On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2018 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 535 of 535

  • 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
  • Aug 29 Paul Taylor, American dancer and choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company), dies at 88 [1]
  • Sep 2 Conway Savage, Australian piano and organ player (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), dies from a brain tumor at 58 [1]
  • 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 6 Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor (I Solisti Veneti), dies at 83
  • 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
  • Sep 18 Judith Kazantzis, English poet and feminist, dies at 78
  • Sep 21 Katherine Hoover, American flautist, composer (Eleni: A Greek Tragedy), teacher and conductor, dies at 80
  • Sep 21 José Luis de Delás, Spanish composer and conductor, dies at 90
  • Sep 22 Charles "Chas" Hodges, English musician (Chas & Dave), dies at 74
  • Sep 27 Marty Balin [Buchwald], American singer (Jefferson Airplane/Starship), dies at 76
  • Sep 28 Don Chargin, American boxing promoter (IBHOF; Bobby Chacon, Tony "The Tiger" Lopez, Loreto Garza), dies from brain cancer at 90
  • Sep 29 Otis Rush, American blues musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), dies from complications from an earlier stroke at 83
  • Sep 29 James "Big Jim" Wright, American Grammy and Dove Award-winning keyboardist, composer, arranger, and record producer (Sound of Blackness; Mariah Carey) dies at 52
  • Sep 30 Geoffrey Hayes, British TV presenter and actor (Rainbow, Z-Cars), dies at 76
  • Oct 1 Charles Aznavour [Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian], French-Armenian singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum), dies at 94

MurderJamal Khashoggi

Oct 2 Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabian dissident, author, Washington Post columnist and editor in chief (Al-Arab News Channel), assassinated in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul at 59, reportedly on the orders of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi
  • Oct 2 Geoff Emerick, British sound engineer and record producer (Beatles; Elvis Costello), dies of a heart attack at 72

  • Oct 3 Leon M. Lederman, American experimental physicist (1982 Nobel Prize for research on quarks and leptons) and author (The God Particle), dies from complications of dementia at 96
  • Oct 3 Bent Lorentzen, Danish orchestral, electronic, and opera composer, dies at 83
  • Oct 4 John Tyrrell, British musicologist (Leoš Janáček; The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), dies at 76
  • Oct 5 Bobby Notkoff, American rock and blues violinist (Crazy Horse; The Rockets), dies at 80
  • Oct 6 Scott Wilson, American actor (The Walking Dead, The Ninth Configuration), dies of cancer at 76
  • Oct 6 Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano, dies at 85
  • Oct 9 Thomas A. Steitz, American Biochemist (2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for ribosome discoveries), dies at 78
  • Oct 12 Takehisa Kosugi, Japanese violinist and experimental music composer (Group Ongaku; Taj Mahal Travellers), dies at 80
  • Oct 13 Patricia Hollis, Baroness Hollis of Heigham, English Labour politician, dies at 77

Person of interestPaul Allen

Oct 15 Paul Allen, American business magnate (co-founder Microsoft, owner Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks), dies of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at 65

Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen
Co-founder of Microsoft
Paul Allen
  • Oct 15 Shelley Hamlin, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1973), dies of breast cancer at 69
  • Oct 16 Berthold Leibinger, German entrepreneur (Trumpf) and philanthropist, dies at 87
  • Oct 18 Randolph Hokanson, American concert pianist and teacher (University of Washington, 1949-84), dies at 103
  • Oct 21 Robert Faurisson, British-born French academic, dies at 89
  • Oct 24 Tony Joe White, American blues and swamp rock singer (Polk Salad Annie), dies at 75
  • Oct 24 Darijan Božič, Slovenian composer and conductor, dies at 86
  • Oct 24 Wah-Wah Watson [Melvin Ragin], American session guitarist in Motown's Funk Brothers (Temptations - "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone"), dies at 67
  • Oct 25 Sonny Fortune [Cornelius Fortune], American jazz saxophonist, dies at 79
  • Oct 27 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Thai businessman, sports team owner (Leicester City FC), dies in helicopter crash at 60
  • Oct 28 Richard James Gill, Australian conductor and music educator, dies from cancer at 76
  • Oct 30 Hardy Fox, American member of avant-garde band The Residents, dies at 73
  • Oct 30 Jin Young [Louis Cha Leung-yung], Chinese Wuxia novelist, dies at 94

