On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2013

Deaths 1 - 200 of 536

Patti Page

Jan 1 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American pop singer ("With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming"; "Tennessee Waltz") dies at 85

  • Jan 1 Christopher Martin-Jenkins, British cricket journalist & broadcaster (President MCC; BBC Radio), dies of cancer at 67
  • Jan 2 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Uruguayan soccer goalkeeper (36 caps; Atlético Mineiro), dies from a respiratory illness at 67
  • Jan 2 Ned Wertimer, American actor (The Jeffersons), dies from complications from a fall at 89
  • Jan 2 Margaret A. Brewer, American soldier & first female general officer in US Marine Corps, dies at 82
  • Jan 2 Rod Hicks, American bassist (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), dies at 71
  • Jan 3 Sergiu Nicolaescu, Romanian film director, dies from surgical complications at 82
  • Jan 3 M S Gopalakrishnan, Indian Carnatic violinist, dies at 81
  • Jan 4 Sammy Johns, American country artist, dies at 66
  • Jan 4 Derek Kevan, English footballer, dies at 77
  • Jan 4 Tony Lip [Frank Anthony Vallelonga], American author and actor (Sopranos, Donnie Brasco, Good Fellas), dies at 82
  • Jan 4 Yevgeny Pepelyaev, Soviet fighter pilot, dies at 94
  • Jan 5 Bruce McCarty, American architect, dies at 92
  • Jan 5 Sybil Michelow, South-African contralto and composer, dies at 87
  • Jan 6 Neil Adcock, South African cricket fast bowler (26 Tests, 104 wickets @ 21.10), dies from bowel cancer at 81
  • Jan 7 Fred L. Turner, American businessman (CEO of McDonalds, 1977-2004), dies from complications of pneumonia at 80
  • Jan 8 Kenojuak Ashevak, Canadian Inuit artist, dies from lung cancer at 85
  • Jan 8 Jeanne Manford, American gay rights activist, dies at 92
  • Jan 9 James M. Buchanan, American economist (Nobel Memorial 1986), dies at 93
  • Jan 10 Evan Connell, American author, dies at 88
  • Jan 11 Aaron H. Swartz, American computer programmer, dies from an apparent suicide at 26
  • Jan 11 Lars Werner, Swedish communist leader, dies at 77
  • Jan 11 Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (Swept Away; Flash Gordon: Summer Night), dies from pancreatic cancer at 71
  • Jan 13 Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969), dies from complications from a stroke at 76
  • Jan 14 Giorgio Alverà, Italian bobsledder, dies at 69
  • Jan 14 Conrad Bain, Canadian actor (Maude, Diff'rent Strokes), dies from natural causes at 89
  • Jan 15 Nagisa Oshima, Japanese film director and screenwriter, dies at 80
  • Jan 15 Daphne Anderson, British actress (Beggar's Opera; Hobson's Choice), dies at 90
  • Jan 15 Jennings Michael Burch, American writer (They Cage the Animals at Night), dies at 71
  • Jan 15 Yuli Turovsky, Russian-Canadian cellist (Borodin Trio, 1976-91), conductor (I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra, 1983-2011), and teacher, dies at 73 [1]
  • Jan 15 Mario Kuri-Aldana, Mexican composer, and teacher, dies at 81
  • Jan 15 (Jesús) "Chucho" Castillo, Mexican bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC, 1970), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • Jan 16 Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 81
  • Jan 16 Abigail Van Buren [Pauline Phillips], American columnist and radio show host known for "Dear Abby" advice column, twin sister of fellow advice columnist Ann Landers (Eppie Lederer), dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 94
  • Jan 17 Robert F. Chew, American actor, dies from heart failure at 52
  • Jan 17 Lizbeth Webb, English soprano, dies at 86
  • Jan 19 Anatoly Bannik, Ukrainian chess master, dies at 91

Stan Musial

Jan 19 Stan Musial, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (24 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1942, 44, 46; NL MVP 1943, 46, 48; 7 × NL batting champion; St Louis Cardinals), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

  • Jan 20 Freddie Williams, Welsh motorcycle speedway champion, dies at 86
  • Jan 20 Bob Engemann, American singer, (The Lettermen), dies at 77
  • Jan 21 Michael Winner, English film director and producer (Death Wish), dies at 77
  • Jan 21 Alden Winship Clausen, American banker (President of World Bank), dies at 89
  • Jan 21 Michael Adamis, Greek electro-acoustic music composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 22 Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer, dies from leukaemia at 64
  • Jan 22 Ellen Blazer [Esther Clara Blazer], Dutch TV director (Sonja), dies at 81
  • Jan 25 Zekkariyas [Cecil Womack], American soul songwriter, singer, and record producer (Womack & Womack - "Teardrops"), dies at 64
  • Jan 26 Hiroshi Nakajima, Japanese doctor, dies at 84
  • Jan 26 Edwin London, American horn player, conductor (Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Ineluctable Modality Choir), and composer (Dream Thing on Biblical Episodes), dies at 83
  • Jan 28 Eddy Choong, Malaysian badminton player (Thomas Cup 1955), dies at 82
  • Jan 28 Bobby Sharp, American piano player, songwriter (“Unchain My Heart”), and drug rehab counselor, dies at 88
  • Jan 29 Frank Hahn, British economist, dies at 87
  • Jan 30 Patty Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 94
  • Jan 30 Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 31 Timir Pinegin, Russian sailor (Olympic gold 1960), dies at 85
  • Feb 1 Paul Holmes, New Zealand radio and TV broadcaster, dies from prostate cancer and heart problems at 62

