On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2013 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 470

  • 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 Ken Venturi, American golfer, broadcaster (US Open 1964), dies from multiple infections at 82
  • May 17 Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinean dictator, dies from complications from a fall at 87
  • May 17 Alan O'Day, American singer and songwriter (Undercover Angel, over 100 songs for the Muppet Babies), dies of brain cancer at 72
  • May 17 Harold Shapero, American composer (9 Minute Opera), dies at 93
  • 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 20 Miloslav Kříž, Czech basketball coach (Czech Women's team, German Men's team), dies at 88
  • May 20 Robert DiDomenica, American flautist, composer and educator, dies at 86
  • May 21 Trevor Bolder, British rock musician and record producer (Uriah Heep, The Spiders from Mars), dies from cancer at 62
  • May 21 Frank Comstock, American orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show), dies at 90

  • 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 (29 Welsh caps), dies at 70
  • May 24 Antonio Puchades, Spanish soccer midfielder (23 caps; Valencia 256 games), 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 Françoise 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
  • Jun 2 John Gilbert, British politician and Minister (Labour), dies at 86
  • Jun 2 Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor, dies at 82
  • Jun 3 Frank Lautenberg, American Politician, dies from complications from pneumonia at 89
  • Jun 3 Deacon Jones, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (8 × Pro Bowl; 5 × First-team All-Pro; LA Rams, SD Chargers), dies from natural causes at 73
  • Jun 5 Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Irish paramilitary and political leader of Sinn Féin, dies at 80
  • Jun 6 Jerome Karle, American chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 94
  • Jun 6 Tom Sharpe, British satirist and author, dies from complications from diabetes at 85
  • Jun 6 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous when Wet), dies from natural causes at 91
  • Jun 7 Pierre Mauroy, Prime Minister of France (1981-84), dies from lung cancer at 84

  • Jun 8 Paul Cellucci, American politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 65
  • Jun 8 John Boyd [Boyd Bradfield Upchurch], American sci-fi author (The Last Starship from Earth), dies at 93
  • Jun 9 Iain Banks, Scottish author, dies from gallbladder cancer at 59
  • Jun 10 Barbara Vucanovich, American politician, dies at 91
  • Jun 11 Miller Barber, American golfer (11 PGA, 3 US Senior Open titles), dies from lymphoma at 82
  • Jun 11 Robert Fogel, American economic historian (Nobel Prize 1993), dies at 86
  • Jun 15 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist (Nobel 1982), dies from lymphoma at 77
  • Jun 15 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, dies from complications of a cardiac condition at 87
  • Jun 15 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, dies from respiratory failure at 90
  • Jun 16 Hans Hass, Austrian diving pioneer, dies at 94
  • Jun 18 Gene Freese, American MLB player, dies from complications of back surgery at 79
  • Jun 19 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), dies from heart failure at 90
  • Jun 19 Gyula Horn, Hungarian Prime Minister (1994-8), dies at 80

Person of interestJames Gandolfini

Jun 19 James Gandolfini, American actor (The Sopranos), dies from a heart attack at 51

  • Jun 19 Glyn England, British electrical engineer and CEO (CEGB, Windcluster Ltd), dies at 92
  • Jun 19 Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter (Psí vojáci - Dog Soldiers), dies at 48
  • Jun 21 Edgeworth Blair "Elliott" Reid, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies from heart failure at 93
  • Jun 23 Sharon Stouder, American swimmer, dies at 64
  • Jun 23 Richard Matheson, American author and screen writer, dies at 87
  • Jun 23 Bobby Bland, American blues and soul singer, dies at 83
  • Jun 24 Alan Myers, American rock drummer (Devo), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jun 24 Emilio Colombo, Italian Prime Minister (1970-72, dies at 93
  • Jun 26 Bert Stern, American photographer, dies at 83
  • Jun 27 Alain Mimoun, Algerian/French distance runner (Olympic marathon gold 1956; 3 x silver 1948, 52), dies at 92
  • Jun 28 Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler, dies at 55
  • Jul 1 William Gray III, American politician, dies from natural causes at 71
  • Jul 1 John Stanford, American college baseball coach/administrator (Middle Tennessee), dies at 77
  • Jul 1 William H. Gray III, American politician (Rep-D-PA, 1978-1991), dies at 71
  • Jul 2 Arlan Stangeland, American politician, dies at 83

Person of interestDouglas Engelbart

Jul 2 Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist (computer mouse, Engelbart's Law), dies at 88

Computer Scientist Douglas Engelbart
Computer Scientist
Douglas Engelbart
  • Jul 2 Sef Imkamp, Dutch politician, dies at 88
  • Jul 2 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 2 Anthony Llewellyn, Welsh-American scientist and NASA astronaut, dies at 80
  • Jul 2 Fawzia Fuad, Egyptian princess who became Queen of Iran as the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, dies at 91
  • Jul 3 Radu Vasile, Prime Minister of Romania (1998-99), dies at 70
  • Jul 7 Donald J. Irwin, American politician (32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut), dies from heart failure at 86
  • Jul 11 Eugene Wilkinson, American naval officer, dies at 94
  • Jul 11 Robert Crichton-Brown, Australian businessman and CEO (Rothmans International), dies at 93
  • Jul 12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), dies of pneumonia at 93
  • Jul 12 Alan Whicker, British journalist and TV broadcaster (Whicker's World), dies at 91

