On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2018 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 486

  • May 1 Bob Woffinden, British journalist and author, dies of mesothelioma at 89
  • May 2 Gord Brown, Canadian politician (MP, 2004–2018), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • May 2 Tony Cucchiara, Italian folk singer and songwriter (Cain and Abel), dies at 80
  • May 2 Paul Dick, Canadian politician, dies at 77 of a heart attack
  • May 2 Dick Edell, American lacrosse coach (Maryland Terrapins), dies at 74 of pneumonia
  • May 2 Herman Krebbers, Dutch violinist, dies at 94
  • May 2 Katherine O'Regan, New Zealand politician (MP for Waipa, 1984–1996; list MP, 1996–1999), dies of cancer at 71
  • May 2 Kottayam Pushpanath, Indian author, dies at 80
  • May 2 Harald Range, German jurist (Attorney General, 2011–2015), dies at 70
  • May 2 James Thorp, American electrical engineer, dies at 81
  • May 2 Bill Torrey, Canadian ice hockey executive (New York Islanders, Florida Panthers), dies at 83
  • May 2 Wolfgang Völz, German actor, dies at 87
  • May 2 Chris Walsh, American politician (Massachusetts House of Representatives, 2010–2018), dies of lymphoma at 66
  • May 2 Wang Danfeng, Chinese actress, dies at 93
  • May 2 Cliff Watson, English rugby league footballer (St Helens, Cronulla-Sutherland, national team), dies of cancer at 78
  • May 2 Sir Keith Williamson, British air force commander (Chief of the Air Staff, 1982–1985), dies at 90

  • May 3 Jim Argue, American politician (Arkansas Senate, 1996–2008), dies of kidney cancer at 66
  • May 3 Monica Barnes, Irish politician (Teachta Dála, 1982–1992, 1997–2002; Senator, 1982), dies at 82
  • May 3 H. Basil S. Cooke, South African-Canadian geologist and paleontologist, dies at 102
  • May 3 Doina Cornea, Romanian human rights activist and professor, dies at 88
  • May 3 Alfonso Dhlakama, Mozambican politician and opposition leader (RENAMO), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • May 3 Dan Grimm, American football player (Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons), dies of Parkinson's disease and dementia at 77
  • May 3 David Pines, American physicist, dies at 93
  • May 3 Bob Prewitt, American college basketball coach (SMU Mustangs), dies at 93
  • May 3 Junior Rodriguez, American politician, dies at 82
  • May 3 Joe Scannella, American football coach (Oakland Raiders, Montreal Alouettes, Cleveland Browns), dies at 89
  • May 3 Paolo Signorelli, Italian footballer, dies at 79
  • May 3 Demetrio Túpac Yupanqui, Peruvian academic and Quechua translator, dies at 94
  • May 4 Paul Bloodgood, American artist, dies at 58 of Alzheimer's disease
  • May 4 Edwin G. Burrows, American historian and professor, dies at 74
  • May 4 Naser Cheshm Azar, Iranian composer, dies of a heart attack at 67
  • May 4 Renate Dorrelstein, Dutch writer and journalist, dies of cancer at 64
  • May 4 Barnet Fain, American businessman and artist, dies at 86
  • May 4 Cathy Godbold, Australian actress (The Saddle Club, Home and Away), dies of brain cancer at 43
  • May 4 Bobbie Louise Hawkins, American poet and author, dies at 87
  • May 4 Larry Hunter, American college basketball coach (Wittenberg Tigers, Ohio Bobcats, Western Carolina Catamounts), dies at 68