Ed Koch

Feb 1 Ed Koch, American congressman and New York City Mayor (1977-89), dies of heart failure at 88

  • Feb 1 Vladimir Yengibaryan, Armenian boxer (Olympic gold light welterweight 1956), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 80
  • Feb 1 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian musicologist, educator, and composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 2 Chris Kyle, American sniper, is shot at 38
  • Feb 2 Walter Francis Sweeney, American NFL guard (San Diego Chargers), dies from pancreatic cancer at 71
  • Feb 2 John Kerr, American actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum), dies at 81
  • Feb 2 Pepper Paire, American National Women's Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (1948 AAGPBL All-Star Team), dies at 88
  • Feb 3 Cardiss Collins, American politician (first African-American woman to represent the Midwest in Congress), dies at 81
  • Feb 4 Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82
  • Feb 4 Reg Presley [Reginald Ball], English rock vocalist (Troggs - "Wild Thing"; "Love Is All Around"), and songwriter, dies from lung cancer at 71
  • Feb 4 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), dies at 80
  • Feb 4 Theresia van der Pant, Dutch sculptor, dies at 88
  • Feb 5 Stuart Freeborn, English motion picture make-up artist, dies at 98
  • Feb 5 Egil Hovland, Norwegian composer, dies at 88
  • Feb 5 Paul Tanner, American trombonist (Glenn Miller Orchestra), developer and player of the Electro-Theremin (The Beach Boys - "Good Vibrations"; "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times"), and educator (UCLA), dies of pneumonia at 95
  • Feb 5 Dietrich Manicke, German composer, dies at 89
  • Feb 8 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropoulos Prize, 1964, Oregon Symphony, 1980-2003), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Feb 9 Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-born American martial artist, dies at 99
  • Feb 10 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist (The Man Inside) and animator (Underdog), dies of a heart attack at 85
  • Feb 10 Eugenio Trias, Spanish philosopher, dies at 70
  • Feb 11 Rick Huxley, British rock guitarist (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), dies from emphysema at 72
  • Feb 12 Hennadiy Udovenko, Ukrainian politician and diplomat (UN General Assembly President, 1997-98), dies at 81

Tony Sheridan

Feb 16 Tony Sheridan, British singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with The Beatles ("My Bonnie"), dies at 72

  • Feb 17 Richard Briers, English actor, dies from emphysema at 79
  • Feb 17 Mindy McCready, American country singer, commits suicide by gunshot at 37
  • Feb 18 Kevin Ayers, British progressive rocker (Soft Machine; Joy of a Toy), dies at 68
  • Feb 18 Elspet Gray, Lady Rix, Scottish actress (4 Weddings & a Funeral, Solo, Tokyo), dies at 83
  • Feb 18 Damon Harris, African-American soul singer (The Temptations-My Girl) dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • Feb 19 Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist (Nobel 1996), dies at 75
  • Feb 19 Donald Richie, American-born author and (Japanese) film critic, dies at 88
  • Feb 19 Manfred Niehaus, German composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 20 Antonio Roma, Argentinian footballer, dies at 80
  • Feb 22 Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Dutch speed skater, dies at 74
  • Feb 22 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor (Vienna Symphony, 1960-70; Philadelphia Orchestra, 1993-2003), and pianist, dies aged 89
  • Feb 25 C Everett Koop, American pediatric surgeon, health administrator and 13th US Surgeon General (1982-89), dies at 96
  • Feb 25 "Dangerous" Dan Toler, American rock guitarist (Dickey Betts; Allman Brothers), dies of ALS at 64
  • Feb 27 Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), dies at 78
  • Feb 27 Stephane Hessel, German-born French diplomat, dies at 95
  • Feb 27 Dale Robertson, American actor (Death Valley Days, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Iron Horse), dies at 89
  • Feb 27 Richard Street, American R&B musician (The Temptations), dies at 70
  • Feb 28 Bruce Reynolds, English criminal, dies at 81
  • Feb 28 Donald A. Glaser, American physicist (Nobel 1960), dies at 86
  • Mar 1 Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dies from pancreatic cancer at 69
  • Mar 1 Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests West Indies & 3 Tests New Zealand), dies at 88
  • Mar 1 Rafael Puyana, Colombian baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957), dies at 81
  • Mar 3 Bobby Rogers, American vocalist, dies from complications from diabetes at 73
  • Mar 4 Fran Warren, American singer, dies at 87

