Deaths in History in July 2017

  • Jul 1 Norman Dorsen, American lawyer, human rights advocate and president of the American Civil Liberties Union, dies of complications from a stroke at 86
  • Jul 3 Spencer Johnson, American author (Who Moved My Cheese?), dies of pancreatic cancer at 78
  • Jul 10 Betty Dukes, American Walmart employee who fought against gender discrimination (2001 Betty Dukes v. Walmart lawsuit) dies at 67
  • Jul 12 Scharlette Holdman, American death penalty mitigation specialist, dies at 70
  • Jul 13 Liu Xiaobo, Chinese writer and human rights activist, dies from liver cancer at 61
  • Jul 14 Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian Mathematician, dies of breast cancer at 40