Famous Deaths in May 2013

  • May 2 Jeff Hanneman, American guitarist, dies from liver failure at 49
  • May 3 Joe Astroth, American MLB player, dies at 90
  • May 4 Christian de Duve, British cytologist and biochemist, dies from euthanasia at 95
  • May 4 Morgan Morgan-Giles, British Naval officer and politician, dies at 98
  • May 6 Giulio Andreotti, Italian Prime Minister, dies at 94
  • May 7 George Sauer, Jr., American football player, dies from heart failure at 69
  • May 7 Ray Harryhausen, American movie special effect artist (Clash of Titans), dies at 92
  • May 8 Brian Forbes, English director and actor, dies at 86
  • May 8 Jeanne Cooper, American actress (Kay-The Young & Restless), dies at 84
  • May 8 Taylor Mead, American writer, actor and performer (Factory, Taylor Mead's Ass), dies at 88
  • May 9 Andrew Simpson, British sailor, dies after a yacht capsize at 36
  • May 11 Jack Butler, American football player, dies from complications from staph infection at 85
  • May 13 Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, dies from respiratory failure at 85
  • May 13 Chuck Muncie, American football running back, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • May 13 Vladimir Romanovsky, Soviet sprint canoer, dies at 56
  • May 16 Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986), dies at 79
  • May 16 Dick Trickle, American race car driver, commits suicide by gunshot at 71
  • May 16 Bernard Waber, American children's book author, dies from kidney failure at 88
  • May 16 Paul Shane, English comedian and actor, dies at 72
  • May 17 Alan O'Day, American rocker, dies from brain cancer at 72
  • May 17 Ken Venturi, American golfer and sports broadcaster, dies from multiple infections at 82
  • May 17 Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinean dictator, dies from complications from a fall at 87
  • May 18 Steve Forrest, American actor (SWAT), dies at 87
  • May 20 Ray Manzarek, American musician and keyboardist (The Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier), dies of cancer at 74
  • May 21 Trevor Bolder, British rock musician and record producer (Uriah Heep, The Spiders from Mars), dies from cancer at 62
  • May 22 Henri Dutilleux, French composer (Tout un monde lointain, L'arbre des songes), dies at 97
  • May 22 Fusilier Lee Rigby, British Army soldier, murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London by two Islamic terrorists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale
  • May 24 Ron Davies, Welsh footballer, dies at 70
  • May 24 Antonio Puchades, Spanish footballer (23 caps), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • May 25 Marshall Lytle, American Rock bassist, dies from lung cancer at 79
  • May 26 Jack Vance, American sci-fi author, dies at 96
  • May 27 Bill Pertwee, British actor (Dad's Army), dies at 86
  • May 29 Fran├žoise Blanchard, French actress, dies at 58
  • May 31 Tim Samaras, American tornado chaser, dies from tornado injuries at 55
  • May 31 Jean Stapleton, American actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family), dies at 90
  • May 31 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer (La Divina Infiel, The Shadow of the Bat), dies at 85