Famous People Who Died in September 2016

  • Sep 1 Jon Polito, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), dies at 65
  • Sep 1 Len Maddocks, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests, 19 dismissals; Victoria, Tasmania), dies at 90
  • Sep 1 Raymond Daveluy, Canadian organist (St. Joseph's Montreal, 1960-2002), composer and educator, dies at 89
  • Sep 2 Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan (1991-2016), dies at 78
  • Sep 5 Duane Graveline, American doctor and astronaut, dies at 85
  • Sep 5 Hugh O'Brian, American actor (Wyatt Earp, Search), dies at 91

Phyllis SchlaflyPhyllis Schlafly (1924-2016)

Sep 5 American right-wing crusader, Eagle Forum President, dies at 92

  • Sep 6 Lewis Merenstein, American record producer (Miriam Makeba; Van Morrison's Astral Weeks; Glass Harp), dies of pneumonia at 81
  • Sep 7 Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • Sep 7 Ken Higgs, English cricket fast bowler (15 Tests, 71 wickets, 1 x 50), dies at 79
  • Sep 8 Johan Botha, South African operatic tenor, dies of liver cancer at 51
  • Sep 8 Prince Buster [Cecil Bustamente Campbell], Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer ("Al Capone"; "Madness", "Whine and Grine"), dies at 78
  • Sep 8 The Lady Chablis [Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), dies at 59
  • Sep 9 James Stacy [Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), dies at 79
  • Sep 10 Eddie Antar, founder and CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store), dies at 68
  • Sep 10 Knut Wiggen, Norwegian computer music pioneer and composer, dies at 89
  • Sep 11 Alexis Arquette, American transgender performer (Last Exit to Brooklyn), dies at 47
  • Sep 12 Hidayat Inayat Khan, British-French classical composer, conductor and Sufi teacher, dies at 99
  • Sep 15 Rose Mofford, American politician, 1st female Governor of Arizona (1988-1991), dies at 94
  • Sep 16 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian President (1999-2006) and Prime Minister (1993-94), dies at 95

Edward AlbeeEdward Albee (1928-2016)

Sep 16 American playwright (Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?), dies at 88

  • Sep 17 Charmian Carr, American actress (The Sound of Music), dies at 73
  • Sep 20 Bill Barrett, American politician (Rep-R-Nebraska 1991-2001), dies at 87
  • Sep 20 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), dies at 71
  • Sep 21 John D. Loudermilk, American country singer and songwriter ("Tobacco Road"), dies at 82
  • Sep 24 Bill Nunn, American actor (Do the Right Thing), dies at 63
  • Sep 24 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stanley Dural, Jr.], American B-3 organist, accordionist and singer ("Where There's Smoke, There's Fire"), dies of lung cancer at 68

Arnold PalmerArnold Palmer (1929-2016)

Sep 25 American golfer (7 major titles; US Masters 1958, 60, 62, 64), dies of heart failure at 87

  • Sep 25 Jean Shepard, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies of Parkinson's disease at 82
  • Sep 25 Rod Temperton, British pop musician and songwriter ("Boogie Nights"; "Thriller"; "Give Me the Night"; "Yah Mo B There"), dies of cancer at 66
  • Sep 27 Randy Duncan Jr., American College Football HOF quarterback (University of Iowa; #1 pick 1959 NFL Draft by GB Packers), dies from brain cancer at 79
  • Sep 28 Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director and writer (One Life to Live; All My Children), dies at 93
  • Sep 28 Gloria Naylor, American author (Women of Brewster Place), dies at 66
  • Sep 28 Max Walker, Australian cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 138 wickets) and broadcaster (Nine Network), dies at 68

Shimon PeresShimon Peres (1923-2016)

Sep 28 Polish-Israeli Labor Party politician (President. 2007-14; Prime Minister, 1984-86 and 1995-96; Foreign Minister, 1986-88, 1992-95, and 2001-02), and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1994), dies of a stroke at 93

  • Sep 30 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 96