On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 2013

Person of interestTommy Morrison

Sep 1 Tommy Morrison, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title 1993) and actor (Rocky V), dies from AIDS at 44

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • Sep 2 Frederik Pohl, American sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Gateway, Bipohl), dies at 93
  • Sep 2 Paul Scoon, Grenadian politician (2nd Governor-General of Grenada (1978-92)), dies at 78
  • Sep 2 David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), dies at 87
  • Sep 2 Ronald Coase, British economist (Nobel Prize in Economics 1991), dies at 102
  • Sep 3 Ariel Castro, Puerto Rican-born American criminal famous for kidnapping 3 women between 2002-4, commits suicide 1 month into his life sentence at 53
  • Sep 5 Willie Frazier, American football tight end (AFL All-Star 1965, 67, 69; All-Pro 1965; Houston Oilers, San Diego Chargers), dies at 71
  • Sep 7 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 7 Fred Katz, American classical and jazz cellist (Chico Hamilton Quintet), and composer (Roger Corman films), dies at 84
  • Sep 10 Clay Shaw, American politician (Rep-R-FL, 1981-2007), dies from lung cancer at 74

Person of interestRay Dolby

Sep 12 Ray Dolby, sound expert/inventor (Dolby noise limiting system), dies of leukemia at 80

Inventor Ray Dolby
Inventor
Ray Dolby
  • Sep 12 Ray Milton Dolby, American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR, dies of leukemia at 80
  • Sep 13 James Bradford, American heavyweight weightlifter (Olympic silver 1952, 56), dies at 84
  • Sep 14 Rock Casares, American football player, dies at 82
  • Sep 14 Stefan Wewerka, German architect and sculptor, dies at 84
  • Sep 16 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), dies at 69

  • Sep 17 Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, dies from heart failure at 88
  • Sep 18 Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer who had 3 famous fights with Muhammad Ali, dies at 70
  • Sep 18 Richard C. Sarafian, American director and actor (Foley Square), dies from complications from pneumonia at 83
  • Sep 18 Lisa Otto, German soprano (Berlin State Opera, 1951-85), dies at 93
  • Sep 19 Gerrie Mühren, Dutch soccer midfielder (10 caps; Ajax, Volendam), dies from myelodysplastic syndrome at 67
  • Sep 19 Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (President of Nintendo, 1949-2003, owner of Seattle Mariners), dies at 85
  • Sep 21 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, dies at 93
  • Sep 22 David Hubel, Canadian-born American neurologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Sep 23 Ruth Patrick, American botanist and limnologist, dies at 105
  • Sep 23 Hugo Raes, Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea), dies at 84
  • Sep 27 Gates Brown, American MLB player (Detroit Tigers: 1963-75), dies at 74
  • Sep 27 Jay Robinson, American actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop), dies at 83
  • Sep 28 Jonathan Fellows-Smith, South African cricket all-rounder (4 Tests), dies at 81
  • Sep 29 L. C. Greenwood, American football player, dies from kidney failure at 67