Deaths in History in February 2012

  • Feb 1 Gerlando Alberti, Sicilian Mafioso, dies from cancer at 88
  • Feb 1 Wislawa Szymborska, Polish poet and Nobel Laureate, dies at 88
  • Feb 2 Dorothy Gilman, American mystery writer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 88
  • Feb 3 Christopher Samuel Youd, British sci-fi writer, dies at 89
  • Feb 3 Norton Zinder, American biologist, dies from pneumonia at 83
  • Feb 4 Florence Green, last surviving veteran of World War One, dies at 110
  • Feb 4 Robert Glaser, American educational psychologist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • Feb 4 Istvan Csurka, Hungarian writer and politician, dies at 77
  • Feb 4 Robert Daniel, five term American congressman for Virginia, dies at 75
  • Feb 6 Janice Voss, American astronaut, dies from breast cancer at 55
  • Feb 6 Antoni Tapies, Spanish artist, dies at 88
  • Feb 7 Patricia Stephens Due, African-American civil rights activist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 72
  • Feb 7 Florence Holway, American rape victim and activist, dies at 96
  • Feb 8 Gunther Plaut, German-Canadian rabbi, dies at 99
  • Feb 10 Jeffrey Zaslow, American author and columnist, dies in a car accident at 53
  • Feb 12 John Severin, American comic book artist, dies at 90
  • Feb 13 Mohamed Lamari, Chief of Staff of the Algerian Army, dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Feb 13 Lillian Bassman, American photographer and painter, dies at 94
  • Feb 16 Baddeley Devesi, first Governor-General of the Solomon Islands, dies at 70
  • Feb 16 Anthony Shadid, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, dies from asthma at 43
  • Feb 16 Harry McPherson, presidential counsel (Lyndon Johnson) and lobbyist, dies from cancer at 82
  • Feb 17 Ulric Neisser, American psychologist, dies at 83
  • Feb 19 John Hogan, American research chemist, dies at 92
  • Feb 19 Steve Kordek, American pinball machine designer, dies at 100
  • Feb 20 Renato Dulbecco, Italian-born American virologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 97
  • Feb 21 Baron Hooson [Hugh Emlyn], British politician and peer, dies at 86
  • Feb 21 Colin Ireland, British 'Gay Slayer' serial killer, dies at 57
  • Feb 21 John Michuki, Kenyan politician, dies from heart attack at 79
  • Feb 21 Barney Rosset, American publisher and free speech advocate, dies at 89
  • Feb 21 Eiko Ishioka, Japanese Costume designer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 74
  • Feb 23 Bruce Surtees, American cinematographer, dies at 74
  • Feb 24 Jan Berenstain [Janice Marian Grant], American author (The Berenstain Bears), dies from a stroke at 88
  • Feb 24 Kenneth Price, American ceramic artist and print maker, dies from cancer at 77
  • Feb 24 Benedict Freedman, American novelist and mathematician, dies at 92
  • Feb 25 Lynn Compton, American jurist and commissioned officer, dies from heart attack at 90
  • Feb 27 Tina Strobos, Dutch physician and resistor to Nazi occupation, dies from cancer at 91