Deaths in History in February 2017

  • Feb 1 Desmond Carrington, British radio host (The Music Goes Round), dies at 90
  • Feb 1 √Čtienne Tshisekedi, Congolese opposition leader, dies at 84
  • Feb 5 Thomas Lux, American poet (Split Horizon), dies of cancer at 70
  • Feb 8 Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, British socialite, dies at 45
  • Feb 8 Peter Mansfield, British Physician whose discoveries led to MRI (2003 Nobel Prize), dies at 83
  • Feb 8 Ljubisa Beara, Bosnian general convicted of overseeing Srebrenica Massacre, dies in prison at 77
  • Feb 11 Harvey Lichtenstein, American head of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, dies at 87
  • Feb 16 Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator (Miffy books), dies at 89
  • Feb 18 Norma McCorvey, American abortion activist (Jane Roe in Roe vs Wade) who later became pro-life, dies at 69
  • Feb 19 Igor Shafarevich, Russian mathematician, dies at 93
  • Feb 21 Kenneth Arrow, American economist, (Nobel Prize 1972), dies at 95
  • Feb 22 Fritz Koenig, German sculptor (Sphere at World Trade Center), dies at 92
  • Feb 23 Lord David Waddington, British politician (Home Secretary 1989-90), dies at 87
  • Feb 25 Boaz Vaadia, Israeli-born sculptor who worked in America, dies of cancer at 65
  • Feb 26 Joseph Wapner, American judge (People's Court), dies at 97
  • Feb 26 Gerald Kaufman, British Labour MP, dies at 86
  • Feb 28 Nicholas Mosley, British novelist, biographer and son of Oswald Mosley, dies at 93