Famous People Who Died in July 2017

  • Jul 1 Heathcote Williams [John Henly Heathcote Williams], British poet, actor and political activist, dies at 75
  • Jul 1 Norman Dorsen, American lawyer, human rights advocate and president of the American Civil Liberties Union, dies of complications from a stroke at 86
  • Jul 2 Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Israeli chess player (Women's Soviet Chess Championship 1960, 62, 63), dies at 81
  • Jul 2 Vladislav Rastorotsky, Soviet gymnastics coach, dies at 84
  • Jul 3 Spencer Johnson, American author (Who Moved My Cheese?), dies of pancreatic cancer at 78
  • Jul 4 Gene Conley, American baseball pitcher (4 x MLB All Star; Boston/Milwaukee Braves, Philadelphia Phillies) and basketball forward (NBA C'ship 1959–1961; Boston Celtics), dies at 86
  • Jul 5 Irina Ratushinskaya, Soviet dissident poet (Beyond the Limit), dies of cancer at 63
  • Jul 5 Pierre Henry, French composer (considered pioneer of musique concrète), dies at 89
  • Jul 6 Heinz Schneiter, Swiss football player and manager, dies at 82
  • Jul 6 Thomas E. Sanders, American aerial cameraman (Living Daylights), dies at 63
  • Jul 7 Egil Monn-Iversen, Norwegian pianist, composer, and conductor (Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, 1981-96), dies at 89
  • Jul 7 Lala Rukh, Pakistani activist and abstract artist (Women’s Action Forum), dies at 69 [1]
  • Jul 8 Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress (Indian Fighter), dies at 82
  • Jul 8 Nelsan Ellis, American actor (True Blood), dies of complications from heart failure at 39
  • Jul 10 Betty Dukes, American Walmart employee who fought against gender discrimination (2001 Betty Dukes v. Walmart lawsuit) dies at 67
  • Jul 12 (Charles) "Chuck" Blazer, American soccer administrator, dies from colorectal cancer at 72
  • Jul 12 Ray Phiri, South African jazz and mbaqanga guitarist (Paul Simon; Stimela), dies of cancer at 70
  • Jul 12 Scharlette Holdman, American death penalty mitigation specialist, dies at 70

Liu Xiaobo

Jul 13 Liu Xiaobo, Chinese writer and human rights activist, dies from liver cancer at 61

  • Jul 14 Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian mathematician, dies of breast cancer at 40
  • Jul 15 Babe Parilli, American football player, dies at 87
  • Jul 15 Martin Landau, American actor (Ed Wood; North By Northwest; Mission Impossible; Space 1999), dies at 89

George A. Romero

Jul 16 George A. Romero, American Canadian filmmaker "Father of the Zombie Film" (Night of the Living Dead), dies at 77

  • Jul 18 Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor (Meatballs), dies at 74
  • Jul 20 Chester Bennington, American singer and songwriter (Linkin Park), commits suicide at 41
  • Jul 21 John Heard, American actor (Home Alone, Cat People, Big), dies at 71
  • Jul 21 Peter Doohan, Australian professional tennis player, dies from motor neurone disease at 56
  • Jul 22 Bobby Taylor, American singer and producer who discovered "The Jackson 5" (Motown Records), dies of cancer at 83
  • Jul 23 Mervyn Rose, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1954, French C'ships 1958)), dies at 87
  • Jul 25 Barbara Sinatra, American model and philanthropist, dies at 90
  • Jul 25 Hywel Bennett, Welsh, actor (Family Way, Shelley), dies at 73
  • Jul 25 Ivana Loudová, Czech composer (Vocal Symphony), dies at 76
  • Jul 26 June Foray, American voice actress (Rocky the Flying Squirrel; Cinderella, Cindy Lou Who), dies at 99
  • Jul 26 Paul Angerer, Austrian violist, violinist, conductor (Concilium Musicum Wien), harpsichordist, composer and radio host, dies at 90
  • Jul 27 Sam Shepard Ill, American actor and playwright (Frances; Crimes of the Heart), dies at 73
  • Jul 29 Lee May "The Big Bopper", American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, dies from pneumonia at 74
  • Jul 31 Jeanne Moreau, French actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), dies at 89