Person of interestCory Monteith

Jul 13 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • Jul 14 Matt Batts, American MLB player, dies at 91
  • Jul 15 Earl Gros, American NFL running back (Green Bay), dies at 72
  • Jul 16 Torbjorn Falkanger, Norwegian ski jumper who took the Olympic oath in 1952, dies at 85
  • Jul 16 Barun De, Indian historian, dies at 80
  • Jul 17 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, dies from natural causes at 84
  • Jul 19 Phil Woosnam, Welsh soccer striker, manager (Wales 17 caps, USA manager 1968), dies from prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease at 90
  • Jul 19 Bert Trautmann, German footballer, dies from heart failure at 89
  • Jul 19 Mel Smith, English comedian and author, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Jul 19 Poncie Ponce, American actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye), dies from heart failure at 80
  • Jul 22 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish soccer striker (38 caps; Hibernian 253 games, 185 goals), dies at 84
  • Jul 22 Dennis Farina, American actor, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 69
  • Jul 23 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from pneumonia at 84
  • Jul 23 Emile Griffith, American boxer, (world welterweight, middleweight & junior middleweight champion), dies of dementia complications at 75
  • Jul 25 Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), dies from cardiac arrest at 74

  • Jul 25 Mike Shipley, Australian audio engineer (Paper Airplane), commits suicide at 56
  • Jul 26 J. J. Cale, American rock guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Jul 26 Rolf Haufs, German writer , dies at 77
  • Jul 27 Lindy Boggs [Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs], American political administrator, dies from natural causes at 97
  • Jul 28 Eileen Brennan, American actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin), dies at 80
  • Jul 28 William Scranton, American politician, dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 96
  • Jul 28 George Scott, American MLB player, dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88
  • Jul 28 Frank Castillo, American MLB player, drowns at 44
  • Jul 28 Eileen Breenan, American actress, dies from bladder cancer at 80
  • Jul 28 William Scranton, American Republican Party politician and diplomat, dies at 96
  • Jul 29 Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian soccer striker (58 caps; El Nacional, Santos Laguna, América), dies from heart failure at 27
  • Jul 31 Michael Ansara, American actor (Broken Arrow, Centennial), dies at 91
  • 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 musician, 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 Gorme, American singer, dies at 84
  • Aug 13 Tompall Glaser, American country singer, 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 20 Marian McPartland, British jazz pianist (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 21 Sid Bernstein, American music producer/promoter, dies at 95
  • 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 (Bell Jar, I Am a Camera, East of Eden), heart failure at 87
  • Aug 25 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • Aug 27 Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player (St Louis Hawks, Utah Stars), dies at 73
  • Aug 28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, dies at 79

Person of interestSeamus Heaney

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

  • Aug 31 David Frost, British broadcaster, dies from a heart attack at 74

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 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 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, dies at 70
  • Sep 18 Richard C. Sarafian, American director and actor (Foley Square), dies from complications from pneumonia at 83

  • 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
  • Oct 1 Tom Clancy, American author (Rainbow Six, The Hunt for Red October), dies aged 66

Person of interestVõ Nguyên Giáp

Oct 4 Võ Nguyên Giáp, Vietnamese general (Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam War) and politician, dies at 102

North Vietnamese General Võ Nguyên Giáp
North Vietnamese General
Võ Nguyên Giáp
  • 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 (Pogues-Peace & Love), dies from esophageal cancer at 56
  • Oct 9 Stanley Kauffmann, American playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), dies at 97
  • Oct 9 Wilfried Martens, 44th Prime Minister of Belgium (1979-81, 1981-92), 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 novelist (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love), 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 (The Artist, The Number 23), 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 Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Stanley Cup 1962-64, 67; NHL All-Star 1960, 61, 66; Toronto Maple Leafs), 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 18 Allan Stanley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (4-times Stanley Cup winner), dies at 87
  • Oct 19 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Oct 20 Lawrence Klein, American economist who created computer models to forecast economic trends (1980 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences), dies at 93
  • Oct 21 Major R Owens, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1983-2007), dies at 77
  • Oct 21 Bud Adams Jr., American NFL team owner (Tennessee Titans), dies at 90
  • Oct 23 Bill Mazer, American sports broadcaster (New York institution in sports reporting; sports trivia expert), dies at 92
  • Oct 24 Héctor Quintanar, Mexican composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 25 Marcia Wallace, American actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), dies from pneumonia at 70
  • Oct 25 Hal Needham, American stuntman, dies from cancer at 82

Person of interestBill Sharman

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

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • 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 28 Tadeusz Mazowiecki, 1st Prime Minister of Poland (1989-90), dies at 86
  • Oct 30 Frank Wess, American jazz musician, dies from a heart attack at 91
  • Oct 30 Pete Haycock, English guitarist, dies at 62
  • Nov 2 Walt Bellamy, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA All-Star 1962–65; NBA Rookie of the Year 1962; Olympic gold 1960), dies at 74