Famous People Who Died in 2014 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 431

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sep 1 Jimi Jamison, American rock singer (Survivor - "High On You"), dies of a stroke at 63
  • Sep 2 Norman Gordon, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 20 wickets; Transvaal), dies at 103
  • Sep 4 Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor (Solaris, Goya or the Hard Way to Enlightenment), dies at 90

Joan RiversJoan Rivers (1933-2014)

Sep 4 American comedian and actress (Late Show, Hollywood Squares), dies at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords

  • Sep 4 Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologist (Gingham Girl), dies at 85
  • Sep 4 Włodzimierz Kotoński, Polish composer, dies at 89
  • Sep 8 Gerald Wilson, American jazz trumpeter, arranger (Jimmie Lunceford; Duke Ellington), orchestra leader, and teacher dies at 96
  • Sep 8 Magda Olivero, Italian soprano (Adriana Lecouvreur; La Voix Humaine), dies at 104
  • Sep 8 S. Truett Cathy, American businessman (founder of Chick-fil-A), dies at 93
  • Sep 9 Antonín Tučapský, Czech composer, teacher, and choral conductor, dies at 86
  • Sep 9 Denny Miller, American actor, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 80
  • Sep 9 Robert 'Trob' Young, Scottish musician (Primal Scream), found dead at 49
  • Sep 10 Oldřich František Korte, Czech composer, dies at 88
  • Sep 10 Richard Kiel, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Sep 11 Antoine Duhamel, French composer, dies at 89
  • Sep 11 Bob Crewe, American songwriter and producer ("Big Girls Don't Cry"), dies at 83
  • Sep 12 Donald Sinden, English actor, dies from prostate cancer at 90

Ian PaisleyIan Paisley (1926-2014)

Sep 12 First Minister of Northern Ireland (Democratic Unionist Party: 2007-08), loyalist politician and Protestant religious leader, dies at 88

  • Sep 12 Joe Sample, American jazz and session keyboardist and composer (The Jazz Crusaders), dies of mesothelioma at 75
  • Sep 12 Salah El Mahdi, Tunisian composer, conductor, musicologist, and artistic director, dies at 89
  • Sep 15 Nicholas Romanov, French-born pretender to the Russian throne, dies at 91
  • Sep 15 Timothy Mace, British cosmonaut, dies of cancer at 58
  • Sep 17 China Zorrilla, Uruguayan actress, filmmaker and writer, dies at 92
  • Sep 17 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, dies from complications from a heart attack at 77
  • Sep 19 Francisco Feliciano, Filipino conductor and composer (Pokpok Alimpako), dies at 73
  • Sep 20 Polly Bergen [Nellie Burgin], American actress, singer, television host, and writer (Winds of War - "Rhoda"; The Helen Morgan Story), dies of natural causes at 84
  • Sep 20 Rob Bironas, American football placekicker, 2005-13 (Tennessee Titans), dies in a car crash while intoxicated at 36
  • Sep 24 Deborah "Debs" Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire and the Chatsworth estate, one of the Mitford sisters, dies at 94
  • Sep 24 Stephen Sykes, Church of England bishop, dies at 75
  • Sep 27 Anna Davies, Italian philologist and Professor of Comparative Philology (Oxford U), dies at 77
  • Sep 27 James A Traficant Jr, American politician, dies at 73
  • Sep 28 Dannie Abse, Welsh writer and poet, dies at 91
  • Sep 29 Dan Goossen, American boxing promoter (Michael Nunn, Terry Norris, James Toney), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • Sep 30 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist & Nobel Laureate, dies from a heart attack at 87
  • Oct 1 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 66

Jean-Claude DuvalierJean-Claude Duvalier (1951-2014)

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

  • Oct 4 Konrad Boehmer, German-Dutch composer, dies at 73
  • Oct 4 Paul Revere [Dick], American rock organ player and pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders - "Kicks": "Indian Reservation"), dies of cancer at 76
  • Oct 5 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, singer, director and painter (Annie; The Wiz), dies at 84
  • Oct 5 Yuri "Petrovich" Lyubimov, Soviet and Russian director (Taganka Theatre), dies at 97
  • 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, 1986-94; Designing Women, 1991-93; 3rd Rock from the Sun, 1996-2000), dies of throat cancer at 57
  • Oct 10 Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, American pianist, composer, and educator, dies at 73
  • Oct 11 Mats Rondin, Swedish cellist, conductor, and educator, dies at 54
  • Oct 14 Elizabeth Peña, American actress, dies from cirrhosis at 55
  • Oct 14 Ikey Owens ,American keyboardist (The Mars Volta; Jack White), and producer, dies of a heart attack at 39
  • Oct 15 Nobby Wirkowski, American-Canadian football player and coach (Toronto Argonauts), dies at 88
  • Oct 16 John Spencer-Churchill, 11th duke of Marlborough, English large landowner, dies at 88
  • Oct 16 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer, dies from cardiac arrest at 72
  • Oct 18 Edward Regan, American Republican politician and Comptroller of New York (1979-93), dies at 84
  • Oct 18 Joanne Borgella, American plus-sized model and singer, dies of cancer at 32
  • Oct 19 Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress, dies from colon cancer at 66
  • Oct 19 Raphael Ravenscroft, British session saxophone player (Gerry Rafferty - "Baker Street"; Maxine Nightingale; Roger Waters), dies at 60
  • Oct 19 Stephen Paulus, American composer (To Be Certain of the Dawn) and co-founder of the American Composers Forum, dies of stroke complications at 65
  • Oct 20 John Hoskyns, Policy Advisor to Margaret Thatcher (1979-82), 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
  • Oct 20 Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 87

