On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 2017

  • 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 1 Heathcote Williams [John Henly Heathcote Williams], British poet, actor and political activist, dies at 75
  • Jul 2 Vladislav Rastorotsky, Soviet gymnastics coach, dies at 84
  • Jul 2 Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Israeli chess player (Women's Soviet Chess Championship 1960, 62, 63), dies at 81
  • Jul 3 Spencer Johnson, American author (Who Moved My Cheese?), dies of pancreatic cancer at 78
  • Jul 4 Gene Conley, American MLB player and NBA player, dies at 86
  • 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 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 Chuck Blazer [Charles Gordon Blazer], American soccer administrator, dies from colorectal cancer at 72
  • Jul 12 Scharlette Holdman, American death penalty mitigation specialist, dies at 70
  • 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 Martin Landau, American actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood), dies at 89
  • Jul 15 Babe Parilli, American football player, dies at 87

Person of interestGeorge A. Romero

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

  • 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 26 June Foray, American voice actress (Cinderella, Cindy Lou Who), dies at 99
  • 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