  • May 4 BN Vijaya Kumar, Indian politician, dies at 59 of a heart attack
  • May 4 Lionel Lamy, French footballer, dies at 74
  • May 4 Luyanda Ntshangase, South African footballer (Maritzburg United), is struck by lightning and dies at 21
  • May 5 Aaron D. Panken, American rabbi, dies in a plane crash at 53
  • May 5 Rosemarie Schruder, German writer, dies at 89
  • May 5 Stanley Falkow, American microbiologist (molecular mechanisms of infectious diseases), dies at 84
  • May 5 Ludwig Harig, German writer, dies at 90
  • May 5 Ermanno Olmi, Italian film director (The Tree of Wooden Clogs), dies at 86
  • May 6 Cirilo Bautista, Filipino writer and poet, dies at 76
  • May 6 Herbert E. Brekle, German typographer and linguist, dies at 82
  • May 6 Brad Steiger, American author and paranormal researcher, dies at 82
  • May 6 Khaled Mohieddin, Egyptian military officer (member of the Revolutionary Command Council), dies at 95
  • May 6 Eric Geboers, Belgian motocross racer and five-time world champion, drowns at 55
  • May 6 George G. Hall, Northern Irish applied mathematician, dies at 93
  • May 7 Mikhail German, Russian writer, dies at 85
  • May 7 Miki Muster, Slovenian artist, dies at 92
  • May 7 Isyaku Rabiu, Nigerian businessman and Islamic scholar, dies at 92
  • May 7 Jeremy D. Safran, Canadian-born American clinical psychologist, is killed during a burglary
  • May 7 Tore Torell, Norwegian magician, dies of cancer at 76
  • May 8 George Deukmejian, American politician, 35th Governor of California (1983-91), dies at 89
  • May 8 Ernest Medina, American soldier and commanding officer of the unit responsible for the My Lai Massacre of 16 March 1968, dies at 81
  • May 8 James Scott, American boxer and felon, dies at 71
  • May 8 Mahmoud Hammoud, Lebanese politician and diplomat, dies at 82 or 83
  • May 8 Anne V. Coates, British film editor (1962 Oscar, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 92
  • May 9 Poldine Carlo, American writer & Koyukon elder, dies at 97
  • May 9 Omar Daoud, Libyan footballer, dies in a traffic collision at 35
  • May 9 Duke Friedrich of Württemberg, German aristocrat & heir to the House of Württemberg, dies at 56 in a traffic collision
  • May 9 Delphine Gibson, American supercentenarian & former oldest person in the US, dies at 114 years and 265 days
  • May 9 Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen, Australian heroin smuggler (Bali Nine), dies of stomach cancer at 34
  • May 10 Evgeni Vasiukov, Russian chess grandmaster (World Senior Champion 1995), dies at 85
  • May 11 Josh Greenfeld, American author & screenwriter (A Child Called Noah), dies at 90
  • May 11 Scott Hutchinson, Scottish musician (Frightened Rabbit), found dead after a suffering from mental illness at 36
  • May 12 Chuck Knox, American NFL coach (Rams, Bills, Seahawks), dies of dementia at 86
  • May 13 Margot Kidder, Canadian American actress (Lois Lane in Superman films, Amityville Horror), dies at 69
  • May 14 Doug Ford, American golfer (PGA Championship 1955, US Masters 1957), dies at 95
  • May 14 Tom Wolfe, American journalist and author (The Right Stuff), dies at 88
  • May 16 Michael Slive, American college sports executive (Commissioner SEC), dies of prostate cancer at 77
  • May 16 Joseph Campanella, American character actor (Guiding Light, Mannix), dies at 93
  • May 18 Stephanie Adams, American Playboy playmate (November 1992), kills herself and her child at 47
  • May 20 Carol Mann, American golfer (1964 Western Open, 1965 US Open), dies at 77
  • May 20 Billy Cannon, American College Football Hall of Fame back and tight end (Heisman Trophy 1959, LSU; AFL C'ship 1960, 61, 67; AFL All-Star 1961, 69; Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders), dies at 80
  • May 22 Dave Garcia, MLB manager (California Angels, Cleveland Indians), dies at 97
  • May 23 László Tábori, Hungarian middle/long distance runner (1,500m world record 1955), dies at 86
  • May 23 Homer Neal, African-American particle physicist, dies of a stroke at 75
  • May 24 Jerry Maren [Gerard Marenghi], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese), dies at 98
  • May 24 Gudrun Burwitz [Himmler], German daughter of SS leader Heinrich Himmler, dies at 88
  • May 25 Piet Kee, Dutch organist and composer, dies at 90
  • May 25 Bill Mallory, College Football coach (Miami, Colorado, Northern Illinois, Indiana), dies after brain surgery from a fall at 82
  • May 26 Ted [Samuel Frederick] Dabney, American electrical engineer and founder of Atari (Pong), dies at 81
  • May 26 Alan Bean, American Naval captain and astronaut (Ap 12, Skylab 3, 4th to walk on the moon), dies at 86
  • May 27 Russell Nype, American singer and actor (The Stuff, Call Me Madam, Dorothy), dies at 98
  • May 27 Connie Kurtz, American Gay Rights advocate, dies at 81
  • May 28 Jens Christian Skou, Danish scientist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1997), dies at 99
  • May 28 Cornelia Frances [Zulver], British-Australian actress (Home and Away), dies from bladder cancer at 77
  • May 28 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer and actress, dies at 93

