman (25 Tests, 2 x 100s, 7 x 50s; Rajputana, Karachi), dies at 81
  • Jul 13 Richard Darryl Zanuck, American Academy Award-winning film producer, dies from a heart attack at 77
  • Jul 13 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer and politician, dies from a heart attack at 71
  • Jul 14 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier, dies at 83
  • Jul 15 Celeste Holm, American actress (Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve), dies at 95
  • Jul 16 Jon Lord, English keyboardist and composer (Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Whitesnake), dies from a pulmonary embolism at 71
  • Jul 16 Kitty Wells [Ellen Deason], American country singer ("It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"), dies from complications after a stroke at 92
  • Jul 16 Bob Babbitt [Kreinar], Hungarian-American bassist (The Funk Brothers), dies of brain cancer at 74
  • Jul 17 William Raspberry, American columnist (Pulitzer 1994), dies at 76
  • Jul 17 Ilhan Mimaroglu, Turkish electronic music composer and musician, dies at 86
  • Jul 18 Rajesh Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor officially titled "The First Superstar of Indian cinema", dies of kidney problems at 69
  • Jul 19 Omar Suleiman, Egyptian general and intelligence officer, dies from a heart attack at 76
  • Jul 20 Dorothy Germain Porter, American golfer (US Curtis Cup winning captain 1966), dies at 88
  • Jul 20 Simon Ward, English actor, dies at 70
  • Jul 20 Sir Alastair Burnet [James William Alexander Burnet], British journalist and broadcaster (News at Ten), dies at 84
  • Jul 21 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, dies from cancer at 72
  • Jul 21 James D. Ramage, American Naval Aviator in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War, dies at 96
  • Jul 22 George A. Miller, American psychologist, dies at 92
  • Jul 22 Nan Merriman, American-Dutch singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orchestra), dies at 92

Sally Ride

Jul 23 Sally Ride, American astronaut and 1st American woman in space, dies of pancreatic cancer at 61

  • Jul 23 Robert Cage, American blues guitarist (From Lake Mary), dies at 75
  • Jul 24 Chad Everett [Raymon Lee Cramton], American actor (Medical Center, Airplane II), dies from lung cancer at 75
  • Jul 24 Sherman Hemsley, American actor (All in the Family; The Jeffersons; Amen), dies from natural causes at 74
  • Jul 24 John Atta Mills, Ghanaian President, dies at 68
  • Jul 24 Robert Ledley, American scientist (invented the CT scanner), dies at 86
  • Jul 26 Franz West, Austrian artist, dies at 65
  • Jul 27 Norman Alden, American character actor (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden), dies from natural causes at 87
  • Jul 27 R G Armstrong [Robert Golden], American actor (Predator, Dick Tracey, T.H.E. Cat), dies of natural causes at 95
  • Jul 27 Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • Jul 27 Tony Martin, American singer, dies from natural causes at 98
  • Jul 30 Maeve Binchy [Snell], Irish novelist (Light a Penny Candle), dies at 72
  • Jul 31 Gore Vidal, American author (Myra Breckinridge; Lincoln), dies from pneumonia at 86
  • Jul 31 Bobby Edwards [Moncrief], American country singer-songwriter ("You're The Reason"), dies at 86