Famous People Who Died in July 2016

  • Jul 2 Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress (The Royale Family), dies of cancer at 52

Elie Wiesel

Jul 2 Elie Wiesel, Jewish Auschwitz survivor and author (Night), Nobel Prize winner 1986, dies at 87

  • Jul 2 Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), dies at 77
  • Jul 2 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), dies at 85
  • Jul 2 Patrick Manning, Trinidad and Tobago politician, Prime Minister (1991-95, 2001-10), dies at 69
  • Jul 3 Noel Neill, American actress (Adventures of Superman), dies at 95
  • Jul 4 Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author and director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up, Taste of Cherry), dies at 76
  • Jul 4 Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer, dies at 80
  • Jul 5 Alirio Díaz, Venezuelan guitarist, composer, and musicologist, dies at 92
  • Jul 5 Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist, dies at 102
  • Jul 7 Rokusuke Ei, Japanese author and lyricist (Sukiyaki), dies at 83
  • Jul 8 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (Edhi Foundation), dies at 88
  • Jul 8 William H. McNeill, Canadian-born historian (Rise of the West), dies at 98
  • Jul 9 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Falstaff), dies at 77
  • Jul 12 Gregg Smith, American choral conductor and composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 13 Bernardo Provenzano, Mafia Boss (Cosa Nostra), dies in a prison hospital at 83
  • Jul 13 Héctor Babenco, film director (Kiss of the Spider Woman), dies at 70
  • Jul 16 Alan Vega [Bermowitz] American punk rock vocalist (Suicide - "Ghost Rider"; "Dream Baby Dream"; Cubist Blues), and visual artist, dies at 78
  • Jul 16 Bonnie Brown, American country singer (The Browns), dies at 77

Nate Thurmond

Jul 16 Nate Thurmond, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (7-time NBA All Star), dies of leukemia at 74

  • Jul 17 Gary S. Paxton [Larry Wayne Stevens], American musician and songwriter ("Monster Mash"; "Alley Oop"), dies at 77
  • Jul 18 Billy Name [William Linich Jr], photographer (Andy Warhol's factory), dies at 76
  • Jul 19 Betsy Bloomingdale, American socialite and fashion leader, dies at 93
  • Jul 19 Garry Marshall, American TV writer (The Dick Van Dyke Show), TV producer (The Odd Couple; Happy Days; Laverne & Shirley), and film director (Pretty Woman; Runaway Bride; The Princess Diaries), dies at 81
  • Jul 20 Wayne Carson, American country musician and songwriter ("Always On My Mind"; "The Letter"), dies at 73
  • Jul 22 Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, dies at 85
  • Jul 23 Thorbjorn Falldin, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (1976-78, 79-82) and sheep farmer, dies at 90
  • Jul 24 (Margaret) "Marni" Nixon [McEathron], American soprano singer and film 'ghost voice' (for Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady"; Natalie Wood in "West Side Story**"; Deborah Kerr in "The King And I"), dies at 86
  • Jul 25 Benito Wogatzki, German radio and TV writer (My Best Friends), dies at 83
  • Jul 26 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), dies at 87
  • Jul 26 Forrest E. Mars Jr., American Candy Manufacturer (Mars, Inc.), dies at 84
  • Jul 26 Miss Cleo [Youree Dell Harris], American psychic (Psychic Readers Network), dies of colon cancer at 53
  • Jul 26 Sandy Pearlman, American lyricist; music producer, artist manager (Blue Öyster Cult), music journalist and record company executive, dies form complications of a stroke at 72
  • Jul 27 James Alan MacPherson, American writer, 1st black writer to win Pulitzer Prize, dies at 72
  • Jul 28 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer and activist, dies at 90
  • Jul 29 Marta Marzotto, Italian countess and designer, dies at 85
  • Jul 29 Zelda Fichandler, American theater director and producer (Raisin, K2), dies at 91
  • Jul 30 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), dies at 91
  • Jul 31 Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Japanese sumo wrestler (31 tournament c'ships; Kyushu Tournament 1981-88), dies from pancreatic cancer at 61
  • Jul 31 Seymour Papert, South African mathematician, dies at 88