Hugo Chávez

Mar 5 Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela, dies from respiratory failure at 58

  • Mar 6 Sabine Bischoff, German fencer (Olympic gold 1984), dies at 54
  • Mar 6 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country artist, dies from natural causes at 77
  • Mar 6 Alvin Lee, English rocker, dies from complications from surgery at 68
  • Mar 7 Peter Banks [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), dies of heart failure at 65
  • Mar 7 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), dies at 90
  • Mar 7 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, dies of pneumonia at 82
  • Mar 7 Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect, dies at 92
  • Mar 12 Clive Burr, English drummer, dies from complications from multiple sclerosis at 56
  • Mar 13 Ducky Detweiler, American MLB player, dies at 94
  • Mar 13 Malachi Throne, American actor, dies at 84
  • Mar 14 Jack Greene, American country artist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • Mar 14 Mirja Hietamies, Finnish skier, dies at 82
  • Mar 15 Booth Gardner, American politician, dies from Parkinson's disease at 76
  • Mar 15 Terry Lightfoot, British clarinetist and bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen), dies at 77
  • Mar 16 Frank Thornton, British actor (Are You Being Served?, Last of the Summer Wine), dies from natural causes at 92
  • Mar 16 Bobby Smith, American R&B singer (The Spinners), dies from complications of influenza and pneumonia at 76
  • Mar 17 Jan van Houwelingen, Dutch politician (Undersecretary of Defense (CDA), dies at 73
  • Mar 18 Muhammad Mahmood Alam, Pakistani general and fighter ace, dies at 77
  • Mar 19 Harry Reems, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 65
  • Mar 19 Bud Palmer, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and sportscaster, dies at 91
  • Mar 20 James Herbert, British horror writer, dies at 69

Chinua Achebe

Mar 21 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian poet and novelist (Things Fall Apart), dies at 82

  • Mar 22 Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter (200m world record), dies from cancer at 60
  • Mar 22 Derek Watkins, British trumpet player and composer (The Spy Who Loved Me, Skyfall), dies of cancer at 68
  • Mar 22 Aya Zikken, Dutch author (Atlasvlinder, Rameh), dies at 93
  • Mar 22 Gerardo Gandini, Argentinian pianist and composer (Laberynthus Johannes), dies at 76
  • Mar 23 David Bond, British sailor, dies at 90
  • Mar 23 Virgil Trucks, American MLB pitcher (two-time All Star), dies at 95
  • Mar 24 Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author, dies at 86
  • Mar 25 Lou Sleater, American MLB pitcher, dies from lung disease at 86
  • Mar 25 Anthony Lewis, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize 195,1963) & author, dies from kidney and heart failure at 85
  • Mar 26 Tom Boerwinkle, American NBA player, dies at 67
  • Mar 26 Don Payne, American television and screenwriter, dies from bone cancer at 48
  • Mar 26 Yury Rudov, Soviet fencer, dies at 82
  • Mar 27 Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian speed skater, dies from trauma due to a fall at 90
  • Mar 28 Richard Griffiths, British actor, dies from complications from heart surgery at 65
  • Mar 28 Soraya Jiménez, Mexican weightlifter, dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Mar 28 Hugh McCracken, American session guitarist (Aretha Franklin; Paul McCartney; Steely Dan; Billy Joel; John Lennon), dies of luekemia at 70
  • Mar 30 Phil Ramone [Rabinowitz], American 14-time Grammy Award-winning music producer (Burt Bacharach; Paul Simon; Billy Joel; Tony Bennett), and studio owner (co-founded A&R Recording), dies from an aortic aneurysm at 79
  • Mar 30 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher, 1951-63, (New York Yankees, and 3 other teams), 3X All-Star, Cy Young and World Series MVP, 1958, dies from liver cancer at 82
  • Apr 1 Nicolae Martinescu, Romanian Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic gold 100kg 1972), dies at 73
  • Apr 1 Jack Pardee, American College Football Hall of Fame linebacker (Texas A&M; NFL: LA Rams, Washington Redskins) and coach (Houston Oilers), dies at gallbladder cancer at 76
  • Apr 2 Jesús Franco, Spanish film director and writer, dies from complications from a stroke at 82
  • Apr 2 Milo O'Shea, Irish character actor (Barbarella, Staircase and Mass Appeal, Romeo & Juliet), dies at 86
  • Apr 2 Chuck Fairbanks, American football coach (New England Patriots 1973-78; University of Oklahoma 1967-72, University of Colorado 1979-81), dies from brain cancer at 79
  • Apr 3 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American novelist and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary failure at 85
  • Apr 3 Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), dies at 95
  • Apr 4 Carmine Infantino, American comic book artist, dies at 87
  • Apr 4 Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league hooker, captain, coach (25 Tests; St. George), dies at 80
  • Apr 4 Roger Ebert, American film critic (Pulitzer Prize 1975), dies of cancer at 70
  • Apr 7 Marty Blake, NBA executive (GM Atlanta Hawks, NBA Director of Scouting), dies at 86
  • Apr 7 Les Blank, American documentary filmmaker, dies at 77
  • Apr 7 John St Aubyn, 4th Baron St Levan, English peer (St Michael's Mount), dies at 94
  • Apr 7 Andy Johns, British sound engineer and record producer (Humble Pie; Free; Joe Satriani), dies at 62
  • Apr 8 Annette Funicello, American actress (Mickey Mouse Club; Beach Blanket Bingo), and singer ("Tall Paul"). dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70
  • Apr 8 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song; The Violet Seller), dies at 85
  • Apr 9 David Hayes, American sculptor, dies from leukemia at 82
  • Apr 9 Zao Wou-Ki, Chinese French painter (Juin-Octobre 1985), dies at 93
  • Apr 10 Jimmy Dawkins, American electric blues musician, dies at 76
  • Apr 10 Robert Edwards, British physiologist, IVF pioneer, and Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Apr 10 Raymond Boudon, French sociologist, dies at 79
  • Apr 11 Grady Hatton, American baseball player and manager, dies from natural causes at 90
  • Apr 11 Hilary Koprowski, Polish virologist and immunologist, dies at 96

