Famous Deaths in February 2013

  • Feb 1 Sir Paul Holmes, New Zealand media broadcaster, dies from prostate cancer and heart problems at 62
  • Feb 1 Ed Koch, American congressman and New York City Mayor (1977-89), dies from heart failure at 88
  • Feb 1 Vladimir Yengibaryan, Armenian welterweight boxer (Olympic gold, 1956), dies at 80
  • Feb 2 Chris Kyle, American sniper, is shot at 38
  • Feb 2 Walter Francis Sweeney, American NFL guard, dies from pancreatic cancer at 71
  • Feb 2 John Kerr, American actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum), dies at 81
  • 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 Maurice Ball], English rock vocalist (Troggs-Wild Thing) and songwriter, dies from lung cancer at 71
  • Feb 4 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), dies at 80
  • Feb 5 Stuart Freeborn, English motion picture make-up artist, dies at 98
  • Feb 8 James DePreist, American conductor, dies at 76
  • Feb 9 Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-born American martial artist, dies at 99
  • Feb 10 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist and animator, dies at 85
  • Feb 10 Eugenio Trias, Spanish philosopher, dies at 70
  • Feb 11 Rick Huxley, English guitarist, dies at 72

  • Feb 12 Hennadiy Udovenko, Ukranian politician and diplomat (UN General Assembly President, 1997-98), dies at 81

Person of interestTony Sheridan

Feb 16 Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with The Beatles, dies at 72

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • 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, English rocker, dies at 68
  • Feb 18 Elspet Gray, Lady Rix, Scottish actress (4 Weddings & a Funeral, Solo, Tokyo), dies at 83
  • Feb 18 Damon Harris, American soul singer, 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 and pianist, dies aged 89
  • Feb 25 Charles Koop, American pediatric surgeon, health administrator and 13th US Surgeon General (1982-89), dies at 96
  • Feb 25 C. Everett Koop, 13th US Surgeon General (1982-89), dies at 96
  • 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