On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 2013

  • Aug 1 Dick Kazmaier, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1951; Unanimous All-American 1951; Princeton), dies from heart and lung disease at 82
  • 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 4 Sandy Woodward [John Forster], English admiral (British Naval Task Force, Falklands War), dies at 81
  • Aug 5 George Duke, American Grammy Award-winning jazz and funk keyboard player, and composer, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67
  • Aug 7 Kelly Garrett, American actress and singer (The Night That Made America Famous), dies of cancer at 69
  • Aug 8 Regina Resnik, American operatic singer, dies at 90
  • Aug 8 Karen Black, American actress (5 Easy Pieces, Pyx), 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 Gormé [Edithe Gormezano], American Grammy and Emmy Award-winning pop singer ("Blame It On The Bossa Nova"), American singer, dies at 84
  • Aug 11 Lamberto Puggelli, Italian stage and opera director (Spoleto Festival), dies at 75
  • Aug 13 (Thomas Paul) "Tompall" Glaser, American country singer ("Put Another Log on the Fire"), dies at 79
  • Aug 13 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), dies of cancer at 44
  • Aug 14 Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), dies from complications from COPD at 67
  • Aug 14 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, dies at 43
  • Aug 17 John Hollander, American poet and literary critic, dies at 83
  • 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 19 Cedar Walton, American hard bop jazz pianist (Jazztet; Art Blakey), and composer ("Mosaic"), dies at 79
  • Aug 20 Marian McPartland, British jazz pianist, and radio host (Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz), dies at 95
  • Aug 20 Elmore Leonard, American author (Glitz, Mr Majestyk, Touch, 52 Pick-Up), dies from complications from a stroke at 87
  • Aug 20 Richard Angas, British operatic bass singer (English National Opera, 1980-2000), dies at 71
  • Aug 21 Sid Bernstein, American music producer/promoter, dies at 95
  • Aug 21 C. Gordon Fullerton, American USMC Colonel, and NASA astronaut (STS-3; STS-51-F), dies at 76
  • Aug 22 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer and actress, dies at 62
  • 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 (The Bell Jar: I Am A Camera; East of Eden), dies of, heart failure at 87
  • Aug 25 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • Aug 26 Ruth S. White, American electronic music composer (Flowers Of Evil), dies at 87
  • Aug 27 Zelmo Beaty, American Basketball HOF center (2 × NBA All-Star; 3 × ABA All-Star; St Louis Hawks, Utah Stars, LA Lakers), dies at 73
  • Aug 28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, dies at 79

Seamus Heaney

Aug 30 Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature 1995), dies at 74 [1] [2]

  • Aug 30 Lotfollah "Lotfi" Mansouri, Persian opera director (Canadian Opera Company, 1976-88; introduced opera surtitles, 1983; San Francisco Opera, 1988-2001), dies at 84
  • Aug 31 David Frost, British broadcaster, dies from a heart attack at 74