Famous People Who Died in February 2018

  • Feb 1 Alan Stout, American composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 1 Dennis Edwards, American pop and soul singer (The Temptations - "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone"), dies following a stroke at 74
  • Feb 1 Patricia Lindop, British radiobiologist & physician, dies at 87
  • Feb 2 Dave Barrett, 26th Premier of British Columbia (1972-75), dies at 87
  • Feb 2 Joseph Polchinski, American leading theoretical physicist (multiverse), dies of brain cancer at 63
  • Feb 3 Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, American pop, funk and jazz session and touring drummer, (Michael Jackson -"Billie Jean"; George Duke; Herbie Hancock), composer, and producer, dies of prostate cancer at 65
  • Feb 4 John Mahoney, British-born American actor (Fraiser, Frantic, 8 Men Out), dies of throat cancer at 77
  • Feb 4 Kenneth Haigh, British actor (Look Back in Anger, Search for the Nile), dies at 86
  • Feb 5 Jeremy Nunley, American NFL defensive tackle and defensive end (Houston Oilers), dies at 46
  • Feb 6 Joe Knollenberg, American politician (Rep-R-Michigan 1993-2009), dies at 84
  • Feb 7 John Perry Barlow, American lyricist (Grateful Dead - "Estimated Prophet"; "I Need A Miracle"; "Cassidy"), essayist, internet pioneer, and activist,, dies at 70
  • Feb 7 Mickey Jones, American musician and actor (Home Improvement, Justified), dies at 76
  • Feb 8 Paul Danblon, Belgian composer, opera director, opera administrator and scientific journalist, dies at 86
  • Feb 9 Craig McGregor, American rock bassist (Foghat, 1976-2018), dies of lung cancer at 68
  • Feb 9 Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic theatre, dance, and film score composer (The Theory of Everything), dies form a combination of cocaine and prescription medication at 48
  • Feb 9 John Gavin [Juan Vincent Apablasa Jr], American actor (Imitation of Life, Psycho), and US Ambassador to Mexico (1981–86), dies of complications from pneumonia at 86
  • Feb 9 Liam Miller, Irish soccer midfielder (21 caps; Sunderland, Hibernian), dies of pancreatic cancer at 36
  • Feb 9 Reginald "Reg" E Cathey, American actor (The Wire, Oz, House of Cards), dies of lung cancer at 59
  • Feb 10 Bevan Congdon, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and captain (61 Tests; 3448 runs @ 32.22, 7 x 100; 59 wickets), dies at 79
  • Feb 11 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer ("On the Street Where You Live"), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), dies at 89
  • Feb 13 Henrik [Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat], Prince Consort of Denmark, dies at 83
  • Feb 13 Tito Francona, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1961), dies at 84
  • Feb 14 Ruud Lubbers, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1982-94), dies at 78
  • Feb 15 Vaclovas Paketūras, Lithuanian composer (The Sun Is Setting; Polyphonic Pieces), dies at 90
  • Feb 15 Wynn Irwin, American actor (Lotsa Luck, Sugar Time), dies at 85
  • Feb 16 Hubert Doggart, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950), dies at 92
  • Feb 17 Arno Motulsky, German-born founder of medical genetics, known as the "father of pharmacogenomics," dies at 94
  • Feb 17 Beatricce "Beebe" Freitas [nee Botty], American pianist, organist, and voice teacher (Hawaii Opera Theatre), dies at 79
  • Feb 19 Yury Tyukalov, Soviet rower (Olympic 1952,56 Gold), dies at 87

Billy Graham

Feb 21 Billy Graham, American Baptist evangelist (Crusades) described as 1 of the 20th century's most influential Christian leaders, dies at 99

  • Feb 21 Emma Chambers, British actress (The Vicar of Dibley, Notting Hill), dies from natural causes at 53
  • Feb 22 Nanette Fabray [Ruby Fabares], American actress and singer (Love Life, Caesar's Hour, One Day at a Time), dies at 97
  • Feb 23 Lewis Gilbert, British director, producer and screenwriter (You Only Live Twice, Sink the Bismarck!), dies at 97
  • Feb 24 Durward Knowles, Bahamas yachtsman (Olympic gold, Star class 1968), dies at 100

Sridevi Kapoor

Feb 24 Sridevi Kapoor [Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan], Indian actress and film producer referred to as Indian cinema's "first female superstar" (Himmatwala, Solva Sawan), drowns at 54

  • Feb 25 Penny Vincenzi [Hannaford], British novelist (An Absolute Scandal, Spoils of Time trilogy), dies at 78
  • Feb 27 Luciano Benjamín Menéndez, Argentine general, Commander of the Third Army Corps (1975-79), and convicted human rights violator and murderer, dies of cardiogenic shock at 90
  • Feb 28 Harvey Schmidt, American musical theatre composer (The Fantasticks), and illustrator, dies of complications of congestive heart failure at 88
  • Feb 28 Jayendra Saraswathi, Hindu religious leader (69th Shankaracharya Guru), dies at 82