Famous Deaths for 11th April 2022

1240 – Llywelyn ab Iorwerth the Great, monarch of Wales (1194-1240), dies
1939 – S.S. Van Dine [pseudonym for William Huntingdon Wright], American critic and detective writer (Philo Vance), dies at 50
1970 – Cathy O’Donnell [Ann Steely], American film noir actress (Miniver Story, Man from Laramie), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 46
1983 – Dolores Del Rio, actress (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 78
1985 – Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter, dies at 84
1991 – Tom Rosqui, American stage and screen character actor (The Godfather – “Rocco Lampone”), dies of cancer at 62
1992 – James Brown, American actor (Objective, Burma!; The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin -“Rip”), dies of lung cancer at 72
1993 – Rahmon Nabiyev, Tajik politician (First Secretary of The Communist Party, 1982-85; President of Tadzjikistan, 1991-92), dies at 63
2006 – Proof [DeShaun Holton], American rapper (D12), shot to death in billiard game dispute at 32
2007 – Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap), dies at 81

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