Famous Deaths in October 2013

  • Oct 1 Tom Clancy, American author (Rainbow Six, The Hunt for Red October), dies aged 66
  • Oct 4 Vo Nguyen Giap (Võ Nguyên Giáp), Vietnamese general and politician, dies at 102
  • Oct 6 Will Ogdon, American composer, dies at 92
  • Oct 7 Patrice Chéreau, French opera director and actor (Danton), dies from lung cancer at 68
  • Oct 8 Andy Pafko, American baseball player, dies at 92
  • Oct 8 Rod Grams, American politician and television anchor, dies from cancer at 65
  • Oct 8 Philip Chevron, Irish musician, dies from esophageal cancer at 56
  • Oct 9 Stanley Kauffmann, American playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), dies at 97
  • Oct 9 Wilfried Martens, Belgian Prime Minister, dies from pancreatic cancer at 77
  • Oct 9 Mark "Chopper" Read, Australian criminal and crime author (Chopper: From the Inside), dies from liver cancer at 58
  • Oct 10 Scott Carpenter, American astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7), dies from complications from a stroke at 88
  • Oct 10 Kumar Pallana, Indian character actor and vaudevillian (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore), dies at 94
  • Oct 11 Stu Gilliam, American actor and comedian (Roll Out, Harris & Company), dies at 80
  • Oct 12 Oscar Hijuelos, American author, dies from a heart attack at 62
  • Oct 12 Eduard Martsevich, Soviet-Russian actor and People's Artist of the RSFSR, dies at 76
  • Oct 15 Peter Miles, British Army officer, businessman and courtier in the Household of Elizabeth II, dies at 89
  • Oct 15 Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1982-84), dies at 90
  • Oct 16 Ed Lauter, American actor, dies from mesothelioma at 74
  • Oct 18 Bill Young, American politician, dies from complications from a back injury at 82
  • Oct 18 Allan Stanley, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 87
  • Oct 18 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), dies from complications from a stroke at 84
  • Oct 18 Mary Carver [Carvellas], American actress (Simon & Simon, Star Trek: Enterprise), dies at 89
  • Oct 19 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Oct 21 Major R Owens, American politician, dies at 77
  • Oct 25 Marcia Wallace, American actress, dies from pneumonia at 70
  • Oct 25 Hal Needham, American stuntman, dies from cancer at 82

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Oct 25 Bill Sharman, American basketball player, dies from complications from a stroke at 87

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  • Oct 25 Nigel Davenport, British actor (Without a Clue, Masada), dies at 85
  • Oct 27 Lou Reed, American musician, dies from liver disease at 71
  • Oct 28 Ike Skelton, American politician, dies from pneumonia at 81
  • Oct 30 Frank Wess, American jazz musician, dies from a heart attack at 91
  • Oct 30 Pete Haycock, English guitarist, dies at 62