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Deaths in History in October 2014

Person of interestJean-Claude Duvalier

Oct 4 Jean-Claude Duvalier "Baby Doc", Haitian dictator and deposed Haitian president-for-life (1971-86) infamous for his brutality, dies of a heart attack at 63

Dictator and President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier
Dictator and President of Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier
  • Oct 6 Marian Seldes, American actress (A Delicate Balance, Father's Day), dies at 86
  • Oct 9 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer, dies from complications of dementia 89
  • Oct 14 Elizabeth Peña, American actress, dies from cirrhosis at 55
  • Oct 16 John Spencer-Churchill, 11th duke of Marlborough, English large landowner, dies at 88
  • Oct 19 Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress, dies from colon cancer at 66
  • Oct 20 John Hoskyns, Policy Advisor to Margaret Thatcher (1979-82), dies at 87
  • Oct 20 Oscar de la Renta, Domincan American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973), dies at 82

Person of interestBen Bradlee

Oct 21 Ben Bradlee, American editor, journalist, newspaper executive (Washington Post), dies at 93

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee
  • Oct 21 Gough Whitlam, Australian politician (Prime Minister, 1972-1975), dies at 98
  • Oct 24 Marcia Strassman, American actress, dies from breast cancer at 66
  • Oct 28 Galway Kinnell, American author, dies from leukemia at 87