On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 2014

  • Oct 1 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 66
  • Oct 4 Paul Revere, American musician, dies from cancer at 76

Person of interestJean-Claude Duvalier

Oct 4 Jean-Claude Duvalier "Baby Doc", Haitian dictator and deposed Haitian president-for-life (1971-86) infamous for his brutality, dies of a heart attack at 63

Dictator and President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier
Dictator and President of Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier
  • Oct 4 Konrad Boehmer, German-Dutch composer, dies at 73
  • Oct 5 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, singer, director and painter (Annie, The Wiz), dies at 84
  • Oct 6 Marian Seldes, American actress (A Delicate Balance, Father's Day), dies at 86
  • Oct 9 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer, dies from complications of dementia 89
  • Oct 9 Jan Hooks, American comedienne and actress (SNL, Designing Women), dies at 57
  • Oct 14 Elizabeth Peña, American actress, dies from cirrhosis at 55
  • Oct 15 Nobby Wirkowski, American-Canadian football player and coach (Toronto Argonauts), dies at 88
  • Oct 16 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer, dies from cardiac arrest at 72
  • Oct 16 John Spencer-Churchill, 11th duke of Marlborough, English large landowner, dies at 88
  • Oct 19 Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress, dies from colon cancer at 66
  • Oct 20 John Hoskyns, Policy Advisor to Margaret Thatcher (1979-82), dies at 87
  • Oct 20 Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 87
  • Oct 20 Lili Carati, Miss Italy 1975 and actress (Alcove), dies at 58
  • Oct 20 Oscar de la Renta, Domincan American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973), dies at 82

Person of interestBen Bradlee

Oct 21 Ben Bradlee, American editor, journalist, newspaper executive (Washington Post), dies at 93

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee
  • Oct 21 Gough Whitlam, Australian politician (Prime Minister, 1972-1975), dies at 98
  • Oct 23 Alvin Stardust, English singer, dies at 72
  • Oct 24 Marcia Strassman, American actress, dies from breast cancer at 66
  • Oct 25 Jack Bruce, Scottish bassist and singer-songwriter (Cream-White Room), dies at 71
  • Oct 26 Jeff Robinson, American baseball player, dies at 52
  • Oct 28 Galway Kinnell, American author, dies from leukemia at 87