Famous People Who Died in April 2013

  • 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 1 Nicolae Martinescu, Romanian Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic gold 100kg 1972), dies at 73
  • 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 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 3 Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), dies at 95
  • Apr 3 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American novelist and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary failure at 85
  • 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 Andy Johns, British sound engineer and record producer (Humble Pie; Free; Joe Satriani), dies at 62
  • Apr 7 John St Aubyn, 4th Baron St Levan, English peer (St Michael's Mount), dies at 94
  • Apr 7 Les Blank, American documentary filmmaker, dies at 77
  • Apr 7 Marty Blake, NBA executive (GM Atlanta Hawks, NBA Director of Scouting), dies at 86
  • Apr 8 Annette Funicello, American actress (Mickey Mouse Club; Beach Blanket Bingo), and singer ("Tall Paul"). dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher (1925-2013)

Apr 8 British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1979-90), dies of a stroke at 87

  • 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 Raymond Boudon, French sociologist, dies at 79
  • Apr 10 Robert Edwards, British physiologist, IVF pioneer, and Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Apr 11 Angela Voigt, East German long jumper (Olympic gold 1976), dies at 61
  • 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

Jonathan WintersJonathan Winters (1925-2013)

Apr 11 American comedian (The Jonathan Winters Show, Mork & Mindy), dies from natural causes at 87

Maria TallchiefMaria Tallchief (1925-2013)

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

  • Apr 12 Marv Harshman, American basketball hall of fame coach (Pacific Lutheran, Wash State, Washington), dies at 95
  • Apr 12 Michael France, American screenwriter, dies from complications from diabetes at 51
  • Apr 12 Robert Byrne, American grand chess master, dies from Parkinson’s disease at 84
  • Apr 13 Bernhard Krol, German hornist and composer (Figaro Metamorphoses), dies at 92 [1]
  • 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 Lin Yang-kang, Taiwanese politician, dies at 85
  • Apr 13 Stephen Dodgson, British composer, dies at 89
  • Apr 14 Dennis Moran, American computer hacker, dies from overdose at 30
  • Apr 14 George Jackson, American rhythm & blues, rock, and southern soul songwriter (One Bad Apple; Old Time Rock and Roll), and singer, dies of cancer at 68
  • 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 15 Jean-François Paillard, French conductor, dies at 85
  • Apr 15 Jo Roland [Rolando Bonardelli], Swiss pop singer and TV personality (Rendez-vous), known as the 'Swiss Perry Como', dies at 80
  • Apr 15 Richard LeParmentier, American actor (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), dies at 66
  • Apr 15 Sal Castro, Mexican-American activist, dies from thyroid cancer at 79
  • Apr 16 George Beverly Shea, Canadian-American Grammy Award-winning gospel singer (Billy Graham Crusades, 1947-2013), dies at 104

Pat SummerallPat Summerall (1930-2013)

Apr 16 American NFL player (NY Giants) and CBS sportscaster, dies from cardiac arrest at 82

  • 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 Allan Arbus, American commercial photographer, and actor (M*A*S*H - "Dr. Sidney Freeman"; Greaser's Palace; Curb Your Enthusiasm), American actor and photographer (M*A*S*H, Greaser's Palace, Curb Your Enthusiasm), dies of congestive heart failure at 95
  • Apr 19 François Jacob, French biologist and bacteriologist (Nobel 1965), dies at 92
  • 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 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 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
  • Apr 21 Leopold Engleitner, Austrian Holocaust survivor, dies at 107

Shakuntala DeviShakuntala Devi (1929-2013)

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

  • Apr 22 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist & composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 22 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist who opened the Woodstock Festival ("Freedom"; "Here Comes The Sun"), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Apr 23 Robert W. Edgar, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 7th district), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • Apr 24 Larry Felser, American sports columnist, dies at 80
  • Apr 25 Rick Camp, American MLB pitcher, dies of natural causes at 59
  • Apr 25 Virginia Gibson, American actress, dies at 88
  • Apr 26 George Jones, American country singer-songwriter ("Golden Rings"; "Oh Lonesome Me"), dies from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81
  • Apr 26 Jacqueline Brookes, American actress (Jack & Mike, Another World), dies at 82
  • Apr 28 János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist, dies at 88
  • Apr 28 Lonnie Turner, American rock and blues bassist (Steve Miller Band - "Fly Like An Eagle"), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • Apr 29 John La Montaine, American composer, dies at 93