Famous Deaths in August 2013

  • Aug 3 Farman Fatehpuri [Syed Dildar Ali], Urdu scholar, linguist, critic and author, dies of natural causes at 87
  • Aug 4 Art Donovan, American football player, dies from a respiratory ailment at 89
  • Aug 5 George Duke, American Grammy-Award winning musician, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67
  • Aug 5 Shawn Burr, Canadian ice hockey player, dies from complications from a fall at 47
  • Aug 8 Regina Resnik, American operatic singer, dies at 90
  • Aug 8 Karen Black, American actress, dies from ampullary cancer at 74
  • Aug 9 John Logan, American MLB player, dies at 86
  • Aug 9 Glen Hobbie, American MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), dies at 77
  • Aug 10 Eydie Gorme, American singer, dies at 84
  • Aug 13 Tompall Glaser, American country singer, dies at 79
  • Aug 13 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), dies of cancer at 44
  • Aug 14 Allen Lanier, American rocker, dies from complications from COPD at 67
  • Aug 14 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, dies at 43
  • Aug 18 Dezső Gyarmati, Hungarian water polo player, dies at 85
  • Aug 19 José Sarria, American political activist, drag queen and 1st openly gay candidate for public office in the US (1961), dies of adrenal cancer at 90
  • Aug 20 Marian McPartland, British jazz pianist (Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz), dies at 95
  • Aug 20 Marian McPartland, English-born American Jazz musician, dies at 95
  • Aug 20 Elmore Leonard, American author, dies from complications from a stroke at 87
  • Aug 21 Sid Bernstein, American music producer/promoter, dies at 95
  • Aug 23 William Glasser, American psychiatrist, dies from respiratory failure from pneumonia at 88
  • Aug 23 David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), dies at 67
  • Aug 24 Julie Harris, American actress (Bell Jar, I Am a Camera, East of Eden), heart failure at 87
  • Aug 25 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • Aug 27 Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player, dies at 73
  • Aug 28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, dies at 79

Person of interestSeamus Heaney

Aug 30 Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature 1995), dies at 74

  • Aug 31 David Frost, British broadcaster, dies from a heart attack at 74