  • 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
  • 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 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 27 Joe Jackson, American talent manager and patriarch of the Jackson family, dies at 89
  • Jun 28 Harlan Ellison, American sci-fi author and screen-writer (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 Szewińska, Polish athlete, administrator (Olympic various sprint gold 1964, 68, 76), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jul 1 Dame Gillian Lynne [Pyrke], British dancer, choreographer and actress, known for Broadway work on "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera," dies at 92
  • Jul 2 Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), dies at 70
  • Jul 3 Robby Müller, Dutch cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak), dies at 78
  • Jul 3 William "Bill" Watrous, American jazz trombonist, dies at 79
  • Jul 3 Richard Swift, American singer and songwriter (The Black Keys), dies at 41
  • Jul 5 Saman Kunan, former Thai Navy SEAL, asphyxiates after delivering oxygen to 13 trapped people in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand at 38
  • Jul 8 Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust) and singer (Young Love), dies of complications of deep vein thrombosis at 86
  • Jul 8 Oliver Knussen, British composer (Where the Wild Things Are, Chicara), dies at 66
  • Jul 8 Alan Johnson, American 3-time Emmy Award winning choreographer (Springtime for Hitler, West Side Story), dies at 81
  • Jul 9 Lord Carrington [Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington], British conservative politician, former British Foreign Secretary (1979-82) and NATO Secretary General (1984-8), dies at 99
  • Jul 9 Hans Günter Winkler, German equestrian (5 x Olympic gold 1956 [2], 60, 64, 72), dies at 91
  • Jul 10 Cliff Downey, Canadian politician (MP, 1968–1972), dies at 89
  • Jul 11 Lindy Remigino, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m 1952), dies of prostate cancer at 87
  • Jul 12 Tom Gallagher, American diplomat, gay activist, and 1st Foreign Service officer to publicly come out in 1976, dies at 77
  • Jul 12 Len Chappell, American NBA forward (All Star 1964), dies of stroke & pneumonia at 77
  • Jul 13 Nancy Barbato Sinatra, first wife and life-long friend of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
  • Jul 16 Manuel Ycaza, Panamanian jockey (Belmont Stakes 1964; Racing Hall of Fame), dies of pneumonia at 80

  • Jul 21 Jonathan Gold, American food critic who was the first in his field to win a Pulitzer Prize, dies of pancreatic cancer at 57
  • Jul 22 Tony Sparano, American NFL coach (Miami Dolphins 2008-11), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Jul 22 Rene Portland, American college basketball coach (Penn State 1980-2007), dies of cancer at 65
  • Jul 24 Tony Cloninger, American MLB pitcher and coach (2 Grand Slams in one game), dies at 77
  • Jul 24 John Murray, England cricket wicketkeeper (21 Tests; 55 dismissals), dies at 83
  • Jul 25 Judith Appelbaum, American magazine & newspaper editor and educator, dies at 78
  • Jul 25 Guy [Gaetano] Molinari, American politician (R-House of Representatives from New York, 1981-1983), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • Jul 26 Simegnew Bekele, Ethiopian dam engineer (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam), murdered at 53
  • Jul 27 Vladimir Voinovich, Russian writer and dissident (Moscow 2042), dies of a heart attack at 85
  • Jul 28 Ian Stanley, Australian golfer (British Senior Open 2001), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jul 28 Bruce Lietzke, American golfer (13 PGA Tour wins; US Senior Open 2003), dies of brain cancer at 67
  • Jul 29 Tomasz Stańko, Polish trumpeter (Astigmatic), dies of complication from lung cancer at 76
  • Jul 30 Ron Dellums, American politician (D-House representative from California, 1971-1998), dies of cancer at 82
  • Jul 31 Tony Bullimore, British yachtsman (1997 solo around-the-world yacht race, dramatic rescue), dies of cancer at 79
  • Aug 3 Moshe Mizrahi, Israeli film director (Madame Rosa), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • Aug 5 Charlotte Rae, American character actress, comedian, singer and dancer (Edna-Facts of Life), dies at 92
  • Aug 6 Joël Robuchon, French chef, world record for Michelin stars (32), dies of cancer at 73
  • Aug 6 Margaret Heckler, American politician (15th U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services (1983-85)), dies at 87
  • Aug 7 Stan Mikita, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (4 time NHL scoring leader), dies of Lewy body dementia at 78

