On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in February 2002

  • Feb 1 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (Touch of Class, Mozambique), dies at 76
  • Feb 1 Irish McCalla, American actress & artist (Sheena Queen of Jungle), dies of a brain tumor and stroke complications at 73
  • Feb 4 George Nader, American actor (Robot Monster, Away All Boats), dies at 80
  • Feb 11 Barry Foster, British actor (b. 1931)

Person of interestKevin Smith

Feb 15 Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (Hercules - "Ares"), dies at 38 after falling from a prop tower

  • Feb 21 John Thaw, English actor (Inspector Morse), dies of cancer at 60
  • Feb 21 Harold Pruett, American actor (Sybil, Embrace of the Vampire), dies of a drug overdose at 32
  • Feb 26 Lawrence Tierney, American actor (Abduction, Dillinger, Reservoir Dogs), dies of pneumonia at 82

Person of interestSpike Milligan

Feb 27 Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (The Goon Show, 3 Musketeers), dies of kidney failure at 83

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • Feb 28 Mary Stuart, American actress (Jo-Search for Tomorrow), dies at 75