On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 2021

  • Sep 1 Juan Rodríguez Vega, Chilean soccer defender (26 caps; Universidad de Chile, Atlético Español), dies at 77
  • Sep 1 Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Separatist leader in Kashmir (headed resistance against Indian rule), dies at 92 [1]
  • Sep 1 Jim Fuller, American college football coach and athletics administrator (coach 1977-83; AD 2003-08 Jacksonville State University), dies from COVID-19 at 76
  • Sep 2 Mikis Theodorakis, Greek classical and film music composer (Zorba the Greek; Mauthausen Trilogy; Serpico), dies of cardiopulmonary arrest at 96
  • Sep 2 David Patten, American football wide receiver (Super Bowl 2001, 04, 05; New England Patriots), dies in a road accident at 47
  • Sep 3 John Watkins, South African cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 29 wickets, 3 x 50s; Natal), dies from COVID-19 at 98
  • Sep 3 Ruth Olay, American jazz and cabaret singer, dies at 97
  • Sep 4 Willard Scott, American weather forecaster (Today Show), dies at 87
  • Sep 4 Tunch Ilkin, American football offensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1988, 89; Pittsburgh Steelers) and broadcaster (Pittsburgh Steelers TV & radio 1998-2020), dies of ALS complications at 63
  • Sep 5 Ivan Patzaichin, Romanian canoeist (Olympic gold C-2 1000m 1968, 80, 84; C-1 1000m 1972; World C'ship gold x 8), dies from lung cancer at 71
  • Sep 5 Sarah Harding, British pop singer (Girls Aloud - “Sound of the Underground,” “Love Machine), dies of breast cancer at 39
  • Sep 6 Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor (Breathless; Casino Royale; Magnifique), dies at 88
  • Sep 6 Jean-Pierre Adams, French soccer centre-back (22 caps; Nîmes, Nice, Paris Saint-Germain), dies after 39 years in a coma at 73
  • Sep 7 Phil Schaap, American Grammy Award-winning jazz historian, DJ, author and educator, dies of cancer at 70
  • Sep 8 Big Daddy Graham [Edward Gudonis], American comedian, writer, actor, recording artist, and radio personality, dies of heart failure at 68
  • Sep 9 Urbain Braems, Belgian soccer manager (Anderlecht, Beveren, Standard de Liège, Trabzonspor), dies at 87
  • Sep 9 Danilo Popivoda, Serbian soccer forward (20 caps Yugoslavia; Olimpija, Eintracht Braunschweig), dies at 74
  • Sep 11 Mick Tingelhoff, American Pro Football HOF center (6 × Pro Bowl; 5 × First-team All-Pro; Minnesota Vikings), dies at 81
  • Sep 12 Michel Maïque, French rugby league second rower (8 Tests; FC Lézignan) and politician (Mayor of Lézignan-Corbières 2014-20), dies from acute pancreatitis at 73
  • Sep 13 George Wein, American music promoter (Newport Jazz Festival; Newport Folk Festival; New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival), dies at 95
  • Sep 13 Ruly Carpenter, American baseball executive (principal owner and president Philadelphia Phillies 1972-81), dies at 81
  • Sep 14 Norm MacDonald, Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor (Saturday Night Live, 1993-98; Dirty Work; The Norm Show), dies of cancer at 61
  • Sep 14 Yuriy Sedykh, Russian field athlete (Olympic gold hammer throw 1976, 80 Soviet Union; WR 86.74m), dies at 66
  • Sep 15 Lou Angotti, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Chicago Black Hawks) and coach (St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins), dies at 83
  • Sep 16 Boet van Dulmen, Dutch motorcycle racer (84 starts, 1 win, 4 podiums,1 pole; Finnish 500cc GP 1979), dies in a road accident at 73
  • Sep 16 Dušan Ivković, Serbian basketball point guard (Radnički Belgrade) and coach (Yugoslavia 1987-95; Serbia 2008-13; FIBA HOF), dies from pulmonary edema and herpes at 77
  • Sep 16 Clive Sinclair, British consumer electronics inventor (Executive pocket calculator; ZX Spectrum computer), dies of cancer at 81 [1]
  • Sep 16 Jane Powell [Suzanne Burce], American singer and actress (Royal Wedding; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), dies at 92
  • Sep 17 Roger Brown, College Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (Maryland Eastern Shore; 6 x Pro-Bowl; Detroit Lions, LA Rams), dies at 84
  • Sep 18 Neil McCarthy, American college basketball coach (Weber State Uni 1974-85, New Mexico State Uni 1985-97), dies at 82
  • Sep 19 Jimmy Greaves, English soccer striker (57 caps; FIFA World Cup 1966; Chelsea, Tottenham, WHU) and journalist/broadcaster (The Sun, World of Sport, On the Ball), dies at 81
  • Sep 19 Max Wiltshire, Welsh rugby union lock (4 Tests; Aberavon RFC), dies at 83
  • Sep 20 Billy Maxwell, American golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1951; Ryder Cup 1963; 7 x PGA Tour wins), dies at 92
  • Sep 20 Sarah Dash, American rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds; Labelle - "Lady Marmalade"), dies at 76
  • Sep 21 Romano Fogli, Italian soccer midfielder (13 caps; Torino FC, Bologna FC 1909, A.C. Milan, Calcio Catania) and manager (Bologna FC), dies at 83