On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2015 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 492 of 492

  • Oct 27 Betsy Drake, French-born American actress and writer (Every Girl Should be Married), dies at 92
  • Oct 29 Murphy Anderson, American comic artist (DC Comics), dies at 89
  • Oct 30 Albert "Al" Molinaro, American actor (The Odd Couple, Happy Days), dies from illness at 96
  • Oct 30 Mel Daniels, American professional basketball player (Hall of Fame 2012), dies at 71
  • Oct 31 Gus Savage, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1981- 93), dies at 90
  • Oct 31 Gregg Palmer [Palmer Edvind Lee], American actor (Scream, To Hell & Back), dies at 88
  • Nov 1 Fred Thompson, US senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire), dies at 73
  • Nov 2 Mike Davies, Welsh tennis player, entrepreneur and administrator (ED ATP; GM ITF; Grand Slam Cup creator), dies from mesothelioma at 79
  • Nov 2 Colin Welland, British screenwriter (Chariots of Fire) and actor (Straw Dogs), dies at 81
  • Nov 3 Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi politician (supported US 2003 invasion), dies at 71
  • Nov 3 Tom Graveney, England cricket batsman (79 Tests; top score 258; 732 first class games), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88
  • Nov 3 Howard Coble, American politician (Rep-R-NC, 1985-2015), dies at 84
  • Nov 4 Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), dies of cancer at 65
  • Nov 5 Guido Masanetz, German composer (In Frisco ist der Teufel Los), dies at 101
  • Nov 6 Yitzhak Navon, President of Israel (1978-83), dies at 94
  • Nov 7 Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-born American actor (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), dies of cancer at 68

  • Nov 9 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records ("Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"), dies at 85
  • Nov 10 Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of West Germany (SPD, 1974- 82), dies at 96
  • Nov 10 Pat Eddery, Irish jockey (won Epsom Derby 3x), dies at 63
  • Nov 10 Allen Toussaint [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Mother-in-Law), dies at 77
  • Nov 10 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist who designed the IBM mainframe, dies at 92
  • Nov 10 Tim [Itimous Thaddeus] Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95) dies at 89
  • Nov 10 Robert Craft, American conductor and friend of Stravinsky, dies at 92
  • Nov 11 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motörhead), dies from liver failure at 61
  • Nov 12 Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer and goalkeeper, dies of cancer at 32
  • Nov 14 Warren Mitchell, English actor (Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part), dies at 89
  • Nov 14 Nick Bockwinkel, American professional wrestler (WCW/AWA), dies at 80
  • Nov 15 Cynthia Payne, English brothel madam, dies at 82
  • Nov 15 Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor (The Chess Players, Gandhi), dies at 86
  • Nov 16 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich, dies at 86
  • Nov 16 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 89
  • Nov 16 David Canary, American actor (Bonanza, All My Children), dies at 77

Person of interestJonah Lomu

Nov 18 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union winger (youngest ever All Black, 63 internationals), dies of a heart attack linked to kidney disease at 40

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • Nov 18 Mal Whitfield, American track athlete (Olympic 3 gold, silver & bronze 1948, 52), dies at 91
  • Nov 18 Jim Slater, British financier and writer, dies at 86
  • Nov 19 Armand [Herman van Loenhout], Dutch singer (Blommenkinders), dies at 69