Ben BradleeBen Bradlee (1921-2014)

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

  • Oct 21 Gough Whitlam, Australian politician (Prime Minister, 1972-1975), dies at 98
  • Oct 23 Alvin Stardust [Bernard Jewry], English rock singer("Jealous Mind"), dies of prostate cancer at 72
  • Oct 24 Marcia Strassman, American actress (M*A*S*H; Welcome Back, Kotter - "Julie Kotter"), 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
  • Oct 31 Käbi Laretei, Estonian-Swedish concert pianist, dies at 92
  • Nov 1 Jackie Fairweather, Australian triathlete (ITU World Championships gold 1996), commits suicide at 46
  • Nov 1 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), dies at 48
  • Nov 2 (Bernard) "Acker" Bilk, British clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, dies at 85
  • Nov 4 George E. Slusser, American scholar, writer and Sci-Fic critic, dies at 75
  • Nov 5 Lane Evans, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1983-2007), dies at 63
  • Nov 6 Carole Mathews [Jean Deifel], American actress (The Californians, Swamp Women), dies at 94
  • Nov 6 Rick Rosas, American session and touring bassist (Neil Young; Joe Walsh; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • Nov 7 Gibson Kente, South African playwright and composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 8 Don Paul, 89, American football player, dies at 89
  • Nov 8 Philip M. Crane, American politician (Rep-R-IL, 1969-2005), dies at 84
  • Nov 11 Big Bank Hank [Henry Lee Jackson] American rapper (The Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper's Delight"), dies of cancer at 58
  • Nov 11 James Erb, American composer, arranger, and musicologist (Shenendoah), dies at 88
  • Nov 12 Marge Roukema, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), dies at 85
  • Nov 12 Richard Pasco, British actor (Gorgon, Arch of Triumph), dies at 88
  • Nov 12 Warren Clark, British actor, dies at 67
  • Nov 13 Alvin Dark, American baseball player and manager, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • Nov 14 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer, dies from esophageal cancer at 77
  • Nov 14 Jane Byrne, American politician and 50th Mayor of Chicago, dies at 81
  • Nov 15 (Bernard) "Bunny" Briggs, American tap dancer 'Duke's dancer', dies at 92
  • Nov 16 Ian Craig, Australian cricket batsman and captain (11 Tests; NSW), dies from cancer at 79
  • Nov 17 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer "(What Becomes of the Brokenhearted"), dies at 78
  • Nov 17 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player, dies from blood cancer at 73
  • Nov 18 Dave Appell, American musician, arranger, musical director (Ernie Kovacs), record producer (Charlie Gracie; The Orlons; Tony Orlando and Dawn), and songwriter, dies at 92

Mike NicholsMike Nichols (1931-2014)

Nov 19 German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), dies from cardiac arrest at 83

  • Nov 19 Ralph "Riff" West, American rock bassist (Molly Hatchet), dies at 64
  • Nov 20 Arthur Butterworth, British classical trumpet player and composer dies at 91
  • Nov 22 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, dies at 89
  • Nov 23 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player, dies at 98
  • Nov 25 Joanna Dunham, English actress (Possession, House the Dripped Blood), dies at 78
  • Nov 26 Frankie Fraser, English gangster who spent 42 years in jail, dies of complications related to surgery at 90
  • Nov 27 P. D. James [Phyllis Dorothy], Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime and mystery writer (Cover Her Face, Death in Holy Orders), dies at 94
  • Nov 27 Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer, dies in a coma after being hit by cricket ball 2 days earlier at 25
  • Nov 29 Mark Strand, American poet, editor and translator (Another Republic), dies at 80
  • Nov 30 Fred Catherwood, British politician, Vice President of the European Parliament (1989-1992), dies at 89
  • Nov 30 Go Seigen [Wu Qingyuan], Chinese-born Japanese Go master considered the greatest Go player in the 20th century, dies of natural causes at 100
  • Dec 1 (Moisés) "Mario" Abramovich, Argentinian tango and classical violinist (Sexteto Major, 1974-2014), dies at 88
  • Dec 2 Bobby Keyes, American Saxophonist, dies at 70
  • Dec 2 Don Laws, American figure skater and coach (Scott Hamilton, Patrick Chan, Tiffany Chin), dies from heart failure at 85

Jean BéliveauJean Béliveau (1931-2014)

Dec 2 Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1956, 64; Art Ross Trophy 1956; Conn Smythe Trophy 1965; record 17 Stanley Cups), dies at 83

  • Dec 2 Josie Cichockyj, British wheelchair athlete (wheelchair racing [WR 5,000m], basketball, tennis, table tennis), dies from cancer at 49
  • Dec 3 Ian McLagan, English rock keyboardist (Small Face; Faces), dies from a stroke at 69
  • Dec 3 Nathaniel Branden, Canadian-American psychotherapist, dies at 84
  • Dec 5 Luis Herrera de la Fuente, Mexican pianist, conductor (Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, 1954-72), and composer, dies at 90
  • Dec 5 Manuel De Sica, Italian composer, chiefly of film scores, dies of a heart attack at 65
  • Dec 6 Fred Hawkins, American golfer (US Masters 1958 runner-up), dies at 91
  • Dec 7 John Bartholomew Tucker, American TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), dies at 84
  • Dec 7 Ken Weatherwax, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 59
  • Dec 8 Knut Nystedt, Norwegian organist, choral composer, and conductor, dies at 99