On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 2018

  • Jun 1 Eddy Clearwater [Edward Harrington], American blues musician (West Side Strut), dies of heart failure at 83
  • Jun 1 Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author, first female president of Smith College, dies at 83
  • Jun 2 Bruce Kison, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1971, 79), dies at 68
  • Jun 2 Malcolm Morley, English-American painter, dies at 86
  • Jun 2 Paul D. Boyer, American biochemist and Nobel Prize Laureate for research on the "enzymatic mechanism underlying the biosynthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)" (1997), dies at 99
  • Jun 3 Frank Carlucci, American National Security Adviser under Reagan and Secretary of Defense (1987-89), dies at 87
  • Jun 3 Clarence Fountain, American Grammy Award-winning gospel singer (The Blind Boys of Alabama), dies of complications of diabetes at 88
  • Jun 4 Dwight Clark, American NFL wide receiver/executive ("The Catch" 1981 Super Bowl SF 49ers), dies of ALS at 61
  • Jun 4 Georgann Johnson, American actress (Marge-Mr Peepers, Star Trek, Midnight Cowboy), dies at 91
  • Jun 5 Kate Spade, American fashion designer, commits suicide by hanging at 55
  • Jun 6 Red Schoendienst, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman/manager (10-time All Star), dies at 95
  • Jun 7 Peter Stringfellow, English nightclub owner (Stringfellows), dies at 77
  • Jun 7 David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist best known for his war photography, dies at 102

Person of interestMaria Bueno

Jun 8 Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of mouth cancer at 78

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Jun 8 Eunice Gayson, British actress and 1st Bond Girl (Sylvia Trench- "Dr. No" and "From Russia With Love"), dies at 90 [1]
  • Jun 8 Danny Kirwan, British musician, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac- "Albatross"), dies at 68

  • Jun 8 Anthony Bourdain, American-French celebrity chef, author, and TV personality considered one of the most influential chefs in the world (No Reservations, Parts Unknown), commits suicide by hanging at 61
  • Jun 9 Lorraine Gordon [Stein], American jazz music advocate and owner of Village Vanguard jazz club, dies at 95
  • Jun 12 Jon Hiseman, English drummer (Colosseum), dies at 73
  • Jun 13 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), dies of a stomach illness at 73
  • Jun 13 Charles Vinci, American weightlifter (Olympic bantamweight gold 1956, 60), dies at 85
  • Jun 13 Anne Donovan, Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (Olympic gold 1984, 88; coach 2008), dies of heart failure at 56
  • Jun 13 [Dominic Joseph] D. J. Fontana, American drummer (drummer for Elvis), dies at 87
  • Jun 15 Matt "Guitar" Murphy, American blues guitarist (Blues Brothers band), dies at 88
  • Jun 16 Donald Ritchie, Scottish ultrarunner who set a world record, running 100 miles in 11:51:11 in 1979, dies of health complications at 73

Person of interestXXXTentacion

Jun 18 XXXTentacion [Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy], American rapper and singer-songwriter, is shot during a robbery at 20

Rapper XXXTentacion
Rapper
XXXTentacion
  • Jun 18 Walter Bahr, American soccer midfielder (19 caps) and coach (Penn State), dies of complications broken hip at 91
  • Jun 18 Leon White [Big Van Vader], American professional wrestler (WWF, AJPW), dies at 63
  • Jun 19 Hubert Green, American golfer (US Open 1977, PGA 1985), dies of throat cancer at 71
  • Jun 20 Peter Thomson, Australian golfer and 5-time Open Championship winner, dies of Parkinson's disease at 88
  • Jun 21 Charles Krauthammer, American conservative political commentator and psychiatrist (The Washington Post), dies small intestine cancer of at 68
  • Jun 22 Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician, dies at 90
  • Jun 22 Vinnie Paul [Vincent Abbott], American heavy metal drummer (Pantera), dies of a heart condition at 54
  • Jun 23 Donald Hall, American writer, literary critic and Poet Laureate of the United States, dies at 89
  • Jun 23 Kim Jong-pil, South Korean Prime Minister (1971-75, 1998-2000) and founder of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (now the National Intelligence Service), dies at 92
  • Jun 24 Frank Evans Heart, American computer engineer (worked on first routing computer for ARPANET, the Internet's predecessor), dies at 89
  • Jun 25 Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel), dies at 81
  • Jun 26 Phil Rodgers, American golfer (5 PGA Tour wins), dies of leukemia at 80
  • Jun 26 Edward Simons, American classical violinist and conductor (Rockland Symphony, 1962-2017), dies at 101
  • Jun 27 Joe Jackson, American talent manager and patriarch of the Jackson family, dies at 89
  • Jun 28 Harlan Ellison, American sci-fi author and screenwriter (Star Trek-"The City on the Edge of Forever"), dies at 84
  • Jun 29 Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer, and singer (Nine, Grand Hotel), dies of colon cancer at 85
  • Jun 29 Arvid Carlsson, Swedish neuropharmacologist whose work with dopamine to treat Parkinson's disease earned him a Nobel Prize (2000), dies at 95
  • Jun 29 Steve Ditko, American comic artist (The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange), dies at 90
  • Jun 29 Irina SzewiƄska, Polish athlete, administrator (Olympic various sprint gold 1964, 68, 76), dies of cancer at 72