Famous Deaths for 18th September 2023

1426 – Hubert [Huybrecht] van Eyck, Flemish painter, brother of Jan van Eyck (The Ghent Altarpiece), dies
1827 – Robert Pollok, Scottish poet (The Course of Time), dies of TB at 28
1872 – Charles XV, King of Sweden and Norway (1859-72), dies at 46
1890 – Dion Boucicault [Dionysus Lardner Boursiquot], Irish actor and playwright (London Assurance; The Poor of New York), dies at 69 [or 67, birth year disputed]
1944 – Robert Cole, US army Lt, Colonel shot by a sniper in battle at Best, Netherlands at 29
1982 – Pei Wenzhong, Chinese anthropologist and archaeologist (Peking Man), dies at 78
1997 – James “Jimmy” Witherspoon, American jump blues singer (Ain’t Nobody’s Business), dies at 77
2004 – Marvin Mitchelson, American celebrity attorney, dies at 76
2005 – Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)
2007 – Pepsi Tate [Huw Smith], Welsh glam-rock bassist (Tigertailz), dies of pancreatic cancer at 42

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