Famous Deaths for 19th April 2019

1739 – Nicholas Saunderson, mathematician, dies
1870 – William Henry Havergal, composer, dies at 77
1882 – Charles Darwin, English naturalist (Origin of the Species) who conceived the theory of evolution by natural selection, dies of heart failure at 73
1977 – G√ľnter Bruno Fuchs, German writer, poet and artist, dies at 48
1980 – Ethel Wilson, actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
1992 – Robert F Clayton, drummer (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
1994 – Michael Carreras, film Director, dies at 67
1997 – El Duce [Eldon Wayne Hoke], American singer and drummer (The Mentors), dies from a “misadventure” on a train-track at 39
2004 – Norris McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (b. 1925)
2015 – Roy Mason [Baron Mason of Barnsley], British defense secretary and Labour MP, dies at 91

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