Deaths in History in May 2015

  • May 2 Ruth Rendell, English thriller writer (Inspector Wexford novels), dies at 85
  • May 2 Maya Plisetskaya, Russian Ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet), dies at 89
  • May 6 Jim [James] Wright, American politician (D-Texas) (Speaker of the House 1987-1989), dies at 92
  • May 9 Kenan Evren, Turkish soldier and politician, (President of Turkey 1980-1989 by military coup), dies at 97
  • May 24 Tanith Lee, British Science-fiction author (The Flat-Earth Cycle), dies of cancer at 67
  • May 30 Joseph [Beau] Biden III, American politician and son of Vice President Joe Biden, dies of cancer at 47