Deaths in History in May 2011

Person of interestOsama bin Laden

May 2 Osama bin Laden, Islamic militant and founder of al-Qaeda, shot and killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan by navy seals during Operation Neptune Spear at 54

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • May 5 Claude Choules, last surviving World War I veteran (b. 1901)
  • May 11 Klaus Schlesinger, German writer, dies at 64
  • May 12 Harry Danielsen, Norwegian educator and politician, dies at 74
  • May 16 Bob Davis, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)
  • May 16 Bill Skiles, American comic (b. 1931)
  • May 19 Garret FitzGerald, Irish politician and former Taoiseach (b. 1926)
  • May 24 Huguette Clark, Heiress of the Clark Copper fortune, life-long reclusion from society. (b. 1906)
  • May 25 Leonora Carrington, British-Mexican Surrealist artist dies aged 94
  • May 26 Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author and playwright (b. 1920)
  • May 26 Ben Roberts, British industrial relations expert (London School of Economics), dies at 93
  • May 29 Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian politician, President of Hungary (b. 1931)
  • May 29 Bill Clements, American politician, Governor of Texas (1987-91), dies at 94
  • May 29 Sergei Bagapsh, Abkhazian president (b. 1949)
  • May 30 Rosalyn Yalow, American medical physicist (Nobel 1977), dies at 89