Person of interestWillie McCovey

Oct 31 Willie McCovey, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (6 x MLB All Star; NL MVP 1969; NL home run leader 1963, 68, 69; SF Giants), dies of an infection at 80

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey
  • Nov 1 Amal Hussain, Yemeni famine victim who raised world's awareness, dies aged 7
  • Nov 2 Kitty O'Neil, American stuntwoman (The Bionic Woman) and racer (female land speed record), dies at 72
  • Nov 2 Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer, popularized martial arts worldwide, dies at 91
  • Nov 2 Roy Hargrove, American trumpeter, dies of kidney disease at 49
  • Nov 2 Glenn Schwartz, American rock guitarist (Pacific Gas & Electric -"Are You Ready?"), dies at 78
  • Nov 3 Sondra Locke, American actress and director (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 74
  • Nov 4 Selma Engel [Saartje Wijnberg], Dutch born Jew, the first to tell of Nazi Sobibor extermination camp, dies at 96
  • Nov 6 Hugh McDowell, British cellist (Electric Light Orchestra), dies of cancer at 65
  • Nov 7 Oskar Rabin, Russian painter and dissident during Soviet era, dies at 90
  • Nov 7 Francis Lai, French film music composer (Love Story), dies at 86
  • Nov 7 Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Irish pianist, composer and educator (University of Limerick), dies at 67
  • Nov 9 Sisto Malaspina, Australian cafe owner (Pellegrini's) who started Melbourne coffee culture, dies in terror attack at 74
  • Nov 9 Ken Howell, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 57

Person of interestStan Lee

Nov 12 Stan Lee [Stanley Martin Lieber], American comic-book artist, writer and creative leader of Marvel multimedia corporation (Avengers, Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk), dies at 95

Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader Stan Lee
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader
Stan Lee
  • Nov 12 Igor Mikhailovich Luchenok, Belarusian composer and teacher, dies at 80
  • Nov 15 Roy Clark, American country singer (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show), dies at 85
  • Nov 16 William Goldman, American screenwriter and author (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), dies at 87
  • Nov 18 Jerry Frankel, American Broadway producer, dies at 88
  • Nov 20 Aaron Klug, Lithuanian born British biochemist (Nobel prize for Chemistry 1982), dies at 92
  • Nov 20 Harald Heilmann, German composer, dies at 94
  • Nov 20 Levine Andrade, Indian-British violinist (Arditti Quartet, 1974-90), film score composer and conductor, dies at 64
  • Nov 21 Devin Lima [Harold Lima], American singer (LFO), dies of cancer at 41
  • Nov 22 Imrat Khan, Indian sitar and surbahar player and composer, dies of a stroke at 83
  • Nov 23 Nicolas Roeg, English cinematographer and director (Aria, Eureka), dies of natural causes at 90
  • Nov 24 Sy Kattelson, American photographer of NY street life, dies at 95
  • Nov 24 Amanda Sequoyah Swimmer, American potter and preserver of Cherokee culture, dies at 97
  • Nov 24 Ricky Jay [Richard Potash], American magician and actor (Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay), dies at 72
  • Nov 24 David Defiagbon, Nigerian-Canadian boxer (Olympic silver 1996), dies at 48
  • Nov 24 Harold Farberman, American percussionist, conductor, and composer (Medea), dies at 89

Person of interestBernardo Bertolucci

Nov 26 Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor), dies of lung cancer at 77

Director and Screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci
Director and Screenwriter
Bernardo Bertolucci

Person of interestStephen Hillenburg

Nov 27 Stephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist (SpongeBob SquarePants), dies of ALS syndrome at 51

Cartoonist and Voice Actor Stephen Hillenburg
Cartoonist and Voice Actor
Stephen Hillenburg
  • Nov 28 Thomas J.J. Altizer, US Radical theologian (God is Dead), dies at 91

  • Nov 29 Ruth Haring, American chess player and President of the US Chess Federation, dies at 63
  • Nov 29 Charles Harrison, American industrial designer (view finder), dies at 87

Person of interestGeorge H. W. Bush

Nov 30 George H. W. Bush, 41st US President (R, 1989-93) and 43rd US Vice President (R, 1981-89), dies at 94

