On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 2019

  • Apr 1 Michel Sénéchal, French operatic tenor, and educator, dies at 91
  • Apr 4 Myer Skoog, American basketball guard (NBA C'ship 1952-4; Minneapolis Lakers), dies at 92
  • Apr 6 Richard Green, American sexologist, lawyer, and author who advocated for gay and transexual rights, dies of oesophageal cancer at 82
  • Apr 7 Seymour Cassel, American actor (Faces, Plain Clothes, Valentino), dies at 84
  • Apr 7 Joe Miceli, American drummer (John Fred and His Playboy Band - "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)"),dies at 74
  • Apr 9 Marilynn Smith, American golfer, co-founder LPGA (Titleholders Championship 1963-64), dies at 89
  • Apr 10 Earl Thomas Conley, American singer-songwriter with 18 No. 1 country hits ("Once In A Blue Moon"; "Angel In Disguise"), dies from cerebral atrophy at 77
  • Apr 11 Monkey Punch [Kazuhiko Kato], Japanese manga cartoonist (Lupin III), dies of pneumonia at 81
  • Apr 11 Frances Swem Anderson, American technologist (nuclear medicine), dies at 105
  • Apr 12 Forrest Gregg, American Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle, coach (9-time Pro Bowl; Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys), dies of Parkinson's disease at 85
  • Apr 12 Tommy Smith, English soccer defender (1 cap; Football League Div 1 1966, 73, 76, 77; FA Cup 1965, 74; European Cup 1977; Liverpool 467 games), dies at 74
  • Apr 12 Georgia Engel, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show - "Georgette"; Hot In Cleveland), dies at 70
  • Apr 14 John MacLeod, American basketball coach (NBA Phoenix Suns 1973-87), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 81
  • Apr 14 Birgitta "Bibi" Andersson, Swedish actress (Persona, Wild Strawberries), dies at 83
  • Apr 15 Don Perry, Canadian NHL coach (LA Kings 1982-84), dies at 89
  • Apr 15 Les Reed, British songwriter ("It's Not Unusual"; "There's A Kind Of Hush"; "Here It Comes Again"), dies at 83
  • Apr 15 Owen Kay Garriott, American electrical engineer and NASA astronaut (Skylab 3, STS 9), dies at 88
  • Apr 15 Joe Terry (Terranova), American Doo-wop singer (Danny & The Juniors - "At The Hop"), dies at 78
  • Apr 16 Fay McKenzie, American actress and singer (The Party, Sierra Sue), dies at 101
  • Apr 16 Jörg Wolfgang Demus, Austrian classical pianist and composer, dies at 90
  • Apr 17 Alan García, President of Peru (Peruvian Aprista Party: 1985-90, 2006-11), commits suicide by shooting himself as police try to arrest him on corruption charges at 69
  • Apr 18 Mark Medoff, American playwright, director, actor and professor (Children of a Lesser God), dies at 79
  • Apr 18 Lyra McKee, Northern Irish journalist, shot by the New IRA in a terrorist attack at 29

Lorraine Warren

Apr 18 Lorraine Warren, American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), dies in her sleep at 92

  • Apr 19 Martin Böttcher, German composer and conductor, dies at 91
  • Apr 19 Bob Efford, British jazz and session baritone saxophonist and reed player, dies at 91
  • Apr 22 Dave Samuels, American vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), dies at 70
  • Apr 22 Billy McNeill MBE, Scottish soccer defender (29 caps; Celtic) and manager (Celtic, Manchester City, Aston Villa), dies from dementia at 79
  • Apr 22 Heather Harper, Northern Irish operatic soprano (Britten's War Requiem), dies at 88
  • Apr 24 Dick Rivers [Hervé Forneri], French rock and roll singer and actor, dies from cancer on his 74th birthday

John Havlicek

Apr 25 John Havlicek, American College/Basketball Hall of Fame small forward (8 x NBA C'ship Boston Celtics; 13 x NBA All Star; 4 x All-NBA First Team), dies of Parkinson's disease at 79

  • Apr 25 Manuel Lujan Jr., American politician (Rep-R-NM, 1969-89), dies at 90
  • Apr 29 Gino Marchetti, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Pro Bowl x 11), dies of pneumonia at 93
  • Apr 29 John Singleton, American director and screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood), dies of a stroke at 51
  • Apr 30 Mike Doyle, American surfer (World C'ship 1964 runner-up; World Tandem Champion 1965, 67), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 78
  • Apr 30 Peter Mayhew, British American actor (Chewbacca in Star Wars), dies at 74
  • Apr 30 (Rowland) "Boon" Gould, British rock guitarist (Level 42, 1979-87 - "Hot Water"), takes his own life at 64