  • Nov 19 Rex Reason, American actor (This Island Earth, Man Without a Gun, Roaring 20s), dies at 86
  • Nov 20 Keith Michell, Australian actor and theater director (6 Wives of Henry VIII), dies at 88
  • Nov 20 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), dies at 82
  • Nov 21 Bob Foster, American boxer (world light-heavyweight champion 1968-74), dies at 76
  • Nov 21 Ken Johnson, American MLB player - 1st pitcher to lose a complete game nine-inning no-hitter, dies at 82
  • Nov 21 Germán Robles, Spanish-Mexican film, theater, television, and voice actor (El Vampiro), dies at 86
  • Nov 22 Kim Young-sam, politician and activist - President of South Korea (1993-98), dies at 87
  • Nov 23 Douglass North, American economist, (Nobel Prize Economic Sciences 1993), dies at 95
  • Nov 24 Oļģerts Grāvītis, Latvian-Soviet composer, dies at 89
  • Nov 26 Alexander Kholminov, Russian composer, dies at 90
  • Nov 28 Olene Walker, American politician (R), 1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), dies at 85
  • Nov 28 Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, dies of cancer at 67
  • Nov 28 Marjorie Lord [Wollenberg], American actress (Make Room for Daddy, Sherlock Holmes in Washington), dies of natural causes at 97
  • Nov 29 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor, dies at 92
  • Nov 29 Joe Marston, Australian soccer defender (1954 FA Cup Final), dies at 89
  • Nov 30 Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (Carnival Night), dies at 88
  • Nov 30 Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese soldier and Manga artist (GeGeGe no Kitarō), dies at 93
  • Nov 30 Marcus Klingburg, Israeli soviet spy and epidemiologist, dies at 97
  • Dec 1 Jim Loscutoff, American basketball forward (NBA champion (1957, 59–64; Boston Celtics), dies from Parkinson's disease and pneumonia at 85
  • Dec 2 Anthony Valentine, British actor (Colditz), dies at 76
  • Dec 3 Scott Weiland, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), dies at 48
  • Dec 3 Roy Evans, British trade unionist and General Secretary (British Iron & Steel Trade Confederation), dies at 84
  • Dec 3 Eevi Huttunen, Finnish speed skater (8 World C'ship gold 1951-59), dies at 93
  • Dec 3 Bill Bennett, Canadian politician, Premier of British Columbia (1975-86), dies at 83
  • Dec 4 Salvatore "Robert" Loggia, American actor (Jagged Edge, Big, Officer & a Gentleman, Scarface), dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 85
  • Dec 5 Marília Pêra, Brazilian actress (Better Days Ahead, Pixote), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Dec 6 Holly Woodlawn, transgender Puerto Rican actress (Warhol films), dies at 69
  • Dec 8 Mattiwilda Dobbs, American soprano, dies at 90
  • Dec 8 Bonnie Lou [Mary Joan Okum] American Rockabilly musician, dies at 91
  • Dec 9 Gheorghe Gruia, Romanian handball player, dies at 75

Person of interestDolph Schayes

Dec 10 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers) and coach, dies of cancer at 87

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes
  • Dec 11 John "Hot Rod" Williams, American NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), dies of cancer at 53
  • Dec 14 Lillian Vernon, American founder and CEO of the Lillian Vernon Corporation (first company listed on US stock exchange started by a woman), dies at 88
  • Dec 15 Ken Pogue, Canadian actor (Adderly, Katts and Dog), dies of cancer at 81
  • Dec 16 Aafje Heynis, Dutch singer (contralto), dies at 91
  • Dec 19 Kurt Masur, German conductor (New York Philharmonic), dies at 88
  • Dec 19 Douglas Dick, American actor and psychologist (Rope, Waterfront), dies at 95
  • Dec 20 Patricia Elliott, American actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live), dies at 77
  • Dec 22 Carson Van Osten, American musician and comic strip writer (Disney), dies at 70
  • Dec 23 Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist (1994 Nobel Prize for G-protein discoveries), dies at 74
  • Dec 24 William Guest, American singer (Gladys Knight Show), dies at 74
  • Dec 27 Stevie Wright, British-born Australian singer with the Easybeats (Friday on my Mind), dies at 68
  • Dec 27 Meadowlark Lemmon, American basketball star (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 83
  • Dec 27 Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer and director, dies at 93
  • Dec 27 Stein Eriksen, Norwegian alpine skier (first Olympic giant slalom gold 1952), dies at 88
  • Dec 27 Andy M. Stewart, Scottish musician and composer (Silly Wizard), dies at 63
  • Dec 28 Lemmy [Ian Fraser Kilmister], British heavy metal musician (Motörhead), dies from terminal illness at 70
  • Dec 28 Ian Murdock, German-born American computer programmer (Debian project, Progeny Linux Systems), dies at 42
  • Dec 28 Paul "Guru" Josh, British musician (Infinity), commits suicide at 51
  • Dec 29 Frank Malzone, American MLB player (Boston Red Sox), dies at 85
  • Dec 30 Doug Atkins, NFL hall of famer (Browns, Bears, Saints), dies at 85
  • Dec 30 Howard Edward Davis Jr., boxer (Olympic silver 1976), dies at 59
  • Dec 30 Donald Barron, Scottish accountant and CEO (Midland Bank), dies at 94
  • Dec 31 Wayne Rogers, American actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls), dies at 82

Person of interestNatalie Cole

Dec 31 Natalie Cole, American vocalist (Pink Cadillac, Miss You Like Crazy), dies at 65

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole
  • Dec 31 Beth Howland, American actress (Vera - Alice, Company), dies at 74