Famous Deaths for 25th June 2024

1423 – Reinald IV, duke of Gelre and Gulik (Reinoud I), dies
1798 – Thomas Sandby, English architect (Royal Academy’s 1st professor of Architecture), dies at about 77
1804 – Georges Cadoudal, Breton politician and royalist who plotted to overthrow Napoleon, executed at 33
1876 – Lame White Man, Cheyenne, dies at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
1916 – Thomas Eakins, American artist (The Gross Clinic), dies at 71
1949 – Buck Freeman, American baseball outfielder (World Series 1903; HR leader 1899, 1903; AL RBI leader 1902, 03; Boston Americans), dies at 77
1964 – Gerrit Rietveld, Dutch architect and furniture designer (Sonsbeek Pavilion), dies at 76
1968 – Tony Hancock, English comedian and actor (Hancock’s Half Hour), commits suicide at 44
2021 – Jack Ingram, American auto racer (NASCAR Busch Series champion 1982, 1985), dies at 84
2022 – Bill Woolsey, American swimmer (Olympic gold men’s 4×200m freestyle relay 1952, silver 1956), dies at 87

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Famous Deaths for 24th June 2024

1712 – Simon van der Stel, 1st governor of Dutch Cape Colony (1679-99), dies at 72
1817 – Thomas McKean, American attorney and politician (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 83
1933 – Sissieretta Joyner Jones, American singer (“Black Patti”), dies at about 64
1935 – Carlos Gardel, French-Argentine singer-songwriter and prominent figure in the history of tango, dies in a plane crash at 44
1977 – André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician, dies in car crash at 33
1984 – William Keighley, American director (The Man who came to Dinner), dies of a stroke at 94
1992 – Tony LeMans [MansFortier], American singer-songwriter (“Cookie Crumbles”), dies in a motorcycle crash at 29
2005 – Hakham Yedidia Shofet, Former chief rabbi of Iran (b. 1908)
2007 – Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1938)
2015 – Marva Nettles Collins, American educator (West Side Preparatory School), dies at 78

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Famous Deaths for 23rd June 2024

1444 – Marcus [Manuel] Eugenicus, Byzantine bishop of Efeze/theologist, dies
1946 – William S. Hart, American silent film actor (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds), dies at 81
1951 – Armin Knab, German composer (Wunderhorn), dies at 70
1958 – Edvard Armas Jarnefeldt, composer, dies at 88
1973 – Fay Holden, actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), dies at 77
1995 – Jonas Salk, American medical researcher and virologist who created the Polio vaccine, dies of heart failure at 80
2005 – Shana Alexander, American journalist (Life magazine, 60 Minutes), dies of cancer at 79
2011 – Peter Falk, American actor (Colombo, Scared Straight), dies at 83
2015 – Richard “Dick” Van Patten, American actor, businessman, and animal welfare advocate (Tom Bradford in 8 is Enough), dies at 86
2021 – Ellen McIlwaine, American blues singer-songwriter, and slide guitarist (“Honky Tonky Angel”; “In My Time of Dying”), dies of esophageal cancer at 75

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Famous Deaths for 22nd June 2024

1429 – Ghiyath al-Kashi, Persian astronomer and mathematician (b. 1380)
1843 – Gabriele Prota, Italian composer, dies at 88
1867 – Leopold Marquard, South African clergyman, missionary and educationist, dies at 80
1915 – James Murray Spangler, American inventor of portable vacuum cleaner (Hoover), dies at 66
1965 – David O Selznick, American Academy Award-winning producer (Gone With The Wind; Rebecca), dies of a heart attack at 63
1993 – Hannah Troy, fashion designer (petite), dies of a heart attack at 93
1999 – Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, dies at 63
2007 – Derek Simpson, British cellist (Aeolian String Quartet, 1956-81; Beatles – “Strawberry Fields Forever), and teacher, dies at 79
2007 – Nancy Benoit, former professional wrestling valet (b. 1964)
2012 – Fernie Flaman, Canadian Hockey HOF defenceman (Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs) and coach (Northeastern University 1970-89), dies at 85

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Famous Deaths for 21st June 2024

1377 – Edward III, King of England (1327-77) noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority, dies at 64
1573 – Antonie van Burgundy, mayor of sealand, dies in battle
1913 – Gaston Tarry, French mathematician, dies at 69
1957 – Frantisek Kupka, Czech pioneering abstract artist, dies at 85
1965 – Bernard Baruch, American presidential advisor (termed “Cold War”), dies at 94
1989 – Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist and TV host (Amsterdamned), dies at 70
2000 – Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo), dies at 89
2001 – Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (b. 1942)
2003 – Leon Uris, American novelist (Exodus; Topaz; QB VII), dies of kidney failure at 78
2017 – Ludger Rémy, German harpsichordist, conductor (Les Amis de Philippe), and musicologist, dies at 68

