On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 2017

  • Sep 1 Novella Nelson, American actress (Antwone Fisher, Purlie, Chiefs), dies at 78
  • Sep 2 Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-American pianist, darabukha drummer, and composer (Martha Graham ballet scores), dies at 96
  • Sep 2 Murray Lerner, American documentary and experimental film director and producer (Secrets of the Reef), dies at 90
  • Sep 2 Dave Hlubek, American rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet), dies at 66

Walter Becker

Sep 3 Walter Becker, American rock bassist, guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Steely Dan - "Deacon Blues"; "Peg"), dies of esophageal cancer at 67

  • Sep 3 Sugar Ramos [Ultiminio Ramos], Cuban-Mexican boxer (World Featherweight champion 1963-64), dies at 75
  • Sep 3 John Ashbery, American poet (Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror), dies at 90
  • Sep 5 Holger Czukay [Holger Schüring], German musician (Can), dies at 79
  • Sep 6 Jim McDaniels, American basketball forward (All American 1971; Western Kentucky Uni; No. 1 overall pick ABA Draft 1971; ABA All-Star 1972; Carolina Cougars), dies from diabetes complications at 69
  • Sep 6 Derek David Bourgeois, British composer, conductor and educator (National Youth Chamber Orchestra), dies of cancer at 75
  • Sep 7 Gene Michael, American baseball shortstop, and general manger (NY Yankees), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Sep 8 Donald "Don" Williams, American country singer ("I Believe in You"), dies from emphysema at 78
  • Sep 8 Pierre Bergé, French industrialist and co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, dies at 86
  • Sep 8 Catherine Hardy Lavender, American 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 87
  • Sep 10 Harry Landers [Sorokin], American actor (Star Trek, Ben Casey, Drive a Crooked Road), dies at 96
  • Sep 11 Peter Hall, English stage, film and opera director (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre director), dies at 86
  • Sep 12 Edith Windsor [née Schlain], American LGBT rights activist (lead plaintiff in United States v. Windsor), dies at 88
  • Sep 12 Riem de Wolff, Indonesian-Dutch singer and guitarist (Blue Diamonds), dies at 74
  • Sep 13 Frank Vincent, American actor (The Sopranos), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Sep 13 Pete Domenici, American politician, U.S. Senator from New Mexico (1973-2009), dies at 85
  • Sep 13 Grant Hart, American punk rock drummer and songwriter (Hüsker Dü), dies of liver cancer at 56
  • Sep 14 Basi, world's oldest giant panda in captivity, dies in Fuzhou, China, at 37
  • Sep 15 Harry Dean Stanton, American actor (Lucky; Alien; Cool Hand Luke; The Godfather Part II), musician, and singer ,dies at 91
  • Sep 17 Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, American pro wrestling manager, colour commentator and wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame), dies of throat cancer at 72
  • Sep 17 Laudir de Oliveira, Brazilian percussionist (Chicago), died on stage of a heart attack at 77
  • Sep 19 Billy Hatton, English rock bassist (The Fourmost - A Little Loving), dies at 76
  • Sep 19 David Shepherd, British painter (paintings of steam locomotives), dies at 86

Jake LaMotta

Sep 19 Jake LaMotta, American boxer (world middleweight champion 1949-51, immortalised in 'Raging Bull'), dies at 95

  • Sep 19 Bernie Casey, American actor (Boxcar Bertha, Rent-a-Cop), dies at 78
  • Sep 21 Liliane de Bettencourt, French heir to L'Oreal and richest woman in the world from 2016, dies at 94
  • Sep 23 Tsisana Tatishvili, Georgian lyric-dramatic soprano, dies at 79
  • Sep 24 Joseph M. McDade, American politician (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963-1999), dies at 85
  • Sep 25 Anthony "Tony" Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair (Till Death Us Do Part), dies at 85
  • Sep 25 Folke Rabe, Swedish avant-garde composer (What??) dies at 81
  • Sep 26 Robert Delpire, French publisher, editor and photographer, dies at 91

Hugh Hefner

Sep 27 Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), dies of natural causes at 91

  • Sep 27 Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist and WWII survivor, dies from pneumonia at 90
  • Sep 27 Anne Jeffreys [Annie Carmichael], American singer and actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital), dies at 94
  • Sep 28 Chuck Low, American actor (Goodfellas; Once Upon a Time in America), dies at 89
  • Sep 28 Vann Molyvann, Cambodian architect (New Khmer architecture), dies at 90
  • Sep 29 Ludmila Belousova, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68), dies at 81
  • Sep 29 Dmitry Smolsky, Belarusian orchestral, choral, theater and pop music composer, and teacher (Belarusian State Academy of Music, 1962-2014), dies at 80
  • Sep 30 Monty Hall, Canadian-American TV game show host (Let's Make a Deal), dies at 96
  • Sep 30 Alam Thomas "Tom" Paley, American folk musician (New Lost City Ramblers), dies at 89
  • Sep 30 Elizabeth Baur, American actress (Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer), dies at 69