Maria Tallchief

Apr 11 Maria Tallchief, American prima ballerina (The Nutcracker), dies at 88

  • Apr 11 Jonathan Winters, American comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy), dies from natural causes at 87
  • Apr 11 Angela Voigt, East German long jumper (Olympic gold 1976), dies at 61
  • Apr 12 Robert Byrne, American grand chess master, dies from Parkinson’s disease at 84
  • Apr 12 Michael France, American screenwriter, dies from complications from diabetes at 51
  • Apr 12 Marv Harshman, American basketball hall of fame coach (Pacific Lutheran, Wash State, Washington), dies at 95
  • Apr 13 Chi Cheng, American Bassist (Deftones), dies at 42
  • Apr 13 Frank Bank, American actor (Lumpy-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 71
  • Apr 13 Bernhard Krol, German hornist and composer (Figaro Metamorphoses), dies at 92 [1]
  • Apr 13 Stephen Dodgson, British composer, dies at 89
  • Apr 14 John S Ragin, American actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME), dies at 83
  • Apr 14 Sir Colin Davis, British conductor (Covent Garden, 1970-85; Bavarian Radio Symphony, 1983-93; London Symphony, 1995-2006), dies at 85
  • Apr 14 Dennis Moran, American computer hacker, dies from overdose at 30
  • Apr 15 Sal Castro, Mexican-American activist, dies from thyroid cancer at 79
  • Apr 15 Richard LeParmentier, American actor (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), dies at 66
  • Apr 15 Jean-François Paillard, French conductor, dies at 85
  • Apr 17 Bi Kidude, Tanzanian Taarab singer, dies at c. 100
  • Apr 17 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), dies at 91
  • Apr 18 Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, American musician (Parliament-Funkadelic collective), dies of liver failure at 60
  • Apr 18 Storm Thorgerson, British graphic designer & music video director (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, The Cranberries), dies of cancer at 69
  • Apr 19 Mike Denness, English cricket batsman and captain (28 Tests, top score 188), dies from cancer at 72
  • Apr 19 Patrick Garland, British director (Doll House), dies at 78
  • Apr 19 François Jacob, French biologist and bacteriologist (Nobel 1965), dies at 92
  • Apr 19 Allan Arbus, American actor and photographer (M*A*S*H, Greaser's Palace, Curb Your Enthusiasm), dies of congestive heart failure at 95
  • Apr 20 Howard Phillips, American politician, dies from dementia and Alzheimer's disease at 72
  • Apr 20 Nosher Powell, English actor and boxer, dies at 84
  • Apr 20 Struther Arnott, Scottish molecular biologist and chemist (cancer research), dies at 78
  • Apr 21 Leopold Engleitner, Austrian Holocaust survivor, dies at 107

Shakuntala Devi

Apr 21 Shakuntala Devi, Indian writer and mental calculator known as the "Human Computer", stops calculating at 83 due to complications from severe respiratory problems

  • Apr 21 Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer- songwriter (Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"), dies of breast cancer at 53
  • Apr 21 Jean-Michel Damase, French pianist and composer, dies at 85