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Famous Deaths for 20th June 2024

451 – Theodoric I, King of the Visigoths (418-451), killed fighting the Huns. at the Battle of Châlons, dies at 60 or 61 [birth date uncertain]
1870 – Jules de Goncourt, French writer, wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, dies at 39
1922 – Vittorio Monti, composer, dies at 54
1963 – Gordon Jones, American character actor (The Green Hornet; Flying Tigers; Abbott and Costello), dies from a heart attack at 52
1963 – Raphaël Salem, Greek mathematician, dies at 64
1998 – Conrad Schumann, East German border guard, committed suicide at 56
2007 – Trevor Henry, New Zealand Justice (b. 1902)
2012 – Andrew Sarris, American movie critic (Village Voice), dies at 83
2017 – Prodigy [Albert Johnson], American rapper (Mobb Deep), dies at 42
2018 – Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer, dies at 94

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Famous Deaths for 19th June 2024

1584 – François, Duke of Anjou (b. 1555)
1844 – Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist, dies at 72
1956 – (Luise) “Lulu” von Strauss und Torney, German poet (Erde der Väter – Our Forefathers’ Soil), and novelist (Der jüngste Tag – Judgment Day), dies at 82
1995 – Peter Townsend, British RAF officer, war hero, courtier and writer (had romance with Princess Margaret), dies at 80
1996 – Ande Anderson, English opera director, dies at 78
1996 – Edvin Wide, Swedish runner (Olympic silver 1924 and world record holder), dies at 100
2010 – Ursula Thiess [Schmidt], German actress (Monsoon, Bengal Brigade, Americano), dies at 86
2010 – Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), dies at 78
2013 – Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter (Psí vojáci – Dog Soldiers), dies at 48
2016 – Götz George, German actor (Tatort), dies at 77

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Famous Deaths for 18th June 2024

1234 – Emperor Chūkyō, 85th emperor of Japan, dies at 15
1580 – Juliana van Stolberg, German countess, mother of William of Orange and Jan Nassau, dies at 74
1704 – Thomas “Tom” Brown, English translator and writer of satire (Amusements Serious and Comical, calculated for the Meridian of London), dies at 41
1749 – Ambrose Philips, English poet (b. 1674)
1866 – Jacob Abels, Dutch painter, dies at 62
1964 – Alexander Shamil’yevich Melik-Pashayev, Georgian conductor and composer (Bol’shoy Theatre, 1931-62), dies at 58
1967 – Beat Fehr, Swiss racing driver, killed in crash at Caserta, Italy at 23
1971 – Paul Karrer, Swiss organic chemist (Nobel 1937), dies at 82
1971 – Thomas Gomez, American actor (Force of Evil, Key Largo, Kim, Sellout), dies after a car accident at 65
1986 – Frances Scott Fitzgerald, Daughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre. (b. 1921)

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Famous Deaths for 17th June 2024

1839 – Lord William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, British soldier and statesman (Governor-General of India, 1828-1835), dies at 64
1862 – Charles Canning, English 1st viceroy of British-Indies, dies at 49
1871 – Clement Vallandigham, American politician (Rep-D-Ohio, convicted of opposing civil war, exiled to Confederate States), dies after accidentally shooting himself at 50
1938 – Ranji Hordern, Australian cricket spin bowler (7 Tests, 46 wickets, BB 7/90; NSW CA), dies at 55
1947 – Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, dies at 62
1989 – John Matuszak, American NFL defensive end, 1973-82 (Oakland Raiders and 3 other teams), and actor (Caveman; The Goonies), dies of an accidental propoxyphene overdose at 38
2001 – Thomas Winning, Scottish controversial Roman Catholic Cardinal, dies at 76
2002 – Willie Davenport, American bobsledder and track athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1968), dies from a heart attack at 59
2004 – Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 78
2020 – Paulinho Paiakan, Brazilian indigenous chief (led Kayapó people against Belo Monte dam), dies of COVID-19 at about 65

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Famous Deaths for 16th June 2024

1808 – Georg Wenzel Ritter, German bassoonist, composer and friend of Mozart, dies at 60
1824 – Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, Third Consul of France (b. 1739)
1902 – Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (algebraic logic), dies at 60
1930 – Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American entrepreneur and inventor (gyrocompass), dies at 69
1936 – Leib Malach, Yiddish writer, dies at 41
1940 – Vitezslava Kapralova, Czech composer and conductor, dies from typhoid fever at 25
1975 – Don Robey, American record label executive and record producer, dies at 71
1976 – Francis E. Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped and killed at 59
1994 – Terence de Vere White, Irish novelist (An Affair with the Moon), dies at 82
2022 – Don Neely, New Zealand cricket historian, administrator (President NZ Cricket 2006-09), dies at 86

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