Famous People Who Died in July 2014

  • Jul 1 Jean Garon, Quebec economist and politician, dies at 76
  • Jul 1 Oscar C. Yatco, Filipino violinist and conductor, dies at 82
  • Jul 1 Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, dies at 76
  • Jul 2 Louis Zamperini, American World War II veteran whose story of capture by the Japanese inspired the movie "Unbroken", dies at 97
  • Jul 5 Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian, dies at 82
  • Jul 5 Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), dies from esophageal cancer at 89
  • Jul 6 Kathy Stobart, British jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, and teacher, dies of a stroke at 89

Alfredo Di StéfanoAlfredo Di Stéfano (1926-2014)

Jul 7 Argentine soccer forward (Spain 31 caps, Argentina 6, Colombia 4; European Cup 1956-60; Real Madrid) and manager (European Cup Winners' Cup: 1980 Valencia), dies from a heart attack at 88

Eduard ShevardnadzeEduard Shevardnadze (1928-2014)

Jul 7 President of Georgia (1995-2003) and Soviet Foreign Minister (1985-90), dies at 86

  • Jul 7 Richard "Dick" Jones, American actor ("Pinocchio "- Pinocchio, The Frontiersman), dies at 87

Eileen FordEileen Ford (1922-2014)

Jul 9 American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), dies from complications of meningioma and osteoporosis at 92

  • Jul 11 Charlie Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra; Quartet West), dies at 76
  • Jul 11 Tommy Ramone [Tamás Erdélyi], Hungarian-American rock drummer and bassist (Ramones), dies of bile duct cancer at 65
  • Jul 12 Kenneth J. Gray, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1955-74, 85-89), dies at 89
  • Jul 13 Lorin Maazel, American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1972-82; Orchestre National de France, 1977-91; NY Philharmonic 2001-09), dies at 84
  • Jul 13 Nadine Gordimer, South African author & Nobel laureate, dies at 90
  • Jul 13 Thomas Berger, American novelist, dies at 89
  • Jul 14 Alice Coachman, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1948), dies of cardiac arrest at 90
  • Jul 15 James MacGregor Burns, American political writer (The Lion & the Fox), dies at 95
  • Jul 16 Johnny Winter, American Hall of Fame blues musician, dies at 70
  • Jul 17 Elaine Stritch, American stage and screen actress (30 Rock; Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, dies in her sleep at 89
  • Jul 17 Henry Hartsfield Jr, American USAF Colonel, and NASA astronaut (STS-4; STS-41-D; STS-61-A), dies of complications from back surgery at 80
  • Jul 17 Ross Burden, New Zealand celebrity chef, dies at 45
  • Jul 19 James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), dies of acute myocardial infarction at 86
  • Jul 19 Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress, dies at 21
  • Jul 23 Dora Bryan [Broadbent], British stage and screen actress (A Taste of Honey), novelty singer ("All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle"), and hotelier dies at 91
  • Jul 23 Heinz Martin Lonquich, German pianist, conductor, composer (The Silence of John of Nepomuk; Where year and day don't count), and clergyman, dies at 77
  • Jul 24 Ik-Hwan Bae, South Korean-American violinist (Bargemusic, 1982-95) and educator (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 1999-2014), dies of cancer at 57
  • Jul 25 Bel Kaufman, American author (Up the Down Staircase), dies at 103
  • Jul 25 Carlo Bergonzi, Italian operatic tenor, dies at 90
  • Jul 25 Salah Abu Hassanein, leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing, dies in Israeli airstrike
  • Jul 28 Jon Erikson, American swimmer 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981), dies at 58
  • Jul 28 Margot Adler, American journalist, dies from endometrial cancer at 68
  • Jul 29 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74
  • Jul 30 Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), dies at 71