Famous People Who Died in November 2017

  • Nov 1 Katie Lee, American folk singer, environmentalist and author (Colorado River Songs), dies at 98
  • Nov 1 Ray Robinson, American magazine editor and biographer (Lou Gehrig), dies of a stroke at 96
  • Nov 3 Abdur Rahman Biswas, President of Bangladesh, 1991-96, dies at 91
  • Nov 4 Gilbert Rogin, American journalist and author (The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated), dies at 87
  • Nov 5 Robert Knight, American pop singer ("Everlasting Love"), dies at 79
  • Nov 6 Richard F. Gordon, Jr., American naval officer and astronaut (Gemini 11; Apollo 12), dies at 88
  • Nov 7 Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 7 Pentti "Whitey" Glan, Finnish-Canadian touring and session drummer (Lou Reed; Alice Cooper - "Welcome To My Nightmare"), dies if cancer at 71
  • Nov 7 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), dies at 95
  • Nov 7 Roy Halladay, American Baseball HOF pitcher (8 x MLB All-Star, Cy Young Award 2003, 10; perfect game 2010; postseason no-hitter 2010; Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies), died when piloting a plane under influence of painkillers, sleeping pills at 40
  • Nov 9 Fred Cole, American rock artist (The Lollipop Shoppe, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows), dies from cancer at 69
  • Nov 9 Hans Vermeulen, Dutch singer and guitarist (Sandy Coast), dies at 70
  • Nov 9 John Hillerman, American actor (Magnum PI, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles), dies at 84
  • Nov 11 Bobby Matos, American session percussionist, Latin jazz timbalero, and band leader, dies at 76
  • Nov 11 Francesco "Frank" Corsaro, American opera director (The Night of the Iguana, Play of the Week), dies at 92
  • Nov 12 Eric Salzman, American composer (New Musical Theater), dies at 84
  • Nov 12 Liz Smith [Mary Elizabeth], American journalist and gossip columnist known as "The Grand Dame of Dish" (WNBC, NY Daily News), dies at 94
  • Nov 12 Michel Chapuis, French classical organist and pedagogue, dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Bobby Doerr, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (9 x MLB All Star; Boston Red Sox), dies at 99
  • Nov 13 Janet Lupo, American model, dies at 67
  • Nov 15 Lil Peep [Gustav Åhr], American rapper, dies of a drug overdose at 21
  • Nov 16 Ferdie Pacheco, American physician (cornerman for Mohammad Ali) and boxing analyst (NBC, Showtime), dies at 89
  • Nov 17 Azzedine Alaïa, Tunisian-born fashion designer, dies at 82
  • Nov 17 Earle Hyman, American stage and screen actor (The Cosby Show - "Russell Huxtable"; ThunderCats; Coriolanus), dies at 91
  • Nov 17 Salvatore Riina, Italian mobster and chief of the Sicilian Mafia, dies at
  • Nov 17 William Mayer, American composer (A Death in the Family, Brief Candle), dies from heart failure at 91
  • Nov 18 Gillian Rolton, Australian equestrian (Summer Olympics 1992, 1996- gold), dies from endometrial cancer at 61
  • Nov 18 Malcolm Young, Scottish guitarist and songwriter (founding member of AC/DC), dies at 64
  • Nov 18 Mother Flawless Sabrina [Jack Doroshow], American LGBT activist and drag queen who was a pioneer for transgender people and drag queens, dies at 78

Charles Manson

Nov 19 Charles Manson, American criminal, murderer and cult leader (Manson Family), dies of natural causes at 83

  • Nov 19 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show; Royal Family), dies at 86

Jana Novotna

Nov 19 Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 1998; WTA Tour C'ship 1997), dies of cancer at 49

  • Nov 19 Mel Tillis [Lonnie Melvin Tillis], American country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel), dies of respiratory failure at 85
  • Nov 21 David Cassidy, American singer and actor (Keith-Partridge Family), dies at 67
  • Nov 21 Rodney Bewes, English actor (The Likely Lads), dies at 79
  • Nov 22 Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian operatic baritone, dies of brain cancer at 55
  • Nov 22 John Hendricks, American lyricist and singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross), dies at 96
  • Nov 23 Carol Neblett, American operatic soprano (Metropolitan Opera, 1979-93), dies at 71
  • Nov 23 Fred van der Spek, Dutch 2nd chamber member (PSP), dies at 93
  • Nov 24 Carol Neblett, American soprano (New York City and Metropolitan Operas, 1969-83), dies at 71
  • Nov 24 Mitch Margo, American rocker (The Tokens - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), dies of natural causes at 70
  • Nov 25 Rance Howard, American actor (Splash, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), dies at 89
  • Nov 27 Bob Seidemann, American photographer and album cover artist (Blind Faith; Jerry Garcia), dies at 75
  • Nov 27 Robert Lee "Pops" Popwell, American jazz-funk bass guitarist, dies at 66
  • Nov 28 Shadia [Fatmah Ahmed Kamal Shaker], Egyptian actress ("Al Maraa Al Maghoula" (The Unknown Woman)), and singer ("Ya Habibti Ya Masr" (Oh Egypt, My Love)), dies from respiratory failure at 86
  • Nov 29 Slobodan Praljak, Bosnian Croat general & war criminal, commits suicide at 72
  • Nov 30 Jim Nabors, American comedian, actor (The Andy Griffith Show; Gomer Pyle, USMC), and singer ("Back Home Again in Indiana"), dies from health complications at 87

Marina Popovich

Nov 30 Marina Popovich, Soviet Air Force colonel, engineer and test pilot (102 world records), dies at 86