On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 2021

  • Apr 2 Morris "B. B." Dickerson, American bassist (War - "Why Can't We Be Friends?"; "Low Rider"), dies at 71
  • Apr 2 Valentin Afonin, Russian soccer defender (42 caps; SKA Rostov-on-Don, CSKA Moscow), dies at 81
  • Apr 3 Gloria Henry [McEniry], American actress (Dennis the Menace), dies at 98
  • Apr 3 Yevgeniy Zagorulko, Russian high jump coach (Andrey Silnov, Yelena Yelesina, Anna Chicherova), dies of COVID-19 at 78
  • Apr 7 Tommy Raudonikis, Australian rugby league halfback (20 Tests; Rothmans Medal 1972; Wests, Newtown) and coach (Wests, NSW), dies from cancer at 70
  • Apr 7 James Hampton, American actor (F Troop - "Bugler Dobbs"; Teen Wolf), writer, and director, dies from Parkinson’s disease complications at 84
  • Apr 7 Anne Beatts, American comedy writer (National Lampoon magazine; Saturday Night Live, 1975-79; Square Pegs), dies at 74
  • Apr 7 Doug Holden, English soccer winger (5 caps; Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End), dies at 90
  • Apr 7 Viktor Kurentsov, Belarusian weightlifter (Olympic gold middleweight 1968; silver 1964; 5 x World C'ship gold middleweight), dies at 80
  • Apr 8 Conn Findlay, American rower (Olympic gold coxed pair 1956, 64) and sailer (Olympic bronze Tempest 1976), dies at 90
  • Apr 8 Diána Igaly, Hungarian sport shooter (Olympic gold women's skeet 2004; bronze 2000), dies from COVID-19 at 56

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Apr 9 Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh and consort of Great Britain's Elizabeth II, dies at 99

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
  • Apr 9 DMX [Earl Simmons], American rapper (..And Then There Was X), and actor (Romeo Must Die), dies of a heart attack at 50 [1]
  • Apr 9 Ekkehard Fasser, Swiss bobsledder (Olympic gold, four-man 1988; World C'ship gold 1983; World Cup champion 1985-86), dies at 68
  • Apr 11 Massimo Cuttitta, Italian rugby union prop (69 caps [captain 16]; Milano, Harlequins, Bologna), dies from COVID-19 at 54
  • Apr 11 Colin Baker, Welsh soccer wing half (7 caps; Cardiff City 298 games), dies at 86
  • Apr 11 Marco Bollesan, Italian rugby union number 8 (47 caps; CUS Genova, Partenope) and coach (Italy 1985-88), dies at 79
  • Apr 13 Bobby Leonard, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (ABA C'ship 1970, 72, 73; Indiana Pacers) & point guard (Minneapolis/LA Lakers, Chicago Packers/Zephyrs), dies at 88
  • Apr 14 Bernard "Bernie" Madoff, American fraudster and financier who committed the largest fraud in US history, dies in prison at 82