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Dec 1 Kenneth "Ken" Berry, American actor (F Troop, Mayberry RFD, Mama's Family), dies at 85
  • Dec 3 Philip Bosco, American actor (Trading Places, Lend Me a Tenor), dies at 88
  • Dec 3 Andrei Bitov, Russian writer (Pushkin House), dies at 81
  • Dec 3 Justin Cartwright, British novelist (In Every Face I Meet), dies at 75
  • Dec 6 Pete Shelley [Peter McNeish], English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buzzcocks "Going Steady"), dies at 63
  • Dec 6 Andrew Frierson, pioneering African American opera singer, dies at 94
  • Dec 6 John "Ace" Cannon, American pop, rock and country music saxophonist (Tuff Sax), dies at 84
  • Dec 7 Belisario Betancur, Colombian politician, President of Colombia (1982-86), dies at 95
  • Dec 8 Roger the ripped kangaroo, famous for crushing a metal bucket like a paper cup, dies at 12 in Alice Springs of old age
  • Dec 8 Rosanell Eaton, American voting rights advocate, dies at 97
  • Dec 8 Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Russian 'Grandmother of Russian Human Rights', dies at 91
  • Dec 8 Evelyn Berezin, American computer pioneer, invented first word processor, dies at 93
  • Dec 9 Riccardo Giacconi, Italian American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize for Physics 2002 for X-ray astronomy, dies at 87
  • Dec 12 Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate, dies at 74
  • Dec 12 Meng Lang, Chinese poet and activist, dies at 57
  • Dec 13 Nancy Wilson, American jazz vocalist (Feel Like Making Love), dies at 81
  • Dec 14 Joe Osborn, American session bass player (Bridge Over Troubled Water), dies of pancreatic cancer at 81
  • Dec 16 Colin Kroll, American co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, dies of a drug overdose at 34
  • Dec 16 Oribe Canales, Cuban American celebrity hairdresser, dies of cancer at 62
  • Dec 16 Lee Leonard, American television personality (ESPN, CNN), dies at 89
  • Dec 16 John Ford Noonan, American playwright (A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking), dies at 77

Person of interestPenny Marshall

Dec 17 Penny Marshall, American actress and director (Laverne & Shirley, Big), dies at 75

Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall
  • Dec 17 Galt MacDermot, Canadian musician and composer (Hair), dies at 89
  • Dec 17 Raven Wilkinson, American ballerina, first African American woman to dance with major ballet company, dies at 83
  • Dec 18 David Austin, English rose breeder (Austin roses), dies at 92
  • Dec 20 Donald Moffat, British actor (Logan's Run), dies at 87
  • Dec 22 Paddy Ashdown, British MP, leader of Liberal Democrats (1988-1999), dies of bladder cancer at 77

  • Dec 22 Roberto Suazo Córdova, President of Honduras (1982-86), dies at 91
  • Dec 23 Honey Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), dies at 75
  • Dec 25 Nancy Roman, American, NASA's first chief of astronomy 'Mother of the Hubble', dies at 93
  • Dec 26 Wendy Beckett, South African British nun and TV art critic, dies at 88
  • Dec 26 Sono Osato, American Japanese ballet dancer and actress, dies at 99
  • Dec 26 Theodore Antoniou, Greek conductor and composer (Paean, Celebration), dies at 83
  • Dec 28 June Whitfield, English comedian and actress (Terry and June, Absolutely Fabulous), dies at 93
  • Dec 28 Georges Loinger, French resistance fighter (WWII), dies at 108
  • Dec 28 Shehu Shagari, Nigerian politician, President of Nigeria (1979-83), dies at 93
  • Dec 28 Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr Hook), dies at 81
  • Dec 28 Christine McGuire, American pop vocalist (McGuire Sisters - "Sincerely"; "Sugartime"), dies at 92
  • Dec 30 Mrinal Sen, Bengali film director (In Search of Famine), dies at 95
  • Dec 30 Larry Austin, American classical and electronic composer and educator, dies at 88
  • Dec 31 Dean Ford (Thomas McAleese), Scottish singer-songwriter (Marmalade), dies from complications relating to Parkinson's disease at 72 [1]