Deaths in History in May 2001

  • May 4 Bonnie Lee Bakley, American murder victim (b. 1956)
  • May 5 Clifton Hillegass, American writer and publisher

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May 11 Douglas Adams, English author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), dies of myocardial infarction and a fatal cardiac arrhythmia at 49

  • May 12 Alexei Tupolev, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1925)

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May 13 R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (Malguidi Days), dies at 94

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  • May 13 Jason Miller, American playwright (b. 1939)
  • May 17 Frank G. Slaughter, American novelist and physician (b. 1908)
  • May 26 Moven Enock Mahachi, Defence Minister of Zimbabwe (b. 1952)
  • May 28 Francisco Varela, Chilean biologist and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • May 28 Joe Moakley, American politician (b. 1927)