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 – AndrĂ©-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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