Famous People Who Died in June 2014

  • Jun 1 Ann B. Davis, American stage and screen actress (Bob Cummings Show - "Schultzy"; The Brady Bunch - "Alice"), dies from subdural hematoma incurred in a fall at 88
  • Jun 1 Valentin Mankin, Ukrainian yachtsman (Olympic gold, USSR, Finn class 1968), dies at 75
  • Jun 3 Elodie Lauten [Genevieve Schecroun], French-American composer (The Death of Don Juan), dies of cancer at 63
  • Jun 4 Don Zimmer, American baseball infielder (2 × All-Star, Chicago Cubs; World Series 1955, 59 LA Dodgers) and manager (NL Manager of the Year 1989 Chicago Cubs), dies from heart failure at 83
  • Jun 5 Chris Burger, South African cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58), dies at 78
  • Jun 6 Eric Hill, British children's books author and illustrator (Where's Spot), dies at 86
  • Jun 6 Lee Hyla, American contemporary classical composer (Mythic Birds of Saugerties; Pre-Pulse Suspended), and music professor (New England Conservatory; Northwestern University), dies of pneumonia at 61
  • Jun 7 Norman Willis, English union leader (General Secretary of the UK's Trades Union Congress), dies at 81
  • Jun 8 Billy McCool, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), dies at 69
  • Jun 8 Ivo Vinco, Italian operatic bass singer, dies at 86
  • Jun 9 Bob Welch, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1990; Oakland A's; World Series 1981, 89, 2001), dies from a broken neck at 57
  • Jun 9 Gerd Zacher, German composer and organist, dies at 84
  • Jun 9 Rik Mayall, English actor & comedian, dies from cardiac arrest at 56
  • Jun 10 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 54 wickets, HS 101; NSWCA), dies of liver problems exacerbated by a fall at 62
  • Jun 11 Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor, dies of cancer at 80
  • Jun 11 Ruby Dee, American actress (A Raisin in the Sun; American Gangster), dies at 91

Chuck NollChuck Noll (1932-2014)

Jun 13 American NFL coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), dies of natural causes at 82

  • Jun 14 Francis Matthews, British actor (Paul Temple, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons), dies at 86
  • Jun 14 Rodney Thomas, American NFL running back, dies at 41
  • Jun 14 Sam Kelly [Roger Michael Kelly], English actor ('Allo 'Allo!, Porridge), dies of cancer at 70

Casey KasemCasey Kasem (1932-2014)

Jun 15 American radio personality (creator of American Top 40) and the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, dies from Lewy body dementia at 82

  • Jun 15 Daniel Keyes, American author (Flowers for Algernon), dies from complications from pneumonia at 86
  • Jun 15 Jacques Bergerac, French actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun) and business executive (Revlon), dies at 87
  • Jun 16 Pierre D'Archambeau, American concert violinist, dies at 87
  • Jun 16 Tony Gwynn, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, 1982-2001; 8X NL batting champion; 15x All-Star (San Diego Padres), dies of salivary gland cancer at 54
  • Jun 17 Patsy Byrne, English actress, dies at 80
  • Jun 18 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), dies at 85
  • Jun 18 Michael Frederick, Barbadian cricketer (one Test WI v England 1954, scored 0 & 30), dies at 87
  • Jun 19 Gerry Goffin, American Hall of Fame lyricist, dies at 75
  • Jun 22 Felix Dennis, English publisher and poet (Dennis Publishing), dies at 67
  • Jun 22 Teenie Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, dies from complications from emphysema at 68
  • Jun 24 Eli Wallach, American actor, dies at 98
  • Jun 25 Harry Hookway, Chief Executive of the British Library (1973-84), dies at 93
  • Jun 27 Bobby Womack, American R&B singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer ("It's All Over Now"; "Woman's Got to Have It"; "Across 110th Street"), dies at 70
  • Jun 28 Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and writer (Long Season), dies at 84
  • Jun 28 Meshach Taylor, American actor, dies from colorectal cancer at 67
  • Jun 28 Seymour Barab, American cellist (Philip Glass Ensemble), and composer of fairy tale operas (Little Red Riding Hood), dies at 93
  • Jun 29 John Freeland, Legal advisor UK foreign office and judge at the European Court of Human Rights, dies at 86
  • Jun 30 Bob Hastings, American actor, dies from prostate cancer at 89
  • Jun 30 Paul Mazursky, American film director and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary cardiac arrest at 84