Deaths in History in June 2012

  • Jun 5 Ray Bradbury, American author (Fahrenheit 451), dies at 91
  • Jun 5 Barry Unsworth, British novelist, dies from lung cancer at 81
  • Jun 7 Phillip Tobias, South African palaeoanthropologist and three time Nobel Prize nominee (hominid fossil sites), dies at 86
  • Jun 11 Norman F Lent, American republican Congressman, dies from cancer at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 12 Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant, dies from a heart condition at 69

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • Jun 13 William S. Knowles, American chemist and Nobel laureate, dies from complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 95

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 17 Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cop, dies at 47

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Jun 20 LeRoy Neiman, American painter, dies at 91
  • Jun 24 Lonesome George, Pinta giant tortoise and rarest creature in the world, dies at c. 100
  • Jun 30 Yitzḥak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister (1983–84, 1986–1992), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 96