Famous People Who Died in August 2014

  • Aug 2 Rosetta Hightower, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"), dies at 70
  • Aug 4 James Brady, U.S. press secretary (wounded during Reagan assassin attempt), dies at 73
  • Aug 4 Walter Massey, Canadian stage and screen actor (Shoestring Theatre; Arthur), dies at 85
  • Aug 5 Arvind Apte, Indian cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test), dies at 79
  • Aug 5 Chapman Pincher, British journalist and author (about secret service), dies at 100
  • Aug 5 Jesse Leonard Steinfeld, 11th US Surgeon General (1969-73), dies at 87
  • Aug 6 LeRoy Pearce, American collegiate athlete and college football coach, 1950-70 (University of Miami, University of Tennessee, University of Arkansas, and 3 others), dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 86
  • Aug 8 Charles Keating, English actor, dies from lung cancer at 72
  • Aug 8 Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer (Kakadu), dies at 85
  • Aug 9 Edwin "Ed" Nelson, American actor (Peyton Place, A Long Came a Spider), dies of heart failure at 85
  • Aug 9 Michael Brown, American shooting victim whose death provoked nationwide protests and civil unrest, shot dead by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson at 18
  • Aug 10 Graham Gedye, New Zealand cricket batsman (4 Tests 1964), dies at 85

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams (1951-2014)

Aug 11 American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Jumanji, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting), commits suicide by hanging himself at 63

  • Aug 12 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), dies of a stroke at 89
  • Aug 13 Frans Brüggen, Dutch flautist, recorder player, and conductor (Orchestra of the 18th Century), dies at 79
  • Aug 15 Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player, dies at 81
  • Aug 15 Licia Albanese, Italian-American operatic soprano (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1940-66), dies at 105
  • Aug 18 Don Pardo, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live), dies at 96
  • Aug 18 Jim Jeffords, American politician (Senator-R+I-Vermont 1989-2007, Rep-R-VT, 1975-89), dies at 80
  • Aug 20 B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga advocate, dies at 95

Richard AttenboroughRichard Attenborough (1923-2014)

Aug 24 English actor and director (Gandhi, Young Winston), dies at 90

  • Aug 27 (Alexander) "Sandy" Wilson, British theatrical composer and lyricist (The Boy Friend; Divorce Me, Darling!), dies at 90
  • Aug 27 Yehezkel Braun, Israeli composer (Shir ha-shirim), dies of natural causes at 92
  • Aug 28 Bill Kerr, South African-born Australian actor (Hancock's Half Hour), dies at 92
  • Aug 28 Glenn Cornick, British rock bassist (Jethro Tull, 1967-70; Wild Turkey), dies from heart failure at 67
  • Aug 29 Björn Waldegård, Swedish rally driver (World Rally Championship 1979), dies from cancer at 70
  • Aug 31 Jimi Jamison, American rocker (Survivor), dies of a heart attack at 63