Person of interestV. S. Naipaul

Aug 11 V. S. Naipaul, Trinidadian-British writer (Middle Passage), dies at 85

Novelist V. S. Naipaul
Novelist
V. S. Naipaul
  • Aug 13 Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, American professional wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary), dies at 63
  • Aug 14 Jill Janus, American singer (Huntress), commits suicide at 43
  • Aug 15 Jim Dickinson, American record producer (Mud Boy), dies at 67
  • Aug 15 Ajit Wadekar, Indian cricket batsman and captain (37 Tests; top score 143), dies at 77

Person of interestAretha Franklin

Aug 16 Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter known as "The Queen of Soul" (Respect) and first female performer inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987), dies of pancreatic cancer at 76

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • Aug 16 Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indian politician, 10th Prime Minister of India (1996, 1998-2004), dies at 93
  • Aug 16 Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast (1988 Olympic Champion), dies of pneumonia at 49

Person of interestKofi Annan

Aug 18 Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006), dies at 80

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
UN Secretary-General
Kofi Annan
  • Aug 21 George Andrie, American NFL defensive end (5-time Pro Bowl), dies of dementia at 78
  • Aug 21 Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Icelandic actor (Lazytown), dies of cancer at 43

  • Aug 21 Barbara Harris [Sandra Mankwitz], American actress (Plaza Suite, Family Plot), dies at 83
  • Aug 22 Edward "Ed" King, American psychedelic rock musician (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of cancer at 68
  • Aug 23 George Theophilus Walker, African-American pianist, composer and teacher (Lilacs; In Praise Of Folly), dies at 96
  • Aug 24 Tom Frost, American rock climber (founder gear & apparel company Patagonia), dies of prostate cancer at 82
  • Aug 24 Robin Leach, English TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), dies at 76

Person of interestJohn McCain

Aug 25 John McCain, American war hero and Republican politician (Rep-Arizona, 1983-2018, Presidential nominee 2008), dies of brain cancer at 81

US Senator John McCain
US Senator
John McCain

Person of interestNeil Simon

Aug 26 Neil Simon, American playwright and author (The Odd Couple), dies at 91

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Aug 26 Rosa Bouglione, French circus performer, dies at 107
  • Sep 4 Bill Daily, American actor and comedian (I Dream of Jeannie, The Bob Newhart Show), dies at 91

Person of interestBurt Reynolds

Sep 6 Burt Reynolds, American actor (Deliverance, Evening Shade, Strip Tease, Cannonball), dies of cardiac arrest at 82

  • Sep 6 Diane Leather, British athlete (first woman to run sub-5 minute mile), dies of a stroke at 85

Person of interestRichard DeVos

Sep 6 Richard DeVos, American businessman who co-founded Amway, dies at 92

Co-founder of Amway Richard DeVos
Co-founder of Amway
Richard DeVos
  • Sep 6 Evelyn Anthony, English historical writer (Poellenberg Inheritance), dies at 92
  • Sep 7 Mac Miller [Malcolm McCormick], American rapper and music producer (Best Day Ever), dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • Sep 11 Fenella Fielding, English actress (Carry On films), dies at 90
  • Sep 11 Jim Houston, American College Football Hall of Fame linebacker (Ohio State; Pro Bowl 1964-65, 69-70; Cleveland Browns), dies of dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 80
  • Sep 15 Jeff Lowe, American mountain climber (co-founder Lowe Alpine), dies of pneumonia at 67
  • Sep 16 Big Jay [Cecil James] McNeely, American R&B saxophonist, dies of prostate cancer at 91
  • Sep 16 Frank Parker, American actor (Days of our Lives, Never Too Young), dies at 79